Visual Description: I smell a rat!
SMOPT = STOMP, SUPAE = PAUSE, SPYIMK = SKIMPY, TUQAEE = EQUATE — Giving us: STOAUESIMQUAE
Clue/Question: When Mickey needed to sneak back into the house, he was – – –
Answer: QUIET AS A MOUSE
(I like it! Great pun. No new clue words, but three of the jumbles appear to be new. We’ve seen “smopt” before. Impressive answer letter layout. Nicely cryptic jumble. The cartoon is a classic! Minnie, sound asleep in the Barca-lounger, while a Mighty Mouse movie is playing. And Mickey sneaking in after a night of . . . tom catting? Very amusing. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR