“Science fiction is no more written for scientists than ghost stories are written for ghosts.” — Brian Adliss
(I guess this has to be explained to some people! This is our first Brian Adliss quotation since I’ve been posting these spoilers. Yes, Art. The author’s last name was not solvable. I Googled Brian Auliss, and they offered Mr. Adliss. This might not be an issue if I were better read. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: The try . . . at DIY.
HATSS = STASH, BALFE = FABLE, STARPY = PASTRY, TRUEPT = PUTTER — Giving us: SSBEPTYPTE
Clue/Question: He wanted to follow the instructions for installing the new staircase – – -
Answer: STEP BY STEP
(Worked for me! Perhaps a little predictable, but we got a good stinky pun out of it. ralis95 beat me to the punch today! He’s correct though. We do have a new clue word – No. 3000 – in “putter”. Mr. Hoyt reached a real milestone . . . a nice round number too, with today’s newest clue word. He also gave us all new jumbles once again. A really spiffy answer letter layout as well. Nothing given away there. If you didn’t figure this out by the great cartoon’s set up, then the the answer letter layout could have helped . . . to keep you in the dark. Building things yourself can be a lot of fun, as long as you can understand the instructions. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
“There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly lit front porch.” — Robert Brault
(Terrific quote! Hope springs eternal, people! Even for the most jaded of us. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: When being down to earth ain’t a good thing.
KEBAL = BLEAK, SUDEO = DOUSE, BUDOLE = DOUBLE, FATEXI = FIXATE — Giving us: EADEDLFT
Clue/Question: After losing the hot air balloon race, the team was – – -
(Very nice! We have a new clue word in “fixate”. And, it looks like all of the jumbles are new. Fine job with the answer letter layout. And, a top notch cartoon. Some day I’d like to go up in a hot air balloon. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” — Harry S. Truman
(Give ‘Em Hell, Harry! This is our first Harry Truman quote since I’ve been posting the spoilers. I’d like to think it’s a truism. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Pre-air sickness.
ATULF = FAULT, TINNH = NINTH, GITHEW = WEIGHT, MDAISY = DISMAY — Giving us: FLTNNWEGIY
Clue/Question: When the plane hit turbulence, everything – – -
Answer: WENT FLYING
(Pretty good. No new clue words, but all the jumbles seem new. Great job with the answer letter layout. And, a great cartoon. Drinks and laptops flying. Overhead compartments popping open. And, folks losing it! Lots of fun. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR