Visual Description: Dual dobbins.
VEFRE = FEVER, DIBEA = ABIDE, VITACE = ACTIVE, FNETAT = FATTEN — Giving us: FERBIDAIEFTTN
Clue/Question: Having two Jumble cartoons instead of one was – – –
Answer: A BIT DIFFERENT
(Marvelous, on all fronts! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Armed delivery.
JOTSI = JOIST, LEERD = ELDER, WLOOLH = HOLLOW, ENISCC = SCENIC — Giving us: JOSEDEHLWCEN
Clue/Question: The delivery of diamonds, rubies and emeralds arrived at the store – – –
Answer: ON “SCHED-JEWEL”
(What, no sapphires??? Great pun! Even made me think for about half a minute. No new clue words, but three of the jumbles were new. They’ve used “leerd” before. It always throws me a little when they use the word “joist”. It’s a word that certain professions know, like architects and construction people. But, it’s not really a widely used word. The answer letter layout was another wonderful jumble. Great clues in the cartoon! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Demanding Math class!
DUEGN = NUDGE, NERDT = TREND, NINBUO = BUNION, MUURQO = QUORUM — Giving us: NDETREBUOUM
Clue/Question: The teacher was happy that those who did poorly on the math test were – – –
(Hey! When I was a kid, there were some math classes where I’d have been ecstatic to get a C. Once upon a time a C stood for average. And, a D was certainly not great, but at least it was passing. I guess in today’s paradigm As and Bs are expected, and Cs are considered doing “poorly”. My daughter gives out plenty of Ds and Fs. She doesn’t coddle her students, like a lot of today’s teachers. She’s a bit of a throwback that way.
None of today’s clue words were new, but there were some we haven’t seen in quite a while, like “quorum” and “bunion”. Three of the jumbles were new, but we’ve seen “nerdt” before. The answer letter layout was another dandy of a jumble! I was a little slow on the uptake, and was looking for UNDER something, or something UNDER, for a minute or two. Then the cartoon and clue/question finally sunk in, and I realized it had to be OUTNUMBERED. Great cartoon and great Jumble. So far, Monday’s looks to be the toughest of the week. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Evelyn would, as it were.
CARTT = TRACT, JEYON = ENJOY, FELUEY = EYEFUL, ROVYAS = SAVORY — Giving us: TRAENEFLSAR
Clue/Question: The best student in the speed-reading class was a – – –
Answer: FAST LEARNER
(I was looking for something a little less obvious for about 5 seconds. I thought it might be REAL something, but I knew I’d get nothing out of TRNEFSA. Luckily, I’m a fast learner. No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles were. They’ve given us “cartt” before. The answer letter layout was another dandy jumble, for the reasons already mentioned. A lovingly crafted cartoon, as usual. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Precinct pests.
SATTY = TASTY, SEYMS = MESSY, PAWYSM = SWAMPY, PETCAC = ACCEPT — Giving us: TAESWMAT
Clue/Question: When the police station became infested with flies, they brought in a – – –
Answer: SWAT TEAM
(That’s a stinker of a pun! None of today’s clue words are new, but three of the jumbles were. They’ve definitely used “seyms” before. It’s a little funny having three clue words ending in Y. And, “accept” is another one of those words that spells out alphabetically. The answer letter layout was another great jumble. Fantastic cartoon! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Where the heart is.
NERTD = TREND, WITAA = AWAIT, TORBEH = BOTHER, BISTUM = SUBMIT — Giving us: TREWAOHEMIT
Clue/Question: The author loved working in her basement office where she felt – – –
Answer: “WRITE“ AT HOME
(Decent pun! No new clue words, but two of the jumbles came up as new. We’ve seen “nertd” and “witaa” before. The answer letter layout was another splendid jumble. And, the cartoon left no doubt that she was working in a basement! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Mega-telescope!
ZARRO = RAZOR, SOULY = LOUSY, FRYRUL = FLURRY, TOCIPE = POETIC — Giving us: RAROSFURPEI
Clue/Question: Compared to Hubble, the James Webb space telescope will be – – –
Answer: FAR SUPERIOR
(It definitely will see farther! No new clue words today, but two of the jumbles were new. We’ve seen both “zarro” and “tocipe” before. The answer letter layout made for another fine jumble. And, it’s a very cool cartoon! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR