OTMTO = MOTTO
FUTFS = STUFF
LAGIOE = GOALIE
NARPYT = PANTRY
THE OLD ROOF WAS CONSTANTLY IN NEED OF REPAIRS. THE OWNER HAD TO – – –
OTTOSTFOAIPNY = STAY ON TOP OF IT
Happy Wednesday, Jumble geniuses! All of today’s clue words were familiar old friends. FUTFS was the only jumble that’s a repeat with its last appearance in the game on 4/15/17. GOALIE took the longest to decipher making it my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. I thought NARPYT was a mighty fine jumble as well but it took nowhere near as long to solve as GOALIE did.
Today’s cartoon lands us somewhere in Jumbleville where we see some repairs being made to a roof. On top of the home is a gentleman who appears to have located the problem spot. We see him holding a hammer in his left hand and a new row of shingles easily within reach. Climbing up the ladder is a woman who stops halfway up to exchange some dialogue with her husband. She asks if he’s fixing the roof again which lets us know that this is a recurring problem.
There were a few noteworthy details in today’s panel that caught my attention. The steep angle of the roof must be difficult and a bit scary to work on but the man doesn’t seem even remotely phased by it. Instead he wears a look of determination on his face as he performs the necessary maintenance to his castle. The ladder appeared a bit short at first with only seven rungs showing. Since it’s a two-story home, I think we can safely assume that there are at least seven more below that we don’t see. Did you notice the shadow of the woman and the ladder on the side of the house? Leave it to Jeff to add a bit of shading to give his work some visual punch! The gutters on both the front and back of the home were also a great touch and were shaded perfectly as well.
The letter layout for the final solution contained 13-letters which is the same as yesterday’s. Knowing that there were several 2-letter words in the answer, I started making a list of them in the margin of my paper. Since the man was on TOP of the roof, I figured that would be in there as well. Doing some letter elimination brought STAY into view which made the rest of the answer flow easily. Even though this wasn’t a terribly difficult puzzle, the five word solution did take an extra minute or two to work through. Have a wonderous Wednesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!