Jumble Answers for 01/12/2020













Good Morning, Everyone!     🥜🐘 WORK? FOR WHAT? PEANUTS? 🐘🥜

🎶 PEANUTS…uh-uh-uh-uh-uh…PEANUTS, PEANUTS…uh-uh-uh-uh-uh…PEANUTS, yes you’re my girl…Love you and I’ll never let you go…🎶 “Peanuts” – The Four Seasons 1963

🐘 A Ringmaster put out an ad, a roommate he did seek,
An elephant had answered…willing to move in next week…
The Master had a PHOBIA, although he was HUMANE
But elephants like PIGEONs were to him a source of bane
He figured that he’d take a shot, a TAVERN meet was set,
The elephant sat at the bar, the Master there to vet…
He watched the peanut shells ACCRUE, a pile did amass
Was this elephant real hungry, or was he just plain low-classed?
Could LIVING with this pachyderm work out or end in doom?
But needing cash, he agreed to the ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM…🐘

A quick look through the Archives this morning reveals that while our words today are all Sweet Repeats, our anagrams are fresh and salty! Masterfully scrambled, we have a great mix of words, with ACCRUE being the most recently seen, as of 07/12/19. And with none of them causing a wrinkle, the weights been lifted from our shoulders…so let’s take a bite out of our cartoon…

Where y’day’s puzzle had us located near DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), today we find ourselves dealing with an Elephant…Coincidence? Probably not, since I’m not sure our Jumble Guys are familiar with DUMBO, but just the same, I’m all ears! Set in a living room, listening to the dialogue gives us a leg up on today’s main event. A Circus Ringmaster, Bart, rooming with an Elephant, Stampy, comes home to find himself faced with a somewhat nutty situation…And he’s like…”Huh? What bull”! Furious, he’s seeing pink! Because sitting there, eating through bags of peanuts, Stampy has obviously not moved all day. And not showing up for work has most likely left Bart feeling a little shell-shocked…Ok, so maybe Stampy doesn’t get paid time-and-a-calf for overtime…still…What will the proboscis say? They’re gonna fire him…And making matters worse, when he tries to confront his roomie, he’s faced with such insolence, that he’s realizing that these living arrangements are not all they’re cracked up to be…Stampy has no desire to talk, he’s trumpeting that he’s more interested in the game that’s coming on…And let’s face it, Folks…This avoidance? Well, when there’s an ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM? Tusk, tusk, tusk...you got tons of problems! And the big clue here today? Living with a “PACHYDERM”…It’s got “Elephant” written all over it!

Eye candy? There’s a great picture of Stampy on the wall, balancing a ball on his trunk. And lying on the floor are two bags of “CARTER FARMS” Peanuts…One empty, and one jimmied open with its contents spilling out…And while I first thought that Stampy was sitting on a recliner, on closer perusal, I see that it’s a couch, and he’s resting his feet on a matching gold footstool…that’s definitely feeling the weight...Shells are all over his body, a remote control is in his right hand, and he’s balancing a tub of nuts with his left. His trunk is immersed in the tub… But what’s got me laughing this morning? Lying on the floor in front of the TV are what appear to be two…Shoes? Hmm…A wrinkle…I’m really not sure…What do you think? Have I nailed it? …So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, IVORYone!…And remember. Roommates need to respect one another…And once one becomes irrelephant…it’s a gray area, but most likely it may just be time to pack your trunks and move on…🥜🐘🙋🏻‍♀️





18 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 01/12/2020

  1. I think this sounds a little FLIGHTY,…but I had a bit of a problem getting it OFF THE GROUND….🕊🙋🏻‍♀️

    Wanting to ACCRUE more respect from the men at the TAVERN, he had to get over his PIGEON PHOBIA, since it was an ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, and these guys were LIVING, breathing pigeon mongers of the HUMANE pastime…

  2. 🕊🐘 They asked him to be sponsor of the PIGEON Race this year,
    They’d put the name of his TAVERN on all the races’ gear
    The money they’d ACCRUE from it most likely would be spent
    Inside his bar as usual…it would help with the rent…
    These pigeon guys a LIVELY lot, determined but HUMANE,
    The competition cut-throat…with an A-game they all came…
    But no one had a PHOBIA when it came to this race,
    They’d do whatever’s needed to make sure they’d win first place…
    So while he did consider if it’d make his business boom…
    He couldn’t overlook the real big ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM 🐘🕊🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. Good morning. I knew the letters I needed to get Phobia but couldn’t pull the trigger. Everything else was easy breezy. Therefore that’s my choice for hardest word. Loved your song choice Angela but I think it was a hit by another group and that would have been my choice. Only trouble is I can’t think of that group and I’m now thinking maybe I’m wrong. I tried to find other groups and it gives me the cartoon peanuts. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Good Morning, Paul. Tks! I don’t think anyone else recorded it though…but I could be wrong. I have it both on a 45, and on the album, “Sherry”. But take a look if you’d like…You have to Google: Peanuts Four Seasons, or you will get the cartoon stuff…Hope you’re having a great morning, Brooklyn! 🐘🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Good Morning, Professor. Both the words are in the top three in the poll, so you’re not alone…And I saw the solve right off the bat too. It’s a pretty well-known idiom. Have a great day! 🐘🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. Easy one for a Sunday. Figured out the anagrams and cartoon in record time. Happy Sunday to all!

    • Good Morning, Betty. I’m with you. Definitely an easy go of it today. Wishing you a Happy Sunday too! 🐘🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Thanks for the article, Angela. Yes, this fellow is indeed a San Francisco Institution. He will certainly be missed.

        • YW, Betty. These type of stories get to me. So sad that little by little so much “Americana” is disappearing. 😥🤷🏻‍♀️

  5. Hi all – An extra look at TAVERN, then BOAHIP made me think of BISHOP, but the PH showed the word. The ‘U’ helped get HUMANE because of having HUMAN in the answer the other day. Then the double-letter trick made me think of OCCUR and led to ACCRUE.

    You’re on a real roll with the Four Seasons’ songs Angela, all of them great, of course. I also though of Jimmy Carter’s peanut farm but couldn’t find its name.
    And good eye – if those aren’t the elephant’s shoes, I don’t know what else they could be, unless he stomped on some cans.

    Hey Betty, wouldn’t it be nice to live somewhere where it doesn’t get cold in the winter, like New Hampshire, New York or Baltimore? 😂 The temperature at the start of the Raven’s game at 8:30 PM local time last night was 65º ! I think when the Niners kicked off at 1:30 PM in Santa Clara it was 59º.
    The Eastern game made their fans dig out the signs my brother told me he saw when the Jets beat them in the Super Bowl – “Baltimore Dolts”.

    Have a great Sunday, everyone!

    “Once the HUMANE Society helped the TAVERN owner overcome his ornithoPHOBIA, the trick-performing PIGEON helped him ACCRUE enough extra cash to raise his standard of LIVING”.

    • Hey Steve. Good Morning. Tks! Glad you picked up on Carter. I think it’s a really good one…And I always enjoy Jeff’s whimsy…but I FEARed no one else would get it! And speaking of…😉Your sentence is a good one too. 👏🏻👏🏻 But I threw a little TV trivia in there…a little bit of my whimsy. Shall we say…another ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM? 😉 Anyone? 🤷🏻‍♀️ Have a good one, Steve! 🐘🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Ah, at first I thought a ringmaster living with his elephant would be an Odd Couple. I’ve never seen the episode, but from your naming the Ringmaster Bart, I guessed Simpsons, and there was Stampy the Elephant. Just last week I came across one of the 50 statues of the A’s mascot Stomper scattered across Oakland. I didn’t know there were still any around.
        Liked your pigeon racing references also.🙋🏻‍♂️

        • 👏🏻👏🏻! TBT, I’ve never seen a single episode of the show. But over the years, with my nephews speaking of it ad nauseam, I probably know enough to write a book! 😉 And the pigeons? I have a lot of friends in Brooklyn who raise and race pigeons…and you’d never believe the money involved…the purses are unreal….And you should see how pampered these birds are…Pigeon coops? Not anymore…These birds are living in condos! 😂😂🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Steve, I wouldn’t last in the East two minutes. I get cold just watching the weather report at night. 🥶 So pleased that the Niners won handily yesterday. Am hoping they face the Packers next. I’m soo tired of the Seattle Seahawks.

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