Jumble Answers for 11/17/2019













Good Morning, Everyone!           🎸IT”S ALL IN THE JOURNEY…🎸

🎶 Just a small-town girl….Livin’ in a lonely world, she took the midnight TRAIN goin’ anywhere…Some will win, some will lose…Some were born to sing the blues…Oh, the movie never ends…It goes on and on, and on, and on…🎶 “Don’t Stop Believin” – Journey 1981

🎸When people say they know my song…a lot of time they tell
They know it from a TV show…Get me a PADDED cell!
As CLEVER as an ending was, UNHOOK comes to my mind,
To think that Journey’s only known for that…it’s a sad find…
Today we’re at a concert, the LOCALE for our band
The BUSHEL full who think “diner”…their heads are in the sand,
‘Cause Journey made the 80’s scene with music oh so sweet…
(And SALMON has no place today…unless of course to eat)
So just like these that we see here…prepared to make a run…
To not know the real Journey is just RECKLESS “A-BAND-DONE” 🎸

Today it seems we have another of those words that for some reason I can’t locate in the Archives. UNHOOK. Not that obscure a word, I thought for sure it was part of the Wonderful World of Jumble, but alas, I came up empty. So I may be wrong, but it is what it is…Our other five words, in order…SALMON shows as our newest entry, May 2019, PADDED, our oldest, November 2011, CLEVER I found in 2012, LOCALE showing from 2012 through 2018 and BUSHEL appeared from 2013 through 2018. And I found no repeat anagrams..which is a feat in itself…And now, our cartoon…

Today we see Jeff, the concert aficionado, attending a JOURNEY concert along with a group of Jumble characters. We’re told the concert’s just ended, and not a moment too soon, since a storm is approaching. Most likely at an outdoor venue, the group is very concerned about avoiding the rain, and the key to today’s solution, IMO, lies in the dialogue of the woman at left, and the man at right…”We need to BEAT the rain” and “We better RUN“. It conjures up an image of leaving the concert very quickly, running and rushing, which could be considered RECKLESS…And the phrase? Reckless Abandon?….“The phrase “reckless abandon” typically is applied to actions that are, well, very active. The word “reckless” comes from the same root as “reckon” (to account, to tally, to figure), and means “without thought to the consequences”, or “thoughtless” in the pejorative sense”…Well, the concerts’ over…DONE, and they were listening to a BAND? So…today we have …RECKLESS “A-BAND-DONE”! David…This one is brilliant!

Ok, eye candy…Before I point out any little details, I’m going to explain my song and rhyme this morning. I always use a song that relates to the puzzle, but today I changed it up because this Journey song that I used was the song featured on the final episode of the HBO mega hit, “The Sopranos. And ’till this day, I hear people say…”Oh, I know that song. It’s from the Sopranos”. Please…Journey is so much more. They made beautiful music, especially throughout the 80’s and are still active today. In fact they’re touring right now. Granted, the use of the song in that epic episode did bring a phenomenal new popularity to the band, but I just wish more people put it into prospective…Anyway, that’s just my opinion…Ok. The panel’s awash in purple. In the background, we can see the five band members on stage acknowledging the crowds applause, and taking their final bows. Jeff’s done a good job of capturing their likenesses. The crowd, circling the stage, is shown in black silhouette. At front, the man farthest left, glancing upwards, looks to be a “real” person, but I can’t place him. The woman he’s with is wearing a Journey shirt with it’s Scarab Beetle logo. The logo is also visible as the backdrop for the stage. But what I found interesting, was the way Jeff drew himself and the pony-tailed man in between the 2 couples. They’re both looking upward, their mouths open in apprehensive expressions. Which led me to believe that they’re outdoors, and can see the storm approaching. A nice touch. So, There you have it, Folks. DONE! Have a great day, Everyone…And remember…Don’t just jump on the BANDwagon in life…make your own JOURNEY…🎸🙋🏻‍♀️





16 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 11/17/2019

  1. Guess this happens but my newspaper (Berkshire Eagle) had a cartoon of Dick Clark and American Bandstand, announcing “I Feel Fine” as another #1 for the leading group (Beatles) for #1 songs in 1964. Cartoon Jumble: First And “Four-Most”

    • Hi. Good Morning. What you’re seeing is last Sunday’s puzzle. You can use this link here to access today’s…Let me know if you have any trouble opening it, and if so, I’ll send you a different link. Good Luck! And enjoy! 🙋🏻

  2. Thank you. This gets curiouser and curiouser. Now I recall a foul up last Sunday but my leaky memory has lost some detail. I do remember this same cartoon but with different 6 words and cartoon jumble, from what you posted, which I imagine, were these solutions. Guess I’ll have to go back and talk to the “best small newspaper in the nation!”.

    • You’re very welcome. I do remember some talk last week of a few papers, and online versions printing the wrong puzzle. I guess they mixed up the 2 weeks. Should you ever have a problem in the future, you can always check in here…we’re happy to help. I’m running behind schedule, but I’m going to be putting up a post in a little while…Enjoy the puzzle, and enjoy your day. 🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. A surprisingly easy Sun puzzle for me with a fairly quick solve of the anagrams and puzzle solution,given the ‘band’ concert.Maybe because I’m home this weekend,for a change,and had a real newspaper in hand.

    • Or maybe you’re just getting better and better at this! Good Morning, Professor! I thought it to be an easy puzzle too, with the familiar phrase and dealing with the BAND. Enjoy your down time, and have a great day! 🎸🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. Good morning. I had no problem with the words today. I went straight down without having to go back once. But,with those 17 letters and the quotation marks,after 15 minutes I decided to give up. I didn’t want to journey down that road any longer which by the way was enjoyable to listen to. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • LOL! Good one, Brooklyn. It is a bit of a stretch, but you gotta admit, it’s a clever one. Have a great day, Paul! 🎸🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. Hi Everyone –
    Unhook had me stumped until I tried the un beginning. I thought the answer was going to take a long time, but then I saw band and the rest followed.

    • Good Morning, Caroline. It wasn’t half as bad as it looked, right? 😉 Hope you’re keeping warm.., and have a great day! 🎸🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. What looked very tricky at first glance, wasn’t that bad after all…Strange mix of words, but they came together…and I had 🎶WHAT I NEEDED🎶…🎸🙋🏻‍♀️

    🐟 Where at first he thought they acted with RECKLESS ABANDON, once he was able to UNHOOK the PADDED BUSHEL of SALMON from the truck, he realized that they were very CLEVER to leave it at that LOCALE…🐟

  7. And here, another FISH TAIL about a guy who acts very 🎶FAITHFULLY🎶 to his SALMON…🐟🙋🏻‍♀️

    🐟 He always enjoyed SALMON, believing what they said,
    That fish could make you CLEVER, and it stuck within his head…
    He was the type of person that had trouble to UNHOOK
    A thought of any kind..so he went strictly by the book…
    He bought it by the BUSHEL, at his favorite fish LOCALE,
    An sometimes gave some to his friends…it helped with the morale…
    He kept it PADDED very well, and made sure it stayed fresh,
    He had a special cooler an he wrapped it in a mesh…
    He motto was, “I love Salmon, and cook the best I can…
    And never will I regard it with RECKLESS ABANDON”!🐟

  8. Hi all – I wondered whether there’s a triple-letter trick (for PADDED, after thinking ADEPT and PEDDLE). The double-letter and UN tricks showed UNHOOK, but it didn’t work for LOCALE, as the L’s stayed separated. I seem to remember a stretch when BUSHEL showed up quite often.
    I *really* didn’t think I was going to get the answer. For awhile, I didn’t even see any words (although it was amusing to see our local news radio station KCBS show up in the letters.) But just as I was about to quit I saw BAND, got DONE from “ended the concert”, and got it. With everyone driving off in such a hurry, I hope it was also WRECK-LESS ABANDON (in a DRIVING rainstorm).

    I needed the online version to see the T-shirt to know this was Journey. Given the prairie-type thunderstorm blowing in and since they’re in a hurry, I thought it might be REO SPEEDwagon (whose logo looks similar), or possibly a Saskatoon appearance by RUSH.

    Have a great Sunday, everyone!

    I’ll do you one better with Journey, Angela. Although I did like the “famous 80’s” songs, they were a Bay Area band, and I *really* loved the original group and their music from the late 70’s. I happened to be at one of the first shows where they introduced Steve Perry as a vocalist, they did “Lights”, and I thought they had ruined the band. (And I see I’m not alone 😂 When I looked for a version of the beautiful “Look Into The Future” on YouTube, one of the entries was titled “Journey (Before they were corrupted)”.)

    “He thought it was a CLEVER plan to UNHOOK the BUSHEL baskets of SALMON from the LOCALE where the local market had stashed them for later pickup, but the game warden caught wind of it and threw him into a PADDED cell”.

    • Hey Steve…👏🏻👏🏻on your sentence. Salmon was limiting, but 🎶AFTER ALL THESE YEARS🎶, doable…Have a great day! 🎸🙋🏻‍♀️

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