Jumble Answers for 12/20/2020











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  1. Good Morning, Everyone. ❄️ IT’S A WINTER-FUL LIFE! ❄️

    🎶 ‘Cause there’s no, NO PLACE LIKE HOME at Christmastime…Let the snow fall down (snow falling down)…We’re snuggled up inside…We got love with us, it’s a good Christmas…’Cause there’s no, NO PLACE LIKE HOME at Christmastime…🎶 …”No Place Like Home” – John Legend 2018 https://tinyurl.com/yca5t3uv

    ❄️ Some kids may build a Castle, pretend at playing KNIGHT,
    Or play as politicians, with a CAUCUS- left and right
    Whatever kids decide to do, it’s fun to play pretend,
    And when a parent plays along…a helping hand they lend
    The LOCALE is the family home, together’s what they chose
    To have a fun day in the snow, no outsiders IMPOSE
    The air is cold, you lose your breath…(no OXYGEN-like case)
    It’s just the vapors from your laughs…and keeping up the pace
    There’s hot chocolate for in their house ..that could belong in Nome
    They’ll stay outside AWHILE proving there’s “SNOW” PLACE LIKE HOME! ❄️

    Let’s face it Folks…Winter is here…WEATHER we like it or not…But considering that these puzzles are submitted about six weeks before publication, I’d say today’s is right on the mark for most of us here in the Northeast. Scenes like this are being played out all over my neighborhood, after the snow storm we just had;…and it’s a welcome sight…proving that the best things in life really are FREEZE. And unlike most families, after having been quarantined together for months…to see this little bit of heart and SOLSTICE…a family still enjoying one another’s company? 😉 Well for goodness FLAKE, that’s wonderful! And since we know how being cooped up inside in winter can be really FROSTrating, being outdoors today in the clean, crisp air is definitely good for the soul…

    Ok. Sunday. The day of longer words, and most times longer solutions. And today hardly disappoints…We’ve got 17 letters to work with, but despite that, our solve wasn’t a THAW dropper. Actually, it was pretty easy to crack the ice on this one. Once you took SNOW out of the equation, and with the “There Was” lead-in, there was no turning back. But I’m putting the HOUSE before the cart, aren’t I? Let’s first take a look at our words…Once again today, nothing to write HOME about. All old favorites, and just as has been the case with the past days, one repeat anagram. CLAOLE. And this one really GLIDES back AWHILE. February 16th, 2013 to be exact. And the only word that Snowballed out of control this morning? CAUCUS. It had two of the Early Birds slippin’ and a slidin’. So weighing the FROZE and cons, if I think any of them might be the stumper, I’ll go with that…And now let’s take this puzzle into the HOME stretch…

    Finding ourselves outdoors in a winter PUNderland, before our very ICE, we see a Dad, with his young son and daughter, building a house made of snow. The girl is heard saying that she’s making the chimney, which prompts the Father to say that the replica they’ve built is so spot on, that he can’t tell them apart. Sweet. And the little boy, lying inside, is heard saying he’s comfy. (Kind of makes you wonder what he’s sleeping on at home, but…we are playing pretend)…Anyway, with the Dad saying that there’s Hot Chocolate on the way, a little sugar and spice and everything ICE, we can’t help but get the gist here…This is no absence makes the heart FLOE fonder scenario…This is a close Family unit, together and building a Snow house. And for them….There was “SNOW” PLACE LIKE HOME! N-ICE one, David! Very N-ICE!

    Eye candy? The house has a rustic, antique-hinged plank door with a Christmas Wreath, and the circular attic window is duplicated on the snow house. Through the window at left, a decorated Christmas tree can be seen. But as for the Dad saying that the four of them will be drinking hot chocolate “in” the snow house? Uh..How? I mean why would he even say that? There’s no RIME or reason is there? Who knows…maybe he’s got an ICE up his sleeve or something. But what really DREW me in? Look at the chimney, that was specifically mentioned in the dialogue. As cold as it is, (and we can definitely tell by the icicle-forming condensation coming from each of their mouths)…why isn’t there heat on in the house?…Why isn’t there smoke coming from the chimney, that’s still covered in snow? Inquiring minds want to SNOW…and you know me…I call ‘em ICY see ‘em!

    So, There you have it Folks, Done…Have a good one. Be well, stay safe, and let’s all try to remember…Don’t FLURRY…Be happy! ❄️❄️🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. 💊 Needing to get his OXYGEN pills, but not wanting to IMPOSE while his uncle, the Supreme KNIGHT, was chairing the CAUCUS, he tried to think of a way to get into the LOCALE unobtrusively, then luckily, after AWHILE they began to sing…”There’s NO PLACE LIKE HOME”…and he snuck in unnoticed…💊

    💃🏻 He sat in on the CAUCUS, it had been quite AWHILE
    And sitting there distracting him was she of feminine wiles…
    His thoughts she did IMPOSE upon, his OXYGEN she grasped
    He’d love to be her KNIGHT in shining armor…if she’d ask…
    The LOCALE room was stifling, and sweat dropped from his dome…
    Deciding to leave early, he thought…there’s NO PLACE LIKE HOME…💃🏻

  3. Hi all – KNIGHT should have been instant but actually took me a few tries. The rest of the words came pretty quickly. I didn’t realize at first that they were building a copy of their house, and thought the father was talking about the younger ones being twins, so thought “TWIN” might be in the answer, but as soon as I started writing the letters, SNOW and the rest appeared.

    Nice song, Angela. My thought was the obvious “No Place Like Home for the Holidays”, which I hope we all can do freely next year.

    My sentence syntax became too tortured trying to fit OXYGEN and KNIGHT together, so I’ll just send the usual good wishes to everyone.

    • Hey Steve…I went there too…Him saying “can’t tell them apart” caught me off guard, but then I realized if he was speaking to his daughter he wouldn’t be using the word “them”…It was the chimney reference that set me straight…But I still can’t figure out how the 4 of them are going to fit in that snow house to drink the hot chocolate! Song choice? “Be it ever so humble”…😉I figured I’d “jazz” it up today! Love John Legend And as far as the words went? I did 3 rewrites on the puzzle Snow rhyme before it sounded coherent…They weren’t the easiest words to work with. Have a good one, Steve. Be well and stay safe…❄️🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. Wow, great minds think alike, Steve. It too thought “twin” might be in the answer but lacking a “t” that wouldn’t work. Other than that slight blip, I was able to get the cartoon answer and the anagrams posed no difficulty this morning. Wishing all of you a good Sunday.

    • Hi Betty…As I just told Steve…the Fathers dialogue wasn’t all that clear, which is rare in our puzzles…but we all prevailed…and that’s what MOUNTS..I mean counts!😉 Wishing you a good Sunday too, Betty. Be well and stay safe. ❄️🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Anything’s possible these days. Do you folks get your water from Hetch Hetchy? I know that your company is East Bay MUD which I think is a great name for a water company. We’re just SF Water, though considering all the recent local municipal scandals our name should probably be mud too.

        • Very funny, Betty. Yes, a lot of mudslinging with the former SF officials lately.
          No, our EBMUD water comes from the Mokelumne River in the Sierra, but both it and Hetch Hetchy are really excellent.

  5. Hi Everyone – Caucus took quite a bit of jumbling. I wrote down a bunch of words to try for the answer, including Snow. Then Dorothy’s phrase from the Wizard of Oz came to mind.

    • Well click my heels and call me impressed! Caroline…you never cease to amaze me. You always manage to think outside the box…and you come up with the most clever things. Dorothy never even crossed my mind! 👏🏻👏🏻 Nicely done! Hope you’re enjoying your day, Caroline…Be well and stay safe out there….👠👠🙋🏻‍♀️ https://tinyurl.com/gmcdjoh

    • 🤦🏻‍♀️ Jeez…Here I am singing your praises…and I can’t even get your name straight…And this isn’t the first time I’ve done this! Sorry, Caroline …you can see that I corrected it. And as we said last time…neither of us would mind being confused with our sister Miss Betty…You know…a Rose by any other name ..😉 But as soon as I start addressing either one of you as Steve?…Call in the infantry! 😂❄️ 🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Thanks, Angela. And I agree with you about being addressed as Betty vs Steve, though we all do love Steve. Funny, I haven’t noticed you do the reverse with Betty.

        • LOL! I know, right!🤦🏻‍♀️ I swear I can’t figure it out…It’s the strangest thing, and I do apologize…And you’re very welcome. You always find the most clever ways to get to the solve…As for Nick? I mean Steve 😉…yes, we do love the little 😈 devil! 🙋🏻‍♀️

        • “Kumbaya, my lord, kumbaya…” I know I live in the Bay Area, but what is this, the Winter Of Love?
          Seriously, likewise I’m sure, and thanks for the kind words, you and Angela (*blush*)

  6. My usual experience is to get the anagrams easily then fumble around on the cartoon answer. A fairly easy week this last one was…what will next week bring? BTW they are predicting 80 degrees here today !!!! Who wants to join me at the beach?????

    • 80°? And we were wrestling with the wind trying to get out of the teens last night and this morning…Crazy, huh? I’m think I may already be sick of winter…my Snow puns this morning? …Consider them a cry for Alp! 😂 Enjoy the warmth, Mig…And stay safe out there…❄️🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Agree I got the anagrams w ease,but the multitude of letters prevented my solving the cartoon solution,even with the obvious snow at hand.

      • Hey Professor…I guess you just got a little misSLED. SNOW worries…there’s always tomorrow. Have a good one, Prof. Be well and stay safe…❄️🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. Good afternoon. Got a late start today. Solved the words with ease but decided to give up on the cartoon answer. Had Home as one of the words but wasn’t in the mood to continue. Was looking to see how others made out. Enjoyed the song choice. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • So you just threw in the towel…and said…”SNOW what”? 😉 Tks, Paul. Glad you enjoyed the music. Hope your day’s going well…and stay safe out there. So much ice! ❄️🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Not to worry, Eleanor. SNOW matter what, you’ll always be a winner here! Hope you’re enjoying your day. Be well and stay safe. ❄️🙋🏻‍♀️

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