VONEY = ENVOY
USEQT = QUEST
MUTUNA = AUTUMN
EGDELP = PLEDGE
THE COMEDIAN WAS WELL-RESPECTED. EVERYONE CONSIDERED HIM TO BE A – – –
NYUSTAUPDG = STAND-UP GUY
Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday! All of the clue words were instantly visible this morning and didn’t cause me any hesitation whatsoever. I’ll venture a guess and say that ENVOY was the trickiest clue word of the bunch. Yesterday’s choice was also a 5-letter word as were many of my picks for last week. David seems to be challenging us a bit more with them which is a refreshing change.
Speaking of change, the website that I rely upon for doing the puzzle didn’t change their website and they posted the wrong Jumble. I subscribe to my local newspaper so it was no big deal.
Looking at today’s cartoon, Jeff transports us to a comedy show where we see a performer on stage. There were no visual clues that I noticed for a blind solve so I read the dialogue and sentence. It was an instant solve after seeing a few of the words (married, getting serious, always been there, nice) which left me some time to investigate the performer.
Since NASHVILLE and the letters ANI were clearly visible on a sign behind the act, a quick web search brought me to ZANIES comedy club of Nashville. Looking at upcoming performances, Nate Bargatze (www.natebargatze.com) is the comedian we see a caricature of in today’s Jumble and he’s scheduled to appear there on December 12th. He also has a comedy special on Netflix that I’ll have to check out this weekend.
Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow! 🙂