Jumble Answers for 03/01/2019







Good Morning, Everyone!              🔫 NESS-CE PAS? 🔫

🎶…..There are no lyrics…No, seriously, there are no lyrics…”The Untouchables Theme” – Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra  1959           https://tinyurl.com/y24k3vu7

🔫 The Agents’ name was Eliot Ness, and Robert Stack stood tall,
The men liked his bravado, the women liked his all…
A show set in Chicago, agents fighting organized crime,
And people cleared their schedules, 9:30 was the time.
They’d NESTLE on their sofas, they’d watch these men ABIDE
By Law and Order only, incorruptible as they’d chide…
The Gangsters and the Criminals to get it in their SKULL,
That Ness was so determined…The show was never dull…
Ness and his men, they prowled the streets…there was no JOGGER then,
And fear is what they instilled in the hearts of corrupt men.
They fought the fight for justice with all that they could muster…
And The Untouchables prevailed and caught on LIKE GANG BUSTERS 🔫

It looks like we’re closing out our work week today with a new entry into the Jumble Archives, SKULL. NESTLE appeared this past July, and we’ve seen JOGGER twice last year, the last time in December. ABIDE though, gave us a few surprises…Making it’s 10th appearance, it’s newly anagrammed, and was last seen on May 8th, as DAEIB. But with it going back to 2014, BADIE showed up three times..albeit only once a year. 2014-15-16. And considering that it’s only 5 letters, I’d say that’s some creative word play. It’s no easy task to do what David does, day in and day out…

Prohibition during the 1920’s and 30’s …Let’s paint a PITCHER. No beer, no liquor, but there was plenty of WHINE. It wasn’t exactly something everyone CHEERed about. The driving force behind it was the religious organizations, who believed that less alcohol consumption would decrease the amount of crime and spousal abuse, and raise the overall amount of piety in America. In other words, it was an effort to raise the BAR. https://tinyurl.com/y9vyj96s   But with the demand for drink still out there, it led to a lot of crime, and Eliot Ness emerged as the Knight in Shunning Lager. https://tinyurl.com/y3q3vjhu  His memoir, “THE UNTOUCHABLES” was turned into a TV show in 1959, https://tinyurl.com/y6qe3tjw  and it became a HIT for the ABC Network. Ness and his men went after the many GANGS of the day, and were determined to BUST them all for good. And what we’re seeing here today, is a family gathered around, enjoying the popular show, as was most of America at the time. Everyone was PLASTERED to their TVs, as Mom and Dad’s dialogue is attesting to…So, in answer to our question…The VIEWERS tuned in …LIKE GANGBUSTERS! Well, SHOOT, David…you’ve done another BANG up job!

Ok, eye candy…Once again today, Jeff has given us a plethora of details. With the parents relaxed in matching green easy chairs, and two young sons sitting on the floor, it’s a typical living room scene of the 1950’s. Period ornately flowered blue and green vases, resting on a pink doily, sit atop a classic console TV cabinet. We can see the shows’ grainy black and white opening image displayed on the TV screen. Spot on period fashion touches are shown:  The Father, dressed in a white dress shirt and tie… On a Thursday night… at 9:30…in his own home… The Mother, dressed in a purple ruffled-necked blouse and a black skirt. You can’t make this stuff up…In fact, some people today might consider all that formality a CRIME! …There’s the vintage black rotary phone, sitting upon what was then called a “Phone Table”…And everyone seems to be in stocking feet. But today it’s the two little boys who steal the SHOW. The one at left, is wearing a gray Fedora, and saying how he wants to work for Ness…But the real STAR? Literally? The little boy at right is holding a Gold STARred Badge, that reads JUNIOR GI…and he has an adorable little cowlickMOOve over, Eliot Ness…There’s a new SHERIFF in town!  So, There you have it, Folks, Done!  And I’ll leave you with a little GANGBUSTER  humor… What do you get when you cross Al Capone with Al Pacino? …”A. CAPPUCCINO”! Have a great day, Everyone! And Welcome to March! 🔫🙋🏻






27 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 03/01/2019

  1. I told the JOGGER to ABIDE by the rules of the road, or I would NESTLE my boot in his SKULL!

    NESTLE took me the longest to get. The puzzle answer seemed overwhelming at first, with 15 letters, but once I saw LIKE for the 4-letter word, the rest was obvious.

    • YIKES! You Texans don’t fool around, do you? 😂 Good Morning, Mike! A little Road Rage early in the morning? Well done! 👏🏻👏🏻 Kudos! And I did chuckle, despite the graphic nature! 😂 GANGBUSTERS came to mind immediately, because it’s a word we use a lot, especially when the kids are running around like…well, like GANGBUSTERS! 😉 Very clever one, that’s for sure! Have a great day, Mike! 🔫🙋🏻

  2. This was a tough solve. I gave up after 8 minutes and started the hints. Once I saw BUST, it was easy. I usually give up after 5 minutes and that’s rare, but the challenge was too tempting for me.

    • Good Morning, Clay. So you do the puzzle as I do? Go for the answer from the cartoon first? I was just telling another friend (besides Mike above😉), that the phrase is a familiar one to me. And that I just used it the other day while watching a bit of a stampede for a product in a store. So it came to me quickly, once I thought GANGS. There’s a real double play on words here. I’m wondering now if the phrase is somewhat “regional”? Would that be the correct word? I’m not sure! I guess we’ll know as the others start commenting…🔫🙋🏻

      • It was a popular radio show from 1935 with a memorable opening. An excerpt from https://tinyurl.com/yxpg78jm will help explain the popularity of the word:

        But the series returned in revised form to CBS January 15, 1936 under its new title, Gangbusters-which was now devoted weekly to lesser-known (but just as interesting, if not more so) crime cases.

        Two particular aspects of Gangbusters were responsible for the show being so well-remembered today; first, the program’s classic opening, which ushered in the weekly proceedings with a combination of police whistle and sirens, shuffling feet, screeching tires, gunshots and the rat-a-tat of machine guns. This loud and brash cacophony introduced the slang phrase “coming on like gangbusters” to the American lexicon.

        • Hey Clay, Thank you for this. I knew nothing about it. See, this is why I dubbed you the Resident Research Artist! I didn’t even consider concentrating on the term itself, and/or it’s origin… I was so caught up in the data about Ness and the show. Since it was before my time, I really didn’t know the details. But I really have no idea why I know the term so well, so I’m guessing it’s just something I’ve heard growing up, and continued using. As for its’ usage as the solution, it’s a really good one. The Untouchables being “Gang-Busters”, and the onslaught to gather in front of the TVs, coming on as “Gangbusters”. It’s very clever, indeed! Thanks again for the information, it’s very interesting! 🔫🙋🏻

  3. Good morning. Agree that Nestle would be my choice for hardest word. When it came time to the cartoon and seeing that it was fifteen letters,it looked overwhelming at first. But then after taking my time I finally came up with the answer. I did enjoy the program. It was watched by the whole family. Can you imagine how hard it was to watch TV. You actually had to get off the couch to change the channel or raise the volume. How did we ever survive all that strenuous work. Nice job Mike,You got a good laugh from me. Angela,cute finish and once you heard that music come on the TV you ran to sit with the rest of the family. Good memories. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn. You mentioning NESTLE also, as Mike did, made me realize that I didn’t speak of a stumper with the words today. No one got stuck on any of them, so I guess I just overlooked it. The answer? Do you know the term? Do you use it? I’m trying to determine if it’s a “Brooklyn” thing, a NY thing…and that’s why I know it so well. The show I only know of from what I’ve heard over the years, especially after its’ remake and the movie…And what I saw on-line this morning. There were a few clips on YouTube, and they were great..but a tease, because they ended too quickly…And I’m chuckling over the lack of a remote and having to get up off the couch to change the channels! Oh, the humanity! 😂😂 Wishing you a great day, Brooklyn! 🔫🙋🏻

  4. I’m always interested in the different way people approach solving the Jumble. I try the words first and don’t look at the cartoon until I’ve completed them. Of course if I get totally stumped on one word then I look at the cartoon answer and sometimes have to work backwards. No problem with the words today but paused at the cartoon until I saw “like” and the rest fell into place. I’m familiar with the term “gangbusters” so I don’t think it is only an easy coast saying but dont’ know where I learned it. By the way, Angela, today is National Pig Day. I sent my sister some socks with pigs on them. Hope all of you have a good day.

    • Good Morning, Betty. I find it interesting also. I was taught as a child to do the words first, and I did it that way for many years. But then I switched it up…Do you ever see the Kids Jumble that’s published on Sunday’s? I’m teaching the Littles to do it…we do it each week, (I make copies for all of us and then we color it)! 😊 It’s adorable, really. And I’m teaching them both ways, because one or two of them are more “visual”, more perceptive. They’ll look at it, read it, and pick up on the tiniest thing. The others want to do the words first, and are more interested in playing with the letters. I give them free rein! LOL! Just goes to show how minds think differently. There’s no right or wrong way. And as long as it’s fun, right? The Gangbusters? Good to know that you’re familiar with it also. Sometimes I feel like I pull these things out of a hat! 😂 But they’re all up there, stuck in my head! 😉 …And yes, Pig Day, USA! How’d I miss that? And how I wish I had a sister…You’re both so lucky to have each other..and I bet she’ll SQUEAL with delight when she sees those socks! Happy Pig 🐷 Day, Betty! I hope you’re BACON the best of it! 🙋🏻

      • How cool that you do the kids jumble with your little folks. We don’t have a kids jumble in our paper. Too bad. Your little relatives are lucky to have someone like you to teach them the ropes. You’re surely the expert and your analysis is par excellance !

        • Betty…You’re way too kind, thank you very much. I just think it’s so important to get their hands off these tablets and phones. The barely 2-yr old goes to swipe her finger across everything she sees! It scares me….They know I’m all for toys, but I also bombard them with books. A few years ago I started doing the book and matching stuffed toy thing for them…the ones that Kohl’s puts out. The Kohl’s Cares Program? https://tinyurl.com/yyg5wtgu I’ve bought a gazillion of these pairs, and I love them all, each one more than the other. I figure if you make the reading relatable to the toy and vice versa, you catch more bees! 😂 But the Jumble for Kids is a great learning tool, besides being such fun. And it teaches them perception too, in addition to the love of words as I was saying earlier…And an added bonus is that since it’s printed in black and white, you’re asked to color it when you’re done! And I love to color! 😂It’s a virtual plethora of fun!!! 😂😂 Take a look at this link. https://tinyurl.com/y2s89aeq After it opens, to the left of the word Jumble, there’s a little box reading “More Games” if you click on that, it opens a menu, and Jumble appears at top. If you click that arrow, all the various Jumble puzzles are listed, including Jumble for Kids. Take a look at last week’s. It’s so cute, and they’re funny besides. (You can keep the link, and then you can take a look at it each week). Personally, I enjoy them just as much as our ” grown-up” ones! 😂 Again, thank you so much for your sweet words, and I think I’m the lucky one too, for having them…Here’s to a great night! 🍷🙋🏻

  5. No problem w the anagrams but the 11 letter gangbusters gave reason to pause.Yes the TV show was a must see,and the subsequent movie was a good memory.

    • Good Morning, Professor! Yes, I felt so too, the words were not a problem. As for the solution…well, read above! 😂 The movie I remember, and I enjoyed it too. More snow on the horizon, Prof….I think the Groundhog’s enjoying the joke! 😂 Have a good one, Chuck! 🔫🙋🏻

  6. Chuck…Friday, Try day…🙋🏻

    ° The JOGGER, failing to ABIDE to the courses schedule, and instead deciding to stop and NESTLE alongside the road, stopped dead in his tracks as he came upon the SKULL lying amongst the leaves.

    ° He always was a JOGGER, to fitness he’d ABIDE
    A little bit conceited…his looks he took great pride…
    He met her on the subway, saw her NESTLE with a book,
    Quite taken was he right away, he liked the way she looked.
    They got to know each other, but she found him rather dull,
    Insisting that she run with him…drove her out of her SKULL…

  7. In order to ABIDE by the rules of the race, the JOGGER had to NESTLE his SKULL & crossbones tee shirt under his hoodie as he didn’t want to be disqualified.

    • Hi Chuck. Good Afternoon! 👏🏻👏🏻 Kudos! 🌟 You know, none of us had any elbow room with the JOGGER, the word’s pretty cut and dry, but I like your different slant on SKULL. Hope your day’s going well…🔫🙋🏻

  8. Hi Everyone –
    Thanks for all the interesting info on the show, which I only vaguely remember.
    I almost gave up on the answer. I put the puzzle down but “fresh eyes” worked later. Like Mike and Betty, “like” was the key for me.

    • Hi Caroline…It looks like you’re not alone with the solve today…you’re in good company! LIKEwise so are they! Hope you’re having a great day! 🔫🙋🏻

  9. Hi all – No problem with the words today, but I didn’t have high hopes for getting the answer. Looking for anything to do with the subject and time period, I did notice that the last word had the right number of letters for CHICAGOLAND, PROHIBITION, and RESERVATION (like “appointment television”) but that led nowhere. Thought it might end in ING. The letters didn’t help until I tried to get the first word, saw LIKE, and then the light went on. (Yes, I do all the words first, then the answer, then look at the picture.)

    Gotta love the TV and the phone. This guy must be making good money to afford such a nice big TV. It seems to have stereo speakers and a huge CRT screen for the time, although not color yet. My only nitpick would be that there would probably be rabbit ear antennas on the top, unless he’s *really* advanced and has an outdoor setup wired in.

    Have a great day, everyone!

    Angela, “A. CAPPUCCINO”? 😂 And if Tuesday Weld married Hal March IV, she’d be Mrs. Tuesday March the Fourth.
    “Shunning Lager” was good too, like Fiorello La Guardia, who was a keg and pinball machine buster.

    • Hey Steve…My parents had a TV console that looked so similar to this one. And there were speakers in it, on the sides, sort of behind little drapes with like a grating over it I think. And the reason was because there was a phonograph and a radio in the top portion, that opened upwards. I have pictures, one especially of my Father leaning over it, placing a record into it I suppose. I don’t know if it was ’59, but do remember the piece of furniture…They had it into the ’70s. But it didn’t have rabbit ears, there was an antenna on the roof. I rememeber there was an “Antenna Guy” ..his name was Tommy…my whole family used him! 😂 And keep in mind, we definitely weren’t “well off”..😉 Thanks for the Shout Out, but in all fairness, the Cappuccino’s from a Round Table night…The Lager though did hit me this morning…😉 As for the Little Flower? The NYers loved him, the Italians revered him. Tiny little bit of a guy! Pinball buster yes, but I don’t think he was all for Prohibition..Of COORS I’d have to double check! 😉 Here’s to High hopes, G! 😉😉👏🏻 Have a good one! 🙋🏻

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