Painting #7: Eclipse!

BORDER PHRASE: “Round and round, I follow you, round and round, you follow me.”

BARBED LETTER WORD: FIEND

RED LETTER WORD: FOUL

WORD FROM THE MASTER RIDDLE: YELLOW

HIDDEN HARE: Smack dab in the middle.

CLUES & COMMENTS: One of Kit’s least concrete clues: the ant near the hare is meant to imply Ampthill, which means “ant-hill.” He used the ant clue a second time on the Sunday Times clue.

I originally thought that that moon’s odd finger positions were merely sign language. And they may be — her right hand shows the combination of the letters I, L, and Y, which is American Sign Language for “I love you,” which makes perfect sense in a storybook of lost love. But upon seeing the solution I realized how crucial her hands were in this portrait.

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