Jumble Answers for 01/31/2023








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    🎶Theme from “The Odd Couple” 🎶…original score 1968 https://tinyurl.com/mr35dxvz

    3️⃣ This #6 does need to CHILL, he’s stiff as some BAMBOO,
    So quick to JUDGE the 3 and 5…Well PARDON me…boo hoo…
    He should be more like #4…not looking to make trouple…
    (I meant trouble…it didn’t rhyme with the solve AN ODD COUPLE)! 5️⃣

    You can always COUNT on Jeff to come up with the perfect cartoon to MATCH David’s words!

    So…Today we play the numbers game…A favorite of our Miss Betty! Finding ourselves at a cocktail party for Numbers, it seems we have a disgruntled #6, most likely having been spurned by the lovely #3…after he was thinking of her as being his better HALF. Yes, one would think them compatible in a ROUND ABOUT way…but 3 seems impressed by what looks to be a man with a STRAIGHT head on his shoulders…where 6 always gave her the feeling of being DOUBLE trouble…ADD to the mix #4, trying her best to be OPEN minded about the situation, despite having felt that she and 5 might have LINED UP well…but is mature enough to appreciEIGHT that EVEN though she COULD COME BETWEEN them…she’s not looking for DIVISION…and must admit “they’re a good match”…And ROUNDING out the soirée, we have the letter A…having mistakenly wandered into the wrong party room…and is now red-faced, looking like a SCARLET LETTER…I tell you Folks…all this drama? Definitely the makings of a PRIME time special! And God knows we can do with LESS! …But the bottom line here today? The SOLVE to our NUMBERS game? It all ADDS up to 3 and 5, (our only two ODD NUMBERS) being AN ODD COUPLE! Well in reality it ADDS up to 8…but c’mon they just started dating…they’re still SINGLE DIGITS…let’s not get ahead of ourselves here…

    …And on a SCALE of 1 to 10, the whimsy of Jeff’s dialogue today is off the CHARTs…And let’s not disCOUNT the MULTIPLE little subtleties in his cartoon…The floor and walls are lined 3-hole notebook paper…Note the ONE hole visible for placement in a binder…And while 6 is seen with a beer bottle, you’ll note that 3 and 5 have gone with something more UPSCALE…they’ve more in COMMON…Hers may be a 7 and 7, while his looks like NINE…I mean wine…And if you look closely you’ll see that 3 is wearing heels…which always ADD to a woman’s appearance…As for 4 and A? She’s gone for champagne, while he looks to be holding a soft drink…although he might need something stronger…Look aROUND, A…No, there won’t be any other letters coming…can’t he see it’s a Numbers party?…Jeez…maybe somebody ought to SPELL it out for him…

    So…There you have it, Folks…Done…Have a good one. Be well, be kind, stay safe…And remember…if you do find yourself at a Numbers party…stay away from ONES like our #6 here today. Be guarded…I’m not saying they’re all bad news, but nonetheLESS, it’s always wise to practice safe SIX! 3️⃣5️⃣🙋🏻‍♀️


  2. …AND IN OTHER WORDS…🔠🙋🏻‍♀️
    JUDGE: Last used – 09/22/21 https://tinyurl.com/bdhewkfj
    CHILL: Last used – 10/16/19 https://tinyurl.com/ztvb7hcv
    PARDON: Last used – 09/16/22 https://tinyurl.com/mv4s3d5z
    BAMBOO: Last used – 05/28/22 https://tinyurl.com/2p89z3ej

    DUJEG: Used on – 09/04/07, 12/16/03, 03/30/00, 01/28/97, 03/18/85, 06/13/81, 10/05/77, 05/13/70, 03/02/66

  3. 🤷🏻‍♀️When the BAMBOO tree in the yard of who I’d be forced to describe as AN ODD COUPLE living next door to me began to dangerously encroach on my property, I tried to CHILL…but couldn’t help JUDGE their indifference…and there was no way to PARDON it…🤷🏻‍♀️

    🤦🏻‍♀️Not one to JUDGE too quickly, but I couldn’t understand,
    How some guy dropped a BAMBOO plant right out from his two hands…
    And offered up no “PARDON me”, as dirt fell on my shoes,
    The suede now looking ruined…whilst they once were such pretty blues…
    His wife looked down, (she was quite CHILL) at my shoes once so supple…
    And walked away without a word!…They def were AN ODD COUPLE! 🤦🏻‍♀️

  4. 3️⃣ With our numbers looking to have fun,
    Seems there’s a new love that has begun…
    But there’s jealousy there,
    And it’s aimed at our pair…
    Coming from 6 the unhappy one…5️⃣

    ❤️ 3 and 5 holding hands and a drink,
    We can see that these two formed a link…
    And there’s love in their eyes,
    But to 6’s surprise…
    It’s enough to draw him to the brink! ❤️

    4️⃣ #4…she’s taking things in stride,
    If there’s jealousy…4’s learned to hide…
    Feelings that have no place,
    And she’d only lose face…
    Social mores are #4’s guide…4️⃣

    6️⃣ Hopefully 6 will curtail his ire,
    # 4’s ways he should to aspire…
    He’s just making a scene,
    Jealousy has him green…
    And we’d hate for things to become dire…6️⃣

    🤷🏻‍♂️As for A…well the poor guy looks lost,
    Will he still stay there at any cost?
    Maybe woo # 4?
    Who he just might adore?
    A mixed-marriage line…why not be crossed?🤷🏻‍♂️

  5. Wow ! Hello taco-Tuesday ! And I’m getting me some , I’ll get 3 and then I’ll leave around 5 and that will be AN ODD COUPLE a for the day ! What a great fun one today ! Tha anagrams and the jumble was fun and entertaining today ! And Angela , your overall analysis of the cartoon was wonderful and yes Jeff and David put together a number party that looked very fun ! This week is starting off with , I hope , 6 even days of fun and entertaining jumbles , nothing odd about that ! We’ll everyone enjoy some tacos on this taco Tuesday !!!!!!

  6. Such an interesting dialogue from Angela today….omg, must now go back and check out those subtleties in the cartoon…and I thought it was just a simple little party. Immediately saw AN ODD….and figured COUPLE followed. That blind solve helped me back in PARDON, which I pondered over. Thanks, Angela for a wonderful posting…hope you didn’t stay up all night composing.

  7. Having no ideas for the answer, I tried coming up with the 2 and 3-letter words. That led me to “Up And” but no further. I decided to look for a six-letter word instead and found Couple. What a fun Jumble. I’m also a fan of Jeff’s ability to bring non-humans to life. Got a kick out of your analysis, Angela, of all that’s happening at the numbers’ party.

    • Don’t know exact context of RIFF here, but I did get the red-faced letter A and the Scarlett Letter (book) connotation. I always liked Sadder but wiser Girl from The Music Man….”and Hester can just wear one more A.

      • 👏🏻👏🏻! Bingo! …And when I first read it, it was CHILLING…WORTH the second read though…😉 Guess Hester just didn’t go with that safe SIX! 😉 Well done, Terry! 🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. Good morning. Another successful day. I even thought I had the blind solve with “An Odd Number” but when checking the letters the last word was couple. Didn’t think it out completely. Enjoyed your song choice Angela and all your posts. After seeing what great shape Tony Randall was in who would have thought that he would expire before Jack Klugman. That was a funny show. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • Good Morning, Paul. Tk you. It was definitely a great show…Enjoy your day, Paul. Be well and stay safe out there…3️⃣5️⃣🙋🏻‍♀️

  9. Just love those number puzzles as Miss Angela noted and it’s been ages since we’ve had one. The addition of the A was perfect and so funny. Safe six indeed, you’re too clever. Happy Tuesday all! 😊

    • Indeed! 😂Tks, Betty…and I agree, this ONE’s a gem! The high heels! 👠👏🏻👏🏻! And a Happy Tuesday to you too, Betty…3️⃣5️⃣🙋🏻‍♀️

  10. Being a former math professor, I should have caught on to the fact that the 3 and 5 were ‘odd’ integers , and would make an odd couple, but I failed to make the connection to solve the cartoon.

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