GNAYT = TANGY
ELMAT = METAL
VORGEN = GOVERN
VIEEDC = DEVICE
THE BUTCHERS’ CONFERENCE BEGAN WITH A – – –
TAN MTA GER DEE = “MEAT” AND GREET
Happy Wednesday, everyone! There was a lot to like about today’s puzzle. If you were able to link all of the different interactions going on, you most likely had a good shot at figuring out the stinky pun. Definitely a tasty finish and not low quality spam!
All of our clue wursts were old favorites. Try as he might, David wasn’t able to stump me with any of them. Early voting indicates that GOVERN is bacon your hearts this morning. It is the second oldest word in the lineup, but TANGY edged it out by a month back on 11/05/18. DEVICE has been aged a decent 7 months making it Mr. Hoyt’s most recent offering.
Today’s cartoon has us attending a Butcher’s conference and it’s there that we meat seven different Jumble characters. All of the attendees have name tags except for the gentleman passing hors d’oeuvres. Even though there was a lot of dialogue and interesting detail to digest, it was important to consume the panel like a comic book page and make your way from left to right and top to bottom.
The first interaction was perhaps the most interesting one, and we see an atypical Jumble character identifying himself as Abe Froman. Bells and whistles went off in my mind and I recalled that Abe Froman was the named used by Matthew Brodericks character during a restaurant scene in the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” In case you were wondering, Abe Froman is actually a real person and you can read a little more about the pork-guru right HERE.
The rest of the panel continued this meating of the minds, and all of the characters had fun details to discover. There was the butcher knife prop being worn by Joe, and he’s dressed in a tie with thirteen steer heads on it. We see him reaching for a lamb lollip hors d’oeuvre from a platter that holds ten of them. Pat has T-bone earrings while Casey seems to have 16 eggs on his bow tie. Sam, who I originally thought might be a member of the Perdue chicken family, seems to be the only character without a protein-themed detail, but he did have quite the haircut!
The final solve was similar to yesterday’s with an anagram consisting of 12-letters and one word in quotations. With all of the characters hamming it up, it was quite obvious that MEAT would somehow be part of the solution. Crossing out the letters brought AND into view next, followed by GREET for the finish. The quotations may have been the only part of the puzzle to raise the steaks, but in the end they failed to sizzle. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!