TEEIL = ELITE
OMNWA = WOMAN
CCNIES = SCENIC
HNRSKU = SHRUNK
WHEN HIS FAVORITE BAND STARTED THEIR CONCERT, IT WAS – – –
EIT OMA SC SRU = MUSIC TO HIS EARS
Happy Tuesday, Jumble friends! Today’s puzzle was all about the cartoon, and you had quite a bit to ogle over with fifteen different characters on display. The band, of course, is WILCO and we’ve had the pleasure of seeing them multiple times in the past. If you weren’t quite sure who you were looking at, Jeff drew a caricature of himself wearing a t-shirt of the group and he’s overcome with excitement as the first line of lyrics from “A Shot in the Arm” are being belted out into the microphone. Jeff’s wife, Kathy, also made an appearance in the panel and she too appears to be having quite the fangirl crush as the concert gets underway. We’ll let the Knurek’s rock out for a bit while we take a quick peek at today’s words.
David took a break from adding new words to the game and instead offered up four original anagrams as his challenge. SCENIC has stumped me several times in the past but wasn’t able to do the trick this morning. In fact, none of them gave me any trouble and it was smooth sailing from start to finish. Both ELITE and SCENIC did contain double letters, but David has a habit of keeping them coupled together in the layout which signals me to immediately break them up. If you were stumped on either of these two words, do yourself a favor next time and try writing out the anagram with similar letters in different positions. It just might make your solve a whole lot easier!
There was a third person in the panel standing to the right of the Knurek’s that had very distinct facial features. I’m pretty sure that she’s a friend or relative of Kathy and Jeff as her appearance is atypical of our normal Jumble crew. Her shirt has a logo for “Lounge AX” which was a music venue in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago that closed back in 2000. Maybe she was a fan of the venue and still wears the shirt or this cartoon is from the days of yore and the concert is taking place there. Either way it was a lot of fun to spend a few minutes with our favorite Jumble cartoonist and his wife!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 11-letters. With HIS already being given to us, I had no problem blind solving this one. Even though I didn’t rely on it for help, I thought the letter layout was rather impressive and it didn’t give anything away. That’s all I’ve got time for today, folks! Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow.