Jumble Answers for 02/22/2020










Good Morning, Everyone!          🍷 HEY….SIP HAPPENS! 🍷

🎶 I got a BLIND DATE waiting to come around (any minute now)…Oy but I’m nervous listen to my heart pound…Why do I need this HEADACHE, single is not a crime..I got a BLIND DATE...And with my luck…he’ll be on time…🎶 “Blind Date” – Barbra Streisand  1975

🍷 I’m sure she’s gonna DITCH him, hopefully it’ll be tonight,
He’s sitting there and scowling, complaining ’bout the light
The place looks pretty decent, not a DINKY little dive,
But acting in this MANNER? Second date he won’t survive…
She’s sitting and she’s thinking…”Is this it, a night of gripe?
Next time I better think twice… before going for the swipe…
This dating game’s no picnic, if my nights end up like this,
There’s gotta be a better way to find the WEDDED bliss…”
I feel for her, I really do…her faith’s surely declining…
But blind dates are a crap shoot…and who needs “WHINING” AND DINING? 🍷

Ok, so…before we begin. My song choice. I have a feeling it may not fare well…But I’ll explain. I never understood blind dates, but that’s just me. I know people who’ve lived to talk about them, and I even know of people who were swiped right off their feet…But me? Uh, no. I’ve never indulged…So any time I hear about blind dates, and disastrous first dates, and letting 🎶”your finger do the walking through the awkward stages…”🎶, I always think of this song. Silly, yes…campy, yes…but let’s face it, Folks…nobody whines like Barbra…But anyway…that’s why this little gem from the Broadway sound track of “Funny Lady” immediately came to mind when I took a look at our puzzle this morning. So I just hope you stuck it out past that dragging little overture, and got a laugh…Let pinot in the comments…

So… Welcome to Groundhog Day. We’re waking up to an exact rendition of yesterday’s game play. Two repeat anagrams, NYIKD and DDDEEW, and all four of our words dated in the past year. And this might really wet your whistle…Back on May 12th, 2016,we had a puzzle with the same exact solution! Now I’ll drink to that! But did any of today’s words have you complaining like Hectic and Mishap did yesterday? Or did you just drink them all in at a glance? And I was glad to see that there were no grapes, I mean gripes from the Early Birds either…for the first time in a while…

As we sit down with our puzzle today, we find two Jumble characters who’s tempers appear to be rising. But for totally different Rieslings…Our guy, Beau Jolais, seems to be the epitome of sour grapes, definitely not the type to bottle up his emotions…While our damsel in depress, Sherry Fino, can’t understand what makes him tick. In fact, she’s reading between the wines, and we can overhear her asking him right out, in black and white, about his track record…He’s definitely gotten her seeing red…I mean, let’s face it Folks…she got dressed up, probably dabbed on an expensive scent…and went out thinking she’d have an enjoyable night. Instead, she’s sitting here with a guy who’s gotten her so Bord..eaux my! And she’s probably telling herself no way rosé! She’s by no means an any port in the storm kind of woman. Glass half-full? Glass half-empty? At this point…she’s probably better off just leaving it a Rhone…Talk about a pour decision…It’s chilling if you ask me…This whole night has just been a cham…Pagne-full as it is to admit…“WHINING” AND DINING? Please…He needs to put a cork in it…

Ok. Eye candy…Sherry’s wearing a beautiful necklace. Pearls Before Wine, while Beau’s long hair is held back with some sort of clip. Not my taste, Bud. The comment he’s making about the temperature and the pinot though is right on point. (Did you catch my little anagram there)? They each have a plate in front of them, and there’s a serving platter of what looks to be cheese, crackers, olives, dry sausage or pepperoni, and perhaps some nuts and dates. But the absence of any cutlery or napkins has me drawing a blanc. I wish I could just say, Que Syrah, Syrah…only it just seems too much of a deadly zin…But today the Pinot Wine Award goes to the label on the bottle. You have to look real closely, but it reads: ERD LBNED 1954. RED BLEND”, and the year our Jumble made it to the table. And it’s all printed under the Signature script Jumble “J” logo...Decanter any better than that how, can it? Very clever! So, there you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And I’ll leave you with a little quote I heard once that seems to fit the bill today…“Men are like fine wine. They start out as grapes, and it’s our job as women to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature enough into something we’d like to have dinner with...” (And please note, the opinion expressed does not necessarily reflect those held by the management…) 🍷🙋🏻‍♀️

…And for anyone who really had no taste for Barbra?…this one’s for you...


8 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 02/22/2020

  1. 🤷🏻‍♀️She was glad she wasn’t WEDDED to the idea, because she hated the DINKY look of the place, and the MANNER in which the establishment carried itself, so she decided to DITCH any thoughts of having her parents WINED AND DINED there…🤷🏻‍♀️

  2. ❤️ Today things work so differently than in our parents time,
    The MANNER in which dating goes..back then would be a crime…
    The quest to find that WEDDED bliss now runs a different course
    And elders look upon our ways as DINKY…at a loss…
    There seems to be a shift in how a romance takes a hold,
    And I’ve heard “last DITCH efforts” as a phrase that’s often told
    The older generation had it easier to find…
    A way to fall in love…a way to enjoy WINED AND DINED…❤️

  3. Good morning. No problem with the words or cartoon answer today. I’ll drink to my success tonight as the start of lent will be here this coming Wednesday and I give up all the good things until Easter Sunday. I’m glad you redeemed yourself with that second song choice Angela. Bah Bah left me wanting less but your bale out, restored my faith in you. Love your puns etc. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn. LOL! Yeah, you know I had you in mind…😉 I had a feeling Barbra might leave you HIGH and DRY! Tks for the Shout Out and wishing you a great day, Paul…And have one on me tonight! Enjoy! 🍷🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. I had no problem w the anagrams and the cartoon solution went even quicker.As far as blind dates,I see your point,but in my case a former girl friend of mine, fixed me up with my wife of 50+ years on a blind date,so it worked for me.

    • Good Morning, Professor! And mazel again on your wonderful ❤️ marriage! But I was talking more about the way dating rituals work today. Friends introducing one another is a whole ‘nother ball game. My parents lived on opposite sides of Brooklyn. If my Mother hadn’t gone out of her neighborhood for a job, and became friends with a co-worker, my Aunt..I wouldn’t be here…My Mom went home with my Aunt for lunch one day, saw my Father…and it was all over for her after that! She got hit with the thunderbolt! 😂😂 And you know I was just going by the puzzle…But I still say..trying to swipe yourself into romance just doesn’t’ seem to have that certain je ne sais quoi…Know what I mean? …Have a great day, Prof…and maybe I just should have lead with this… https://tinyurl.com/wjxg85u. 🍷🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. Hi all – CHIDE led to DITCH and WEEDED led to WEDDED. Wrote down the answer letters and figured the middle word was AND, then noticed that both the other words probably ended in ED, and that showed it. Should have noticed that talking about wine was a hint.

    Have a great day and weekend, everyone!

    I *loved* the song lyrics Angela “With my luck he’ll be on time”😂
    Too many good puns to note them all, and a walk through the Yellow Pages also. Can’t ever go wrong with the 4 Season’s “Sherry” either. Funny that I was reading this morning about a song that couldn’t get higher than #3 because “Big Girls Don’t Cry” hogged the #1 spot (and Elvis’ “Return to Sender” stayed at #2) for four weeks.

    “The King wasn’t WEDDED to any particular MANNER of building the new moat around his castle, but heads rolled when it turned out looking like a DINKY DITCH.

    • …And I won’t chide you over your means to an end…but that one really threw me for a loop! Amazing how our minds’ eye perceives things so differently. But let’s hoist one to viva la différence, right? 😉 Thanks for the Shout Outs, and a special Kudo on the Yellow Pages! 😂 I knew you’d DRINK that one in! (Although I did put money on Pearls Before Wine too…so I guess Lou and I come up with a wash)! 😉 ..And nice play on DINKY DITCH…You know how I have a taste for alliteration! Have a great day, Steve. Enjoy! 🍷🙋🏻‍♀️

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