NUYRN = RUNNY
GEHED = HEDGE
TIDYDO = ODDITY
PESEYL = SLEEPY
THE HOTEL ROOM WAS EXPENSIVE AND THEY HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO – – –
NN HG DIT SEP = SPEND THE NIGHT
Happy Wednesday, Jumble geniuses. The average price for a one-night stay in a U.S. hotel is $260.27 — and that doesn’t include taxes and fees. At that price point you’re definitely not staying in upscale digs like the Ritz or the Four Seasons either. In case you’re interested, both of those hotels have suites available tonight in Hawaii for $2,275 and & $2,310 respectively. Talk about a pretty penny!
Our drought of new clue words for the week has come to an end with this morning’s addition of RUNNY. The fact that it had double N’s and a Y made it a pretty simple solve though. The only scramble to offer up any type of decent delay was ODDITY so it’ll be my pick for the hardest offering. GEHED, or HEDGE, doubles as both our most recently used word and lone repeat. It was interesting to notice that David chose 3 words that had both double letters and a Y ending. It was probably just a coincidence more than anything.
How can you not help but feel sorry for the young family in today’s cartoon? I mean they’ve missed their flight and now they’ve got an expensive hotel charge to deal with. Talk about not being able to win! Since they’ve paid for the night they might as well at least try and make the most of it. Maybe they could take a walk along the beach or dad could have an extra long soak in the tub. I’d mention that they could go out for a nice meal but I’m sure paying for a fancy spread after such a horrible experience would be out of the question.
As far as details go, Jeff made sure the oceanfront view from the room was exquisite. There’s floor to ceiling windows and it looks like they can even see some of the city down below. The room itself didn’t appear too elaborate or spacious, but then again the perspective is such that we’re only seeing one tiny corner of the room. My favorite detail, of course, was the tiny sailboat taking on water. I bet the captain of that ship would pay any price for a room right about now!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters. The layout did an excellent job of disguising both of the 5-letter words but the inclusion of THE was perhaps too much for a midweek solve. Noticing the NHG being grouped so close together allowed NIGHT to form while the remaining P brought SPEND into view for the finish. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!