Visual Description: It’s all over, at the ophthalmologist.
NIHYS = SHINY, AWERF = WAFER, CLUNKO = UNLOCK, UNBEOC = BOUNCE — Giving us: INYAFENLKBOE
Clue/Question: Her visit to the eye doctor was over in the . . .
Answer: BLINK OF AN EYE
(Not bad! This very popular idiom should have made this a pretty obvious solve. I really didn’t even have to look at the answer letters to get it. But, the answer letter layout was fantastic! Very nicely jumbled, Mr. Hoyt! The clue words were all old standbys, but they too were very nicely jumbled. I hesitated a few seconds with “unlock”, and, as it turns out, we have had the jumble CLUNKO before. This cartoon reminds me that I need to set up an eye appointment. Too often I’m taking my glasses off to read things in the paper, including the Jumble! And, with the internet, I’m constantly having to go to View – Zoom – Zoom In, in order to get the font to a readable size. But, what irks me even more than the small type size is the color – if you can call pale gray a color - that they seem to be using more and more of, all the time. I’ve never been an absolutist, so I don’t expect a pure, stark black, but a nice deep, rich, charcoal gray is much easier on the eyes, than so much of what we’re getting these days. It’s why I give you guys a lot of bold fonts and dark colors. I’m doing unto others . . . Tiny and faint print is like saying: Hey old guys, screw you! Very nice, indeed. And, after all we’ve done for you! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
PS. And, speaking of poor vision, I wish more of us would take off the blinders and really see what is going on in this world! — YUR