ALDAS = SALAD
GOYSG = SOGGY
THOSEO = SOOTHE
RUWOBR = BURROW
THE SOD COMPANY’S APPROACH TO GETTING NEW BUSINESS WAS – – –
SASOGSTRRO = GRASS-ROOTS
Happy Tuesday, Jumble friends! This mornings clue words were all recycled favorites. We’ve definitely seen GOYSG and THOSEO before, but the other two anagrams appear to be new. SOOTHE took me a few extra seconds to decipher making it my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. The solutions to the first three words all started with “S” and they were in alphabetical order.
The snow has started falling here so seeing a late spring or early summer cartoon was just the ray of sunshine that I needed. The panel features three Jumble characters with two of them having a conversation. The man on the left is standing next to a cart with three rolls of sod on it. The cart has no handle so I can only assume that he pushed it up the walkway. The cartoon sentence identifies him as an employee of a sod company and he’s going door to door in an attempt to make some green from his green. He informs his potential customer that he’s done work in the neighborhood and that he should ask around to see how pleased his neighbors are. The other gentleman informs him that he already has and he was impressed by his work.
I thought Jeff did a superb job on the details within the panel. The sod salesman was dressed in cargo shorts, a t-shirt, and an oversized safari hat with a chin cord. On the front of his hat is a circular logo featuring a few blades of grass. He’s also wearing a pair of work boots but I didn’t see any socks. The customer has shorts and a t-shirt on as well and his footwear is a pair of crocs. Thankfully he’s not wearing socks with them because that’s a fashion no no! We only get a small glimpse of the neighbor next door but the big smile on her face let’s us know that she’s hoping he springs for the sod. Her lawn is lush and green and her neighbors lawn looks old and worn. My favorite detail of the piece was the dead looking dandelions hidden within the tufts of grass!
The letter layout for the final solution consisted of 10-letters. The “G” within the anagram brought GRASS instantly to mind leaving ROOTS to be found shortly thereafter. Overall it was another easy puzzle, but just a bit more challenging than yesterday’s gimme. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!