Jumble Answers for 05/23/2021











22 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 05/23/2021

  1. Good Morning…. 📚 A PROSE…BY ANY OTHER NAME…📚

    🎶 What’s your NAME? I have seen you before…What’s your NAME? May I walk you to your door?…It’s so hard to find a personality with charms like yours for me…Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ee..🎶 “What’s Your Name” – Don and Juan 1962 https://tinyurl.com/8nxx6pcz

    📚 Sam Clemens was a humorist, the ACCENT on his wit,
    He played around with different names…Mark Twain was when he quit…
    Deciding to COMMIT to it, he EASILY segued,
    His piloting on riverboats the reason he was swayed…
    His novels were loved DEARLY, old Sam he had no FRIGHT,
    The IMPACT that they had, well they proved Sam could definitely write
    And ‘till this day in many homes, you’ll find upon a shelf…
    Books authored by Mark Twain, who def MADE A NAME FOR HIMSELF! 📚

    💫 The term “MARK TWAIN” is for a measured river depth of 12 feet or two fathoms, the depth that was safe for a steamboat to pass…THE MORE YOU KNOW…💫

    Our words today, in a repeat performance of last week, read the same, chapter and verse. All old favorites that we’ve read here before, with just one of them showing up as a repeat anagram. And when I say repeat, I ain’t just whistlin’ Dixie…SAYILE has been written into the Jumble lexicon more times than you can imagine… C’est la vie with the SAY-I-LE, huh? Anyway, today’s words brought a bit of adventure for the Early Birds, since a few of them had a blink or two on a word or two…No fails, but TOM, HUCK, and Gary did resort to MARKing up some paper…The solve though? That came SAYILE!

    Our puzzle today brings us to the front porch of the home of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, circa 1869. https://tinyurl.com/yvfcvn8s Seen sitting in a period-piece wicker chair, smoking one of his ubiquitous cigars, Mr. Clemens, who had a PENchant for name dabbling, is being asked by a colleague why he’s published under the pseudonym, MARK TWAIN… https://tinyurl.com/fwthst8y and he answers that it’s in homage to his days as a river pilot. ** Who knew? (Well, maybe a few of you, but for those who didn’t…you learn something every day, right)?…And by doing so, Samuel Clemens had now…MADE A NAME FOR HIMSELF! Literature..ly! Kudos, David! Such a novel idea! The book, “The Innocents Abroad”, (also known as “The New Pilgrim’s Progress”)…a humorous look at travel…the first written under Clemens new nom de plume…

    So, There you have it Folks, Done. Have a good one. Be well, stay safe…and take time to enjoy a good book…📚🙋🏻‍♀️

    ** But according to more convincing Virginia City legend, Clemens acquired the nickname before it appeared in print…It’s said that it’s derived from his habit of striding into the Old Corner Saloon and calling out to the barkeep to “Mark Twain”. At the time, it was a phrase Mississippi river boatmen sang out with their craft in two fathoms of water…but in Virginia City, it meant bring two blasts of whisky. And with that, Sam Clemens added two more chalk marks against his account on the back wall of the saloon. So, who knows? A prose, by any other name? And never the TWAIN shall meet? I’ll drink to that…🥃 🥃🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. 🤦🏻‍♂️ Wanting to have a positive IMPACT on the group he’d chosen to COMMIT to, the exchange student, speaking English with his very heavy ACCENT, thought he’d EASILY be accepted…but he was DEARLY disappointed when his listeners seemed to recoil in FRIGHT at his attempts at public speaking…he’d MADE A NAME FOR HIMSELF, but not in the manner he’d planned…🤦🏻‍♂️

    🤷🏻‍♂️Things had always come so EASILY, he never did COMMIT,
    To anyone or anything…he was so quick to quit…
    Nothing had made an IMPACT, the ACCENT stress on never,
    Absorbed in himself DEARLY, he thought he was oh so clever…
    Nothing could cause him FRIGHT or grief, but to others he’s a skelf,
    A splinter…but he’s thinking he’s MADE…A NAME FOR HIMSELF…🤷🏻‍♂️

  3. Good Jumble for a Sunday!
    I got most of the anagrams quickly but a few slowed my roll….
    Solution was difficult for moi. Got 3 words but the 4th escaped me.
    IM sure Angela has already written prose and found songs for this J but not me!!!

  4. After a quick cartoon scan, MADE A NAME FOR popped into my mind… Thought last word might be HISTORY or something similar. Anagrams were no problem.. which left an easy finish- up. It was a fun Sunday puzzle and glad it was not a cryptic puzzler !!

  5. Good morning. Today was a Sunday blessing following mass. Easy from the words to the almost instant solve. Once the letters were down the answer hit me almost immediately. Angela you picked the perfect song for today. It brought me right back to my youth and the moves guys made to get to know a girl. Or sitting outside the Manhattan building during the summer time eating lunch and watching the models walk in and out because Barbizon agency had an office inside. Youthful pleasures. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • Always glad to hear you enjoy the music, Paul. I often have you in mind when I’m choosing…It’s a song I love too…although my memories aren’t quite the same as yours! 😉 And hoping you stay well and safe too…📚🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. Hi Everybody – I had a problem with Impact until I noticed the IM prefix. Thanks for all the information, Angela. I never knew that the name Mark Twain meant something. The puzzle made me think of Jim Croce’s song “I Got a Name.”

    • Thanks for reminding us of that Jim Croce song Caroline! He has so many great ones that I tend to forget some, like that one.

      • Thank you, Steve and Angela. I don’t know a lot of his songs but I do remember and love this one. I just read this song was released the day after he died in a plane crash.

  7. It would really help things we you would put the “for”,”the” “and”, etc. in the answer field.

    • Hi Elizabeth…The missing word is none of our doing. All we do here is give commentary on the puzzle, we’ve nothing to do with its creation, and/or how it displays. I’m thinking you’ve probably used an online site to do it, because I did notice that the word “FOR” wasn’t printed on the site I looked at. But my newspaper version, and I’m pretty sure all the other print versions of the puzzle do include the word. I can see how it would be a tougher solve without it. 📚🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. Easy one this morning. Mark Twain spent a lot of time on the West Coast. The quote “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco” is attributed to him. Wishing all of you a good Sunday.

    • A very easy one., Betty… And Twain was definitely an interesting man. And a witty one to boot! Wishing you a good Sunday, too. Enjoy! 📚🙋🏻‍♀️

  9. Hi all – Pretty easy puzzle for a Sunday. Paused at IMPACT, but since the IC was already at the end I knew to try something else. Double letter trick gave COMMIT, and the GHT combo stood out for FRIGHT.
    I had the answer, but paused for a second because I was doing the puzzle online, and this time the given “FOR” was not shown, even in the shaded portion that shows the clue words. Glanced over at the Chronicle, and the word was there, so I knew I had it.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    A second vote here for your song choice Angela, and I really liked the Virginia City legend about his name, and also the details about the book, thanks!

    “DEARLY wishing to have an IMPACT in the movies, Bela Lugosi decided to COMMIT to using his scary ACCENT and EASILY MADE A NAME FOR HIMSELF by the FRIGHT it caused in audiences everywhere.”

    • I saw that the word was omitted last night, and I meant to tell you…but I fell asleep..That’s why I always work with both versions. Hopefully the oversight won’t cause too much turmoil…And thanks for the Shout Out. Hoping you enjoy your day…📚🙋🏻‍♀️

  10. The only word that wasn’t an instant solve was IMPACT. However, when I solved COMMIT, I initially pronounced it to myself as comm-it (comet), then realized it was pronounced com-Mit. I tend to think of the six letter words as two three letter words, hence the mispronounciation.

    The answer was a quick solve.

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