GIGNO = GOING
CUHNB = BUNCH
TIRREE = RETIRE
LHIMUE = HELIUM
THE FOOD TRUCK PARKED ALONG THE SIDE OF THE ROAD WAS ABLE TO – – –
GN BUC RRE HU = CURB HUNGER
Happy Wednesday, jumble fans! Whether you call them roach coaches, gut trucks or mobile kitchens, food trucks are all the rage right now. In today’s cartoon Jeff capitalized on the trend by introducing us to his interpretation of the “El Jefe” food truck from the 2014 movie Chef. The movie was written, produced and directed by actor Jon Favreau and he plays the lead character role of Carl Casper. In short, the film tells the story of Chef Casper, who after an altercation with a food critic, quits his job at a popular Los Angeles restaurant to operate a food truck business with his son. The movie was on Netflix not long ago but has since been removed and it now plays on the Amazon Prime Video streaming service. You can still catch a spin-off of the show on Netflix entitled The Chef Show, but be cautioned that it’s rated TV-MA and isn’t appropriate for the kiddos.
RETIRE didn’t look at all familiar when I bumped into it this morning and it turns out that it’s a new clue word. The double R’s and E’s looked intimidating at first but I managed to see the answer, for whatever reason, straight away. HELIUM was the only word that briefly baffled me so it’ll be my pick for today’s hardest anagram. Speaking of anagrams, they’re all coming up as new but their answers have appeared in various puzzles earlier this year.
The prices of the sandwiches might be a little high, but having the option and convenience of a food truck nearby when hunger strikes makes paying a little more seem to be worth every penny. The chalkboard menu of this particular truck lets customers know at a glance what sandwiches are being offered for sale. The family-friendly cuisine means everyone should be able to choose something for their particular cravings. We see they have Cuban sandwiches for $8, and either ham and cheese or grilled cheese ones for $7. I’m sure chips and drinks are probably for sale as well but we don’t see any bags or cups in the panel.
The caricature of Jon Favreau was remarkably lifelike and Jeff nailed all of his facial features perfectly. Jon’s curly hair is one of his defining traits and you can make out the little swirls that Jeff added with exacting precision. I didn’t bump into one particular detail that impressed me the most as all of the individual elements blended seamlessly into one cohesive cartoon. I hope Jeff shares this masterpiece with Jon on social media because I’m sure he’d get a kick out of seeing it!
The final solve was an anagram consisting 10-letters that would be used to form two words. The “NBCU” at the front of the layout had me thinking BUNCH because it was one of our clue words. This misdirection by David might have added an extra minute to my solve time but it was a welcome interruption after a couple of super easy puzzles earlier in the week. Examining the layout a little more closely revealed an HU at the end of the anagram that brought HUNGER to mind. With those letters crossed out, the entire answer was a done deal. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!