THAMC = MATCH
PHEDT = DEPTH
CLIPDA = PLACID
CETTED = DETECT
HE REFURBISHED BICYCLES IN HIS SPARE TIME SO HE COULD – – –
MH DEP LD EET = “PEDDLE” THEM
Happy Monday, Jumble fans! As we gently roll into a new week, I’ll start by asking a simple question. Were you able to handle all of the anagrams this morning, or did you need a brake? PLACID surely had my gears grinding for a few seconds, perhaps because it was the only bespoke anagram in the group, but it wasn’t long before I managed to get a grip on it. MATCH was a brand new clue word and it leads me to believe that Mr. Hoyt still hasn’t exhausted his list of new material. Lucky us! PLACID was our most recently used word with an in-service date of 2/3/19 while DETECT is the oldest with an appearance on 5/9/18.
We decided to make a slight change to the poll question last week by including the anagram for the bonus answer in the voting. After many positive comments about the addition, we’ve decided to make it a daily feature. It does, however, place our Monday Morning Rewind in a bit of a kerfuffle because almost all of the votes for the most difficult anagram were obviously the longer Jumbles. I’ll continue the Rewind by omitting those anagrams and focus only on the clue words. Without any further preamble, here are the top vote-getters for last week:
With all of the words out of the way, it was time to relax and enjoy today’s cartoon. The setting for this particular piece was the front lawn of a residence somewhere in Jumbleville and it was here that we were greeted by two characters. The sign on the lawn reads “BIKES 4 SALE!” with a small squiggly line under SALE for some added pizzazz. The two boxes on the ground provide a makeshift work surface where we see a middle-aged gentleman making some adjustments to a dropped handlebar style bicycle. The woman doesn’t seem to be interested in a racing bike though, and instead admires the “SCHWINN” labeled one closest to her.
The cartoon was surprisingly packed with fun little details for our viewing pleasure. The garage door was left open and it provided us with a glimpse of its perfectly shaded interior. There was a small section of fence beside the garage and a few squiggles indicating grass. The boxes on the lawn were slightly crushed at the corners due to the weight of the bicycle pressing down on them. A spare wheel and chain litter the ground and give the bicycle “shop” an amateur feel.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters. The layout was ok, but the grouping of the letters “PLDE” brought PEDDLE instantly to mind. THEM was a simple find in the remaining letters to finish off our first puzzle of the week. Hopefully you weren’t shocked by the quotation marks or two tired to figure it all out. Have a magical Monday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!