Visual Description: Classic re-run . . . on a bun.
ARRLU = RURAL, YONAN = ANNOY, LERYME = MERELY, MMOOCN = COMMON — Giving us: RLANLOO
Clue/Question: After putting sesame seeds on hamburger buns, his business was – – –
Answer: ON A ROLL
(Probably not this specific scenario, but this pun has been around for a while! No new clue words, but three of the jumbles came up as new. We have seen “yonan” – the Philly Barbarian? – before. The answer letter layout was swell, for being seven letters long. Nice old timey cartoon. Looks like the 1890s/turn of the century. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: The extended Labor Day mattress sale!
VAWEE = WEAVE, MERFA = FRAME, CREMIT = METRIC, CINTEF = INFECT — Giving us: EAVFRAMIIFT
Clue/Question: When asked if they had mattresses that weren’t so soft, the salesman said – – –
(No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new. We’ve seen “merfa” before. It always takes me a couple seconds to see “metric”. I blame Reagan! The answer letter layout was nicely cryptic. Nothing given away. The cartoon conveys the story very well. Happy Autumn, everybody! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Past glories packing.
YEXOP = EPOXY, SUYBH = BUSHY, TOONIM = MOTION, DEEELN = NEEDLE — Giving us: PXBUHMOTEED
Clue/Question: The prizefighter need to get his possessions ready to be moved, so he – – –
Answer: BOXED THEM UP
(Pugilistic pun! I love it. I’ve always been a big fan of The Sport of Kings. Both of them, for that matter, since they sometimes call horse racing the same darn thing. They also call Boxing: The Sweet Science. A lot of people just see boxing as fighting/brawling, and there have been a number of “boxers” who have gotten by with that mentality. But, boxing is really much more cerebral than most people think. You score points by landing blows, but it’s just as much about avoiding being hit. By blocking your opponents punches, by bobbing and weaving and feinting, by using smart footwork, and by clinching when necessary. The smartest boxers learn how to use the entire ring, including the ropes. It’s very macho to just stand toe to toe, throwing hay-makers at each other, but that’s not really boxing, and most boxers realize that that makes for a very short career. So, don’t dismiss boxing as some general brutality, because there is much more to it. MMA is much more brutal, but at least they keep those fights at 3 – 5 rounds.
No new clue words, today. However, three of the jumbles came up as new. They’ve given us “toonim” in the past. None of the jumbles stumped me any. The answer letter layout was a wonderfully cryptic jumble. It gave nothing away. It actually took me a few seconds to see the answer. Great cartoon. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Twin peaks.
NUYGO = YOUNG, DEWGE = WEDGE, TEFSAY = SAFETY, GRAAJU = JAGUAR — Giving us: YOWDSTA
Clue/Question: When the twins ordered the ‘Buy One Get One Free’ lunch special, it was – – –
(I don’t know for sure where it originated, but I remember back in the early ’80s when my – then – radio station, 102.7 FM WNEW-NY, first started playing two songs by the same artist, one after the other, all day long, on Tuesdays. And, they called it “Two-fer Tuesdays”! It grew popular very quickly, and before you knew it, every other station had something similar. I’m sure some stations must be doing it to this day, but I can’t say for sure.
None of today’s clue words were new, but two of the jumbles did come up as new. We’ve definitely seen “nuygo” and “tefsay” some time in the past. The answer letter layout was pretty good, for a seven letter answer. The answer made for a good pun. I just hope that LindaLee’s newspaper ran the right day’s Jumble! The cartoon is just some good, basic diner fare. The wife and I just came back from our favorite diner. We’ve never been disappointed there. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
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
Visual Description: A one time job.
HIYTC = ITCHY, OGIGN = GOING, PWHEEN = NEPHEW, CLORSL = SCROLL — Giving us: ICHYGOIPHESRL
Clue/Question: When the Pharaoh employed an artist to decorate his tomb, it was a case of – – –
(LOL! I don’t know though. When you “hire” someone, aren’t you expected to pay them? I guess the honor of dying with the Pharaoh is the ultimate payoff! No new clue words, but three of the jumbles are new. We’ve seen “clorsl” before. The answer letter layout was pretty great, but I thought the answer was pretty obvious. Great pun though! And, the cartoon is priceless. I’m a little surprised Jeff didn’t work in some form of a Jumble, either on the wall, or on the scroll! Maybe, using the top picture, Jeff can give us the hieroglyphic version of the word Jumble! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: The transition.
FARDT = DRAFT, TEYPT = PETTY, CIENTJ = INJECT, QAKUWS = SQUAWK — Giving us: DRAETTIECSQUA
Clue/Question: She bought the restaurant, but the food would be an – – –
Answer: ACQUIRED TASTE
(Kinda strange, buying a restaurant where you’re not crazy for the food. But, anything for the sake of the pun! No new clue words. Three of the jumbles came up as new, with “fardt” having been used sometime in the past. Great answer letter layout, but anything with a QU kinda makes solving the answer pretty easy. Fun Cartoon. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
PS. To “Murthy”. If you read this daily – as you claim you do – then comment on this post, not something from five months ago. That way I’ll know you’re not a spammer. — YUR