Jumble Answers for 11/15/2019












Good Morning, Everyone! 🤺IT’S OK…IT’S JUST A FLÈCHE WOUND!🤺

🎶 Well, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above…But don’t FENCE me in..Let me ride through that wide open country that I love….Don’t FENCE me in…Let me be by myself in the evening breeze, listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees…Send me off forever but I ask you please…Don’t FENCE me in…🎶Don’t Fence Me In” – Harry Connick, Jr. 2001

🤺 The sport of Fencing, not my bag…for me it’s too much strife,
I’ve never entertained the thought through my FABRIC of life.
I think I’d do the best I could to IMPEDE one from trying,
It just puts me in mind of something that could lead to dying…
I know that it’s all LEGAL, and protective gear is worn,
And yet it all just bothers me…with blades flying airborne.
(And I would much have chosen to have Nylon here instead,
Because a word like PYLON? It don’t stand high in my head…
We’re not using the “P” at all, and it would help me out,
But David went with Pylon…wonder what that’s all about)…
But getting back to Swordplay…not for me…and never been,
So I suppose that I could say…”Fencing?…No FOILED AGAIN”! 🤺

So, Jumble denizens…Who would have thought that if we had to choose a new word this morning, that it would be LEGAL? Legal!!??? Not PYLON. Seriously, Folks…Show of hands. Who was going with Pylon? Exactly…Me too. And yet, lo and beFOILED…there it was, on December 18th, 2013, as Nolpy…But at least on that day, David used the “P”. Today? No “P”. And ironically, protective Fencing Equipment is made of Nylon! I mean, do you see where I’m going with this? It would have fit perfectly in my rhyme. But no…David chose Pylon. Anyway, our other words? IMPEDE went back to 2014, but we also saw it this past April, and FABRIC, another 2014 word showed up again in 2017. And as I said earlier, Legal just couldn’t be found, so I’m still shaking my head! But enough of this…Let’s just say, TOUCHÉ, David, TOUCHÉ!..and CUT to the chase…

Ok, LUNGING forward, let’s see if I can FLÈCHE this out for you…Today we’re attending a Fencing Bout, a sport not for the FEINT of heart. We see our opponents, ending their match, with the loser heard voicing his exasperation over what seems to be an ongoing occurrence, while appearing to be more than just a little PISTE off at losing AGAIN. And we see our winner, a single bead of sweat on his face, raising his FOIL in victory, and heard JABbering on about “making his point”. A FOIL, is a light fencing sword without cutting edges, but with a button on its POINT, and a bout is won when a Fencer scores 15 POINTS. So our winner, besides being adroit at what he does, seems to have a SHARP sense of humor as well…Ah, the RAPIER wit! So I think it’s safe to say, that our losing FENCER has not only met his match, he’s been…FOILED AGAIN! Good one, David! You’ve made an excellent POINT!

Ok, eye candy. The background of our panel shows a large crowd of spectators, silhouetted in black. Off to the left, we see another Fencer, FOIL POINTed towards his opponent, who’s SLICED out of the frame. Our main characters, dressed in the traditional white Fencing attire, are seen with their masks, but something’s amiss. A glove on the weapon hand must be worn by Fencers during a bout…Only I don’t see any gloves…Oh sheath…or maybe I should PARRY phrase that…No gloves? Curses…FOILED AGAIN! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…and I still can’t see what people get out of Fencing…to me it just seems so POINTless…




15 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 11/15/2019

  1. 🗣Not only did it IMPEDE his climb, but he could be heard yelling FOILED AGAIN, when during his attempt to scale the PYLON, which wasn’t LEGAL, the FABRIC of his jacket got caught on a beam…🗣🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. I’m not sure which word almost caused me to be FOILED with this rhyme…but PYLON just sticks in my craw…🤷🏻‍♀️

    📖 In a class of Sociology, assignments were suggested…
    And the ones who chose erecting a PYLON felt they were vested…
    In going through its LEGAL points to see what could IMPEDE
    Erecting one on city ground and what permits they’d need…
    But another group of students took a totally different slant,
    And the FABRIC of Society is what became their chant…
    ‘Cause they wanted to show what it takes to make life one of zen
    And not have people feeling that they’d been FOILED AGAIN 📖

  3. Good morning. Today’s word Impede was my downfall,so badly that it did impede me to move forward and caused me to give up on the cartoon answer. The answer fit me perfectly like Angela’s song choice which gave me a good laugh. Thanks for picking up my spirits after my failed attempt. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn. Hey…it’s only a game! No down spirits here…I’m glad you got a laugh out of the music…I laughed too. But did you watch the cartoon? So funny, with so much innuendo. I’m sure the adults enjoyed them way more than the kids did back then. Hope you have a great day, Brooklyn…Be well. 🤺🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. Hi all – Nice to see an exception to the “LY” trick with PYLON, but IC at the end gave FABRIC. One of the answer words had to end in ED; saw ALONG for the second word, but then FOIL popped into my head.

    I’m sure you know which of your writeup’s words made me laugh Angela, but I also liked how Rapier wit fit because the character was actually making a joke.

    Have a great day, everyone!

    “Although he appeared to win, the race car driver was FOILED AGAIN when the judges ruled that it was not LEGAL to IMPEDE his rival by draping a yard of FABRIC from his pit’s entry PYLON”.

    • Hi Steve…I made a note of saying that the winner was making a PUNny joke..hence the pun of rapier wit…so I’m not sure of your POINT!?? And nice👏🏻👏🏻 take on our words. So….Dudley Do-Right? And to make it better…the Cubs? …AND The Beatles? 😂😂. Have a good one, Steve! 🤺🙋🏻‍♀️ https://tinyurl.com/ujb9yc4

      • I guess I was just POINTing out that “Rapier wit” would have been good even if he hadn’t also made a joke in the cartoon but it made it even better.
        Nice link with all the references, but the Cubs fans got used to “many folds” over the years. Even more than 96 years worth of tears (and Fears). (And as he noted, the expression long pre-dates Bullwinkle, and he seems to have missed the pun of Natasha’s last name (Fatale) completely.)
        Have a good one; hope you stay warm. 🙋🏻‍♂️

        • Yep…I thought so too…Two for the price of one! And did you catch the little hidden link…”Badenov is Good Enough” …Ahem! 😱🤷🏻‍♀️

  5. I have to admit, I googled fencing terminology which helped greatly getting the correct anser…

    • Hi Felicity. Welcome! And so did I! And if you’ll notice, I included a link in the post to better explain about it…especially my puns! 😉 But I guess if you were doing the puzzle before coming here, then you’d have needed to do the research on your own. What in the world did we all do before Google, right? 😂 Thanks so much for commenting, and we’d love to have you do so AGAIN in the future. Have a wonderful day, Felicity! 🤺🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. I mistakenly had “define” as “infeed” as in an “infeed roller” in various machines, printer, etc

    • Uh oh. Tom, you make a valid point. And it’s in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary too.
      David? You got some ‘splainin’ to do! 🤷🏻‍♀️

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