Jumble Answers for 09/23/2020








30 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 09/23/2020

  1. Good Morning, Everyone….I hope this finds you well 💡🙋🏻‍♀️

    🎶When the sun comes up we party down…We got that music way up loud…And all the girls hanging out of the truck…Singing hey, that’s WHAT’S UP..Yeah…that’s WHAT’S UP…🎶 … “That’s What’s Up” – Florida Georgia Line 2014 https://tinyurl.com/y3zm4saj

    💡 Finances not so STURDY since the pandemic had hit,
    They stopped living ABOVE their means, and quite the bullet bit
    But being at home days on end, utilities hard-pressed,
    The SWISH and swoosh of switches definitely took the stress
    (I’m glossing over PELLET, it just doesn’t fit the scene…
    The puzzle’s one that centers ‘round this couple and their green)
    So when the latest bill arrived, her blood pressure shot up,
    And she got on the phone to ask…”Can you tell me “WATTS” UP?💡

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

  2. 💦 As the rain hit the window like a PELLET from ABOVE, he heard the loud SWISH of the wind, and looking out the back door saw what he thought was his STURDY shed being blown aside…and thought…”WHAT’S UP with this weather”…💦

    💃🏻 He thought that his relationship was STURDY and secure,
    But then he saw her do that SWISH as she walked in the door…
    He’d hoped to be ABOVE these things, not show a jealous side,
    But he felt like a PELLET hit his heart…and hurt his pride
    He watched her start that flirting thing…so he put down his cup…
    And walked across the room …and quietly asked her “Hey WHAT’S UP”? 💃🏻

  3. “WATTS UP” is the name of a device I bought on 2004 August 22 that measures the electrical usage of a plug-in device. I bought it from Dominion Virginia Power and manufactured by Electronic Educational Devices. You plug the Watts Up into a wall outlet, then you plug the device, such as a toaster, into the Watts Up. It then measures watts, voltage, current used and other statistics. So now it turns up in a Jumble.

  4. Good morning. I’m embarrassed to say this but I had a total brain freeze on the simplest of words today. I looked up Above. After a minute I gave up. When the word appeared I heard somebody yell out “Dummy” and realized it was me because there is nobody else here. Being from Brooklyn, the answer to the cartoon was an instant read with “Watts Up”. You hear that all the time here. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • Paul,…you have me laughing out loud! You’re so right, it’s like a mantra! I was outside this morning hosing my property…and I said it to 4 people! And I never even realized it! 😂😂 Thanks, I needed the laugh. Hope you’re having a great morning…Be well…and stay safe…💡🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. Here’s the 1st appearance of SWISH!

    Naydel, Martin “Jumble Puzzle” Mon. 28-NOV-55, St. Louis Globe-Democrat, Page 29

    • Hey Mike. Another clever, easy one, with great words. And re:Steve’s observation the other day about the ships? I think I can make out what the little drawing is before the scrambles…but I won’t say it now as to not give away the puzzles solve. Have a good one. Be well and stay safe. 🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Love these, too. It seems to me that he wasn’t afraid to use harder words. And also, this is another example of how the format had not become as fixed as it is now. Yesterday we had five 6-letter words and one 7-letter word; today we have three 5-letter words and one 6-letter word.

  6. The cartoon answer,watts up ,was obvious and pretty much a blind solve as were the anagrams,w the exception of pellet,which gave me reason to pause.As you said,stay safe and well.

  7. Now that the lockdown has added unnecessary lard to my midsection I must buy a PELLETon bicycle to work it off… No? Doesn’t work? Oh, well….
    The anagrams fell in line instantly for me and the Jumble solution was obvious. I had a similar problem with my electric bill, installed solar panels on my roof and VOILA! much lower bill. I enjoy seeing the old Jumbles and am digging the history of this particular pastime. Thanks for everybody’s contributions.
    Smoke still dominates the air in much of SoCal. Just a little rain would help so much but none on the hazy horizon. Have a grand day as they say at MGM in Vegas.

    • LOL! A Peloton Bike? That just might be a bigger stretch than your midsection! 😉 Have a good one, Mig. I hope you’re blessed with some rain. Be well and stay safe. 💡🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. After reading the conversation I guessed the answer in a flicker of a few seconds. I don’t know the cost of electricity in the USA. It was pretty high as my deceased mother always spared the air conditioner in her condo in Miami Beach 50 yrs ago. Here in Ontario, we pay the most in Canada… WATTS UP? My electricity bill and it will increase every year… that is WATT they promised!
    Keep warm in these colder Fall nights!

  9. Easy going today. Watt’s Up indeed. Seems like no matter what we do to conserve energy, the bill just keeps going up because they raise the rates. Have a good day all.

  10. As a newbie here, I haven’t seen old jumbles before. That one seems like a very easy construction, and the simple cartoon doesn’t really seem to be much of a clue. Am I missing something? Anyway, jumbles have evidently changed over the years. It’s interesting to see the difference.

    Today’s jumble reminded me that my electric bill has NOT gone up much, even though I’m home even more, what with the pandemic. That’s surprising. Maybe I used to watch more tv than I thought, cause I do a lot of binge watching now, for sure!

    • Hi Sandy. There is a clue, in that the man is standing in a cup placed upon a saucer. And there’s a spoon showing from within the cup also. After dinner DISHES. It’s a lot more subtle a clue compared to what we get today, but it’s still there. You’ll note there’s no dialogue either, which today is a big help. Mr Naydel was a great wit, and very clever, in that he did it all himself…and he was also a comic book creator before doing the Jumble. But as far as changes go? The Jumble went through a few of them before settling into WATT we have today. 🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Thanks, Angela. I did notice the cup and saucer, but didn’t translate it to “dishes”. I’ll look for more connections in future.

        • You’re very welcome, Sandy. I guess Mr Naydel couldn’t tip his hand completely by drawing a dish! …What fun would that be?.😉..So he went with the cup and saucer instead…Which if you think about it, are the true “after (which was in the question) dinner” parts of a dinnerware set. I don’t think people had resorted to using mugs yet back then. So in reality…he definitely “set the table“ with that one! 😉 Hope you’re enjoying your day, Sandy. Be well and stay safe out there…

  11. Hi all – PELLET was the word that took a couple of jumbles, then the quotes gave away WATTS and the answer.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “With the first day of autumn now past, it’s time for Mike to SWISH some cleaning solution around the ductwork ABOVE his STURDY PELLET stove so as not to burn the house down.”

    • Yep. 😢 We’re losing so many people this year. Like things aren’t hard enough. Be well, Chuck and stay safe. 🙋🏻‍♀️

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