Jumble Answers for 10/28/2018









Good Morning, Everyone!                🎪 CHECKS?…AND BALANCES? 🎪

🎶 He’d fly through the air with the greatest of ease…A DARING YOUNG MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE…His movements were graceful, all girls he could please…And my love he purloined away. This young man by name was Signor Bona Slang…Tall, big, and handsome as well made as Chang…Where’er he appeared the Hall loudly rang, with ovations from all people there…🎶  “The Daring Young Man On The Flying Trapeze” – Eddie Cantor  (circa) 1936-1946) 

🎪 I think I’d EQUATE Trapeze work with boarding SUNKEN ships,
I’d have to have the CLERGY there to watch should I do flips.
My Vertigo would HINDER me, so if up there I’d be?
The reason would be baffling…a losing bet maybe?
I picture an AMOEBA, splattered along the floor,
There’s no remote thought comes to mind, and trust me, I am sure…
Forget the bet, I wouldn’t dare, and save the TROPHY too,
I like to swing, but not this way…you won’t see me persue.
In life we all have qualities, but of my any talents?
Nothing comes close to this right here: Oh, no…HUNG IN THE BALANCE! 🎪

What an eclectic group of words we’re seeing this morning. All Sweet Repeats, and I really think their previous anagrams were much more challenging than these, because I SWUNG through these…🎶with the greatest of ease...🎶!..And none of the Early Bird Jumblers found any of our words to be too IN TENTS, except maybe for AMOEBA. One of them did find it just a tad bit STICKY… And I did come ACROSS one little quirk, with CLERGY. It was anagrammed exactly as it is today, back on August 28th. The rest of our words? A mix between 2017-18, with AMOEBA bringing up the rear from July 22nd of 2016. Ok, enough time spent here…Let’s get on the the MAIN ATTRACTION!

Today, we find ourselves at the BIG TOP. I’d be LION if I tried to tell you where we are exactly, since CIRCUS to me was always Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey…but as we all know, they FELL through the cracks last year. So, let’s just say we’re looking at the Jumbler Tumblers. It has a nice RING to it, no? Standing CENTER RING we find a RINGMASTER and a performer who I believe to be a TIGHTROPE WALKER, since she’s seen holding a BALANCE BAR. The conversation is CENTERed on the fate of the male TRAPEZE ARTIST that we see FLYING overhead, with his female partner. It seems that his PERFORMANCE hasn’t been UP to par, and he’s just NET SWINGING it. It looks like his job may be UP IN THE AIR, unless he gets his ACT TOGETHER. It’s not an easy POSITION to be in, and he may end up being the FALL GUY…Anyway, with our question asking where his future was after all these SHORTcomings? It HUNG IN THE BALANCE! Good one, David! You’ve definitely GRABbed my attention!

Ok, eye candy…The panel is shaded in light Blue. The RINGMASTER, clad in the requisite Tuxedo and Top Hat, is scowling…You can see he’s definitely not CLOWNing around. Our Prima Little Schemer, clad in Purple, is shown smiling, gloating over the fact that, as she puts it..”You never see me falling”…Obviously, she’d never lend A HAND…Beyond them we can see the NET. But the Eye CATCHER today? Our TRAPEZE guy…With his tongue HANGING out? Take a real close look…He’s not gonna CATCHER this time either..🎶.A NETter one bites the dust🎶!  So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone..and remember…It may be fun being a TRAPEZE ARTIST…until you’re LET GO! 🎪🙋🏻



14 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 10/28/2018

  1. No CLERGY person would HINDER the presentation of a TROPHY to the Sunday School class able to identify a new AMOEBA from the SUNKEN ship and EQUATE it to a Renaissance angel.
    For a Sunday, the words and the solution were not an overwhelming challenge. Nice change for the six-letter day.
    Angela—I was hoping you would use that song—even though it is old and not a “Golden Oldie” it is right on for this cartoon.
    Like your poem and agree that going anywhere near a trapeze is a NO NO for me.
    I’ve been to a circus once and I was terrified, not by the clowns, but by the high-wire acts. Couldn’t watch and closed my eyes—this at 9 or 10 years of age.
    For me the eye candy has to be the costume the female aerialist is wearing. Really? She’s wearing that to “Fly through the Air?”
    A little less gloomy up here but still chilly and shivery. Have a good day, all.

    • Good Morning, Earl. Got out from 8 o’clock Mass, and I’m sitting in the parking lot of Home Depot waiting for my friends… It seems like there’s more and more things to pray for each day, right? Bombs in the mail, death coming to people at their House of Worship. I sit in Church and just wonder why…and when will it end… It’s very overwhelming….And sometimes I feel totally hypocritical sitting here and making jokes, with such a heavy heart…I’m glad you had an easy time with the puzzle today. It definitely wasn’t one that went for the JUGGLER! Major Kudos 👏🏻 on your PERFORMANCE! They were quite a group of words, weren’t they? I sat and stared at them for a few minutes early this morning, wondering which of them I’d hinge my poem upon, how I’d approach it. They weren’t very compatible with a Circus! 😂 Unlike you, I’ve been to the Circus many times, both as a child, and then over the years, taking my younger cousins, nieces and nephews. And the funny thing is, I was never really crazy about it. Go figure. But I can sympathize with you. The song? LOL..Yes, what else could it possibly be? It gave me a chuckle…I like your pick-up on the woman’s costume. Only I took it as one of those Skort-type outfits…a Skirt over a pair of Shorts. And what led me to its believability was that I don’t think we’re looking at a performance. When something is “happening”, Jeff as a rule will always silhouette an audience somewhere, arms flailing in the air, showing their participating enjoyment. The entire background of this panel today is darkened. So I think what we’re seeing is a rehearsal. And I assumed a rehearsal didn’t warrant a full traditional “aerialist” costume. I could be way off the mark here, but that’s just how I saw it. And besides, that scowl on the Ringmaster, and his standing Center Ring watching and speaking with another featured player, just lead me to believe it even more. I don’t think that would occur during a live performance. Hmm..Writing this? I think I spend a little too much time thinking! 😂😂 As always, thank you for the Shout Out, and I hope you have a great day. Not much sun here yet, and not that warm either… but at least it stopped raining. We had 22 hours of it y’day…I hope we’re good for a while! 🎪🙋🏻

      • Just read your note, and as I said in my previous note, I, too, attended the circus often as a kid, and did enjoy the animal acts, especially the wild tigers and lions, and elephants.

        • Just seeing this, Chuck…I’ve got mail coming in like Gangbusters! It’s making me think of Dorothy, the Tin Man, and the Scarecrow from that scene in the “Wizard of Oz”…”Lions,🦁 and Tigers,🐯and Bears🐻…Oh My”! 😂😂 Have a good one, Prof! 🎪🙋🏻

  2. When I was a kid the Grotto Circus, with Beaty the lion tamer, made an annual visit to Public Hall in Cleveland, and my Aunt Emily took my brother and me frequently to the circus. I was more taken up with the animal acts, than the acrobats and the trapeze artists. Then when I was older and dating my wife, we took her niece, Kathy,and nephew, Wayne, to the Grotto circus as well, what comes around goes around..As far as today’s puzzle, I agree it was an easier puzzle for a Sunday, with the vowel filled amoeba being the most problematic, but even the final solution was almost a blind solve with ” hung in the ” obvious, followed quickly by balance with the presence of a “b” and a “c” among the letters.

    • Good Morning, Professor! Nice win y’day! Very nice win! I was more than satisfied after the 3rd quarter, but the 4th was definitely icing on the cake! Congrats! To us both! 😉 I did all my “Circus” days at “The Garden”, as we natives call it, Madison Square Garden. And I too enjoyed the animal acts. What I SO DIDN’T ENJOY was the menagerie part of it. You know, where before the attractions begin, you walked through and “saw” the animals? And you saw everything else too?? 😷 And unfortunately it came with the aromas? Ugh! And with this mop I carry on my head? The “ambience” shall we say, 😂 got in there, and stayed with me all day! Not pleasant, IMO! But, as you mentioned, what goes around…And I do have some sweet memories, especially of some of the outings with the Littles. In fact, until this day, when I hear the ones that are grown now talk about how they remember me taking them, it does my heart good…As for the puzzle, I sensed that if anything would stump us today, it would be AMOEBA, and I’m starting to get a sound byte here and there about it. The answer was simply a nice well-known phrase…It was HUNG right up there for us! Enjoyed your memory, Prof. Hope you have a good one! 🎪🙋🏻

  3. I just noticed that on Jumbles’ Facebook page, there is this comment posted yesterday about the elderly couple with a communication problem:

    Jumblers! Say, “ELHOL!” to my parents, Tom and Mary Lou, in today’s Jumble.

    I assume it’s from Jeff, although it doesn’t actually say.

    • Hey Mike. Good Morning! Thank you…LOL..I saw it late last night, after one of my cousins told me about it. I don’t “do” Facebook as a rule…Mostly I just go look when my cousins or my nieces put up pictures of the kids. But the irony is, I did look y’day morning. Only thing is, I posted at 3:15 AM! So there was nothing to see. Jeff hadn’t put it up yet. And I checked Twitter too…Nothing either. So I just went with Tom and GERI, an aside to the old “Tom and Jerry” Warner Bros. cartoon. In fact, I thought maybe they might have been David’s parents, but I remembered that their names were Russell and Julie, and even though they do live in a “warmer climate”, as I mentioned, I was pretty sure they didn’t look like that, because David strongly resembles his Father. What a dilemma! 😂 And for that fleeting moment that I did think it could be Jeff’s parents? It just didn’t seem right to presume…And as I mentioned to Earl a few minutes ago? I really think I THINK too much about this whole thing! 😂 I’m starting to feel like a stalker! 😂 Have a good one, Mike, and nice CATCH! 😂🙋🏻

  4. Good morning. The words were easy except for one that I gave up on which was Amoeba. A word which you don’t see that often. As for the cartoon answer, after a short time the answer finally hit home. Angela, good song choice plus everything else you do to get us in the mood for our daily challenge. Earl, always enjoy your opening use of the words. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn…Did the Ark hold up? 😂 Rained all day into the night here…Yea, AMOEBA, that SINGLE little parasite! 😉 When was the last time you worked it into a conversation at the Bocce Court? Or at a Cocktail Party? Not recently, huh? You’re so right..How often do we even see the word…Thanks so much for the Shout Outs, Paul, you’re a STAR ATTRACTION yourself! And as for getting you in the mood??? We still talking about the Jumble??!!! 😂😂😂 Have a good one, Brooklyn, and wear the hat and gloves if you’re playing today…it’s definitely chilly! 🎪🙋🏻

  5. Hi all – This looked harder than it turned out to be. Putting ‘Y’ at the end gave CLERGY, splitting the A’s give AMOEBA. SUNKEN took the longest, but just an extra look, and I saw what the answer must be.

    This is very nostalgic, because my first post here was an answer to questions about a tightrope walker in a Jumble cartoon (why the ringmaster had removed his safety net.)

    Wow Angela, really reaching back for Eddie Cantor. The tightrope walker is complaining 🎵”Ma he’s making eyes at me”🎵 And I’m no fashion maven, but aren’t those some really serious pleats in her skirt?

    Since Halloween’s coming up, let’s let Tom Petty combine it with the high-wire acts:
    🎵”Now all the vampires walkin’ through the valley
    Move west down Ventura boulevard
    And all the bad boys are standing in the shadows
    And the good girls are home with broken hearts
    Now I’m free – free fallin’
    Yeah, I’m free – Free fallin’ “🎵

    Great Sunday everyone!

    • G…You’re going to live a long life! Cento Anni, as we Italians say in toast! 🍷 Were your ears RINGing early this morning? Oh no, wait…you’d have still been asleep at 6 AM my time…Well, the cartoon GRABbed my attention immediately this morning, and I was talking to the Lous about you and the very same puzzle. I didn’t realize though that it was your maiden post! Picture it: March 26th, 2017…Oakland…A man ventures out into the world of Jumble,…He posts…And the rest is history! 😂 I wondered if you’d mention it…The mediocre minds strike again! Yes, Eddie Cantor. And yes, I’m sure you looked it up, and saw there was an earlier recording..but that guy is so unknown, that I went with the one that would RING a bell! 😂 And your “Eyes” reference is a 2-fold funny! 👏🏻👏🏻 Kudos! Good one….Although I doubt that’s what she’s saying…I’m more with the impression that she was after his job! That’s why I dubbed her Prima Little Schemer…Standing there bragging about herself. Smug, don’t you think? Definitely has her nose UP IN THE AIR, if you ask me…But her pleats are ok, it’s just the shading that’s making them look real deep. I guess we can say that the Color-Guy did a real comPLEAT job on it today.😉..But I have to say that I’m a little UP IN THE AIR with the Tom Petty…The CONNECTION just doesn’t seem to FLY! 😉 Anyway, here’s a little treat for you…The question and answer from your TIGHT ROPE WALK Down Memory Lane Puzzle…I figured maybe the SUSPENSION was killing you…😉! Have a good one, G! 🎪🙋🏻



      • Thanks Angela. Good memory there! Between your friendly response and Mike’s reply, I thought maybe there was something good going on here – he said something like “I wonder if he told him to break a leg.” 😂

        No, I didn’t look up Eddie Cantor, I just remember that was one of his signature songs. I know I saw him perform it on TV, but it could have been in a televised old movie; don’t know whether he was ever on Ed Sullivan.

        Tom Petty connection? The guy’s free falling. 😂

        BTW i sent an Asimov quiz on IOW (in case it went to your junk folder)
        Have a good one; may all your teams win (or at least cover? 😂) 🙋🏻‍♂️

        • Yep, that’s just where it is. Tks for telling me. But I don’t think the memory’s all that good. I just really remembered the puzzle and your connection with it. As far as the date went, it was iffy. i just took a shot, and got lucky…Something good going on there? 😂 You’re too funny..I don’t know much about Cantor either. I just remember that he had those big bug-eyes..But I’ll take a pass on the Petty! 😂 Tks again for the quiz. I’ll let you know when I get to it…The games? Jets underdogs, Giants, underdogs…What else is new? What does surprise me though is the Colts favored over you guys..at home? The Colts? Hmm…Enjoy yours too! Talk to you later 🙋🏻

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