SEQTU = QUEST
FADRU = FRAUD
DRAFIA = AFRAID
GENUBE = BUNGEE
THE PRICE SHE PAID FOR AN NYC CAB RIDE TO 45TH AND BROADWAY WAS – – –
QES FRAD ARA UNE = “FARE” AND SQUARE
Happy Tuesday, Jumble fans. Today’s final solve was absolute perfection, but you had to know a little geography to get there! The passenger mentioning the New Year’s Eve ball and the visual clue of the Times Tower were big clues too. If you’ve never been, Times Square can be overwhelming, and somewhat chaotic, depending on the time of day that you visit. My first experience was during a weekend trip to watch the Red Sox and Yankees play. We arrived during the early evening hours and my breath was completely taken away. All of the billboards, news tickers, and the mixture of colorful lights and people make it a must see attraction and an unforgettable experience.
David is on fire with new clue words this week. He added two yesterday and goes on to add another one today. BUNGEE makes its debut into gameplay, but by working the anagram backwards, BUN was nestled together to spell out half of the answer for us. The other three were just a bit too easy to decipher, but finishing them up quickly left me more time to appreciate our wonderful cartoon.
I really enjoyed the perspective on this piece, and the fact that Jeff had the woman taking a ride in an iconic yellow taxi only added to its realism. The price that she paid for the lift was only $8, and it might surprise you to learn that the fare for a standard trip in Manhattan is only $10! As I mentioned before, the location in the dialogue was very important to the final solve. Since Times Square wasn’t mentioned anywhere in the panel, I knew that one or perhaps both words would somehow appear in the final answer. Did you notice the “JUMBLE 65” on the billboard? With 2019 being the 65th Anniversary of the Jumble, it was only fitting that Jeff had it prominently displayed at “The Crossroads of the World” for everyone to see!
The final solve was a generous 13-letters in length and had one word in quotations. The Q allowed me to find SQUARE almost instantaneously, with the rest of the solution being easily sussed out of the remaining letters.
Before I finish up for today, be sure to go visit the Official Jumble page over on Facebook. They updated the page with a graphic that lets us know that Guest Jumbler Week #7 is scheduled for November 18-23. There are also a few visual clues as to who some of the guests might be. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!