LATVE = VALET
NHUMC = MUNCH
VREALG = GRAVEL
OGLONB = OBLONG
SHE WAS TRANSFERRING TO THEIR LONDON OFFICE, SO THEY WANTED HER TO – – –
VET MN GAE OO = GET A MOVE ON
Happy Thursday, everyone! Another relatively easy solve gave us a final solution in the form of an idiom that we’ve had in the past. Repeats don’t bother me in the least, especially when they’re nearly 8 years old! Three of our anagrams were brand new, with the first one, LATVE, being our only repeat. All of the solutions were pretty straightforward and I didn’t hesitate on any of them. MUNCH was the oldest of the lot with an appearance on 1/14/12, while GRAVEL was most recently seen on Father’s Day 2017.
Today’s panel was meticulously drawn and featured two Jumble characters in an office. The dialogue exchange centers around a flight that one of the women will be taking and the cartoon sentence identifies the move as a position transfer to London.
The scenery in the background is what really stole the show, with floor to ceiling windows offering a breathtaking view of Midtown Manhattan. On the right side of the panel is the 1,454 ft tall Empire State Building, and just to the left is an iconic NYC water tower that’s propped up on three legs. The view of the skyscraper and the fashionable clothing worn by the characters leads me to believe this particular office might be in the Garment District.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters which is a single letter more than yesterday’s. The layout kept the answers well hidden but the length of the words made it a mighty quick solve. “A” was obviously the single letter word and MOVE came into view next. GET and ON were right there to finish it all off. With four puzzles down and only one to go, how will D&J bring the week to a close? I have high hopes, but we never really know! Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!