FIDTR = DRIFT
FINKE = KNIFE
KEREAU = EUREKA
LWOOLH = HOLLOW
WHEN THE SISTERS STARTED A BUSINESS TOGETHER, MUCH OF WHAT THEY DID WAS – – –
DRT KE ERA LOW = WORK-RELATED
Happy Tuesday, everyone! It’s nice to see a couple of bright and ambitious young women taking over the family business but I’m afraid it’s probably happening less and less these days. We seem to live in an age where our youth want to blaze new trails instead of carrying on established traditions. The fishing industry comes to mind as it was big business in my neck of the woods a short time ago. It’s a lot of hard work and often requires braving harsh elements for the slim chance at a payday. When you mix in federal regulations on limits and size restrictions on species, it’s no wonder why folks are turning away from it. My feeling is that you have to have a passion for what you commit your existence to doing or you end up with a lifetime of regret. There’s definitely no second chances!
Great clue word choices by Mr. Hoyt. They were all fairly obvious except for a slight hesitation on EUREKA. In all fairness it was the oldest repeat so perhaps not seeing it often enough was what got me. The anagrams were very close to being in alphabetical order but close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.
Our cartoon brings us to a realtors office where we see two woman hard at work. The dialogue between them allowed us to figure out that they‘re actually sisters. They seem to be getting along quite well and I venture to guess it’s probably one of the larger hurdles they’ve managed to overcome. I can only imagine how difficult it must be to have a professional relationship with a sibling but these two are making it look quite easy.
The setting was exactly what I’d expect a realtors office to look like. The sisters have 6 listings displayed on the wall with a few more sitting in a pile on the desk. The large window is where I’d expect them to be hanging but we wouldn’t be able to see them if they were. They actually ended up being my favorite part of the cartoon due to the fact that each one was unique. The women of “Family Home Realty” seem to have quite an assortment of sizes to choose from. There’s everything from a tiny yurt to a sprawling estate!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 11-letters. It’s the second day in a row that our scramble has started with “DR” so David unfortunately must still have physicians on the brain. REAL ESTATE seemed like the logical place to begin because it wasn’t mentioned anywhere in the panel or sentence. Words like REALTY and REALTORS were so I thought I was on to something. It wasn’t until after I crossed out REAL that I noticed WORK sitting there plain as day. The remaining T & ED allowed me to transform REAL into RELATED for the finish. I enjoyed the misdirection in this puzzle even though it’s a repeat from 6/9/15. Have a terrific Tuesday and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!