BLACE = CABLE
SAHLS = SLASH
ARFITF = TARIFF
PLAWOL = WALLOP
THE NEW RESTAURANT CHAIN OFFERED A HEALTHFUL MENU AT ALL OF THEIR – – –
CLSLAWO = “LOW-CALS”
Happy Wednesday, Jumble fans! All of today’s clue words may have been repeats but I did notice one interesting fact that I believe is a Jumble first. Both CABLE and WALLOP were used in the same puzzle on 5/27/17 and they were both jumbled the same exact way we see them today! TARIFF was the only anagram coming up as new and it also pulls triple duty this morning as being my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day and our most recent repeat (12/2/18). Our oldest word was SLASH with a gameplay date of 11/20/15.
Today’s cartoon introduces us to four Jumble characters that are having a meeting. The female that is standing appears to be the leader of the group while the other three are seated at a large rectangular shaped table. The cartoon sentence informs us that this meeting of the minds is for a new restaurant chain and they are in the final stages of dishing up a new healthful menu at all of their locations. The dialogue of the team leader lets us know that they’ll be opening 25 new restaurants this year and I couldn’t help but chuckle after noticing the play on the word “skinny” in her opening!
There were plenty of extra details in today’s panel so I’ll start with the large map of the United States on the wall in the background. The dialogue of the team leader indicated that they’ll be opening 25 new locations this year, but after counting the pins on the map I noticed that there were 29 of them. Maybe the extra four are the original locations and they were included on the map to show their entire territory. The food on the table that the employees are sampling appear to be items from the new “diet dinners” line. Starting from the back we can see something that resembles a box of grass, a veggie burger with a bun made out of rice cakes(?), a cup of steaming hot beans, and a french fry style box full of celery sticks. The only item that we can’t see clearly is the box of food in front of the gentleman on the left as it is obscured from view by his right hand. None of these food items are particularly appealing to me so I think I’d drive right on by and keep a lookout for the golden arches instead!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 7-letters which was not nearly enough to keep the answer hidden. The combination of WO at the rear of the anagram brought LOW to mind leaving CALS clearly visible in the remaining letters. Even though it was a simple solve, the play on words solution definitely satiated my Jumble appetite for today. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!