TUYTN – NUTTY
NOGGI – GOING
CLNIEH – LICHEN
SANEFT – FASTEN
THE ANGLER KNEW HE’D FOUND THE PERFECT FISHING SPOT THE MOMENT HE – – –
UTT OIG ICHE FAST =. CAUGHT “SITE” OF IT
Good Morning, Everyone! 🎣 CATCH ME IF YOU CAN 🎣
🎶 Oh I was FISHING he was wishing…We were kissing, I was getting madder than a hornet in an old coke can…Getting closer sliding over, crowding up my casting shoulder, reaching out and tryna hold my reeling hand…Saying I’m so pretty, saying he’s in love…And how it don’t get any better than this…I say yeah it could…Boy, if you would just…Shut up and FISH…🎶“Shut Up And Fish” – Maddie and Tae 2015
🎣 Some people do get NUTTY about their favorite spots…
They fish for years and know just where the fish are really hot.
If you’re one who enjoys the GOING out to catch some fish..
You probably have a special place where you don’t have to wish…
You gather all your gear and FASTEN it all to your boat,
And hope you don’t encounter any LICHEN in the float…
You get out on the water…and hope your bait will be bit…
And lucky you if you can say..”Yes I CAUGHT “SITE OF IT”🎣
As another Jumble work week comes to a close, David may have given us a new word. FASTEN. Seemingly such a common one, I thought for sure it would be in the Archives, but all I CAUGHT was this…not the word itself. But somehow I wonder how we haven’t seen it before…FASTENating…Well, I’m not GOING to continue CARPing on it…Moving on…Ah, Lichen! While I’m lichen LICHEN, I have to say that it wasn’t LICHEN the Early Birds all that much. Of the 11 of them, 6 were HOOKED, and SANK…And despite the LINE or two I offered to KELP them out? They still FLOUNDERed…And it was even heard on Jeopardy last night…”What is LICHEN”... But, it stumped them. But for some reason, it seemed “Jumble” familiar too, and I did find this from almost 2 years ago. But the word itself goes way way back to May 19th, 2008, and August 20th, 2009. Now how’s that for Golden Oldies? And as for our other two words, they both last appeared in 2018, with NUTTY coming in as our newest, on August 22nd. Ok…enough aBOAT our words…let’s SET OUR SITES on our cartoon…
As any friend of the Jumble knows, FISH-TAILS are a pretty common SITE around here. In fact, quite recently, we had back-to-back puzzles dealing with FISH. April 17th and 18th to be exact. And yet here we are again today, CATCHING another one! Not that there’s anything wrong with that! We’re easy here, we GO WITH THE FLOW...So, finding ourselves out on a lake somewhere, we see a couple in a small motorized rowboat searching for the perfect SPOT to PERCH themselves…I’ll call them BILL FISH, and his wife, BARB. For those not familiar with FISHING, our question points out that Bill is an ANGLER, which means he’s fishing with a rod and a line. And from the LINES of dialogue, it seems that they may have been searching for quite a while. Barb mentions that they almost passed it…Bill’s “There“!, with its exclamation point, and the somewhat angry look on his face, indicated by his furrowed brow, leads me to believe that when he finally CAUGHT sight of his favorite SPOT, it was a SITE for sore eyes! So, in answer to our question…He knew the moment he…CAUGHT “SITE” OF IT! Good one, David! You’ve thrown us quite a LINE!
Ok, eye candy…The blue of the water completely shades the panel beyond the boat. Off in the background we can see a darkened ROW of pine trees, and some reeds. Barb’s pink cap depicts an open-mouth BASS, just about to get LUREd in for the CATCH. Bill’s wearing a brown fishing hat, complete with the requisite (green) lure attached. His right hand can be seen on the motor’s tiller, which is why we see his rod lying next to Barb on the floor of the boat…But what’s JUMPING out at me? Off in the background, right between the two old stumps? A JUMPING wide-mouth BASS…And that’s what Bill CAUGHT SITE of too! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And remember….Don’t WADE around in life for things to come to you…Get out there and fulfill your own FISHES! CARPe Diem!…SEAS the day! 🎣🚣 🙋🏻