GATRN = GRANT
NHORO = HONOR
TISNIS = INSIST
DORNET = RODENT
IT’S EASY TO ADD ZERO PLUS ZERO BECAUSE THERE’S —
GTHONIITONT = NOTHING TO IT
Good Wednesday morning everyone! Today is a tale about two different medias as they relate to the Daily Jumble with each form having its own unique advantages and disadvantages. Opening the newspaper this morning, the first thing that came to mind was how simplistic the cartoon appeared to be. The print version allowed me to get the clue words finished, solving all of the words relatively quickly except for a slight pause on INSIST. As soon as I noticed the newspaper on the father’s lap, I ditched my paper and went digital to finish off the puzzle as well as go on to discover that the cartoon was much more complex than I first perceived it to be.
The final solution to the puzzle was a piece of cake and came instantly after reading the dialogue and sentence. The really fun part was zooming in on the aforementioned newspaper where there was writing on it that took a few minutes to figure out. NO MORE PEARLS was clearly visible, as well as what I thought was the word WINE. Thinking about it for a minute, I remembered the comic strip Pearls Before Swine (written and illustrated by Stephan Pastis), and the cartoon was actually the same father telling his son NO MORE PEARLS BEFORE SWINE comics. Excellent job, Mr. Knurek! There’s no way that I would have been able to see that in my newspaper, so using two different medias to solve today’s “puzzle within a puzzle” was a Jumble aficionados dream. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow! 🙂