GTURO = GROUT
NRTIP = PRINT
TCOEKD = DOCKET
TTUFIO = OUTFIT
THE MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER SCOUT’S EFFECT ON THE TEAM WAS – – –
RUPNDOOF = “PRO-FOUND”
Happy Thursday, Jumble fans! Today’s puzzle seam’s like a repeat of Tuesday’s “NEIGH-BORS” answer. We’ve come to expect more of a challenge at the end of the week, but it looks like our favorite duo wanted to keep us on a level playing field. I have to give them credit for all the effort they put into creating these puzzles day after day. Not an easy task!
All of the anagrams were brand spanking new, but their solutions were tried and true favorites. None of them kicked me around and I was able to decipher them at first glance. The double T’s at the front of OUTFIT made it the trickiest of the crew so it’ll be my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. DOCKET was last used on 5/31/17 which made it the oldest, while PRINT came into play on 5/8/19 making it the most recently used.
Today’s soccer themed cartoon was very timely seeing as though the FIFA Women’s World Cup finished up on 7/7! In today’s panel we see a couple of (future) soccer stars in the foreground while the team’s coach and talent scout HAMM it up in the background. Were you able to make out the path of the soccer ball from all of the action lines that Jeff added? He even slipped in a barely visible circle to indicate the ball bouncing off the player’s knee. Jeff sure is a keeper!!!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 8-letters that would form into two words. Since the answer was in quotations we had to use our heads… no free kick here! Mr. Hoyt provided a brilliant defensive layout for such a small amount of letters and he practically spelled out RUN in the first few letters to try and trip us up. I happened to see FOUND by working the anagram backwards leaving PRO for the funny finish. Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!