Jumble Answers for 12/18/2020








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  1. Good Morning, Everyone. 🧀 TO BRIE…OR NOT TO BRIE 🧀

    🎶 I’ve been alone with you inside my mind..And in my dreams I’ve kissed your lips a thousand times…I sometimes see you pass outside my door Hello!…Is it BRIE you’re looking for? I can see it in your eyes…I can see it in your smile…You’re all I’ve ever wanted…And my arms are open wide…🎶 “Hello” – (with apologies to) Lionel Richie 1984 https://tinyurl.com/pmwqj4k

    🧀 Most likely he’ll be swamped today, a large crowd will OCCUR,
    If most people feel the same way…and react as did her
    (And yes, I know the grammar’s off, the ISSUE isn’t that)
    The theme today is taste buds…and the palate it’s begat…
    Old man-bun needn’t CAJOLE, it’s clear the girl loves Brie,
    His sales pitch he can save it…she’s just thrilled by that 50…
    The cost is what’s pro-ACTIVE, the price an even split
    ‘Cause even with a soft-sell…today she will “SAVER” IT!

    Cheese. My first thought this morning was..Ok, WEDGE WHEY do I spin this? Should I be serious and not STRING you all along…or even FETA, should I WHEEL and deal with some CHEESEy puns and just HALVE some fun with it? And then it ocCURD to me…I figured, Oh QUESO…I’ll play it by ear..as I’m so FOND (to) DUE. So…let’s just CUT to the chase…

    Today, once again, we have just one provoLONELY anagram that’s been CHEWsed before. SUISE..Which is a little ironic, no? Since it’s pronounced like SWISS? I HALVE to admit, I did find that aMOOsing, and I thought…That David…how DAIRY?! Always looking to WEDGE another little pun in there. But anyway, Suise appeared way back on September 25th, 2013, and we didn’t see Issue again until October 2018. Our other words…all used earlier this year. And the stumper? I guess it would have to be Cajole…because the Early Birds all did a lot FETA with the other three. But all in all, they found the puzzle to be a BRIEze…Ok, enough with our words…RICOTTA get on to our cartoon…

    It’s hard to tell if we’re in a Cheese Specialty shop, or just the cheese counter at a local food store. But either WHEY, we meet our two Jumble characters, the MAN, CHEGO, and the woman shopper Louise, (who even though possessing expensive TASTE, most times can’t BRIE herself clear to INDULGE it). But we see that she’s drawn in today… not by the aroma, but by a sale. We overhear Chego, working his daily RIND by saying…”HALLOUMI, Friend, HAVARTI some of this Brie. It’s a great deal. Pair it with a glass of wine, or perhaps MORBIER, and a few crackers to EDAM with, and you’ll be GOUDA to go”! And our girl? Well just take a look at that expression on her face…She loves Brie…and at 50% off? I CANTAL she’s sold…And she’s definitely going to “SAVER” it! https://tinyurl.com/y824bm45 …Cheese, Louise, can it get any CHEDDAR than this?

    Eye candy? I like how Jeff got the HANG of cheese-making, by showing those three aging in the background. And there’s a slew of cheeses displayed…but as much as I’m a fan, I’m NACHO cheese expert, so forget me identifying them. That man bun though? Don’t you think Chego’s kind of AGED out with something like that? And that little wisp of hair escaping at back? IDK…Should he be wearing a hair net, since he’s handling food? I guess we’d have to check with the FETA Business Bureau…But it’s the look on Louise’s face that got me. Those eyes raised savoring the taste? Yep, you can tell she’s definitely gonna LIVAROT more after this!

    So, There you have it, Folks…Done! Have a GOUDA one…Be well, stay safe..and try not to let things make you BLUE. Just CHEESE the day…and enjoy! 🧀 🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. …And today in Jumble Trivia…February 15th, 2017. The question…”After using a coupon to get the fancy cheese at 70 percent off, they”…And our solve? “SAVER-ED” IT. Ok, so maybe today’s solve is a little bit BRIEfer, but they’re both STILTON the mark! 🧀🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. 🤷🏻‍♂️ Even though he found the whole thing amusing, he figured before it became a bigger ISSUE, and a problem might OCCUR, he’d take a pro-ACTIVE approach and nip it in the bud…CAJOLE a little, but staying careful not to show that he did SAVOR IT so much…🤷🏻‍♂️

    🤦🏻‍♂️ The ISSUE wasn’t what he said…it’s just what did OCCUR,
    He had a real bad habit of the lines…he’d ‘oft times blur…
    He knew what she was ACTIVE in, the people that she knew,
    Yet somehow time and time again…in his mouth went his shoe
    And then the same old story…CAJOLE and hairs he’d split…
    And what…think oh so foolishly, that she might SAVOR IT? 🤦🏻‍♂️

  4. Good morning. My choice for hardest word was Cajole. I can’t ever remember seeing it or using that word before. Other than that, the rest of jumble was a breeze. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe. Loved your song choice Angela. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn. Tk you..I’m glad you enjoyed my song..I love Lionel. So, CAJOLE. It slowed my friends down a little this morning too. But it’s definitely been used before…in fact, as I said, earlier this year. February 9th, https://tinyurl.com/rnkce2s, and again on March 20th. https://tinyurl.com/ya7mp2k2. But I suppose it’s not exactly the most common of words. Anyway…I’m glad you got through it easily enough, but I’m noticing a great opportunity that you missed…Quoting you…”The rest of the Jumble was a breeze”. A BRIEze…😉 Have a good one, Paul. Be well and stay safe out there. 🧀🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. Some interesting associations here. SUISE is Switzerland (in French), but you need another S. UCROC is crocodile. U croc, I croc, we all wear Crocs. I wear them when it is wet out so I don’t wet my shoes. This season features JOLCAE, that is jolly canes to eat or put on the tree. CAVITE is cavity, reminding me that I haven’t been to the dentist in a year. And ISRAETV is Israeli TV; which probably features celebrations of Hanukkah. Its solution is SAVER IT, which reminds me of course of savor it, but also of SEVERAL, SOVEREIGN, SOVIET, SEVER IT (now that cuts the cheese!) and Eric Sevareid. And of course there are shadow solutions such as RAISE TV and RAVES IT.

      • There are some exceptions. H almost always is preceded by C,G, P, S, T or W or begins the word. So if two Hs appear, one of them is with these six letters. Besides, if two Hs (or A, I, J, K, Q, U, V, W, or X) appear they can’t be together.

  6. Angela, you really belted out the cheese puns. Hard to choose, but I’d pick DAIRY as my favorite. No issues today.
    Wishing you and all a great, safe weekend.

    • LOL! Thanks Caroline. It was fun. And I like your “no ISSUES today”! 😉 It was an easy one…How’d you fare with the snow? Some places upstate got clobbered…I hope you didn’t get hit too bad. We had 9 inches…wet and heavy to boot. And the sun’s out now, but we’re too cold and windy to hope for any melting. At least it’s over…and we were spared any trees down and power failures. Hope your day’s going well, Caroline..Stay safe out there. 🧀🙋🏻‍♀️

      • We were largely spared, with only about 3 inches of the light stuff to shovel. I’m glad it wasn’t worse where you are.

        • 3 inches! Child’s play! LOL! I’m glad you were spared. And yes, it could have been a lot worse here, according to what they had earlier predicted. I know you remember Moose who used to comment here, right? He came in at 24 inches, and a friend I have in Bloome County said they got 40. 40! 😱 I can’t even imagine. So I’m definitely counting my blessings…vertigo and all! Let’s just pray we don’t have a bad winter..I think we’ve suffered enough being stuck indoors all these months…❄️🤷🏻‍♀️

  7. Nothing smelled it up today like Cambenbert would…. This could have been a Monday Jumble but it was still fun. Good day to all!

    • Funny you mention Camembert, Mig. I was playing around with it, but eventually ran out of patience. Maybe I’ll take another bite out of it if I get a chance…And I wish a good day to you, Mig! 🧀🙋🏻‍♀️

    • So, Mig…I gave it a shot….It wasn’t all that HARD…but it was no piece of cheese either…Anyway PAL-ATE..is what it is! Here’s goes…

      🤦🏻‍♀️ All these comments about SAVOR…Gimme a break! CAMEMBERT with me here…it’s a pun! 🤦🏻‍♀️

      🤷🏻‍♀️I really just don’t get it…why some can’t see the pun,
      Why would David say SAVOR…where would that offer fun?
      Louise just loved the taste of Brie, and she “saved” money too,
      How could one see it otherwise…that “SAVER” just rings true?
      I really try to understand, stay CAMEMBERT the weight…
      But c’mon people, work with me…This pun is really grate! 🤷🏻‍♀️

  8. Hi all – Got the words with a pause to get ACTIVE after seeing VACATE and CAVITY. Thought the answer might be HALVE IT, but the letters gave the correct solve.

    Angela, I’d have to go with “soft-sell” as the pun that caught my eye.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    • Hey Steve. LOL! HALVE IT was Lou’s guess, at first glance at the cartoon also. But he quickly recovered! 😉 And I liked “soft-sell” too! 👏🏻👏🏻 Tks…Shows we’re still putting that old mediocrity to use! 😂 Have a good one, Steve. Stay safe out there…🧀🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Cindy…I guess so. But you know David…He could “persuade” us into anything! 😉 Enjoy your day, Cindy! 🧀🙋🏻‍♀️

  9. The word is spelled “savor” according to the New American Oxford Dictionary. not “saver” as you have it. A gross error as my English teacher used to say.

    • Bill! This is the Jumble we’re talking about! Of course the word is SAVOR…but the whole idea of the puzzle is to make a pun…So…SAVER. She SAVERed the taste…and she SAVERed some money! And it’s a brilliant play on words! 🧀🙋🏻‍♀️

    • 👏🏻👏🏻! Well done, Eleanor! Bravo! Be well and stay safe out there…🧀🙋🏻‍♀️

  10. Meant to add to my previous post. It’s not so easy being legally blind having to have the jumbo read to me. But it is a fun challenge and the taste of cheese is always welcome. No issue with today.

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Hi Millard…When you mentioned your previous post, I went looking through today’s, thinking I missed it, but came up empty…So I looked back, and I’m figuring you mean the one that you sent yesterday, where you spoke of enjoying listening to all the comments. I understand now what you meant, telling us of your vision impairment. I think it’s wonderful that someone reads the Jumble to you, and you’re definitely to be commended solving it without seeing the cartoon itself. A challenge indeed. Thanks for taking the time to write us, and I hope we hear from you again. Enjoy your evening…Be well, stay safe, and God bless…🧀🙋🏻‍♀️ PS…And I’m definitely with you on the cheese…It’s always welcome! 😉

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