OZAKO = KAZOO
LNIBK = BLINK
TRUCCH = CRUTCH
PLWARS = SPRAWL
CONSTRUCTION OF THE RAILROAD WOULD FALL BEHIND SCHEDULE IF THEY DIDN’T GET – – –
KAOBNKCTCRA = BACK ON TRACK
Good morning everyone, and happy Labor Day! BLINK makes its debut into gameplay this morning but was easily solved upon first glance. Actually all of the clue words were no trouble at all and they took longer to write down than to figure out. The jumble for SPRAWL was the most impressive of the bunch so for that reason alone I’ll choose it as the most difficult anagram of the day.
The setting for today’s cartoon brings us to an open expanse of land where we see the construction of railroad tracks taking place. Two well dressed gentleman in period clothing have looks of both panic and shock on their faces and the cartoon dialogue informs us of the reason. They’ve run out of rails for this portion of the track so all they can do in the meantime is have their worker lay ties. Speaking of ties, we can see 15 of them in the panel with only 14 secured to the rails.
Although this panel wasn’t overflowing with detail, there were still a few extras that gave it some visual appeal. As previously mentioned, the period clothing gave the cartoon a dated feel and the pocketwatch chain of the middle character was a wonderful surprise to find. The worker in the back captured most of my attention, and how couldn’t he. Even though he’s standing behind the other two characters, he towers over them. His biceps are bulging from swinging that hammer all day and he even has a rag hanging out of his back pocket to indicate that his job is very labor intensive.
The letter layout for the final solution contained 11-letters. I was able to see TRACK immediately upon writing out the letters which gave the entire answer away. It was a Monday puzzle so I wasn’t expecting too much of a challenge. Enjoy your Labor Day and let us know in the comments section if you have any special plans. Have a merry Monday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!