GAMIE = IMAGE
ANLCA = CANAL
NKYSNI = SKINNY
DIRHEN = HINDER
AFTER LEARNING THAT THEIR REGULAR BOWLING ALLEY WAS CLOSED, THEY – – –
AGECALSNNHDE = “CHANGED LANES”
Good morning everyone and happy Wednesday! Today’s puzzle featured clue words that were all returning favorites and a cartoon that was chock full of fun details. So buckle up, grab a cup of coffee, and let’s head out on the open road and discover all there was to be seen in today’s game.
Both of the 5-letter clue words were no trouble at all and instantly recognizable upon first glance. IMAGE was practically spelled out in perfect reverse order with the “E” on the end being the only roadblock. CANAL hasn’t shown up in the game since last October and was probably the more difficult of the two. That brings us to SKINNY, which is my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. On Monday I mentioned that if you get stumped on a word that has a “Y” in it, you should try making words that end with “Y”. I took my own advice and it worked like a charm. For some reason HINDER jumped right out at me, and just like that, I was ready to zoom over to the cartoon!
Today’s panel featured a man and a woman having a conversation as they are motoring along a busy roadway. Reading the dialogue and sentence gives us a hint as to why the driver looks so concerned. Our female co-pilot has just noticed on her cell phone GPS that they need to take the next right to get to their destination so she informs the driver that he needs to switch lanes. With his directional on, the driver can be seen scanning his rear view mirror for an opening that will allow him to safely execute the maneuver.
At first glance, I thought the tractor trailer in today’s panel was the same one we saw in Saturday’s game. It had similar flame decals on the engine compartment but the driver looked different. The logo on the truck we see today say’s “Duff” which is a fictional beer from “The Simpsons” animated sitcom.
My favorite detail today was the hair bow that the female passenger is wearing. If you look closely you’ll see that it has bowling pins on it and a bowling ball in the center! Excellent job, Jeff!!!
The layout for the final solution was two words and wasn’t overly difficult to figure out. The visual clue of a man attempting to change lanes was more than enough for me to get the job done leaving us with a satisfying finish.
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Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!