PEWTS = SWEPT
OZAKO = KAZOO
RLDALO = DOLLAR
GIRWIN = WIRING
AFTER THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE WAS MAPPED IN THE EARLY 1500S, IT WAS THE – – –
WEKODLWRN = “KNEW” WORLD
Happy Wednesday, Jumble fans! I’ll keep it short and sweet this morning because I’ve got a few projects that I need to finish up. I guess you could say that my day has been mapped out for me! All of our clue words have been used before, so no new discoveries on that front. Both of the 6-letter anagrams are coming up as new though. PEWTS was used before in a puzzle way back on 10/3/12, and OZAKO was jumbled the same way we saw it today on 9/3/18. You might think that since it was only ten months ago since we last saw KAZOO that it would be the freshest, but DOLLAR earned the prize with a gameplay date of 12/18/18. SWEPT cleaned up the floor with all of them with a respectable showing on 5/9/18.
Today’s cartoon featured two Jumble characters that are looking at a newly created map of the Americas. The clothing worn by these two men coupled with the primitive nature of the map suggest that the cartoon is a period piece. The dialogue and sentence were the key for the solve with 1500s being the biggest clue. The gentlemen of course are looking at a map of the New World, and were most likely looking for new trade routes.
My favorite detail in the panel was rather small, but you could probably see it with the naked eye. If you look directly below where the man on the left is pointing, you’ll see a drawing of a serpent. Mythical creatures such as mermaids and serpents were often added to maps because early explorers weren’t sure what was really out there. Most of their knowledge was based upon the Bible and folklore so they often placed them in areas where there “might” be dangerous sea-creatures!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 9-letters which is the same amount as yesterday’s solve. The visual clue of the map allowed me to find WORLD rather easily leaving KNEW a simple 4-letter Jumble for the finish. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!