NROPE = PRONE
AZUEG = GAUZE
AUNAGI = IGUANA
HRETIM = HERMIT
A FLOCK OF GEESE WAS HEADED SOUTH FOR THE WINTER, BUT WHEN THEY’D ARRIVE WAS – – –
PR AUE IN HIT = UP IN THE AIR
Happy Tuesday, Jumble friends! It was another routine solve this morning. All of the anagrams were brand new, but none of them ruffled my feathers. I did take a second gander at HERMIT before it finally came to me. It looked awfully familiar and that’s because we saw it exactly one month ago today as THEMIR. The other three clue words were old friends from 2018. GAUZE showed up in August, IGUANA in October, and PRONE in November.
Today’s cartoon was cut and dry. No frills, no fuss. I couldn’t quite make out if the panel showed the geese flying at dusk or dawn. If you think about it, they could be leaving early in the morning and are unsure how long the journey South will be or they’re almost there and hope to make it before sundown. It would have been fun to see a landmark so we could gauge their whereabouts though.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters. David offered up a bit of misdirection by constructing his layout to spell words such as IN and HIT. IN seemed like a great place to start, but I passed over it and found UP instead. The rest of the answer flowed organically into place leaving us with a familiar idiom that has been used numerous times in the past. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!