MRACP = CRAMP
NREUP = PRUNE
SOCOHE = CHOOSE
CYKTSI = STICKY
WHEN SHE FOUND OUT THE HEADPHONES WERE ON SALE, IT WAS – – –
CRAMRUEHOSESTI = MUSIC TO HER EARS
Happy Wednesday, Jumble friends! David started off the puzzle with four brand new anagrams that all solved into legacy favorites. None of them were particularly difficult except for a slight pause on CHOOSE. The double letter trick of coupling the O’s together made the solution instantly visible allowing me to move along to the cartoon. A few weeks ago, Mr. Hoyt promised us that we’d see some new words in the Jumble, so I’ll patiently wait and see if they arrive next week. CHOOSE was our oldest repeat and wast last used on 12/30/13 while STICKY was in play last Monday where it was jumbled as CISYKT.
If you’re passionate about music, then today’s cartoon struck all the right chords! Jeff went out of his way to create a visually stunning panel with many hidden extras. The setting for today’s piece is a record store and the sign on the door identifies it as “SECOND SPIN”. The name sounded rather catchy so I did a quick Google search to see if it was an actual business. There were a couple of results matching the name in Colorado and California, but they were out of business. I did find one in New Brunswick, Canada, and an online retailer that were still up and running, though.
The two Jumble characters in the center of the panel were today’s main attraction. We see a woman trying out some new headphones and a salesman pointing out that their price had been recently reduced. The male character is wearing a t-shirt with logo of a 45 rpm record spindle adapter while the female is dressed in a sleeveless Lady Gaga “Applause” shirt.
The bottom third of today’s panel is where Jeff really outdid himself. We see a couple of records on display and the dividers indicate that the albums are sorted in alphabetical order. The album on the left was in the “V” section and it was the only image that I couldn’t identify. It clearly shows a young girl looking through a window but I didn’t have much time (or patience) to search for bands beginning with the letter “V”. To the right is an image that we’ve seen countless times in the past and it was instantly recognizable as cover art for Wilco’s “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot”. My favorite detail, which I actually overlooked at first, was the album behind the woman’s left elbow. Zooming in on it, it was in the “B” section and had an all white cover. Beatles was written in microscopic letters and was no doubt the Beatles White Album!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 14-letters. The layout kept the words well hidden, but the dialogue and wording of the sentence made it an instant solve. Even though it wasn’t much of a challenge, I thought the artwork and hidden details were superb and were more than enough to satisfy my Jumble craving for today. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!