Jumble Answers for 02/13/2019










Happy Wednesday, Jumble friends! Today’s game was a piece of cake with all of our clue words being recycled favorites. I didn’t think any of them were particularly difficult, but COPPER did require a brief pause so I’ll choose it as the most difficult anagram of the day. The anagram for WILLOW has been used before, two times in 2017 to be exact, while the other three are coming up as new. It was interesting to see that David shied away from spelling out words within the anagrams after two days of doing so but, like a good book, it always comes to an end.Our oldest clue word was the aforementioned COPPER with a gameplay date of 10/14/16 while WILLOW provided our most recent encounter on 11/24/18.

Today’s cartoon introduced us to two characters that were having a brief interaction in a home-office. They didn’t appear to be our run-of-the-mill characters as the attention to detail was too exacting. The “Maine” t-shirt allowed me to immediately identify the male half as Stephen King and I presumed that the female was his wife, Tabitha.

We see Mr. King seated at his desk and he’s writing on a notepad with a pencil. On the desk is a computer monitor, keyboard, assorted books and papers, as well as 2-tiered paper organizer. His wife inquires if he’s ready to go but King states that he has a story idea that he’d like to jot down first. My favorite detail of the piece was the 6-string guitar that’s partially visible in the background. Looking closely at the headstock you can see “Jumble” written in cursive with a small squiggly line underneath. Welcome to the Jumble caricature club, Mr. King!

The final solve was an 8-letter anagram that solved into a 5-letter word in quotes and a 3-letter word. The visual clue of Mr. King writing on his notepad brought “WRITE” to mind with NOW being instantly visible within the remaining letters.

Mr. King is a very talented writer and I’ve read several of his books. He creates three-dimensional characters that you grow to love and the use of flashbacks within his books is absolutely amazing. I’m not a fan of horror or psychological fiction so I generally pass over his works. One of my New Year’s resolutions was to read 100 books and I’m a day away from finishing number 11. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens has been my favorite so far and I’m just about to finish “I Owe You One” by Sophie Kinsella. If you’re an avid reader, please let me know what pages you’ve been turning in the comments section below! Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow. 📚



36 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 02/13/2019

  1. Good Bright Incredibly Sunshiny Morning, Mike…Today a very cool MAINE character! Have a good one! 📚🙋🏻

      • For some reason, it’s blindingly beautiful this morning, and with our temp hovering near 40°, it’s guaranteed to melt away the inch or so of snow/ice that we got. …I hope it’s on it’s way towards you! 🌞 🙋🏻

  2. 🎶 RIGHT NOW…you know I miss your body, So I won’t kiss nobody until you come back home…I swear, the next time that I hold you…I won’t let you go nowhere…You’ll never be alone, oh!🎶”Right Now” – Nick Jonas and Robin Schulz 2018 https://tinyurl.com/y3r7m9vu

    📚 Some days the words come easy…like tweeting to a FINCH,
    The thoughts just flow, you write them down, the whole thing is a cinch…
    A story ’bout the COPPER who walks the beat in town…
    Or maybe it’s about the last tall WILLOW on your grounds.
    But other days you’re EMPTY, you just can’t concentrate,
    And deadlines loom and so you feel like now you’ve sealed your fate…
    It’s all a part of writing, the good days and the bad,
    But when you’re done you know the book’s the best one that you’ve had…
    These books are like your baby, so you nurture and endow…
    But on the way no matter what…you have to just WRITE NOW…📚

    This morning the guys give us the WRITE stuff! Stephen King, https://tinyurl.com/y3ae3w4v …the King of horror and the macabre. The man whose books and movies give us INSOMNIA, may cause us MISERY, and take us into the DARK TOWER of our minds, and whose latest NOVEL, “THE INSTITUTE”, will be published in September. We find ourselves in his office, with his wife Tabitha asking if he’s “Ready to go”. But Stephen, feeling inspired tells her that he has a “Great story idea”…and that he’ll have to be the OUTSIDER and miss the affair, since he needs to get his thoughts on paper….”WRITE” NOW…Good one, David. Once again, you’ve CARRIEd it home!

    Ok…Eye Candy. Stephen sits wearing a tealish-blue T-Shirt, emblazoned with “Maine” in gold lettering honoring his Alma Mater, the University of Maine. Tabitha, a fellow graduate, wears a navy patterned blouse. We see that Stephen’s a south paw, and that he WRITES those Ah-Ha thoughts down on a yellow legal pad. His neat desk holds a Monitor, a keyboard, some books, legal pads, and an In-and -Out Letter Tray. And being a musician, we see his brown guitar by his side. The candy? If you look real closely at the Guitars’ Headstock? In Jeff’s signature script, it reads Jumble! Now how’s that for taking THE STAND? Have a great day, Everyone! And…WRITE ON! 📚🙋🏻

  3. Good morning. Because of all the COPPER wind chimes placed on the WILLOW tree, it was EMPTY of the FINCH that lived there. Another easy day regarding jumble. There was just a slight hiccup on Empty. When it came time for the cartoon, Now came to mind first which left me with Write. Another good finish. Thanks Mike for the information. I would have never thought of it. I can’t seem to get into the depth of the drawing other than just enjoying the drawing. Angela, another song I never heard before. Pretty soon I might be able to go on a quiz show with the knowledge I gain from you. Good job on the words. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Hi, Paul! Yup, another easy one that reminded me of a Monday solve. Perhaps it was the quotations that made David choose to feature it midweek. Enjoy the day!

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn….Luckily, I’d know you anywhere…because your name is gone, like Steve and both Chuck’s were. 👏🏻👏🏻 Love your sentence…I wish you’d do one more often. It’s fun to see the different ways we tackle the words. I haven’t tried yet today, but I’m going to… Thanks for the Shout Out,…you made me smile at the “Name That Tune” reference. I’d be your partner any day! We’ll slay ’em! As for the song’..it’s very new…maybe an homage to Nick’s new wife, Priyanka Chopra. The two of them look like they make beautiful music together…Have a good one, Brooklyn…for today at least, we have beautiful weather…📚🙋🏻

  4. The supposedly EMPTY COPPER kettle hanging from the weeping WILLOW tree contained a beautifully colored FINCH and three tiny eggs.

    • Good Morning, Chuck! Glad to see your avatar’s back! So, bringing your A-Game with this one! 👏🏻👏🏻. Kudos, Sir! I was just telling Paul that I haven’t made an attempt yet, but I will…A lot of imagery with this..the tiny eggs is a great touch! 📚🙋🏻

  5. Thanks, Angela. It’s a bit repetitive of a previous one from Anonymous at 9:55, but I really hadn’t seen it before I posted mine. Sir Charles can, indeed, be very funny!

    • Chuck…Go back in and delete your surname…You’re very welcome…That’s Paul who showed up anonymously, and both are well deserving of merit. And anyway, the thought may be the same, but the angle is different. ..So you saw me singing Sir Charles’ praises last night? Or shall I say in the wee small hours of this morning? LOL! That man just tickles me. Did you see the show? When he said that Shaq was no rocket scientist? He’s so irreverent …But I was thinking…Here he is with the bat being a bird story? Uh…The pot calling the kettle? ROTFL! I just love listening to his voice…Anyway…I’m doing some sentences to throw into the mix….See you in a sec…🙋🏻

    • Different strokes for different folks…LOL! I’m trying to tweak another one, but once again I’m wrestling with the syntax…🤔🙋🏻

      ° He was hoping to present her with the COPPER birdbath, that had the FINCH engraved on its front, and picked the perfect spot for it by the WILLOW tree, but when he returned to the Nursery, it’d already been sold…so he came up EMPTY, and “WRITE” NOW felt saddened

      ° Feeling EMPTY inside after being rejected again, he bellied up to the COPPER bar and caught a glimpse of a FINCH outside the window, happily chirping away in the WILLOW tree…and thought how “WRITE” NOW he wished he could feel such happiness…

      ° Determined to WRITE NOW, and finish his novel about the COPPER-tailed FINCH that took up residence in his WILLOW tree, he knew he needed to EMPTY his mind of all other thoughts…

    • Thank you, Chuck. I’m picturing the copper bar too, but I can’t seem to place it. Something else to tax my brain with….And I agree that #2 has the most depth…So, along the same line, here’s my last one. It may very well be the same guy too…Who knows…I think I feel a short story coming on…😉🙋🏻

      ° Tall and slim…with long COPPER colored hair…he looked up at her and thought of a WILLOW…then she spoke and as if hearing the sweet sounds of a FINCH, the room suddenly became EMPTY of everyone except her…and he knew he had to meet her…”WRITE” NOW…

        • LOL. I guess so!😉 More like he got hit by the Thunderbolt, as we Italians say. Do you remember that from the Godfather? I remember hearing talk about it as a little kid…before it ever came out in the movie…Not that I understood what it meant then though! 😂😂🙋🏻

            • LOL! No, they surely don’t! But it’s more than the “Cupido”…That happens all the time with us, we’re always “falling in love”…This is different. This is the Thunderbolt. No comparison. No mere piercing here…it’s an all out crusher! You get hit? It’s all over for you! 😂❤️🙋🏻

  6. All 4 anagrams were near instant solves,with now an instant 3 letter solve,followed by ‘write’.
    Sunny but brisk,20 degrees in WCentral Illinois.

  7. Hi all – Easy one today; only COPPER took a quick second look.
    I also liked the custom made guitar. I was going to say “Jumble Stratocaster”, but it’s obviously more of a Martin acoustic type.

    The COPPER FINCH found the WILLOW EMPTY and so had a pleasant night’s roost.

    Have a great day, all. We’re getting slammed by the “atmospheric river”, but at least it’s from Hawaii, so some warmer air is displacing the cold stuff from Alaska that’s been hanging around for a couple of weeks now.

    🎵”I was a WILLOW last night in my dream
    And I bent down over a clear running stream
    To sing you a song that I heard from above
    And you kept me alive with your sweet flowing looooooooove”🎵(“Crazy on You” by Heart. I never tire of that lyric.)

    Here’s one more, from Chad and Jeremy:
    🎵”Willow weep for me
    Willow weep for me
    Bend your branches green
    Along the stream that runs to sea
    Listen to my plea
    Listen willow and weep for me
    Weepin’ willow tree
    Weep in sympathy
    Bend your branches down
    Along the ground and cover me”🎵

    • Here’s one more:
      🎵”I was alive and I waited, waited
      I was alive and I waited for this
      I saw the decade in, when it seemed
      the world could change at the blink of an eye
      And if anything, then there’s your sign of the times
      Right here, right now
      there is no other place I want to be
      Right here, right now
      watching the world wake up from history”🎵

    • It snowed in Hawaii! Who are we to complain? 😂 SMH!!’ ..So here was Lou this morning, singing…Wait for it..🎶Willow Weep For Me🎶..No lie..too funny…And it got stuck in my head for a while too…👏🏻👏🏻 Kudos on your entry! The most succinct of them all…and a totally different twist! I like it a lot…But the guitar? I think it may be a Taylor. Check this out…https://tinyurl.com/y2hfl622
      Have a good one, G! 📚🙋🏻

      • That guitar is absolutely incredible! Thank you so much for posting that! I even like the giant guitar pick that says “Pick me up!”, but I’d be afraid to even touch it.
        There’s that TIGER MAPLE on the back! (which he calls ‘flame’) I keep seeing a guy with a belt buckle picking it up, and I shudder.

        As for Lou’s song, either he’s got great taste or we’re both just old! 😂🙋🏻‍♂️

        • YW. I know, right? Amazing. And only 125 of them…the wood connection alone is mind boggling. I saw it this morning when I was looking for King related stuff. I didn’t mention it though because I’m no where in the world savvy enough to tag a guitar from just the headstock. Maybe it’s not even the one Jeff was going for, but it is a good guess. And I didn’t even know King was a “musician” until I read the bio this morning. Always learning something, right? I love that. (There’s a few other articles out there about him and his guitars too). And funny you mentioned the back. I remember my kid brother always talking about removing a belt when he handled his guitars….As for Lou? Good taste? But of course he does! 😂😂 And no, he’s not old…Seasoned’s more like it. (Like you)! 😉 And if you hear him tell it, all the grays in his hair came from me! 😂 ROTFL! Please..) Have a good one, G! 🎸🙋🏻

  8. I made a post from Toy Fair in Germany about two weeks ago with a video I made explaining how I choose words, etc. Did you see that? I don’t recall seeing it posted. I thought I hit “post comment” but maybe all those German beers dulled my senses. No problem if you didn’t want to use it, but I thought I’d double check since Colin mentioned it this morning. Here’s the video I’m talking about in case you want to post it.

    • Hi, David and Colin! Thanks so much for deciding to post this video again. I checked the spam folder to see if your original message was in there, and sadly it was. I’m so sorry that this happened and I’ll be sure to post a link very soon so everyone can enjoy it. It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since your last video — time sure does fly!


    • This made me feel warm and ZFUYZ! ❤️ Good to see you, David. Thanks for taking the time! 🙋🏻

      • Nice! Thanks Angela. I posted this from the hotel room on Feb. 2 about 20 minutes after making it, and I swear I hit “post comment”. But I guess not if this is the first time you’re seeing it.

        • Hey David.You’re welcome. I was on deck that day, and I definitely didn’t see it. I see Mike just mentioned that it went into Spam. You know we’d never ignore you! 😉 Congrats on your Chili Cook-Off, and your amazing success at Volta Elementary. You’ve much to be proud of. EB LEWL! 🙋🏻

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