Visual Description: Thriving . . . and surviving.
IDYLO = DOILY, SEASY = ESSAY, PILREP = RIPPLE, UGPALE = PLAGUE — Giving us: OIYESSRPPLPLE
Clue/Question: When he started making fun of his wife’s skiing ability, he was on a – – –
Answer: SLIPPERY SLOPE
(Yeah. She might end up giving him the cold shoulder, for quite a while. Fun stinky pun! No new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new. None of them were super easy, but I’m betting “ugpale” really slowed some of you down. The answer letter layout was an excellent jumble, too. Nothing obvious about it. Jeff’s cartoon, with the contrasting skiing styles, was pretty funny. There’s a third skier in the background, and maybe a couple on the ski lift, but they’re kind of hard to make out. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR