KIRBE – BIKER
YEXPO – EPOXY
EFYLER – FREELY
GELHIS – SLEIGH
CARTOON ANSWER: HER NEW GLASSES WERE READY AND WERE RIGHT – – –
BER EOY FRE SEH = “BE-FOR” HER EYES
Good Morning, Everyone! 👓 THE EYES HAVE IT 👓
🎶 For your EYES only, can see me through the night….For your EYES only, I never need to hide…You can SEE so much in me, so much in me that’s NEW…I never felt until I LOOKED at you…FOR your EYES only..🎶 “For Your Eyes Only” – Sheena Easton 1981 https://tinyurl.com/yarhyap7
👓 When shopping for new glasses, it’s sometimes hard to choose,
So many frames considered, it’s often win or lose…
EPOXY plastic, tortoise-shell, the ones shaped like a SLEIGH,
And ones that make you feel like you’re a BIKER chick at play.
You’re sitting there so FREELY, the colors, shapes abound
It’s hard making decisions with so many choices ’round…
Designer names among them, the name upon the frame,
Not really that impressive, ’cause they’ll fit you just the same…
But like our girl we see here, before we make those buys…
Perfection’s what we look for…and that’s “BE-FOR” HER EYES!👓
While none of today’s words were new, there were a few tics here and there. FREELY last seen on September 9th, didn’t come so freely, a few of the Early Birds BLINKED at BIKER, and SLEIGH slayed 3 of the guys…Our oldest entry today: EPOXY, not seen since September 2016, and posing no problem…Ok, LENS SEE what our cartoon has to offer…
Our puzzle today brings us inside a neighborhood EYEGLASS Emporium, the HOCUS FOCUS. We see Sarah, the Optician, EYEdentifEYEd by her name tag, fitting our girl, EYEleen for a new pair of glasses. Her dialogue, stating “fit you perfectly NOW“, let’s us know that this isn’t the first LOOK…we’ve walked in on the second FRAME of this picture. But this time, Sarah has adjusted the glasses to an EYEdeal fit, and EYEleen is loving it…So much so, that she’s LOOKING forward to wearing them out…And why not? Let’s FACE it, every woman wants GLASSES that make her LOOK SPECtacular, am I right? And a little SPECS Appeal doesn’t hurt either…So of course EYEleen wants what’s perfect FOR HER…So, in answer to our question? The new GLASSES are right…”BE-FOR” HER EYES!
Ok, EYE candy! Really…EYE candy! There’s a few things to FOCUS on. The entire FRAME is SHADEd light blue, as is Sarah’s blouse, which kind of BLURS her into the background. She’s a redhead, something we don’t SEE all that often. EYEleen is wearing a purple sweater, with some nice RIBbing. The sign, HOCUS FOCUS with its EYEBALL logo, is a great LOOK, inSIGHTful…As are the three rows of FRAMES to the right of it. But as good as it all LOOKS, and as OPTOmistic as I was about the EYE candy, I feel like I’m not making CONTACT, since nothing’s really catching my EYE. So LENS just go with the happy smiles of our two girls…they’re so beFITTING! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And I’ll share a little VITREOUS HUMOR with you…Upon being asked recently where I SAW myself next year, I came to this OCCLUSION…I’m not really sure…I don’t have 20/20 VISION!..Yea, I know…I just get CORNEA and CORNEA! 👓🙋🏻 https://tinyurl.com/y85vlrs9 “I Can See Clearly Now” – Johnny Nash 1972
I thought no words in puzzle were allowed in answer. The word “her” is repeated.
Good Morning, J. While it rarely happens, it’s not that it’s not allowed. I know David tries his best to keep the answer words different from any mentioned in both the dialogue and the question, but I guess sometimes it’s just not possible. Perhaps a little overSIGHT today? Have a good day, J, and thanks for dropping by! 👓🙋🏻
Freely gave me room to pause.What I didn’t understand was that the cartoon seemed to depict HIM getting the new glasses,but the comment was “HER ” new glasses.FYI We did make it home before last night’s 4-6 in. of new snow here in WCentral Illinois.My paper delivery person’s track was the only car track on our street at 6:30 this morning,and her foot steps from the street to my front door were visible in the new fallen snow,so she could put the papers inside my storm door.Is she the best ever or not?
Good Morning, Professor. I’m glad you made it home safe. I hope you can stay put for the duration of this craziness that seems on tap for us all. The weather reports are ominous. Chuck, I’m a little confused. I’m thinking you did the puzzle from your paper alone, but then I guess you didn’t read my post.(Not that there’s anything wrong with that)! 😂😂 From the paper, it’s very hard to notice that it’s a woman in the picture, with a very close-cropped Afro hair style. Hence, I named her EYEleen…No wonder it was hard to put together. And it is almost impossible to see Jeff’s little signature heart-shaped lips, and eyelashes that he gives all his female characters.(There’s also a third determining feature…BUST I won’t mention it…Jeff’s not really BIG on this one)! 😂😂😂 Anywayyyyy. Your delivery woman? I commend her. She sounds extremely conscientious and kind too. Definitely Top Ten…But the best? Let’s wait until t’row morning and see how my guy does…I’d hate to steal his thunder!😂 Have a good one, Prof. Stay warm, stay safe…Stay off the roads? ❄️🙋🏻
My error.I didn’t read through your complete commentary on the cartoon, and though doing the puzzle from the newspaper copy, I failed to notice that the customer was a female with a short hair cut, rather than a male.Again, I should have taken a closer look at the cartoon.
Prof…No worries! Neither HAIR nor there! 😂 And you know you’re amongst friends HAIR…Trust me, we all miss SEEING something one time or another! With the GLASSES on or not! 😉👓🙋🏻
Chuck you’re not alone. For the longest time I was trying to figure out if it was a girl or a guy in the picture. Then I noticed the caption, “Her new glasses”, which set me straight. It’s not cut and dry nowadays. You see someone walking in front of you with a pony tail, doesn’t mean it’s a girl anymore. Oh for the simple days.
Good morning. Had to use the calendar to get this today. The BIKER-SLEIGH broke apart on its first try in the snow because the EPOXY was too FREELY applied. Today’s words were of little trouble but not as easy as Monday. The cartoon answer took some time because I put down the X instead of the Y. After getting that straightened out, I was able to make Eyes after having Her. Another fine finish. Thanks Angela on an interesting post from your song choice to poem and puns to the hidden treasures. Until tomorrow stay well.
Good Morning, Brooklyn. You’ll notice I took the liberty to capitalize your puzzle words in your sentence.i hope you don’t mind…They deserve to stand out. 👏🏻👏🏻 Kudos, Bud, well done! I love it! And they’re not the easiest words to combine, either. As for the puzzle, good go. I think it was a little tricky today, perhaps took an extra LOOK or two, but as you said, nothing we couldn’t FOCUS on. Thanks so much for the Shout Outs, Paul, and you’re very welcome. You know I enjoy doing it for you….Speaking of enjoy? Let’s do so today, because from what I can SEE, I think we’re in for a beaut..as we say in Brooklyn! Be careful, and stay safe, Brooklyn…You know I worry about you…❄️🙋🏻
Thank you for fixing it Angela. It gives it Class now.lol. Gonna run (In my case) walk to the store for extra milk for cereal and celery,onions and carrots to make soup. Nothing like a good bowl or two of soup everyday.
You’re very welcome. Class for class! Funny you mention soup…I drank two mug fulls this morning when the coffee didn’t do the trick, and I was still feeling cold. Warmed me right up! I too can eat soup everyday, even in the summer…but of course I love it more in the wintertime. So, you can cook? I appreciate that in a man…Good for you! But tell me, Brooklyn….Your chicken soup?🍵 Do you make it like your wife used to? With the tomatoes? 😉 I think all of us Italians make it that way! Ok, 🎶Walk, Don’t Run🎶…(Great instrumental, right)? 🍵🙋🏻
Brooklyn, Just for you…How cool is this? Or should I say…How HOT is this? Those strings were on fire! Ventures, 1960. Enjoy, Brooklyn! 🎸🙋🏻
Paul…Found this too. 45th Anniversary Tour of Japan…STILL crazy …after all those years! 🙋🏻
Thank you very much for both songs. The second one I played for a half hour. There was some great instrumental music. My oldest son made me a CD of just instrument playing songs like some that I just heard years ago. It was part of a birthday gift. The fiddle players were great. Roy Clark was great with a fiddle or guitar.
Hey Brooklyn. You’re very welcome. They still sounded so good, right? After almost 50 years….amazing. I’m into instrumentals too, and those from the 60’s are all untouchable. I like guitars, but I’m more into horns, any kind. I have a fabulous collection..Anyway,, I’m glad you enjoyed it. I just got In a few minutes ago from dinner. It’s raining here, pretty heavy, but at least it’s rain. Not that cold out either. Weird. I hope we don’t get the big snow and ice…I have so many trees around here, I worry about them going down…Hope you’re having a good night, Brooklyn. Stay safe…🙋🏻
Good Morning, Chuck B. Not much wiggle room with today’s words. I found them a bit challenging. Note that I used two versions of EPOXY: As an adhesive, and a plastic. 🙋🏻
° The BIKER, forced to abandon his hog because of the cheap EPOXY pieces installed, FREELY accepted a ride from the couple in the SLEIGH.
° Cruising FREELY, the BIKER sneered at the EPOXY laden SLEIGH as he passed it by.
° Since he possessed only a 6th grade education, the BIKER FREELY accepted the tutors’ corrections on his essay…SLEIGH instead of slay, and EPOXY instead of Epoxee…
° Insisting that the EPOXY would hold, and that he’d used it many times before on all his SLEIGH repairs, the mechanic put the BIKERs life in danger, by setting him FREELY on his way…
Sleigh took me the longest to solve this morning. Had to back into it. Like Paul & Chuck I too thought that the customer receiving glasses was male.
Good Morning, Betty. SLEIGH did a few people in this morning…And when we last saw it, on December 2nd, 2017, it stopped most of us in our tracks that day too…As for the cartoon…That’s why Mike and I depend on the on-line version in addition to our papers. Sadly, there’s no way to get total accuracy from the paper alone. Hope you’re enjoying your day, Betty. Be well! 👓🙋🏻
Hi all – Used the double letter trick to get FREELY more quickly. Looked twice at the last word and then had a suspicion that the GH would combine somehow, and that’s when SLEIGH popped out.
The answer reminded me (as I’ve probably mentioned) that we have an optical chain around here called “For Eyes” (as well as one called “Site For Sore Eyes”). At one time, calling someone “Four Eyes” could have been teasing, even sometimes cruel, but since both David and Jeff wear glasses I’m figuring that behavior was from back in my day and not theirs.
Have a great day everyone. Good wishes to those in the path of our storm. I was also going to reference your song, Angela, because for us 🎵”The rain is gone🎵- well, except for last night and a bit tomorrow, anyway. All the water it brought us also brought our first crop of the year — dandelions sprang up all over yesterday. (Acually, they were beaten by my rosemary bush which is covered in tiny blue flowers, and the pollen-laden Acacia tree covered in yellow.)
Hey Steve…We have a bunch of those cutesy Optical places too. I think they’re all over. And there’s a lot a room to get creative with them too. I definitely love..”You Look SPECtacular”, and “SPECS Appeal”. One I saw in Hawaii? OPTICAL ALEUTION! Now how clever is that? And Toronto has one that oddly appeals to me….EYE CANDY OPTICIANS! 😂 I suppose we can say these shop owners were all VISIONaries, huh? 😂 Anyway, I’m happy you got your much needed rain, and I’d sure rather have what you did, than what’s expected here. My phone has been constantly pinging since early this morning, with news and weather notifications and updates…The mayor, the governor, NJ’s governor…It’s overwhelming..and scary. I really dread the next few days…Fingers crossed, and thanks for the good wishes…Have a good one, G…Stay dry! 👓🙋🏻