Jumble Answers for 11/17/2020








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  1. Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s Day #2 of Guest Jumbler Week and today we welcome cartoonist Russell Myers into the Jumble spotlight.

    Russell’s comic strip, Broom-Hilda, follows the misadventures of a man-crazy, cigar-smoking, beer-guzzling, 1,500-year-old witch and her motley crew of friends. The strip was an instant success when it first ran on April 19, 1970. In 1975, he won the National Cartoonists Society’s prestigious Best Humor Strip Award. Mr. Myers, who just celebrated his 82nd birthday last month, currently resides in Oregon with his wife, 7 dogs, 3 horses and a pond full of koi. Sounds like a pretty charmed life to me!

    There weren’t any new clue words to spell out this morning. Instead we found ourselves tackling three new anagrams with SULYO being the only one that we’ve definitely seen before. They didn’t challenge me all that much, but the double “E’s” in PLEDGE took a few extra seconds to sort through.

    In today’s panel we see the title character of the strip with her cohorts Gaylord Buzzard on the left and Irwin Troll to her right. I didn’t recognize Broom-Hilda at first due to her smoldering hair, but it became quite obvious who she was after noticing her signature drooping sock.

    The final solve was an impressive 14-letters in length and contained 9-consonants and 5-vowels. I had a tough time getting this one started, but the PLEE at the end of the anagram eventually clicked for SPELL. TROUBLE was quite visible in the remainder and the tacking on of the -ED suffix was all that remained to finish this one off.

    If you enjoyed the Broom-Hilda cartoon this morning, be sure to follow the daily strip right HERE. It runs 7-days a week and is in color on Sunday. Thanks for all the laughs this morning, Russell!

  2. Here are 10 Fun Facts about Witches!

    10. The origins of the word “witch” are murky at best. It is thought that it comes from the word wicce, which means “female sorceress.”
    9. Witches do not wear black pointy hats. They do not have warts on their faces nor do they ride around on brooms. These are all myths that people created out of fear.
    8. Witchcraft is practiced by both women and men.
    7. Male witches are often referred to as wizards, warlocks or sorcerers.
    6. During the Salem Witch Trials, solid evidence was not required to convict a person of witchcraft.
    5. Easter is associated with witches in Sweden.
    4. The Weird Sisters in Shakespeare’s play Macbeth were evil witches.
    3. Evil witches in modern media include Willow (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wizard of Oz), Winnie Sanderson (Hocus Pocus), Melisandre (Game of Thrones), Queen Ravenna (Snow White and the Huntsman), and Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty).
    2. Good witches in modern media include Glinda the Good Witch of the South (The Wizard of Oz), Sally and Gillian Owens (Practical Magic), Hermione Granger (Harry Potter series), and Samantha (Bewitched).
    1. England’s Witchcraft Act of 1735 was still legal up until 1951. It was then replaced by the Fraudulent Mediums Act.

  3. ***For those of our readers who don’t follow the Jumble on Facebook, here’s what was posted this morning, along with a copy of today’s puzzle…*** 🙋🏻‍♀️

    “Today’s Guest Jumbler, Russell Myers, is celebrating 50 years of his comic, Broom-Hilda. He shows the misadventures of a man-crazy, cigar-smoking, beer-guzzling, 1,500-year-old witch and her motley crew of friends. What a treat it is for us to have her in the Jumble! Thank you, Russell!” Enjoy!

    And they also included this article on Mr. Myers….https://tinyurl.com/y2knxgn4

  4. Good Morning, Everyone. I hope this finds you well. 🧙🏻 SO, WITCH IS IT? 🧙🏻

    🎶 I put a spell on you….Because you’re mine…🎶 “I Put a Spell on You” – Annie Lennox (cover) 2014 https://tinyurl.com/y2r58u88

    🧙🏻 Broom Hilda’s never had much luck with magic so it seems,
    “Enchanted” Forest a loose term…it’s mostly in her dreams…
    And no, she’s not a BEAUTY, and she’s hardly aboveboard,
    With every DRILL there’s troll Irwin and the old bird Gaylord…
    But Hilda’s magic’s LOUSY…and she’s oft out on a ledge,
    We watch her tricks backfire…it’s like we’ve taken a PLEDGE…
    And even though she’s really “green”…with prestidigitation never subtle,
    We get to laugh when Hilda tries…knowing that she’s SPELLED TROUBLE! 🧙🏻

  5. Good morning. Enjoyable to see the different guests you have for the week. I haven’t seen this one in a long time. The words were easy as apple pie but once I saw the fourteen letters, my mind was a blank after looking at the cartoon. I took the high road and now I have a stress free coffee break. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

  6. 🦷 Having no choice but to cap the tooth, in the name of BEAUTY, she made a PLEDGE to herself that she’d definitely keep away from those LOUSY sweets…and as the dentist approached with the DRILL…she knew it SPELLED TROUBLE…🦷

    🙇🏻‍♂️ He bought himself a new DRILL, and he thought it was a BEAUTY,
    But soon he found it LOUSY…he had no cause to be snooty…
    He took a PLEDGE from that day on to check each tool like double,
    There’d be no more catch as catch can…cause it only SPELLED TROUBLE…🙇🏻‍♂️

  7. The words were easily guessed but 14 letters laid down on the table spelled trouble… no matter what I came up with, a letter was missing! I gave up!!!
    Oh well, there’s always tomorrow!!!

      • Now I know who Russell 2”L” Myers is. I’ll lay me down tonight less ignorant!!!
        Stay well Mike

        • Hi Christian. The missing “L” in the cartoon was a printing error…too late to correct. The Jumble guys are aware of it. It’s 2020…Things happen! 😉🤷🏻‍♀️

  8. The many letters “spelled trouble” for me to get the cartoon solution.
    The anagrams,however,were a different story and a quick solve.

  9. Hi all – Got the words ok. The answer looked daunting, but one of the words had to end in “ED”, and after a minute I saw SPELLED and the rest.

    When I saw the phrases in the Jumbleanswer voting box, I was surprised it wasn’t written in CURSE-ive.

    Good wishes to everyone.

  10. …An interesting fact…Besides creating Broom Hilda all these years, Russell was also a hardware dealer in his small town for many years. He even kept the books for the business himself..A regular Renaissance Man! 🙋🏻‍♀️

  11. No problem with the the anagrams but was bewitched by the cartoon answer. My paper doesn’t carry Broom-Hilda but I wish it did. Witching all of you a good day.

  12. My new method didn’t do much for me today. Like most the words were a snap but even Semantha couldn’t solve the Jumble! I had a couple of solutions that the letters didn’t support. Some interesting facts from Mike again. I’ve read Broom Hilda for many years and liked her quirky nature. It’s how I’d want to be if I were a Warlock…………………… Thank you Mr Myers!!

  13. I still don’t see how ‘SPELLED’ trouble fit Broom Hilda’s usual ‘witch-results’. But that’s just my excuse for not solving this one today. I love these Jumble puzzles in any ‘witch way’.
    87 & holding – so far.

  14. Hi Everyone – I was worried when I saw two 7-letter words for the answer, but I soon noticed Trouble, perhaps because I write that word often on this blog. I’m enjoying Guest Jumbler week and learning about cartoons that are new to me.

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