Jumble Answers for 04/24/2020










Good Morning, Everyone… 🌲BARKING UP THE STRONG TREE 🌲

🎶 The falling LEAVES drift by my window…The falling LEAVES of red and gold…I see your lips the summer kisseS, the sunburned hands I used to hold…And I miss you most of all my darling?..when autumn LEAVES start to fall…🎶 “Autumn Leaves” – Frank Sinatra 1957

🍁”I think that I shall never see…“ a poem well known by all,
And Kilmer GLADLY wrote of trees…with beautiful leaves that fall…
There’s books on them in branch libraries, we can find for ourselves,
One simply needs to HOIST up high to choose one from a shelf
And here we see a lowboy HUTCH and that’s where Lissa leans,
While browsing through some pages, full of golds and reds and greens…
She’s not a FIBBER as she says she’d rather stand than sit…
And casually just choose a book, and slowly LEAF THROUGH IT…🍁

Except for SIHTO, seen way back in 2015, our anagrams are new…while our words aren’t…And I’ll go out on a limb, and say that I think HOIST may be the en-tree that stumps the most players today…

Our main character this morning is a familiar face. Well known on the circuit for her irreverent rootines, and featured in the Jumble many times before, we see the poplar standup comedian, Lissa Sears, speaking with a librarian named Paige. And we’re told that Sears is opening a book about trees, so that she could LEAF THROUGH IT…

The eye candy? Sears is wearing a T-Shirt depicting a deep-rooted tree rising towards the sun, and her ear is adorned with four piercings…tree studs and a hooped earring. Besides her is a framed picture on a stand, of what I believe to be a maple. But on the shelf facing us at front, under the label “Plants”, is a book titled “Nichols Arboretum”, which is a huge botanical garden devoted to trees, and located on the campus of the University of Michigan, Jeff Knurek’s Alma Mater. Acorny little joke? Or a treemendous nod to UM?…I’ll let yew decide…So, There you have it Folks, Done. I hope you all enjoy your day…And if it’s oaky, I’m logging off. Stay well. Stay safe. Stay home…🍁🌲🙋🏻‍♀️

21 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 04/24/2020

  1. 🐰 She needed to LEAF THROUGH IT again, the book on Rabbit care, since despite the HUTCH being high enough that she had to HOIST herself up to reach it, the RABBIT still managed to climb down and now seemed to be GLADLY grinning at her…she’d be a FIBBER if she said it didn’t disarm her…🐰

    🤷🏻‍♀️ They labeled him a FIBBER since he was just a tot,
    He’d HOIST himself around and always acted proper…Not!
    He’d break a statue in the HUTCH and blame it on his brother,
    Which caused a lot of angst..and tested patience of his Mother
    She’d GLADLY accept advice that would help her him outwit…
    Was there a self-help book out there? And could she LEAF THROUGH IT? 🤷🏻‍♀️

  2. Good morning. Another simple solution on this rainy day. No problem with the words and the cartoon answer was a blind solve. Good choice Angela on the song choice. After this I’ll go back and listen to the chairman of the board. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Hi Brooklyn. I agree, easy, breeze, instant solve. Tks for the Shout Out, I hope you enjoy it. Be well, and stay safe, Paul. 🍁🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. Hoist was first looking like “Otis” the elevator manufacturer,but then having gotten hoist and hutch ,H’s were wild,and the other anagrams came quickly to mind.Once leaf came to mind for the tree related first word,”leaf through it” was a quick solve.Have a great day.
    PS Are you there?

    • Good Morning, Professor. I meant to mention the 2 “H” words, but forgot. Tks for bringing it up. And I do think HOIST may definitely be todays stumper…Be well and stay safe, Prof. 🍁🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. Good morning again Being such a FIBBER they GLADLY accepted his challenge that he could HOIST the HUTCH to the hay loft without the aid of a pulley. It was a hairy thing to do with such a high loft. Take care.

  5. HARVEY. FYI: …I hope you’re reading today, and get to see this. David’s been very busy, but he was able to get back to me yesterday regarding the April 11th puzzle and the word SUBWAY. David agreed that you’re right, the letters WUYBAS can be unscrambled to form BUSWAY, and likened it to AIRWAY, TRAMWAY, HIGHWAY, etc. He told me to let you know that It’s officially removed from his list of acceptable words, and that he’s adjusting his database accordingly. Thanks for the catch. Be well, Harvey. Stay safe. 🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. Hi all – Easy solve today with just a pause at HOIST.

    Thanks for all the details Angela. “Branch” library was the first thing I thought of. I had never heard of an arboretum until I moved to the Chicago suburbs for a year, but it was necessary since there was nothing but flat cornfields for miles around.
    I also have always liked the piano instrumental version of Autumn Leaves by Roger Williams.

    The T-shirt logo is also similar to that of the Oakland based business “Oaklandish” based on the city flag:


    I really like Paul’s sentence today; better than anything I could come up with.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    • Hey Steve. Yes, there is a similarity with the shirts. This one seems a little edgier though, right?…It’s probably the logo of something, but IDK….(And I snuck the “branch” libraries into my poem after I re-read my first draft…it gave me a little chuckle)! And Tks for the Shout Out…Be well, Steve. Stay safe. 🍁🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. Took seconds to think of LEAF because of the hint TREES the rest followed just as fast then came each individual easy words. Fibber was the hard word but I knew I needed the F, I and R but no B’s thus fibber. A breeze. Thanks for this Jumble

    • Hi Jensen. Yes, the puzzle was a breeze today, and a very clever one. Thank you for commenting. Be well, stay safe. 🍁🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. Easy one today. I too thought of the Roger Williams version of Autumn Leaves. It’s as beautiful spring day here – sunny and warm. Hope all of you have a good day.

    • Good Morning, Betty. I envy you. It’s been pouring here since last night…and it’s chilly besides…For you and Steve…a beautiful rendition… https://tinyurl.com/t3gxyzb
      Be well, Betty. Stay safe. 🍁🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Hi Vickie. I’m glad to hear it! And thanks for letting us know. Be well, stay safe. 🍁🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Because David’s not a misogynist? 😉 Bob, I have no idea 🤷🏻‍♀️ how or why David and Jeff choose their characters each day. But I do know that they’re equal-opportunity puzzle creators. Be well, Bob. Stay safe. 🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Angela, thanks for following up with David. It’ll be sure to let my wife know that occasionally I am right!

        • You’re welcome, Harvey. And you made me laugh, while also reminding me of something I recently saw on Facebook. An older couple, shopping for groceries. He, with a forlorn look upon his face, wore a T-Shirt that read, “I don’t need Google. My wife’s right about everything”! Be well, Harv, stay safe. 🙋🏻‍♀️

        • Harvey…I said that wrong. The joke is… “I don’t need Google…my wife already knows everything”…Sounds better now, huh? 😉 My Other is right…I can definitely kill a punchline! 😂😂…(And I always “tell” him he’s right.)😉 Have a good night, Harv. 🙋🏻‍♀️

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