RYIDT = DIRTY
TRSUB = BURST
RZFEEE = FREEZE
KNOPES = SPOKEN
THE SEAGULL WANTED SOME ALONE TIME AND THOUGHT THAT BEING PART OF A FLOCK WAS – – –
DI BR FR SO = FOR THE BIRDS
Happy Monday everyone! Our week of solves began with four tried and true clue words that have all been used in gameplay within the past couple of years. SPOKEN was last used the day after St. Patrick’s day on March 18th of this year and the oldest was FREEZE from 12/12/19. As for the anagrams, RYIDT was used on 2/03/18 making it the only repeat of the quartet. Once solved, DIRTY is one of those words that just happens to spell out in alphabetical order! None of them caused a flap, but KNOPES did require a couple of extra glances before coming into view so it’ll be my pick for today’s hardest anagram.
Today’s cartoon featured seven starving seagulls squabbling over a single fry down by the seashore. There was an eighth gull coming in for a landing, but the look on his face didn’t give me the impression that he’d noticed there was food on the ground. I can’t blame the one gull for wanting to try his luck elsewhere, and the dialogue exchange seemed to indicate that at least one other gull has had it too. The Jumble “J” on the fry container was a fun detail to spot as was the sinking sailboat out on the horizon.
The final solve was an anagram consisting 8-letters. BIRD was conveniently scrambled in the first four letters of the layout making it a breeze to find. THE was given to us, but even if it was included in the Jumble, I don’t think it would have ruffled anyone’s feathers. A fun and easy start to the week. On to tomorrow! Until then, be well and enjoy the day. //Mike