CIVEO = VOICE
CLOFK = FLOCK
GITAMS = STIGMA
NIRSPG = SPRING
WHEN ASKED IF THE SANDPAPER WAS ROUGH ENOUGH, HE SAID – – –
OIEFOCSTASRI = OF “COARSE” IT IS
Good morning, Jumble fans! Today’s game started out with four easily deciphered clue words that didn’t stump me in the least. All of them were recycled favorites from the past but their anagrams were new. FLOCK was the oldest of the quartet with its last appearance on 11/28/16. If you came here in search of the solution to one of them, my guess is that it would be STIGMA. Last used in gameplay on 3/7/18, it was jumbled as MATIGS which seemed a bit more difficult than how it was scrambled today.
Moving along to today’s cartoon, we see two Jumble characters that appear to be hard at work in a woodshop. The gentleman on the right can be seen sanding a beautifully crafted wood door that is laid out on a sawhorse. At first I thought the man on the left was handing the other guy some money but reading the dialogue and sentence quickly put that theory to rest. He’s actually offering him a different grit of sandpaper which our artisan rebuffs.
There were a few details in the panel that caught my eye. The most obvious one was the name of the business displayed on the window which was “Knock on Wood”. The next detail was that both of the woodworkers have name tags on the left side of their t-shirts but Jeff opted not to identify them for us. If you look closely at the extra sandpaper pieces on the door you can see that there isn’t much grit on them. Now look at the pieces that the gentleman on the left is offering up. You can see that Jeff strategically added more grit to the paper so we could differentiate between the two. My favorite detail of the piece had to be the design on the panels of the door. There is a gorgeous flower inlay on both panels with a small stem of leaves in each of the corners. While looking at the corners I noticed that there were two holes on the side of the door which represent a place for a door latch and lock. The only thing missing was the hole for the doorknob itself. Perhaps the woodworker got ahead of himself and started the finish work before the final hole was drilled, but he’s the professional so who am I to question his work!
The letter layout for the final solution was 12-letters in length. It seemed large at first but the answer was divided into four words with three of them only two letters in length. The visual clue of the differences in the sandpaper brought COARSE instantly to mind. IT and IS were neatly arranged together in the remaining letters leaving OF for a smooth finish. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!