Jumble Answers for 02/18/2022








24 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 02/18/2022

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

    🎶 KNIGHT and day, you are the one…Only you ‘neath the moon or under the sun…🎶. “Night and Day” – (with apologies to) Mr Frank Sinatra 1957 version https://tinyurl.com/am78h3ab

    ⚔️🛡A horse is a horse, of course, of course, but here our horse looks bare,
    I’d think he’d need CEMENT-like armor too…just to be fair…
    Let’s be BLUNT it was easy then to suffer THEFT of life,
    If MAINLY what you did was fight…’twas mostly life of strife!
    If not in a real battle, the King and Queen got glee,
    From watching the Knights joust about….Why? To ward off their ennui?
    The Knights obviously had no choice…these jousts would just be settled…
    By suiting up and being brave…and showing METTLE IN METAL! 🛡⚔️

    A Knight in Shining Armor…a phrase I think we’re all familiar with…But what really came to mind when I saw today’s cartoon was an old “Honeymooners” skit. It’s definitely one of my favorites. Audrey Meadows, IMO, was a comedic genius in this show. Just her head nodding alone speaks volumes…but paired with her straight-faced stoicism? Priceless! Take a look at this… https://tinyurl.com/96udh6mp I know it’ll make your day…or KNIGHT!

    Ok…Despite all new anagrams, I wasn’t SADDLEd down with any of today’s words. Two of the Early Birds did blink at MCNETE, but they CRACKED IT soon enough with hardly much of a FIGHT… As for the solve? I’m very familiar with and use the word METTLE, https://tinyurl.com/2p87e9uu as do a few of the EBs. So with armor giving us METAL, and our question giving up the word “brave”, we had an IRON-clad read on it. But if you didn’t, I’m pretty sure that by gleaning METAL from the mix, and taking IN as the probable 2-letter word, I don’t think you’d be that HARD PRESSED to get our first word. So…METTLE it is! The brave Knight was an example of METTLE IN METAL! It’s brilliant IMO, but I do think it may DOG a few of you. I hope not…I’d hate to see a reader left out on a puzzle like this!😉 (And if you haven’t checked out the “Honeymooners” link above…it might be a “wash-out” with these last two lines😉)! …Ok, enough frivolity…let’s put the pedal to the METAL and BATTLE this bad boy!

    Our cartoon? The horse…I mentioned in my poem that he’s without armor, and I’ve seen them depicted both with and without…I don’t know when they might have become a reSQUIREment, but TBT? I wasn’t up to the extra research…It’s REIGNing like crazy, and I can feel the vertigo kicking in…So I called it a KNIGHT….But you gotta love the expressions on our character’s faces. The King, cutting his eyes towards the right, and giving a sideways glance, (plus giving the thumbs up sign), the Queen, wide-eyed, looking in the direction of our Knight, smiling rather fetchingly as she coyly holds her hand to her mouth, our Knight, looking annoyed at the Jester as he questions his validity, (“Who art thou”? …a nod perhaps to Monty Python and the Holy Grail)? and the page mouth agape, is grinning. And him knocking on the Knight’s https://tinyurl.com/4k4nxx8v greave? Well that SIR Tainly made me laugh…. It didn’t SLAY me, but I STEEL found it funny…

    So…There you have it Folks…Done. Be well, stay safe and I’ll leave you with a little KNIGHT humor….Who was the heaviest Knight at King Arthur’s Round Table? SIR Cumference….It was the result of way too much pi….⚔️🛡🙋🏻‍♀️

  2. 🤷🏻‍♂️ After the THEFT of the bags of CEMENT, he felt he had to be BLUNT, MAINLY because with the ironworks being delivered next, he felt he needed to have a sense of METTLE IN METAL….🤷🏻‍♂️

    ⚙️ The shop teacher was very BLUNT, he said if there was THEFT,
    They would CEMENT their future, since they’d definitely be left
    MAINLY out of the projects, for there’s no way he would settle…
    For any kind of foolishness…they’d need show METTLE IN METAL! ⚙️

  3. Good morning Friday , start of the weekend ! Wow ! I really loved the anagrams today , they all came so fun and smooth ! I’ll be BLUNT , anagrams that I can get without cheating and being a THEFT are MAINLY the ones that I’ll have CEMENT on in my memory ! Now the jumble was of those that I know , but couldn’t separate the letters to make sense ! I got METAL right away and I don’t think I have ever used the word METTLE ever in my life . I heard of Meddle but not METTLE . Very confusing jumble , but I’ll put the Pedal to the METAL and leave this one with “ Unflappable “ Have a great start to the weekend ! Today we’re getting some sunshine for the weekend ! Thank goodness !

  4. Today is NATIONAL DRINK WINE DAY. And if you’re anything like me, you know it isn’t good to keep things bottled up…So read between the wines and remember…It doesn’t really matter if the glass is half empty or half full…What matters is that there’s obviously room for more wine! Salute cin cin! Cent’Anni! 🍷🍷🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. 🐎 On horseback we see our brave Knight,
    Prepared to go fight the good fight…
    He carries his lance,
    It gives him a chance…
    And he hopes that he won’t be smite! 🐎

    🛡Decked out in his armor of steel,
    We see our brave Knight…the real deal…
    A joust does await,
    Will it seal his fate?
    Unknown..but he goes forth with zeal! 🛡

    🤷🏻‍♂️ The mettle of this Knight we see,
    Is taken to a high degree…
    In armor he’s laden,
    Hopes his life’s no trade-in…
    And courage is definitely the key! 🤷🏻‍♂️

    🤴🏻 The King and the Queen on a throne,
    Their feelings remain quite unknown…
    It seems that this Knight,
    To both…a delight?
    They’re lost in some thoughts of their own! 👸🏻

    👑 It’s medieval times that’s we see,
    And to ward off the monarch’s ennui…
    A joust will take place,
    ‘Tween Knights face to face…
    To the pleasure of said monarchy! 👑

    • Bravo! Truly evocative of the imagery of the Middle Ages, Angela. A fascinating period in history. Today’s jumble makes me think of Ivanhoe by Walter Scott, a great read.

  6. Good morning. Breezed through the words and had Metal for the last word on the cartoon answer but that’s as far as I got. I don’t think I ever saw the first word Mettle used before. Enjoyed all your tidbits Angela. I remember that skit on the Gleason show. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • Good Morning, Paul. The Honeymooners get me every time…never gets old. Glad you enjoyed it. Have a good one, Paul. Be well and stay safe…⚔️🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. What is like a sardine in a can ? The brave knight in today’s jumble ! Couldn’t get it, although not for lack of trying if I’m blunt about it, I will cement these answers in my head and try again tomorrow on a different puzzle !
    Stay safe and warm everyone !

  8. Like others, saw the METAL but had no clue to the first word. I am familiar with the word METTLE (as in testing one’s “Mettle”), but didn’t put it together for puzzle cartoon. Should have, though. Enjoyed all of your musings today, Angela….there were more than usual !!! Must be that National Wine Day having a positive effect. Thanks for bringing Frank out so early in the morning.

    • LOL! It’s 5 o’clock somewhete, right?🍷 And Frank? I never put Frank away…I just do my best to try keeping it under control! 😉Have a good one, Terry…⚔️🙋🏻‍♀️

  9. Attended by his faithful squire
    This knight is really on fire
    He’s ready to joust
    His adversary to oust
    Decked out in splendid attire!

      • I initially posited “nerves of steel” as a blind solve — it fit the puzzle, word count, and the Jumble penchant for metaphor. But as soon as I did the first Jumble, I knew it was wrong, even though it otherwise seemed to fit. So, like others, I relied on the two-word possibilities, then saw metal, then mettle followed quickly. So I learned to avoid jumping to conclusions 😉

  10. Well, I at first thought the Jester took a shine to the armor and was polishing away. Love the narrative with details of king and queen.

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