Robin Hood statue in Nottingham (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: A crowning event.
TIGLU = GUILT, NETVE = EVENT, REVGNO = GOVERN, DIRBOF = FORBID — Giving us: GIENGNRI
Clue/Question: There wasn’t a cloud in the sky when the new king began – – –
Crowns (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“With a furious stroke, the stranger struck Robin off his balance” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(A good, olde fashioned, stinky pun! Probably because they didn’t have a sewage system in those days! We have no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new, for me. I found none to be difficult though. The answer letter layout was sufficiently cryptic. Another good jumble. A great period cartoon. I half expected to see Robin Hood scaling the castle wall. Be well and do good, citizens.) — YUR
English: The markers in a standard 10-pack of Crayola Markers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: A highlight in writing history.
REAWF = WAFER, MURYM = RUMMY, OPSYKO = SPOOKY, NOFYLD = FONDLY — Giving us: WARRMMSKODY
Clue/Question: The inventor of the felt tip pen said, “These will be a big hit, – – – “
English: Detail of felt tipped calligraphy pen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: MARK MY WORDS
(Okay, so the highlighter actually came much later. The first Magic Markers! Nice little bonus clue, there in the narrative, guys. Surprisingly, “spooky” is coming up as a new word! Seems like we’ve seen it before, but maybe it came out on a Sunday, before ralis95 was looking for them. Maybe our newer friend, Bob, can confirm? All of the jumbles are coming up as new for me. Great job with the answer letter layout! Another great cryptic jumble. And, I always enjoy the period cartoons. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
English: American cartoonist Stephan Pastis at Helsinki Comics Festival, 2011. Suomi: Yhdysvaltalainen sarjakuvapiirtäjä Stephan Pastis Helsingin Sarjakuvafestivaaleilla, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Dr. Emmett Brown (II).
ATAEB = ABATE, CUPHO = POUCH, SERYDS = DRESSY, BINGOX = BOXING — Giving us: AAPCDRSOI
Clue/Question: When the surgeon met himself in a parallel universe, it was a – – –
Emmett Brown (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(I get the feeling Jeff’s been hanging out with Stephan Pastis lately! It’s a great pun though. There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up new for me. I thought the answer letter layout was another excellent jumble. Great cartoon. I haven’t seen the Back To The Future movies in quite some time, but they were always a favorite. Christopher Lloyd was great as Doc. Ya know, my paper doesn’t carry Pearls Before Swine, but I did see it earlier this week. Stephan scored a triple with his. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
English: Kursaal in Bad Ems, staircase (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Poorly organized contractor.
NYORI = IRONY, SYMUH MUSHY, ROPSNE = PERSON, COSETK = SOCKET — Giving us: IMSPSSET
Clue/Question: The staircase wasn’t going to be finished on schedule because of all the – – –
English: Staircase in Copenhagen University Library (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Stairs to Kampung Naga with a total of 450 staircases (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(Very apropos pun! No new clue words today, but all of the jumbles are coming up as new. I had a little trouble getting “person”! But, at least I didn’t have to back into it. The answer letter layout was very good. And the cartoon does a great job of setting things up. Be well and do good, friends! Happy Earth Day!) — YUR
Visual Description: Sydney’s Sweet Sixteen!
HEWLE = WHEEL, KREYP = PERKY, THOOSE = SOOTHE, TAANSO = SONATA — Giving us: WEPRSTESNA
Clue/Question: They would let her open her birthday gifts after everyone – – –
Answer: WAS PRESENT
(Very nice. That’s a good dad, who – very publicly – celebrates in his children’s milestones and accomplishments! We had no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new for me. Only the one for “soothe” could be confirmed as definitely having been used before. The answer letter layout was sufficiently cryptic, but the cartoon setup made the answer fairly obvious. I hope Sydney enjoys her big day. Next step is a learner’s permit! Who has the more patience – and nerves – to sit in the passenger seat while she learns, mom or dad??? Let the games begin! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Myth Thang!
RUYRH = HURRY, GUHRS = SHRUG, NERTEL = RELENT, NADRIC = RANCID — Giving us: HUYSHGEETACI
Clue/Question: The Cyclops couldn’t help but notice the new arrival after she – – –
Answer: CAUGHT HIS EYE
(Ooh! Good stinky pun. We even have a new clue word, in “shrug”, and it looks like all the jumbles are new today. I thought “rancid” was a pretty tough solve. The answer letter layout was outstanding! And, the cartoon was tons of fun. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR