CNAKR = CRANK
SOIRV = VISOR
CTEEIX = EXCITE
DOLMUE = MODULE
THE TENNIS PRO QUIT HIS JOB AT THE CLUB WHEN HE – – –
CRNVISETEODE = SERVED NOTICE
Happy Thursday, Jumble friends! All of today’s clue words were recycled favorites, but their anagrams are coming up as new. Surprisingly, VISOR took the longest to come into view making it my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. I have a feeling that MODULE will be probably be the most challenging word for most but it it was no problem on my end. With all of the anagrams solved in a jiffy, I made my way to the tennis themed cartoon.
The setting for today’s panel is a tennis club where we see two men having an interaction in the pro shop. The gentleman behind the counter, dressed in an Asics branded polo and wearing funky sunglasses, is being given some kind of paperwork. The dialogue and cartoon sentence reveals that Milos has decided to tender his letter of resignation and he’s offering it up to his superior on the head of his tennis racket.
Jumble artist, Jeff Knurek, decided to split today’s cartoon into two different scenes. Three quarters of the panel is devoted to the main action occurring in the pro shop while the remaining quarter shows the tennis court of the club. Starting with the smaller portion, we see two courts that are side-by-side and a woman is preparing to serve a tennis ball. She has her tongue sticking out of the side of her mouth to give us the impression that she is intent on making a really great serve.
There were only a couple of extra details in the pro shop that I picked up on. I previously mentioned the shirt and sunglasses of the owner so I’ll pass over those and move on to the counter. We see two cans of tennis balls, five loose balls, and a single tennis racket. The most interesting detail of the piece was the resignation letter. By enlarging the cartoon, Jeff made it appear official by giving it all the hallmarks of a formal letter. There are squiggly marks indicating the date line, the greeting, the overall main text, a closing line and a signature line. The signature line was the only bit that was legible and it has Milos’ signature written in cursive.
The letter layout for the final solution contained 12-letters. The visual clue of the letter being tendered on a racket brought SERVED immediately into view leaving NOTICE to be found with minimal effort. It was a pretty easy solve for a Thursday so my fingers are crossed that we get a stumper to close out the week. Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you tomorrow! 🎾