VITPO = PIVOT
SUDEO = DOUSE
ABREUU = BUREAU
XTREEP = EXPERT
THEY TRIED THE NEW MOUNTAINTOP RESTAURANT TO SEE WHAT TYPE OF MEALS WERE BEING – – –
PVDSRUEE = SERVED UP
Happy Tuesday, Jumble friends! All of today’s clue words were recycled favorites but the anagrams of PIVOT and BUREAU were new. If you came looking for help this morning, my guess is that BUREAU was the word that stumped you. The two U’s coupled together at the end of the layout threw me off as well so it’s my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. Looking back in the archives, I noticed that DOUSE has been used 11 times since I’ve been keeping track. Of those 11 appearances, 8 of them have been the exact same anagram that we saw this morning! Our oldest word of the group was EXPERT and was last seen on 6/11/16. DOUSE was the newest and was in gameplay last month on 1/15.
The setting for today’s cartoon was a restaurant that is perched high atop a mountain. How cool is that!!! We see three Jumble characters seated in the dining room while the rest of the panel offers us a sweeping view of the landscape below. Of the three characters, only two of them have dialogue. The male can be seen looking over the menu and marveling at the pasta options while the female takes a few moments to soak up the views before deciding what she’s going to order. The third character in the frame has already been served his dinner and is chowing down on what looks like a piece of meat.
There wasn’t a whole lot of extra detail in the panel because the stunning view was where we were supposed to focusing our attention. The male holding the menu was wearing a cowboy hat and polo style shirt while the female has her hair pulled back in a bun and has simple stud earrings. There was a small vase in the middle of the table with a single flower in it. Lastly I noticed that the man in the background appears to be left handed because he’s holding the fork in that hand.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 8-letters. I was hoping for more of a challenge after yesterday’s gimme answer but it definitely wasn’t the case. David did a splendid job of separating the U and P but they were the oddball letters that caught my attention first. SERVED was clearly visible in the remaining letters for a lightning fast finish.
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