“I don’t have a bank account because I don’t know my mother’s maiden name.“ — Paula Poundstone
(Very funny lady. Very bright too. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Waging WAR on Ignorance, Intolerance & Injustice!
Visual Description: Writer’s block causing a blocker’s block.
NIDLAS = ISLAND, CRONEE = ENCORE, TREESO = STEREO, DOANUR = AROUND, FAITNN = INFANT, RULPEY = PURELY — Giving us: IDNOETEUNDNNP
Clue/Question: After the Jumble puzzle maker said he was at a loss for words, he said – - -
Answer: NO PUN INTENDED
(Excellent! All the clue words were old friends of us Jumblers. Nothing new today, but some interesting jumbles. I was duped into starting to write RESORT, before I realized there was two Es and not two Ts. Then, because I already had the R down, I entertained the idea of ROSETE, which of course is short a T. Finally, it hit me that it was our old friend “stereo”. I really liked the jumbling of “island” too. The answer letter layout didn’t give too much away. I might have led with “around”, and placed “encore” in the fifth or sixth spot, but that is really splitting hairs. But, how can you not enjoy a cartoon that features our two buddies??? It was all in the clue/question today, for me. A pun about puns! Beautiful! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
PS. I have no idea why Zemanta was providing me with pics of Jimena Navarette. But, who am I to turn her down?!?! Could you? — YUR
Visual Description: Excess, American style!
TUCEA = ACUTE, SKPYE = PESKY, ADEZMA = AMAZED, PPORRE = PROPER — Giving us: UTEESKAMRPR
Clue/Question: The shoppers thought the new grocery store was – - –
Answer: A SUPER MARKET
(We Americans are far too willing to trade away far too much for the sake of convenience. Supermarkets certainly aren’t all that new, but some of them have just about everything under the sun! They kill small businesses, like bakeries, butchers, cheese shops, etc. And, in some cases, liquor stores and even restaurants. Sure they provide a large number of jobs, but they are mostly low paying, and many of them are not full-time. What do you think is better for any economy, multiple businesses that provide multiple – tax paying – owners a decent living, or just a few businesses that provide huge profits to their mainly corporate owners, with all their corporate tax loopholes? Supermarkets kind of started it all, but it spread to things like book stores, hardware stores and department stores. We embrace our one-stop shopping stores, and then we turn around and complain that there are no good jobs out there. Of course there are other factors, like outsourcing and automation. But, these are things that we all bought into. Pogo said it best when he said: “We have met the enemy and he is us.”
Great clue word jumbling again! I’ve been told that this is “acute” blog! Some people think that my frequent opining is too “pesky” and not “proper”, and I have to admit that I’m “amazed” that more people don’t complain! I guess it’s because they know I’ll tell them where they can go! Hey, “pesky” is another new clue word. There is just no resting for ralis95! Fine job on Hoyt’s well-jumbled answer letter layout too. No big giveaways there. And, another fine Jeff Knurek cartoon. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
“I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era.“ — Michael Jordan
(So glad that that evolutionary process . . . evolves! Very nearly a Yogi-ism! Well, greatness definitely changes from era to era. I’m not quite sure I’d say it evolves, but I guess that’s up for debate. Jordan definitely was a singular talent! Maybe not with turning a phrase, but certainly a Master of the Hardwood! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Grazing by the Golden Gate Bridge.
HOUCC = COUCH, RUBYL = BURLY, GEALEL = ALLEGE, SICBET = BISECT — Giving us: ULYALGBS
Clue/Question: Their breakfast by the water included – - -
Answer: BAY GULLS
(I half expected to see quotation marks and a hyphen, for this answer! I’ve never had a San Francisco BAGEL, so I can’t tell you if they’re any good. I’ve always heard that breads are always better on the East coast. Something to do with the water’s alkalinity. Higher pH, lower pH . . . I don’t know. I’m guessing that the exception to this generalization would be sourdough bread. That is something that San Fransisco is known for, although I’m not really a big fan of it. I don’t like my bread sour!
Great jumbling of the clue words. They all look new to me. We have another brand new clue word, surprisingly, in “couch”. Such a common word, but I guess just overlooked . . . until now. One more update to the ralis95 clue word database! Marvelous answer letter layout. Very cryptic, indeed! Cool cartoon. Not sure if it’s from the Presidio, or looking towards it. Looks like towards it. There was a good late ’80s movie called The Presidio, starring Mark Harmon and Sean Connery. I’ve only been to San Fran once, and it was SO foggy, that I couldn’t see a thing! One day I will go back . . . for a better look. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: On His Majesty’s Secret Service.
GALIE = AGILE, POLEE = ELOPE, HAWYON = ANYHOW, RUYSPY = SYRUPY — Giving us: AILOANRPY
Clue/Question: When the King needed to go to to the hospital, it was a – - -
Answer: ROYAL PAIN
(Beautiful jumbling again today. They all looked like new jumblings, to me. We had another new clue word today, in “syrupy”. ralis95 must be working overtime, trying to keep his clue word database up to date! And, it’s been a while since we’ve seen “anyhow”! Another great answer letter layout too. No giveaways there! Cute cartoon. Not sure why it looks like there’s a second crown, kinda floating behind the King. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR