IGIRD = RIGID
RHHAS = HARSH
EOSLON = LOOSEN
TOSYTP = SPOTTY
THE BASEBALL TEAM WAS MOVING AND THE JERSEY SELLER WAS ABOUT TO – – –
RIIHSHLSESOT = LOSE HIS SHIRT
Happy Tuesday, everyone! All of our clue words this morning were old favorites. RIGID is the oldest of the group with its last appearance on 7/13/16. At first I thought LOOSEN was LESSON and even started to write it in the answer blocks. Luckily, I only got a few letters in before I noticed that I didn’t have enough S’s and paused to find my error. Because of this simple goof, it’s my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day.
As July comes to a close, it looks like Jeff gave us a cartoon with a very similar theme. The Jumble City baseball franchise is leaving town and the stadium we see in the background is about to close its doors. Of course this closure will mean that nearby merchants selling souvenirs will also be forced to close their doors turning their once bustling shops into virtual ghost towns full of useless merchandise.
The shop that we see today has decided to slash prices and make as much profit as they can. The sign at the checkout counter says that everything is 80% off which is a great deal for the shopper that we see browsing the racks. The merchant, knowing that customers will be hard to come by, attempts to make a 2 for 1 deal. The wise shopper knows he can do better and haggles for a 4 for 1 discount which I can only assume the merchant will be more than willing to accept.
Noticing the shirt that the merchant was wearing, I tried to figure out the actual name of the baseball team it depicts. Is it the Jumble City Diamonds? The Jumble City Gems? Or is it something even more obscure such as the Jumble City Jewels? Perhaps we’ll never know so I’ll add a poll question to this post where you can select your best guess!
The final solution to this Jumble was a piece of cake after observing all of the visual clues in Jeff’s amazing cartoon. LOSE HIS SHIRT instantly came to mind after reading the cartoon sentence making for an instant solve. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!
On a final note, I’d like to take a moment and wish longtime JumbleAnswer forum member Lelia a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Lelia turns 79 years young today!!! Please be sure to take a moment and leave her a birthday wish in the comments section. It’ll surely brighten her day just as much as her thoughtful stories and daily insight into the Jumble brightens ours. HaPpY bIrThDaY, LELIA!!!