LIRGL – GRILL
SLOAS – LASSO
LIMWED – MILDEW
CABONE – BEACON
HE SCALED YOSEMITE’S “EL CAPITAN” WITHOUT A ROPE, WHICH HAD ONLOOKERS – – –
GILL LAS MIW BCN = CLIMBING WALLS
Good Morning, Everyone! ⛰ SPURNING the ROPES! ⛰
🎶 ‘Cause Baby, there AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH..Ain’t no valley LOW enough…Ain’t no river WIDE enough…to keep me from getting to you, Babe…🎶 “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell: 1967
⛰ You’d never have to GRILL me, nor ask nor beg besides…
There’s no need in this whole wide world to climb a mountainside…
I know it’s just opinion, but for me no doubt it’s true,
I’ll never see the joy of this…to me it’s like MILDEW…
You know it when you see it…but you’ll never welcome it,
No BEACON needed to forewarn…I just don’t have the grit.
I’ll take a LASSO to a horse, but places chanced with falls?
The closest that you’ll see me are the times I’m CLIMBING WALLS…⛰
Ok, our words..Starting from the TOP: GRILL. An old favorite in more ways than one…Making its 6th appearance today, it’s anagrammed exactly as it has been twice before, in 2016 and ’17, and last being seen on 09/01/18, it TOPS off our list as the most recently used entry. But our other three words are pretty much SCALED back…We’ve only seen LASSO (7/18) and BEACON (2/16), once each before, and it was Lasso that TIED a few of the Early Birds up for a minute or two this morning. Lastly, MILDEW didn’t CLIMB out of the Archives at all…It’s a FIRST… And speaking of FIRSTs…
Standing at the foot of California’s Yosemite’s “EL CAPITAN“, this morning the Jumble brings us to the HIGH POINT of a fairly recent event. We see two men and a woman, astonished, while NERVOUSLY watching a man perform a DEPTH-defying feat. It’s June 3rd, 2017, and that man, ALEX HONNOLD, can be seen scaling up the Mountain, to become the first person ever to FREE SOLO (climb without a rope)! El Capitan. Described as “one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever“, it prompted the making of a documentary called “Free Solo“. Directed by Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, it went on to win both an Oscar and a BAFTA award this past February. And then, on March 3rd, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC aired it on TV, where it became the most watched documentary premier ever for the network….And if you’ve seen it, you’ll know why…Talk about a HIGHly exciting experience, watching it took my breath away…and gave me nightmares! It definitely had me…CLIMBING WALLS! Good one, David…It’s a real VERTI..GO-getter!
Eye candy? It’s really all about the MOUNTAIN, beige colored and loomimg large against the blue sky in the panel…But what’s to see from way down here? The bearded smiley face on our curly-haired dudes’ T-shirt? No…it’s not REACHING any HEIGHTS…Let’s go with the ROPE in his hands…It makes a much BOULDER statement…So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And MAY THE FOURTH be with you! ⛰🙋🏻
Prayers go out to all our readers feeling the wrath of Mother Nature as she rages across so many states with storms and tornadoes…Our thoughts are with you…🙏🏻