MHEET = THEME
LLSYY = SLYLY
PLUTIP = PULPIT
JURNIE = INJURE
SHE NEEDED A BLOOD TRANSFUSION. LUCKILY, THE PATIENT’S BOYFRIEND WAS – – –
THESYUPTJRE = JUST HER TYPE
Happy Friday, Jumble friends! We have a new clue word appearance today with SLYLY, but it wasn’t any trouble to decipher after using the LY trick. The LY trick is when you see an LY in a Jumble, place it at the end of your solution. It eliminates two letters and most of the time the answer will jump right out at you. PULPIT took a few extra seconds to come into view and is my choice for the most difficult anagram of the day. We last saw it on 12/15/17 where it was jumbled the exact same way. After solving all of the clue words, I noticed that they’re all in reverse alphabetical order. And going a step further, they’re all in ascending order in which they last appeared in the puzzle (if you omit SLYLY, of course). The dates were 7/12/17, 12/15/17, and 8/9/18.
Moving along to the cartoon, we see a woman in a hospital bed with a man and a nurse beside her. The dialogue and sentence informs us that the woman is need of a blood transfusion and her boyfriend just happens to be a match. The patient appears to be in good spirits and has a look of relief on her face as she hears the wonderful news.
The details in today’s panel were sparse with only a couple catching my attention. The nurse was wearing an ID tag attached to her shirt that had a small caricature of her face and some scribble lines next to it. It’s probably safe to assume that the scribbles would be her name and title. The patient has a wristband on her left hand which has three small squiggly lines on it. The final detail was the IV bag above the patients head. If you look closely, you can see the tubing line come out of the bottom of the bag and attach to the top of her right hand.
The letter layout for the final solution was a magnificent mashup of 11-letters. The anagram gave absolutely nothing away and it even started with THE to throw us off track. I noticed that the wording of the cartoon sentence, as well as the dialogue between the characters, didn’t use TYPE when talking about the blood. Crossing out those letters brought HER into view leaving JUST to finish it off. This wasn’t an overly difficult puzzle for a Friday, but the addition of a new clue word and a cryptic letter layout for the surprise answer left me in A POSITIVE mood. Have a fantastic Friday, and I’ll see you tomorrow.