RVOPE = PROVE
SYATT = TASTY
RSAYGS = GRASSY
LDFIED = FIDDLE
CASINOS ON THE “STRIP” MAKE SO MUCH MONEY BECAUSE LOTS OF PEOPLE GO TO – – –
OVASGSSLE = “LOSS” VEGAS
Happy Monday, Jumble fans! We start our week of solves with four brand new anagrams. Their solutions, however, have all been used in the past. I didn’t get hung up on any of them, mostly because the double letter trick proved very effective on both of the 6-letter ones. TASTY was our most recent word with an appearance in April while PROVE was a little more difficult to find, but I eventually located it way back in August of 2014.
Our cartoon panel was quite the showstopper for a Monday. The iconic buildings in the background made the setting instantly recognizable as the Las Vegas strip, and it’s there that we bump into our first characters of the week.
The dialogue revolves around the fact that this couple seems to be running out of money, and the gentleman informs his wife that they have just enough to cover their ride to the airport. Looking online, most websites that I found seem to indicate that $500 is the average amount spent per person on gambling, shows, and other entertainment, so it looks like these whales got in a bit over their heads!
Besides the broke couple staring into a nearly empty wallet, we see another character, or should I say caricature, that seems to be having a grand old time! Jumble Jeff drew himself walking down the street, dressed in a Wilco t-shirt with an owl logo and he’s also carrying a yard stick drink! Some of the casinos have been renamed, with one being labeled the “Jumble” and another as “Jeff”. My favorite building to see in the panel was Paris, but the Luxor pyramid was also a fun landmark to spot. On the marquee just above the woman’s head reads “$3 Shrimp Cocktail” and there’s also a sign that says “Mac King“.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 9-letters that would solve into two words. It was game over when I spotted the V as it brought VEGAS instantly into view. LOSS was right there for the finish to bring this recycled solution from 11/28/15 to a close. Have a magical Monday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!