Visual Description: The 1980′s Bad-boy of tennis arguing with the ump.
ANFIT = FAINT, MKSIP = SKIMP, QAOUEP = OPAQUE, AHMMEY = MAYHEM — Giving us: INTSKIOPEAHM
Clue/Question: John McEnroe would sometimes lose his temper trying to . . .
Answer: MAKE HIS POINT
(Sometimes??? I shouldn’t talk. The other side of yer uncle is easily as dark and volatile as Johnny-boy! A lot of purists don’t like this style of tennis player, but I think the guys who wear their hearts on their sleeves, like Ilie Nastase, Jimmy Connors, Boris Becker and John McEnroe have humanized the sport, and have brought it more of a mass appeal. Tennis used to be much more elitist. Now, even your ham and eggers pay attention to the major tournaments. What I’m not all that crazy about are the grunters. There seem to be a lot more women grunters than men, and for me the grunts just get so friggin’ tedious. And of course, certain grunts are more annoying than others. I think some coaches actually teach grunting. I understand the concept of why, but I don’t necessarily buy into it. Tennis will never match my love for team sports, but it is a great sport, and I do watch it, on occasion.
No new clue words again, today, but everything was jumbled really well. “Skimp” is a fun word. But, I especially liked “opaque” and “mayhem”. I like the Mayhem character in the Allstate commercials! Seems like all the best commercials these days are insurance commercials. The answer letter layout was excellent, and Jeff did a great job depicting McEnroe’s antics. Be well, do good . . . and try to control your tempers, friends. I’ll try to do my part.) — YUR
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