Jumble Answers for 12/27/2020











26 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 12/27/2020

  1. Good Morning, Everyone. 🪖 BY GEORGE!…I KNOW HIM! 🪖

    🎶 How will I KNOW if he really loves me? I say a prayer with every heartbeat…I fall in love whenever we meet…I’m asking you what you know about these things?…How will I KNOW?…🎶 “How Will I Know” – Whitney Houston 1985

    🪖 Some say ‘twas TUNNEL vision, that he thought one way, and yet,
    The DARKER side of Patton ended up without regret…
    The MORALE of his troops was strained, and WARMLY wasn’t heard
    A mind could easily BOGGLE and some said Patton? Absurd…
    A man’s man…nothing FEMALE…Patton definitely had an edge
    And still today, he’s famous…and that’s GENERAL KNOWLEDGE! 🪖

    So here’s the thing. As soon as I saw the name Patton…GENERAL popped into mind. And then, as soon as I read what was on the Smartboard? By GEORGE! I realized that I definitely knew those three things about him. KNOWLEDGE…It’s all GENERAL KNOWLEDGE! And then I read the dialogue…and well…this Battle was won…

    Today, despite our words being all old favorites, we seem to have all new anagrams…which is a major feat on its own. Props to David. And it’s BOGGLE that goes back the farthest, April 28th, 2015. And show of hands…how many of you had Gobble as your first thought? As for the rest of our words? All seen within the last two years…And it was only DARKER that an Early Bird or two battled over slightly…

    Our cartoon today pretty much speaks for itself. A classroom setting, with a History Professor, standing at a podium, giving a lecture on General George S Patton. https://tinyurl.com/y7fyujp6. And as I mentioned above, he’s right in saying that the three facts that he’s pointing out, which are shown, along with Patton’s image, on both the interactive Smartboard behind him, and on the students tablets, are ones that most people are aware of. Between the history of World War II, and the movie of 1970, https://tinyurl.com/yabel2xu, that swept a good portion of the Academy Awards, General Patton is no stranger to the American public. And from the looks on the only two faces of the students that are visible to us, it doesn’t seem like the Professor landed any major surprise attacks. But I am a little bit at war with myself over Patton’s helmet and lapels. The stars. I’ve seen so many different images on line of the helmets…and the rounded 4-Star image is throwing me a little. https://tinyurl.com/yabjcvcp. But then again, I’m no connoisseur on Army helmets…And I also thought that Generals always had stars on their uniform lapels and epaulets. So you can see why I’m a little at sea here. I’m not RANKled over it…just a little confused…But, let’s just say it’s not my battle! And the fact that Patton was a famous military leader, is…GENERAL KNOWLEDGE. So I guess this puzzle doesn’t WARrant any further discussion…

    So, There you have it, Folks…Done. Wishing you all a good day, and hoping you all stay well and safe, while we battle this Corona virus. And I’ll leave you with a quote of General Patton’s that doesn’t ring true for us Jumble players…“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.” Not here…Here it’s GENERAL KNOWLEDGE that we’re all hoping to think the same…and come out victorious with a solve…And with that I’ll take leave…but I SHALL RETURN tomorrow! 🪖🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. …. And today in JUMBLE TRIVIA: The puzzle of December 27th, 2015. The question: “Even before the Colonel got his promotion, it was”…And the solve?….GENERAL KNOWLEDGE! 🪖🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. 🤷🏻‍♀️ It soon became GENERAL KNOWLEDGE that the sole FEMALE on the TUNNEL expedition wasn’t all that WARMLY received, so it did dampen her MORALE some..since she found it to BOGGLE her mind that this DARKER side of scientific men still existed…🤷🏻‍♀️

    🔠 He hoped they’d greet him WARMLY, his MORALE was on the line,
    Would they have TUNNEL vision…and cause his game to decline?
    He championed at BOGGLE, second to that sole FEMALE,
    And he knew the DARKER aspect would be if he’d terribly fail…
    So would he be successful, or would people try to dredge
    Up his single fiasco…since it’s GENERAL KNOWLEDGE? 🔠

  4. Gobble did come to mind first, Angela, and I also wrote down Arkade instead of Darker. But Knowledge seemed right for the last word, which helped me find my mistakes. Wishing you and all a great day.

  5. Good morning. I got side tracked all morning but I finally was able to plow forward and finally get the answer. The words were no problem but I was stuck on the cartoon answer and kept getting phone calls and having to text people which caused a delay. Even now I’m getting messages. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • Good Morning, Paul. Just goes to show how popular you are…👏🏻👏🏻. Have a good one…and hoping you stay well and safe too. 🪖🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. For some reason at first glance I saw arcade too. Solved the cartoon answer easily. My Mother had a cousin who came from Italy to live with her family because his mother did not want him to fight for Mussolini. He ended up getting drafted into the American Army, shipped back to Europe and was fighting against the Axis. He was at Bastogne and told us how General Patton saved his life. Hope all of you have a generally good day.

    • Good Morning, Betty. What a great story..thanks so much for sharing. I love hearing stories passed down through the generations. I’m grateful that I sat and listened to my Grandparents speak of so many things. I now pass them on to my cousins…(who obviously never listened)! 🤷🏻‍♀️Thanks again…and oh, right…the puzzle! 😉 Yes, I thought it easy too! Have a good one, Betty. Be well and stay safe. 🪖🙋🏻‍♀️
      PS…Generally good day! 👏🏻👏🏻

  7. It all came easy to me today, although I too saw ARKADE at first! I have no Patton stories but am familiar with General Confusion…..
    73 year old OUT

    • LOL! I’m with you on that one! 😂😂Enjoy your day, Mig. Be well and stay safe. 🪖🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. Hi all – The only place I had to go through any rig-MAROLE (which I’ve always heard as “rigamarole”) was a second look to get MORALE. Seeing GENERAL as the probable first answer word gave the rest.

    I got a chuckle from the kid in the lower left who looks like he’s barely staying awake, and from the fact that the screen seems to imply that General Patton himself won the Oscar for best picture. Maybe a small re-phrasing would be in order before the next class.

    Those little green Army soldiers in today’s voting box sure brought back memories!

    Good wishes to everyone.

    Angela, from the last sentence of your post, should I assume that you’re currently at MacArthur Park and will be back tomorrow? 😂

    “It would BOGGLE my mind to think that the MORALE of the FEMALE construction worker could be maintained after the order to TUNNEL deeper into the colder and DARKER reaches of the mountain despite the fact that she was not dressed WARMLY enough.”

    • Good Morning, Steve…So I see your point about the Oscar wording, but I think the hyphen and the quotation marks REELy make it understandable. And funny you mention the little green soldiers, in light of this…https://tinyurl.com/yar378zf. FEMALEs finally!! 👏🏻👏🏻! But MacArthur Park? How? You couldn’t get me on an airplane for all the tea in China! No pun intended!!! 😉 Have a good one, Steve…Be well and stay safe out there…🪖🙋🏻‍♀️

    • I meant to mention – today’s “Song from the Ceiling” at Peet’s (order to go) – The Monkees’ first release, “Last Train to Clarksville.” I love all the Christmas music, but it was refreshing to hear something else for a change.

      • I think you’re tired of it because it starts so early now..But since I stay true to the Italian tradition…I’m “programmed” to deal with it until January 6th. It’s a diversion if nothing else…And God knows we’re all in need of diversion…🎶🙋🏻‍♀️

  9. I’ve always been a big fan of Gen Patton! A controversial but successful general.Anagrams and cartoon surprisingly easy for a Sunday puzzle.

    • GENERALly speaking, he does have a fan base, Prof. And he definitely was a colorful figure. If you get a chance, read the Wikipedia article I linked…Colorful, indeed! And yes, it’s an easy go of it today. Enjoy your day, Prof. Be well and stay safe. 🪖🙋🏻‍♀️

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