LHUGC = GULCH
TKYIT = KITTY
ALLFNE = FALLEN
RNHABC = BRANCH
AFTER STUFFING HIMSELF WITH JUNK FOOD, HIS WIFE HAD TO LISTEN TO HIS – – –
GLC IY ALE BNH = BELLYACHING
Happy Thursday everyone! Our second to last puzzle of the work week didn’t offer any new clue words. Our esteemed wordsmith, David L. Hoyt, dished up four brand new anagrams for the third day in a row which brings the total number of new scrambles seen so far this week to 15! I’m sure it’s a new record, but unfortunately it’s a stat I haven’t been keeping track of. The only one that tackle little extra time to solve was GULCH so it’ll be my pick for today’s hardest anagram.
Today’s cartoon brings us to a living room where we encounter a couch potato hard at work keeping his armchair held down. Since most NCAA games are played on Saturday it’s most likely the day of the week this panel is occurring on. By looking at the snacks next to his perch we see a bevy of belly busters which were: hot wings, cashews, pigs in a blanket, pepperoni pizza and a single can of soda. My favorite detail was the frill toppers on each of the toothpicks — nice touch, Jeff! The “M” logo on his hat and jersey indicates he’s a Wolverines fan, and the “S” logo on his partner’s shirt lets us know she’s rooting for the Spartans. The score of the game was MICH 10-MSU XX so we don’t know who’s ahead, but by Jeff showing the spud with his hands on his stomach (and a quick read of the cartoon sentence) made it obvious that it was the finger foods that were making him feel foul.
The final solve was and anagram consisting of 11-letters and it was also the same length as yesterday’s solution. The layout was quite cryptic, but I noticed YALEB in the middle of it which brought BELLY to mind. With those letters eliminated, ACHING was quite visible in the remainder to seal the deal. On tomorrow! Until then, be well an enjoy the day. //Mike
GULCH = Last used on 09/25/20 as HUGLC
KITTY = Last used on 10/10/20 as TIYKT
FALLEN = Last used on 01/24/21 as NLFELA
BRANCH = Last used on 11/04/19 as NCRABH
BELLYACHING = Last used on 02/18/15 as ENYGHBLALIC
LHUGC = NEW ANAGRAM
TKYIT = NEW ANAGRAM
ALLFNE = NEW ANAGRAM
RNHABC = NEW ANAGRAM
GLCIYALEBNH = NEW ANAGRAM
Had 3 of 4 anagrams…Fallen needed backing into, even with double LL,’s….Before I could utter a word, she blind solved the puzzle. I’ll be back in the usual rotation soon
So good to see you, Terry. I trust all went well…Read below…We gave you the Shout Out today…Have a great night.. and stay well…🙏🏻🙋🏻♀️
I had no luck with BRANCH but got the rest easily. Fun J all the way!
Dodgers/Giants game 5 tomorrow, oh wow! Big, big big!
Commentators saying this Game 5 could be bigger than the World Series finale this year and I agree.
It’s all happening tomorrow and I’ll be there!!!!
Mig – good luck in game 5. Looking forward to a possible Astro’s – Dodgers rematch.
Are you a Dodgers or Giants fan?I didn’t have a team in this year’s playoffs,w my Cleveland Indians,not making the playoffs.
Good Morning, Everyone! I hope this finds you well…
🏈 EATING EVERYTHING BUT THE PIGSKIN! 🏈
🎶 You ate a pan of biscuits…A pot of kidney stew…You drank a gallon of milk…You ate a pound cake too….A skillet of liver…A dozen of eggs….Twelve hot dogs and eight frog legs…You know YOU EAT TOO MUCH…🎶 “You Eat Too Much” – Harold Burrage 1956 https://tinyurl.com/mbfdhb8s
🍕The little pigs in blankets, and the bones from those hot wings,
The pizza and the cashew nuts…Yep…stomach pains they’ll bring…
Our guy has definitely FALLEN a victim to his lust,
He’s indulged way too much we see…and now he’s apt to bust…
University of Michigan, the team for which he roots,
Are they losing this football game?…More trouble there to boot…
He thought his stomach was a GULCH…but now his wife named KITTY,
Is telling him it’s his own fault…and that’s the nitty-gritty
Can’t blame it on the Spartans, or the Wolverines no less,
He’s gone out on a BRANCH here…caused this gastrointestinal mess…
And Michigan State, his big rival…the game they may be taking…
But either way his wife don’t need to hear his BELLYACHING! 🍕🙋🏻♀️
🤷🏻♂️Not understanding what all the BELLYACHING was about when he showed them his drawing of the GULCH named Pretty KITTY…he told them that they’d all FALLEN into a creative slump and needed to BRANCH out a little…🤷🏻♂️
🐈 The KITTY had gone missing…she’d FALLEN into the GULCH,
And it was hard to see her…being colored like red mulch…
He saw a long BRANCH nearby, and he made a kind of sling,
And hoped that he could scoop her out, and to the surface bring…
But the naysayers yelled “Foolish…it’s a wasted undertaking”…
So he told them either help out…or just quit the BELLYACHING…🐈 🙋🏻♀️
Good morning. No problem with the words or cartoon answer. Not a blind solve though. I was thinking of grumbling or stomach ache but the latter is two words. After putting down the letters the answer was clear. Another first on your song choice Angela. Wondering if it was a regional song or that it wasn’t a big enough hit to stay in The New York market. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.
Hi Paul and GM. My first thought was something to do with WAIST because he was wasting the day watching sports. There weren’t any quotes today so it wasn’t too much trouble with the letters written out. Have a good one.
I’m sure he’s done it before
Gobble til his stomach is sore
But will “All you can eat”
Help stave off defeat
And just get your team to score!
🍕He pigged out on a whole bunch of stuff,
Now his stomach is feeling quite rough…
And the game’s on the line,
So if stars don’t align?
He’s facing a loss…and that’s tough…🍕
🍗 Football junk food it may be the norm,
Dietary rules hardly conform…
But this guy went too far,
He’s def the junk food czar…
Now his stomach’s feeling firestorm! 🍗
🏈 With the Maize and Blue now 6 and 0,
It appears Jeff has reason to crow…
His team’s doing so well,
Wolverine heads can swell…
To beat Northwestern next they will go! 🏈
🏈 While the Wolverine fan has pigged out,
His wife’s saying…”It’s your fault, no doubt…
That you’re feeling this ill,
By now I know the drill…
You stuff yourself…and then you pout”! 🏈
👏🏻 Bellyaching here is a great pun,
And I’m sure gotten by everyone…
And the U of M fans,
Well we give them a hand…
Masterfully their season’s begun! 👏🏻
Two day’s in a row , side by side, like the perfect GULCH , and I have not FALLEN. That makes me want to BRANCH out in my comments , so I can be as witty as a KITTY ! Please don’t be mistaken , I’m just BELLYACHING ! I couldn’t think of a suitable song for this , I always like to add it to my comments! Have a wonderful day and stay healthy and safe !!
Wishing you a TREE-mendous Thursday, Jim!
W gulch and branch,ch were the norm of the day.The anagrams were a quick Monday level solve,and the length of the cartoon solution,yielded an ing ending leading to a quick easy blind solve on this rainy Thursday.
A blind solve? Well done, Chuck! GULCH just wouldn’t come to me….. After finally solving it, I thought of Miss Gulch from the Wizard of Oz. 😂
Shout Out to Terry…Hoping all went well and that either you or Marsha is reading this. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏🏻🙋🏻♀️
Wishing you a speedy recovery, Terry!
With today being BE BALD AND BE FREE DAY, a special Shout Out to all those bearing beautiful bald heads. I always believed that grass don’t grow on a busy street…😉 ONYJE! 🍷🙋🏻♀️
Since I’m (unfortunately) being forced into the baldilocks club, I guess I should RAZOR glass and celebrate too!
Whenever I visit the Jumble comments section, I notice the word history information, essays, commentaries, and replies from Angela and Mike. I’m always curious, are they the managers of the comments section and part of the Jumble team and staff, along with David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek?
Hi Rick. David and Jeff have no connection to this blog, just as Mike and I have no connection to the Jumble. Mike started this blog for fun, and he and I take turns doing a commentary for that reason. But we’re fortunate to have both David and Jeff as readers, and occasional participants. I hope this explains it all. Thank you for commenting, and we hope you’ll do so again…Have a good day, Rick. Be well and stay safe out there…🏈🙋🏻♀️
Hi Rick! Yes Jeff and I do check in here a few times a day to see what people are saying, look at the poll, etc. We LOVE Jumbleanswer.com and we really appreciate everyone.
👏🏻👏🏻! Tk you, David…🙋🏻♀️
Thanks so much for the kind words, David! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Easy breezy puzzle this morning. Another long one word answer for the cartoon but the “ing” ending made for a quick solution to the cartoon. Wishing all of you a good day.
I’m w you,Betty,the ing ending was a give away for the ultimate solution .
Kudos to you for seeing -ING in the layout, Betty & Chuck. David had the letters spaced so far apart that looking for a suffix never occurred to me.
GL to your Giants! It’s on too late for me to watch, but I’ll be sure to catch the highlights on the morning news. Enjoy the game! ⚾️
Thank you, Mike. Fingers crossed. 🤞 We’re up against a formidable team.
Many are saying this is the game of the year tonight! Two very talented teams in the Dodgers and Giants and evenly matched it seems. Great pitchers going for both and the lineups are dangerous….. Should be a hoot!
Was 6 hours late getting to the Jumble this morning but breezed through it. I can commiserate with the couch potato dude on a sporty Saturday. Good fun to kick off my weekend. Hoping all your favorite teams shine!