GULHA = LAUGH
TUYNT = NUTTY
OCYNOL = COLONY
RYNEFZ = FRENZY
THE KING HATED HIS CHAIR AND WANTED IT TO BE – – –
UHNTTOORE = “THRONE” OUT
Happy Wednesday, Jumble friends! It was another easy-breezy puzzle today with all of the clue words coming instantly into view. LAUGH is a new clue word making its debut into gameplay which is surprising since it’s such a common word. My choice for the most difficult anagram of the day would be COLONY because of those pesky double O’s. FRENZY is the oldest clue word of the quartet and I had to search way back to 12/02/14 to find it. Finally, after all of the clue words were solved, I noticed that the last three all ended in Y.
The setting for today’s cartoon brings us to a throne room where we encounter two men having a conversation. By reading the dialogue and sentence we discover that the gentleman on the left is the king and he’s very displeased with the look of his chair. He complains that it’s not modern looking which is surprising since it’s decked out with winged serpents, animal print upholstery, talon shaped armrests, and even realistic looking claw feet. I’m not sure how much more “modern” he can go, but I wouldn’t be surprised if his eccentricities lead him to choose a toilet for his next ceremonial seat of power!
There were a couple of fun details in today’s panel that quickly caught my attention. Just above the back of the chair we see a royal crest which is separated into three sections. The largest section contains an image of two swords crossed. The second section was left blank, while the third one had a winged serpent. Above the crest is a crown with Jeff’s signature “J” serving as its jewel. His majesty is also wearing a royal crest on his blazer but it doesn’t quite match the one that we see on his seat. His crest has only two sections with the first containing a wing-less snake and the other displaying the crossed swords.
The letter layout for the final solution was absolutely brilliant! Even though the wording of the sentence brought the surprise answer to mind, I still marveled at how well hidden it was. If the answer didn’t come to you right away, you probably had some work to do trying to decipher it. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!