Jumble Answers for 01/17/2021











27 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 01/17/2021

  1. Good Morning, Everyone. 🌱 LAWN AGO…AND FAR TO LAY 🌱

    🎶 Girl try to remember when we didn’t have no shoes….We stuck together just me and you. It took a long time to get what we got today…Now you wanna give it all up for another guy. Baby, I’m tellin’ you…don’t let the GREEN GRASS fool you…Don’t let it change your mind…Don’t let the GREEN GRASS fool you…don’t let it change your mind…🎶 “Don’t Let The Green Grass Fool You” – Wilson Pickett 1970 https://tinyurl.com/y2u3alq8

    🌱 I haven’t had much luck with lawns, I’ve needed to DETACH,
    And take a break from weeding, and the often found brown patch…
    I had these INFANT onion stalks, they’d OCCUPY my yard,
    I’d mix them with some GARLIC tho…and sometimes with Swiss chard
    But often I would WRENCH my back and that’s when I would know
    That it was time to give it up…retreat to STUDIO
    So I decided long ago to not drive myself dafter…
    And just did what these folks did…called a guy HIGHLY “SOD” AFTER 🌱

    I’m not positive, but today may be a first. All six of our anagrams are SPROUTING up new, and for a Sunday, that’s a pretty tall order. It looks like David didn’t let any grass grow under his feet with this one! So while none of our words are new, these new anagrams have definitely been enjoyable to decipher…And the Early Birds didn’t conSEED to any of them…

    SOW…here we are at the property of Mr & Mrs Newhouse. And we’re SEEDing that they’ve decided to lay down SOD. https://tinyurl.com/y3djkqyz. And luckily for them, they were able to hire the best company in town, Amazing Grass. And from what we’re learning with our dialogue, these guys have LANDed more work than they can handle. But with their feet firmly PLANTED on the GROUND, they’re managing to keep the business GROWING…How? Word of mouth mainly…One neighbor to another…”Did you SEED what I SEED”? You know, stuff like that…The bottom line? Everyone in town wants these guys…They SOUGHT them out…They’re best at laying SOD…Yep, these guys are HIGHLY “SOD” AFTER! https://tinyurl.com/y35u3ksb And yes, you’re right…it’s a groaner. And a bit of a challenge too. What I said about the Early Birds earlier? Well they might have flown through the words, but this solution? Suffice to say they were a little forLAWN…and they definitely needed MOW time than usual to LAY this one out. So I’m hoping you all were MOWtivated enough to stick with it…and were able to WEED out “SOD”…and not have this morning be LAWN gone before you could put this solve to BED…

    And while our cartoon itself didn’t SPROUT any eye candy, it does show the rolls of SOD, and it does give us a pretty good idea of how the Newhouse property will eventually have the entire neighborhood GREEN with envy…

    So…There you have it Folks, Done. Have a good one…Be well, stay safe…and I’ll leave you with this…The last time my landscaper took care of my lawn this past summer, he did so shirtless. He ended up so sunburnt, that I couldn’t help thinking that it was the worst case of Mowlawn Rouge I’d ever seen…🌱🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. 🧄 Trying to WRENCH herself free of the cooking techniques she had seen since an INFANT, she needed to OCCUPY her mind with better ways to introduce GARLIC into her dishes, so she decided to completely DETACH from anything she knew before, set up a STUDIO, and concentrate solely on becoming the next HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER chef…🧄

    🧄 Adept at growing GARLIC, he tried to OCCUPY,
    An area behind his home to DETACH and to ply
    He and his wife new parents, and the INFANT needed care
    He couldn’t use his STUDIO, it now housed the au pair
    It definitely threw a monkey WRENCH into where he would crafter…
    But work he must because now he was so HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER..🧄

  3. Hi Everyone –
    I lost out on the answer, though I came kind of close. I thought of Highly and Sod, but I had a mistake in my remaining letters and didn’t get After. It never dawned on me that Sod was a pun for sought. I’ve never purchased sod for my small, natural lawn.

    • Hi Caroline, Good Morning. You did great! I think without SOD, the solve might never come. As soon as I saw the rolls, and the 3-letter word in quotes, I knew that would be it…since it wasn’t mentioned anywhere in the dialogue or the question…but it was obvious we were dealing with grass. Once I was sure of that, the idiom immediately came to mind, from the hints in the dialogue. And yes, using Sod as the pun for Sought was definitely masterful. I did have Sod installed on one piece of my property, when after I bought the house, I was failing miserably to get the lawn to grow right there. And looking at the huge expanse of property in this cartoon? Mr & Mrs NEWhouse might just become Mr & Mrs POORhouse! 😉 Have a good one, Caroline…Be well and stay safe…🌱🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. Anagrams came quickly after some fore thought for studio.But other than ‘sod’ the cartoon solution stumped me as I thought ‘higher’ was the first word rather than ‘highly’.

    • Sooo close, Professor! And as I was just telling Caroline, the idiom HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER immediately popped into my head, because of the dialogue…But once you get a word PLANTED in your head, as you did with Highly, there’s hardly any turning back. C’est la vie, huh? 😉 Have a good day, Prof. Be well, stay safe and warm…and enjoy the games! 🌱🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. Today is National Ditch Your New Years Resolution Day. https://tinyurl.com/ybdfpjso…So if there’s anyone out there who hasn’t already done so…you can do it today without feeling any guilt! Hey, if they dedicate a whole day to it…it’s got to carry some weight, right? (No pun intended)! 😉 Enjoy the day, Everyone…no matter which side of the fence you’re sitting on! 🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. For the words, only DETACH gave a little trouble. For the answer, I had no clue, but started finding words. I realized that none had an H, so I looked for words with H’s and found found HIGHLY. The letters left gave SOD. It still took some effort to get AFTER. Overall, difficult but I got it all.

    • Any means to the end, Dennis…and I like your approach with the “H”. Yes, it was a bit of a tricky one today, but I think it’s one of David’s most clever entries. He did LAY out the GROUNDwork for us…but we were definitely left to ROLL with the punches! 😉Enjoy your day, Dennis. Be well and stay safe out there…🌱🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. Good afternoon. Not too much trouble with the words but failed on solving the cartoon answer. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

  8. Hi all – DETACH took me a couple of Jumbles. I saw both DETACHED and STUDIOUS and just had to shrink them both down to six letters.
    I figured “SOD” must be the pun word, and after seeing GH and Y left over, the rest of the answer appeared.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    Despite the nice pun Angela, out here it might cause confusion to name or hire a company named “Amazing Grass.” Better to hire a company whose name won’t be misinterpreted, like “Four Seasons.” 😂

    “When the tenants of the crowded triplex saw that the new family who came to OCCUPY the STUDIO apartment both had an INFANT and cooked with way too much GARLIC, it was enough to make them want to take a WRENCH and DETACH it from the building!”

    • By the way, *someone* once told me that it’s called “Blush” now, not “Rouge” 😂😂

      • ROTFL! No…really? Or did you just MAKE that UP?? 😂 Moulin Blush? C’mom…don’t KID, MAN! 😂🙋🏻‍♀️

        • No, it wasn’t Nicole Kidman. I’m sure Paul remembers that it was “Phi-phi”, the center hula dancer. She made quite an impression on both of us! 😂 (Now *there’s* some Jumble Trivia for you to research! 😂)

            • That’s the one, with Paul mentioning “Phi twice”, but my reply about her being the dancer and being French because her “makeup was Moulin Rouge” and your correction to “blush”seem to have disappeared. I did correctly guess that I was still “Steve in Oakland” then! 😂

              • Once again, 🤷🏻‍♀️Steve in Oakland? Where did you mention that? You’re killing’ me here! But as far as what you might have said about Moulin Rouge? If it’s not there, maybe it wasn’t this particular Hula puzzle? We did have a few of them. But I’m thinking that me saying that to you about Blush had nothing to do with Hula dancers…IDK! And at this point??? I’m more confused then when we started!! 😂🤦🏻‍♀️

    • Well, I “was” thinking of WISE GRASS, and LAWN AND ORDER, but I guess I settled on Amazing Grass because it’s a Sunday! 😂 And let’s be honest here…I doubt there’d be any confusion, it’s kind of universal by now…SOW I think your line of reasoning might just go up in SMOKE!!! 😂😂Have a good one, Steve…Be well and stay safe…And is there really such a thing as too much garlic? 😉🤷🏻‍♀️

  9. Good mental workout this morning. Breezed through the anagrams and figured “sod” for the middle word but had to put the puzzle away and come back to it before getting “highly” and “after”. At any rate persistence paid off so I can count today as a success Jumble wise. Wishing all of you a good day.

    • Hi Betty. I agree…a little challenge is always welcome! Wishing you a good day too, Betty. Be well and stay safe. 🌱🙋🏻‍♀️

  10. Figured sod had to be the pun word but several times I had to detach my ancient eyes while puzzling in my studio. I’m no infant but Sunday Jumbles tend to put a wrench in the time I occupy myself before and after work. They highly attack my poor brain like garlic to a vampire. I know I overthink these little battles of wits, but I’ll be glad for Monday.

    • LOL! Nicely done, “O”…! And it did take some battling the wits today. Definitely a gem of a Sunday puzzle! Have a good one…Be well and stay safe out there…🌱🙋🏻‍♀️

  11. Sundays are usually easier for me; the anagrams were no problem with a slight road bump at INFANT. I saw SOD immediately but the other words weren’t easy for me. Still another cute cartoon and puzzle today after a fairly easy week! It’s been in the 90s here for the last 2 days, supposed to drop 5 or more degrees today. It’s very pleasant.
    See ya in the AM for another J day!!

    • Definitely a cute one, Mig…and very clever. And yes, it was an easy, breezy week…But far as the weather goes? Stop gloating! 😉 I’m hovering around 38° right now, with promises of the 20’s on tap for the rest of the week. So I’m feeling a little forLAWN! Enjoy it, Mig. Be well and stay safe…🥶🙋🏻‍♀️

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