CAMWA = MACAW
TLOTA = TOTAL
ROIRMR = MIRROR
TIRBET = BITTER
THE TRUCK DRIVER WHO BECAME A FARMER HAD A – – –
ACAOTLIRRRTTER = TRACTOR TRAILER
Happy Monday, Jumble fans! Although there weren’t any new clue words to start off the week, we did get three new anagrams to play with. MACAW was the only one that we’ve seen in gameplay before way back on 5/14/14. Today’s words were all instantly visible upon first glance making it hard to choose one as the most difficult. I’ve attached a poll down below where you can vote for the one that troubled you the most.
Our cartoon panel brings us to a farm where we see a truck, a tractor, and a couple of gentlemen having a conversation. The man on the left, dressed in a turquoise blue shirt, black pants, and a safari hat, seems surprised to see his neighbor getting ready to haul away an old tractor. He inquires where “Betsy” is going with the response being that she needs to go into the shop for repairs.
The cartoon sentence informs us that the owner of the tractor is a former truck driver and that he’s decided to pursue farming as a new career. He seems to have trouble breaking the truck driver mold though with his attire seemingly better suited for hauling rigs. He’s wearing a red flannel shirt, blue jeans, and a trucker style cap. Also noticeable was an oversized belt buckle with a picture of a big rig on it along with a wallet attached to a chain in his back pocket.
The farm scene was well drawn with a shaded barn and silo in the rear. We see approximately 20 rows of tilled earth with the curvature of the land starting out flat near the barn and rising into a steep hill near the parked truck. My guess is that angle was too much for ol’ Betsy to handle and that’s why she finally broke down. The truck hauling the tractor has an antique look to it. The “J” logo on the grill was a a terrific detail to find along with the hula dancer bobble on the dashboard.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 14-letters. What jumped out at me were the three R’s and two T’s all nestled together in the layout. This made TRACTOR come instantly to mind leaving TRAILER to be found almost as fast it the remaining letters. Although the puzzle was a cinch to complete, the vintage machinery in the cartoon along with their hidden details made today’s game a gem. Have a marvelous Monday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow. 🚜