Jumble Answers for 03/07/2019












Happy Thursday, everyone! With the weekend inching closer and closer, we’re at the point in the week where the puzzles tend to become more difficult. That wasn’t the case today, however, as David opted to switch things up by giving us a rather easy puzzle that required only a smidgen of effort. We did receive a new clue word with TEPID making its debut into gameplay. The other three were all recycled favorites but their anagrams came up as new. HANGAR was the only word to give me pause so it’s my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. I searched way too long for the nonexistent E before it dawned on me that he wanted us to find the place where aircraft are kept. HANGAR was also the oldest clue word of the day with it last popping up on 9/29/15 while VENUE was our most recent repeat from 7/26/18.

The setting for today’s cartoon brings us to the corners of Main and First where we observe a crew of four Jumble pavers hard at work. They’re busy putting down some new asphalt and the lack of machinery doing the dirty work lets us know that this is a period piece. My guesstimate is that this is a scene from the late 1860’s as true asphalt as we know it today wasn’t introduced until the early 1870’s.

Since this is a period piece, all of the workers were dressed appropriately for that era. We see them all wearing hats and the gentlemen in the back talking about automobiles has suspenders. The highlight of this piece was definitely the horse-drawn cart in the background that was carrying a full load of the steaming asphalt. Behind the cart is a worker who appears to be taking a shovel full from the cart and it was nice to see him bending at the knees so as not to strain his back. It was nice to see that even back then they embraced the idea of working smarter and not harder!

The final solve consisted of an 11-letter anagram that was jumbled rather impressively. David took special care in making sure that the vowels were coupled together but there was no way of hiding that V & P. PAVE instantly came to mind, and with those letters crossed out, the rest of the solution came into view for a quick finish. I wish everyone a terrific Thursday and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!

25 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 03/07/2019

  1. 🎢 If I never have a cent, Babe…I’d be rich as Rock-e-feller
    With gold dust at my feet…On the sunny SIDE OF THE STREET…🎢 “On The Sunny Side of the Street”- Louie Armstrong 1943 https://tinyurl.com/yxrpjutf

    ⛏The work was new, and men were sought to do this job most arduous,
    But able bodied men applied, some maybe just were curious…
    The asphalt hardly TEPID, extreme heat was into play,
    And many men left WEAKLY at the end of every day…
    They paved outside a VENUE, giving patrons walks of ease,
    They paved outside a HANGAR so that entry was a breeze…
    But hard they toiled, hours long, through each and every day,
    These first men did a great job, and so they PAVED THE WAY ⛏

    As with a lot of the themes that the Jumble brings to life, the History of ASPHALT proves to be an interesting read. I learned that Professor Edward J. de Smedt is the man credited with PAVING the way, by inventing modern ROAD ASPHALT in 1870, and calling it “SHEET ASPHALT PAVEMENT”. There’s quite a few articles on-line about the subject, but I found this one https://tinyurl.com/y32amtuh to be particularly detailed and interesting, especially since the photo resembled Jeff’s, except for the use of trucks versus the horse-drawn wagon. Obviously the year is off. And speaking of years, back then when paving was first initiated, you had to wonder who was ASPHALT when workers became ill from the heat and the fumes. There were no Unions to protect these men. The work was backbreaking, BITUMEN nature over ruled because the job paid well. Currently, there still aren’t specific OSHA standards for ASPHALT FUMES, but exposures to the various chemical components of it are addressed in specific standards for the general and construction industries, such as personal protective equipment (PPE), etc. Still though, to this day, there are STONES left unturned…and “promises to keep…and MILES to go before they sleep, and MILES to go before they sleep…”

    I like that the coloring seems to fit the panel well. The four men are all wearing jeans, (which were probably called work pants back then), blue, collared long-sleeved work shirts, knee-high brown rubber boots, and brown hats. The one mustachioed older man, heard mentioning that “the automobile owners will love it”, seems to be bald, since he’s not sporting Jeff’s signature sideburns. And he’s the only one of the four who’s wearing his shirt tucked into his pants, with his pants being held up by suspenders, perhaps because of his stomach paunch. The younger man at back, looking totally exhausted, is shown shoveling from the wagon, and he may also be bald, since no sideburns are visible.The heat of the ASPHALT is visible with rays emanating from both the pile on the wagon, and the section being laid by the man at front. And now…the man at front. Oddly, he’s the only one showing under arm sweat stains, along with a smudge on his left elbow. And he holds the eye candy. Looking closely, a large, single bead of sweat can be seen dripping down his left cheek. POUR guy…So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! TAR-TAR! ⛏

  2. Good Morning, Chuck…Here’s what I LAID DOWN…πŸ˜‰πŸ™‹πŸ»

    Β° At first WEAKLY received with very TEPID enthusiasm, she ended up loving the idea of using the local airplane HANGAR as the wedding VENUE, and it PAVED THE WAY to a wonderful night…

    Β° While searching for a VENUE to house the flower show,
    She looked at places WEAKLY, not many apropos…
    The HANGAR was suggested, she felt TEPID now at best,
    But went to see it just the same, as she had done the rest…
    And much to her surprise she saw the building made of gray…
    Was perfect as a backdrop, and it easily PAVED THE WAY…

  3. Good morning. He WEAKLY agreed to change the VENUE and have the meetings inside the HANGAR rather than outdoors despite TEPID views. The words were easy again with tepid being the hardest of all. I was stumped for about ten minutes on the cartoon when all of a sudden the light bulb went off and the answer appeared. Another cute finish. Angela,good pick with Satchmo on the song choice. Loved your poem and use of the words. Until tomorrow stay well

    • Brooklyn! You’re getting to be a Pro! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» I’m loving your sentence! Kudos!!! Thanks for the Shout Outs, it was an easy go of it. Sometimes the words just meld so well. And yes, it’s a nice piece of music. Only I could have sworn that I’ve used Satchmo before, but my friend’s telling me no. I have to check. But guess what? The word HANGAR made me think of Floyd Bennett Field. Years ago, were people allowed to go into the Hangar, (I guess it was) and view the planes parked there? I have a memory of seeing these huge planes up close, but I’m not sure if it’s a real one! I’ve asked my brothers, but they don’t seem to remember doing it. Help! πŸ˜‰πŸ™‹πŸ»

      • When I was recalled for the Cuban crisis,I was stationed there for the year with a month in GuantΓ‘namo and then Maine for Morse code school. I was lucky enough to be one of ten guys that stayed behind when they went to Florida because my wife was about to give birth to our first child. Have fond memories of Floyd Bennett Field. That’s where I went once a month (week ends) before I was activated the first time.

        • Jeez, Brooklyn! You sure have a ton of fascinating things in your past…That’s a great story. I swear, Paul, you need to write these things down…But Floyd Bennett? Did they ever open the place up to the public? Like in the early 70’s? That people could go in for like a tour of the aircraft? I keep thinking I went there with my Father and the Scouts…??? πŸ€”πŸ™‹πŸ»

        • Paul, I googled it. It seems that they do tours now, so I guess they must have done so years ago. Or maybe it was just something they did for the Scouts as a field trip. But I do have a strong recollection of seeing these massive planes…I have to check with one more brother..βœˆοΈπŸ™‹πŸ»

  4. When someone suggested using the old airport HANGAR as the VENUE for the new gambling casino, it was WEAKLY received by the city fathers and deemed by others as a TEPID excuse for spending the glut of money in the city coffers. Some redundancy here, Angela, but best I could come up with. Hope you’re having a good day!

    • Redundancy? Where? Let’s face it, there’s only so much one can do with a HANGAR and a VENUE, no matter how creative we think we are! πŸ˜‰ You took a really good twist with the casino, whereas Paul went with a meeting and I chose a wedding and a flower show. I see no redundancy! You even slid in the “glut of money”, adding more fuel to your fire…it’s very well done! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»! And thanks for the well wishes, I was able to have bacon again this morning, so all’s right with the world! πŸ˜‚ Good Morning to you, and I wish you a good one too, Chuck! πŸ™‹πŸ»

  5. Hi all – For some reason WEAKLY took me an extra look after seeing WALK first. Then I had to write the letters for the answer, but it was obvious when I did.

    Thanks for all the interesting info on asphalt and hangars. I’m sure Betty has seen one of the biggest landmarks in the Bay Area just south of San Francisco – an eight-acre hanger built to house the airships USS Macon and USS Akron in 1933, β€œone of the world’s largest freestanding structures” according to Wikipedia.

    Have a great day, everyone.

  6. Angela, To answer your 12:14 query, I think it’s something Dorothy Lamour used to wear!!

    • 🎢SARONG, Farewell… auf Wiedersehen, good night..πŸŽΆπŸ˜‰πŸ™‹πŸ»

    • Hey Chuck….I haven’t thought about the “Sarong Movies” in years, but you mentioning Dorothy Lamour brought them to mind. I loved the Road movies, but didn’t really get into them until after having read so much about Bing Crosby. Not a fan to begin with, by this time there was truly no love lost. But Bob Hope? I always adored him. So in my mind, this is the ROAD that I think might have been taken…I hope you get a CHUCKle! πŸŒ΄πŸ™‹πŸ»

      Β° When Dorothy Lamour meet Bob, she fell over the moon,
      She favored him, but knew quite well that he could never croon…
      She mulled the whole thing over, considering guy code…
      And thought it best to just keep mum and get out on the ROAD…
      There was a fortune to be made if she played her cards right,
      She’d hang out with Bing all day long and Bob could fill her nights…
      From Singapore, then Zanzibar, Morocco next to see,
      They made a happy threesome, these zany men and she…
      Utopia, then Rio, then Bali the next port…
      They ended it in Hong Kong and the tickets people bought.
      And Dorothy stayed silent, with her heart upon her sleeve…
      While Bob and Bing played “patty cake” and she wished Bing would leave…
      She dressed in pretty SARONGS, hoping she could win Bob’s eye…
      He seemed to be enamored, but the time kept passing by…
      So art never did imitate real life for Miss Lamour…
      The filming ceased, and Dorothy? Unrequited the amour! πŸ’”

  7. That is heavy stuff!! Thanks, Angela. It brings back a lot of memories. I had forgotten about the “paddy cake” bit. Thank you!

    • LOL! You’re welcome, Chuck. Just a little levity…They don’t make movies like those anymore.They were funny, and even though there was the little innuendo here and there, it was all done in good taste. You could sit and watch them with your kids and not cringe. Today, it’s like dodging bullets while you’re watching a movie…πŸ˜‰ Anyway, Miss Lamour and her Sarong brought back memories for both of us. It was fun….Hope you’re having a good night! πŸŽ₯πŸ™‹πŸ»

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