Jumble Answers for 11/04/2018

NAOSSE – SEASON

TOOTAP – POTATO

SOIMCA – MOSAIC

VIRRED – DRIVER

RIHTVE – THRIVE

HNARKS – SHRANK

CARTOON ANSWER:    BUILDING HOMES ON THE MOUNTAIN WAS DIFFICULT, BUT THE DEVELOPER – – –

SES   TAT   SI   DIE   THI   SH  =   HAD HIS “SITES” SET ON IT 

Good Morning, Everyone!          🏡 A SITE FOR SURE BUYS? 🏡

🎶 I got my SIGHTS SET on you, and I’m ready to aim, I have a heart that will…never be tamed…I knew you were something special when you spoke my name…Now I can’t wait, to see you again…🎶 ” See You Again” – Miley Cyrus  2007

🏡 There used to be a time when as a DRIVER one would see,
A countryside so beautiful, each SEASON’s majesty…
With farmland lush, POTATO crops, just one that you’d see THRIVE,
MOSAIC-like the colors…Made one always feel alive.
But then the word “development” became the normal rank,
And over time the beauty and the lushness all but SHRANK
And homes appeared where trees once stood, the skyline gone away,
“Estates” became the go-to word…that dawned a brand new day.
One wonders when “development” will finally see it’s time to quit…
Until then we put up with he who HAD HIS “SITES” SET ON IT…🏡

With none of today’s words being new, the one showing up as the oldest is MOSAIC. Having appeared here on both September 18th, 2016, and again on March 4th, 2017, it was the hardest one to solve on both those days. And yet today, so far, I’m hearing no hosTILE rumblings. What is causing a bit of a turn, is DRIVER. Two of the Early Birds saw Varied…But the rest of our 6-letter words today haven’t yet BUILT up any steam…

Our cartoon this morning brings us out into the countryside, to the SITE of the Mountainous Edelweiss Estates. We see a man and a woman, from the DEVELOPEMENT Company. Our dialogue is telling us that despite there being some SET backs, the Developer came out ON TOP, and managed to get his HOMES built upon the MOUNTAINS. We hear words like..”finally”, “property” “vision”Insight!…Or do we hear words like…Money, greed, and “There goes the neighborhood”? Anyway, with our question stating that despite the difficulties, the homes were built…it was because the developer..HAD HIS “SITES” SET ON IT. Very clever pun, David. It hit HOME!

Ok, eye candy…While Edelweiss means “white flower” there’s not a one to be seen. Ironically enough, the entire panel is awash in green. The mountains, the sky, the clouds, the HOMES…all green. The color of money? Ah, development! We see two homes, one completed, one just framed. The one that’s completed shows solar panels on its’ roof, an attached mail box, an ornately S-shaped doorknob, (nice detail, Jeff), a glass-paneled door with a lintel above, a large bay window, and two small bushes flanking the doorway. Oval shaped tiles lead from the doorway to the front of the property…But again, there’s no color. Off into the background, we see placards showing where I imagine an additional three homes will be built, going further up the mountain. (But what about the roads? ERODE is needed, no)?…And at front, we see the large sign claiming “Edelweiss Estates-Wonderful VIEWS Available“. The irony, huh? Déjà VIEW…we’ve heard and seen it all before…We see our two developers, she in a black dress, with a thin necklace and button earrings, he in a blue shirt and black tie. She’s holding papers, he’s got binoculars..better to VIEW his “Reality”…His inSITE! Maybe it’s me, but somehow there’s not much of anything sweet enough here today to earn the TITLE of eye candy…I think I’ll go with what’s without…what we don’t see. The blue sky, the tress, the white flowers…So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And remember to stop and smell the white flowers…🏡🙋🏻

 

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13 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 11/04/2018

    • Good Morning, Prof. I think POTATO may CROP up today as a bit of a stickler. I’ve had one mention before you. All in all, it was a pretty easy go of it. Wishing you a good one, Chuck! 🏡🙋🏻

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  1. More than one DRIVER looked at the POTATO field as a green and white MOSAIC which would THRIVE during the coming summer SEASON and SHRANK from the noise of the crop-dusting plane overhead
    .No difficulty with the scrambled words and after some thought, the clever solution, pun and all, was apparent.

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  2. Good Morning, Earl. For some reason, today’s words seemed to work well together, don’t you think? Easy to BUILD off of, so to speak. Your sentence paints a picture, and a pretty one at that.,As always, I applaud your inSITE!👏🏻👏🏻 Have a good one, Earl. It’s a beautiful day for the Race, and I’m sure you’re finding it a beautiful day for a walk! Viva NEW YORK! 🏃🏻🙋🏻

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    • Hi Betty…I thought of you this morning, after we spoke y’day of “replaced by a condo”…Sadly, it’s everywhere we look.The puzzle appeared daunting at first glance, with so many words, but it proved to be an easy one. Hope you’re enjoying your day. Be well! 🏡🙋🏻

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    • Betty, I don’t mean to rub it in, but there’s no place like home! 😂 From the Chronicle:

      “ ‘California’s 2018 autumn will be remembered as one of the most unbelievably beautiful and long-lasting, ever,’ said CaliforniaFallColor.com editor John Poimiroo.
      He noted that thanks to warm daytime temperatures, cool nights, clear skies, and no wind, the fall foliage season in the Sierra has lasted for a record period of time and produced an incredible display of color.”

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      • Totlally, Steve. I have a friend who just returned from Lake Tahoe and she indeed saw more Fall colors there than we did in New York. That’ll teach me. Then again, last time I looked there was no Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island at Tahoe. So all was not lost.

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  3. Good morning. Another fun puzzle with just Mosiac giving me trouble. My choice for the hardest word. After playing around with the three letter words the solution appeared. Nice job Angela and Earl. Until tomorrow stay well.

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    • Hey Brooklyn, Good Afternoon! Yes, it was fun, and you and Betty had the same word in your SITES! Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the Shout Out, and when I decided to go with Miley this morning…I knew it wouldn’t hit HOME! I’m not a fan either! Have a good one, Paul! 🏡🙋🏻

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  4. Hi all, and great sentence Earl! I was so proud of seeing CASINO lately that all I could see for the third word was CASIMO until taking a second look. Then the last word was a SNARKY SHARK for a little bit. Strangely enough, POTATO took me the longest. Angela, you had me thinking of Jimmy Garropolo – the “cutie PATOOT-ie”! 😂
    If not that, what, an OAT POT for feeding horses, or TOP TAT, the best ink parlor in town? Thought the answer might be something like “Put his best men on it”, but writing the letters showed the way.

    Isn’t Edelweiss a song in Sound of Music?
    Yes, I’ve heard this process described as building homes and then naming the development after what you’ve just destroyed.
    Angela, great song of course, but another one was the first to come to my mind:
    🎵”Now his life is full of wonder but his heart still knows some fear
    Of a simple thing he cannot comprehend
    Why they try to tear the mountains down to bring in a couple more
    More people, more scars upon the land”🎵

    Have a great Sunday, all.

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    • Hey G…Thinking of that Cutie Patootie is a good thing…with Mullens in the picture! 😉 What you thought might be the answer..May I ask, the phrase “set your sights on it” didn’t come to mind? We went back and forth over it this morning, because 7 out of 10 of the Early Birds, along with me, picked up on it right away, and I thought for sure you would too. I thought it to be a really common phrase…You should see some of the names they come up with out here.every time they “develop”.,SMH…When I first moved here, there was a beautiful piece of property right up the block from me, an old farmstead, barn and everything. Majestic old trees…I loved passing by it…Turn around…4 town houses are there now. Yea, what a view. Sad.😥 ..I was never crazy about John Denver, or that song, but the lyrics almost 40 years later definitely resonate. Scars, is right…Have a good one, G…🏡🙋🏻

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