English: In this photograph, emergency medical technicians of the North Lake Tahoe Fire District are loading a patient into an ambulance for transport to a hospital. The patient is being evacuated from the First Aid building at the Mount Rose Ski Area on Nevada State Route 431 between the cities of Incline Village and Reno. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: The EMTs’ enigma.
FUTSF = STUFF, SIDYA = DAISY, VIRATI = TRIVIA, NEKLEN = KENNEL — Giving us: STFDAITIAENE
Clue/Question: They couldn’t figure out why the woman had passed out . . . they didn’t have the – – -
Português: Logotipo para trivia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: FAINTEST IDEA
(Very good and stinky pun! We actually had two new clue words again today, in “stuff” and “trivia”. Stuffy is in the ralis95 clue word database, but not “stuff”! I backed into “trivia”. I just don’t have the patience to write out a whole bunch of possible combinations these days. If I don’t see it in a few tries I just move on, then solve the answer, then come back with the missing letters to get the word. It’s a little cheesy, but it’s more expedient. The funny thing is I’m pretty good at “trivia”! The jumbling of “kennel” was new to me, but we’ve definitely seen the jumbling of “daisy” before. The answer letter layout made for another great jumble. I don’t think it gave anything away. The cartoon, dialog and Clue/Question did a great job of setting up the answer. I suspect the woman’s spell was related somehow to her being on her cell phone. She must have been so involved that she forgot to exhale! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
English: Two campers with gear hiking through Bear Mountain State Park. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Chaotic camping caper.
BALCE = CABLE, SUFYS = FUSSY, GUTNEG = NUGGET, ATOOPT = POTATO — Giving us: CLSSUEATO
Clue/Question: Trying to find their misplaced map was a – – -
Family camping (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: LOST CAUSE
(Bummer! Especially, if they’ve gone too far to go back the way they came. It looks like they have a solar cell phone charger, but who knows if there is any reception where they are.
There were two new clue words today, in “nugget” and “potato”. I had a feeling “nugget” might be new, but “potato” really surprised me. That’s two more for the ralis95 clue word database! All of the jumbles seem to be new, as well. Wonderful answer letter layout. And, a great, rustic depiction of young campers. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
PS. If I wasn’t so lazy about adding content I would dump Zemanta! Because of the SS in “fussy” being highlighted it brought up a number Nazi Germany photos from WWII. Not exactly what I’d been hoping for! — YUR
USS Nimitz (CVN-68), a US Navy aircraft carrier. Photo is from after her 1999-2001 refit. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Cards on a carrier.
VICNOE = NOVICE, STHECK = SKETCH, DINEHD = HIDDEN, MORNAL = NORMAL, SUSERV = VERSUS, ALCITA = ACTUAL — Giving us: NOCKHDDNALESAL
Clue/Question: When playing poker on the Navy ship, it was – – -
Royal Navy saluting HMS Dreadnought and royal family, probably during naval review (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: ALL HANDS ON DECK
(Of course it was. But, at first I thought it might be ALL ABOVE BOARD, until I saw that I DIDN’T screw up on “versus”. And, it was a four word answer and NOT a three word answer! There were no new clue words today, but some of the jumblings were new. The answer letter layout was very well done. Nothing given away there. Fine cartoon, with the classic sinking sailboat on the horizon. First one in quite a while. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
PS. Screw Getty! — YUR
Deutsch: Liegestützender Mann in gelben Shorts. Animiert. Verzögerung 0,2 s (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Second stringer with a bad attitude.
SATHS = STASH, GIMTH = MIGHT, FEXRIP = PREFIX, FITYON = NOTIFY — Giving us: SASMGPEINTI
Clue/Question: The backup quarterback was – – -
English: Penn State quarterback Rob Bolden steps back to pass against Alabama on Sept. 11, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: PASSING TIME
(I bet the coach could find something for him to do! Like wind sprints, push-ups, just about anything to drive home the point that he has to keep his head in the game, and be ready for when he is called. What a spoiled putz this kid is.
There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles appeared to be new. I actually had a little trouble with “prefix”. For some reason I kept thinking of prix fixe! I really liked the jumbling of “notify” too. The answer letter layout was great. I think it was nicely cryptic. Fine cartoon, with Jeff showing one of his seasonal biases. His Wolverines lost a tough, and scary, one to surprising Utah today. Next week is another week, bro. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Palm trees of unknown species. Identification is appreciated. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Consulting with a tree whisperer.
TAIDM = ADMIT, MUPEL = PLUME, RENOYR = ORNERY, NAMEUH = HUMANE — Giving us: ADPLERRMAE
Clue/Question: The tree wasn’t growing coconuts like it should, and in order to find out why, they hired a – – -
Palm Trees (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: PALM READER
(Wow! A lot to like about this Jumble. All of the jumbles were new to me. And, we have two brand new clue words, in “humane” and “ornery”. I’ve been known to be a little ornery. And, that ralis95 . . . Hoo boy, can he ever be ornery! I fully thought that “ornery” would show up as new, but I was a little surprised that “humane” wasn’t in the ralis95 clue word database. HUMAN is there. Hoyt even tried to be sneaky with the jumbles for “admit” and “plume”. Nice going. The answer letter layout was masterful. It took me a minute or two to get the answer. At first, I was thinking that the first word might be REAL. But, it didn’t look like I’d be able to do anything – that made sense – with the leftovers. But, I think that is what made me see the word PALM, and then it clicked. I guess some days it’s better to be lucky than good. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Ripe Plums on a plum tree (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Last word in the orchard.
LURTY = TRULY, BEREL = REBEL, SLIPHO = POLISH, GUNOLE = LOUNGE — Giving us: TURPINE
Clue/Question: When her plum tree dried up due to summer heat, she decided to – – -
prune brune, dessin humoristique (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: PRUNE IT
Pruning shears. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(I guess you can’t spell prune without a pun! There’s a lot to like about today’s Jumble. There were no new clue words. Stand down, ralis95! But, all of the jumblings seemed new. I really liked the jumbling of “polish”. Placing the P and the H next to each other kind of leads you to believe that the word has a PH in it. Very tricky, Hoyt. And, the jumble for “lounge” makes you think that it could be a two, or even three, syllable word. More good work. The answer letter layout was also good, because it looks like it could be a word unto itself. The cartoon conveys a hot summer’s day, with the bright sun in the sky, and the man in the straw hat. The woman is holding a pair of pruning shears. Although, they do look more like hedge clippers. For you kids out there, who always wondered where prunes came from . . . now you know! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Handstrickgarne (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: A fashion-less passion.
TOMTO = MOTTO, INRAY = RAINY, RIRETW = WRITER, KOIVEN = INVOKE — Giving us: TTINWIK
Clue/Question: She let her husband make something with her yarn, but he was – – -
FairisleJumpers.jpg, originally found as jumpers.jpg on fairisle.org.uk. Photograph of eight Fair Isle knit jumpers (sweaters) hanging in two rows on a rack. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(Fun little pun! Hey, gang. We have another new clue word today, in “motto”. Looks like David L. Hoyt is trying to keep our friend, ralis95, real busy with his clue word database. All of the jumblings appear to be new as well. Not a bad answer letter layout. Very humorous cartoon. This guy is quite the goofball. Maybe he’ll get better with practice? Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR