Jumble Answers for 10/19/2018

SIBKR – BRISK

SOYBS – BOSSY

TUBODI – OUTBID

AITUCQ – ACQUIT

CARTOON ANSWER: WHEN HE TAUGHT STUDENTS ABOUT THE BRIGHTEST STAR IN THE NIGHT SKY, HE WAS – – – 

BRI   OSS   UTI   AUIT  = “SIRIUS” ABOUT IT

Good Morning, Everyone!             🌟  “SIRIUS”ly? 🌟

🎶 STARRY, STARRY night…Flaming flowers that brightly blaze, Swirling clouds in violet haze, Reflect in Vincent’s eyes of china blue…Colors changing hue…Morning fields of amber grain, Weathered faces lined in pain …Are soothed beneath the artist’s loving hand…🎶 “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)” – Don McLean 1972

🌟 Out on a clear, BRISK evening, with the sky afire with light,
We see a group of stars OUTBID each other for what’s bright.
With a teacher who’s not BOSSY, but whose basic curriculum,
Involves being quite serious about what’s dear to him…
It’s obvious he knows his stuff, his actions do ACQUIT,
He wants these kids to know just where a special Star should fit…
So he stands outdoors and looks above, his mettle one of grit…
It comes to Stars, he’s earned his stripes, he’s “SIRIUS” ABOUT IT! 🌟

So, today David seems to have not taken our words too SIRIUSly. Not only are they all Sweet Repeats, they’re repeat Sweet Repeats. We’ve seen each of them more than once in the past, the most recent being BRISK which last appeared on April 7th. And the only word to LIGHTly DOG any of the Early Morning Jumblers today was ACQUIT. OUTBID TRAILed behind, with just one bid…Ok, on to our solution….

Today’s cartoon brings us outdoors under a STAR-LIT Sky. We see a Teacher, with four students, looking up at the clusters of Stars. He’s heard telling them about the Brightest Star, SIRIUS. Being a Star of the Constellation CANIS MAJOR, (Latin for “The Greater DOG“), gives it its’ nickname, “DOG STAR”. And as a little aside, the expression “Dog Days” of Summer, came about from the period when SIRIUS rises in conjunction with the Sun, July 3rd, through August 11th. Now how COOL is that? It’s bright, it’s huge…it’s a SIRIUS Star...and as a result…When our teacher’s talking? He’s “SIRIUS” ABOUT IT! Great pun, David! Once again…you’re our Shining Star!

Ok, eye candy…The SKY is darkened, with SIRIUS and the lesser Stars illuminated. The panel is totally shaded in Gray, it being night. Except for the blackened silhouetted Trees along the background, there’s really nothing to take a SHINE to…So I’ll just go with the young blond boy at left. He’s holding up his Cell Phone, and Jeff’s imposed the Stars themselves upon its’ screen…You GLOW, Jeff! Great deTAIL. What a BRIGHT idea! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…And remember…We’re all STARS…CONSTELLATION prize or not! 🌟🙋🏻

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Jumble Answers for 02/21/2018

LAMAL = LLAMA

SOYBS = BOSSY

ELOSSN = LESSON

OPITTE = TIPTOE

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

WHEN ASKED IF SHE COULD FINISH THE DRESS IN AN HOUR, SHE SAID IT – – –

LAMBSSESSIPOE = “SEAMS” POSSIBLE


Good morning everyone and happy Wednesday! What do LLAMA, BOSSY, and LESSON all have in common? Besides all of them being instantly visible this morning, they all have double consonants! David was really on a streak that I thought he’d continue into the fourth and final clue word but he decided to switch it up right at the end. TIPTOE does have two T’s, but we saw this clue word last month so I didn’t take the bait. With all of the clue words solved it was on to the cartoon!

Monday and Tuesday’s cartoons didn’t have much detail in them and I figured Jeff would be saving his creative talents for something later in the week. Well today’s the day that he pulls out all the stops and astounds us with not only a spectacular panel, but a personal one as well.

In the cartoon we see two characters having a discussion while looking at a female dress makers form that is in between them. We can see that the dress isn’t finished yet as there are 16 straight pins (yes, I counted) holding the fabric together. By reading the dialogue and sentence, we gain a greater understanding of what Jeff is illustrating and we can piece it all together.

If you’re a fan of the tv show Project Runway, you’ll instantly recognize that the male figure is none other than Tim Gunn who serves as the on-air mentor to the designers of the reality themed program. Tim asks the young woman if the dress will be ready for the runway in only an hour which put’s her seamingly under his Gunn. With the pressure on, our young fashion designer looks confident and determined to complete the project and dazzle the judges!

While most casual players of the Jumble will think that the woman in the panel is just an ordinary contestant on a tv show, it’s in fact Jumble artist Jeff Knurek’s daughter, Sydney! Jeff has told us that Sydney is a fashion design major at the University of Cincinnati and today he’s made her the star of the show and chosen to adorn her in a UC Bearcat t-shirt. I bet she thinks her outfit is sew perfect! Way to go, Jeff!

The layout for the final solve starts with a 5-letter word in quotations and a larger 8-letter word at the end. Writing out the clue letters, I noticed the double consonants again and the P brought POSSIBLE quickly into view. After crossing out the letters, SEAMS was a quick solve for the finish. This puzzle was an excellent challenge and a lot of fun to complete. Let’s hope Sydney agrees!

Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!