CITPH = PITCH
RMACP = CRAMP
RAADIF = AFRAID
KRROBE = BROKER
THE CRUSTACEAN THAT DIDN’T LIKE VISITORS WAS A – – –
ITH CM AR BRE = HERMIT CRAB
Happy Tuesday everyone! All of today’s scrambles returned as being new, but the clue words they solved into were familiar old friends. Both of the six-letter offerings had double letters, but none of them took much effort to sea. My only stumble came from KRROBE as it sort of looked like BROKEN at first. This was one of those puzzles where it took longer to fill in my answers than it did to actually solve them.
Today’s panel featured a seahorse, a jellyfish and a crustacean having a conversation. The buds in the background wanted the crab to come play with them, but his snippy reply of “LEAVE ME ALONE!” made it obvious that he wasn’t interested. In his left claw was a copy of THE DAILY CURRENT newspaper and the article underneath was entitled SUNK AGAIN! Jumble Jeff usually adds a sinking (or sunken) sailboat to his cartoons that feature water, so seeing a picture of one on the splash page was a refreshing change. There was another image at the bottom of the newspaper that looked like a caricature of Jeff, but I’m not 100% shore it was him.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters. The shape of the crab’s shell and the word “crustacean” in the cartoon sentence made this one a snap to complete. On to tomorrow! Until then, be well and enjoy the day. //Mike