Visual Description: Maybe it was previously clover?
TEFON = OFTEN, SOKIK = KIOSK, NIUMEN = IMMUNE, SICONU = COUSIN — Giving us: TNKISNSI
Clue/Question: Farley rolled on the barn floor because of his – - -
(Dogs LOVE to roll in stink! They can’t help themselves. Farley is one of my all-time favorite comics dog! He’s just a big lovable galoot. For Better or For Worse is my mother’s favorite strip. I think she identifies with Elly. It’s a very wholesome, down to earth strip. No new clue words today, but all of the jumbles seemed new. I struggled to get “cousin”. The answer letter layout was great. Today’s guest Jumbler made for a very good pun. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
PS. — The Cryptoquote may, or may not, appear soon. I posted it using WordPress’ preferred method, and it said that it had been posted. But, when I clicked on their View Post button I got a 404 Error Message. It doesn’t show up in my drafts or posts. It’s out there . . . somewhere . . . in WordPress limbo. Today’s Jumble Spoiler was posted the old fashioned way. — YUR
Visual Description: Love = Tolerance
AVEEW = WEAVE, PUREP = UPPER, KREMAT = MARKET, MARFLO = FORMAL — Giving us: VEURREFR
Clue/Question: They loved their adopted pet – - -
(All tried and true clue words today, but all the jumblings seem new. I got them all immediately though. The answer letter layout was very cool. Great little pun! And, the cartoon was fun. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Zzzzz . . . mmm, Chips Ahoy . . . zzzzz.
TREEX = EXERT, FARWD = DWARF, CESBIT = BISECT, LOMANS = SALMON — Giving us: EERDWSETSAM
Clue/Question: Having chocolate on her mind gave her – - -
Answer: SWEET DREAMS
(Hey! A nice – one time only – appearance by Cathy Guisewite! There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbling seems new to me. I struggled some with “salmon”. The answer letter layout was swell. If Cathy was still publishing Cathy then we’d see this same theme for a week, or two, or . . . You get the picture. I always considered her the Howard Stern of cartoonists. Not vulgar, mind you. Just that she would run a gag into the ground. Now, this Sandra Bell-Lundy does the same thing with her strip, Between Friends. Unless it’s part of a storyline, can we please just move it along, ladies! There. I’ve gotten that off my chest. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR ;-)
Visual Description: Woes of a slow market.
CRETKO = ROCKET, DOUMIP = PODIUM, FONMIR = INFORM, SNITIS = INSIST, TORYPE = POETRY, MALSUY = ASYLUM — Giving us: OCOIMFOINSOTSUM
Clue/Question: When the real estate agent couldn’t get enough clients, she was – - -
Answer: OUT OF COMMISSION
(This was fun and challenging. No new clue words but some of the jumbles were new. For some reason I had trouble getting “podium”, but no trouble getting “poetry” . . . for a change. The answer letter layout was pretty tough. Great cartoon. Nice pants. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Growling mongrels.
SLEBS = BLESS, SOCRU = SCOUR, DEEIBS = BESIDE, CARYEM = CREAMY — Giving us: BESSORSDCRE
Clue/Question: The dogs that didn’t get along were – - -
(Another challenging Jumble from the guest cartoonists. And, our friend Mr. Hoyt, of course. No new clue words today, but all the jumbles with the exception of the one for “bless” are new to me. Beautiful answer letter layout. Love the cartoon. We don’t get Ballard Street in my paper, but the artwork looks very familiar. Hmm. Hey! Why is it when your neighbor’s shepherd impregnates your lab you end up with a mutt? But, when a “breeder” does it – and sends a few bucks to the AKC – we get the newest trendy breed? Are we really that gullible, folks? Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: THE most important word in every parent’s vocabulary.
HGILT = LIGHT, ALEIG = AGILE, TOCLEK = LOCKET, NARMEN = MANNER — Giving us: LIAGLONN
Clue/Question: When the kids kept asking questions, their mom was – - -
Answer: ALL “NO-ING“
(Unfortunately, too many parents just don’t seem to get this. They feel that telling their precious child “No” will somehow stifle their delicate imagination. At least that is the excuse many of them use. I think it’s more a combination of being lazy and being scared that their kid will resent them. Developing minds need limitations, when it comes to behavior issues. They need to learn that life is not all about their wants. There’s a whole boatload of people out there. Everybody doing their own thing, for their own gratification, results in chaos and anarchy. Cooperation and compromise is what makes for peace and harmony.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. The Jumble. No new clue words today, but all of the jumbles except for the one for “manner” are new. Great job with the answer letter layout! Is this Hoyt, or the guest artist? I thought that the answer was fairly challenging. Loved the cartoon too. A very harried mother! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: A beat Beetle about to be beat.
INVEG = GIVEN, TIVDO = DIVOT, FAYTES = SAFETY, PARTUB = ABRUPT — Giving us: GEDIAFUT
Clue/Question: After wearing his uniform for three days straight, Beetle was – - -
(Great. Sick, and very tired. This is it for now. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR