TEYPT = PETTY
XITOC = TOXIC
IENDIO = IODINE
GARJAU = JAGUAR
WHEN BILLY DARED HIS BUDDY TO JUMP THE FENCE, HE WAS TRYING TO – – –
TTTOIIONAG = “GOAT” HIM INTO IT
Happy Tuesday, Jumble fans! This morning I remembered that Guest Jumbler Week usually occurs during the middle of this month. I did a quick search to find out if any news had been released about which cartoonists we might see but nothing has been posted yet. I’ll search again later this week and let everyone know if I stumble across anything.
Today’s puzzle started out with clue words that were all old friends, but their anagrams came up as new. IODINE needed a few extra seconds before coming into view so it’s my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. We last saw it used in gameplay on 4/20/18 where it was jumbled as INDOIE. Our oldest clue word of the day was JAGUAR. On 10/21/17 it was jumbled as GRAAUJ which, in my opinion, was much more challenging.
It’s back to the farm for today’s cartoon where we see two goats and a chicken hanging out in the barnyard. The dialogue suggests that the goat in the background is pressuring the other goat to try and jump over the fence. He calls him a chicken in an attempt to motivate him into action which ends up ruffling the feathers of the chicken that is sitting on the fence. I guess you could say that our feathered friend took “offence” to the “bully goats” words!!!
The cartoon was simplistic in nature with only a few extra details catching my eye. Way off in the distance we see a farmhouse with a small windmill just to the left. The fence was of very basic construction consisting of slats of wood nailed to wooden posts. There were tufts of grass around the posts and a few extra squiggly lines indicating grass throughout the panel. My favorite detail was the small bell hanging around the neck of the scared looking goat.
The letter layout for the final solution contained 10-letters and was layed out absolutely perfectly. David did a brilliant job of keeping it cryptic by grouping all of the T’s and I’s together. The G at the end stuck out like a sore thumb bringing GOAT instantly to mind. A bit of shuffling of the letters allowed me to find INTO leaving IT for the finish. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!