LUMPE = PLUME
NUWDO = WOUND
DTROAW = TOWARD
LITFEU = FUTILE
HE DIDN’T INITIALLY LOVE THE IDEA OF BUYING THE WOOD STOVE, BUT HE – – –
PME WOD TAR UTI = WARMED UP TO IT
Good Morning, Everyone! 🔥LOVE ME TINDER…LOVE ME TRUE 🔥
🎶 I really can’t stay (but Baby, it’s cold outside)…I’ve got to go away (but Baby, it’s cold outside)….This evening has been (been hoping that you’d drop in)…So very nice (I’ll hold your hands, they’re just like ice)…🎶 “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” – Dean Martin 1944
🔥 There’s something very comforting ‘bout sitting by a fire,
You watch the flames aburning while the sparks jump higher and higher
Like peacocks PLUME they spread around, and crackling sounds are heard,
As if a FUTILE try is made to escape…how absurd…
You’re WOUND up in a blanket, you snuggle real close to
The other person who’s sharing the fireside with you..
But even if you’re all alone, just looking TOWARD the flame
It brings a kind of peacefulness that may not have a name…
I love my time spent by the hearth…it’s winters place to sit
And many nights I’ve dreamed about how I’ve WARMED UP TO IT 🔥
I’m not sure if maybe I should start with a little disclaimer about my choice of song. What can I say? It’s the first thing that came to mind. It’s a nice song, I sing the sing, I like the song. Does it have some kind of untoward overtones? Well I never thought so…at least not until the PC Police tried planting the seed in my head. It’s just such a beautiful old standard…It’s sweet…it’s romantic. Like our couple here today…Anyway, no offense to anyone..and I wholeheartedly support the causes…but a sentimental old 1944 classic by the incomparable Frank Loesser can’t be a bad thing, can it? Just sayin’…
Ok. Where were we? Words. All new anagrams, all old words…with PLUME stretching back to 2014, and TOWARD coming up as the new kid on the block, with a showing of 03/25/19…and it’s FUTILE that caused two of the Early Birds a whittle bit of a pause. Ok..now let’s heat things up with our cartoon..
Did you get a warm, fuzzy feeling seeing a couple cozying up instead of breaking up like in yesterday’s puzzle? If it wood be up to me, I’d choose the “heat over the defeat” any day. But alas…All’s fire in love and war, so I guess we just have to go with the flow…So, today’s theme: STOVES…they offer a wide range of products. Wood burning, pellets, gas heating, electric heating..and they’re all pretty much the same…to a certain degree. But today we’re torching upon the WOOD STOVE. Finding ourselves at the home of Jumble characters EMBER and WOODY, we see them sitting on a love seat, snuggling up in front of their new wood stove. From our dialogue, we learn that Woody, who can be as stubburn as a mule sometimes, wasn’t all that fired up about making the purchase, and Ember had to put a flame under him to bring him around. She probably convinced him with some tinder words…and perhaps a few smoldering looks..But whatever it took, he’d met his match, and now it’s obvious that’s he’s definitely stoked about the idea, so he’s more than willing to give Ember her flue…I mean due. And check out how content he looks now too…Tell the truth, can’t you just fuel the WARMTH in the atmosfire of that room? Yep, Woodie definitely WARMED UP TO IT! Nicely done, David.
Eye candy? Today it’s pretty much what we see is what we get…She, he, and a cute little pup sharing in the warmth. Some extra wood to keep the fire going…But if you look real closely, you can see some squiggly lines emanating from the stove, denoting the heat it’s generating. Nicely done, Jeff. So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And here’s to us all keeping those home fires burning! 🔥🙋🏻♀️
Oh…And don’t forget to write in today letting us know what questions you may have for David. Just leave your first name and location, so that you’ll be able to get a shout out from our Jumble wordsmith himself…It’s a great chance to get an answer to whatever puzzles you about him…🔠🖊