GILOC = LOGIC
NODUW = WOUND
DIDYTO = ODDITY
WELOFL = FELLOW
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD’S “GRANDMOTHER” WAS IN A HURRY TO EAT AND – – –
LOIWNDODTFEW = WOLFED IT DOWN
Happy Monday, Jumble players! All of the clue words that we see this morning were old favorites. ODDITY was the only anagram that wasn’t immediately visible and took a few extra seconds to come into view. By using the “Y trick”, I placed the Y at the end of the word which made ODD jump out at me and the rest fell neatly into place. It’s my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day and it’s also the oldest word in the lineup with its last appearance on 5/21/17.
The setting for today’s cartoon features two characters sitting at a dining table. Noticing that there was a wolf dressed like a grandmother brought the fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood” instantly to mind. It’s been some time since I’ve heard this story but I remembered that the big bad wolf was always scheming ways to eat the basket of food that Little Red was bringing to her sickly grandmother, as well as devising ways to eat Little Red herself!
Little Red has noticed that her “grandmother” has a big appetite and watches as she gobbles down all the food on the plate. This little girl isn’t as naive as the wolf thinks and there’s one clue on the table that will give this imposter away. Grandmother is surely old-fashioned and would both eat like a civilized human being as well as set the table like one. The knife that is on the table has the blade facing away from the plate which is a table setting etiquette no-no. Grandmother would surely know to have that blade facing in to make it a proper setting thus giving her precious granddaughter proper table manners!
The final solve wasn’t difficult after noticing the two W’s in the layout. WOLF came to mind leaving the rest to be worked out after just a few seconds of staring at the remaining letters. Have a marvelous Monday and I’ll see you tomorrow!