Jumble Answers for 11/25/2018

LUDSOH – SHOULD

SLOYMT – MOSTLY

NESUGI – GENIUS

NDYOOB – NOBODY

IVTNIE – INVITE 

PLUCTS – SCULPT

CARTOON ANSWER:   THE ABACUS SELLER’S BUSINESS HAD PROSPERED WHICH ALLOWED HIM TO – – – 

SHL   OST   GNS   NB   IIE   SCU  =    COUNT HIS BLESSINGS

Good Morning, Everyone!           🔢 COUNT ME IN 🔢

🎶 “When I’m worried, and I can’t sleep, I COUNT my BLESSINGS instead of sheep. And I fall asleep….COUNTING my BLESSINGS …🎶 “Count Your Blessings” – Rosemary Clooney 1954       https://tinyurl.com/ycrt89mg

I think BLESSINGS seems to be the key word here today…This entire puzzle was ONE…Our words are all old favorites, and except for MOSTLY which appeared back on July 13th, 2017, the other five? – All repeats from the first four months of this year. But they were an easy, breezy, group…with not a pause to COUNT amongst them..NOBODY seems to be stumped this morning…

Today we find ourselves in Ancient Rome, at the ABACUS STORE. The owner,  STEVANO, as I’ll call him, seen off to the left, bearded and holding his hand to his chest…has grown his ABACUS BUSINESS from just a JOB, into a very successful enterprise. ONE can see from his COUNTenance that he’s very pleased with his lot in life, and is heard saying that he has a “new house and a new chariot”…He is truly BLESSED! And I don’t think he ever FIGUREd as much….We see his two employees, CiZERO, meeting and greeting, and the other, CASHius talking  “upgrading”..competing. It’s definitely ONE prosperous business…and something Stevano knows he can COUNT on to bring him many, many years of BEADitudes!  So what does it all ADD UP to? ..He now can COUNT HIS BLESSINGS! Great pun, David! I give you a “X”!

Ok, eye candy…Our panel today is very easy on the eyes…The “brick and mortar” work is a soft shade of gray…All of our CHARACTERS are dressed in white and they all look very nice TOGAther. The sole woman, easily outNUMBERED, is wearing her hair in an UPswept style, and there’s some strands of BEADS at her neck. The men, except for CiZERO at the entranceway are all sporting facial hair of some kind. ‘ZERO, as he’s less formally known, does look very young…the little SHAVER! All of the ABACI are colored a peachy brown shade…We see an ITER, (a Roman footpath, a Road) leading up to the store, and the grassy landscape leads to Rome in the background…(You know..all roads.., etc)! 😉 CASHius wears a wristwatch, showing a tiny Sun Dial. Great detail, Jeff. And Stevano wears Golden cuffs on both his wrists, a sign of his wealth. But the candy may be a little hard to put my FINGER on today…and I’ll tell you why…See the big “A” atop the archway? See the little placard on the desk near CASHius reading “ABACUS X”? And notice that he’s using the word “UPGRADED“? See the lanyard around his neck? It displays a tiny BEADED store symbol…So is it just me, or is Jeff, with his amazing sense of whimsy really PUSHING the envelope today? Does anyone else see a connection between STEVANO and the first of his JOBS? Hmm…Jeff? Did I ADD this UP right? So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…And I apologize for being so much later than usual with the post today…Had to make it to Mass…to COUNT my BLESSINGS! 🔢🍎🙋🏻