Screenshot of Elvis Presley and Judy Tyler from the trailer for the film Jailhouse Rock (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Presley producing.
MLUAB = ALBUM, KIYLS = SILKY, THIKNG = KNIGHT, TIBNTE = BITTEN — Giving us: AUMSLKKIGITTN
Clue/Question: Elvis got so many things done simultaneously because he was the – – –
Dualdeck (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(Beautiful pun! And, a nice long 13-letter answer! Was this one difficult? I think for the majority of regular Jumble fans this was not. All of the clue words were old favorites. Three of the jumbles look to be new. Hoyt has used “kiyls” before. The answer letter layout was nicely cryptic. A wonderful jumble itself. Lots of fun with Jeff’s cartoon. Guitar and keyboard. Old-style telephone and cassette tape. The pen holder on the console could be the one-eyed cat, from Shake, Rattle and Roll. Priscilla’s high-hair. The coup de grâce is the TV, with a bullet hole in it! The fatter, Vegas-style Elvis seems a little out of place though, but only by a year or so. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Statue of st. Peter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Jumble meets Non Sequitur.
KAWAE = AWAKE, NUHOD = HOUND, HONYWA = ANYHOW, VERHIT = THRIVE — Giving us: AKEHONANHTHVE
Clue/Question: After realizing he was at the Pearly Gates, he said – – –
English: Chicago Cubs logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: OH, THANK HEAVEN
(A nice, long, 13-letter answer! I did not see it immediately, but it didn’t take me too long to get it. No new clue words, however three of the jumbles came up as new. We have definitely seen “verhit” before. I thought the answer letter layout was a dandy! A great jumble, that didn’t give away anything. The cartoon was a lot of fun. David Hoyt’s “Phew! I’m so relieved.”, combined with the two letter answer box, followed by the comma, were what lead me to the answer. Immediately, I figured the 2-letter word was either NO or OH, but Dave’s comment sewed it up for me. For those of you not familiar with Non Sequitur, it’s a comic panel/strip by Wiley Miller, that a lot of newspapers carry. It’s a very satirical comic, that has a number of recurring themes, one of them being people at, or approaching, the Pearly Gates. It is one of my favorites, for a number of reasons. Jeff’s Saint Peter looks to be very kindly. I just hope this doesn’t jinx Hoyt’s health! Go get a physical, cuz! At the very least you have to hang around long enough to see your Cubbies win the World Series! They are definitely looking like the team to beat this year! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
English: “Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) in the Uniform of the New York Artillery” by Alonzo Chappel (1828-1887) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Alexander Hamilton versus Severus Snape.
CATRT = TRACT, REYDB = DERBY, STAGEK = GASKET, TIENIV = INVITE — Giving us: TRCDRYSKTII
Clue/Question: The unscrupulous magician attempted to thwart his competition with – – –
Teenage Severus Snape (Alec Hopkins) in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: DIRTY TRICKS
(I’ve finally gone off my rocker! Or, have I??? Jeff’s stage magician looks remarkably like Lin-Manuel Miranda, who stars as Alexander Hamilton, in Hamilton, on Broadway. And the audience magician could pass for a young Snape, the brooding dark magic creepy dude in the Harry Potter stories/films. I think his character ends up other than his outward appearance, as you reach the end of the tale. But, the Snape most of us remember was very capable of dirty tricks.
There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new. They’ve used “catrt” in the past. All of them were fun. The answer letter layout was another great jumble, that didn’t give anything away. The cartoon and the clue/question set up the whole thing very nicely. It took me no time to figure out the answer. The cartoon was pretty amusing. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
English: A girl lost in her thoughts! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A goat kid at a petting zoo climbs on its mother. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Amateur landscaping.
PERAO = OPERA, NETVE – EVENT, FHIRTT = THRIFT, LOWBEB = WOBBLE — Giving us: OERTE
Clue/Question: When he planted the three oaks side by side, he planted a – – –
Banner for the webcomic Kids’ Zer0 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(I think one of David Hoyt’s kids came up with this one. Most puns have a kind of childlike innocence to them – that’s part of the charm of them – but today’s almost has a knock-knock joke quality to it. A little obvious, and a little corny. But, that’s okay. A little silly is good for the soul. But, hey! Guess what??? We have a new clue word today! Yes, the drought is over. The word “thrift” can be added to the ralis95 clue word database. I’m always a little surprised when it’s such a simple, common word like that. Of course, its jumble is new as well, but two other jumbles came up as new too. The only one we’ve definitely seen before is “netve”. The answer letter layout was a nice little jumble. Cute little yard scene. I hope those are some kind of dwarf oaks, because they’re planted awfully close together if they’re going to grow to full size. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
The Adoration of the Magi (circa 1305) by Giotto, purportedly depicting Halley. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Astro-tangent.
ROLYG = GLORY, MYHET = THYME, CONUBE = BOUNCE, GELELA = ALLEGE — Giving us: GLTONEAL
Clue/Question: His grandfather’s story about Halley’s Comet was a – – –
Comet P/Halley as taken March 8, 1986 by W. Liller, Easter Island, part of the International Halley Watch (IHW) Large Scale Phenomena Network. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: LONG TALE
(That’s because comets have long tails! Not bad, huh? No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new. We’ve seen “rolyg” before. And, “glory” is a word that spells out in alphabetical order. Great job on the answer letter layout. Nothing obvious about it. Cute cartoon. Gramps is kinda clueless. Won’t be long ’til I’m there, so I better watch it. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
English: Air Force One, the typical air transport of the President of the United States, flying over Mount Rushmore. Español: Air Force One, el transporte aéreo del Presidente de los Estados Unidos, volando sobre Monte Rushmore. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Black Hills bad boys.
MUREMS = SUMMER, DUTAPE = UPDATE, TAGENE = NEGATE, AILPAM = IMPALA, CABENO = BEACON, NODFEF = OFFEND — Giving us: URDANTIMLAONOF
Clue/Question: When Mount Rushmore was completed, people came from all over to see the – – –
Pre-Answer: Two Words — (4-etters) “(4-letters)-(6-letters)”
The Mount Rushmore Monument as seen from the viewing plaza. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: LAND “FOUR–MATION“
(An unusually challenging Sunday Jumble! Not all of the jumbles were easy to unscramble, and the answer was a bit of a challenge. None of the clue words were new, but five of the jumbles came up as new. We’ve seen “cabeno” in the past. The answer letter layout was another masterpiece. I thought it gave nothing away. Initially, I thought that the first word was FOUR, and I tried to make something out of DANTIMLAON, to no avail. But, at least I knew that the second part of the hyphenated word was going to end in TION. I was thinking something LATION, something MATION, or somethig DATION. Fortunately, in the DANMLA the word LAND kind of stood out. That made me realize that I was putting the FOUR in the wrong spot, and the answer came together. Great cartoon, and a great Jumble. Hopefully, some day I’ll get out there to see Mount Rushmore . . . and Yellowstone . . . and Yosemite . . . and the Grand Canyon. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
English: Italian Playing Cards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Knurek’s knack for subliminal messaging.
RAAMO = AROMA, RADUG = GUARD, NICDDA = CANDID, WESLIV = SWIVEL — Giving us: ARAGRDCNDSWI
Clue/Question: The Jumble artist loved playing Uno with his family, but he didn’t like – – –
English: A Spanish Deck of Cards (1495-1518) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: DRAWING CARDS
English: Kobe Bryant 61 point game against the New York Knicks (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(Great pun, for a great card game! I haven’t played Uno in quite a while, but it’s a fun game. It’s a great family game, but it’s also fun just for the adults. There is another card game, that’s very similar, by the same company I believe, but I don’t remember the name. Maybe, one of you guys know what I’m talking about.
No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles came up as new. We have seen “radug” in the past. I thought “nicdda” was a great jumble for “candid”. The answer letter layout was beautifully cryptic. I quickly figured the second word had to be CARDS, but it took me a couple of seconds to see DRAWING in RAGNDWI. But, the word “artist”, in the clue/question, quickly lit the fuse, and . . . boom! There we were! Jeff is – once again – promoting WILCO. “I don’t care anymore.” The lady – his sister? – is acknowledging the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller‘s Day Off. The one boy is rockin’ a Cubs shirt/jersey, and the other is acknowledging the career of Kobe Bryant. All worthy appreciations! The toddler girl just seems happy that she’s getting to play the game. A very nice jumble. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR