Visual Description: Majestic jet.
VANLA = NAVAL, NAPAD = PANDA, TROYSM = STORMY, TALYLE = LATELY — Giving us: NAAPDSYLAE
Clue/Question: They parked the new 747 jet in clear view so people could see it – – –
Answer: “PLANE“ AS DAY
(Oh, that’s a beautiful stinker of a pun! I remember when they first came out with these. I was about 11 years old, and they were a huge sensation. A two-story jet plane that was roomy and comfortable. Most definitely NOT like flying today. Today, the airlines are nothing but a bunch of money-grubbing fascists. I love to travel, and I use to love to fly, but I just don’t have the patience to put up with the indignity of the entire industry. Simply put, I despise these colluding leeches. I don’t believe in Hell, but if there was one, I’d wish that they all burn in it. Be like sheep, if you want, but I’m done with their crap. And now, on to the Jumble.
No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles were new. They’ve definitely used “napad” before. I really liked “troysm”. The answer letter layout stumped me for about 10 seconds. The quotation marks were what got me on the right flight path. Great cartoon of the Seattle/Everett area. Is that a Jumbo jet, or a Jumble jet? Lot’s of fun! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Antarctic antics.
LOCTU = CLOUT, EELPO = ELOPE, DARTNS = STRAND, IONLIV = VIOLIN — Giving us: COELTANIOI
Clue/Question: The penguins loved the least-populated continent. They enjoyed the – – –
(Fantastic, stinky pun! Best in quite a while, in my opinion. No new clue words, but three of the jumbles came up as new. They’ve used “loctu” before. I though maybe “strand” might be a new clue word, but I guess they just haven’t used it in a while. The answer letter layout was another wonderful jumble. It gave nothing away. Nice job, David. I wish I had the larger sized Jumble, because I’m sure I’m missing a lot of detail in Jeff’s cartoon. But, puffins and penguins are always cute. Hey! Isn’t that Opus in the background??? He was one of my favorite comics characters. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Ah-nold, pre Pumping Iron.
CADYE = DECAY, GINEV = GIVEN, HIREET = EITHER, SMIWYH = WHIMSY — Giving us: DEAGENTHEWIS
Clue/Question: Would he become a professional bodybuilder? He’d have to – – –
Answer: “WEIGHT“ AND SEE
(Nice pun. All of the clue words were old favorites, but only “cadye” has been used as a jumble before. The other three appear to be new. The answer letter layout was superlative! A first class, super jumble! The cartoon is another Jeff Knurek masterpiece. The parents seem to be eating Vienna sausages! Ah-nold is Austrian! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
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