YOVEN = ENVOY
SSULH = SLUSH
IVENDI = DIVINE
DNEWTA = WANTED
THE CUSTOMER WAS A PESSIMIST AND ORDERED HIS EGGS – – –
ENOYSUSDINWND = SUNNY-SIDE DOWN
Happy Tuesday, Jumble players! All of the clue words were instantly visible this morning leaving me plenty of time to enjoy the diner scene that we see in the cartoon. ENVOY would have been my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day if the EN wasn’t coupled together in the layout. Because of that, I’ll go ahead and choose DIVINE as the stumper for the day.
Today’s panel was a feast for the eyes with so much detail crammed into such a tiny space. Speaking of tiny spaces, the setting was obviously a diner where a customer is seen placing an order. By reading the dialogue and sentence we discover that our friend in the booth is feeling blue and at first I thought he just didn’t get enough sleep. Looking a little closer, I noticed a clue that made the whole puzzle click. Did you find it as well?
Take a gander at Mr. Glum Chums attire and you’ll probably notice that it’s not just any shirt that he’s wearing. It’s actually a hockey jersey and the maple leaf design on his sleeve and chest are actually the logo of the Toronto Maple Leafs. I’m not a hockey fan, but it was in all the local newspapers when the Boston Bruins elimiminated them from the Stanley Cup playoffs. It seems our fatigued fellow has a bit of a hockey hangover and he’s decided to satisfy his hunger with some eggs made to order the way he was feeling — sunny-side down! It was a brilliant surprise answer that came instantly as a blind solve.
There were plenty of other details in this piece that also deserved a mention. The name of this establishment is the Victoria Diner and it’s on both the front door and the menu. I really enjoyed the sugar packets neatly aligned in their container on the table. Placed next to it is a maple syrup container and a milk or cream pourer. In the background we see a piping hot stack of pancakes ready to be served along with a shadowy looking cook. Seated at a table just under the order window is a couple of people who seem to be enjoying their breakfast orders.
Today’s puzzle surely sated my Jumble craving for the day and I hope you enjoyed it as well. Have a terrific Tuesday and I’ll see you tomorrow!