MNHAU = HUMAN
BHUYB = HUBBY
CPOCYU = OCCUPY
GATUCH = CAUGHT
HA HBB OCC AT = “BACH” TO “BACH”
Happy Tuesday everyone! Our wordsmith extraordinaire, David L. Hoyt, gave us a new clue word this morning. Last Wednesday brought NIFTY into the Jumble lexicon, and today he gave us HUBBY! It was solved in no time flat as were the rest of today’s offerings. MNHAU was used exactly eight months ago on 1/28/21 and was the only anagram returning for an encore.
Today’s car-tune introduced us to five young adults who were taking a pause between music pieces. The three flutists in the front were in seated positions and their gazes were focused on the conductor who was giving them instructions. The two violinists to the right, who were also in seated positions, decided to use the extra time to crack a punny joke using baroque. Baroque was also a clue to the final answer as Bach’s music was created during the Baroque period which Wikipedia says lasted from approximately 1600 to 1750.
The cartoon sentence gave us the names of the pieces they were practicing, but not being a classical music aficionado meant I’d be solving this one by ear. Some of the amazing details in the panel were six music stands with sheet music but no notes, the beginnings of a goatee on the chin of the male flutist seated to the far-right and my favorite which was the hair style of the conductor who looked an awful lot like Jumble Jeff!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters. The fact that there were so many repeating letters made BACH a cinch to find leaving TO for a speedy finish. On to tomorrow! Until then, be well and enjoy the day. //Mike