Jumble Answers for 11/24/2018







Good Morning, Everyone!           🎶 🐷THERE MAY BE TRUFFLES AHEAD...🐷🎶

🎶 Don’t go BACON my heart…I couldn’t if I FRIED…Honey if I get restless…Baby you’re not that kind…🎶“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” – (With apologies to): Elton John & Kiki Dee    1976    https://tinyurl.com/ybjuaqxr

🐷 This Little Piggy went to the Market, and this Little Piggy got snatched,
And after that he ended up where roofs are often thatched…
He went out being NEEDY, to shop a little bit…
And now he’s got his THROAT pierced with this great big Roasting Spit…
A walk along the Koloa’s GULCH, on his cell did he talk…
And now our Piggy’s ready to become Kalua pork!
Just strolling through the WILLOWs, relaxed as he did go…
He never thought he’d end up underground in an imu!
A lesson should be learnt here…cell phone put you in a fog?
Don’t be like this poor Piggy…because now…he WENT WHOLE HOG! 🐷

Today, it’s the 5-letter words that seem to be the SPIT FIRES. We’re seeing a new word in GULCH, and NEEDY, last seen on May 17th, 2017, was the one that caused the Early Morning Jumblers to take a second look. Seeing the letters “ED“, our minds tend to look at them to end a word, and it slowed down the completion time this morning. Our 6-letter words were easily recognizable, with THROAT going back as far as 2016, and WILLOW last appearing this past July.

Ok, now I’m going to SQUEAL on myself. Quickly glancing at today’s cartoon this morning, I settled on a LUAU, and went straight to writing about the Hawaiian tradition of ROASTING A PIG in an underground pit. I looked right at the support poles with the “Y” opening at top to secure the spit over the fire…and yet I still went aHEAD with the IMU method. So, feeling a little GILTy, and not wanting to make a RASHER decision and have it seem as if I was just BACON up the material I offered in my poem, I’ll include this link describing the WHOLE thing. https://tinyurl.com/y7ty7kgb. Truth be told, when I did go back to re-do it, and started looking at the pictures? …Well let’s just say it wasn’t that GReasy on the eyes, and that’s no HOGWASH. I really aBOARed the images. So…Our cartoon today takes us to a PIG ROAST, which we GRILL agree can be anywhere, since I even came across an article that said people were doing it in Brooklyn, NY!  We see a Chef and a Sous Chef carrying the HAM of the hour, a WHOLE PIG toward the fire pit. The dialogue between the two Event Planners, is telling us that this “FEAST” will “pull out all the stops“..So, in answer to our question…They: WENT WHOLE-HOG!…WILD done, David! You SHOAT us a good one!

Ok, eye candy. The entire panel’s shaded light green, with black landscaping across the back. Our Chefs are completely dressed in white, wearing gray shoes. Our Pig PORCINES, both holding clipBOARds, are clad in burgundy vests over CRISP white shirts, and have black pants and bow ties to complete their outfits. A bright yellow Banner stands at the left background, reading  “BIG PIG ROAST”. Yellow is also used to depict the fire, both in the flaming pit, and atop the two Tiki Torches under the Banner. Three tables are set up, the left one showing a Cornucopia with pineapples, bananas, grapes, and peaches, and the right sitting under a Blue Canopy, and holding a flowing Champagne Fountain, with 7 Flutes beside it. Atop the middle table is what looks to be an Ice Sculpture of a Porpoise. It could be a Watermelon carved sculpture instead, but with droplets seen dripping from the nose and tail of the creature, I’m taking for GRUNTed that it’s ice. Great details Jeff. But three tiny things SWILL do it for me this morning…One is the 5 ear piercings on the Sous Chef, the other is the two extinguisher caps of the Tiki Torches, and the last is the yellow glow illuminated against the gray stones surrounding the fire pit. You can see the fire CRACKLING! So, There you have it, Folks! Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And I wish you a PIECEful day that’s not LARD, or BOARing…but free of any rePORKcussions …🐷🙋🏻

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

    • Good Morning, Chuck..👏🏻👏🏻 Kudos! Very well done! …🎶Wllow weep for me…willow weep for me..bend your branches green along the stream that runs to sea…🎶 Still in my head since early this morning…Hope you’re having a good one…Tom sends his love…😘 🙋🏻


  1. Hi everyone,
    Puzzle was a bit gruesome today. THROAT took me the longest, but it was a pretty easy day.
    Thanks for all the info, Angela, and funny song twist.

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    • Good Morning, Caroline. By gruesome I’m figuring you mean the subject matter, not the degree of difficulty, right? 😉 I saw some things I doubt I’ll be able to unsee any time soon…MY EYES!! You’re very welcome, and the song I just couldn’t resist! Hope you’re having a good one! 🐷🙋🏻


  2. Good morning. Do I detect a strike against Angela today. Was the only one brave enough to post,Chuck. I think he could have used a cat to scratch his throat but whatever works. I got the words in a flash but faltered on the cartoon. Angela,you have me stumped on the song choice. Like their singing but not the video part. Maybe it’s his crazy getup that annoys me. Clue me in on how this tied in with the cartoon. I can’t think of one that fits with today’s theme. Your poem,puns and hidden treasures were a joy to read. Until tomorrow stay well.

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    • Good Morning, Brooklyn…ROTFL! A strike! At least it warmed up a little if anyone’s walking the picket line today! Today’s cartoon…I know you must have used the phrase one time or another in your life..”Went whole hog” or “Went hog wild”? It’s a clever pun! The song…Whenever I think PIG, I think BACON…And for years I’ve been singing the lyrics that way whenever I’m FRYING it up…(Which is more often than I care to admit. I’m a slave to Bacon)! As for Sir Elton, he’s always been a bit of a flamboyant dresser…what we see here today is one of his tamer offerings! Sometimes it’s better to just close your eyes and listen! 😂😂 Thanks for the Shout Outs,Paul…I had a fun time with it all…Have a good one, Brooklyn! 🐷🙋🏻


    • Paul..I forgot to mention that the absense of the Apple in our PIG’S mouth should have been an additional hint that we were probably not at a Luau..I’m telling you this because for a fleeting moment I did consider…🎶Hey LUAU, LUAU…🎶 https://tinyurl.com/ybov7cy5
      😂😂 Fleeting..very fleeting! 🐷🙋🏻


  3. Still away so doing the online version.Throat was also troublesome for me,but needy was no problem and the final solution was also a given.Go Buckeyes beat Mich!

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    • Hey Professor. It’s always interesting to see the different TWISTS in the TAIL that we all use when it comes to our words. 😉 Good Luck today..I think the Wolverines started the week off favored at 3,(?) and now they’re at 4 1/2 or 5, depending where you caught it, and last I heard it was set at a 57 pt total. Interesting…But I just saw you guys go up on the board again just now…Stay calm! 🍷 🏈🙋🏻


  4. Hi all – Saw NEEDY after trying DENY. THROAT was my hardest word, after putting the T’s together and the TH at the end instead of the beginning. The answer was obvious, reminiscent of John Madden’s KCBS summer barbecues where the pig topped 400 lbs sometimes.

    Thanks for the song Angela. I never saw that, and am only vaguely aware of the name Kiki Dee. Where was I? I have some research to do.

    Happy Saturday, everyone!

    I was expecting Christmas music when I walked into Safeway this morning, and laughed when the song from the ceiling was Thomas Dolby’s “She Blinded Me With Science”! The next one was a jazz saxophone version of “Jingle Bells” though, so I didn’t escape unscathed.

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  5. Hey G..Madden, right? LOL..I thought of him too.😂😂..But reading that it’s been done in Brooklyn backyards? STY said to Lou. .”They must be LOIN…I’ve never HERD that before!” 😉…And you know how much I love Christmas music, but it’s already all over the air..I’ll still take those oldies while I shop. Ok, the song, you’re welcome..but…Are you SIRIUS? You’ve never heard it? It was a big hit. I think you’re pulling my LEG. Take some SWINE and think about it…you had to have known it…But here’s a little challenge that I’m surprised you, the “new” Chuck and Mike M, my fellow music aficionados didn’t catch…Check out the title of the post…(And I even put it in 🎶…🎶 for you guys!! 😉 There were only 2 Lous here this morning…but they both raised their coffee cups in a ROAST! I mean Toast! 😂😂 Hope you’re having a good one, G! 🐷🙋🏻


  6. The NEEDY hiker found shade under the WILLOW in the GULCH and soothed his parched THROAT with spring water.
    Solution took a long time for me—neglected to remove HOG from all those scrambled letters and ignored the WHOLE pig in the cartoon.

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    • Hey Earl…So you just HAMmered away at it? 😉 Been there, done that. I PIGGED out so much these last 2 days that I’m just so slHOGish, and I’m SWILL not thinking straight! Glad you STUCK with it though! Have a good one, Earl!! 🐷🙋🏻


    • ROTFL! Good one, Chuck!! 👏🏻👏🏻TBT..Yes, as a matter of fact I do take suPREEN care of my men…So, I’m terribly disillusioned with him..He’s trying to put me through the WINGer! The man’s SNOODy, and a little too STUFFy! And I’m not one for men who pull these FOWL moods! I like a man who maintains BEAK performance…not someone WATTLEing around with these FLIGHTS of fancy, and acts of TOM foolery! JUS between us, Chuck, sadly, if he keeps FANNING the flames like this…I’m pretty sure I’m JUS gonna STRUT away, and then he’s gonna end up in HOT WATER..And then? Well, the GRAVY train comes to an end…and it’ll be JUS one more relationship SPURned!… “Nobody puts GRAVY in the corner”…and I don’t do LEFTOVERS! …(Phew! I think I hurt myself with this one)! 😂😂🙋🏻


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