Visual Description: Another tethered teen or twenty-something.
TERERV = REVERT, RUILOQ = LIQUOR, AKANEW = AWAKEN, SULENS = UNLESS, NONYAC = CANYON, GLIBEO = OBLIGE — Giving us: RTIOWKNNLSCAOOIG
Clue/Question: She told her son to get off Facebook and Twitter to do his chores, but he preferred – – -
Answer: SOCIAL “NOTWORKING“
(Wow! Great pun! This was tough . . . for me, at least. None of the clue words are new, but a good amount of the jumbling was. I didn’t have to back into any of them, but I thought “unless” was fairly tough, and “liquor” really threw me. The answer letter layout was truly a work of art today. For a long time I thought the first word had to be TAKING. And, the second word, being in quotation marks, had to be SNOW something, or something SNOW. After this . . . not working I thought about networking, but there was no E. But, it helped me to see SOCIAL, and then I was able to figure out the pun. Fine cartoon. Two tough Sunday puzzles! Maybe to help us remember that today is Pearl Harbor Day. Be well and do good, my friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: In-game celebration.
SHOTI = HOIST, HGEED = HEDGE, KREMTA = MARKET, SUFEED = DEFUSE — Giving us: HISHEMRDU
Clue/Question: After throwing the touchdown pass to win the game, his teammates – – -
Answer: RUSHED HIM
(I like it! It’s the second football related Jumble to use the word RUSH – in one form or another – in about a week. Don’t fret that our boys are in a rut, friends. I’m sure it’s just a PASSING FANCY. Hey! ‘Tis the season, folks! There were no new clue words, but three of the jumbles were new to me. The answer letter layout was sublime, in my semi-humble opinion. Number 4? Who’s this supposed to be, Favre, or Harbaugh? Only Jeff knows the answer to this, people. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: The foreman’s freak out.
BAROH = ABHOR, LGIRL = GRILL, LEANHI = INHALE, TOSUMT = UTMOST — Giving us: ABOGILINLUMT
Clue/Question: When the machinery at the lumber factory broke down, everyone was – – –
Answer: MILLING ABOUT
(Great pun! No new clue words today. ralis95 can take a break! But, all of the jumbles appear to be new. “Abhor” is one of those rare words that spells out in alphabetical order. The answer letter layout was much more challenging today. The cartoon is destined to be a classic! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Prehistoric; progressive and technophobe.
GINTE = TINGE, OCIVE = VOICE, PAAREP = APPEAR, SOWDAH = SHADOW — Giving us: TINEVOIPPRSHO
Clue/Question: He poked his skeptical buddy with the new spear to – – -
Answer: PROVE HIS POINT
(Wonderful pun. Really top notch! We have a new clue word today in “voice”, plus all of the jumbles seem to be new. Nothing obvious about today’s answer letter layout. Very well constructed. The cartoon is really great. I really should write more, but I’m too tired. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: The soft, medium and hard/firm sell.
SERDS = DRESS, FUNTI = UNFIT, DREEEG = DEGREE, BARBOS = ABSORB — Giving us: RSSUTDEEASR
Clue/Question: He asked if the mattress came with a warranty, and the salesman told him he could – – –
Answer: REST ASSURED
(A little corny. A little predictable. But, I liked the jumbling of the clue words. All but the one for “unfit” are new, from what I could see. None of the clue words are new though. I really like “absorb”, and I had to back into “degree”! I just was not seeing it this morning. The answer letter layout would have been tougher had both sets of words had been switched. UTRSSASRDEE seems a little more cryptic to me. The cartoon was a little on the basic side. I think Jeff probably drew this lying down! JKLOL! That’s it, you Jumble Junkies. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Trendy new caffeine emporium.
WALBY = BYLAW, LATYL = TALLY, FRADYT = DRAFTY, ZERFYN = FRENZY — Giving us: AALDATE
Clue/Question: When she saw the fancy new café that served Earl Gray and Chai, she thought – – –
(Now, that’s a pun! None of today’s clue words are new, but most of the jumbles appear to be new. Only the one for “tally” seems to have been used before . . . from my records. I liked today’s answer letter layout. I didn’t think it was obvious at all. The cartoon is great, with plenty of detail. Tea is a really big deal with the hipster crowd these days. I only drink tea when I’m feeling a little sick, and don’t think I can stomach a coffee. And, I’m still chuckling at the specialty coffee fad! Just give me a plain old black coffee, with a little sugar. Save the drama fo yo mama! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Taking his lumps.
SOJUT = JOUST, CASEE = CEASE, SCACES = ACCESS, ROCXAB = BOXCAR — Giving us: JUTCEESSBOR
Clue/Question: He didn’t want to talk about his wrestling match loss because it was a – – –
Answer: SORE SUBJECT
(I almost put this out there for you guys to solve for me! I was thinking the first word was either JUST or BOUT. I wasn’t seeing SORE at all, for a good while. That’s a testament to a good/tough answer letter layout! We do have a new clue word today, in “boxcar”. Great word. ralis95 has got a little work to do updating his clue word database. All of the jumbles appear to be new today. The great cartoon finally set me on the answer. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR