BYOLB = LOBBY
WNNOK = KNOWN
CENALC = CANCEL
RSOKEH = KOSHER
BEING NEAR THE EXPENSIVE DOOR HANDLES MEANT THE LOW-COST ONES WERE ABLE TO – – –
BB KO N OH = “HOB–KNOB”
Happy Wednesday everyone! The disparity between the prices of the knobs was rather jaw-dropping. I know I’ve been out of the home improvement game for quite some time, but $100 for a single knob seems like highway robbery! It wasn’t until I came across the layout for the final solve that it all started to make sense. We were dealing with a word in quotes and the answer would be a carefully orchestrated gag. Definitely high-grade material from the guys today!
Excellent clue word choices for our midweek puzzle. All of the scrambles were new with the exception of BYOLB. I thought the 6-letter ones were a bit more challenging than their 5-letter cohorts. KOSHER was king when it came to stumping ability though. The fact that it slowed me down a fraction of a second longer made it my pick for today’s hardest solve.
There was plenty of detail and dialogue in this panel. Just about every square inch was covered with the good stuff! Jeff perfectly captured the facial expressions of the entry-level hardware. There’s nothing they wouldn’t do for a chance at swapping screws for a while!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 7-letters. Even though the answer had quotes, the length of the layout was just short enough that I had no problems getting a handle on it. The visual imagery coupled with the “K” brought KNOB to mind. And HOB was left exposed for the win! Definitely an adoorable puzzle, and not too much trouble once you got into the swing of things! Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!
Good morning. Another easy breezy day from the words to the cartoon answer. It wasn’t a blind solve but once I wrote down the letters it was a no brainer. Until tomorrow stay well.
It was not KNOWN whether the people waiting in the LOBBY would consider it KOSHER that management decided to CANCEL the presentation.
An easy day again,maybe the Jumble gurus are taking pity on us due to the virus crisis.
Hi Professor, Good Morning. I know you’re probably joking, but the puzzles are created 5-6 weeks in advance of publication…but to be an easy, breezy…Yes, it is. Hope all is well! 🗝🙋🏻♀️
Hi all – I had to back into both the 6 letter words, but the letters from the first two showed the answer. Getting the N in the right place showed CANCEL, and the O and H soon showed KOSHER instead of SHOCKER or SOAKER. My first thought for the answer was something like “TURN a profit”.
Good wishes to everyone.
“The attempt by the KNOWN trickster to CANCEL his opponent’s rally in the hotel LOBBY wasn’t KOSHER”.
For some reason cancel was the word that took me the longest to solve. I just loved all those clever doorknobs. It was a really cute puzzle this morning. Hope all of you have a good Wednesday.
Every entry today, except Angela’s 11:44, is liked by two people. I wonder who the second person is!!!
Hi Chuck. The two people are Mike and I. Hope all is well with you and yours. Be well, and stay safe…🗝🙋🏻♀️
Thanks, Angela. I was kind of being a wise guy. I hope you are well, also!
..Hanging in there, Chuck. Not much else to do! 🤷🏻♀️