Jumble Answers for 09/17/2021








44 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 09/17/2021

  1. Good Morning, Everyone. I hope this finds you well…

    🎶 Where have all the FLOWERS gone?…Long time passing…Where have all the FLOWERS gone?…Long time ago….🎶 “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”? – The Kingston Trio1961 https://tinyurl.com/7vjrsye

    🦮 I read an ESSAY about dogs, how different breeds will act,
    In different situations, but…let’s face it, dogs lack tact…
    You’d think though after the THIRD time Lucky tore things to shreds,
    The riot act might fit the scene…and to this dog be read…
    Our man could chatter all he wants, just like a MAGPIE would,
    But playfulness? C’mon get real…things aren’t looking good…
    Ok, the neighbor’s UNHURT, but there’s damage just the same,
    Our couple needs to come to grips with this dog and his game
    The neighbor’s flowers are ruined, and his paper ain’t no better…
    Begorrah, man! Enough’s enough…with this IRISH “UPSETTER!”🦮

    “Love your neighbor as yourself, yet don’t pull down your hedges “…Ben Franklin, 1732. “Good fences make good neighbors”…Robert Frost, 1914. “My newspaper AND my tomato plants? Are you kiddin’ me? ¥&/(M-#@“!!!…Angela, 2021. Let’s face it Folks, I don’t care how playful good old Lucky is…This keeps up? He’s definitely cruisin’ for a name change…

    So, Irish Setters. https://tinyurl.com/ykapjx3s Granted, beautiful animals…but c’mon…you gotta draw the line somewhere. Preferably at your property line, preferably behind a fence…

    Ok. Our words. I want to say that they’re all teacher’s PETS, tried and true, but I’m having some trouble DIGGING UP UNHURT. If I have some time, I’ll check again later…But as of right now, it’s a bit of a BONE of contention, because I could swear that it sounds so familiar. And as far as repeats go, we’ve seen RHIDT back in 2016. The anagrams? Easy, breezy, but 4 of the Early Birds were on the FENCE with the solve. And they went OVER and OVER it for a little while before it BIT them….Me? I recognized the dog BREED right off the bat, from Jeff’s drawing…He reminded me of “Clifford, The Big Red Dog”… https://tinyurl.com/v68cux8p the lovable IRISH SETTER, so the rest was history. But too bad Lucky’s not as well behaved. Anyway, the answer just SETTERed right into my head. Woof, woof!!..I mean Whoop, whoop!

    So, our cartoon. Suburbia, USA…and your average Tom, Dick and Mary. Tom, who prides himself on having a beautiful garden, and enjoys his daily paper each morning, is seen exiting his home to an obviously all too familiar scene. Lucky, the IRISH SETTER who belongs to his neighbors, Dick and Mary, has once again UPSET his early-out-of-bedded-bliss, by digging up his flowers and chewing up his newspaper….Egads! Give us this day our daily BRED! Totally unacceptable! Poor Tom. And here’s Dick, talking about Lucky’s inBRED playfulness? The humanity! At LEASH Mary has the decency to sternly call after Lucky…trying to coax him away from the hole he’s unfortunately digging for himself! Because if you take a look at Tom’s face? Trust me, that man is definitely unLEASHing his anger. And who could blame him. Facing another day with that DOG-eared paper (where we may have a glimpse of “Family Circus”), and those DOGgedly-destroyed daffodils?…Tom’s definitely UPSET, and BITE-fully so……So, the bottom line here today? Lucky’s just an IRISH “UPSETTERl”!

    So, There you have it Folks, Done. Have a great day, Everyone…Be well, stay safe…and here’s hoping we don’t go around DIGGING up DIRT on our neighbors. It’s enough of a DOG-eat-DOG world out there…no use bringing it into our own backyards! 🦮🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Hi Angela,
      Tugging at the heartstrings today with both your song selection and Clifford, The Big Red Dog.
      The former bringing tears to my eyes and the latter making me smile. I didn’t do the jumble today because my dog ate my newspaper. Just kidding. I saw the answers in my email ahead of time, so I opted out today. It certainly was a doozy. Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend! ☀🌻🦋

      • Hi Jane. Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I love Clifford 😉 And you gave me a chuckle! Hope your day’s going well…have a great night. 🦮🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. 🙋🏻‍♂️ He wrote an ESSAY in the THIRD grade titled “Up a Tree with an IRISH UP-SETTER”, about the time he rescued an UNHURT MAGPIE, all the while freaking out his dog…🙋🏻‍♂️

    🦮 His dog, his best companion…he had a thing with birds,
    And a MAGPIE nested nearby, down the block about a THIRD…
    The boy fell once and though UNHURT, his dog made quite a scene,
    (He even wrote an ESSAY on it when he was a teen)…
    And ever since that fateful day, although they both got better…
    He always called his faithful dog the old IRISH UP-SETTER! 🦮

  3. Like Tom Cruise I crashed and burned today. Magpie and the solution evaded my noggin. I tried Angela’s way, no luck.
    Some days are like that. Tomorrow will be new and fresh!
    It’s continuing cool in SoCal. Nice momentary relief. And the Dodgers, who were off today move up to one game in back of the Giants thanks to their loss. It’s going in the right direction!

  4. Good morning ! I have to totally agree with Mig , I wish The MAGPIE would have flown by and left a little of its smartness on its anagram, and I have 3 dogs and not one really UPSETTERS me , and there’s the two I had a time with , but I was UNHURT and I won’t write an ESSAY about it , so everyone have a wonderful start to the weekend and let’s Jumble on down the road with a smile ! Good day !!!!!

    • LOL! Good Morning, Jim. MAGPIE may just be the runaway stumper of the day..And wishing you the same, Jim. Enjoy…Hope it’s a good one! 🦮🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. Kind of a total washout when I glommed on ASSEY for ASSAY, but knew it was wrong. Magpie was no problem, but puzzle answer just didn’t land on my front door. Enjoyed the song.

    • But where’s Marsha? She usually UNLEASHes her wit and UNEARTHS the solve when you’re stuck…😉 Glad you enjoyed the song…for a brief moment I did flirt with this… https://tinyurl.com/fy2hf7hk (“HOLE lotta…”) but I quickly recovered. 😂 Have a good one, Terry…and love to Marsha…🦮🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. Hi Everyone – Smiled at your song choice, Angela, which perfectly fit the puzzle. I love that Pete Seeger peace song, which I sang as a child. Puzzle was a real struggle. I thought maybe Ampige (amperage) for the anagram, but it didn’t check out. Then I recalled Magpie from past puzzles.I knew the first letter of the answer had to be a vowel because of “an,” but the only word I could think of was “utter.” I was looking for something like utter terrier. Finally, the breed reference led me to Irish setter.

    • Good Morning, Caroline. Thank you. And as always, I enjoy your logic towards getting the solve. But today I guess you just needed to find anUTTER word! 😂 Wishing you a good one, Caroline. Be well and stay safe out there…🦮🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. Good morning. Like most folks I was stumped on Magpie. Such an easy word to. I picked out upsetter from a list of eight letter words and the remaining letters gave me Irish. I had a Irish Setter for awhile until she just took off. A beautiful dog. It really needs a lot of room it’s so frisky. Loved all your post Angela and your first song choice was the right pick. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn. And thank you. You know I always go with the first thing that starts “playing”…😂 And I have a friend who has a huge Setter…Definitely a beautiful, serene animal…with a coat that makes me want to be a redhead! But I often think that I could saddle that bad boy…and just ride off into the sunset… that’s how big he is. Thank God they have a big house, and an even bigger yard…But…question. I’m curious…You keep a list of 8-letter words? What prompted that? Hoping you’re staying well and safe too, Paul. Have a good one! 🦮🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Good afternoon. Angela it’s word scrabble that takes up to 15 letters and gives you a list of all possibilities. Sometimes it’s just not worth looking for a possible answer. That’s what I use to double check my spelling before putting down my answers. Take care.

        • Hi Paul. Oh, ok. I thought maybe you had some kind of secret database up your sleeve! 😂 Have a great night, Paul. 🦮🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. Your dog is committing such crimes
    As all over my paper it climbs
    As it chews up the news
    Will that change its views –
    Or is it just a sign of the Times?

    • Good Morning, Helen. Sign of the Times! 👏🏻👏🏻…All the CHEWS that’s fit to print! 😂

      🦮 With a dog who’s as large as a Setter,
      Damage done and you’re definitely a debtor…
      And with Lucky at bay,
      He keeps ruining the day…
      Of poor Tom who just prays things get better! 🦮

      🦆 We see damage that’s been done by Lucky,
      And we hear Dick say that he’s just plucky…
      But Tom’s had his fill,
      And if this keeps up still?
      Old Lucky will be a dead ducky! 🦆

        • I think half the papers in the world must be named The Times. I know here in the States we’re filthy with them…📰 🙋🏻‍♀️

  9. All anagrams came together expediently..but when it came to solution, it was a real headscratcher..just knew that when I saw the doggy and the newspaper, terrier or some form of it would be there because of the quotation marks. But then the letters just weren’t there. After multiple rescrambles of the letters and pulling out the word Irish, I retooled what was left and finally said Aha!!! This was a tough one for me…anyway have a great weekend from South Georgia!!

    • Gotta love those Aha moments, right Alan? 😉 So satisfying! And Kudos 👏🏻👏🏻 for sticking with it…it’s definitely a solve worth KIBBLE-ing over! Enjoy your day, Alan. Be well and stay safe out there…🦮🙋🏻‍♀️

  10. ⚡️⚡️⚡️ FLASHBACK FRIDAY ⚡️⚡️⚡️

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    ZONCIR =
    SCULIE =
    LUMPPE =
    GOADIA =

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  11. MAGPIE took a little effort. For the answer, I got UPSET IRISHTER, but didn’t think to invert it to IRISH UPSETTER. Ugh. Tomorrow will be another day (but isn’t it always)?

    • LOL! Yes, it is, Dennis. Thank God for the tomorrows! Have a good one, Dennis. Enjoy! 🦮🙋🏻‍♀️

  12. Anagrams came slowly but were solved,even magpie.But the cartoon solution stumped me with the multitude of letters until I looked up the first word,Irish,and then up setter popped into mind.I try to get my daily newspapers put inside the storm door ,to avoid them being eaten by a pesky pet,or exposed to the rainy or snowy Midwestern weather.

    • Way to go, Professor! I have a “paper” box attached to my side railing, where my delivery person places the paper. I just crack open the side door, and reach right in…keeps both the paper and I protected from the elements! 😉 Enjoy your day, Prof. Be well and stay safe…🦮🙋🏻‍♀️

  13. Good workout this morning. My first thought was terrier but didn’t have the proper letters, and the dog was too big for that breed. Like Caroline, I knew the first word had to start with a vowel since “An” was given. So figured out Irish and then Upsetter. Loved The Kingston Trio. They got their start here in San Francisco at a nightclub called the Hungry I (Hungry Intellectual). One of my favorite songs was MTA about a fellow who gets on the train in Boston and can’t get off because of a transit strike. In Boston today the train ticket is called a Charlie Card in homage to that song.

    • 🎶The man who never returned…🎶 Poor Charlie! Good Morning, Betty…And Kudos on the solve.👏🏻👏🏻Wishing you a great day…🦮🙋🏻‍♀️

  14. I would have preferred “Irish Shredder”… just couldn’t get the letters to fit!! LOL Enjoy your work daily. Thanks!

    • But IRISH “UP”SETTER got the point across so well. The dog UPSET the yard, UPSET the paper, UPSET Mary… UPSET poor Tom…he’s just a chronic UPSETTER! 😉 Thanks for the Shout Out…Have a great day. 🦮🙋🏻‍♀️

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