DAEIB = ABIDE
UNCOE = OUNCE
DURRED = RUDDER
SPYAMW = SWAMPY
AFTER ASKING THE JUMBLE ARTIST TO HELP HER GET ON “THE PRICE IS RIGHT,” HE – – –
AECERDRWY = DREW CAREY
Happy Tuesday, Jumble friends! We have an excellent puzzle today with a combination of brain teasing clue words as well as a cartoon that is top notch. With just a quick peek at the cartoon, I knew instantly what the answer was going to be. It wasn’t because I’m a Jumble genius, it’s because I’ve actually seen this cartoon before while doing a bit of research on another puzzle. I don’t want to get ahead of myself, so let me break down the clue words for you first.
ABIDE required just a moment of pause before coming into view. The 3-vowels were a small hurdle to contend with but luckily the “A” was the first one that we encounter in the layout. The next word also contained 3-vowels but for one reason or another it instantly came to mind. RUDDER ended up taking a considerable amount of time to work through and is my pick for the most difficult clue word of the day. David did an excellent job of throwing me off track by doubling the R’s in the middle of the anagram when it was actually the D’s that needed to be together to arrive at the solution. That left SWAMPY for the finish which was just as easily deciphered as OUNCE. With all of the clue words wrapped up, it was time for my favorite part of the puzzle, the cartoon!
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you probably recall that I mentioned less than a month ago that Jeff created a t-shirt for his friend who hoped to be on the The Price is Right television game show. Well Jeff’s amazing cartoon worked and his friend Lissa Sears was chosen to play the game! I’m not sure how far she made it so perhaps one of you will be able to fill us in.
What’s interesting about this cartoon is the fact that you actually see Jeff’s full body. Most of the time we see him seated in a chair where his lower half is not visible so it was really cool to see him “full size”. The drawing of Drew Carey was over the top and you can really see the extra effort that Jeff put into his piece. The detail of the wheel was exceptional with each dollar amount clearly visible. The only part of the drawing that had me scratching my head was trying to figure out if Jeff was holding a pencil or a paintbrush. There’s no eraser on the end and no bristles at the tip. Either way it makes no difference and I was content just staring at his work and admiring such a fine masterpiece!
Have a terrific Tuesday, and remember what Bob Barker used to say at the end of every episode: “Help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed or neutered.”