Jumble Answers for 08/08/2019











Happy Thursday, everyone! Sometimes I wish that anthropomorphism was a real thing. I’m sure our animal friends and even some inanimate objects would have a lot to say about their human counterparts. Maybe the good would outweigh the bad, but until such time as that magic medicine becomes a reality, we should all strive to “do right” by every species on our planet. It’s true that ignorance equals bliss…until it reaches a tipping point!

Looking over this mornings clue word solutions, they all appeared to be recycled favorites at first. Digging a little deeper proved me incorrect and STREWN is coming up as new! All of the others were used at various points in 2018 with SWEET being the oldest (01/12/18) and PANTRY clocking in as the most recent (10/17). As far as difficultly, the only word to give me very slight paws was STREWN. The other three were jumbled as well as they could be but were fairly obvious.

Today’s cartoon lands us back in the courtroom where we see a grizzly on the witness stand. He seems pretty ticked off as he presents his exhibit into evidence.  He shows us a photograph depicting some type of waste being dumped into a river. The dialogue between the lawyer and the grizzly is very straightforward and didn’t seem to give away any overt hints towards the solution. My favorite detail within the panel was the shadowed bear in the photograph on the left side of the stream. The scales of justice behind the judge’s head were a nice touch and Jeff usually adds them to either the front of the bench or where we see them today. I sure hope this was a morning trial because Grizz might not be so polite come lunchtime!

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 11-letters that would create two words. Since Jeff used grizzly in his sentence, I figured that BEAR would be part of David’s solution. Crossing out the letters allowed WITNESS to come into view and swiflty complete the puzzle. Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!





37 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 08/08/2019

  1. Good Morning, Mike. Good Morning, Everyone!! ORDER IN THE PORTS! 🐻🙋🏻

    🎶Can I get a WITNESS?…Can I get a WITNESS?…Can I get a WITNESS? Somebody…🎶 “Can I Get a Witness” – Marvin Gaye 1965. https://tinyurl.com/y2mt8lhm

    🐻 The bear was called to testify, his woodland grounds at stake,
    He couldn’t stand by idly, with pollution in its wake…
    The chemicals all STREWN about, his PANTRY full of sludge,
    And those responsible for it, refused to even budge…
    They made movies ’bout BISON, and animal as such,
    But no one seemed to care about the average bear that much…
    The SWEET life that he once had lived was now under a threat,
    And politicians hemmed and hawed, they just wasted their breath…
    But finally a lawsuit…and he came without duress,
    To testify to what he saw…he came to BEAR WITNESS…🐻

  2. This SWEET smell of BISON meat cooling in the PANTRY was STREWN about the house.

    Class actions suits protect a class
    Unusual but true, bears banded to protect their bass.
    They roared disapproval within courtroom walls, so loudly heard even down the halls.
    Justice, we say! Where’s the EPA?
    No more no less
    as we seek to

    • Bravo, Jim! 👏🏻👏🏻 Perfect thought STREAM! I can BEARly contain myself! 😉 Good Morning, how’ve you been? We haven’t seen you in quite a while…Hope you’re not working too hard….Good to see you..and here’s to a great day! 🐻🙋🏻

  3. There was a time when bison roamed the prairies, the fields smelled sweet & strewn with berries. And now as we just search the pantry, those fields are dry, without a tree. So as we bask at what we were & dread that we might not be there, we just, must, recall to care & share.

    • Good Morning….Nicely done Jamu….👏🏻👏🏻 And a very PAWSible subject! 🐻🙋🏻

    • 🎵”Once there were greenfields kissed by the sun;
      Once there were valleys where rivers used to run;
      Once there was blue sky with white clouds high above;
      Once they were part of an everlasting love”🎵 “Greenfields”, The Brothers Four

  4. Here’s my take not following today’s theme…the POLAR opposite…🐻🙋🏻

    ° After the herd of BISON rampaged through the camp, all the SWEET items that had been in the PANTRY were STREWN about the grounds… and the officials were left to BEAR WITNESS…

    ° They tried to make him eat it, said BISON had nutrition,
    But all that he could think of was…”no, not in my condition…”
    A nervous guy to start off, he liked foods that were SWEET,
    His PANTRY usually stocked with things that “normal” people eat.
    He pictured what would happen…for sure his guts be STREWN
    If they forced him to dine on it…his appetite’d be ruined…
    Content to keep his own diet, and handle his own fitness,
    He had to put his foot down, and told them to all BEAR WITNESS

  5. Good morning. My choice for hardest word would be STREWN. Took awhile to finally get that one. The cartoon answer was easy but I especially loved their clever answer. The clue was that he called the Grizzly to the stand. I saw Bear right away and the left over letters geared witness to its final solution. Angela,will check out your song after this. Loved your use of words. Came home a winner from A/C with about $530 to the good. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn! SWEEEEEET win…you done good! 👏🏻 I was thinking of you last night coming back during the storm…reports kept saying Jersey was getting bombarded…My cousins said Brooklyn got hit too, and we definitely had our share out here. It was wild! Thanks for the Shout Out, and I think you’ll be able to BEAR today’s music! 😉 🙋🏻

      • Angela – Just a quick good morning. Can’t speak to humidity, but will leave the coolness this afternoon, so prepare to perspire. Glad to have you back! I know, I know, just two days & you were busy, still you were missed.

      • Yea,save that $830 for next month. The two pair or better with joker wild has eluded me for 5-6 months now. Ever since I hit it two months is a row for a 1000 each time. Same with Lighting when I hit it for 900 the first time I went. The most I’ve gotten back is around 250. I’ve been there when some lady hit it for over 12000. It’s just a nice day with friends. Out of six of us from bocce there was only one loser and that was under $200. Last month I was the only lucky one that came home a winner.

  6. My vote for hardest is strewn. I can’t remember it’s last usage spoken or printed. The solve was easy, funny, and clever; loved it! Hi all, cool day sgain

    • Hey Jamu. It was an easy, breezy, and yes, definitely clever. And I agree, STREWN isn’t the most common of words. I think today the word “thrown” has taken its’ place in conversation. And I’m pretty sure it’s a first time Jumble word too. Mike’s doing the research, so check out his post for verification. Let’s hope it cools off a little…or at least gives us a break from the oppressive humidity. Have a good one, Jamu! 🐻🙋🏻

      • I always remember the lyric in Joni Mitchell’s “The Dawntreader” as “Gilded galleons strewn across the ocean floor”, but it’s actually “spilled”.

    • Hi Mike. Good Morning. No, not a first at all. They’ve been YAKking it up for years…Jeff loves HORSEing around with the animals….and that’s no BULL. He’s not one to COWer when it comes to enlivening the LIVESTOCK. He’s a regular PIG in a poke…DOGgone it! He’s sCATtered animal conversations throughout many a puzzle…He’s BEARly shy, and when it comes DOWN to it, I guess we can say that he’s never DUCKed an opportunity to give them a GOAT at it! 🤦🏻‍♀️

  7. While we were on vacation, we didn’t think it was SWEET that our pet BISON had broken into our cabin and had everything that was in the PANTRY STREWN all over the place.

  8. Good Morning, Mike…You’ve presented a good CASE in DEFENSE of our wild life in your OPENING STATEMENT, 👏🏻👏🏻 Things have gotten better over the years, but we still have a long way to go to balance the SCALES of JUSTICE when it comes to nature. Hope your day’s going well. 🙋🏻

    • Thanks, Angela. I often let the facts speak for themselves, but that sludge being dumped had me all worked up. How can any human be so wicked??? 🤷🏼‍♂️

  9. Strewn gave me reason to pause along w the rest of the responders.Bear for the first word solution lead to a quick puzzle solve. Today is a welcome day of respite after performing in 2 accordion band concerts at home in Macomb,and driving to E Peoria about 70 miles to a Glenn Miller Orchestra concert last night.

    • I’m sure the crowds appreciated all of your effort, Chuck. Hopefully you can attach a YouTube video of one of your performances sometime. I’m sure lots of folks, myself included, would really enjoy it! 🙂

  10. Hi all – First saw BOSIN and then switched the vowels for BISON. The third word had several possibilities, but I lucked into STREWN in about 3 tries. Given the bear, the answer was obvious.

    Have a great day, everyone!

    “His first indication of a rodent invasion was when he saw his SWEET BISON jerky STREWN about the PANTRY”.

    • I’ve been waiting for someone to chime in that the answer should have been BARE WITNESS! You know at least one person made that mis-steak!!! 😂😂😂

      Your sentence was eloquent as always, my friend. And I laughed when I remembered we saw RODENT on 7/10. Very impressive!!!

  11. Well, guess that was my last post. Nothing like being a new guy, and having my post censored. for asking a simple question, Guess I’m the ugly duckling in your flock Angela. Goodbye.

    • Hi, SS. Just wanted to let you know that I held up the post, NOT Angela. It was nothing personal, and I’m sorry if it offended you. I didn’t want anyone else to fall into the same trap. You’re a great guy, and I hope that you continue to participate.

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