SOEGO = GOOSE
VOSEH = SHOVE
GLUNEO = LOUNGE
VITREH = THRIVE
EDISON FILLED HIS ATTIC WITH HELIUM BECAUSE HE WANTED A – – –
GOE SH LU THI = LIGHT HOUSE
Happy Wednesday, everyone! Day #3 of Guest Jumbler week brings us a panel from cartoonist John Hambrock. Mr. Hambrock is the creative talent behind the comic strip “The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee” and it follows the hilarious hijinks of a 10-year-old boy genius named Edison. Although we don’t see him today, he’s often accompanied by his lab assistant Joules who is a talking rat. I’ve read this particular strip quite a few times, but it’s unfortunately not carried in my daily newspaper. If you’d like to read more, you can check out the daily strip right here.
There weren’t any new clue words this morning, but two of the anagrams are coming up as such. Both SOEGO and GLUNEO were scrambled just enough to make them fresh, but in the end, all of today’s words have been used in various months of this year. I didn’t find any of them particularly challenging which is quite unusual since the Jumble puzzle tends to increase in difficulty by this point in the week. My hopes of a brain-teasing finish rested solely in the hands of Mr. Hambrock’s main character, Edison Lee.
Today’s panel shows young Edison standing on a ladder and he can be seen opening a valve that’s attached to a gas cylinder. The cylinder is labeled “He” which in the periodic table of elements is the symbol for helium. You didn’t need to be a genius to figure this out as the cartoon sentence handled all of the science-y stuff for us. The cylinder has a long piece of tubing attached to it and we see it leading into a window on the third story of the home. Edison’s dialogue unveiled his intentions, but I think he’s going to need a bigger tank if he truly wants to try and get the house to take flight. Even though Edison’s desired effect is highly improbable, I found the cartoon to be entertaining, and dare I say it, quite uplifting!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters. It was the shortest solution so far this week, but the layout was cryptic enough that it kept the answer well hidden. The cartoon showed a large HOUSE so it was only logical that I found that word first. LIGHT was easily discovered in the remaining letters to bring this puzzle to a close.
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