UKAQE = QUAKE
PNIYP = NIPPY
ZALLYI = LAZILY
LOBUED = DOUBLE
THE BLIND TASTE TEST BETWEEN THE COLA BRANDS WAS A – – –
QPPZIOU = POP QUIZ
Happy Monday, Jumble fans! We have a new clue word this morning with LAZILY making it’s debut. It was also the only word to give me a slight pause making it my choice for the most difficult anagram of the day. The other three words were old favorites with QUAKE being the oldest of the bunch. Last used on 5/2/16, it was jumbled as EUKQA but was just as easily deciphered then as it was today. Upon solving all of the clue words, I noticed that they were in reverse alphabetical order making for a wonderful surprise to start the week.
Today’s cartoon brings us to be a grocery store where we see an older woman standing behind a table with a banner on it that reads “Fizzy Fun Taste Test”. The cartoon sentence informs us that what we are seeing is a blind taste test between two different cola brands. A couple of shoppers are at the table and they each have a sample of both cola “A” and cola “B” in their hands. When asked which brand tastes better, the male shopper replies that he’s not good at tests while the female shopper states that her favorite is B.
There were a few details in today’s panel that deserve a mention. Jeff was careful to draw the soda containers without a label to make sure that we knew that this was a blind taste test. You can also see a name tag on the woman conducting the sampling but unfortunately nothing was written on it. My favorite detail of this piece was the bit of hair sticking out from the back of the female shoppers head. Although it was very small, it added just a touch of realism to her character.
The letter layout for the final solve consisted of 7-letters. I was able to blind solve this puzzle without the help of the clue letters but wrote them out just for fun. No matter how hard David might have tried to hide the words, the uniqueness of the letters made this one a no-brainer. Have a merry Monday, and I’ll see you tomorrow.