LEOLC = CELLO
CAKKN = KNACK
FRATCY = CRAFTY
TUREMT = MUTTER
THE PAIR OF SCISSORS WAS DEFECTIVE AND DIDN’T – – –
CE K AT MU = MAKE THE CUT
Happy Monday, Jumble fans! We start the week with a very simple and straightforward puzzle. CELLO did require a few extra seconds to come into view, but besides that it was clear sailing. All of the solutions have been used over the past couple of years with TUREMT being the only anagram that we’ve definitely seen before. The double letter trick of combining similar letters, or separating them if they’re already together, would definitely have helped you out if you were stymied by any of them.
Our cartoon introduces us to three Jumble characters. The two people shown seated are busy assembling scissors while the third person performs a quality control check on one of the pairs. The dialogue informs us that the tester is less than impressed with the craftsmanship of the scissors and has decided to place them in the rejection pile. The 6 little squiggle lines around the blades offers visual evidence to support the claim and the employee sheepishly inquires if it’ll count against his quota.
The workbench had all of the necessary hardware to construct the scissors but surprisingly absent was a hammer or press to join the halves. My favorite detail was the box of 17 rivets. There was also a loose one on the bench to bring the total to 18. A small stack of paper is also on the table along with a couple of pairs that are in production. A small box sits just to the left of the seated gentleman and it appears to contain a couple of finished units.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 7-letters. THE was already given to us so our task was to find two short words. I was able to guess the answer with the help of the visual clues but decided to write out the letters just to make sure I was correct. The U at the end of the layout helped form CUT leaving MAKE quite visible in the remaining letters. Enjoy the win today because I’m sure we’ll run into some difficult puzzles by the end of the week. Have a merry Monday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!