Jumble Answers for 10/24/2018









Happy Wednesday, Jumble chums! The first thing I did this morning was scour the cartoon in search of the “wealthy couple” that we’ve seen for the past two days. The majority of voters in yesterday’s poll, myself included, thought we’d see them once again but they were nowhere to be found. In their place was a fun cartoon with a fishing theme so let’s wade into the waters of today’s game by starting off with our clue words.

The lineup this morning featured four recycled favorites, but all of the anagrams were new. The only jumble that caused me to flounder a bit was DGREEN. David baited us by spelling out GREEN within the anagram and I took it hook, line and sinker! By rewriting the letters in the margin of my paper, I was able to construct a new anagram and reel in the answer. FUSION was also a mighty fine jumble but I was able to hook onto it right away. It was last used in gameplay on 12/24/16 making it the oldest clue word of the bunch.

Our cartoon brings us to a lake where we see a traffic jam at a small boat launching dock. There are five vehicles in the panel with each one towing a boat. Our cartoon sentence reveals that this particular lake is a popular spot for anglers while the dialogue between the characters informs us that they’ve been waiting their turn for hours.

The panel seemed overcrowded, but that was the whole point of the cartoon. It made the fine details rather difficult to sea, but I’ll point out a few that caught my eye. The man standing behind the truck with a boat partially in the water was wearing a hat with a logo of a fish jumping out of water. The character next to him had a hat with a single “J” on the front which presumably stands for Jumble. He’s also holding a beverage cup in his hand and there’s a line coming out of the top indicating that it’s hot. Directly behind him is a man in a truck that has sunglasses on and some large dice hanging from his rear view mirror. Circling back to the vehicle putting the boat in the water, I noticed a tiny detail that ended up being my favorite. There are a few action lines around the rear brake light which gave the panel a splash of realism!

The layout for the surprise answer was an anagram containing 12-letters. The cartoon sentence said anglers instead of fishermen causing me to see FISH almost immediately. The ING suffix came next followed by a short solve of LINES for the finish. Not an overly difficult puzzle for a Wednesday but it was fun nonetheless. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow! 🎣

11 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 10/24/2018

  1. The expectant mother SHYLY revealed the GENDER of her baby through a FUSION of coloured balloons and cupcakes with tinted ICING.
    None of the scrambled words slowed me down this morning and the solution came without having to write out the circled letters—unusual for a Wednesday Jumble.
    Thank you Mike for pointing out details which I never seem to see—the “J” on various objects, and the lines indicating, heat, or speed, etc. Unlike you, I voted yesterday that we would NOT see the wealthy couple. At least I won in that challenge.
    Angela—I don’t see your post, so I’ll check in later .
    Have a great day everyone—rainy gloomy, depressing sort of day up here.

    • I was really hoping that Jeff would continue the story of the couple because it was like a mini story with so much potential. Oh well! Perfectly constructed sentence, my friend. Enjoy the day. πŸ™‚

    • Hi, Earl. Good Morning. Getting a kick out of your sentence…All these Gender Reveals nowadays…Some of them are like Broadway productions, right? πŸ˜‰ Some very creative ideas that I’ve seen …Like your sentence! Kudos! I wasn’t going to post, I’m running around like a chicken without a head…but when I really looked at the puzzle a little while ago, and drank it all in? I had to BITE! πŸ˜‚ Easy, breezy, lemon squeezy, but it struck a nerve. I had no choice but to MULLET over..and then I was HOOKed! Thanks for “looking out” for me…I know it wasn’t just a LINE! πŸ˜‰ You, Sir, have a beautiful SOLE! Ok, CODda run…Touch BASS with you later! πŸ˜˜πŸŽ£πŸ™‹πŸ»

  2. Good morning. Ah,my junk mail has arrived. Thanks Mike for all your hidden treasures. Agree that the hardest word was Gender. Seeing Green right away in the scrambled letters made it hard to put it out of your mind. However it was maybe an extra two minutes to get. The cartoon answer was another easy one. Until tomorrow stay well.

  3. 🎢Oh I was fishing he was wishing…We were kissing, I was getting madder than a hornet in an old coke can…Getting closer sliding over
    Crowding up my casting shoulder, reaching out and tryna hold my reeling hand…Saying I’m so pretty, saying he’s in love…And how it don’t get any better than this…I say yeah it could…Boy, if you would just…Shut up and fish…I finally had all of him that I could take…So I gave him a cold shower in the lake…What can I say?…Boy, if you would just…Shut up and fish!…🎢 “Shut Up And Fish” – Maddie and Tae 2015

    🎣 The lakeside area’s crowded, the word must have got out,
    That this spot gets you good ones, especially the Trout.
    The ICING on the cake here, is that the area’s clean…
    And you can get your fill of Pike and Salmon and great Bream…
    But since the word got out now, you can’t just approach SHYLY,
    The place became too widely known, its recommended highly…
    No GENDER talk like some holes, where men act like real fools,
    And try to make like it’s their own..Oh please..there are no rules!
    I’ve fished at many places, my FUSION in men’s realms,
    I’ve commandeered a boat myself, I’m good when at the helm.
    I think that Fishing always shows that out there on the brine?
    A Fisherman or Woman…we all got our FISHING LINES! 🎣

    🎣🚣 My schedule’s all screwed up today, I’ll try to make this quick…
    Jeff you have got some ‘splainin’ here..Pray tell where are the chicks?
    We like to fish, we’re good in fact, and I think you were wrong,
    Which you may probably figured out by listening to my song…
    I’ll let you off the HOOK this time…I’ll take in on the chin,
    But next time please be fair to us…it’s not always ’bout him! 🚣🎣

    Eye candy? Right behind the guy at right? Looking REEL upset, wondering if the FISH are still biting? The one you can’t help HERRING as he holds on to his ROD for dear life, and hopes? Yep, that one…Whose eyes are shown SPINNING up into his head, just like his SPINNING REEL? Well I like the Reflective BOAT LAUNCH RAMP sign…Good detail, Jeff. You know..Just in case these man need to be told where to go!
    So…There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And remember…No one should SCALE back their talents in life…You enjoy someFIN? Then don’t WADE around for it to come to you…Get out there and fulfill all your FISHES! CARPe Diem!…SEAS the day! πŸŽ£πŸš£πŸ™‹πŸ»

    • Holy mackerel Angela you are salmon else! And that’s without a shad ow of trout. πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘ŠπŸ‹πŸ¬πŸŸπŸ 

      • ROTFL! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» We have our winner! Excellent! Thanks, Earl…You’ve made my day! Hope you’re enjoying yours…πŸ˜˜πŸ™‹πŸ»

  4. None of the 4 words gave me reason to pause,but I was expecting the first 7 letter word to be a past tense verb ending in ‘Ed’ but lacking a d I could see that wouldn’t work.Seeing lines as the 5 letter word,fishing quickly followed for the final solution.

    • Interesting solve, Chuck. The use of anglers in the sentence sounded fishy to me and it turned out to be the only clue that I needed. Wishing you a great day!!! πŸ™‚

  5. Hi all – We’ve seen ICING recently and often enough that it didn’t stump me today. Only the last word took an extra look. I put the β€˜IN’ together and saw INFUSION, but didn’t realize for a minute that the word was actually FUSION.
    Then FISHING was pretty obvious because the word was avoided in the cartoon.

    Have a great day, everyone.

    Hey Betty, I thought you might be interested in a note of local interest from the ball game last night. It was so cold you could see the players’ breath, and they noted that it was the coldest game the Dodgers had played all year, and that the two coldest games previous to this were both at β€” San Francisco! πŸ˜‚ Of course! I figured that they were probably in July or August, with β€œKarl the Fog” blowing in at night.

    πŸŽ΅β€Half a mile from the county fair
    And the rain came pourin’ down
    Me and Billy standin’ there
    With a silver half a crown
    Hands are full of fishin’ rods
    And the tackle on our backs
    We just stood there gettin’ wet
    With our backs against the fenceβ€πŸŽ΅ (Van Morrison β€œAnd It Stoned Me”)

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