GAVAU = GUAVA
TELUF = FLUTE
NIEAFL = FINALE
GUTHHO = THOUGH
THE STAND-UP COMEDIAN WAS A HUGE FLOP. IT WOULD BE TOUGH FOR HIM TO – – –
GUFLFIATOH = LAUGH IT OFF
Good morning Jumble players, and happy Tuesday! I thought we had a new clue word with GUAVA, but a quick search showed that it was used in June of last year. The “U” was the only letter out of place making it instantly visible. With no hesitation on FLUTE, I made my my way to the 6-letter words. FINALE only needed a quick second look before it came into view leaving just one clue word to work through. THOUGH took longer than anticipated and was scrambled very well. The two “H’s” paired together threw me off just enough to make me stare at it for a minute before I could figure it out. It’s my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day and I was now ready to start the cartoon.
The setting for Jeff’s piece was instantly recognizable as a comedy club. We see two men in the foreground having a discussion as another comedian performs on stage just behind them. Reading the dialogue we discover that the man on the right appears to be the proprietor of the comedy club and he was less than impressed by this comedians “poor-formance”. The comedian involved in the discussion looks vaguely familiar but I was unable to put a name to his likeness. In my opinion, what Jeff was attempting to illustrate was that this comedian relied too heavily on his gag props (arrow through head, rubber chicken, and disguise glasses) rather than coming up with some original material that would dazzle the crowd.
The comedian on stage in the background was left large enough for me to identify as Lissa Sears. She was recently on “The Price is Right” television game show where Jeff designed a Jumble themed tshirt for her to wear! Although I’m not familiar with her act, I found a lot of her material on YouTube to get me up to speed.
The final solution to today’s Jumble had a very cryptic layout. Not being able to blind solve this one, I figured it was best to attempt the 2 & 3-letter words first. TO was my first guess so I crossed it out. This allowed LAUGH to come into view, but the rest of the letters didn’t work. I decided to rewrite the anagram and cross out LAUGH. The two “F’s” brought OFF into view with IT being left for the finish. I really enjoyed this puzzle and it’s entertaining surprise answer was a hoot! Have a terrific Tuesday and I’ll see you tomorrow!