English: Italian Playing Cards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Knurek’s knack for subliminal messaging.
RAAMO = AROMA, RADUG = GUARD, NICDDA = CANDID, WESLIV = SWIVEL — Giving us: ARAGRDCNDSWI
Clue/Question: The Jumble artist loved playing Uno with his family, but he didn’t like – – –
English: A Spanish Deck of Cards (1495-1518) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: DRAWING CARDS
English: Kobe Bryant 61 point game against the New York Knicks (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(Great pun, for a great card game! I haven’t played Uno in quite a while, but it’s a fun game. It’s a great family game, but it’s also fun just for the adults. There is another card game, that’s very similar, by the same company I believe, but I don’t remember the name. Maybe, one of you guys know what I’m talking about.
No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new. We have seen “radug” in the past. I thought “nicdda” was a great jumble for “candid”. The answer letter layout was beautifully cryptic. I quickly figured the second word had to be CARDS, but it took me a couple of seconds to see DRAWING in RAGNDWI. But, the word “artist”, in the clue/question, quickly lit the fuse, and . . . boom! There we were! Jeff is – once again – promoting WILCO. “I don’t care anymore.” The lady – his sister? – is acknowledging the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller‘s Day Off. The one boy is rockin’ a Cubs shirt/jersey, and the other is acknowledging the career of Kobe Bryant. All worthy appreciations! The toddler girl just seems happy that she’s getting to play the game. A very nice jumble. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Donald Duck as he first appeared in The Wise Little Hen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Cross-studio negotiations.
RESUH = USHER, BUDTO = DOUBT, COILSA = SOCIAL, PINNAK = NAPKIN — Giving us: USRDOTOCINPK
Clue/Question: When Donald and Daffy teamed up to make a movie, it was a huge – – –
“Train leaving on Track 5…” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(Hey! This is kind of a double pun too. They’re both ducks, and they’re both pros! I love it! Of course, anything with cartoon characters works for me! No new clue words again. Three of the four jumbles came up as new, with only “pinnak” having definitely been used before. The answer letter layout was a superlative jumble. It gave nothing away. I was always a big fan of both of the ducks. Even though they always played second fiddle to Bugs and Mickey, I always thought they were funnier. But then again, I always wanted the Coyote to catch the Road-Runner too! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
English: Stir-fried pea sprouts Français : Pousses de pois poêlées (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: “I think it was the Fourth of July.”
NAPRO = APRON, KKOIS = KIOSK, TEENIC = ENTICE, TRAMWH = WARMTH — Giving us: APOKIKNTEWRH
Clue/Question: Making stir-fried vegetables at the cookout was a – – –
English: Masauras being stir-fried in oil. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: “WOK“ IN THE PARK
(Oooh! That’s a stinky pun! But, I like it. There’s a restaurant by me called the Hard Wok Buffet. I always got a kick out of that name. And, they do serve a very nice buffet, at a very reasonable price. With my wife’s family, we usually end up there after a funeral. Occasionally, for happier gatherings, like birthdays. It’s very convenient.
There are no new clue words today, however three of the jumbles came up as new. We have seen “tramwh” before. None of them gave me any trouble today. The answer letter layout was fantastic. Before looking at the cartoon – which I always do last – I was thinking that the 4-letter word was going to be KNEW or KNOW. But, as soon as I saw the cartoon I got the joke! Cute cartoon. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
English: Tubing on the Esopus Creek in the Catskills (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Drifting down the stream.
RAWEF = WAFER, OTHIS = HOIST, GWILEG = WIGGLE, ONTRYH = THORNY — Giving us: WFEHOITWGLTHO
Clue/Question: He didn’t want to go tubing, but he did to – – –
English: Author: MT Source: Guadalupe River, New Braunfels, TX Date: Summer 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: GO WITH THE FLOW
(Fun little pun! Tubing is a lot of fun! It’s the much more sedate version of white water rafting. No new clue words today, and this was verified by THE very latest edition of the ralis95 clue word database. It arrived in my email yesterday afternoon. We’re up to 3123 words! Three of the jumbles are new though. We’ve definitely seen “rawef” before. It took me a few seconds to see “thorny”, so for me that was the toughest one. The answer letter layout was a masterpiece of a jumble, as it gave nothing away. The cartoon was a lot of fun, and it brought back mostly good memories. I always had a great time, but always ended up with a fairly bad sunburn. I’d put sunblock on, but with all the water it would only last just so long. And, with the drinking of beer, you kind of forget to reapply it. Tubing without beer, you say??? Don’t be ridiculous! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Bowling BIG FLOWER (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Gutter disbelief.
ODWUN = WOUND, RYBUL = BURLY, GEVNOR = GOVERN, SONEOL = LOOSEN — Giving us: WDBLVEROOE
Clue/Question: After rolling 12 strikes in a row for a 300, he was – – –
Ten-pin bowling (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: BOWLED OVER
(Perfect games don’t come around very often. Not even for professionals. I enjoy bowling. I stink at it. But, it’s a great way to kill time with friends, and/or family, while drinking a few brews. No new clue words again today. I hope Dave’s dad is just too busy, with other endeavors, to be looking up new words for us. Three of today’s jumbles came up as new. We have seen “odwun” before. The answer letter layout was a dandy jumble as well. I always enjoy sports cartoons. I see Jeff avoided giving AMF any free advertisement. Hey, they gotta pay to play too! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
PS. I’ll never understand Zemanta! It’s supposed to pick up on what you’ve typed in, and provide you with suitable photos and related articles. Usually, it’s pretty good, but some days, like today, it goes in a completely different direction. As you all can see, I’ve been mentioning bowling, but Zemanta has given me a selection of golf course photos! Looks like I’m going to have to go to manual override. — YUR
This woodcut print by Kubo Shunman, (not Utamaro) shows a party dining at restaurant Shikian (ca. 1786). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: I blame lax parenting skills.
DADED = ADDED, CINEW = WINCE, DIHNED = HIDDEN, MINEUM = IMMUNE — Giving us: DDDWNEHIINE
Clue/Question: When the kids complained at dinner, their parents were being – – –
Calliope Hummingbird / Stellula calliope – female feeding two chicks (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: “WHINED“ AND DINED
(I think the guys pulled this one out of the Classics vault! If you were to cut this stinky pun down you would see as many rings as there are in a Giant Redwood. No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new. We’ve definitely seen “dihned” before. “Cinew” looked familiar, but I didn’t have it in my Tags. Now I do. The answer letter layout was pretty good, but it’s kind of hard to hide certain answers. The cartoon and its dialog did a great job of setting the answer up! Training your kids to eat out, at a nice restaurant, starts at home. After that, you have to frame the event as being “a treat”, and that they have to be on their best behavior. Too many parents today refuse to set any kind of boundaries with their kids, fearing that they’re going to stunt their “creativity” and cause lifelong “resentment”. Utter nonsense. Rules and boundaries, learned at home, prepare children for living in a civil society. It takes some effort and discipline . . . on the parents’ part. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
English: A Little League baseball player squares around to bunt. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Keep him in from the ballgame. Keep him in from the crowds.
RAWRO = ARROW, FOLYT = LOFTY, NORLEG = LONGER, LAPTEL = PALLET — Giving us: AWLYLEPL
Clue/Question: Sick in bed, Mom wouldn’t let him go to practice until he could – – –
Howard J. Lamade Stadium during the 2007 Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: PLAY WELL
( . . . and do good! Of course, Mom is a fan of Uncle Rave’s! Uncle Rave is HUGE with the ladies! LOL! All old favorite clue words again today. Three of the jumbles were new, but “laptel” is an old favorite too. The answer letter layout was a fine jumble, in its own right. Nothing given away. The cartoon shows a very convincing young boy’s bedroom. He’ll have to get well before he can play ball. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR