LEEAWS – WEASEL
LANFUT – FLAUNT
HURNCC – CRUNCH
EEIDLY – EYELID
CNEEMA – MENACE
SALYCS – CLASSY
CARTOON ANSWER : THE DISTANCE BETWEEN NYC AND L.A. IN A PASSENGER JET IS 2,500 MILES – – –
WS FT RCH EEI EA LS = AS THE “CREW” FLIES
Good Morning, Everyone! ✈️ LORDS (AND LADIES) OF THE FLIES ✈️
🎶 Come FLY with me, let’s FLY, let’s FLY away…If you can use some exotic booze, There’s a bar in far Bombay…Come FLY with me, let’s FLY, let’s FLY away…🎶 “Come Fly With Me” – Frank Sinatra 1958 http://tinyurl.com/y4cfrhjj
✈️ I think the days of Friendly Skies have somehow gone the way,
Of being comfortable and having baggage not for pay…
The times they are so different, CLASSY is not the norm,
We get packed in so WEASEL-like, a lot just can’t conform…
There’s those who FLAUNT an attitude, think they’re above the bunch,
And act as if it’s only them that feel the airline’s CRUNCH…
The flight Crew has to deal with any MENACE on the flight,
The days of Coffee, tea or me…gone into that good night.
So when you close your EYELIDs hoping there’ll be no surprise,
Think kindly of them keeping peace up there AS THE “CREW” FLIES ✈️
See you in a little while…✈️🙋🏻…..OK, I’M BACK….
Of our 6 words today, CLASSY is appearing for the first time, well the first time since 2014 anyway. MENACE goes way back to 2015, EYELID to 2017 and CRUNCH was last seen in August of 2018. But with what may be a Jumble first, both WEASEL and FLAUNT are both our newest words, since they both last appeared together only 3 weeks ago, on February 20th. And this morning, it was only CRUNCH that caused a pause…
ABOARD a plane today, FLYING between NYC and L.A., we see 3 passengers and 3 Flight Attendants. And as Jumble FREQUENT FLYERS, many of you may recall that we were also aboard a plane quite recently, on February 16th, where we dealt with “CABIN PRESSURE”. There’s a lot of dialogue, and listening in, we hAIR that it all applies to the CREW’s FLIGHT of fancy…But for a CHANGE of pace today, I was a little UP IN THE AIR with the answer to our puzzle, and couldn’t just WING it. My initial thought of “ON THE...” caused a DELAY in solving once I glanced over to our words and saw that there wasn’t an “O”. So, I gathered my letters, and immediately picked out FLIES, and of COURSE “THE” for our 3-letter word. “CREW” then FLEW off the page, and immediately brought the solve into VIEW. AS THE “CREW” FLIES! And I had to laugh out loud at this ACE. ‘AS THE CROW FLIES’, https://tinyurl.com/y2ftmtfy a pretty common idiom, is expertly put into play here…David, you’ve SOARED ABOVE the rest once again.
Ok, FLY candy. Of the 2 male passengers, one wears a burgundy sweater, and is asleep. The other, bespectacled and dressed in green, sits to the right of the PLANE, and is shown with his eyes looking down, intently focused on something…The sole female passenger, in purple, and nestled into a black neck pillow, is being served a drink with ice cubes visible, (great detail, Jeff), and is asking her male attendant about AIR sickness, and he tells her that he’s “used to it”…The uniform du jour is black pants, long-sleeved dress shirts of medium blue, burgundy vests and gold ties. The service trolley, gray in color, holds a tray of beverage cans and juice boxes, cups, stirrers, and a carafe of hot coffee, lines of steam emanating from the opening, and in the hand of the female attendant. It has 4 drawers, and two bottom bins. But the detail most DEAR? The male attendant at front, who’s sporting a stud in his left ear, is holding 3 small yellow boxes, SNACK PACK written on each with a fancy cursive flAIR. And marked at the left hand corner, it reads: $20. $20! As I said...most $$$ DEAR! So, DEAR you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone!…And BUCKLE UP…Most of us across the country are in for some TURBULENT weather! ✈️🙋🏻