MERIG = GRIME
LOPTI = PILOT
GADJEG = JAGGED
GNEIOP = PIGEON
HE DIDN’T WANT TO PAY MUCH FOR THE OFF-ROAD VEHICLE AND WAS TRYING TO GET IT – – –
REPTJDIE = DIRT “JEEP”
Happy Wednesday, everyone! Mr. Hoyt offered up a new clue word in JAGGED which makes it our second new word this week. Using the double letter trick of coupling the G’s together made quick work of it leaving PIGEON as the only word that slowed me down this morning. PIGEON was also our oldest clue word of the day and was last used on 5/16/17 where it was brilliantly scrambled as ONEPIG.
Moving along to today’s cartoon, we see two Jumble characters standing beside a vehicle that is in a serious state of disrepair. A third Jumble character of a young boy can be seen playing behind the steering wheel and he probably envisions himself taking the jalopy out in the woods for an off-road adventure. The dialogue between the two men consists of them trying to negotiate a price. The seller is asking for one thousand dollars and the buyer counters with an offer of five hundred due to its condition.
Jumble artist, Jeff Knurek, did a superb job of showing us the many flaws of the vehicle. There’s a broken headlight, a mangled bumper, a broken windshield wiper, a flat tire on the passengers side and a completely missing tire on the drivers rear side. He even went so far as to have the vehicle propped up on a cement block for an added touch of decrepitness! My favorite detail overall was the glimpse of the items within the garage in the background. It looks like there are some spare parts to the vehicle that are leaning up against the wall.
The final solve consisted of an anagram that was 8-letters in length. It was the same amount of letters as yesterday’s puzzle but one of today’s words was in quotes. With the main focus of the cartoon being the vehicle, JEEP was the obvious choice to start me on my way. With those letters crossed out, DIRT was instantly found leaving us with a very punny answer. I wish you all a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!