“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” — Jane Howard
(This appears to be our first quote from Ms. Howard, and it’s a beauty! She’s absolutely correct. On one level or another, we all need to belong to some kind of unit of fellow human beings. As another famous man once said: No man is an island! Okay, kids. Who said this? Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Tapping the water table.
ZOWYO = WOOZY, VONLE = NOVEL, OYENLL = LONELY, LIVDER = DRIVEL — Giving us: WONELEDL
Clue/Question: When they finished drilling for water, the owner of the property said – – –
Answer: WELL DONE
(Make mine medium rare, please! This was kind of a typical Monday Jumble. Not all that tough, with no new clue words, but three new jumbles. The guys have used “vonle” before. Decent answer letter layout. Great cartoon, but I only have the reduced sized one, so I can’t make out any specific detail. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
“It is a sin to believe evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake.” — H. L. Mencken
(Never really cared much for the concepts of “sin” or “evil”. Simplistic terms, designed to keep simple minds in line. I’d like to think that mankind has moved on – dare I say evolved – to more rational ways of viewing the world. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Hitting the silk . . . sheets.
WESESA = SEESAW, GUTAEO = OUTAGE, GELDPE = PLEDGE, RALRPO = PARLOR, NEELVE = ELEVEN, DARFOF = AFFORD — Giving us: SSATAPLEALELFF
Clue/Question: After a full day of parachute jumps, the instructor hoped he would – – –
Pre-Answer: Three Words (4-letters) (4-letters) (6-letters)
Answer: FALL FAST ASLEEP
(Not bad. No new clue words, but all of the jumbles came up as new. Even so, I saw them all immediately. The answer letter layout was a masterful jumble! I was looking for a tougher answer, but then the Fs and As set me on the simpler path. Brilliant cartoon though! I really liked the dog sleeping on the parachute, at the foot of the bed. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Ah-nold, pre Pumping Iron.
CADYE = DECAY, GINEV = GIVEN, HIREET = EITHER, SMIWYH = WHIMSY — Giving us: DEAGENTHEWIS
Clue/Question: Would he become a professional bodybuilder? He’d have to – – –
Answer: “WEIGHT“ AND SEE
(Nice pun. All of the clue words were old favorites, but only “cadye” has been used as a jumble before. The other three appear to be new. The answer letter layout was superlative! A first class, super jumble! The cartoon is another Jeff Knurek masterpiece. The parents seem to be eating Vienna sausages! Ah-nold is Austrian! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
“All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.” — Federico Fellini
(My lifelong “career” has been totally nondescript. This blog . . . let’s face it, is essentially bullshit. But, my children? They are my work of art. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Dual dobbins.
VEFRE = FEVER, DIBEA = ABIDE, VITACE = ACTIVE, FNETAT = FATTEN — Giving us: FERBIDAIEFTTN
Clue/Question: Having two Jumble cartoons instead of one was – – –
Answer: A BIT DIFFERENT
(Marvelous, on all fronts! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR