NEAYH = HYENA
VAWIE = WAIVE
TIBETR = BITTER
BREGLI = GERBIL
THE COURTROOM WAS BRAND-NEW, AND THE JUDGE WAS READY TO – – –
YEA IV TT GRI = GIVE IT A TRY
Happy Wednesday Jumble fans! No big surprises this morning as all of the clue words have been used before. And pretty recently too. HYENA is the oldest with a gameplay date of 11/10/18 while BITTER last dropped by on 5/19/19. BREGLI was the hardest for me to get but it eventually give itself up after a robust cross-examination. I can easily imagine David pleading to the court for a mistrial based upon my badgering of his clients. “There’s no escaping Jumble Justice, Mr. Hoyt!” “Your anagrams must pay for their misdeeds!”
Our cartoon wasn’t overly complex and it provided just enough detail for me to easily reach a verdict. Almost an open-and-shut case. In the panel we see that our judge is overjoyed by her new digs as she signals for the bailiff to bring in the first case. He wastes no time with his reply and Jumble Justice will soon be exacted once again.
Her bench isn’t overly ornate and I get the feeling that she just might be a minimalist. The scales of justice were the only decoration in the room and the bailiff had a small patch on his arm that featured them too. There wasn’t much else that jumped out at me except maybe the 8-seats of the jury box in the foreground and her big comfy chair.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters. It was 2-letters shorter than yesterday’s layout but I was happy to see that the guys kept the small words as part of the answer. No gimmes allowed! At first glance I thought I might have spotted GAVEL but upon closer inspection the L was nowhere to be found. My misdirection wasn’t in vain as GAVE allowed me to see GIVE and that really got the ball rolling. TRY made good use of the Y and the last 2 words almost filled themselves in. The final answer hasn’t been used before and that’s always appreciated. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!