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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Jan. 1, 2020 Rabbit, Rabbit

|| || gooey, singe, throat, frizzy, shooting for it.
Image from the Internet.

The opening poem contains all the words (or variations of them) from today's Jumble.
Comments are welcomed!
Do not explicitly reveal any of the actual answer words until after closing time, but embedding them surreptitiously in comment sentences is encouraged.


Sandyanon said...

Enjoyed the jumble and looking forward to a poem. Kind of a clever pun, imo, with both meanings very appropriate.

Hope things are going reasonably well for you, Owen.

OwenKL said...

Trying to carve a statue of Calvin and Hobbs
Out of Philadelphia cream cheese gobs
Was harder than sand the team used before,
But the lucrative prize was worth shooting for!

Other teams were building castles or beasts
One was forming a gooey Philadelphia in relief!
A challenge was getting Calvin's hair frizzy,
And stripes on Hobbs the tiger caused a tizzy!

Heat lamps cooked the statue to bake it in place.
But too hot, it would singe; too slow, melt his face!
It was finished, from the ruff at Hobbs' throat,
To the look in Calvin's eye, as the winner to gloat!

Ol' Man Keith said...

The sheer variety of your themes, Owen, leaves me practically speechless. Carving cartoon critters in cheese is beyond anything I might've predicted. Maybe the poem is inspired by a true life model event? Anyway, good on you for carrying it out in such detail.

The barn owl, depressed by the holidays, was hooting morbidly.

OwenKL said...

Sand sculpture contests are common enough on the internet, and I've heard a regular attraction at the Wisconsin state fair is a life-size cow carved out of butter. I needed something more gooey, though. brie, custard, whip cream? And Calvin was in a crossword clue today.

Misty said...

Tough morning with a tough crossword puzzle, and trouble getting the second and third Jumble words. So I waited for Owen's poem, and there they were--Yay! And then, to my amazement, I got the solution--even though I'm not a sports person and know nothing about basketball. But I got it--Woohoo! Thanks, Owen, and I was glad your joke confirmed my solution, Ol'Man Keith. Have a great 2020, everybody.

Wilbur Charles said...

Thanks Misty, your posts are always a breath of fresh air. I started with the riddle-solution and then the J's were easy
I second OMK re. variety and inspiration of Owen's poesy.