ENYPN = PENNY
WHISS = SWISH
GRACIL = GARLIC
OVRYGO = GROOVY
THE NEW PLANT NURSERY WAS EXPERIENCING – – –
PNNSWIGAIGRO = GROWING PAINS
Happy Monday, Jumble friends! I’m a little off-kilter this morning due to the time change so I was happy to have an easy puzzle to start off my week. All of our clue words were old friends and they all solved instantly upon first glance. The anagram for GARLIC was used on 3/13/17 while the rest of them are coming up as new. Early voting in the poll indicates that GARLIC was also the most difficult to solve so I’ll make it my choice as well. PENNY was the oldest clue word with a gameplay date of 9/16/15 while GROOVY was the most recent of the quartet with a date of 10/22/17.
Our cartoon featured a group of three Jumble characters with the sentence describing the location as a plant nursery. In the rear of the drawing we see that a sale has just been completed and the customer is requesting assistance with loading the purchase into her vehicle. The employee indicates that they’re short on help and inquires if her partner is up for the task. In her dialogue she refers to him as “honey” so one can assume that they’re in a romantic relationship but I wouldn’t go so far as saying that they’re married as there’s no wedding ring on her finger. He begrudgingly accepts the task even though he’s in quite a bit of pain as evidenced by his right hand clutching his lower back.
There were plenty of great details in the drawing with one that was so tiny that you probably overlooked it. The male character is wearing a trucker style hat with a small plant on the front of it. Looking closely at his partner you can see that she is wearing a visor and the same plant is on the front of hers! I thoroughly enjoyed the different styles of plants in the background with Jeff varying their sizes and shapes to keep the panel visually interesting. In the foreground we see a group of five pots that the gentleman is working on and there was one that appeared to be empty. After zooming in I was surprised to see the tiniest little plant sprouting. Behind him and under the counter were three unlabeled bags which I assume are potting soil, and his left hand holds a planting trowel that doesn’t have any dirt on it. I’m not a plant expert so I’ll skip on guessing what the names of the plants are but I’m sure that there’s someone out there who’ll be happy to fill us in.
The final solution consisted of a 12-letter anagram that was a cinch to solve. The GRO neatly placed together at the end of the layout was all the help I needed to finish this one off leaving me some extra time to go back and admire the cartoon just a little bit more. Have a magnificent Monday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!