POSIE = POISE
NYIDK = DINKY
TRTEEL = LETTER
NARACY = CANARY
THE BEST PITCHER IN BASEBALL WOULD STAY WITH HIS CURRENT TEAM IF THEY COULD – – –
ISEDKLETAAR = STRIKE A DEAL
Happy Thursday, everyone! Today’s puzzle wasn’t overly challenging, but it did feature all new anagrams and another brand new clue word. Yesterday Mr. Hoyt tried to baffle us with BEAVER, and today he tried to conflict us with CANARY. I must admit that he’s a tailented wordsmith, but it was just a bit too easy to see. Better luck nest time, David! The only anagram that pestered my patience was POISE. It was practically spelled out for us and had me second guessing my answer for a moment or two. DINKY was used on the last day of January this year which made it our most recently used word. POISE clocked in as the oldest with a gameplay date of 4/14/18.
Jeff rocked some serious Jerry Maguire vibes in this mornings cartoon! The panel featured three Jumble characters negotiating a baseball contract and the sports agent seated on the right even looks like Mr. Cruise. Great work in turning the clock back 22 years, Jeff. I’m sure Tom really appreciates the free facelift!
The star pitcher is wearing his baseball uniform with a “J” on the cap. For those of you that are lucky enough to get the Jumble in color, you’ll notice that his wristband perfectly matches the red of his jersey. An athlete wouldn’t be complete without some eye black on his face and I’m sure it’ll reduce the glare as he counts the zeroes at the end of his contract! We also see a single baseball perfectly POISED on a pedestal and a bat mounted on the wall. The online version of the puzzle still hasn’t refreshed from yesterday’s game so I couldn’t zoom in to see the details on the tie of the club manager. I’ll check back later and let you know what I find.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 11-letters and was the shortest in length that we’ve had this week. The I, S, and K towards the front of the layout allowed me to see STRIKE leaving DEAL and A for the finish. I’ll leave you with a link to a video that Mr. Hoyt and Triumph Books created in celebration of the 65th anniversary of the Jumble. He recounts some of his favorite memories as steward of the puzzle and it’s definitely worth a watch!
UPDATE/11:57am: The tie had 14 tiny homeplates on it, and the baseball had 29 stitches. The club manager was also wearing a ring that contained 7 stones. Have a great day! 🙂