Jumble Answers for 05/18/2018

AZGUE = GAUZE

CLEET = ELECT

DASIRU = RADIUS

RAYPAL = PARLAY

CARTOON ANSWER:

THE BOOK ABOUT THE MOON’S EFFECT ON THE WORLD’S OCEANS HAD A – – –

GAETADIPL = “TIDAL” PAGE


Happy Friday, Jumble fans! The first three clue words that we encountered this morning were old favorites and posed almost no challenge. RADIUS did require a quick second glance before it came into view leaving just one word to solve. With no obvious words coming to mind, I noticed that it had a “Y” and decided to try my Y-trick. By placing the Y at the end of the layout, I eliminated a letter from the anagram but still nothing jumped out at me. At this point I figured that the Y may not be at the end of the word so I decided to just scramble the letters in the margin of my newspaper. It took 6 attempts before coming into view making PARLAY my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day.

The setting for today’s cartoon is a beach where we see two older people enjoying some time outside. Reading the dialogue and sentence we learn that the female (who looks a lot like Meryl Streep) is ready to take a stroll along the beach and she inquires if her partner would like to join. He looks pretty comfortable in that chair and replies that he’s just started a new book so he’ll have to pass.

Reading the words on the open page of the book we learn that the title is “The Rise and Fall of the World’s Oceans.” Underneath the title we see a little more text which is partially obscured from view by the gentleman’s head. It says “Push and P Publishin” leaving us to fill in the blanks.

Doesn’t that trail of soft sand look inviting? It has has no doubt been warmed by the sun which is best enjoyed barefoot. And look at that gorgeous view! The waves are gently lapping the shoreline while the seagulls fly gracefully overhead. Entranced by such a serene setting you may not have noticed the sailboat in the distance that appears to be in peril. Have no fear as this is Jumble artist Jeff Knurek’s signature addition to cartoons that have a water setting and it’s also my favorite detail for today.

The letter layout for the final solution was very cryptic and gave absolutely nothing away. The P seemed like the odd letter so I decided to work with it first. Noticing that the layout began with GAE brought PAGE into view leaving TIDAL to be found soon after. Have a fantastic Friday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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