Fashion model (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Feuding fashion models.
MOSTP = STOMP, LEERD = ELDER, PACTEC = ACCEPT, DARIHO = HAIRDO — Giving us: STOEERAPTHAD
Clue/Question: The fashion model didn’t like her new competition and thought she – – –
English: Photographing a model (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: POSED A THREAT
(Great groaner of a pun! A real stinker! There are no new clue words, and, for a change, only one of the jumbles is new. Only “leerd” is new. FYI: The clue word “accept” is one of those words that spells out alphabetically. The answer letter layout was an admirable jumble in its own right. No giveaways. And, the cartoon was trés chic! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Jammin’ with the boys!
KINKE = KNIFE, KAWET = TWEAK, SERDYS = DRESSY, RVAYIA = AVIARY — Giving us: IFETWEDESSAIR
Clue/Question: Mick and Keith worked on “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” until they – – –
Answer: WERE SATISFIED
(Do you realize that this song is 50 years old this year?!!! Wow! That is hard to believe. Mick and Keith are still going strong though. Keith even released a new CD this year, called Crosseyed Heart. The single Trouble is pretty good too. Check out the Related Articles below for the link.
There were no new clue words today, but two of the jumbles came up as new. We’ve seen both “finke” and “serdys” before. It took a couple of looks to figure out “aviary”. The answer letter layout was excellent. A really great cryptic jumble. The cartoon is priceless. A great likeness of the guys and the times. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Thanks to the Veterans. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Roommates lament.
SIDYA = DAISY, SOREA = AROSE, CDENHR = DRENCH, RACDOC = ACCORD — Giving us: DYASDEARD
Clue/Question: When his girlfriend broke up with him on a Friday, the weekend started on a – – –
Thornton veterans logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
( . . . in the park. I think was the 4th of July. Happy Five on Five Day! Yes, it’s 11111-5 Day, for all you numerologists out there! Here on earth, specifically in the U.S., it’s also Veterans Day! Go out and thank a vet today, and remember them always.
No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new. We have seen “sidya” before. The answer letter layout was wonderfully cryptic. The quotation marks and the clue/question set things up, so the answer wasn’t a real head-scratcher. Great cartoon of slacker roommates! Maybe this was Jeff, back in his college days? Spoiler alert: They get back together, and live happily ever after. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
English: Bowling balls at Woodland Bowl, Indianapolis, Indiana (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: League night at the lanes.
YTIKT = KITTY, GLICO = LOGIC, LINTOO = LOTION, SARTYA = ASTRAY — Giving us: KTGIINSR
Clue/Question: The handsome bowler was – – –
English: Bowling Pins (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(I don’t know. It’s kind of hard to pin down. Maybe it’s because he has forehead to spare, or I just don’t like his frame, but I’m not seeing it. He looks like a bit of a turkey to me. Maybe the ladies just like his approach, or were impressed with his ham bone. I think these ladies just have their minds in the gutters, and want to get him split between the bedposts, if you ask me.
We did not have any new clue words today, but we did have three new jumbles. They have used “glico” before. The answer letter layout was a beautiful jumble. It would make you think if you didn’t pick up on the pun right off the hook. The cartoon is pretty cool. Right up Jeff’s ally. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
HairFollicle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: There’s no escaping acne.
SOKIK = KIOSK, NERDT = TREND, DOGRUN = GROUND, HBRARO = HARBOR — Giving us: KITENGRUABO
Clue/Question: The prison inmate used acne cream because he was – – –
English: candy acne logo collaboration (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: BREAKING OUT
(Keep those pores clean! The clue words were all old favorites today, with three of the jumbles being new. We have definitely seen “sokik” before. The answer letter layout was a wonderful jumble, that gave nothing away. This was one of those figurative and literal puns, and the clue/question set it up so it would be pretty hard to miss. The cartoon’s dialog was like a bonus clue. Super cartoon though. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Temperance bearing an hourglass; detail of Lorenzetti’s Allegory of Good Government, 1338 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Chubby musician’s malaise.
SUDOE = DOUSE, LOFDO = FLOOD, RIDFAT = ADRIFT, QICATU = ACQUIT — Giving us: DSEFLDAIFAIT
Clue/Question: The violinist went to the doctor because he wasn’t – – –
Scroll and pegbox, correctly strung (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: FIT AS A FIDDLE
Hourglass (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(I wonder where that expression ever came from? Is it a reference to the semi-hourglass shape of fiddles, or do you think it’s more about the tautness of the strings? Hmm! There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new. We have seen “sudoe” before. It took me a little time to figure out “acquit”. The answer letter layout was admirably cryptic. A very fine jumble. Very straight forward cartoon. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Rodeo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Git along ‘lil dogie.
PENIT = INEPT, TOAIR = RATIO, WORNAD = ONWARD, QUAPOE = OPAQUE — Giving us: IETRTIONDOP
Clue/Question: The cowboy didn’t want to participate in the rodeo, but he got – – –
Cowboys branding a calf in fenced area. South Dakota, 1888. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: ROPED INTO IT
(Whoopee ti yi yo! Very appropriate rodeo pun! There were no new clue words this day, but two of the jumbles came up as new. They have definitely used “penit” and “toair” before. The answer letter layout was an excellent jumble. Very cryptic. The cartoon did a nice job of capturing the feel of a rodeo. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR