FAYDF = DAFFY
CREWK = WRECK
EERRTV = REVERT
SABPYS = BYPASS
SHE WANTED TO MAKE AN OMELET QUICKLY AND HAD EGGS THAT SHE NEEDED TO – – –
AFEKRTBAS = BREAK FAST
Good morning everyone, and welcome back to another week of Jumble fun! David and Jeff gave us some challenging puzzles last week that contained some very unique clue words. LAPTOP, CACTUS, LAGOON, NEEDLE and CAMERA were my favorites, and the GOOD “IN-STINKS” surprise answer was one of the stinkiest puns we’ve encountered this year. Jeff went over the top on his Mount Rushmore cartoon and all of its superb detail won’t soon be forgotten. With my quick trip down memory lane complete, I settled in to begin my solve and this is how I did it:
All of the clue words came easily with just a slight pause on REVERT and BYPASS. Of those two words, BYPASS would be my pick for the most difficult one. DAFFY is a new clue word that I don’t recall seeing before so a new word on a Monday was a welcome addition.
Moving along to the cartoon, we see a woman talking on her cellphone as she cracks a couple of eggs into a skillet. It was a pretty straightforward panel with nothing jumping out at me in regards to fine detail. The flames lapping the bottom of the skillet and the perfectly cracked eggshells were all that caught my eye at first. Reading the dialogue and sentence, the woman is ending her conversation and intends on turning her attention to her omelet. And that’s when it hit me. Not the answer, but her preparation method for her morning meal. When making an omelet, I always crack the eggs in a separate bowl and whisk the heck out of them until they’re a uniform yellow color with no white strands. It sounds like she was in a rush this morning so I’ll have to forgive her “in the pan” method.
Taking a second look at the cartoon, I noticed that Jeff had drawn a window that show’s the sun just coming up over a tree and a house. I absolutely LOVE when he draws this type of imagery and it’s shadowy effect. It makes the cartoon feel lifelike and very believable. Well done, Jeff! This beautiful sunrise made my day.
The final answer was a 5-4 solve and was immediately visible upon writing out the clue letters. BREAK came first followed by FAST. An easy solve for a Monday, and we’ll no doubt have a challenge sometime later this week. Have a magnificent Monday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!