VIWEA = WAIVE
DPATA = ADAPT
NYOEKM = MONKEY
RNYETD = TRENDY
THE FASHION MODEL WAS VERY FLEXIBLE AND WILLING TO WORK – – –
WAIAATMNEYRENY = ANY -“WEAR”, ANY TIME
Happy Thursday, everyone! David took a break from adding new clue words to his puzzle this morning, but all of the anagrams were new. None of them gave me any hesitation, but I did take some extra care with WAIVE just to be sure that the vowels were in the right spots. For that reason alone I’ll go ahead and choose it as the most difficult anagram of the day. MONKEY ended up being our most recently used clue word while WAIVE was the oldest.
With all of the clue words out of the way, it’s now time to ad-dress our cartoon! We’re transported to a small studio apartment somewhere in Jumble City and it’s there that we encounter our characters for today. The woman on the right can be seen taking a call on her cell phone while her friend waits patiently for some news. The cartoon sentence informs us that the young woman is a fashion model and she’s been called up for a gig. She doesn’t hesitate to accept and her friend excitedly offers to give her a lift to the airport. Will her career in high fashion finally take off? Your guess is as good as mine!
In today’s cartoon, Jeff took a minimalistic approach to detail. The style in which the cartoon was drawn gave me the feeling that these two women are struggling to make ends meet. The fact that her friend offers to give her a ride to the airport instead of her agency sending a car service to pick her up seems like credible evidence to support my theory. The full-glass panel behind the seated woman was the only detail that caught my attention until I noticed a small section of exposed brick in the upper-left corner of the room. Even though there were only three lines drawn, it was just enough to add a sense of dimension to the otherwise bare wall. These often overlooked additions prove that artistry is definitely in Jeff’s jeans!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 14-letters. The enormous size might have seemed daunting at first, but the answer layout was split up into four smaller words. The dialogue was the key factor in my solve as the model was quick to accept the job offer. The “NY” coupled at the end of the anagram allowed me to see ANY which was all that was necessary to get the rest of the answer flowing. Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!