Jumble Answers for 08/13/2022








25 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 08/13/2022

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

    🎶 Somebody else is TAKING MY PLACE…Little you know the price that I have paid, little you care for vows that you made…My heart is aching, soon will be breaking …For somebody’s TAKING MY PLACE…🎶 “Somebody Else is Taking My Place” – Benny Goodman with Peggy Lee 1942 https://tinyurl.com/ddzwfjzu

    🔍 The set of figurines are gone, known as the “COBALT Two”,
    A PIGLET and its Farmer, well known for their color blue…
    The safe is opened so we SENSE an inside job at hand,
    And Anderson is thinking if she cracks this one how grand…
    But does Columbo foil her…and force her just to WATCH?
    She so wanted to solve this one …gain another belt notch…
    What will be done…a mystery…Will our Pepper lose face?
    If it appears she dropped the ball…when it WASN’T THE CASE? 🔍

    So…Los Angeles, CA, circa ‘74-‘75. And we see Angie Dickinson…as Detective Pepper Anderson in the TV show, “Police Woman” https://tinyurl.com/bdcpr2tn …arriving at the scene of a robbery, hoping to work the CASE, only to be upSTAGEd by Peter Falk, in his role as “Columbo”. https://tinyurl.com/ksu9hcze And it’s definitely vintage TV Detective Day today! …”And just one more thing”…While they both worked for the LAPD, with “PW” airing on NBC, and “Columbo” on ABC, I’m not sure that they ever crossed paths…But hey…Jeff can DRAW a bead on this CASE if he wants! Bottom line? The real mystery here today wasn’t the solve…Nope, that WASN’T THE CASE at all. No WRINKLE there…I cracked that wide open at first glance…For me the real mystery was identifying the characters…now that called for some SLEUTING…But…*

    And the Gems of today’s puzzle? It seems there’s a few…but a lot may very well be mere speculation on my part…Just like Jeff’s game, “What’s in Ned’s Head”, https://tinyurl.com/39zde28z sometimes I find myself playing…”What’s in Jeff’s Head”…but here goes…There looks to be a handgun on Pepper’s badge…and in the promos for the show she was often pictured with one… https://tinyurl.com/2k5y4924 Colombo has his signature cigar showing in his signature raincoat pocket. The painting that was covering the wall safe is a portrait of Jeff Tweedy, https://tinyurl.com/3vzf4f4z Jeff’s friend and lead singer of the band Wilco. Jeff’s titled the painting “Lord Tweedy”, and has JT dressed in period clothing. He’s seen standing before his Seeburg Jukebox, guitar before him, Chicago skyline behind. The Lord part? I’m not sure…But, JT did write a song, “Only the LORD Knows”,….But what JT has to do with TV Detectives? IDK! And on that note…Who knows?….This could all just boil down to…”What’s in Angela’s Head”! …but it’s always a fun ride guessing…

    So…There you have it, Folks…Done. Have a good one. Be well, be kind, stay safe ..and here’s to sleuthing…fact or fiction…🔍🙋🏻‍♀️

    * https://tinyurl.com/h7n8rmmc


  2. 🙇🏻‍♂️Although he swore it WASN’T THE CASE, he obviously didn’t have the SENSE to WATCH where he left the COBALT blue PIGLET statue…and now it was stolen…🙇🏻‍♂️

    🤷🏻‍♂️The lesson was ‘bout COBALT, but he felt it made no SENSE,
    Afraid to speak up though, lest he be labeled being dense…
    He was distracted that’s for sure, his PIGLET taken ill,
    He lacked the time to WATCH him…yet he worried ‘bout him still…
    It’s just he feels so out of it, completely out of place…
    But he’s hoping to look interested…though it WASN’T THE CASE…🤷🏻‍♂️

  3. 🧍🏻‍♀️TV always had coppers as men,
    But with Pepper…the time had come when…
    Female lead proved a hit,
    It showed women had grit…
    And…no looking back ever again! 🧍🏻‍♀️

    📺 Two hit TV shows featured today,
    Both unique in their very own way…
    And both lasted for years,
    Making it very clear…
    Comes to crime…on TV it does pay! 📺

    👮🏻Pepper Anderson she was a first,
    The producers said…”Better or worse…
    Give a woman a shot,
    See if people take heart…”
    And that male domination was burst! 👮🏻‍♀️

    🤷🏻‍♂️Frank Columbo…an odd man for sure,
    And he’s part of our puzzle du jour…
    He with his quirky ways,
    To our Pepper he says..
    “If you don’t mind…I’m taking the floor” 🤷🏻‍♂️

    📺 Vintage TV was served up today,
    With Detectives back in their heyday…
    TV different back then,
    When it was only men…
    Until Pepper proved she could hold sway..📺

  4. Well , good morning Saturday weekend ! The anagrams gave me a SENSE of fun jumble ! So I had to WATCH that I didn’t get a COBALT for the one anagram PIGLET ! I kind of oinked that one , but I did get the jumble ! WAS and CASE left NT and that was connected to WASNT THE CASE with the apostrophe ! Great way to end the week with a fun fun jumble ! Everyone have a great Saturday !!!!

    • May I offer a suggestion, Jim? Two-syllable words are great for two-word puns. What I saw was “So I had to WATCH that I didn’t COBALT while trying to solve that one anagram, PIGLET!” Be well & take care.

    • Happy Left Handers Day, Miss Angela. 🫲. My sister is left handed. I send her a card with a lottery ticket in it every August 13th. Celebrate !

      • Thank you very much, Miss Betty. 🤚🏻 You’re definitely a very caring sister. And you know I thought of you both this morning with a piglet in the puzzle! …And yes, celebrating is definitely the right thing to do today…no pun intended! 😂🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. Such a nice leisurely Saturday morning for a blind solve….it always helps when a phrase or contraction appears, with which to ease our burdens. Wonderful Jumble Gems you told us about, Angela. Marsha saw the Columbo figure, but I missed that…along with the Angie Dickenson character. Most importantly, I am left handed and former Jr. Hi. clarinetist….Was really into the Big Band Sound during the late 60’s and BG was one of my favorites.

    • Tks, Terry. The Big Bands were amazing sounds. I’m a total sucker for horns..🎶🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. Often better at cracking a case
    Female detectives, a fairly new race
    Can connect all the dots
    But when calling the shots
    It’s the men who don’t want to lose face!

  7. An online site I accessed this morning left out the apostrophe from the first word,but a second source had the apostrophe . I was a big Angie Dickenson fan in her police show.

  8. Using the USA Today online version I ran into a problem. I had 9 letters and 10 spaces. There was no apostrophe or any way to insert one. When I selected the Solve function, it just dumped all the letters into the spaces in the order they had been previously with an empty space at the end.

    Maybe this was just a random problem unique to me. Did anyone else have it?

    • Ray..I’ve never used that site, so I can’t speak on it. But it sounds like it was an error with them alone. Here’s the link to my local paper, the NY Daily News, which is part of the Tribune group. There wasn’t an problem there. 🙋🏻‍♀️

  9. Easy solve this morning. I’m thinking of Sherlock Hemlock a character from Sesame Street who usually found out he was the culprit in the crimes he was solving. He would shout “Egad”! Wishing all of you a good day.

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