Bigfoot, as imagined by a Canadian artist. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Something spooky . . . other than zombies!
NILFT = FLINT, TRUBS = BURST, SLEIYA = EASILY, PEOOSP = OPPOSE — Giving us: INBESOO
Clue/Question: Casper bought a cabin in the woods so that he could live in the . . .
(Beauty! I love Casper. And, I love Bigfoot too! Hey, we actually had a new word today! ralis95 can add “flint” to the clue word database. I thought all the clue words were jumbled well today. Nice answer letter layout. And, a fantastic cartoon! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Photo of an English lawn taken on 16 July 2007 – the area on the left was mowed twice in 2007 and the area on the right had not been mowed in 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Yard work.
KUYYC = YUCKY, BEAID = ABIDE, RUGHYN = HUNGRY, CLORSL = SCROLL — Giving us: YBHUS
Clue/Question: The shrubs needed trimming because they were too . . .
(No challenge today! Easy clue words and an obvious answer. Nice cartoon though. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
A battle scene in the PowerPoint short movie, Shadow Fighter: The Movie, produced by PowerPoint Heaven (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Reliving the big catch.
YEGRES = GEYSER, MOTSED = MODEST, FENTIC = INFECT, RIOHAD = HAIRDO, CIPCIN = PICNIC, EXTROV = VORTEX — Giving us: GRMSETADOINIVE
Clue/Question: The short movie he posted of himself catching a huge trout was a . . .
Answer: STREAMING VIDEO
Boy fishing from pier (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(Not a slam dunk gimme, by any means! No new clue words, but some clever jumbling. I especially like the job they did on “geyser” and “hairdo”. Beautiful answer letter layout. Nothing obvious there, at all. And, a first class cartoon/drawing, from our buddy! Great Sunday puzzle. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
English: Theodore Kaczynski as a young faculty member at Berkeley. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: I believe Caller ID was created – especially – with the dinner hour in mind!
SERFH = FRESH, KOLCC = CLOCK, FIXLUN = INFLUX, TADCEH = DETACH — Giving us: FRCLONLUDEA
Clue/Question: He thought the telemarketer’s interruption was . . .
Answer: UNCALLED FOR
telemarketing (Photo credit: Stitch)
(Excellent! Selling you some crap you don’t want, surveys, politicking, and collection calls – they all come around the dinner hour. The worst ones though are the robo-dialed calls. You pick up the call, in good faith, with a cheery HELLO!, and all you receive is either an extremely pregnant pause, or a recording that says: All of our representatives are busy. Please hold for the next available . . . You have the nerve to bug me during my dinner, and there’s not even a live voice on the other end??? That is the pinnacle of rudeness. Those A-holes get hung up on, immediately! Live voice/no delay . . . no problem. At least I’ll hear them out long enough to tell them to call back. It’s crap like this computer automation that makes me say that Ted Kaczynski was right! I could go on for hours, but I’ll stop right here.
Good pun, though! We actually have a new word for the ralis95 clue word database, in “fresh”. Can you believe it? Fresh??? Ya never know. I liked the jumbling of “influx”. The answer letter layout was fantastic. Nothing obvious in there. And, a nice job conveying the family’s annoyance! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
caddyshack (Photo credit: zappowbang)
Visual Description: Young golfers. Two alike, one very different.
ROWNS = SWORN, CREPH = PERCH, MUTUNA = AUTUMN, SOBBRA = ABSORB — Giving us: ORNPECAMASO
Clue/Question: When it came to his twin boys, there was no . . .
(VERY tricky pun! It looks like a good number of you had trouble getting this. There were no new clue words, but they were jumbled well. As usual, the answer letter layout made all the difference. There was nothing given away in this layout. Kind of a wacky cartoon. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Jungle Adventures (Photo credit: Perosha)
Visual Description: Rumble in the Jungle!
KARCT = TRACK, SAUME = AMUSE, WEYALE = LEEWAY, DUINAP = UNPAID — Giving us: TRAAMSLAYNPI
Clue/Question: The guests at the lion’s birthday celebration were . . .
Answer: PARTY ANIMALS
English: Bust portrait of Muhammad Ali, World Journal Tribune photo by Ira Rosenberg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(No new clue words today, and only “leeway” gave me any cause to pause. I did like the answer letter layout though. And, Jeff’s cartoon was wonderful. That’s it for today, folks. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Bathroom scale (Photo credit: Magnus D)
Visual Description: A weighty discussion.
KALNB = BLANK, TEABA = ABATE, ROCCSH = SCORCH, CIKELP = PICKLE — Giving us: BLKAASCCE
Clue/Question: In order to lose weight, the overeater would need to . . .
Answer: SCALE BACK
(No new clue words today. Jumbling was only so-so. Nice job on the answer letter layout, but the answer was pretty obvious. Great cartoon, but having him standing on the scale is what gave it away. Nothing to write home about. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
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Newhart (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: One of the funniest men ever to be on television.
NEVMO = VENOM, LLAST = STALL, HITCEN = ETHNIC, SUTJUN = UNJUST — Giving us: NSLNIUST
Clue/Question: The guest’s rude comments about the lodging establishment were . . .
(Great pun . . . for a great show. I think I liked Newhart better than I liked the Bob Newhart Show. But, both shows were great. Some great jumbling, today. I struggled to get “ethnic”, and I was very surprised to find that “stall” is not in the ralis95 database. Great job on the answer letter layout, too. Great likeness of Bob! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Cassie zombie-girl (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Is this going to make them necrophiliacs, or does one of them have to be alive for that?
ATPAD = ADAPT, LIVIG = VIGIL, CRENDH = DRENCH, SLAWEE = WEASEL — Giving us: ADTGIDEHWE
Clue/Question: The Zombie bride was hard to carry over the threshold because she was . . .
Answer: DEAD WEIGHT
Family Circus Redemption Project #30 (Photo credit: cutup)
(I think it’s past time they put the Zombie theme to bed! I can’t imagine anyone having any difficulty getting this answer. No new clue words, and the jumbling was only mildly challenging. At least the answer letter layout was good. And, nobody draws Zombies like our little Jeffy! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
PS. Especially today, remember that our nation’s economy was strongest when our labor unions were strong. — YUR
Paula Radcliffe, winner of the 2007 New York City Marathon, photographed at mile 14. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Kathy K-K winning her first marathon!
ATMOOT = TOMATO, DENOUN = UNDONE, EAGOIL = GOALIE, PURARO = UPROAR, POYBIS = BIOPSY, LUCNOM = COLUMN — Giving us: TMNEGLARISYOM
Clue/Question: Finishing first in the marathon created a . . .
Answer: LASTING MEMORY
Come Undone (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(This was a tough one for me! No new clue words, but I struggled mightily with “biopsy”. A lot less with “goalie”, but I thought it and “tomato” and “undone” were all jumbled really well. The answer letter layout was superb! I struggled getting the answer. My problem stemmed from the fact that I believed that the second word was moment, instead of memory. Obviously I couldn’t do anything – legitimate – with GLARISY. The closest I could get with those letters was SAYGIRL. Clearly, SAYGIRL MOMENT was a little too slangy to be a legitimate answer. Although, who knows how Jeff talks to the Missus??? Finally, I decided I needed to take a re-look at the second word, and I came up with memory, and then lasting fell into place. Great cartoon, too. I’d like to think this was based on true events, but I don’t know. I haven’t heard from Jeff in a while. Either way, nice job, guys! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR