Jumble Answers for 01/04/2019

DALNG – GLAND

HNEEC – HENCE

LLOGAB – GLOBAL

FSMITI – MISFIT

CARTOON ANSWER:   THE DELAYS AT THE SKYDIVING SCHOOL WERE A RESULT OF – – –

LND    HNE   GLBA   IFI   =         FALLING BEHIND

Good Morning, Everyone!            🛩 LEAP OF FAITH….AWAITS 🛩

🎶 Then JUMP…For my love…JUMP in, and feel my touch, JUMP if you want to taste my kisses in the night then...JUMP, JUMP, for my love…JUMP, JUMP…for my love..🎶 “Jump” – The Pointer Sisters 1983  https://tinyurl.com/yb87mt6e

🛩 I’m one of those who strongly feel that floating through the sky
Attached to strings and canvas is a sure fire way to die…
My GLOBAL sights are satisfied by looking at a map,
I’d rather have a MISFIT with some shoes or with a wrap…
I feel my sweat GLANDs acting up just thinking of a jump,
To leap out of an airplane makes me need an oxygen pump…
HENCE here I stand, feet on the ground, the way God has designed…
And late for lunch is more my speed regarding FALLING BEHIND!🛩

The only things new about today’s words are our anagrams, since collectively we’ve seen these words 11 times before. HENCE, comes in as our easiest solved, with GLOBAL holding the honor of being both our most recent at July 17th, and the hardest one to get past. 5 of the 11 Early Birds FELL BEHIND because of it…

Our cartoon today places us on an airstrip, which we learn is the location of a SKYDIVING SCHOOL. We see a man and a woman, looking terribly disappointed to hear that their lesson has been DELAYED. Another man, presumably the FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR is heard telling them that everything’s UP IN THE AIR, (PUN intended)…because both the MECHANIC and the PILOT missed their ETAs. The Mechanic called in sick and the Pilot’s late. Has he FLOWN the coop, or is it just a case of FALLING BEHIND SCHEDULE? We don’t know…The male student, is quiet, while the female is stating how she needs the JUMP for her certification. Certification? I’m thinking more along the LINEs of Certifiable! What is it with this seemingly sudden urge to Skydive? I mean we’ve always known it was there, but doesn’t it seem that lately every TIME you turn around someone else is FALLING for the idea, and making headlines with their head DIVES? Getting a RISE out of being strapped BEHIND another person and JUMPING out of an airplane? Seriously…don’t they see the GRAVITY of the situation? Personally, I just don’t get the attraction, and I do consider myself a pretty well-GROUNDED person. Anyway, that’s just my TAKE. OFF the mark? Perhaps. But in answer to our question, the DELAYS are a result of…FALLING BEHIND! Kudos, David…it SOAR is a good one!

Ok, eye candy…The aforementioned looks on the Students faces..mouths WIDE OPEN. Both have Parachutes strapped on their backs. The Instructor, looking sharp in his black FLIGHT Jacket and blue cap matching his pants, is holding a WRENCH. Hmm. A Wrench? Is he an Instructor? His cap displays a tiny Parachute! How CHUTE! There’s the Grassy field…and a Black silhouetted Control Tower. A Light Beige Airplane…But here’s where things get a little FLIGHTY…Back at the Plane? There’s a ladder, and a man in a red cap standing on it. He’s intently looking into the engine well, with his tongue hanging out, showing his degree of concentration…But I thought the Mechanic called in sick…So who is he then? And now that I mention it? Why’s our guy UP FRONT holding the Wrench? This opens up a whole new Pandora’s Tool Box, don’t you think? And the Wrench? Mikita? DeWalt? No, it’s the JUMBLE Brand! Hmm..What kind of a School is this anyway? The FLY BY NIGHT Skydiving School? Well, I guess it’s better than the School of HARD KNOCKS, right?  So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And always remember…CHUTEing off  our mouths when we’re faced with an unforeseen DELAY is never the best move…Don’t let it go on reCORD that you cause adRIFT…Better to remain calm, FLY under the radar and just stay GROUNDED…🛩🙋🏻

 

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Jumble Answers for 01/03/2019

RTLIF – FLIRT

CEYAD – DECAY

NRIHUC – URCHIN

PSOOEP – OPPOSE

CARTOON ANSWER:  WHEN IT BECAME CLEAR THEY WERE BREAKING UP, THE BEATLES WERE – – – 

FR   DE   UN   OO  =   DONE “FOUR”

Good Morning, Everyone!      📀  THE “FAB FOUR”…WAS NO MORE 📀

🎶IMAGINE there’s no Heaven, It’s easy if you try…No hell below us…Above us only sky…🎶 “Imagine”- John Lennon 1971  https://tinyurl.com/y8mzzha4

🎶 MAYBE I’M AMAZED at the way you pulled me out of time…You hung me on the line…Maybe I’m amazed at the way I really need you…🎶 “Maybe I’m Amazed” – Paul McCartney 1970 https://tinyurl.com/y97vt9a2

🎶IT DON’T COME EASY…You know it don’t come easy…🎶 “It Don’t Come Easy” – Ringo Starr 1973   https://tinyurl.com/y8lrqbu6

🎶 ISN’T IT A PITY… now isn’t it a shame…How we break each other’s hearts…And cause each other pain…🎶 “Isn’t It A Pity” – George Harrison 1970 https://tinyurl.com/y82l96jw

📀 At the time who could imagine that the thought did even FLIRT…
Where DECAY started to erode the greatest band on Earth.
These four URCHINS as some called them, who made music so
sublime…
Would OPPOSE one another about rhythm, about rhyme…
But dissension grew amongst them…1970 closed the door,
And the Beatles went their separate ways, for they were now DONE “FOUR”…📀

🎶Because🎶 I’ve already taken up a lot of space here, I’m going to try to be as brief as possible with the rest of this post. But two things: 1- This is an exceptionally amazing cartoon, and deserves its due, and 2- Well, it’s me…And I’ll be the first to admit that brevity was never my strong suit. Regardless, I’m going on RECORD to say I’m going to try…

None of today’s words are new. DECAY, easily solved, appears for the 10th time, and surprisingly was anagrammed differently each time. Today’s OPPOSE, again an easy, breezy word, makes appearance #9, and it too has been unique each time, and also comes in as our most recent word at July 22nd, ’18. Quickly going over the other two, according to the Early Birds: FLIRT, not so quick, URCHIN…a few STRAY guesses…

And now, our CARTOON…Which today rates all CAPITAL letters…We see 🎶A Day In The Life🎶 of the BEATLES,  https://tinyurl.com/ydfo39mh, in order, top left going clockwise: the late John Lennon, (1980), Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Ringo Starr, and the late George Harrison (2001). The year, presumably 1970. Having decided to disBAND, we hear each of them lamenting the BREAK UP. What’s amazing here, is that the dialogue is entirely COMPOSED of the TITLE of each of FOUR SONGS that were recorded by each of them after the demise. And 🎶I Want to Tell You🎶, that if this isn’t creative, I don’t know what is….You could 🎶Twist and Shout🎶 any way you choose, but it’s not going to 🎶Please, Please Me🎶any better than this! And where I usually give a Tip of the Cap to the Graphic Artist, Jeff Knurek, here today, I’m standing cap in hand. So, in answer to our question…With the BREAK UP, The BEATLES were …DONE “FOUR“. It’s a really good one, David…but today? The 🎶Love Me Do🎶 goes to Jeff!

Eye candy? For a moment, I thought the panel itself was enough. Except for the Recording Reel-to-Reel off to the side, it’s just the men themselves. John in black, Paul, purple, Ringo, blue, and George, also black. Paul has the beginnings of a beard, and Ringo wears a neckerchief. But knowing Jeff, 🎶Something🎶 made me take a closer look. And 🎶I Should  Have Known Better🎶 than to doubt him…Up on the head of George’s Guitar, opposite the Tuning Pegs? It reads: JUMBLE, in beautiful cursive…Amazing! It’s 🎶Every Little Thing🎶 with Jeff! So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…and even though it’s still too early for me to say 🎶Here Comes The Sun🎶?..I’m going to say 🎶Good Morning, Good Morning…🎶…🎶From Me to You🎶 📀🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 01/02/2019

FAYCN – FANCY

OTUBA – ABOUT

MHISPR – SHRIMP

GRUBER – BURGER

CARTOON ANSWER:  THE TELEVISED POOL TOURNAMENT BEGAN – – –

NC   OT   HRI   UGE   =     RIGHT ON CUE 

Good Morning, Everyone!           🎱 CUE DO SOMETHING TO ME 🎱

🎶 Wake up Maggie I think I got something to say to you…I suppose I could collect my books and get on back to school…Or steal my Daddy’s CUE and make a living out of PLAYING POOL..🎶 “Maggie May” – Rod Stewart 1971 https://tinyurl.com/yd4ndwzq

🎱 You know today there’s nothing that you can’t see on TV,
From situation comedy to absurd reality…
So should Pool be your FANCY, just search ABOUT your screen
And guaranteed you’ll come across a show to suit your needs.
Get comfortable and settle in with drinks and with a snack,
Some SHRIMP, a BURGER, whatever…and watch as players rack…
A Tournament in full swing, entertainment just for you…
Check listings so that you can watch and be just RIGHT ON CUE! 🎱

🎶CUE do something to be…Something that simply mystifies me…🎶 Well, maybe not today. With four Sweet Repeats, we find ourselves in very good company. No SCRATCHING our heads, or juggling BALLS…it was all fair GAME. One or two of the Early Birds FELT a little tic with SHRIMP, and maybe took an extra BITE out of BURGER…but all in all? We saw them all in 2018, and it was easy to STICK with them! So, CUE the Music..It’s time to HUSTLE over to the MAIN EVENT!

While we’ve visited POOL ROOMS twice this past year, today we’re UPPING our GAME. Finding ourselves at a TELEVISED POOL TOURNAMENT, I’m figuring Jeff’s PLACEd us in Vegas…We see a Gray tuxedoed announcer, facing the Camera and ready to CUE the ACTION. Our PLAYER, shown LINING UP his BREAKING SHOT, is heard asking..”Now“? In 3-2-1…NOW! Action..RIGHT ON CUE! Good one, David! You’re always a WINNER!

Ok, eye candy…I think I’ll try an aBRIDIGEd version today. Black silhouetted spectators behind the ropes. Our PLAYER, dressed in a Blue shirt and Black Bow Tie, stands ready to BREAK loose…Our mustachioed Announcer, smiling, but looking a little CUEless, has his finger raised INDEXcating it’s time to start SHOOTing…On the Camera, we see a Red TelePrompTer, and Jeff’s showing the Announcers’ image on the filming side… But the MONEY SHOT? Look real closely at the Microphone. The Networks Logo? It’s an 8 BALL in motion! We gotta’ CHALK that up to Jeff’s whimsy! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And remember…Don’t let anyone CALL the SHOTS for you in life…Take a STANCE, and a page from Teddy Roosevelt’s PLAY Book…Speak softly…and carry a BIG STICK! 🎱🙋🏻

 

 

Jumble Answers For 01/01/2019

GALEE – EAGLE

GHITM – MIGHT

TUTIFO – OUTFIT

SINFIH – FINISH

CARTOON ANSWER:  THEY’D NEVER PUT UP WALLPAPER BEFORE. IT TOOK THEM A WHILE TO – – – 

EAG   GHT   OT   FNI   =       GET (THE) HANG OF IT 

Good Morning, Everyone!          🍾 HUNG….OVER? 🍾

🎶 Should auld acquaintance be forgot…And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot…And auld lang syne🎶…”Auld Lang Syne” – Robert Burns 1788   https://tinyurl.com/ya97kfpb

🎉 If you were in NY last night and dared venture outdoors…
You’d need the strength of EAGLEs, cause the rain couldn’t be ignored…
It poured down hard upon us, with wind and such a MIGHT,
It made you wonder why you’re not inside on such a night.
The new OUTFIT a soggy mess, the hair a frizzy mop…
No matter though ’cause what the h—, here it’s never a flop…
The old years’ gone, we FINISH with a bang and not a whimper,
And pray that life in ’19 will be kinder and much simpler…
So to the bright and to the new…We start with no regret…
A Happy New Year to you all…Go GET THE HANG OF IT! 🎉

The year is new, our words are old…and easy ones to boot…
It’s like we’ve found a Treasure Chest and get to share the loot!
We’ve seen EAGLE so many times, it FLEW right off the page
And ’cause of that it ends up newest word, and word of age…
I’m tired and I need some sleep…so I’ll make this quite terse…
I’m on to our cartoon right now…I’m giving up the verse!!!

Last year we started our Puzzle Play driving down a highway crowded with cars…We were the “CAR-NATION”…HUNG UP in traffic…Today, we’re safely ensconced indoors, hanging wallpaper. We see a couple…he atop a step stool, she at his side…and they’re speaking with a confidence that’s admirable. The confidence, that is…As for the act itself? Well, they are new at it.. Hmm…I’ll just CUT to the chase…It took them awhile to…GET THE HANG OF IT! Good one, David…Easy, breezy…no HANG UPS here!

Candy? I’m HUNG UP on the wallpaper…It’s a little hard getting PASTE it…A mustard color, with a garish sort of linked design. They paid for this? Hmm…The first panel coming loose both at top and bottom. The second, just at top… The others do look better, so maybe he is becoming “A Pro“…The smoothing brush is the same color as the wallpaper. But there’s nothing jumping out at me. So, I’ll go for the Bye Candy. Where’s the Paste Brush? And if it’s the Pre-Pasted kind of wallpaper? Then where’s the water? I’m HUNG UP on the whole thing…So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great New Year’s Day, Everyone! Here’s to 2019! 🍾🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 12/31/2018

AAGUV – GUAVA

CIJEU – JUICE

GTEUBD – BUDGET

CESNHT – STENCH

CARTOON ANSWER:   WHETHER OR NOT GLOVES OR MITTENS ARE BETTER WAS THE – – – 

UAA   JCE   BDT   STNH   =   SUBJECT AT HAND 

Good Morning, Everyone!               🙌🏻   GLOVE ME TENDER... 🙌🏻

🎶 Don’t know much about HISTORY…Don’t know much BIOLOGY…Don’t know much about a SCIENCE book…Don’t know much about the FRENCH I took…But I do know that I love you, and I know that if you love me, too…What a wonderful world this would be…. “(What A) Wonderful World” – Sam Cooke 1960 https://tinyurl.com/y8cqftmh
PS: There may have been other songs, better songs, but I chose whimsical. Not only did I go with SUBJECT, I went with the thought of the memories that hold true on New Year’s Eve...and the memories in this clip just FIT LIKE A GLOVE!

🙌🏻 Standing outside a GUAVA bar, where they just shared some JUICE,
Two friends who discuss everything from men to types of mousse,
Get talking about types of Gloves, and what helps them to choose,
And try to put their finger on which win and which ones lose…
Depending on a BUDGET, there’s Cashmere to stretchy wool,
And Leather is a favorite choice, fur-lined to make them full…
(There’s no way STENCH can fit this theme)..But now that that’s been said,
I can get on with ending this and put it all to bed…
So whether you go shopping for the look or for the brand,
The bottom line…Mittens and Gloves are our SUBJECT AT HAND!  

With another day of Sweet Repeat-Repeats to start off our week, we’re also closing out the puzzle year with one for the BOOKS! While we easily SQUEEZED past JUICE, it wasn’t that easy with GUAVA, STENCH caused more than a WHIFF of trouble, and BUDGET ended up COSTing us a second look. Stench NOSED out the group to be our most recent word, at July 14th, while Juice made a PIT stop as our oldest, going back to August, 2014. But they all eventually FIT into place. And now…On to our cartoon…

So, I lied earlier. Well, maybe not lied, more like a case of unrequited GLOVE…I did STRETCH the truth. In order to make our words FIT into a poem, I tried to sell you on a GUAVA bar, when the truth is we’re standing in the middle of TIMES SQUARE, and it really is NEW YEAR’S EVE!  Jeff’s art imitating life! With the BALL atop the One Times Square Building, NYC, we see that we’re in the crowd awaiting the stroke of midnight! How cool is that? Obviously very, since our girls’ breath is definitely visible…But I didn’t lie about the GLOVE conversation..That I COVERED honestly…The SUBJECT of our girls’ discussion is GLOVES vs MITTENS. Our girl at right can be heard telling how her “fingers stay warmer”. And she’s right, since MITTENS do tend to be warmer because your fingers generate more heat when they’re not separated from each other by fabric, as they are with GLOVES. But our girl at left, likes the mobility that GLOVES afford her…And with all this information at HAND…The answer to our question of which is better? It was the SUBJECT AT HAND! Good one, David! Applause! Applause! I give you a HAND!

Ok, eye candy. With the panel shaded in Blue, the 2019 showing atop our building in the background stands out in Red. We see a CAST of characters, all adorned in various winter headgear. Our two main characters are fashionably dressed, the one at left in a Teal Jacket, Scarf, Headband, Boots and GLOVES. Her Black Earmuffs match her pants. Our girl at right, looking better protected against the cold, is clad in a Full-length Purple Puffer Coat, with a matching Knit Hat. Her boots look warmer too, being Black Suede, with Purple Woolen Tops. And of course, there’s her Black MITTENS…🎶bringing in the heat!🎶 But the eye candy? Looking real closely? The Teal Headband, reads 2019, and below the 2019 on the Building? It reads “JUMBLE“! HA! I gotta HAND it to you, Jeff…Kudos! You’ll try FITTING it in anywhere, won’t you? So, There you have it, Folks! Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And always remember…🎶All you need is GLOVE…all you need is GLOVE…All you need is GLOVE, GLOVE…GLOVE is all you need…🎶 And I hope you’re all SMITTEN!

Here’s to the New Year, Everyone! Cento Anni! May you live a hundred years! 🍾🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 12/30/2018

TURFHO – FOURTH

PAXNED – EXPAND

CRONEE – ENCORE

AARRUO – AURORA

RTRWIE – WRITER

MULVEO – VOLUME

CARTOON ANSWER:  WHEN CANADA REPLACED ITS FLAG IN 1965 WITH ITS CURRENT FLAG, THEY – – – 

FUT   ND   ENE   ROA   WRE   VLE   =   TURNED OVER A NEW LEAF 

Good Morning, Everyone!           🇨🇦 LEAF-ING THE OLD ONE BEHIND! 🇨🇦

🎶 O CANADA!…Our home and native land!..True patriot love in all of us command…🎶 “O, Canada” (Music) Calixa Lavallée 1880; (Lyrics-English) Robert Stanley Weir 1908     https://tinyurl.com/y7k86jcp

🇨🇦 Where we celebrate July the FOURTH, and praise our country great,
In Canada, February 15th, the Flag they celebrate…
A WRITER may look to EXPAND and pen a VOLUME here…
And shine like an AURORA while ENCORE the crowds would cheer…
But I’m just looking to get through this poem and what relief!
It’s done and now I feel that I’ve TURNED OVER A NEW LEAF! 🇨🇦

So, TBT…Five of these words today were easy, breezy…But AURORA?…Phew! It definitely had me shaking my head…Where’d David get this one from? Polar lights, Northern lights, Southern lights...NO DELIGHT! For sure, it’s a stumper! And I couldn’t find it in the Archives…Kudos, David! You caused me to get out paper and pen…and it’s been years! The others are all Sweet Repeats, with VOLUME our most recent having being seen on May 5th, and WRITER our oldest having last appeared on June 4th, ’17. And so…TORONTO our cartoon…

Today we’ve traveled North to CANADA and back to February 15th, 1965. We see the new CANADIAN FLAG being hoisted for the first time, and we hear the CANADIAN Citizens singing its praises. Happy to be replacing their old FLAG, and getting rid of the Union Jack that was on it, they’ve TURNED it OVER to this new one, showing a Red Maple LEAF…And with our question asking…What did they do? They TURNED OVER A NEW LEAF! Good one, David! OTTAWA to go!

With the skyline silhouetted in black along the background, the panel opens up to purple. We see two Mounties, dressed in Red Jackets and Black pants.. one hoisting the new FLAG, and the other folding the old. The Union Jack image is shown in Blue and Black and White,  and the Coat of Arms of CANADA is shown in Yellow, Black and White. Two characters are shown at front in silhouette, and four others appear in winter clothing, all looking at the FLAG being raisedAnd from the smiling faces, it’s easy to see that this new FLAG was definitely a welcome reLEAF! So, There you have it, Folks! Done! Have a great day, Everyone! Enjoy, EH? 🇨🇦🙋🏻

Jumble Answer for 12/29/2018

LECRI – RELIC

VERNA – RAVEN

TTETAS – ATTEST

LODDEO – DOODLE

CARTOON ANSWER:  THE BADLY-DECAYING METAL GATE AT THE OLD MANSION WAS MADE OF – – – 

RI   RN   T   OO   =  “ROT” IRON

Good Morning, Everyone! 🔧WELD, WELD, WELD, WROUGHT HAVE WE HERE🔧

🎶 Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above…Don’t FENCE me in…Let me ride through the wide open country that I love…Don’t FENCE me in…Let me be by myself in the evenin’ breeze, and listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees, Send me off forever, but I ask you please…Don’t FENCE me in…🎶 “Don’t Fence Me In” – Roy Rogers 1944   https://tinyurl.com/y7tmkspu

🔧 Iron working’s quite involved, I have a friend who’s chosen,
To make it his career, and he’s told stories of locks frozen…
He can ATTEST to RAVEN-colored metal being strong,
And when he sees a DOODLE of graffiti…it’s so wrong.
He’s worked on gates so RELIC-like, they give him quite a jolt,
But being quite proficient, it’s all just nuts and bolts…
I’ve watched him hang a new gate, seems like he’s hardly tryin’
He’s good at his profession, and he’d never deal “ROT” IRON!🔧

Today’s words…Here’s what’s HANGINGRELIC. Would you believe in the 4+ years since Mike’s been posting this blog, RELIC has appeared 10 times! You heard me right..10 times! And oddly enough only once has it been anagrammed as it is today! Now if we’ve seen it 11 times as of today, can you imagine how OLD this word is, and how far back it must go beyond these 4 years? I don’t know about you, but I’m fascinated by these little idiosyncratic tidbits! Of course, as you’d expect, our other words pale in comparison…RAVEN‘s been seen only once, and is our most recent entry, at March 16th, ’18, and DOODLE and ATTEST have made a few appearances. ATTEST was DECLARED the stumper, since too many of the Early Birds saw ESTATE and mistakenly thought they were HOME free!…Ok, on to our cartoon…with WARP Speed!

Outside a Mansion, we find ourselves placed at the decaying portal of a GATE. WARPED and hanging poorly…It’s definitely a PLIGHT for sore eyes. The two workers present, who are called IRON WORKERS, despite working mainly with STEEL, surprised by its’ condition, can be overheard saying how they “can’t believe it’s still standing”, and “it’s pretty rusted”. What it is… is ROTTED. The GATE was made of ..”ROT” IRON! HA! Good one…Another good one, that David has WROUGHT!

Eye candy? Mansion, Black silhouetted in the background…A Terra-Cotta colored brick wall stands enclosing the property. The full-bearded IRON WORKER at front, holds a lit TORCH and what appears to be a Graber harness bag. He’s wearing a WELDING HELMET. The second worker, standing at the Black GATE, sports a soul patch and a rather odd haircut. TBT, he appears a little BURNED out. No tools, no helmet, no goggles…kind of a HEAVY METAL look to him, but there is something on his left wrist that may be a watch, I’m not STEELy sure…Both of them are dressed in Blue Work Shirts. But once again today, I think I have to go with the Bye Candy, the “What’s missing”...Neither one of these guys are wearing Gloves…WELD, that’ll never do! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! IRON done here! 🔧🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 12/28/2018

XINEV – VIXEN

MILDY – DIMLY

VRREOF – FERVOR

GRYTEA – GYRATE

CARTOON ANSWER :WHEN THEY INSTALLED WINDMILLS ON THE FARM, THEY CREATED AN – – – 

IEN   DL   FER   GYE   =   ENERGY FIELD

Good Morning, Everyone!            💡 FIELD OF BEAMS! 💡

🎶 How many ROADS must a man walk down…Before you call him a man? How many seas must a white dove sail…Before she sleeps in the sand? The answer, my friend, is BLOWIN‘ in the wind…The answer is BLOWIN‘ in the wind…🎶 “Blowin’ In The Wind” – Peter, Paul and Mary   1963  https://tinyurl.com/ybykfxuk

💡 The body has its power, spiritually called Chakra…
And our “Fields of Energy” penetrate with much FERVOR.
Energy can be directed and can GYRATE through our nerves,
And can make a VIXEN turn serene and get her peace deserved…
What may start out so DIMLY, permeates our every gland,
And here we have the cutest pun with “Energy” on land…
With a Windmill power producing,  we can see what Energy wields,
And we get our double meaning of today’s ENERGY FIELD!💡

Three of this morning’s words are showing up within our archives, with FERVOR appearing twice, and holding the title of our oldest word, at July 15, ’15. GYRATE, making its 4th appearance, was last seen this past July 26th. And DIMLY has been seen twice, in 2016 and ’17. VIXEN isn’t showing in our listings, despite looking very familiar. FERVOR caused quite an INTENSE pause this morning, with its’ challenging anagram, and had 6 of the 11 Early Birds stumped, while GYRATE ran second, TURNING a few heads itself. So, on to our cartoon…

Todays theme is truly a timely one. While we’ve dealt with it before, this time the Jumble Guys have tongue-in-cheeked us with a little bit more of a POSITIVE SPIN. With our ENVIRONMENT so in need of ALTERNATIVE POWER to keep us CURRENT, they’ve also DUG UP a little homage to the inner STRENGTH we all need to face today’s CHANNELges. We’re out in a FIELD, where we see a pair of Farmers, shooting the BREEZE about the POWER of their WINDMILLS. Not just BLOWING smoke, they’re discussing how they’re GENERATING enough ENERGY to help supply POWER to their neighboring town…So, in answer to our question..What they created is an ENERGY FIELD! Good one, David! CHAKRA! CHAKRA! 

Ok, eye candy. While a perfectly deLIGHTful DRAWing, there really isn’t all that much to get ENERGIZED over. Grassy FIELD, five TURBINES, all shown SPINNING the tale….Our man, sporting a soul PATCH, is dressed in typical Farmers’ garb…Gold plaid shirt, jeans, and a blue cap, and he has a work towel hanging from his pocket. Our woman, Olive Green pants, with a Black top to match her head scarf.  He’s holding a shovel. And rows upon rows of crops…albeit with no candy CROPping up. So I think I’ll just take a pass…and TURN over and get some  sleep. But you know me, I can’t RESIST leaving you without a little pun…RENEWABLE ENERGY? I’m a HUGE FAN! So, there you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! Time for me to unWIND! 💡🙋🏻

 

Jumble Answers for 12/27/2018

CUVOH – VOUCH

CANET – ENACT

PHISMA – MISHAP

WUDINN – UNWIND

CARTOON ANSWER:  THE TV ANCHORMAN DIDN’T KNOW HE WAS ABOUT TO BE FIRED. IT WOULD SOON BE – – –

OH   ENT   MS   WI   =  NEWS TO HIM

Good Morning, Everyone!        📺 NO NEWS…IS KNOW NEWS 📺

🎶 R-E-S-P-E-C-T…Find out what it means to me…R-E-S-P-E-C-T...Take care, TCB…🎶 “Respect” – Miss Aretha Franklin 1967
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📺 It’s been a controversial year, much news that’s been bereft,
Degrees of volatility, both from the right and left…
Old faces that have disappeared, old ways now shown the door,
And new found #MeToo standing up to reassure…
No such thing as a MISHAP, now there’s VOUCH of what is true
And all the UNWIND in its wake, made way for something new…
Respect is what we saw unfold, and newsrooms would ENACT
An atmosphere where Old-Boy networking won’t be a fact.
They cleared the air, the word went out, this wasn’t just a whim,
It’s not a clue, it’s “on the air”…and now it’s NEWS TO HIM! 📺

So, here’s the SCOOP on today’s words…A few little quirks as I like to call them…Let’s do ENACT first, because it’s the big NEWS STORY.. Today’s entry, number 9, is a new anagram, and it’s also our most recent word, from this past April. But for it’s first 7 appearances, 2015-2018 it was anagrammed as: CANTE each time. In 2014, we had CANET, and it also makes it our old NEWS of the group, dating back to August 21st, ’14. VOUCH, was no slouch either. It’s been used 4 times before, but not since 2016. MISHAP is showing for the 3rd time, and UNWIND, for the 4th, with two previous anagrams done exactly as todays’. No one needed a BREAK during rehearsal though,  since the words were all CAMERA ready…Just REPORTING…Ok, now for the MAIN STORY…

Off-set at a NEWSROOM, we see a very confident ANCHORMAN, who I’ll call Mr. POMPOUS-Dopoulis sitting awaiting makeup. (Off-side: This is by NO MEANS a reference to the similar sounding George Stephanopoulos, a very well-respected, and respectful NEWS Journalist). Speaking with two female members of the crew, he’s overheard addressing one as “Toots”. Hmm, Toots?…Well, one of them is telling him that they “need to talk”. In the background we see two more crew members, the male stating that Mr P-D is clueless. Now this statement can be taken two ways…One, he has no clue that his time is up and he’s being fired, and two, he has no clue that his behavior is unacceptable and maybe that’s why he’s being fired. Either way, he’s OLD NEWS….So, between the dialogue and our question, we can hear..loud and clear, that the impending dismissal is…NEWS TO HIM! Good one, David! SCRIPTED just perfectly…And now…a WORD from our Sponsors…”Get the free JUST JUMBLE app. Follow us on Twitter @PlayJumble”

…Thanks for staying with us, Folks…We’re back with the Eye Candy segment of our broadcast…We’re seeing some serious Color Commentary today…Beginning with our sunken ANCHOR, and leaning LEFT, we have a Blue suit with a Red tie. A blonde women, in a Red power suit, wearing Powder Blue flats. A woman, Green sweater, Black pants. A woman, Purple blouse, White collar, Black skirt and flats, and a man,  whose dress I can only describe as garish…Teal checkerboard double-breasted jacket, Green striped tie, Beige shirt. Black pants, and wing-tipped two-tone shoes. The shoe’s two tones though, are Teal and Beige! Yes, you’ve heard it here first...Teal and Beige! Oh, the humanity! Talk about Fake News! Oh…we weren’t? Well, we should be, because if this isn’t a walking, talking Fashion Faux Pas, I don’t know what is! But as bad as he is, he’s not the BREAKING NEWS. We still have the ANCHOR Desk in the background, with overhead lighting, and a Studio Camera on a wheeled pedestal. There’s the “Green Screen” (although shaded in Blue) used for Weather REPORTING, and it’s showing the blue “H” which means a center of high pressure (usually calm, sunny weather). Well, the High Pressure part is right….Because the eye candy? Take a good look at the woman forefront LEFT. Looking closely? Can you see her expression, which is one of resigned disgust and perhaps a bit of sadness?  And notice how she clutches her tablet protectively close across her chest? Her body language speaks volumes…I think she’s “Toots”..#MeToo Toots...(Good work, Jeff)! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…and keep in mind…Today, we all have iPHONES …and EYE think it’s a great bit of NEWS…📺🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 12/26/2018

DUGEN – NUDGE

WLEDL – DWELL

BURUNA – AUBURN

LRIFAY – FAIRLY

CARTOON ANSWER: VOTING TO RAISE PRICES MORE THAN 500 PERCENT, THE SELFISH BUSINESS PEOPLE – –  – 

DGE   EL   AR   AL   =   ALL “A-GREED” 

Good Morning, Everyone!           💰💰  THE “I’s” HAVE IT 💰💰

🎶 MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY…MONEY...Some PEOPLE got to have it, Some PEOPLE really need it…Listen to me why’all, do things, do things, do bad things with it. You want to do things, do things, do things…Talk about CASH MONEY, MONEY...Talk about CASH MONEY-DOLLAR BILLS...why, y’all…🎶  “For The Love of Money” – The O’Jays  1973     https://tinyurl.com/hhgzakb

💰 Sitting ’round a table, a NUDGE, and then a smile…
We’re looking at the One-Percent that DWELL along the aisle.
Where Money goes where Money grows, a FAIRLY well-known thought,
And those of us not in that class? We know what can’t be bought…
We shake our AUBURN-toned heads…prices causing us to bleed,
Because the One-Percenters sat around and ALL “A-GREED”!💰

Feeling like a Monday…In more ways than one…With Christmas Eve and Christmas Day behind us, I don’t know about you, but to me, it feels like Monday. And then looking at our puzzle today…the feeling continues! With all of our words being Sweet Repeats and easily deciphered, the MOVE on to our answer solution was an easy one too…and all of the Early Bird Jumblers A-GREED! We’re seeing NUDGE today, for the 5th time, and it also comes in as our most recently used word, having appeared on February 7th. DWELL stands as our oldest, having first been used back in December of 2015. AUBURN, solved with the slightest bit of a tic, caused a pause…but it was a very tiny pause, nowhere near 500 %!…while FAIRLY, similar to our word Family from y’day, relied on the oft-used “LY” as an ending solution…And I wondered if we’d had two such similar words on back-to-back days before…And this is one of those odd ruminations that often BUILD up in my mind early in the morning, and COST me sleep! I think I definitely need to reappRAISE my priorities…I VOTE for more sleep in the coming New Year! Ok…Let’s MOVE on to our cartoon…

Today, we’re brought into a Board Room, where we see five Executives proposing to RAISE prices 500 percent! 500 %! Gives you HALF a mind to acCOST them and ask…”Are you kidding me? This is total nonCENTS“! But, unFORTUNEately, this is how it too often GROWS in Big Business…where their “IN THE BLACK” often makes us see RED! Anyway…Between the dialogue and the key word SELFISH in our question? We easily ALL “A-GREED” on today’s answer…Good one, David…HooRAISE! HooRAISE!

Ok, eye candy…Silhouetted black city skyline, floor to CEILING windows…Black granite-topped table, with four black chairs and a brown one for our main Man of the DOUR. Everyone very well dressed, RICHly-colored, (black, gray, purple, red, blue), SUITing  their POSITIONS…which are all the same…Hands RAISED! MORE MONEY! The eye candy? Maybe our blonde woman at left…The ornate hanging earrings and the three-ringed bejeweled fingers?…(I think they’re JADEd)?…I guess no one’s ever told her that LESS is MORE, huh? So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone!…And I feel it always PAYS to remember, that MONEY..🎶Can’t Buy Me Love🎶! 💰🙋🏻