A pair of scissors. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Our guys . . . on LSD.
SILOP = SPOIL, CETJE = EJECT, COSILA = SOCIAL, RONYER = ORNERY — Giving us: PETSIARER
Clue/Question: The forest of scissors had – – –
English: A pair of large, Fiskars-brand scissors. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: “PAIR“ TREES
(Initially, a head scratcher. But then . . . a major groaner! “The Forest of Lost Scissors?” Wow. THAT is out there. Did you know that in the New York City area there are a lot of people who will say/ask: Do you/Can I have “a scissor”? Not a pair of scissors, but “a scissor”. It was one of the many little mind blowing aspects of getting used to the area. None of the clue words were new today, but all of the jumbles came up as new, again. I had some trouble solving “spoil” and “social”, but not to the point where I had to back into either of them. The answer letter layout was masterful, again. For a while, I didn’t know where the guys were going with this one! I’m betting that there were a fair amount of you guys in the same boat as me. Bizarre, but fun cartoon. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
PS. Iris asked: What do you mean when you write that there are no new clue words? I don’t understand, what clue words. Do you mean words in the drawing/puzzle or the riddle? Is that what you call the clue words? Thanks
Answer: The four un-jumbled words (six on Sunday), with the circle boxes, to the left of the cartoon. I compare them to the copy of a clue word database compiled by a gentleman who goes by “ralis95″. If they’re already on the list then they’re not new. “New” clue words are a fair rarity, but we see them from time to time. I could not “confirm” your comment, as there was something hinky about how your IP/email address came over. I need to protect the integrity of the blog! LOL! — YUR
The 33 convicted members of the Duquesne spy ring (FBI print). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Sin-twin spooks.
GALEE = EAGLE, KUAQE = QUAKE, DIBSEE = BESIDE, FOITNY = NOTIFY — Giving us: GLEUAEBSDNOT
Clue/Question: The twins who worked for the spy agency were – – –
English: Silhouette of a spy with a stolen document (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: DOUBLE AGENTS
(I guess you could say this is one of those literal/figurative puns! Right? I ripped right through the clue words. None were new, but all the jumbles came up as new again. A couple of handy letter groupings . . . for me. The answer letter layout was masterful again. It didn’t give anything away. But, any time they use twins, you can usually count on one of the answer words to be “double”. Fun cartoon. The local sheriff, or state-boy, appears to be of the western variety. Sometimes it’s the locals who are corrupt, and other times it’s the Feds. This time it looks like we should be siding with the locals. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Ping-Pong game by Parker Brothers, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Lost episode of Mr. Ed.
SNOBI = BISON, THETN = TENTH, LISEYA = EASILY, NAWMAL = LAWMAN — Giving us: BSNTETESILAN
Clue/Question: The ping-pong playing horses were enjoying their game of – – –
Italiano: specifiche tavolo ping pong (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: “STABLE“ TENNIS
(Horse apples! That’s what this pun smells like! LOL! Hey, we have a new clue word today, in “lawman”. I hope ralis95 is reading this. All the jumbles came up as new, for me. Outstanding answer letter layout. Beautifully jumbled! And the cartoon is both very funny and well drawn. Reminds me a little of the latest Geico commercial, where the medieval torturers are playing ping-pong, with their victim willingly acting as the net. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Meanwhile . . . back at the nursery.
HROBET = BOTHER, TAPUDE = UPDATE, GREFTO = FORGET, SODTED = ODDEST, GALBEM = GAMBLE, NNUDIW = UNWIND — Giving us: BOHDATFOOSAUWD
Clue/Question: The maple tree would eventually provide shade in the summertime without a – – –
Answer: SHADOW OF A DOUBT
(But, of course! Another great pun. Again, no new clue words, but all the jumbles are coming up as new. Fantastic answer letter layout! I can see some of you struggling to solve this. Basic tree farm cartoon. Well shaded. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: At the hobby shop, with pop.
XEYOP = EPOXY, PILME = IMPEL, TYREKU = TURKEY, ASACUB = ABACUS — Giving us: EILTRKCS
Clue/Question: When it came to buying the right glue for their model airplane, his father was being a – – –
(A little surprised they didn’t go with STICK-LER, or quotation marks, or something. I’m kind of a stickler for these kind of things! No new clue words, but all of the jumbles came up as new. None were terribly difficult to unjumble. The answer letter layout was sufficiently cryptic, but this was not a difficult solve for me. The cartoon, as usual, was lots of fun. Takes me back to my childhood, when I was building various models. I started off with classic horror movie monsters, like Frankenstein’s Monster, The Mummy, and The Wolfman. I think The Bride of Frankenstein and The Creature from the Black Lagoon too. Then I was big into airplanes; mostly WWII fighter planes. Then I got into various race cars. A lot of roadsters and such. It used to be a relatively inexpensive hobby. I’m sure that’s probably changed. Well, that was a nice little trip down memory lane! I also went to school with a girl named Ann Shickler – maybe there was another C in there – and I just saw her at my 40th high school reunion. Nice girl, fun reunion. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: The young intern.
NIHYS = SHINY, DITGI = DIGIT, KNEWAA = AWAKEN, GORUCA = COUGAR — Giving us: SHNDIIWENUGR
Clue/Question: Daffy Duck was retiring and he took the duck replacing him – – –
Answer: UNDER HIS WING
(With a little tweaking of the cartoon this could have been both a literal, as well as a figurative, pun! And, either way, it could be a stinky pun . . . depending upon Daffy’s hygiene! There were no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new, for me. I really liked the answer letter layout. I think it was sufficiently cryptic. And, how could anyone ever object to the Warner Bros. characters that Jeff has given us today? Bugs, Daffy, Road Runner and Wyle E. Coyote! Did you know that a roadrunner’s top speed is only about 20 MPH, and a coyote can get up to 43 MPH?! “Meep! Meep! Yer ass!” Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
A balloon artist in Vienna, Austria (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Hot air showoff.
FUTNI = UNFIT, WOLAL = ALLOW, CEDSEE = SECEDE, TTHGIS = TIGHTS — Giving us: NFALOEEDIGT
Clue/Question: When it came to making balloon animals, this guy had an – – –
English: Balloon parody hats of Poppa Smurf and Smurfette. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: INFLATED EGO
(Well, alright! A sufficiently aerated pun! Not exaggerated or overblown. We had no new clue words today, although all the jumbles appear to be new. “Allow” is a word that spells out in alphabetical order. I struggled a bit with both “secede” and “tights”, but didn’t have to back into them. The answer letter layout was great, but the cartoon setup made the answer fairly obvious. The clown holding the standard wiener-dog balloon pretty much says it all, but Cassidy’s self-promotion certainly didn’t hurt. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR