Jumble Answers for 10/23/2020








24 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 10/23/2020

  1. Good Morning, Everyone. 👖HOOK, LINE,…and ZIPPER 👖

    🎶 It was FASCINATION, I know…Seeing you alone with the moonlight, above…Then I touch your hand and next moment, I kiss you…FASCINATION turned to love…🎶 “Fascination” – Mr Nat King Cole 1957 https://tinyurl.com/yxzvgtoz

    👖 When people come up with ideas, sometimes they’re met with doubt,
    The RATIO is usually right, not everyone has clout…
    They FUDGE things up along the way, and LUNACY is heard,
    (I’m throwing SOCKET out of this…or it may get absurd)…
    Sundback gave us the Zipper, and so he was not degraded …
    Au contraire he succeeded, leaving people “FASTEN”- ATED”! 👖

    After spending way too much time searching for RATIO, I have to admit that I threw in the towel. I mean, what’re the odds that we’ve not seen it? And recently, too? It just seems so familiar…Maybe I’ve come across it in one of David’s other games? IDK…but not looking to blow this all out of proportion, and hold up puzzle production, I’ll just take another look later on. Our other words? We saw UDEFG, as is on 03/30/18, SOCKET, this past March, and LUNACY in November of last year. And with just the slightest SNAG at Lunacy, the Early Birds ZIPPED through the puzzle…TOP to BOTTOM…

    SEW…In contrast, having never heard of Gideon Sundback, https://tinyurl.com/y5vhq62h, a little Wikipedia search solved that problem real quick. And today, we’re seeing him, CLOSE UP, as he entertains a group of friends with his new-fangled ZIPPER. And it SEAMS that they’re all CAUGHT up in it…this new way to FASTEN clothing…They’re simply…”FASTEN-ATED”! And what more is there to say? It’s simply an OPEN and CLOSE solve today!

    As for Gideon? Good likeness. Nice suit…And I’d say Jeff gave his prototype a FITTING likeness too. He just brought it all together…

    And there you have it Folks, 🎶Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah🎶 Done! Have a good day, Everyone. Be well, stay safe and I hope you all find something good to sink your TEETH into today…👖🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. I bet the background music that was playing was “Fascination”, perhaps by Nat King Cole. These people act like they had ants in their pants. So maybe DEFEAT-ANTS. Certainly not ATTEND-SAFE. These people were not attend-safe. They weren’t wearing masks.

    • Good Morning, Jim…It was 1914. SEW..they very well may have been listening to “Fascination”, since it was written in 1904-05. But there was no reason to wear a mask, or socially SEPARATE for that matter. The FABRIC of their lives was totally different then…But I do think they’re finding it a little side-SPLITting…😉🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. 🍩 They thought it LUNACY that the bakers RATIO of FUDGE to the other baked goods was so out of proportion..but they had to admit that they were all somewhat FASCINATED by the ad he placed for the bake sale “I SOCKET to you…All my ingredients are fresh “ground”! 🍩

    🍫 He tried his hand at making FUDGE, ingredients just so,
    He paid attention to detail…it all in RATIO…
    He thought it LUNACY that his wife doubted he could bake,
    While he challenged her with a task…let’s see the first to break…
    She said she’d fix the SOCKET, that’s remaining to be seen,
    The both of them first-timers…so they’re both a little green
    Here’s hoping that they both do well…each one of them be sated…
    At least they’ve found a way to keep “Quarantine FASCINATED”!🍫

  4. Thank you,Mike,I thought ratio looked familiar.Fascination was my Aunt Vera’s favorite song,and I played it for her on my accordion,frequently.I also was not familiar w Gideon,and his discovery,but figured he must have been the zipper man.The anagrams were a snap,as was the cartoon solution.

  5. Easy one today. I too had never heard of Gideon Sundback so I learned something new this morning. It’s always interesting to find out how everyday conveniences we take for granted came to be. Happy Friday to all!

  6. Hi all – No problem with the words; just happened to see LUNACY even thought the UN trick didn’t apply. Saw the answer as I was writing down the letters.

    No one is sinking their TEETH into a description of the demo item? If someone said it was a garment, I’d PULL out a guess and say of CORSET is, but you know fashion’s not my strong SUIT.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “It was LUNACY to FUDGE the RATIO of the SOCKET sizes on the blueprints for the nuclear power plant.”

    • Steve…CORSET? I’d most definitely have a BONE to pick with that! I think a man’s garment would be much more FITTING, considering the social mores of that time. C’mon JACK,…IT stands to reason that back then he wouldn’t be displaying anything as DELICATE a subject as a woman’s underGARMENT…No, I’m sure he’d never even SKIRT around the issue. Too taboo. Back then, in mixed company? A man would definitely ZIP it when it came to items such as that…he’d surely keep his mouth CLOTHES! 😉🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Very funny! But it was the lack of sleeves, legs or other openings that kept me from seeing it as anything else.

        • Hmm…IDK. Sort of a FLY by night way to look at it! It’s just a prototype…😉👖🙋🏻‍♀️

          • I don’t have a VESTed interest, but I suppose it could be that too. I don’t have very much experience with either of those garments. 😂

            • 👏🏻👏🏻..I was just getting ready to go with Vested Interest! 😉We would have been TIEd! But I need to adDRESS something…Either? What else are we talking about besides the Corset? 🤷🏻‍♀️

              • Oh..Sew, a corset and a vest? I like vests, I wear them. But a corset? Never. I think it’d just be such a WAIST of time…😉 Ok, I think we should ZIP this up…I’m in the middle of a cut-throat Scrabble game…and not to sound BIASed…but I’m pretty sure I’ve got it SEWN up…Have a good one, Steve. 🧵🙋🏻‍♀️

              • 👏🏻👏🏻! Thanks, so’s HEM! And the games over. I beat the PANTS off him! 😉👖🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. Call me insane but CANLYU straight-jacketed me! Nice learning about the inventor of the zipper, a fascinating device. All told a fun Friday jumble-laya to digest….

  8. 🔠 For those of you who may not follow the Jumble on Facebook, I thought you might be interested in reading this. It was sent in by a man named Rahul from India, who says he’s been doing the Jumble for the past two decades, and how it became the basis of an emotional connection between him and his Grandfather…And how much he appreciates the work of David and Jeff. It’s a sweet read. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. https://tinyurl.com/yxcac6ma 🔠🙋🏻‍♀️

    As you can see, the puzzle shown within the letter is dated March 23rd. The year was 2015.

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