LORFO = FLOOR
TBHOC = BOTCH
SIUFNE = INFUSE
RHYTTI = THIRTY
HE’D BEEN ADDICTED TO ONLINE SPORTS GAMBLING, BUT AFTER HE QUIT, HE WAS – – –
FO BOT FE TR = “BETTOR” OFF
Happy Wednesday everyone! There weren’t any new clue words to start the month of September. All of the anagrams are returning as new though. The ones that spell out numbers are some of the hardest for me to see so I’ll choose RHYTTI as the most difficult anagram for today.
Today’s cartoon brings us to a park where we see a couple walking their dog. The cartoon sentence informs us that the gentleman had been struggling with a gambling addiction, and the fact that he’s out for a stroll indicates that he’s replaced it with the healthy habit of exercise. In the background we saw a couple of young men playing catch with a football, but what caught my attention was the clock tower displaying a time of 4pm. We’ve seen this clock tower at least a half-dozen times in the past, but nobody seems to know where it’s located. Although it wasn’t relevant to the final solve, it’d be cool to solve this mystery once and for all. To sweeten the deal, I’ll send the first person to correctly identify the location in the comments section an “I ❤️ Jumble” coffee mug as my way of saying thanks!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of nine letters. The visual clue of him being overweight and the dialogue exchange between him and his partner made “BETTOR” OFF a blind solve. We had a similar solution back on 04/05/11. In that one the cartoon sentence was: WHAT THE POKER PLAYER WAS WHEN HE WAS LATE FOR THE GAME, and the solution was: BETTER OFF. I like today’s a whole lot bet-ter. On to tomorrow! Until then, be well and enjoy the day. —Mike