Jumble Answers for 04/13/2020















27 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 04/13/2020

  1. Good Morning, Everyone. I hope you’re all doing well…Stay strong, stay safe. 🙋🏻‍♀️

    🍅 Wanting to keep his UNBLEMISHED tomato-producing record intact, he tried on a DAILY basis to add MULCH to the dirt surrounding his plants, but with his arm now in a SPLINT, he heeded his doctors warning to BEWARE of overdoing it…🍅

    🥒🌽The sign read “BEWARE Of The Dog”…although he’d never heard one,
    It hung upon a SPLINT of wood, that glowed beneath the sun…
    He DAILY walked past smelling MULCH, and wondered what was growing,
    The fence was high and therefore kept the owners crops from showing…
    But since said owners market booth was always well-replenished,
    He figured what he couldn’t see still kept the crops UNBLEMISHED…🌽🥒

  2. Hi Everyone –
    I wrote down Brewer instead of Beware, which fortunately had b in the right place and enabled me to find the answer and my mistake.

  3. Good morning. Almost a Monday solve for me. The words were but struggled a little on the cartoon answer. I had Humble in my head and looking to somehow use the other letters to finish it off. Finally gave up and took another route to finally come up with the correct answer. Until tomorrow stay well.

  4. Happy “Dyngus Day” , a big holiday in Buffalo,NY and South Bend,In.I googled Easter Monday and got the write up on the history of this holiday.I originally heard of it when a university colleague of mine from Buffalo invited me to play accordion at his Dyngus Day party.As far as the anagrams ,an easy Monday with mulch and daily being the easiest.The cartoon answer was easy after I put the un at the start and e-d at the end,blemish was a quick middle fill in.

    • Good Morning, Professor. Besides the Polish tradition of Dyngus Day, today to Italians is “Lunedi dell’Angelo”, or “Monday of the Angel”. It’s more commonly known to Italian Americans as “La Pasquetta”, or “Little Easter.” In Italy it’s a public holiday, and everything’s closed. It’s a day of celebrating, and eating (of course!), outdoors. Picnics, games, relaxing. My family always held to a lot of old world tradition, so we always did “La Pasquetta”. Even if the weather was bad, like it is today…(it’s pouring rain here, with strong winds…that we’re told are going to reach 70 mph by this afternoon..A Nor’easter)…we still had “picnics”…but indoors. But sadly, this year, like yesterday, there’s no partying together. I’m picnicking, and I know some of my cousins are… and we’ll FaceTime to make it seem like a little more of a celebration. But as long as we all stay healthy…that’s what really counts..I hope you had a good Easter yesterday, albeit different. Be well, Prof. Stay safe. 🥖🥗🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Lunedi del Angelo,was new to me,thanks for the info.Yes our Easter,though lonely,was fine with an ordered in delivered Easter ham dinner from our grocery store.

        • YW…Yes, it definitely was a different kind of Holiday, that’s for sure. Let’s pray it’s a one of a kind…🙏🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. Hi all – I had a pause at SPLINT. With only one vowel, I tried the “S” combinations like ST, SN, SL, SP before seeing it. Thought something like ‘clear’ might be in the answer, and was stopped for a minute because I was solving it online today and the answer circles didn’t fit on one line, making it look like there was a final three letter word, but a minute of staring showed UN and the rest.

    Once again, I’m grateful for all the interesting things I learn here. Thanks Angela and Chuck for all the info about the traditions.
    Speaking of UNBLEMISHED crops,
    🎵”Give me spots on my apples,
    But leave me the birds and the bees — Please!”🎵

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “BEWARE the chunks of granite lurking just below the ground on your DAILY task to MULCH your rocky New Hampshire garden or you may wind up needing a SPLINT.”

    • Hey Steve, I’m almost positive we discussed both of these traditions here last year. If I remember correctly, I spoke with Betty about Little Easter…I think I had the kids here, picnicking indoors, because I think it was raining last year too. I’m going to check. And Dyngus Day? I’m not sure. It might have been Caroline…?🤷🏻‍♀️

      • Someone else brought up Dyngus Day a few years, and I responded with a post from the Buffalo News. The holiday is very big in Buffalo, as Chuck mentions, though I’ve never gone there to see the celebration. I enjoyed learning about La Pasquetta, Angela, and hope you are enjoying the day. And Steve, that line from Joni Mitchell’s song is one of my favorites.

        • Hi Caroline. Yes, I remember speaking with you about it. And I searched a little, but didn’t find the day. I may look again if I get a chance. Thanks for asking about my day. The picnic went well, except we were so worried about losing power. The storm raged…and I kept seeing on the news, the extensive damage in the surrounding areas…From my windows and doors, I can only see tons of tree limbs swept across my street…(along with a slew of of garbage cans and lids)!, but thank God no trees came down on my block itself. I think it may be over on SI now, the sun just peaked out…Hoping your day’s going well, Caroline…Be safe. 🙋🏻‍♀️

        • Yes Caroline, one of my favorite lines too, although I probably have about 100 of them.

      • I think it was Harry – was that his name – who brought up Dyngus Day.
        I’m glad the winds spared your block. They are picking up here, but it’s not too bad yet.

        • Yes, Harry. Maybe, IDK. Somehow I’m leaning towards a woman…but that could be me thinking of you. I’m glad you were spared any damage…My brother on Long Island has trees ripped up in towns all around him, with the accompanying power outages, but luckily he was spared too. They’re still having the storm though…I do A LOT of praying! 😉 Stay well, Caroline. 🙏🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Steve…It was 2018….not last year. SMH! And here, 10 minutes ago, I couldn’t remember what I went into the refrigerator for! 🤦🏻‍♀️ Anyway, it was April 2nd, and it had snowed. So we did a “picnic” indoors… https://tinyurl.com/wd6eklk But I didn’t see the Dyngus Day conversation. Maybe 2017? 😱….And speaking of bad weather…There’s a tornado watch on for the Tri-State area until 6 PM…It’s been storming here…Ah, Spring…🤷🏻‍♀️

  6. Easy one this morning so we’re off to a good start this week. Yes, yesterday was certainly a departure from our usual Easter celebrations. My parish had Mass on you Tube. I took a long walk in the afternoon and treated myself to take out from a local Italian Bistro – no honey baked ham. We did a Zoom family get together last night. Played a Family Feud Easter Game and Star Wars Trivia Game. It was so good to see everyone. I had never heard of Dingus Day so it’s always fun to learn something new. My family did not celebrate Little Easter though we did always have lots of leftovers to eat the next day. Hope all of you stay well.

    • Betty, your family time sounds great. Thank God for Zoom, right? I think it’s keeping us all sane…I’m glad your day went well…Stay safe. 🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. Angela,I meant to comment on the April 11 Jumble. I noticed that “subway” could also be “busway”, and, yes, it is recognized in the M-W dictionary.

    • Uh oh…So it is! 😱 I’ll have to pass this on to David. You know I’m just the messenger…Tks for the heads up, Harvey. Take care. Be safe…🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. You probably recall that I’m the problem child who made a similar comment a couple of months ago!

  9. I can’t remember what the word(s) were back then, but you were going to contact David or were waiting to hear back from him. At first you confirmed that the word was in the dictionary, but I think you later said maybe not. Anyway, from my end it was never resolved, and now we’ve got another one!

    • Hi Harvey…I’m vaguely recalling the other puzzle, but I’d have to go back and look. There’s so many. I think I mentioned it to David, but I’m not positive. I did tell him about this one yesterday, but I haven’t heard anything yet…I know he’s been very busy, so we may have to give it some time. Be well, Harvey. Stay safe. 🙋🏻‍♀️

  10. Don’t worry about it, you’ve got enough to do, and my daughter lives in Brooklyn, so I know what NYC is like these days. She and her husband have a 1 1/2 yr. old and live in a 1 BR apt.
    Anyway, it was just an observation.

    • …And a good observation it is…Suffice to say, it’s on the list. And my thoughts go out to your family. We’re definitely hurting here in NY, and I can only imagine how hard it must be for them doing this isolation thing in a one bedroom…with a baby to boot. Things definitely aren’t easy…I do a lot of praying. Be well, Harvey, and stay safe. Enjoy the night…🙋🏻‍♀️

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