YFORTS – FROSTY
VETDNA – ADVENT
SWACEH – CASHEW
EDREGE – DEGREE
TIEUYQ – EQUITY
CHIPUC – HICCUP
CARTOON ANSWER: THE SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH OF THE FIRST INSTANT LOTTERY TICKETS JUST – – –
FRS AE CAS DRE UT HCC = SCRATCHED (THE) SURFACE
Good Morning, Everyone! 💰 ODDS…AND BREAKING EVEN 💰
🎶CHANCES ARE ’cause I wear a silly grin the moment you come into view…CHANCES ARE you think that I’m in love with you…Guess you feel you’ll always be the one and only one for me…And if you think you could…Well, CHANCES ARE your CHANCES ARE awfully good…🎶 “Chances Are” – Johnny Mathis 1957 https://tinyurl.com/y543kjff
💰The year was 1974 and Scratch-Off tickets hit…
An everyone was interested and wanted to try it.
The ADVENT of a new thing always comes with such a thrill,
And when there is no HICCUP it’s more exciting still.
After the FROSTY winter of 1973,
You walked by every newsstand, and there with EQUITY,
You now could buy a candy bar of chocolate and CASHEW,
And sort through all the Scratch-Offs to pick the best for you.
And with the odds to some DEGREE you just may have a shot,
To win yourself some money…maybe even that big pot…
These tickets with the chance to win…”instantly” done on purpose,
They reeled us in, as we now know…it only SCRATCHED THE SURFACE💰
No new words amongst our 6 today, but a few little quirks as I like to call them. The 2 previous times we’ve seen DEGREE, David offered them to us both times with all 3Es printed together. I think today’s anagram is more of a challenge. 4 of the Early Birds saw it as Dredge, and that might have been David’s strategy all along, since presenting it to read as Drege, does bring Dredge to mind. ADVENT has only appeared once before, in 2017, and CASHEW last seen on March 9th,’18 comes in as our most recent word, with its’ 4th appearance. We’ve seen EQUITY last in June ’17, anagrammed exactly as it is today, and going back to 2014, it’s the all-time oldest of our days’ entries. And HICCUP has been seen 5 times between 2015 through 2017. Which leaves us FROSTY…oddly enough appearing in both February and March of 2017, and both times as STORYF.
Today we find ourselves back in time to the year 1974. We’re at a newsstand, where we see a young woman having just won money from an INSTANT LOTTERY TICKET. https://tinyurl.com/hc67eab The proprietor, who doesn’t look like our average Jumble character, left me SCRATCHING my head for a while, but I eventually give up trying to identify him. He’s heard telling our winner that the new SCRATCH-OFF TICKETS have been a big success. And a third character, standing at the window, is equally caught up in the frenzy, and asks to buy a ticket also. The solution came to me immediately, thinking SCRATCH, going by the word “just“…and knowing how popular the tickets are today...The launch just..SCRATCHED THE SURFACE…Good one David..”Yea, that’s the TICKET” https://tinyurl.com/y3swnj53
Ok…Eye Candy. It’s kind of fun, seeing the little things that can’t possibly be 45 years old, can they? The pleated powder blue mini-skirt worn with the pink turtleneck and knee-high black boots. The aviator-type glasses are also a nice throwback. The man at the window, dressed in a suit and tie. The proprietor wearing a diamond–checkerboard polo…There’s the Candy Stand, but unfortunately it’s all shaded in beige…But it’s showing what looks like Black Jack gum at top left and another brand beside it. The 2nd shelf could be holding rolls of Necco candies. Marathon candy bars adorn the 3rd shelf, and the bottom shelf offers up Hershey bars and Baby Ruths. Above the stand, the cash register reads “.00” But the winning TICKET? It’s the TICKET. Jeff’s drawn it with lines of illumination surrounding it…It’s a hot ticket! And it’s colored yellow at left and blue at right. But it’s the writing that caught my eye…Looking closely, you can read the word LOTTERY at left, but on the right side? Get out your pens everyone…It says: 5-10-17-23-13-7. And at the top left hand corner #17. And I BET there may very well be a lot of LOTTERY TICKETS sold this week with just those numbers! Hey…You never know! https://tinyurl.com/y54ltowu
So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! …And Good Luck! 💰🙋🏻