Jumble Answers for 07/11/2020

















27 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 07/11/2020

  1. Good Morning, Everyone… 🚗 FOR WHOM THE YELL TOLLS 🚗

    🎶 When you’re down and out…When you’re on the STREET…When evening falls so hard, I will comfort you…I’ll take your part, oh, when darkness comes…And pain is all around…Like a BRIDGE over troubled water…I will lay me down…Like a BRIDGE over troubled water, I will lay me down…🎶 …”Bridge Over Troubled Water” – Simon & Garfunkel 1970 https://tinyurl.com/z7xkref

    🚗 These guys think they’ve got problems?…$3. don’t compare,
    You want to talk what takes a toll? Try living over here…
    Whose coffers do we FATTEN, whose HOUSE takes a big cut?
    The Verrazzano-Narrows is the country’s biggest nut…
    The STENCH of city politics…we know it reaches far
    And Brooklyn-Staten Island has no subway….hence your car…
    We COACH our ranks to fight it, but so far it’s still no-go…
    You travel off the Island? Coming home’s a “FEE”-ASCO! 🚗

    …And God only knows how much worse things may get with our cities now broken by COVID-19. There AUTO be a law…because it’s really not FARE…and it’s enough to DRIVE you crazy…But I digress…OK…with nothing new in our word LINE-UP…Let’s MOVE ON…

    So, I don’t know where we are this morning, or whether or not this puzzle is DRIVEN by actual eVENTS, but what we have here is a failure to renumerate! (Is that a word)? The FEE…Didn’t they know there’d be a TOLL going into effect today? Were the LINES of communication JAMMED up somehow? Were they just BLINDSIDED?…And now find themselves with nowhere to TURN? Whose LANE-brain idea was this anyway?… I wish I could help you Folks, but it’s not like David gives me a GREEN LIGHT into his WAY of thinking…I’m just as STUCK as you are…So let’s just GO with the FLOW…(no pun intended)…and simply admit that this is definitely a “FEE-ASCO”…

    Eye candy? The signs being held by the CROSS-looking guys are cute…”No Toll” and “Free this Bridge”…But I think we need to go with the guy in the booth…That TIREd, panicked expression? Poor guy looks EXHAUSTed…He needs a BRAKE…This day has definitely taken its TOLL…

    Here’s to a good day, Everyone…Be WHEEL…and stay safe out there…🚗🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. 👃🏻 As the STENCH of the burnt meat began to fill the Club HOUSE, the COACH figured there was little doubt that anyone would look to FATTEN themselves up on the FIASCO of a meal he cooked…👃🏻

    ⚾️ The team was on a losing streak, hence HOUSE attendance down,
    The COACH real disappointed…no way he’d defend the crown
    The fans would show up holding signs that read…“We smell the STENCH,
    You guys are an embarrassment…you belong on the bench…”
    The stats they need to FATTEN up…these bats, they need to show…
    Or he’ll be canned and take the blame for his teams FIASCO! ⚾️

  3. Good morning. Sometimes I think I finally get it when the words are in quotations especially when it’s this small but today’s cartoon answer flew right pass me. It’s a good one to. I guess I’m not fully functional yet. Time to make the coffee. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn. Yes, it is a good one…You had to put your money …on the money. That’s what made it FEESible! You stay well too, Paul..and be safe. 🚗🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. A snappy easy puzzle.Speaking of toll roads,Chicago has so mny,it pays to get an automatic toll responder,which cuts the toll fees in half ,compared to cash payments.Have a great weekend.

    • Good Morning, Professor..I thought so too. As for the tolls, if we didn’t have EZ Pass out here, https://tinyurl.com/yavb2l2j , I’m convinced that at least 3/4 of us would have moved back to Brooklyn by now! 😂 Be well, Prof, and I hope you’re enjoying your time with your Grandchildren. Stay safe out there…🚗🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Ah yes, Chuck, I remember those well from the one year I commuted between Chicago and Naperville. No automatic collections either, but you could pick the lane where you could try to throw the exact change into a bucket – like throwing the non-brass rings into the clown’s mouth on the carousel. Very embarrassing if you missed! 😂 I had a friend who would use pennies (35 cents, I think) and try to trip the alarm bell before it could finish counting them.

  5. Surprisingly, my hardest word was Coach. The key to the answer for me was looking for a three-letter word, which led me to Fee. Your song choice, Angela, reminded me of Earl, the Simon and Garfunkel fan. I like the duo and song too.

    • Good Morning, Caroline…You just made me realize that I left out the Early Birds give and take this morning. First of all, there were definitely one too many sneezing jokes with COACH for my taste! I couldn’t take it! If we had one ACCHO, we had them all.I sometimes think doing the Kids Jumble on Sunday with the Little Ones offers a much more cerebral response! 😂😂 They were STUCK on it for a while…that and STENCH. In fact, 2 of them threw in the towel with Stench. And Kudos…👏🏻👏🏻 on your solve. Looking for the word in quotes first always LINEs you UP for it. WHEEL done! ..And I swear…I thought of Earl with my song choice too. As for S & G…I always think about how much beautiful music we probably missed out on by them going their separate ways…Hoping you didn’t get any damage from Fay…Be well, Caroline, and stay safe…🚗🙋🏻‍♀️

      • I thought of Achoo too. Sometimes I do get a kick out of the anagrams. And I especially remember Steve’s comment on one of them – I think it was Myslob.
        I don’t usually have trouble with the one vowel words like Stench because I just look for what letters can be grouped together and usually the vowel goes in the middle somewhere.
        We haven’t been hit yet by Fay. How bad was it for you?

        • LOL! Yes, it was Myslob! Let’s hope it doesn’t send him off on another riff! 😂😂 One vowel words…I never thought of that. I just take the whole word in as one…Your approach is a good one, Caroline…and you just might be helping a few fellow readers out by sharing. As for Fay…she definitely took a TOLL! Lots of trees down, outages, and flooding worthy of Noah. Here on the Island, NJ, Brooklyn and Long Island…A wide path. And I keep thinking it’s only the beginning of Summer…2020…Phew! Definitely a year for the record books so far, huh? I just keep praying that God sheds some light on us for the remaining six months…🤷🏻‍♀️

    • Wow, Caroline, “MYSLOB”, one of my greatest hits! Good memory – that’s got to be a couple of years old, because Leila liked it too. Funny thing is that I was remembering it myself just a couple of days ago – probably when I looked down at my shirt! 😂

      • Yes, I loved it! Actually I don’t have a great memory, but I remember that one.
        I wonder if David sometimes tries to make a funny anagram.

  6. Had to back into stench but got the rest of the words and the cartoon answer without difficulty. We don’t have toll roads in California but we do have bridges and most of them have eliminated or are in the process of eliminating human toll takers. We have Fast Trak – automatic transponders that charge the toll. Hope all of you have a good and safe Saturday.

    • Good Morning, Betty. If I had to choose, I’d think Stench would be the stickler today, and so far it seems to be so. I always felt for toll collectors…I think I’d go bananas being crammed into a little booth all day…Not to mention the constant interaction…🤦🏻‍♀️ And we’re doing the same here as far as they go…Wishing you a good, safe day too, Betty…Be well…🚗🙋🏻‍♀️ https://tinyurl.com/y4r9mqej

      • Angela, I too would go nuts in those little bitty toll booths. In addition to fear of heights I think I have claustrophobia. I always felt badly for the poor toll takers on the GG Bridge where it’s often damp and foggy. It had to be really cold even if they had some sort of heater there. By the way, my Dr. Fauci Bobblehead just arrived this morning. I think they must have sent it via Pony Express. At any rate I feel safer already and can hardly wait to bring it to my son who is going to take it to his office. Take Care.

        • Right? Especially at the GG as you say. I know I’d never last a single shift. I always feared heights, but it really wasn’t until 9/11 that I began to freak over enclosed, confined spaces. I could tell you a few stories, but in light of our current state of affairs, I’m dealing with enough. 🤦🏻‍♀️ My nerves always seem this close 🤏🏻 to snapping, and I know that poking that beast that’s my 9/11 memory bank will only send my PTSD soaring to all new heights… And there’s hardly enough meds! 😉 As for the mail, it’s been bad here too. Between the virus, and the weather, I guess we’re lucky we even get our deliveries. Delivery personnel work hard, and they’ve been doing so all through this damn scourge…I like seeing on the news how people have been honoring them…I’m always leaving tips for them taped to my side door…I salute them too…Another job I’d fail miserably at! 😉 And as for our beloved Dr Fauci, I hope your son loves the statue. Let him know that he’s in my prayers, and that I give him and his fellow doctors the old tip of the cap…And you take care too, Betty. One day at a time…🙏🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Actually, we haven’t had toll roads as such, but we do have carpool lanes, and in the last few years they’ve added automatic voluntary toll lanes. You can choose to enter the lanes at speciific points if you’re willing to pay an extra fee that varies with the time of day and congestion.

  7. Hi all – These words were a bit of a challenge for me. COACH took a couple of tries, FATTEN a few more even with the double letter trick, and I found STENCH the hardest. I picture David with an evil grin, writing down a six-letter anagram with only one vowel. Our local toll collection system would even have fit as an answer – it’s called “FasTrak”. I also thought PAY-BACK, but writing the letters showed FEE and the rest.

    I liked the “Yell Tolls”, Angela. I guess the friend I mentioned to Chuck was trying to create “Bell Tolls”, but he decided no man should emulate a traffic island, and he was Donne.

    Good wishes to everyone, especially those of you in the heat and storms.

    “They tried to FATTEN their wallets by converting the former COACH HOUSE into a granny flat, but the lingering STENCH was so bad that they had no takers.”

    • Hey Steve…Your mentioning to the Professor about throwing the change?…Brought back memories of how I used to love the sounds of it when I was a little kid…but the segue to Donne? 🤦🏻‍♀️ Talk about a LINE STRETCHED out!!! 😂😂 And I’m glad you liked my HemingWAY…As for STENCH…It proved to be somewhat odorous..I mean onerous 😉 the last time out too…Tks for the well wishes…The heat looks like it’s going to beat us down all week, but let’s hope the worst of Fay is over…Be well, Steve…and stay safe out there…🚗🙋🏻‍♀️
      PUZZLE: https://tinyurl.com/ycx9sssn
      POST: https://tinyurl.com/y9f7obq4

  8. This is the first time I have seen a Jumble where the word in the cartoon solution, FEE-ASCO; i.e., FIASCO, appeared in a recent Jumble as one of the four 5 and 6-letter words. Maybe that’ll happen again, maybe with the word HOUSE. Perhaps “The two poker players bet so much that the place was crowded with spectators to the hilt. That’s because one of those players had a ___”. Answer:FULL HOUSE.

    • Hi Jim. Yep…We did see Fiasco Wednesday…the coincidence has caused some amusement all day. Not sure if it’s a first…I’m trying to think if there’s a way to research it without DRIVING myself crazy. Maybe some sort of cross-reference…but it’s a big stretch…And I like your poker reference!…Enjoy your night, Jim. Be well and stay safe. 🚗🙋🏻‍♀️

Comments are closed.