IGDRI = RIGID
CGEOK = GECKO
TNIEEC = ENTICE
VAYCIT = CAVITY
THE BREAKFAST BUFFET WAS OPENING, AND THE OMELET CHEFS WERE READY TO – – –
RGI GK ENC CAT = GET CRACKING
Happy Wednesday Jumble fans! What an egg-cellent pun. GET CRACKING would also be a great punswer for a cartoon featuring a chiropractor who was running late for work!
Mr. Hoyt didn’t serve up any new clue words this morning, but all of his anagrams were. The trickiest one for me was ENTICE as it looked like ENCITE. Looking at my notes from the last time it was used (6/13/21) showed that I struggled with it on that day as well so it’ll be my pick for today’s hardest anagram.
Our cartoon brings us to a seaside restaurant where we encounter a chef greeting his first guest of the day. On his workstation were three containers of omelet fillings, a single burner cooktop with four flames gently lapping the bottom of his frying pan and a carton of eggs with seven of them visible. There was some cursive writing on the bottom right of the cooktop, but all I could make out was the first letter which was K. The chef’s hat, otherwise known as a toque, had nine pleats. Legend has it that the number of pleats on a chef’s toque signified how many ways he’s learned to prepare an egg. 100 pleats is the ultimate achievement so it looks like he has a ways to go! My favorite detail was the beautiful sunrise taking place out on the horizon. Just to the right of the sun was Jumble Jeff’s signature sinking sailboat which he almost always includes in cartoons that feature water.
The cartoon sentence and dialogue mentioning MORNING, EARLY RISER and OMELET had me thinking eggs — but it was no blind solve this morning. EGG and CRACK were quite visible in the scramble, and with both words crossed out, the -ING suffix in the remainder ended up saving the day. Tacking it onto CRACKING was the logical choice leaving GET for the finish. That’s all, yolks! On to tomorrow! Until then, be well and enjoy the day.