SEMYS = MESSY
SUDEO = DOUSE
CLHINF = FLINCH
DEBOYM = EMBODY
THE COMPANY COULDN’T MAKE A PROFIT SELLING ORIGAMI, SO THE – – –
ESSDUSFLINEBOD = BUSINESS FOLDED
Happy Thursday morning, Jumble friends! DOUSE and EMBODY were the clue words that took an extra glance to figure out. EMBODY was probably the more difficult of the two because it’s just obsure enough that we don’t often see it in print. We’ve encountered some difficult clue words over the past few days so I felt redeemed in being able to solve all of them so quickly.
If you thought that folding origami shapes was a tedious and nearly impossible task, imagine how Jeff must have felt having to draw the 12 pieces that we see in today’s cartoon! I was hesitant to count the paper airplane that’s sitting on the counter, but I guess it technically is origami so I let it fly. My favorite shape was the velociraptor in the middle of the display tray that the woman is holding. I’ve added a close-up image of all three pieces down below.
The name of the business is FOUR CORNERS ORAGAMI and it can be clearly seen on the window in a font that we typically see on a Chinese food take-out container. The word “ORAGAMI” is spelled incorrectly on the window so perhaps that and the fact that the niche market this business caters to caused its demise.
The dialogue informs us that the business is going under because they weren’t able to make paper out of folded paper. That was a pretty cheesy joke but looking at some asking prices for origami figures on Etsy tells a completely different story. There’s a dragon on there with a price tag on it of $250!!! There’s no doubt the skill level involved in making that piece took years to master and we all know our time is worth something.
The surprise answer was unusually long containing both an 8 and 6-letter word. The letter layout was cryptic and didn’t give the answer away. David was back at it again today with his double consonant shenanigans but it wasn’t enough to throw me off track. BUSINESS took just a few seconds to come to mind leaving FOLDED for the finish. Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!