LRIFL = FRILL
CIFHN = FINCH
YOGAVE = VOYAGE
FRONUF = RUNOFF
WHEN THE WINNER OF THE MARATHON GOT INTO POLITICS HE – – –
FRIFNCOAEROF = RAN FOR OFFICE
Happy Tuesday, everyone! All of our clue words were familiar old friends with three of the four anagrams coming up as new. YOGAVE was a repeat from 4/16/16, but it was still an impressive jumble. The only one to cause me to stumble a bit was RUNOFF so it’ll be my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. FINCH was used just last month on 2/13/19 so it’s our most recent repeat while FRILL takes the medal for oldest clue word with a gameplay date of 10/27/14. With all of the clue word mumbo jumbo out of the way, it’s time to sprint on over to today’s cartoon.
The setting for our panel is the finish line of a marathon. The press is huddled around the winner of the race while two other participants can be seen dashing towards the finish line. The dialogue of our winner eludes to the fact that he’s also running for a political office and he seems to think he has what it takes to pull off another victory.
The press surrounding him is comprised of three Jumble characters that are each using a different medium to capture the moment. The woman on the left is using a cell phone and it wouldn’t surprise me if she was live-streaming the interview. The gentleman in the middle is using a digital voice recorder while the reporter on the right snaps a few pictures on his camera.
There were a couple of fun details included in the panel that you may have overlooked. The winner of the race has a bib number of 17 and the image on his medal is of a person breaking a finish line tape with both hands up in a victory pose. There is also a laurel wreath imprinted on the outermost edge of the medal which really made it pop. My favorite detail of all was the runner that you can barely make out next to the sea of shadowy figures in the crowd. Zooming in on the underdog, you can see the look of determination on his face as he strides towards the finish line!
The anagram for the final solution consisted of 12-letters which is the same amount as yesterday’s. The cartoon sentence, in my opinion, gave a bit too much away making the answer a cinch to figure out. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!