Jumble Answers for 01/22/2019







Good Morning, Everyone!         🔪WHERE’S THE BEEF? 🔪

🎶 She said “I’ve had burgers well done and rare..Now I’ve got one that ain’t even there”..She got no response from ringing the bell…And that’s when she started to yell…”Where’s the BEEF…Where’s the BEEF? Where’s the BEEF“?🎶 –  “Where’s the Beef”? Coyote McCloud and Clara Peller 1984  https://tinyurl.com/y8zpbxob

🔪 It’s not like there’s a BYLAW saying you must marinate,
Depending on your taste buds…it’s a choice that’s left to fate.
I’ve never tasted Jerky, I’ve no desire to…
The look alone, not to my taste…not TULIP-like imbued…
I guess it’s like a CIRCUS, different things appeal to some,
The animals, the trapeze acts…the reasons people come…
I’m know there’s Jerky fans out there, the heads NODDED agree,
And I’m not passing judgement…it just never interested me.
I’m big on Beef, I’m never one a good steak to pass by…
But I’m unlike our couple here…I don’t do CUT-AND-DRY! 🔪

Once again today, it seems we have a new entry in Jumble play: NODDED. Our other three words BYLAW, CIRCUS, and TULIP, have appeared in 2016, 17, and 18, respectively. And except for a slight tic at CIRCUS, none of the words posed any problems…

Unfortunately, I’m having a little problem with a new Website format this morning, so I’m going to CUT to the chase…We see a couple, dressed in Cincinnati Reds Jerseys, planning to make BEEF JERKY. The woman, reading from a cook book, is telling the man it’s simple…Slice, season, and place on the racks. The man, wearing a Red’s cap, mentions that it’s straightforward…Between them, the big clue…It’s CUT AND DRY. Beef Jerky is lean meat that’s been CUT into strips and DRIED.. https://tinyurl.com/yb9ywfm7  Good one, David..Looks like you CUT right to the chase too!

The eye candy…The view from the window…A snow covered housetop, snow drifts, and icy ground. There’s a shoveled path shown leading into the couple’s house..Nice detail, Jeff. The knife, in the man’s left hand, (Nicer detail, Jeff! A Southpaw)! with little ^^^ marks, denoting its’ sharpness…To the right of the slab of meat, the DRYING RACK. And on the counter, a bottle of Worcestershire Sauce. It reads: LEA…and there’s a capital P...It’s not exactly spelt out…but you get the DRIFT…At least it doesn’t say Jumble! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! Let’s hope we stay DRY!  🔪🙋🏻




Jumble Answers for 01/21/2019






O   HT   TI   OP    =   HOP TO IT

Good Morning, Everyone!              📄  HONEY DO, KANGAROO… 📄

🎶 Bah-bah-bah-bah, bah-bah-bah-bah…Bah-bah-bah-bah, bah-bah-bah-bah, at the HOP! Well, you can rock it, you can roll it…You can slop and you can stroll it at the HOP…When the record starts spinnin’, you chalypso when you chicken at the HOP…Do the dance sensation that is sweepin’ the nation at the HOP…🎶 “At The Hop” Danny and the Juniors 1957 https://tinyurl.com/y9jdhrko

📄The old joke about “Honey Do” can always get its laughs,
The husband being put upon, the object of the gaffe…
Sort of a Dagwood Bumstead…a MOUND of chores to do,
When all the while he’s longing for a way to bid adieu.
His vision kind of OPAQUE, he can’t see past the door,
He THINLY tries excuses hoping he can dodge the chores…
Repair the HUTCH, clean the garage, prepare the yard for flowers
And all the while keeping in mind that there is just an hour…
I think she’s really pushing it although the guys no slouch,
That list is way too long for him to get under his pouch…
So her expectations really need to be cut down a bit…
She’s got the poor guy jumpin’, but he can’t just HOP TO IT! 📄

After having a new word on Friday and two more yesterday, I really didn’t expect another today. And yet it looks like there is…in THINLY. Our other words have appeared numerous times before, with MOUND making its 8th showing this morning. HUTCH last appeared on June the 9th, and OPAQUE on March the 29th. None of them posed any problem, although 3 of the Early Birds weren’t that CLEAR at first with OPAQUE

Today our puzzle once again brings us Down Under to Australia. If you remember, we were just here Thursday, watching the Father and son duo CUTTING IT...But today, we’re indoors, and the Aussies are KANGAROOS. We see a couple, the ROO-MATES and their two baby JOEYS. (I’m taking them both as boys, since neither has Jeff’s female eyelashes). Our dialogue is telling us that Mrs Roo-Mate will be out for an hour, and she’s expecting her husband to do a list of chores before she returns. Mr Roo-Mate, having hoped to hang OUT BACK with the guys, maybe listen to a little Hip-HOP, doesn’t seem thrilled…And who can blame him? In order to complete that TO-DO list he’d really have to…HOP TO IT! Good one, David…ROO never let us DOWN..

OK, eye candy…Let’s find that Lolli-HOP…All four are a soft shade of brown…Mrs Roo-Mate has a fancy do…her blonde hair LEAPS up in the BACK. She’s wearing a string of pearls. There’s a red and blue block on the ground reading A-B-C…And the JOEY at left is holding a Platypus doll, while the one at right is getting a KICK out of his ability to JUMP…he’s LEAPING for joy…But the real KICKER here? Mrs Roo-Mate did say she’d be back IN AN HOUR, right? Well that list?…This is how it reads: Clean…Wash windows…Give Joey’s bath…Clean up brush…Make dinner…Are you KIDding me? IN AN HOUR? Boy..talk about a LEAP of faith! I’d be HOPPING mad! So, There you have it, Folks! Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And if you’re lucky enough to be home today, in celebration of Martin Luther King Day? Considering the weather? Relax…It’s a great day to be a POUCH potato! 📄🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 01/20/2019








OSO   NN   GTL   IG   TRG   SIL   =      🏋🏻 STILL GOING STRONG 🏋🏻

Good Morning, Everyone!           🎶WE CAN WORK IT OUT🎶

🎶 Because you know I’m all about those WEIGHTS, ‘Bout those WEIGHTS, no TREADMILL..I’m all ’bout those WEIGHTS, ’bout those WEIGHTS, no TREADMILL, I’m all ’bout those WEIGHTS, ’bout those WEIGHTS, ’bout those WEIGHTS…🎶 “All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor 2014   https://tinyurl.com/kpjrk4n

🏋🏻 For those who know of Muscle Beach, the story is a good one,
A place where people work out ‘neath the California sun…
A GENTLE breeze surrounds you, like CANCAN dancers frills,
And no need to TRUDGE to a gym to get your workout thrills.
The COSMOS all around you, wide spaces where you’d SWIVEL,
Nobody right on top of you, no listening to drivel…
You see these happy people, where once we had seen Gidget,
In gym attire of all kinds, around their necks a WIDGET.
A great place for a visit, or perhaps you may belong…
But either way, 85 years…and it’s STILL GOING STRONG...🏋🏻

Of our 6 words today, only 4 were found in our listings. CANCAN and WIDGET seem to be joining us for the first time. And except for COSMOS, which appeared in 2017, and just happens to be the one word that caused a FIT or two this morning, we’ve WORKED OUT the other three words within the past 9 months…

Before we begin today’s cartoon, I have to get something off my CHEST. Today’s puzzle seemed familiar, so I went looking through my files, and found the Jumble from New Year’s Eve, 2017. That day we had a puzzle about older guys in their 70s and 80s LIFTING WEIGHTS in a GYM. And the puzzles’ answer was?…WEIGHT for it…Yep, STILL GOING STRONG!...What’re the odds?  Anyway…Despite a good portion of the country being in the midst of a winter storm, our cartoon today brings us to sunny Los Angeles, California, and places us at MUSCLE BEACH, https://tinyurl.com/y7zkbhxo the famous outdoor GYM. We see 13 figures, 6 in blackened silhouette, one of which is lifting WEIGHTS way in the backgroundOf the 5 secondary action characters, left to right, we see a man BENCH PRESSING, a man with DUMBBELLS, a man using a Cable BICEPS Bar Machine, a woman on a Leg Raise Machine, and a man sitting, lifting a BARBELL under the Beach’s concrete BARBELL SCULPTURE. And ourmain characters at front, are a man in a gray Batman Tank and blue Shorts lifting a BARBELL, and saying that his family has been TRAINING there for years, and a woman, clad in a black Sports Bra and Sweatpants, lifting DUMBBELLS and remarking about how the area has grown over the years. A yellow sign reading MUSCLE BEACH VENICE is hanging from an overpass. And as our question states…MUSCLE BEACH, founded in 1934, is STILL GOING STRONG. “Still Goin’ Strong” – Alabama 1993  https://tinyurl.com/y6vdfeqo%C2%A0  Now how cool is that? Both the BEACH and David’s UPLIFTING play on words! Very clever…even though we didn’t need any HEAVY LIFTING to solve this one today!

Ok…eye candy. Except for the 2 main characters at front, the entire background is shaded in purple. The sky is a clear bright blue, with two puffy clouds afloat. Eight Palm Trees, and a lot of beautiful bodies...And that’s the SWOLE story…Need I say more? So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone. And I’ll leave you with a favorite saying of a friend of mine who just can’t seem to stick with a program…”I’ve been trying to DIET and WORK OUT for years, but with no luck. So I’ve just resigned myself to the fact that the only way I’m going to get “Smokin’ Hot” is by being cremated…”…All new meaning to FEEL THE BURN, huh? 🏋🏻🙋🏻



Jumble Answers for 01/19/2019







Good Morning, Everyone!          👓 THE EYES HAVE IT 👓

🎶 For your EYES only, can see me through the night….For your EYES only, I never need to hide…You can SEE so much in me, so much in me that’s NEW…I never felt until I LOOKED at you…FOR your EYES only..🎶  “For Your Eyes Only” – Sheena Easton  1981 https://tinyurl.com/yarhyap7

👓 When shopping for new glasses, it’s sometimes hard to choose,
So many frames considered, it’s often win or lose…
EPOXY plastic, tortoise-shell, the ones shaped like a  SLEIGH, 
And ones that make you feel like you’re a BIKER chick at play.
You’re sitting there so FREELY, the colors, shapes abound
It’s hard making decisions with so many choices ’round…
Designer names among them, the name upon the frame,
Not really that impressive, ’cause they’ll fit you just the same…
But like our girl we see here, before we make those buys…
Perfection’s what we look for…and that’s “BE-FOR” HER EYES!👓

While none of today’s words were new, there were a few tics here and there. FREELY last seen on September 9th, didn’t come so freely, a few of the Early Birds BLINKED at BIKER, and SLEIGH slayed 3 of the guysOur oldest entry today: EPOXY, not seen since September 2016, and posing no problem…Ok, LENS SEE what our cartoon has to offer…

Our puzzle today brings us inside a neighborhood EYEGLASS Emporium, the HOCUS FOCUS. We see Sarah, the Optician, EYEdentifEYEd by her name tag, fitting our girl, EYEleen for a new pair of glasses. Her dialogue, stating “fit you perfectly NOW“, let’s us know that this isn’t the first LOOK…we’ve walked in on the second FRAME of this picture. But this time, Sarah has adjusted the glasses to an EYEdeal fit, and EYEleen is loving it…So much so, that she’s LOOKING forward to wearing them out…And why not? Let’s FACE it, every woman wants GLASSES that make her LOOK SPECtacular, am I right? And a little SPECS Appeal doesn’t hurt either…So of course EYEleen wants what’s perfect FOR HER…So, in answer to our question? The new GLASSES are right…”BE-FOR” HER EYES!

Ok, EYE candy! Really…EYE candy! There’s a few things to FOCUS on. The entire FRAME is SHADEd light blue, as is Sarah’s blouse, which kind of BLURS her into the background. She’s a redhead, something we don’t SEE all that often. EYEleen is wearing a purple sweater, with some nice RIBbing. The sign, HOCUS FOCUS with its EYEBALL logo, is a great LOOK, inSIGHTful…As are the three rows of FRAMES to the right of it. But as good as it all LOOKS, and as OPTOmistic as I was about the EYE candy, I feel like I’m not making CONTACT, since nothing’s really catching my EYE. So LENS just go with the happy smiles of our two girls…they’re so beFITTING! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And I’ll share a little VITREOUS HUMOR with you…Upon being asked recently where I SAW myself next year, I came to this OCCLUSION…I’m not really sure…I don’t have 20/20 VISION!..Yea, I know…I just get CORNEA and CORNEA! 👓🙋🏻   https://tinyurl.com/y85vlrs9  “I Can See Clearly Now” – Johnny Nash 1972 

Jumble Answers for 01/18/2019







Good Morning, Everyone!         📵 NO DIN AT THE INN 📵

🎶 You give me deja vu…Like l’ve been waiting my whole life to find that view…’Cause when i’m lookin at your eyes, I go from California to Timbuktu…Back to dancing in the living room, if I got you, Baby everyday’s a HONEYMOON, Oh, it’s a HONEYMOON…Baby everyday’s a HONEYMOON…🎶 “Honeymoon”- Johnny Stimson 2017   https://tinyurl.com/y9kz9jh5

📵 Today a Honeymoon’s not like it was in bygone days,
It’s been a long time since tradition dictated mores…
Where some things were kept INWARD and couples lived apart,
Today there’s often in our MIDST the horse behind the cart…
But romance still does blossom, whether Honey Bunch or MUNCH
And Honeymoon’s still follow that reception or that lunch…
So this B&B’s a great idea, no phone and no distraction,
(I’m thinking BRONCO missed the cut in this little attraction)…
And couples should enjoy this, just the two without bravado…
A Honeymoon for lovers, truly “INN”- COMMUNICADO! 📵

While we haven’t seen MUNCH since way back in 2014, INWARD appears for the 4th time today, last seen on March 25th, ’18. BRONCO ran through this past July, but it’s MIDST that seems to be amongst us for the first time…None of our words were HEART stoppers, but the Early Birds felt MUNCH took a BIT longer to solve then the others…And while today’s solution is definitely a mouthful…(14 letters long), and one that does require a bit of creative thinking, IT’S FAR from disHEARTening…Ok, Let’s CHECK IN on our cartoon…

No TECH? What the heck! It’s a welcome change…Today we see a newlywed couple, ILONA, LONE for short, and her husband, WOLFGANG, who goes by WOLF, checking in for their Honeymoon at a quiet, cozy, REMOTE BED & BREAKFAST. With the view from the window, it seems they’re somewhere in the mountains. HEARing Lone telling the inn’s proprietor, MR. PEACE N. QUIET, that they left their phones at home, and Wolf saying that they don’t want to be disturbed, they’re stressing that they’re looking for privacy. And from the quaint look of the place, and Peace assuring that no one will bother them, it seems like a MARRIAGE made in Heaven! No outside communication, no DIN at the INN...This place allows the NEWLYWEDS to be…”INN”- COMMUNICADO! https://tinyurl.com/y8zzghg4 Good one, David, really good one…I HEAR you!

So, eye candy…Our couple’s dressed in summer clothing, with shades of blue. Lone is wearing purple sunglasses, with bracelets on both wrists. Wolf is bearded and mustached. They have one very small red stand-up suitcase, on wheels…A small dark yellow cat is seen, peeking around the desk. .Mr. Quiet, sporting a large bushy mustache, and glasses, is dressed in a rust colored shirt, with navy pants. The key he’s holding for them is attached to a green card, and it reads “H” and a second letter that’s hidden behind his thumb. The sign-in register is yellow, and the top line shows a name beginning with a Capital Cursive “J“, but I can’t make out the rest…And above the flower-patterned wall paper, where the large picture window begins, we see out to a porch…with an old-fashioned ROCKING CHAIR. I’m going with the CHAIR. Those old rocking chairs always spell B&B to me...So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And may all your getaways get B-etter and B-etter...📵🙋🏻


Jumble Answers for 01/16/2019










Happy Wednesday, everyone! Did you immediately notice a theme playing out with today’s cartoon? This is the first time that I can remember where Jeff has used bits and pieces from his panels earlier in the week to keep the story going. Often times I’ve commented that I’d like to see this sort of storytelling happen because it gives us a deeper look into the lives of our beloved Jumble characters. I know the Jumble cartoons aren’t a comic strip but it’s fun to see which elements Jeff chooses to expand his story and it gives the game a breath of fresh air!

Our puzzle began with clue words that were recycled favorites from the past. I’ll take a guess and pick SHREWD as the most difficult anagram of the day as they all came to me instantly upon first glance. Our oldest word of the day was BIRCH and it was scrambled as CRIBH the last time we saw it on 1/31/17.

The setting for today’s cartoon is a bathroom where we see two Jumble characters staring at a scale. The woman on the left, identified as Anne by the dialogue, is the person that we saw purchasing a talking scale yesterday at a department store. She politely asks the scale how it’s doing this morning and its response was rather verbose. It tells her that she’s feeling much lighter than yesterday and it asks if she’s been working out. Anne’s significant other has an upset look on his face and we learn from his dialogue that it told him he was getting fatter. That scale surely doesn’t mince words but it might mince a few pounds if you talk to it nicely like Anne did!

After reading the dialogue a couple of times it occurred to me that today’s cartoon was a bit out of continuity if we are to assume that this is the very next day. We saw Anne purchasing the scale yesterday so unless she didn’t eat anything and worked out all night, there’s no way that she’d have been “much lighter” as the scale suggests.

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 14-letters and the layout was absolutely stunning. It gave nothing away and if the quotes weren’t given to us, I’d have had a much more difficult time solving it. Looking at the letters I noticed that both TIGER and SHREWD could be found. I knew they wouldn’t be in the final solve but it’s always fun to play with the letters to see what words you can make. With playtime over, I got down to business and chose WEIGH as the word in quotes. With those letters crossed out I found WITH next and WORDS for the finish.

Do you think Jeff will continue this storyline within his cartoon tomorrow? I sure hope so but I have no idea how he’d do it! Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

Jumble Answers for 01/13/2019









Good Morning, Everyone!         🎸 SOME KINK  OF WONDERFUL 🎸

🎶 Girl, YOU REALLY GOT ME goin’…You got me so I don’t know what I’m doin’ now…Yeah, you really got me now…You got me so I can’t sleep at night…You really got me…You really got me..YOU REALLY GOT ME…🎶You Really Got Me🎶 -The Kinks 1964 https://tinyurl.com/y9947qgq

🎸The music of the 60’s brought Britain to our shores,
At one point an ABACUS would help us to keep score…
America did BECKON, bringing boys with their hair long,
You’d have to be a HERMIT to not hear some of their songs.
We wondered about talent, would they even have a KERNEL
But soon enough we saw they did…this invasion fraternal…
We opened up our WALLETs, we opened up our hearts,
With not a STOCKY lad amongst them, we took to the lot…
And this group was no different, some good music’s what I think
The Kinks arrived as soon as they could WORK OUT THE KINKS!🎸

Anyone familiar with the music of the 60’s not only knew today’s answer immediately…but got a smile from it too. But I fear anyone not a music aficionado may find yourself stymied. Yet the solution is a very common phrase that cleverly fits today’s cartoon…The KINKS were a British Rock group, active from 1964 to 1996. They reunited last year, and are said to be working on a new album. But let’s KNOT get ahead of ourselves…With all old favorites being used today, we opened with SCUBA…No, of course not Scuba…WATER we KNOT seeing the other “A”? And except for a pause here, the rest of the words we got for a SONG

Britain 1964. Most likely in Mrs. Davies’s garage, we find her two sons, RAY and DAVE, at front, along with Mick Avory on drums, and Pete Quaife on bass guitar, at back, below the Union Jack seen hanging on the wall. Forming a rock band, THE KINKS, https://tinyurl.com/ya2xly6p they realized that there were a lot of decisions to be made, and our dialogue attests to it…Scheduling, practicing, etc…they had to WORK OUT THE KINKS! Good one, David! Music to my ears…

Ok, eye candy. Jeff, showing us that he doesn’t use that pen just to draw a picture….has given us two absolute gems with his cartoons’ DIALOGUE today.  Two of THE KINKS biggest hits were: 🎶YOU REALLY GOT ME🎶 , and 🎶ALL DAY and ALL of the NIGHT🎶! KINKy, Jeff…quirky, creative and KINKy! Major Kudos today! 👏🏻👏🏻 You’ve given us both the WORDS and the 🎶MUSIC…So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And even though a lot of us are seeing snow this morning, I’m hoping we all have a 🎶SUNNY AFTERNOON🎶 ..🎸🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 01/12/2019







Good Morning, Everyone!            🚀 THE REAL REMOTE CONTROL! 🚀

🎶 Fly me to the MOON…Let me play among the STARS…Let me see what spring is like on JUPITER and MARS…In other words, hold my hand…in other words, Baby, kiss me…🎶 “Fly Me to the Moon” – Frank Sinatra 1964  https://tinyurl.com/yczrbc5c

🚀 I guess it could be feasible, I’m not one to deny,
But I don’t care to think of life and living in the sky…
I’m happy in my BLISS down here, the Earth beneath my feet,
I like it where there’s country roads and pavement in the streets…
But looking at these faces, so young and full of glee,
Perhaps they GLOAT for what they have…these free falling TVs…
But would their skin stay CREAMY? Space does affect the pores,
And Zero Gravity might call the need to SPLINT fissures…
The bottom line is I’m content with this of God’s creations,
So even if I had a chance, I’ll pass on these SPACE STATIONS 🚀

Once again today, our words are all Sweet Repeats. While BLISS seems to have been seen only once before, in 2016, GLOAT makes its 10th appearance today, last in use 5 weeks ago on December 7th. CREAMY dates back to 2014, and only SPLINT caused a bit of a pause…but nothing to go FAR OUT on a limb about…

ORBIT…Finding ourselves aboard a Spaceship, we see four young people, pre-teens perhaps, drifting around watching TV. With “2001 A Space Odyssey” https://tinyurl.com/y7puqxub playing on screen, the dialogue is telling us that some of the group would rather be watching Cartoons, (on the COMET-y Channel perhaps)? or a game on another STATION. Hmm… In SPACE?  Need I say more? In answer to our question? One day people will be watching TV on…SPACE STATIONS! Good one, David! ME? TEOR to know by now how much I love your work!

Ok, eye candy. Earth can be seen as a blue orb outside the darkened window. Some controls are seen on the panel above the TV screen. With the Apes and the Monolith (a curve though)? showing, the scene playing looks to be the “Dawn of Man” segment https://tinyurl.com/ybkzgapt from the “Classic Kubrick” movie as the young boy at left is heard referring to it. Between him and the girl farthest left, is a floating blue bottled drink with a straw extended. Above said girl, a gray remote control is afloat. The “Kubrick” boy is eating a chocolate chip cookie. And the boy farthest right is holding what seems to be a sheet of yellow legal pad paper. (TV Guide)? All four of our floaters are dressed in shades of blue and black…Once again, Jeff’s great little details are OUT OF THIS WORLD. My pick? The Monolith…The curve? SIRIUSly? So, There you have it Folks, Done. Have a great day, Everyone! PLANET well! 🚀🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 01/11/2019







Good Morning, Everyone!            🛋  COVER YOUR “I’s”… 🛋

🎶 Some boys kiss me, some boys hug me…I think they’re ok, If they don’t give me proper credit…I just walk away…’Cause we are living in a MATERIAL world…And I am a MATERIAL girl. You know that we are living in a MATERIAL world…And I am a MATERIAL girl…🎶 “Material Girl” – Madonna 1984 https://tinyurl.com/yafu7faa

🛋 With the object of a sofa being comfort besides looks,
This woman saying you can’t touch is one set for the books…
Why cover it so lavishly and want people to see,
It’s covered TWICE..but still off limits to both you and me?
The guy looks Heavy METAL, a beard and pony tail…
The woman looking kind of odd…a hairdo that’s a fail.
Ceramic dog looks poised to run, a GARLIC colored hue,
Supposedly a racing type, thin…CRISIS-like milieu.
So wrapped up in themselves they are, I can’t get their logistics…
It simply shows the fabric of this couple? MATERIALISTIC! 🛋

Searching through the archives this morning, I was surprised to see that CRISIS wasn’t listed. Again, it’s one of those words that seem so familiar that I thought for sure we had seen it before. Our three other words are all Sweet Repeats, numerous times over. GARLIC comes in as our most oft repeated word, with today marking its 6th appearance, and it’s also our most recently used entry, last seen on January 28th, ’18. As for degree of difficulty, CRISIS leads the pack, with GARLIC giving it a run for its MONEY

Our cartoon today places us in a living room where we see a man and a woman and a garishly colored purple couch….She has rings on the fingers of both hands, and is wearing what looks like an Apple Watch. He sports one also, on his left wrist, while what appears to be a Fitbit is worn on his right. A picture of them, fancily dressed  and posing besides a sports car hangs on the wall, while below it a modern-art statue of a white dog is shown. The dialogue centers on how the couch, the center of attraction, newly covered in what we’re told is a very expensive MATERIAL, is to be SEEN..but not HERD…it’s not for the crowd that’s coming to the party they’re planning…It’s just for show….This couple is just plain old…MATERIALISTIC

SOFA …so good…

Please check back, in a few hours when I’ll be able to COVER the cartoon in better detail. In the meantime…Have a great day, Everyone! …🛋🙋🏻


Jumble Answers for 01/10/2019









Happy Thursday, Jumble players! For the third time this week we have a brand new clue word making its debut into gameplay. Mr. Hoyt offered up BESTOW in an effort to befuddle our brains and this time it worked! It ended up taking me the longest time to solve which made it my pick for most difficult anagram of the day. The remaining three words were readily visible and took longer to write their solutions in the answer boxes than solve. Our oldest word this morning was AWFUL and it was scrambled as FALWU the last time we saw it on 2/2/16. On a final note, all of the anagrams were presented to us in alphabetical order.

Before I start my analysis of today’s cartoon, I’d like to take a moment to share some sad news with you. The online version of the Jumble game that I use to enlarge and see all of the unique details within the cartoon has decided to change their format. They still print the Jumble but they post today’s cartoon very late in the afternoon which is well after I write my post. Unless anyone knows of another website that offers the cartoon in a larger format, I’ll be forced to comment on what is readily visible and update my post later in the day with all of the tiny details that you can’t see in the newspaper copy. This makes me a very unhappy camper, but today’s panel offered up a group of happy ones that I’ll do my best to tell you about.

The setting for today’s panel brings us to a clearing in the woods where we encounter four Jumble characters. Three of them are young boys and they are all seated around a glowing campfire. The cartoon sentence informs us that they are a pack of scouts and that they’ve just been taught how to build a proper fire. The scout leader is overjoyed at the scouts progress and he can be seen doing a happy dance. He’s also waving his marshmallow stick high above his head while holding up his right index finger to indicate that his troop is #1. I noticed that the troop leaders right foot is awfully close to the campfire and if he isn’t careful he’ll soon be giving the kids a lesson in first aid!

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 9-letters. The layout was cryptic but the leading nature of the sentence brought WAS instantly to mind as the first word. Crossing out those letters allowed me to find STOKED after a few moments of staring at the cartoon. Be sure to stop back later in the day for updates on the tiny details that I couldn’t make out and please vote below for the anagram that stumped you the most. Have a terrific Thursday!!!