BROOT = ROBOT
LIVTA = VITAL
AYRSLA = SALARY
EEFLNN = FENNEL
HOW DO YOU SAY ACTION WORDS SUCH AS GIVE, ACCEPT, OBEY AND UNITE?
RBVALYEL = VERBALLY
Good Monday morning, Jumble players! All of the clue words that we see today are old favorites from 2017. ROBOT was jumbled so well that it actually tripped me up for a moment before it finally came into view. FENNEL took the longest to decipher making it my choice for the most difficult anagram of the day. We last saw it jumbled as FLEENN on 8/20/17 which was equally as difficult.
The setting for today’s cartoon is a classroom where we see a teacher standing in front of a dry erase board. Just behind her are three children and they’re seated at one long desk. The children look very young so I’d venture a guess that this is most likely a second or third grade class. By looking at the list of words on the board it was immediately apparent that her lesson for today was verbs.
There were only two fine details in today’s panel that caught my attention. First was the dry erase marker and eraser which were on a small shelf at the bottom of the board. Jeff added a bit of shading under the shelf which gave it some depth and made it more visually interesting. The second detail was a poster on the wall just behind the teachers head. It appears to show the day and night cycle of earth as half of the planet is shaded.
The sentence for today’s cartoon was in the form of a question which regular players of the puzzle will identify as being highly unusual. The final solution was a breeze after noticing that the question omitted the word VERB and used “action words” instead. The letter layout was 8-letters in length and not very cryptic with RBV being right at the front. We’re off to an easy start this week so my fingers are crossed that we have a few challenging puzzles in the days to come. Have a marvelous Monday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!