Visual Description: Genius at work.
CATLH = LATCH, RILEN = LINER, SOMTAC = MASCOT, LAGEEL = ALLEGE — Giving us: LCLNASTAEE
Clue/Question: He erased the formula from the chalkboard to start over with a – – –
Answer: CLEAN SLATE
(Intelligent idiom! All of today’s clue words are old favorites. Three of the jumbles appear to be new, with only “rilen” definitely having been used before. I can see “lageel” giving some of you a little trouble. The answer letter layout was another fine jumble. Nothing obvious there. The cartoon is fantastic! Great likeness of Einstein. He was supposed to have been quite the lady’s man. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR