USETG = GUEST
ENESS = SENSE
PIHEIP = HIPPIE
FRUGIE = FIGURE
IN ORDER TO ATTRACT CUSTOMERS, THE ASTROLOGER – – –
UST SN PPI GU = PUT UP SIGNS
Happy Thursday, Jumble friends! It sounds a bit loony to me but apparently a quarter of Americans, Brits and Canadians still believe in this sort of stuff. If you honestly think that a random stranger can divine information about your life based upon the movements and positions of celestial objects then you probably still believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny! I’ll be the first to admit that it does sound intriguing and our lives would be a heck of a lot simpler if we had someone to tell us which opportunities to take and pitfalls to avoid. But you have to call a fig a fig and astrology is nothing more than another form of entertainment.
There weren’t any new clue words today but three of the four anagrams are coming up as such. FRUGIE was the only one that we’ve definitely seen before back on 2/6/18. PIHEIP took a little longer to solve than the rest so it’ll be my pick for today’s hardest word. I had a brief moment of indecision because I honestly thought that HIPPIE ended in a Y.
Our cartoon indicates that a new astrology themed parlor/salon/business is opening up shop somewhere in Jumbleville. Two men can be seen hanging a giant sign that identifies the name of the business as the “Constellation Prize.” The name, of course, is a play on consolation prize which is defined as a prize given to the runner-up or loser in a contest.
I really enjoyed the 9 different astrological signs hanging on the storefront window. Others who are more adept in the entertainment of astrology can probably identify the 3 that were missing. The astrologist was wearing a robe as well as some bracelets and a couple of rings. These items produced an air of mysticism as well as helped to validate her role as an astrological advisor.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters. The layout was ok but the S being so close to the G&I allowed me to find SIGN with ease. PUT and UP flowed from the remainder to finish it all off. Have a terrific Thursday and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!