UNSGW = SWUNG
LATLY = TALLY
GRIFDI = FRIGID
THE NEW OIL RIG COULD BE SEEN FROM THEIR FRONT PORCH SWING, AND THIS WASN’T – – –
SWNTLTLEIGI = SITTING WELL
Happy Thursday, everyone! The puzzles started out difficult this week and seem to be getting easier as we inch towards its close. All of the anagrams and their solutions were old favorites making them a breeze to work through. TALLER was the only word to give me a slight hiccup because I thought I saw RATTLE at first. Our oldest clue word of the group was FRIGID with its last appearance in gameplay on 7/31/17. After solving all of the clue words, I noticed that the anagrams given to us were in reverse alphabetical order.
Today’s cartoon brings us to the front porch of a home where we see two Jumble characters sitting on a swing. The female character is pointing to a pumpjack that is way off in the distance and she appears to be very upset by its presence. The cartoon sentence and dialogue doesn’t add any pertinent information which leaves us to rely upon the raw emotions shown by the characters to get the job done.
Even though the cartoon was simplistic in nature, there were a few details that made it visually interesting. We can see a few action lines to the side and rear of the porch swing making it appear as though it’s gently swaying back and forth. There are also action lines on the pumpjack which let us know that it’s not sitting idle. The gentleman in the swing is holding a frosty beverage and we can see a couple of ice cubes bobbing at the top of the glass. My favorite detail was the lawn decoration in front of the home. It’s comprised of 15 rocks, a few flowers and a duck in the middle.
The anagram for the final solution was 11-letters in length and kept the solution extremely cryptic. At first I saw SWING which threw me off as the remaining letters didn’t make much sense. For my second attempt I decided to cross out ING which brought WELL into view. SITT was added to the ING to complete the puzzle and made for an enjoyable surprise answer. Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!