Jumble Answers for 09/20/2020










21 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 09/20/2020

  1. Good Morning, Everyone. ⭐️GENERALLY SPEAKING…I LIKE IKE!⭐️

    🎶 IKE for President, IKE for President…You like IKE, I like IKE, everybody likes IKE.. Hang out the banner, beat the drum…we’ll take IKE to Washington…🎶 (Political Ad) Mr Irving Berlin 1952 https://tinyurl.com/uqjq6jg

    ⭐️ The Head HONCHO we see in CHARGE has just pulled major rank,
    No pun intended…major not, but General, point blank…
    The 5-Stars elevate him high, we see Dwight Eisenhower,
    And there’s no way one may FORGET that he’s the one with power…
    I never knew we had a 6…George Washington was he,
    But Dwight was of the elite few whose 5-Stars came to be…
    He’s giving off an order, and there’s nothing TOASTY here,
    He’s all business and doesn’t sound like one that would endear…
    One gets the idea this may be performance of ENCORE,
    I don’t think it’s an ODDITY to hear his commands roar…
    The General acts like a man reflecting shoulders broader…
    As he demands respect be given, OF THE HIGHEST ORDER! ⭐️

    So once AGAIN this morning we find ourselves with an anagram that’s making an ENCORE performance. Literally! CRONEE’s been in puzzle play many times before today, having last appeared on December 30th, 2018. https://tinyurl.com/y3bq4pr8. Four of our other words…all repeats from mid 2017, through this past May, with TOASTY seeming to be making its INDUCTION to the Sunday Jumble. And GENERALly speaking…the Early Birds weren’t stumped, solving them all pretty much in ORDER…Ok..COME AND we’ll take a look at our cartoon.

    Pretty UNIFORM looking today. It’s circa 1944, we’re in Europe, and World War II rages on. Finding ourselves in a rather austere office, we see 5-Star General Dwight D. Eisenhower, https://tinyurl.com/zky7uql, and his next-in-command. And we’re listening in on a PRIVATE conversation where Eisenhower’s putting forth an ORDER…The reporting officer, snapping to attention and saluting, is heard deferring, saying that it’s loud and clear…a command second only to a presidential one. Which gives credence to the fact that the 5-Star General is HIGHEST in rank…(and also shows a bit of Jeff’s whimsy, since Ike went on to become our 34th President, in 1953). And speaking of Stars, as I mentioned in my rhyme…George Washington was the only 6-Star General our Army’s ever had. Something I never knew. Imagine? ENLISTING the Jumble to learn things like this? Interesting, no? And I do enjoy being ARMED with the FORCES of knowledge…Anyway…our solve? An easy one…The command is OF THE HIGHEST ORDER… https://tinyurl.com/yyom2j8s . And if I had to RANK and FILE today’s puzzle? The GENERAL consensus is that it’s definitely a 5-Star entry!

    Eye candy? https://tinyurl.com/y2wbebzg… There’s a desk CLEARed of everything except a pad, a RETRO pen-holder name plate, and a matching memo note holder. It’s all pretty NEAT…There’s our Flag, (sadly colored in black and white) standing to the left side. We can see the 5 Stars on Eisenhower’s shoulders, and the medal ribbon atop his left breast pocket. But the eye catcher has to be the map showing Ike’s assignment, leading the Allied invasion of Western Europe, serving as the Supreme COMMANDer of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy. It’s GRAPHIC…

    So, There you have it Folks, Done. Hoping you all have a good day, I wish you to be well, and stay safe…And just a thought before I TAKE LEAVE…Have you ever wondered why the Army’s so strict about their uniforms?…It’s to minimize casual tees…⭐️🙋🏻‍♀️

    …And our thoughts and prayers go out to our neighbors on the Gulf and West Coasts…🙏🏻

  2. 🇺🇸 Hard to FORGET the ODDITY of the last election, which left no one with a warm TOASTY feeling, they were determined not to have an ENCORE performance…so the quest this time to select a Head HONCHO who’d be in CHARGE was OF THE HIGHEST ORDER…🇺🇸

    🔥 The room was feeling TOASTY, with the fire burning bright,
    The hotel’s HONCHO guaranteed they’d stay warm through the night
    He said it was an ODDITY, the heat just going off…
    With him in CHARGE, it bothered him…he told them as he scoffed…
    He promised that he’d get it fixed, and hoped they’d soon FORGET,
    The inconvenience of it all…and not bear a regret…
    Tomorrow’d be no ENCORE…he guaranteed the boarders…
    The boiler’s repair he was making OF THE HIGHEST ORDER …🔥

  3. Hi Everyone – I didn’t realize that the general was Ike or that GW had 6-stars, so thanks for all the info, Angela.
    I got the answer words in reverse Order today.

    • Reverse ORDER! 👏🏻! I lIKE that! Good Morning, Caroline. You’re welcome. I had a feeling it was Eisenhower…Jeff captured a resemblance. But as I alluded to in my rhyme, I’d never seen him looking pretty much anything but benevolent! 🤷🏻‍♀️ So I knew I had to get in there and dig! 😂 And when I saw that the nameplate might not be all that readable in the paper, I figured you all might benefit from seeing a larger picture. And of course, if you can pinch it to enlarge it, you’ll really appreciate the details. As for Washington..IKR? Who knew?…But I’m glad I do now…I love all these little trivia-type things. I can’t wait to bring it up somehow in our next game…It might get me 5 Stars! 😂 Hope you’re enjoying your morning, Caroline. Be well and stay safe out there. ⭐️ 🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. Good morning. No problem with the words but I had a pause at the cartoon answer but finally figured it out. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

  5. Hi all – Had to smile when CRONEE (“Crony”) followed HONCHO – two friendly terms to start off the puzzle. Of the three words that caused a pause, I got CHARGE first, then ENCORE, then I had to back into TOASTY from the answer letters. No idea at first about the answer, but the dialog implied ORDER, and that and the H’s showed HIGHEST.

    Since the cartoon is of Eisenhower in WWII it was appropriate, because I was just reading that there was a London flyover of three Spitfires and a Hurricane today to commemorate the 80th “Battle of Britain Sunday”, which celebrates the air victory in 1940 that forced Hitler to call off the invasion of England two days later.

    I really liked the ad, Angela. I was too young to remember the 1952 race, but in 1956 I had a very oversized campaign button – one of those kinds that flipped between two pictures as you changed the viewing angle – that alternated between a picture of Eisenhower and the “I like Ike” slogan.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “It was an ODDITY OF THE HIGHEST ORDER that the head HONCHO in CHARGE of the concert would FORGET to order the TOASTY buffet items for the post-ENCORE parties.”

    • Good Morning, Steve…Considering that these Puzzles are submitted six weeks in advance, if it was intentional, then either David or Jeff, or both are definitely historians. It’s not exactly something you pull off the top of your head! And I liked the ad too when I came across it. So campy, right? Eisenhower’s before my time also, but of course, I do know of him, (and the “I Like Ike” slogan…but TBT? I’m not sure from where)… And I LIKE your sentence…⭐️! You know including the solve in there always RANKS HIGH with me! 😉 Have a good one, Steve. Be well and stay safe out there…⭐️🙋🏻‍♀️

        • YW! …And…LOL! Yes, I happened to see it too, after I had posted this morning…😉 (You’ve turned me on to the site). But no real significance jumped out on me..And besides…TBT? As soon as I see masks, and the words “social distancing” and “virus”? I’m turned off! God knows we’re dealing with enough of it on this side of the pond! 😱😉🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. No problem with the anagrams and cartoon answer this morning. It seems like a timely puzzle since they just opened up the Eisenhower Memorial in Washington D.C. It looks like a lovely tribute to a great man. Wishing all of you a good day.

    • LOL! Another historical coincidence? Is this in ORDER? 😉 Good Morning, Betty. Again, I wonder if this was STRATEGICALLY planned? But either way, it is a bit of an ODDITY! 😉 And as for the puzzle in GENERAL? I’m with you. Easy, breezy al the way. I wish you a good day too, Betty. Be well and stay safe out there. ⭐️🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. Anagrams went well,but too many letters for me to get the cartoon answer.I like Ike saved the day in the Eisenhower presidential wins,but didn’t go well for his opponent,Adlai Stevenson,

    • I guess you win some, you lose some, Professor. Be it todays solve…or Adlai Stevenson! 😉 Have a good day, Prof. Be well and stay safe out there…⭐️🙋🏻‍♀️

        • Or maybe it was because of his “egghead” nickname?…And maybe after he made the joke “Eggheads of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your yolks’? 🤦🏻‍♂️…He might have ended up with egg on his face! 😂🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. No problem today and I could even read EISENHOWER on my paper’s version of the cartoon. I did not remember that GW was a 6 star geralisimo but Ike was 5 star on the greens and set a tradition for many Presidents who followed, including the current on who owns golf courses!
    ODDITY slowed my roll for a while but I may have been distracted by my cereal.
    I think I learn quite a bit by reading this discussion group and have to thank Angela for her diligent research!
    On to the new week. Will it bring early easy tests or will we all stumble on the jumble tomorrow???

    • Good Morning, Mig. And thanks for the Shout Out. I try..😉….I was able to see Eisenhower’s name too, but since I know that some papers print such a small panel, I figured a larger picture might be in ORDER. Stumble on the Jumble? A nice turn of phrase! Be well, Mig…and stay safe out there. ⭐️🙋🏻‍♀️

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