MEASU = AMUSE
NRDIG = GRIND
TRYOHN = THORNY
ZEFEER = FREEZE
SHE TRIED NOT EATING FOR A FEW DAYS TO LOSE WEIGHT, BUT FOR HER, IT COULDN’T – – –
AUS GND THON FEE = END FAST ENOUGH
Happy Thursday, everyone! Mmm……the hamburger. It’s pretty much the cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast. If you’re a fan of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 hit Pulp Fiction, then you surely got the reference. Not to be mistaken with just any old grilled patty on a bun, the Big Kahuna burger is a sandwich from the fictional Hawaiian-themed burger chain Kahuna Burger that is referenced in many of his films. Although the list of ingredients is never disclosed, I’m sure that it has grilled pineapple on it and maybe some caramalized onions too. You can catch the scene from the movie, as well as this chef’s take on the mythical sandwich, right HERE.
There weren’t any new clue words today so the streak for the week ends at 4. The only anagram to slow me down was MEASU. I’m sure many of you saw ASSUME at first before realizing the extra S was nowhere to be found. It’s surprising that it gave me so much trouble as it was the only repeat anagram in our alphabetically listed lineup. Once solved, the rest of the words came easily into view. I have to hand it to David for challenging us with those 5-letter anagrams this week. They’ve been nothing short of spectacular!
When you don’t eat, your body goes into starvation mode and you tend to make some pretty bad food choices. Since our calorie counting cartoon character hasn’t eaten for a few days we’re unfortunately introduced to her at her breaking point. Her friend attempts to remind her that she’s on a diet but her body’s natural instinct to consume calories takes over. After she places the order, she’ll end up paying for that burger in more ways than one!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 13-letters which is the same amount as yesterday. The layout gave absolutely nothing away and had me stumped right from the start. The TH together had me thinking THE was somewhere in there but I let it go after not being able to find much else. FAST, FATS and TONGUE were also viable words but nothing else came of the remaining letters. It wasn’t until I noticed the G&H that ENOUGH came into view and the ball really got rolling. Once solved, the answer seemed so obvious that I was shocked that it eluded me for so long. An instant classic! Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow.