CPAINT – CATNIP
SRUUBB – SUBURB
TAXFIE – FIXATE
LULRON – UNROLL
RASBBO – ABSORB
GTNEAL – TANGLE
THE LUNCH BUFFET AT THE TEXTBOOK WRITERS’ CONFERENCE FEATURED A – – –
CT SB FTE NOL AO TNE = TABLE OF CONTENTS
Good Morning, Everyone! 🍪 BUFFET…YOU SAY? 🍪
🎶 I wish LUNCH could last forever…Make the whole day one big afternoon…We’ll begin with dessert, a little coconut tart, tastes as sweet as a piece of your heart…🎶“I Wish Lunch Could Last Forever” – Jimmy Buffett 1989
🍪 A buffet sometimes can be just like CATNIP to a few,
So many different choices that UNROLL before of you…
One either can ABSORB it all, or FIXATE on one taste,
It all depends on if you TANGLE with a wayward waist.
This buffet that we see today, perhaps a SUBURB site,
The choices looking all so good..some heavy and some light,
Appealing and the diners seem drawn in by the good scents…
It sure looks like an easy read…this TABLE OF CONTENTS! 🍪
With our first Sunday puzzle of June, there may be a FRESH item or two on the menu. Not being able to locate SUBURB or UNROLL in the ArCHIVES, we may be adding two new words to the Jumble listings. Our other words…old favorites, with ABSORB serving up a DOUBLE HELPING of old and new, 12/03/14, and 11/28/18. FIXATE, having appeared six times before, was anagrammed just as it is today, back on 01/06/16. And the only word that the Early Birds had a bit of a hard time SWALLOWING, was UNROLL. Ok…Let’s SHELVE this PORTION of our puzzle…and get on to our cartoon!
Finding ourselves at a TEXTBOOK WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, we see four Jumble characters, marveling at how much FOOD is at STEAK at the LUNCH BUFFET. The TABLE is filled with so many choices, that it prompts the man at left to compare it to the Library’s spread. He’s saying that it’s much BUTTER here…The three other diners look equally interested…but perhaps with different TASTES. But there’s no doubting that this TABLE CONTAINS a plethora of gastronomical delight…So in answer to our query? The Conference featured a…TABLE OF CONTENTS! And how SAVORY is that? Good one, Guys! You’ve definitely WHET my APPETITE!
Ok, eye candy. I’ll mention FIRST…’COURSE I may be wrong, but I think the man and woman at left may be Jeff’s parents, Tom and Mary Lou. The other male, appears to be a teenager, and the woman at right seems a little under asSALT over the Sodium CONTENT of a particular jarred item. Unfortunately, the TABLE’S completely shaded in a BLAND shade of beige, but I’ll take a BITE out of it and try to identify its’ CONTENTS. Here goes….From lower left…A plate of varied Crackers, a tub of Chocolate Chip Cookies, a covered platter of Cold Cuts or Deli Meats and Cheeses, a bowl of Potato Chips, two 2-Liter bottles of “FIZZ” Soda, a Ginger Ale perhaps, and a Cola. A tub containing something 2-colored, that I’d like to dub Ice Cream, but my mind’s sort of FREEZING up on the idea…A plate of Croissants, a platter of Crudités, and an unopened, unidentifiable tub. It’s a wonder how the TABLE’s holding up under the WEIGHT of OLIVE this food! It’s aMAIZEing really! But I’m going to go with that 2-colored tub, which happens to be next to a pile of napkins…If you look real closely, you’ll see that it’s marked “Jumble“. Hmm…What do you think, Folks? Is it Ice Cream? Is it FULL of Black and White cookies? Is it…oh, what WORD am I looking for?? Tell you what…how about you all DISH it out, and get back to me…MEN, ..U can start…So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! …And remember to leave room for Dessert! 🍪🙋🏻