WHETR = THREW
OLDFO = FLOOD
MRKSEO = SMOKER
CASIOF = FIASCO
SLEEPY HOLLOW’S LEGENDARY HORSEMAN LIKED TO RELAX BEFORE HE HAD TO – – –
THRWFODOKEFAO = HEAD OFF TO WORK
Ghoul-morning, Jumble friends, and Happy Halloween! It was such a treat to open the newspaper and find a spooktacular Halloween themed puzzle waiting in the comics section. David started off gameplay by arranging the anagrams in reverse alphabetical order and then offered up a new clue word in THREW. The word that haunted me the longest was SMOKER and it took an extra minute or so before coming into view. The oldest clue word of the pack was FIASCO with its last appearance in the game on 8/27/16.
Today’s cartoon featured a character that we’ve seen numerous times this year so it was only fitting that he return once again on Halloween. Within the panel we see our old friend, the Headless Horseman, resting comfortably in a chair. His dialogue states that he’s going to go the extra mile by giving everyone in Sleepy Hollow a major fright tonight. His wife can be seen tenderly touching his pumpkin head and smiling as she listens to his plan.
There were a few fun details within the panel that caught my attention. The Horseman’s boots are waiting by the side of his chair and there is a small buckle on each one. His wife is holding a cast iron pot by its’ handle as if she’s about to place it on the fire. My favorite detail had to be the mug that ol’ pumpkin head is holding. It has a small shield logo on the front as well as a tiny crack on the top left side!
The letter layout for the final solution was 13-letters in length. It was extremely cryptic which left the solution well hidden. Since the cartoon featured the Headless Horseman, I figured HEAD would be in there. Crossing out the letters brought WORK into view leaving OFF and TO for the finish. Have a wonderful Halloween, and I’ll see you tomorrow!