Jumble Answers for 10/04/2020











27 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 10/04/2020

  1. Good Morning, Everyone. I hope this finds you well…

    🎶 They say the neon lights are bright ON BROADWAY…They say there’s always magic in the air…🎶 “On Broadway” – The Drifters 1963 https://tinyurl.com/y67tasqu

    🎭 From little Scout the GANGLY girl, I saw MYSELF in she,
    To Willie Loman, Juror Three, and Oscar do we see…
    There’s nothing like a Broadway play, though SPOTTY getting tickets,
    (I’d tell you of it’s RADIUS…but Math? The sticky-wicket…)
    Let’s just ACCEPT it’s magical…(and CALICO, I’ll pass)
    I tried hard to associate…but ended in morass…
    Just go with the excitement that one gets from lights ablaze…
    And there you’ll love what’s Broadway, as you go FROM “PLAYS” TO “PLAYS” 🎭

    Ok..Here’s the long and short of it…GANGLY seems to be trying out it’s Jumble sea legs today. A debut. And oddly enough, it’s the only word besides RADIUS that was instantly SCENE by all of the Early Birds. The others? First, second and third acts…And the stumper for most of them this morning was CALICO, which was added to the Archives in June of 2019. But I’m going to go out on a limb here and say something….which I hope doesn’t OPEN up a can of worms…Is it possible that Calico’s a word more recognizable to a woman? I know that might sound sexist, but the thought did cross my mind…although I’m not too CURTAIN why. As a rule, I don’t COTTON to such generalizations, but somehow I think a woman may be more familiar with Calico than a man…Anyway, out of our five remaining REVIVALS, it’s PECTAC that PLAYS double duty this morning, having been seen just as is, BACKER in May of 2011. Ok..enough with our words, let’s get on with the SHOW…

    Broadway…Circa…hard to tell. The four classic PLAYS showing at the theaters, Twelve Angry Men, The Odd Couple, To Kill A Mockingbird, and the one our characters today are emerging from, Death of a Salesman, span the years…but coincidentally, they’ve all had revivals. And with our girls having just seen a matinee, today’s cartoon is taking place on either a Wednesday, Saturday, or Sunday. But here’s where we need pay attention..The dialogue and question are telling us that with the CLOSE proximity of the MANY theaters, our girls have decided to just “walk around” and see if they can get tickets for another show. And why not, the PLACES are within walking distance…and since most likely it’s only about 5-5:30 PM, they’ve plenty of time to go…FROM “PLAYS” TO “PLAYS”! Bravo, David! Another smash hit! Applause, Applause!

    Eye candy? You’d have to zoom in, https://tinyurl.com/y2jzar5n but our girl at left is wearing double hoop earrings. I love me some double hoop earrings. And the yellow cab and van in the background grid-locking through cross town traffic is a nice touch to the CARtoon…But it’s the Playbills that the girls are holding that grabbed my attention. A theater-goers Bible…and Jeff knows no one ever LEAFS a show without one…

    So, There you have it, Folks..Done. Wishing you all a good day, I bid you be well, stay safe…and here’s looking forward to the day when the lights are back on Broadway…and those curtains rise again…🎭🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. ⚾️ Standing in the outfield, looking over the RADIUS of the ballpark, the GANGLY right-fielder, with the SPOTTY batting average, was hoping they’d ACCEPT him…and thinking of his CALICO-clad Mom back home murmured …”I need more confidence in MYSELF, because I’d hate to be traded FROM PLACE TO PLACE…⚾️

    🧵 The little girl was GANGLY, and the Mom just need ACCEPT
    That this dress she was making…well, she might not be adept…
    She‘d shopped for something CALICO, but nothing had she found
    Selections were so SPOTTY in this quiet little town…
    So looking at the pattern she thought RADIUS and length,
    But when she started cutting she just got it torn and bent
    And thinking out loud she proclaimed…”I can’t do this MYSELF”
    And reached up for a self-help book that stood upon the shelf…
    But she just couldn’t get it, and realized she’d have to face
    That come tomorrow she’d be back shopping FROM PLACE TO PLACE…🧵

    …And continued thoughts and prayers for our West Coast neighbors…🙏🏻

  3. Hi Everyone –
    Scout – I can see that Angela. What a great book.
    I found most of the anagrams quite tough today and had to back into both Calico and Myself.

    • Good Morning, Caroline. A truly great book…One of my top three, and possibly my all-time favorite. And yes, I think Calico will be the stumper. We’ve a chilly morning…hope you’re keeping warm, well, and safe. 🎭🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. Good morning. I found the words hard today. So much that I was able to get the cartoon answer and knowing the 3 letters I needed I was able to finally get Calico for the finish. Loved your song choice Angela. I posted early yesterday but was unable to see it when I checked I probably forgot to hit the send button. No loss, it wouldn’t have made best short story. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • Good Morning, Paul. You never fail to make me laugh! Best short story! You never know…I have told you many a time that I think you definitely have some good ones…😉And the song…yes, a good one. Calico? Just might bring down the house today…Be well, Brooklyn..and stay safe out there…🎭🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. Not the hardest nor the easiest. Plays to plays didn’t dawn on me! GANGLY was an odd little bird which didn’t follow any rules. I found most of the others just looking but CALICO was looking hard to get… I haven’t been to Broadway much have seen some of the plays when they travel through Cally or Vegas. A fun exercise today.
    They say we may get some rain in a week or so and we’ll take it! Our air is still awful.
    Have fun today, watch football and basketball. In 88 Los Angeles Dodgers and Lakers won it all, maybe that’s gonna TWOpeat this year?

    • Nothing beats Broadway…I miss it dearly…Enjoy your day, Mig. Hope the rains come…Be well, and stay safe out there…🎭🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Hi Mig. My wife and I were at The Coliseum for the last game of 1988 to see Hershiser and the Dodgers celebrate on our pitching mound. Maybe it’s time for a rematch!? That would be fun.

      • I’m with you Steve. In 88 a friend gave me a couple of his tickets on the 3rd base line and I got to watch the saga of Kirk Gibson. An amazing moment voted best in LA by all LA fans. I brought my son who was 9 years old at the time and he has been a committed Dodgers fan ever since…

        • Wow, that’s a great moment to have seen in person! I never did see the A’s win in person. In 89 they won in SF after the earthquake, and we were back at the Coliseum in 90 to watch them get swept by the Reds. 😢

          • There’s some great YouTube vids of Gibson’s at bat, including Vin Scully’s call…”In a year that has been so improbable the IMPOSSIBLE has happened!”
            I still get goosebumps!!!

            • I’ve seen that many times, along with the versions that have Jack Buck’s call “I can’t believe what I just saw!” 😱

  6. Calico was the stumper for me this morning. Finally got it and was able to figure the cartoon answer fairly easily. Good mental workout. Happy Sunday all.

    • Seems like the general consensus, Betty. The solve is easier than Calico! Have a good one. Be well, and stay safe. 🎭🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. Hi all – GANGLY looked odd, but it seemed right, and it was. I can’t remember having seen that before. The double-letter trick worked for ACCEPT and SPOTTY. I got the answer from the cartoon, and I needed the letters to back into both MYSELF and CALICO.

    Had to laugh at the voting box here today – I presume that was Mike who came up with “WICKED easy” 😂 I also did confirm for MYSELF that you can vote for more than one entry and the totals are handled correctly.

    🎵”Marcie dresses warm its snowing
    Takes a yellow cab uptown
    Red is stop and green’s for going
    Sees a show and rides back down
    Down along the Hudson River
    Past the shipyards in the cold
    Still no letter’s been delivered
    Still the winter days unfold”🎵 (Joni Mitchell, “Marcie”)

    Good wishes to everyone!

    Love that great Drifters song, Angela. 🎵”But they are wrong, I know they are, ‘cause I can play this here guitar”🎵 I was wondering what year this would be also. And it’s been a long time since I’ve walked the streets of a really big city like New York or Chicago, but it seemed like there were a lot fewer people than I’d expect.
    “Calico” would be less unfamiliar to a man if he’s a cat lover. 😉

    “I had to ACCEPT for MYSELF that the GANGLY SPOTTY CALICO feral cat I wanted to rescue would never let me within a mile’s RADIUS of his hideout.”

    • I forgot that you’re a “cat” person! 😉 Be well, Steve and stay safe. 🎭🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Thanks for letting us know that you can vote for 2, Steve. I tried doing that a long time ago and couldn’t. But I was able to vote for those same 2 just now.
      Enjoyed your fun and clever cat sentence.

  8. Ok, I seem to be an outlier here, but I’ll go ahead anyway.
    First, yes, I had trouble c with MYSELF and CALICO. But the solution is what actually gives me pause. Not because it was difficult, because I it wasn’t particularly so, but because I object to it!

    Here”s the thing ( can’t imagine where I picked up that expression!), in excruciatingly boring detail:

    The pun is PLACE and PLAYS, of course. But while going from PLACE to PLACE i(singular) is a common phrase, the equivalent would be going from PLAY to PLAY, which doesn’t actually rhyme. So the writers had to add an -s to create the punny rhyme. But it would never be said that way. You could go from PLAY to PLAY, but never PLAYS to PLAYS. So they had to cheat to make it work.

    I admire jumble puns when they’re legitimately funny. I admire the writers who create them. I feel bad for the writers who have to go to such lengths to create a pun.

    • Hi Sandy…Outlier? By no means. Everyone looks at things differently. Going from Place to Place, I’m figuring by mentioning the “numerous theaters”, one could see many PLAYS. Or vice versus?! 😉Is it “perfect”? Maybe not, but that’s why they call puns groaners…Sometimes you just do! Hope your enjoying your day, Sandy. Be well and stay safe…🎭🙋🏻‍♀️

  9. Fine. I do understand. But I still feel that no matter how many plays you ultimately see, you would still progress from one PLAY to another PLAY, and describe it that way. You can only see one at a time, lol!

    Ah well, I need to shut up now!

    • Sandy..please don’t get me wrong. Of course you’re correct in what you’re saying, and I agree with you 100%…Anyone with a working command of the language would. And I’m not making light of what you’ve said, or disputing it…BUT, this isn’t Grammar 101,😉 it’s the Jumble. The whole idea is to create the pun. How entertaining would it be if David gave us “Play to Play” as the solve? We’d all be scratching our heads! It’s only a game, Sandy, and with all due respect, AS A PUN, I think today’s puzzle is brilliant. BUT that’s just my opinion…Without the whimsy, we’d have no Jumble. And God knows, these days? We definitely need the whimsy…And now I’ll shut up! 😂 Here’s to a good night, Sandy…🍷Enjoy!

  10. I certainly respect your opinion, Angela. My perspective just doesn’t allow me to see it as a very good pun. And I’m stuck with my perspective; developed over a long lifetime.

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