OSOEG = GOOSE
YARNO = RAYON
FIDMEF = MIFFED
TNEITY = ENTITY
THEY WERE TAKING A TOUR ON HORSEBACK, WHICH WOULD START – – –
OERNMIDEIT = “RIDE” ON TIME
Happy Wednesday, Jumble aficionados! We’re at the midpoint of the week and the masterminds behind the puzzle decided to challenge us once again with a word in quotes. Today’s game was on the easier side though, making it a great chance to redeem yourself if Monday’s brain-buster proved to be a little too difficult to decipher.
Our clue words were recycled favorites, but the anagrams were new. This is a rare morning where one of the 5-letter words took me the longest to figure out. At first glance, YARNO looked like ORNERY for some reason. Knowing that I was working with one of the 5-letter words allowed me to quickly dismiss my guess so I decided to do a few self-jumbles in the margin of my paper. It didn’t take too long before it came into view but the extra effort made it my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. I ran into a similar problem with ENTITY looking like NINETY, but that one came to mind after a few short seconds.
The setting for today’s cartoon brings us to a beach where we see three Jumble characters on horseback. The cartoon sentence informs us that our characters are taking a tour and the dialogue gives us the itinerary. The guide tells the couple that the tour will start out at the beach and will conclude atop a mountain where they’ll enjoy a view of the sunset. The couple can be seen giving a thumbs up to indicate that they approve of the plan and their dialogue indicates that they’re ready to begin.
There were a few details in today’s panel that caught my attention. The hoof prints in the soft sand were my favorite as they added an element of realism to the drawing. The waves in the background gave us a partial glimpse of the beach scene that they would soon be riding along but missing was the sinking sailboat that Jeff often adds to his work. That final detail that I noticed was a tiny “M” on the gentleman’s cap. My guess is that it’s the University of Michigan’s football logo, but I’ve been wrong before. If you have any thoughts, be sure to leave a comment below!
The letter layout for the final solution was 10-letters in length. I immediately saw IDE neatly placed together at the rear of the anagram which brought RIDE to mind. TIME came next leaving ON for the finish. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!