Jumble Answers for 09/17/2020

FJYIF = JIFFY

TUHMO = MOUTH

OIRRRM = MIRROR

CRUPES = SPRUCE


CARTOON
ANSWER:

ANCIENT ROMANS WANTED A LARGE PUBLIC SQUARE, SO THEY BUILT A – – –

FF MO MOR RUE = FORUM FOREM

32 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 09/17/2020

  1. Good Morning, Everyone. I hope this finds you well…
    🏛 Roman Architecture ….FORUM FOLLOWS FUNCTION? 🏛

    🎶 Baby, don’t go away, no no….Don’t you hear now, don’t you hear now…What I say, what I say…Give me time, give me time,I’m gonna make your love as strong as mine…But I know ROME WASN’T BUILT in a day. Don’t you hear me telling you that…ROME wasn’t built in a day…🎶 “Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day” – Sam Cooke 1964
    https://tinyurl.com/yy3ecfxr

    🏛 “Friends, Romans, and Countrymen”…yes something we’ve all heard,
    From out the MOUTH Mark Antony…the man of golden words…
    Today we visit once again, the site where all roads lead…
    A meeting place is being is being built, much needed all agreed,
    They’ll take their time and SPRUCE it up…(and that’s why people say)…
    Things aren’t just done JIFFY…Rome was not built in a day…
    With every slab of marble, men would MIRROR one by one,
    The steps laid out before them…for long years till it was done…
    And from these glorious structures, from which others then would stem…
    The Empire offered the world…Roman FORUM FOR ‘EM! 🏛

    And what did Jeff draw FOR https://tinyurl.com/y7t8xdth ‘EM today? …I don’t know how to do a collage, but I am trying to BUILD up my skills….Hopefully we’ll get one from Mike…But in the meantime, enlarge this and take a closer look… https://tinyurl.com/y4cn794d…Where the Toga clasps at the Greeters shoulder, there’s a gold coin depicting Caesar’s profile, and he’s wearing a gold wrist bracelet. Also note that the curly-haired man, second from right, is wearing a ring. At the center of all the action, at the base of what I think is Trajan’s Column, https://tinyurl.com/k4q6xcw, you’ll see two laborers on ladders polishing the marble, and Jeff’s added the word JUMBLE, with the signature “J” encircled in the square. And he’s not horsing around when he gives us what I think to be the Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius, https://tinyurl.com/y2n3tsvk…But If I’m wrong with my identifications, I hope I didn’t RUIN it for you…Be well Everyone, and stay safe out there…🏛🙋🏻‍♀️

    …And continued thoughts and prayers to all our readers on the Gulf and West Coasts. 🙏🏻

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  2. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Wanting to SPRUCE the place up a in a JIFFY before her book club members arrived, (tonight’s selection, “The FORUM FOR ‘EM”),she went to dust the hall MIRROR, and finding a crack, stood staring with her MOUTH agape..🤷🏻‍♀️

    🌳 With neither of them capable… no green thumb to be had,
    They needed help with landscaping, around their brand new pad…
    The SRRUCE trees they had planted, just looked down in the MOUTH,
    They dropped and sagged pathetically…they’re dying, there’s no doubt…
    Maybe they were too hasty, planting in that JIFFY rush,
    ‘Cause nothing’s faring well out there…not one plant’s looking lush…
    And with the neighbors property all with a MIRROR’s gleam…
    They need to get some serious help, things worsening it seems…
    They called the local nursery, spoke to the owner Clem…
    And they enrolled to take a class…Free Tree FORUM FOR EM! 🌳

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  3. Knurek, Jeff. “Photo of Jumble Puzzle Cartoon 09/17/20.” Orlando Sentinel, 17 Sept. 2020, orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/games/os-daily-jumble-game-htmlstory.html.

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  4. Good morning. The first word was Jiffy and that is how quick jumble went today. Another Monday on a Thursday. Flew right through the words and cartoon answer. First time hearing that song Angela and I enjoyed his records. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

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    • Good Morning, Paul. Glad you liked it. Have a good one. Be well and stay safe out there. 🏛🙋🏻‍♀️

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  5. 🇺🇸 Today we celebrate Constitution Day. And this year, maybe more than ever before, we need to cherish our inalienable rights. God Bless America…Today and every day…🇺🇸🙋🏻‍♀️

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  6. Agree ,an easy Mon grade puzzle on a Thursday.Just wanted to update you all on the shooting at our local university,in Macomb.A freshman from Chicago shot his roommate in a dispute at their dorm.He fled back to Chicago,where he turned himself in.The University as well as the local schools were all closed yesterday.The wounded student was transferred to a hospital from our local hospital and is hopefully recovering.

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  7. Almost had it. Penciled in “forum for ME”, a great analysis conversation starter for my wife of ???? years. Stay well, all.

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  8. Hi Everyone – I kept checking my letters to see if I got anything wrong. Finally realized it must be ’em at the end, which made me laugh. I see ’em is in my dictionary as is em (m).

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    • …And you made me laugh, Caroline. I don’t think I knew about “th” until I got into school! 😂😂 Be well, Caroline…and stay safe out there…🏛🙋🏻‍♀️

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  9. “Forum follows function”–once again Angela drops a pearl…..!
    Monday Jumble on Thursday was my first thought as I whizzed through the words in record time for me. Then I saw others thought that and recorded their thoughts here. I couldn’t see all the cool things she found in the drawing but appreciate learning about them.
    Maybe a weenie bit better in SoCal this morning. Hard to imagine smoke from a fire several miles from my house would reach all the way to the Forum, but there it goes.
    Just remember life is better if you don’t follow the ‘news’ too closely and have a fine day! And the Dodgers officially made the playoffs…….
    Ta Ta

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    • LOL! Thanks for noticing Mig! 👍🏻…And I’m glad things are starting to clear up a bit. I still can’t imagine where those firefighters find their strength. God bless them. As for the Dodgers? Lest my dear departed Brooklyn Dad ❤️💔 turns over in his grave..I’ll reserve judgement! 😉 Be well Mig…and stay safe. 🏛🙋🏻‍♀️

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  10. Hi all – A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum solution – this was like an easy Monday puzzle, especially since I recognized my nemesis word SPRUCE! I bet it’s even been jumbled exactly like that before, also. I’ll have to consult WikiAngelaJumblePedia 😂
    The “for ‘em” was obvious, so I thought PLACE, PLAZA or COURT, but the remaining letters showed it was an even better double pun.

    When I saw that “Jumble” was carved on the column’s base, I was hoping it would be a different STATUE of DAVID on top, but it doesn’t really look like him (and it even has hair! 😂)

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “A glance in the MIRROR showed that she could SPRUCE up her MOUTH with a quick dab of lipstick in a JIFFY.”

    When I looked through pictures of the Roman Forum on wikipedia, I was amazed by paintings from the 1700’s where only the top 10 feet of things like this are visible, compared to the massive structures you can see now that they’ve been excavated.

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  11. JIFFY – Last used on 04/30/1955 and Jumbled as FIJFY
    MOUTH – Last used on 08/08/17 and Jumbled as THUMO
    MIRROR – Last used on 6/26/19 and Jumbled as RRROIM
    SPRUCE – Last used on 04/05/20 and Jumbled as CURPES

    Here’s the first use of JIFFY:

    Naydel, Martin “Jumble Puzzle” 30-APR-55, Fort Worth-Star Telegram, Page 4

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    • …And AFTer he pursues her, he’ll get a STERN warning…”WATER you kidding me? BOW out Mack…you haven’t got a chance..”! 🛳🙋🏻‍♀️

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    • I love seeing these old Jumbles, and the touch of adding the little ocean liners relevant to the subject is amazing! Did Naydel do this on all his puzzles?
      I don’t remember this style, so my first Jumbles must have been in the Arnold/Lee years. I know I did Jumbles in the 70’s and possible early 60’s, but I have no specific memories of them. There must have been a stretch where they weren’t available to me, but I was definitely doing them again every day from the early 80’s until now. (Wikipedia only mentions the Naydel, Arnold/Lee, and Hoyt/Knurek eras – are they missing someone? The name referenced in the Florida paper until recently that you were talking about?)

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      • You know, Steve, I hope Jeff happens to read this because he’s a Jumble historian!

        I can tell you that since I’ve been cataloguing these puzzles off and on, I’ve only seen that one with the ocean liners. Truthfully, I haven’t gotten as far as I’d hoped so I’ll keep it in mind as I go.

        And if you’re curious, the first Scramble (it was called that before Jumble) appeared on Monday June 7, 1954 on page 28 of the Chicago Tribune. I’ve got a LONG WAYS TO GO before I can tell you 💯!

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      • The name I was looking for that was mentioned was Michael Argirion – not even mentioned in the Wikipedia entry for Jumble!

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  12. Angela, Thanks for reminding us that today is Constitution Day. Tomorrow is Recognition Day of all POW/MIA. According to the American Legion National Chaplain, there are still many U.S. Servicemen and women still unaccounted for, including Korea – 7,842, Vietnam – 1,626, WWII – 73,515, and the Cold War – 126!
    Continue to stay safe and well. Warm and clear here today. Ann

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    • You’re very welcome, Ann. Sadly, our country’s suffering so badly right now. The divisiveness, the hatred… it’s a lot to deal with. So I think it’s important to think of these things…And looking at the numbers of the POW/MIAs…it’s staggering, right? So many families without closure. A reminder for us to be grateful for all that we have…I’m glad things are improving out there weather-wise, and hopefully it’ll all soon pass. Have a good night, Ann and thank you for wishing me well. I wish the same for you and yours…🙋🏻‍♀️

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