Jumble Answers for 12/02/2021









32 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 12/02/2021

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

    🎶For goodness sake..I got the HIPPY, HIPPY SHAKE…I’ve got to shake…Woo…the HIPPY, HIPPY SHAKE…🎶 “Hippy, Hippy Shake” – The Beatles 1977 https://tinyurl.com/ycknynuj

    🤦🏻‍♀️ He thought he was impressive, but was HASTY so it seems,
    It’s definitely much HARDER than it looked in his daydreams…
    He’s swaying like a SKIER, but that motion of his hips?
    By the look that his wife’s giving him? He’s definitely lost his grip!
    The Hula dancer’s prompting…”Hula ORIGIN, if be told…
    Is all in moving hips right”…But his wife? She’s so not sold
    She’s cringing and she’s thinking that he def needs take a break…
    It’s so bad she can’t even look…His dancing? NO GREAT SHAKES! 🤦🏻‍♀️

    Just like the Macarena? Boy, this guy must be a riot at a party!!

    Ok, let’s get MOVING…In what may be unprecedented in Jumbleland…again today? You guessed it…No new words, but three new anagrams…The oldie? GIRNIO from May of 2012. And once again, the Early Birds SHOOK it all off and zipped right through them. The solve? Almost every one of us automatically saw it, except for the two who failed to make the “SHAKES” connection to the hips…no pun intended…but when I hinted at it? Bingo! Signed, sealed and deSHIVERed!

    And we have to give props to Jeff today for this way too funny cartoon. Just the look on the wife’s face says it all. And to think that her pal there intends to post the video that we see him recording on his phone? The humanity!! We see our man of the hour, decked out in a grass skirt, a palm tree laden shirt and a lei…(most likely under the influence)…trying to be a Hula dancer…I mean, HU LA heck is he kidding? And the sweet wahine, expertly swaying her hips, trying her best to do her job and placate the tourists, stands by smiling…But his wife? HIP HIP no sway…Shielding her eyes from the fright, she’s dying of embarrassment…SAMOA this? Uh uh…Her husband’s dance moves? Definitely NO GREAT SHAKES!! https://tinyurl.com/mrx5u58k

    As for the Gems…I like the little touches. The wife, with the traditional flower in her hair, another embroidered on her sarong, and wearing a lei…her drinking buddy, sporting a shirt showing an erupting volcano, (but no lei for him)…and the classic Hawaiian drinks on the table. But I’m sure by now you know what the real money shot is…Off to the left, way out on the ocean…Jeff’s Signature Sinking Sailboat…the perfect Hawaiian Punch!

    So, There you have it Folks, Done…Have a great day. Be well, stay safe and SHAKE things up a little today…Dance like nobody’s watching…🙋🏻‍♀️


  2. 🙇🏻‍♂️ When he was told …”NO GREAT SHAKES, but try HARDER next time”, he figured that he might have been a little too HASTY in saying that the time-line of the ORIGIN of the story that the SKIER was telling was off by a week or two…🙇🏻‍♂️

    ⛷She wasn’t a great SKIER…much too HASTY at her turns,
    She wanted to try HARDER, ‘cause the comments made her burn…
    She may need to go back and learn the ORIGIN of the sport,
    It’s either that or grow thick skin…and have a good retort
    She hates the criticism…that she’s lacking what it takes…
    So what if she’s not perfect…’cause it’s really NO GREAT SHAKES…⛷

  3. Good day jumblers ! Man I thought I was gonna shake down the roof with this one . When I got the anagrams they were fast and smooth , like a champion SKIER , I was hoping the solution wasn’t HARDER . So I went back to the cartoon’s ORIGIN . I was HASTY to get the jumble ! The first word that I saw was SHAKEN , so what letters were left , I thought were Shaken So Great ! , but when I read the comments of the couple sitting at the table , it wasn’t Shaken So Great , so I exchanged the N and the S and got SHAKES NO GREAT , well I was close enough . I couldn’t think of a song except 🎵 shake , shake , shake ! 🎵 shake , shake , shake 🎵 shake your booty ! 🎵 have a wonderful Thursday , and if you get a chance , shake , shake , shake ! Have a good day !!!

  4. Good morning. I came on with a new answer for the cartoon which didn’t feel right. I had “On Stage Shaker”. Not liking it had me checking and confirming my error. Your song choice fit perfectly Angela. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • Good Morning, Paul. Tk you. Enjoy your day …and stay well and safe too. 🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. Another tough cartoon, two days in a row. The anagrams were not a problem…but took awhile to get the cartoon. Figured the first word was either ON, AT, AN, or NO. Thought the last word might be SHAKER, and that got me off track. Finally came upon NO GREAT SHAKES. It’s not an expression I have heard in a long time. Looked it up to make sure the definition was what I thought. Happy Thursday!

  6. I struggled mightily today but the effort cleared some of the early-morning cobwebs. Like Paul, my first puzzle answer was On Stage Shaker. At the Origin, I was just too Hasty like a Skier trying Harder than necessary. In other words, my effort was No Great Shakes. Could be a record high temp for this day in OTown and we’ll enjoy that! All Beatles, all the time, Angela!

  7. This one has a few shadow solutions, including ON STAGE SHAKER. So as an ON STAGE SHAKER, he was NO GREAT SHAKES. He was too HASTY; it’s HARDER than it looks. Maybe he’s a better SKIER. What’s the ORIGIN of Jumbles like this one, anyway?

  8. No blind solve this morning and dove into the anagrams and was surprised that many minutes later, still hadn’t figured out SKIER. Wow, what a start !! Even stumbled for a moment on HASTY. Initially was looking for SKIRT somewhere, but that was not to be found, until it all came together. You can never go wrong with the Beatles. Enjoy the day.

    • Hi Terry…Skirt…it’s not a bad angle, considering. The Beatles…yes. Hoping you enjoy the day too. 🙋🏻‍♀️

  9. Hi Everyone – Tough one today. Riske (Risqué) was my initial thought for the first word, but it didn’t check out. I also had no luck trying An, Grass and Sight for the answer. Finally, I found Shakes and No, with Great left to unscramble.

  10. Found the anagrams and cartoon challenging this morning,but finally solved origin and skier, in the anagrams,quickly followed by ‘great’ as the middle word,and the ‘no great shakes’ complete solution.Though it obviously could be ‘on great shakes’ as well.
    Happy Birthday David.

    • Hi Professor. Good Morning. With all due respect, although the two letters are the same… if you think about it, the solve can’t be “on” great shakes. With the question relating to the wife’s perspective, plus her comment, plus the man being shown in such a “non” hula stance, what’s obvious is that his dancing is definitely NOT a good thing…hence NO Great Shakes. And of course being familiar with the idiom also helps…😉 Wishing you a good day, Professor. Be well and stay safe out there…🙋🏻‍♀️

  11. Funny puzzle this morning. When I first looked at the cartoon I thought the answer might be “On Shaky Ground”. However, once I solved the anagrams “No Great Shakes” was obvious. Have a good Wednesday all.

  12. 🤦🏻‍♀️ He got up there and thought he could dance,
    With his wife he killed thoughts of romance…
    She’s embarrassed to watch,
    Hula he’s definitely botched…
    All she’s thinking is…”Where are his pants”?!! 🤦🏻‍♀️

    🤦🏻‍♀️ After drinking a mai tai or two,
    Our guy thought the hula he’d pursue…
    But his wife..she’s in shock..
    Knowing folks on the block…
    Will be looking at him quite askew! 🙋🏻‍♀️

    🤦🏻‍♀️ With a grass skirt and feet in flip-flops,
    This guy thought he was back at the hop…
    But the years have gone by,
    And his moves can’t deny…
    That the dancing needs come to a stop! 🤦🏻‍♀️

  13. This one totally threw me. I’ve never heard this expression before and even after I looked the answer up I didn’t get it until I looked up the meaning of the expression. Is this more commonly said in parts of the world or country away from where I live in central NY? In all my 56+ years I have never heard this expression. Thanks for adding something new for me to learn. I got the word shake out of it but could not make an expression that made sense to me and now I know why. Thanks for also keeping my brain challenged.

    • Hi John. David’s all about challenges in learning. His love of the same is what led him to start his foundation https://tinyurl.com/ysuass5w So yes, there’s a lot to thank him for…As for the idiom, I can’t answer your question. I’m Brooklyn, NY born and bred, and it’s one that I’ve heard and used quite often. And my friends, the Early Birds that I speak of, are from all over the map…so I don’t know what to say…Enjoy your night John, and thank you for commenting. Be well…🔠🙋🏻‍♀️

  14. My answer for the hula husband jumble on Dec. 2 is “on stage shaker”. I think that could pass 🤔

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