Jumble Answers for 10/23/2018









Happy Tuesday, Jumble fans! I was happy to see that David slightly increased the difficulty level of today’s puzzle after yesterday’s cakewalk. All of the clue words that he chose were recycled favorites but their respective anagrams were new. TRUDGE was the only one to give me a slight pause which made it my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. I noticed that all of the clue words were used in 2017, with TREND & PODIUM both appearing in April while GRIPE & TRUDGE showed up in July.

It looks like our jet setting couple from yesterday have been reunited as Jeff has decided to grace us with another cartoon based upon their extravagant exploits. Very rarely do we get to continue the adventures of our beloved Jumble characters so it was a pleasant surprise to see them featured for the second day in a row. This time they’re at a racetrack and we see them having an interaction with a horse jockey. The cartoon sentence reveals that the wealthy duo have decided to get into the racehorse game and they’ve approached this particular jockey to train their steed. The dialogue sets the timeframe for the training at one month and the jockey wastes no time in getting started.

Fresh back from Milan, we see our female character decked out from head to hoof in western-inspired clothing. Her cowboy hat sits neatly upon her perfectly quaffed hairdo and the design on the front has a horseshoe emblem in the middle. It blended seamlessly with the horseshoe earrings that are dangling from her ears. The tassels hanging from her shirtsleeves were quite impressive as were her thigh-high cowboy boots. Her beau is dressed almost exactly the same as the last time we saw him with the exceptions being new cowboy boots and a small stud in his right ear. In the background is a shadowed racetrack with a horse and jockey galloping down the straightaway. My favorite overall detail of the piece were the two cupolas on the building in the background. Each one was adorned with a racehorse weathervane which made for quite a surprise when stumbling upon them.

Our surprise answer was cryptically hidden within an 11-letter anagram. With todays theme being about racehorses, I saw RIDE after staring at the letters for a few seconds. With those letters eliminated, I was able to see ON and IT leaving GET for the finish.

Will we see this couple featured in tomorrow’s cartoon panel? Be sure to cast your vote down below to let us know what you think! Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow. 🐴

20 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 10/23/2018

      • I thought maybe you were getting ready with the tire chains, snow blower, thermos bottles and parkas to go watch a World Series game in frozen Boston. πŸ˜‚πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

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      • Nothing that exciting, Steve! I was going to go to the game but the prices were insane. Bleacher creature seats are going for well over $500/each. Seat A1 behind home plate was still being offered for a measly $24,000!!! I wish I was friends with the β€œwealthy couple” from today’s cartoon!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


      • Wow!, you need richer friends than me, that’s for sure! Good luck with those lottery tickets! I hope they have a refund policy in case of sleet! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  1. 🎢 I wanna be a BILLIONAIRE, so fricking bad…Buy all of the things I never had…Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine…Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen. Oh every time I close my eyes, I see my name in shining lights, A different city every night oh…I swear the world better prepare…For when I’m a BILLIONAIRE…🎢 “Billionaire” – **Bruno Mars 2010
    ** DISCLAIMER: I’m citing Bruno Mars, since the version by the original artist, Travie McCoy contains another word in place of “fricking”. **

    🐎 The couple we saw y’day – Conspicuous Consumption…
    Are back again, perhaps my thoughts of New Money, presumption?
    I just can’t put my finger on what looks like frivolity…
    Or do we have a couple with some real high-quality?
    Today we see a Racehorse, possessing one’s quite steep…
    To breed and own a Racehorse, one needs pockets really deep.
    Perhaps I seem to GRIPE about a TREND that might come true,
    That one of us who TRUDGE through lines of Lottery peruse?
    To win a ton of money, at the PODIUM then stand,
    And smile as we’re introduced the winner ‘cross the land?
    No…not obsessed with money, I don’t chase after loot…
    But looking at our couple here, I doubt I’d go this route,
    So whether theirs is new or old, the bottom line to wit?
    More power to this Money pair…may they GET “RIDE” ON IT! 🐎

    Sweet Repeats with our words today…having all RUN in 2017, from April STRETCHing through October. And they all FINISHED in the MONEY this morning…which LEADs me to BET that you all BREEZEd through…

    So, we’re once agaIn seeing JUSTIN and LOTTA MONEY. Where y’day, they were SHOWn with their Private Jets, this morning we see them at a TRACK with their Racehorse, who I’ll name FURLONG AS IT LASTS. Our Jockey, JUAN ALIFE, is featured today, answering our question. With the dialogue telling us that a Race is coming up within a month, and Furlong needing to be trained and ready, what does Juan say he’d do? He’d GET “RIDE” ON IT! …Dave? You WIN this one…Jeff? You PLACE us there, and Readers? We’ve SHOWn them what we’ve got! Kudos all aROUND!

    Ok, eye candy…As our cartoon unFOALs, along the background, silhouetted in black, we see the Clubhouse and the Grandstand. A Jockey, aSTRIDE a horse is shown circling the TRACK, with the horses’ tail extended into the wind. Up FRONT, Justin, with DRESSAGE same as y’day, definitely doesn’t looked SADDLED with any problems…He’s very happy, as he points to his horse. Today, he’s SPORTing a STUD in his right ear…Lotta, smiling, is DECKed out in a Purple fringed top and jeans. Her Earrings, a series of hanging HORSE SHOES, match the crest on her Purple Cowboy hat. Hmm..The earrings? I don’t want to say TACKy..but..well we already know about this MAIDEN’s Fashion Sense! They both are SHOD in Brown boots. Juan, wearing Red SILKS, as well as boots, is shown enthusiastically patting Furlong, and pointing at Justin. The chin strap of his helmet lies open. Furlong, who I believe to be a BAY Horse, has a White BLAZE face marking, and is saddled. And IMO, he has the LOOK OF EAGLES. Confident and ready to HANDLE the task…It’ll be a BREEZE…But today’s FRONT RUNNER? Way in the back, atop the Clubhouse’s spires? Two tiny TROTting Horse Weather Vanes…EXACTA what I was looking for today! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone..and I hope it’s filled with unBRIDLED enthusiasm! πŸŽπŸ™‹πŸ»


  2. No PODIUM was needed in the park when orators had to TRUDGE through deep snow to speak about the latest political TREND and express a GRIPE or two.
    I have not heard this Bruno Mars song and that should not surprise you Angela, since I tend to ignore most music after, say 1985.
    Brilliant poem and post and I agree with you about this lotto/mega millions/ power ball frenzy. Stand in line for a long time to buy tickets for a drawing when your odds of winning are 1:307 million?? Nope, not me.
    Interesting details in the cartoon that you pointed out—I did not notice the earrings but these two things drew my attention:
    1. The jockey appears taller/bigger than the couple who own the horse. That seemed odd to me.
    2. The woman’s boots: thigh high boots? More appropriate for the jockey I think.
    Clever pun today and the words and solution were a little more of a challenge, but not too much.
    Have a tolerable Tuesday everyone.

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    • Good Morning, Earl. Keen eye! Juan does appear to have a certain stature. Yet standing by the horse, he seems to look the right height. And then again, we don’t know how tall our couple is. As for the boots, we do have to consider the SHORSE! πŸ˜‚ Lotta’s not the most Fashionably STABLE πŸ˜‰ woman out there! But I will say, I like her boots, and I would PAIR them with those jeans. And since our Jockey’s shown JUANout any riding boots, it could be a PHOTO FETISH! I mean FINISH! πŸ˜‰ But if I’m not mistaken, I think most Jockey’s boots end an inch or two below the knee. Because ironically, I dressed as a Jockey a few years ago for Halloween, and owning only thigh high boots, I had to go out and buy a pair just for the costume! (The riding crop..I already had)!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Great use of our words today, you never fail to BRING IT ON HOME! πŸ˜‚ But as for the Lottery? Luckily, there are no long lines out here on Staten Island. We have an over-abundance of Lottery outlets. Too many in fact! There’s no waiting…So, yes, I’ve queued up, and yes, I’d happily take a piece of the pie…The frenzy? It scares me a little…One would have to pray that they’d possess the HORSE SENSE not to keel over with a heart attack upon learning that they WON! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the Shout Outs and the Poem Nom, and I think you’ll like my song choice, it’s an easy Reggae beat..Just the opening line, unfortunately is a little OFF TRACK! Have a great day, Earl..Tolerable just won’t do! 🐎 πŸ™‹πŸ»

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  3. Good morning. Came in the back way to see if it was available ahead of time. And here I am. No problem again with jumble today. My choice for hardest word would be Trudge. It took me about five minutes to get and I knew the three letters I needed because I already had the cartoon answer. Angela and Earl you both did a great job as always. I’ll have to listen to the song choice,not sure if I heard it before. Until tomorrow stay well.

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    • Good Morning, Brooklyn. How’re you doing? Yes, it was a pretty easy go of it today, and Trudge was a brilliant anagram, as it was the last time it appeared, on July 6th of 2017. That day it SHOWed as: DERTUG, and it caught of few of us off guard. Glad you FINISHed, and as always, Thanks for the Shout Out. Just beware, Paul, as I stated earlier, the opening line of the song contains a word that may not “resonate” so well with you…Hope you have a great one! πŸŽπŸ™‹πŸ»


    • Hi, Paul! I’m sorry that my analysis was a little late. Sometimes my real life priorities don’t coincide with my Jumble duties. But that’s life!

      I agree that TRUDGE was the hardest word, but TREND also took a couple of seconds. The difficulty level was only marginally increased over yesterday and I sure hope we see this β€œwealthy couple” for the third day in a row. Jeff is shaking up his cartoons by creating a storyline with the characters which is exciting!!!


      • No apologies necessary Mike Family always comes first. There are times like Sunday where you have to put Jumble on the back burner because of more personal things that come up. You Angela and Yes Earl,are the wrappings of a fine gift we get everyday.

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    • Hey Chuck..I think normally’s sort of a complicated word with regards to training a horse. My thoughts…As a set rule, no. Owners employ trainers for their horses.They see to the horses health issues, it’s feeding schedules, it’s workout routines, etc, but they do work closely with the Jockeys. And a Jockey is usually involved when a race horse is in training for a particular race. Especially its exercising. In order to “run a good race”, the horse and it’s Jockey must be compatible and extremely comfortable with one another. And as a former rider, and horse owner, (albeit not a racehorse), believe me, the comfort level is key. But bottom line…I’m sure David used some poetic license here..And I think we sometimes forget that these are just games…And then there’s this other angle..Suppose someone asked me to make sure all the cars were lined up in my driveway tonight..I’d answer, “Ok, sure, I’m right on it”… And I would be, and I’d guarantee that it would be taken care of..But I don’t drive. What I’d mean by my answer was that I’d personally make sure that someone definitely handled it…It’s a thought, right? Anyway, that’s just my Two (Horse) Cents worth! Have a good one, Chuck!πŸŽπŸ™‹πŸ»


  4. I’d say jockeys normally do not train horses.Podium was my pick for reason to pause,but that word and the other 3 came quickly ,as did the final solution,with ride an obvious choice for the 4 letter word,and get for the first 3 letter word.

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  5. Hi all – Only TRUDGE took a second look after thinking TURGID. Then I figured the answer must be something like β€œGet something to it” or β€œGet something on it” and saw the quoted β€œRIDE” just before writing down the letters.

    The only things that came to my mind were that the jockey seems taller than most compared to the owners and the horse, and the horse in the background looks like the famous film study taken to prove that a galloping horse sometimes has all four feet off the ground at the same time. Taken in Sacramento by Eadweard Muybridge, commissioned by Leland Stanford.
    Thought the spires might be Churchill Downs, but I see they don’t have horse weathervanes.

    Angela, told you the guy would wind up with an earring! From your song:
    πŸŽ΅β€Maybe someday your name will BE IN LIGHTS
    Saying Johnny B. Goode tonight!β€πŸŽ΅

    Happy Tuesday, everyone!


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