CAHWK = WHACK
MHYET = THYME
GHIYET = EIGHTY
GDISIN = SIDING
THE APP THAT COULD TRANSLATE “HELLO” INTO ANY LANGUAGE WAS – – –
CHEHTI = “HI”-TECH
Good morning everyone and happy Monday! It’s also President’s Day so just a friendly reminder that most US banks and federal institutions (like the post office) are closed.
Looking back at last weeks puzzles is how I start my Monday morning and we definitely had some excellent clue words that gave us a challenge. COVIRT, GUMSPY and EGNEVA were the most difficult for me to decipher and Tuesday’s Valentine’s cartoon was my favorite panel of the week. Let’s see if Jeff and David can stump us again during this last full week of February!
WHACK gave me a hint of trouble right at the start and it required just a few extra seconds before it came into view. We’ve seen both THYME and EIGHTY before so they were instantly visible. SIDING took the longest to decipher and would be my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. It was jumbled so well that I didn’t even notice the -ING ending.
Today’s cartoon was very basic and featured two men meeting on a sidewalk. The cell phone that the man on the left is holding was unusually large with all of the text easy to read even in my newspaper copy. On the screen we see hello written in different languages and the man on the right responds with namaste.
The letter layout for the final solve was in a 2-4 format with the 2-letter word in quotation marks. With 6-letters to work with, HI was instantly visible leaving TECH for the finish. If words in quotes tend to give you trouble during the final solve, today’s surprise answer was just challenging enough to teach you the basics of word play. Have a marvelous Monday and I’ll see you tomorrow!