Orchid plant (Phalaenopsis) in flower shop in Advent, Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Grannies Pansies.
SOINB = BISON, LATTO = TOTAL, VIREEV = REVIVE, LIMFAY = FAMILY — Giving us: BOOTLREEAML
Clue/Question: She opened her flower shop when she was in her 70s because she was a . . .
Answer: LATE BLOOMER
The Flower Shop (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(Atta girl, Betty! Loved this one. Great clue words, a fantastic answer letter layout, great pun and a beautiful cartoon. Can’t ask for more than that! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
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English: Rose മലയാളം: പനിനീര്പ്പൂവ് (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“A single rose can be my garden . . . a single friend, my world.” — Leo Buscaglia
(Another beautiful sentiment! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
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Black-figure pottery. Burgas Archeology Meseum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Big dummy on the dig.
HEVSO = SHOVE, BNALD = BLAND, HENDID = HIDDEN, DIFLED = FIDDLE — Giving us: OBAHENDE
Clue/Question: He didn’t make a very good archeologist because he was a . . .
(No new clue words today. All tried and true clue words. Nice answer letter layout! OBAHENDE sounds like the Swahili word for bonehead! Well, to me it does. Great cartoon! I wanted to be an archeologist when I was a kid. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
English: Former Major League Baseball player in 1953. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Breaking up . . . at the ol’ ballgame!
GHEED = HEDGE, DAANP = PANDA, WOOLLF = FOLLOW, LIZTYG = GLITZY — Giving us: HEEPDAFLLITY
Clue/Question: The baseball player broke up with his girlfriend so that he could . . .
Answer: PLAY THE FIELD
(New clue word, in “glitzy”! Nice job with the answer letter layout. Marvelous cartoon. Cubs??? Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
English: Hand-colored photograph of French General Ferdinand Foch (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.“ — Ferdinand Foch
English: A peace tattoo and two peace signs, San Diego County Fair, Del Mar, California, 2009. Photograph by Patty Mooney, Crystal Pyrmaid Productions, San Diego, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(And unfortunately, probably the easiest weapon to ignite. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
The Lucky Dogs (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: If they were children she’d be arrested.
GIDIT = DIGIT, SMURT = STRUM, SACGIN = CASING, EPUCON = POUNCE — Giving us: TSRCAPE
Clue/Question: The owner of the rug store had . . .
Answer: CAR PETS
(Cute. Decent clue word jumbling. Great answer letter layout. And, a marvelous cartoon. Gonna keep it short and sweet, today. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Bill Nye the Science Guy at The UP Experience 2010. Note: this photo is Creative Commons Attribution. You are welcome to use it with “photo by Ed Schipul” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” — Bill Nye
(That is so true. And, one of the many reasons why we should treat eachother with respect. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Felling axe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Amateur lumberjack.
EXPOY = EPOXY, DENEY = NEEDY, RAXMIT = MATRIX, CIYDIO = IDIOCY — Giving us: EXNEATDI
Clue/Question: Everything was going fine as he chopped down the tree until the . . .
(Very good pun! I can hear moans from all around the world! Great clue word jumbling! I nearly had to back into “matrix”. But, I didn’t get the answer until I figured out “matrix”. Which happens to be a new clue word, by the way. The answer letter layout was brilliant. Very fine cartoon, too. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
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Neil Gaiman (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“Picking five favorite books is like picking the five body parts you’d most like not to lose.“ — Neil Gaiman
(I feel the same way, but not just about books. The same goes for songs and movies, and all sorts of works of art. Oh, and pets! I’ve never understood some people’s need to list the Top Five this and the Top Ten that, or you have to have One favorite this, or that. Arbitrary and ridiculous. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
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A small vegetable garden in May outside of Austin, Texas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Opening scene from Children of the Corn XXVII (The Return of Malachi!).
NAGIT = GIANT, RAYAR = ARRAY, ROFLAM = FORMAL, SARMHY = MARSHY — Giving us: GNARAMA
Clue/Question: The “garden” was always in “danger” because it was . . .
Answer: AN ANAGRAM
(I hope you kids picked up on the quotation marks in the clue/question! Not really a pun, today, more of a riddle, I’d say. The clue words were all jumbled well. I thought “giant” and “marshy” were the toughest of the four. Don’t think any of them were new. I’ll check later. The answer letter layout was great. And, the cartoon is really great! ralis95 is back! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
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