Jumble Answers for 12/05/2018











Happy Wednesday, everyone! Mr. Hoyt offered up a new clue word in JAGGED which makes it our second new word this week. Using the double letter trick of coupling the G’s together made quick work of it leaving PIGEON as the only word that slowed me down this morning. PIGEON was also our oldest clue word of the day and was last used on 5/16/17 where it was brilliantly scrambled as ONEPIG.

Moving along to today’s cartoon, we see two Jumble characters standing beside a vehicle that is in a serious state of disrepair. A third Jumble character of a young boy can be seen playing behind the steering wheel and he probably envisions himself taking the jalopy out in the woods for an off-road adventure. The dialogue between the two men consists of them trying to negotiate a price. The seller is asking for one thousand dollars and the buyer counters with an offer of five hundred due to its condition.

Jumble artist, Jeff Knurek, did a superb job of showing us the many flaws of the vehicle. There’s a broken headlight, a mangled bumper, a broken windshield wiper, a flat tire on the passengers side and a completely missing tire on the drivers rear side. He even went so far as to have the vehicle propped up on a cement block for an added touch of decrepitness! My favorite detail overall was the glimpse of the items within the garage in the background. It looks like there are some spare parts to the vehicle that are leaning up against the wall.

The final solve consisted of an anagram that was 8-letters in length. It was the same amount of letters as yesterday’s puzzle but one of today’s words was in quotes. With the main focus of the cartoon being the vehicle, JEEP was the obvious choice to start me on my way. With those letters crossed out, DIRT was instantly found leaving us with a very punny answer. I wish you all a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!

32 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 12/05/2018

  1. ๐ŸŽถ JEEP JEEP, JEEP JEEP…His horn went, JEEP, JEEP, JEEP…๐ŸŽถ “Beep Beep” – The Playmates 1958 https://tinyurl.com/h6w32fg.

    ๐Ÿ‹ You’d have to be a PIGEON to pay what this guy asks,
    Forget the GRIME…the Jeep’s a wreck, repairs would be a task..
    The windshield’s cracked, the tires shot, front end a JAGGED mess…
    I’m thinking even $500? He should have offered less.
    The bad thing is the kid sits there a PILOT in the rough…
    Enthusiasm unbridled…makes negotiation tough.
    This off-road crate needs lots of work…and that’s not coming cheap…
    No wonder Dad is hard pressed to get it for DIRT “JEEP”! ๐Ÿ‹

    Words…Easy, breezy…a piece of cake…Or might LEMON meringue pie be more appropriate? I should say, that I’m not at all familiar with JEEPS. There was Nellybelle, from the old Roy Rodgers show, a TV icon manufactured from good old American steel, a 1946 Willys CJ-2A Jeep with some very innovative bodywork. https://tinyurl.com/y6urvhcx. And then there’s those I’ve seen in old war movies. But this one? ….I think we’re RUNNING on EMPTY!

    Finding ourselves out in a field, black silhouetted fir trees lining the background, we come upon a bearded, mustached EntrepreMORE trying to unload what remains of a JEEP to a man and his little son. One tire way back by the barn, one lying to the left of the CRATE. The one at right front, flattened and bald. The remaining one standing, but by a TREAD…on its own really, since the chassis’s not even connected. I suppose that one cinder block left rear and the mangled, deflated mess at the sellers feet are holding it aloft. Cracks showing across the windshield, windshield wipers askew, broken left headlight, dented grill, mangled bumper…the list is endless…ROAD worthy? CorROAD is what comes to mind…And yet, there lies taped to the broken glass, a bright Yellow “For Sale” sign…But I was looking to dig up some more DIRT…only the entire panel’s colored green as grass…weeded dandelions showing near the JEEP. The only brown visible is the JEEP and the Barn, colored the same sepia tone….And showing inside the Barns’ opening, some spare parts of hardware. And yet, despite all this, our seller is asking for a GRAND! Grand? Is he kidding? This heap hasn’t been Grand for a long time! Even the $500 being offered is ridiculous…Talk about a hard bargain being DRIVEN here…It’s MORE like HIGHWAY robbery! This poor guys getting HOODwinked! And he doesn’t even see it…He’s got a sMILE on his face! This JEEP’S a LEMON, and he’s getting SQUEEZED! DIRT “JEEP”? Great pun, David…but not yet…If only Junior’d stop CLUTCHing that STEERING wheel…Then maybe Dad could WHEELy get on the ROAD to some serious business!

    So, eye candy? Not today…Instead we’ll go with EYESORE! So…There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…And remember, DRIVING a hard bargain is an art…you have to be up to SPEED, and learn how to DEAL with it…๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  2. When the PILOT saw the crusty JAGGED GRIME the PIGEON left on his windscreen, he was furious.
    I shall not apologise for the earthiness of my sentence—that’s life
    The Jumble was straightforward for a Wednesday and the J certainly gave a strong clue for the solution.

    • No need to apologize, Earl! They say itโ€™s actually good luck and the Jeep in todayโ€™s cartoon could use a whole flocks worth. ๐Ÿ˜‚

    • Agreed, Earl. One of my brotherโ€™s hobbies was building very realistic plastic models of airplanes, and when we visited the Air Museum at Travis AFB, he took a series of very detailed photographs of bird droppings on the planes to be able to recreate them. Beautyโ€™s in the eye of the beholder.

  3. Good morning. Will read everybody later. Enroute to A/C. Two miles from there and driving in snow. No problem again with the words or cartoon answer. Until later take care.

  4. Pigeon gave me trouble as well,working backwards from the solution,that I originally thought was dirt ‘cheap’ ,rather than dirt ‘jeep’,but lacking a c ,jeep came to mind rather than cheap,and pigeon quickly followed.Tough day yesterday,with the retirement of Urban Meyer from the Ohio State U Buckeye football team.Go Buckeyes.

    • I didnโ€™t notice the driveway being made of โ€œdirtโ€ until you mentioned your solve, Chuck. Another great detail! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  5. Hi all – Got all the words, except I first saw โ€œpeignoirโ€ instead of PIGEON.
    Then thought DIRT CHEAP for the answer, before looking more closely to get JEEP in quotes.
    ๐ŸŽตโ€She can dance a Cajun rhythm
    Just like a Willys in four wheel driveโ€๐ŸŽต (Grateful Dead, โ€œSugar Magnoliaโ€)

    Jeepers Creepers, donโ€™t buy that Heaper! Itโ€™s ready for the Grim Reaper!
    (Love the term โ€œdecrepitnessโ€, Mike)

    Have a great day everyone.
    Angela – ๐ŸŽตโ€Runninโ€™ into the sun, but Iโ€™m running behindโ€๐ŸŽต

    Since I was asked for an update, a boring personal note: it took AT+T four hours (!) yesterday to fix my phone and internet (two pieces of wire).๐Ÿ™„ But I was able to re-light the water heater pilot, and itโ€™s warm enough (Mike, you might say itโ€™s LUKE-warm ๐Ÿ˜‚) to TIDE me over until it gets fixed, probably tomorrow. Since thatโ€™s their BIZ, Iโ€™ll be BOLD enough to predict that the repairman will DASH over here using his ARM and HAMMER the clogged burner screen and WISK away my problem. Iโ€™ve nothing to GAIN by worrying about it, and itโ€™s not ALL that much of an inconvenience, so I remain of good CHEER, if you catch my DREFT. (And yes, Iโ€™m doing the laundry – with cold water).

    • Hey Steve..Yep. ain’t it the truth..We all do every once in a while..Some of us more so than others! ๐Ÿ˜‰Always liked Jackson Browne.. And Kudos on your SOAPbox riff! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Have a good one, Bud! ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

      • Thanks Angela. After my other comments I figured I should clean things up a bit. ๐Ÿ˜‚
        Good luck with your repairs too, ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

        • YW..LOL.. WASHful thinking? No, you’ve definitely cleaned up your act..And anyway, I’m pretty conRINSED you’ve made aMENDs a while ago. Guy’s gone. Went very well, Tks for asking. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

          • Glad things went well.
            I should have said โ€œThanks for the SHOUT out!โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚
            Iโ€™m still trying to wash away the image of a pigeon in a peignoir dancing a Cajun rhythm! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

            • Hey G..Tks again, yea a lot better than I anticipated. Really good. The SHOUT out! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป LOL! I didn’t even see that one first time around, I’m soooo not up to my game. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Kudos! This pigeon in the peignoir? …Uh, no! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Makes me want to WASH out my eyes!…But I meant to show you this on MACAW day…The Indy Star is one of the papers I read every day…This had me dying…Watch the feet…or are they arms? I can’t…l!!’ ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

              • Oh, thank you! That is wonderful! Maybe he can even sing while heโ€™s dancing it! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

            • PS: Your water heater? Please, G…You can’t be so cavalier about gas…yea, the smell. But I told you what happened to me with the carbon monoxide…no smell, and just as lethal. Don’t play…Please, wait for the professional. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

              • Yup, good advice. Thatโ€™s why I said Iโ€™d let the plumber do it (and let them assume the liability!๐Ÿ˜‚) Plus, I have a carbon monoxide alarm. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

              • Hey, G. Can never be too careful. As for the alarms, a necessity. After my incident, I gifted one to everybody I knew.๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

    • You had me in stitches with those detergent puns, Steve! Bravo!!!

      Itโ€™s hard to believe that it took four hours to fix such a simple problem. You would think that theyโ€™d have encountered a similar problem and know exactly how to fix it so they could move along to their next job. I had Comcast here just before Thanksgiving because our modem wasnโ€™t as โ€œfastโ€ since we upgraded. They were here for two hours and still didnโ€™t fix it! My son still complains that his PS4 games are laggy so returning the new modem for one of the old ones is still on my to-do list.

      Best of luck with your water heater repairman. Iโ€™m handy enough that I could probably fix an electric or oil fired one but I always get insanely nervous around gas appliances. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป

      • Thanks Mike. The guy did have to find where the noise was coming from, so had to look in a junction box down the street and then climb the pole, so Iโ€™m not too upset. But thanks for telling me about your modem experience. I was thinking I should get a Comcast cable modem just for the increased speed and backup, but now Iโ€™m not so sure.
        I agree about the water heater. Iโ€™m pretty sure I could do it if I had to, but Iโ€™d rather leave it to the professionals – I donโ€™t want the responsibility of blowing the place up! Although I did once have a gas repairman tell me he was glad to work with that because you could smell gas, whereas his counterparts working with electricity didnโ€™t have that kind of warning.

        • Ok, so he had a reason to take four hours to fix it! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
          As for the gas issue, Iโ€™ll always defer to the pros. Gas scares the devil out of me!!!

      • PS – My wife worked for GTE for awhile, and yesterday she kept saying โ€œITโ€™S ONLY TWO WIRES!โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  6. Angela, I hadn’t heard Beep Beep in a good many years. Thanks for bringing back some memories.

    • Hi Chuck. You’re welcome. I realize it has to do with a Caddy and a Rambler, not a Jeep, but it just started playing in my head….And I always thought it was a cute song. But we won’t know if it’s Gold until Paul checks in.๐Ÿ˜‰ He seems to have attained resident judgeship when it comes to my music.๐Ÿ˜‚ Let’s see if he agrees with us! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  7. finally,a place where the answe is right there in your face !!! instead of having to click on more places tbat just don’t get youn there.

    • Hi, Kurt! Iโ€™m glad that you found us and enjoy what you see. Itโ€™s a rather easy url to remember: jumbleanswer.com

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