Visual Description: The blooming business.
SOGEO = GOOSE, CAHWT = WATCH, ROHYTE = THEORY, EERRBA = BEARER — Giving us: GOSWTCORYERER
Clue/Question: When the farmer began selling his own vegies and fruits, the result was a – – –
Answer: “GROW–CERY“ STORE
(I like it! You know me, folks, the stinkier the better, when it comes to puns! And, today’s is about as stinky as they come. I bet farmer Jack is using good old manure to fertilize his fields. We actually have another new clue word today, in “bearer”. Our good friend, ralis95, will have to add this to his world famous clue word database! Three of the jumbles came up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “sogeo” before. Both “rohyte” and “eerrba” presented a bit of a challenge. The answer letter layout had me stumped for about a minute. A testimony to David Hoyt’s hard work. At first I thought the second word was STORY. But, even that gave me enough, in the remaining letters, to see that the first word was going to be a pun on GROCERY, and I just swapped the Y for an E to make STORE. Cute cartoon, as usual. From roadside stand to full-fledged grocery store. I love driving through the country and stopping at roadside stands, for farm fresh fruits and veggies. Some of them even use the honor system! I hope we all make an effort to support our local farmers. It’s good for the economy, and locally grown produce is usually healthier for you, because it’s fresher. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
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
“This journey has always been about reaching your own other shore no matter what it is, and that dream continues.” — Diana Nyad
(Kind of a strangely worded/punctuated – run on – sentence. But, dreams are definitely important, and you have to work at them. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Earning his supper.
CLAKF = FLACK, TTCAR = TRACT, TUDIBO = OUTBID, CNADEN = CANNED — Giving us: ACKTRATICA
Clue/Question: When the squirrel couldn’t get the walnut open, his friend wanted – – –
Answer: A CRACK AT IT
(Very cute pun! It’s looking like we have a new clue word in “flack”. I guess our old buddy, ralis95, is going to have to update his world famous clue word database once again. Two more jumbles were new, but we’ve seen “ttcar” before. The answer letter layout was an inspiring jumble. The cartoon was a lot of fun. I feed the squirrels daily, when it’s my turn to take care of my Mom. They much appreciate shelled peanuts to walnuts in the shell. They’re a lot less work! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
“The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records.” — Alexander Hamilton
(They need to be out there, circulating, and widely available to all the citizenry! If people lose sight of their rights, especially in return for . . . ahem “security”, they will open themselves to all kinds of enslavement. Be well, be informed, and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: The drawback of a fancy bathroom.
SYFIH = FISHY, RBBUL = BLURB, COHLTB = BLOTCH, PITETO =
POETIC (oops!) TIPTOE — Giving us: IYBBBT POTI
Clue/Question: Drilling through the hard tile would be done – – –
Answer: BIT BY BIT
(The trick is having the proper bit for the job. Don’t ask me which bit you should use to drill through tile. But, I do know you can’t always get by with the basic bit. No new clue words today. At least they all look like old favorites. However, all of the jumbles came up as new. The answer letter layout was nifty, but it couldn’t hide a fairly obvious answer. Fun cartoon of a Mr. DIY. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
“When I’m tired, I rest. I say, ‘I can’t be a superwoman today.’” — Jada Pinkett Smith
(She can always let Will be “Hancock”! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR