IDTGI = DIGIT
MUNHA = HUMAN
DPAENX = EXPAND
DILEMD = MIDDLE
ALL THE NEW DRESS ORDERS HAD THE SEAMSTRESS FEELING – – –
DIHMENME = HEMMED IN
Happy Tuesday, Jumble fans! I had no problem stitching together all of today’s clue words for an easy-breezy solve. We did have a newcomer to the party in HUMAN, and for such a simple word, you would have thought we’d seen it before. We have been graced by HUMANE a half-dozen times over the years, but the lack of an “E” made it a no-brainer. I’m pleased to report that all of our anagrams were brand new. Their solutions were all used in various months in 2018 with January’s MIDDLE being the oldest and December’s EXPAND being the most recent.
In today’s cartoon, we see a middle-aged seamstress that can’t seam to get her head above water. She’s surrounded by piles and piles of dresses that are in need of alterations and her co-worker has just brought her another one that needs to be finished by the end of the day. She doesn’t appear to be frazzled by the urgency of the request, so perhaps she’s a little too good at bottling up her emotions. She better be careful, though. If she keeps her mouth zipped up too long, she might turn into a sewciopath!!!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 8-letters. At roughly half the length of yesterday’s layout, the answer came into view rather quickly. The “HME” towards the middle allowed me to find HEMMED which left IN for the snappy finish. Overall, I thought the cartoon was cute as a button, but the lack of difficult clue words made it a sew-sew challenge. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!