Jumble Answers for 12/13/2019











Good Morning, Everyone!  🧀Hello…IS IT BRIE YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?🧀

🎶 Let it BRIE,  let it BRIE, let it BRIE…yeah, let it BRIE…There will be an answer, let it BRIE…Whisper words of wisdom, let it BRIE…🎶  “Let it Be” – (with an apology to) The Beatles  1968

🧀 The men sit speaking of fromage, both they and the cheese aged,
And reminiscing as they do…they both seem quite engaged…
Both connoisseurs of this French cheese… there’s no reason to
They’ve obviously left their mark…while starting with an OUNCE
There may have been an “UNLESS”, but nothing here to THRASH,
I doubt they were in LIMBO, and I’m sure they’ve made their cash…
And now they live life leisurely, as we can surely see…
Content they are to eat and drink…and happily SHOOT THE “BRIES”! 🧀

As our Jumble work week draws to a close, today we find ourselves with no new words, but all new anagrams. With OUNCE gracing our table as our newest entry, (06/21/19), it’s LIMBO that goes down as our oldest, having made an appearance on 01/10/11…And it’s the one word that caused the slightest bit of a tic this morning, since two of the Early Birds were fueled up and driven to see Mobil…But Oil I could say was..close, but no cigare...So, now let’s get the wheels rolling, and take a bite out of today’s cartoon….

In a garden, somewhere along the French countryside, today we find ourselves in the presence of two aging Fromagers, (Noun. fromager m (plural fromagers, feminine fromagère) cheesemonger, one who sells cheese. cheesemaker, one who makes cheese). We see Colby and Jack, sitting happily under the shade of trees, just shooting the breeze. Reminiscing about their past, they’re thinking of the early days when they had their noses to the grindstone, starting out in the cheese business. And we can tell by the looks of them, that not only has their business been a success, but that they’ve definitely enjoyed the fruits of their labor along the weigh…I mean can you pasteurize over the SEINE without noticing those well-fed bellies? I dairy ya! Any whey…Enjoying a glass of red wine, while eating some BRIE, their conversation is light and relaxed, and things are gouda…Our homme boys are quite content to SHOOT THE “BRIES”. Un travail bien fait, David!

Eye Candy? Rolling hills make up the backdrop, where two structures can be seen. The bistro table and chairs are a NICE touch. The table, covered with a white cloth holds three wheels of Brie, of varying sizes, each with a wedge missing. A cheese knife and a cluster of red grapes lie on the platter of the largest wheel. A baguette sits in front of Colby, at left, who is shown with his glass in hand, while Jacks’ glass sits at his right, besides an Anjou pear. And both men are holding a piece of Brie upon a piece of bread…But the eye catcher is the wine…Keeping in mind that Jeff doesn’t color his cartoons, it’s obvious that whoever did lacks a sophisticated palette…Red wine with Brie? Sacré bleu! I mean red! What we need here is a good bottle of Chenin Blanc…and speaking of…just where is the bottle? So, there you have it Mesdames and Messieurs, Terminé! Have a grate day, Everyone…And I’ll leave you with some advice…Keep in mind that it’s nacho fault if people feel you don’t fit their mold in life…It’s to thine own self Brie true…🧀🙋🏻‍♀️

🎶 Come to cheddar…right now…over Brie..🎶. “Come Together” (with another apology to) The Beatles 1969


27 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 12/13/2019

  1. There are two shadow solutions – SHOOT THE BRISE and SHOOT THE BIERS. The latter refers to beer, but in German, with an improper plural. The plural is Biere, but in “I would like two beers” it would be BIER. It also means an urn of a certain type. BRISE is a dance maneuver involving jumping in the air and clicking your feet, and so SHOOT THE BRISE (accent on E) means to take a picture of a jumping dancer. If dancers were shown, this would be the answer, but cheese is shown, so the answer is SHOOT THE BRIES, but I never have heard of the word BRIE in plural. Also note the first word BLIOM. It has an alternative anagram MOBIL (although that is proper), but note if you fill in the blank with MOBIL, the circled letters spell what kind of company it is – OIL.

  2. Good morning. Unlike yesterday where I kept getting interrupted with phone calls and having to leave early,I was unable to solve the cartoon answer but did get the words. Today I had Mobil for the first word and was surprised when checking all four that it was Limbo. The cartoon answer took some time to get with my disdain for words in quotation marks but,I have to admit it was another brilliant answer. Loved you post Angela, getting on in years has mellowed me somewhat towards the Beatles. The songs are enjoyable. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn. I think Mobil’s going to run through a lot of people’s minds this morning. I posted that 2 of my friends were convinced that was it, and Jim’s mentioned it too. But we know that it’s a STATIONary rule…no proper names,,,And I’m totally with you on the solve..it’s definitely brilliant! But as for the mellowing? I don’t think it’s just the Beatles you’re starting to accept…you know that Quotation Trepidation is nowhere near as bad as it used to be! 😉Thanks for the Shout Out, Paul…and have a GRATE day! 🧀🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. 🎬 Without an OUNCE of confidence, and way too quick to THRASH his own performance, UNLESS he got his act together, he’d remain in LIMBO with this part forever…and never be able to sit and SHOOT THE BREEZE with the other cast members…🎬

    💃🏻🕺🏻While planning their Bahama trip, he knew he couldn’t THRASH,
    He longed to learn the LIMBO, and agility did clash…
    UNLESS he loosened up a bit…at least an OUNCE or two,
    He knew that he’d be awkward…and the Limbo never do…
    He promised her he’d learn the dance…and perform it with ease…
    And they could both enjoy themselves…just dance and SHOOT THE BREEZE! 💃🏻🕺🏻

  4. Hi Everyone –
    The most important clue for me was the drawing of the cheeses, which made me think of Brie. I had to back into both unless and limbo. Like others, I thought mobil, as in ExxonMobil, might be a word. Funny that Jimvb found the circled letters spelled oil.
    Love the Beatles song, Angela. Before they wrote this, Malvina Reynolds composed another “Let it Be” with an environmental theme.

    • Hi Caroline. Good Morning, I think Mobil’s going to stop a few people in their tracks today. And BRIE did help to make the solve a breeze! Tks for the link. I’m unfamiliar with both the artist and the song,..and it has a timely message…with all the talk of cutting down trees for Christmas that has been in the news lately. Glad you enjoyed the music, and hoping you have a GRATE day! 🧀🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Hi Angela – Besides the Reynolds’ songs Steve mentioned, you might be familiar with and like her children’s song, “Morningtown Ride,” and “Turn Around,” which Harry Belafonte sang for a Kodak commercial.

        • Hi Caroline..Yes, I do know both these songs, but I’d no knowledge of their connection to her. Learn something every day! Thank you! 😘🙋🏻‍♀️

        • Wow, we sure all are learning something today! I didn’t know she wrote “Turn Around” either, and neither does her Wikipedia bio! 😂 If you look up the song title it mentions it there though.
          And on the other topic, the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose always conducts nighttime flashlight tours on Friday the Thirteenths.

      • Steve, I just looked up “Turn Around” on Wikipedia, and it says the song was written by Malvina Reynolds, Alan Greene, and Harry Belafonte.

        • Yes, that does seem like an odd trio though, doesn’t it? I wonder whether Belafonte’s name was used to make it more popular or what. More research needed, I guess, or in this era, just a conspiracy theory!

    • Hi Caroline and Angela – We in the Bay Area know Berkeley’s Malvina Reynolds very well as a writer and performer of folk songs. She’s probably best known for “What Have They Done to the Rain?” and “Little Boxes” which was covered by Pete (not PEET 😂) Seeger and was inspired by the monotonous housing developments up on the hill in Daly City:
      🎵”Little boxes on the hillside….
      There’s a pink one and a green one
      And a blue one and a yellow one
      And they’re all made out of ticky tacky
      And they all look the same”🎵

      As for the trees:
      🎵”It’s comin’ on Christmas; they’re cuttin’ down trees
      They’re putting up reindeer, singing songs of joy and peace
      Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on.”🎵 (Joni, “River”)

      • Steve..The lyrics to “Little Boxes” gave me a chuckle…Years ago, before I moved out here, when they first started putting up way too many condos on Staten Island, they all looked like barracks…One night, while driving home from visiting my brother, we passed such a development, and my Father looked, shook His head and said…”I pity the poor b——-d who lives here and comes home drunk…No telling where he’d end up”! Maybe you had to be there…but I cracked up. And till this day, I can’t pass any of those complexes without thinking of Him…and laughing out loud! 😉❤️🙋🏻‍♀️

        • You don’t have to convince me of that! My wife knew someone from Daly City who did exactly that – came home and walked into the wrong house because he was one street over. The only lucky people were ones who had a distinctive palm tree or the like in their front yard. 🙋🏻‍♂️

  5. I had sullen instead of unless, I thought there was only one word that fit. I also had mobil and I understand why that was incorrect

  6. Hi all – Thought MOBIL, but lack of an ‘E’ showed LIMBO. Joining the ‘S’s gave UNLESS and an SH and TH gave THRASH. Thought BRIE right away, and the dialog showed the plural.

    Thanks for all the great details Angela; I would have missed a lot. My wife’s frugal family always used one of those cheese slicers that let you get it so thin you could see through it.

    Happy Friday the 13th everyone; good luck!

    “Even though he had barely an OUNCE to spare, he took the bet that UNLESS he could get under the LIMBO bar, they would THRASH him to within an inch of his life.”

    • Steve, thanks for giving us the heads up about Friday the 13th, which I hadn’t realized and will now guard against. And thanks for the info on “Little Boxes.”

    • …So…2 betting themed 👏🏻👏🏻sentences in the same week? Are you trying to tell us something? 😉 You’re welcome…and thank you for the Shout Out. Have a grate day, Steve…🧀🙋🏻‍♀️

      • All I’ve learned is not to bet! 😂 Hope you enjoy the rest of your day. Our drought is officially over for this season with more rain on the way – good weather for watching hockey on TV. 🙋🏻‍♂️

        • …It’s been raining here for days…The arks are lined up…But you know NY’ers…We cry out in unison…”At least it’s not snow”! 😉🙋🏻‍♀️

          • I have a picture I got from the Minneapolis paper that shows a guy shoveling snow up to his neck, and it says “We don’t have Hurricanes, We don’t have Hurricanes!” Everything relative 😂🙋🏻‍♂️

  7. Got them all today without difficulty – so redeemed myself from yesterday’s difficulty with the cartoon answer. Happy Friday to all!

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