OFROL = FLOOR
CARSF = SCARF
DOYBON = NOBODY
SPOGIS = GOSSIP
WHEN ASKED HOW HER LONG-DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP WAS GOING, SHE SAID – – –
FORSAOODGOS = SO FAR, SO GOOD
Happy Wednesday morning everyone! We’re at that point in the week where the Jumble usually increases in difficulty, but that definitely wasn’t the case today. All of the clue words came instantly into view and were no trouble whatsoever. GOSSIP was jumbled very well with the S’s so far apart that it may have tripped you up a bit. It’s my pick for the most difficult anagram to decipher as well as a great word choice that meshes well with the cartoon. My final observation on the clue words is that FLOOR is in alphabetical order once solved.
The fine detail in today’s cartoon turned a lackluster puzzle that you solve and forget into one that keeps your attention just a few moments longer. Looking at Jeff’s panel, we see two women having a conversation while enjoying some wine and snacks. It’s unclear as to what’s in the bowl on the table but it appears to be some chips or possibly nuts. On the plate that the woman is holding, you can clearly identify some sausage and crackers. The pictures in the background were beautifully drawn with the one on the left showing the couple hugging each other and the one on the right showing them gazing longingly into each other’s eyes while standing on a beach. The phone on the table appears to be ringing, but the image on the display was difficult to see in the newspaper. I zoomed in on the photo and added a screenshot below for your viewing pleasure.
The letter layout was ok, but there was no way for David to keep it cryptic with all of those O’s. GOOD seemed to leap off the page at me, leaving the rest of the solution to flow naturally into place.
Looking at the site visits is a general indicator as to the difficulty of the puzzle. Let’s just say that nobody is having any trouble solving this one today! Have a wonderful Wednesday and I’ll see you tomorrow!