KOEEV = EVOKE
VILGI = VIGIL
SLIDAM = DISMAL
GITKNH = KNIGHT
WHEN PEOPLE VISIT GRACELAND, THEY GET TO SEE HOW ELVIS – – –
EKEVIILDIALKNG = LIVED LIKE A KING
Happy Tuesday, Jumble fans! VIGIL is a new clue word making its debut this morning. The rest are recycled favorites that were repurposed into all new anagrams. DISMAL is the oldest one of the bunch and was last used in gameplay on 12/27/16. The most difficult anagram for me this morning was KNIGHT. At first glance it looked like THINK or THING but a bit of mental gymnastics allowed the correct answer to finally reveal itself.
When first looking at the cartoon, we see two people admiring the outside facade of a home. They both have expressions of happiness and appear to be awestruck by the structure. The cartoon sentence reveals that the building is Graceland which was home to the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley!
Graceland is a mansion situated on a 13.8 acre estate in Memphis, Tennessee. It’s street address is 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard and is about 9 miles from Downtown and less than 4 miles north of the Mississippi border. Presley purchased Graceland on March 19, 1957 for the royal sum of $102,500.
There were a few interesting details hidden in today’s panel that I’d like to call your attention to. First up was the female sightseer taking a photo of Graceland with her phone. Jumble artist, Jeff Knurek, somehow managed to capture all of the beautiful detail of the home and produce a mirror image of it on her tiny screen. Super impressive! The shirt that our male half is wearing has a logo with the letters TCB and is accompanied by a lightning bolt. TCB stands for “Takin’ Care of Business” and was a favored motto of the king while the lightning bolt represents “In a Flash”. Lastly was the marble lion statue near the walkway of the home. Elvis purchased two lion statues in August, 1957 and an invoice shows that the cost and installation of them totaled $1,000.
The letter layout for the final solution was an enormous 14-letter anagram. The KNG at the end of the anagram brought KING instantly to mind. LIVED jumped out at me next leaving LIKE and A for the finish. A very impressive cartoon and a terrific surprise answer made today’s Jumble a treat to solve. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!