WETSE = SWEET
SINBO = BISON
SWRNET = STREWN
NYTARP = PANTRY
THE LAWYER CALLED THE GRIZZLY TO THE STAND SO HE COULD – – –
SWEBISTEANR = BEAR WITNESS
Happy Thursday, everyone! Sometimes I wish that anthropomorphism was a real thing. I’m sure our animal friends and even some inanimate objects would have a lot to say about their human counterparts. Maybe the good would outweigh the bad, but until such time as that magic medicine becomes a reality, we should all strive to “do right” by every species on our planet. It’s true that ignorance equals bliss…until it reaches a tipping point!
Looking over this mornings clue word solutions, they all appeared to be recycled favorites at first. Digging a little deeper proved me incorrect and STREWN is coming up as new! All of the others were used at various points in 2018 with SWEET being the oldest (01/12/18) and PANTRY clocking in as the most recent (10/17). As far as difficultly, the only word to give me very slight paws was STREWN. The other three were jumbled as well as they could be but were fairly obvious.
Today’s cartoon lands us back in the courtroom where we see a grizzly on the witness stand. He seems pretty ticked off as he presents his exhibit into evidence. He shows us a photograph depicting some type of waste being dumped into a river. The dialogue between the lawyer and the grizzly is very straightforward and didn’t seem to give away any overt hints towards the solution. My favorite detail within the panel was the shadowed bear in the photograph on the left side of the stream. The scales of justice behind the judge’s head were a nice touch and Jeff usually adds them to either the front of the bench or where we see them today. I sure hope this was a morning trial because Grizz might not be so polite come lunchtime!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 11-letters that would create two words. Since Jeff used grizzly in his sentence, I figured that BEAR would be part of David’s solution. Crossing out the letters allowed WITNESS to come into view and swiflty complete the puzzle. Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!