SATYT = TASTY
TIHPC = PITCH
TCOEKS = SOCKET
GLONLA = GALLON
AMERICA’S WESTWARD EXPANSION IN THE 1800’S TOOK PLACE – – –
ASITSEGN = IN STAGES
Happy Wednesday, everyone! Our midweek puzzle wasn’t overly challenging by any means. All of the clue words were familiar old friends, but their anagrams were new. GALLON was the only one that left me spinning my wheels so it’ll be my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. The way that I solved it was by using the double letter trick which made the answer pop right out. PITCH was our oldest clue word of the quartet with its last appearance on 12/30/17 and TASTY was the most recent with a freshness date of 3/22/18.
American author Horace Greeley once said “Go West, young man, go West and grow up with the country”, and today’s cartoon shows us a perfect example of his famous phrase in action. Our panel shows us two horse-drawn wagons with the larger one in the front being the center of our attention. We happen upon a group of three Jumble characters making the trek, with one of them being a male while the other two are females. They do appear to be a family unit but it’s impossible to know for sure.
The two sentence dialogue gave us quite a bit of information to digest, but the cartoon sentence simplified the matter and clued us in to the fact that the cartoon was about westward expansion. The 19th century movement of settlers to the West began with the Louisiana Purchase, but it was actually fueled by the Gold Rush, the Oregon Trail, and a belief in “manifest destiny“. Two of those facts were presented to us in the dialogue while the other two were omitted. The dialogue of the man also stated that the country kept growing which was definitely the case in the early 19th century. The U.S. population in 1800 was approximately 5 million people and it exploded to nearly 23 million in 1850. People were eager to leave the cramped cities of the East and flocked to the West in search of new land and opportunities.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 8-letters. It was split into two words with one of them being two letters. There were too many words to be made from the given letters so I thought my best bet would be to focus on the visual clues instead. After jumbling up the letters a couple of times, the answer seemed to jump right out at me when I saw the stagecoach. It’s always a treat when that happens! Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!