NIHYS = SHINY
VEGAL = GAVEL
TRIBET = BITTER
GRETER = REGRET
THE ALASKAN FISHING-BOAT CAPTAIN WAS DISORIENTED AND NEEDED TO GET HIS —
SINGAEBITRRT = “BERING STRAIT”
Good morning and happy Thursday everyone! The clue words were excellent today and a real challenge for the first time this week. GAVEL took a few extra seconds to figure out. I originally thought it was “glave” for some odd reason but it didn’t look right and I found my mistake. REGRET was the other stumper and it’s also my pick for the most difficult anagram. The double E’s and R’s sure had me scratching my head! Sailing on to the cartoon, we find ourselves inside the Captains Bridge where an interesting trio of salty sea folk are discussing nautical nuances. As they attempt to figure out exactly where they are, a few clues (as well as a nasty habit) are clearly visible to guide us in the right direction for the solve. The letter layout for the final solution was very cryptic and gave nothing away. Knowing a bit of geography was a big help in steering me right to the answer and an excellent punchline. Have a terrific Thursday and I’ll see you tomorrow!
Today’s shoutout goes to John! Our friend and handyman from the Northwest always delights with his comments and insightful observations. Thanks for taking the time to write and being such a wonderful member of our forum, John. It’s always a pleasure hearing from you! 🙂