FONET = OFTEN
WARND = DRAWN
SUNRPG = SPRUNG
BOLEDU = DOUBLE
WHEN THE LITTLE GIRL USED LIPSTICK TO DRAW A SMILEY FACE ON THE WALL, IT WAS – – –
OFN DW PRN OUE = FROWNED UPON
Happy Thursday, everyone. Something tells me that even though mommy looks really mad right now, they’ll both kiss and makeup in no time! No real surprises when it came to the clue words as they’ve all been applied before. Both of the 6-letter anagrams are coming up as new though. SPRUNG last sprang into the game on 12/02/12 making it our oldest word while DRAWN wasn’t as sketchy and last popped up on 6/5/18. Early polling suggests that OFTEN was the hardest word today, so I’ll roll with the crowd and make it my pick too.
Today’s balm of a cartoon featured an innocent looking young girl that’s been unsupervised for a few minutes too long. Apparently that’s all the time it took for her to rifle through mom’s purse and find the magic crayon that she’s been hiding! On the wall are two smiley faces that the dialogue informs us are graphic representations of her and her mom, but they fail to impress her target audience, and now she’s in hot water. If the little girl truly wants to be a guerilla graffiti artist like Banksy, she’ll have to learn to be a little more discreet!
Jeff painted on the details rather thick this morning, and my favorite was the tube of lipstick with the smooshed tip. The budding artist has a bow in her hair, a shirt with a bee flying towards a flower, and a doll by her side. The contents of the spilled purse appear to be headphones, a coin, and something round that resembles a compact. Jeff also added a light switch and baseboard to his piece which gave the drawing some dimension and a cozy domestic feel.
For the third day in a row our final solve was an anagram consisting of 11-letters. The layout was fantastick and gave nothing away. Surprisingly, the foundation for the solution was the frown on the mother’s face and not the drawings on the wall. If you overlooked that tiny detail then you might have ended up wearing one yourself. I managed to pull this one off by trial and error and it took a good 5 minutes or so to complete. It’s the hardest solution we’ve had in over a week so it was definitely a welcomed challenge. Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!