Visual Description: Tornado Alley cats.
YAONN = ANNOY, EEZIS = SEIZE, TANYIV = VANITY, TALFUN = FLAUNT — Giving us: NNOSIEVNIFLU
Clue/Question: Storm chasers who are too intent on getting close to a twister have – – –
Answer: “FUNNEL“ VISION
(Among other things! Excellent pun! There were no new clue words today. Either all of the jumbles were new, or maybe just some of them, or none of them were. WordPress is pushing their newer Compose/Post screen, and the Tags section behaves differently. I didn’t struggle with any of them though. The answer letter layout is another master jumble. I don’t think that it gives a thing away. The cartoon does a wonderful job of catching the crazed look of the storm chasers. You have to have a couple of loose screws to see a tornado approaching, and instead running away from it, you run towards it. I know why they do it, but it’s still nutty. I also liked the name on their analytic machine. Though, I do think the real Toto probably had the sense to high-tail it out of there. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Very strange photo shoot.
LAMTE = METAL, SAIBS = BASIS, CNURHB = BRUNCH, LAPOWL = WALLOP — Giving us: METBASBUHALOP
Clue/Question: The fashion shoot featured a model dressed as a hitchhiker with – – –
Answer: “A–POSABLE“ THUMB
(Now, that’s a real groaner of a pun! We had no new clue words, but all of the jumbles came up as new, to me. And, none of them were super obvious. Super-duper answer letter layout! Very cryptic, today. I thought you had to work to get the answer. Effective cartoon. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Behind the scenes of The Biggest Loser.
FINKE = KNIFE, NILTG = GLINT, TALETT = TATTLE, PHORYT = TROPHY — Giving us: KIEGLIATTLTHY
Clue/Question: His diet and exercise program succeeded. He lost weight because he didn’t – – –
Answer: TAKE IT LIGHTLY
(Classic pun. I definitely would not call this an easy puzzle! None of the clue words were new, but three of the jumbles came up as new to me. Only “finke” has definitely been used before. The answer letter layout was stupendous. I don’t think it gave anything away. Cute cartoon. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: A mixed-monster-marriage.
VAREB = BRAVE, GREEM = MERGE, LOSIRA = SAILOR, LAWNTU = WALNUT — Giving us: REMEGSOW
Clue/Question: The monsters’ toddler wouldn’t be hideous enough to scare people until he – – –
Answer: GREW SOME
(Marvelous! A great pun of gruesome. There were no new clue words, today. But, all of the jumbles appear as new to me. I actually had to back into “sailor”. I didn’t give it a ton of thought. Sometimes backing into a tough jumble word is just more expedient. The answer letter layout was top-notch too. And the cartoon was priceless! Frankenstein’s monster and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. But, phew! That is one homely kid! It won’t take him too long to get to hideous. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Leroy and Loretta . . . discussing the law.
CREMY = MERCY, HEOSU = HOUSE, BTHOLC = BLOTCH, HLIFTY = FILTHY — Giving us: MEHBTIL
Clue/Question: If her husband didn’t buckle up while driving, she was going to – – –
Answer: BELT HIM
(I don’t know, guys. Domestic abuse is a very touchy subject, these days! Okay. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get serious. There were no new clue words, today. But, all of the jumbles came up as new, for me. None were all too difficult. The answer letter layout was very good, for only seven letters. Jeff could have asked Bill Hoest to draw today’s cartoon! That would have been fun. My paper doesn’t carry The Lockhorns. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual description: In a haste to get well.
NUGTS = STUNG, CMIRP = CRIMP, AREYTE = EATERY, UXESOD = EXODUS — Giving us: SUNCRIETROUS
Clue/Question: He couldn’t train for the marathon because his cold had to – – –
Answer: RUN ITS COURSE
(An old fashioned groaner of a pun! There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles appear new, to me. Only “nugts” could be verified on my end. I had some trouble with both “eatery” and “exodus”. Not to the extent of having to back into them, but they weren’t gimmes, by any means. The answer letter layout was good, but not super. The cartoon was just kind of basic stuff today, too. Nothing to get too excited about. We’s gots ta take da mediocre wit da brilliant, folks! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
PS. No idea where the pictures and related stories went. WordPress giveth, and WordPress taketh away. Always with no warning or explanation. — YUR
Visual Description: Behind the runway.
HELIW = WHILE, TAIRO = RATIO, AAINUG = IGUANA, CICINO = ICONIC — Giving us: WHERTGNAINI
Clue/Question: For the fashion model, always being on a diet and counting calories was – – –
Answer: WEARING THIN
(Great pun! No new clue words today, but we do have a few new jumbles, in “heliw”, “aainug” and “cicino”. They are all new to me. Nice answer letter layout. The cartoon is sadly too true. These poor girls basically starve themselves, to fit into this perverse media driven perception of “beauty”. The funny thing – or, sad thing – is that it’s more directed to women than men. Most men prefer the natural curves of real women, to the sallow stick figures that grace the fashion magazines. It’s not healthy. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR