PRUNS = SPURN
SATEE = TEASE
LNAFEL = FALLEN
YUSANE = UNEASY
TRACK STAR USAIN BOLT DREAMED OF BREAKING RECORDS WHEN HE WAS – – –
SPTEFALEAS = FAST ASLEEP
Good morning everyone and happy Thursday! As we sprint towards the end of the week, let’s see if David and Jeff gave us any hurdles to overcome before we make it to the finish line.
All of the clue words came instantly this morning and I honestly thought I was going to set a world’s record for the fastest completion time of a Jumble puzzle. Looking at the cartoon, I was able to blind solve this one with FAST ASLEEP coming to mind in no time flat.
Being forced to type out the clue letters every morning for my post, I started plugging away at the letters but something wasn’t right. I had all of the letters for FAST but my remaining letters of ENLEPS surely didn’t spell SLEEP. That hurdle I mentioned in the opening line of my post was intentionally written to reflect the trouble I had with one of the words.
Since I thought FLANNEL had two N’s when I first encountered it, I figured it was the word that was spelled incorrectly. Backing into it, and much to my surprise, it wasn’t FLANEL at all but FALLEN! I guess I should have paced myself with the solve proving the old adage of slow and steady wins the race truly is sage advice.
With that mess of a solve behind me, I noticed something very interesting in Jeff’s cartoon. Above Usain’s head, there are 9 (presumably gold) medals hanging. Doing a quick search, I discovered that he had indeed won 9 gold medals but 1 of them was taken from him by the IOC due to his partner testing positive for a banned substance leaving his official gold medal count at 8.
I hope everyone has a terrific Thursday and I’ll see you tomorrow!