LIYFL = FILLY
NITEW = TWINE
TRFGOO = FORGOT
CAPUTE = TEACUP
THE EXPERIENCE OF USING HIS FIRST BATTERY-OPERATED TOOTHBRUSH WAS – – –
ILY INE FRG TEC = ELECTRIFYING
Happy Tuesday, Jumble fans! It’s day #2 of Guest Jumbler Week and today we welcome cartoonist Dan McConnell. Dan’s work has been featured in MAD Magazine, Reader’s Digest, The Good Life Magazine, and my personal favorite, Marvel Comics! I had a little extra time to check out his Facebook page this morning and he has many examples of his artwork posted for all to see. Welcome to the Jumble Club, Mr. McConnell!!!
Right out of the gate we ran into a brand new clue word. FILLY can now be added to the Jumble lexicon, but it didn’t stirrup as much trouble as this solver would have liked. The honors for most difficult word, in my opinion, belong to TEACUP. It was the only part of the entire puzzle to slow me down, and it did the same the last time it was in gameplay on 3/21/19. I kept trying to make words with an AC or EC ending to no avail. A couple of self-jumbles in the margin of my paper brought the naughTEA answer into view and I was then free to give the cartoon a whirl!
Today’s panel looks like it was taken directly from the pages of MAD Magazine. The characters, a man and a woman, don’t have that sleeply look on their faces so I’d assume that the test drive of this toothbrush is occurring during the late evening hours. The swirl in the man’s eye, coupled with the twenty or so action lines around his head, lets us know that this battery-operated toothbrush is providing a thorough cleaning. I made the switch from a manual brush to an electric a few years back and the difference was astounding. It’s like trading in the Flinstone’s foot-powered vehicle for a Ferrari!!! I particularly enjoyed the toothpaste foam pouring out of his mouth, but my favorite detail was the fact that his hand had ALL FIVE DIGITS. That’s something we almost never see!!!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 12-letters which was one letter longer than yesterday’s. Since the solution was one large word, ELECTRIFYING popped into my head and was I ever surprised when the clue letters confirmed my suspicion. The layout was pretty nifty and didn’t give anything away so I can see how many of you are struggling to come up with it. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!
***UPDATE: The Jumble guys had this to say about Dan McConnell on their Facebook page. They do a small write-up every morning for each guest Jumbler so be sure to follow their page!