RETEX = EXERT
MISPK = SKIMP
THORTE = HOTTER
WNYYAA = ANYWAY
WITH SO MANY HORSES BEING USED TO GET AROUND, THE OLD WEST TOWN HAD A – – –
EER SM TTE NA = “MANE” STREET
Happy Wednesday everyone! Were you able to overcome the insurMOUNTable odds and solve that pesky word in quotes? It was a tricky one today so I hope it didn’t SADDLE you down all that long. The recipe for success in regards to solving this style of puzzle is lots of practice, a sprinkling of ingenuity and perhaps a dash or two of luck. I’m sure you finished it up in no time — and then got the heck out of Dodge!
It looks like RETEX was the only friend nice enough to stop-back-by and pay us a visit. We mustn’t be all that close because the last time he came ‘round these parts was way back in November of 2010! HOTTER was the only anagram to cause a bit of confusion so it’ll be my choice for today’s hardest anagram.
Nice period piece of a frontier town in the Old West. Of course it has a saloon, but the place must be thriving because they’ve got a post office too! As one guy gets ready to leave, another weary soul pulls up to fill the freshly-vacated barstool. Do you think he was listening to “Hey Chewed” on his journey into town?
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters and would, somehow, transform into two words. I had quite a hard time locating a starting point for the 6-letter one and wasn’t brave enough to even attempt its 4-letter companion! STREET came to mind after noticing the horses standing there in the cartoon. It was almost a bit too obvious in retrospect, but it is what it is. Enjoy the view up on your high-horse David because you earned it on this one! Have a wonderful Wednesday and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow.