Jumble Answer for 12/29/2018

LECRI – RELIC

VERNA – RAVEN

TTETAS – ATTEST

LODDEO – DOODLE

CARTOON ANSWER:  THE BADLY-DECAYING METAL GATE AT THE OLD MANSION WAS MADE OF – – – 

RI   RN   T   OO   =  “ROT” IRON

Good Morning, Everyone! 🔧WELD, WELD, WELD, WROUGHT HAVE WE HERE🔧

🎶 Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above…Don’t FENCE me in…Let me ride through the wide open country that I love…Don’t FENCE me in…Let me be by myself in the evenin’ breeze, and listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees, Send me off forever, but I ask you please…Don’t FENCE me in…🎶 “Don’t Fence Me In” – Roy Rogers 1944   https://tinyurl.com/y7tmkspu

🔧 Iron working’s quite involved, I have a friend who’s chosen,
To make it his career, and he’s told stories of locks frozen…
He can ATTEST to RAVEN-colored metal being strong,
And when he sees a DOODLE of graffiti…it’s so wrong.
He’s worked on gates so RELIC-like, they give him quite a jolt,
But being quite proficient, it’s all just nuts and bolts…
I’ve watched him hang a new gate, seems like he’s hardly tryin’
He’s good at his profession, and he’d never deal “ROT” IRON!🔧

Today’s words…Here’s what’s HANGINGRELIC. Would you believe in the 4+ years since Mike’s been posting this blog, RELIC has appeared 10 times! You heard me right..10 times! And oddly enough only once has it been anagrammed as it is today! Now if we’ve seen it 11 times as of today, can you imagine how OLD this word is, and how far back it must go beyond these 4 years? I don’t know about you, but I’m fascinated by these little idiosyncratic tidbits! Of course, as you’d expect, our other words pale in comparison…RAVEN‘s been seen only once, and is our most recent entry, at March 16th, ’18, and DOODLE and ATTEST have made a few appearances. ATTEST was DECLARED the stumper, since too many of the Early Birds saw ESTATE and mistakenly thought they were HOME free!…Ok, on to our cartoon…with WARP Speed!

Outside a Mansion, we find ourselves placed at the decaying portal of a GATE. WARPED and hanging poorly…It’s definitely a PLIGHT for sore eyes. The two workers present, who are called IRON WORKERS, despite working mainly with STEEL, surprised by its’ condition, can be overheard saying how they “can’t believe it’s still standing”, and “it’s pretty rusted”. What it is… is ROTTED. The GATE was made of ..”ROT” IRON! HA! Good one…Another good one, that David has WROUGHT!

Eye candy? Mansion, Black silhouetted in the background…A Terra-Cotta colored brick wall stands enclosing the property. The full-bearded IRON WORKER at front, holds a lit TORCH and what appears to be a Graber harness bag. He’s wearing a WELDING HELMET. The second worker, standing at the Black GATE, sports a soul patch and a rather odd haircut. TBT, he appears a little BURNED out. No tools, no helmet, no goggles…kind of a HEAVY METAL look to him, but there is something on his left wrist that may be a watch, I’m not STEELy sure…Both of them are dressed in Blue Work Shirts. But once again today, I think I have to go with the Bye Candy, the “What’s missing”...Neither one of these guys are wearing Gloves…WELD, that’ll never do! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! IRON done here! 🔧🙋🏻

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