LIANEH – INHALE
LREVAM – MARVEL
GSNROT – STRONG
RGYGOG – GROGGY
KEVION – INVOKE
FYMNIA – INFAMY
CARTOON ANSWER: WHEN THEY COLLECTED EASTER EGGS TOGETHER, IT WAS A – –
IHL MAE TR GGY IN FA = FAMILY GATHERING
My heart is heavy as I write this, since today, the Holiest Day of the year for people of the Christian Faith, we’re hearing news of the Church bombings in Sri Lanka, one of the countries whose citizens are members of our Blog. My post was already written, but in a show of respect, I’m foregoing my poem and the music I originally chose…And instead, I offer this….And to our brethren in Sri Lanka, I offer my prayers and my condolences…🙏🏻😢
With no new words offered this morning, five of the six have appeared from June through December 2018, and all of them are SCRAMBLED anew. EGGcept for GROGGY. Last seen as recently as February 26th, 2019, it was anagrammed EGGSactly as it is today. And the Early Birds felt that the only word to cause a pause was INVOKE.
ROLLING over to our cartoon, we find ourselves outdoors at an Easter Sunday SHELLebration. HARE we see that a family of five, parents with two sons and a daughter, are joined in an Easter Egg Hunt by Grandparents of the children. The Grandfather is overheard sayingthat he loves watching the kids “COLLECT the EGGS every year”, while both of the parents are offering words of encouragement to their children. And if we’re LOOKING for an EGGSact answer to our puzzle’s question, it’s HIDDEN right there in the dialogue. The FAMILY, GATHERED together, is GATHERING eggs…It’s a FAMILY GATHERING. EGGcellent, David…You’ve made it Plain and DIMPLED!
Eye candy? Our panel today is brightly COLORED in PASTEL shades that are appropriate for our Spring Holidays. The green grass carpets the yard, EGGStending out to the yellow house and fence. But oddly, all the eggs that we see are white. Surprising, since most Easter Eggs are colored, for a little DYEversity. The Grandfather, holding an empty basket, seems to look like a “real” person, but the Grandmother has the ORGANIC look of most of Jeff’s characters. I looked back through past puzzles, in an effort to identify him, but nothing panned out. Sometimes my instincts aren’t all that they’re CRACKED up to be. The Father, sporting a white polo shirt with a little BUNNY logo, has a basket holding two eggs, and he’s reaching for a third, as he points out to his kids the three additional eggs nearby at the foot of the tree. The bow-tied boy behind him is holding a basket with three eggs, while his pig-tailed sister is parting tulips to uncover two more. And beyond her LAYS one more..But the eye CATCHer today? The little boy at back, has an empty basket..and while his Mom is trying to give him some EGGStra help, and show him where EGGS marks the spot…if you look real closely, you can see a single tear falling from his eye...I guess it hasn’t been all that EGGSciting for him…So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…And to all our readers celebrating, I wish you a Holy Day of renewed Faith, and a Holiday of family, friends and food… Happy Passover 🌷 and Happy Easter! 🐣🙋🏻