Jumble Answers for 12/26/2020








20 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 12/26/2020

  1. Good Morning, Everyone. 📚THE DEFINITION FRUITION 📚

    🎶 You think that I don’t even mean a single word I say….It’s only WORDS, and WORDS are all I have to take your heart away…It’s only WORDS and WORDS are all I have….To take your heart away….🎶 “Words” – Bee Gees 1977

    📚 In going back 200 years, no CABLE TV played,
    And towns were small and SLEEPY, entertainment real low-grade
    So people mostly visited, or read a book to GAUGE,
    The hours that went slowly past, and how they would engage…
    But books were MAINLY England’s wares, and Noah Webster said…
    “We people, as Americans, have need to be well-read…
    But definitions need be right, lest we have hills of beans”…
    His Dictionary solved it…Spelt it out …and “BUY” ALL MEANS!📚

    Now this definitely takes a page from our books, doesn’t it, Folks? Dictionaries! My word! I know I love mine…In fact, I feel bound to it…

    So, nothing new to add to our Jumble word list today, and our only Repeat Repeat is PESEYL, having appeared this past January. And once again, it was an easy, breezy go of it…all of our anagrams were easily defined…

    Our cartoon? Today, we find ourselves in the Connecticut office of Noah Webster, https://tinyurl.com/yb5tac9c, the noted Lexicographer. Having just published his Dictionary, we see a Mother and daughter, wide-eyed and thoroughly impressed by his “book”…They’re beyond words…But it’s the clue word that both David and Jeff have given us that’s going to get us BUY this morning…PURCHASE. It’s used in the woman’s dialogue, and again in our question…And by now, any Jumble aficionado worth their weight in letters, knows that with: 1- that much emphasis on a particular word, and 2- the avoidance of the more familiarly used word, plus 3- those stalwart quotation marks? Well, somewhere in that A “B” A “U” SL “Y” MNL mix of letters is our keyWORD. And BUY that Jumble reasoning…What does Noah say when asked if his book’s for sale?..C’mon…need I spell it out for you? He said…”BUY” ALL MEANS! https://tinyurl.com/y977jwxe. They can definitely BUY one…And MEANS?…A Dictionary giving us the MEANing of words? You ‘gotta love David’s spin on this…And in my opinion, anyone who disagrees? Nothing but Thesaurus loser!

    Eye candy? I have to be honest…The website I use that allows me to see all the tiny little gems Jeff puts into his cartoons isn’t living up to the letter of the law, so to speak. There’s no picture this morning, only words. No pun intended…And I was like…”NOAH way, no cartoon”? And here I am, just chomping at the LIT, anxious to see what might be printed on the book’s binding, and possibly on the pages that the little girl is turned to. So, I don’t know what to say…But mark my words, I’ll keep checking…and hopefully someone may realize what’s happened, and add more definition to this puzzle.

    So, There you have it, Folks…Done. Have a good one…Be well, stay safe…and now that the hustle and bustle of Christmas for the most part is behind us, I think I’ll get back to working on some writing I’ve started since being quarantined. I’m working on something I’ve titled… “Dictionary – A Musical”…I’m hoping it’ll be the best play on words people have ever seen…📚🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. …And today in JUMBLE TRIVIA…The puzzle of December 20th, 2016: The question? “When the clown asked to purchase the store’s entire inventory, the owner said”…And the solve? “BUY“ ALL MEANS! 🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. Thesaurus pun, wow. I saw BUY early on and it was easy from there. I still often use my old New World dictionary, which is missing its cover and a few pages. Wishing all a great day.

    • LOL! Tk you…It just seemed to fit! Good Morning, Caroline…And yes, BUY was definitely the key…And I still have my dictionary too…although I have to admit, with an iPad and iPhone at my fingertips, it’s so much easier to use them instead of picking up the book. The DEFINITION of becoming spoiled, right? Wishing you a great day too, Caroline. Be well, stay safe…and KEEP WARM! I know it must be cold up by you…It’s freezing 🥶down here…We went from the low 60’s y’day to 20 this morning…with 15-20 mph winds giving a wind chill of 13! 🥶I guess I’ll just have to curl up with some hot chocolate and those pesky Christmas cookies..😉🍪🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. BUY ALL MEANS. That’s back in Noah Webster’s time. Today, the publisher is likely to put out ads for the book all over the place, so he would BUY ALL NAMES.

    • Noah Webster’s time? Hey, I beg to differ.I just used the phrase the other day! 😉 Have a good one, Jim. Be well and stay safe…📚🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. Good morning. Basically it was easy breezy today. The words simply came one after the other but I had a stop at the cartoon answer so I put the paper aside and finished my breakfast. When I returned, the answer came to me almost immediately. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn…it must be those blueberries! 😉Have a good one, Paul. Be well, and stay warm and safe. 📚🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. Got the anagrams: yes, buy, all. The phrase is one I’ve never used. Since it dictated a yes or no answer, I was trapped by those three words. Oh well, there’s tomorrow. All, stay well, enjoy your holidays. Till then, BYE ALL

  7. Easy one this morning. Everything fell into place nicely. Hope all you East Coasters stay warm. 20 degrees? Brrr.

    • Yes, it was, Betty. Easy, breezy…And speaking of…😉it’s 20 only as long as the wind don’t blow! 💨 Brr🥶indeed! Have a good one, Betty. I’m having a cookie for you! 😉🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. Hi all – My WORD, that was quick; about 30 seconds worth. I guess they’re taking it easy on us after the holiday.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    Angela, “Thesaurus”…Groan, Roget! I mean Touché! The round is on the house for that one, although an earlier discussion of the word ‘THE’ SAW US remarking on the importance of words.

    “The frequent internet outages were MAINLY caused by a SLEEPY technician installing the wrong GAUGE CABLE.”

    • LOL! The louder the groan, the better, right? And if anyone knows how I love WORDS, it’s you! 😂 I just can’t get enough..And that play I’m working on? “Dictionary-THE Musical”? I’m also considering a sequel, that’ll be about a Phone Book…And I intend to have a lot of good numbers in that one too! 🤦🏻‍♀️ Have a good one, Steve. Be well and stay safe…And I just realized I never did a sentence and a second rhyme! I must have gone blank…I’m at a loss for words! 😂🙋🏻‍♀️

  9. 🔌 Wanting to impress her, he tried BY ALL MEANS to GAUGE her reaction, but MAINLY all she gave him was a SLEEPY nod as she watched him repair the broken CABLE line…🔌

    🔠 I often get confused with GAUGE, the A and then the U,
    I notice I invert them, which is not the thing to do
    Maybe because I’m SLEEPY many times while trying to write,
    I need to turn the CABLE off and get some rest at night…
    My nights and days MAINLY mixed up…lupo della notte it sure seems
    The Wolf of Night..as Grandma said…still true…and BY ALL MEANS! 🔠

  10. Anagrams were a snap but not so for the cartoon,buy was a given,but all means stumped me,I was trying to make the middle word any,but after buy was lacking the second y.

    • So you ended up at a loss for WORDS? 😉 Have a good night, Prof…Be well and stay safe! 📚🙋🏻‍♀️

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