Jumble Answers for 03/15/2020














Good Morning, Everyone!  👰🏻 TODAY THE IDES…BRINGS US A BRIDE 👰🏻

🎶 MARRY me, MARRY me, mmm…MARRY me, MARRY me, mmm…’Cause I love you…Wanna give you my whole life…And you love me…You say you want me as your WIFE..🎶….”Marry Me” – Meghan Trainor  2019

🤵🏻👰🏻“Oh marry me and be my own…” familiar words we hear,
The THEORY being love trumps all…and life you get to share
A Father gives away his girl…he thinks of IODINE knees,
And now his daughter takes a mate …the groom ahead he sees…
His mind is full of many thoughts…he hopes the day he’ll MANAGE
The bittersweetness gets to him… the HOURLY rates do damage…
And later in a WICKER chair the couple will hold court,
Then party way into the night…with happiness they’ve sought
So much emotion will EXPEND on this a wedding day…
We see the happy couple go off ON THEIR “MARRY” WAY! 👰🏻 🤵🏻

Ah, getting married…A theme we’ve seen here and there over the years in our Jumbles. In fact, the last time we engaged in such a puzzle was back on April 8th, 2018, when David and Jeff helped a reader, Aly Jiwani, propose to his girlfriend, Paula Acuña. Remember that? That was a fun puzzle. But today, we’re taking it a step further…today we’re seeing a Mr and Mrs going ON THEIR “MARRY” WAY. And aisle be the first to say that it’s a cute and clever pun…and if anyone disagrees…you should speak now or forever hold your peace!

So, I started researching our words early this morning, but I stopped half way through. Funny thing is, I had extra time on my hands, since there’s no Masses being held here in NY due to the Coronavirus…so I didn’t have to worry about getting dressed and playing taming of the shrew with my hair. Instead, after I awoke, I got a cup of coffee, and went back into bed to watch the news…And voila! What just might be the best sleep I’ve had in a long time. So maybe that’s the secret, huh? NOT trying to sleep! Anyway, it’s a little too late to go back through the files, so I’ve only  this to report right now…2018: IODINE and MANAGE  appeared together, on April 20th, and RULHOY appeared anagrammed as is on the 22nd. And none of our words today needed a second look….No tiers were shed…it was a piece of (wedding) cake!

The night’s drawing to a close, as we join our Jumble characters this morning…Leaving their reception, we see a happy couple about to embark on their new life together, and the dialogue is the key to todays solution. She saying “Hubby” and he saying “Wife” spells out MARRY for us, and the leading nature of the question…”they went…” gives us the rest…ON THEIR “MARRY” WAY. Ricely done…

And as for our cartoon, there’s no denying the merriment…Back in the reception room, a smiling couple is seen off to the left, waving our couple goodbye, a nightcap placed in front of each of them….while another couple is seen still tripping the light fantastic…Out in the hall, two potted plants are seen, although the placement seems a little odd…I tried to figure it out…but to no aveil…And our merry couple, hand in hand are seen leaving for their Honeymoon…which has often been described as the vacation a man takes before he starts working for a new boss…All in all, a puzzle met with great reception, as push comes to love…And the eye candy for me? I guess it’s that dancing duo at back…Footloose and fiancé free...So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And after all is wed and done, I’ll leave you with a little wedding humor….”The first part of our marriage was happy….But then, on the way back from the ceremony . . . ” — Henny Youngman 👰🏻🤵🏻  🙋🏻‍♀️

17 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 03/15/2020

  1. An incredibly easy Sunday Jumble experience.I usually have trouble with the higher number of Sunday anagrams,and increased number of letters.But all the anagrams popped into mind after a first glance,and even the final cartoon answer was almost a blind love,and obvious given the newly married couple in the picture.Maybe being held at home due to the virus,and having a real newspaper helped.By the way if you come into contact with 3 people,and each of them contact 3 people,etc. your 3 contacts reach 531,441 people in 12 steps.This information was provided by my daughter,Kara,a family practice physician.

    • Good Morning, Professor. And I’m in agreement with you on all counts. An extremely easy, breezy puzzle, and even though I won’t try to do the math, the numbers and the sentiment do add up. It’s definitely sobering. Enjoy the down time, Prof. Be well, and enjoy the day! 👰🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. Good morning. First time in awhile mass was under an hour and now they are canceling all masses until further notice. Today’s jumble was easy breezy. I went straight down the words without pausing and almost had a blind solve on the cartoon answer. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn. I’m surprised you had Mass. My parish called them off as of last night. The new (ab)normal, huh? And yep, easy, breezy. Have a great day, Paul. Stay safe. 🤵🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. 🕰 Going by the THEORY that it would be easier to MANAGE the HOURLY employees at the IODINE Brothers WICKER furniture factory if they staggered the hours, they decided to EXPEND a little more time researching it, and for now called it a day, and sent them all ON THEIR MERRY WAY…🕰 🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. 🤷🏻‍♀️ When we were kids and IODINE was put on every cut,
    The THEORY was that it killed germs…’till one day there’s a but..
    Our Mothers had to MANAGE without it just because,
    The FDA decided that the sales needed a pause…
    I know they had their reasons, and here I won’t EXPEND,
    Suffice to say we all survived where first aid did depend…
    I once was stuck by WICKER, a twig went through my knee,
    My Mom whipped out the Iodine…and used it fancy free
    And checking on me HOURLY…’cause crying did ensue,
    One looks back and can’t help but think…was this correct to do?
    I guess back then we bore it…what else is there to say?
    The cuts and scrapes were bandaged…kids went ON THEIR MERRY WAY 🤷🏻‍♀️

  5. FYI:…There’s a terrific JUMBLE MATH PUZZLE On the Facebook Jumble page today, but I’m having a problem copying it here for you. For all the Facebook fans out there, go take a look. It’s fun and easy…In the meantime, I’m going to keep trying to get it to work…🤷🏻‍♀️

  6. Hi all – ‘Y’ and ‘LY’ at the end helped with the first two words. WICKER stopped me for awhile but then just appeared somehow. Had to back into IODINE (is that painful?) but I figured the answer must start with ON THEIR which gave the rest and also the I and O for the word.

    I liked the definition of honeymoon and the “fiancé free” joke Angela.

    Have a great day, everyone.

    “In THEORY, the HOURLY workers could EXPEND less time and energy and MANAGE to bend the WICKER into shape more quickly by soaking it in IODINE first”.

  7. Good Morning. LOL! I have a slew of WICKER furniture between here and my house in Florida…I love wicker…But I’m wondering how the IODINE may have helped! Give me some time to let it SOAK IN! 😉 Nice “slant”…no pun intended! 👏🏻👏🏻 And thanks for the Shout Out! I was in a terrible rush…and could only MANAGE to pull a few out of my hat! Have a great day, Steve! 👰🏻🤵🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. It was an easy one today for me as well. Love your “taming of the shrew “ comment, Angela. Our churches have not been shut down completely though they’re live streaming Mass and it’s positively creepy to see these huge churches with about 20 people in them. Take care folks.

    • LOL, Tks!… But Betty, it’s too true! The mop has a mind of its own! …And I was going to highlight it (…the comment..not my hair… I should say no pun intended)!…but I didn’t want it to look like I was referring to marriage! 😉 I’m getting mixed messages with Church…I think they’ll remain opened for worship, but definitely no Masses. The intention being to avoid any congregation, but still allowing people to seek solace. God knows we definitely need it now… I’m playing it safe, and watching the Mass on TV, as I did with my Mother after I could no longer get Her to Church on my own. But it’s all so sad…and frightening…And it looks like little by little everything’s going to be closing. Except for our public schools here in NYC. For whatever reasons, the Governor and Mayor are adamant about keeping them opened…and we’re all up in arms over it…SMH…God help us…Have a good one, Betty. Stay safe. 🙏🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

      • They didn’t want to close the public schools here in S.F. But finally had to. It’s a difficult decision because so many parents do not have childcare though that may not be an issue if they close down all but essential businesses. Unfortunately many of the children receive their meals at school. I think they’re trying to organize some type of drive through meals for those children. We are truly living in unprecedented times. Take Care.

        • Yes, those are the issues here too,…the child care and the children who unfortunately must rely on school for a decent meal. But we have programs in place for during the summer, where children are still provided with meals…so we don’t get why that can’t be implemented now…and as far as the child care, it’s looking like more and more parents will be forced to remain at home, so I guess that solves that somewhat. It’s really a tough call. But the schools were/are breeding grounds way before Corona reared it’s ugly head…Now? God knows. The way it’s going, those who can keep their children home, are. And I thank God that all of my family is able to…but I fear for all these thousands of children and their families…Unprecedented doesn’t even come close…One’s faith is challenged…and at a time when it can’t afford to be. We definitely need faith now…Be well, Betty. Take care. 🙏🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

  9. Al public and private schools in Illinois are closed by the governor. Most universities have also been closed.

    • Hi Professor. Yes, the colleges here have been closed. And some high schools. And the private elementary schools also. It’s just the public ones that are still at odds. But a few moments ago I received a news notification …. “During a conference call on Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he thinks New York City schools should be closed, but not until daycare and food issues are addressed.I don’t think we should close the New York City schools until we have handled these two issues, child care and food,” he said. “I think they could be handled expeditiously and I’m calling on the relevant people who can design it and agree to it – they can do it very quickly…. It should not take them 24 hours to figure out this plan”.
      I understand his position, but I think time is of the essence…and they have to work something out. Our numbers are rising at too quickly a rate…😢🙋🏻‍♀️

    Just in case your paper doesn’t publish this, here’s the JUMBLE FOR KIDS that my NY Daily News prints each Sunday. My nieces and nephews love doing it, and it’s helped them with their spelling and vocabulary…while all the while having fun! I print them each a copy, and they also enjoy coloring the panel each week after we complete the puzzle. And they look forward to it each week…which I enjoy! It’s never too soon to learn to love the Jumble! Have fun, Everyone! 👧🏻👦🏻 🖍🙋🏻‍♀️


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