Jumble Answers for 08/07/2021








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  1. Good Morning, Everyone…I hope this finds you well…
    🎶 No, I wouldn’t trade one moment of my youth…In the shadow of the SPRUCE…🎶 “The Shadow of the Spruce” – Karl Kohlhase 2004 https://tinyurl.com/er3a89dc

    🌳Their property is wide and vast, APART from their next neighbor,
    And they PURSUE that dream of theirs, fix up…despite the labor…
    So with a CHILD-like wonder, they watch their Tree brought it,
    And they don’t mind the RUCKUS…you can tell just by their grins
    So will the Tree enhance their yard? To that the answer’s yup…
    It’s definitely going to look great…and will surely SPRUCE IT UP! 🌳

    “I think that I shall never see…A poem lovely as a tree…” Joyce Kilmer…And so true. Trees are beautiful…Tall, majestic…and so alive with Nature’s color palette in the Fall. But…I’m getting a little déjà spruce here…Didn’t we just have a tree puzzle like 20 days ago? Yes, we did…. https://tinyurl.com/4rttm57r …Oh, but that was a different type of tree…OAK-y then…We’re good…

    Today’s words, just as yesterday, give us all old favorites, with two old and two new anagrams. And it’s ARPTA https://tinyurl.com/24ryz73b from November 3rd, 2018, and LIHDC https://tinyurl.com/7ntjc7p4 from December 31st, 2015 that are the two deeply rooted in the Jumble lexicon…And for those of you who enjoy the little letter oddities, UUs may have noticed that we’re seeing both of our six-letter words, not only with double “U”s, but with them placed together in both anagrams. It might be a FIRst….Anyway, except for one Early Bird who read Peruse, and another who made a racket over RUCKUS…all our words were SEED for what they were. And the solve? Easy, “breezy”…It didn’t STUMP any of them…Ok…Now let’s plant ourselves in front of this cartoon…

    So, “Conifer”…And then our woman saying that she “loves ‘evergreens’..”Now those two words right there should have planted a seed, since SPRUCE belongs to the genus of coniferous evergreen trees of the pine family. And notice how the word “tree” wasn’t used? I guess FOR EST would have made this way too easy? Who knows…But we’re standing in the yard of our Jumble couple, and with our guy saying it’s going to “look great”? That yard of theirs? They’re definitely intending to SPRUCE IT UP… https://tinyurl.com/43assyze Well done, David! No wonder you’re so POPLAR!

    Jeff’s Gems? There’s a tiny little crow sitting atop the chimney…you can see it if you branch out and do a clean sweep of the panel…But what got me was the guy manning the forklift. If you look real closely, you can see that he has a bit of a sardonic look upon his face, and he’s rolling his eyes apprehensively up towards the tree…that Jeff’s drawn to look like it’s teetering a little…InTREEguing, to say the least!

    So, There you have it Folks, Done. Have a good day, Everyone. Be well, stay safe…and I’ll LEAF you with a little Tree humor..Why couldn’t the evergreen ever land a date?…It was so busy pining after the unavailable trees, that it never really branched out. OK,…maybe not my best OAK…Well…I did have others, but I was unDECIDUOUS! 🌳🙋🏻‍♀️


    The puzzle of 01/07/12…The question: “He planted the new evergreen in his yard to”…The solve: SPRUCE IT UP…

    And one other that’s very close… The puzzle of 12/24/14…The question: “When they added ornaments to the Christmas Tree, they”…The solve: SPRUCED IT UP…

  3. 🤷🏻‍♂️ APART from the CHILD, as he went off to PURSUE new adventures at Summer Camp, she hoped he wouldn’t cause a RUCKUS…because as far as his behavior went, he definitely needed to SPRUCE IT UP…🤷🏻‍♂️

    🙇🏻‍♂️ He acted like a CHILD, APART from all the rest,
    Always causing a RUCKUS…at this he was the best…
    They wished that he would just PURSUE one thing instead of four,
    He never finished what he’d start…yet he’d still look for more…
    His projects all a hodgepodge…def runneth ‘oer that cup…
    And they might have to let him go…if he don’t SPRUCE IT UP! 🙇🏻‍♂️

  4. On This Day in History: AUGUST 7th

    -(1782) George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart.

    -(1909) U.S. issues 1st Lincoln penny to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of Lincoln’s birthday.

    -(1974) French stuntman Philippe Petit walked a tightrope strung between the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center.

    -(1999) Tony Gwynn (San Diego Padres) got his 3,000th hit of his major league career.

    -(2003) In California, Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that he would run for the office of governor.

    -(2021) Today is exactly 100 days until Guest Jumbler Week #9!

  5. Not too hard for a weekend J.
    Dodgers are tied at the moment with a lot of game left.
    The Spruce is a conifer, who knew?

    • …Always something new to learn around here..😉 Enjoy your night, Mig! 🌳🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. Lots of uuuu’s in today’s anagrams….the anagram ruckus was kickin’ my butt for a few minutes…after it was solved I basically had the jumble whipped…greetings from south Georgia, have a nice weekend everyone!!

    • Good Morning, Alan. Yes, “U”s rUnning amok this morning! And as for Ruckus, understandable…it’s not a word we see everyday…Thanks for commenting, and greetings from NYC! Enjoy your day, Alan. Be well! 🌳🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. Good morning. Ruckus took a little time to get so it’s my choice for hardest word. The cartoon answer wasn’t a problem once I put the letters down. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • Good Morning, Paul. I think Ruckus may cause just that today! 😉 Enjoy your day…and wishing you stay well and safe too…🌳🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. In an effort to make their yard shine
    Homeowners set up a design
    They planted a tree
    Where everyone could see
    That they’d always pined for a pine!

    Yes, I know that spruce and pine are not the same, but in the Land o’ Limericks, poetic licence is granted.

    I hope baseball fans among you will be cheering, at least a bit, the Blue Jays, newly returned to their Toronto home after being banished to Buffalo for the first part of the season.

    • Hi Helen…Funny you say that, because I was just now having that same conversation with my friend…The poetic license…especially with Limericks. And along that line…I have one of mine here where I used the words BRUSH and YEW…But I think maybe the first one follows yours closest. I don’t know at this point! I’m up a tree!! 😂…As for Baseball? I take it you’re a Blue Jays fan? 😉

      🌳A tree is so pretty to see,
      This couple is showing their glee…
      Their yard will take shape,
      Be a welcome escape…
      From life’s little trials and ennui! 🌳

      🌳This couple is looking to do,
      What homeowners usually pursue…
      A yard that looks lush,
      So they put in some brush…
      A Cedar, an Oak…or a Yew! 🌳

    • As the Jays are the only Canadian team in MLB, we all support them. Their home field in Toronto is the Rogers Centre although the original name SkyDome was much more evocative. They were very much the displaced persons last year and this season too, when covid slammed the door on them, until a week or so ago.

      • Hi Helen…Of course, I was just teasing. Covid’s taken a toll on a lot of MLB, as it has every aspect of life as we know/knew it, for that matter. But yes, it did hit your team hard…I’m just praying 🙏🏻 that this new Delta menace isn’t going to throw us back to square one…Things here in NY are beginning to look grim again…😥🤷🏻‍♀️

  9. Ruckus gave me a problem as well,but after looking that up,the cartoon answer was pretty much a blind solve .Congrats to the US basketball team winning the gold,and the baseball team getting the silver,after losing to Japan in the gold medal game,2-0.

    • Understandable Professor. I think Ruckus, besides not being an everyday word, was masterfully anagrammed. And, I second your Shout Out. They did us proud! Have a good one, Prof. Enjoy! 🌳🙋🏻‍♀️

    • 👏🏻👏🏻Kudos, Betty! No ruckus, indeed! 😉 And wishing you a good one too! 🌳🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Well done, Eleanor! 👏🏻👏🏻. You’re definitely an inspiration! God bless, and stay well. 🌳🙋🏻‍♀️

  10. This Jumble brings out the point that there is only one way you can tidy or prepare a house or the yard with a tree, and that is to SPRUCE IT UP. You can’t pine it up, you can’t oak it up, you can’t elm it up, you can’t poplar it up, and you can’t fir it up. You can sweeten it up perhaps, but you can’t sweet gum it up. Why preparing things to make them tidy or presentable is SPRUCING IT UP beats me.

    • Wait a minute…wait a minute…WAIT A MINUTE!!! Stop the presses!!! YEW mean to say that you’re agreeing with today’s solve? That’s TREEmendous!…Be still my heart…and here’s hoping it doesn’t snow! 😉..And since you’ve made my day…this ones FIR YEW! https://tinyurl.com/9tx8cwsn Have a good one, Jim…Enjoy! 🌳🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Excellent question, Jim. Here’s what I found:

      ‘Spruce’ isn’t just a tree—it’s a historical name for Prussia. ‘Spruce leather’, a product of the region, was popular among the fashionable set, and by the end of the 1500s, ‘spruce’ was used to describe anyone fashionable or neat in appearance.

      Have a great weekend, and thanks for commenting!

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