It’s irate animal day! Furious fauna! ... Peeved pets?
Bet (semi) seriously, folks, Mr. Peredo has offered us a puzzle whose theme consists of a set of creatures with mean attitudes. I think we’d all agree that ANGRYBIRDS, RAGINGBULL, and even GRUMPYCAT are well accepted and widely known examples of this particular set.
But I’d argue, as much as I truly love Eric Carle’s work, The GROUCHY LADYBUG is a much more obscure piece of work than, say, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Or even The Quiet Cricket. That last one was my daughter’s favorite. She used to be able to say the whole book by heart, even before she was able to read. The fact that the name of this particular piece of “kid lit” had to be split into two parts in the puzzle made it less impactful.
But only a nitpicking simian would note such small details. In other news, TRASHY RUNNY SNOT. That’s an odd collection of words to be found right next to each other. I am impressed by the chunky corners of this Tuesday grid, with such lovely answers as CABARET, SIBERIA, CARAMEL, and TOUCANS.
|Dutch ALES. I’ll have to remember to ask Horace and Frannie about them|