Jumble Answers for 11/22/2019









Good Morning, Everyone!     🚚 FORD THE LOVE OF A GOOD TRUCK 🚚

🎶 He’s a ONE TRICK PONY….One trick is all that horse can do. He does one trick only, it’s the principal source of his revenue…And when he steps into the spotlight, you can feel the heat of his heart come rising through…🎶 “One Trick Pony” – Paul Simon 1980 

🚚 It’s always been a running joke that Used Car Salesmen tend
To perhaps take some liberty and the truth maybe bend
Today we see a Horse at work, he’s selling to a Pig***.
And there may be a double-CROSS while unloading those rigs…
The spiel that some guys offer, pure POETRY at times,
And SUNKEN in a buyer is, thinking his deal is prime…
And in the case of in a PINCH, I’m sure the stakes are raised…
As buyers hear a lot of words…‘specially their judgement praised.
What can I say ‘bout this Horse here…Is he full of baloney?
We’ll never know, but surely see that he’s a ONE “TRUCK” PONY! 🚚

***Yes, I know it’s a Bull, but I needed to horn in with the rhyme for rigs. So I took a little poetic license…More than meats the eye? Ah, let’s not make it a cattle of fish, ok?

As our work week draws to a close, today we find ourselves at Day 5 of our Guest Jumbler Puzzling. Yep, we’re definitely reining it in…And today’s featured artist is none other than Scott Hilburn, the creative creator of Argyle Sweater. Growing up in Dallas, and studying clinical psychology before changing course and deciding to be a cartoonist, Scott’s comic strip, launched in 2008, has gone on to become one of the most often viewed comics in the GoComics.con’s catalog… So I guess we could say Mr. Hilburn’s been saddled with quite a comic responsibility! And for those familiar with his work, you know how he loves horsing around…The mane thing with Scott? He’s as irreverent as the come…And as an added little bit of interest, Scott’s also branched out into the greeting card industry, I’m sure many of you have seen his cowlection  for sale at your neighborhood Hallmark store. Yep, he’s jockeyed into position there too…I tell you, Folks, he’s quite the card! …And here’s what David and Jeff had to say on their Facebook page about our illustrious guest…But, hay…enough speaking about Scott…It’s time to deal with today’s words…

While we aren’t faced with any new additions to the ever-growing Jumbles’ stable todaywe do have a split decision when it comes to our anagrams. SROCS was seen in December of 2017, and CNPHI appeared in December 2014, making it today’s oldest model. And the title of newest kid on the lot goes to SUNKEN, last seen in April. But did any of today’s words stirrup any trouble? Neigh…it was all a mare bag of shells…Ok…Now let’s hoof it over to our cartoon…

Standing outdoors at a Used Car Lot, we see our mane characters, Stud McKenzie, the Salesman, speaking with Bull Bailey, the prospective buyer. In the market for a truck, something stable and dependable, Bull’s hoping that Stud steers him in the right direction. And while he’s willing to spend a few bucks, of course he’s not going to pony up his hard earned money without a good deal, so I’m sure he’ll try to chop him down. But spurred into action, and not looking to stall around, Stud is quick to point out that the two Chevy’s are for sale, but for some reason, he’s keeping the one Ford for himself. Hmm…I’m figuring it must be a Mustang…And if Bull kowtows, and takes the two Chevys…then our question asking us what Stud would be if he bites? He’d be a ONE “TRUCK” PONY! Well where do I sign? Good one, David! I give it a 10, at the very lease!

So…Cud I do eye candy? Usually reserved for Jeff alone, I’m not sure if I should pursue it with any udder cartoonist. Not that I have a beef with it or anything, but it’s just that the steaks are high when it comes to my eye candy. But I will say that I found it amoosing that the two Chevys are blue, while the Ford is brown…you know, a horse of a different color. And anyway, except for that blade of grass that Bull’s chewing on, and the word Ford showing on Stud’s cap, and what looks to be one of those Club Locks on the truck farthest right, Scott didn’t really hide anything in his cartoon. Hmm..Well maybe it does warrant a second look. So, I guess there might be a bit of bulls-eyeing this morning after all!…Well, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…And keep in mind…buying a used car can be like bulling teeth…it’s nerve racking…So don’t let these used car salesmen drive you nuts..I mean I’m still wondering if Bull ended up with Mad-Cow Disease…🚚🙋🏻‍♀️

24 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 11/22/2019

  1. Good morning. Another day of easy breezy words but I flunked on the cartoon answer. I had top and truck stuck in my head and we only had one T and since the second word was in quotations I didn’t think the word would be truck. To common for one in quotations. Over thinking it I guess. Another first on hearing your song choice Angela. Thanks for an enjoyable post. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Hi Paul. Good Morning. The answer? It was the pun on One TRICK Pony…In fact, I put a link in my post, just in case the idiom didn’t ring a bell..And I did so because 3 of my friends didn’t put it together this morning. If you’ll note, David avoided using the word Truck…he said “pickups” instead, so TRUCK was viable. Very clever this guy of ours! But I’m totally with you on the words, they were easy, breezy, and that’s no BULL! 😉 Any HAY, I’m glad you enjoyed the post, and I hope the music wasn’t a DEAL breaker! Have a good one, Brooklyn. Enjoy! 🚚🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. Hi Everyone -‘
    Sunken took me some time as did the answer. Seeing the word one and then pony led me to the expression, which I don’t think I’ve heard for a long time. Thanks, Angela, for all the information about the cartoonist. I’ve really enjoyed this Guest Jumbler Week.

    • Hi Caroline. I’ll make you laugh. For some strange reason, I really do think that when my friends dubbed me the IDIOM Savant, that they were on track, because I have all of these phrases stuck in my head…And the other day, while we were discussing the upcoming Thanksgiving menus, one of my cousins offered to make a “signature” dish of hers. One of my other cousins, her sister, quite out of character, said…”Please, you and that one-trick pony dish”.And I cracked up. But my other cousins, and their husbands, (most whom are younger than me), just looked blank. So, I think you’re not alone. It may not be a that well-known a phrase…I guess we’ll see if people write in and tell us. And if you notice, Sunken is climbing in the poll…Yes, Guest Jumbler week has been fun, and we have one more for tomorrow…After that…it’ll be put out to pasture 😉 for another year! And as always, it’s my pleasure to offer whatever info I can dig up. Have a great day, Caroline. Be well! 🚚🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Idiom Savant, I like it!
        That is a funny coincidence with the one-trick phrase. Remember the kit and caboodle Jumble answer not too long ago? I also hadn’t heard that one for ages, but that very night I heard Colbert use the phrase. Made me wonder if he or his writers do the Jumble.

        • LOL! Yes, I’ve grown to like it too! 😉 And that’s another coincidence with the kit and caboodle.You know you may be right, Caroline, maybe Steven or someone connected with him does enjoy the Jumble. And why not? What’s not to like? 😉🙋🏻‍♀️

    • I have to admit, I’ve never HERD that before…but then again, the only Scotsman that I know is Johnny Walker…and he doesn’t speak all that much! 😉🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Good Morning, Betty. Yes it is. And very clever to boot. Wishing you a Happy Friday too! Enjoy! 🚚🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. 📕 Admitting that his book of POETRY, dealing with the SUNKEN ship during its’ effort to CROSS the ocean, was written in a PINCH, earned him the title of a ONE TRICK PONY…📕🙋🏻‍♀️

    💕He sensed his heart just skip a beat, then got a SUNKEN feeling,
    He had to PINCH himself so that he wouldn’t go off reeling…
    He watched her walk and CROSS the street, pure POETRY in motion,
    To him she was perfection…and she caused him such commotion…
    If only he could meet her, and tell her that he’s no phony,
    ‘Cause for her love he’d offer to become her ONE TRICK PONY💕

    • Hi Chuck. Yes it has been. And I was a little surprised to see nothing mentioned in my paper. 🤷🏻‍♀️ RIP, JFK. 🇺🇸

  4. Hi all – No problem with the words, although the last looked like TROPHY for a second. No idea on the answer, but I saw TRUCK when I wrote the letters and the rest followed. “He’s a one trick pony, but that’s all a pony needs.”

    So Angela, he needed a truck for transportation when he got the letter that said “Bull Bailey, won’t you please come home”, eh?
    And for anyone else from Brooklyn – a really good BBC story about how New Amsterdam did and still does influence New York:
    “New Amsterdam had a similarly big influence on New York names. Iconic places – Brooklyn (Breukelen), Harlem (Haarlem), Wall Street (Waal Straat) – are all taken from colonial Dutch.”

    Have a great day, everyone!

    This is nothing but an interesting coincidence to me, but I do have a connection to not only This Day In History, but also this day of the week…
    Today is Friday, November 22, 2019.
    The Kennedy assassination was Friday, November 22, 1963.
    Exactly 50 years after that, my last day at work when I retired was Friday, November 22, 2013.

    • You know I read through the BBC stories this morning, but I didn’t see anything about Brooklyn. (Altho I did see one story that almost caused me to choke on my French Toast)! 🙈! And as for Bull Bailey? TBT? .I was really a lot happier sticking with the Pig, Kevin Bacon…I was really HAMming it up with the puns…but alas, ‘twasn’t meant to be…I was like..”Oh man, this is such Bull”!…😉 Have a good one, G. 🚚🙋🏻‍♀️

        • Of course it did. The brothers lived “in the neighborhood”! In fact, I was born in the same hospital as the younger one!🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. Just wanted to say that I am very familiar with “one trick pony” if anyone is keeping count. At 68 I must know most of the “common” idioms and their meanings. Just recently I became aware of “Bless your heart” and found out it is not meant as it sounds. I now know it is a “southerner” thing and I never heard it in the northeast. I knew the phrase “3 sheets to the wind” but never looked up the origin until recently. I often wonder about the future of JUMBLE. Solutions such as the one today would be very difficult for a young person. Can JUMBLE stay relevant with new generations and culture or social changes?

  6. FYI: Running behind schedule, (for a change of pace😉)… but a late Shout Out to all our readers who play the GIANT JUMBLE CROSSWORDS, and aren’t set up for automatic updates….GOOD NEWS! A new update’s been implemented, and we now have 60 more puzzles to enjoy! And not a moment too soon! I’ve been chomping at the bit for weeks now! Enjoy, Everyone! 🆕🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. Well it was no truck BED of roses trying to WHINney this one out…i GALLOPED thru the word scrambles, CANTERING on nicely; but slowed to a TROT trying to figure out the answer. …the whole LOT was just not a horse SHOEin for me! Lol…😆😂😁😉😉😉

    • Hi Kay. Good Morning. Your scenario gave me a chuckle.👏🏻👏🏻 Very clever! Thank you for commenting, and we hope you do so again In the future. Have a wonderful day! 🐎🙋🏻‍♀️

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