ZTAMDI = ADMIT
WPORE = POWER
CISYKT = STICKY
GHRBTI = BRIGHT
THE MOVIE SCENE BEING FILMED IN THE MACHINE SHOP FEATURED – – –
AIPRSTBT = BIT PARTS
Happy new clue word Monday, everyone! A few weeks ago, Jumble Wordsmith extraordinaire, David L. Hoyt, dropped by to let us know that he’d be slowly adding new words to the puzzle. Today we see POWER making its debut into gameplay, and it’s such a common word that I’d have sworn we’ve seen it before. Even though all of today’s anagrams were new, none of them were overly challenging. They were so easy in fact that I was able to decipher them all upon first glance. STICKY was our most recent repeat (8/29/18) while BRIGHT was the oldest (12/4/17).
Our cartoon transports us to a machine shop where we encounter five Jumble characters. The sentence informs us that a movie is being filmed at this particular location, but there seems to be a pause in the action. The director in the rear of the panel informs the cast that he wants them to act busy, but one of the actors questions his vision. It seems that this drill-pressing diva wants to know the source of his motivation so he can give the scene an authentic feel.
The other two characters on the set don’t seem to mind the interruption, and the female on the left actually looks amused by the back and forth. It was at this point that I took a moment to look at both of their faces and was surprised to discover that they look an awful lot like David L. Hoyt and his wife Claire! David was the gentleman wearing protective eyewear while Claire had her hat on backwards.
The extra details in the panel were the key to figuring out the final solution. On the workbench we see an assortment of drill BITS, and a larger one was in the hand of one of the cast members. Jeff also added some light reflector panels in the background along with a movie camera for some realism. What seemed odd was that none of the machines had power cords. But then I realized that these machines are just movie props so they didn’t necessarily have to be functional.
The anagram for the final solution consisted of 8-letters that would solve into two words. The layout kept the answer well hidden, but it was easy to decipher based upon the limited amount of letters. I was instantly able to see PARTS leaving BITS for the finish. Another easy Monday solve, but it was a blast to see David and Claire this morning! Have a terrific start to your week, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!