Jumble Answers for 09/16/2018

TRIYGT – GRITTY

TOETAR – ROTATE

BEDSUU – SUBDUE

PEUTEO – TOUPEE

LOOLFW – FOLLOW

BBHOON – HOBNOB

CARTOON ANSWER: WHEN THEY REACHED THE MOUNTAIN PEAK, THEY REJOICED AT THE – – – 

GRI   TT   SU   PE   FLO   HNO =  TOP OF THEIR LUNGS

Good Morning, Everyone!            🗣 CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? 🗣

🎶 Ain’t no MOUNTAIN high enough….Ain’t no valley low enough, (Say it again)..Ain’t no river wide enough, to keep me from you…Ain’t no MOUNTAIN high enough…Nothing can keep me…keep me from you…🎶 “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” – Diana Ross   1970

🗣 To a person plagued with Vertigo, a mountain top’s not grand,
We function so much better when upon the ground we stand….
The Nitty-GRITTY comes to this, we count ourselves among,
The group content to HOBNOB at a ladders’ bottom rung…
There is no quest to scale a peak…A peek to us just means
We peek inside a package, if we can’t SUBDUE a scheme…
Adventurous is not a tag that ROTATEs in our realm,
We lead and we may FOLLOW, but we never overwhelm.
The Top to us means TOUPEE, or a Tune within the Ten,
You’re never gonna see us any higher than a Glen…
So as I stated earlier, we stay at bottom rungs…
And listen to the rest yell at the TOP OF THEIR LUNGS! 🗣

Sunday. My favorite Jumble Day! More words, bigger words…I can get HIGH from this, really! So, first glance? Those two at the left? Left me no doubt…Solved! Next, our words…Despite 5 of the 6 being Sweet Repeats, today’s anagrams are of an exceptionally HIGH quality! The newcomer to TOP it off? TOUPEE! And I have to share…One of my early morning Jumblers? After I asked did he think it might garner the HIGHEST number of votes to be the stumper? His response? …”I’m sure several people will WIGgle around it”! LOL…See, this is why he’s my favorite! Ok, ok, so I’m easily impressed…what can I say? And 3 votes came in for HOBNOB, which is defined as…”mix socially, especially with those of HIGHER social status”…It’s just a serendipity day, isn’t it? Ok, our cartoon…We find ourselves ATOP a MOUNTAIN. To me, a pure cry for ALP! As I mentioned earlier, I am soooo not one of these people. These BOULDER types, that REACH their potential in life by CLIMBING these MOUNTAINS. Again, I don’t even like CLIMBING a ladder! But Jeff’s giving us three people, two men and a woman, having reached their PEAK. And of COURSE, they’re TRILLed! Celebrating, and rejoicing at the…TOP OF THEIR LUNGS! Well…YODEL Dee..YODEL Die…Good one, David…And I’m sure all of you out there ECHO my sentiments…

Ok, eye candy…Today, I’m giving major Kudos to the Color Man, because this one is really a BUTTE! I’ll have to SHOUT OUT to Jeff later, and ask what name these people who color the panels go by…The MOUNTAIN they’re standing on, is a BUTTEiful shade of Salmon, with brown shading, and it looks perfectly drawn to SCALE in comparison to the others in the background. Those are a brown shade, PEAKed with black. The sky is blue, the clouds are white…This truly is a pure deLIGHT! And Jeff’s even sketched in a bit of water flowing on each side…WATER nice touch…And there’s a tiny TREE sprouting at the forefront…Our CLIMBERS are impeccably dressed…surprising though, considering that they’ve been CLIMBING..Should we just take it for GRANITE? I’m KNOT sure…But the real eye catchers today? It’s what’s missing…What I can’t SCREE…The man to the left, and the woman…Where are their TREKking POLES? How’d they get all the way UP there without POLES? And now that I’m thinking about it…Where are the BACKPACKS?  I see one little POCKET in the woman’s CARGO shorts…What could she possibly fit in there?  No matter how much she SCALED back? ARÊTE a minute…Where’s the cREST of the details? Hmm..I think this is a little ROUGH around the EDGES…don’t youSo, There you have it, Folks! Done! Have a great day, Everyone…And to SUMMIT all up? Let’s all LIFT one another UP today…Set our Sights HIGHER, sPEAK HIGHLY of our neighbors, and just ROCK ON! 🗣 🙋🏻   And let’s remember those in Florence’s path…🙏🏻

 

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Jumble Answers for 09/02/2018

RRNDEE – RENDER

NWHERC – WRENCH

JUOFLY – JOYFUL

TENNYI – NINETY

DOYHUG – DOUGHY

NDIVEA – INVADE

CARTOON ANSWER : THE BAT WAS TELLING AN INTERESTING STORY, AND THE OTHER BATS – – –

RR   WH   OYU   NNE   DOG   VE   =   HUNG ON EVERY WORD

Good Morning, Everyone!                  🔝  BAT’S ALL FOLKS! 🔝

🎶 When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie…BAT’S Amore…When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine…BAT’S Amore…When you walk in a dream but you know you’re not dreaming, Signore… ‘Scuzza me, but you see, back in old Napoli….BAT’S Amore…Amore…Amore!🎶 “That’s Amore” – Dean Martin  1953

🔝 So Dracula seems quite well known to one Bat we can see,
And he looks JOYFUL and amused as he hangs in a tree…
The other bats sit all enthralled, and WRENCH their necks real close,
To hear the tale of Vampire Lore from this Bat, quite verbose.
A story’s that been hanging ’round for NINETY years at least,
It tells of this guy Vlad who others’ blood upon he’d feast.
A rather DOUGHY fellow, but as Dracula quite svelte…
He’d INVADE others’ lives to suck their blood which gave him health.
He’d RENDER them quite lifeless, their necks marked from his teeth,
Yes, this is what Count Dracula wrought and what he would bequeath…
So up in trees we now know lived a Bat longed to be heard…
As he regaled all the others and they HUNG ON EVERY WORD …🔝 

Ah, Sunday morning…And Jumble 🎶 Love Is In The Hair🎶…I mean the Air
But…BATS! They get into your hair, and they HANG ON for dear life! We’re waking up to BATS! Here we just had Prairie Dogs on Friday…and now today BATS? What’s next? Frogs and Locusts? This reminds me of a stretch we had back at the end of 2017, into the first week of 2018, where we had Goats and Pigs and Deer..and Goats again…I KID you not! And then we did Ducks FOWLed by Chickens back to back this past June!…So I hope this isn’t another BATtern…We’ll just have to wait and see. This Sunday’s words are giving us a few oldies in with our Sweet Repeats, with JOYFUL HANGING AROUND since November 5th, 2014…but none of our scrambled up AlphaBATS are real stumpers. So lets move on, and take a BITE out of our cartoon. Today, we’re up a TREE….And we find ourselves surrounded by COLONIES of BATS, three males and a female, with five others in the distance. COUNT ’em…Yuck! Aren’t you VLAD this is just a cartoon? We see a Ringleader of sorts, the BATMAN, regaling the other BATS with the Tale of DRACULA. It seems pretty obvious too, that all the others are new BLOOD, because they’ve never heard the story before. And they were all so interested, that they HUNG ON EVERY WORD! Good one, David! A real BLIND solve!…We just WINGED it!

Ok, eye candy…All we really have here today are Brown BATS, with Pink ears…There is a silhouette of another COLONY HANGING on another tree, but I’m just going to go out on a LIMB this morning, and SQUEAK by with stating there’s no candy to be had…What can I say? It just wasn’t Love at First BITE! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone..I hope you all enjoyed HANGING OUT with us. And…BATS all Folks! 🔝🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 08/26/2018

GUTOHH – THOUGH

KIOBEO – BOOKIE

TATHRW – THWART

NIFTIE – FINITE

MUCSPA – CAMPUS

TLANUF – FLAUNT

CARTOON ANSWER:  THE SPEAR HAD JUST BEEN INVENTED, AND IT WOULD BE USED FROM – – – 

TOH   OO   ART   NIT   MP   FN =   FROM THAT POINT ON

Good Morning, Everyone!                 🔪 SPEAR ME THE DETAILS….🔪

🎶 There’s a man in the funny papers we all know…Alley Oop, oop, oop-oop
He lived ‘way back a LONG TIME AGO...Alley Oop, oop, oop-oop…
He don’t eat nothin’ but a bear cat stew…Alley Oop, oop, oop-oop
Well this cat’s name is-a Alley Oop… Alley Oop, oop, oop-oop
He’s the toughest man there is alive…(Alley Oop)… Wearin’ clothes from a WILDCAT’S HIDE… (Alley Oop) He’s the king of the jungle jive…Look at that CAVE MAN go…🎶 “Alley Oop” – The Hollywood Argyles 1960

🔪 Invention is a wondrous thing…to go from old to new…
Since dawn of time there’s always been someone who follows through.
Like now with Sports condoning a wager here and there,
And BOOKIEs ‘cross America…their profits? FINITE, Dear…
So even back in Caveman days, when someone found a way,
To better life for everyone, they’d FLAUNT it and they’d say…
“Forget the Club, THOUGH it’s done well, I’ve got something right here,
That revolutionizes hunts…I’m calling it a Spear..”
Of course some tried to THWART it, those afraid of the unknown…
But like a CAMPUS rally, crowds round Alley Oop had grown…
And eventually, they saw its worth…The Spear broke through the dawn…
The new invention “Stuck” like glue…Success FROM THAT POINT ON! 🔪

Ok…Today’s words. CAMPUS? Used exactly a year ago today! And THWART was here in both May (7th), and July (16th), of last year. FLAUNT? Displayed itself last on November 8th. Oddly, I’m not seeing THOUGH, BOOKIE, or FINITE. Yet, they seem very familiar. I’m going to look further and get back to you..Have I seen them on the JUST JUMBLE APP, and I’m blurring lines here? Possibly. Speaking of…If you haven’t yet downloaded the App? You should! Jumble Puzzles at your fingertips, tons to SPEAR..and you can play any time you choose! It’s a wonderful APP, and I guarantee you’ll see my POINT!…Anyway, today’s anagrams are exceptionally well done. Maybe one of the best Sunday offerings we’ve had in some time…Drop us a line, and let us know what you think…

So, on to our carton. Transported back in time…we find ourselves amongst CAVE MEN...and WOMAN! ALLEY OOP has INVENTED the SPEAR, and he’s singing its’ praises about changing Hunting “FOREVER”…”Trust me’, he’s saying…’It’s a mighty VINE invention”! His audience, ROCKY with the club, and CON-CAVE with that sunken chest, aren’t that excited. CON-CAVE feels it’s just a fad. You know….”What’s the POINT of getting excited?…ALLEY always thought he was such a big WHEEL“! I think he’s jealous…But the woman? MARSHA? She’s all for it! “This is great! You’re so SHARP…this is right up my ALLEY! No more GATHERing  FOR..AGES! It aPIERCE you’ve got a winner here”! So…this new INVENTION? Did it CATCH on? Yes, it did! And now, it’ll be used…FROM THAT POINT ON! Good one, David! MEATY!

And, the eye candy…Key to the solution, are the tiny lines Jeff has drawn, emanating from the POINT of the SPEAR. SHARP, Jeff…very SHARP! Chest hair is shown on each of our men, with ROCKY being the most graciously endowed…Full head of hair, bearded, with a mustache and hair on his legs…HIRSUTE’s the CAVEMEN image, don’t you think? Or shall I say HE SUITS the CAVEMAN image? And CON-CAVE sports a Man-Bun...COMB on, even back then? There’s PALM Trees FLANKing the background…But should there be? If so, I HAND it to you, Jeff. If not, I’ll LEAF it alone…There’s also two erupting VOLCANOS, but I’ll BLOW them off…And we have an array of LOIN cloths – striped, ruffled, fringed and spotted…Fashionable, yes…but not exactly covering it…Then there’s the Animal Carcass on the ground…DUST not enough though…And, we see the BONES in MARSHA’S Hair and Ear, but I’m not PICKING that either…I’m going to go with ALLEY’S Ankle Bracelets…Just GRIPping, FUR a lack of anything better! So, There you have it, Folks! Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And I’ll leave you with a little Prehistoric joke…What do you call a wandering CAVEMAN? A  MEANDERthal! HUMEROUS, right? 🔪🙋🏻

 

 

Jumble Answers for 08/19/2018

HHLATE – HEALTH

YONMEK – MONKEY

TRUGET – GUTTER

EEEDCS – SECEDE

NOYERR – ORNERY

LUFOND – UNFOLD

CARTOON ANSWER:  THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD HAS BEEN A REGULAR OCCURRENCE SINCE BEFORE THE – – – 

HT   ONY   TTR   SEE   NR   UF =   TURN OF THE “SENTRY” 

Good Morning, Everyone!                     🇬🇧 EN GUARD? 🇬🇧

🎶 Come gather ’round people wherever you roam, And admit that the waters around you have grown…And accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone….If your time to you is worth savin’, Then you better start swimmin’…Or you’ll sink like a stone…For the times they are A-CHANGIN‘…🎶  “The Times They Are A-Changin'” – Bob Dylan   1964 

🇬🇧 We’re back to Britain once again, for tourists it UNFOLDs
A visit to the Palace where some History beholds.
We stand out near the GUTTER, where decorum is expected,
The cameras at the ready, a trained MONKEY-like directed…
All for the Queen this pageantry, her HEALTH forever praised,
It’s not the place for ORNERY ones a dust-up to be staged…
Though years go by and olden ways SECEDE…it’s elementary…
Traditions do remain for some since the TURN OF THE “SENTRY”! 🇬🇧

No word today is new to us, they’re all a Sweet Repeat,
The anagram of GUTTER prints exactly to T…
Considering it’s Sunday, nothing really slowed me down,
So MARCHING on to our cartoon..once more about the Crown!
Our oldest word shows as SECEDE, from 2015 came,
UNFOLD is the most recent last December found its fame…
Ok, enough let’s GUARD against this taking too much time..
I’ve spent enough deciding to do this part in Rhyme!

Today once again, we find ourselves in Jolly Old England, for the fifth time in recent Jumble HISTORY. We’ve visited in May, August and September of last year, and as recently as last month, on July 8th. What is this fascination with LONDON? What BRIDGES the gap so easily that we continue returning here so often? Beats me…But today, once again…BUCKINGHAM PALACE, where we found ourselves back on May 24th. That day, our tourists were fit to be TIMED, because they were running late, and wouldn’t be able to visit Big Ben. Today, though they seem relaxed and in the presence of a private guide of some sort. I say that because they’re not standing a Zillion deep with the masses…And it does get crowded by the time the CEREMONY starts each day at 11AM. He’s telling them that the traditional CHANGING OF THE GUARD, the ceremony in which one group of SENTRIES in TURN replaces another, has been going on for CENTURIES…Hmm…Can you see where I’m going with this? So, with our dialogue telling us..”Hundreds of years” and “Wow. That long“?…we can deduce that it’s been going on since before the…TURN OF THE “SENTRIES” BLIMEY! Is this a pun or what? Great one today, David! ROYALLY funny!

Ok, eye candy…The entire panel is bathed in pink, the only color being our three figures…I have no idea why…PALACE Gates, and posts…nice depiction of the ROYAL CRESTS…The crowd, silhouetted in black, has one person raising an phone or a tablet to either take a picture or a video…The “guide” has the classic look of a European gentleman..His jacket has elbow patches! How SUEDE is that? And the woman’s tablet is showing a depiction of the marching GUARDS: A MINUTE ABSOLUTE! …Great detail, Jeff. But I’m going to go with what I see on the woman’s WAIST…It’s a FANNY PACK, if I’m not mistaken…And how trendy! They’re making a resurgence, you know…FANNY thing about them, though? I’ve heard so many people say that they saved theirs …Only thing is? They don’t fit anymore!!! Talk about…”Wow. That long”!! ….So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And to all our Anglophiles out there…CHEERIO! 🇬🇧🙋🏻

 

Jumble Answers for 08/12/2018

MSCOUT – CUSTOM

TALYNE – NEATLY

CLOLEA – LOCALE

RNHUCC – CRUNCH

FISYTH – SHIFTY

LONEOD – NOODLE

CARTOON ANSWER:  MANY OF THE COMMUTERS HEADING INTO THE STATION HAD COLDS.  TOGETHER THEY RODE THE – – – 

CO   AT   OCA   RNH   HI  OO  =  “ACHOO-CHOO” TRAIN

Good Morning, Everyone!                🚉  A RAIL OF WOE?  🚉

🎶 Pardon me, Boy…Is that the Chattanooga CHOO CHOO?…Yes, yes track twenty-nine, Boy, you can gimme a shine? …Can you afford to board the Chattanooga CHOO CHOO? I’ve got my fare…And just a trifle to spare…🎶 “Chattanooga Choo Choo” – The Andrew Sisters – 1940’s 

🚉 Commuting can be stressful to those who ride the rails,
You’re often crowded into cars…congestion’s what prevails.
You feel yourself within the CRUNCH, it’s usually the norm,
You go in dressed so NEATLY, but you easily transform.
Think wet NOODLE and you will get an idea of the woes…
A SHIFTY guy you’re watching just stands there and blows his nose.
While CUSTOM’s no eye contact, no matter your LOCALE,
Just being packed so tightly most times this does not allow…
So when cold season’s upon us and it now becomes our bane?
You’re destined to be boarding what we call “ACHOO-CHOO”TRAIN! 🚉

We’ve often spoken here about the various ways we all go about solving our puzzles. And there are many…No one way is correct, just as no other way is wrong…Lately, I’ve fallen into the habit of immediately ZEROING in on the cartoon and the answer CIRCLES first…So this morning, as soon as I saw our conductor, TYPHOID GARY, SNEEZING , and noted the quotation marks, I thought RAILS and CHOOs…”A” CHOOS of course, because of the sneezing, and Rails because you only see a Conductor on the Rail LINES, not the Subway TRAINS. A quick glance at the words, showed an “L” in 3 of our words, but just a sole “R”. Figuring I was on the right TRACK, my first STOP was CRUNCH…So FAR so good. But by then, with 🎶Chattanooga Choo Choo🎶 already playing in my head, I’m thinking..Choo Choo Rails? STOP, that’s not right…And then I realized what I needed was a different TRAIN of thought…Oh, I CAUGHT IT! CLANG! CLANG!! …Oh, wait…That was the Trolley…Anyway…With the solution now in hand, I turned to our words…Mascot? Hmm, a little TICK…ET’s CUSTOM. NEATLY, ✔️..LOCALE, ✔️, FISHY? Not to a “T”…So I stared for a second..SHIFTY, ✔️NOODLE, ✔️. Done! NEXT STOP? I checked and besides our words all being Sweet Repeats, I saw that two of them, NEATLY and LOCALE both previously appeared together, on March 26th of 2017. I just thought I’d EXPRESS that fact…So, just to RED CAP…I mean Recap…A TRAIN full of Sneezing Passengers? They’re riding the …“ACHOO-CHOO” TRAIN! Ding! Ding! Good one, David! RAIL good one!

Ok, eye candy…With all of the Passengers CONDUCTing themselves in pretty much the same manner, there’s not much to CHOOS from.. Crazy seeing all these people spreading germs like this though, right? Riding this LOCOmotive? I’m RAILy aFREIGHT of how this may TURN out…But besides the two other cars in the background, with little people visible through the windows, the scenery doesn’t give me much to CHOO on…I think I’ll just CHUG it off for today…So, There you have it Folks, the END OF THE LINE! Have a great day, Everyone! And remember…Being dishonest can only harm your STATION in life…Always looking over your SHOULDER, needing to cover your TRACKS all the TIME..Better to walk a straight LINE and EXPRESS yourself truthFULLy…Yea, That’s the TICKET! 🚉🙋🏻

 

 

Jumble Answers for 08/05/2018

DERITA – TIRADE

LRAFET – FALTER

YSBLOM – SYMBOL

CXDEEE – EXCEED

RHDYIB – HYBRID

CIPNLE – PENCIL

CARTOON ANSWER:  WHEN IT CAME TO GROWING THE BEST CROPS, THIS FARMER WAS AN – – – 

TID   FER   SL   XEE   HI   PNI   =   EXPERT IN HIS FIELD

Good Morning, Everyone!    🌽 LET IT GROW, LET IT GROW, LET IT GROW! 🌽

🎶 The FARMER in the DELL, The FARMER in the DELL…Hi-ho, the Derry-o, The FARMER in the DELL…🎶 “The Farmer in the Dell”…Author Unknown –  1826

🌽 The Farmer in the Dell was heard, since a mere child was I,
Repeated it a zillion times, though never knowing why…
A “Dell” was used, because to me, a child not of corn…
The SYMBOL for a valley could have been an old shoe horn!
A city girl don’t FALTER, no TIRADE came from me,
I went along and sang the song, as happy as can be…
‘Cause a HYBRID crop, or rotate weren’t words I’d even know,
And as far as I cared EXCEED meant how far a ball I’d throw.
And I’d use a pen and PENCIL figuring a players’ stat…
That Farmers’ life was foreign still…I knew a glove and bat…
Then I grew and welcomed knowledge, other things became unveiled…
Yet to me ’twas always Baseball grew an EXPERT IN HIS FIELD!🌽

SOW…What have we EAR? Sunday Morn…Sunday CORN! Have these words made us Forlorn? I think today David’s given us the Cream of the CROP! TIRADE, SYMBOL, EXCEED, HYBRID...✔️✔️✔️✔️. A little falter at FALTER, and I don’t know why, but PENCIL just didn’t look WRITE! As for the cartoon…Again I have to say that David and Jeff FEED us these answers…I figured FIELD immediately…Location, location, location…and our question gave us “BEST“..I glanced at the words, saw the “X” guessed at EXPERTIN HIS just LINED UP behind it! A CORNucopia of Clues! Ok…Let’s PICK it apart…Oh, I forgot to mention that all of our words today are SWEET Repeats, with TIRADE coming in as the most recent at April 12th, and PENCIL bringing up the rear, at October 13th, 2016. SOW…We’re in a FIELD, surrounded by the best CROP of CORN this side of the FARMER’S Market! Three FARMERS are shown…Two dressed for the FIELD, one dressed for the YIELD! The two at left, marveling at the aMAIZEing CROPS, are shown STALKing with the EXPERT, Mr. GREEN MEANS, asking how he manages to GROW such beautiful ROWS. GREEN MEANS, perhaps a tad smug at doing it so much BUTTER, is probably thinking..”YELLOW! I’m not going to give this information away for free…SHUCKS…I’ve invested the best EARS of my life to this”…And I suppose there is a KERNEL of truth to what he’s thinking…And he says..”Buy my Book”…Well he doesn’t actually say “Buy” the book, but that’s what I’m hEARing…SOW, in answer to what the FARMER was..(besides a POPular guy)…He was an…EXPERT IN HIS FIELD! Good one, David! MEALIE, it’s a good one!

Ok, eye candy. There’s really not much to FIELD. Green STALKS, ROWS graciously enPLOWED…The FARMER farthest left? A little HUSKy..The middle FARMER looking distinctly Amish, wouldn’t you say? The broad-brimmed hat, the buttoned-up shirt, the facial hair..NO LIGHT shown there though…A TRACTOR  way off in the distance…nothing DRIVING there either…Let’s just go with GREEN MEANS’ HAT. It sports a little STALK…I wonder if it’s stitched with SILK thread…So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! I suddenly have an urge for a bowl of CORN FLAKES…Think that makes me a CEREAL killer? 🌽🙋🏻

 

Jumble Answers for 07/29/2018

FIDARA – AFRAID

MRIFON – INFORM

MIKYPS – SKIMPY

DARIEM – ADMIRE

DYENOB – BEYOND

CENFIT – INFECT

CARTOON ANSWER:  THE WEDDING RECEPTION WAS AWESOME! THE NEWLYWEDS WERE HAPPY TO – – – 

ARA   IRM  KI   DRE   BED   NET   =   EAT, DRINK, (and) BE “MARRIED”

Good Morning, Everyone!               🍾 THE MARRYING BIND 🍾

🎶 LOVE AND MARRIAGE, LOVE AND MARRIAGE…It’s an institute you can’t disparage…This I tell you, Brother…You can’t have ONE without the OTHER…Try, try, try to separate them, It’s an illusion…Try, try, try, and you will only come…To this conclusion: LOVE AND MARRIAGE, LOVE AND MARRIAGE, Go together like a horse and carriage.  Dad was told by Mother…You can’t have ONE, you can’t have NONE…You can’t have ONE without the OTHER….🎶 “Love And Marriage” – Frank Sinatra 1955 

🍾 “Marry Me, Oh Marry Me” this cartoon has brought to mind…
Yet it’s BEYOND me why I’m thinking it…A phrase of such a kind,
I ADMIRE Marriage and those Folks who go forth unAFRAID,
And take the SKIMPY one and one, and Twosomes then are made.
We see these happy people, and laughter INFECTs the room…
As they celebrate and witness love between this Bride and Groom.
As they go forth and INFORM the world with reasons often varied…
That today we toast, and laugh and love and EAT, DRINK AND BE “MARRIED”! 🍾

Sunday. When the words are all big, and the answer letters usually read like a Prescription Medication! But today wasn’t bad at all. After determining that they were all Sweet Repeats, like ATTENDING a Word ReUNION, I went DOWN THE AISLE, I mean the row, and everything was going well, until I got to BEYOND, and then I ALTARed..I mean faltered! What’s with me today? All these misSPOKEN WORDS? I DO think I’m over tired! Or could it be that extra DRINK we had last night? Whatever it is, I saw EMBODY, and all of us GATHERED HERE TODAY know that was wrong! Anyway, except for that little HITCH, I didn’t have any trouble with our words… But our cartoon? I fell IN LOVE! With the guests mentioning FOOD and WINE…The BRIDE voicing her HAPPINESS, and the GROOM CHEERing a TOAST…What else could it be? The NEWLYWEDS were HAPPY to…”EAT, DRINK, AND BE “MARRIED“! Great pun, David! SIP, SIP, HOORAY!

Ok, eye candy…Do you Folks remember back on Sunday April 8th, when that couple, Paula Acuña and Aly Jiwani got engaged on a boat and were featured in our Jumble? And they had their little dog Benji with them? Well, I was hoping this was them…And I PROMISED myself I wouldn’t get my HOPES up, in case it wasn’t…Well, it doesn’t look very PROMISEing…And I was really hoping to give them a welcome RECEPTION, too. Oh well, I guess that bRINGS me back to the matter at HAND…It’s a great cartoon. A few bow TIES, a tux, some nice pieces of jewelry…and I DO see all the FOOD and DRINK…But I’ll tell you what really caught my eye…At the front table, smack DAB in the middle? Little PATS of BUTTER…And all I could think was...For BUTTER or worse! So, TIER you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone. And if you should be celebrating your MARRIAGE today? I TOAST your HAPPINESS…And this one’s for you…🎶Start spreading the BOOZE..🎶🍾🍸🙋🏻

FYI: Good Morning, Jumble Fans, and Logophiles everywhere! The man responsible for bringing us the joy of these words each and every day, David Hoyt, has just rolled out another wonderful Word Game for our pleasure. It’s called WORD SEARCH WORLD TRAVELER, and I’ve included some links here to guide you to the APP. I started playing it yesterday, and I was still playing it last night! It’s fun, challenging, and if you’re a Word Search lover, this puts a whole new spin on it! You’ll travel the world, and you even get Postcards! Definitely something to write home about! Take my advice, Word Lovers, and look into it. You’ll be glad you did!  ✈️🙋🏻  

Apple App Store: http://bit.ly/WordSearchWorldTraveler-Apple

Google Play Store: http://bit.ly/WordSearchWorldTraveler-Google

Amazon App Store: http://bit.ly/WordSearchWorldTraveler-Amazon

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! 🔋🙋🏻

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! 🇬🇧🙋🏻