RAYWE = WEARY
BLYUK = BULKY
REDVUO = DEVOUR
BBOECW = COBWEB
THE NEW SOUP RECIPE AT THE CAFÉ WAS A HUGE HIT. CUSTOMERS WERE – – –
WERBLDVOOE = BOWLED OVER
Good morning, Jumble fans! Looking back at the puzzles from last week, we saw some amazing anagrams that definitely gave us trouble. The top three most searched for clue word answers were CALOIS, FLEGNU, and DIRTEA. Monday’s surprise answer of LEFT AND “WRITE” turned out to be the most searched for solution. With a new week of puzzles on the way, let’s take a look at what Jeff and David cooked up for us today!
WEARY and BULKY were no trouble at all. Last week I mentioned over and over that if you see a “Y” in a clue word that you can’t figure out, chances are that the word will end in “Y”. The trick worked like a charm and both became instantly visible to me. Both of the 6-letter words were quite a challenge for a Monday morning game. At first I thought DEVOUR was OVERDUE but it had one letter too many. The word that tangled me up the most was COBWEB so it’s my pick for the most challenging word of the day.
Looking at today’s cartoon, I recognized the setting instantly as the soup stand from the television program “Seinfeld”. The episode that Jeff is referring to was entitled “The Soup Nazi” with the term Nazi being used as an exaggeration of the excessively strict ordering regiment the chef demanded of his patrons. If you didn’t order your soup “just right” or otherwise offended the chef in any way, your soup would be taken away and you would be scolded with his “No soup for you!” catchphrase. It’s worth mentioning that the chef in the episode wasn’t German, but actually Argentinian.
It the foreground we see two characters that appear to be Jumble cartoonist Jeff Knurek and his wife Kathy. The square framed glasses make the character look like Jeff, but the absence of a logo on his tshirt had me second guessing myself. Kathy seem’s to be the only one with manners at the table as she savors each spoonful while Jeff skips the spoon and slurps directly from the bowl! It looks like David Hoyt is ordering a couple of bowls for himself in the background. Be careful not to catch the ire of the chef, David, or you’ll soon be hearing “No soup for you!”
The final solution to the puzzle started with a cryptic but not overly difficult anagram to decipher. With all of the soup bowls in the drawing and the “W” in the letter layout, BOWL quickly came to mind. Crossing it out led me to discover OVER with an -ED left for the finish.
It’s the final day to enter the “I ❤️ Jumble” coffee mug giveaway and the winner will be chosen later this afternoon. Good luck to everyone who entered! 🙂
Have a marvelous Monday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!