TAWEH = WHEAT
ECONU = OUNCE
FLAMEE = FEMALE
TEPIRM = PERMIT
THE SKIER GAVE EXACT INSTRUCTIONS AND EXPECTED THE SPEEDBOAT DRIVER TO – – –
WHTONLEEIT = TOW THE LINE
Happy Tuesday, Jumble friends! All of today’s clue words were familiar old friends, but we did have two brand new anagrams to work through. ECONU and TEPIMR came up as new while TAWEH and FLAMEE have definitely been used in the past. FLAMEE took me a few extra seconds to decipher which made it my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. Breaking up the double E’s at the end was the trick to getting it solved where my natural instinct is to leave them coupled. FEMALE was also the oldest clue word of the group and was last scrambled as AMFEEL on 12/6/16.
Our cartoon panel brings us to a body of water where we encounter a female getting ready to do some water skiing. She looks like she’s almost ready to go but her dialogue indicates that she wants to go over the route one more time with the driver. She tells him the exact speed she’d like to go at different intervals so that she can perform at her best.
There were loads of fun details in the cartoon that you might have overlooked if you were in a rush to get this one solved. Starting with the larger boat in the foreground, you can see that Jumble is written in cursive right above the stern platform. There was also plenty of rope bobbing in the water to keep our Jumble friend a safe distance away from the propellers of the motor. The female in the water has her life preserver on and there are three fish swimming right near her skis. In the background is a male skier that is already up and going. The operator of that boat appears to be female and her long hair is straight back behind her head indicating that the boat is at full throttle. If our skier doesn’t hurry up and get going, she’s going to have to contend with some huge waves that will surely be coming her way!!!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters. I thought the layout was cryptic and kept the answer well hidden. The “HT” at the beginning of the anagram brought THE to mind as one of the 3-letter words. LINE and TOW came into view after staring at the remaining letters for just a few seconds. The final solution was a fun play on the proper “toe the line” idiom that people often confuse. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!