Alden Biesen Castle, moat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Ditch dirge digression.
GALDE = GLADE, ZOMGI = GIZMO, TISDEG = DIGEST, KENVIO = INVOKE — Giving us: GDGIIGTIN
Clue/Question: He got a job building a moat, but he wasn’t – – –
English: Castle Kaceřov – moat Česky: Zámek Kaceřov – hradní příkop Deutsch: Schloss Kaceřov – der Burggraben (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: DIGGING IT
(Yeah. But, we can dig it! The Jumble, that is. The clue words are all tried and true, but they seem to have come up with all new jumbles. I didn’t think that any of them were difficult. The answer letter layout was swell. With all the Gs and Is, and the shovels, and “moving dirt”, it didn’t take much effort to figure out today’s answer. But, the medieval, period cartoon was very entertaining! Once upon a time “Dig it” was kind of my catch phrase. It’s a great phrase. My Dad always used to ask: Ya dig? He was the farthest thing from being a beatnik – as he was a Marine – but it was a popular part of the vernacular in the early ’60s. Today is the 10 year anniversary of his passing. Time flies! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Slot machine. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Which action is more valuable to you?
ZEOON = OZONE, TRIDY = DIRTY, HECONS = CHOSEN, CEDIET = DECEIT — Giving Us: ODCNEI
Clue/Question: He asked his wife if he could play craps, but she said – – –
Craps Layout (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: NO DICE
(Do NOT pass Go! Do NOT collect $200. Go straight up to the room with your wife, and take a chance on a different kind of . . . slot machine! That’s my advice to the guy. Much better odds for a winning night. We have no new clue words today, but all of the jumbles came up as new. “Dirty” is one of those clue words that spells out alphabetically . . . and sometimes describes yer uncle’s mind! Good answer letter layout. It’s tough to hide short answers though. It looks like our buddy Jeff is full of craps! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
English: Lazy Sunday aftenoon Horse chilling out not in field, but on the side of the lane at the farm entrance. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Dig if you will this picture: Slacker in his parent’s basement.
GIRUFE = FIGURE, VAUNEE = AVENUE, PTORMP = PROMPT, NOYCOT = TYCOON, TELLAH = LETHAL, LAIVUS = VISUAL — Giving us: FIGAEPMPYNLHISL
Clue/Question: When it came to getting a job, their son wasn’t – – –
Slacker Cats (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: APPLYING HIMSELF
(A pun that takes the literal . . . and applies the figurative! Or, vice versa. Very nice, either way. Uh, guess what, guys? We have a new clue word today, in “visual”! Can you believe it? It’s been part of every Jumble Spoiler since sometime in 2008, but it’s never been used as a clue word, until today! Will ralis95 pick up on this? Depends on whether he reads the email this should generate. Most of the jumbles were new, with the exception of “noycot”. They’ve used that for “tycoon” before. Wonderful answer letter layout. It didn’t make the answer obvious for me. At first, I was thinking the second word might be PLAYING, but then FEPMHISL didn’t want to cooperate. But, by removing the P, I was able to see . . . HIMSELF! The now leftover P fit right in with PLAYING, to make for APPLYING. Hey! Whatever it takes. Classic Knurek cartoon! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
ASL in family (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Metacarpus manifestations.
GREEV = VERGE, CATHH = HATCH, CLENGA = GLANCE, DARUSB = ABSURD — Giving us: VEEHAHGANARD
Clue/Question: She was struggling to learn sign language, so the instructor – – –
Sign language P (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: GAVE HER A HAND
(Good thing there’s a signing chart on the wall of the classroom. At first glance, I thought they were exchanging some kind urban handshake! There were no new clue words today, but three of the jumbles appear to be new. We have seen “greev” before. The answer letter layout was pretty cool. Nothing obvious, but the answer wasn’t very hard to figure out. There’s been a few times in my life where I’ve known how to sign the alphabet. But, like many things, if you don’t use it you kinda lose it. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
English: Shawn Anthony Smith performing at Broadway Comedy Club NYC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Dying . . . for a laugh.
MURYM = RUMMY, RAHDO = HOARD, SINGUE = GENIUS, LAIHEN = INHALE — Giving us: RMMHOGIUINH
Clue/Question: The comedian wasn’t all that funny. When a few people laughed, they were – – –
Comedian Jim Breuer (right). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: HUMORING HIM
(Hey! What’s the punchline? Just because he’s going with the hokey arrow-through-the-head gag doesn’t mean he can’t be funny! Does this Jumble seem familiar to anyone else besides me? Hmm. No new clue words today, but three of the jumbles appear to be new. I can confirm we’ve seen “murym” before. I liked the answer letter groupings! Makes it just a little bit easier for me. The answer letter layout was was another fine jumble. Nothing obvious about it. Fun cartoon. It has that comedy club feel. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Visual Description: Scott Walker . . . with all his supporters.
UDELE = ELUDE, LEYID = YIELD, SEEGRY = GEYSER, NUBODA = ABOUND — Giving us: ELDYIEGRAND
Clue/Question: He told stories about the cow that had produced so much milk because she was – – –
English: Great Seal of the state of Wisconsin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(Very nice. Semi-familiar though. The answer, that is. No new clue words, but three of the jumbles came up as new. We have seen “leyid” before. I thought that “yield” and “geyser” were fairly tough solves. The answer letter layout was great too. Nothing obvious, from my standpoint. Fun cartoon. I really think this guy could pass for the Governor of Wisconsin! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR
Balloons at the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Poor sport and spoilsport.
RUMON = MOURN, SIHTO = HOIST, SWERDH = SHREWD, CURPES = SPRUCE — Giving us: MOUHIHWDSPE
Clue/Question: His rival at the hot air balloon race – – –
English: Setting up a hot air balloon on the bank of the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, NY (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: SHOWED HIM UP
(I hate when that happens! Pretty good pun. No new clue words today, but two of the jumbles are new. We’ve definitely seen “rumon” and “curpes” before. Nicely cryptic answer letter layout. Nothing obvious there. Fun cartoon. “Up, up and away in my beautiful, my beautiful balloon!” Great later ’60s pop tune! I’ll provide a Youtube link. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR