INOON = ONION
UNDOR = ROUND
TEGRAH = GATHER
FLUREF = RUFFLE
AS SHE TRIED OUT FOR THE CHEERLEADING SQUAD, HER FRIENDS WERE:
OIORONGTHRRFE = ROOTING FOR HER
Good morning, Jumble friends! Happy Monday and I hope you all had a very relaxing and enjoyable weekend. We start the week with a puzzle that was on the easier side allowing us to get back into the Jumble groove. Let’s take a look at what Jeff and David had in store for us.
The first two clue words were no challenge at all and they were both instantly visible upon first glance. ONION was the only word that had three vowels while the rest of the words contained just two. GATHER took a few extra seconds to figure out and is my pick for the most difficult anagram anagram to decipher. RUFFLE took just one extra look but gave itself up pretty quickly. With all of the clue words finished in no time at all, it was on to the cartoon!
The background for Jeff’s piece was instantly recognizable as a gymnasium and it appears as though some type of competition is taking place. Reading the dialogue and sentence we discover that we’re looking at tryouts for a cheerleading squad. The young woman on the left looks rather nervous and hesitant that she’ll make the cut but her friends are assuring her that she’ll do just fine by offering up words of encouragement. Although the drawing was well done and provided lots of detail, I was surprised that Jeff didn’t add a mascot or team name on the uniforms. The best part of the cartoon was the addition of a few horizontal lines on the floor that gave the piece the look and feel of a real basketball court.
The surprise answer was on the larger side with 13 letters to work with. David did a great job at keeping the answer hidden in the layout and all I saw at first was ONION. Noticing the -ING in the layout eliminated three letters leaving HER to come into view. The O’s brought ROOT into view leaving FOR for the finish. Overall it was a terrific Jumble that gave me the pep I needed to start my day and left me excited for what the rest of the week will bring.
If you haven’t entered your name into the March giveaway, you only have two days left! This month’s prize is a copy of David’s Word Winder board game and you can enter into the contest here. Have a terrific Monday and I’ll see you tomorrow!