English: Los Angeles Lakers Magic Johnson and Boston Celtics Larry Bird in Game two of the 1985 NBA Finals at Boston Garden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Hoopster hitting Chi-town, via charter flight.
MULAQ = QUALM, VELLE = LEVEL, NATLEG = TANGLE, RICNOM = MICRON — Giving us: ALEVTGIRN
Clue/Question: Basketball players enjoy away games because this is allowed.
Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell during a basketball game (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(Nice pun. But, the truth of the matter is these days – in the NBA, at least – that refs rarely call traveling infractions. Not that many of these prima donnas actually have the balls to take it to the hoop these days, but when the few do, they all take three or four steps, and the refs allow it! Because now they say it’s part of making their move. Bullshit! By the rules – that most of us learned the game by – it’s still traveling, but the game has devolved over the years. In my opinion, the three-point shot has made the game nearly unwatchable, anyway. Too little mixing it up means too little defense means too many three-point attempts means too many over-inflated rebound numbers means they’ve lost me as a fan. Real fans want more action in the paint, and more taking it to the hole. Oh, by the way, most of my basketball opinion comes via being a Knicks’ fan. Maybe I should just switch my allegiance to a team that plays a more all around kind of game. Does that even exist anymore???
Guess what, kids? There were two brand new clue words today! Hoyt gave us both “qualm” and “micron” for the first time. I had to pen them in lightly at first to see how the letters would work with the final answer. THEY WORKED! ralis95 has a little work to do, updating his clue word database. The answer letter layout was also very impressive. It took me a couple of minutes to put it together. Very likely due to my feelings about the state of the sport. Cool cartoon, Knurek. It wouldn’t surprise me if some of you had some difficulty with today’s Jumble. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
English: HMCS Rainbow through a porthole (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Just average shipboard pupils.
DUPEP = UPPED, HATSS = STASH, ONTAAS = SONATA, WESASE = SEESAW — Giving us: UDSTSSNTEEA
Clue/Question: The Oceanography class consisted of – - -
Boat on slovenian sea (near Piran) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: “SEA“ STUDENTS
(And through the porthole we see the classic sinking sailboat on the horizon! I think it’s in their contract. They HAVE TO give us a certain number of sinking sailboats on the horizon each year, or else they’ll be replaced . . . by ralis95 and Art Shapiro! Oh! You don’t think they’re watching you, Hoyt and Knurek? Well guess again, buckos! These guys are waiting in the wings, and they’re chomping at the bit. You’ve already got that one strike against you, for allowing that plural word a few weeks ago. And, our lawyers are scouring your contract, searching for other possible infractions! That’s right, guys. No one stays on top forever. Flying high in April, shot down in May. That’s life, bitches. Nothing personal though. It’s just bidness.
Some fun jumbling today. No new clue words, but I liked both “sonata” and “seesaw”. The answer letter layout was mighty fine. The cartoon might not have worked if not for the Cs on their exams. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving yesterday! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: At the end of THE meal.
MULPB = PLUMB, HUBMT = THUMB, TENCIE = ENTICE, RADNOG = DRAGON — Giving us: PLBUBTIEDGO
English: PERSIAN GULF (Nov. 27, 2008) Capt. Robert P. Irelan, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7), speaks to Marines and sailors before carving the turkey for the Thanksgiving dinner for Marines and Sailors aboard Iwo Jima. The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Iwo Jima Strike Group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Patrick M. Johnson-Campbell/Released) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Clue/Question: The Thanksgiving turkey was so good that everyone – - -
English: Thanksgiving Dinner, Falmouth, Maine, USA 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: GOBBLED IT UP
(I’m just wondering if the word “gobble” existed, as a word, prior to someone deciding that turkeys speak in gobbles? Hmm. I could look it up, I suppose. But, I’d rather open it up to my highly intelligent readers! Who can educate their dear old Uncle on this matter???
Tried and true clue words today. Only the jumbling of “thumb” was new to me. Super job on the answer letter layout! Nothing giving anything away. Nice, intimate family gathering, Jeff. That’s it, folks. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Be well, be safe and do good, friends.) — YUR
Ten-pin bowling in action (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Yea, though he bowls through the alley of the shadow of death.
FRADT = DRAFT, NAYEH = HYENA, SORMEK = SMOKER, LUPTIP = PULPIT — Giving us: DRAHNAOERPPI
Clue/Question: The finale of the bowling tournament was so exciting that you could – - -
bowling pin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: HEAR A PIN DROP
(Very nice. Look how intense our hero is. That’s his spare stare. Can he make it? I Billieve he can! That was for my buddy, WIMPY. No new clue words, but some fun jumbling. I thought “smoker” was pretty challenging. The answer letter layout was beautiful. I appreciate the letter groupings in the clue words. Makes it easier for me to color and embolden! Loved the cartoon. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
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Gambling (Photo credit: sincerelyhiten)
Visual Description: A ritzy alpine gambling den.
TILIM = LIMIT, SUQAH = QUASH, GEHGAL = HAGGLE, PYMSIK = SKIMPY — Giving us: ITASHHGESK
Clue/Question: The mountaintop casino featured – - -
Pair of Dice (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: HIGH STAKES
(Not a bad pun! I’m not in favor of the proliferation of these gambling establishments. I think, in the long run especially, it – gambling – is much more damaging than the other two traditional societal taboos: drugs and prostitution. It’s every bit as – if not moreso – addictive, and it can destroy both the individual and entire families. I also see it as part of the increasing transferal of wealth, that has been taking place over the last 30 odd years. Lots and lots of individuals lose more and more money, while these corporate entities get richer and richer. Their lobbyists push for it, so the politician$ get behind it, under the pretense of job creation and revenue that will “help fund education.” Most of the jobs are of the low-paying, highly transient variety, and the education angle was already played when states started to promote the Lottery. The lotteries are bigger than ever, but how is the state of education in this country? Hardly commensurate, my friends. If it were would we be dragging up this same haggard gambit? Expanded casino gambling was recently passed in New York state because the only thing the people heard were all the positive praises . . . paid for by the gambling industry. Just the pros. No commercials from the cons. Will we ever learn?
Great clue word jumbling and answer letter layout. Swell cartoon, too. Be well and do good, friends. Remember friends, the house always wins!) — YUR
Part of car front suspension and steering mechanism: tie rod, steering arm, king pin axis (using ball joints). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Truck up on a lift. Driver over a barrell.
RUJOR = JUROR, HUNLC = LUNCH, MEDCOY = COMEDY, NYSINK = SKINNY — Giving us: OCHEDSK
Clue/Question: After getting the bill for his truck’s new suspension system, he was – - –
Woodgas Pickup Truck (Photo credit: Scott Beale)
(Boy, can I relate to that! I’ve got two old cars, and it seems like every few weeks one of them is in the shop for something. Recently, both of my cars had break-down cooling system problems, within 4 days of each other. Luckily, I was able to avoid towing, but I was forced to rent vehicles both times. None of today’s clue words look new to me. ralis95 can verify this on his own. I liked the jumblings of “skinny” and “comedy”. Fine answer letter layout. And, a great cartoon. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
English: Law Firm Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Lawyers’ welcome.
YEMMAH = MAYHEM, DOHSUL = SHOULD, RAGCIL = GARLIC, SEFWET = FEWEST, TEINNY = NINETY, REMTAK = MARKET — Giving us: AHSHDRIFSNEMAK
Clue/Question: When the attorney became a partner, he received – - -
English: Icon of Law Firm–owned by user. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: FIRM HANDSHAKES
(Nice, big and challenging answer! The answer letter layout made it fairly difficult to figure out. “Mayhem” is a great clue word, but none of the clue words were new today. The jumblings of “garlic” and “ninety” were new though. Great cartoon. Be well, do good.) — YUR
Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona (Photo credit: james_gordon_losangeles)
Visual Description: Trouble at the Not-So-O.K. Corral.
SSEEN = SENSE, TRUBL = BLURT, EUNNOR = NEURON, WALLUF = LAWFUL — Giving us: SEBTNAUL
Clue/Question: The out-of-control horse was – - -
Bucking Bronco (Photo credit: mattlehrer)
(Where’s the Horse Whisperer when you need him? Decent pun. No new clue words, but some good jumbling. It’s always a little tough coming up with “neuron”. Marvelous job on the answer letter layout. I’ll take this cartoon as an omen that the Denver Broncos will defeat the New England Patriots tomorrow night! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
English: King Kong in Dublin. St. Patric’s celebration. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: The Kong pulling a Trump-move.
PBMIL = BLIMP, TANGI = GIANT, PRNUSG = SPRUNG, DERCUE = REDUCE — Giving us: BPGISRNEDE
Clue/Question: After he won the lottery, King Kong became a – - -
this girl represents the upcoming king kong video game (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: BIG SPENDER
(This is HUUU-GE! People are going to want to do this Jumble OVER and OVER and OVER AGAIN!!! No new clue words, but some great jumblings. I liked “reduce” and “giant”. Pretty good answer letter layout too. And, how do you not like a cartoon with King Kong in a Donald Trump wig?!! Beautiful! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Kodak Theatre entertainment and shopping complex, Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: A Hollywood hand-up.
RUSTM = STRUM, VECOT = COVET, AMSEES = SESAME, KUREEB = REBUKE — Giving us: TRCTSSARUK
Clue/Question: After bumping into the celebrity on the street, she was – - -
Halloween in West Hollywood, California. No, Lily is not a midget (she’s 5-4) so it gives you an idea how tall these women were. And why did I take a photo of these two? Why do you think?!! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: STAR STRUCK
Halloween carnival revelers in West Hollywood (Photo credit: s.p.n.)
(Hey. I was just out there a few weeks ago. Believe me, if there’s one place you don’t want to be driving on Halloween night, it’s Hollywood. Specifically, Hollywood Boulevard, but also the 101, and pretty much every street in the vicinity. What a nightmare! No new clue words, but some interesting jumbling. I liked both “covet” and “sesame”. Great job on the answer letter layout too. Fun cartoon. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR