Jumble Answers for 05/22/2019












Happy Wednesday, Jumble friends! David started off the puzzle with four brand new anagrams that all solved into legacy favorites. None of them were particularly difficult except for a slight pause on CHOOSE. The double letter trick of coupling the O’s together made the solution instantly visible allowing me to move along to the cartoon. A few weeks ago, Mr. Hoyt promised us that we’d see some new words in the Jumble, so I’ll patiently wait and see if they arrive next week. CHOOSE was our oldest repeat and wast last used on 12/30/13 while STICKY was in play last Monday where it was jumbled as CISYKT.

If you’re passionate about music, then today’s cartoon struck all the right chords! Jeff went out of his way to create a visually stunning panel with many hidden extras. The setting for today’s piece is a record store and the sign on the door identifies it as “SECOND SPIN”. The name sounded rather catchy so I did a quick Google search to see if it was an actual business. There were a couple of results matching the name in Colorado and California, but they were out of business. I did find one in New Brunswick, Canada, and an online retailer that were still up and running, though.

The two Jumble characters in the center of the panel were today’s main attraction. We see a woman trying out some new headphones and a salesman pointing out that their price had been recently reduced. The male character is wearing a t-shirt with logo of a 45 rpm record spindle adapter while the female is dressed in a sleeveless Lady Gaga “Applause” shirt.

The bottom third of today’s panel is where Jeff really outdid himself. We see a couple of records on display and the dividers indicate that the albums are sorted in alphabetical order. The album on the left was in the “V” section and it was the only image that I couldn’t identify. It clearly shows a young girl looking through a window but I didn’t have much time (or patience) to search for bands beginning with the letter “V”. To the right is an image that we’ve seen countless times in the past and it was instantly recognizable as cover art for Wilco’s “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot”. My favorite detail, which I actually overlooked at first, was the album behind the woman’s left elbow. Zooming in on it, it was in the “B” section and had an all white cover. Beatles was written in microscopic letters and was no doubt the Beatles White Album!

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 14-letters. The layout kept the words well hidden, but the dialogue and wording of the sentence made it an instant solve. Even though it wasn’t much of a challenge, I thought the artwork and hidden details were superb and were more than enough to satisfy my Jumble craving for today. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!




25 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 05/22/2019

  1. Good morning. Today’s words were typical for a Monday. Breezed right them them but paused on the cartoon answer. It seemed like forever before that light bulb went off and I finally figured out the cleaver answer. Thanks for the early post as I have to get out soon. Until tomorrow stay well.

  2. If you CHOOSE to PRUNE the garden on a hot, STICKY day, your lower back may CRAMP up on you.
    Instant blind solve on the puzzle for me. Very familiar phrase, and the answer layout made it obvious.

    • Hi Mike M…Good Morning…๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Kudos! Nicely done..(And no worries about sensibilities this morning)๐Ÿ˜‰…I’m with you, easy, breezy…A gift..in more ways than one! Here’s my take….๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

      ยฐ Stopping short, so as to avoid running into a STICKY-looking puddle, but feeling a CRAMP in her calf, she made a PRUNE-like grimace, and uttered a sound that she didn’t CHOOSE to, which wasn’t exactly MUSIC TO HER EARS….

      ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’ฐ It sometimes can get STICKY, as a savvy bargain hunter,
      You use good sense so that your money doesn’t go asunder…
      You CRAMP your style, you PRUNE your taste, so that you may not lose…
      Some items your sights set upon…you pick and then you CHOOSE.
      Our girl here looked around a lot, she weighed the odds before her,
      She wanted headphones really bad but money did elude her…
      Yet patience finally paid off when at “Second Spin” appeared,
      The perfect pair with a sale price…true MUSIC TO HER EARS ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐ŸŽถ

    • Mike M…The “more than one way” gift I alluded to in my first post to you…The Beatles Shout Out! I waited until Mike posted when I realized that you didn’t see it…We had to figure if Jeff was “doing” music, he’d definitely sneak in a Beatles reference! ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

      • Angela and Mike:
        I would have never have caught the Beatles reference if you guys hadn’t pointed it out. I had to zoom the puzzle on the Chicago Tribune 200% to even see the “B” section, much less “Beatles”.
        Paul McCartney’s birthday is June 18, and usually there is a Beatles-themed Jumble around that time.

        • Mike…You’re not on an iPad? With the pad, you just pinch and /”zoom” stretch it out a little, and it’s easily seen, the “B” at top, and the name near the elbow. I have 2 links I think you’ll really find interesting…I found a few surprises myself….Enjoy! ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  3. Hi Mike…Good Morning. The V Album is the “Violent Femmes” , a Midwestern Indie folk /punk band from the 80’s. They had some legal issues, and disbanded for a while, but they’re back together since 2013. It’s interesting that the little girl on the cover album of the same name, (realeased in 1983), that Jeff’s shown here, is Billie Jo Campbell, a 3-year-old who was just walking down a street in California when she and her mother were approached and offered $100 for the photograph…And then it later became the album cover….Here’s a link…๐ŸŽถ
    https://tinyurl.com/y33hndug ….And that’s Chicago’s Marina City Towers on the cover of YHF…๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  4. It became a STICKY situation and certainly put a CRAMP in my life style when I was told to CHOOSE old PRUNE face as my prom date.

    • Chuck! What up?!!! Yesterday it was “the old crank of a woman” and today we got an “old prune face”? Where are you meeting these women? Perhaps you need to start hanging out somewhere new? ROTFL! …๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป And if I didn’t know better, I’d think you were becoming a misogynist on me! (We’ll talk)! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope you’re enjoying your day, Chuck! ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  5. Choose gave me reason to pause as well,looking like chaos to begin with.As far as the final puzzle solution that was: ” music to my ears” as well,with an instant blind solve.

  6. Angela:
    Your second Beatles link reminded me of this quote from Ringo: “See, what helped me a lot was that I had three frustrated drummers around, because everyone wants to be a drummer for some reason. John could play and Paul could play and George could play, but they each had one standard style. We all have one standard style, but they only had one sort of groove where I have two or three.” The source is this interview with Ringo. https://tinyurl.com/y2r37ngr

    • Mike…It’s amazing, right, that when you think you’ve known and heard everything…there’s always a little something more…And all of it is so fascinating. If I knew that Paul “drummed” on those 2 songs from the White Album..I definitely forgot it…Tks for the link…๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

      • And of course he played *every* instrument including drums on his first post-Beatles release โ€œMcCartneyโ€.

    • I canโ€™t resist adding my favorite Ringo quote about his drumming (from Wikipedia):
      โ€œโ€˜Rainโ€™ is notable for Ringo Starr’s drumming, which Starr rates as his best recorded performance.[28] Both Ian MacDonald and Rolling Stone described his drumming on the track as “superb”,[29][30] while Richie Unterberger of AllMusic praised his “creative drum breaks”.[31] In 1984, Starr said: “I think it’s the best out of all the records I’ve ever made. ‘Rain’ blows me away โ€ฆ I know me and I know my playing โ€ฆ and then there’s ‘Rain’.”[32]โ€

  7. Hi all – CHOOSE was the only thing to cause a pause after thinking SMOOCH or SOOTHE.

    Mike, I guess the 45 adapter is another thing that many people donโ€™t recognize anymore. There are still many T-shirts available online though, most with just the picture like this guyโ€™s but also one that says โ€œNever Forgetโ€, and another with the word โ€œCOLLECTORโ€ with the Oโ€™s replaced by these adapters.

    Angela, great PICKUP on the White Album, and also the โ€˜Vโ€™ album. I would have started my search at Velvet Underground.

    Have a great day, everyone! Itโ€™s finally a beautiful warm sunny morning here

    Since I assume everyoneโ€™s finished their breakfast and lunch by now, Iโ€™ll go with this:
    โ€œWhen he decided to CHOOSE PRUNE juice to relieve his intestinal CRAMP, he ended up in a STICKY situation.โ€


    “Watch me create today’s musical Jumble that stars three of my favorite albums. NEYOJ! Can you name them?”

    Jeff…Wanting to maintain my privacy, from the public, I’m not replying on Facebook. But I’ve named all 3 here this morning…It’s an amazing cartoon!
    And Everyone….Go take a look…it’s awesome’ ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

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