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 01/07/2019









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









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







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







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…🛩🙋🏻


Jumble Answers for 01/03/2019






FR   DE   UN   OO  =   DONE “FOUR”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jumble Answers for 01/02/2019






NC   OT   HRI   UGE   =     RIGHT ON CUE 

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

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

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

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

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

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



Jumble Answers For 01/01/2019






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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jumble Answers for 12/31/2018







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jumble Answers for 12/30/2018









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

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

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

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

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

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