Jumble Answers for 11/20/2018









Happy Tuesday, Jumble friends! This mornings clue words were all recycled favorites. We’ve definitely seen GOYSG and THOSEO before, but the other two anagrams appear to be new. SOOTHE took me a few extra seconds to decipher making it my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. The solutions to the first three words all started with “S” and they were in alphabetical order.

The snow has started falling here so seeing a late spring or early summer cartoon was just the ray of sunshine that I needed. The panel features three Jumble characters with two of them having a conversation. The man on the left is standing next to a cart with three rolls of sod on it. The cart has no handle so I can only assume that he pushed it up the walkway. The cartoon sentence identifies him as an employee of a sod company and he’s going door to door in an attempt to make some green from his green. He informs his potential customer that he’s done work in the neighborhood and that he should ask around to see how pleased his neighbors are. The other gentleman informs him that he already has and he was impressed by his work.

I thought Jeff did a superb job on the details within the panel. The sod salesman was dressed in cargo shorts, a t-shirt, and an oversized safari hat with a chin cord. On the front of his hat is a circular logo featuring a few blades of grass. He’s also wearing a pair of work boots but I didn’t see any socks. The customer has shorts and a t-shirt on as well and his footwear is a pair of crocs. Thankfully he’s not wearing socks with them because that’s a fashion no no! We only get a small glimpse of the neighbor next door but the big smile on her face let’s us know that she’s hoping he springs for the sod. Her lawn is lush and green and her neighbors lawn looks old and worn. My favorite detail of the piece was the dead looking dandelions hidden within the tufts of grass!

The letter layout for the final solution consisted of 10-letters. The “G” within the anagram brought GRASS instantly to mind leaving ROOTS to be found shortly thereafter. Overall it was another easy puzzle, but just a bit more challenging than yesterday’s gimme. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

20 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 11/20/2018

  1. ๐ŸŽถThe GRASS looks GREENER over yonder You’ve got a brand new love affair…And at your DOOR temptations pointin’ yonder… The GRASS looks GREENER over there..๐ŸŽถ “Grass Looks Greener Over Yonder” – Hank Thompson 1956 https://tinyurl.com/y8oeg9pr

    ๐ŸŒฑSo a man walks with a wagon…but look closely…See what’s wrong?
    The pull handle is missing, so now how’s he get along?
    A Landscaping phenomenon, he’s going door to door…
    And SALAD days have come to him by lying the grounds floor.
    Whether walking in the SOGGY grass, or getting down to BURROW,
    Our guy here’s got it going on, and soon your plants you’ll furrow
    So talk to him and SOOTHE your mind he’ll handle all your needs,
    From lush green grass to perfect places where you’ll plant your seeds
    So to our guy with rolls of sod, decked out in hat and boots…
    Good Luck…And maybe get a handle, on what’s your GRASS-ROOTS! ๐ŸŒฑ

    With none of today’s words new, and none of them posing any challenge, the letters of GRASS were easily visible. And the remaining ones just took ROOTS…An very easy read…Good one, David! Shall we say…WEED ’em and REAP?

    Eye candy…OK, wait… Let me get this in LAWN and ORDER…Maybe I should back up…MOW what? Today I think I’m going to BLEND my post…We’re seeing a Landscaper, who I’m calling MOW, going door to door in Detroit, trying to drum up business for his SOD company, MOW TOWN. Trying to really COVER GROUND, he’s seen toting his wares in a wagon, and knocking on the door of a gentleman, clad in a white T-Shirt, teal shorts and wearing slippers of a lighter tone, studded with rivets. Having already LAID DOWN some ROOTS in that neighborhood, MOW’s heard telling the potential customer that he’s sure word of mouth has laid some GROUNDWORK for him…And by the look on his blonde neighbors face, we can see the ROOTS of his LABOR…Once again today I should mention that our colors are LUSH and VIBRANT…The homes, light brown with darker colored doors, have shingled red roofs. The window on the neighbors house, is shaded blue, and we can see curtains adorning it’s sides. The ground grass is a bit too light for my taste, but it would still make the CUT. The rolls of SOD in the wagon though, are a good shade of green, and Jeff’s drawn them to show some wayward scraggly blades..Nice detail. As for MOW, he’s clad in a blue shirt, and khaki cargo shorts with a matching safari style hat with a chin strap. And his feet are SHARD in sturdy brown work boots. So, eye candy…It’s a TURF one again today…Besides my curiosity, which is GROWING by the minute, over that missing Pull Handle on the Wagon, there’s only two other little things that I could HEDGE with. A few tiny dying dandelions, and the logo on MOW’S hat…Little BLADES OF GRASS, in a circle…FITS just fine! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…And I’m running very late as usual, so before THISTLE be the death of me, I’m just gonna CUT out real quick…But I’ll LEAF you with a LANDSCAPING JOKE…
    Patient: “Doc, I canโ€™t stop singing โ€˜The Green, Green Grass of Home.โ€™” Doctor: “That sounds like Tom Jones Syndrome”. Patient: “Is it common”? Doctor: “Well, Itโ€™s Not Unusual…”! ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

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  2. Good morning. I was stuck for about a good five minutes on the last two words then all of a sudden that light bulb went on in my head and I was on to the cartoon answer. I first had Gross Sorta and switching the o and a gave me the answer in a very short time. Two rather easy days of it. Thanks Mike and Angela for all the hidden treasures. The song choice was a new one for me. You really come up with gems. Until tomorrow stay well.

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    • Gross Sorta? Isn’t that the new Italian restaurant that opened up on Avenue R? ๐Ÿ˜‚ Good Morning, Brooklyn…and Thanks for the Shout Outs. This song had me LOL…Have a good one, Paul. Ciao, Bello! ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


    • Hi Chuck…Thank you..I try. You know, funny thing with Jokes..(no pun intended)..They say it’s all in the DELIVERY, but it’s not that easy to sucSEED. It can be so DRAINing to get it just right, and most of the time I barely eSCAPE WEEDout my friends telling me I blew it.. But maybe I really shouldn’t listen to them no MOWER, because they’re not very DEERE about it, and WATER they know anyway? I just figured I was LAWN over DEW, so I gave it a shot…And thanks again for the accoBLADE, Chuck..GNOME one is more appreciative than me.. Have a good one! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


  3. Interesting that this came out just before Thanksgiving. If you don’t make your turkey right for Thanksgiving, you could wind up with a GROSS ROAST. But I guess it will be OK if it is only SORTA GROSS.

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    • Hey Jim…Let’s talk TURKEY here…I don’t mean to be PECKY, but in the SPURit of fair play…You know you need to share that FEATHER in your CAP with Paul…He WINGed it, and POULT it out of his hat first, to get the (BUTTER) BALL rolling…So..I mean no harm, no FOWL, but… Anyway, I don’t want to BASTE anymore time on it..You know where my STUFFS coming from..๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


  4. Hi all – No problem with the words or answer today, for some reason.

    Letโ€™s go with songs today. Angela, your writeup brought these lyrics to mind:
    ๐ŸŽตโ€These old love letters, I just canโ€™t keep
    Just like the gambler says, โ€˜read โ€˜em and weepโ€™ โ€๐ŸŽต

    Funny both you and Mike should mention dandelions for two reasons.
    One, I just noticed yesterday that there are several blooming right along my driveway. Theyโ€™re by far my most successful crop.
    And two, it reminded me of
    ๐ŸŽตโ€Dandelion don’t tell no lies
    Dandelion will make you wise
    Tell me if she laughs or cries
    Blow away dandelion, blow away dandelionโ€๐ŸŽต
    Then I was surprised to read in the Chronicle today that the Rolling Stones have announced a US tour starting next April 20. The story said that the band has been teasing the tour cities by having their logo appear at various places, including โ€œon the New England Patriotsโ€™ cheerleadersโ€™ uniforms at Gillette Stdiumโ€ (!)
    I donโ€™t know how many more of these they have in them. Iโ€™m pretty sure that by now, unlike Dorian Gray, their pictures in the attic and the real people look pretty much identical.

    Happy (Ruby) Tuesday, everyone.

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  5. To SOOTHE concerns about the appearance of the SOGGY SALAD the waiter used a wooden spoon to BURROW through the greens.
    For those of us who use the “double letter together” technique,, today was spot on.

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    • Hi, Earl. I think David tried to throw us off by having the AAโ€™s in SALAD not work but the rest were spot on. And you tossed up a great sentence for us to enjoy this afternoon! Have a great day. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Hi Clay. Sorry for the delay. There’s a ton of Thanksgiving prep going on…Yes, it is. Today seems like a day of strange coincidences…We just threw out a ton of it this afternoon, Holiday or not. And then went so far as to scrub all the crisper drawers, even before the news outlets suggested it, and despite everything we had being well wrapped. I’m working with 4 refrigerators here, but we extended it to anyone who’s contributing to dinner Thursday. Err on the side of caution, right? But considering that these puzzles are submitted for publication at least 6 weeks in advance….I guess it’s more a case of wishful thinking…or whatever the opposite of that is! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anyway, again, sorry for the long delay, and I hope your night’s going well. See you tomorrow… ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

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