Jumble Answers for 04/05/2020














Good Morning, Everyone!   🖌 A PEN…SIVE LOOK AT HAPPINESS 🖌

🎶 PEANUTS, uh-uh-uh-uh-uh…PEANUTS, uh-uh-uh-uh-uh…PEANUTS, yes you’re my girl…Love you and I’ll never let you go…I love you PEANUTS.. love my heart and soul, you know I’m crazy about you Babe…Crazy about you, Baby won’t you call my name…🎶 Peanuts” –  Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons   1963 

🖌 In the quest to PURSUE happiness, Charles Schulz picked up a pen,
And created characters for us like Lucy and Pigpen…
And the GROWTH of popularity that “Peanuts” went to know,
Helped SPRUCE-up his reputation…and Charles’s happiness did grow…
There was FICKLE little Lucy, with the football she’d pull out
And poor Charlie Brown left to BEMOAN as “Aaugh” he’d always shout…
But to Charles it was all in the quest, as we’re seeing him tell Jeff,
Creating characters he loved…like cooking’s to a chef
Find love WITHIN the craft you choose… make no ifs or ands or buts…
Schulz wasn’t looking for the wealth…See him WORKING FOR PEANUTS? 🖌

You’d have to know Charles Schulz, and his connection to the iconic comic strip, and the yearly Holiday TV specials to “get” todays solution…because without cracking the PEANUTS code? You may be working in vain…But I think today we’d be hard pressed to find anyone, young or old, who doesn’t know of Charlie Brown, the Peanuts Gang, and Snoopy. Just in case though, on the outside chance you haven’t been lucky enough to know the love Mr Schulz created and shared all these years…take a look here…

A quick look at our words…With all six of them last seen between 2019 and this past January, we have new anagrams today, except for one, CURPES, last used back in 2017. And it’s BEMOAN that had the Early Birds doing just that this morning…it stumped four of them…

So… If you’re in the know, the words spoken by Mr Schulz, and the question itself hand us todays solve on a silver platter. In fact, it couldn’t be said any simpler. Him mentioning his love for Charlie Brown and Snoopy, the main characters of “Peanuts”, and the happiness they brought him, and saying that “it’s not about the money”, and our question stating that he was able to “earn a good living”, lays it all out for us…He was WORKING FOR PEANUTS!  Good Grief! It’s a brilliant play on words!

The eye candy? Mr Schulz is working on a cartoon panel. If you look real closely, you can see it’s one of his most popular themes…Charlie Brown and  the All Stars Baseball Team…The iconic “First Pitch of the Season”.And those familiar with it, will recall that every time Charlie got hit with a swing, and he inevitably always did, (see the third panel), the running gag was that he’d lose some of his clothing, as is visible in the last panel. Also in the last panel, is where Lucy, ever his antagonist, approaches the mound, with a blank bubble drawn above her head…but we know what she always had to say…”What kind of a pitcher are you?…blah, blah, blah..” Classic Schulz! And Jeff, donning the iconic Snoopy “Joe Cool” T-Shirt plays a nice homage to the artistic genius that was Charles Schulz. But definitely worth mentioning…We can see a small opened inkwell next to a tray of paper on a sideboard to the right of Mr Schulz. A sign of his time. Today, most cartoonists rely on the use of iPads, and programs such as Procreate to make the magic. It’s a whole new ballgame. So, There you have it, Folks..Done! Wishing you all a wonderful day, and for those of the Christian faith, a Blessed Palm Sunday to you and yours. Be well, stay safe. …And with a nod to Charlie, I’ll leave you with this…  (“Charlie Brown” – The Coasters 1959)  🖌🙋🏻‍♀️


18 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 04/05/2020

  1. 🌲 Determined to PURSUE keeping the GROWTH of the SPRUCE tree on his property intact, he knew he couldn’t be FICKLE about what to do…or later he’d end up holding it all WITHIN while he’d definitely BEMOAN making the wrong decision..but right now WORKING FOR PEANUTS made it hard for him to see his way financially…🌲🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. 💃🏻 Sure, she was kind of FICKLE…something she’d often BEMOAN,
    And she knew she needed structure in her life now being grown…
    But she loved to SPRUCE herself up and paint all the town so red,
    The GROWTH was there emotionally…just not sunk WITHIN her head…
    Her finances had limits…but her lifestyle was rich,
    And the men were more than happy to remedy that glitch…
    So PURSUE the clubs she’d always do…she’d flirt and she would strut…
    And she never had to worry about WORKING FOR PEANUTS! 💃🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. Good morning. My choice for hardest word was bemoan. I looked it up not wanting to spend more time on it than all of the other words combined, which I already had. After assorting the letters I was able to come up with the answer, even though I failed to connect it with Peanuts. I saw Working, then For in my letters laid out before me. The leftovers gave me Peanuts. Stay safe and take care on this Palm Sunday. 💕ed your post Angela. The boys nailed it today, brilliant finish.

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn. Blessed Palm Sunday to you and your family. And I hear you with Bemoan, it got the guys this morning too. Thanks for the Shout Out, it was a fun puzzle. And I hope you enjoyed the 2 music choices today. 😉 Be well Paul, and stay safe. 🖌🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. Hi Everyone –
    Once I saw that I had the letters for Peanuts, it wasn’t too hard to get the rest. David has been coming up with some great ones.
    I was wondering who has been doing Peanuts since Schulz died. Wikipedia says it’s been in reruns ever since. I wonder if Jeff actually had this conversation with Schulz.

    • Hi Caroline. Good Morning. Yep, Peanuts 🥜 was the key! And I definitely agree, David’s really been hitting them out of the park lately. Clever doesn’t even come close. As far as anyone else doing the comic strip, I do think it’s all reruns. If I’m not mistaken, Schulz stipulated in his will that he didn’t want anyone doing it for at least 50 years after he was gone. I could be wrong, but somehow that rings a bell. You know me…I have tons of the strangest things stuck in my head, and that seems to be one of them. 😉.Here’s a good article about him and the strip…it might be written in here somewhere. Be well, Caroline, and stay safe. 🖌🙋🏻‍♀️


    • Caroline…I found it. It wasn’t written into his will, it was stipulated in his contract. 🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Thanks, Angela. My husband just noticed a NY Times obit on Harriet Glickman, who encouraged Schulz to add an African American character.

        • Caroline…What a coincidence…and what a wonderful article. Little Franklin. I’m glad you mentioned it. So much of what’s in it seems so hard to fathom today…especially considering that it’s been more than 50 years since it became “news”. Makes you wonder…Thank you for the heads-up, I definitely enjoyed it. 🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. I thought I’d share this. There’s a guy in Brooklyn, Mario Salerno, who’s waived the rent for April for each of his 200 tenants. There are those who might be bold enough to say that if he has 200 tenants…well he can’t be hurting for money. But there are those of us who’ll say, God bless the man for his magnanimous gesture. Being a landlord is no picnic…A decent one knows he has major responsibilities to his tenants, and Mario respects and upholds that responsibility. But doing what he did, IMO, deserves to be praised. There should be more Mario’s amongst us today. God knows there’s a need for it now….To you, Mario! 🍷God Bless you, and Cento Anni! ♥️🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. No problem w/anagrams, and I do recall Schultz designating that no one would continue w/the column. Speaking of Palm Sunday, our pastor blessed and put the palms in the fence holes surrounding the school for the parishioners to pick up, which we did yesterday. My wife wiped them down w/an antiseptic wipe, before hanging them on the wall.Happy and Blessed Palm Sunday to you and all your readers.

    • Hey Professor..What a nice gesture by your Pastor. I feel kind of lost without Palms today…I wish you and your family a Blessed day, and please be sure to stay safe. Be well, Prof. 🖌🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. Cute puzzle this morning. I just love the Peanuts comic strip and read it every day. There is a Charles Schultz Museum in Santa Rosa California which is about 50 miles north of San Francisco. Several years ago I took my grandson to visit it and we had a wonderful day. There are early drawings of the cartoon strip as well as information about Mr. Schultz’s life. There is an ice skating rink on the premises because his daughter liked to ice skate and I believe skated competitively. We had lunch in the cafe and they served Ryan a hot dog in a Snoopy doggie bowl which just delighted the little fellow. It was a wonderful day. Stay well all.

    • Hi Betty. Good Morning. Please tell me you saved the Snoopy Doggie Bowl! We can always get another hot dog…but the bowl? I’d love to have one!😉 I too share a love of Peanuts, I have since I was a little kid. And I especially thought of you this morning, because I remember you saying that your daughter was a big fan of Snoopy…and that you had dolls, I believe, of him and his brothers….I have a little Charlie Brown doll from the early 70’s that I treasure. Wishing you and yours Felice Domenica delle palme…and I hope your children are doing well. They’re in my prayers. Be well, Betty. Stay safe. 🖌🙋🏻‍♀️

      • OMG what a good memory you have, Angela. My daughter indeed was and still is a huge Snoopy fan. In addition to an assortment of Snoopy Dogs and Woodstock Birds she still has Belle, Spike, Marbles & I think Olaf with clothes for Snoopy. I bought her and my son-in-law Snoopy sheets and towel sets from Vermont Country Store for Christmas last year. She was delighted. Happy Palm (or should I say Palmless ) Sunday to you. Unlike, Chuck, our churches here are not distributing them – maybe later?? I’m about to go to 10:00 a.m. Mass on our parish’s YouTube stream.

        • Ha! If only! My cousins have called me Dingie (short for Dingbat) for years…and I’m begrudgingly starting to believe they’re on to something… 😉I’m becoming eerily forgetful lately…I blame it on the stress…But I do remember your Snoopy story, probably because it was so endearing. The sheets sound adorable…I like things like that, but unfortunately my Other says he gets the creeps lying in bed with “a cast of thousands” (he exaggerates) 😉 so I have to pass on those kind of things…But I make up for it…I’m constantly buying him different socks with…”casts of thousands”. (Did I say “make up for it”? I meant to say “get even”)!! 😂 Your saying Palmless Sunday struck a chord. I watched my usual 5:30 AM Mass, and then the one that my old Parish in Brooklyn streams every day on Facebook. But sadly there’s still a void. I hope you get comfort from your Mass, Betty…I did, but it’s just not the same. 🙏🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. Hi all – I got GROWTH and WITHIN quickly but the rest all took a few tries, especially BEMOAN, and I apparently haven’t seen SPRUCE enough times yet to recognize it. Maybe after about 50 more times. I suspect it’s been jumbled just like this previously also. I missed the obvious clue of PEANUTS for the answer. Figured the first word must end in ING, then saw KNOWING in the answer, but ‘FOR’ in the middle led to WORKING and the rest.

    🎵”Working for PEANUTS is all very fine
    But I can show you a better time;
    Baby you can drive my car”🎵

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “The FICKLE GROWTH of the SPRUCE trees in his arboretum made him BEMOAN their progress and PURSUE his search WITHIN the soil for a cause.”

    • His arboretum? Well, excuse me! 😉 Good wishes to you too, Steve, and stay safe. 🖌🙋🏻‍♀️

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