Jumble Answers for 10/18/2018









Happy Thursday, Jumble friends! All of today’s clue words were recycled favorites, but their anagrams are coming up as new. Surprisingly, VISOR took the longest to come into view making it my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. I have a feeling that MODULE will be probably be the most challenging word for most but it it was no problem on my end. With all of the anagrams solved in a jiffy, I made my way to the tennis themed cartoon.

The setting for today’s panel is a tennis club where we see two men having an interaction in the pro shop. The gentleman behind the counter, dressed in an Asics branded polo and wearing funky sunglasses, is being given some kind of paperwork. The dialogue and cartoon sentence reveals that Milos has decided to tender his letter of resignation and he’s offering it up to his superior on the head of his tennis racket.

Jumble artist, Jeff Knurek, decided to split today’s cartoon into two different scenes. Three quarters of the panel is devoted to the main action occurring in the pro shop while the remaining quarter shows the tennis court of the club. Starting with the smaller portion, we see two courts that are side-by-side and a woman is preparing to serve a tennis ball. She has her tongue sticking out of the side of her mouth to give us the impression that she is intent on making a really great serve.

There were only a couple of extra details in the pro shop that I picked up on. I previously mentioned the shirt and sunglasses of the owner so I’ll pass over those and move on to the counter. We see two cans of tennis balls, five loose balls, and a single tennis racket. The most interesting detail of the piece was the resignation letter. By enlarging the cartoon, Jeff made it appear official by giving it all the hallmarks of a formal letter. There are squiggly marks indicating the date line, the greeting, the overall main text, a closing line and a signature line. The signature line was the only bit that was legible and it has Milos’ signature written in cursive.

The letter layout for the final solution contained 12-letters. The visual clue of the letter being tendered on a racket brought SERVED immediately into view leaving NOTICE to be found with minimal effort. It was a pretty easy solve for a Thursday so my fingers are crossed that we get a stumper to close out the week. Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you tomorrow! 🎾

25 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 10/18/2018

  1. Good Morning, Everyone! With MODULE being defined as one of many distinct parts..last time it appeared on November 10th, I found it amusing that it succeeded in doing just that. Stumping almost every of us, individually! So I wonder if it’ll do the same today…It’s already gotten a few of the Early Morning Jumblers a little CRANKy…but then again,,,some of them are just naturally high STRUNG…But the overall puzzle was SERVED up to us on a silver platter…Or should I say a well-strung RACKET. Easy, breezy…And once again, Jeff’s eye candy is nothing short of EXCITEing…You just can’t help but NOTICE that resignation letter…The man’s an ACE! Have a great day, Everyone! And may the day SERVE you well! πŸŽΎπŸ™‹πŸ»


    • it was fun. I got module but not the same final answer.
      My answer was “Voiced renets” It may be wrong but it gave me a good laugh…


  2. You’re right, Mike and Angela, Module did stump me again. I had to back into it after getting the wonderful answer. I was looking to see if Milos might be referring to someone specific and noticed that there was a Seinfeld episode with a tennis pro Milos.
    Wishing all a great day!

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    • Good Morning, Caroline! ROTFL! Great pick-up! We were talking about this, this morning!.. And the episode was entitled “The Comeback”, to boot! Plus, Jerry meets up with the fraud that Milos is, in the PRO SHOP! LOL.. I do believe that you, my Good Woman, have won the Jumble πŸ† Internet today! Have a great day, Caroline! πŸŽΎπŸ™‹πŸ»


      • You’re very welcome, Caroline…Much deserved! My friends here are stillπŸ‘πŸ» applauding you! And to not even have been a fan? Double Kudos! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» Seinfeld’s shows were little works of genius…So many plot twists in each, one more absurd than the other, but all so relevant, and so cutting edge. Not to mention, sometimes embarrassingly true! πŸ˜‚ Enjoy your crownπŸ‘‘ today! Ciao, Bella! πŸŽΎπŸ™‹πŸ»


      • Caroline…Here’s just a tiny clip of just how bad a player Milos was. It seems like the ending may be an actual news broadcast…I’m not sure. I’m not having much luck finding the segment/s of the episode that dealt with just Milos and Jerry, but I’m very pressed for time right now, and I may not be looking in the right places. Maybe if Steve’s following this, he can help..As I said earlier, most episodes dealt with a few story lines, so I was hoping to just find the clips that featured Milos and Jerry alone…Ciao..for now! πŸŽΎπŸ™‹πŸ»


      • Thanks for the link, Angela. I’m heading out but will definitely watch this later. And thanks for filling me in about Seinfeld.
        Had some ice on my car earlier!

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      • You’re very welcome, but it’s only a very tiny clip…I’m hoping to look again later…We got some frost on the pumpkins here too…The heat’s been running! Button up out there! Enjoy…Talk to you later! πŸŽƒπŸ’¨πŸ™‹πŸ»


      • Hey Caroline…Sorry, it’s been the craziest day. I found this clip. As I was telling you earlier, Seinfeld always had 2-3-4 story lines going at once. They all gelled together in the end, but not seeing the episode as a whole, it can seem very scattered…There was another piece I wanted to give you with this, with Milos’ wife, But for some reason, it won’t let me into it unless I pay for something. I’ve never seen that before, so I’m not sure what it’s about…But this is just a glimpse into the crazy world of Milos, the supposed Tennis Pro! Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem all that funny as is! πŸ™„ Sorry, I tried! Hope you’re enjoying your night…πŸŽΎπŸ™‹πŸ»



  3. Good morning. Thanks again Mike on all the hidden treasures. The only way to see all what you describe is with a lap top. The magnifying glass doesn’t pick up what you see. The first three words were no problem. Module was my albatross. I had a different word in mind (don’t even remember what it was) and when I checked on all four words the last one came out opposite of what I had. The cartoon answer had me stumped so I put it aside for awhile. When I got back to it, the answer appeared. The clue was there in the drawing with the way he held the racket with the paper on it. Until tomorrow stay well.

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    • Glad you enjoyed the info, Paul. I knew MODULE would be the stumper but it came to me instantly β€” probably just my lucky day! Tomorrow’s puzzle looks like a whopper so good luck! πŸ€


  4. To EXCITE his students about science, the teacher created a learning MODULE with a hand-held CRANK and an ultra-ray blocking VISOR.
    The scrambled words gave me no difficulty at all. In fact today was the first day for a long time that I was able to ACE the solution without writing any letters down. Perhaps tomorrow will be a master challenge?
    Having played tennis for many years, I was perhaps at an ADVANTAGE in this cartoon. I appreciate all the details you pointed out Mike—in fact I did skip over the resignation letter—my FAULT entirely. But I LOVE Caroline’s reference to a Seinfeld character—Milos.
    I wish the tennis pro were in a little better shape though—how can he possibly SERVE and VOLLEY with that paunch???( I know Angela, we’ve been down that alley before and I appreciate your puns today—well served and match point to you.)
    Nitpicking aside, a great cartoon and everyone—have a tremendous Thursday. Sorry to be a harbinger of things to come but this morning I saw several cars pass by, covered with SNOW—and not just a dusting. Right now the sun is shining but there is frost on the neighbourhood pumpkins.

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    • Good Morning, Earl…Yep, you’re right on POINT with the paunch! WEIGHT a SECOND, WEIGHT a SECOND…Maybe we should ask Jeff why he’s so fond of depicting so many men like this? …Time to SPARE while he’s drawing? EXTRA ink? There must be a reason.. But I think Milos has definitely seen better days, anyway…Which is probably why he’s resigning..No respect? One can’t help but wonder if he’s SERVEing the business well in the FIRST PLACE!…He does seem a little SEEDy, don’t you think? Or perhaps he’s a COMPETE fraud like Seinfeld’s Milos was? (If you’ve never seen the episode, try searching it on YouTube..it was a good one)..Thanks for the Shout Out, I was just dabbling..I think I’ll do a better post, I just thought of a great song! πŸ˜‚ Love your sentence, and thrilled with your TENNIS references! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»Major Kudos! I see you’re definitely upping your GAME! 😘 And I heard on the news this morning about snow in your neck of the woods..Way too EARLy to be talking about this though! Have a good one, Sir! πŸŽΎπŸ™‹πŸ»


  5. 🎢 Take this JOB and shove it…I AIN’T WORKING HERE NO MORE..My woman done left and took all the reasons I was working for…You better not try to stand in my way, ‘Cause I’M WALKIN’ OUT THE DOOR…Take this JOB and shove it…I AIN’T WORKING HERE NO MORE..🎢 “Take This Job And Shove It” – Johnny Paycheck 1977

    🎾 First thought of mine today was…No VISOR has been drawn?
    Jeff usually depicts one, ‘specially when it’s Sports we borne.
    But then again, we’ve seen them so many, many times,
    I guess he’s changing up his Swing…a different CRANK sublime…
    This cartoon does EXCITE me, in the sense of what it is,
    All Sports themes give me pleasure when combining Jumble Whiz.
    Like working with a MODULE, and hoping all goes well,
    I like it when it falls in place, and words and cartoon gel.
    So even though the Pro resigns…to me, the resident Poetess?
    I still enjoy the overall theme…and so I’m SERVING NOTICE! 🎾

    Not my best PLAY..not MASTERful at ALL… I’ve definitely SERVEd up better…but today I’m at a disADVANTAGE, and I wasn’t even planning on giving it a SHOT…But it’s sent with LOVE,..and that’s ALL that really matters! BYE..BYE! πŸŽΎπŸ™‹πŸ»


  6. Hi all – Had to back into MODULE, otherwise no problem.

    Thanks for all the Seinfeld references Angela, Caroline and Earl. That’s an episode I hadn’t even read about. πŸ˜‰
    The only think I was wondering is whether this discussion took place in the LOB-by. Oh well, I’ll just LET that be and wish you all a great day, snow and all.

    (I watched the ball game last night and was once again grateful for Pacific Time. I couldn’t turn it off and never would have stayed awake otherwise).

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    • Good CALL on those 2 TENNIS REFEREEnces, G! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» You’re welcome…The episode was a SMASH, any way you SLICE it…But were you a Seinfeld fan? Or did you just SCRATCH the SURFACE? πŸ˜‰ And I SEEd that you were CHALLENGEd by Module too…Anyway…SNOW way we’re talking SNOW yet…We’re taking a STANCE, and STOPping at flurries…And 🎢Let it Be…🎢 at that! πŸ˜‰ Have a good one, Bud! πŸŽΎπŸ™‹πŸ»


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