Jumble Answers for 01/21/2019

DONMU – MOUND

TUCHH – HUTCH

YNITLH – THINLY

QAEOUP – OPAQUE

CARTOON ANSWER: THE KANGAROO GAVE HER HUSBAND A TO-DO LIST AND EXPECTED HIM TO – – –

O   HT   TI   OP    =   HOP TO IT

Good Morning, Everyone!              📄  HONEY DO, KANGAROO… 📄

🎶 Bah-bah-bah-bah, bah-bah-bah-bah…Bah-bah-bah-bah, bah-bah-bah-bah, at the HOP! Well, you can rock it, you can roll it…You can slop and you can stroll it at the HOP…When the record starts spinnin’, you chalypso when you chicken at the HOP…Do the dance sensation that is sweepin’ the nation at the HOP…🎶 “At The Hop” Danny and the Juniors 1957 https://tinyurl.com/y9jdhrko

📄The old joke about “Honey Do” can always get its laughs,
The husband being put upon, the object of the gaffe…
Sort of a Dagwood Bumstead…a MOUND of chores to do,
When all the while he’s longing for a way to bid adieu.
His vision kind of OPAQUE, he can’t see past the door,
He THINLY tries excuses hoping he can dodge the chores…
Repair the HUTCH, clean the garage, prepare the yard for flowers
And all the while keeping in mind that there is just an hour…
I think she’s really pushing it although the guys no slouch,
That list is way too long for him to get under his pouch…
So her expectations really need to be cut down a bit…
She’s got the poor guy jumpin’, but he can’t just HOP TO IT! 📄

After having a new word on Friday and two more yesterday, I really didn’t expect another today. And yet it looks like there is…in THINLY. Our other words have appeared numerous times before, with MOUND making its 8th showing this morning. HUTCH last appeared on June the 9th, and OPAQUE on March the 29th. None of them posed any problem, although 3 of the Early Birds weren’t that CLEAR at first with OPAQUE

Today our puzzle once again brings us Down Under to Australia. If you remember, we were just here Thursday, watching the Father and son duo CUTTING IT...But today, we’re indoors, and the Aussies are KANGAROOS. We see a couple, the ROO-MATES and their two baby JOEYS. (I’m taking them both as boys, since neither has Jeff’s female eyelashes). Our dialogue is telling us that Mrs Roo-Mate will be out for an hour, and she’s expecting her husband to do a list of chores before she returns. Mr Roo-Mate, having hoped to hang OUT BACK with the guys, maybe listen to a little Hip-HOP, doesn’t seem thrilled…And who can blame him? In order to complete that TO-DO list he’d really have to…HOP TO IT! Good one, David…ROO never let us DOWN..

OK, eye candy…Let’s find that Lolli-HOP…All four are a soft shade of brown…Mrs Roo-Mate has a fancy do…her blonde hair LEAPS up in the BACK. She’s wearing a string of pearls. There’s a red and blue block on the ground reading A-B-C…And the JOEY at left is holding a Platypus doll, while the one at right is getting a KICK out of his ability to JUMP…he’s LEAPING for joy…But the real KICKER here? Mrs Roo-Mate did say she’d be back IN AN HOUR, right? Well that list?…This is how it reads: Clean…Wash windows…Give Joey’s bath…Clean up brush…Make dinner…Are you KIDding me? IN AN HOUR? Boy..talk about a LEAP of faith! I’d be HOPPING mad! So, There you have it, Folks! Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And if you’re lucky enough to be home today, in celebration of Martin Luther King Day? Considering the weather? Relax…It’s a great day to be a POUCH potato! 📄🙋🏻

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15 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 01/21/2019

  1. Good morning. An easy Monday Jumble except for that one word that eluded me. I even had my glasses on but I could not see Opaque. Once I looked it up it was very clear I should have gotten it. The cartoon answer jumped right out. I passed right by hop and skip and leaped to its conclusion. Angela,thanks again for a good laugh on your excellent song choice. You also nailed it with everything else. Until tomorrow stay well.

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    • Good Morning, Brooklyn..Glad it cleared up for ya! 😂 Good one! And another good one on your getting to the conclusion…👏🏻👏🏻 ROO really got your wit sharpened this morning…And I’m with you..it was easy, breezy. Thanks for the Shout Outs, I knew you’d enjoy the music. Great song, right!? Hard to stand still while listening to it…I was dancing around the kitchen at 3:30 this morning! Hope you’re staying warm, Brooklyn…Have a good one’ 💨🙋🏻

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  2. Hey Chuck B…Where are ROO? Roo haven’t HOPPED by in a few days…Everything ok? Are you DOWN? UNDER the weather? I hope not….Wrote these up, but MATEr of fact…I really took a LEAP on one or two…Hope all is well…🙋🏻

    ° She couldn’t find her THINLY fitted OPAQUE tights, and then saw them lying in the MOUND of laundry on the HUTCH…

    ° Trying to conceal the fact that entire concept of building the HUTCH was OPAQUE to him, he offered a THINLY disguised excuse when they saw the MOUND of woodworking books in his backpack.

    ° Between the OPAQUE window coverings and the MOUND of papers piled high on the HUTCH beneath it, the view to the yard was a THINLY visible one.

    ° His THINLY veiled attempt at humor came off as terribly insensitive, and caused a MOUND of trouble, when he made fun of the rabbits with the OPAQUE eyes that were lying in the HUTCH…

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    • Hi Angela, I’ve been busy shoveling the white stuff and a bit under the weather. Thanks for thinking of me. Your quartet of entries is (are) fabulous as usual. Stay well and keep up the usual work!!

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      • Hi Chuck..Ah, the dreaded white stuff! Luckily we were spared. You’re welcome. Of course I noticed your absense, and hoped you were well. And thank you. Stay well, stay warm…Ciao! 🙋🏻

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  3. Thinly and opaque gave me reason to pause.Then despite the 3 and 2 letter words in the solution were trickier than I thought they woul be,but the presence of O’s and a P made it so,until the picture of a kangaroo yielded ” hop” for the solution.Three degrees here this morning but Sunny!

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  4. Hi all – My turn to receive the post in the spam folder today. The answer was instant. The putting LY at the end and TH together gave THINLY. Then, I always think that words with QU will be instant solves, so I hate to admit how long it took me to see OPAQUE; I guess it really was.

    “Going out back”, cute! So we’re on an Australia tour lately, eh? All I can think of now though is the song “Joey, Joey, Joey” and the ill-conceived Joey Bishop show.

    Have a great day everyone! I see the frigid temperatures in the East are due to rise soon – may it happen quickly! Angela, you’re not supposed to take “playing six degrees” literally!

    Caroline, the Chronicle’s review of Elton John’s concert notes that he closed with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road “on which all those years ago he contemplated, ‘When are you going to come down? When are you going to land?’ Now we know.”

    That’s a great song CLIP, Angela. I’ve seen it before, and I love the fact that the two guys with the best hair get to stand in front. Also that it’s posted by “John1948ThreeC”. 😉 A man after my own year.

    So I’m watching the live stream of the eclipse last night at timeanddate.com. The moon is the color of blood, the picture shifts from a camera in Morocco to one from the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, and this lyric pops into my head – “4% Pantomime” from The Band’s album “Cahoots”, with guest Van Morrison:
    🎵”We went up to GRIFFITH PARK
    With a fifth of Johnny Walker *RED*…
    While the old couple looked on into the dark..”🎵

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  5. 🎵”Little Richard sang it and Dick Clark brought it to life
    Danny And The Juniors hit a groove, stuck as sharp as a knife
    Well now do you remember all the guys that gave us rock and roll?”🎵

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  6. Hi Everyone,
    No major problems today. Wonderful song and clip, Angela. Pure fun.
    Steve, the Yellow Brick lyrics really are a fitting end. And thanks for alerting us to the blood moon, which I didn’t know about.

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