TUBET = BUTTE
UKKSL = SKULK
FRIEVY = VERIFY
DZRAIL = LIZARD
THE THANKSGIVING COOKS’ CONVERSATION BECAME SERIOUS WHEN THEY – – –
TTE KUK ERY LAD = TALKED TURKEY
Happy Thanksgiving, Jumble friends! Today’s puzzle started out with two new clue words in BUTTE and SKULK. The other two were recycled favorites, but their anagrams were new. BUTTE was the only word that wasn’t instantly visible which made it my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. I’ve heard of the city of Butte in Montana but wasn’t sure if it had another meaning until I looked it up in the dictionary. It was defined as an isolated hill or mountain with steep or precipitous sides usually having a smaller summit area than a mesa. Looking back on all of the words, LIZARD was the oldest in the group and was last scrambled as DRAIZL on 9/1/14.
Since today is Thanksgiving, I was very happy to see that Jeff gave us a cartoon that went along with the holiday. At first glance, I immediately recognized that this was the same setting as last years panel. There were four Jumble characters in the foreground with two shadowed characters on a couch in the background. The characters were drawn differently than our normal cast which leads me to believe that these are some of Jeff’s friends. The man in the rear left of the panel holding a glass of wine appears to be magician Mac King. Mac’s wife, Jennifer Sils, is probably the woman in the “kiss the cook” apron.
The cartoon had some great detail work with the plump turkey being the star of the show. The bird was in a roasting pan and was surrounded by carrots, onions and some herbs. There was a bowl of stuffing on the counter and a dog getting a very close look! My favorite detail was split between the Lions and Bears football game on the tv in the background and the man holding a baster which I overlooked at first.
The letter layout for the final solution consisted of 12-letters. I knew the answer upon reading the cartoon sentence making this one an instant solve. I wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving and I’ll see you tomorrow. Enjoy the day!!! 🦃