OCTLU = CLOUT
DDAYD = DADDY
FETFEC = EFFECT
SECEEH = CHEESE
HER FATHER HANDED THE BUSINESS OVER TO HER AND SHE – – –
CUDDECESE = SUCCEEDED
Happy Monday, everyone! It was a quick solve this morning, but we did have a new clue word in CHEESE. The anagram for DADDY was the only repeat and I had to search back to 4/5/10 to find it. CLOUT was the only word that wasn’t instantly visible so it’ll be my choice for the most difficult anagram of the day.
If the characters in today’s cartoon looked familiar, it’s because they’re from the long-running television show, Modern Family. In the panel we see spot-on caricatures of Jay Pritchett (Ed O’Neill) and Claire Dunphy (Julie Bowen). In the background we see some closet space and a single hanger on a rod. Fans of the show would have no problem piecing together that the business being handed over would be Pritchett’s Closets & Blinds. For everyone else, it could easily double as a boutique clothing store or a home furnishings type of business.
The extra details in today’s cartoon were slim as Jeff wanted his caricatures to be front and center. I did notice that Jay was wearing a watch and the time was set to approximately eight o’clock. I stopped watching this particular show many seasons ago, but I think it might be a nod to the start time of new episodes.
The final solve was a Monday morning gimme and was 9-letters in length. Seeing the S & U in the sea of C’s and E’s made the answer jump right off the page. I’ll take the easy win because I’ve been battling a head cold ever since coming back from sunny Florida. Have a marvelous Monday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!