Jumble Answers for 05/15/2021








31 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 05/15/2021

  1. Good Morning, Everyone. 🧛🏻‍♀️ LOVE AT FIRST BITE? 🧛🏻‍♀️

    🎶 Is this the LITTLE BOY at play?…I don’t remember growing older
    When did they?…Wasn’t it yesterday that they were small? SON-rise, sunset…🎶 “SON RISE, SUNSET” (with an apology to) Perry Como 1964 https://tinyurl.com/pxjdfkzs

    🧛🏻‍♀️ We see our happy trio…in a pic of family BLISS,
    And who’s there at the fore-FRONT executing vampire’s kiss?
    He looks just like his father, that HAIRDO is quite a match,
    I guess the little demon’s ELDEST of the spawn they’ll hatch…
    The pride dad feels about that bite, learned by his little bud?
    He’s thrilled, as we can plainly see…it’s Dracula’s FLESH AND BLOOD! 🧛🏻‍♀️

    So…Sunday we had a puzzle about Moms, and today it’s Dads…But with a twist..of the neck…

    We have both BSILS, and RIOHAD coming up as a repeat anagrams, and with HAIRDO itself having appeared in a puzzle from just last week, there should be no miSTAKE-ing it this morning. And we’ve no new blood today as far as our words go. So, with reputations always at STAKE, the Early Birds quickly sunk their TEETH right into them…with all POSITIVE results. And now, let’s take a BITE out of our cartoon…

    Transylvania. Standing in a living room…(or in this case, a dead room)? …today we see Dracula, his wife, and his little son, Spike. Both Mom and Dad are seen COUNTing their blessings, marveling over their little boy, and how he’s grown. And while Dracula comments that the doll Spike’s playing with is exactly like the one he had, and he’s so proud of his son for getting the FANG of things, his wife is heard being so TRANSFUSED, I mean so enthused over the fact that Spike has it IN THE BAG….I don’t know…I mean, of CORPSE they’re proud, but I do think they’re both a little VEIN. But then again…the little guy is their FLESH AND BLOOD! And there it is…another HOLE in one for David…

    Jeff’s Gems? He’s definitely CRYPT them in today…Through the lancet window, typical of a gothic castle, the moon shines, imposed with the images of three bats. There’s Spike’s toys…a stuffed vampire bat, a pull-toy vampire bat, a castle and a block…and of CORPSE the doll he’s bitten…displaying its puncture wounds, from the same shown fangs as his parents. Dracula, fashionable in his WINGed collar shirt, has black fingernails, and is wearing a Fit-BIT watch. (Now how apropos is that? Kudos, Jeff…that’s a definite gem)! And while he doesn’t look like an exact image of the iconic Bela Lugosi…it does appear that Jeff’s DRAWN him with someone particular in mind. And Mom, bat earrings hanging from her ears, is holding a bottle which contains a bag of O+ blood. But it’s Spike who DREW me in…Remember the old “Laverne and Shirley” show? Remember Squiggy? https://tinyurl.com/y2rszzjr. Isn’t Spike a DEAD-ringer? Right down to that squiggly lock of hair? I can’t B-POSITIVE, but it sure is a STRIKEiing resemblance!

    So, There you have it, Folks. Done. Have a good one. Be well, stay safe…and I’ll see you NECKS time…🧛🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. 💇🏻‍♀️ When her ELDEST daughter patterned her HAIRDO after her own, with wisps brushed towards the FRONT of her ears, the proud Mother had a feeling of BLISS, and thought to herself…”Now that’s my FLESH AND BLOOD”…💇🏻‍♀️

    👬🏻 His ELDEST emulated him, a big FRONT he displayed,
    He wore a similar HAIRDO…that now was streaked with gray
    He always brought such BLISS to him…the son he nicknamed Spud…
    The bond as he grew older…stronger for his FLESH AND BLOOD…👬🏻

  3. My hairdo gave me bliss. It was a Tomahawk…..
    In front of me I saw my eldest child who gave me great pleasure.
    Walking my dog was a pain today as she went every direction I didn’t want to go!
    Enjoying life is my favorite thing!

    • That was obviously the direction *she* wanted to “go” though! 😂
      I hope that hairdo was a Mohawk — a Tomahawk sounds really painful!

      • Point taken on the Mohawk Steve. I haven’t been able to round up enough hair for any kind of hairdo in years and years….

  4. Was a little stumped for time this morning… Figured BLOOD part of answer but didn’t delve deeper before tackling anagrams. All easy except ELDEST gave me a momentary fit, even with the EST right in front of me.

    What a great character… I don’t save many books, but still retain an old copy of Bram Stoker’s Dracula… prominently displayed on a bookshelf. Where’s Bela Lugosi when you need him !! Would have been an easy solve for him.

    • LOL! Bela, indeed! And I agree, definitely a unique character…your keeping the book all these years attests to that. Have a good day, Terry. 🧛🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️

      • I used to go to a shell store in Malibu. One day I got in the short line to pay for something. I was writing a check and without looking at him I asked the fellow standing next me what the date was….he answered and his voice was remarkably familiar: Boris Karloff!

    • Same here, Terry. The first part of the story especially with the trip to Transylvania and the stay at the castle is among the best of all time.

  5. Good morning. I’m not splitting hairs here but I do believe that the last time we had Hairdo I was successful unlike today. Then there was the cartoon answer which had my blood boiling. I never got beyond blood. To nice of a day to get frustrated so I caved in and took a peek. Think it’s time to listen to Perry Como and get in a happier frame of mind. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn…Splitting hairs and blood boiling? LOL! 👏🏻👏🏻! Well done! But you never considered that FLESH wound? 😉 Have a good one, Paul. Be well and stay safe…and I hope you enjoy the music…🧛🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. Hairdo almost did me in,even though we had just recently seen it,then eldest looked like a misspelled settled,finally having gotten all the letters,neither flesh nor blood came to mind despite the presence of Dracula.Maybe the rainy Saturday morning got to my brain.

    • That’s the funny thing about rain, Prof. It’s either a cozy comfort, or an annoyance. And in your case, as a golfer…I’m thinking it’s the latter! Hope you have a good one though, Prof…in spite of it all! 🧛🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. We seem to see hairdo and outage very frequently. Like Chuck, I first thought of settled instead of eldest . Had to ponder a bit but was able to get the cartoon answer. I remember that film, ‘Love at First Bite’ with Richard Benjamin. It was so funny. Another favorite is “Young Frankenstein” with Gene Wilder – positively hysterical. Happy Saturday to all.!

    • Good Morning, Betty. Isn’t it funny, no pun intended, how such a dark story can be translated into such comedic delight? Screenwriters amaze me…they definitely have the WRITE stuff! Enjoy your day, Betty! 🧛🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. Hi all – I’ve finally seen HAIRDO enough to recognize it. I couldn’t get the last word, so I looked at the other answer letters, got the answer and backed into ELDEST.

    I had to chuckle at the chill-inducing implications of the line “He won’t be needing a bottle much longer”! 😱😂

    Giving you an A+ for noticing my favorite detail, the O+ on the bag, Angela!

    Good wishes to everyone.

    (Have you finished your breakfast or lunch yet? Ok, a story): Both this cartoon and Mike’s discussion of donating blood reminded me – when I first started working in a lab, I once asked the Blood Bank supervisor if I could take a bag of blood like that home for a Halloween party – and she said yes! Of course those were the long-ago pre-AIDS and pre-HIPAA days, but I still shake my head now at how different things were and that this could ever have happened.

    “The ELDEST of the group was in a state of BLISS that his new HAIRDO made it possible to once again distinguish the FRONT of his head from the back.”

    • The puzzle was POSITIVEly a joy to work with. I’ve nothing NEGATIVE to say about it at all! 🩸🩸! But taking that blood home? Yikes! 😱 I could NEEDLE you about it, but I’ll pass…😂Have a good one, Steve. Enjoy! 🧛🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️

      • I should have “clarified” that the bag was going to be discarded anyway.
        I didn’t intercept anyone’s transfusion!

    • I too labored in a number of labs, Steve. I have lot of stories but the craziest I can discuss here was mentor of mine when we were doing autopsies. When lunchtime arrived he didn’t want to stop working while he ate his sandwich and set it down sometimes on the sheet covering the patient….
      That was literally the wild, Wild West!!

  9. Completely off-topic post here, mostly for Angela and Caroline because I think you watched the link I posted about Rick Beato, the incredible musician, producer and YouTube guru about getting an autographed Joni Mitchell box set Christmas present after he talked about her – he posted a followup to that. He was due to spend a day in LA (much like we would, visiting old friends like Pat Metheny(!) ) and got a call from Joni’s assistant (named Marci (!) ) who says “Joni wants to know if you’d like to have dinner with her.” Rick says he was like “Let me think about it —— YES!!!” 😂 (This took roughly the same amount of time that my friend once speculated about Mick Taylor – “How long do you think he had to think about it when the Stones asked him to join the band?😂)
    He tells the story of his day in LA and the 3 hour dinner with Joni Mitchell, and there are some really funny moments.


    • Tks, Steve. 👍🏻 I follow him on Facebook, so I saw this when he put it up y’day, with a video. I’ll take a look to see if it’s the same thing…🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Thank you, Steve. I loved hearing about Beato’s dinner with Joni. She seems to be doing really well. And thanks for helping to educate me about music.

      As far as the puzzle, my first thought was “Taste for Blood.” When the letters didn’t work, I had to solve all the anagrams. Eldest didn’t bother me much because I’ve been on the lookout for EST, ER and IER endings, which seem to be coming up more. Jeff’s had some terrific drawings lately.

      • Thanks Caroline, I’m glad you enjoyed it, and also thanks for reminding that I meant to mention that it was good to hear that Joni seems to be doing so well after all her health problems of the last couple of years.

      • Hi Caroline. I think I’ve told you before, that you have a good “eye” for solving. And I agree, Jeff’s been giving us so much to look for in the puzzles. It makes it a lot more fun! Hope your day is going well, Caroline! Enjoy! 🧛🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️

  10. Had it not been for ELDEST, I would have finished it in a minute. Love the answer. However I think the cartoon is a bit too gruesome! Not for young kids that for sure!

    • It is a great answer, Christian…and definitely a fun puzzle. Have a good one! 🧛🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️

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