LEKTN = KNELT
VSARO = SAVOR
RALENY = NEARLY
SWOIMD = WISDOM
FOR THE EARTH, ROTATING ONCE EVERY 24 HOURS IS – – –
KNL SAR ALY WIDO = ALL IN A DAY’S WORK
Happy Labor Day everyone! I always enjoy when our Jumbles are relevant to the holidays. On Saturday we had an answer of PHYSICAL LABOR, so seeing another one today came as quite a surprise. None of our clue words returned as being new, but all of the anagrams happened to be. The only one I didn’t initially see was NEARLY, but noticing the -LY suffix made it a breeze to figure out.
The instructor in today’s cartoon is a younger (and thinner!) Neil deGrasse Tyson. The V-shaped hairline is what tipped me off that it was him. I noticed the font on the board was different than the one used in his dialogue, so my guess is that the information being displayed was coming from a projector. Besides the laptops on the desks and his yellow and black tie, there wasn’t much other detail to note.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 13-letters. Coincidentally, it’s the same amount of letters as last Monday’s solve. The layout was wonderfully cryptic and kept the solution well hidden. The first word I saw was WORLD, but it was too long to fit in any of the answer blocks. I eventually bumped into DAY’S after a quick reread of the dialogue and sentence and the rest of the answer flowed quite nicely after that.
If you’re celebrating the holiday with family and friends, I wish you good weather and many happy memories. We had a small gathering on Saturday complete with a barbecue, swimming and a lively cornhole competition. I landed four bags in a row, which I learned is called a Four Bagger. Not bad considering it’s only the second time I’ve played. My wife wants to repaint the dining room today, so there’ll be no resting for us. Think of me if you’re enjoying a nice grilled steak! On to tomorrow! Until then, be well and enjoy the day. //Mike