WKATE = TWEAK
MTTPE = TEMPT
LPBEEB = PEBBLE
VLSIAH = LAVISH
THE COST TO USE THE FACILITY’S NEW ROCK-CLIMBING WALLS SEEMED – – –
TEA TET PLE LIS = A LITTLE STEEP
Happy Thursday everyone! There were no new clue words to tell you about this morning. All of our anagrams, including the one for the final answer, were though. WKATE was my toughie. I didn’t have to back into it or anything. Splitting up the anagram into consonants and vowels (WKT and AE) made it a cinch to spot. We did have a bit of an oddity when it came to the solved words. They were listed in descending alphabetical order — and by my count it’s the fifth time it’s happened (so far) this year. The other dates are: 1/26, 2/10, 4/13, and 8/2.
Excellent rock-climbing cartoon. I’m no fan of heights so it’s not something I’d willingly fork over money to experience. The name of the establishment is CITY PEAKS CLIMBING WALLS, and the word CITY stuck out as being the reason why it was so expensive. The total cost would be $150….. but is that per person or for both of them? The gentleman’s dialogue made it apparent that he didn’t check for a Groupon! My favorite detail ended up being the 39-grips on the wall in the background. They’re technically called climbing holds, and they’re often arranged in paths to the top called routes.
The hefty price tag and the visual clue of the climbers hanging on for dear life in the background made for an instant solve. We’ve had it too easy this week. Tomorrow’s puzzle should be interesting…. Until then, be well and enjoy the day. //Mike