Cropped screenshot of Max Baer Jr., Nancy Kulp and Sharon Tate from the television series The Beverly Hillbillies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Small town medical concerns.
CLEEX = EXCEL, TAPRA = APART, LICCIN = CLINIC, TONKYT = KNOTTY — Giving us: EEAPICNT
Clue/Question: The doctor would eventually feel at home in the new town, if he had enough – – –
Northern Exposure (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(Reminds me a little of that show from the ’90s, Northern Exposure! I always liked that show. It was another of those fish out of water tales. Sorta like The Beverly Hillbillies, or Third Rock From the Sun, but it was an hour long semi-drama. And, instead of it being a family from elsewhere, trying to understand conventional American culture, it was a – mainly – conventional American – a nice Jewish boy from Brooklyn – trying to understand a quirky, but fairly diverse, rural Alaskan town. It starred Rob Morrow, as newly minted Dr. Joel Fleischman, and Janine Turner and John Corbett. Lots of fun characters on the show!
All of today’s clue words are old friends, and only two of the jumbles are coming up as new. Not sure if I mentioned this before, but “knotty” is one of those words that spells out alphabetically. The answer letter layout wasn’t obvious to me. The cartoon’s dialog and the clue/question set up the answer very well. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
A woman blowing a bubble (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: A sticky situation.
CHAWT = WATCH, NUROD = ROUND, CANMEE = MENACE, TAUDEP = UPDATE — Giving us: WHOUECEDT
Clue/Question: After spitting out his bubble gum on the sidewalk, the teen was – – –
English: Bubblegum alley in San Luis Obispo, California USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: CHEWED OUT
(Seemingly, it’s getting worse by the minute! It’s an age old problem, but this age of wireless, handheld devices seems to be speeding up the process. Not listening to their parents, and other adults, isn’t exactly a new phenomena, but nowadays they hardly ever even look at you. Their heads are always down, looking at their screens. Makes it pretty tough to learn by example.
There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles seem to be new. We have definitely seen “canmee” before. The answer letter layout was great. The cartoon and the dialog helped to get the answer. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Christmas postcard, 1911 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Elf meets Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.
RUPEN = PRUNE, GREEM = MERGE, KINSYT = STINKY, MERTAT = MATTER — Giving us: RNMRGIKYMAE
Clue/Question: At Santa’s workshop, there was plenty of – – –
Kravlenisse (maybe Christmas elf ?), a Danish Christmas tradition (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(Another unnecessary compound word! But, it’s Christmas! So, who really cares? All of today’s clue words are old friends, and two of the jumbles are new. We’ve seen “greem” and “rupen” before. The answer letter layout did a bang-up job of hiding the answer. Another great jumble. The cartoon is a lot of fun. It really looks like Will Farrell in the upper right, and I like the limbo-ing elves, led by Hermey. Santa, Rudolph and the lecherous elf, and the mistletoe victim complete the picture. Merry Christmas to all! It’s a great day to make merry. Or, if you’re married . . . to a gal named Mary . . . Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
English: Photo of a stone fireplace. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Of home and hearth.
GIWEH = WEIGH, SOMEO = MOOSE, BILAVE = VIABLE, LUURYN = UNRULY — Giving us: WGHMOSIAEUNR
Clue/Question: The fireplace in their new home made for a nice – – –
English: Fireplace. For more translations SEE BELOW (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(Another long answer. I was a little surprised that it was a one word answer. I didn’t realize that it was a compound word. Maybe if enough of us start writing compoundword – like this – one day it too will become a compound word . . . or a compoundword! Hey, why not?!?!
No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles were new. Only “someo” has been used before. Wonderfully cryptic answer letter layout again! If you had to rely on only it for the answer you might have been in trouble. The cartoon reminds me of a current commercial, where this young adult son is showing his father NYC. Not sure what it’s for. Maybe a credit card? The guy playing the father is just a little too cool and reserved, for my taste. Whatever. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Cuisine cajun – porc et jambalaya (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: The soul of Creole.
KALYE = LEAKY, LADYM = MADLY, GUDYOH = DOUGHY, BARJEB = JABBER — Giving us: LAMAUYJBE
Clue/Question: When the “punny” puzzle makers went out to eat, they enjoyed the – – –
Jambalaya with chicken, sausage, rice, tomatoes, celery, and spices. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(The restaurant was having a little fun with our buddies! We have another new clue word today, in “doughy”. Put down the eggnog, ralis95! It’s once again, time to update your world famous clue word database. Two of the other jumbles came up as new, with “kalye” having been used before. The answer letter layout was a nifty jumble, that didn’t give the answer away. You had to pick up on the dialog and the menu to get the answer. It looks like the waitress is even holding a newspaper, showing the Jumble. Lot’s of fun! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
A stereotypical caricature of a pirate. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Early American rip-off.
SCEEA = CEASE, KARCO = CROAK, NARMEN = MANNER, CURNBH = BRUNCH — Giving us: CAAKAERBUN
Clue/Question: How much did the pirate pay for the corn?
Photo of The Puffy shirt on display at the Smithsonian museum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: A BUCK AN EAR
(MAJOR groans! This is one of the oldest jokes in the books. But, I believe the original gag revolved around pirates’ earrings. Anyhow, there were no new clue words today. Our pal, ralis95, can stand down. Three of the jumbles came up as new, with “narmen” having been used before. The answer letter layout was a nifty, cryptic jumble. The cartoon makes up for the stale joke. A real spiffy looking pirate, with a puffy shirt, pantaloons, snee, and a corsair’s hat. And, we also got the classic sinking sailboat on the horizon! All in all a fine Jumble . . . me hearties! Be well and do good, friends. Don’t take any wooden doubloons!) — YUR
Русский: Хирург Эльчин Велиевич Мамедов на операции (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Cheaper than plastic surgery.
RITYD = DIRTY, THURT = TRUTH, CADIZO = ZODIAC, SOLONE = LOOSEN — Giving us: DTRTDICOOE
Clue/Question: The surgeon didn’t like his photo, so he – – –
English: conducting the procedure morfoliposkulpture (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: DOCTORED IT
(Not bad. It’s eliciting just a mild case of groaning. Surprisingly, we have a new clue word today, in “loosen”! This can now be added to the world famous ralis95 clue word database. Only the jumble for “truth” has been used before, all others are coming up as new. The word “dirty” spells out alphabetically. The answer letter layout was another masterful jumble. And, another fine cartoon. It looks like the good doctor might have also shaved/carved off a few pounds in his pic. Aah . . . vanity! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR