Visual Description: Soup time!
MERIG = GRIME, OHDUN = HOUND, PITPEO = POTPIE, LHITPG = PLIGHT — Giving us: GIHNOPIPT
Clue/Question: She offered the plumber soup that was – – –
Answer: PIPING HOT
(Okay. It works. But, I’m not so sure about today’s new clue word, “potpie”. You all know I’m not the biggest fan of compound words, but when I look it up online I see it both as a single word, and as broken down to the two words . . . that it is! Hmm! I would urge ralis95 to proceed carefully, before adding it to his world famous clue word database. FWIW, I had to back into it. I thought maybe my newspaper had made a mistake! All of today’s jumbles came up as new. The answer letter layout was another fine jumble. The cartoon is great, with the plumber’s monkey wrench, acetylene torch, and crack-of-the-butt. I think that’s almost a kind of uniform for them! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR