Jumble Answers for 05/16/2019












Happy Thursday, everyone! David took a break from adding new clue words to his puzzle this morning, but all of the anagrams were new. None of them gave me any hesitation, but I did take some extra care with WAIVE just to be sure that the vowels were in the right spots. For that reason alone I’ll go ahead and choose it as the most difficult anagram of the day. MONKEY ended up being our most recently used clue word while WAIVE was the oldest.

With all of the clue words out of the way, it’s now time to ad-dress our cartoon! We’re transported to a small studio apartment somewhere in Jumble City and it’s there that we encounter our characters for today. The woman on the right can be seen taking a call on her cell phone while her friend waits patiently for some news. The cartoon sentence informs us that the young woman is a fashion model and she’s been called up for a gig. She doesn’t hesitate to accept and her friend excitedly offers to give her a lift to the airport. Will her career in high fashion finally take off? Your guess is as good as mine!

In today’s cartoon, Jeff took a minimalistic approach to detail. The style in which the cartoon was drawn gave me the feeling that these two women are struggling to make ends meet. The fact that her friend offers to give her a ride to the airport instead of her agency sending a car service to pick her up seems like credible evidence to support my theory. The full-glass panel behind the seated woman was the only detail that caught my attention until I noticed a small section of exposed brick in the upper-left corner of the room. Even though there were only three lines drawn, it was just enough to add a sense of dimension to the otherwise bare wall. These often overlooked additions prove that artistry is definitely in Jeff’s jeans!

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 14-letters. The enormous size might have seemed daunting at first, but the answer layout was split up into four smaller words. The dialogue was the key factor in my solve as the model was quick to accept the job offer. The “NY” coupled at the end of the anagram allowed me to see ANY which was all that was necessary to get the rest of the answer flowing. Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!







17 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 05/16/2019

  1. Good Morning, Mike, Good Morning, Everyone…
    Good Morning, Paul and Chuck…Here you go…TRY THIS ON FOR SIZE! 😂🙋🏻

    ° The successful entrepreneurs, determined to serve the public ANY WEAR, ANY TIME, while looking to ADAPT to the TRENDY downtown area, designed a new restaurant featuring an outdoor area called the MONKEY Bar, and decided to WAIVE the cover charge for the grand opening…

    ° Things TRENDY to millennials, make Baby Boomers cringe….
    The generation gap’s alive…sans those few on the fringe,
    While each tries to ADAPT at times, it’s easier to WAIVE
    The differences between the two and let tradition save…
    The older group may not agree to MONKEY ’round with things…
    While those in Gen Y have no qualms with what a change could bring…
    I think it all comes down to how one cherishes their “Prime”
    We always will be different…ANY WEAR (and) ANY TIME °

  2. 🎶All MY BAGS ARE PACKED….I’m ready to go…I’m LEAVIN’ on a JET PLANE…don’t know when I’ll be back again…LEAVIN’ on a JET PLANE…” 🎶 “Leaving on a Jet Plane” – Peter, Paul and Mary 1969

    Back on February 17th, we had a puzzle entitled “WEAR OUT HER WELCOME” about a difficult, CLOTHES-minded Fashion Model who just didn’t FIT in…We saw her deKLEINing to WEAR the dress that the stylist chose for her, causing the patience of everyone on the shoot to WEAR THIN, and beKORS of it all, the photographer dubbed her a “Prima Donna”. But today, we have a CLOTHES Encounter of the Third Kind…oh, sorry, I mean the second kind… This girl today, whom I’ll call LAUREN, afFORDs us a totally different outLOOK. Being “flexible”, and easy-going, she’s not at all pompous and THIN-skinned as Donna was, and we see her CHANELling a totally different attitude. HERRERA saying that her bags are packed and she’s READY TO WEAR? I mean, you can’t help KARAN about this girl, and being PRADA her, right? She’s willing to fly East, WEST..WOOD you believe she’ll be there whenever they’d like? I supPOSE we can just say that Lauren is more a WASH and WEAR Model…She’ll WEAR anything they’d like, because it all WASHes off her back! No pouting, no DIVAsiveness for her…she not only WALKS the WALK, she’s not the least bit picky WEAR she does it!…Let’s face it Folks, there’s no SKIRTing the issue here…this girl Lauren is a true ROLE MODEL! (Answer to the Jumble Puzzle of June 2nd, 2012)!… And one would be wise to PATTERN oneself after her…
    Have a great day, Everyone…WEARever you are! 💃🏻🙋🏻

    • Good morning again. Angela,when I looked you only had the 1st piece. By the time I gathered my thoughts and sent them on its way,you appeared again. This is not a dig,it’s a compliment. Your book length post exceeded my short story (magazine style) and yet you surpassed me. Shades of college where I would spend the weekend and more doing a paper that was due. Loved your song choice and hidden puns. That’s why you have the title of Queen of Puns. Later your Highness.

      • Your Highness? Paul, you know better than that! We’re Brooklyn…I could get beat up for that! 😂 ROTFL! Not even close, but thanks for the shot in the arm….And I could read your short stories all day…You keep me smiling! 😉 You know, I made extra pocket money in school, doing papers for people. Whether it was right or wrong…there was a demand, and I helped out…Anyway, Thanks again for the Shout Outs, and I had a few tunes in mind, but this one kept repeating in my head, so I let it ride…Have a great day, Brooklyn! The sun’s shining! 🌞🙋🏻

  3. Good morning. Again a five letter word took the longest to get. This time it was WAIVE. I had all the other words in less time it took to get that one. They basically appeared right away but not that one. The cartoon answer for me today was easy even though they had one in quotations. You could see ANY and Time in the jumbled letters. The only difference is that I thought Time was in the quotation part. The remaining letters left WEAR which now replaced Time. I don’t know. To me it was a little lame. I get it but,maybe my sense of humor is not as sharp as others. Case in point being,The Argyle Sweater and Between The Lines,in the Daily News. I never get them and NEVER think they are cute or funny. Excellent job Angela. Loved how you got those words in. Especially the first one. Until tomorrow stay well

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn. The solve? Maybe because the well known phrase is really Anytime, Anywhere? Sound better now? 😉 Nothing really to do with a sense of humor, your’s is just fine..but it really is a cute answer…Our two comics? I’m so way with you.. I don’t care for them either…Thanks for the Shout Out, Brooklyn…😘 And let me know what you think of the song… 💃🏻🙋🏻

  4. Good morning, Angela. Here’s my humble attempt. In order to obtain a unit in the TRENDY apartment complex, the animal lover had to WAIVE his love for his pet MONKEY and ADAPT the building policy of “no pets”.

    • …And yet one would think that a TRENDY place might welcome a MONKEY, no? 😂 Good Morning, Chuck…it’s hilarious! 👏🏻👏🏻..As well as creative! A deadly duo! Well done, Sir. You got me to literally laugh out loud! And I’m not POSTURING! 😂🙋🏻

        • LOL! Oh..I don’t know, Chuck…A “little” Monkeying around never hurt anybody! 😉 As long as it doesn’t get inAPEpropriate! 🙈🙉🙊🙋🏻

  5. Hi all – WAIVE was the hardest for me. I backed into it and didn’t even recognize the word at first, I guess because I’d tried WAVE already.
    I figured the answer had “ANY WEAR” in it, but it took a second to see the two phrases. I’m used to hearing it as “Anytime, anywhere” and also expected a comma in the middle.

    So Angela, you’re saying “There’s a FORD (agency contract) in her future”?
    (And why do these old ad slogans stick in the brain so long?)

    Have a great day everyone! There’s rain off and on for days in the forecast, but our big storm passed overnight.

    Now this was creepy. There were two songs running through my head this morning before I looked online and literally as I opened the paper to the Jumble:
    🎵”All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go…
    I’m leavin’ on a jet plane; don’t know when I’ll be back again…”🎵
    🎵”She helped me with my suitcase; She stands before my eyes
    Driving me to the airport and to the friendly skies
    Going through security, I held her for so long
    She finally looked at me in love, and she was gone”🎵

    • Hey G..Yes on the Anytime being mentioned first. That’s how the phrase goes, as I told Paul this morning…I wonder why David reversed it though. The pun would have worked just the same, and it would have eliminated ANY confusion…But no on my mention of FORD. That was in reference to Tom FORD, the designer. If you notice, I had a PATTERN…all the names I punned are designers…And I’m pretty sure that LAUREN is already signed by an agency. No Model is directly contacted by a Fashion House. So that has to be her agent on the phone…A Model couldn’t get her FOOT in the door without representation, and I’m sure if protocol was ever breached, that Fashion House Rep would surely get a DRESSing down. And bottom LINE? The agent would definitely have a FIT if it were otherwise! 😉 Have a great day, Steve…No WALKING in a storm! 💃🏻🙋🏻

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