TUACE = ACUTE
DEERL = ELDER
PNSYAP = SNAPPY
RECCAS = SCARCE
WHEN THE RECLUSIVE CELEBRITY WAS SPOTTED, IT – – –
AUEDESNASCE = CAUSED A “SEEN”
Happy Tuesday, Jumble geniuses! The celebrity in today’s panel, although dressed in a scarf, fedora style hat and sunglasses, somehow managed to be a shade more incognito than the four anagrams that we encountered this morning. All of the clue words were old stars from David’s playbook, but two of the anagrams shared the spotlight by coming up as new. TUACE was a tad bit harder to spot than PNSYAP, but neither of them were camouflaged as well as RECCAS was. I saw ACRES, RECESS, and CARES at first, and it wasn’t until I found SCARE that the extra “C” kind of fell into place. The fact that it was our most recent Jumble and in the exact same layout as its last appearance on 11/30/18 didn’t help one bit! ELDER sure lived up to its’ definition and wound up being the most seasoned clue word to complete our talented ensemble.
Jeff must have worked overtime on this panel as he delivered an impressive cast of seven unique Jumble characters! The individuality of each Jumblezen was quite remarkable, and it always boggles my mind as to how he can fit them all into one tiny space.
Speaking of tiny, the setting for today’s cartoon is a quaint little coffee shop, and the lucky customers seem to have spotted a reclusive celebrity in the wild. The sentence didn’t clarify which talent he’s known for, but my first impression was that he was most likely a movie actor. His facial features seem to match those of Johnny Depp, and his aforementioned hat adds a cool style and suave that perfectly accentuates his mystique. If you take a look at his left forearm, you may have noticed the tattoo of a Jumble “J”. I’m sure David and Jeff would be truly honored!!!
Let’s change things up a bit this morning. If you’ve happened to bump into a celebrity or two, why don’t you take a moment to share your encounter below. I’ve met Richard Simmons at the appropriately named Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport and we had a quick conversation that was nothing more than passing the wait time for our flights. I’ve also crossed paths with Kevin Nealon of SNL fame. He was in downtown Portsmouth, NH, and he explained that he flew in for his Grandmother’s 100th birthday! I’m sure some of you have better stories to share, so let’s hear them!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 11-letters. For whatever reason, the layout didn’t hide the final solution as much as I would have liked. CAUSED jumped right out at me as the 5-letter word leaving A and SEEN to follow in its footsteps. The solve was set-up to be harder by the addition of a word in quotes, but SCENE being spelled out near the end of the anagram made it all come into focus without a hitch. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!