RIWTL = TWIRL
GEEWD = WEDGE
TOMHOS = SMOOTH
VONGRE = GOVERN
JIM MORRISON AND HIS BAND HAD SO MANY FANS, IT WAS DIFFICULT TO – – –
TIREDGSOTHOEN = GET IN THE DOORS
Happy Thursday, Jumble friends! David and Jeff seem to be taking it easy on us this week by offering up another simple and straightforward puzzle for the fourth day in a row. GOVERN was the only clue word that caused a hiccup and is my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day.
Looking at today’s cartoon, it was immediately noticeable that the characters we see illustrated aren’t the typical Jumble folk that we usually encounter. By reading the dialogue and sentence we learn that the group we see depicted is Jim Morrison and his band. Jim Morrison is, of course, the vocalist of the band The Doors and the period clothing and hairstyles that we see them sporting date this period piece to the late 1960’s.
The group has little protection from the throng of fans that have amassed outside of their hotel. We see two police officers whose arms are outstretched forming a barrier between the crowd and the band which is getting the job done but a better solution is needed. In the rear of the drawing we see a man attempting to get the bands attention by signaling them with his hand in the air. It seems that hotel management has noticed the gravity of the situation unfolding in front of their property and they’ve opened up a side door to whisk them safely away. The look of panic on the bellhops face behind the giant glass door was a creative addition and brought The Doors song “Break on Through” to mind.
The abundance of clues in the drawing as well as the leading nature of the sentence made the surprise answer a blind solve. The letter layout was a terrific Jumble with TIRED being spelled out in an attempt to throw us off track. My fingers are crossed for a challenging puzzle tomorrow which would really Light My Fire! Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you tomorrow.