ERMIP = PRIME
JYEON = ENJOY
TONKYT = KNOTTY
DAYTIN = DAINTY
HE LOVED KIRK, SPOCK, THE ENTERPRISE, ETC. AND HAD A – – –
RMEENKNODIT = ONE “TREK” MIND
Happy Tuesday, Jumble fans! All of the clue words looked familiar at first, but by digging a little deeper, I found that PRIME was a brand new one. DAINTY was by far the hardest to solve out of all of them. Even by using the “Y Trick” of placing the Y at the end of the layout didn’t bring it into view. We saw KNOTTY near the end of last year, and the anagram that we see today was an exact duplicate. It did slow me down a smidge, but nowhere near as long as DAINTY.
Will Jeff be doing a whole weeks worth of cartoons about television shows? Yesterday we saw caricatures from Modern Family and today we were greeted by some folks in Star Trek cosplay. It looks like this ragtag group might be at a convention since they’re all holding what I assume to be photos for their idols to autograph.
Not being a Trekkie made it difficult to identify the characters that we see this morning so I apologize to any hardcore fans that I may offend if I get a few of them wrong. From left to right are Kirk, Worf, Kathryn Janeway, Quark, and a Cyborg. How’d I do??? Better yet, don’t answer that question!
A few details caught my eye, and the first was the knife being held by Worf. This must have been a smaller convention because most of the big ones ban any type of weaponry. The first three characters had buttons on the left side of their costume, and they were all slightly different. My best guess is that it signifies either rank or different seasons in the show. And finally, my favorite detail of all was the Vulcan salute going on in the background. I ended up laughing quite a bit when I saw it because Jeff had to draw the five finger hand gesture on a character with only four! Live long and prosper!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 11-letters. It would solve into three words with the second one containing quotes. The layout was superb, but the cartoon made TREK my go-to word. With that solved, a quick reread of the sentence made the rest of the answer flow naturally. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!