MILTI = LIMIT
CLUKA = CAULK
MRIEBL = LIMBER
TEYNIT = ENTITY
THE LAWYER PICKED UP NEW BUSINESS BECAUSE HER HAPPY CUSTOMERS WERE – – –
ITCLLIEENT = “CLIENT-TELL”
Happy Tuesday, Jumble players! Yesterday we saw a new clue word with POWER being added to the Jumble lineup. David continued his streak this morning by challenging us with CAULK. It took longer to come into view than any of the other words so it’ll be my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. LIMIT was our only repeat anagram with the archives showing that it was scrambled the same way we see it today on 8/12/16. LIMBER was the oldest returning favorite while ENTITY was our most recently used word.
Today’s panel transports us to a modest looking office where we encounter three Jumble characters. The two men on the left are in need of legal assistance and it looks like they’ve come to the right place. We see them shaking hands with their new attorney and she’s left them with great big smiles on their faces. Even though the consultation appears to be cordial and upbeat, one must remember that attorneys are experts of persuasion and often tell you what you want to hear. Every case is uniquely different and even though their friends had a positive experience, they should consult other counsel to make sure their needs are being adequately met.
The extra details within the cartoon were well placed and you had to look beyond the handshake to notice them. The lawyer had a very comfortable looking chair behind her uncluttered desk and we see two small chairs out in front. For those players with a color version of the cartoon (I envy you!), you saw the exact same white carpet that those of us with the black and white version saw. The carpet did have some tasteful fringe along the edges for added texture. The highlight of the panel for me was the diploma on the wall. It reads “JUMBLE UNIVERSITY” along the top with a circled “J” within a square. There were also two signatures at the bottom of the diploma and the left one reads HOYT, and if you couldn’t guess, the right one reads “JEFF KNUREK”!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters. The entire answer was in quotes which I know puts many of you on the defense. The key to my solve was in the wording of the cartoon sentence. I noticed the word “customers” and it didn’t quite seem to fit in this situation. CLIENT would have been a better choice and I saw it immediately in the layout. TELL was right there for the finish leaving us with a brilliant and clever pun. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!