Jumble Answers for 10/08/2020








31 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 10/08/2020

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

    🎶 I am the eagle, I live in high country…In rocky cathedrals that reach to the sky…I am the HAWK and there’s blood on my feathers…But time is still turning they soon will be dry…🎶 …”The Eagle and the Hawk” – John Denver 1971 https://tinyurl.com/y5f6astb

    🦅 An osprey is a bird of prey, he’ll TACKLE with a fish,
    A fish must be quite HASTY, lest he fulfill a death wish…
    No matter how MOSAIC a fish’s scales may be…
    An osprey keeps a constant WATCH so that a fish can’t flee…
    We see our Osprey artist here, he captures fish mayhem…
    And money talks…so that is why he’s going to HAWK THEM!🦅

    Just in case you’re not familiar with an Osprey, here’s a little information.. https://tinyurl.com/y8f6alsr and better still, here’s an Osprey in action…. https://youtu.be/mqGKX7Eofy4. But as far as our puzzle solve goes…HAWK https://tinyurl.com/yxhb92lc THEM! I’m TALON you…too funny…From a sail..to a sale! Swoop! Swoop! Have a good one, Folks…Be well and stay safe out there…🦅🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. These paintings are “Hall of Frame” worthy!

    Knurek, Jeff, “Jumble Puzzle 10/08/20”, Thurs. 08-Oct-20, Orlando Sentinel, Page B9

  3. ⏱ With so many DIYs that he needed to TACKLE over the weekend, he didn’t want to be too HASTY when it came to the MOSAIC WATCH Cabinets he had to finish, since they needed be perfect if he was to HAWK THEM at the Flea Market..⏱

    🌈 He sat in Church to sit and WATCH as artisans held court,
    And installed the new windows…MOSAIC they had bought…
    Not ones to work too HASTY, they would TACKLE one by one,
    A daunting job it surely was…and they had just begun
    He thought back to the bidding war, with all its haw and hem
    And knew they’d chosen wisely when they saw these guys HAWK THEM! 🌈

  4. There is a problem with today’s Jumble. An osprey is not a hawk. It has hawk names, such as fish hawk, but technically, ospreys are ospreys, in their own family separate from hawks, eagles, kites and buteos. Uniqueness seems to be a theme today. There is only one way of rearranging the letters WHHTMAKE into words and that is HAWK THEM. The only six-letter word possible from SIMACO is MOSAIC, although it is one letter removed from CAMEOS. Mike brought in a Halloween element with the old Jumble – one of the words is GHOST, and another is one letter away from GHOUL.

    • Good Morning, Jim. Technicalities aside, why not just enjoy the puzzle for what it is…and not go FISHing for ins and outs… It’s fun, it’s whimsical, it’s easy, breezy. So easy in fact, that my first thought was…”I can RAPTOR right around my finger”! And as for Halloween…let’s not THRUSH it…we’ve got time! Ok..Have a good one…And thanks for the LAUGH! 🦅🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. Hi Everyone – Thanks for blowing up the funny paintings, Mike. I wonder if one of those is a self portrait.
    No problems today because I remembered Mosaic from the past.
    Andrea Ghez, who just shared the Nobel Prize for physics, said that she always loved logic puzzles and that she thinks of science as a big, giant puzzle.”

    • Hi Caroline..Good Morning. It’s funny you mentioned Logic Puzzles. Just last night I got a delivery from Penny Press/Dell..a whole box of Logic Problem Books. It was like Christmas morning! I can’t get enough of them, and I think you’d like them. Between them and my latest stack of Kakuro books, hopefully I’m set for a while! Have a good one, Caroline…Be well and stay safe. 🦅🙋🏻‍♀️

      • I don’t think I’ve done logic puzzles, other than maybe in school.
        I did Kakuro puzzles for a long time after you told me about them, finally reaching the point where I could solve the hard ones. I think I’ll stick with the Jumble and a mini Crossword.

        • Caroline…Of course, we all have different tastes when it comes to puzzles. But here’s an example of what a Logic Problem is like. https://tinyurl.com/y6xg59jh It’s all done on a grid. The idea is to eliminate as much as you can, leaving you with the remaining possibilities to work with to solve the puzzle. I think there’s some printables like this online..they are fun. And Kudos 👏🏻👏🏻on the Kakuros! 🙋🏻‍♀️

        • Hi Caroline, yes it is. I just wanted you to see what they’re Iike. But I realized after I sent you the link, that there’s another link below the grid that leads you to a page full of them, listed in order of difficulty. Just in case you’d like to try another. And I’m going to look for something that explains the best way to solve them. I know that sometimesI’m not too good at explaining things! 🤦🏻‍♀️

        • Caroline…Here it is. From Penny Press. This is exactly what I used when I first started doing them…like a zillion years ago! https://tinyurl.com/yxgjkxxh. And if you do take a shot, good luck! They really are a ton of fun…🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Caroline, speaking of the Nobel Prize, Jennifer Doudna, the biochemist from UC Berkeley who just shared the prize in Chemistry with Emmanuelle Charpentier from Berlin will share the $1.2 million prize money but more importantly she has been awarded a RESERVED LIFETIME PARKING PLACE on the Cal campus. Way to go Girl!!

      • You took the words *right* of my mouth Betty! I was also going to point out that the campus parking places labeled “Reserved for Nobel Prize” are considered one of the best perks! 😂 The only better one came when the UCSF Chancellor Michael Bishop won in October of 1989, and the Giants gave him seats at Candlestick for a playoff game with the Cubs. He said it was only then that his teenage son started to realize that it was a pretty big deal! 😂

  6. Good morning. Had trouble with Mosaic. I backed into it once I looked at the cartoon and saw the answer in the six letters I had knowing I needed an A,M to complete my quest. Thought the answer was brilliant. Thanks Mike for the extras. As for the song choice Angela, let’s say it can remain in the Rocky Mountains High. I really must have lived a sheltered life. You keep coming up with songs that I’ve never heard. Thanks for opening my very limited music knowledge. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • Good Morning, Paul…What can I say? There’s nothing wrong with SPREADING your WINGS, and I’m a firm believer that one should be versaTILE when it comes to Music…Sorry it didn’t strike a CHORD…😉 We can’t win ‘em all…Hopefully tomorrow. And as far as MOSAIC goes…I’m surprised it’s causing such a stir. We’ve seen it not too long ago…January to be exact. https://tinyurl.com/y5wbb7u8. I guess it’s just one of those words that don’t FLY by us all that often…Enjoy the day, Brooklyn. Be well and stay safe…🦅🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. Tackle gave me reason to pause,but mosaic seemed familiar.Them was obvious for the second word,but hawk not so.But given the h and w hawk,was a given.

  8. The give away was osprey which is a species of hawk.. I knew the word had to be M,A or A,M.

  9. Guess I am in the bottom 6% because CTALEK eluded me. Even MOSAIC fell in place for me and the solution circled and landed on my paper…. Never saw a bird hawking stuff at the sidewalk art shows, however.

    • I also had more trouble recognizing tackle rather than mosaic.
      FYI My wife,Linda worked for the Mosaic tile company in Ohio in the mid 60’s before we got married in ’69.

  10. Clever puzzle again this morning. Mosaic has tripped me up before but got it today without problem. I’m enjoying the old puzzles, Mike. Hope all of you have a good dayl

  11. Hi all – Although using IC as a suffix worked as it often does, I actually just recognized MOSAIC from having been stumped by it so often in the past (like SPRUCE.) Then I first saw TALK, but TACKLE then showed up. I didn’t really think of the osprey as a HAWK, so I needed the letters to see what word went with THEM.

    I see the osprey sticks to the advice “Paint what you see” which can be frightening when looking at some artists’ work!

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “The archeologist trained his team to keep a very careful WATCH and not be too HASTY when beginning to TACKLE the task of chiseling out the MOSAIC tile floor from the volcanic ash of Pompeii.”

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