Jumble Answers for 10/25/2019













Good Morning, Everyone! 🌲 IT’S “MAINE”..LY THE TOURISM…🌲

🎶 Portland, MAINE, I don’t know where that is…Leave your bags in the car, keep it running…I won’t pretend, I don’t want these things…But Portland, MAINE, I don’t know where that is…And I don’t want to know, I don’t want to know…🎶 “Portland, Maine” – Tim McGraw 2014

🌲 A mainstay is a certain thing upon which else depends,
And tourism and lodging is where Maine hopes people spend…
With nothing CAGEY going on, not looking for a SLANT,
Economy in Maine depends on what the lodging grants…
And being a New England state, there’s no room for fool DRIVEL,
A Mainer will shoot from the hip, quite honest and most civil.
Like donning a HELMET of pride, the Pine Tree State does say…
“Dirigo” meaning that they lead…you right to a “MAINE STAY“…🌲

As our work week draws to a close, we once again find that there’s no ROOM for PINEing over the lack of new words. We’ve done just fine this week with our Old Favorites, and today we STAY the course. With SLANT going as far back as 2011, our words have covered a lot of ground over the years, and this group has brought us to 2018, where we’ve last seen each of them. But despite the 20 some odd times they’ve appeared in the past eight years, today David’s given us all new anagrams to decipher. And except for a tick or two at DRIVEL, the Early Birds easily saw their way out of the woods

Finding ourselves outdoors, today we see a couple leisurely relaxing in wooden Adirondack chairs, discussing their rental. With the dialogue giving us Bangor, and our question citing the “Pine Tree State”, we learn that we’re in MAINE, the easternmost of America’s 50 states. Known for its “L’s”: Lobster, Lighthouses, LL Bean, and Lodging, it’s a beautiful and popular destination for snowmobiling, hiking and camping, hunting, fishing, and skiing. So it would stand to reason that LODGING plays an important role in Maine’s economic welfare. And when visiting MAINE, one would of course need a place to STAY…So, in answer to our question? Lodging is considered a “MAINE-STAY”! Good one, David! You’ve STATEd that well!

Ok, eye candy. With our female character stating that they should be “head(ing) into Bangor for some lobster rolls“, they may be at a lodge along the banks of the Penobscot River. Two more lodges are seen, one directly across the water from them, and another across from that, further in the background. We see them on a small patio on grass, adjacent to calm blue water, where three white buoys can be seen bobbing. Two tall Pine Trees stand on the grounds of the lodge across the water. And although stalwart Maine fishermen can be seen lobstering all year round, the peak season is late June to late December, so with our couple dressed in short-sleeved shirts and shorts, let’s go with a summer month…And with lobster in mind, I’m going with the guys’ blue cap for my eye candy. If you look real closely, there’s a lobster embossed across its’ front. And that’s the end of our tail this morning…So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…I’m logging off…🌲🙋🏻






20 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 10/25/2019

  1. Good morning. Another fine successful day. I had no problem with either the words or the dreaded cartoon answer in quotation marks. Something that always struck me funny about Maine was when three of us traveled there for a month (went home on weekends) for Morse code school. During hunting season you would see signs on the road listing the number of people and deer shot. It showed you how dangerous it could be out there. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Good Morning, Paul. I agree…It was an easy, breezy go of it today. And a very clever solution…Your story made me laugh…although it’s not really a funny subject in itself..But I bet it gave you an all new appreciation for the streets of Brooklyn, huh? 😉 Hoping you have a great day! 🦌🙋🏻

  2. I had a little trouble seeing the FOREST for the TREES, but I did my best to STAY the course…🌲🙋🏻

    🗣With his haircut appearing to be a HELMET, and that SLANT of his smirk looking CAGEY, they figured he’d be spouting DRIVEL, and were pleasantly surprised when he began the discussion of ships and was so knowledgeable about a MAINE STAY…🗣

    🧨His HELMET slightly on a SLANT, he acted somewhat CAGEY,
    And others re-enacting thought him just a bit fugazy…
    His conversation DRIVEL, in the field they gave him way…
    The Civil War show must go on….but he’s not the MAINE STAY 🧨

  3. The CAGEY old quarterback, with the banged up HELMET and DRIVEL on his face, told his tight end to do a sharp SLANT across the middle and it resulted in the winning touchdown.

    • Good Morning, Chuck. Excellent SLANT! 👏🏻👏🏻 Very creative! Have a great day! 🌲🙋🏻

  4. No problem with the anagrams even the drivel one,but the “Pine Tree” state reference stumped me as far as being Maine.

    • Good Morning, Professor. You’re forgiven..you’re our resident Math guru…We can’t expect you to cover all the bases! 😉 Have a good one, Prof! 🌲🙋🏻

  5. I got nowhere with DRIVEL until I had the answer. Knowing that the third and fifth letters were the vowels, d and r were the only two consonants I was able to put together to start the word.
    Wishing all a fun weekend.

    • Good Morning, Caroline. Drivel slowed 3 of my friends this morning too. Rival and Rivaled were thrown about, until the word showed itself…and it is leading in the polls. It’s not the most common of words, and it’s likely that most people would be hard pressed to remember the last time it was heard in conversation. But Bravo 👏🏻👏🏻 for working it out! Wishing you a wonderful day, Caroline! 🌲🙋🏻

  6. All the words and the cartoon answer fell nicely into place this morning.We’ve had an easy week which is okay with me. I hope all of you have a good day.

    • Hi Betty. You echo the sentiment I used in my post this morning…We’ve done just fine this week…👏🏻👏🏻 Hoping you have a good day too, Betty. And I pray you’re spared from the fires and the outages. Be well. 🌲🙋🏻

    • Brava, Lindanne! Well done! 👏🏻👏🏻! It’s such a clever answer today, I tip my cap to David! And to you too! Thanks for commenting, and we hope you do so again in the future! Have a wonderful day, Lindanne! 🌲🙋🏻

  7. Hi all – I’d probably still be trying to solve CAGEY if I didn’t always first try the ‘Y’ at the end. I’ve been stuck on HELMET before and it still took a couple of tries today (I always think METHYL first).

    Thanks Angela – I was wondering what those three white things were in the river – looked like rocks or eggs.

    Have a great day, everyone! If you can’t make it to Maine, you can still relax with Tom Rush’s lovely guitar instrumental, “Rockport Sunday”: https://tinyurl.com/y748okwk

    “The CAGEY designer for CCM took a creative SLANT on the hockey goalie’s HELMET and produced a MAINSTAY much more memorable than the beasts, skeletons, flames and other DRIVEL that the players usually asked him for.”

    • YVW, Steve. And thank you for both your contributions! 👏🏻👏🏻Very interesting!👏🏻👏🏻 😉Have a great day, G! 🌲🙋🏻

  8. Since I’m from Portland, Maine I have to chime in. Naturally, I had no problem with the answer but I did get such a kick out of Angela’s song choice. I didn’t know anyone besides Portlanders had heard of this Tim McGraw song. He got a lot of grief from us since according to the song he had no idea where Portland was but he played here a year before the song. Yes, I know it’s just a song but we had fun with it. And you don.’t need to go all the way to Bangor to get a delicious lobster roll!

    • LOL! Hi Andrea…Nice to meet you! So here’s the skinny.. Of course the Bangor bit is not my doing. I often suspect that the dialogue reflects what Jeff, the artist, has experienced. So I’m figuring he may have visited Bangor and had some really good lobster rolls. I live for a really good lobster roll…. As for the rest of it…I’m a fan of Tim McGraw, so I have the “Sundown Sugar Town“ Album that “Portland”’s featured on. When I saw the puzzle this morning, it’s what immediately came to mind. (And I remember reading about the controversy he caused back then when the song was released). Maybe because I’m not a native though, I wasn’t offended..😉, but I did wonder at first where he was going with the song. (No pun intended). 😉 I think his feelings for Portland were just his frustration with his girl leaving him and going there. It could’ve been Oshkosh, and his reaction would’ve been the same. Just a man with a broken heart lashing out…But I’m glad you enjoyed hearing it, and I hope I didn’t open up any old wounds! 😉 And now we’re going to settle in and watch the Nats (hopefully) beat the Astros again, while eating my linguini with clams…(And no, I’m not sure where my clams came from, but I’d be more than happy if were Maine)! 😉…Thanks for writing in, Andrea, you gave me a smile….and we’d love hearing from you again. Have a great night, (and I hope I don’t open up another can of worms with Oshkosh)! Re-write…It could have been Brooklyn! 🙋🏻

  9. Oh, we just got a kick out of the song in Portland when it was released. Go Nats!
    Having watched the Red Sox for so many years, I know how good it feels to finally have a team that has so struggled in the past reach the top!

  10. Words came easy except HELMET and DRIVEL which took 90secs. Had to look up “pine tree state” then came
    the fast slide to the solve.
    Enjoy tomorrow, have some hot tea, I’ll be here with, some ICED tea

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