ORMGO = GROOM
TARGN = GRANT
VNLEEE = ELEVEN
HRERCY = CHERRY
THE FARMER TALKED TO THE HENS AND LIKED TO – – –
GOM GT EN HE = EGG THEM ON
Happy Tuesday, Jumble fans. It sure looks like there’s some shenanEGGins going on in that henhouse! But we all know talk is cheep, and those hens don’t look like spring chickens anymore. I’m afraid that this farmer is pushing the henvelope with his poultry request and he’s about to learn a hard lesson in eggonomics!
There weren’t any new clue words this morning, but David did impress with an hensemble of four brand new anagrams. You can’t beat that! They all solved pretty easily though, and I didn’t pause on a single one. Numbers that are spelled out have stumped me in the past so I’ll choose ELEVEN as the most difficult anagram for today. It was also our most recent repeat with an appearance on 5/6/19, while CHERRY clocks in as the oldest and was last seen on 1/10/10. After solving all of the words, it was interesting to find that they were in reverse alphabetical order.
Today’s cartoon was simple in nature so there’s no need to give a comprehensive explanation of it. There were several unique details that Jeff added to make it visually entertaining so I’ll focus on those instead. The farmer is obviously a Green Bay Packers fan with the teams “G” logo emblazoned on the front of his netback hat. The action line under his left arm indicated that his request is animated, and the different expressions on the hens faces, along with their body language, tells us how each chicken interpreted his statement. My favorite detail was just outside the hentrance to the coop, and on top of the house is a rooster that seems to be serving as an alarm cluck!
The final solve was an anagram consisting 9-letters. I saw both EGG and HEN in the layout so I wasn’t sure which word to work with first. Luckily I chose EGG, and the rest of the solution fell neatly into place. It was a quick solve this morning, but the payoff was funny enough to prove that David and Jeff are a couple of practical yolkers! Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow.