Jumble Answers for 02/17/2019

WRCEUF – CURFEW

OREKBR – BROKER

KALECC – CACKLE

OMHOCS – SMOOCH

GTONTE – GOTTEN

AOWWLO – WALLOW

CARTOON ANSWER:  THE FASHION MODEL REFUSED TO TRY ON ANYTHING AND WOULD SOON – – – 

URE   OER   ACE   MH   OTE   WLW  =  WEAR OUT HER WELCOME

Good Morning, Everyone!                👗  FASHION (NON) SENSE 👗

🎶 Well every time I turn around, you’re standin’ at my door, I’d like to ask you over but you ain’t my gal no more…You’re gonna WEAR OUT YOUR WELCOME treatin’ me like you do…Why don’t you leave me alone…’Cause you and I are through…🎶 “Wear Out Your Welcome” – Wayne Hancock 2016  https://tinyurl.com/y4eqgtw8

👗 The attitudes of models, these women food deprived,
May sometimes come off hinky, may seem a bit contrived…
The pressure to stay rail thin, success is not illGOTTEN,
The sleep CURFEW, the air-blown SMOOCH…the men a lot besotten’
The critics love to CACKLE, like nails on a chalkboard…
The media may criticize, yet still the girls adored…
They BROKER for these coveted spots, and then when they are chosen,
You’d think the most important thing would be just do the posin’…
But sometimes one may WALLOW in the thought that they’re the best..
And feel that personal fashion sense puts them above the rest.
So when an ego rears its head…and diva one becomes,
I guess a model easily may WEAR OUT HER WELCOME...👗

WEAR have I seen WALLOW before? On the Just Jumble App I supPOSE, because it’s not showing up in the Archives. But all our other words are, with CACKLE going back as far as 2016, and SMOOCH being PLANTED this past July. And while we’re FACED with masterful anagrams this morning, the word that PUT ON the most pressure?  CURFEW. It had it’s LIMITS…

Today our cartoon brings us onto the set of a FASHION SHOOT. We see the CLOTHING STYLIST, the PHOTOGRAPHER, the DESIGNER and finally our girl of (…those who get paid very well by…) the HOUR, our MODEL. Being shown the dress chosen for her to WEAR, we hear her having a bit of a FIT, and refusing to do so. With her attitude WEARing THIN on the nerves of both the Photographer and the Designer, we learn that this Designer won’t STAND for behavior of this FASHION, and it’s resulting in our MODEL being told to WALK. She managed to…WEAR OUT HER WELCOME. News FLASH…David’s done it again! Good JOB David!

Ok, eye candy. Without much detail displayed in the panel today, I didn’t need to RACK my brains out looking for eye candy. There’s the DRESSES, the photographers’ CAMERA, and the two adjustable light stands in the background. I don’t know…I supPOSE I’m being just a little too CLOTHES-minded, but I think it FITTING that I take a pass and WALK today…So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! Hope it’s PICTURE perfect…👗🙋🏻

PS: 3:30 and still no colored puzzle to be seen…and I’m WORN out waiting! I’ll fill you in on the colors later..🎨

Later: COLOR COMMENTARY: The panel, a soft very pale BURCH…The dresses, all on red hangers: The one the model deKLIEINs: A medium blue, spaghetti strapped affair, with a deeply jagged hemline. (L-R)…A green one-shouldered number, with a pleated, I QUANT to say…tulip-like draping? A black top, red bottomed boxy piece, with a large red bow at the neckline, and lastly, a two-toned purple number, with a lighter shaded spiked neckline, matching an ornately shaped petalled bottom. The dress is fitted until the waist, and then spreads out FORD effect, into a ballooned LAUREN. ( Why? KORS I was going for “lower end”. Hmm…Not so much? Oh well, I took a shot)! The Model: Black halter top, with skinny white jeans and black spike-heeled CHOOS. The stylist: Teal T-shirt, tan pants. The photographer: Black tee, with jeans, (maybe WANGler’s), the camera he’s KARAN, gray with an olive green strap. And our designer: A mauve tunic, WORN with a black beaded necklace. Sans earrings…SAND MAN...😴💤😴

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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🎶 ..🎸🙋🏻

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 12/23/2018

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 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! 🍝💲🙋🏻

 

 

Jumble Answers for 11/18/2018

TOONMI – MOTION

CBSTIE – BISECT

AURROP – UPROAR

FENDIE – DEFINE

OPLYFP – FLOPPY

TLEKTE – KETTLE

CARTOON ANSWER:   NO LONGER ACCEPTING CASH WAS A GOOD IDEA, AND THE STORE OWNER – – – 

OIO   CT   RR   DIE.  FO  KTT  =    TOOK CREDIT FOR IT 

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

LOLFAR – FLORAL

LIPEMP – PIMPLE

NIHYNW – WHINNY

LDUEDM – MUDDLE

REFTER – FERRET

SRAGSY – GRASSY

CARTOON ANSWER:  THE OIL DRILLER WHO DIDN’T HAVE A SINGLE EMPLOYEE – –

FOL   IML  WHI  DDL  FEE   RS  =  DID WELL FOR HIMSELF 

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, ⛽️🙋🏻