UHISS = SUSHI
MLURE = LEMUR
GOTOES = STOOGE
HLITFG = FLIGHT
THE CONCH SOUP WAS QUITE EXPENSIVE, BUT CUSTOMERS WERE HAPPY TO – – –
UHILERSTOOFLT = SHELL OUT FOR IT
Happy Monday, everyone! Our week of Jumble solving duties began with a puzzle that was quite difficult to crack. All of our clue words have been used in the past but two of them had brand new anagrams. SUSHI and FLIGHT have definitely been used in the past and were both scrambled the same exact way we last saw them in gameplay. LEMUR was by far the most difficult one for me to figure out making it my choice for the most difficult anagram of the day. It was also our oldest clue word of the day going all the way back to 5/12/15 to find it.
Today’s cartoon had a tropical vibe and featured five Jumble characters at an oceanside restaurant. The main focus though was on the three characters in the foreground. We see a happy couple that are each enjoying a steaming bowl of soup and an employee of the restaurant is visiting their table. He offers the female half a large conch shell and the big smile on her face indicates that it was a welcomed surprise. The cartoon sentence informs us that the dish that they’re enjoying so much is conch soup and that the hefty price was worth every slurp!
The extra details within the panel gave the cartoon quite an island feel. The dining tables are situated under a grass thatched roof and appear to be either on or very near the sand. The three men in the cartoon are each wearing a collared shirt with short sleeves. The main female character looked absolutely stunning in her sleeveless evening dress with her hair tied back in a simple ponytail. My favorite detail of the piece was Jeff’s signature sailboat that is barely visible on the left side of the panel.
The final solve consisted of a 13-letter anagram that was extremely cryptic and kept the solution well hidden. It took me quite some time to figure this one out with the visual clue of the conch shell offering being the key to getting it done. After SHELL was found, FOR and IT came next leaving OUT for the finish. Have a marvelous Monday, my friends, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!