LEEDU = ELUDE
YREDB = DERBY
BIGRTH = BRIGHT
YLITFH = FILTHY
WHEN THE STORM KNOCKED OUT POWER TO THE SCHOOL, THE STUDENTS WERE – – –
EDDEIGTLH = “DE-LIGHTED”
Good Monday morning my friends and welcome back to another week of Jumble fun! All of the clue words were immediately visible and a piece of cake to solve. I didn’t expect much of a challenge anyway seeing as it is a Monday puzzle. I’d pick ELUDE as the most difficult anagram just for the fact that it has 3-vowels while the other words only have 1.
Turning my attention to the cartoon, the first thing I noticed was that the classroom looked really dark. Reading the dialogue and sentence, we learn that a storm has caused a loss of electricity to the school and the teacher is informing his class that the school day will be cut short. The children are very excited to hear the news and all of them have huge smiles on their faces. Even though the teacher is drawn in such a way that he is projecting authority and calmness over the situation, I think deep down he’s just as excited to get out of work early!
I really enjoy the cartoons that Mr. Knurek draws that use shadowing. Very rarely does he use this technique, so when he does it’s always a special treat. Looking at the panel online, the contrast between the light and dark isn’t as “soft” as it is in the newspaper. If you have a printed version of the cartoon, I think you’d agree that it just looks better.
The final solve only took a few seconds to figure out. I saw LIGHT immediately and all that was left was was filling in the E’s and D’s. I hope you have a marvelous Monday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!