Jumble Answers for 12/21/2019












Good Morning, Everyone! ☑️ MAKING A LIST…CHECKING IT TWICE? ☑️

🎶 I can see clearly now the rain is gone…I can see all obstacles in my way…Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind...It’s gonna be a bright (bright) Bright (bright) sunshiny day…..It’s gonna be a bright (bright) sunshiny day🎶….”I Can See Clearly Now” – Johnny Nash 1972

☑️ Resolve can be a wondrous thing, it can lift up the SPIRIT,
It means you refuse to give up…you’re just not one to quit it…
More hero than a COWARD, it takes a strong intent,
Like BMI’s to one OBESE, the stalwart are hell-bent
So here our guy sits hard at work…that problem’s sure a killer,
He stays behind..his partner leaves to head out to her VILLA
You gotta give him credit…Me? I see that board evolve?
I know for sure I’m out the door…and that is my RESOLVE! ☑️

Just as winter’s blowing through late tonight with a cold blast that chills your bones…I took one look at this puzzle…and a chill immediately blew through my heart! Math? Calculus? Quantum Physics?…Football Playbook? The Big Bang Theory??? Uh…No. But I’m jumping a step ahead of myself…Let’s figure out our words first…

In the spirit of true honesty, I hate to say it, but I can’t find SPIRIT in the files. And I find that so hard to believe, it being a pretty common word. But I searched, and I can’t find a specktor of it. Our other words…been here, done that, with OBESE leading the pack at 02/28/19, and COWARD bringing up the rear at 10/07/10. That leaves  LIVAL, which appeared – exactly as is – almost a year ago to the day, on Christmas Eve. And thankfully, none of our words posed a problem this morning. …Anyway…Pi and pi...let’s tau get to our cartoon…

Seated in what appears to be a college lecture hall, staring at what to me looks like my worst nightmare, today we see a harried character with a problem…Literally. And as who appears to be his professor, (who’s cutting a fine figure herself, I may add) is bidding him good bye, he’s overheard telling her that he’s theor…om, probably for as long as it takes him to figure out the solution to what’s on that board. He’s intent, he’s determined, he’s positive he’ll get it…he’s got RESOLVE! Well good for him…A man with values! And good for you, David. Bravo! I quantum all to sing your praises!

Eye candy? For all I know, there might be something really amusing on that board. But you know me, I’m transparent… and I have no idea, so I couldn’t tell you. But I’m going to give a Shout Out to the Southpaw that our guy is. ‘Cause it left me smiling. So, There you have it, Folks…Done! Have a great day, Everyone…And remember…Not all Math puns are awful… just sum, but making Math puns could be the first sine of madness…And with that I’m sine-ing off! ☑️🙋🏻‍♀️






18 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 12/21/2019

  1. 🍝 Living at the Italian VILLA did wonders to lift his SPIRIT, but with the food being so good, he feared growing OBESE…it was time to stop being a COWARD, and admit that he needed the RESOLVE to curb his appetite! 🍝🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. Good morning. Not much of a problem today. My choice for hardest word would be Obese. I had to come back to that word to finally solve it. The cartoon answer wasn’t a blind solve but once I looked at the letters the answer came quickly. Enjoyed it. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Good Morning, Paul. Not much of a PROBLEM, indeed! 😉 Hoping you have a great day! ☑️🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. 🤷🏻‍♂️He’d never own a VILLA, he knew that to be true…
    He spent his life a COWARD, nothing ventured, nothing new
    And working at the gym so long, he saw others OBESE,
    Yet he did nothing positive…anxiety increased…
    He needs a brand new SPIRIT, he needs his problems solved…
    He needs to man up and start to develop some RESOLVE! 🤷🏻‍♂️🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Hi Tim. I was working on this last night, and was considering another song. I changed the link, but forgot to amend the date. Tks for the catch! 🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. Being a former,not necessarily old,math prof I loved your math puns.Little to no problem w the anagrams,though villa did make one pause.Resolve also was slow to come,,but with just a seven letter word,there weren’t many possibilities.We’re back on the road for a Xmas party tomorrow,and again on Wed.Merry Christmas to one and all.

    • As old as you feel, Professor! As old as you feel!!!…And were your ears ringing at 2 o’clock this morning? LOL! I definitely thought of you, since I knew I was wayyyy out of my element! TBT, I did it all by the seat of my pants! I truly didn’t know what I was dealing with! LOL! But…RESOLVE? I found it to be a given…Tell you why…Big clues with both the problem needing to be SOLVED, and the puzzle’s question leading to his reluctance to give up…I’m a stubborn lass, (lass)? …LOL..I stay determined to solve by the cartoon alone…picture, with its hidden gems and dialogue, and of course the question..,All in all, a very witty puzzle. Anyway, I’m so glad you enjoyed my attempt at trying to make sense of it this morning…your opinion was the one I was concerned with. Glad I made the GRADE! 😉 Wishing you a safe, stress-free trip, Prof, and of COURSE a very Merry Christmas to you and yours! 🎅🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. Paused at obese which doesn’t seem like it should be that difficult but did get it and the cartoon answer as well. All in all it’s been a good week Jumble – wise. Happy Saturday to all.

    • Good Morning, Betty, Yes, it has been a good week, puzzle-wise. Betty, do you do the Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve? Do you make scallops? My family has “extended”(read “picky”) tastes, so we always do more than 7..usually 11 or 13. But this year, there’s grousing over scallops. (Even though we “got a guy”)! 😉 You could drown in the cost! LOL! Pun intended! I’m staying out of it..I’m just anteing up…and cooking. And eating of course! 😉 But it seems to get harder and harder every year to keep the Traditions alive…I tell you…at Christmas? The fish markets in Italian neighborhoods score enough to keep them happy all year! 😉 Have a good one, Betty! 🐟🦐🦞🦀🤷🏻‍♀️

      • Hi Angela, Love your “drown in the cost” pun. No my family did not do the Feast of the Seven Fishes. My Grandparents were from Northern Italy (Genoa & Piemonte) and I think that’s more of a Southern Italian traditional. However, in the olden days since we did have to abstain from meat on the Vigil our traditional Christmas Eve meal was Polenta with a Pomodoro Sauce and lots of Teleme Cheese, Cracked Dungeness Crab, a BIG tossed salad and Sourdough French Bread from Fisherman’s Wharf. Our big Italian family of yesteryear is no more so my Christmas Eve & Christmas Day traditions have changed but I remember those years fondly and take pleasure in the new traditions of today. Boun Natalie to you and your family.

        • LOL! Tks…but it certainly rings true this year. Everything’s gotten so out of hand. Climate change, I suppose. We’re almost all Neopolitans here, but we did sacrifice and let a few Sicilians in…Altho we don’t speak of it that much!…😂😂😂. My Father was half Neopolitan and half Basilicata, but we never knew of the dishes from his region…Except for that God-forsaken Capozzelli…but my Mother swore we’d starve first before ever even considering it! 😂 But your meal of days past does sound delicious. We have no older generation left anymore, but my cousins and I have always kept with what we knew growing up. And luckily, the ones coming up are doing the same. Who knows what the future holds…Anyway, Thank you for your well wishes..and of course I wish you and yours the same. But we’ll talk before then…I hope your day’s going well…and if I don’t get back to wrapping…I may end up spending Christmas Eve alone! 😘 🎅🏻🙋🏻

  6. Hi all – They practically gave us COWARD, but SPIRIT and OBESE took me a couple of extra looks. Had to write the letters, but then saw RESOLVE.

    I had to smile at the cartoon because it made me think of a scene in “The Day The Earth Stood Still.” The alien Michael Rennie stands before a blackboard like this and the woman he’s with says it’s professor Sam Jaffe’s work on a problem. He says “Well, he’s never going to solve it like this” and to her absolute horror erases and replaces several terms in the equations. Next day he meets Jaffe who says in wonderment, “How did you do this?” and the truth of his identity is confirmed.

    I liked all your puns also Angela, and how you resisted going off on a tangent.

    Have a great day, everyone!

    “It is still an unending source of surprise for me to see how a few scribbles on a blackboard or on a sheet of paper could change the course of human affairs.” Stanislaw Ulam, Polish-American mathematician, whose scribbles absolutely changed the course of human history.

    • LOL! Oh I went off on a tangent alright! You should have heard me! 😂😂 In fact Lou even said…”So I FIGURE you’re staying up to do this now”? (Which of course only ADDED to my frustration)! 😂 And you know I’m no Sci-fi fan, so the closest I came to identifying with the cartoon was visions of Sheldon Cooper…Altho the line of scrimmage kept coming into play! No pun intended! 😂 But I did enjoy it, in THEORY! 😉 So…Thanks for the Shout Out…and sending wishes that you have a great day too! ☑️🙋🏻‍♀️

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