ODPOR = DROOP
LXIEE = EXILE
SKCITY = STICKY
CLAHNB = BLANCH
THE PENNIES WERE JUST MINTED AND HAD A UNIQUE SMELL. THIS MADE THEM – – –
DEETNC = “CENTED”
Happy Wednesday, Jumble players! The first three clue words that we encountered this morning were recycled favorites. DROOP was the exact same anagram that we saw on 4/9/18 making it a quick solve. My choice for the most difficult anagram of the day was STICKY. Even though the S and Y were in their correct spots, it still took me quite a few looks before it popped into view. BLANCH is coming up as a new word but it was easily deciphered to finish off the quartet.
We head to the production floor of a US Mint for today’s cartoon. Regular players of the Jumble will remember that we’ve seen several cartoons this year centered around the creation of new coin designs so it was interesting to see the focus of today’s panel being the actual minting process.
Two characters can be seen working the machine as the small coins roll off the conveyor belt and fall into a large cart. The cartoon sentence informs us that the coins we see being produced are pennies and I counted 63 pennies rolling off the line.
The United States Mint produces approximately 30 million pennies each day which equates to 1,040 pennies per second. Going a step further, the total pennies produced in a year is approximately 13 billion individual coins with a total value of 13 million dollars. With all of those coins being produced, it’s no wonder that Jeff added a wheel on the cart so it can be easily moved around the minting facility!
The letter layout for the final solution contained 6-letters. I was able to blind solve this one after noticing that the word “smell” appeared in both the cartoon dialogue and sentence. The answer sure was a stinky pun, but not really much of a challenge. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!