Jumble Answer for 02/08/2019










Good Morning, Everyone!                  🚗 GET A GRIP 🚗

🎶 It’s hard enough, I know…to find the strength to GO, back to where it all began…It’s hard to enough to GAIN, any TRACTION in the rain…You know it’s hard for me to understand…🎶 “Traction In The Rain” – David Crosby 1971 https://tinyurl.com/ydh6zx38

🚗 I really never gave much thought to tires and inflating,
They’re there, they’re round, as always…they’re ready and they’re waiting…
It’s not a question of INEPT, it’s just taken for granted,
Like if you eat a HOAGIE, sure it’s good…but not enchanted.
Or take the THORAX that acts like a CABIN for our chests,
We know it’s there, but we don’t celebrate it with a fest…
Pneumatic this, vulcanization…words to me distraction,
But with inflated tires, things turned ’round so to GAIN TRACTION🚗

With today’s words, the 5’s have it. INEPT, making its’ 8th appearance, was last seen on June 5th,’18 as PINTE, and dates back to March 2015, while CABIN last seen here on October 26th,’17, as ANBIC, goes back to 2014. I couldn’t find our two 6-letter words in the files, although any of you who are familiar with the Just Jumble App, knows we’ve seen THORAX. But HOAGIE? I can tell you this much…Almost all of the Early Bird Jumblers agreed that they BIT off more than they could CHEW with HOAGIE… It stumped 7 of the 11. It’s an exceptionally well done anagram.

Today’s cartoon brings us to what appears to be an outdoor garage, where we see a mechanic kneeling, adjusting the new “INFLATABLE TIRES” on a car. I’m going to go out on a RIM here, and take a guess that the time is circa early 1900’s. I could be wrong, but since it’s pretty well known that I’m not all that great at Math, I’m just ROLLING the dice. I tried doing some research on TIRES, but I came up a little FLAT. John Boyd Dunlop, Robert Thomson, Charles Goodyear...With so many names being ROLLED around, it was just too much PRESSURE, and to be honest, it WORE me OUT…So I just quit, because not only was I TIREd, I started to feel like I was losing my GRIP tooBut if anyone out there is interested in the History, feel free to go right aTREAD and look it up…Speaking with our mechanic, we see a well-dressed gentleman, trying to WRENCH some information from him regarding the new “rage“. The mechanic is seen telling him that these NEW TIRES are “CATCHING ON“. And voilà! The NUTS and BOLTS of our answer…After the new TIRES were introduced, it didn’t take long for them to…GAIN TRACTION! Good one, David! GRIPPING!

Ok, eye candy. The entire panel is shaded blue, with everything CAR-related drawn in black: The CAR being DRIVEN off in the background, leaving a stream of exhaust, the 3 wheels lying on the ground, the CAR being worked on, and the TIRE lying next to our mechanic. He’s dressed in a dark Beige PULL OVER with Black pants. But what AUTOmatically caught my eye? The HANDLE BARred-mustachioed Dandy speaking to him. The man is definitely a MODEL of sartorial splendor. Dressed in a Double-Breasted Navy suit, with a Black top hat, one can see he’s a man DRIVEN to excellence. And the pièce de ré·sis·tance? Those stylish two-toned shoes. Beige and Brown…they compliment his TREADS perfectly!…So, There you have it, Folks…Done! Have a great day, Everyone…And I’ll leave you with a little TIRE humor…You used to be able to FILL your TIRES with AIR for a quarter…Now it’s usually more than a dollar…I guess that’s INFLATION for you! 🚗🙋🏻

18 thoughts on “Jumble Answer for 02/08/2019

  1. I think it is a hoot that the CW I had trouble was INEPT. Kinda tells you something eh?

    • Hey, Professor. Agree..Gain traction wasn’t that hard to come to GRIPS with, but Hoagie was a MOUTHFUL. The anagram is exceptional. And don’t you know that I had that amazing Hoosier, Hoagy Carmichael in my head all morning because of it? I hit the vault, and pulled out some of the real oldies…🎶Stardust🎶 always was and always will be one of my favorite songs in the entire world…Hope you’re enjoying your day, Prof! 🚙🙋🏻

  2. Looking at the last Jumble word, all I saw were four vowels in a six letter word. I thought that was very intriguing. Just sayin’.

    • Hey Chuck. Nice pick up. That never even registered with me…After I saw OHIO, and then started hearing 🎶Stardust🎶 and 🎶Ole Buttermilk Sky🎶?…I just got hungry…And here in NY we never even called them HOAGIES….We call them Heroes…😉 But I’ve never “seen” a food I didn’t recognize! 😂😂 Hope you’re having a good one! 🥖🙋🏻

    • ° Sitting in Anatomy 101, trying to drown out the INEPT lecture on the THORAX, she daydreamed of a sausage and pepper HOAGIE, and couldn’t wait to head back to the CABIN and eat…
      Chuck…A lot easier than trying to get HOAGIE to relate to TIRES! 😂😂🙋🏻

  3. Hi all – The last word mystified me – all those vowels, oy! So I wrote IGH and then IGE at the end, and that showed HOAGIE, which some people might only know as a SUB or (in Rhode Island) a GRINDER. Four vowels in six letters – have we ever had five? Is it possible to have six vowels?
    Likewise, the answer almost stumped me. Thought ROTATION or ROTATING, TREADING? I couldn’t even come up with a plausible first word. Finally saw TRACTION in the letters.

    I especially liked “Handlebar mustache”, Angela, and I also REALLY wanted to work Hoagie Carmichael into a sentence, but THORAX was a deal breaker.

    Nice song too, but I’m not too familiar with that David Crosby first solo album. All I know is that it has the most appropriate title ever – “If I Could Only Remember My Name”.

    Have a great day, everyone.

    • Hey Steve…Yes, agreed…HOAGIE was masterful. (And you forgot HERO here in the Tri-State area). The vowels, as I told Chuck a little while ago, I didn’t notice. But you guys did. 5? 6? IDK. I doubt it though. And for some reason, the answer came instantly…(You know I do the cartoon and that first)…Thanks for the Shout Outs…At Ieast I didn’t have to go aROUND in circles to work the Handlebar in! But Hoagy spelt his name Hoagy…😉 and besides, the key is to avoid proper names at all costs. As for THORAX? Again, as I told Chuck…try rhyming it along with HOAGIE into a piece on TIRES! It almost DROVE me NUTS! David definitely threw a Monkey WRENCH into the mix! 😂😂 And the Crosby? Thanks, again. And I do think the album title’s pretty appropriate too…especially from the looks of him in the video, right? “Something” was influencing him! 🙄 Hope you’re having a great day too, G! Enjoy! 🚙🙋🏻

  4. Upon entering the CABIN from the cockpit, the captain seemed very INEPT with a HOAGIE in his hand and guttural sounds seemingly coming from his THORAX..

    • 👏🏻👏🏻 Kudos, Chuck! Excellent! I especially like the Airplane angle. Very creative! (And you know I’m making sausage and peppers as we speak..LOL)! Hope you’re enjoying your day! 🚙🙋🏻

  5. Steve. Here’s a word you can look up. EUNOIA It means the good will a speaker cultivates between himself (herself) and his (her) audience.

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