Jumble Answers for 09/12/2021











41 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 09/12/2021

  1. Good Morning, Everyone…. I hope this finds you well…
    👨🏻‍🎨GOING TO A GOGH-GOGH **👨🏻‍🎨 – PART ONE

    🎶 Starry, starry night..PAINT your palette blue and gray…Look out on a summer’s day..With eyes that know the darkness in my soul…🎶 “Starry, Starry Night” – Don McLean 1971 https://tinyurl.com/a7jpmwf8

    👨🏻‍🎨 We see it’s Van Gogh standing there, his brush is at the ready,
    One wonders THOUGH..Is he alright…without sales that aren’t steady?
    But he appears to be happy, it’s no time to OPPOSE,
    The madness hasn’t set in yet…too early I suppose…
    I tried to BISECT his life, the after and before,
    But we all know the story, not the best I can ASSURE..
    I did SCROLL through some articles, and with some friends did talk,
    But it got all so tedious…I feared that I might SQUAWK…
    Van Gogh did beautiful brushwork, something I will confess…
    And here we see him having his first real BRUSH WITH SUCCESS! 👨🏻‍🎨

    ** “Going To A Go-Go” Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 1965 https://tinyurl.com/3kzeh7sc


    So…I don’t know if it’s the end result of not paying all that much attention when we studied the Impressionists, or Post-Impressionists, or Expressionists…or Cartoonists…but my first thought upon seeing our puzzle was Vincent Van Gogh. https://tinyurl.com/yh84a6r6 I think he’s the only one who stuck with me. The tortured mind, the whole ear thing…whatever. Anyway, I’m thinking Van Gogh, I’m seeing that little wrought iron bistro table, I’m sensing France…so I Google “How many paintings did Van Gogh sell in his lifetime”? And the first thing that pops up is “one”. One? Can’t be…So I start searching the other names that should have stuck with me…But I couldn’t shake Van Gogh…So then I thought to change COURSE…Anyway, make a long intro short…I reached out to a friend, I 🎶BRUSHed myself off…and started all over again…🎶 ** (sic) It is dear Vincent. And that’s what I get for doubting my first instinct…and believing everything I read online…I mean, EAR I thought the Internet was the Gospel truth… Sacré blue! Scandale!!!

    Ok…Our words. Nothing new. And we have seen SLORCL before. The Early Birds? They came through with flying COLORS…The solve? A SUCCESS! They were all SOLD on it immediately. It’s definitely becoming an ART with these guys.

    SO…Arles, France, 1888. Jeff’s given us an amazing drawing this morning, complete with additional ART WORK…We see Vincent, in the midst of painting his “Café Terrace at Night”. https://tinyurl.com/4be6882h He’s approached by whom I believe to be Julian Tanguy, a Parisian art dealer, who’s very IMPRESSed with a painting Vincent’s completed, “The Red Vineyard”, https://tinyurl.com/ffxn74e8 which he holds in his hands. It gets a little confusing here though, because “Café” is said to have been painted in September, while ‘Vineyard” was done in November…but God only knows, I’m getting used to the confusion by now. Anyway, another article stated that ‘Vineyard” was the only painting that Vincent managed to sell “while he was alive”…and it was bought by Anna Boch, for 400 Francs, about $2,000 in our money today. So I guess Mr Tanguy bought on consignment, or the Internet’s out to get me. And rounding out Vincent’s little gallery is “The Starry Night” https://tinyurl.com/dw56f4 lying on the ground propped up against the easel. But that, Folks, was said to have been painted in 1889! So I think by now you can understand the confusion I mentioned earlier…But then again, Math was never my strong suit!…Anyway, the bottom line…the answer to today’s puzzle? See that dialogue stating, “You may be FAMOUS one day”?…Notice that BRUSH Jeff so prominently displayed in Vincent’s hand? Well, he’s finally SUCCESSFUL at selling a painting…And give or take a timeline, it all boils down to it’s his first…BRUSH WITH SUCCESS! https://tinyurl.com/w5amn8ns EAR he, EAR ye! A STROKE of genius!

    So, There you have it Folks, Done! Enjoy your day…Be well, stay safe…and don’t believe everything you read…and probably less of what you EAR! 👨🏻‍🎨🙋🏻‍♀️

    ** https://tinyurl.com/y2wdstdm

  3. 🤷🏻‍♂️ Even THOUGH he had thought long and hard before creating the SCROLL, and definitely needed a BRUSH WITH SUCCESS, he still didn’t OPPOSE the contributions of the others…but when they all started to SQUAWK that they wanted a BISECT-type of design, he had to ASSURE himself that his decision was the best…🤷🏻‍♂️

    🤷🏻‍♂️ Told to SCROLL through the pages, he didn’t want to SQUAWK,
    But there was so much drivel there, he thought that he should walk…
    With nothing to ASSURE him…THOUGH a lot to waste his time,
    He wanted to OPPOSE it all, and stop on that thin dime…
    The pages had a BISECT…he’d need work back and forth,
    He hated reading that way, it was like a book report…
    He decided it’s not worth it, too much hassle, more or less…
    And figured he’d look elsewhere for his first BRUSH WITH SUCCESS…🤷🏻‍♂️

  4. Louvred your post, Angela. $2,000 USD converts to $2,539 CAD in case Helen’s curious.
    Best of luck to everyone’s team today. Get that W!

      • I’m afraid it wouldn’t be a pretty picture, Helen. My knowledge is limited to a single year of French in high school. Google translate is magical though. 😂

        • Google translate is fine for adult learners but can be disastrous for students unless they stick to just one or two words or a very short phrase. I did some online teaching of French in the spring, which lends itself very well to teaching kids how to use google translate effectively and intelligently. Try Linguée if you’re looking for a variety of sentences for every input you make.

        • I had 1 semester of French in college,then passed a PhD qualifier in French on a math research paper translation to English,but am hardly a French linguist.

  5. No problems here except a little slow on the answer.
    Going to a Gogh-Gogh was a cute thing……….
    It was quite hot when I walked the dog today but we both enjoyed it.
    Time for fall to fall, don’t ya think?

  6. Goodnessscrasious….Took Art Appreciation in college, been to the Louvre, and all over Europe for that matter…..yet I didn’t fathom all the subtle nuances, as outlined by Angela, in the puzzle this morning. Way to go Angela. So I accomplished puzzle solution the tired, old humdrum way – through sheer grit. Unscrambling the anagrams was pretty easy, next saw WITH and the rest fell into place. Maybe if I had thought of BRUSH straight out of the starting gate, it would have led to a blind solve. Yes, central Texas temperatures have been cooler in the morning…that’s a good sign for sure. Enjoy Grandparents day !!

    • Good Morning, Terry. I don’t know if you look at the puzzle online, but if so, you’d see how big the BRUSH appears. I was IMPRESSed! Kudos on the solve,Terry..and thanks for the Shout Out. And bring on the cool mornings! Have a good one…👨🏻‍🎨🙋🏻‍♀️

        • I just took a look at it. And you can enlarge the panel…That’s so key…It’s the only way to really appreciate all the gems Jeff puts into the cartoons. And since he doesn’t do the coloring, I’m wondering if he instructed whoever does to shade the panel to appear as if it’s nighttime….since the painting Van Gogh’s working on is called “Café Terrace at Night”! 😉🙋🏻‍♀️

            • I use the Chicago Trib online puzzle which is in B&W, and it’s a big panel. My NY Daily News offers the same one. I especially like that one because it’s there at midnight, plus you can see the tiny details a lot more clearly with a B&W cartoon. But I Googled Austin Statesman Jumble, and the interactive colored version that a lot of sites offer came up… I’m surprised that you’re not seeing the same. I’ll try it again. 🤷🏻‍♀️

              • Talk about pressure….those puzzles are timed !!! I’ll start getting a little antsy if I don’t figure it out immediately. Thanks for the tip

              • LOL! Are they? I don’t know, I’ve never used any of those sites. I was just showing you what Google offered up when I searched the name of your paper. It wasn’t a tip…I don’t ever solve using the words…I was just curious as to why two different versions were out there for your paper. This is the link I use…. https://tinyurl.com/25v3wa56 And then I get the color version from my hard copy and digital paper…🙋🏻‍♀️

              • Hey Terry. I solve the puzzle by the dialogue, the question and the hints in the drawing. I don’t use the words to get the solve. Most of the time the solve is an idiom, and for some reason I’m freaky with idioms. There’s a gazillion of them stuck up in my head…Weird, I know… 🤦🏻‍♀️ But I then unscramble the words in order to compose my rhymes. 🤷🏻‍♀️

  7. And thanks to Terry for reminding me…HAPPY GRANDPARENTS DAY to all our readers who celebrate! Have a wonderful day! 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨

  8. The artist, content to paint slow,
    No great aspirations on the go(gh)….
    Be famous one day?
    It seemed far away
    But the buyer was sure in the know!

    • Bonjour, Helen…🙋🏻‍♀️

      👨🏻‍🎨 Such a talent with which he was blessed,
      Van Gogh proved he was one of the best…
      But the battles within,
      Caused his life too soon fin…
      And in peace we all hope that he rests…👨🏻‍🎨

  9. Good morning. Got the words not the cartoon answer. Loved the song choice Angela. Probably the first time I listened to every word. Most enjoyable. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • Good Morning, Paul. I’m figuring you’re speaking of “Starry, Starry Night”…Glad you enjoyed it…it is a beautiful song. Have a good one, Paul. Be well and stay safe…👨🏻‍🎨🙋🏻‍♀️

  10. Anagrams were a quick solve,but as usual too many letters for the cartoon solution.But after looking up the first word,brush,the rest was an instant solve.

    • Just follow the dialogue, Professor…and study the cartoon. The clues to the solve are always there…Have a good one! 👨🏻‍🎨🙋🏻‍♀️

  11. Great song ! to a great artist ! To hear Don McLean sing that with just him and an acoustic guitar is fantastic ! I was stuck on assure and bisect , but after I took a SQUAWK, Vincent ASSURED me to BRUSH it away and BISECT it with SUCCESS ! Everyone have a beautiful “ starry “ “starry” night !

    • Hi Jim. It’s a great song for sure, and I agree, Don’s delivery is impeccable. And Kudos to you and Vincent on the solve! 😂 Wishing you a good day, Jim. Be well and stay safe. 👨🏻‍🎨🙋🏻‍♀️

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