Jumble Answers for 10/20/2018







Good Morning, Everyone!                ⚾️ PITCH PERFECT? ⚾️

🎶 Take me out to the BALL GAME, Take me out with the crowd…Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don’t care if I never get back…Let me root, root, root for the home TEAM, If they don’t win it’s a shame…For it’s ONE, TWO, THREE STRIKES you’re out at the old BALL GAME…🎶 “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” – (Written by): Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer 1908

⚾️ Some DITCH a job, some walk a PLANK, tho hypothetical,
The things we do just to attend a game of pro Baseball.
We root on our best pitchers, as they EXPIRE our foes…
We watch the strikeouts pile up, we follow every throw.
They go through Pitching CLINICs, they practice every day,
They team up with the bullpen…together’s how they play…
While hits are always needed, the runs go for the win…
It’s on the mound we want the guys who we know ALL PITCHED IN! ⚾️

All of our words today were last PLAYED during the STRETtCH of February to August 2017…And none of the Early Morning Jumblers STRUCK OUT with any of them…So let’s just WALK OUT ON THE FIELD…

Today we find ourselves standing on the MOUND (aka the HILL), of a BASEBALL FIELD, at the end of a Jumblers GAME. Three PLAYERS, are animatedly speaking to one another, THROWING praise around. The three agree that they’ve WON the GAME, due to their TEAM effort. We read that they’re the STARTER, and his two RELIEVERS. But notice what word is not POPPING UP? PITCHER! MAJOR HIT! I mean HINT! So, the question POSED: What did the three do IN ORDER to win the game! They ALL PITCHED IN! Easy, breezy, a SOLID HIT! Good one, David!

Ok, eye candy. Our Big Three, outfitted in Red Caps, with the “J” Logo, Red Pants, and White Jerseys, are, at LEFT,  the STARTER…offering the GAME BALL to the CLOSER, and in the middle, the first RELIEVER, a LEFTIE, praising the STARTER. The CLOSER, a RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER, wearing wrist bands, is heard saying that it was a TEAM effort. On the MOUND, the PITCHER’S PLATE can be seen, and out past the OUTFIELD, the SCOREBOARD. But the HIT of the cartoon today? The INFIELDER seen off to the LEFT, cheering, leaping, and throwing his glove way into the air. Talk about a POP UP! So, There you have it, Folks! Done! Have a great day, Everyone!..And that’s it for me…I’ll need some RELIEF, if this day’s to be SAVED…⚾️🙋🏻



10 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 10/20/2018

  1. Not wanting his pet to EXPIRE< he carried it to the CLINIC but had to place a PLANK across the DITCH because of heavy rain.
    What other song could you have chosen, right, Angela? Nice.
    Poem, prose, pertinent to the cartoon and to the time of the year. Also starting pitchers seem not to pitch many innings any more—and that makes relievers any more important.
    Thanks for pointing out the colour and details—no time for me to check out another web site, so I'll just say—-have a Great Saturday.

    • Good Morning, Nice PLAY on your sentence. 👏🏻 Yes, the song choice was a given, and the puzzle itself so easy, breezy, don’t you think? No surprises today, right? Thanks for the Shout Outs…and I was thinking along the same LINE..DRIVEing up the number of relief pitchers has become way too commonplACE today…Been raining down here since 3AM…Hope you’re having better weather. Enjoy your day, Earl. ⚾️🙋🏻

  2. Good morning. Angela (aka Queen of puns). Your song choice was a given. Especially if you are a cub fan. I do believe they sing that song at every game. Nice poem and puns as always. Earl,you cleared the fences with your word sentence. Today’s jumble was easy breezy with Clinic being my choice for hardest word. It took a good minute longer to finally come to mind. The cartoon answer was easy as well. Almost a blind solve. Had to use the letters to be sure of the outcome. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Good Morning, Paul! Thanks so much for the Shout Outs…Today it was all handed to us on a PLATE…and yes…there was no choice as to what HIT song to go with. But, Bud…A Cubs fan? Born in Brooklyn? Isn’t that illegal?😉 Weren’t we vaccinated against that? Can’t we lose citizenship or something? I thought I read that somewhere…I’ll have to look it up…😂 Still raining here on SI..I guess any body who had outdoor activities planned for today will just have to DOUBLE up tomorrow…Have a good one, Brooklyn! ⚾️🙋🏻

      • Ah MON AMIE, I’m a die hard Met fan. I just said if you were a Cub fan you would hear that song at every game. As for the weather here in Brooklyn,the light rain had stopped before 11:00 at least. There turned out to be ten players at the bocce court. No loud mouths,a nice few hours of play and to start collecting for the next round of mega ball.

        • Ah, Mon Cher..I get you..I’m a Mets fan also, despite my love for Aaron Judge…You said IF one was a Cubs fan…Only I have friends in Chicago that aren’t even Cubs fans! 😂😂 We kept a drizzle here until 1-ish, and then some sun broke through…but it was pretty warm all day. I’m laughing at your “no loud mouths…” Glad you were able to get some play in…and as far as the Mega..it boggles the mind…more so because teachers around here dig into their own pockets for school supplies for their classrooms ..and yet we have lottery purses that reach a billion dollars…Go figure…Hope you’re having a good night, Brooklyn…🙋🏻

  3. Agree on clinic being the toughest solve with expire a distant second.Pitched in was an obvious solution,but my original guess was ” had ” pitched in rather than ” all ” pitched in,but lacking a second h ,all was obvious for the 3 letter word.We’re back up on twin watch,but my hard copy newspaper arrived before we left on our journey,so my solve was an easier task.Also good to have a baseball related puzzle on game 7 of the NLCS,as one of my friends said, “go Brewcrew!”

    • Hi Prof…Yes, PITCHED was PITCHED right to us today… a gift. And ALL seemed obvious from the dialogue…ALL in ALL, pretty simple..And there’s been no STIRRING in the BULLPEN as far as the words go today, which is a RELIEF…Enjoy the Twins! Have a good one! ⚾️🙋🏻

  4. Hi all – Tried CH at the beginning, but putting it at the end showed DITCH.
    With two “IC”s in the last word, trying one set at the end was worth a try, and gave CLINIC. I looked for what the answer’s two letter word might be and saw IT, but trying IN led to the answer.

    The colors in the Chronicle matched what you describe, Angela. Maybe a first!
    Yes, great timing by the Jumble guys to run this today with a game seven due up.
    And I had to laugh at Chuck saying he was WATCHING THE TWINS today!
    Maybe next year! 😂

    Have a great day, all!

    • Hey G.You guys do know these puzzles are submitted AT LEAST 6 weeks in advance, right? But I guess going by a calendar…They figured they’d be somewhere in the BALL PARK! Have a good one, G ⚾️🙋🏻

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