Visual Description: The reading.
FOLYT = LOFTY, FIWST = SWIFT, LOBDUE = DOUBLE, SLOYGS = GLOSSY — Giving us: LOWIDLGO
Clue/Question: She inherited enough to start her business, thanks to her grandmother’s – – –
Answer: GOOD WILL
(Nice pun! There are no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new. The guys have used “folyt” before. “Glossy” is a word that spells out in alphabetical order. The answer letter layout was nicely cryptic. Nothing about it was obvious. The cartoon looks all official and legal-like. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: The Canasta brothers.
ZADDE = DAZED, NALST = SLANT, TOOLIN = LOTION, MURSEM = SUMMER — Giving us: DAEDSLALOOSMME
Clue/Question: The twins turning 80 didn’t want a party, just the – – –
Answer: SAME OLD, SAME OLD
(They just as likely – maybe even more so – could be playing Bridge. Canasta just sounds like a card game that 80 somethings would play. Any 80 somethings out there want to weigh in on this? There were no new clue words today, and only two of the jumbles were new. We’ve definitely seen “nalst” and “mursem” before. The answer letter layout looked a little imposing at first, but it really didn’t take me long to see the answer. A 14-letter answer, for a non-Sunday Jumble, is very impressive. I can see some of you getting caught up in something more card related, for the answer. The repetitive nature of the answer does play into the twin aspect. Cute cartoon. The one brother seems a bit more robust than his twin. Maybe the littler one is suffering from osteoporosis. He probably shouldn’t have smoked so much, and he should have drank more milk! LOL. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
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: 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
Visual Description: Kitchen table budget meeting.
WOLFN = FLOWN, ALFIL = FLAIL, TAHTCY = CHATTY, GIPELT = PIGLET — Giving us: FONFIAYPG
Clue/Question: They decided to double-up on their mortgage payments, and it was – – –
Answer: PAYING OFF
(Very nice pun. Not stinky in the least. We have another new clue word today, in “flail”! That’s either the second, or third, new word in a week. I know we had REALLY just yesterday, and we had HOTTER a few days before that. Hoyt is really keeping ralis95 busy, updating his world famous clue word database! Three of the jumbles came up as new. We’ve definitely seen “wolfn” before. The answer letter layout was another fine jumble. Jeff’s great cartoon, its dialog, and the leading nature of the clue/question made the solve pretty much a no-brainer, for me. It looks like yesterday’s Jumble gave many of you a little trouble! Lots of queries, and a good number of comments. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Charity in the pews.
VICLI = CIVIL, UCCHO = COUCH, YELRAL = REALLY, SETORE = STEREO — Giving us: VILCOCLLYTEE
Clue/Question: The churchgoers passed around the offering plate – – –
(Wonderful pun! We actually had a new clue word today, in “really”. No, I mean REALLY? This has never been used as a clue word before??? I guess truth IS stranger than fiction! We have seen the jumble “vicli” before. Have you guys noticed that the first two clue words often start with the same letter? I hope David doesn’t make this a regular habit! The answer letter layout was also a wonderful jumble. And, the cartoon did a great job of telling the story. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Silent appreciation.
YTUNT = NUTTY, TINNH = NINTH, IDTEGS = DIGEST, OSMCSO = COSMOS — Giving us: NTTNINDIETOMO
Clue/Question: He thanked his mime teacher, but was told – – –
Answer: DON’T MENTION IT
(Brilliant! One of the best Jumbles in quite a while. And, one of the only ones – that I can think of – with people in it, that has no dialog in the cartoon! There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new. Dave has used “tinnh” before. The answer letter layout was a nicely challenging jumble. I had to solve DON’T first, and that was pretty obvious. Getting MENTION IT was not too hard after writing out the remaining letters. The mimes in the cartoon were fantastic. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR