TBYAT = BATTY
CIPYS = SPICY
LEEIYD = EYELID
SOMHOT = SMOOTH
IF CIRCLES, OVALS, TRIANGLES, SQUARES, ETC. CAME TO LIFE, THEY’D HAVE – – –
BAY SPI EELD SOH = SHAPELY BODIES
Happy Monday Jumble fans! It was anything but a routine solve this morning. The clue words were pretty straightforward, but the lack of visual clues in the cartoon made the final solve quite a challenge. EYELID ended up being the only anagram to give me pause. I briefly thought it might have been IDLELY, but it didn’t look quite right and the letters didn’t match. SOMHOT was also scrambled quite well. The double letter trick of combining similar letters would have made it a breeze to figure out had I not recognized it. Overall, none of the clue words returned as being new, but all of the anagrams and the final solve were.
Interesting cartoon of some shapes interacting with one another on what appears to be graph paper. The big clue for me was noticing the names of the shapes — circles, ovals, triangles and squares — listed in the sentence. Since SHAPES wasn’t explicitly stated, I knew I had my starting point. The compliments they were giving each other referenced their bodies, but I didn’t pick up on that fact until after I completed the puzzle.
The final answer was an anagram consisting of 13-letters and took a fair amount of elbow grease to solve. With SHAPE crossed out, the -LY suffix came into view next leaving BODIES to be deciphered from the remainder. Remember to cross those suffixes out when you see them as it eliminates letters and makes the words easier to see! A fun challenge to start the week. On to tomorrow! Until then, be well and enjoy the day. —Mike