English: Collegiate cheerleaders perform a high splits pyramid during a college football game. UF Cheerleaders performing. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Pep squad practice.
LYSET = STYLE, MENVO = VENOM, VIRITA = TRIVIA, MONCIE = INCOME — Giving us: STEOTRNOE
Clue/Question: The high school cheerleaders were so good because they practiced their – – –
English: Photo taken at a public event of event participants/athletes (no model release required) by me. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(Well, they are teens, and they are rooting! I’m guessing this might have been a difficult solve for some of you. I’m a jumble rat, so it didn’t take me very long. But, the answer was no gimme, by any standard. There were no new clue words, but three of the jumbles were new. They have used “menvo” before. The answer letter layout was a great jumble, that gave nothing away. And, the cartoon was cute, and relevant, but didn’t make the answer too obvious. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
PS. It’s funny how one of the the items in Today in History ties in to today’s Google art/theme. 156 years ago, Charles Darwin published “On the Origin of Species” (TiH), and it’s the 41st anniversary of the discovery of Lucy (Google). I thought it was interesting. — YUR
Pickles (dog) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: What us old men are very good at.
TUYOH = YOUTH, IYDEC = DICEY, LARPIS = SPIRAL, ASEWES = SEESAW — Giving us: YOHDCESILSEES
Clue/Question: Napping came so naturally for him, he could do it with – – –
Mixed Pickles (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: HIS EYES CLOSED
(PICKLES! Do they have a dog in this strip? I know there’s the old man and his wife, and a grandson. But, is there a dog? Maybe I’m thinking of Fred Basset. Both of these strips are in my mom’s newspaper. They’re not in mine. There is a dog, named Pickles, in Luann! That I know.
There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new. We have definitely seen “tuyoh” before. The answer letter layout was wonderfully cryptic. It gave away nothing. And, the cartoon was very amusing. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Animated horse, made by rotoscoping 19th century photos by Eadweard Muybridge. Artistic license has been used to achieve the cartoony look. Animated by J-E Nyström, User:Janke, released under CC-BY-SA-2.5 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: A canine waiter.
SOGEO = GOOSE, FARCS = SCARF, DULHED = HUDDLE, VITACE = ACTIVE — Giving us: GOESCRDEIV
Clue/Question: The only reason Fido is allowed in a restaurant is because he is a – – –
Croatian Sheepdog Mawlch Gera – on agility (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: SERVICE DOG
(I like it! I’m not familiar with this particular strip, Half Full, but it looks amusing. The cartoon characters remind me a little of the animated cartoon, Family Guy. I don’t really watch the show, but that’s the impression that I get.
It seems like we’re seeing a first, here today. None of the clue words are new today, and all of the jumbles have been used before, as well. The answer letter layout made for a very good jumble. It’s cryptic enough to require you to figure out the answer from the cartoon and clue/question. If Maria wanted to completely get into the Jumble spirit, her painting on the wall should have been of a sinking sailboat. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Lee Majors (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Belichick’s fall guy in Deflate-Gate.
MFIYL = FILMY, NALGC = CLANG, SAFCIO = FIASCO, NARPIS = SPRAIN — Giving us: FIYANGASCSPN
Clue/Question: He played QB in high school, college and now the NFL because being a QB wasn’t a – – –
English: Heather Thomas signing books at Book Soup’s Festival of Books booth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: PASSING FANCY
(“Well, I’m not the kind to kiss and tell, but I’ve been seen with Farrah.” Does anyone honestly think that a coach, with his kind of track record, wasn’t involved in this, on some kind of level? He’s the Severus Snape of the NFL, and he rules the House of Slytherin!
We have a new clue word today! Yes, “clang” can now be added to the world famous ralis95 clue word database. All of the jumbles came up as new as well. The clue word “filmy” is another one of those words that spells out in alphabetic order. The answer letter layout was another marvelous jumble. Very well crafted. The cartoon? Eh! A good likeness, I guess. I wouldn’t swear to it, but the talking head looks like Jim Nantz, to me. If it were Costa he’d be a foot shorter. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
PS. Oh, yeah. I almost forgot. GO BILLS!!! — YUR
Fashion model (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Feuding fashion models.
MOSTP = STOMP, LEERD = ELDER, PACTEC = ACCEPT, DARIHO = HAIRDO — Giving us: STOEERAPTHAD
Clue/Question: The fashion model didn’t like her new competition and thought she – – –
English: Photographing a model (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: POSED A THREAT
(Great groaner of a pun! A real stinker! There are no new clue words, and, for a change, only one of the jumbles is new. Only “leerd” is new. FYI: The clue word “accept” is one of those words that spells out alphabetically. The answer letter layout was an admirable jumble in its own right. No giveaways. And, the cartoon was trés chic! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Jammin’ with the boys!
KINKE = KNIFE, KAWET = TWEAK, SERDYS = DRESSY, RVAYIA = AVIARY — Giving us: IFETWEDESSAIR
Clue/Question: Mick and Keith worked on “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” until they – – –
Answer: WERE SATISFIED
(Do you realize that this song is 50 years old this year?!!! Wow! That is hard to believe. Mick and Keith are still going strong though. Keith even released a new CD this year, called Crosseyed Heart. The single Trouble is pretty good too. Check out the Related Articles below for the link.
There were no new clue words today, but two of the jumbles came up as new. We’ve seen both “finke” and “serdys” before. It took a couple of looks to figure out “aviary”. The answer letter layout was excellent. A really great cryptic jumble. The cartoon is priceless. A great likeness of the guys and the times. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Thanks to the Veterans. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Roommates lament.
SIDYA = DAISY, SOREA = AROSE, CDENHR = DRENCH, RACDOC = ACCORD — Giving us: DYASDEARD
Clue/Question: When his girlfriend broke up with him on a Friday, the weekend started on a – – –
Thornton veterans logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
( . . . in the park. I think was the 4th of July. Happy Five on Five Day! Yes, it’s 11111-5 Day, for all you numerologists out there! Here on earth, specifically in the U.S., it’s also Veterans Day! Go out and thank a vet today, and remember them always.
No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new. We have seen “sidya” before. The answer letter layout was wonderfully cryptic. The quotation marks and the clue/question set things up, so the answer wasn’t a real head-scratcher. Great cartoon of slacker roommates! Maybe this was Jeff, back in his college days? Spoiler alert: They get back together, and live happily ever after. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR