LAYEL = ALLEY
IZEES = SEIZE
EBOWLB = WOBBLE
COVIRT = VICTOR
WHEN HE GAVE HER A HEART-SHAPED SUGAR COOKIE, SHE THOUGHT IT WAS – – –
EYSEWEVTR = VERY SWEET
Happy Valentine’s Day, Jumble friends! What started out as a Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints, Valentine’s Day as we now know it is a celebration of romance and romantic love. Although it isn’t a public holiday in any country, the traditional way to celebrate is by sending flowers, offering sweets and sending cards. I prepared early this year and managed to do all three! And if you’re a regular Jumble player, you know that it usually means a special themed puzzle. David and Jeff delivered today so let’s get right to it!
All of the words were quick solves and were immediately visible upon first glance. My feeling is that SEIZE would be the most difficult anagram only because of the EI placement. The I before E trick doesn’t work on this word, but it wasn’t necessary since those two letters weren’t needed in the final solve.
Moving on to the cartoon, love is definitely in the air at the Jumble Coffee Shop! A young man with his soul patch facial hair and hipster clothing can be seen offering a “BE MINE” cookie to his romantic interest. The young woman in the panel is all smiles and exclaims “I love it!” which must be music to the young mans ears. Jeff added a very cool detail of a steamed milk heart on her latte which really made the cartoon extra special! Just do a quick google search for latte art and you’ll see some amazing examples of this technique.
The final solve was no trouble at all because of all the clues in the dialogue and sentence. David did a great job with the letter layout today, but there was no way he could keep it cryptic. SWEET was first to be found leaving VERY for a super fast finish. Overall, this puzzle may have been an easy solve, but Jeff’s attention to detail really captured my heart and it was an extra special way to start off this day of love.
The winner of the “I ❤️ Jumble” coffee mug will be chosen at random this afternoon. If you haven’t entered, you have just a few more hours to get your entry in. I’ll post the name of the winner at the top of the page and mail out the prize later today.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone, and I’ll see you tomorrow!