ETLYS = STYLE
XMMAI = MAXIM
RMHEPA = HAMPER
OTTPIE = TIPTOE
SHE SOLD EARL GREY, OOLONG, DARJEELING, ETC. HER CUSTOMERS REALLY ENJOYED HER – – –
STE AX ER TPE = “EXPERT–TEAS”
Happy Wednesday everyone! Tea is the second most popular drink in the world, with water obviously being the first. Each day, over 159 million Americans drink tea — and we consume approximately 3.8 billion gallons of it per year. It’s pretty healthy for you too. The antioxidants in brewed tea may help protect against a wide variety of cancers, and some studies suggest it lowers your risk for Parkinson’s disease. Even with all its purported health benefits, I really only drink it when I’m not feeling well. My wife on the other hand loves the stuff. Like a good hubby, I know her daily Starbucks order by heart — a venti black iced tea, sweetened, with no water and extra ice in a trenta cup!
None of today’s clue words are new, but all of the anagrams appear to be. I thought MAXIM was going to be a new one, but it turns out it’s been used plen-tea of times in the past. TIPTOE gave me a hint of trouble as it looked like POTPIE at first. Since it’s the one that took the longest to solve, I’ll make it my pick for today’s hardest anagram.
Today’s cartoon brings us to a tea house where we see a tea somellier suggesting different varieties to her customers. Noticeably absent, at least to me, were any sort of food or treats on the tables of her guests — which seemed to suggest she relies on TEA to keep her shop afloat. Her dialogue made it apparent that she’s an EXPERT in her field, and since tea wasn’t stated anywhere in the cartoon, I knew it would be included somewhere in the final answer. My favorite detail ended up being the different teabags, with each one having a slightly different tag or bag style.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters. Coincidentally, it’s the same amount of letters as yesterday’s solve. TEAS was easily spot-ted in the first four-letters of the scramble. With those letters crossed out, EXPERT was easily sussed from the remainder to seal the deal. On to tomorrow! Until then, be well and enjoy the day! //Mike
STYLE = Last used on 11/11/20 as SLEYT
MAXIM = Last used on 08/10/04 as IMMAX
HAMPER = Last used on 04/03/21 as PMHEAR
TIPTOE = Last used on 12/25/19 as PTIEOT
EXPERT-TEAS = Last used on 05/21/15 as XTSEEEPRAT
ETLYS = NEW ANAGRAM
XMMAI = NEW ANAGRAM
RMHEPA = NEW ANAGRAM
OTTPIE = NEW ANAGRAM
STEAXERTPE = NEW ANAGRAM
Took time but got them all
A win is a win, no matter how long it takes!
Enjoy your day, Mig. Take care.
Played pool with my wife till about 10:00 came home and had jumbleitis, so I had to wait till 12:00 to get the right page , got it and TIPTOE , TEASED me a little, but the rest was MAXIM good , so I’ll wake up tomorrow and have a great day ! And wishing you all one too !!!! Goodnight 💤
Staying up until midnight to do the Jumble proves you’re a quali-TEA player, Jim!
Good Morning, Everyone! 🫖 THIS ONE’S A REAL TEAS! *🫖
🎶 Picture you upon my knee, just TEA for two and two for TEA…Just me for you and you for me, alone…🎶 “Tea For Two” – Miss Doris Day 1950 https://tinyurl.com/utnk44dp
🫖 The woman has great STYLE, she “leaves” no stone unturned,
Respect from all her customers…she definitely has earned…
Her favorite MAXIM, “Come oolong…and drink some of my brew…
Don’t TIPTOE when it comes to tea…you’ll see that I’ll imbue,
A love of it to each of you…nothing to HAMPER, please…
Just let me entertain you with my deep, steeped “EXPERT-TEAS”! 🫖
* Earl Grey, Oolong, Darjeeling, Camellia…and no mention of the word? Definitely a real TEAS! 😉🫖🙋🏻♀️
🤷🏻♂️ With a nod to her EXPERTISE, he was determined not to HAMPER her STYLE, so he decided to abide by her MAXIM about being seen and not heard, and was happy enough to just TIPTOE around in the background…🤷🏻♂️
💁🏻♂️ He always had a MAXIM at the ready to bestow,
His STYLE and approach to life, they all by now did know…
Hardly the sort to TIPTOE through the tulips, so to speak,
Not one to HAMPER others’ thoughts, especially the meek
He had a way to deal with things…put everyone at ease…
They all bowed to his prowess…his uncanny EXPERTISE! 💁🏻♂️
NO, NO, NO….how could the Jumble gods take away my presumably correct blind solve this morning. With TEAS an absolute given…and all the different ones spoken about…didn’t it have to be VARIE-TEAS?? But a quick scan showed no V…so what to do? Back to the basics, solve the anagrams (with a major pause with TIPTOE) and the correct answer lay before me !! Way to go, Angela….out of the archives of 1927 comes a classic from the Great American Songbook…still such a catchy melody.
Tks, Terry. I knew you’d enjoy it…But I’ll let you in on a little secret. Know what else was rolling around, vying hard for first place?…With tongue-in-cheek, and an apology to Linda Ronstadt, (not to mention Sinatra)…”What’s BREW”?…😉 https://tinyurl.com/yt7evpv5
…And if I may…”She turned me on”, “She knows her leaves”…”You’re good”? = (She’s an)…EXPERT …Dialogue, dialogue, dialogue!!! 😉 Have a good one, Terry! ☕️🙋🏻♀️
Yep….great song, great arrangement and great singer…she did three albums with Nelson Riddle (arranger), early 80’s before he died in 1985. Thx for sharing
You know, after I sent it, I thought that I should have given a Shout Out to Riddle. His arrangement here, as with everything he did really, is impeccable. And her version of the song, IMO, is second to none…as much as I’m a Sinatra fan. And Sinatra’s collaborations with Riddle are legendary. Anyway, I have everything Linda Ronstadt did with him, and I’m pretty sure all of his work with Sinatra. The man was in a class by himself…🎶🙋🏻♀️
Good morning. Struggled with Maxim and in putting it down or paper somehow I put the m in the circle instead of the x. When it came time for the cartoon answer, I had a brain freeze. An easy answer to. Not having the correct letter had me going to the answer. Maybe I should have had a cup of coffee before starting this. It’s already made. Loved your song choice Angela. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.
Good Morning, Paul. Tk you, I hoped you’d enjoy it. Have a good one…Be well and stay safe out there…☕️🙋🏻♀️
…And PS: Yes, an easy answer…Enjoy your coffee! ☕️🙋🏻♀️
Coffee?? Make it tea day! Angela, is there a National Tea Day on the calendar?
Hi Helen. Yes, there is. It’s passed for this year though. It’s celebrated on the 21st of April. 🫖🙋🏻♀️
I was STEEPED in thought for a while to come up with this:
It’s the drink that just hits the spot
In weather that’s cold or hot
Take sugar and milk?
Tea goes down just like silk,
Steeped in a cup or a pot!
Good Morning, Helen…🙋🏻♀️
🫖 While tea drinkers are a hearty lot,
And enjoy their libations by pot…
They’re fussy with taste,
Let no leaf go to waste…
Always looking to enjoy a “spot”…🫖
Helen…Your STEEPED in thought comment! 👏🏻👏🏻Sorry, I missed it first time around, being above your rhyme. But I think this goes along with it…☕️
☕️A tea drinker enjoys a good brew,
At this place all good brewing ensues…
There’s a woman who’ll steep,
Different blends that’ll keep
Her clientele steadfast and true…☕️
I was ‘hampered’ by not knowing the tea reference,so despite having all the anagrams solved rather quickly ,I was stumped by the cartoon.
Seeing HAMPER reminded me of the young man’s messy bedroom from yesterday’s cartoon. My little ones always leave their clothes on the floor, and I often joke that they must have a hard time figuring out how it works. 😂
Had to solve the first 3 words before the solution came to me. Then had to Tiptoe to the end! Have a Wonderful Wednesday! 😊
Mug-nificent job, Kim! My pun was lukewarm at best, but at least I chai’d!
Wishing you a brew-tiful day! 🙂☀️🫖
Mike…Most noticeably absent were cups at the front table. They’re choosing their tea, the pot’s there…but no cups. Now that’s a fine KETTLE of fish! 🫖🤷🏻♀️
My take was that she has the customers choose their teas — and then she goes back and steeps it for them. It wouldn’t be a good business model if the customers have to do all the work! The kettle, to me, was if they wanted to top off or warm up their drinks after they’re served. 🙂
IDK. Cause if that’s the case, where’s the kettle for the back table? And usually, if a tea bag is being used, the only “steeping” involved is with the immersion of it into your cup ….it’s not like when you’re using leaves or loose tea. And there’s no silverware or napkins either… Who knows? 🤷🏻♀️Just a little bit of a BREW-haha, I suppose! But definitely too TEAdious to stress over! 😉🙋🏻♀️
We all interpret it differently. 🙂🙋🏼♂️
Vive la différence! 😉🙋🏻♀️
Or…. I was forgot to draw the cups and the tea pot. Occam’s razor strikes again!
Simply put! 👍🏻😂🙋🏻♀️
I had ampher for hamper not even sure it’s a word. I put pottie. for tiptoe. They weren’t right but the letters were in the right place so I got the right answer. Don’t they call that dumb luck or something.
You have it.
This ole lady got it 1o1 yr el have a blessed day
You’re absolutely amazing, El! 101 years — WOW!
Wishing you a blessed day too. 🙂
Eieanor…I don’t know if you follow our comments here, but if so…We’ve been seeing you address yourself as the “100-year-old Lady” for a while now. But today I see that you’ve stated 101! …Which means you’ve had a birthday since the last time you’ve commented. Congratulations! I usually wish everyone “Cente Anni”, which in Italian means “may you live 100 years”…But in your case? God bless you, you’ve reached that amazing milestone! So I’ll wish you…”Cente Anni e più! …100 years and more! Be well, Eleanor! 🙋🏻♀️
I too saw pot pie at first but other than that hiccup figured out the rest of the puzzle without difficultly. I’m with you Mike, the only time I drink tea is when I’m ill. In our neighborhood we have, Peet’s, Starbucks, Coffee Roastery and for a while we had a place called David’s Teas, which didn’t last long. Guess coffee prevails though as you mentioned you can get tea at Starbucks. Happy Wednesday to all.
I’m glad I wasn’t alone in seeing POTPIE. The letters weren’t there for it, but once I saw it, I couldn’t get it out of my head!
Wishing your daughter a very HaPpY bIrThDaY, Betty! 🎂🎈🎁🎉
Hey Mike. Potpie is a valid word, in fact we had it in the puzzle of 04/10/17. And two of the Early Birds saw it that way too this morning. 🥧🙋🏻♀️
Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness, Mike. We’ll celebrate this weekend.
You’re welcome, Betty. STEEP dreams! 😴
Hi Everyone – The answer came to me, but I had to back into Style. I also had Pottie at first, but it didn’t check out. Thought of the song Tea for the Tillerman, but your choice, Angela, is much more fun and comprehensible. Like Mike and Betty, I drink hot tea when I’m not feeling well, though I do enjoy ice tea in hot weather.
I’ll gladly add you to the list of POTPIE spotters, Caroline!
My morning beverage is an iced coffee with light ice and skim milk. Dunkin Donuts (I guess it’s called Dunkin now) is my favorite, but I’ll gladly order one from Starbucks if there isn’t one around.
Tks, Caroline. It is a cute song. I drink tea all the time…coffee, tea, espresso, cappuccino…as long as it has caffeine…I don’t discriminate! Have a good one, Caroline…Be well and stay safe out there…🫖🙋🏻♀️
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