DOPOR = DROOP
DUYBD = BUDDY
CSUACE = ACCUSE
SPIRCT = SCRIPT
THE DECK USED BY THE POKER PLAYERS WAS OLD. THEY ALL AGREED IT SHOULD BE – – –
DR DD AE SCI = DISCARDED
Happy Monday, Jumble friends! Today’s puzzle offered up a couple of new anagrams but all of the solutions were of the tried and true variety. My only hiccup came from ACCUSE and the USE at the end of the layout wouldn’t allow me to see anything other than CAUSE. An assessment of the letters showed a pair of c’s and the double letter trick managed to take care of the rest. ACCUSE was also our most recent entry with a scramble of SAUCCE on 1/24/19. ODPOR, or DROOP, was the oldest with a play date of 8/29/18. Mr. Hoyt mentioned in his video message to us that we’d be seeing some fairly recent repeats but it doesn’t look like it’ll happen this week.
These poker panels are quickly becoming a recurring staple as Jeff seemingly draws a slightly reimagined rendering about once a month. We find the cartoonist once again in the company of his good friends and they seem to have run into some trouble with their trusty deck. All of the cards somehow became wrinkled and bent but a fresh pack has been discovered in their supply box.
Four of the five characters had a logo on their shirt. I’ll identify each one and will begin clockwise starting with the gentleman to the far left. He was wearing an Indianapolis Colts hoodie while comedian Lissa Sears to his left chose a ribbon to support Breast Cancer awareness. Jeff was sporting his trusty University of Michigan t-shirt while the gentleman to his left was wearing #32 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. That leaves the lone gentleman with his back towards us. His seating position obscured from view any logo that he may have been wearing. I did notice that he looks an awful lot like comedian Richard Lewis and I wonder if anyone’s ever told him that. Now Jeff has some fodder to twit him with at their next game!
The final solve was a beautifully constructed 9-letter anagram and it kept the solution well hidden. I first picked up on the C&D which brought CARD into view. All that was left was to add the prefix and suffix for the finish. Not your typical Monday solve, but pretty close! Have a marvelous Monday and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow.