English: Kitten (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Sittin’ pretty, with kitty!
WOLFN = FLOWN, NALTS = SLANT, KREBAM = EMBARK, GOCCAN = COGNAC — Giving us: OWSTEMCA
Clue/Question: The family loved their new kitten. Everyone thought she was the – – –
An adorably curious kittyyay its adorable, i love it, its called tricky nathen maister (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: CAT’S MEOW
(Olde-timey stinky pun! 23 skiddoo! Wow! Yesterday’s Jumble sure drew a lot of hits! Today, in a strange bit of coincidence, considering my remarks to Iris, we actually have TWO new clue words. Both “flown” and “cognac” are new and will need to be added to the ralis95 clue word database. I love cognac! B and B and cognac are my two favorite after dinner drinks. But, too much makes my gout act up. I guess it’s a good thing that I’m on a beer budget! And, mainly domestic at that. The only jumble that wasn’t new was “nalts”. We’ve seen that before. The answer letter layout was actually very nicely cryptic. It made for another great jumble. Some of you younger whippersnappers might not be familiar with the phrase. Gramps, in the cartoon, has probably said it many a time. Cute family scene. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: The young intern.
NIHYS = SHINY, DITGI = DIGIT, KNEWAA = AWAKEN, GORUCA = COUGAR — Giving us: SHNDIIWENUGR
Clue/Question: Daffy Duck was retiring and he took the duck replacing him – – –
Answer: UNDER HIS WING
(With a little tweaking of the cartoon this could have been both a literal, as well as a figurative, pun! And, either way, it could be a stinky pun . . . depending upon Daffy’s hygiene! There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new, for me. I really liked the answer letter layout. I think it was sufficiently cryptic. And, how could anyone ever object to the Warner Bros. characters that Jeff has given us today? Bugs, Daffy, Road Runner and Wyle E. Coyote! Did you know that a roadrunner’s top speed is only about 20 MPH, and a coyote can get up to 43 MPH?! “Meep! Meep! Yer ass!” Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Deutsch: Rose mit Rauhreif / Eiskristallen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Beaucoup bouquet!
NOONI = ONION, SPTYI = TIPSY, TARPYN = PANTRY, NILMEG = MINGLE — Giving us: OOTSTRIE
Clue/Question: When challenged to deliver such a huge bouquet for the special occasion, the florist – – –
Renoir’s painting of cabbage roses, Roses in a vase (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: ROSE TO IT
(Pardon my pigeon French! Today’s pun actually smelled nice! Well, as nice as roses smell these days. In their breeding them to last longer, they’ve actually lost a lot of their original aroma. Which is a shame. If you can find an old rose bush, especially one that’s gone wild, take a good whiff, and then compare it to some commercial roses. You will smell the difference. I guarantee it!
Well, we had no new clue words today, and only two new jumbles. We’ve definitely seen “nooni” and “nilmeg” before. The answer letter layout was actually pretty good, but with Jeff’s great cartoon there was little doubt as to the answer. I wonder what the special occasion was??? Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
PS. I am with Tommy Lasorda, on the Pete Rose issue. — YUR
English: Sierhagen plant nursery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Planting the seeds of the future.
NODWU = WOUND, SNUTT = STUNT, DOANIJ = ADJOIN, DROYAP = PARODY — Giving us: WOUSTTDONPRO
Clue/Question: The owners of the new plant nursery had no plans to ever move and wanted to – – –
English: Potted Chrysanthemums in a plant nursery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: PUT DOWN ROOTS
(This one kind of rings familiar! I think we’ve had one of a very similar nature, some time in the past. No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles appear to be new. We’ve definitely seen “snutt” before. I like seeing words like “adjoin” and “parody”! The answer letter layout was a marvelous jumble. Nicely cryptic. The answer was pretty clear though. However, I was first thinking SET DOWN ROOTS, for some reason. PUT is better. Very entertaining cartoon. Nicely detailed, with a clever business name. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
PS. Every time I click on one of the Getty images – by mistake – it messes up the spacing of the post, and I have to go back and edit it. Very annoying. And, I wish WordPress would go back to the original Related articles preview. The current way, which they have tried before, really sucks! — YUR
Immeuble du Crédit Lyonnais (siège) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Cracked!
WENHI = WHINE, ASAIL = ALIAS, FARDIA = AFRAID, FYMSIL = FLIMSY — Giving us: ELAAFFIS
Clue/Question: Locking up their valuables in the wall behind the painting didn’t work because it wasn’t – – –
English: The door to the walk-in vault in the Winona Savings Bank in Winona, Minnesota, United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(Alright. Not bad. There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles were. We’ve definitely seen the one for “afraid” before. The answer letter layout was exceptional, especially for the size of the answer. Fun cartoon. I like how the dog is mirroring his owners’ expressions. I’m betting it was an inside job! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
English: Golden Gate Bridge from the North end. Telephoto of car lanes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Bridging the generations.
SADAL = SALAD, GIRNB = BRING, GLUPEN = PLUNGE, RREFOV = FERVOR — Giving us: SALINGPLNFEO
Clue/Question: Hundreds of millions of cars have crossed the Golden Gate Bridge, thanks to its – – –
The Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, CA at sunset taken from the Marin Headlands (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: LONG LIFE SPAN
(Most older major bridges were built with the intention of lasting – with an expected amount of maintenance – virtually forever. The ones built in the 1950s and 1960s all seem to have a 50 year life expectancy! Very strange. Was it because of some morose Cold War mentality? It’s mind boggling to me.
There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles were new. We’ve definitely seen the one of “fervor” before. The answer letter layout was a wonderful jumble as well. It was nicely cryptic. Interesting cartoon. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
English: Picture of an authentic Neapolitan Pizza Margherita taken by Valerio Capello on September 6th 2005 in a pizzeria (“I Decumani”) located on the Via dei Tribunali in Naples. Italiano: Fotografia di un’autentica pizza Margherita napoletana scattata da Valerio Capello il 6 settembre 2005 nella pizzeria “I Decumani” situata in Via dei Tribunali a Napoli. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: When worlds collide.
ZISEE = SEIZE, HYDAN = HANDY, DRUTPI = PUTRID, BIMOZE = ZOMBIE — Giving us: SIZHANPIDZMI
Clue/Question: When the customer at the Italian eatery got angry, he gave the owner a – – –
A supreme pizza with tomatos sauce, cheese, pepperoni, peppers, olives, and mushrooms (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: “PIZZA” (of) HIS MIND
(I’m thinking that some editor decided to add the “of” to today’s answer. Someone just doesn’t get the joke, as it is completely unnecessary. We actually have a new clue word today, in “putrid”. And, what a great word it is! I hope ralis95 is reading today’s spoiler . . . as well as his emails. We’ve seen the jumble for “handy” before, but the others are new. The answer letter layout was a fine jumble as well. I remember all the pizza in Italy being sold in little squares! A little different, but good stuff. I think Jeff is showing his Mid-West bias, with the ugly American being a fat bald Yankee fan! No skin off my nose, as I am – as most of you know – a Mets fan! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR