Jumble Answers for 01/17/2019












Happy Thursday, Jumble players! The hardest part about today’s puzzle were the clue words with Mr. Hoyt offering up a couple that were no pushovers. GETUP is a brand new word making its debut into gameplay and it took the longest time for me to decipher. It didn’t look right after I figured it out but I stuck with it to see just how far it would get me. ARTNUT was also a brilliant jumble with the anagram being compsed of two words that completely derailed my train of thought. Mixing up the letters in the margin of my paper was all it took to bring it into view allowing me to fly through FLINCH and arrive at the cartoon.

Today’s panel wasn’t a continuation of the storyline that had been playing out since Monday with Jeff deciding to change it up by offering us a couple of new Jumble characters in a precarious situation. The men that we see in the cartoon appear to be a father and son duo that have decided to take advantage of the nice weather by mowing their overgrown lawn. Junior made only one pass with the machine before it stopped working and we see dad coming to his rescue. With the machine on its side we see dad crouched on one knee and he’s pointing to the lawnmower blade. The blade needs to be completely replaced because there’s no way to sharpen such a jagged edge. I guess you could say that they fought the lawn, but the lawn won!

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 9-letters. ING was conveniently placed together at the front on the layout allowing me to see CUTTING. IT was all that remained for the finish making the solution a no-brainer! Have a terrific Thursday, everyone, and go out there and kick some grass!!! 😎

32 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 01/17/2019

  1. Good Morning,Mike…Get ready for the snow! Have a good day, and..Good luck! πŸ’¨β„οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»

  2. 🎢 Breakin’ rocks in the hot sun…I fought the LAWN and the LAWN won..I fought the LAWN and the LAWN won…I needed money ’cause I had none…I fought the LAWN and the LAWN won…”I Fought the Law” – The Bobby Fuller Four 1966 https://tinyurl.com/ycoeoum9

    🌿 The words here today, three old and one new,
    We have ourselves GETUP…And it’s one word-not two.
    The guys they kept looking at it INKED on the page,
    But not thinking one word, they just couldn’t engage.
    Like kids who are TRUANT, they left it and skipped,
    ‘Cause FLINCH after flinch, it still wouldn’t grip…
    They turned to the cartoon, which was such a breeze,
    The broken lawn mower…Now they were appeased.
    So back up to Getup…and the light bulb then lit…
    A new word and a mower….they’re both CUTTING IT! 🌿

    What a pain in the GRASS! GETUP raised a little dust up this morning. 6 of the Early Birds convinced it was 2 separate words, never considered it a possibility, and went BACK and FORTH numerous times WEEDING it. But everything else? A WALK in the PARK! Or on a farm, where we seem to be this morning. Looking at what appears to be a Father and son, discussing the disGRASSful condition of an old lawn mower, we get a good look at the blades, dented and nicked and worn so badly that it’s obvious they’ll no longer provide that “Splendor in the Grass” that they once did…The mower is BEATTYn up, and WOOD not be CUTTING IT anymore…Good one, David! A winner one MOW time!

    Ok, eye candy. Grassy expanse throughout the panel, under a clear blue sky. Mountain in the background. The tractor’s body is red, and Oh DEERE, we can see the erose, rowed patch of grass that’s been damaged by the faulty blades. The Father, at left looking so forLAWN, shows a scowled expression of disgruntled disappointment, while the son looks oddly confused. The men are dressed in blue and black, left, and vice versa, right. But TWILL you look at that…The Fathers’ shirt bears epaulets, something you don’t see that often any more. He’s wearing knee socks, while the son wears none and they both sport beige gaucho hats to protect them from the workday sun. The beige house, with its darker beige roof shows a large bay window adorned with red ruffled treatments…But the eye catchers? One is verbal…At first, I thought Jeff had inadvertently placed a question mark after the sons words, instead of an exclamation point…But after mulling it over, I think what the son’s doing is not agreeing with his Fathers’ statement, but he’s asking if he’s lucky enough to have mowed his last lawn too…That Jeff! What a CUT UP! And the eye candy? WATER you know? Against the house, the RAIN BARREL attached to the DOWNSPOUT? That Jeff! What an environmentally concerned individual…always PUSHING for what’s right…So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone. And remember…Just because you go into your garden, dig a hole and fill it with water…it doesn’t guarantee you’ll have a beautiful LAWN…it just means you “meant WELL”…πŸŒΏπŸ™‹πŸ»

    • Angela:
      Thanks for the shout-out to the Bobby Fuller Four and “I Fought the Law”, even if the segue was a bit strained. I remember back in the Nineties a publication, maybe the Texas /monthly, named that song as the all-time best song by a Texas band.

      • It’s a great song, but better than anything by ZZ Top or Stevie Ray Vaughn??? Or Kinky Friedman? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      • Hi Mike…Where’ve you been? I’ve missed you. You’re quite welcome, I always liked the song. It GROWS on ya! πŸ˜‰ And I play it every once in a while…Yea, I guess it’s a stretch, but it’s an old segue, and one I use all the time..I hear LAWN…and I go there! (And I can’t ever pull a weed without singing it)! πŸ˜‚ But you’re way ahead of me, I didn’t know the history…or if I did, I’ve forgotten it. So here’s 🍷to your Texas! Thanks for your Shout Out, and don’t be a stranger….Hope you’re having a good one, Mike! πŸŒΏπŸ™‹πŸ»

  3. Flinch was an immediate solve followed by getup,truant and finally inked that I backed into after getting the “cutting it” puzzle solution.Being gone I was able to access the puzzle via the Arkansas Democrat paper.

    • Excuse my humor but I just can’t let the last comment passby without saying something or I’ll just hate myself. I use that paper to line my bird cage. There,it’s said and I feel better.

      • Brooklyn…You do realize we’re all talking the digital paper here, right? I’m trying to conjure up the image..πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ πŸ™‹πŸ»

      • Yes Angela I did realize that later. I’m old school, paper in hand. I have a lap top but almost never use it. Some day I’ll learn how you post your song choice every day so I might be able to slip my pick in every once in awhile.

        • Brooklyn…You know I just enjoy teasing you. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I got your joke. People used to say it all the tiime., and still do, but it’s just a different world now, with papers being digital, It’s just a newer joke that goes around in reply to it…And posting the links isn’t hard. Ask your kids next time you’re with them, and write it down. I used to write everything down for my Mother, β€οΈπŸ’”step by step. Made life easier for both of us! πŸ˜‰ And I’d love to hear your song choices, Brooklyn! Anytime! Are you ready for the snow? β„οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»

  4. The answer came easily but I thought the clue words were very tough. I backed into all except FLINCH, with TRUANT taking me the longest. I thought of Puget (Sound) but I know the Jumble doesn’t use proper names. Loved your law/lawn joke, Mike.

  5. Good Morning, Chuck B. Not fond of today’s words. Called for poetic license…They just seemed to lack a certain…je ne sais quoi…πŸ€”πŸ™‹πŸ»

    Β° The teen, a TRUANT, caught wearing an outlandish GETUP, didn’t FLINCH in the least as he was INKED as preparation to being fingerprinted.

    Β° Each time the Coach yelled at the TRUANT to “show some GETUP and go”, it caused him to FLINCH…and he hated it when the Coach then INKED the results in his log…

    Β° When he INKED the mortgage statement, he never thought he’d be TRUANT, but now all the government GETUP caused him to FLINCH in embarrassment…because for the first time he was going to be.

  6. Good morning. The words were a challenge today. Flinch was the only word I got right away. The others I just drew a blank. But like a last minute curtain call,the first two words appeared. Now I’m just stuck on Truant, so I look at the cartoon and immediat- ely have the answer. Seeing I need two Ts and a U, I finally make the last word. A fun and challenging jumble. Thanks guys for your info. Until tomorrow stay well.

  7. Good morning, Angela. I’m giving my brain a break today. Your mastery of the English language never ceases to amaze me. Stay warm and dry.

    • Good Afternoon, Chuck..Thanks for the Shout Out. 😘 You’re very kind…Good luck to you too..I hope it won’t be as bad as they’re anticipating! πŸ˜±β„οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»

  8. Getup was the word that gave me the most trouble this morning. Like Caroline, I kept seeing Puget which I knew wasn’t correct. Hey Steve, this is the second morning in a row that I have been rocked awake by a quake which I understand is all your fault over there in Oakland. Enough already!! We’ve had a good drenching here in the Bay Area so hope you are all warm and dry. Happy Thursday!!

    • Hey Betty! The quake-of-the-day today was at 6:11, so I was already up. It was weird because I heard a β€˜klunk’ but didn’t feel any shaking – I thought something had just fallen off a table until I read the news later. And yes, I guess it is all our β€œFault” over here (good one!)
      As for the weather, I walked out to get the papers and was surprised how dry everything looked after yesterday (I expected big puddles). Then when I got to Peet’s – SPLOOSH! Downpour from a random rain cell. Seems like πŸŽ΅β€It’s all over nowβ€πŸŽ΅, though.

  9. Hi all – I only saw FLINCH right away. TRUANT took an extra look, then like Caroline and Betty, wondered β€œhow does PUGET SOUND?” Not so good as a clue word here. I actually had to write the letters, but saw GETUP and INKED when I did. The answer was obvious.

    Hey Jumbleanswer, how do you know an OLD song like that?

    This is not too different from the others, but here goes: β€œThe TRUANT didn’t FLINCH a bit at the tattoo parlor when he got INKED to accessorize his ridiculous GETUP.”

    Have a great day, everyone!

    • By the way, the lyric πŸŽ΅β€Needed money β€˜cause I had noneβ€πŸŽ΅ – the best rationale for crime since they asked Willie Sutton why he robbed banks, and he said β€œBecause that’s where the money is.”

  10. Excuse me for “cutting in” but I cannot send email and wondered if this was sent.

  11. Angela,Angela,Angela, You really know how to hurt a guy. If I was ever thinking of hooking up with you,you really shot that down with your comment about showing your mother how to use the computer and writing everything down. I think it’s just time for me to have my warm milk and hit the hay. All in fun. Gotta run,don’t want the milk to get too hot.

    • ROTFL! Brooklyn, it don’t get any better than this! You’re killing me! I’m literally laughing my head off! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ You know I only meant it as the comparison between your children and you and I and my Mother. The writing down part was all me. I only said it because she always told me that I tended not to explain things well, and she felt it was better if I wrote things down. She wasn’t tech savvy at all, and I wasn’t always around when she wanted to do something. But I can see how you may have interpreted it as something else, and I apologize. Listen, Steve had to write it down for me, after I screwed up on it twice…it’s definitely not an age-related issue! So, tell me we’re ok on this, Brooklyn…I’d never forgive myself if I thought I hurt your feelings…Ok, back to my hot tea…β€οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»

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