SOKKI = KIOSK
SRPNU = SPURN
UNCYTO = COUNTY
GEALRR = LARGER
YOU SHOULDN’T IRON A FOUR-LEAF CLOVER UNLESS YOU WANT TO – – –
KOS SPU CUY LRER = PRESS YOUR LUCK
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day everyone. The guys previously used this pun back in 2016 — but my corned beef is still gonna go down nice and easy! I almost didn’t get one though. Every supermarket was sold out of them. Thankfully I remembered a small butcher shop that’s located just over the line in Massachusetts. And luck just happened to be on my side! They had 3 of the bad-boys left and I chose a gorgeous 5-pounder. Dinnertime can’t come soon enough!
There’s nothing new to note in the clue word department. And all of the solutions just happened to be quick and painless to decipher. LARGER would be my pick for the hardest anagram because of the double R’s. Remember to separate and reintegrate alike letters, folks. It may sound counterproductive but it usually gets the job done!
To be truthful, I’m not sure what the cartoon is all about. For what purpose is the gentleman ironing his lucky find? It looks like the couple is getting ready to go out and celebrate so maybe he’ll put it on his hat before they leave? It sure would spruce it up but it’d be quite small and hard to notice. The panel definitely relayed the necessary information to pull it all off though. My favorite detail was the bleach bottle on the shelf above the washer and dryer. It featured the image of a freshly laundered shirt and the letters “Clea” in cursive, just to the right. Perfectly placed!
The final solve clocked in at a very lucky or unlucky 13-letters. I guess it all just depends on which camp you’re in! This time the coupled S’s didn’t need to be separated. Instead, by remembering the iron that I just saw, I came up with PRESS almost instantly. YOUR LUCK came naturally from the remaining letters and the deed was done. Enjoy your Saint Patrick’s Day activities and whatever it is that they entail. I’ll catch you right back here tomorrow. 🍀
***Hey, check this out! A ragtag group of plumbers managed to turn the Chicago River green despite the outbreak. Way to get it done, gents!