YTAFT = FATTY
SDERS = DRESS
DPERAA = PARADE
TAVCIE = ACTIVE
THE COUPLE ONCE HAPPILY SAILED TOGETHER, BUT, OVER TIME, THEY – – –
FATDREPRDATI = DRIFTED APART
Happy Tuesday, Jumble friends! Jumping right into the puzzle this morning, I thought we had a new clue word with FATTY. Checking the website, I found out that it was used on 4/06/17 and the anagram was only changed up by a couple of letters. PARADE took the longest to figure and would be my pick for the most difficult anagram to decipher. I originally saw it as APPEAR and then DRAPED before it finally came into view.
Moving along to the cartoon, the first thing I noticed was that the panel seemed very sad and cold. The two characters we see are in separate watercraft and their facial expressions are not the upbeat and happy smiles that Jeff usually draws. Reading the dialogue and sentence clues us in to the fact that the characters are a couple, however; they’re going through a difficult time in their relationship. The man asks his partner if she would like to follow him, and her reply was no. So heartbreaking!
Looking for detail in the photo, I noticed a campfire in the background and there are a few gentle wisps of smoke coming off of the pile. My mind immediately thought that Jeff was showing us that their “flame” had burned out and their relationship is definitely over. It was a fantastic detail, but too much for me to handle with this being the day before Valentine’s.
Looking at the letter layout, it was jumbled very well, but I knew the answer instantly. Crossing out the letters proved my hunch correct and another solve was complete. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!