Jumble Answers for 01/12/2019

SIBSL – BLISS

LOTAG – GLOAT

SNLIPT – SPLINT

MARYEC – CREAMY

CARTOON ANSWER: ONE DAY PEOPLE LIVING IN ORBIT WILL BE ABLE TO WATCH TV ON – – –

ISS   OAT   SPNT   CEA   =  SPACE STATIONS

Good Morning, Everyone!            🚀 THE REAL REMOTE CONTROL! 🚀

🎶 Fly me to the MOON…Let me play among the STARS…Let me see what spring is like on JUPITER and MARS…In other words, hold my hand…in other words, Baby, kiss me…🎶 “Fly Me to the Moon” – Frank Sinatra 1964  https://tinyurl.com/yczrbc5c

🚀 I guess it could be feasible, I’m not one to deny,
But I don’t care to think of life and living in the sky…
I’m happy in my BLISS down here, the Earth beneath my feet,
I like it where there’s country roads and pavement in the streets…
But looking at these faces, so young and full of glee,
Perhaps they GLOAT for what they have…these free falling TVs…
But would their skin stay CREAMY? Space does affect the pores,
And Zero Gravity might call the need to SPLINT fissures…
The bottom line is I’m content with this of God’s creations,
So even if I had a chance, I’ll pass on these SPACE STATIONS 🚀

Once again today, our words are all Sweet Repeats. While BLISS seems to have been seen only once before, in 2016, GLOAT makes its 10th appearance today, last in use 5 weeks ago on December 7th. CREAMY dates back to 2014, and only SPLINT caused a bit of a pause…but nothing to go FAR OUT on a limb about…

ORBIT…Finding ourselves aboard a Spaceship, we see four young people, pre-teens perhaps, drifting around watching TV. With “2001 A Space Odyssey” https://tinyurl.com/y7puqxub playing on screen, the dialogue is telling us that some of the group would rather be watching Cartoons, (on the COMET-y Channel perhaps)? or a game on another STATION. Hmm… In SPACE?  Need I say more? In answer to our question? One day people will be watching TV on…SPACE STATIONS! Good one, David! ME? TEOR to know by now how much I love your work!

Ok, eye candy. Earth can be seen as a blue orb outside the darkened window. Some controls are seen on the panel above the TV screen. With the Apes and the Monolith (a curve though)? showing, the scene playing looks to be the “Dawn of Man” segment https://tinyurl.com/ybkzgapt from the “Classic Kubrick” movie as the young boy at left is heard referring to it. Between him and the girl farthest left, is a floating blue bottled drink with a straw extended. Above said girl, a gray remote control is afloat. The “Kubrick” boy is eating a chocolate chip cookie. And the boy farthest right is holding what seems to be a sheet of yellow legal pad paper. (TV Guide)? All four of our floaters are dressed in shades of blue and black…Once again, Jeff’s great little details are OUT OF THIS WORLD. My pick? The Monolith…The curve? SIRIUSly? So, There you have it Folks, Done. Have a great day, Everyone! PLANET well! 🚀🙋🏻

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Jumble Answers for 01/11/2019

CIWET – TWICE

TAMLE – METAL

CAGIRL – GARLIC

SIRICS – CRISIS

CARTOON ANSWER:   THE COUPLE WHO HAD THEIR SOFA RE-COVERED WITH A VERY EXPENSIVE FABRIC WERE – – –

TIE   MTA  ARLC   IIS   =   MATERIALISTIC  

Good Morning, Everyone!            🛋  COVER YOUR “I’s”… 🛋

🎶 Some boys kiss me, some boys hug me…I think they’re ok, If they don’t give me proper credit…I just walk away…’Cause we are living in a MATERIAL world…And I am a MATERIAL girl. You know that we are living in a MATERIAL world…And I am a MATERIAL girl…🎶 “Material Girl” – Madonna 1984 https://tinyurl.com/yafu7faa

🛋 With the object of a sofa being comfort besides looks,
This woman saying you can’t touch is one set for the books…
Why cover it so lavishly and want people to see,
It’s covered TWICE..but still off limits to both you and me?
The guy looks Heavy METAL, a beard and pony tail…
The woman looking kind of odd…a hairdo that’s a fail.
Ceramic dog looks poised to run, a GARLIC colored hue,
Supposedly a racing type, thin…CRISIS-like milieu.
So wrapped up in themselves they are, I can’t get their logistics…
It simply shows the fabric of this couple? MATERIALISTIC! 🛋

Searching through the archives this morning, I was surprised to see that CRISIS wasn’t listed. Again, it’s one of those words that seem so familiar that I thought for sure we had seen it before. Our three other words are all Sweet Repeats, numerous times over. GARLIC comes in as our most oft repeated word, with today marking its 6th appearance, and it’s also our most recently used entry, last seen on January 28th, ’18. As for degree of difficulty, CRISIS leads the pack, with GARLIC giving it a run for its MONEY

Our cartoon today places us in a living room where we see a man and a woman and a garishly colored purple couch….She has rings on the fingers of both hands, and is wearing what looks like an Apple Watch. He sports one also, on his left wrist, while what appears to be a Fitbit is worn on his right. A picture of them, fancily dressed  and posing besides a sports car hangs on the wall, while below it a modern-art statue of a white dog is shown. The dialogue centers on how the couch, the center of attraction, newly covered in what we’re told is a very expensive MATERIAL, is to be SEEN..but not HERD…it’s not for the crowd that’s coming to the party they’re planning…It’s just for show….This couple is just plain old…MATERIALISTIC

SOFA …so good…

Please check back, in a few hours when I’ll be able to COVER the cartoon in better detail. In the meantime…Have a great day, Everyone! …🛋🙋🏻

 

Jumble Answers for 01/10/2019

AULFW = AWFUL

KIDNR = DRINK

SEWBOT = BESTOW

XEOPES = EXPOSE

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

AFTER TEACHING THE SCOUTS HOW TO BUILD A CAMPFIRE, THE TROOP LEADER – – –

AWDKSTOSE = WAS STOKED


Happy Thursday, Jumble players! For the third time this week we have a brand new clue word making its debut into gameplay. Mr. Hoyt offered up BESTOW in an effort to befuddle our brains and this time it worked! It ended up taking me the longest time to solve which made it my pick for most difficult anagram of the day. The remaining three words were readily visible and took longer to write their solutions in the answer boxes than solve. Our oldest word this morning was AWFUL and it was scrambled as FALWU the last time we saw it on 2/2/16. On a final note, all of the anagrams were presented to us in alphabetical order.

Before I start my analysis of today’s cartoon, I’d like to take a moment to share some sad news with you. The online version of the Jumble game that I use to enlarge and see all of the unique details within the cartoon has decided to change their format. They still print the Jumble but they post today’s cartoon very late in the afternoon which is well after I write my post. Unless anyone knows of another website that offers the cartoon in a larger format, I’ll be forced to comment on what is readily visible and update my post later in the day with all of the tiny details that you can’t see in the newspaper copy. This makes me a very unhappy camper, but today’s panel offered up a group of happy ones that I’ll do my best to tell you about.

The setting for today’s panel brings us to a clearing in the woods where we encounter four Jumble characters. Three of them are young boys and they are all seated around a glowing campfire. The cartoon sentence informs us that they are a pack of scouts and that they’ve just been taught how to build a proper fire. The scout leader is overjoyed at the scouts progress and he can be seen doing a happy dance. He’s also waving his marshmallow stick high above his head while holding up his right index finger to indicate that his troop is #1. I noticed that the troop leaders right foot is awfully close to the campfire and if he isn’t careful he’ll soon be giving the kids a lesson in first aid!

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 9-letters. The layout was cryptic but the leading nature of the sentence brought WAS instantly to mind as the first word. Crossing out those letters allowed me to find STOKED after a few moments of staring at the cartoon. Be sure to stop back later in the day for updates on the tiny details that I couldn’t make out and please vote below for the anagram that stumped you the most. Have a terrific Thursday!!!

Jumble Answers for 01/09/2019

SHOEU = HOUSE

RFADT = DRAFT

CURPSE = SPRUCE

UNRRNE = RUNNER

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

THE COURT CASE AGAINST THE MANUFACTURER OF THE FAULTY WINDOWS WAS – – –

HOUDATSPENN = OPEN AND SHUT


Happy Wednesday, everyone! Today’s game featured all recycled clue words that didn’t take any time to decipher. They were all used last year with the exception being DRAFT. We last saw it in gameplay on 9/15/16 where it was scrambled as FARDT. Since they all came easily, I’ll leave a poll down below where you can vote for the most difficult anagram of the day.

Jumble artist, Jeff Knurek, decided to keep the courtroom theme going for one more day in his midweek cartoon offering. Looking at the panel, we see three Jumble characters in the frame with a window on the witness stand. The woman on the left can be seen pointing her right hand at the window while stating in her dialogue that the problem with the window is obvious. Since the online version of the puzzle wasn’t available this morning, I had to take a few extra seconds to figure out exactly what the problem was. It finally occurred to me that the glass panels of the window swivel left to right instead of going up and down. Talk about a real pane in the glass!!! The judge has seen enough of the plaintiffs case and immediately rules in their favor. The defendant has a look of defeat in his facial expression as well as in his body language and his dialogue in the form of a question added a touch of comedic relief to the courtroom drama that just unfolded. I guess you could say that he missed his window of opportunity to sway the case in his favor.

The letter layout for the final solution was 11-letters in length which is the same amount of letters as yesterday’s game. Focusing on the anagram for a few seconds allowed me to see “PEN” which made me think of OPEN. With those letters crossed out the rest of the solution immediately came into view for the finish. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!

Jumble Answers for 01/08/2019

OAALK = KOALA

TIYKT = KITTY

CPCINI = PICNIC

LIFEDD = FIDDLE

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

THE THEME FOR THE INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU FILM CAUSED BLAKE EDWARDS TO BE – – –

KLKITPCNIDE = TICKLED PINK

 


 

Happy Tuesday, Jumble fans! For the second day in a row we have a brand new clue word. PICNIC makes its debut this morning, and it’s such a simple word that I would have thought it had been used before. The other three are coming up as old favorites with KOALA being my pick for the most difficult anagram to decipher. FIDDLE was a close second but the two D’s already coupled together for us in the layout allowed it to come into view rather quickly. FIDDLE was also the oldest anagram of the day and it was scrambled as DIFELD the last time we saw it on 6/16/17.

Today’s cartoon was a bit of a challenge for me as I struggled to figure out who the two men were. The cartoon sentence and dialogue gave me some pretty good hints and Google allowed me to fill in the missing pieces. I knew that Inspector Clouseau was a character in the Pink Panther movies so I did some searching to find out who composed the theme music. It turns out that it was Henry Mancini and he is the gentleman we see playing the piano. Blake Edwards was the director of the film and he can be seen standing on the right.

The letter layout for the final solve was 11-letters in length and kept the solution very well hidden. If I hadn’t done some sleuthing beforehand I would have been completely lost on this one. With all of the clues fresh in my mind, PINK jumped out at me leaving seven letters to decipher. TICKLED took a bit of mental gymnastics but it wasn’t overly difficult to figure out. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!

Jumble Answers for 01/06/2019

GAITMS – STIGMA

SPOGSI – GOSSIP

GRIHAS – GARISH

FRUUET – FUTURE

LUTEML – MULLET

TRYHOW – WORTHY

CARTOON ANSWER:   THE COMPUTER CODER WANTED HIS LAZY CO-WORKER TO – – 

TI   GOP   GAH   TRE   MET   WRH  = GET WITH THE PROGRAM 

Good Morning, Everyone!               🕹 PLAYING FOR TIME 🕹

🎶 Many a tear have to fall…But it’s all in the GAME..All in the wonderful GAME, that we know as love…🎶 “All in the Game” – Tommy Edwards 1958 https://tinyurl.com/y7hj9dwx

🕹 When Gamers sit to play a game, they never give a thought,
To what went on behind the scenes to make this game they bought…
The hours spent that turn GARISH, the GOSSIP ‘mong the crew,
‘Bout who is working up to par and who’s not earned his due.
The FUTURE of these games depends on coders sitting tight,
And taking on the STIGMA of the ones who work all night…
Perhaps a MULLET haircut, perhaps a crew-cut dude,
Behind the scenes they’re all WORTHY..and there’s no time to feud…
So when a deadline’s looming, and it’s time that they must cram…
It won’t go well unless they all can GET WITH THE PROGRAM…🕹

From what I can see this morning, we may have another new word with GARISH. The others, all Sweet Repeats, with GOSSIP appearing for the 8th time, and STIGMA the 9th. And none of the past anagrams are the same as today’s! Now that’s some really good enCODING! And rumor has it that GOSSIP is our most recent return, having appeared this past October 21st, while MULLET was only HAIR once before, way back in 2015…What slowed down the PROGRAMMING this morning? There were tics on everything except WORTHY…TRY HOW they might…each of the first 5 words made almost all the Early Birds take a second look…But being a far from LAZY group..they unCODED them all without a GLITCH!

This morning we see two bearded, disheveled BROGRAMMERS working on an UPDATE. But these HACK STREET BOYS seem to be having a PROBLEM. With the diaLOG telling us that a deadline is looming, we see that our PROGRAMMER at left is working HARD..DRIVEing forward, while the one at right is playing with his phone, drinking some soda, and not caring a bit. His “HUH” response, so dismissive, is probably making our worker bee SEE RED. From the look on his face, I bet he’s thinking…”BYTE me”…or maybe “I’ll give you Huh..I’d like to RAM something down your throat”! Or maybe even playing with some acronyms in his head like…”ISDN…It Still Does Nothing“! But if he said any of that out loud, I’m sure our slacker would probably just say..”Gimme a <br>”, or maybe even “Stop BOOLEAN me”! It’s not an ideal situation, and nothing seems to be CLICKING with these two, no matter how you CODE it…But the bottom line is…The THINKER needs the DRINKER to…GET WITH THE PROGRAM! ACUTE one David!…Just for the HACK of it!

Ok, eye candy…Once again, we have a purple shadowed panel. Our guy at front is holding a SUPER SODA, with a straw while he’s engrossed with his phone. The key word being GROSS. Looking pretty shoddy, with his unkempt hair and beard, one wonders what he might look like if he really CHIPped in and did some work…There’s an image of what I believe to be a JOYSTICK on his navy T-Shirt. Too bad he’s not a little bit more in CONTROL of his time though, huh?…Our serious CODER, looking so agitated, is seen as the MAIN (part of the) FRAME, and on his screen we can see a DATA listing, and the UPDATE that he’s working on. It may very well be an UPDATE for the JUST JUMBLE APP, because a cartoon is showing, with both Jeff and David pointing to a Jumble Puzzle in a newspaper. Seeming to be terribly upset, they’re speaking to one another, but I can’t DECIPHER the wording at all. We also see Jeff’s rescue dog Gizmo standing near. I’m making that Cartoon my candy today, because I can’t help but wonder if it’s one we’ve seen before…or something Jeff’s making us privy to for the FUTURE…Maybe Jeff’ll give us an UPDATE! So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And keep in mind…CODE hands…Warm heart…🕹🙋🏻

And to Everyone celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany today, Little 🎄Christmas, the Day of  La Befana, Salute! 🍷Tanti Baci! ♥️💋

 

Jumble Answers for 12/14/2018

DWNOU – WOUND

TURET – UTTER

STOAMC – MASCOT

EYTPRO – POETRY

CARTOON ANSWER:  WHEN THE BALLET SCENE FEATURED A DUO OF BALLERINAS,  ALL EYES WERE DRAWN – – – 

WU   UTT   SOT   OT  =  TO TWO TUTUS

Good Morning, Everyone!                    👯 IT’S JUST TUTU MUCH! 👯

🎶 TOot, TOot, TOotsie, good-bye! TOot, TOot, TOotsie, don’t cry
The choo choo train that takes me, away from you- no words can tell how sad it makes me…Kiss me, TOotsie and then, do it over again…Watch for the mail, I’ll never fail…If you don’t get a letter then you’ll know I’m in jail…TOot, TOot, TOotsie, don’t cry...TOot, TOot, TOotsie, good-bye…🎶 “Toot, Toot, Tootsie” – Al Jolson 1922 https://tinyurl.com/yd6t7ww4

👯 What surely is a grueling life, with nerves just WOUND so tight,
It’s not all POETRY in motion…practicing late nights…
Do some feel like a MASCOT, while others take their woes
And train themselves to bear the pain, that keeps them on their toes?
The competition can be fierce, a cross word they may UTTER, 
As Ballerinas vie to get one foot up on the other…
So these Two that we’re seeing, corps de ballet I presume,
Since Prima Ballerina just would never share the room.
But the audience sits totally rapt, and happily gives due…
Applauding as they smile, their eyes drawn TO TWO TUTUS! 👯

So, we’ve reached the end of another work week, and once more all of our words are reTREADS. And they’ve been SCENE many times before, TWO. I found POETRY 4 times, UTTER 5, MASCOT, 6..and WOUND, WOUND up our winner,  having apPAIRed in use on 9 previous occasions! How’s that for a PLAY BILL? And as much as I hate to SAY this, it was UTTER, that STOOD out as the POSER with the Early Bird Jumblers, and also DOUBLES as our oldest word today, having FIRST  apPAIRed on July 24th, 2014. But the PRIMA word quirk this morning? Did MASCOT look familiar? Well it should…We just saw it in PLIÉ 5 days ago this past Sunday , when it showed up as SMTACO! Hmm..A misSTEP perhaps? Anyway, let’s MOVE on to our cartoon…

Today Jeff’s bought us front row seats to the BALLET! 🎶Hey Big Spender…BEND a little time with me🎶 He’s given us a PAS DE DEUX, which despite what you many have heard, is not the French Father of twins! No, it’s a dance for TWO  BALLERINAS. And that’s what we see...TWO dancers, hands entwined, smiling down at us from the stage. Beautifully garbed in their TUTUS, as our dialogue afFIRMS, our question is asking where all the eyes were drawn? TO TWO TUTUS! Really great pun, David! And right to the POINTE! U had me at T!

Ok, eye candy…Our BALLERINAS are exquisitely dressed in shades of PINK and GRAYish light Blue…which tickled me pink…since the colors are related to a SWAN. LAKE it or not, I think it was intentional…The girl to the left, is wearing a pink leotard and tights, with her TUTU and slippers a contrasting gray. Our girl to the right, is attired just the opposite. The colors are beautiful. With a yellowed floor, the red of the backdrop curtain contrasts beautifully. Our audience consists of TWO women at left and one at right where they FLANK TWO men. I hate to say this, for fear of getting Jeff UP in ARMS again, but there’s really not much to see, as far as eye candy goes. And I hate to DANCE around the subject, but…Ok, look… I mean the DRAWing is right ON POINTE, but the EXTRAS in this SHOW? It’s a STRETCH…So, I’ll just let it ALLEGRO for today…So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And I’m going to leave a little DANCE laugh for all the BALLERINAS out there…🎶Watch me whip…watch me CHAĪNÉ ne...🎶 And for the rest of us? May we all PLIÉ nice, and never know the AGONY of deFEET! 👯🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 12/13/2018

WRAPN = PRAWN

LASIA = ALIAS

BRGIEG = BIGGER

SLEUUF = USEFUL

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

WHEN THE SPIES SECURELY PLACED THE HIDDEN LISTENING DEVICE, IT WAS – – –

ANASBGGUSU = SNUG AS A BUG


Happy Thursday, everyone! Today’s puzzle began with a brand new clue word in PRAWN. The remaining three were all recycled favorites from earlier this year. BIGGER was the only new anagram of the day but the “double letter trick” of coupling the G’s together quickly brought it into view. Both ALIAS and USEFUL tripped me up this morning with USEFUL taking a bit longer to figure out. It was the same anagram as the last time we saw it on 7/15/18, but the double U’s threw me off just enough to make it my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day.

At first glance, today’s cartoon looked like nothing more than a couple of maintenance workers installing a smoke detector. The cartoon sentence changed all that and we learn that the duo are actually spies! They’ve just installed a hidden listening device in the detector and the shading in the top left corner of the panel indicates that it’s either very late at night or early in the morning. Looking closely at the room, there are minimal details suggesting why these spies have targeted this location. It looks like a typical office with a four-drawer filing cabinet on the left and a desk with a computer on the right.

Taking a closer look at the spies, I noticed that they were both dressed in all black clothing. The only difference between the two was that the man had a hood attached to his top. He also had an earbud in his ear with a small coiled cord dangling from it. The female on the ladder is holding a red drill in her left hand while maintaining her balance with her right. We see a small case on the ground with different foam cutouts for their tools. In the middle is a cutout for the drill and just below that is one for the listening device/smoke detector. Scouring the panel for any last details, I happened upon one that really surprised me. If you look closely at the facial hair of the male spy you’ll notice that it appears to be a disguise!!! Well done, Jeff!!!

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters. With the cartoon sentence mentioning a “listening device”, BUG instantly came to mind. “A” was the obvious one letter word with AS and SNUG coming into view from the remaining letters. That’s all I’ve got for today, so enjoy your Thursday and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!

Jumble Answers for 12/12/2018

RANGT = GRANT

LADIP = PLAID

OPYROL = POORLY

CRUBHN = BRUNCH

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

THE BOOK ABOUT HENRY FORD AND HIS CAR COMPANY WAS AN – – –

GRATPAIOOYBUH = “AUTO” – BIOGRAPHY


Happy Wednesday, Jumble warriors! POORLY is a brand new word making its debut into gameplay this morning, but the “LY trick” made it a cinch to solve. For new readers joining us today, the “LY trick” is when you see LY in an anagram, place it at the end of your solution. This technique eliminates two letters which often times is all it takes for the answer to come into view. The remaining three words were all repeats, but their anagrams came up as new. The oldest word in the group was PLAID and it was last seen as DALIP on 7/9/16. I wasn’t stumped by any of David’s offerings so be sure to vote in the poll below to let us know which one gave you the most trouble.

Our cartoon brings us to an office where we encounter three Jumble characters. The sentence informs us that the man in the middle is Henry Ford while the identity of the other two characters is kept a mystery. We see Mr. Ford pecking away at a typewriter and the dialogue between the characters lets us know that he’s writing a book about his life and work.

Henry Ford is of course the founder of Ford Motor Company. In 1908, his mass-produced Model T car was the vehicle that set his company apart from other auto makers of the time and he sold millions of them over the next twenty years. Mr. Ford had a vision of producing vehicles that the common person could afford with the original price of one starting at $850. Ford knew he could do better so he created the concept of mass-production which allowed the price to drop to around $300 in 1925. At such a reasonable price, Ford dominated the auto market with sales of his “Tin Lizzie” making up 40% of all vehicles sold in the United States.

There were a few extra details in today’s cartoon that made it visually interesting. The typewriter on the desk gave the panel a feeling of a period piece. All of the characters were well dressed with their attire consisting of vests and ties. We see a small Model T on the desk along with a lamp and four finished pages of Mr. Fords book. My favorite detail was the lattice-style window in the background that made the cartoon feel larger than it actually was.

The final solve consisted of a 13-letter anagram. The key for my solve was the word “book” that was found in the cartoon sentence. BIOGRAPHY instantly came to mind leaving AUTO to be found in the remaining letters. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!

Jumble Answers for 12/11/2018

TAWEH = WHEAT

ECONU = OUNCE

FLAMEE = FEMALE

TEPIRM = PERMIT

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

THE SKIER GAVE EXACT INSTRUCTIONS AND EXPECTED THE SPEEDBOAT DRIVER TO – – –

WHTONLEEIT = TOW THE LINE


Happy Tuesday, Jumble friends! All of today’s clue words were familiar old friends, but we did have two brand new anagrams to work through. ECONU and TEPIMR came up as new while TAWEH and FLAMEE have definitely been used in the past. FLAMEE took me a few extra seconds to decipher which made it my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. Breaking up the double E’s at the end was the trick to getting it solved where my natural instinct is to leave them coupled. FEMALE was also the oldest clue word of the group and was last scrambled as AMFEEL on 12/6/16.

Our cartoon panel brings us to a body of water where we encounter a female getting ready to do some water skiing. She looks like she’s almost ready to go but her dialogue indicates that she wants to go over the route one more time with the driver. She tells him the exact speed she’d like to go at different intervals so that she can perform at her best.

There were loads of fun details in the cartoon that you might have overlooked if you were in a rush to get this one solved. Starting with the larger boat in the foreground, you can see that Jumble is written in cursive right above the stern platform. There was also plenty of rope bobbing in the water to keep our Jumble friend a safe distance away from the propellers of the motor. The female in the water has her life preserver on and there are three fish swimming right near her skis. In the background is a male skier that is already up and going. The operator of that boat appears to be female and her long hair is straight back behind her head indicating that the boat is at full throttle. If our skier doesn’t hurry up and get going, she’s going to have to contend with some huge waves that will surely be coming her way!!!

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters. I thought the layout was cryptic and kept the answer well hidden. The “HT” at the beginning of the anagram brought THE to mind as one of the 3-letter words. LINE and TOW came into view after staring at the remaining letters for just a few seconds. The final solution was a fun play on the proper “toe the line” idiom that people often confuse. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!