Jumble Answers for 01/17/2020









Good Morning, Everyone!

🎶 BYE BYE Baby, Baby goodbye…BYE BYE Baby, don’t make me cry…Guess I never will know you better…Wish I knew you before I met her…So BYE BYE Baby, Baby goodbye…BYE BYE Baby…don’t make me cry… 🎶 “Bye Bye, Baby” – Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons 1965

👋🏻📚 The Mom and Pop stores that we know are all fading away,
Shopping on-line’s convenient…but at what price have we paid?
The malls that are so crowded, you TUSSLE for a spot…
But neighborhood stores suit us well…impersonal they’re not
Whether a place to get a bite, a HOAGIE and a drink,
Or maybe where you buy a book…and just peruse and think…
A small boutique with dresses that make you feel like a queen,
And you know when you wear them they’ve not already been seen…
At Christmas time we feel the warmth and smell the springs of HOLLY
So why is it that slow and sure we’re seeing Big Box folly?
I know myself I always loved the little shops and stores,
Where I could find a hidden gem and share friendship and more…
They knew my name, just like in “Cheers” and who don’t love the sound
Of their own name…and that is why I felt my loyalty BOUND…
But lately most have gone away…despite how hard they’ve tried…
The times have changed…today we have neighborhood LAST GOOD -“BUYS”...📚👋🏻

I know that every once in awhile this is BOUND to happen, but TBT? It still surprises me. How can a word as common as Bound not have been used before in Jumble play? Well, obviously it can…or can’t.. you get my drift. Bottom line? I’m BOUND to tell you that it’s just nowhere to be found in the Archives. But thankfully, our remaining three words today are old favorites…in fact one, TUSSLE, goes as far back as 2011, January 24th to be exact. And today it has a sequel, as it’s serving up double-duty as our most recent to boot. LOYHL? Been there, done that…exactly that, on 11/03/16, and HOAGIE…we took a bite out of last February. But speaking of biting? Hoagie was hard to swallow this morning…It caught almost all the Early Birds and I have a feeling we’ve only just begun…I think we’ll end up chewsing it as the stumper of the day…

🎶They paved paradise and put up a parking lot...🎶 I always think of these lyrics when I see another small business closing its doors. And today, more than ever, we see it more and more across America. And sometimes it’s not just because of the rent…it’s also the taxes and the wages and the insurance…And the developers trying to rezone commercial areas….

So today, we find ourselves at “Angela’s Books”, where three of her loyal customers are shopping for the last time. The sign on the wall behind Angela states “Last Day Today”, and despite the three coming in to say GoodBYE and wish her well as she turns another page in her life, they’re also picking up some bargains, some LAST GOOD – BUYS”. A bittersweet familiar story...And a well-written pun! Leave it to David, the reader of the pack!

Bye candy? The three nearly bare bookcases definitely set the scene. And the sad look on the face of the woman expressing her disbelief to Angela definitely sets the tone. As Angela thanks her for being such a loyal customer, the women touch hands in an endearingly sweet gesture. But in contrast to the woman’s look, Angela is smiling…Makes you wonder about the business’s fate…Did Angela write tooth and nail? Was she given a writing chance? Who knows…well at least she’s not writing back tears…But the true write stuff this morning? It’s definitely Jeff and David themselves standing at the back of the store, extolling not just the great bargain, but what “a shame (it is) she’s closing”…And while David’s sole book title can’t be read, Jeff, dressed in one of his signature Poi Dog Pondering T-Shirts, has selected 6 Jumble Puzzle Books! Word! And you know you can always make book on Jeff giving us these whimsical detales! So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…And hopefully Angela’s truly happy to start a whole new chapter in life…And we wish her well as we say…BUY- BUY! 👋🏻📚🙋🏻‍♀️





22 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 01/17/2020

  1. 🌿 Homeward BOUND on Christmas Eve with the large shrubs of HOLLY, he found himself in a TUSSLE with the crowd waiting at the HOAGIE stand, one of the LAST GOOD BUYS the neighborhood offered…🌿

    🌿He couldn’t get the HOLLY to sit right on the shelf,
    He told his wife he gave up…and to do it for herself…
    She tried to TUSSLE with it…but she had trouble too,
    Perhaps if it were BOUND with twine it’d sit like it should do…
    The decorating tiring, they both needed a break,
    They ordered up some dinner…a HOAGIE and a steak
    And later they’ll continue…give it one more college try…
    Next year they’re shopping earlier, not wait for LAST GOOD BUYS 🌿

  2. Good morning. Today I pulled a Betty. I backed into getting Hoagie. I was stuck on that word and went to the cartoon. After awhile I came up with the answer and knew I needed AGO to complete it all. Been a long time since I had a hoagie. Angela thanks for all that information. You can’t tell from the newspaper what the store is selling. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Hey Brooklyn. YW. Hoagie’s getting a lot of play! I know here in NY, most people don’t even know what it is! Have a great day. Stay warm! 🥶🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. Hi Everyone –
    Hoagie also slowed me up, and I didn’t think last would be in the answer because the word appears in the cartoon. My first thought was sale, but when that didn’t work, I saw buys and the rest. Sad to see independent bookstores and other retail stores forced to close because of the internet.

    • Hi Caroline. I think the “rule”is that an answer word wouldn’t be given in either the dialogue or the question. It being on the wall sign gets a pass! 😉 And I agree…Two book stores here on SI closed after so many years, and people took it hard. So many things keep changing, and I’m such a creature of habit…It’s sad…Hope your day’s going well. Bundle up! 🥶🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. Another double letter day with tussle and holly,20-20 is clearly the year of the repeat letters.Hoagie was the stump word of the day for me before it popped into mind.

  5. We’re on the same page, Paul. I had to back into Hoagie too. All those vowels knocked me for a loop so I went for the cartoon and finally figured it out though it took me a while. Hope all of you have a good day.

    • Hey Betty. All this talk of Hoagies made me so hungry! I made HUGE meatball 🥖 heroes…(no one here would ever say Hoagie)! 😉 Hope you’re having a great day! 🥖🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. Hi all – HOAGIE was the hardest word for me – all those vowels, and it’s not a word I grew up with, but when I wrote the letters I happened to write HOG and saw it. Figured LAST was in the answer and got BUYS from the dialog.
    This cartoon is the story of my life in 2020 so far – our favorite local pharmacy closing, one of our doctors retiring, tire store closed etc. etc.

    Have a great day, everyone! The Song From the Ceiling at Peet’s this morning was appropriately Creedence Clearwater’s “Who’ll Stop the Rain” – we had two unusually heavy downpours yesterday, but they’ve cleared out today – heading your way, I’m afraid.

    Thanks for the details, especially the Jumble books Angela, and nice to see you get a mention in the puzzle. The first line of your writeup reminded me of 🎵”I like bread and butter, I like toast and jam..”🎵 And with all the Four Seasons songs lately, I have to admit I don’t really remember this one (unlike all the others listed on the picture in the video).

    “She got into a TUSSLE at the HOAGIE shop on Christmas when the manager claimed she was standing under the mistletoe which turned out to be just a bunch of HOLLY branches BOUND together”.

    • Hey Steve…As I mentioned to Betty and Paul, we’ve never uttered the word Hoagie here in NY either. We eat hero sandwiches…period! 😉 I think it’s mostly a Philly word…We’ll have to see what Chuck says. He might know. But it’s masterfully anagrammed also. A double-whammy. The deTALES, yes. YW. And thank you…I definitely enjoyed the honorable mention! Very much so. But I think I’ve used this 4-Seasons song before…If I get a chance, I’m going to check. And a big 👏🏻👏🏻 for picking up on the READ and Butter…One of the Lous this morning asked me if I mis-typed Bread…I just told him to READ it again! 😉 Your sentence..👏🏻👏🏻 Not much wiggly room with the Holly, right? We were STUCK! 😉 Have a good one, Steve! 📚🙋🏻‍♀️

      • In Rhode Island, they were “Grinders”. Never heard “hero”, “hoagie” or “submarine” until much later.

        • Ditto! 🥖..Meaning I knew it by the one word only..and later on heard of the other names for them…🙋🏻‍♀️

        • Hi Chuck. Subs? So you’re not near Philly? And you were raised in Pa? 🥖🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Steve..I found it! I dd use it, back on 10/27/2017…and how eerily does it resonate with our lives today? Oh..And your mention of the “picture” in the video…do you mean the album cover? 📀🙋🏻‍♀️


      • That is eerie, isn’t it, and appropriate unfortunately. (And speaking of words with lots of vowels, how about EERIE and EERILY for the Jumble?)
        Yes, I meant the album cover – recognized all but this one.

        • Unfortunately is right…Eerie? IDK.. Not much wiggle room with the anagram…😉🙋🏻‍♀️

      • 🎵”Bye, bye-bye, baby, bye-bye.
        I may be seeing you around
        When I change my living standard and I move uptown,
        Bye-bye, baby, bye-bye.”🎵 (Janis Joplin)

        🎵”Bye, bye baby (Bye, bye baby)
        Write if you think of it maybe
        Know I love you (Know I love you)
        Go if it means that much to you”🎵 (“49 Bye-Byes”, Crosby, Stills and Nash)

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