Jumble Answers for 07/22/2018

FPRREE – PREFER

DLIRED – RIDDLE

BRUENM – NUMBER

LIWEHA – AWHILE

DEMTOS – MODEST

POPESO – OPPOSE

CARTOON ANSWER: WHEN EDISON INVENTED THE ALKALINE BATTERY IN 1901, PEOPLE SAID: 

PR   IE   MER   WH   MOT   OO =  MORE POWER TO HIM

Good Morning, Everyone!          🔋 RESULT…AND BATTERY? 🔋

🎶 We want the POWER FOR THE PEOPLE..That’s all we ask in our country dear. The sick and the hungry are unable, protect them and those who may live in fear…We as the young wish to say in this song…God Bless great America, We give thanks to the old for acheiving their goal…It is now up to us and we know we must build up a trust…And we want the POWER FOR THE PEOPLE…That’s all we ask in our country dear…The sick and the hungry are unable…Protect them and those who may live in fear.. POWER FOR THE PEOPLE…POWER FOR THE PEOPLE…POWER FOR THE PEOPLE…🎶 “Power To The People” –  Curtis Mayfield 1974 

Trying to be MODEST, the woman who stated that she would OPPOSE any man attempting to solve the contests’ RIDDLE, came forward and said that she would PREFER being assigned NUMBER One…and stood there for AWHILE as the judges mulled it over…

Good Morning, Everyone! Typical Sunday morning…Running late!! And out the door to make 7 o’clock Mass…A sentence, not in lieu of my Poem, just something until I get back to finish…See you in AWHILE!!! 🔋🙋🏻

🔋 Tom Edison was quite the man, a MODEST sort of bloke…
But since we’ve seen him recently, surprising as I woke.
Is this a sort of RIDDLE? Has Jumble made him key?
First May, then June and now again? Today makes NUMBER three!
I’ve nothing ‘gainst this noted guy, you won’t hear me OPPOSE,
His presence here, it’s quite alright…if he’s who Jumble chose.
He’s kind of like the Horseman, I think we’d all concur
Some characters show up a lot…I guess the Guys PREFER
A certain few distinctive men…after AWHILE we see…
Recurring characters they like…So Tom’s ok with me.
He isn’t Dick or Harry…or David, Jeff or Jim….
It’s Edison we have again. So…MORE POWER TO HIM! 🔋

May 13th, Mothers Day…TOM EDISON. Exactly a month ago, June 22nd...TOM EDISON!  Today…TOM EDISON! Hey..Who’s in CHARGE of this cast of characters anyway?  EnLIGHTen me, please! Ok… our words…I loved the anagrams, masterfully done, but I have to say,  as MODESTly as I can…whether they’re CURRENT words or not…I CONNECTed with them immediately…My friends, my early morning Jumble CONTACTS? It looks like RIDDLE slowed them down just a tad, and AWHILE…Well, took AWHILE! Ok, on to our cartoon…As I mentioned earlier, TOM has definitely LIT UP these pages! He’s like CURRENT events…Always there! Today we see him showing his newest INVENTION, the ALKALINE BATTERY to some adoring fans…Hey, wait a minute…I remember AL KALINE..He’s a Hall of Fame Baseball Player, who played his entire 22 year career with the Detroit Tigers! Remember him, Folks? Talk about staying POWER, right? …Oh, sorry..Where was I? Went off on a TANGENT there…Ok, let’s get to this solution…Having already INVENTED the Light Bulb and the Phonograph, just to mention two, TOM just took it with a grain of SALT..and BATTERY appeared! So WATT did people say? MORE POWER TO HIM!  Good one, David! No wonder you’re in CHARGE of these witty phrases!

Ok, eye candy…I’m going to keep it LIGHT today…The clothing? Where’d they shop at an OUTLET? I know I may seem to PLUG fashion a lot…But who looks Period perfect, and who looks like 1964…I’m just thinking it seems a little disCONNECTed, that’s all….So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! It’s been storming here in NYC for hours and hours on END…And it kept me up all night…Thank God we didn’t lose POWER, but I’m feeling DEAD already! I think I’ll take one of those POWER naps I’ve heard so much about..Hopefully it’ll RECHARGE me! 🔋🙋🏻

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Jumble Answers for 07/15/2018

NETOED – DENOTE

SLEUUF – USEFUL

CACURE – ACCRUE

WREEPT – PEWTER

RFAMOL – FORMAL

CONOPU – COUPON

CARTOON ANSWER: TO GET THE SYMPHONY READY FOR ITS BIG PERFORMANCE, IT WOULD TAKE A- –

DOT EF CRE TER FO CN = “CONCERT-ED” EFFORT

Good Morning, Everyone!       🎼 I HEAR A SYMPHONY 🎼

🎶Whenever you’re near, I hear a SYMPHONY each time you speak to me
I hear a tender RHAPSODY of love, love….Baby, Baby, as you stand up holding me…Whispering how much you care,…A thousand VIOLINS fill the air now. Baby, Baby, don’t let this moment end…Keep standing close to me, Oo so close to me, Baby, Baby…I hear A SYMPHONY, a tender MELODY…Ah it goes on and on and on and on now…🎶 “ I Hear a Symphony” The Supremes 1966

🎼 I think we should DENOTE here, that pressure’s surely on,
Time has ACCRUEd and these musicians wait on that Baton…
A FORMAL Concert being planned, no COUPON holding two-fer
This is the one where gold and silver replaces the PEWTER
Each minute proves quite USEFUL, ‘cause they’ll come from every port…
True Patrons of the Arts to hear this “CONCERT-ED” EFFORT! 🎼

With the phrase being such a familiar one, that I’m atTUNEd to, today’s puzzle solution leapt right off the PAGE…I then looked at our words, and being all Sweet Repeats there was no chance of falling FLAT…So, on to our cartoon. Today we find ourselves at a BAND SHELL, where a SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA is seen practicing…But there’s been a MAJOR development…Some MINOR setbacks had occurred, and now the group must REED faster, and practice without a REST. Every MINUET is crucial…and they really need to be SHARP. Knowing that they’ll be a lot of SAX and VIOLINS involved, it’s only NATURAL that the CONDUCTOR feels that he’s in TREBLE. But he shouldn’t let it get him DOWN. As long as they all “pull together” and give it a “CONCERT-ED” EFFORT, this won’t be too hot to HANDEL at all! BOOM! Great pun, David! You always hit the right NOTE!

Ok, eye candy…Way in the BACH, the silhouetted figures? There’s two musicians…One holding what appears to be the STICK to play a WOOD BOX, and the other holding CYMBALS. I just got a little TRILL out of them….So, There you have it Folks, Done. Have a great day, Everyone…And why not make a LISZT today…and get out there and go for BAROQUE! 🎼🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 07/08/2018

CAULTA – ACTUAL

DMEIPE – IMPEDE

SENTEL – NESTLE

CIHLGT – GLITCH

TRHEOB – BOTHER

PETTIO – TIPTOE

CARTOON ANSWER:  WHEN IT CAME TO DRAWING TOURISTS, LONDON’S FAMOUS CLOCK AND GREAT BELL WERE A – – – 

ATA  IM  NTE   GIC   BTR   ITO  =   BIG-TIME ATTRACTION

Good Morning, Everyone!        🇬🇧 THAT VACATION RELATION! 🇬🇧

🎶 TIME after TIME, I tell myself that I’m, so lucky to be loving you..So lucky to be the one you run to see In the evening, when the day is through…And TIME after TIME you’ll hear me say that I’m, so lucky to be loving you…🎶  “Time After Time” Frank Sinatra – 1947 

🇬🇧 Vacations are a wonder, we visit far and wide
And once we become tourists, enthusiasm bides…
We get caught up in all the hype, which sometimes can IMPEDE
Itineraries that we’ve made…Why BOTHER? Comes the creed…
We TIPTOE through some places, at others we get loud,
The only GLITCH is knowing which is which among the crowds.
The romance of some places makes us NESTLE and we hug,
While others sometimes let us down, and we just give a shrug…
But bottom line we smile and pose and give ACTUAL reaction…
So some pics will be blah at best, and some BIG-TIME ATTRACTION! 🇬🇧

Considering we’re dealing with all six letter words, I think David’s gone pretty easy on us today. Except for a slight STRETCH at TIPTOE, one of those dreaded-by-some compound words, the rest were easily recognizable. So, without further ado…Our cartoon. Today, for the fourth time in recent Jumble history, we find ourselves in LONDON. We visited here in May, and in August and September of last year. Someone is fond of visiting ‘CROSS the Pond! We see a group of TOWERists, most notably, a young couple, that looks vaguely familiar. If I were to speculate, I’d say it might be DAVID and his lovely wife, CLAIRE. IF I were to speculate, I said. I mean I know the woman’s wearing a Michigan sweatshirt, and Claire received her education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, but then again, the man has HAIR, and is wearing an iconic Rolling Stones “Tongue and Lip” T-Shirt, from 1969.  And he’s no Mick Jagger…if you catch my drift!  So, could this possibly be a Throw-Back Sunday? Have we gone back in TIME? Hmm. Anyway, the lovely couple are all excited to be visiting ELIZABETH TOWER, home of the famous CLOCK, and BIG BEN, it’s BELL. Obviously, it’s a BIG deal to them. And we can see that they’re having a great TIME. So, in answer to our question..the TOWER was a ..BIGTIME ATTRACTION! Ding! Ding! We have a winner! Good one, David! We can always deBENd on you!

Ok, eye candy…Yes..I know there were no iPhones back then…But maybe Jeff just threw a Monkey SPANNER into the mix…it’s possible, no? Ok, let’s just make it simple then, and go with the LONDON LANDMARK itself. Let’s FACE it, it is a TOWERing presence! So, There you have it, BLOKES! LON DONE! Have a great day, Everyone…Enjoy your vacations! And don’t ever let TIME pass you by! 🇬🇧🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 07/01/2018

TNIKET – KITTEN

RALGVE – GRAVEL

CDDOEE – DECODE

TTHISC – STITCH

NRIYEW –  WINERY

OMEBAN – BEMOAN

CARTOON ANSWER: THE GIRAFFE DIDN’T LIKE WORKING FOR THE OTHER GIRAFFE. HE FELT HIS BOSS WAS ALWAYS – – –

KTN   GAE   DOE   ICH   WNR   BN  =  BREATHING DOWN HIS NECK 

Good Morning, Everyone!    💻 WORKING WITH A HEIGHT DISADVANTAGE 💻

🎶 The monkeys stand for honesty, GIRAFFES are insincere, and the elephants are kindly but they’re dumb…Orangutans are skeptical of changes in their cages…And the zookeeper is very fond of rum…At the Zoo…At the Zoo…At the Zoo….🎶                     “At The Zoo” Simon and Garfunkle – 1967 

💻 He’s very conscientious, no STITCH is out of place,
He sits and works to DECODE with a look upon his face…
That shows the pressure’s mounting…he’s ready to embark,
And hit the GRAVELly pavement that will lead him to the park.
Always looking at a deadline, he needs fresh air to breathe,
The WINERY sounds good right now…he’s starting a slow seethe…
Like a KITTEN he feels cowered, his Boss is such a jerk…
How long can he BEMOAN the fact?…Above this guy just lurks!
He has to quit before he cracks, he’s such a nervous wreck…
No more will he put up with this guy BREATHING DOWN HIS NECK! 💻

Good Sunday morning, and welcome to JULY. We start our month with no new words, but perhaps a good mixture of HIGHS and lows. Of our 36 letters today, 1/3 are vowels…Will that prove to be a BEAST or the Least? Let us know: Write in and tell us what word challenged you today…Ok, our cartoon…We find ourselves this morning in the Offices of GIRRAFIC JAMB, a company that supplies Door and Window Jambs, and the LADDERS needed for their installation. We see our featured character,  STRETCH, working diligently at his keyboard, recording STEP and EXTENSION LADDER shipments, and trying to get a LEG UP on the workload.  But his Boss, the beSPECKtacled HY, looming over him, is being a major pain in the NECK, demanding to see the final numbers. STRETCH is STRETCHED! And the pressure is MOUNTING, as he tells HY that he’s REACHING his limit. I mean, C’mon, this guy HY is constantly…BREATHING DOWN HIS NECK! ..And BOOM! Now how LONG did that take? Good one, David! You’re always REACHING new HEIGHTS!

Ok, eye candy…HY is holding a steaming cup of coffee in his HOOF. Fancy FOOTwork, but a little hard to swallow…He’s wearing a SPOTTED TIE. From a relative perhaps? Family Ties? And in the background we see a CREATURE that seems to resemble the Tasmania Devil. I can’t identify him…It’s going OVER MY HEAD…But the LONG SHOT here? The POST-IT on STRETCH’S Cork Board...”WORK ON RESUME“! SHORT and to the point! So, There you have it, Folks! Done! Have a great day, Everyone! …And it beHOOVES me to mention…Please stay cool…Because is it hot enough around the country? With the temperasure and humidity running NECK and NECK? You bet your GIRAFFE it is! 💻🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 06/24/2018

HHNEYP – HYPHEN

LYUPLE – PULLEY

CANYEG – AGENCY

AOTTTO – TATTOO

GRINIO – ORIGIN

FERYEL – FREELY

CARTOON ANSWER:  HE’D BEEN A TRUCKER FOR YEARS AND WOULD

RETIRE A TRUCK DRIVER. HE WAS – – –

HHN   ULL   AGN   TTO   OII   FRE   =   IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL

Good Morning, Everyone!                 🚛  KEEP ON TRUCKIN’, BABY 🚛

🎶 “Ah, breaker one-nine, this here’s the RUBBER DUCK... you gotta copy on me, PIG PEN, c’mon?” “Ah, yeah, 10-4, PIG PEN, fer shure, fer shure. by golly, it’s clean clear to flag town, c’mon. yeah, that”….”Big 10-4 there, PIG PEN,  yeah, we definitely got the front door, GOOD BUDDY, mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a CONVOY”…Was the dark of the moon on the sixth of June, In a Kenworth  pullin’ logs, Cab-over pete with a reefer on And a jimmy haulin’ hogs…We is headin’ for bear on i-one-oh ’bout a mile outta shaky town I says, “PIG PEN, this here’s the RUBBER DUCK, And I’m about to put the hammer down….’cause we got a little CONVOY, rockin’ through the night…..Yeah, we got a little CONVOY, Ain’t she a beautiful sight? Come on and join our CONVOY….Ain’t nothin’ gonna get in our way.  We gonna roll this truckin’ CONVOY ‘cross the U S A….CONVOY! …🎶

🚛 A truckers life, a double-edged sword, at least it seems to me,
The hours long and tedious, but there’s that sense of free…
The road is quiet and open, at least all through the night…
Till morning traffic comes along and brings congestions’ fight.
A trucking AGENCY may own the rig that they sit up in,
So most all rigs return at end to that one point of ORIGIN.
But others that have toiled hard and bought a rig brand new…
Sit FREELY in those trucks bearing their name like a TATTOO
I guess it’s like a PULLEY, something always drawing them in,
And calling them to hit the road…another trek begin.
I saw a truck just yday, it looked big as a boat…
And on its side the logo…large in brown, “Burger-She Wrote”…
With a HYPHEN separating the Burger from a pen…
And I laughed, cause it was clever, like the show from way back when.
And I looked up at the trucker, nodded, feeling oh so small…
Wondering if he was one of those IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL! 🚛

BREAK..ER, BREAK..ER? No..they didn’t! Maybe the slightest half tic at ORIGIN, but the rest? DROVE right through. Old favorites. In fact, would you believe PULLEY was here just two weeks ago today? That was a surprise! Anyway, without any  STOPping…lets GO on to the cartoon’s solution! Today we find ourselves on the OPEN ROAD, seeing two LONG HAUL TRUCKERS, talking to one other by RADIO. The dialogue tells us that one of them is a 40-YEAR VETERAN of the ROAD, and he’s in no hurry to hang up his CB. It’s definitely his CAReer…So, with our question asking us what he was…He was…IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL! BEEP BEEP! Good one, David…You’re definitely the KING OF THE ROAD! Ok, eye candy…TRUCK, blue, TRUCK, red…Two CARS, one gold, one green, each going in a different DIRECTION…Nothing much to WORK with here…Except for the staggered LINES noting the CB RADIO’s communication…it’s a quiet RUN…I think I’ll just DRIVE it on home…So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And ….🎶Just keep on TRUCKin‘…🎶 🚛🙋🏻

FYI: SITTING OUT ON THE BOAT EARLIER, SUN REFLECTING OFF THE WATER, MY FRIEND LOU NOTICED THESE..1 – He said that little smidgen of a item on the Veterans dashboard is the ubiquitous Hula Girl Dashboard Doll…2 – His Grill? Dead mosquitos stuck to it…And 3– (YES, 3)! The trucks emblem shows it to be a Kenworth Truck… (Which is mentioned in the opening song, 🎶CONVOY🎶 )…Boy, did I drop the BALL BEARINGS on this one, by claiming no Eye Candy today! Maybe I need to sleep BEFORE I tackle the puzzle…It looks like the nights of partying and doing it BEFORE the sleep isn’t always the right ROAD to take! 😂 CAP off to you, Jeff…🎶 I shoulda known better with a guy like you…🎶 Great details, 👏🏻 Bud…Kudos! 🚛🙋🏻…And a Kudo to Lou3!

 

 

 

Jumble Answers for 06/17/2018

UNCOPE – POUNCE

KEDRRA – DARKER

MAAPLI – IMPALA

CROCHS – SCORCH

SITUHA – HIATUS

MICENO – INCOME

CARTOON ANSWER:  HE WAS NOW TALLER THAN HIS FATHER, BUT HE STILL – 

OU   DK   MPL   OH   IT   OE  =   LOOKED UP TO HIM

Good Morning, Everyone!              🏆 HAPPY FATHER’S DAY 🏆

🎶 You’re the end of the rainbow, my pot o’ gold, you’re DADDY’S Little Girl to have and hold….A precious gem is what you are, you’re Mommy’s bright and shining star, You’re the spirit of Christmas, my star on the tree, you’re the Easter bunny to Mommy and me…You’re sugar, you’re spice, you’re everything nice, and you’re DADDY’S Little Girl…🎶

🏆 When I grew up in Brooklyn, I would hear out in the street,
A phrase that always stuck with me, that others would repeat.
They’d say “Law of the Jungle” was the only way to go…
IMPALAs POUNCE is what I gleaned, the image my mind showed.
It seemed a whole lot DARKER than what I had learned at home…
My Father having taught me things like “All Roads Lead to Rome”…
So thinking that to SCORCH someone was how to get ahead,
Caused a HIATUS to come between the street and my homestead.
My Father taught me kindness and respect…the rule of thumb,
To meet and treat all equally, not look at ones’ INCOME
And those became the principles, till this day never dimmed,
My Father taught me right from wrong…and I LOOKED UP TO HIM 🏆

Today’s words are a nice blend of the SHORT and the TALL. Easy, not so easy. I wouldn’t go so far as to say they’re hard, but we may have had to pull on that old thinking cap for one or two. I found them all to be Sweet Repeats, except for DARKER. It may be new. Yet somehow, it seems so familiar. But, as I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been doing the puzzles on the Just Jumble App for a while now, so I may have seen it there. One other thing I thought I’d mention is that today, the word HIATUS is printed here, and also on the 4-word version that a lot of our readers have in their papers, the Vintage Jumbles. I’m not sure if this is a first, but I did find it amusing. Ok, on to our solution! Today, I believe we find ourselves in Detroit, supposedly on FATHER’S DAY, at the home of the U-HAUL Family. We see a man, STRETCH say 30ish, slightly TALL, giving his Father, AVERAGE, AVI for SHORT, say late 50ish, average HEIGHT, a card. From the dialogue, we see that it’s hand made, just as the younger man made in his youth. We can see that the Avi is visibly moved, and Stretch goes on to say that his Father has always been his hero. In the background, the wife and Mother, CASSIE, CASE for SHORT, is seen…also visibly moved. There’s a lot of MOVING going on here, with this U-HAUL Family. Our question states…Even though the son was now TALLER than his FATHER, he still…LOOKED UP TO HIM! Good one, David. HIGH Five!

Ok, eye candy. I’m so DRAWN to the drapes. The inclusion of the finials on the curtain rods deserves a ROUND of applause. Great detail, Jeff. Stretch’s arm on Avi’s shoulder, and Avi’s arm, in turn on his…both outSTRETCHED to one another…very TOUCHING. Case’s hand to her throat in sentimental surprise…MOVING. And I like the Detroit Red Wings Logo on Stretch’s Jersey, and Avi’s shirt…but I’ll FLY past it.  The card is cute, but just like the newspaper in Case’s hand, I can’t make out the image too well…just not GRAPHIC enough…So, that leaves the old writing on the wall…There’s an old PHOTO of the three of them, hanging on the wall. And Stretch is sitting upon his Father’s shoulders…Just the LIFT I needed this morning…So, There you have it, Folks! Done! Have a great Father’s Day, Everyone! I RAISE my glass to all who celebrate! 🍷🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 06/10/2018

LNHETG – LENGTH

TAANSO – SONATA

LYUPLE – PULLEY

AMLERV – MARVEL

TNIBET – BITTEN

GRIGEB – BIGGER

CARTOON ANSWER:  THE NEW BOWLING ALLEY WAS JUST COMPLETED,

AND THE OWNER WAS ANXIOUS TO: 

LH   OAT   LLE   REL   ITN   BGG =    GET THE BALL ROLLING

Good Morning, Everyone!               🎳  RIGHT UP OUR ALLEY 🎳

🎶 Keep the BALL ROLLIN‘, Keep the BALL ROLLIN‘…Girl, the name of the game is love…On your mark, get set, let the kissin’ start, and just keep the BALL ROLLIN‘, Baby right into my heart….🎶

🎳 Get BITTEN by the Bowling bug, and one is sure to see,
It tends to grow much BIGGER, there is MARVEL, not ennui…
I heard the faint SONATA of the pins all tumbling down,
When my friend from Indiana brought his bowling love to town.
He spoke at LENGTH about its’ pros, why I would surely love
The sport of hurling this big ball, while wearing a small glove,
Persistent as a PULLEY, he dragged me to a lane…
And I must say my interest piqued, the doubt began to wane.
So now it’s added to my list of pastimes I find grand,
It’s exercise, it’s fun for me…(the shoes though I can’t stand)…
I’ve gotten better at it, this sport that they call Bowling,
It’s not up there with Baseball, but I do GET THE BALL ROLLING! 🎳

After a week of considerably easy puzzles, we thought maybe we’d be subject to a PARALYZER today..something to really STRIKE our solving ability. But alas, we’ve been SPAREd! The words all seem to be old favorites, and nothing to really KNOCK us DOWN! I couldn’t PIN DOWN MARVEL or BIGGER in my records, yet they do seem familiar. If anyone does remember them, please feel free to let us know. So, let’s ROLL over to our cartoon, and work on our solution. Looking at the FRAME today, we find ourselves at the Grand Opening of a new BOWLING ALLEY. The owner, Mr. HAM BONE, looking to get things off to a good START, is shown standing at the FOUL LINE, poised to throw his BALL. He seems to have a distinctive look about him, meaning he may be an actual person Jeff knows. But I really don’t know where to APPROACH a search from, so I’m just mentioning it, but there’ll be no FOLLOW THROUGH. The LINE he’s speaking is classic Jeff! “Get the GAME going, with the first STRIKE“! HA! The pun within the fun! Good PLAY, Jeff, a DOUBLE WHAMMY! Standing watching, are a group of FIVE. The man farthest left, looks to be our Jumble HEAD PIN, David Hoyt…Not that I automatically think of David every time I see a bald man now…And not that there’s anything wrong with that..if I did..it just looks like him. The others, from LEFT to RIGHT, are a guy who seems to have just ROLLED out of bed, a woman, holding a BOWLING BAG, and at the BACK END, a man and a woman who appear to be clapping…Everyone looks to be anxiously waiting… Our question asks…What was the owner anxious to do…GET THE BALL ROLLING! Well, DROP THE BALL..I mean Drop the Mic! Good one, Dave! PERFECT STRIKE!

Ok, eye candy…Again, I’ll go DOWN the LINE..Dave, is giving a little THUMBs UP. The next guy? Uh, let’s get BACK to him…The blonde woman, whose name is ANNE, according to her shirt, for some unknown reason, has her tongue hanging from her mouth…I can’t PIN that one DOWN. The next man, who I’m naming DIRK, is very SOLID looking, and our women at the END, who I’ll call MEG, is looking AVERAGE. So, let’s go BACK to our number TWO…Ok, I hate to sound FOUL, but I am from BROOKLYN, so I’m not going to SPARE this guys’ feelings. Where’d he ROLL in from, the GUTTER? He’s dressed in shorts and a Tee-shirt. (At least I hope they’re shorts)! Over that, he’s wearing a bathrobe! C’mon, SPARE me! I mean has this guy CROSSED THE LINE, or what? He’s holding a Pilsner glass with what I presume to be beer. He looks like an regular ALLEY cat. You know, maybe that’s why Anne has her tongue hanging out..She many be afraid he’s going to BUMPER! I just can’t CHANNEL this guy..but I’ll name him MARK MURRAY, and pick him as the eye candy for today. THE FULL MURRAY…So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone!..And remember..STRIKE while the iron is hot…and you’ll always be SPAREd any indecision. Bottom LINE, no one likes those SPLIT decisions…At least not in my oPINion! 🎳🙋🏻

Jumble Answer for 06/03/2018

CCTHIE – HECTIC

IGNNNI – INNING

GMGSOY –SMOGGY

SETNVI – INVEST

SOUMTT – UTMOST

MLHEBU – HUMBLE

CARTOON ANSWER:  TO TRULY COMPREHEND ADDITION, THE STUDENTS 

NEEDED TO – – –

HTI  IG   MOG   VST   UT   HUE   =   GIVE IT “SUM” THOUGHT

Good Morning, Everyone!                    ➕ COUNT ME IN! ➕

🎶ONE, TWO, buckle my shoe…three four, shut the door, five, six, pick up sticks…seven, eight, lay them straight…nine, ten, begin again…..Now everybody sing with me...ONE, TWO, buckle my shoe…🎶

➕ You figure it can’t be that HECTIC, your fingers can show what you mean,
You hold them up high, you wiggle them some, so easy…or so it would seem…
They look at you faces all SMOGGY, you’re hoping they’ll try to INVEST,
The UTMOST attention to detail, but penguins you’re getting at best.
You try to think baseball and scoreboards, it might be a good tack to use,
But you’re at the ninth INNING showdown, and one starts to play with his shoes.
If anything’s taught me ’bout HUMBLE, I swear to you it must be this,
A child will make you take notice that knowledge is laughter and bliss…
I’ve taught numbers to legions of littles, and I must say it’s never for naught…
When that lightbulb you see, go off when the Wees…finally GIVE IT “SUM” THOUGHT! ➕

🎶Twinkle Twinkle Little…Chicken!🎶 Seriously, this is what I got the morning I decided to teach one of my Littles 🎶Twinkle Twinkle Little Star🎶 Why? Because…that’s what he felt like singing! And there you have it! Logical? No, and that’s ok…We eventually got to the Little Star, but the laughter that we had along the way? Priceless! Like today’s words! Do we have a CACHE of logophilia today? Oh yeah! So, where should we start? Let me COUNT the ways…Today, if your day isn’t HECTIC, and your mind not too SMOGGY, and you chose to INVEST the time in this, perhaps one of the UTMOST challenging collection of words, imagine yourself at the plate at the bottom of the ninth INNING with 2 outs, and then you’ll know HUMBLE! Today’s words are excellent, and I found every one on a previous puzzle…except INNING. Which I’m sure we’ve had, but I STRUCK OUT trying to find it….Ok, our cartoon solution…We find ourselves in a classroom this morning. A teacher is attempting to explain the fundamentals of ADDITION  to a group of FIVE little tots. Using the tried and true TWO PLUS TWO, he’s asking the children to “picture” things, while drawing dots and the NUMBERS on a board. ONE child looks enrapt. ONE has a look of total bewilderment…(This may be my shoe boy)! Another is seen holding up his fingers on both hands in an attempt to emulate what he’s seeing. And another is asking if he could imagine penguins! Penguins! Like the chicken! You want to just shake your head, and say..”THINK, kids, THINK“! …So, as our question asks…What did these students need to do to learn how to ADD? …GIVE IT “SUM” THOUGHT! Ha! Is this a NUMBER ONE PUN, or what? Great job, David! We can always COUNT on you! Ok, eye candy. I’ve pretty much SUMMED it up already..All the cute little quirky things that Jeff has ADDED into our cartoon..But I THINK I’ll go with the little bewildered boy..He’s wearing a pendant, and it’s THOMAS, The Little Engine That Could! Good for you, Little One! Just keep saying it...”I THINK I CAN…I THINK I CAN“!…And you will! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And always be sure to COUNT your Blessings! ➕🙋🏻

 

Jumble Answers for 05/27/2018

CEKHTS – SKETCH

AAAPPY – PAPAYA

GARFEO –  FORAGE

AARTEK – KARATE

REWLTO – TROWEL

TOSHOE – SOOTHE

CARTOON ANSWER:  WITH SO MANY RACE CAR DRIVERS, 300, 000 SPECTATORS, TV COVERAGE, ETC., THE INDY 500 IS- –

KC   PAA   FRE   KTE   TOL   OOT  =  A LOT TO KEEP TRACK OF

Good Morning!   🏁 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, START YOUR ENGINES 🏁

🎶 Love it when it’s four wide, love it when it’s FAST…Love it when the leader’s caught, the pack is moving past…Love it when they’re making lots and lots of noise…Can’t wait to hear DW. say ” boogity, boogity, boogity, lets go RACING boys.”….🎶

Once again, Ladies and Gentleman….Welcome to the Jumble coverage of the Indy 500! We have words today anagrammed with just enough of a twist to cause a little head SPINning, but there’s no DEAD ENDS! Great words! The cartoon? A plethora of detail! But first, the solution. With our man saying there’s SO MANY things to be considered, our question asks what the RACE was…”It was...A LOT TO KEEP TRACK OF! Brilliant, David! A real “WINNER“! Ok, keep the MOTOR RUNNING…I’ll be back with the eye candy…🏎🙋🏻

Heres a little something to KEEP you FUELed up in the meanTIME

As I sat making a SKETCH of the seating arrangements for the KARATE classes reunion dinner, he tried to SOOTHE my nerves, knowing it was his fault that I had to FORAGE around using a TROWEL to find the splattered pieces of PAPAYA all over the ground….Talk about the MELON FELLIN…

Ok. Eye candy. Let’s START…We see the iconic, tall, flag topped SCORING PYLON, with its tiny little numbers, 1-33, marking the number of CARS RUNNING in the RACE. How Jeff does it, I can’t imagine. We see the traditional BLIMP, which Jeff has labeled, “GO DANICA“, in honor of DANICA PATRICK’S final race today. There’s a few CARS off to the right side, in various stages of RACE prep. Off to the left, we see a capped figure with a flag…Moving FORWARD, over to the right hand side, we see CAR #13 featured, DANICA’S CAR. Nice tribute. CENTER STAGE, we see an interview taking place. From the ID hanging around her neck, we see that the reporter is named CATHY K. (A twist on Jeff’s wife, perhaps)? We see from her microphone logo, (IMS) that she works for the INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, and she’s speaking with TONY GEORGE, the President of the IMS. Now here’s where it gets really good. He’s holding a CLIPBOARD, listing the items on his “2 1/2 miles long” list. The INDY 500, is 2 1/2 miles long! You gotta love it! And on his list, we see….1- PACE CAR…which is the CAR used to lead the starting grid around the TRACK for some warm ups. 2- CELEBRITIES, which the INDY is known for hosting, 3- 🎶BACK HOME IN INDIANA🎶 which is the traditional homesick HOOSIER favorite performed each year, and which this year again, will be performed by JIM CORNELISON, 4- ANTHEM, Of course, our National Anthem, which today will be sung by KELLY CLARKSON, 5- RACERS, Enough said, 6- ENGINE START, The COMMAND to START ENGINES, 7- GREEN FLAG, The traditional flag waved to START the race, actor CHRIS HEMSWORTH getting the honor this year and lastly..? After all these critical, time sensitive issues that MR. GEORGE must see to? Number 8 reads...PLAY JUMBLE! Play Jumble!! Jeff, you never cease to amaze! So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Oh, and as a final note? Today, 8th Pole Position, Car 3, Team Penske? HELIO ❤️CASTRONEVES! And once again, I ask…Can’t you just see that face framed in the WINNER’S WREATH? Wishing us all a great day, INDYed…!     See you at the FINISH LINE!! Got Milk? 🏁🏆🏎🙋🏻

🏁 Today Jeff’s SKETCH is showing us a pic to SOOTHE the soul,
Of every Race Car fan out there, the young as well the old.
Where some prefer KARATE, and others go for ball,
The Indy offers an excitement, quite unlike them all.
No FORAGE for the horses here, it’s not the kind of race,
For this is the iconic one where danger keeps up pace.
Where some may spend a day like this with TROWEL in their hand…
For Indy Folks, the race today’s the best in all the land.
So sit down with a drink or two, maybe Milk with PAPAYA,
For milk is what the winner drinks, you’ll see no Stolichnaya….
The Indy will take place today, a racing game of love…
And those who know, will surely see ...A LOT TO KEEP TRACK OF…🏁

Better late then never…Unless you’re racing today! 🏁🙋🏻

Jumble Answer for 05/20/2018

RAQSUE – SQUARE

HEYTIG – EIGHTY

TRIPEM – PERMIT

PEBSUR – SUPERB

WDORAC – COWARD

LEKENR – KERNEL

CARTOON ANSWER:  HAVING CAR INSURANCE IS MANDATORY,

WHICH MAKES IT A – – –

QRE   EIT   PI   SUE   CW   KR   =   “PRE-WRECK-QUISITE”

Good Morning, Everyone!         🚙 “WRECK” AND ROLL 🚙

🎶 Got two CARS and a chainlink fence, got INSURANCE for ACCIDENTS. Nevermind what I don’t know, I dream of places I won’t ever go. But I lead a good life…Yeah, I lead a good life. ‘N every Sunday we’re out at the lake, teachin’ the KIDS how to jump the wake…We drag em on two skis, they kick one loose, they don’t know it, they hadn’t got a clue…That they lead a good life…Yeah, they lead a good life…🎶

🚙 The time must come when baby birds must fly off from the nest,
And with it comes inevitably…”My kids got a road test”…
The PERMIT went real smoothly, maybe a KERNEL here or there,
You try to act so nonchalant, you don’t want to seem SQUARE.
You teach them rules and reason…like “EIGHTY never hit”..
But inside you’re a COWARD ’cause you’re worried over it.
You see them drive SUPERBly, hovering you now must quit…
But worrying and parenting? It’s just “PRE-WRECK-QUISITE”! 🚙

So…Do we think this was an ACCIDENT? Or did David really try to pull out all the STOPs on this one? These are some SMASHing anagrams today! I did a quick search, just to be sure, and yes, they’re all old favorites. Well, old anyway! We weren’t JUMP STARTING over them last time either! I mean we made some DENTS in them, but they did SLOW us down. I found this: Permit, Superb and Coward, seem to go back to 2016, Square: July ’17, Kernel: Nov ’17, and Eighty, believe it or not, just this past February. Maybe after today, they’ll become favorites…

Ok, our cartoon. Notice INSURANCE being mentioned twice? Once in the dialogue and again in the question? That doesn’t happen very often. So I’m immediately thinking that I should concentrate on a requirement. The Mothers’ comment about needing it…”PRE“. Prerequisite? Hmm…And then it was like that V-8 commercial, and I SMASHED my hand against my forehead! INSURANCE? In case there’s an ACCIDENT? “PREWRECK-QUISITE”!! Ha! I was ALL (in a) STATE of euphoria! This one’s no DRIVE BY, Folksthis one’s a CRASH COURSE in cleverness! Great job, David! I’m BRAKEing up with laughter

Ok, eye candy…The young girl has a Unicorn on her T-Shirt. Not significant, but I thought I’d POINT it out. The Mom’s pretty nondescript, but her hair is TIED UP nicely in a bun. Dad’s just standing there..IDLING, mostlySo, what’s the KEY to the eye candy today? Hard to say..through NO FAULT of my own…This one’s all on Jeff. He’s given me nothing in PARKticular to ZOOM in on…Hmm. A little WRECKless on his part, I’d say…Really, I’m SHOCKed..ABSORBERing it all in, and coming up EMPTY! I guess I’ll just GO with the CAR. It’s purple…A Purple CAR! IMO? Uh, Mr. Colorist? You AUTO know better than to do that…A Purple CAR? C’mon, gimme a BRAKE! I really wish I could have DODGEd this one! So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And remember..Texting and DRIVING? Oh, CELL no! 🚙🙋🏻