Jumble Answers for 08/23/2020










13 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 08/23/2020

  1. Except for having to back into Hiatus, all went well for me today. The dialog made me think of “the past” and then the expression came to mind.
    Thinking of those living in California.

    • Good Morning, Caroline. And yes, it was all in the dialogue…As for California, I can see how heavy it’s weighing on your mind…Mine too. I’m finding it very hard to write this morning..the news is devastating…Between the fires in California and Hurricanes Laura and Marco impending, I can’t even think straight. There are no words…Be well, Caroline…and stay safe out there…🧨🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. Good Morning, Everyone…. 🧨 CALL ME…AL? 🧨

    🎶 ‘Cause we gon’ rock this club,…We gon’ go all night…We gon’ light it up…Like it’s DYNAMITE…‘Cause I told you once…Now I told you twice
    We gon’ light it up…Like it’s DYNAMITE…🎶 “Dynamite” – Taio Cruz 2009 https://tinyurl.com/bljx6q4

    🧨A boy of very MODEST means, his family very poor
    But Alfred Nobel would OUTFOX those men who had much more
    Impressed with what his Father did, he’d RATHER learn than play,
    HIATUS wasn’t for Alfred…he studied every day…
    And not having a PHOBIA for things that would explode
    He didn’t live by HYMNAL ease…was Science how he strode,
    But later when he realized how his reputation’d last…
    The Nobel Prize he funded…today our BLAST FROM THE PAST 🧨

    If the phrase “BLAST FROM THE PAST” https://tinyurl.com/y55jlb4f didn’t automatically come to mind, and you solve by using the letters….
    The dialogue…”Dynamite which hasn’t changed since 1867”…”that long ago”, and “blew my mind”…set the stage…You extract BLAST, PAST and the remaining letters give you the FROM THE…

    Eye candy? Displayed on the Professor’s board we see the Gold Nobel Prize Medal, and two red forms of Dynamite…But if you BLOW UP the cartoon, and look closely….the one at top, with the crossed hammers? It’s signed “Albert“ Nobel…🧨BABOOM!…Here’s hoping you all have a peaceful Sunday….and you’ll have to check back in a little while…I’m going to edit this to fill in the missing pieces….🧨🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. I think it’s easier to just do this as an add on, instead of editing the other post…

    With all six words making repeat appearances, David’s managed to give us all new anagrams. And masterful they are…But they still weren’t enough to stump The Early Birds. With just a slight pause at HYMNAL, today was another day where it seemed the words were more puzzling than the solution…BLAST FROM THE PAST easily came to mind…

    Alfred Nobel. Getting that old gnawing déjà vu, I went looking into the Archives, and sure enough, I found that a few Sundays ago he appeared as our central character….
    Puzzle: https://tinyurl.com/yyctvak9
    Post: https://tinyurl.com/y58orw4c

    …And even though I included his bio that day, I’ll do so again because it’s an interesting read… https://tinyurl.com/zy5l4ry. Ok…that’s all she wrote…🧨🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. Outfox got me in the anagrams,but blast was an obvious 5 letter word for the cartoon solution.Made it back from Dixon for a quiet Sunday at home,no Sunday ‘blast’ here.Though the local University,Western Illinois U,is starting up this week with returning students,so we’ll see how that goes.

    • Good Morning, Professor. Yes, BLAST was definitely a given. And good luck to all the returning students. Enjoy your restful day, Prof. Be well and stay safe out there. 🧨🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. 📔 Recalling the humiliating BLAST FROM THE PAST, this time he was determined to OUTFOX the others, and RATHER than take his usual HIATUS, he stayed in town, put his religious PHOBIA aside, entered the Church…and proceeded to take the last HYMNAL so that he could make the MODEST changes…📔

    🤷🏻‍♀️ She sat there and read quietly, her manner very prim,
    The HYMNAL was the only thing she found in this old gym…
    She knew the School had MODEST means, but she’s not there to judge
    She’s not one bent on spitefulness..with her you’ll get no grudge…
    She’d much RATHER just concentrate on helping all she could,
    And she’s willing to start anew…and hoped they also would…
    Her PHOBIA with old buildings she’d have to put aside,
    The only way to OUTFOX fear is take it all in stride…
    So now before School opens up, HIATUS done at last…
    She’s hoping ugly heads don’t rear that old BLAST FROM THE PAST…🤷🏻‍♀️

  6. Clever puzzle this morning. The cartoon captions really gave it away. Thank you Caroline and Angela for thinking of us here in California. Though I’m miles away from the fires, the air smells like a barbecue and it’s very hazy. To add insult to injury, we’re supposed to have more of those dry lightning strikes. I have two friends who are currently evacuated and don’t know the condition of their homes. My heart goes out to the brave firefighters who are working non stop. Wishing all of you a good day.

    • YVW, Betty. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. You’re dealing with so much…Be well and keep safe. 🙏🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. Hi all – I just got lucky with what I thought were the three hardest words – just recognized HIATUS, happened to think of putting the PH together for PHOBIA, and when putting Y and LY at the end didn’t work, HYMNAL appeared.
    Didn’t know the answer, so I wrote the letters down and wondered whether BLAST could be in there, then saw where THE went, and it appeared. It helped that I heard that phrase all the time on top-40 radio whenever they played an oldie.

    Good wishes to everyone, and thanks for yours, especially Angela and Caroline. We personally are lucky to be safe here with just some moderately bad air to contend with, although of course many not that far away are dealing with much worse.

    For what it’s worth, Sly Stone’s “Hot Fun in the Summertime” was playing in the takeout section of Peet’s this morning.

    “He was RATHER MODEST about his solution to OUTFOX his PHOBIA about the musty smell of the HYMNAL he was provided every Sunday, when, rather than taking a HIATUS from attending, he just downloaded the contents to his Kindle.”

    • YVW, Steve. My heart goes out to you all. Be well and stay safe. 🙏🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. As a prescient participant stated on Saturday, today’s Jumble likely would be harder….and it was! I should probably take a leave of absence for getting HIATUS last. Most else came easier, especially the solution.
    It’s fire season in Cally as it always is this time of year. The air is as thick and smoky as a woodcut bbq and the throngs of lightning strikes have added to the violence. Be safe everyone and stay hydrated.

    • Hi Mig. As a rule, the Sunday puzzles are supposed to be a little bit more of a challenge, but it’s not always the case. And I like your play on Hiatus. As for California…you can see we have a few long-standing players here who live there, and my heart goes out to all of you. The news coverage is very hard to watch. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers. Be well, and please keep safe. 🙏🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

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