Hiking tour on father’s day, Vatertagswanderung, in Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Jeff Knurek’s Father’s Day picnic!
FITCEN = INFECT, RUSEEF = REFUSE, WHAYNO = ANYHOW, RACLIG = GARLIC, FIXLUN = INFLUX, DSOYHD = SHODDY — Giving us: FETREAGRIFUSH
Clue/Question: When they counted the number of dads at the cookout, they ended up with . . .
Answer: FATHER FIGURES
Father’s Day 2009 (Photo credit: bignoseduglyguy)
(A nice send up to Father’s Day! All the clue words were well jumbled. I really liked “infect”, “garlic” and “influx” . . . and “refuse” and “shoddy”. Only WHAYNO came across as a jumbled word I’d already seen. The answer letter layout was very cryptic, as it should be. From the cartoon, and today’s date, you just knew the word FATHER was going to be part of it. The counting helped getting the FIGURES. Fun cartoon. It looks like one mom is losing a burger, while another one grills . . . a rabbit??? Umm, maybe that’s flames. Oh my God! She’s burning the burgers!!! Jeff looks like one proud and happy papa, with his two kids. Be well and do good, friends. Enjoy your dads, while they’re still here.) — YUR
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Ralph Waldo Emerson, ca. 1857 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.“ — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson (Photo credit: swanksalot)
(I had a hard time getting started on this one. No single letter words. Only one word ending up ending in E. And, I didn’t even see COMMON until I ruled out LETTER, BETTER, FOLLOW and then, finally, COTTON. COTTON brought me to – my senses? – COMMON, which then made it possible to figure out NOTHING – it’s funny how figuring out nothing can mean everything – and the ING in DEALING. Now that it’s done I can see that FIXFI is SENSE, but before that . . . bupkis! I didn’t even see Ralph Waldo Emerson until I was about 2/3s done, and I usually complain when the author is too obvious. Very challenging, for me. How about you guys? Did this give you a hard time too? Be well and do good, friends. Happy Father’s Day.) — YUR