KAIHK = KHAKI
SREDS = DRESS
ONTINO = NOTION
SSOOMC = COSMOS
THE COLLECTOR WHO WOULDN’T STOP TALKING ABOUT HIS MODEL TRAIN HAD A – – –
AKIDRENTNCMO = ONE-TRACK MIND
Happy Tuesday, everyone! David didn’t offer up any new clue words to start off our morning puzzle, instead he tried to derail our solve with a few sweet repeats that were scrambled in a whole new way. SREDS was the only anagram that has definitely been used before and it was interesting to see that it was used on 4/4/17 and one year later on 4/4/16 in the exact same order that we saw it today. COSMOS and NOTION gave me a bout of tunnel vision with the former being my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. If you’re relatively new to the Jumble, KHAKI may have thrown you off track due to those pesky double K’s. At least the H was coupled next to one of them which hopefully was the boost you needed to finish it off. NOTION clocks in as our oldest clue word of the day with its last appearance on 5/13/18 while COSMOS was our most recently used on 1/20/19.
Chugging on over to today’s cartoon, we happen upon two Jumble characters standing next to a model train set. The male half is having a grand old time watching the miniature locomotive go round and round while the female seems quite perturbed that he’s paying more attention to it than her. By reading the dialogue we discover that these two folks are supposed to be on a date. She can’t help but feel catfished at this point as she learns that the type of engineer he is isn’t exactly matching what she envisioned by the information she gleaned from his online profile. She technically is getting a night out on the town, even if it isn’t quite up to scale!
The details within the panel were fantastic with many different scenes all around the track. There’s a mountain, assorted trees and livestock, and even a little train depot! My favorite detail was the smoke billowing out of the trains chimney. It gave the locomotive a feeling of motion as it gently exits the stack and floats towards the back. Is there anything that Jeff can’t draw?! He’s quite engine-eous!
The anagram for the final solution consisted of 12-letters which was one more than yesterday’s. TRAIN or TRACK was my first guess for the 5-letter word as all of the letters were there for both. Another quick read of the cartoon sentence showed that TRAIN was used so I settled on TRACK. The hyphen allowed me to find ONE leaving mind for the finish. Overall it was a pretty easy solve, but it left me wondering how their date ended up. I’d probably be freight-ened by the answer though! Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!