Jumble Answers for 10/15/2020








29 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 10/15/2020

  1. Here’s the first appearance of ABRUPT. Can you solve the rest?

    Naydel, Martin “Jumble Puzzle” Sun. 13-Sept-59, The Chicago Tribune, Pg. 9

      • And notice that the woman appears to have five fingers. The finger extended over the top of her candy is the pointer…so there must be a thumb! 🙋🏻‍♀️

      • She looks to be patterned after Barbie who had been introduced to the market at the Toy Fair earlier that year and took the country by storm. The top-knot high pony tail and the aristocratic chiseled nose are classic Barbie features. He resembles Ken, but the Ken doll wasn’t manufactured until 1961. Perhaps Mr Naydel knew something…and was toying with the idea! 💃🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Can I solve this Jumble? Almost. I got the answer and all but the last word, even knowing the first letter (so I cheated to look it up.)
      The first thing I noticed was the uniform on whom I presume is the usher. It reminded me also of bellhops, and specifically the uniform in the old “Call For Phillip Morris” cigarette ads:

      The first thing that made me smile about this was realizing that it was printed on my brother’s 17th birthday.
      I liked the prominent popcorn box, but “What lasts the longest in the movies” is apparently not the woman’s Goldfish crackers – they’ve escaped from the box and are clinging to her shirt! Which also reminds me of an ad (sense a theme here?) with the Shell Oil scallop shells on the shirt also.

      • I went looking for eye candy too. The usher in his braided-piping uniform and his pillbox hat was easy. And yes, LOL…Phillip Morris came to mind! 😂 But there’s also the date of the puzzle, not confined within the panel, but written at the bottom in that little vertical box. The man dressed in a suit and tie, (which was common then), with what looks more like a tie-bar at his collar than just a button down. But I don’t think she’s eating Goldfish crackers..I’m pretty sure they weren’t even on the market then. The fishes and the seashells are adornments on her blouse. Note where her hand is…She’s eating the hard candy…🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Oh…And check out the “HA HA” written at top near the question…A hint with the HA for the first word…or just Naydel’s whimsy? 😉🤷🏻‍♀️

      • I just looked it up. Goldfish Crackers…1958 in Switzerland, and 1962 here in America. Funny, I never remember them growing up…I don’t think I saw them until my nieces and nephews started eating them like 10 years ago…🤷🏻‍♀️🐟🙋🏻‍♀️

        • Exactly the same here; I only noticed Goldfish crackers fairly recently. And yes, I was just joking about them – they wouldn’t have fit in her candy box! 😂 That’s some gaudy sweater for the 50’s! I guess he likes the “free-spirit” type, and that’s about as far as you could go in that srtaightlaced era.

          I appreciate the proper clothing terms, Angela (“braided piping” and “pillbox hat”.) I’m always up for learning some fashion terms (and no, I’m not joking about that, I really do find them interesting in an ‘alien civilization’ kind of way 😂 After all, “pashmina” is a permanent part of my vocabulary now!)

          • It’s a gaudy sweater for any decade! And it’d be just as gaudy as a pashmina! 😂🙋🏻‍♀️

        • PS – I also noticed the “Ha ha”, but missed the date in the little box – good catch!

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

    🎶 Here’s the moral and the STORY from the guy who knows…I fell in love and my love still grows…Ask any fool that she ever knew, they’ll say…Keep away from a Runaround Sue, yeah…🎶 “Runaround Sue” – Dion 18961

    🥼 To anyone who’s been there, you know the toll it takes,
    It hurts to even lift an OUNCE, and bending causes shakes…
    There’s no mowing the GRASSY lawns, you feel MILKY at best,
    And making any ABRUPT turns? Just causes pain to crest
    So any chiropractor, who’s worth his salt and glory
    Asks all the questions needed..to get to the BACKSTORY! 🥼

    Today’s puzzle rings true with the pandemic quarantine and all the DIY projects we’re undertaking…Our backs are going out more than we do! Have a good one. Be well and stay safe out there. 🥼🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. Good morning. Thanks Mike for the extra. Had slight pause on Abrupt and once I put down the letters for the cartoon I got the answer in a minute. Feels good to get it all after a couple of failures. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

  4. 💍 He loved the MILKY opal, but having not an OUNCE of dough, since things weren’t going all that GRASSY on his side of the fence… he wondered if it would seem ABRUPT to ask the jeweler to let him pay it off in installments…without having to offer up the BACKSTORY…💍

    🤢 His skin was looking MILKY, not an OUNCE of color seen,
    And then ABRUPT and startling, he turned a shade of green…
    Not GRASSY green, but yellowy…and he looked pretty gory
    He needs to see a doctor stat…and detail the BACKSTORY! 🤢

  5. The cartoon word, BACKSTORY, to me was a rather obscure word. I looked it up under “define: backstory” in Google and it is defined there as a history or background, especially for a fictional story. A graph there shows that it did not become much of a word at all until about 1980. So the word would not have shown up in my English classes in the 1960s. By the way, the German for this word is monstrously long: die Hintergrundgeschichte.

  6. All pretty easy except ABRUPT for me. Thanks for the interesting old Jumble, Mike. Backstory was telegraphed by the dialog and the cartoon. A fun one…..

  7. Easy breezy puzzle this morning. No doubt about it, back pain is the great leveler. Really enjoyed the old puzzle, Mike. Thanks.

  8. I had no problem with the Jumble words or the answer. The paper I read from is the Conn. Post. I had the paper “opened up” to view 2 pages. The other page had the daily Comics. Almost directly across from the Jumble Answer was the “Rhymes With Orange” comic by Hilary Price. You’ll never guess the “title” of their daily comic. Yes, it was “The Backstory”. Readers should open up the site “Rhymes With Orange” to see for your self. Maybe the authors are friends.

  9. Hi all – Pretty much an instant solve today. It was funny to see a word where the UP appeared together, but not in the usual way.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “The MILKY color was fine, but the strong GRASSY taste caused an ABRUPT halt to the 8 OUNCE bottling line at the dairy until they could get the BACKSTORY of why the cows had been out standing in their field too long.”

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