OAKAL = KOALA
VONWE = WOVEN
RWATDO = TOWARD
DRYEEE = REDEYE
WHEN TEACHING HER KIDS ABOUT THE MARIANA TRENCH, SHE GAVE THEM THE – – –
OLWNOWD = LOWDOWN
Good Tuesday morning, Jumble friends! David chose some rather interesting words to Jumble today, with one of them leaving me rather perplexed.
KOALA has given me some trouble in the past, and the last time we saw it was on 12/21/17 where it was actually part of the surprise answer. WOVEN and TOWARD were both jumbled well but instantly visible and not much of a challenge. REDEYE took the longest to decipher with it’s three E’s masterfully grouped together. REDEYE is often used to describe a long or overnight flight, or when someone’s eyes appear red in a color photograph taken with a flash. The problem with this word is that it should actually contain a hyphen for it to be spelled correctly. A quick search in the Merriam-Webster dictionary also shows it containing a hyphen so David made a tiny error that didn’t have any significant impact on the puzzle itself.
The setting for Jeff’s cartoon is a classroom where we see a teacher pointing to a picture on a smart board. Reading the dialogue we learn that she is introducing her students to the Mariana Trench which is the deepest point on earth. She shows them that if Mount Everest was placed at the bottom of the trench it would still be covered by 2,246 meters of water. This example elicits a response from one of the students and he exclaims “Wow! That’s deep!” proving that he’s grasping the material being taught to him.
The surprise answer was only 7-letters long and wasn’t much of a challenge after looking at the clue letter layout. LOW and DOWN were both grouped together leading me to an instant solve. Have a terrific Tuesday everyone, and I’ll see you tomorrow!