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🎶 ..🎸🙋🏻

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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 12/30/2018

TURFHO – FOURTH

PAXNED – EXPAND

CRONEE – ENCORE

AARRUO – AURORA

RTRWIE – WRITER

MULVEO – VOLUME

CARTOON ANSWER:  WHEN CANADA REPLACED ITS FLAG IN 1965 WITH ITS CURRENT FLAG, THEY – – – 

FUT   ND   ENE   ROA   WRE   VLE   =   TURNED OVER A NEW LEAF 

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? 🇨🇦🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 12/26/2018

DUGEN – NUDGE

WLEDL – DWELL

BURUNA – AUBURN

LRIFAY – FAIRLY

CARTOON ANSWER: VOTING TO RAISE PRICES MORE THAN 500 PERCENT, THE SELFISH BUSINESS PEOPLE – –  – 

DGE   EL   AR   AL   =   ALL “A-GREED” 

Good Morning, Everyone!           💰💰  THE “I’s” HAVE IT 💰💰

🎶 MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY…MONEY...Some PEOPLE got to have it, Some PEOPLE really need it…Listen to me why’all, do things, do things, do bad things with it. You want to do things, do things, do things…Talk about CASH MONEY, MONEY...Talk about CASH MONEY-DOLLAR BILLS...why, y’all…🎶  “For The Love of Money” – The O’Jays  1973     https://tinyurl.com/hhgzakb

💰 Sitting ’round a table, a NUDGE, and then a smile…
We’re looking at the One-Percent that DWELL along the aisle.
Where Money goes where Money grows, a FAIRLY well-known thought,
And those of us not in that class? We know what can’t be bought…
We shake our AUBURN-toned heads…prices causing us to bleed,
Because the One-Percenters sat around and ALL “A-GREED”!💰

Feeling like a Monday…In more ways than one…With Christmas Eve and Christmas Day behind us, I don’t know about you, but to me, it feels like Monday. And then looking at our puzzle today…the feeling continues! With all of our words being Sweet Repeats and easily deciphered, the MOVE on to our answer solution was an easy one too…and all of the Early Bird Jumblers A-GREED! We’re seeing NUDGE today, for the 5th time, and it also comes in as our most recently used word, having appeared on February 7th. DWELL stands as our oldest, having first been used back in December of 2015. AUBURN, solved with the slightest bit of a tic, caused a pause…but it was a very tiny pause, nowhere near 500 %!…while FAIRLY, similar to our word Family from y’day, relied on the oft-used “LY” as an ending solution…And I wondered if we’d had two such similar words on back-to-back days before…And this is one of those odd ruminations that often BUILD up in my mind early in the morning, and COST me sleep! I think I definitely need to reappRAISE my priorities…I VOTE for more sleep in the coming New Year! Ok…Let’s MOVE on to our cartoon…

Today, we’re brought into a Board Room, where we see five Executives proposing to RAISE prices 500 percent! 500 %! Gives you HALF a mind to acCOST them and ask…”Are you kidding me? This is total nonCENTS“! But, unFORTUNEately, this is how it too often GROWS in Big Business…where their “IN THE BLACK” often makes us see RED! Anyway…Between the dialogue and the key word SELFISH in our question? We easily ALL “A-GREED” on today’s answer…Good one, David…HooRAISE! HooRAISE!

Ok, eye candy…Silhouetted black city skyline, floor to CEILING windows…Black granite-topped table, with four black chairs and a brown one for our main Man of the DOUR. Everyone very well dressed, RICHly-colored, (black, gray, purple, red, blue), SUITing  their POSITIONS…which are all the same…Hands RAISED! MORE MONEY! The eye candy? Maybe our blonde woman at left…The ornate hanging earrings and the three-ringed bejeweled fingers?…(I think they’re JADEd)?…I guess no one’s ever told her that LESS is MORE, huh? So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone!…And I feel it always PAYS to remember, that MONEY..🎶Can’t Buy Me Love🎶! 💰🙋🏻

 

 

Jumble Answers for 12/23/2018

GLIPTH – PLIGHT

NSUIEW – UNWISE

MIEILS – SIMILE

NNNAOC – CANNON

MYFIAN – INFAMY

HRWATT – THWART

CARTOON ANSWER:   THE TEAM THAT SCORED THE FIRST GOAL WAS AHEAD – – – 

PGT   NSE   IMI   ANO   IA   THT  =   AT THIS POINT IN THE GAME

Good Morning, Everyone!             ⚽️ GO FOR THE GOAL! ⚽️

I get no KICK from champagne…Mere alcohol, it doesn’t move me at all…So tell me why should it be true…That I get a KICK out of you. Yeah, I get a KICK…yes, you give me a boost…yea, I get a KICK out of you…🎶 “I Get a Kick Out of You” – Frank Sinatra  1962    https://tinyurl.com/y75afq2w

⚽️ The PLIGHT of any sportsman is to THWART the other team,
In Soccer it’s that CANNON shot to help you see your dream…
UNWISE to get too cocky, INFAMY is not the goal,
Steady as a rock, a SIMILE one should behold….
It’s playing for the team that counts…that is the player’s fame,
You score for one,  you score for all…AT THIS POINT IN THE GAME ⚽️

Once again today, we have a word that I could swear we’ve solved here before, yet I can’t find it amongst the listings: SIMILE. Most likely I’ve seen it while playing David and Jeff’s great JUST JUMBLE game, and I associated it with here. Our other five words are all old favorites, with THWART being the most recent, from August 26th,’18. A little quirk…That day, a Sunday also, POINT was one of the answer words. And it just so happens, that THWART was the only word that THWARTED a few of the Early Birds this morning. They knew the word, but they had trouble spelling it…It’s that “W” sound…and they wanted to start off with “TW“. The rest were all easy solves, with our oldest word being INFAMY, making its 7th appearance today, and dating back to 2015. Ok, enough BOUNCING around in the Archives…Let’s SCORE some POINTS with our cartoon…

Finding ourselves once more outdoors, today we’re on a SOCCER Field, watching the JUMBLERS play the SUDOKUS. The Jumblers are seen scoring the first GOAL, and understandably celebrating. The GOAL KEEPER  for the Sudokus is also seen, dramatically experiencing the agony of deFEET. We’re asked that if the Jumblers scored the first goal, they were ahead..? AT THIS POINT IN THE GAME! A good enough answer, but a few of the Early Birds got “SOME” and “THAT” into their HEADs...At “SOME” point, At “THAT” point…and that caused a bit of a slowdown, since we had only one M, but we did have “T’s”. And the phrasing of both choices made sense, too. The key though? …The other Jumbler player saying…”Good way to “START“. THAT gave me THIS…As I said, easy enough, but there were a few BALLS in the air with THIS ONE. And only THIS was the KEEPER!

OK, eye candy. The panel is shaded in Green. We have our cheering fans blackened in silhouette, with one holding a Red JUMBLERS pennant aloft. The SCOREboard is lit in Yellow. The Sudoku player, dressed in Red, is shown between the GOALposts, and appears to be wailing and tugging at his hair, totally up in ARMS. It’s just one GOAL! Boy, he’ll really be KICKING himself if this KEEPS up! He really needs to USE HIS HEAD, and calm down. Our Jumbler players, dressed in Green, one RUNNING, one kneeling, are both wearing wide grins…and Gold “J” emblems on the right side of their jerseys. The Player who SCORED is wearing a Gold headband, and matching wristbands. It all makes for a great picture, but nothing’s really getting into my HEAD this morning I think I’ll just PASS…and THROW IN THE TOWEL. So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone..Get out there, KICK up your heels…and have a BALL! ⚽️🙋🏻

Jumble Answer for 12/21/2018

BATHI – HABIT

PHETD – DEPTH

TUBEAN – BUTANE

LTANUW – WALNUT

CARTOON ANSWER: HE CHECKED THE KNOTS FOR TIGHTNESS TO SEE IF THEY’D LEARNED – – – 

HT   DTH  UAE   WAT  =    WHAT HE’D “TAUT” 

Good Morning, Everyone!           ➰ LEARNING THE ROPES

🎶 It’s KNOT unusual to be loved by anyone, It’s KNOT unusual to have fun with anyone…But when I see you hanging about with anyone…It’s KNOT unusual to see me cry, I wanna die…🎶 “It’s Not Unusual” – Sir Tom Jones  …(78 years old)!
https://tinyurl.com/y8tzmrru

➰ The Boy Scouts are notorious for tying up loose ends…
And Knot Tying becomes a HABIT, a Merit Badge it lends.
They delve into it with great DEPTH, like here out in the woods,
Amidst the trees where WALNUTs grow, they practice with the goods…
Perhaps they build a fire, perhaps BUTANE is used…
(I had to get the rhyme with this, although not pride infused)
So I’ll just tie this up right now, before embarrassment caught…
And leave our Leader, knowing that they learned just WHAT HE’D “TAUT”! ➰

Once again today, all of our words are Sweet Repeats, and all have appeared more than once in the past. WALNUT, though, believe it or KNOT, makes it’s 9th appearance today, having been used in 2014, ’15, 4 times in ’16, and once each in ’17 and ’18. That’s a lot of KNOTS…and I found it interesting. We’ve seen HABIT 5 times: last used in July ’18, DEPTH, 5 times: lastly in September ’18…And that brings us to BUTANE. “TU-BEAN”..or KNOT to Bean! This word caused a bit of a KNOTTY situation this morning. With 4 of my 11 Early Bird Jumblers insisting that it could be UNBEAT, I looked it up. And yep, there it is: Webster Dictionary: Unbeat(verb) “to deliver from the form or nature of a beast”. Huh? Having appeared in our Jumbles twice before, without any question, I’m wondering if it’ll LIGHT up the boards today. Of course the letter arrangement invalidates it for game play, but…Yep, there it STILL is! Anyway, just keep in mind: I don’t make the news, I just report it…

So, our cartoon…Today we’re outdoors at a Camp STUMPing ground. We see a Scout Leader, BOW, TEACHING the art of KNOT TYING to a young Scout, Tyler, (TIE for short). KNOT to be undone, Tie is overheard saying that he’s definitely LEARNED the ROPES, and he’s proud of his HANDiwork. Our Leader, not looking to get TIED UP with MINOR details, gets right to the POINT, and tells Tie that he’s done well. BOWsLINE is that his KNOT is “nice and SNUG“. But beTWEEN the diaLOG, and our question, David’s hardly given us the SLIP! SNUG”? “TIGHTNESS”? What’s your first TAUT? Bow’s looking to see if Tie learnedWHAT HE’D “TAUT”! How’s that for TYING up loose ends? Great pun, David. You’ve pulled this one off without a HITCH!

Ok, eye candy. Our backGROUND consists of a BLACKWALL of silhouetted trees, KNOTTY PINES, perhaps? There’s a singular Dome Tent and ASH best as I can tell, the remnants of a CAMPfire. There’s grass, like a SHEET, BENDing all across the panel. Bow, sitting upon a tree STUMP, is shown wearing a Khaki uniform shirt, Black cargo shorts, and Brown shoes. An additional piece of Rope lies by his side. Tie, cLAD in a similar Shirt wears Denim cargo shorts with a Gold  belt buckle and White sneakers. Both of our Scouts are wearing Brown knee socks, and Red neckerchiefs with slides. Since they’re KNOT wearing the same shorts, I felt that Jeff wasn’t being SQUARE with us, but then I remembered that he doesn’t color the panels…There’s always that HITCH. But where’s the candy? There’s the SQUARE KNOT that Tie’s tied…(I think it’s a SQUARE KNOT…if I’m KNOT mistaken)…But I’m going with the Badges on our guys Shirts, reading “HAPPY CAMPERS” with a picture of a Basic Ridge Tent. Great detail, Jeff! And that TIES it all up for today. So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…And I wanted to leave you with a KNOTTY PUN, but WOOD you believe it? I seem to have hit a WALL…➰🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 12/17/2018

ZWTAL – WALTZ

BAYTB – TABBY

OIYICD – IDIOCY

ATROHU – AUTHOR

CARTOON ANSWER:   HER BABY WAS OVERDUE, AND THE EXPECTANT MOM WAS ANXIOUS ABOUT THE – – – 

WT  TB   II   AHR   =   BIRTH “WAIT” 

Good Morning, Everyone!       👶🏻 WEIGHT A MINUTE..WEIGHT A MINITE! 👶🏻

🎶 BABY love, my BABY love, I need you, oh how I need you…But all you do is treat me bad…Break my heart and leave me sad…Tell me what did I do wrong…to make you STAY AWAY SO LONG…🎶 “Baby Love” – The Supremes  1964 https://tinyurl.com/y7ehhuzq

👶🏻 Expectant Mothers have a list of things that make them fret..
It’s natural to feel the stress when children we beget…
There’s IDIOCY of old wives tales, that WALTZ around what’s true,
There’s talk of TABBY birthmarks or some other spot come through.
There are books from lots of AUTHORs, with advice ad nauseam,
But best advice will always come from no one but our Moms…
They’ve been there and they’ve done it, and they’ll give it to us straight…
It’s no picnic, but when it’s done? Well worth the whole BIRTH “WAIT”‘👶🏻

Although we’re only seeing one new word this morning, we are seeing an older group of words that have all appeared more than once. AUTHOR has been PUBLISHED for us on three previous occasions, and it’s dating back to January 2015, making it our oldest entry today. Oddly enough, each time it appeared, the anagrams all began with an H and a different vowel, O, A, and U. This time, with A as its starting letter, I believe it’s made for a much easier solve. IDIOCY, which stumped 5 of the 11 Early Birds, was used in 2016, and again on November 5th, 2017, making it our most recent anagram. TABBY‘s our new entry, seen by two Early Birds as BATTY, and WALTZ, dates back to November 2016 and September 2017, but both were easily solved, without getting crazy, or dancing around! So…Let’s not WAIT around any longer…let’s get to our cartoon…

Finding ourselves in a Pink-shaded Nursery, we see a Mother and Daughter, discussing the OVERDUE date of a LITTLE bundle of joy…The expectant daughter is bemoaning the fact that the WAIT for her daughter’s BIRTH is WEIGHing heavily both on her mind…and her body! She uses the word “HUGE“. Let’s face it, Folks, this is BIG news! But Mom is heard DELIVERING some reassuring advice, telling her daughter that she too served as a “Lady in WEIGHTing”, since our expectant Mom also took her own sweet time arriving…and there was no need to be anxious..🎶Que Será, Será….WEIGHT ever will be, will be.🎶..I think what we have here is simply a case of Hereditary Late Coming Out Parties! But as I’m sure many of our Mothers out there know, it’s all worth the WEIGHT!…So, in answer to our question…She was anxious about the…BIRTHWAIT“! HA! Good one, David! I’d EXPECT nothing less! And you never fail to DELIVER!

And today’s Eye Candy? Except for our Moms, the entire panel is SWADDLED in Pink…so even though we see Jeff’s great art work in the background, there’s no color in the details. But I’ll do my best to describe what I’m sure Jeff meant to DELIVER…Various images appear on the wall…A Flower, a Teddy Bear, and a Unicorn. There’s a Flower-embossed MOBILE attached to the CRIB, and we can see left to right…a Rainbow, a Sun-in-Starburst, and a fluffy Cloud. While both Moms have chosen Black for their pant and skirt, Mom-“to-be” is in Purple, while Mom-“You’ll-see” has chosen Yellow. And they both look very chic, with Mom wearing bracelets on both wrists and a pendant, while our daughter sports a ruffled neckline. But what I always find so amazing is how Jeff manages to make his characters appear so age appropriate, with just a few different strokes of that stylus! So I’ll make that my candy today…The looks…From Mom to Mom.. The wisdom that comes with SAGE…So, there you have it Folks….Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And remember…ALL GOOD THINGS come to those who WAIT! 👶🏻🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 12/16/2018

DRYHAL – HARDLY

CORREG – GROCER

DOSWAH – SHADOW

PRACEN – PRANCE

RLIEGL – GRILLE

TORUOP – UPROOT

CARTOON ANSWER:  THE THIEF WHO STOLE CREDIT CARD NUMBERS AND USED THEM TO MAKE PURCHASES WAS – – –

HLY   GR   SAD   ACE   GI   UT  =  GUILTY AS CHARGED

Good Morning, Everyone!        💳   HE “SWIPED” THEM, ALRIGHT! 💳

🎶 ….I’m savin’ all my lovin’ just for you, ‘Cause there’s nothin’ more that I would rather do…It’s a new love story, got to read every line…You be the JUDGE and the JURY, I’m GUILTY of the CRIME….I’m GUILTY of, GUILTY of the CRIME, Of lovin’ you, baby…GUILTY of, GUILTY of the CRIME….Of lovin’ you, baby…🎶 “Guilty of the Crime” – Eagles  2007    https://tinyurl.com/yae2yam6

💳 Identity theft runs rampant, HARDLY anyone’s been spared…
Even charging at the GROCER, you sometimes should be scared.
So many thieves abounding, they PRANCE from con to con,
They work a scheme and then UPROOT…next thing you know they’re gone.
Where before they worked in SHADOW, today they’re bold at will..
And have devised elaborate ploys, while hiding ‘hind a GRILLE
While our accounts are dwindling…with them they’re quite enlarged,
We need a better way to prove these guys GUILTY AS CHARGED 💳

“G”…Today it appears we have two new words to add to our Jumble list: GROCER and GRILLE. Our other four have all been around, REPEATED throughout the years. And once again, our oldest is also our newest: SHADOW. Dating back to May 7th, 2014, it last appeared on April 29th, 2018. And the one I DUG up the most times,  was UPROOT, which SPRUNG UP six times over the past five years. I guess this is a game of NUMBERS too! And the only word this morning that caused the Early Birds any HOLD UP, was GROCER…They just weren’t buying it!

Our cartoon today places us inside a Courtroom. We see a Judge about to sentence a CREDIT CARD THIEF for SWIPING Credit Cards and going on  Shopping Sprees.  We see his Lawyer, seemingly stunned by the Judges’ verdict…I guess he thought he was  going to CASH in on this one. And we hear our culprit claiming his innocence, telling the Judge, “I was framed“! What a CARD, rightAnd what’s really INTERESTing is that not only is there a framed photo of him with a CARD in his hand, CHARGING at a CHECK out, there’s also photos of other cards with forged signatures…Let’s face it…for this guy, it’s a PHOTO FINISH! So in answer to our question…The thief was…GUILTY AS CHARGED! Good play on words, David! I give you CREDIT!

Ok, eye candy. I’m really surprised that the Lawyer, decked out in a brown SUIT, is looking so shocked. Maybe he should have worked a little harder on his DISCOVERy….The panel itself, as usual, is a MASTERful job, especially with the forged signatures…The top CARD, which shows a CHIP, reads Jeff Knurek, the middle one David Hoyt, but the bottom one I can’t IDENTIFY…except for it beginning with the letter K. Our Judge, seen holding the indictment papers, VIS-A vis the Guilty CHARGE, with a Gavel at her side, looks stylish in her robe, despite having STEAL gray hair. And her desk nicely displays an emblem of the Scales of JUSTICE. The Easel with the photographic EVIDENCE stands beside it. But I think I’ll go with our THIEF. Sporting  a short-sleeved powder blue shirt and black pants, his TIE is a black and red striped NUMBER. But if you look real closely, you’ll NOTICE that it’s a CLIP ON! Yep, you can actually see where it’s INSERTED under the COLLAR! So, There you have it, Folks! Done…Have a great day, Everyone! And I’ll leave you with this SENTENCE…If you think CREDIT Crunch is a Cereal, you really need to CHECK yourself…because you’re definitely getting MILKED!   BUY, BUY!! 💳🙋🏻

 

Jumble Answers for 12/09/2018

SBYILU – BUSILY

MYNZEE –  ENZYME

SMTACO – MASCOT

TODPET – POTTED

GREDDE – DREDGE

DICINT – INDICT

CARTOON ANSWER:  WILL THE ACROPOLIS BE A TOURIST ATTRACTION IN ANOTHER 2,000 YEARS? – – – 

BSI   NE   MAS   OTE   REE   INT  =  IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN 

Good Morning, Everyone!              🏺 “IT’S ALL GREEK TO ME”! 🏺

Good Sunday Morning, Jumble Fans. Here are our words and solution for today. I’m going back to sleep for a few hours, but for all of you Early Birds out there, who are wide awake and will REMAIN so, I didn’t want to leave you hanging, so…Enjoy! And for those of you interested in reading more of what’s TO BE SEEN…Click on the link in your Email that says, “Comment” or “Add a Comment“, and you’ll be brought to our page, where you can take a TOUR of our SITE. Of course leaving a Comment is not required, but we’d definitely enjoy hearing from you should you choose to do so….Until I return, ” Ta léme argótera”! 🏺🙋🏻

🎶 What do you do with the SANDS OF TIME when they carve out lines around your eyes… I can close my fists up good and tight, But I can’t hold back the sands of time…Night and day, Night and day, you REMAIN, you REMAIN…🎶 “You Remain” – Willie Nelson with Bonnie Raitt 2002    https://tinyurl.com/y7cp83me

🏺 The beauty that is Ancient Greece is widely known to man,
And tourists have been visiting way back since time began.
A BUSILY sketched out schedule is sure to be topped off,
By touring the Acropolis, of this no one would scoff.
The ruins that are the Parthenon, where ENZYMEs may have settled,
A lot to DREDGE up on your tour as long as you’ve the mettle.
There’s climbing that’s required, POTTED areas, no terrain…
The superstitious ones can bring a MASCOT if it rains…
The steps sometimes get slippery, so caution is required,
Of course there’s places on the way to stop should one get tired.
Greek history abounds here, INDICT may come to mind…
(And even if it doesn’t…I had to make this rhyme)!
The visit’s not a cakewalk, but from all that you will glean..
It must be on your schedule, yes…IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN 🏺

I was very surprised this morning to find that INDICT and POTTED weren’t listed in the ARCHIVES that we work with. I feel we’ve SEEN both words before, but perhaps I’ve SEEN them while jumbling on David and Jeff’s JUST JUMBLE game. (And for those of you who may not have TOURED that APP yet, I highly recommend it). Of our REMAINing 4 words, ENZYME GOES BACK the farthest, to January 29th, 2016. And the only word that caused a pause this morning was POTTED. 8 of my 11 fìloi ( friends?) SAW Topped, and couldn’t CLIMB past it..TBT, look back UP at my poem…3rd line. I was thinking it too, even after I knew it was POTTED! I had to rewrite line 7! How about you all? What word almost RUINed your morning?

Still going with our outdoor themes, today we find ourselves in Europe, above the city of ATHENS, GREECE, visiting the ACROPOLIS. Here’s a link to some information about it, should you be interested. https://tinyurl.com/yagsb77x. We see a couple, stopping along the way to take photos of The Parthenon. They’re overheard discussing how amazing it is to be looking at RUINS that are 2,000 years old. And the solution to our puzzle came to me right here in our dialogue. Him mentioning the 2,000 years, the “Remains” and her saying…”Show” our family..To be seen. IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN! Oh TROY, oh TROY, how clever is that? Once again, David, you’ve REACHED all new HEIGHTS! Way to RHO!

Ok, eye candy. Except for the “ROCKS and ROLLS”, Jeff’s really not given us much to SEE. Various brown pieces of stone and columns are strewn about…”THE REMAINS OF THE CLAY”..😉 The brown Parthenon stands in the background…SEE? Not much. Sorry, I hate to RUIN this for you…But there are two little things that caught my attention…The woman’s phone is capturing the image of the ANCIENT RUIN. I always love when Jeff gives us those dePICtions…and the man is wearing a Fanny Pack, which may not be as ANCIENT as you think. I’ve seen them displayed again in Macy’s and they were mentioned as an idea for a Christmas gift on one of those numerous morning talk show deals…But the funniest part? They were offered for sale with extension straps. I suppose for those of us who remember them from the early 90’s was it? What? We’ve REACHED all new WIDTHS? 😂 So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone..And I’ll leave you with a little GREEK “punny” that might be found relevant even AFTER ALL THESE YEARS...”ANCIENT GREEK  politicians always blamed the MEDEA”! 🏺🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 12/02/2018

HCTTAH – THATCH

EYULSR – SURELY

FIRTAF – TARIFF

BRANER – BARREN

MITGAB – GAMBIT

BACLOT – COBALT

CARTOON ANSWER:  THE MEAL AT THE FANCY RESTAURANT WAS DELICIOUS, BUT THEY WERE HAVING PROBLEMS – – –

THH   SEL   TI   BAN   GMI   COL  =  STOMACHING THE BILL

Good Morning, Everyone!                  💸 WHOA…BELLY  💸

🎶 Next to a beauty queen…Used to the finer things. Yeah, I missed work for three days…Kissin ‘ on you, didn’t get paid…I couldn’t help but think...I CAN’T AFFORD to love you…But I can’t afford not to…Hoo-hoo-hoo…🎶 “Can’t Afford to Love You” Blake Shelton   2010     https://tinyurl.com/yd28l4bw

💲🍝 He didn’t think that dining here a GAMBIT would compare,
For SURELY he’d have forgone that steak extraordinaire…
The bill reads like a TARIFF, his stomach starts to churn,
He feels like something THATCH-like’s making his throat burn.
This meal will leave him BARREN, his budget shot to shreds,
He’s hoping that he’s brought along those anti-acid meds…
His wife is looking at him ’cause his skin’s tinged COBALT blue,
She’s wondering what’s happened…has he come down with ague?
The bottom line, they’ve wined and dined, they’ve definitely had their fill…
The food was good, and now what’s left is STOMACHING THE BILL!🍝💲

Sunday words always bring that extra little BITE of a challenge…and today was no exception. It’s not that our words were particularly hard today, it just seems that they were perhaps a bit more cerebral and masterfully anagrammed. You needed that thinking cap today. The two words that I couldn’t find in the archives, THATCH and GAMBIT for example, are not words you’re likely to hear ACROSS THE TABLE at your next DINNER party. SURELY we’ve seen TARIFF and BARREN, the former in September 2017, the latter two way back in 2016. And our last and most recently used word, COBALT?…Well, did it make you blue? I looked back to November 2017, when it was last on the MENU, and it didn’t pose a problem, but I think today’s anagram might be a little harder to DIGEST…So, how’d you FARE with our words today? Drop us a line and let us know. Ok..On to the MAIN COURSE

Today we find ourselves amongst the EPICURES. Except our poor protagonist seems to need a CURE! Having just finished a “delicious MEAL” at a “fancy Restaurant“, we overhear PEYTON, PAY for short, asking his waiter how his BILL “got so big”-“Whoa BELLY“, this is so much” The suddenly sickening look on his face, prompts his wife, the lovely DINAH to ask if he’s “feeling alright”...while the waiter is asking if there’s a BEEFPay meanwhile is SWALLOWING hard, and doing a SLOW BURN. He has no idea how he’s going to CHARge this MEAL, since it’s obvious he’s BITTEN off a lot more than he could CHEW, and the STEAKS are high.  Poor guy..he needs a pill after seeing this BILL! And what we have here Folks is what’s know as…”As the STOMACH Turns...” So the problem? STOMACHING THE BILL! HA! SAVOR that one Jumblers! Great play on words, David! It may have COST us an EXTRA moment or two…but it was very WELL DONE!

Ok, eye candy…It’s hard to igGNAW how nicely our couple is DRESSED. We see Pay, (who bears a striking resemblance to Larry David) in a Gray suit jacket worn OVER EASY a Black sweater with a Green collar. Dinah, wearing a Burgundy dress, with SCALLOPed sleeves, sports a string of pearls, lying just below her NECK BONE. Obviously, they both have good TASTE. The dining chairs and tablecloth are both shades of blue…COBALT perhaps, and two Pink Brandy snifters are sitting on the TABLE, in front of our couple. A single bowl is shown, with two spoons. Perhaps a little SORBET to cleanse the PALATE? (You know, so you don’t CHOKE when you see the BILL)! The panel is shaded Gray, and Black silhouetted DINERS and a waiter are seen along the background. There’s a lot of hands in motion. Pay is holding the BILL, which lists numerous dollar signs, in his left, while his right is raised towards his face. Dinah is reaching across to him sensing something’s gone aFOWL. And the waiter has his left hand raised, pointer-finger extended in SUPPERcation…But the PIÈCE DE RÉSISTANCE? If you look real closely…the waiters’ Serviette? The best yet! There’s a tiny scripted “J” to match the one on his jacket…MEN..U can’t make this STUFF up! Great detail, CHEF! I guess the Jumble Guys are SERVING us more than just puzzles! So, There you have it, Folks! Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And to all our Jewish brethren…May your Festival of Lights shine brightly…Happy Hanukkah! 🍝💲🙋🏻