Visual Description: Combing the beach.
SLUDOH = SHOULD, DOBFIR = FORBID, AMURIT = ATRIUM, SIPEMO = IMPOSE, PTPOAL = LAPTOP, DIFARA = AFRAID — Giving us: SHFIATROSELTOAID
Clue/Question: The coin was in such bad condition, they couldn’t make – – –
Pre-Answer: Five Words (5-letters) (2-letters) (5-letters) (2-letters) (2-letters)
Answer: HEADS OR TAILS OF IT
(Fantastic pun! None of the clue words were new, but four of the jumbles were. We’ve seen both “sludoh” and “sipemo” before. The answer letter layout was an excellent jumble. It gave nothing away. The cartoon has plenty to like too. The three main characters, a sunbather in the distance, a palm tree lined coast, and the classic sinking sailboat on the horizon. Marvelous! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR