UKKNS = SKUNK
BOTAU = ABOUT
GHALEG = HAGGLE
EPSLIV = PELVIS
HE PREDICTED HE’D LOST A FEW POUNDS, BUT WHEN HE WAS WEIGHED, HIS WIFE SAID – – –
SN AU AGG EIS = GUESS “A GAIN”
Happy Tuesday, everyone! Today’s puzzle was a ton of fun, wasn’t it? Well, fun for everyone except the guy on the scale. Weight loss is very difficult for some folks and even though the cartoon poked fun at the end result, I applaud the mindset of our character to stick with it. His conscious effort will lead him to the goal if he can figure out how to incorporate exercise and diet changes into his lifestyle. After all, I have the been there, done that T-shirt to prove it!
David took a break from adding any new clue words to to the puzzle, but all of our anagrams are popping up as new. None of them slowed me down and my brain was able to chew them up and spit out the answers just as fast as I could write them down. The poll indicates that PELVIS is the rotten apple this morning. We saw PELVIC back on 2/7/14, but to find PELVIS, I had to search all the way back to 12/30/11! That makes it our oldest word by far with SKUNK clocking in as our most recent on 6/18/18.
Our cartoon brings us to the Battle of the Bulge. No, not the 1944 German offensive to push the Allies back from their home territory, but the more personal conflict that most people battle with at some point during their lives. Our Jumble character can be seen standing on the scale while the dialogue informs us that his campaign will last much longer than the five weeks it took for the Allies to succeed.
The panel had all of the elements one would expect from a bathroom scene. The vanity had a single bowl sink complete with a faucet and water pull stop. Just above it was a mirror with four reflection lines. There were also two mounting holes on the left side which leads me to believe that it’s a single pane of glass and not a functioning medicine cabinet. On the wall is a bar to hold towels, but the absence of linens makes me think that they’re probably in the wash. We finish our tour with a beautifully tiled floor and it’s there that we bump into the dreaded scales of injustice! The arrow is strategically positioned in the middle of the hash marks but there were no numbers to delineate his exact weight. I’ve never worked at a carnival, but I’d guess he’s in the 260 pound range.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters. David’s wonderfully cryptic layout was a single letter longer than yesterday’s and the jumbled letters seemingly spelled out sausages. GUESS came into view first followed by A GAIN for a tasty and satisfying finish. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!