English: Grand Canyon view from Hermit’s Rest (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Down in the valley, valley so . . .
NURKT = TRUNK, TAHEW = WHEAT, MOYLOG = GLOOMY, NOYTBU = BOUNTY — Giving us: UNWAGLBO
Clue/Question: The new one-story house for sale at the bottom of the Grand Canyon was a – – –
Grand Canyon, from South Rim near Visitor Center (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(How quaint! Little House on the Floodplain. I kind of doubt that this little house would have the staying power of yesterday’s Jumble! We had over 4300 queries yesterday, mainly because of that Jumble. Today’s, by comparison, was much easier. All old favorite clue words, and two of the jumbles, “nurkt” and “moylog” have also been used before. The answer letter layout was a nifty jumble, but it couldn’t hide this fairly easy answer. Great, rustic cartoon! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
The ING House nicknamed The Shoe ING Building, Meyer & Van Schooten Architecten (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Conflicting plans?
CRIPE = PRICE, GANTY = TANGY, SWOMID = WISDOM, HESKNA = SHAKEN — Giving us: PRETGYWIOSAN
Clue/Question: He was hoping his mother-in-law would be leaving today, but she had – – –
A battle axe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
HIM BY THE BALLS? No, it’s: STAYING POWER
(I struggled mightily – for me – to get today’s answer. I was nearly going to ask you guys for help. I stopped trying and moved on to the Cryptoquote, and then came back to it. I found the clue words very easily. None of them are new, though three of the jumbles are new. We have seen “cripe” before. Add an S and you get cripes! A euphemism for Christ. The answer letter layout was very cryptic, and a great jumble. It definitely did not help me in getting the answer. I didn’t find anything really leading in the clue/question, or the cartoon’s dialog. I kept looking at the lounger/recliner and the old battle axe’s slippers, versus the suitcase, but I wasn’t putting it all together. I was initially thinking something along the lines of OTHER PLANS, but there were too many letters, and no H or L. I finally decided the first word probably ended with ING, but it still wasn’t jumping off the page at me. Then, the opposite of leaving finally sank in, and . . . well, you know. I guess it coulda been just me. You know, maybe it was time for me to pack it in? Did many of you guys struggle to solve this? Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
traffic jam near Aachen in Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: “Damn this traffic jam . . . “
SVOHE = SHOVE, GINGO = GOING, TEKTIC = TICKET, UNEVEA = AVENUE — Giving us: SOGONICTNE
Clue/Question: The driver with the bad cold, wasn’t happy with all the – – –
Traffic jam on Okipnoj str in Kyiv (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
( . . . how I hate to be late, it hurts my motor to go so slow. Damn this traffic jam, time I get home my supper’ll be cold, damn this traffic jam.” Love that song! James Taylor, babies. No new clue words today. Three of the jumbles came up as new. We’ve seen “unevea” before. The answer letter layout was another super jumble. Very cryptic. And, the cartoon was a lot of fun. But, isn’t traffic always bad on Mondays? Be well and do good, friends. No road rage!) — YUR
Four loaves. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: No show how dough go . . . for nouveau bro.
NAKEL = ANKLE, SOKDU = KUDOS, PUTEYD = DEPUTY, YONWAH = ANYHOW — Giving us: ANKKODETNOW
Clue/Question: The bread company’s top secret recipe was – – –
Bread rolls (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: “KNEAD“ TO KNOW
(Doh! I can’t really say stinky when it comes to fresh-baked bread, now can I! I guess it’s just more of a homophonic pun. There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles appear to be new. I can vouch that we have definitely seen “yonwah” before. Did you know that the singular “kudo” is technically incorrect, but is now considered “acceptable” in today’s English? The answer letter layout was a marvelous jumble. Despite ending in NOW, I don’t think it gave anything away. It reads more as now . . . anyhow. The cartoon was fun! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
octopus vulgaris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Why man created boats!
MAHES = SHAME, CEWIT = TWICE, NEDORT = RODENT, HEYCAP = PEACHY — Giving us: SAMTWIRONPEH
Clue/Question: The antisocial octopus welcomed the unexpected visitor – – –
English: Tide pools octopus. Octopus could go out of the water and move between the pools in low-tide zone. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: WITH OPEN ARMS
(Man created boats because there’s a lot of scary
sh . . . er . . . stuff in the ocean! And should it be unexpected, or unsuspecting??? No, sir. Keep me on good ol’ terra firma, or C-Deck. Preferably at the pool-bar. Suction cups, ink, teeth . . . egads! Not without me can o’ spinach!
It looks like yesterday’s Jumble must have been tougher than I thought! Plenty of queries came in on “DINO-MIGHT”. Today, we actually have a new clue word, in “shame”. It’s surprising that it took this long for the word to be used, but that’s the way it goes sometimes. It can now be added to the world famous ralis95 clue word database. Two of the other jumbles are new today, with “cewit” having been used before. I had a little trouble getting “rodent”. At first I was seeing “tendor”, which might be Latin, but definitely isn’t English. As soon as I realized that was wrong, I saw “rodent”. Very nifty answer letter layout. A beautiful jumble that gave nothing away. The cartoon speaks for itself. That lady is freaking out! So much so she has spit out her snorkel! Actually, octopuses are fascinating creatures and are extremely intelligent. They’ve been on this planet a whole lot longer than we have. And, if we don’t fish them into extinction, or completely destroy their habitats, they’ll likely outlive us. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Josiah Wood Whymper (engraver, 1813-1903) (after a work by Harry Fenn) – Isola Pescatori on Lake Maggiore, 1878. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Blockbuster . . . in more than one way?
LUGEN = LUNGE, AHCOV = HAVOC, DOUPIM = PODIUM, TEPICO = POETIC — Giving us: NGHDIMOTI
Clue/Question: Audiences loved “Jurassic Park” and thought it was – – –
English: Tyrannosaurus Rex pair hunting (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(Where is Jimmy “J.J.” Walker when you need him??? This made for a great pun! M-80s, sometimes referred to as blockbusters, were alleged to be a quarter stick of dynamite! But, I’ve also heard that that is an urban legend.
We had no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new. We’ve seen “tepico” before. Here’s a – mildly – fun fact for you: just as in today’s Jumble, “poetic” follows “podium” in the ralis95 clue word database! The jumble for “podium” was the only one I didn’t get automatically. I had to look at it for half a minute. The answer letter layout was a Top Box Office winner! A beautiful jumble. The cartoon is a lot of fun. From all the glasses, I’m assuming the viewers are watching it in 3-D. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
English: The tennis player Li Na at the 2007 Medibank International in Sydney, Australia. Français : La joueuse de tennis Li Na au Tournoi de Sydney de 2007, à Sidney, en Australie. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Famished tennis player.
MIREG = GRIME, SMYES = MESSY, NIBETT = BITTEN, GAVEOY = VOYAGE — Giving us: GRISSBINVGE
Clue/Question: After playing tennis all day, he was happy for a meal with – – –
Tennis player Robin Ammerlaan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: BIG SERVINGS
(Alright. Not bad. I’m not hearing any major groanings! No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles appear to be new. We have seen “mireg” sometime in the past. The answer letter layout was a fine jumble. Nothing obvious there. And, the cartoon tells a story. Be well and do good in 2016, friends!) — YUR