SRAHH = HARSH
GITID = DIGIT
VORMEE = REMOVE
TGEHNL = LENGTH
SHE MADE HER OWN SWEET PICKLE CONDIMENTS, AND HER CUSTOMERS – – –
RSH DIT EME LEH = RELISHED THEM
Happy Monday everyone! According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (who knew there was even such a thing!) 41% of Americans dress their hot dogs with relish making it the least preferred condiment on their list. The mac daddy by far is mustard, with 71% choosing to slather on the yellow stuff. Ketchup came in at 52%, onions at 47% and chili rounds off the list at 45%. What I couldn’t find a statistic for was how many people prefer their hot dogs well-done. It’s the only way my family will eat them, but for me, a steamed dog is the only way to go. A bit of ketchup and a sprinkle of celery salt is about as adventurous as I get.
Our first puzzle of the week didn’t feature any new clue words. TGEHNL returned as being a new anagram, but it didn’t take all that long to see. Early voting results indicate VORMEE is the one causing the most trouble this morning, and since none of them stumped me, I’ll go ahead and make it my pick for today’s hardest anagram.
Jumble Jeff drew us an appetizing cartoon of some folks scarfing down their dogs in what appears to be a park. The name of the stand is TOP DOG, and if it sounded familiar that’s because we saw a tank top-shop with the same name back on August 23rd. Although not a Vlasic-ly trained chef, she steams to have stumbled upon a winning recipe for her sweet relish topping. There were two containers of it shown on her cart, as well as a pump-style dispenser for mustard.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 12-letters. The combination of SWEET PICKLE CONDIMENTS being stated in the cartoon sentence and the customer dialogues expressing their love for the stuff made this one a blind solve. I’ve got a funny feeling we’ll all be walking away as weiners from this one. On to tomorrow! Until then, be well and enjoy the day.