Jumble Answers for 01/17/2019

KNIDE = INKED

TPEGU = GETUP

ARTNUT = TRUANT

LCIHNF = FLINCH

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

IT WAS TIME TO GET A NEW LAWN MOWER BECAUSE THE ONE THEY HAD WASN’T – – –

INGTTUTIC = CUTTING IT


Happy Thursday, Jumble players! The hardest part about today’s puzzle were the clue words with Mr. Hoyt offering up a couple that were no pushovers. GETUP is a brand new word making its debut into gameplay and it took the longest time for me to decipher. It didn’t look right after I figured it out but I stuck with it to see just how far it would get me. ARTNUT was also a brilliant jumble with the anagram being compsed of two words that completely derailed my train of thought. Mixing up the letters in the margin of my paper was all it took to bring it into view allowing me to fly through FLINCH and arrive at the cartoon.

Today’s panel wasn’t a continuation of the storyline that had been playing out since Monday with Jeff deciding to change it up by offering us a couple of new Jumble characters in a precarious situation. The men that we see in the cartoon appear to be a father and son duo that have decided to take advantage of the nice weather by mowing their overgrown lawn. Junior made only one pass with the machine before it stopped working and we see dad coming to his rescue. With the machine on its side we see dad crouched on one knee and he’s pointing to the lawnmower blade. The blade needs to be completely replaced because there’s no way to sharpen such a jagged edge. I guess you could say that they fought the lawn, but the lawn won!

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 9-letters. ING was conveniently placed together at the front on the layout allowing me to see CUTTING. IT was all that remained for the finish making the solution a no-brainer! Have a terrific Thursday, everyone, and go out there and kick some grass!!! 😎

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Jumble Answers for 01/16/2019

CIBHR = BIRCH

GRIET = TIGER

SDWHER = SHREWD

ONWWID = WINDOW

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

THEIR NEW TALKING SCALE HAD A – – –

IRHTGESHWDWIOW = “WEIGH” WITH WORDS

 


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 01/15/2019

SUDEO = DOUSE

RYDEB = DERBY

NASTOA = SONATA

TNNTIE = INTENT

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

THE PEOPLE WAITING TO PAY FOR THEIR PURCHASES WERE – – –

DUSRBYSAENT = “BUY – STANDERS”

 


Happy Tuesday, Jumble fans! This mornings puzzle featured clue words that were all recycled favorites. Even though we’ve seen them before, there were a couple of them that ended up being rather tricky. SONATA took the longest time to decipher making it my pick for for the most difficult anagram of the day. INTENT was a close second but we talked about this word in the forums a couple of days ago so it was still fresh in my mind. The oldest word of the day was DERBY and it was scrambled as YREDB the last time we saw it on 12/4/17.

When first looking at today’s cartoon, it was immediately apparent that what we’re seeing is a continuation of yesterday’s panel. This had me very excited because Jeff doesn’t do this very often. In the background is the same exact food court that we’ve previously seen, but the main action is now occurring at the point of sale in a department store.

The sign at the register reads “50% Off” so it’s no wonder that we see so many Jumble characters waiting in line to take advantage of the sale. There’s one associate tending to a customer at the register with 5 more people waiting behind her. Each character is holding a different item that they’re interested in purchasing so I’ll describe each one (as best I can) starting at the front of the line. The first woman looks like she’s about to buy a picture frame and she has her credit card out to finalize the transaction. Behind her is a woman holding a large box that appears to be a crockpot. Next is a woman holding some clothing with a man behind her that’s picked out a dress shirt. This leads us to our two main characters with the one on the left holding a box that appears to say “Talking Scale” while the one on the right is holding some dresses or pants.

The last character that we see in the panel doesn’t look like she wants to wait in such a long line and the two women with dialogue believe that she may be shoplifting. You can see that she’s wearing a hat with the price tag still dangling off of it and she appears to have several shirts on under her bulky sweater. I hope she does the right thing and pays for the merchandise because stores pass on their losses by making everyone else pay more!

The final solution consisted of an 11-letter anagram that was extremely cryptic for a Tuesday puzzle. While looking at the layout I happened to see all of the letters for DERBY which was one of our clue words. The BY coupled together brought BUY to mind leaving me to struggle a bit to find STANDERS. This puzzle was on the difficult side after yesterday’s gimme answer, but the challenge was definitely appreciated. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Jumble Answers for 01/13/2019

ASCUBA – ABACUS

NCBOKE – BECKON

KLNEER – KERNEL

WELTLA – WALLET

MIRHET – HERMIT

SCOYTK – STOCKY

CARTOON ANSWER:  WHEN RAY DAVIES AND HIS BROTHER DAVE FORMED THEIR BAND IN 1964, THEY HAD TO – –

US   KO   KRN   WET   HIT   OK  =   WORK OUT THE KINKS 

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

SIBSL – BLISS

LOTAG – GLOAT

SNLIPT – SPLINT

MARYEC – CREAMY

CARTOON ANSWER: ONE DAY PEOPLE LIVING IN ORBIT WILL BE ABLE TO WATCH TV ON – – –

ISS   OAT   SPNT   CEA   =  SPACE STATIONS

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

CIWET – TWICE

TAMLE – METAL

CAGIRL – GARLIC

SIRICS – CRISIS

CARTOON ANSWER:   THE COUPLE WHO HAD THEIR SOFA RE-COVERED WITH A VERY EXPENSIVE FABRIC WERE – – –

TIE   MTA  ARLC   IIS   =   MATERIALISTIC  

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 01/07/2019

ESEGE = GEESE

GBAYB = GABBY

DINEDH = HIDDEN

NOJRIU = JUNIOR

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

THE LAWYERS IN THE COURTROOM WERE – – –

GEEGBDDNJUI = BEING JUDGED


Happy Monday, Jumble friends! Today’s puzzle offered up a brand clue word in GABBY while all of the others were old favorites. None of them gave me any trouble and I was able to breeze right through them at first glance. HIDDEN was the oldest of the group and was scrambled as DINDHE the last time we saw it on 4/2/17. And finally, ESEGE is the same anagram we had last time for GEESE when it was in gameplay on 4/10/18.

Our cartoon this morning brings us into a courtroom where we encounter three Jumble characters. The first thing that I noticed was that the judge looked rather unhappy and he can be seen pointing his right index finger at both of the attorneys. The dialogue informs us that these two counselors have made some type of error and the judge is calling them out on it. He even went so far as to question if they’ve passed the bar exam which leaves them both with their mouths wide open and panicked looks upon their faces.

There were only a couple of extra details in the panel that caught my attention with most of the visual appeal of the cartoon relying heavily upon the features of the characters. We see the judge seated in an oversized chair behind his bench with his gavel close at hand. On the bench is an emblem featuring the scales of justice with the left bowl being slightly larger than the right. This small detail was my favorite as it gave the cartoon a sense of dimension since it was drawn at an angle.

The final solution consisted of an 11-letter anagram which solved into two words. The cartoon sentence was the shortest that we’ve had in quite awhile and contained only six words. Noticing the JU together in the layout brought JUDGE instantly to mind leaving BEING to be found next with the -ED ending to finish it all off. It was an easy way to start the week and I’ll see you all right back here for tomorrow’s puzzle! ⚖️

Jumble Answers for 01/06/2019

GAITMS – STIGMA

SPOGSI – GOSSIP

GRIHAS – GARISH

FRUUET – FUTURE

LUTEML – MULLET

TRYHOW – WORTHY

CARTOON ANSWER:   THE COMPUTER CODER WANTED HIS LAZY CO-WORKER TO – – 

TI   GOP   GAH   TRE   MET   WRH  = GET WITH THE PROGRAM 

Good Morning, Everyone!               🕹 PLAYING FOR TIME 🕹

🎶 Many a tear have to fall…But it’s all in the GAME..All in the wonderful GAME, that we know as love…🎶 “All in the Game” – Tommy Edwards 1958 https://tinyurl.com/y7hj9dwx

🕹 When Gamers sit to play a game, they never give a thought,
To what went on behind the scenes to make this game they bought…
The hours spent that turn GARISH, the GOSSIP ‘mong the crew,
‘Bout who is working up to par and who’s not earned his due.
The FUTURE of these games depends on coders sitting tight,
And taking on the STIGMA of the ones who work all night…
Perhaps a MULLET haircut, perhaps a crew-cut dude,
Behind the scenes they’re all WORTHY..and there’s no time to feud…
So when a deadline’s looming, and it’s time that they must cram…
It won’t go well unless they all can GET WITH THE PROGRAM…🕹

From what I can see this morning, we may have another new word with GARISH. The others, all Sweet Repeats, with GOSSIP appearing for the 8th time, and STIGMA the 9th. And none of the past anagrams are the same as today’s! Now that’s some really good enCODING! And rumor has it that GOSSIP is our most recent return, having appeared this past October 21st, while MULLET was only HAIR once before, way back in 2015…What slowed down the PROGRAMMING this morning? There were tics on everything except WORTHY…TRY HOW they might…each of the first 5 words made almost all the Early Birds take a second look…But being a far from LAZY group..they unCODED them all without a GLITCH!

This morning we see two bearded, disheveled BROGRAMMERS working on an UPDATE. But these HACK STREET BOYS seem to be having a PROBLEM. With the diaLOG telling us that a deadline is looming, we see that our PROGRAMMER at left is working HARD..DRIVEing forward, while the one at right is playing with his phone, drinking some soda, and not caring a bit. His “HUH” response, so dismissive, is probably making our worker bee SEE RED. From the look on his face, I bet he’s thinking…”BYTE me”…or maybe “I’ll give you Huh..I’d like to RAM something down your throat”! Or maybe even playing with some acronyms in his head like…”ISDN…It Still Does Nothing“! But if he said any of that out loud, I’m sure our slacker would probably just say..”Gimme a <br>”, or maybe even “Stop BOOLEAN me”! It’s not an ideal situation, and nothing seems to be CLICKING with these two, no matter how you CODE it…But the bottom line is…The THINKER needs the DRINKER to…GET WITH THE PROGRAM! ACUTE one David!…Just for the HACK of it!

Ok, eye candy…Once again, we have a purple shadowed panel. Our guy at front is holding a SUPER SODA, with a straw while he’s engrossed with his phone. The key word being GROSS. Looking pretty shoddy, with his unkempt hair and beard, one wonders what he might look like if he really CHIPped in and did some work…There’s an image of what I believe to be a JOYSTICK on his navy T-Shirt. Too bad he’s not a little bit more in CONTROL of his time though, huh?…Our serious CODER, looking so agitated, is seen as the MAIN (part of the) FRAME, and on his screen we can see a DATA listing, and the UPDATE that he’s working on. It may very well be an UPDATE for the JUST JUMBLE APP, because a cartoon is showing, with both Jeff and David pointing to a Jumble Puzzle in a newspaper. Seeming to be terribly upset, they’re speaking to one another, but I can’t DECIPHER the wording at all. We also see Jeff’s rescue dog Gizmo standing near. I’m making that Cartoon my candy today, because I can’t help but wonder if it’s one we’ve seen before…or something Jeff’s making us privy to for the FUTURE…Maybe Jeff’ll give us an UPDATE! So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And keep in mind…CODE hands…Warm heart…🕹🙋🏻

And to Everyone celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany today, Little 🎄Christmas, the Day of  La Befana, Salute! 🍷Tanti Baci! ♥️💋

 

Jumble Answers for 01/05/2019

EGTUS – GUEST

MNOWA – WOMAN

TINKET – KITTEN

SLOPIH – POLISH

CARTOON ANSWER:    HIS ATTEMPT TO GIVE UP CIGARETTES – – – 

UET   WMN   KEN   POIS   =  WENT UP IN SMOKE

Good Morning, Everyone!             🚬  AIR YOU HAVE IT 🚬

🎶 You said you love me…Oh I was so blind, you had my world spinning round and round…You said I was your heart and soul desire…There ain’t NO SMOKE without fire…🎶 “No Smoke” – Queensberry 2008  https://tinyurl.com/yaazw7rp

🚬 I’m wondering just where he went to light that cigarette,
By staying indoors did he think he wouldn’t have regret?
The window doesn’t always help, the wind will blow both ways,
And this guys’ WOMAN now’s become a little bit enraged…
The KITTEN that she might have been has lost her pretty POLISH,
She’s angry at him and he had to know he’d be admonished..
I think he’ll now be treated as a GUEST when night draws near,
And by that I mean he might not be in the bed they share…
Her look, her words, severity looms…it’s certainly no joke,
It looks to me like he and she for sure WENT UP IN SMOKE…🚬

Before I go any further, I want to apologize to all my sisters out there for referring to our WOMAN as a KITTEN. Trust me, I was gritting my teeth. I had this faint image of an Ann Margaret type character, in boots and wielding a whip…(Not there’s anything wrong with that, but that’s a story for another time and place😉)…I hope you all realize that I had to take poetic license in order to work the word into the rhyme, and it was either that or having the smoke asphyxiate a defenseless animal. And since I don’t want an issue with the ASPCA, I had to slight us women. I appreciate your understanding. Ok…Strange as this may seem, especially in LIGHT of all this, I’m not finding WOMAN in the Archives. That can’t be possible can it? I’m going to look again later when I’m not so pressed for time. Our other words, Sweet Repeats a few times over, with KITTEN appearing for the 7th time, (it figures, right)?…and anagrammed exactly as it was three times before, going back to 2016. It’s also our most recent word, and had previously showed up twice, 9 days apart last July. None of the words posed any problems, though…they were all a breeze…

Speaking of breeze, we see one dominant in our cartoon today. A breeze blowing smoke-filled air back into the home of our featured couple. He’s sneaking a smoke, while she catches him trying to hide it. And our dialogue tells us that this isn’t their first rodeo either, since we hear her saying…”You said you quit”. Uh oh… https://tinyurl.com/ycktvbce  And it’s obvious that his previous attempts to kick the habit…WENT UP IN SMOKE! Good one, David…AIR YE! AIR YE!

Eye candy? A mint would come in handy…but we’ll make do with what we have…The entire panel is brushed in light purple. He sports a mustache and a soul patch, and is dressed in jeans and a black T-shirt. She’s in black tights and a green Tee. The air from the opened window is wafting the smoke upward. It seems like he may be in an attached garage, since she is able to smell the evidence, and he looks to be sitting on a corrugated cardboard crate, since it’s showing signs of being creased by his weight. A light switch turned to the ON position is visible on the wall, and through the opened window we can see the blue of daylight. I just can’t place where we are though, so I’m just going to make a judgement call…My thought? This guy’s definitely in the Doghouse…So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…and be careful not to BLOW a good thing! 🚬🙋🏻

 

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…🛩🙋🏻