CAAKB = ABACK
PMETT = TEMPT
RADYEM = DREAMY
KRHNIS = SHRINK
THE LINCOLN PENNY DEBUTED ON THE CENTENNIAL OF HIS BIRTH BECAUSE —
ACTETDEMSIN = IT MADE “CENTS”
Happy Tuesday, Jumble geniuses! Today’s puzzle was only tad bit more difficult than yesterday’s gimme, but all of its components added up to a really fun solve. All of our clue words were once again recycled favorites while the anagrams for both of the six-letter words popped up as new. DREAMY was the only word to offer me a slight pause so it’s my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. ABACK was our oldest word of the group and was last used on 8/25/16 while DREAMY was our most recent with a gameplay date of 11/01/17.
Our cartoon this morning transports us back to 1909 where we see a press conference going on. Two gentleman have wide smiles on their faces as they unveil the design of the new Lincoln “penny”. I placed penny in quotes because when it was first introduced, its official name was the Lincoln cent. After completing the cartoon answer it was obvious as to why Jeff decided to go with penny so we’ll let that minor technicality slide.
The portrait of the one cent piece was the highlight of today’s panel. The caricature of President Lincoln was on point all the way down to his beard! The words “In God We Trust” were just above Lincoln’s head and the coin was also stamped 1909 on the bottom right. The only part of the coin that I found confusing was the mint mark just below the date. Enlarging the cartoon the best that I could revealed a “B” which I couldn’t find any information about. Perhaps someone more adept at numismatics can fill us in.
The layout for the final solution was an impressive anagram consisting of 11-letters. David did a top-notch job of keeping the answer well hidden, but the cartoon drawing of the penny brought cents into view almost immediately. The rest of the answer flowed naturally from the remaining letters leaving us an absolute groaner of a finish. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!