Jumble Answers for 11/11/2018

LOLFAR – FLORAL

LIPEMP – PIMPLE

NIHYNW – WHINNY

LDUEDM – MUDDLE

REFTER – FERRET

SRAGSY – GRASSY

CARTOON ANSWER:  THE OIL DRILLER WHO DIDN’T HAVE A SINGLE EMPLOYEE – –

FOL   IML  WHI  DDL  FEE   RS  =  DID WELL FOR HIMSELF 

Good Morning, Everyone!                ⛽️  A JOB WELL DONE! ⛽️

🎶 You sacrificed to serve our nation, you make us proud in many ways. Because of you, we have our freedom….We honor you on VETERANS DAY...🎶 “On Veterans Day” – Words and Music by Karl Hitzemannm   2014   https://tinyurl.com/y8oe5qkq

🇺🇸 Today, Veterans Day…A day where we MUDDLE through the grounds of cemeteries, placing FLORAL pieces at the GRASSY headstones of our fallen heroes…A day to not make WHINNY sounds about the state of affairs of our nation, but to strive to FERRET out the issues that divide us, the PIMPLEs that besmirch our good name…And look to resolve them instead of worsening them…A day when we honor our Veterans, past and present, and hope that new days will dawn for America…days where every man can say that he DID WELL FOR HIMSELF...🇺🇸

To all our Veterans, to all our heroes, to you the heart and soul of all that is America, I thank you for your service, I pray for your strength, and I tip my hat to you in respect. Happy Veterans Day. God Bless America. Today and every day….🇺🇸

Today’s words weren’t OIL that easy…PIMPLE impelled a few of the Early Morning Jumblers to scratch their heads, while FERRET scurried around for a while before it came into view…The other 4 words…Iffy, but doable…

Our cartoon today has us back out on the OIL FIELDS, which we’ve visited many times before.  You may recall that just one month ago exactly, on October 11th, we visited with a couple who were not SITTING WELL because an OIL RIG had been erected right beyond their front porch…WELL at least today we’re nowhere near a Homestead…Instead we’re seeing a man who truly brings it on HOME! He’s a OneMan RIGGING Crew! And he’s telling us so, by saying..”I’m SUCCESSFUL because I do it all”! He DOES it all! And HE’s doing it WELL…Wink..Wink…He..DID WELL FOR HIMSELF! Good one, David! You definitely brought this one BARRELin’ home!

Ok, eye candy…You all know the DRILL..We look for the something that really WRENCHes our eye…We see an OIL BARON who stands out, but the rest is pretty BARREN…A green FIELD, two RIGS in the background. The Man of the Hour…all 24 of them, standing on a yellow ladder with a WRENCH in his hand, working on the MAIN gray RIG. On the ground beside him we see an opened red tool box…and right behind the RIG, we have the front end of an orange car. Not much to go on, a little BORING…But I did find three tiny BITS of candy…Our man is wearing a GREEN HAT, and a single bead of sweat is visible upon his face…But the real MONEY shot? The clasp on the OIL Barons’ TIE? There’s a tiny little OIL RIG on it! Jeff, that’s a HOLE lot of talent! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone. And remember..OIL’s WELL THAT ENDS WELL, ⛽️🙋🏻

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Jumble Answers for 11/10/2018

EYAHN – HYENA

DRAGN – GRAND

HERNDC – DRENCH

WSODNI – DISOWN

CARTOON ANSWER: BEING DEALT A ROYAL FLUSH AND WINNING – – –

HNA   GAD   DNH   ION =   GO HAND IN HAND

Good Morning, Everyone!                 ♠️  I GOTTA’ HAND IT TO YOU…♠️

🎶 He said, “Son, I’ve made a life out of READIN’ PEOPLE’S FACES, knowin’ what the cards were by THE WAY THEY HELD THEIR EYES...So if you don’t mind me sayin’, I can see you’re out of aces…For a taste of your whiskey, I’ll give you some advice”…He said, “If you’re gonna PLAY THE GAME, boy you gotta LEARN TO PLAY IT RIGHT…You’ve got to know when to hold ’em…Know WHEN TO FOLD ‘EM…There’ll be time enough for countin’, when the dealin’s done…🎶 “The Gambler”Kenny Rogers 1979.              https://tinyurl.com/y9mr5q2x

♠️ The key to playing Poker…well to playing for the win…
Is putting on a Poker Face, and not some silly grin.
So seeing that our girl here has HYENA traits a showin’
I can’t help but keep thinking that the pot will not be growin’
I’m not sure who’s the foil here, so many smiles abound,
You can’t make grandstand gestures when you’re playing for a round.
Nobody here looks DRENCHed in sweat, they all seem quite amused..
So I’m not sure who’s in or not…I feel a bit confused.
Maybe it’s just a friendly game, maybe those chips aren’t real..
‘Cause Poker calls for ownership and DISOWN seems the feel…
Whatever’s going on here, we can see her cards are GRAND
And winning with that Royal Flush, a true GO HAND IN HAND!♠️

All of today’s words are Sweet Repeats, with DISOWN being seen as recently as Octobet 14th. A little quirk, GRAND appeared on The 15th of November last year, and DRENCH the very next day. Our oddest word, HYENA was last seen on December 28th. A few of the Early Bird Jumblers had a little tic with DRENCH, but DISOWN CHIPped away at them the most this morning, with FIVE of them seeing Wisdom at first glance….

So, our cartoon…Once again today, we’re GAMBLING. What’re the ODDS? Having just been at a Casino a few days ago, on the 1st of this month, today we find ourselves at what apPAIRS  to be someone’s basement, since a staircase is seen in the background at left. There’s a POKER GAME in progress, and Jeff, our resident cartoonist, has chosen to be in attendance. Perhaps it’s his residence! ANTE‘s at a table with THREE others, who may be “real life” characters, but I can’t be sure. At first glance, my eyes immediately went to the bald man at front, who I thought to be David. But because of the heavy eyebrows and rather exaggerated jowl, I wouldn’t PUT MY MONEY on it. We see our sole woman player, holding a ROYAL FLUSH in her HAND, with the 10-JACK-QUEEN-KING and ACE of SPADES clearly visible. Nice detail, Jeff. And since nothing beats what she’s HOLDING in her HAND in a POKER GAME…and those double H’s and D’s were hard to miss, our solution was a simple one…The ROYAL FLUSH and WINNING? They…GO HAND AND HAND! Good one, David! Once again, you’ve HANDed us a WINNER! 

OK, eye candy…The panel’s shaded in light teal, but the colors today are very vibrant. The CHIPS are all RED ones, which are FIVE dollar CHIPS, so it looks like the entire POT is under $200. It seems that Jeff and the other gentleman playing are “ALL IN” too, since there are no CHIPS showing in front of them. They’re both TALKING TRASH to our woman, trying to unnerve her, and cause her to FOLD, but she’s got her MIND SET on WINNINGDIRTY pool, Guys! The other man, who apPAIRS  to be a little older, is wearing a gray pull OVER, with yellow striped sleeves, and he’s sporting a rather oversized chain with an amulet of some kind at his neck. His eyeglasses are trendily red-stemmed. He’s wearing a black cap, and the image on the white inset looks like a familiar LOGO, but I’m DRAWING a blank, and I just can’t identify it. Perhaps one of you may recognize it. The woman, is sporting a very unique hair cut, which is what LEADS me to believe she’s a friend of Jeff’s. Her right ear has THREE piercings with THREE small loop earrings. And Jeff is dressed in one of his favorite signature black Poi Band T-shirts. If you look real closely, you can see the Logo visible behind his cards. But here’s the TWO things that I’m finding to be the raw DEAL. The bald gentleman at front. I really don’t think it to be David, mostly because of the sinister look of him., especially the dark-bridged eyebrows…But, above his left ear? There’s THREE little MARKings..and whenever Jeff DRAWS a caricature of Dave, he places the exact same THREE dots. A conundrum..And the real WINNER for me today? He doesn’t seem to be HOLDING a HAND, the PILE is too thick. He’s HOLDING what looks to be the remainder of the DECK of cards. So is he the DEALER? And if so, no one HOLDS a deck of cards like that, FOUR fingers or not! The THUMB should be at top, not the bottom. So I’m really LEFT wondering, and the eye candy becomes the “SHY candy”…I’m just SHY of making up my mind! What do you all think? Let me know…So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…and I’ll FOLD with a little POKER JOKER…What do you call a Comedian who plays POKER? A JACK of all SPADES…and a Master of PUNS! ♠️🙋🏻

POST SCRIPT:  Anyone who follows JUMBLE on Facebook, has already noticed that a new Cover Photo was posted this week. For those of you who don’t follow…(and you should)! 😉 or don’t join us here on Sunday’s…Just a little heads up. Monday begins  the 6th Annual Guest Jumbler Week, where Jeff turns his stylus pens over to a different fellow cartoonist each day. It’s always fun…So, be sure to tune in each day, and be part of whatever surprises are in store for us this year! 🖊🖌

 

 

 

Jumble Answers for 11/09/2018

NAYML – MANLY

SATHS – STASH

DYULDC – CUDDLY

NCHOPO – PONCHO

CARTOON ANSWER:  AFTER EXPLAINING TO HIS PARENTS THAT HE WAS GOING TO BE A MIME, THEY SAID – – – 

NY   STA   UDY   OO   =   YOU DON’T SAY

Good Morning, Everyone!    🎩 SAY IT ISN’T SO…SERIOUSLY…SAY IT ISN’T SO🎩 

🎶 TALKING is cheap, people follow like sheep…Even though there is no where to go. How could she tell he deceived her so well…Pity she’ll be the last one to know…SILENCE is golden, but my eyes still see…SILENCE is golden, golden, but my eyes still see…🎶 “Silence is Golden” – The Four Seasons 1961                 https://tinyurl.com/yczkfyk5

🎩 From what we see upon the wall, they only have this son,
And most likely the quiet treatment long ago begun.
Dad’s thinking it’s not MANLY, he says so and he’s brash…
He knows this isn’t steady work, there’ll definitely be no STASH.
Where Mom may be more CUDDLY, she’d rather hear him speak,
She’s picturing that box routine he’ll do week after week…
She wonders if it’s her fault, since PONCHO was her choice,
Maybe a name of cover-up made him cover his voice?
Whatever is the reason, it seems mum’s here to stay…
Say what you will, but it looks like it’s down to YOU DON’T SAY! 🎩

While all of our words today are Sweet Repeats, the anagrams are all new; and while there may be a bit of a challenge to them, for the most part, it’s not much to SPEAK of. Our two oldest words, MANLY and CUDDLY came out of the BOX at the end of 2017, while STASH, which looks like the easiest word of the day, is also the newest, having been seen as recently as October 13th. And just a week before that, on October 6th, we had PONCHO…Ok, that’s a WRAP!

Three times last year, we SPOKE about MIMES here in our Jumble pages: in February, March, and October. But from what I can see, this looks like it’s first APPEARANCE this year. So, let’s ACT IT OUT...Today, Jeff’s brought us into the home of Mr & Mrs WYATT IT-US. Seen sitting in easy chairs, reading, they’re approached by their son, PONCHO, dressed as a MIME. But, MIME oh MIME, it’s not a happy scene…From the dialogue we HEAR that this SILENT desire of their son has once again reared its’ bowler-hatted head. While Mom is asking him to SPEAK OUT, it seems that he’s NOT ALOUD to…You know, MIME rules and all that. And Dad is definitely not happy with the whole thing. He knows that becoming a successful MIME is practically UNHEARD OF! I guess he’s figuring all that money spent on a college education…and the BOX his son will end up thinking OUT OF isn’t even there? No, he can’t HANDle it.. And with him SAYING “Not the MIME thing AGAIN”? I’m guessing the third MIMES the charm…So, in answer to our question. What did they SAY? They said…YOU DON’T SAY! Good one, David! You definitely keep ’em coming…MIME after MIME...

OK, eye candy…Light purple shaded panel, matching green easy chairs. Picture on the wall, showing the IT-US Family, years ago. Mom, wearing powder blue slippers, sits reading a book. Poncho, dressed as we’re TOLD all MIMES are, in striped shirt, bowler hat, and a blue pair of PANTs. O MIME, but wait..shouldn’t they be black? His white face shows the requisite black teardrop, and he’s wearing white gloves. But he’s sporting a bit of a beard on his chin, which is usually UNHEARD of with MIMES. Dad, in black stocking feet, is reading a newspaper, opened to the BLACK and WHITE comic section …We can see the Family Circus and Ziggy, and above that a Jumble puzzle featuring a guitarist. There’s three others also, but I can’t put my FINGER on them. Maybe one of you out there can give me a HAND. But what really caught my eye this morning? The picture on the wall, showing Mom, Dad and Poncho holding balloons…If you look real closely, you’ll see that Mom and Dad had so much more hair back then…Sure, no STRESS! I bet those were the Best MIMES of their lives! So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And maybe we should rethink that whole “Children should be seen and NOT HEARD” thing…Just SAYIN‘! 🎩🙋🏻

 

Jumble Answers for 11/04/2018

NAOSSE – SEASON

TOOTAP – POTATO

SOIMCA – MOSAIC

VIRRED – DRIVER

RIHTVE – THRIVE

HNARKS – SHRANK

CARTOON ANSWER:    BUILDING HOMES ON THE MOUNTAIN WAS DIFFICULT, BUT THE DEVELOPER – – –

SES   TAT   SI   DIE   THI   SH  =   HAD HIS “SITES” SET ON IT 

Good Morning, Everyone!          🏡 A SITE FOR SURE BUYS? 🏡

🎶 I got my SIGHTS SET on you, and I’m ready to aim, I have a heart that will…never be tamed…I knew you were something special when you spoke my name…Now I can’t wait, to see you again…🎶 ” See You Again” – Miley Cyrus  2007

🏡 There used to be a time when as a DRIVER one would see,
A countryside so beautiful, each SEASON’s majesty…
With farmland lush, POTATO crops, just one that you’d see THRIVE,
MOSAIC-like the colors…Made one always feel alive.
But then the word “development” became the normal rank,
And over time the beauty and the lushness all but SHRANK
And homes appeared where trees once stood, the skyline gone away,
“Estates” became the go-to word…that dawned a brand new day.
One wonders when “development” will finally see it’s time to quit…
Until then we put up with he who HAD HIS “SITES” SET ON IT…🏡

With none of today’s words being new, the one showing up as the oldest is MOSAIC. Having appeared here on both September 18th, 2016, and again on March 4th, 2017, it was the hardest one to solve on both those days. And yet today, so far, I’m hearing no hosTILE rumblings. What is causing a bit of a turn, is DRIVER. Two of the Early Birds saw Varied…But the rest of our 6-letter words today haven’t yet BUILT up any steam…

Our cartoon this morning brings us out into the countryside, to the SITE of the Mountainous Edelweiss Estates. We see a man and a woman, from the DEVELOPEMENT Company. Our dialogue is telling us that despite there being some SET backs, the Developer came out ON TOP, and managed to get his HOMES built upon the MOUNTAINS. We hear words like..”finally”, “property” “vision”Insight!…Or do we hear words like…Money, greed, and “There goes the neighborhood”? Anyway, with our question stating that despite the difficulties, the homes were built…it was because the developer..HAD HIS “SITES” SET ON IT. Very clever pun, David. It hit HOME!

Ok, eye candy…While Edelweiss means “white flower” there’s not a one to be seen. Ironically enough, the entire panel is awash in green. The mountains, the sky, the clouds, the HOMES…all green. The color of money? Ah, development! We see two homes, one completed, one just framed. The one that’s completed shows solar panels on its’ roof, an attached mail box, an ornately S-shaped doorknob, (nice detail, Jeff), a glass-paneled door with a lintel above, a large bay window, and two small bushes flanking the doorway. Oval shaped tiles lead from the doorway to the front of the property…But again, there’s no color. Off into the background, we see placards showing where I imagine an additional three homes will be built, going further up the mountain. (But what about the roads? ERODE is needed, no)?…And at front, we see the large sign claiming “Edelweiss Estates-Wonderful VIEWS Available“. The irony, huh? Déjà VIEW…we’ve heard and seen it all before…We see our two developers, she in a black dress, with a thin necklace and button earrings, he in a blue shirt and black tie. She’s holding papers, he’s got binoculars..better to VIEW his “Reality”…His inSITE! Maybe it’s me, but somehow there’s not much of anything sweet enough here today to earn the TITLE of eye candy…I think I’ll go with what’s without…what we don’t see. The blue sky, the tress, the white flowers…So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And remember to stop and smell the white flowers…🏡🙋🏻

 

Jumble Answers for 11/03/2018

GREVE – VERGE

ARPTA – APART

BARRHO – HARBOR

ALONDU – UNLOAD

CARTOON ANSWER:    FOR ITS NEW SAUCE, THE COMPANY GATHERED DATA THEY COULD – – – 

VE   PR   OR   UO   =  POUR OVER 

Good Morning, Everyone!                🍦 TO “B” OR NOT TO “B”? 🍦

🎶Giddy yap, Giddy yap, Giddy yap….Buy BORDENS today….🎶  VINTAGE 1960 BORDENS MILK COMMERCIAL..

https://tinyurl.com/y7wzudmy

🍦 I always wondered what’s involved with creating a new taste
The pros and cons, how much is good and how much goes to waste…
To feel you’re on the VERGE of something that could be a smash,
And reach the point where you can UNLOAD what’s considered trash.
The best one’s always set APART, the one that goes to fame,
The one whose formula you HARBOR searching for a name.
But seeing this I’m thinking now my thoughts should tell me that
The bottom line is somebody must play the old lab rat…
And there is nothing glamorous here with wires all stuck on her
The girl’s an Ice Cream Guinea pig, and her brain they POUR OVER! 🍦

First things first…Today’s words are all SWEET Repeats. VERGE is our oldest, dating back to August 29th, 2015. None of them are words we’ve seen this year at all. UNLOAD caused a slight bit of unrest, because the Early Birds say they kept hearing Aloud speaking to them..When we last saw it here, on July 13th, 2016, anagrammed as Uldnoa, it was easily solved. Today’s anagram may be a bit more difficult, and may be the reason that it slowed a few of the guys down. Usually, when I see a U and a N in one of our words, I always try it first…UN..etc. Just a thought. Anyway, what are your thoughts this morning? Was UNLOAD a burden or not? Write in and let us know…

So…Today’s cartoon brings us into a Lab where we read that two scientists are monitoring a young girls reactions to a new sauce. I got the answer immediately upon reading our question, but for some reason, something about the cartoon was gnawing at me. I think it’s because I saw the Ice Cream carton, and the Cow. And I saw ELSIE, the old BORDENS trademark. And then I saw our girl, POURing from example “B“…I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but I went to do a little research. And I ask…Is it just me, or do you, our readers join me in NOT knowing that there isn’t a “BORDENS” anymore? Not since the 1990’s. And yet, I can’t help but think that the cartoon screams…Bordens!! Anyway, I could be so far off the mark that it isn’t even funny as they say, but this is where my head ended up this morning. 🎶I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream…🎶 Ahem…And the scientists studied our girl, POURing the sauce of her choice, and gathered the data, so that they could POUR OVER it…A SWEET surprise of a solution…Great pun, David, you’ve dished up another winner!

Ok, Eye candy…The entire panel is shaded in purple. Once I got past the 4 EEG wires connecting our girl to the laptop, the other little tidbits were: The tiny droplet about to drop from the burner on the back table. The female scientist is left handed. Yay! The three sauce choices are labeled as: A in peach, B in pink, and C in yellow. The Ice Cream is a beige color, and the sauce POURing out of the B bottle is Brown. The scooper is gray. Jeff’s now familiar Pineapple logo can be seen on the laptops’ cover. But the eye candy? Atop Elsie’s head, on  the Ice Cream carton? It says “MOO”! ..MOO HOO...What happened to Bordens? So, There you have it Folks, Done.  I realize that my thoughts may seem a little scrambled this morning, and I apologize. I’ve included a link above, to an old Bordens commercial. Again, as I said, I could be way out in LEFT FIELD with this whole thing, but that’s just my take on it today…and I didn’t  want to feel COWered into being ashamed to say it! Have a great day, Everyone! GOT MILK? 🍦🐄🙋🏻

 

Jumble Answers for 11/02/2018

ODIVE – VIDEO

UIYNF – UNIFY

SACCER – SCARCE

GAAOPD – PAGODA

CARTOON ANSWER:    SHE WANTED TO TANGO WITH HER HUSBAND BUT COULDN’T GET PAST HIS – – – 

VD  NI  ACE   AOD  =   “AVOID-DANCE

Good Morning, Everyone!         💃🏻 LAST TANGO IN…MARRIAGE? 💃🏻

🎶 Will you be my Mr. Right?…Can you fill my appetite? I can’t be sure that you’re the one for me…But all that I ask is that you DANCE with me…Oh I need you, by me, beside me, to guide me, to hold me, to scold me, ’cause when I’m bad, I’m so, so jbad…So let’s DANCE, this last DANCE..Let’s DANCE, this last DANCE..Let’s DANCE, this last DANCE, tonight…🎶 “Last Dance” – Donna Summer 1978

💃🏻When “Dancing With the Stars” began so many years ago,
I think most people thought..”Dancing? Boy, what a joke this show”…
To take professional dancers and try to UNIFY a team,
With stars and teach them how to dance…far-fetched is what it seemed…
The stars we thought would be SCARCE, but little did we know,
The show became an instant hit, on air and VIDEO.
We saw a renewed interest in dancing where there’s touch…
With backgrounds of PAGODAs and Castles and the such.
The romance found resurgence, more couples took a chance…
And soon enough we got to see much less of “AVOID DANCE”! 💃🏻

OLE…Friday! Today’s words, while all Sweet Repeats, in my opinion, are anagrammed with a little more difficulty this time around. The oldest of our group, VIDEO, last appeared back on December 15th, 2016, but as Voide. A lot easier to SEE…And so far this morning, this is what I’m hearing from the Early Morning Jumblers: Avoid and Endive. Endive? N ..where’s the N? And the other stickler, SCARCE, seen a mere three weeks ago exactly, on October 13th as Racesc, didn’t cause any of the brouhaha that it’s causing today. Im getting a lot of Saucer! Well, U know there’s no U…So, if you’re going to DISH it out…etc, etc…Anyway, our remaining two words, both last seen in 2017, were easily side STEPped…So with that said and done, let’s TROT over to our cartoon…

Today we find ourselves in the living room of JUANA and ROCK. Juana, dressed to the nines, is looking forward to TANGO DANCING the night away, but Rock is doing anything he can to SHIMMY out of it, and SIDESTEP  the idea by giving her some JIVE excuses…I say, “What a CON. GA on, Rock…dance with the woman! Claiming you’ve got work to do and puzzles to catch up on? What a HUSTLE! I can’t even BEGUINE to FIGURE you out…” Oh, it just makes me want to STOMP my foot…But what’s the POINTE? It doesn’t look like we’re going to get Rock to MOVE off that chair…Because no matter how we TWIST it, I doubt we’re going to get past his…”AVOID-DANCE“! Well what do you know, FOLKs! David’s given us another PAS..O, he’s good!

Ok, eye candy…Within a Blue shaded panel, we see Juana decked out in a Cranberry colored dress, fringed in Black at the hem…Her shoes are Black spikes, sexily laced up at the ankles. She’s wearing 2 Bangles on each of her wrists, and BALL-shaped hanging earrings…Perfect jewelry, not an overabunDANCE…Her hair is styled high upon her head, in two buns. I wonder if a low PONY tail may have worked better, though. But she looks beautiful, and you’d think she’d definitely SHAKE Rock up a little…Rock, on the other HAND…JIVE looking. Sitting clad in casual clothes, shoeless with black socks, we see him reading a newspaper. Featured on the page are a Jumble puzzle with a puppy, Jeffy from Family Circus, and a SQUARE shaped cartoon that I can’t identify. If anyone can make it out, please let me know. Except for Rock’s Brown easy chair, and matching side table with a Gold-shaded reading lamp, there’s no other furniture showing…So what will the eye candy be? I have to go with Juana’s SHOES…They’re just so on POINTE! So, There you have it, Folks, Done. Have great day, Everyone…and remember…Never stop DANCING…It’s so good for our SOLES…💃🏻🙋🏻

** I just realized that the Email sent out this morning had the letters VDN listed as being taken from VIDEO. It should have read the letters VD only. I apologize if the typo caused any confusion. Thank you.🙋🏻

 

Jumble Answers for 10/28/2018

TQAEEU – EQUATE

POYRTH – TROPHY

GLEYCR – CLERGY

MEAABO – AMOEBA

EUSKNN – SUNKEN

NRIEDH – HINDER

EUE   TH   CLG   ABA   NN   HIN   =   HUNG IN THE BALANCE 

Good Morning, Everyone!                🎪 CHECKS?…AND BALANCES? 🎪

🎶 He’d fly through the air with the greatest of ease…A DARING YOUNG MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE…His movements were graceful, all girls he could please…And my love he purloined away. This young man by name was Signor Bona Slang…Tall, big, and handsome as well made as Chang…Where’er he appeared the Hall loudly rang, with ovations from all people there…🎶  “The Daring Young Man On The Flying Trapeze” – Eddie Cantor  (circa) 1936-1946) 

🎪 I think I’d EQUATE Trapeze work with boarding SUNKEN ships,
I’d have to have the CLERGY there to watch should I do flips.
My Vertigo would HINDER me, so if up there I’d be?
The reason would be baffling…a losing bet maybe?
I picture an AMOEBA, splattered along the floor,
There’s no remote thought comes to mind, and trust me, I am sure…
Forget the bet, I wouldn’t dare, and save the TROPHY too,
I like to swing, but not this way…you won’t see me persue.
In life we all have qualities, but of my any talents?
Nothing comes close to this right here: Oh, no…HUNG IN THE BALANCE! 🎪

What an eclectic group of words we’re seeing this morning. All Sweet Repeats, and I really think their previous anagrams were much more challenging than these, because I SWUNG through these…🎶with the greatest of ease...🎶!..And none of the Early Bird Jumblers found any of our words to be too IN TENTS, except maybe for AMOEBA. One of them did find it just a tad bit STICKY… And I did come ACROSS one little quirk, with CLERGY. It was anagrammed exactly as it is today, back on August 28th. The rest of our words? A mix between 2017-18, with AMOEBA bringing up the rear from July 22nd of 2016. Ok, enough time spent here…Let’s get on the the MAIN ATTRACTION!

Today, we find ourselves at the BIG TOP. I’d be LION if I tried to tell you where we are exactly, since CIRCUS to me was always Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey…but as we all know, they FELL through the cracks last year. So, let’s just say we’re looking at the Jumbler Tumblers. It has a nice RING to it, no? Standing CENTER RING we find a RINGMASTER and a performer who I believe to be a TIGHTROPE WALKER, since she’s seen holding a BALANCE BAR. The conversation is CENTERed on the fate of the male TRAPEZE ARTIST that we see FLYING overhead, with his female partner. It seems that his PERFORMANCE hasn’t been UP to par, and he’s just NET SWINGING it. It looks like his job may be UP IN THE AIR, unless he gets his ACT TOGETHER. It’s not an easy POSITION to be in, and he may end up being the FALL GUY…Anyway, with our question asking where his future was after all these SHORTcomings? It HUNG IN THE BALANCE! Good one, David! You’ve definitely GRABbed my attention!

Ok, eye candy…The panel is shaded in light Blue. The RINGMASTER, clad in the requisite Tuxedo and Top Hat, is scowling…You can see he’s definitely not CLOWNing around. Our Prima Little Schemer, clad in Purple, is shown smiling, gloating over the fact that, as she puts it..”You never see me falling”…Obviously, she’d never lend A HAND…Beyond them we can see the NET. But the Eye CATCHER today? Our TRAPEZE guy…With his tongue HANGING out? Take a real close look…He’s not gonna CATCHER this time either..🎶.A NETter one bites the dust🎶!  So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone..and remember…It may be fun being a TRAPEZE ARTIST…until you’re LET GO! 🎪🙋🏻

 

 

Jumble Answers for 10/27/2018

COVAL – VOCAL

MUYMR – RUMMY

UENVAE – AVENUE

GIFTRH – FRIGHT

CARTOON ANSWER:  WHEN HE REFUSED TO WEAR HIS HEARING AIDS, HIS WIFE – – – 

VAL  RUM   AEE  FIGH   =  GAVE HIM (AN) EARFUL 

Good Morning, Everyone!          👂🏻🗣CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? 🗣👂🏻

🎶 Here you are again…Tellin’ me you’re sorry, Baby, tellin’ me you wanna come on back home…Where you belong. There you go again, lyin’ and alibiin’..Singin’ that same old worn out song…Here it comes now...I CAN’T HEAR YOU NO MORE...I’ve HEARD it all before. You ain’t a reachin’ me no how…No way, no time until dooms day...I CAN’T HEAR YOU NO MORE, I CAN’T HEAR YOU NO MORE...🎶 “I Can’t Hear You” – Betty Everett  1964

🗣👂🏻As much as I feel for this guy…his hearing now impaired,
You have to sympathize with her, her feelings not be spared.
As VOCAL as she probably gets, I’ll bet it brings a FRIGHT
To call and get no answer… it really isn’t right.
What AVENUE can she turn to, what options can she use?
If asking him just does no good, if he will still refuse?
(I bet they can’t play RUMMY, it’d lead her to the Gin,
It’s useless, him not hearing? There’s no doubt who’d always win)
Bottom line, let’s hope Tom got on board, and things went back to cheerful…
Until that time she had no choice, she just GAVE HIM AN EARFUL…👂🏻🗣

With all of today’s words being old favorites, the oldest one, FRIGHT, last seen way back on June 5th, 2016, appears to be the only one that put a little tic of fear into the Early Bird Boys this morning. I haven’t HEARD anything else about any of the others, but then again, it’s still really EARly…And with that being SAID…it’s on to our solution…

Relaxing comfortably on his couch, in his living room, today we meet TOM. As he sits with his tablet in his lap, we see his wife, whom I’ll call GERI, raising her voice and  SOUNDing off at him, in obvious frustration. From our question and our dialogue, we HEAR that Tom, who should be wEARing HEARING AIDS, refuses to…And Geri, who’s forced to talk to the wall, isn’t happy about it. So she…GAVE HIM AN EARFUL! How’s that SOUND, Folks? Good one, David…AURAL good one!

Ok, eye candy. The first thing I couldn’t help but notice, is that our couple has a rather distinctive look. For those of us who are regulEAR daily Jumblers, we’ve come to  recognize Jeff’s usual suspects, and these two aren’t. Instead, they seem to be patterned after a couple that may be “real life”. And considEARing that it’s late OctobEAR, the way thEAR dressed leads me to believe that it’s not a couple who lives nEAR Jeff, in the Midwest. Tom’s floral-patterned shirt and cargo shorts, and Geri’s sleeveless top seem better suited to a warmEAR climate. With the panel shaded in pink, the couch, the lamp, and the table are colored mauve. Hanging on the wall, is a mountain scene with water, framed in Bamboo. Tom’s two HEARING AIDS are shown lying on the table. But the eye candy HEAR today? LOBE and behold, it’s the Pineapple Jeff’s placed on Tom’s Tablet. APPLEsolutely endEARing! So, ThEAR you have it, Folks..Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And I’ll leave you with this little bit of selective HEARING humor: Married couple in the midst of a heated argument: WIFE: “You never LISTEN to me. You only HEAR what you want to HEAR“. HUSBAND: “Sure, I’ll have a beer”…BA-BOOM! Somebody’s gonna get HERTZ! 👂🏻🗣🙋🏻

 

Jumble Answers for 10/26/2018

TAPOD – ADOPT

OSGEO – GOOSE

DUGLES – SLUDGE

GTORNS – STRONG

CARTOON ANSWER:   WITH THE MOVIE BEING SO POPULAR, THE LONG LINES – –

AOT   OOS   SDE   TRON  = STOOD TO REASON

Good Morning, Everyone!                🎥”WHAT’S MY LINE”? 🎥

🎶 Is this the REEL life? Is this just fantasy?…Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality…Open your eyes…Look up to the skies and see…🎶 “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen 1975

📽 I can’t remember when I last waited in such a queue,
I’m not one to ADOPT and jump on things when they’re brand new…
It’s obvious this movie has brought out the crowds real STRONG,
But Queen never impressed me, so here I’d not belong.
Their music wasn’t SLUDGE to me…without it I could live,
What’s good for GOOSE don’t always mean a gander I should give…
So here’s this movie ’bout them, after months of trailers teasin’?
Makes sense that since it opened now? The lines just STOOD TO REASON!📽

With all of our words being Sweet Repeats today, they were easily recognizable, with perhaps a little pause at SLUDGE, since it’s a rarely seen word. A little quirk? GOOSE appeared here very recently, September 26th, to be exact…just one month ago! That’s a feather ruffler, wouldn’t you say?

Ok, on to our cartoon. Today we find ourselves lined up outside a movie theater, waiting to see the movie BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY. Since it’s not slated to open here in America until November 2nd, I’m imagining Jeff’s brought us to the UK, where it just opened on Wednesday. The movie is a biographical piece about the former Rock Band from Britain, QUEEN, and it’s lead singer, Freddie Mercury. Not looking to further play either music or movie critic, I’ll just tell you that there’s information about it all over…on TV, in the papers…ALL over..So feel free to look into it if you chose….As for our puzzle, the dialogue’s telling us what the cartoon’s showing us…The lines are long, and everyone’s STANDING on them…(or in them, depending where you live)!..The long lines..STOOD TO REASON! Good pun, David…A STAND OUT as usual!

Ok, eye candy…The panel is shaded in Blue…Beyond the eight people we see at front, there’s a line wrapped around the corner, silhouetted in black. The movie marquee, bright Yellow with black lettering, is half hidden, but as I stated earlier…it’s ALL over the media, so we know! We see two couples, a group of three women, and a man alone. The man at back, noting the placement of his thumbs, seems to be texting…but I found it amusing that the woman he’s with is reading it…🎶ONE VISION🎶 I guess. He’s sporting rather interesting facial hair, and a little bit of a low pony tail. 🎶WE WILL ROCK YOU🎶 comes to mind…And the three women smiling happily, remind me of 🎶YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND🎶…But what’s got me totally stumped? The placard displayed on the wall of the theater. Shaded completely in blue, it’s showing a man. Pictured with heavy-lidded eyes, parted hair, wearing a suit and tie, he’s holding his fingers up in the air as he glances sideways. Very 1940ish. The letters “J E” are printed next to him…Who is he? I’m totally lost…If anyone out there knows, please write in and tell me…I haven’t the slightest clue…I mean I’m not 🎶UNDER PRESSURE🎶, but I sure am curious! So, There you have it, Folks! Done! 🎶ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST🎶! Have a great day, Everyone….And Jeff, if you’re LISTENING? Who is that guy? 🎥🙋🏻

 

Jumble Answers for 10/21/2018

TRAEGH – GATHER

FRADOF – AFFORD

SSUMIE – MISUSE

MSSETY – SYSTEM

CRUPES – SPRUCE

SPOGIS – GOSSIP

CARTOON ANSWER:   HUMPTY DUMPTY’S DEPARTURE FROM THE WALL WAS A – – –

GAT   RD   ISE   SST   SU   GOI  = DISASTROUS “EGG-SIT”

Good Morning, Everyone!         👑🍳  WRONGLY “EGG-SECUTED”? 🍳👑

🎶 I’m SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD...Just rollin’ along, just rollin’ along. And I’m quittin’ the blues of the world…Just singin’ a song, just singin’ a song. Glory, Hallelujah, I just phoned the parson..”Hey, Par, get ready to call”…Just like HUMPTY DUMPTY, I’M GOIN’ TO FALL..Yes, I’m SITTING ON TOP, top of the world…Just rollin’ along, just rollin’ along…🎶 “I’m Sitting On Top Of The World”  – Dean Martin   1973

👑🍳 We all know Humpty Dumpty as a child’s nursery rhyme,
Recited when kids GATHER, for such a long, long time…
One wonders how it came about, were these words of MISUSE?
Why was there such excitement from what may have been abuse?
What was he doing on that wall? No legs did he AFFORD,
The GOSSIP went around that he had snapped his Spinal Cord…
Dressed oh so nice and with a Crown, he really looked quite SPRUCE,
Yet one can’t help but wonder…Was the SYSTEM that footloose?
Without two legs to guide him, was he placed up there to wit…
And left to meet his sad fate of DISASTROUS “EGG-SIT”? 🍳👑

WALL, WALL...Do you think today the YOLK’s on us? UnSCRAMBLING the words wasn’t a problem, but David sure DISHED out an EGGScellent solution! With all our words Sweet Repeats, there wasn’t any FALLtering there…They all went OVER EASY…but DISASTROUS?..Uh, yes..it almost proved to be! But let’s put our SUNNY SIDES UP, quit HORSEing aroundand get to our cartoon…

Today we find ourselves in late eighteen century England, PEERing THROUGH the LOOKING-GLASS, so to speak, as the Kings’ Horses and Men SCRAMBLE to find a way to help HUMPTY DUMPTY. Having fallen off the WALL,  he lies there all BROKEN UP OVER the whole thing! Poor HUMPTY…This is definitely CRACKED up to be a problem…And rumor has it he really was a good EGG…But what a MESStery…How’d he get UP there? Was he asSALTed? Could he have been just a YOLKen PAWN in some crazy Royal takeOVER? Could this have ended BUTTER? Is he really TOAST now? Or was he just SITTING there minding his own business? So many questions, and yet I fear we SHELL never know…BOTTOM line?…It’s definitely a DISASTER…Yep..it’s a DISASTROUSEGG-SIT”! Bravo, David! You’ve KIDded us once again!

Ok, eye candy…You have no idea how badly I was hoping one of the horses would be Black and White…you know SALT and PEPPER?…but gROAN, they’re not…Big expanse of Green grass, with Black-silhouetted trees WHEY off in the background. A Castle is seen OFF to the right, three flagged-spires showing. Nice POINTS, Jeff . Two FLUFFY clouds in the sky. The Kings’ Men are clad in Gray, with Red Sashes across their chests…And then we have our ENTREE, Humpty, himself. Red gloves, Gold unBROKEN CROWN, his innards YOKING into the ground…I’m going with him. From the looks of it? A perfect SUNNY SIDE UP result…Poor guy. He took a real gamble going up there…although it does look like he BROKE EVEN! So, There you have it YOLKS, Done! Have an EGGScellent day, Everyone! I’m OFF to PICK UP breakfast…I’m just BACON for some EGGS! 🍳👑🙋🏻