Visual Description: The baseball rarity.
LEFTE = FLEET, LUVAT = VAULT, SOFAIC = FIASCO, THYPRO = TROPHY — Giving us: FLEULTFAOTRO
Clue/Question: To make the triple play, the defense needed an – – –
Answer: ALL–OUT EFFORT
(Beautiful! I love it! You don’t see triple plays every day! There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new. We’ve seen “luvat” before. Both “fiasco” and “trophy” took me a few seconds to get. The answer letter layout was a marvelous jumble. It did a great job of hiding the answer! The cartoon is a bit of a jumble, with the three defenders at first, but sure, it can happen. Probably the pitcher, and first and second basemen. I really like the dejected guy at second, and the guy who desperately tried to get to first by sliding head first. An overall great jumble. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
PS. These guys were famous for turning double plays, back in the day, but I thought I’d send our guys a little Cubs love, for giving us such a great baseball jumble. — YUR
Visual Description: For better, or for worse?
PEMTT = TEMPT, AUTOQ = QUOTA, CINRIO = IRONIC, CAUVMU = VACUUM — Giving us: TTQIIU
Clue/Question: He complained about his job incessantly. His wife told him to – – –
Answer: QUIT IT
(Not bad. No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new. We’ve definitely seen “pemtt” in the past. None gave me any trouble though. The answer letter layout was a nice jumble, but I thought the answer was fairly obvious. I liked the cartoon. Sharing a couple of brews, out on the porch . . . with the pooch! Good stuff. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Dish-washing . . . on acid.
YALBW = BYLAW, FARET = AFTER, LOBDYL = BOLDLY, SEEMSA = SESAME — Giving us: BLAFERBODSSE
Clue/Question: The sponge came to life and could now talk. Too bad he was so – – –
(Great pun! I loved it. There was a new word today. “Boldly” is not in the ralis95 clue word database. Our friend will need to update the world famous database. Three of the jumbles are new, but we’ve seen “faret” before. The answer letter layout was really great. And, the cartoon is very clever. Spongebob Squarepants is a great character. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Mega-fender-bender.
CURKT = TRUCK, MEZAA = AMAZE, NECTAC = ACCENT, EEPPOL = PEOPLE — Giving us: RCAMACATOP
Clue/Question: After getting into an accident, her new Mercedes was a – – –
Answer: COMPACT CAR
(I’ll say! Nearly a concertina! No new clue words today, however three of the jumbles did come up as new. We’ve had “nectac” in the past. The answer letter layout was a nifty jumble too. Fun cartoon. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
minigun on Humvee (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Humvee’s BIG brother.
PRAAT = APART, KIKAH = KHAKI, GNUUSF = FUNGUS, LEEPTL = PELLET — Giving us: PATKHIFNULLET
Clue/Question: To refuel the armored combat vehicle, they needed to – – –
The HMMWV is a 4WD/AWD that powers all wheels evenly (continuously) via a manually lockable center differential, with Torsen differentials for both front and rear. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: FILL UP THE TANK
(Not that you CAN buy them, but if you COULD, you just know some no-dick d-bag WOULD buy a friggin’ tank! You know it! There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new. We’ve seen “praat” before. I always have to check myself with “khaki”. I keep wanting to spell it “kakhi” like in Gandhi. The answer letter layout made for a wonderful jumble, but Jeff’s great cartoon, and the very carefully worded clue/question made this wonderfully long answer a gimme. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: The flying fishermen?
ZISEE = SEIZE, CEILR = RELIC, ULUYNR = UNRULY, UTXODE = TUXEDO — Giving us: SERERULE
Clue/Question: The fisherman thought he’d hooked a huge one. It didn’t take long until he was – – –
English: Fisherman in a canoe at sunset (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: “REEL“ SURE
(Love it! It’s a classic stinky pun. There were no new clue words today, however three of the jumbles came up as new. We’ve definitely seen “zisee” before. I can’t swear we’ve never seen “ceilr” before, but I do know it’s the alpha order jumble of “relic”. Does anyone know why “seize” doesn’t follow that whole I before E except after C rule? English is such a wacky language! The answer letter layout made for a fun jumble, too. I just helped my daughter buy a couple of rods and reels just a few days ago. I think they had no luck fishing, but they were successful clamming! Fun cartoon. When I was a kid, I used to watch this character named Gadabout Gaddis and his fishing show, The Flying Fisherman. I think it was the forerunner of all fishing shows. Nothing slick about the show’s production, but Gadabout made it entertaining. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Looking lousy on the links.
VORBA = BRAVO, MILTI = LIMIT, DYIMAD = MIDDAY, SENSUL = UNLESS — Giving us: AVLIIDDLES
Clue/Question: Following his friend’s advice instead of seeing his doctor was – – –
English: The driving range High fencing to protect pedestrians. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(Not a bad pun. Reminds me a little of that one shingles medication commercial, where the guy – with shingles – is out at the driving range! When you have the shingles as bad as that guy does, you have no business playing golf. I had a guy who worked for me who had a bad case of shingles and he was out of work for a few weeks. I’ve had one flare up of shingles, and so has my wife, but we were fortunate that they were constrained to a fairly small area, and were nowhere’s near as bad as the poor people you see in the commercials.
All of the clue words are old favorites. A couple of the jumbles were new, but we’ve seen both “milti” and “sensul” in the past. The answer letter layout was a beautiful jumble. It’s a little unusual to have a form of the answer word in the clue/question, but not unheard of. That’s a heck of a hat the one duffer is wearing! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR