VEEAL = LEAVE
ONHRO = HONOR
TECRIM = METRIC
GOMYGS = SMOGGY
WHEN THE BROTHERS TOOK TURNS WEARING THEIR GRANDFATHER’S WATCH, IT WAS A – – –
EAHRETISM = TIME SHARE
Happy Tuesday, Jumble geniuses! There was no time wasted on this solve. If I was able to convert METRIC just a few seconds faster, I probably would have set a new personal record. All of today’s clue words have been used in the past with HONOR showing up just last month. David floated SMOGGY by us on 6/3/18 making it the oldest. As for the anagrams, three of them were new with VEEAL having definitely been used before way back in August of 2013. How time flies!
Let’s shift gears and take a look at the cartoon. We see two men taking a stroll along the oceanfront and they’ve paused for a moment to have a quick interaction. Their receding hairlines indicate that they’re getting on in years and they might even be retired. This just might explain why they have so much time on their hands and can meetup so early in the morning.
The context of their conversation revolves around grandpa’s watch. It seems that this heirloom timepiece is coveted by both brothers and they swap use of it from time to time. Zooming in on the panel, Jeff added both a small and big hand to the watchface giving us an approximate time of 9:00 a.m. My favorite detail, of course, had to be the sinking sailboat on the left side of the panel. Whenever Jeff adds a water feature, it’s safe to assume that we’ll see “S.S. Sinksalot” somewhere in the frame!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 9-letters which is two more than yesterday’s. The T&M brought TIME into view leaving SHARE to found quite easily after reading the brothers dialogue. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!