MCAPH = CHAMP
NERDT = TREND
LOOIER = ORIOLE
SNSITI = INSIST
THE DURATION BETWEEN THE FIRST AND SECOND TAKE WOULD DEPEND ON THE – – –
CAM TEN ROE IIT = “RE–ACTION” TIME
Happy Tuesday, Jumble friends! This one wasn’t obvious at all and the final solve took quite some time to crack. I actually spent more time trying to figure out what our Dynamic Duo was up to rather than pursuing the punny payoff. The obvious part was that the guys were suspended from the ceiling in order to give them the illusion of flight. Where they were off to in such a hurry was left to our imagination and I guess we’ll have to wait for a trailer to find out more about the plot. Summer blockbuster, anyone?
All of today’s clue words were repurposed repeats. The only anagram that we’ve definitely encountered before was MCAPH. If your solve was anything like mine then you probably met your match when you arrived at LOOIER. I kept seeing OILIER for some strange reason. It was apparent that the O’s needed to be broken up and the answer became quite visible once I shuffled them around. INSIST was fairly challenging too, but it wasn’t anywhere near as difficult, in my opinion, than ORIOLE was.
You’d think that we’d have seen more people on this movie set. But I’m sure there are plenty of stagehands working behind the scenes to ensure the safety of the cast. David and Jeff look a bit more like marionettes than actual superheroes. I feel like someone needs to tell them to quit hanging around and get back to work! And why is David wearing a cape while Jeff isn’t?
My favorite detail had to be the Chicago cityscape. The most notable buildings seem to be the Sears Tower, John Hancock Center and the Centennial Wheel. The lighting, camera and director shouting at the cast really made the whole thing feel like a professional movie set. It’s always a treat when we get to see both David and Jeff in the same scene!
The final solve was an extremely cryptic anagram consisting of 12-letters. There was nothing obvious about it and David even upped the ante by having some of the letters spell out words. Breaking up the anagram into vowels and consonants seemed to help, but I found myself relying upon trial and error for the most part. My big break came when I finally stumbled upon ACTION and there was no hiding the rest of the answer with half of the letters crossed out. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!