Jumble Answers for 12/09/2018









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









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! 🍝💲🙋🏻



Jumble Answers for 11/18/2018









Good Morning, Everyone!      💳 GIVING CREDIT…WHERE CREDIT’S DUE?…💳

🎶 Well, I guess this story must begin that fateful day a way back when,  I decided I should have a CREDIT CARD...So I filled out this application, listed all my recommendations…Sent it off in the mail…And in a month or so the mailman brought me my brand new CHARGE-ALL CARD...Better than checks, safer than money, and not near as dirty!…🎶 “The Credit Card Song” – Dick Feller   1974    https://tinyurl.com/ycjzpfnb

💳 I’ve read about this recently, the MOTION towards no cash,
And while not causing UPROAR, there’s certainly backlash.
A move to further BISECT the haves from the have nots?
I can’t DEFINE the reasoning to satisfy the lots…
But here to buy a FLOPPY shirt with graphics to display,
We see a whole new KETTLE of fish as people go to pay.
But everyone seems quite happy…I can’t help but admit…
And the owner’s even happier ’cause he TOOK CREDIT FOR IT! 💳

I wasn’t sure I’d find all of today’s words in our archives, but surprisingly, it PAID OFF to look. Two of them go back a while…BISECT, went back to 2014, but then appeared again on the 11th of October, in 2016. And FLOPPY was last seen on July 15th, 2016. The other four, 2017 and 18 entries. None of the Early Morning Jumblers were stumped this morning…but there was a slight tic at BISECT, and UPROAR, the latter being one of these compound words that tend to COST some of us a moment or two longer to decipher. Ok..Let’s not INVEST any more time here…Our cartoon awaits..

Before we begin, I’d like to offer my “Welcome Back” to our resident illustrator, Jeff Knurek. As much fun as Guest Jumbler Week can be, there’s no one can hold a stylus to Jeff. I’ve missed you, and I’m happy to have one of your cartoons DRAWING my attention this morning…

That being said, we find ourselves today at the SHIRT SHACK, a T-SHIRT Emporium. Two young women and a young man serve as our customers. The man and woman at the background left, owners as we can ADD UP by the dialogue, are happily discussing how the man’s decision to go CASH LESS proved to be nothing less than a savvy business move. He’s using the word “kids” to describe his clientele, so I suppose we can assume that the Shirt Shack appeals mostly to the YOUNG AT PART…because PARTING with their money they are! And since he’s also saying..”KNEW” and “THOUGHT” it’s pretty CLEAR that he’s PROFITING from his business acumen…He definitely TOOK CREDIT FOR IT! Well, wrap up those SHIRTS, Dave, you’ve made a SALE!

Ok, eye candy… Before I get into it, I first must also give some CREDIT where it’s due. The color’s today are some of the best we’ve seen in a long time. Our bearded owner is decked out in two great shades of blue. Our female shopper at left, a rarely-seen redhead, wearing dark purple, is holding a shirt of powder blue, while her friend, wearing light green, holds a pretty pink one. The CASHier..or shall we call her the CASH “where”?  is wearing a stunning shade of violet, as our male shopper dons the always-stylish basic black, over khaki pants. The display counter is a dark peach-toned wood, and our checkout counter is gray...A WEALTH of color today...and a wonderful BALANCE! It all looks great! As for the candied details? Let’s do the graphics on the shirts. We have the Eiffel Tower in white, a Bird in flight amongst the clouds in black, an angry Unicorn in pink, and an Owl adorning our PAYING customer. But ZEROing in? We see that he’s being CHARGED $25, and he’s having “No problem” tapping his..Gold colored .JUMBLE CREDIT CARD with it’s CHIP to pay! Would you look at that! A CREDIT CARD with Jeff’s signature “J”! That Jeff…What a CARD! So, There you have it Folks, DUN!!! Have a great day, Everyone! And I’ll leave you with one of my favorite CREDIT CARD jokes…”A man asked a Magic Fairy to make him desirable to all women…So she turned him into a CREDIT CARD”...And yes, in the INTEREST of full disclosure.. I did SWIPE the joke! 💳🙋🏻




Jumble Answers for 11/11/2018









Good Morning, Everyone!                ⛽️  A JOB WELL DONE! ⛽️

🎶 You sacrificed to serve our nation, you make us proud in many ways. Because of you, we have our freedom….We honor you on VETERANS DAY...🎶 “On Veterans Day” – Words and Music by Karl Hitzemannm   2014   https://tinyurl.com/y8oe5qkq

🇺🇸 Today, Veterans Day…A day where we MUDDLE through the grounds of cemeteries, placing FLORAL pieces at the GRASSY headstones of our fallen heroes…A day to not make WHINNY sounds about the state of affairs of our nation, but to strive to FERRET out the issues that divide us, the PIMPLEs that besmirch our good name…And look to resolve them instead of worsening them…A day when we honor our Veterans, past and present, and hope that new days will dawn for America…days where every man can say that he DID WELL FOR HIMSELF...🇺🇸

To all our Veterans, to all our heroes, to you the heart and soul of all that is America, I thank you for your service, I pray for your strength, and I tip my hat to you in respect. Happy Veterans Day. God Bless America. Today and every day….🇺🇸

Today’s words weren’t OIL that easy…PIMPLE impelled a few of the Early Morning Jumblers to scratch their heads, while FERRET scurried around for a while before it came into view…The other 4 words…Iffy, but doable…

Our cartoon today has us back out on the OIL FIELDS, which we’ve visited many times before.  You may recall that just one month ago exactly, on October 11th, we visited with a couple who were not SITTING WELL because an OIL RIG had been erected right beyond their front porch…WELL at least today we’re nowhere near a Homestead…Instead we’re seeing a man who truly brings it on HOME! He’s a OneMan RIGGING Crew! And he’s telling us so, by saying..”I’m SUCCESSFUL because I do it all”! He DOES it all! And HE’s doing it WELL…Wink..Wink…He..DID WELL FOR HIMSELF! Good one, David! You definitely brought this one BARRELin’ home!

Ok, eye candy…You all know the DRILL..We look for the something that really WRENCHes our eye…We see an OIL BARON who stands out, but the rest is pretty BARREN…A green FIELD, two RIGS in the background. The Man of the Hour…all 24 of them, standing on a yellow ladder with a WRENCH in his hand, working on the MAIN gray RIG. On the ground beside him we see an opened red tool box…and right behind the RIG, we have the front end of an orange car. Not much to go on, a little BORING…But I did find three tiny BITS of candy…Our man is wearing a GREEN HAT, and a single bead of sweat is visible upon his face…But the real MONEY shot? The clasp on the OIL Barons’ TIE? There’s a tiny little OIL RIG on it! Jeff, that’s a HOLE lot of talent! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone. And remember..OIL’s WELL THAT ENDS WELL, ⛽️🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 09/16/2018









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…🙏🏻