TREPU = ERUPT
MASHE = SHAME
ORIHAD = HAIRDO
FIRDAT = ADRIFT
SLEEPY HOLLOW’S HORSEMAN NEEDED TO GET TO NEW YORK CITY, SO HE —
EUSHEHDOADT = HEADED SOUTH
Good Tuesday morning everyone! Excellent clue word choices this morning but none of them caused me any delay. HAIRDO has stumped me a few times in the past but I think I have finally committed it to memory and it was no trouble at all. Moving along to the cartoon, our old friend the Headless Horseman makes an appearance in his usual frightening fashion. Reading the dialogue and sentence did not give me the answer so I wrote out my clue letters and began the solve. HEAD was the first word to come to mind, so I crossed it out and was left with USEHDOT. Picking up on the clue words of map and Hudson River in the dialogue, I figured a direction of travel would be part of the solve and SOUTH came quickly leaving -ED for the finish. The letter layout was challenging but by keeping my head on straight, the solution was a no-brainer!
Although the Headless Horseman is a fictional character, Jeff was able to masterfully blend the solution into a real-life scenario. Sleepy Hollow is an actual village in Mount Pleasant, NY and it’s located on the east bank of the Hudson River. To get to the city by following the banks, it is approximately 30 miles south. Doing some research on how long the trip might take on horseback, I found out that depending on the terrain and rest needed by the horse, the trip would take approximately 5 hours to complete! Have a great Tuesday everyone and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow for more Jumble fun. 😀