OUNNI = UNION
SIVTA = VISTA
EREPEK = KEEPER
RACGLI = GARLIC
TO HELP THE YOUNG HUNTING DOG LEARN, THE EXPERIENCED HUNTING DOG —
NIOVSTEPEGAR = GAVE POINTERS
Good Wednesday morning everyone! KEEPER was the only word that gave me some grief today. I first solved it as PEEKER, which is an actual word, but it didn’t look right and seemed too obscure to be correct. Today was a situation where I ended up backing into the word after solving the cartoon answer, but more on that in just a second. Jeff gave us a wonderful cartoon with enough detail to make it an almost instant solve. The adult dog can be seen demonstrating proper birding technique while giving the young pup a few verbal instructions as well. I enjoyed the look of determination on the little guys face which indicates that he’s a little too over eager to get the duck than to show restraint and just point. The rubber duck decoy was a brilliant addition to the cartoon which suggests that not only were no ducks harmed during training, but even if he does pounce, there would be no harm, no fowl! Writing out the clue letters from the three words that I solved, I had enough letters to get me to the solution and back into the word I was unable to solve. Have a wonderful Wednesday and I’ll see you tomorrow!
We’re getting close to the end of our shoutouts, but there are still a few more friends that need to be recognized. Today’s shoutout belongs to Earl! A relatively new member of the forum, Earl takes the time to use all of the clue words from the puzzle and transforms them into one brilliant sentence. Day after day he amazes us with his skillful technique and it’s always a highlight of my morning to see how he uses them. Thank you for adding another dimension to an already fun puzzle, Earl, and enjoy your day! 🙂