Jumble Answers for 05/23/2020









Good Morning, Everyone

🎶On the day I was born…The nurses all gathered ’round. And they gazed in wide wonder at the joy they had found…The head nurse spoke up…and she said “leave this one alone”…She could tell right away that I was BAD to the bone🎶… “Bad To The Bone” – George Thorogood and the Destroyers” 1982

🚘 For those of you who may not know, in 1983,
A book written by Stephen King…(needless…fait accompli)…
It’s made into a movie, where “Christine” renames the “Fury”
As is the CUSTOM of King’s books…the horror is it’s glory…
An awkward teen named Arnie gets a car to EMBARK life
He may have well DRANK poison…’cause the car brings him such strife…
He thinks that now he’s SAVVY, but little does he know,
The misery ahead for him…what “Christine” will bestow…
The movie’s full of evilness, it builds up with its drama…
‘Tis nothing good comes to Arnie…he suffers her BAD “CARMA”…🚘

Christine…Such a pretty name. And I remember all the women with that name being a little bent out of shape back then. A lot of jokes, a lot of teasing. But just as everything Steven King touches…the Midas was there. Well received, much discussed…and the cause of more than one sleepless night. For those who may not be familiar with the movie, I gave you a little bit of a teaser above…but here’s another little tidbit that fueled the fire…Definitely good hype…

Our words today appear to be offering up a newbie, SAVVY. And of course, as usual, I have doubts. It’s a pretty common word, and you’d think that after all these years we’d have seen it before. But I didn’t find it in the Archives, so…I’ll make the call…And it was CUSTOM that got 2 of the Early Birds a bit revved up this morning…it’s excellently anagrammed…Ok…driving forward…

A generic living room setting, today we see a couple watching the movie “Christine”. We see Arnie on screen, standing before her, shielding his eyes from the menacing glaring headlights… A shining example of what’s to come…And as our couple, obviously aware of the story line, appear agassed at what they’re seeing, it’s pretty easy to make a dent in our puzzles answer…Yep…BAD “CARMA” for sure…

So, There you have it Folks, Done. I wish you a wonderful day, be well and stay safe. And always keep in mind …Hell hath no FURY like a woman scorned…🚘🙋🏻‍♀️





26 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 05/23/2020

  1. Hi Everyone – Very funny answer! I also had some trouble with Custom and had to back in. I haven’t read the book so I don’t know what the car did. Self-driving cars and trucks amaze me but have me more than a little worried.

    • Good Morning, Caroline. I put a recap link there if you’d like to read about what Christine did…Stephen King not being one to disappoint…(if you’re into that sort of thing)! And I’m with you on both counts…Thought the answer was very clever…and the self-driving cars? Uh..no! Rainy day here…raining since last night. Hope you’re having better weather. Be well, Caroline, stay safe. 🚘🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Thanks for the recap, Angela. I read one or two of King’s books and liked them, but I’m not a big reader of fiction. I was just out and the weather seems quite nice.
        Have a good one.

        • YVW, Caroline. I’m pretty much ok with all genres, but I don’t get to read as much as I used to. I have so many of David’s games loaded on my iPad, that between them and the newspapers, I seem to run out of leisure time. Glad you’re having good weather…enjoy it. Be well, be safe, and have a good one…🚘🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. Embark was looking like be mark at first,but having gotten that solved,custom was next followed by mad ? then at last bad carma. We’re planning to venture out to see grand kids,N of here, for the first time out, since the weekend of Mar 7, with masks on board,and hand sanitizer at the ready.Safe and healthy travels for one and all.

  3. This Jumble is really abstruse. It refers to an obscure novel, and it features a non-word, namely CARMA. So of course this could give rise to shadow solutions. And one of these was the one I came up with, namely CAB DRAMA. It is conceivable in a novel that some dramatic confrontation could take place in, around, or about taxicabs.

    • Good Morning, Jim. I’m of the belief that seeing a proper name featured in the puzzle, it stands to reason that if it doesn’t automatically ring a bell as to the solution, one would look up said proper name…and voila! Problem solved. And while the letters may very well spell out Cab Drama, note that the quotation marks must be taken into consideration…Drama wouldn’t warrant them. With that being said, I hope you enjoyed the puzzle nonetheless…I find it to be a brilliant pun…Be well, Jim. Stay safe.🚘🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. While not a fan of horror nor up on Stephen King,
    It took some SAVVY insight to make this puzzle sing,
    With pen in hand and coffee DRANK,
    My mind set to EMBARK yet another of Dave’s CUSTOM word plays
    Om, om, om, I revved the day’s solve with nothing but BAD CARMA.

    Hi all – back to say remember our fallen heroes who made us safe and let’s honor those who continue to keep our country strong.

    By the way, met Stephen King at a Red Sox game standing in line for a hot dog. Very cordial at best.

    • Hi Jim…Good Morning. You’re destined to live a long life, God bless, since I just thought of you last night…and here you are! You come into mind every time I hear the latest unemployment numbers…It’s mind boggling. I can’t imagine how busy you must be…But I’m glad you thought to drop by. I hope you’re well…And I enjoy your prose! Last month or so, King was saying on NPR how people have been telling him that they’re feeling as if they’re living in one of his stories. His 1978 novel, The Stand, dealt with a viral pandemic that definitely took its toll worldwide, and he said that all he could do…was say he’s sorry! We’re definitely living a horror story…that’s for sure…Good to see you Jim, I’m glad you took the time to stop by. Please stay well, and be safe out there…🚗🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. Good morning. We are definitely in ground hog day this week. From Monday to including today Jumble has been easy breezy. No problem with either the words or cartoon answer. I to saw remark at first then realized I had two Rs. One to many. Loved 💕 the song choice. It seems every time you hear the song you see the terminator in front of you. Two years of lessons on the guitar waisted. Just don’t have the ear for it. I was given a passing grade on the trumpet in school if I promised not to take it up again. That was the extent of my musical abilities. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn. Ah, The “Terminator”, yes…but it’s also closely associated with “Christine”…hence my choice! 😉 Actually, some of my “friends” have remarked (one time too many) that it reminds them of me!!! And you’ll note I put quotation marks around “friends”! 😂😂 Glad you liked it…You have me laughing with the requisite for your getting the passing grade…a trumpet, ill-played, can be hard on the ears, that’s for sure. So, you’re no Harry James, huh? 😉 I could listen to that man play for hours…Anyway…you hit the nail on the head with the easy, breezy week. Definitely a winning streak…albeit all clever…Maybe David’s gearing us up for a fall?! 😉 We’ll see next week…Have a good one, Brooklyn. Be well, be safe…and stay out of the rain…🚘🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. Hi all – Another easy one today. I had to laugh at the double-letter trick working for two V’s – that seems rare. My first thought for the answer was PLY MOUTH which fit but made no sense. Got it as soon as I saw the letters.

    I never saw the movie, Angela, so I didn’t know George Thorogood’s song was in it until I just read the Wikipedia entry for the movie.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “As he was about to EMBARK on his tour of the South, he became SAVVY enough to avoid the local CUSTOM of trying “purple DRANK”.

      • No, the air is surprisingly clear here. My home is not far from the Golden Gate Bridge so I’m not that close to Fisherman’s Wharf or that particular pier. It looks like it was a real conflagration and thankfully the SFFD were able to contain it in a couple of hours. Flames were apparently licking over our World War Two Liberty Ship, The Jeremiah O’Brien but they were able to save it so that’s good news. Haven’t heard if they know what caused it yet.

        • Yes, Betty, that’s what I heard…that they dispatched a fire boat to protect the O’Brien. As I said, I’d heard it very early, and they mentioned almost 150 firefighters…and between that and the pictures that came over, it looked like it was going to cause a lot more damage. They did a great job of containing it…And I’m glad you were spared the smoke…🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Purple Drank…Still doing its share of damage…SMH. How do you know of it? I have friends down there, that’s how I learned of it. Stupidity…The song? The DJ’s spoke of it back in the day…Don’t you remember? You know…the “recent” 80’s..😉🍦Be well, Steve…stay safe.🚗🙋🏻‍♀️

      • I know of the drink from when Al Davis made one of the worst picks in history, drafting quarterback JaMarcus Russell for the Raiders. It was apparently one of his many problems.

        Yes, I’m quite (Del)-aware of Thorogood and that song, along with “Move It On Over” and (speaking of drinks) “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”; I just didn’t know it was in the movie.
        (And speaking of the “recent” past 😂, the Chronicle has a picture of Star Wars opening at The Coronet Theater on Memorial Day weekend in 1977, and a sign shows regular gas on sale for 60.9¢ a gallon.)

        • Ah…Good call! JaMarcus. I’d forgotten about that. Again, such stupidity…may as well drink the gasoline you’re speaking of here! SMH! 🤷🏻‍♀️ But I didn’t doubt you knew the song…I was just asking if you remembered the DJs speaking of the movie when they’d air it back then…And nice nod to Delaware! 😉 But….did you see my 80’s ice cream cone? 😉😉

  7. I don’t like horror stories so am not a big fan of Stephen King’s books though I find him a very fascinating person. I wasn’t familiar with “Christine” so initially I too came with Cab Drama but knew that couldn’t be correct because of the quotation marks. Nevertheless, I thought it was a very clever puzzle. It’s a beautiful day here today so hope it’s pleasant in your little corner of the world.

    • Good Morning, Betty…Got this playing in my head ever since Jim mentioned it this morning! 😉 https://tinyurl.com/ycxpu2m5. And definitely a very clever puzzle…I see Steve’s asked you about the fire. I heard it earlier this morning and asked him if he saw smoke…(You know my sense of direction is seriously challenged)! 😉 But I trust by your saying it’s a beautiful day means the smoke’s not affecting you…That’s good…Enjoy the weather, Betty. Be well and stay safe…🚘🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. The words were easily guessed how ever the scrambled letters gave me a fit. Mad/car/bad left me with letters not forming any sensible words. Then I saw the quotations which gave me CARMA for karma. Bingo!

    • Bingo, indeed! 👏🏻👏🏻 Gotta love those quotation marks, Jensen! Once you see ‘em, that’s your heads up…There’ll definitely be some kind of freaky spelling to follow! 😂 Glad you stuck with it…it’s a fun answer. Thanks for commenting, Jensen, enjoy your day. Be well and stay safe…🚘🙋🏻‍♀️

  9. 🍹It wasn’t his CUSTOM to indulge, but he thought himself SAVVY when he DRANK the concoction they had mixed…until he began to EMBARK on a night of drunkenness…definitely BAD KARMA…🍹

    🍾 She often stuck to CUSTOM, she hated to make waves,
    And SAVVY was the man she thought….turned out he was a knave…
    He DRANK so much, embarrassed her… to him it was a lark
    But her pride was her strong suit…down this road she’d not EMBARK
    This latest binge the last for her, the end to all this drama…
    She chalked him up to poor judgment…a case of real BAD KARMA …🍾

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