LAVEV = VALVE
LATYL = TALLY
CYMLLA = CALMLY
APSYSB = BYPASS
THE BLOOD DONORS DIDN’T MIND WAITING BECAUSE THE FACILITY HAD A – – –
VATLAMPS = PLASMA TV
Welcome back to another week of Jumble puzzles everyone! Today’s game was exactly what we’ve come to expect on a Monday with four clue words that were on the easier side and a cartoon answer that didn’t take all that much effort to figure out. Mr. Hoyt started it all off by surprising us with a new clue word which was VALVE. I would have thought that it had been used before but looking back at the archives proved otherwise. The next two words both contained an -LY, but the trick of combing the letters to transform the solution into an adverb only worked on one of them. TALLY was a cinch to decipher leaving the LY trick to perform beautifully on CALMLY. Our final word, BYPASS, took one extra glance to come into view so it’ll be my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. Our repeat clue words were all from 2018 with CALMLY being the oldest and TALLY being the most recent. With all of the words completed, I noticed that today’s anagrams were in reverse alphabetical order and their solutions were as well. Double whammy, David!
Our cartoon brings us to a waiting room where we enconter 5 Jumble characters watching a television. On the screen are an additional two characters with one of them being a vampire. My eyes immediately fixated on the woman who is about to be bitten because she wasn’t drawn in Jeff’s usual character style. She had a lifelike appearance with long flowing hair and delicate facial features. She even had a tiny little mole on her upper-left cheek! You really outdid yourself on this panel, Jeff! WOW!!!
The dialogue and cartoon sentence lets us know that these folks are waiting to give blood, but everyone has become lost in the movie and aren’t paying attention to the receptionist calling out names. One of them is yelling for Ms. Jones and you can see by her facial expression that she is becoming increasingly frustrated. Maybe it’s time that they turn off the tv and hand out some magazines instead.
The final solution was an anagram consisting of 8-letters that solved into two words. The letters partially spelled out VAMPire, but the V and T at the beginning of the anagram led me to TV instead. The cartoon sentence indicated that the folks were waiting to give blood which made PLASMA a quick find in the remaining 6-letters. I’m still at a loss for words over the amazing detail of the woman on the TV screen. I guess you could say that I really sunk my teeth into it! Have a marvelous Monday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!