OAALK = KOALA
TIYKT = KITTY
CPCINI = PICNIC
LIFEDD = FIDDLE
THE THEME FOR THE INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU FILM CAUSED BLAKE EDWARDS TO BE – – –
KLKITPCNIDE = TICKLED PINK
Happy Tuesday, Jumble fans! For the second day in a row we have a brand new clue word. PICNIC makes its debut this morning, and it’s such a simple word that I would have thought it had been used before. The other three are coming up as old favorites with KOALA being my pick for the most difficult anagram to decipher. FIDDLE was a close second but the two D’s already coupled together for us in the layout allowed it to come into view rather quickly. FIDDLE was also the oldest anagram of the day and it was scrambled as DIFELD the last time we saw it on 6/16/17.
Today’s cartoon was a bit of a challenge for me as I struggled to figure out who the two men were. The cartoon sentence and dialogue gave me some pretty good hints and Google allowed me to fill in the missing pieces. I knew that Inspector Clouseau was a character in the Pink Panther movies so I did some searching to find out who composed the theme music. It turns out that it was Henry Mancini and he is the gentleman we see playing the piano. Blake Edwards was the director of the film and he can be seen standing on the right.
The letter layout for the final solve was 11-letters in length and kept the solution very well hidden. If I hadn’t done some sleuthing beforehand I would have been completely lost on this one. With all of the clues fresh in my mind, PINK jumped out at me leaving seven letters to decipher. TICKLED took a bit of mental gymnastics but it wasn’t overly difficult to figure out. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!