CUHPAB – HUBCAP
HUYRLO – HOURLY
LARTEL – TALLER
TRUPYI – PURITY
DXELUP – DUPLEX
RENKLE – KERNEL
THE FIRST PROFITS THEY MADE FROM MAPLE SYRUP WERE A – –
BCHOUTERITDPKNE – DROP IN THE BUCKET
Good morning, Everyone….What’s SAP?
🎶”How sweet it is to be loved by you…how sweet it is to be loved by you… Yes it is..I want to stop (stop) and thank you baby, I just want to stop (stop) and thank you baby, yeah…How sweet it is to be loved by you, oh, yes, it is…How sweet it is to be loved by you…”🎶
First glance this morning..? Why’s he wearing a tie? How come they don’t have gloves on? Who’s going to carry all those BUCKETS? This could be a STICKY situation…Anyway, let’s TAP into it and see what tranSPILES..Today’s words:
TU BE honest, they weren’t all SUGAR and SPICE. I mean the thoughts FLOWed, but there was a STICKler or two in the MIX. HUBCAP, to some a dreaded comPOUND word, did give me a slight POURS. TALLER, too. The others were ok, but as FOREST I’m concerned, David did try to SAP it to us today. On to the cartoon. As I mentioned earlier, would the man be dressed like this? “SYR, UP to the job”? I mean, who is he? A surveyor? The owner? And how about the woman? Isn’t she POURly dressed for this kind of work? You WOOD think so, right? I thought it GROVEr and GROVEr, but I just don’t know. I guess it’s really NITER here nor there. So, our solve. I have to admit, I didn’t get STUCK on the answer. ARCH soon as I read the question, and the words “10,000 MORE acres”, and “expand” I knew Dave was going for something minimal. And if you can see, two of the TREES (2 of the 3’s…HA)! have DROPs of SYRUP going into the BUCKETS. Voila! DROP IN THE BUCKET! (Voila..)? Also, as a Mets fan, it’s a phrase I often hear. ME: “Hey, the Mets won..” MOST PEOPLE:”Yea, so, it’s a drop in the bucket..”. ME: “Hey, WOOD you CUT that OUT..” Anyway, once again, David has SWEETened the pot for us with his humorous puns. And you all know what a SAP I am for a good pun! Ok, the eye candy. The SWEET eye candy..(Sorry, I couldn’t resist)! Way down at the bottom of the foremost TREE, is a tiny little squirrel head. And I swear, he looks like he’s grinning…I kid you KNOT!
So, that’s it for today, Friends. I guess what it all BOILS down to is…MAPLE I should learn a little more about SYRUP production? Nah, I’ll just make like a TREE and LEAVE…(C’mon.. be honest, you know you saw that coming…)!
Wishing Everyone a peaceful and blessed Sunday…🍁🙋🏻
~As sweet as this puzzle is, I had a lot of trouble getting started this morning. What’s happening to our readers down South weighs heavily on my mind and heart, and joking seems insensitive. But that’s not my intention, and I’m hoping that I made you smile a little in the face of all this adversity. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in Irma’s path. Godspeed. ~🙏🏻