GUMLO = MOGUL
SREHF = FRESH
NINETV = INVENT
EOMYLD = MELODY
TIGHTROPE WALKERS RAN IN HIS FAMILY. HE CAME FROM A – – –
OGLFEHINNTMELO = LONG LINE OF THEM
Happy Wednesday, Jumble fans! After a couple days of easy puzzles, our midweek Jumble featured four brand new anagrams to challenge our brains. Two of them, FRESH and INVENT, were instantly visible upon first glance. The remaining two took some time to work through but weren’t overly difficult to decipher. I guess you could say that Mr. Hoyt knows how to balance his games out evenly! MELODY ended up taking the longest time to discover making it my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. It also doubled as our oldest clue word with its last appearance in gameplay on 1/22/16. Our most recent repeat was INVENT and was last seen on 9/14/18.
Today’s cartoon brings us to the big top where we see a tightrope walking act currently underway. Below the troupe is a ring master who introduces them to us as The Flying Wallendas. The Flying Wallendas are daredevil stunt performers that are most known for performing highwire acts without the use of a safety net.
The group can be seen cautiously making the walk across the wire with three of them using a balancing pole. The lone male on the wire must be confident in his abilities as he’s decided to make the trek with a young child sitting upon his shoulders. The child can be seen waving at his Grandfather who is offering words of encouragement as he waits for them on the finish platform. My favorite detail of the panel was the older woman making her way across on a unicycle! Show ’em how it’s done, Grandma!!!
The final solution was an anagram consisting of 14-letters that would solve into four words. The anagram itself was meticulously crafted in such a way that it kept all of the words well hidden. The key to finishing this one off was found in the cartoon sentences. The first one informed us that it “ran in his family” which brought LINE to mind. After crossing out the letters, I saw LONG and the rest was history. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!