Jumble Answers for 05/24/2019











Good Morning, Everyone!           🏌 YOU CALL THIS THE FAIRWAY? 🏌

🎶 If I could keep it in the FAIRWAY I’d be a happy man…I’m usually in the WATER, the rough or the sand….I PITCH it to the GREEN, thinking now I’m gonna SCORE…But everybody ducks when my caddie yells, “FORE“…”18 Holes” – John Denver 1992 

As Golfers know the game itself can sometimes be quite grueling,
You tee off much the optimist but soon are…”Who’m I fooling”?
Some SCOUT around until they find a course that they like best…
And hope they’ll THRIVE amongst their peers when they’re put to the test.
But sometimes play goes badly, and here comes the COMPEL, 
A slightly different score is what a golfer just might tell…
The scorecard’s like a data SUITE, it’s there for all to see,
And honesty should be the case…but some may not agree.
A Triple Bogey puts a man at three strokes over par,
So this guy here, thinks shaving points might just make him seem a star…
But others out there with him are going to test his mettle…
And watch out for the partner who then has a SCORE TO SETTLE! 

While we’re not seeing any new words today, we do have all new SCRAMBLES. And we also have what I like to call the little Jumble Quirks. I could be OFF COURSE, but it looks like we haven’t seen COMPEL since way back on November 7th, 2010. That’s a big CHUNK of time, (and I just felt compelled to tell you)…SUITE and SCOUT have been WEDGEd in throughout the years, and Scout RUNs ahead of our FOURSOME to be today’s newest word, last appearing on March 15th, as Ostuc. But what really HOOKed me this morning, was THRIVE. Making it’s 7th appearance, it’s managed to POP-UP in our puzzles every year since 2014. And it was always a little ROUGH solving …But what really PULLed me in, was that fact that the first time David PITCHed it to us, on July 29th, 2014 it was also in a GOLF-themed puzzle! That day our question was…”Sinking the 50-footer for EAGLE” —and the clever answer was: “PUTT” Him in the Lead…I don’t know about you, Folks, but I just enjoy these odd little bits of MATCH PLAY, and I can’t LIE. They give me a sort of PICK UP...Anyway, I’m pretty sure BYE now that you’ve read enough GOLF puns to last you a lifetime…PUTT you know we’re just TEEING off, right? ? Oh, and the Early Birds weren’t STYMIEd by any of our words today. Ok, now let’s take a BITE out of our cartoon…

So, WOOD you believe that once again today, we find ourselves playing GOLF? If you rememberthe last time we SWUNG by a course, March 16th, we had a BLAST. And unless you’re GREEN to the Jumble, you know that Golfing is one of the Jumble Guys favorite themes…Jeff in particular. We’ve been at Golf Courses so often over the years, that one may say the only FAIRWAY to describe it is PAR FOR THE COURSE…But today, we’re not exactly at a SWEET SPOT. We see two characters, partners in a round of Golf. The conversation centers around the SCORING at a certain HOLE. The man at right, who I’ll call ACE, is questioning how his partner, who I’ll call Rutherford, RUTTER for short, can claim he finished the Hole at PAR, which is standard score for a Hole. Knowing that he didn’t need to be an EAGLE-eye to see at least two of Rutter’s Balls become POND Food, he’s not enjoying being SANDBAGGED, and doesn’t intend to fall into a TRAP. Telling him that he SCORED a TRIPLE BOGEY at best, (which is three STROKES over PAR), we can see that he’s having a ROUGH time dealing with Rutter’s cheating, and he looks like he’s about to RELEASE a tirade, and PITCH a fit…Bottom line, Rutter is totally OUT OF BOUNDS here, and Ace now has a …SCORE TO SETTLE! Good One, David! You’ve MADE THE CUT once again!

Ok, eye candy. Of COURSE we see a lot of GREEN…it covers the entire panel beyond our Golfers and their bags. Way off in the background, blackened trees border the Course, and a Golf Cart is seen, a bag of CLUBS attached. Rutter, clad in a blue polo shirt with GREEN patterned pants and cap, holds what appears to be a PUTTER. Ace, wearing black shorts with an orange polo and visor, is holding the SCORECARD, which is yellow. Their golf bags are off to the left, and one CLUB has the familiar brown Caddyshack Groundhog cover. That’s the eye candy for today… I’m gonna GOPHER that…So, There you gave it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…And I’ll let you in on a secret that a little BIRDIE once told me…and what I think Rutter was AIMing or…There is a WOOD that can lower your score…And its called a Pencil! 🏌🙋🏻








19 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 05/24/2019

  1. Good morning. I think the big guys wanted to give us a break the holiday weekend because today’s jumble was easy. No problem with the words. Went straight down without a pause. The cartoon answer had me stalled for a couple of minutes and then I saw SETTLE among the letters and the whole answer popped into view. Until tomorrow stay well. Have a beautiful and safe holiday.

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn. I’m with you…Easy, breezy, STRAIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE! Have a great day, Paul! 🏌🙋🏻

  2. Good morning! I actually thought COMPEL was going to be a new word. I didn’t start creating these until 2011 so it wasn’t in my database. I’m a bit bummed to see that it wasn’t a new word after all. All well. I’m slowly mixing in the remaining new words but now I know that they may not all be new after all. A friend of mine created a computer program that has determined every remaining Jumble that doesn’t unscramble into another word. But he’s basing off my database, so today’s COMPEL was new to me!

    Here’s the link to the video Daisy and I made you yesterday in case anyone wants to check it out today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eSIoEufX40

    • Good Morning, David! I’m so sorry to burst your Jumble! I can’t even imagine how hard it must be to come up with all these amazing Jumbles. Please don’t be bummed, you’ve no reason to be. And I’m sure the word will be new to many of our readers, if the poll’s any indication. Again, I hope I haven’t put a damper on your morning, and just to note, besides this video that you posted y’day, I also posted your Facebook entry and video regarding Jumble books. Spread the WORD! Hoping you have a great day, David! Be well! 🙋🏻

  3. Good morning. The elders did COMPEL the SCOUT leader to give up his SUITE and THRIVE in the woods like the rest of his troops. Loved your song choice Angela. It Put a smile on my face and enjoyed your overall post. It was nice to hear from the man and agree that the poll for hardest word adds another interesting element.

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn! And I’m COMPELled to tell you how great your sentence is! Too bad you couldn’t do those college COURSES all over again, huh? You’d be ACEs this time aROUND! 😉 Kudos! 👏🏻👏🏻 And I’m happy to hear you enjoyed the music…it is a feel good song. Cool beautiful sunny morning we’ve got going for ourselves, Paul…I hope you’re enjoying it. Have a great day, Brooklyn! 🏌🙋🏻

  4. Because he had to COMPEL himself to be constantly on the alert, the head SCOUT of the ambassador’s SUITE was beginning to THRIVE on the many compliments he was receiving.

    • Good Morning, Chuck. Nicely PLAYed! 👏🏻👏🏻 And keeping COMPEL in its’ present tense wasn’t all that easy…Here’s my SLICE at it…I haven’t yet gotten the STROKE of genius needed to compose a poem….🏌🙋🏻

      ° She kept thinking…”If he intends to COMPEL me to stay trapped in this SUITE while he decides to SCOUT around the hotel…this relationship will never THRIVE, and he better be prepared to SETTLE A SCORE…”

        • Hi Chuck..Thank you, very much! I kind of liked the sentiment behind it too! 😂 Hope you’re having a great day! 🏌🙋🏻

    • Chuck…Real quick off the top of my head…A bit of a SWING and a miss, but I’m a little PRESSed for time…🙋🏻

      ° To say the troop would THRIVE this year, was really not a given,
      They did COMPEL that every SCOUT step up and be more driven…
      They thought to raise some money…and clean a SUITE or two…
      But boys are boys, and let’s just say that neatness don’t ring true.
      They failed at that, so obvious…the pot calling the kettle
      Their rooms at home were such a mess…This job? No SCORE TO SETTLE

  5. Being an avid golfer the cartoon depicting a golfer shaving strokes from his score is an all too frequent occurrence .As far as the anagrams,the solutions came quickly even thrive.As far as the puzzle solution,score and to were obvious, with settle coming to mind, with the given letters left.

    • Good Morning, Professor. Yes, unfortunately, it is all too common. Especially when there’s money involved, And I’ve heard of friendship being lost over it. And yet, when you’re with others like that, who may be looking over your shoulder, why take the chance of being called on the carpet? I know I’d rather be deemed a loser than liar. IDK, human nature I guess…Anyway, as I told Paul, I agree…an easy, breezy time of it today. Have a good one, Prof.🏌🙋🏻

  6. Hi all – Yes, an easy one all around today.

    Nice “pencil” joke, Angela. It sounds like a classic, but I’d never heard it.
    Also for identifying the golf cart in the background. I thought it was a regular car, and couldn’t figure out what was in back, unless it was an albatross perched on the bumper.

    Have a great day, everyone!

    • Hey Steve…The cart’s out of proportion, They all have roofs, and the clubs, while attached on a holder of sorts at the back, never extend above it. It’s odd looking. As for the pencils…they’re half pencils without erasers, called hex or pew pencils, so I guess when you lie you better have it straight the first time! 😂 Have a great day, G! 🏌🙋🏻

      • Same to you Angela. Interesting terms! Never heard those either and I’ve only used them playing miniature golf; didn’t know you could put a hex on your opponent! 🙋🏻‍♂️

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