NHYAD = HANDY
KRIQU = QUIRK
RAFOLV = FLAVOR
GEDLEN = LEGEND
MOST PEOPLE WOULD HAVE HELPED THE STRANDED MOTORIST, BUT HE WASN’T THAT – – –
ANYUIKFOGD = KIND OF A GUY
Happy Tuesday, Jumble friends! QUIRK is a brand new clue word making its debut into gameplay this morning but the Q and U coupled together at the end of the anagram gave it away for me. It’s just one of those words that will almost always be visible no matter how you scramble it. The other three anagrams were brand new but didn’t cause me any hesitation whatsoever. Early voting in the poll down below indicates that LEGEND is the most difficult anagram of the day so I’ll listen to your votes and make it my pick as well. FLAVOR was our oldest clue word and was last used on 6/8/16 while HANDY is our most recent repeat with a date of 11/23/17.
WHAT A JERK! That was my first thought after looking at today’s cartoon and absorbing the situation that Jeff imagined for us. We see a man driving his shiny convertible sports car right past an older woman on the side of the road with a flat tire. Instead of stopping to assist the woman, he breezes right on by without even glancing back. His dialogue infuriated me even more as he tells the person on the other end of his cell phone conversation that he’ll be late if he has to keep dodging people on the side of the road. This is an instance where you can only hope that a police officer is up ahead and that he or she pulls him over and issues him a citation for talking while driving. I dislike wishing ill on other people but it would definitely serve him right!
I encountered a similar situation a few nights ago on my way back from vacation. As we were loading our suitcases into our vehicle, I noticed a woman and her two children standing outside a car in the freezing cold. I asked if everything was ok and she said she must have left her interior light on and that her battery was dead. I always keep a jump pack in my vehicle so I told her to sit in our car while I got her going. She said that she didn’t want to be a bother and that she had already called AAA but I insisted and she eventually obliged. My wife got in her car to start it after I hooked up the cables to her battery and she was on her way in less than five minutes. She was very grateful and it left me feeling good that I was able to help.
Getting back to today’s Jumble, I really enjoyed the colors in the cartoon. The sports car was a shiny black with green highlights while the muted red tone of the woman’s car seemed to indicate that it was an older vehicle and prone to breaking down. The grossly exaggerated flat tire was my favorite detail of all and once you saw it you knew what her problem was. Missing was the “J” emblem that Jeff frequently adds to the vehicles in his drawings but we saw it not long ago so it wasn’t missed.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters. A quick read of the cartoon sentence and a glance of my letters made this one an instant solve. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!