TYEPT = PETTY
SLAOS = LASSO
WNROAD = ONWARD
WULALF = LAWFUL
THEIR TEENAGE SON HAD BEEN OVERSLEEPING AND MISSING THE SCHOOL BUS – – –
ETT LO OA LAF = A LOT OF LATE
Happy Tuesday Jumble fans! The day after Labor Day is the traditional “back to school” day for the majority of the country. Not plugging in your cell phone the night before to make sure your alarm goes off is definitely not getting the school year started off on the right foot. Speaking of right foot, I got a kick out of seeing it so prominently displayed in today’s cartoon. Very subtle detail, Jumble Jeff!
There weren’t any new clue words to tell you about this morning. All of the scrambles were recycled repeats with the exception of WNROAD. The one that took me the longest to solve was WULALF, so it’ll be my pick for today’s hardest anagram. Seeing ALF in the latter part of the anagram reminded me of the TV show from the 80’s. ALF is an acronym meaning Alien Life Form, but I don’t recall knowing that while watching the show as a kid.
Today’s cartoon brings us to the bedroom of a teenager who is running late for school …. again. Thank goodness mom and dad were both home to get him up since his cell phone didn’t. They’re absolutely livid — with dad wagging his finger at him and mom yanking him out of bed by his left arm! His room was a disaster, and we see his dirty clothes on the floor and a bath towel in a ball over in the corner. All of the visual clues indicate he still has some growing up to do and personal responsibility to learn.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters. LATE was easy to spot in the layout based on the clue of the cell phone alarm. The rest of the solve was figuring out the small words, which took no effort at all. It’s going to be a long day for this young man, that’s for sure. On to tomorrow! Until then, be well and enjoy the day. //Mike