Jumble Answers for 07/05/2021








28 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 07/05/2021

  1. Happy Monday everyone! A slight stumble on FENNEL was my only issue today. It looked like FLANNEL at first, but it didn’t take long to find my mistake. Besides seeing FENNEL seeds in sausage, I realized I didn’t know a whole lot about the herb. Google informs me that FENNEL is a flowering plant species in the carrot family and that the entire plant is edible. The seeds have an anise taste and they’re primarily used for scenting soaps, flavoring candies, liqueurs, medicines and foods. In the Middle Ages it was draped over doorways on Midsummer’s Eve to protect the household from evil spirits. As an added measure of protection, the tiny seeds were stuffed into keyholes to keep ghosts from entering the room!

    Today’s cartoon brings us down to the pier where we see a couple of pelicans having dinner. I counted 12 herring swimming in the water and two more hanging out of the pelicans mouth. The cartoon clue mentioning species of fish and their sizes brought BILL to mind. With THE being given to us I guessed FIT THE BILL as the final answer, but the layout showed otherwise. I did notice a tire in the water and Jeff’s sinking sailboat, but they appeared to be more decoration than clues.

    With the letters written out I noticed there were quite a few L’s. With BILL removed from the equation FILLED was no trouble to sea in the remainder. I’m sure I’ve heard FILLED THE BILL before, but FIT THE BILL is the phrase I’m more familiar with. A fine Jumble to start the work week. Enjoy the day!

  2. FLUID = Last used on 01/09/21 as DUFIL
    BLURT = Last used on 10/10/20 as RUBLT
    FENNEL = Last used on 11/15/20 as LNEENF
    LIZARD = Last used on 11/22/18 as DZRAIL


  3. Here are 10 Fun Facts about PELICANS:

    10. The wingspan of a pelican can range from 6.7 to 11.8 feet (2 to 3.6 meters), depending on the species.
    9. Their average life span in the wild is 10 to 25 years or more and up to 54 years in captivity.
    8. With 8 different species of pelicans, they can be found on all continents except for Antartica.
    7. Pelicans live throughout the world in tropic and temperate zones, and always near bodies of water.
    6. It is easy to identify pelicans because they are one of the only birds with a pouch under their bill.
    5. Along with the giant pouch, pelicans are a large bird with short legs, and they appear rather clumsy on land. Once in the water, they are strong swimmers, thanks to their webbed feet.
    4. Getting up in the air can be challenging without the help of the wind. Pelicans must run over the water while beating their big wings and pounding the surface of the water with both feet in unison to get enough speed for takeoff.
    3. Females will usually lay 1 to 3 eggs and on some occasions 4 or 5 eggs. The incubation period lasts between 28 and 36 days.
    2. The eggs hatch in the order laid, and the first chick to hatch is always larger and often attacks its younger siblings to get the most food.
    1. The American white pelican can hold approximately 3 gallons of water in its bill!

  4. Fun J to start the week. I had no prob with the anagrams or the solution. Thanks to Mike I now know more about Pelicans than ever before!

  5. Good Morning, Everyone. I hope this finds you well.. 🐟🙋🏻‍♀️

    🎶 Save me, save me …S.O.S. somebody …Save me, save me ..Somebody rescue me. FISH OUT OF WATER, Somebody throw me in…FISH OUT OF WATER…On a scale of one to ten…🎶 ”Fish Out of Water” – Miss Dolly Parton 1992

    🐟 A Pelican’s a social bird, with beaks long as a LIZARD,
    Their prey need to stay quite alert… ‘cause this bird’s like a wizard…
    Before one can BLURT “Watch your back”, a Pelican swoops in,
    And in that cavernous-like throat…their prey is sucked within…
    While FENNEL seeds are crunchy, there’s no chewing with this bird,
    It swallows a poor fish as is…and FLUID drips like curd…
    The mandibles part and water flows…these fish? It’s all downhill…
    And herring being perfect sized? They definitely FILLED THE BILL! 🐟

  6. 🦎 Deciding to roast the FENNEL over the campfire, she was frightened by a LIZARD, causing her to spray lighter FLUID all over her Giant’s “Big Tuna“ sweatshirt…which then prompted her not so funny husband to BLURT out…”Well that sure FILLED THE BILL”…🦎

    🤷🏻‍♂️ His plans remained still FLUID…should he go or should he stay?
    Where he was once a Lounge LIZARD, he now had changed his way…
    He sat there eating FENNEL, every bite loud as a BLURT,
    And figured he best stay at home, his friend too much the flirt
    He’s had it with the clubbing…and his friend, still out to kill…
    Those days long gone behind him…when he too FILLED THE BILL…🤷🏻‍♂️

  7. The pelican perched on the post
    On dinner was firmly engrossed,
    “Tho’ big fish I’m preferring,
    I’ll just stick to herring.
    They fill up my gullet the most!”

  8. Good morning. The hits keep coming on a Monday morning. No problem with the words or cartoon answer. Enjoyed you facts on pelicans Mike. Until tomorrow stay well and stay.

  9. I wasn’t sure fennel was a word,but it was an obvious solution as was the cartoon solution,”Filled the bill”. An easy Monday Jumble w all the L’s.Back home for a couple of days w a real newspaper that helped,but then I’m gone again on Thursday for a jaunt to Colorado for a Memorial service.

  10. Along with others, an easy Jumble day…a blind solve followed by easy anagrams. More interesting were pelican facts and news from other readers. BTW, we have given up on the morning paper (because it always arrives after 0900 and the news is from previous day (not yesterday) That being said, we now subscribe digitally…and of course, have the Jumble at our disposal. This works really nice when traveling.

  11. Easy breezy Monday puzzle. Thanks for all the pelican facts, Mike. I’m remembering a limerick “ A wonderful bird is the Pelican. His bill will hold more than his belican. He can take in his beak enough food for a week but I’m darned if I know how the helican”. Wishing you all a good day.

    • You’re welcome Betty. Hilarious limerick!

      I saw your comment about hot dogs yesterday and read today that Joey Chestnut ate 76 of them in 10 minutes to win Nathan’s annual hot dog eating championship. He beat his old record of 75 dogs and buns that he set last year!

      • And two of my cousins who are still living in Brooklyn were crazy enough to go see it, Mike. It was televised, but they’ve gone for so many years, that they figured what the heck…And, needless to say, if you get up close enough, you need a strong stomach just watching it in person! 🌭🌭🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Whoops, that’s supposed to say belican. Sometimes spell check overrides what it considers incorrect language? Regarding Joey Chestnut – Yuck!! My son-in-law is a gastroenterologist and I asked him what that sort of activity is doing to his GI tract – not good things to say nothing of the amount of sodium he’s taking in.

      • I fixed it for you Betty.

        The article mentioned that he gained 24 pounds during last year’s contest. In addition to the hot dogs, some of the weight comes from the buns as well as the water he dunks them in.

  12. FENNEL reminds me of an old Bob Newhart Show episode where Emily asked Bob to get some FENNEL from the kitchen and he didn’t have a clue as to what she was talking about.. Good memories! Stay cool, all!

    • Hi Chuck. I don’t know if you remember our conversation from last year, but I ended up buying the complete DVD sets of both Newhart shows. And it’s impossible for me to watch any of it without dying laughing. I had to wait months for one of them, it wasn’t released yet, but it was well worth the wait. As for fennel, we were raised eating it. I don’t know if it’s an Italian thing, but we always bought it. It’s delicious, especially really cold straight out of the refrigerator. I wonder if there’s a clip of the episode you’re speaking of. I’m going to take a look. Hope all is well with you and yours. Take care! 🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Newhart on after MTM on Saturday nights in the seventies was one of the greatest comedies ever- in my humble opinion, Angela. I don’t know if there’s a clip on this one or not. He was one talented comedian. Stay cool and be well.

        • Hi Chuck. I started to look, but was distracted…not the best day. Right now, I’m trying to do some editing on some errors I made, and I’m having problems with the site. I don’t remember the show that well, and a lot of what I’ve seen so far seems new to me, but yes, it’s so funny. And I totally agree, he’s a comedic genius. I enjoyed seeing him the last few years on the Big Bang Theory. He’s never lost his touch. Hope your night’s going well. And yes, here’s hoping we all stay cool. The weather reports for the next few days don’t sound very promising. 🔥🙋🏻‍♀️

        • Chuck…I just took another look, and no luck..especially since I don’t know what episode it is. But this link mentions the episode, third entry down. Reading further, there’s a few comments mentioning it being a staple in Italian households, which I found amusing. 🙋🏻‍♀️ https://tinyurl.com/sa8m77rd

  13. Hi all – They’re really taking it easy on us today, especially with the answer so obviously ending with “the bill.” I also thought it was “FIT” and needed the letters to see “FILLED”.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “When the LIZARD suddenly sprung out of the FENNEL patch with a quick FLUID motion, it caused the frightened little girl to BLURT out “EEEK!!”

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