LAMAL = LLAMA
SOYBS = BOSSY
ELOSSN = LESSON
OPITTE = TIPTOE
WHEN ASKED IF SHE COULD FINISH THE DRESS IN AN HOUR, SHE SAID IT – – –
LAMBSSESSIPOE = “SEAMS” POSSIBLE
Good morning everyone and happy Wednesday! What do LLAMA, BOSSY, and LESSON all have in common? Besides all of them being instantly visible this morning, they all have double consonants! David was really on a streak that I thought he’d continue into the fourth and final clue word but he decided to switch it up right at the end. TIPTOE does have two T’s, but we saw this clue word last month so I didn’t take the bait. With all of the clue words solved it was on to the cartoon!
Monday and Tuesday’s cartoons didn’t have much detail in them and I figured Jeff would be saving his creative talents for something later in the week. Well today’s the day that he pulls out all the stops and astounds us with not only a spectacular panel, but a personal one as well.
In the cartoon we see two characters having a discussion while looking at a female dress makers form that is in between them. We can see that the dress isn’t finished yet as there are 16 straight pins (yes, I counted) holding the fabric together. By reading the dialogue and sentence, we gain a greater understanding of what Jeff is illustrating and we can piece it all together.
If you’re a fan of the tv show Project Runway, you’ll instantly recognize that the male figure is none other than Tim Gunn who serves as the on-air mentor to the designers of the reality themed program. Tim asks the young woman if the dress will be ready for the runway in only an hour which put’s her seamingly under his Gunn. With the pressure on, our young fashion designer looks confident and determined to complete the project and dazzle the judges!
While most casual players of the Jumble will think that the woman in the panel is just an ordinary contestant on a tv show, it’s in fact Jumble artist Jeff Knurek’s daughter, Sydney! Jeff has told us that Sydney is a fashion design major at the University of Cincinnati and today he’s made her the star of the show and chosen to adorn her in a UC Bearcat t-shirt. I bet she thinks her outfit is sew perfect! Way to go, Jeff!
The layout for the final solve starts with a 5-letter word in quotations and a larger 8-letter word at the end. Writing out the clue letters, I noticed the double consonants again and the P brought POSSIBLE quickly into view. After crossing out the letters, SEAMS was a quick solve for the finish. This puzzle was an excellent challenge and a lot of fun to complete. Let’s hope Sydney agrees!
Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!