VOREG = GROVE
RHEBT = BERTH
SRLIPA = SPIRAL
RANWID = INWARD
WHEN THEY PLAYED CARDS IN VIEW OF THE GOLDEN GATE, THEY WERE – – –
GREBETSPRAINRD = BRIDGE PARTNERS
Good Monday morning, Jumble friends! The solve of today’s puzzle was completed in a span of about 20 seconds making for a super quick game. All of the clue words were easily identifiable and didn’t cause me any hesitation. BERTH was a new word making its debut into gameplay, but there wasn’t any way that David could scramble it that would make it difficult. SPIRAL pulled double duty this morning as it was our oldest clue word of the quartet and my choice for the most difficult anagram of the day. We last saw it just over eight months ago on 6/16/18 where it was scrambled as SARLIP. INWARD ended up being our most recent repeat and was featured last month on 1/18/19.
Today’s cartoon offering featured four women playing a game of cards with the Golden Gate Bridge providing a beautiful background scene. These women were drawn in detail which leads me to believe that they are either friends or some relation to Jumble artist Jeff Knurek. The dialogue indicates that two of the women are mother and daughter and they’re playing as a team against the other two ladies. We can see some of the faces of the cards in the players hands as well as on the table but I’m not sure who has the advantage because I’ve never played this particular game.
In the background is the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and we almost see the entire one-mile length of it in the panel. The bridge connects the city of San Francisco to Marin County and the impressive structure is the most photographed bridge in the world. We see several generic Jumble characters making use of the footpaths near the bridge with a couple of them jogging and one couple walking their dog. Whenever Jeff draws a body of water, I always look for his signature sailboat which today he added on the far right-hand side. The women are dressed in shorts and short sleeves and we can see that “Fran” is wearing sandals. What surprised me most about today’s cartoon was the lack of vechicles on the bridge, but the panel looks more calm and tranquil without them.
The final solve was an extremely cryptic anagram consisting of 14-letters. The visual clues in the cartoon gave the answer away instantly making it a Monday morning gimme. Have a terrific start to your week and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!