Jumble Answers for 12/09/2020








31 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 12/09/2020

  1. It must have been quite a thrill walking into a record store and picking up a hot new album. It seems that just about everything is released online nowadays so I’m glad to see that these dinosaurs still exist. Jeff is obviously a huge fan of music. I’m sure he has quite the collection of vintage vinyl, and it wouldn’t surprise me if he had some of the newer stuff as well. I remember him drawing a record store a year or so ago called Second Spin. There was a copy of The Beatles White Album prominently on display, but today he’s moved on to Beethoven. Perhaps he has a secret passion for music beginning with the letter B???

    There weren’t any new clue words on this beautiful Wednesday morning, but all of our anagrams came up as such. They were all instantly visible upon first glance, and I even managed to solve them right down the line. The poll indicates that POETRY is the word that you needle little help with. Remember that if an anagram contains the letter Y, there’s a high probability that it’ll be the last letter of the word that your solving for.

    The classical section of this particular store appears to be well-stocked. The two women are amazed by the quantity of the offerings, but don’t give the impression that they’re overwhelmed. We see the woman in the front checking out some sheet music from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 while the woman in the back has here eye on a couple of CD’s. The one in her left hand looked quite familiar, and a closer inspection revealed that it was a copy of Jumble Jeff’s album called Risk Taking Is Free! It has a 5-Star rating on Amazon and I can personally attest to the fact that it’s an enjoyable listen. If you happen to pick up a copy, be sure to let us know what you think!

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of 13-letters. 5 of them were vowels and 8 were consonants. Beethoven, of course, was a gifted composer, so the P and the O instantly brought that word to mind. NOTED was easily sussed from the remainder to seal the deal. Have a wonderful Wednesday and keep Jumbling!

    Music expresses that which cannot be put into words. —Victor Hugo

    • I second the motion. “Risk Taking is Free” is definitely worth the listen…and it’ll strike a chord with any Beatles fan. I especially like “How Do I Know”…The album’s been on my play list for quite a while now. I give it a definite 👍🏻!🎼🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. Here are 10 Fun Facts about BEETHOVEN:

    10. There is no official record that lists Beethoven’s date of birth. There is, however, a surviving record that reports that he was baptized on December 17, 1770. According to traditions of the time, Catholic children were baptized on the day after their birth, which has led most scholars to accept December 16, 1770 as Beethoven’s day of birth.
    9. Beethoven went completely deaf at 45 or 46 years old. In one of Beethoven’s letters, he said that he thought his deafness had started when he tripped and fell after being startled. Many experts believe that either lead poisoning or Typhus were the true cause.
    8. Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy,” found within his Ninth Symphony, was used as the temporary national anthem of the newly-formed nation of Kosovo until they recorded a new one.
    7. Beethoven’s third symphony, completed around 1804, was originally dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte, whom Beethoven initially believed embodied the spirit of the French Revolution.
    6. Beethoven eventually became disappointed with Bonaparte. When his forces were defeated, Beethoven was inspired to write his Seventh Symphony. It was first performed at a charity concert for victims of the Napoleonic Wars.
    5. It was reported that Beethoven often dipped his head in cold water before composing – neither he nor anyone else has given any reason why.
    4. Throughout his lifetime, Beethoven composed 722 musical pieces.
    3. Beethoven was almost always ill. During his life, he was known to have suffered from deafness, colitis, rheumatism, rheumatic fever, typhus, abscesses, ophthalmia, jaundice, chronic hepatitis, infections, and cirrhosis of the liver.
    2. Beethoven’s height was 5′ 3″.
    1. The third-largest crater on Mercury was named “Beethoven” in his honor!

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

    🎶 Well, if you feel it and like it, well get your lover and reel and rock it…Roll it over and move on up just trifle further and reel and rock it…Roll it over, roll over Beethoven….Rockin’ in two by two (woo)…🎶 “Roll Over Beethoven” – The Beatles 1963 https://tinyurl.com/y4wm3q2v

    🎼 No matter what the MONTH you look, it’s obvious you’ll find,
    The music of dear Ludwig…it was hardly left behind
    There may even be EXCESS, and then you’ll strike a CHORD,
    The options are quite bountiful…to what you can afford…
    His music lasts like POETRY, the decades haven’t dimmed,
    Appreciation of the art attributed to him…
    A master of the classical, hardly was he a poser
    Beethoven then, now, always…a well- NOTED COMPOSER…🎼

  4. Good morning. Thanks Angela for a good laugh. As soon as I saw your song choice I burst out in laughter. Another home run. Agree with Steve on the first half for me at least but I had a senior moment with the cartoon answer. Once I looked it up I was shaking my head in disgust. It was simple and brilliant. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • Good Morning, Paul. LOL! Thank you! And I totally agree…🎼NOTED🎼 Composer is definitely brilliant! Be well Paul, and stay safe out there. 🎼🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. 💸 His habit of buying to EXCESS every MONTH struck a bad CHORD with his wife, and she couldn’t understand his compulsion to have so much POETRY from the NOTED COMPOSER…💸

    🤦🏻‍♂️ The man just ate to EXCESS, and this MONTH he tipped the scales,
    At way over 200…and his physical he failed…
    He sat reading ‘bout POETRY, and geometric CHORD,
    He said it was “pandemic”…he was tired and plain bored…
    But when he mentioned music…well his doctor lost composure…
    And chastised him quite loudly…”Can any NOTED COMPOSER”! 🤦🏻‍♂️

  6. With the mention of Beethoven,composer was a blind solve.Turning to the anagrams,they were a quick solve,even chord and poetry.Finally turning to the remaining letters,after removing composer from the selection,noted was also a quick solve.An easy Monday level puzzle on a Wednesdy,it is Wednesday isn’t it? I’ve kind of been off a day,each day this week.

  7. This one fell into place like the notes on sheet music…. COMPOSER was obvious and the leftover letters were easily NOTED. It’s beautiful and sunny in Socal this morning, but also dry with Santa Anas so fire fear is high. Thanks for all the great info Mike!

    • My pleasure, Mig! 🙂

      Did you get your paper today? If so, check out the Peanuts comic. It’s too bad that I didn’t see it until after I had already posted. . . .

      • I just checked the cartoon Mike, what a coincidence eh? With first class postage at 20 cents one could figure a range of years when Peanuts published that. It’s funny how coincidences seem to occur at a greater rate than could be expected by chance alone…………………….

        • The price was .18 on 3/22/81 and it went to .20 on 11/01/81. The next increase was .22 on 2/17/85. I think we nailed it! 🙂

    • Good luck with the winds, Mig. I saw the stories on the news this morning. And it’s been snowing here for hours…Who’s got too much…and who’s got too little…❄️🙋🏻‍♀️

      • We definitely have too little, Angela. The Santa Ana winds tend to blow hardest in the afternoon and early evenings so that’s when the fire fighters are most alert. I can go to snow about 1-2 hours from here up in the mountains!

        • I think of you guys every time we get a wash out here..and count my blessings. Hoping you all stay safe…on all fronts…Be well, Mig. 🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. Hi all – Saw the words right away, and figured COMPOSER was in the answer, but had to cross out those letters to get NOTED although the notes on the sheet music were front and center in the cartoon.

    Yes, it was great walking into a record store, and more often than not in the late 60’s and 70’s I’d walk out with 5 or 6 classics from the likes of Elton John, Joni Mitchell, CSN&Y, The Beatles and many others, all at the height of their powers. Could hardly go wrong!

    I’m not seeing any sentences in the words, so I’ll just send the usual best wishes to everyone.

      • I definitely wasn’t feeling “Geddy”. 😂 Just runnin’ on empty, runnin’ behind after morning errands.
        By the way, that feeling of walking into a record store and seeing all the good albums was replicated in the 80’s by walking into a favorite arcade and seeing that they had installed 3 great new pinball machines and/or video games since last time. Take me back!

        • I still get that feeling when we visit the arcade on the boardwalk, Steve. One of my favorite games as a kid was Dragon’s Quest. It used laserdisc technology and was quite difficult to play from what I remember. And I think it was .50 at the time which was mind-blowing. Wikipedia lists it as debuting in 1983, but I don’t remember playing it in diapers!

          • 😂 Yes, it was “Dragon’s Lair.” Laserdisc technology, and it was hard to play – kept pausing to load the next scene. I haven’t been there for a few years, but they used to bring a version to the “California Extreme” pinball and video game show once a year and projected it onto an entire wall of the room!

            • I remember the long pause now that you mention it. And I bet it looked amazing being projected onto the wall because of the LD technology.

              Do you remember a TV show called Starcade? It was shown on Saturday mornings either before or after cartoons. Here’s a YouTube link to the Starcade episode!

              • Wow, no, I never heard of that show Mike – that’s incredible! I was long past Saturday morning cartoons when that aired, but I probably would have watched it if I’d known about it. Foreshadowing of today’s “Twitch” channel and e-sport competitions, I guess!

  9. My first guess was TONED COMPOSER. Although a double meaning, it didn’t have the right bling to it. Beethoven was toned, but, I’d guess, wasn’t buff. I looked at it again and saw NOTED.

  10. For a Beethoven spectacular, take a look at this 3 CD package that I bought around February, 2018, and at that time it cost me $12.98. Do a search, Beethoven: The Complete Early Variations / Commellato

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