Jumble Answers for 04/04/2021











15 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 04/04/2021

  1. Good Morning, Everyone… 🎨 STORMIN’ NORMAN 🎨

    🎶 If a PICTURE PAINTS a thousand words…then why can’t I PAINT you?…If a man could be two places at one time,…I’d be with you…Tomorrow and today, beside you all the way…”If – (A Picture Paints a Thousand Words”) – Bread 1971 https://tinyurl.com/4j3p573p

    🎨 The art of Norman Rockwell, surely tugs at the heartstrings,
    The Saturday Evening Post covers are known to always bring
    A smile to the LONELY, an INWARD sense of joy,
    I ‘specially lean TOWARD the ones of little girls and boys…
    The baseball ones endearing, Norman cuts right through the SLUDGE,
    I like the one called “Dugout” where the losing players don’t budge…
    Today we see a couple, who are fond of him it seems,
    There’ll be no VACANT spaces once they fill their room of dreams…
    A man somewhat a HYBRID, from his whimsy to the stern,
    “The Problem We All Live With” held a lesson need be learned
    Yes, Rockwell was a treasure, amongst peers he stood quite tall…
    And our couple deems him worthy enough to COVER THEIR WALLS! 🎨

    One thinks Americana, and one can’t help but think Norman Rockwell. https://tinyurl.com/4xevz4pe His Saturday Evening Post covers have entertained and enlightened generations of us, and the man was always so on point with his outlook on life. I can’t recall a puzzle about him in recent years, so paying a little homage today is a welcome treat for those of us who enjoy his work…

    This morning’s puzzle seems to bring us a repeat performance of our past two days. No new words, with a sole repeat anagram. And today, it’s DGLUES, from way back in 2012. But this morning I noticed a few little quirks with our words…For one thing, all six of them were last used in 2020. And secondly, Ward you believe that we have both TOWARD and INWARD in the mix? I think we may have firsts with both of these little oddities. Anyway, I just found it interesting. And as for the level of difficulty? The Early Birds COVERed the bases, and weren’t HUNG UP on any of them…And the solve was easy enough if you followed the dialogue and ILLUSTRATIONS in Jeff’s cartoon.

    So, our cartoon. Our Jumble couple today invites us into their “Rockwell Room”. The husband, seen hanging the third of their three posters, has dubbed the room as such, while his wife is seen getting a kick out of what she’s calling a print of an Easter issue. And this is what DREW my attention. The illustration she’s speaking of, is the cover of the May 16th, 1959 issue of the Saturday Evening Post. https://tinyurl.com/j9zua352 …And while I did find a mention or two of it being referred to as “Easter Morning”, May is way too late to be celebrating Easter. The true title of it seems to be “Sunday Morning”. So it makes me wonder if this is a little “gotcha” that Jeff’s pulling on us. You know…the YOLKS on you type of thing? Either way, it’s a nice nod to today being Easter Sunday. And as far as our solve goes?…If you thought for a moment that there’s nothing punny about it? Well…th-INK again, because today we’re being ISSUEd a double whammy…The couple is hanging these prints of the Magazine’s COVERs all over the WALLS of this room…They’re COVERing the WALLS. “Cover-Cover”? Gotta love ‘er! They purchased the artwork to…COVER THEIR WALLS! Well done, David. You’ve PRINTed us another winner!

    And the gems? Rest assured, Jeff doesn’t disappoint. The print in the hands of our husband… (who looks to be wearing a glove)? Norman Rockwell’s iconic “Triple Self Portrait” https://tinyurl.com/4tve5p8d from the cover of February 13th, 1960, and the middle print? None other than an almost equally well known cover, “Doctor and the Doll”, https://tinyurl.com/k59srw2y from March 9th, 1929. And of course, the aforementioned “Sunday Morning”. Three great pieces of art.

    So, There you have it Folks, Done. Be well, stay safe, and to all our readers who celebrate the beauty of Easter today, I wish you and yours peace and happiness during this hopeful, joyous time of the year. ..And I’ll leave you with a quote from our illustrious Mr. Rockwell that just seems to fit our theme today….”I had a couple of million dollars’ worth of stock once. And now it’s not worth much more than wallpaper. I guess I just wasn’t born to be rich.” The man had no idea how rich he was, and how rich he left us all…🎨🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. 🤷🏻‍♂️ Reading the news article about the LONELY couple, who lived TOWARD the end of town, and were known to COVER THEIR WALLS with expensive art, he felt an INWARD pang of sadness, learning how they’d been found suffering from hypothermia after their HYBRID car had gotten stuck in the SLUDGE surrounding the VACANT lot…🤷🏻‍♂️

    💐 The rose, a beautiful HYBRID, VACANT of color though,
    Looked LONELY midst the other types that they had tried to grow…
    They moved it TOWARD the window, as they glanced out at the SLUDGE,
    That the snow had left behind…and gave an INWARD sense of drudge
    The weather kept their flowers in their pots as they grew tall…
    But they took a lot of pictures so the beauty’d COVER THEIR WALLS 💐

  3. Hybrid at first seemed tough, but then I remembered it from past puzzles.Their was the first answer word I found, followed by Walls and Cover.
    We enjoyed visiting the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass.
    Wishing all who celebrate a Happy Easter.

    • Good Morning, Caroline. I’ve never been to the Museum, but I definitely would love to make a trip there. Thank you, and wishing a wonderful Easter Sunday to you and yours…Be well and stay safe…🐰🎨🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. Great puzzle this morning and an easy solve. How I would love to visit the Norman Rockwell Museum, he was truly a unique and wonderful artist. My parents had a subscription to the Saturday Evening Post until it was discontinued. I so looked forward to his covers. I’m also looking forward to an actual indoor maskless (yes, we’re immunized) small Easter celebration with my children today. Happy Easter to all of you who celebrate. Buona Pasqua to you, Miss Angela. 🐣 🐇

    • Good Morning, Betty. Thank you. And Buona Pasqua to you and yours also. 😘 Wonderful that you’re celebrating with your Family. We’re not there yet..but we’re working on it…so there’ll be no huge dinners for us this year. But I’m happy for you! …Ok, three things. One, I get the Saturday Evening Post through an email. I have been for a while now, although now I’m not sure how! 🤦🏻‍♀️ But check it out, because they have such great articles. Two, If I’m remembering correctly, isn’t Gonzaga your alma mater? I’m thinking so…And if so, did you see the game last night? Totally unreal. Congratulations! ‘Gotta hand it to those Jesuits…some powerful prayers there! 😉 And three…yes, it is a great puzzle today. Easy, but oh so clever! Have a wonderful day, Miss Betty…and thanks again! 🙏🏻🐰🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Hi Angela,
        No huge dinner at all here. Actually a party of 5 but that seems like a good start to me. Hopefully next year your family will be able to get together. Thanks for the information about the Saturday Evening Post, I’ll check it out. You are right on, I’m Jesuit Educated but not Gonzaga. I attended the University of San Francisco – USF whose basketball glory days were in the 1950’s before I attended – think Bill Russell & Casey Jones. However, I will be rooting for the Bulldogs since I’m a huge fan of the Jesuits. AMDG & all that. Take care.

        • For the greater glory, indeed, Betty..now more than ever. And a party of five sounds great…we’ll be four. Seems foreign to me! LOL! And yes, check out the SEP. I’m even able to enter their contests and everything…I just can’t for the life of me remember how it all started! 🤷🏻‍♀️😂. This pandemic brain has definitely taken its toll! Have a great day, Betty. Enjoy! 🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. Hi all – VACANT was the only word to cause me a few extra Jumbles. I’ve finally seen HYBRID enough to get it even though it’s written right on my car.
    I didn’t think I was going to get the answer. The letters weren’t right for START or FRAME. But then I saw THEIR, and from that COVER and finally WALLS.

    I guess the self portrait is the favorite of a lot of people including me. It seems almost like an idea M. C. Escher would have had. As far as the baseball ones go, I like “The Rookie.”
    And thanks Angela – that was my thought exactly, “how is this a pun?” and now I see that the pictures are magazine covers covering their walls.

    Happy Easter and good wishes to everyone.

    “When the levee broke INWARD, the wall of SLUDGE poured TOWARD the car dealership too quickly for the attendant to rescue the one LONELY HYBRID left in the otherwise VACANT lot.”

    • I love the Self Portrait. Escher? Hmm…You just can’t resist getting a Dutch reference in there, can you? 😉😂. As for the covers? YW…I think it’s brilliant! And great slant on today’s words..👏🏻👏🏻. They weren’t all that easy to play with! Enjoy your day, Steve. Be well and stay safe…🐇🎨🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. Good afternoon. To all those celebrating, Happy Easter. Enjoyable jumble today. It wasn’t that easy which had you thinking a bit. Looking at the letters the cartoon answer wasn’t difficult especially if you put down the right letters. After cover and walls I realized I had a B down instead of an R. Once I corrected that mistake the finally word was a breeze. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • Happy Easter to you and yours too, Paul. And yes, it is a very enjoyable puzzle! Wishing you and your Family a wonderful, blessed day! Enjoy! 🐇🎨🙋🏻‍♀️

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