SAIDY = DAISY
UTTAN = TAUNT
ABRREB = BARBER
DULPED = PUDDLE
CONSIDERED TO BE EXCEPTIONALLY HONEST, THE JUDGE WAS – – –
DAITNTRERUDE = TRIED AND TRUE
Happy Monday, everyone! Last week we saw a bevy of new clue words and only a couple of slightly challenging surprise answers making for a relatively easy week of gameplay. There weren’t any new word words to get excited about this morning with all of them having been used before. BARBER was the oldest of the bunch with its last appearance way back on 9/24/14. UTTAN was the only anagram to give me some hesitation and is my choice for the most difficult word. I was able to suss it out after staring at it for a few extra seconds allowing me to turn my attention to the cartoon.
The setting for today’s panel is a courtroom where we encounter three characters. Since they’re all drawn in Jeff’s signature Jumble style, it leads me to believe that these characters are generic and not meant to portray the likeness of any living person. As the judge prepares to take his seat at the bench he can be seen with a gavel in his left hand and giving a thumbs up with his right. The dialogue of the other two characters are simple statements that let us know they both hold this particular judge in high regard.
The only detail to stand out in today’s cartoon was the scales of justice emblem above the judges bench. The scales obviously relate to fairness in the judicial process and are balanced to represent that decisions will be made by weighing evidence in a fair manner.
The final answer wasn’t overly difficult and consisted of three words. AND instantly came to mind as the most obvious choice for the three letter word leaving 9-letters to work with. TRUE became visible after a few seconds leaving TRIED to be deciphered for the finish. After an easy start to the week, I look forward to the challenge that we all know is only a few days away. Have a marvelous Monday and I’ll see you tomorrow!