TTMOOA = TOMATO
TRAGEY = GYRATE
DANCID = CANDID
TDEESL = ELDEST
HYIGLH = HIGHLY
GEEDUL = DELUGE
EVERYONE KNEW SLEEPY HOLLOW’S INFAMOUS HORSEMAN, BUT HE DIDN’T – – –
TOO GT AID EST HIH LE = LET IT GO TO HIS HEAD
Good Morning, Everyone!
🎃THE RETURN OF THE GALLOPING GOURD..MET🎃 **
🎶 You go to my HEAD and you linger like a HAUNTING refrain…And I find you spinning ’round in my BRAIN…Like the bubbles in a glass of champagne. The thrill of the thought that you might give a thought to my plea CAST A SPELL over me…Still I say to myself get a hold of yourself…Can’t you see that it never can be…Though I’m certain that this heart of mine hasn’t a GHOST of a chance in this crazy romance…You go to my HEAD… “You Go To My Head” -Miss Ella Fitzgerald (circa 1940’s)
🎃 A character we’ve come to see so many times so far,
Today the Headless Horseman we meet sitting in a bar…
Though way back then a tavern is the name by which it went,
I wonder did the patrons still DELUGE owners and vent.
The place looks kind of seedy, HIGHLY esteemed not around,
The clientele the ELDEST type most likely do abound,
But just the same they seem to recognize their fellow sots,
And we hear them discussing who’s the have and who’s the nots.
I see no sign of snacks at all…TOMATO chips or seeds,
I guess they just go chew the fat, and consume all their mead…
Quite CANDID with each other, the Horseman’s being praised,
Despite his stature reduced since he’s no head to be raised.
We see him humbly take his due…and soon he‘ll go outside
To venture off and GYRATE headlessly keeping a stride.
The tale of Sleepy Hollow once again is Jumble read…
And we see that our man, hasn’t LET IT GO TO HIS HEAD!🎃
**With a nod of the HEAD to Graham Kerr….here’s what David’s cooked up for us this morning…
None of our six words are new, and they’ve definitely covered a lot of ground over the years. Having seen them all many times over, we go back to 201I with DELUGE, and have seen our most recent entry with HIGHLY. And while I stopped counting somewhere near 30, none of today’s anagrams have been used before. So, a definite nod of the HEAD to David too…And with just the slightest bit of a turn at GYRATE, the Early Birds all rode off into the sunrise with nary a care…That said…SADDLE up, Jumblers, full STEED ahead…
So, once again today, we find ourselves in Sleepy Hollow, where David’s RIDDEN about the Headless Horseman. Having seen him so many times over the years, he’s become a Halloween STABLE around here. I mean staple. You just know that on one of the days leading up to the Holiday we’ll definitely have him GOBLIN up a puzzle…But he’s not only a FALL GUY (and you’d think he would be considering the whole no-head thing, right)? But NEIGH…he’s swept through here in April of 2015, June of 2016, March and June of 2017, and May of 2018 in addition. And I’m sure there’s been plenty more appearances, but time RESTRAINTS this morning only allowed me to go as far back as 2015. And I think my favorite of all may be the puzzle of 06/10/16, where we were given…”Sleepy Hollow’s horseman maintained his speed in spite of the..” And the answer was…HEADWINDS! I definitely laughed my HEAD off over that one! So, in light of all this, I guess we can say that it definitely beHOOVES our Jumble Guys to STIRRUP the theme every now and then, and keep re-FRIESIAN our memories! Anyway…today! We’re at a neighborhood tavern, where obviously 🎶Everybody Knows Your Name🎶…(you know the kind of place, where we can all just sit HORSIN’ around)…and we see our MANE character, having a grand old STEIN, as his two S-TABLE-mates offer him CHEERS. But being a humble guy, there’s no need for humble PIE, as he tells them that he “just does the best with what he has” HA! I wonder if his attempt at a little tongue-in-pumpkin goes over their HEADS or not? What he has! He’s a wit! Self efFACEing maybe, but still REINing supreme! So, in answer to our question? Infamous, yes, but he didn’t LET IT GO TO HIS HEAD. Bravo, David you’re definitely HEADS above the rest!
Ok, eye candy…There’s really not much going on. The panel’s swept in yellow, and our “Two and A Half Men” are seated at a wooden table (that has two knot holes). Oh wait…there’s a woman. The Witch…blue-faced, with the requisite warts. And the man, facial scars intact, has his hair pulled back into a PONYtail. So, let me re-phrase that. “A Man and a Woman”, and our half-man, since he’s decided to take a load off (inSTEED of get a load on), by resting his HEAD on the table. Well GOURD for him…And there’s a black silhouetted image at back left, that I think is another patron, since it looks like there’s hair sprouting from the top of it, but I’m not positive. I suppose I OATa know for sure, but I don’t. So if any one of you have a thought, please give me a HEADS up, ok? And there’s a burning candle, dripping wax into its’ vintage pewter holder with the finger hole. But that’s about it. Oh wait, maybe the ales…there’s some foam spilling…you know, a little off the top?…Hmm. Apropos, no? So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And remember that old saying…Drink with your HEAD, not over it. Oh, no? Bet with your HEAD not over it? I know, I was just HORSIN’ around with you!….And cue the travelin’ music…🎶Hold Your Head Up🎶– Argent 1972 🎃🙋🏻