CIFNH = FINCH
PEYMT = EMPTY
LWWIOL = WILLOW
EPCORP = COPPER
HE NEEDED TO GET STARTED ON HIS NEW NOVEL AND WOULD BEGIN – – –
INETWWOR = “WRITE NOW”
Happy Wednesday, Jumble friends! Today’s game was a piece of cake with all of our clue words being recycled favorites. I didn’t think any of them were particularly difficult, but COPPER did require a brief pause so I’ll choose it as the most difficult anagram of the day. The anagram for WILLOW has been used before, two times in 2017 to be exact, while the other three are coming up as new. It was interesting to see that David shied away from spelling out words within the anagrams after two days of doing so but, like a good book, it always comes to an end.Our oldest clue word was the aforementioned COPPER with a gameplay date of 10/14/16 while WILLOW provided our most recent encounter on 11/24/18.
Today’s cartoon introduced us to two characters that were having a brief interaction in a home-office. They didn’t appear to be our run-of-the-mill characters as the attention to detail was too exacting. The “Maine” t-shirt allowed me to immediately identify the male half as Stephen King and I presumed that the female was his wife, Tabitha.
We see Mr. King seated at his desk and he’s writing on a notepad with a pencil. On the desk is a computer monitor, keyboard, assorted books and papers, as well as 2-tiered paper organizer. His wife inquires if he’s ready to go but King states that he has a story idea that he’d like to jot down first. My favorite detail of the piece was the 6-string guitar that’s partially visible in the background. Looking closely at the headstock you can see “Jumble” written in cursive with a small squiggly line underneath. Welcome to the Jumble caricature club, Mr. King!
The final solve was an 8-letter anagram that solved into a 5-letter word in quotes and a 3-letter word. The visual clue of Mr. King writing on his notepad brought “WRITE” to mind with NOW being instantly visible within the remaining letters.
Mr. King is a very talented writer and I’ve read several of his books. He creates three-dimensional characters that you grow to love and the use of flashbacks within his books is absolutely amazing. I’m not a fan of horror or psychological fiction so I generally pass over his works. One of my New Year’s resolutions was to read 100 books and I’m a day away from finishing number 11. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens has been my favorite so far and I’m just about to finish “I Owe You One” by Sophie Kinsella. If you’re an avid reader, please let me know what pages you’ve been turning in the comments section below! Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow. 📚