LSSOH = SLOSH
DICEH = CHIDE
RALLUP = PLURAL
CASCUT = CACTUS
SHE LOVED HAVING THE NEW WAY OF DISCARDING FOOD SCRAPS IN THE SINK – – –
LOSH IDE PRA ATS = AT HER DISPOSAL
Happy Wednesday, Jumble friends! Garbage disposal units are pretty common in the United States — nearly 50% of all homes have one. For some reason they aren’t utilized quite as much in other parts of the world. Only 5% of homes in Great Britain use them and the number shrinks to 3% in Canada. The thinking behind their use is that they turn food scraps into liquid waste. Since food scraps are approximately 70% water, they can easily be ground up and treated by a local wastewater treatment plant or sewer system instead of being tossed directly into a landfill. It seems like common sense to me.
Another day, another brand new clue word. SLOSH makes its debut into gameplay this morning which brings the new word count for the week to 3. If you add CLUNKY in from Sunday’s puzzle the number increases to 4! The remaining anagrams, all of which are coming up as new, didn’t trouble me in the least. RALLUP, or PLURAL, would be my pick for the most difficult anagram simply because those double L’s looked a bit menacing. If David coupled up the C’s in CACTUS then it might have been a whole different ballgame.
Today’s cartoon had the look and feel of a kitchen from the 1960’s. Since the garbage disposal became a common fixture in US homes starting in 1940, I think I might be a couple of decades off! I really liked the way that Jeff drew the large oversized sink and faucet. The small curtain on a rod was left open for us to see the device that nowadays is often tucked away behind a cabinet door.
Our plumber can be seen holding a pipe wrench in his right hand while his dialogue explains where the waste goes. The woman of the house looks like she’s cleaning up after a meal and she’s smiling from ear to ear as the leftover bits magically disappear. One of the food items that she’s tossing down the drain is broccoli but I couldn’t make out what the other bits were. The only thing that seemed to be missing was the on/off switch to activate the unit. The woman is holding a large plate that is obscuring the spot on the wall where it’s usually located so it just might be behind it. The final detail that I noticed was the floral design on the backsplash tiles. It wasn’t much, but it definitely gave the kitchen a homelike feel.
For the first time this week the final solve didn’t give us any part of the answer. The layout consisted of 13-letters and would form three words. David, being the gentleman that he is, decided to keep AT neatly together for us to discover. HER seemed like the logical 3-letter word which left DISPOSAL to be sussed out of the remaining letters with little difficulty. This stinky pun has been used before back on 12/06/15, but it’s been such a long time that I wouldn’t have remembered it if I didn’t go looking. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!