MBUOJ = JUMBO
ODESU = DOUSE
TRYPET = PRETTY
CINLPE = PENCIL
THE GUY WHO WASN’T TECH-SAVVY GOT SO FRUSTRATED WITH HIS COMPUTER THAT HE – – –
UBO DO TT PEI = BOOTED IT UP
Happy Monday, everyone! JUMBO looks like one of those words that’s been used a dozen times, but it’s actually ringing up as new. All of the anagrams solved rather easily which, quite honestly, has come to be expected from our early offerings. CINLPE would be my pick for today’s hardest anagram. It was the only scramble that wasn’t fairly obvious, but it solved just as easily once I altered the position of the P.
It looks like our silicon cowboy is swearing off technology! We’ve all had one of those days when the stuff that’s supposed to make our lives easier causes more problems than it’s worth. I know that there have been times when I wanted to toss my laptop or iPad on the ground and give it a two-step shuffle, but I’m just not that kind of guy. I’m pretty sure it would be cathartic too, but that would quickly change when the reality of the situation started to set in.
The expression on the face of the rodeo clown was absolutely priceless. And the one being worn by the bull rider wasn’t half bad either. I really liked how Jeff had the bull watching the whole situation just behind the gate. And did you catch the frowning face on the laptop screen? It was in the shape of a square and the eye’s were replaced with X’s. It kind of says it all, doesn’t it?
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters. Since the solution had two smaller words, I figured that I’d give those a shot first. UP came straight away and I was split between IT and TO for the second. Sitting back for a moment allowed BOOT to come into focus and the rest of the solution clicked into place. A great puzzle to start off our week! Have a merry Monday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!