NIHTK = THINK
UAAGV = GUAVA
SNITIS = INSIST
TNPAYR = PANTRY
SHE BOUGHT THE BELL AT THE SOUVENIR SHOP, AND THE CLERK WAS HAPPY TO – – –
TN GU II PR = RING IT UP
Happy Monday Jumble friends! I’m sure many of you collect souvenirs to help remind you of your travels. Whether it’s bells, spoons or keychains, gift shops always seem to have a unique treasure or two that you can’t possibly live without. My wife and I used to buy magnets, but we’ve recently transitioned to Christmas ornaments because our fridge was becoming too crowded and messy. If you have a complete set of “something” from all 50 States, be sure to let us know about it in the comments section below!
All of our words were repurposed repeats and solved instantly upon first glance. We’ve definitely seen NIHTK and SNITIS before, but other than that it was all fresh material. After perusing the poll results, I tend to agree that GUAVA was tops in toughness. Excellent choices to start the week, Mr. Hoyt!
Our gift shop seems to be somewhere in Idaho. We know this because there’s a graphic representation of the 43rd State branded onto just about everything in the place! In the case at the register we see a plate, a potato doll, coffee mug and spoon. On the display stand to the right were four teddy bears and six stuffed animals. The pig, lobster and flamingo were all easily identifiable, but the other three escaped me for whatever reason.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 8-letters. The store clerk ringing the bell was my big tip-off and I had no trouble seeing the answer hidden in the letters. Definitely a delightful puzzle to start the week. Have a magnificent Monday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!