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 11/09/2018

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 10/31/2018

WHETR = THREW

OLDFO = FLOOD

MRKSEO = SMOKER

CASIOF = FIASCO

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

SLEEPY HOLLOW’S LEGENDARY HORSEMAN LIKED TO RELAX BEFORE HE HAD TO – – –

THRWFODOKEFAO = HEAD OFF TO WORK


Ghoul-morning, Jumble friends, and Happy Halloween! It was such a treat to open the newspaper and find a spooktacular Halloween themed puzzle waiting in the comics section. David started off gameplay by arranging the anagrams in reverse alphabetical order and then offered up a new clue word in THREW. The word that haunted me the longest was SMOKER and it took an extra minute or so before coming into view. The oldest clue word of the pack was FIASCO with its last appearance in the game on 8/27/16.

Today’s cartoon featured a character that we’ve seen numerous times this year so it was only fitting that he return once again on Halloween. Within the panel we see our old friend, the Headless Horseman, resting comfortably in a chair. His dialogue states that he’s going to go the extra mile by giving everyone in Sleepy Hollow a major fright tonight. His wife can be seen tenderly touching his pumpkin head and smiling as she listens to his plan.

There were a few fun details within the panel that caught my attention. The Horseman’s boots are waiting by the side of his chair and there is a small buckle on each one. His wife is holding a cast iron pot by its’ handle as if she’s about to place it on the fire. My favorite detail had to be the mug that ol’ pumpkin head is holding. It has a small shield logo on the front as well as a tiny crack on the top left side!

The letter layout for the final solution was 13-letters in length. It was extremely cryptic which left the solution well hidden. Since the cartoon featured the Headless Horseman, I figured HEAD would be in there. Crossing out the letters brought WORK into view leaving OFF and TO for the finish. Have a wonderful Halloween, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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 10/23/2018

RDTEN = TREND

PIREG = GRIPE

DURETG = TRUDGE

ODIMUP = PODIUM

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

WHEN HE WAS ASKED TO TRAIN THE NEW HORSE, THE JOCKEY SAID HE WOULD – – –

TNGIETREODI = GET “RIDE” ON IT


Happy Tuesday, Jumble fans! I was happy to see that David slightly increased the difficulty level of today’s puzzle after yesterday’s cakewalk. All of the clue words that he chose were recycled favorites but their respective anagrams were new. TRUDGE was the only one to give me a slight pause which made it my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. I noticed that all of the clue words were used in 2017, with TREND & PODIUM both appearing in April while GRIPE & TRUDGE showed up in July.

It looks like our jet setting couple from yesterday have been reunited as Jeff has decided to grace us with another cartoon based upon their extravagant exploits. Very rarely do we get to continue the adventures of our beloved Jumble characters so it was a pleasant surprise to see them featured for the second day in a row. This time they’re at a racetrack and we see them having an interaction with a horse jockey. The cartoon sentence reveals that the wealthy duo have decided to get into the racehorse game and they’ve approached this particular jockey to train their steed. The dialogue sets the timeframe for the training at one month and the jockey wastes no time in getting started.

Fresh back from Milan, we see our female character decked out from head to hoof in western-inspired clothing. Her cowboy hat sits neatly upon her perfectly quaffed hairdo and the design on the front has a horseshoe emblem in the middle. It blended seamlessly with the horseshoe earrings that are dangling from her ears. The tassels hanging from her shirtsleeves were quite impressive as were her thigh-high cowboy boots. Her beau is dressed almost exactly the same as the last time we saw him with the exceptions being new cowboy boots and a small stud in his right ear. In the background is a shadowed racetrack with a horse and jockey galloping down the straightaway. My favorite overall detail of the piece were the two cupolas on the building in the background. Each one was adorned with a racehorse weathervane which made for quite a surprise when stumbling upon them.

Our surprise answer was cryptically hidden within an 11-letter anagram. With todays theme being about racehorses, I saw RIDE after staring at the letters for a few seconds. With those letters eliminated, I was able to see ON and IT leaving GET for the finish.

Will we see this couple featured in tomorrow’s cartoon panel? Be sure to cast your vote down below to let us know what you think! Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow. 🐴

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! 🍳👑🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 10/14/2018

FCEETF – EFFECT

RSMOYT – STORMY

FONRUF – RUNOFF

VARSIO – SAVIOR

NGLOBE – BELONG

WOSNID – DISOWN

CARTOON ANSWER:  HE’D GOTTEN A JOB IN THE MEN’s COLOGNE SECTION AND WAS NOW – – – 

ECT   ST   RNF   AOR   EN   DN = FRONT AND “SCENTER” 

Good Morning, Everyone!        👃🏻THE SWEET SMELL OF…DISTRESS”? 👃🏻

🎶 There’s a reason you’re everywhere…Breathe you in like you’re in the AIR..Maybe you should call off today….Give you girls some time to play…Cause you’re keeping me safe and warm, even when I’m home alone…Wearing nothing but your COLOGNE…Wearing nothing but your COLOGNE…🎶 “Cologne” – Selena Gomez 2015

👃🏻 At one time you’d hear “Would you…” Just before the spray unfurled,
Depending on how quick you were, you’re hit before you whirl…
The EFFECT of the scent would take, and now you would BELONG
Among that group who’s RUNOFF wasn’t fast and wasn’t strong.
The new scent, “STORMY Weather” smelling like new fallen rain,
Was now imbedded in your clothes, and seeping towards your brain.
There should have been a SAVIOR here, protecting you from this…
Next thing you know another’s coming…this time spraying “Bliss”.
“I need to get away from here, this store I should DISOWN
You’re thinking as you try to flee from here and these colognes…
There has to be a better way to reach “Tools..You Can Renter…”
Next time you’ll use the back door and avoid the FRONT AND “SCENTER”! 👃🏻

So,…Looking at our cartoon, and noting that our main character today is a “SCENTER”, and having been ambushed enough times in the past by going through those FRONT entrances…today’s puzzle solution was breathe of fresh air! Unlike our theme! And unlike some of our words today…Here’s the general consensus so far…1 and 2, check. 5 and 6, check…3 and 4? A few of the Early Morning Jumblers? See our poor unsuspecting Sprayee?  (Is that a word?)…They all Choked! One of those pesky combination words…RUNOFF, well, it didn’t Runoff their tongues that easily, and SAVIOR? I’m hearing that they thought there was a U in there..Saviour. Truth be told? Neither “looks” right. I guess it’s just one of those odd words…And I couldn’t find it in the archives either…so let’s deem it The First, and the Worst! Please write in and let us know your thoughts…

Our cartoon today is pretty clear. We find ourselves in the Men’s COLOGNE Dept. of Jumble’s. Yes, Jumble’s. I NOSE, I NOSE..But what can I say, Folks…I SCENT your amusement, and we do know about Jeff’s SCENTS of humor… But as we all know, entering a Dept. Store at its’ FRONT entrance, is like walking into a SPRAY FORAY! So, we see a FRAGRANCE MODEL as they came to be known, FRAGRANTLY, I mean flagrantly spritzing an unsuspected customer. And he’s like..”EAU..de Cologne is burning my eyes..Stop it”! Poor guy…I mean this really STINKS, don’t you think? But as we can see, the damage is done…And all because our Sartorial Spritzer got a new job and is now FRONT AND “SCENTER“. Good one, David…AIR, AIR!!

As for the eye candy? Escalator in the background, but I’m UP and DOWN about it. Yellow display bottles of Jumble Cologne, embossed wth the Trademark “J”. Again…What can I JAY? Large Yellow Cloud of Cologne seen surrounding our customer..Hard to bAIR….But I think I’ll go with the surprised onlooker, cell phone in handNot only can I SCENTS his shock, I can almost hear him saying..”Shouldn’t you be spritzing only conSCENTual adults”? So, There you have it, Folks! Done! Have a great day, Everyone..And remember..If possible, always use the back entrance to these Stores…So you won’t end up the SCENTER of attention! 👃🏻🙋🏻