Jumble Answers for 08/18/2017

OGAME = OMEGA

HTOOP = PHOTO

GNININ = INNING

CURPES = SPRUCE

CARTOON ANSWER:

THE DESIGNERS OF THE SINGLE-PERSON BLIMPS WERE EXPERIENCING —

MEAPHONNISPU = ONE-UPMANSHIP

Good morning everyone and happy Friday!!!  We’ve seen OMEGA quite a few times in the past and it usually causes me to pause for a bit — but not today!  I was able to solve it on first glance and whiz right through the next three with no difficulty whatsoever.  It’s still my pick for the most difficult word of the group so I hope it didn’t give you a hard time.  Moving along to the cartoon, we see two men getting ready to have a race in what are described in the sentence as single-person blimps.  It seems as though the man in the white blimp is having some trouble getting his aircraft off the ground but exclaims that he has turbo boost so the race is far from over.  I must admit that the cartoon answer took quite a bit of effort to figure out and it will undoubtedly be one of the most searched for answers.  With over 2,700 views already this morning, it’s on track to be the most viewed post of all time.  On an average day, traffic is usually between 600-800 views around this time of morning so don’t feel disheartened if you weren’t able to figure it out.  You were definitely not alone!  I was able to solve this one by finding all of the three letter words that I could and trying to make a single word with the rest of the letters.  When I found ONE, I also found SHIP in the remaining letters and figured that I was on the right path.  With a little more work, I deciphered the rest of the letters leaving me with the solution.  What a perfect challenge for a Friday puzzle and a wonderful way to end the week!  Let me know how you solved it in the comments, and as always, I’ll see you tomorrow!  🙂

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