Jumble Answers for 09/18/2021








24 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 09/18/2021

  1. Good Morning, Everyone. ..🇬🇧 TIME AND TIME….A-BEN! 🇬🇧

    🎶 Haven’t felt like this, my dear since I can’t remember when…It’s been a LONG, LONG TIME…You’ll never know how many dreams I’ve dreamed about you, or just how empty they all seemed without you…So kiss me once, then kiss me twice then kiss me once again….It’s been a long, long TIME…🎶 “It’s Been a Long, Long Time” – Mr Harry James & His Orchestra – featuring Helen Forrest circa 1941 https://tinyurl.com/8auskcs

    🇬🇧 We’ve visited so many times, he’s like an old lost friend,
    Familiarity’s settled in…now I just call him Ben…
    The “Big’s” gone by the wayside, no GLITZ do we need here,
    Words like “only” and “HERMIT-like” with Ben just don’t adhere…
    (I’m tossing off the LADLE, there’s no place for it to fit,
    I tried, but trust me all I got was teeth starting to grit)…
    We have our happy tourists, and to those who miss the travel,
    Please don’t choke up…you’ll end up with a THROAT sounding like gravel…
    According to our puzzle here, the quarantine’s passed by…
    ‘Cause look at all the people…Tourism? At an ALL-TIME HIGH! 🇬🇧

    I’m not crying…you’re crying….Ok, so maybe I am crying. I probably should have waited until after I was done writing this before listening to my own song. I guess it’s just all the TIME that’s been lost, the friends and Family I miss seeing, the loss of hugging and kissing people, the lack of freedom to travel…my Dad. Not to mention this beautiful piece of music. My God, weren’t the BIG Bands amazing? Anyway, it’s the whole ball of wax. So just in case any of you are feeling a little bit sentimental right now…well hey, we’re only human…

    Words. All sweet repeats. And while the EBs didn’t choke up on any of them, I could swear that I noticed some blinking…(But I suspect it was over the music, although no one’s gonna admit to it)…Either way, they all rose to the occasion and came out WAY ON TOP. As for the solve? An easy, breezy ALL-TIME HIGH!

    So…Ben, Ben, Ben…again! How many times has it BEN now? A lot. And I’m definitely too verklempt to go researching. But with the lack of masks, and the throng of people seen in our cartoon, I suppose maybe it’s TIME we go back. And since as of August, 2nd, fully vaccinated Americans are allowed into England without a mandatory quarantine, I guess business may be booming…and at an ALL-TIME HIGH! As for the woman’s comment about the scaffolding? I’m sure you’re all aware that the Elizabeth Tower, which houses Ben, has BEN under renovation since 2017. But I’m a little confused here. If I’m not mistaken, the blue hands were just very recently put back onto the face of the clock, https://tinyurl.com/5xr2cy8k but the chimes won’t be functioning again until next year…(And now I have this song playing in my head… https://tinyurl.com/uwekxwpy Where’s that off switch when you need it)?…Anyway…Does anybody really know what TIME it is?…And no. There’s no way I’m adding THAT one to the playlist too…

    Ok…Jeff’s Gems? Besides the woman clad in the Union Jack T-shirt sporting a Fanny pack, and her companion admiring the photo he’s just taken with his phone, there’s really not all that much on the HIGH front. Ben’s reading 4 PM, and all the little souvenir towers seem to read either 3 PM, or 12:15…it’s a toss-UP…But you know, it’s funny…I’m no Anglophile, but I think I’d like to have one of those little towers. It just might LIFT my spirits…

    So, There you have it Folks, Done. Have a good one…Be well, stay safe…and too bad we can’t turn back the HANDS of TIME, huh?…But hopefully, soon, the world will be back to an ALL-TIME HIGH! 🇬🇧🙋🏻‍♀️

    • I don’t think business is exactly booming but it’s definitely improving. The entire UK would love to see the return of more visitors.

    • My wife’s brother and his wife,and her sister and her husband visited Europe and England last month,and were admitted to London w their vaccinations,but only after filling out a lot of forms.

      • I think all the paper work is in case there’s a need for tracing. Better safe than sorry…🇬🇧🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. 💎With tourism now at an ALL TIME HIGH, they were visiting the old HERMIT King’s palace, and when they came upon a LADLE, the likes of which she’d never seen before, with it’s handle of gems and GLITZ, she got a lump in her THROAT at its beauty…💎

    They said he was a HERMIT who spoke with a gravelly THROAT,
    So surprised they were to see him there with an old gravy boat…
    He also had a LADLE… they both lacked a modern GLITZ,
    But as far as antiques go here, they fit right in without a hitch…
    He put them up for auction, and the bids began to fly…
    The winning bid surprised him…it was def an ALL TIME HIGH! 🤷🏻‍♂️

  3. Good morning. It took some time for me to get the last three words but I finally managed them all rather than take the easy route. The cartoon answer was again a blind solve. You really dug deep for this song choice Angela. Enjoyed the blast from the past. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • Good Morning, Paul. Yes, I guess I did. But it ended up doing me in! 😢 Glad you enjoyed it…And here’s to you staying well and safe too…Have a good one, Paul. 🇬🇧🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. Hello Angela:
    I always compose my limerick before checking out your initial post and often note that we pick up on common themes, such as familiarity in this case, so here goes….

    With chimes that are always apPEALing
    You get that warm and comforting feeling
    Be it one boom or ten
    You can count on Big Ben
    As your spirits soar to the ceiling!

    • Good Morning, Helen…And we Jumble players are definitely familiar with Ben! 😉🙋🏻‍♀️

      🇬🇧 Crowds of tourists have gathered around,
      Hoping they’ll hear the chimes when they sound…
      But there’s work still to do,
      So no sound yet ensues…
      But the visitors they still abound…🇬🇧

      🇬🇧 So our woman who’s come to see Ben,
      Is seen smiling and feeling quite zen…
      And she’s buying a tower,
      Will it chime on the hour…
      As Ben has done since way back when? 🇬🇧

  5. As with countless other Jumble Solvers, today was an easy one, but must admit…am so glad because I had to back-in THROAT. Of course, my morning (or day, for that matter) always goes more smoothly with a Jules Styne/Sammy Cahn song to hum along the way. Way to go Angela.

  6. So easy peasy it made me queasy!
    Unlike yesterday not a problem with this J.
    Good clean fun for those of us who enjoy puzzles…………….
    Hope your mileage doesn’t vary, see you mañana

  7. Good weekend jumble ! I just tried to add some GLITZ to the food I was eating cause I couldn’t get it on my plate, then i saw a LADLE and that helped , and I felt like a HERMIT cause I couldn’t get the last anagram so I rolled my eyes and swallowed my food and the bite was too big and I looked the fourth word and it came to me that I needed my THROAT to complete the jumble, then I was at an ALL TIME HIGH !!! It’s the weekend !!!!! Everyone enjoy and have a great one !

    • LOL! And this is definitely a lot to digest! 😂 Wishing you a great one too, Jim. Be well and stay safe…🇬🇧🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. Thanks for the info on what’s going on with Ben, Angela. I had Mirthe (mirth) instead of Hermit and believe I made the exact same mistake last time. I was able to back in when I got the answer and realized I had a T instead of an I. Wishing all a good day.

    • Good Morning, Caroline. YW. And yes…I checked for you…”Mirthe”…you are consistent! 😉 I think we all have one or two of those Achilles Heel words! Wishing you a good day too, Caroline. Be well and stay safe…🇬🇧🙋🏻‍♀️

  9. Got the anagrams in a snap,despite spelling ladle,as lad-el,which still yielded the same letters for the cartoon solution,which was a quick blind solve,given the presence of Big Ben!

    • You got lucky, Prof! 👏🏻👏🏻 SCOOPed that one right up! 😉 Enjoy your day, Professor! 🇬🇧🙋🏻‍♀️

  10. Unlike yesterday, solved today’s puzzle in no time. I always enjoy the puzzles with Big Ben. Enjoyed the song, Angela. Lots of really good songs came out of the Big Band era. Happy Saturday to all!

    • Good Morning, Betty. Tks. And yes, beautiful music. Those horns…💕 Wishing you a Happy Saturday too, Betty…Be well and stay safe…🇬🇧🙋🏻‍♀️

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