RHUSE = USHER
INTAG = GIANT
TUWALO = OUTLAW
TYSPAR = PASTRY
EXPLAINING THE RULES OF ARM WRESTLING IS SIMPLE BECAUSE IT’S – – –
SERGATOAPSY = EASY TO GRASP
Happy Wednesday, everyone! We’re at the midpoint of the week where we typically see the puzzle increase in difficulty but that wasn’t the case today. USHER was the only word that gave me a moment of hesitation and then it was clear sailing all the way through the rest of the clue words as well as the surprise answer.
The setting for today’s cartoon appears to be a living room where we see a father and son about to begin an arm wrestling match. Dad has quite a height advantage over his son so he’s kneeling on the floor to make the match as fair as possible. The dialogue between the characters is nothing more than a straightforward explanation of the rules for a proper match which junior seem’s to pick up on quickly. The action lines around the interlocked hands indicate that both competitors grips are tight and the match can get underway!
I noticed in the dialogue that the father says “you try to bring my wrist down to the table” when in fact the match is taking place on an ottoman (also known as a footrest or hassock). It’s very possible that dad said table to keep the rules as simple as possible so his son would have an easier time understanding them.
On a final note, the shading in the upper right corner of the cartoon was an interesting addition. I wasn’t quite sure of its purpose when I first noticed it but it appears to be the arch of a doorway. Perhaps we’re watching the arm wrestling match from another room in the house? We may never know but it didn’t have any impact on the overall solvability of the puzzle.
Have a wonderful Wednesday and I’ll see you tomorrow! 🙂