Jumble Answers for 03/29/2020














Good Morning, Everyone!  🦏 SOMETHING OLD…SOMETHING GNU...🦏

🎶 In the JUNGLE, the mighty JUNGLE, the LION sleeps tonight…In the JUNGLE, the quiet JUNGLE…The LION sleeps tonight…Near the VILLAGE, the peaceful village, the LION sleeps tonight…Near the village the quiet village…the LION sleeps tonight…🎶 “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” – The Tokens  1961 

🐘 They figured they would BORROW from the human species here,
And build themselves a lounge of sorts somewhere out in a clear,
MATURE creatures to sign up, the dues were ANNUAL,
And soon they’ll get a Stair Master for those more manual…
They all wanted to OCCUPY a slot for a massage,
The reservations backed up…they were hit with a barrage…
A sign said “Bring no INFANT – we won’t allow entry –
This place is just for adults..you’ll be stopped by a SENTRY
And so far they’re way in the green and happy to report…
This lounge is way successful…offering CREATURE COMFORTS! 🐘

As soon as I took a look at our puzzle this morning, I was so hoping that a particular one of these Jungle Creatures was a female, because I was chomping at the bit to name her Gazelle MacKenzie.  But when that didn’t pan out, I had to go back to the drawing board, and try to come up with all male names. I was then hoping that the sleeping bird in the nest was a Toucan…you know because then I could make a good…”Toucan play at this game” joke. But, alas…foiled again, because I read that Toucans nest in the hollows of trees, and I could yell Tarzan all I wanted…this bird’s in no holler…I mean hollow. He’s branched out…And then, hoping still, I looked for a Lizard…because I would have been trilled to present a Larry the Lounge Lizard. Only, once again, to my dismay…no lizard. So, I’m up a tree here this morning. What I had hoped would have been some of my best material was left by the wayside…Anyway, C’est la tree, right Let’s just move on, and discuss our words and I’ll get back to mane-ing our beasts later….Such a burden though…

Ok…I’m not lion when I tell you that I was pheasantly surprised to find that while all of our words today are old favorites, they’re laid out for us with all new anagrams. Now how wild is that? And while our most recent entry is SENTRY, I was also surprised to find that BORROW hasn’t graced our pages since 2014. Quite a stretch, for so common a word, don’t you think? And the Early Birds decided that it was a bit of a tie as to which one of our six words today would take the lion’s share of votes when it came to the stumper. But when the dust cleared, it came down to INFANT and MATURE…(which isn’t that old either, we’ve seen it last April). And knowing how I love the little quirky things, I found the whole “Circle of Life” thing…you know from the “Lion King” going on here with these two particular words to be quite amusing. Bottom lion?…While neither of them were killers, there was a paws or two. Anyway, that wraps up the word portion of our program…Not too bad, N’est-ce spa?

Ok. Our cartoon. Today, we’re in the Jungle, which I’ve maned the Carpal Jungle. Let’s meat our cast of creatures… Clockwise from rear left..Brian the Lion, Rufous the unidentified Bird, Oliphant the Elephant, (Ollie for short), Chase the Cheetah, and Mel the Gazelle. Having decided that they needed a place to unwind from all their monkey-ing around, they built themselves a lounge where they could relax and do things…you know…anti-jungle. Getting away from the grind of the Carpal Jungle syndrome and just lion back, having a vine time…drinking, getting a massage …taking a break from all the wild and crazy guy things that go on in their lives. And it’s worked…The creatures couldn’t love the lounge more…They’re enjoying all the CREATURE COMFORTS.

Eye candy? I like the furlioned chair that Brian’s lion onand Ollie’s bean bag one. He, with a mixed drink in hand, gave me a chuckle at his enjoying popping peanuts into his mouth for seemingly the first time. What? He forgot? But I think it has to be the newly formed friendship between our Gazelle Mel, and our Cheetah, Chase. Seeing Chase give Mel a massage, I figure here’s the rub…Natural enemies, they now seem to have stopped pressing their luck…and it looks like things that were a problem back then,  are knot a problem any longer. I guess Shiatsu does happen, huh? So, There you have it, Folks, Done. Have a great day, Everyone…And I hope things get better for us all…Until then let’s just be glad that we can say Safari so good…🐘 🙋🏻‍♀️




15 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 03/29/2020

    • Angela:
      I’ve never seen this comic strip before.

      The EP record I saw before was Beatles For Sale No. 2, which apparently had the picture we were dealing with on the front cover.

  1. Good morning. Loved the puzzle today. Nothing was easy for me but I stuck with it from beginning to end and won. Angela see if you get the way I got the words this time. My choice for hardest one was Sentry. Here is my order from 1-6. They were achieved in this fashion. 6,5,4,1,2,3. As you can see the easiest one for me was Mature. I had the second word on the cartoon first then with the remaining letters nailed the first. Nothing was easy but very enjoyable to do. Thank you Angela and Mike for always being there for us and I read your comment the other day. Until tomorrow stay well.

  2. Good Morning, Brooklyn. I think it’s this, Borrow, Manual, Mature. Sentry, Infant and Occupy. But with your saying that Mature is your easiest, and Sentry the hardest…this doesn’t seem to hold water. Why do I have so much trouble with your logic? 🤷🏻‍♀️ Kudos for sticking with it, Paul 👏🏻👏🏻 and I hope your day’s going well. Stat safe, Brooklyn. 🐘🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Rotfl. Thanks Angela. In these trying times it’s good to have a hearty laugh. You have me wondering if your toying with me or I just can’t seem to relate it in words or what. Confucius knew what he was thinking, he didn’t realize he confused everybody else. Take care

      • If only! 😂 I swear Paul, I just can’t seem to grasp your numerical notions! You know I have this left vs right problem, right? Well I think it’s starting to encroach on my top to bottom rationale too!!! But I’m so glad to give you a laugh…albeit at my expense! 😉 Be a Dear?…Tell me again how you work out this rating system of yours…🤷🏻‍♀️

  3. Hi all – A great day for the double-letter trick. ‘Y’ at the end and combining the C’s showed OCCUPY quickly. Then both ANNUAL and BORROW used it twice (a quadruple-letter trick?), combining the consonants and splitting up the vowels. SENTRY took me the longest. Even putting the Y at the end only gave me STERNY, and I also thought SYSTERN (is that a holder for water, or the feminine form of BRETHREN?)
    *Just* as I wrote the following sentence and had my finger on the return key, I finally did see the answer: “BAR, INN, TAVERN, COMMUNITY, CONVERSATION, COMPANY, FOREST — I obviously got nuttin’.”

    Like you Angela, I was *really* hoping that Jeff had drawn a ‘lounge lizard’ in the scene today. Great puns, too many to note. (Ok, one – “Shiatsu does happen” 😂)

    Thanks to Paul, I now hear “Stranded in the Jungle” whenever I see a puzzle like this, which is wonderful because I’d forgotten it.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “Although caring for the INFANT would OCCUPY much of his time, the SENTRY was MATURE enough to BORROW a sufficient amount of cash to invest to insure that an ANNUAL payment of dividends would continue their CREATURE COMFORTS.”

    • Hey Steve…The idiom hit me as soon as I saw the puzzle…but from the voting I guess it’s not an all that common one. And I fell asleep like a dead man after I posted, completely forgetting to do a sentence! 😱 I’ll try now. Nice take on yours! 👏🏻👏🏻 Thanks for the Shout Out, and Stay safe! 🦏🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. 🤷🏻‍♂️ When he signed up for the ANNUAL SENTRY duty, he failed to take into consideration how much of his time it would OCCUPY, and with the new INFANT on board, he wondered if he wasn’t acting MATURE about it…but he was tired of always needing to BORROW in order to keep his family ensconced in their expected CREATURE COMFORTS…🤷🏻‍♂️ 🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 She met herself a SENTRY, when she visited cross the pond,
    She let him OCCUPY her time…since she had grown quite fond…
    She had an ANNUAL vacation, and if she had to BORROW,
    She wanted to return next year…in fact she’d go tomorrow…
    She felt just like an INFANT…with a need that seemed so strong,
    But she really felt she loved him, and in England she belonged
    Yet was she acting hastily…was all this not MATURE?
    Who cares she thought onto herself… And signed up for the tour…
    ‘Twas cheaper traveling this way…and to go she’d let things twarth…
    She’d sacrifice…and go without a few CREATURE COMFORTS… 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I’ve been forgetting to ask…Did no one find it odd Thursday that the guy installing the Alarm System was wearing knee pads? Didn’t SET OFF any BELLS? 🤷🏻‍♀️

    • Maybe he needed to run new wiring through the walls and baseboards.
      I hadn’t noticed at all.

      • Wiring? Au contraire! There’s a gazillion wireless systems on the market today. And DIY ones to boot. I did one for my cousins house…it’s simple. TBT? There’s hardly any bending involved, let alone kneeling…I mean it’s not all it’s CRACKed up to be…Let’s face it, it’s not PLUMBING work…! 😂😂🙋🏻‍♀️

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