SHYAT = HASTY
NEBUG = BEGUN
FUNXIL = INFLUX
VIRITA = TRIVIA
AFTER A NASTY DIVORCE, SHE STARTED REFERRING TO HER EX-HUSBAND AS HER – – –
HATBEFLTRI = “BITTER” HALF
Happy Wednesday, Jumble fans! Today’s puzzle was no pushover and started out with a new clue word in HASTY. The remaining three were all recycled favorites with BEGUN taking me the longest to decipher. It just wouldn’t come into view for some reason so it’ll be my choice for the most difficult anagram of the day. TRIVIA was the oldest word in the quartet and was last used on 11/24/15. David must have liked the way he scrambled it because he gave us the exact same anagram as last time. With all of the clue words out if the way, it was time to move over to the cartoon.
Today’s panel featured three Jumble characters in a very empty looking room. Besides the table that the two woman are sitting at, there isn’t another piece of furniture or decoration to be seen. Everyone seems to have a scowl on their face and the cartoon sentence reveals that two of the characters are recently divorced. The gentleman leaving the condo is pulling a suitcase and his dialogue informs us that he’s leaving for the last time.
With such an empty room there wasn’t much in the way of extra details in the drawing. We do see the two women nattering over a glass of wine and I noticed that the woman on the left has her pinky finger extended. The other woman has a full grip going on around her glass and she looks ready drink it in one giant gulp.
The letter layout for the surprise answer was a brilliantly crafted anagram of 10-letters. The leading nature of the sentence as well as the HA at the beginning of the anagram brought HALF to mind. BITTER was found after staring at the letters for a moment bringing this game to a close. Today’s cartoon was more on the serious side but the final solution was clever nonetheless. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!