English: Julius Erving in 1981 performing a slam dunk against the Atlanta Hawks at Omni Coliseum. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: The breakaway steal.
RUYKM = MURKY, SREDS = DRESS, NAWMAL = LAWMAN, APOITU = UTOPIA — Giving us: MKDSLNUA
Clue/Question: After he stole the ball, making the basket was going to be a – – –
NCAA National Championship trophies, rings, watches at UCLA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: SLAM DUNK
(Just in time for today’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game! Neither team has a Michigan jersey. Nor a Syracuse. No new clue words today. Although, we must have seen “lawman” sometime since ralis95 came out with his January version of his clue word database, because the jumble “nawmal” came up as being used. We’ve also seen “apoitu” before. The answer letter layout was great. But, it’s kind of hard to hide a pretty obvious answer. Fine cartoon. May the best playing team win tonight! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
English: Basketball with clock to represent a “current sports or basketball event”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Something I’ve never felt compelled to do.
DEEGH = HEDGE, SIRYK = RISKY, FEALNI = FINALE, SUWINE = UNWISE — Giving us: HEDRISNAENIS
Clue/Question: He planned to wash and wax his car early today and was ready to – – –
carwash (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: RISE AND SHINE
(All familiar clue words today. A couple of the jumbles seem to be new, though we’ve definitely seen “siryk” and “suwine” before. The answer letter layout was the best jumble of the day. If you had to rely on it to get the answer you would be hard pressed to do so. It was the leading nature of the clue/question, combined with the great cartoon – and its dialog – that made the answer pretty evident. All the experts are saying that the University of Syracuse doesn’t stand a chance tonight against North Carolina. Well, 50 years ago they were saying that tiny Texas Western didn’t stand a chance against Adolph Rupp and his University of Kentucky Wildcats. The Miners upset the heavily favored Wildcats 72 – 65. Never say never, folks! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Tarantino’s dream.
REETX = EXERT, ANKET = TAKEN, PROYES = OSPREY, WERTOL = TROWEL — Giving us: EETAESRTEL
Clue/Question: The collector of classic films owned – – –
Answer: “REEL“ ESTATE
(This is a good, stinky pun! And, an overall great Jumble. We have two new clue words today. Yes, our dear friend, ralis95, will have to update his world famous clue word database to include the words “osprey” and “trowel”. The jumble “anket” seems to be new as well. We’ve definitely seen “reetx” before. The answer letter layout was another great jumble, that gave nothing away. Seeing the old film canisters, and the reel to reel film projector, clued me into the first word being REEL. The remaining letters quickly gave me ESTATE, and I got the pun. The rich guy looks like a generic old rich guy, but the other guy looks like Quentin Tarantino, to me. What do you guys think? Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
PS. Still no Zemanta. Looks like I need to alert them of the situation. — YUR
Visual Description: A life lesson at the lounge.
SOPIE = POISE, HUDOG = DOUGH, YAPADY = PAYDAY, COPIEL = POLICE — Giving us: OIOGPYDOLC
Clue/Question: He thought that having life insurance was a – – –
Answer: GOOD POLICY
(And it is! There were no new clue words today. Three of the jumbles came up as new. We’ve definitely seen “sopie” before. I thought all of the jumble clues were pretty easy today. Nice job on the answer letter layout. I’m not sure if having a clue word – “police” – that is so close to one of the answer words -POLICY – was intended to be a little bit of a misdirection, or what. I think it’s a little unusual, to say the least. The cartoon’s setting was also a little strange. Although, many great conversations do take place over a beer. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Chock Full O’ Nuts???
ROIRP = PRIOR, EWLIH = WHILE, VERGLA = GRAVEL, CONHOP = PONCHO — Giving us: RIWHEGREPOH
Clue/Question: Electricity in heaven is provided by a – – –
Promotional photograph of The Kinks, taken in 1970 or 1971. From left to right: John Gosling, Dave Davies, Mick Avory, John Dalton, Ray Davies (the band’s lineup 1970–1976, 1978). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: The Henry H. Kessler Foundation
What? Oh, sorry! I meant: HIGHER POWER
(I guess I was thinking about that PBS series, called Afterlife. There were no new clue words today, however three of the jumbles came up as new. We have seen “conhop” before. It’s possible that, in the not so distant future, “poncho” will have to be removed from the ralis95 clue word database, as there’s a big push to make “conhop” the next new compound word. With the growing prison population in this country we may be seeing a whole slew of con related compound words. “Con-hop” describes the manner in which a prisoner in leg-shackles has to walk. And, of course, you can take this as fact, because you are reading it here, on the internet! If you’re good at reading backwards, you probably noticed that “roirp” is just “prior” backwards. The answer letter layout was a dandy jumble! Remember the Kinks had a hit in 1966 with Dandy? It was a jaunty little tune! So, heaven is cordless? Hmm! I guess everything is bluetooth and wi-fi up there. Let’s make sure we’re all buried with our handheld devices! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Church service Atlantic conference (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: The teeming sermon.
UDMHI = HUMID, VARAL = LARVA, FALBEF = BAFFLE, TOLINO = LOTION — Giving us: HUILAFFLT
Clue/Question: The crowded church service was – – –
English: Church service (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(The holidays seem to have a way of bringing in the strays! All old favorite clue words today. Two of the jumbles did come up as new though. The answer letter layout was also a great jumble. I knew immediately that the second part of the word had to be FULL, but it took me a minute to unscramble HIAFT into FAITH. When I did, I though: Well, duh!!! Great cartoon. I love the one guy obviously asleep, and the little kid turned around sticking his tongue out! A bit of the cartoon’s dialog kind of ties into today’s Cryptoquote. Be well and do good, friends. Peace be with you.) — YUR
English: Ferdinand Magellan Español: Herando de Magallanes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: At the bow of the Nao Vittoria.
BIHTA = HABIT, PLAAH = ALPHA, SESVUR = VERSUS, DURIPT = PUTRID — Giving us: HATAAERSTID
Clue/Question: When Magellan navigated around the tip of South America, his passage was – – –
English: French map of the first world circumnavigation of Ferdinand de Magellan and Juan Sebastián Elcano, from 1519 to 1522. Français : Carte de la première circumnavigation autour du monde, par Ferdinand de Magellan et Juan Sebastián Elcano, de 1519 à 1522. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: “STRAIT“ AHEAD
The Strait of Magellan cuts through the southern tip of South America connecting the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(A lovely, historical and geographical pun! Magellan was a pretty crafty dude. He gets credit for being the first to circumnavigate the globe, despite being killed by my in-laws ancestors! Well, at least his ship and some of his crew made it back home. We have no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles are coming up as new. We’ve definitely seen “bihta” before. I really liked the jumble for “putrid”, and I just love the word. It has disgust built right into it! The answer letter layout was masterful. It gave nothing away. I think you have to be a bit of a history – and maybe geography – buff to get and appreciate today’s Jumble. Cool drawing too. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR