EYFRO = FOYER
TWEHR = THREW
SINHVA = VANISH
TRFAMO = FORMAT
THEY WERE HEADED OUT TO GO SURFING, BUT THE LIFEGUARD WAS GOING TO – – –
FOE EW VAH FMT = WAVE THEM OFF
Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday! All of today’s anagrams returned as being new, but the words they transformed into ended up being recycled repeats. None of them caused any trouble on my end so my guess is that FORMAT will end up getting the most votes in our poll. It was also the most recently used clue word with its last appearance being on Valentine’s Day of this year, and the oldest was VANISH with its appearance on 7/22/20.
Today’s cartoon showed a couple of young surfers who were getting ready to head out into the water to ride some gnarly looking waves. Their attention was caught by a lifeguard who was chasing after them while carrying a flag and pointing towards the waves. Looking up the different flag colors used by lifeguards showed that a solid red flag indicates that it’s high surf and strong currents, but today the colorist chose to use a pale yellow one with a bit of blue at the top. Some of the gems Jumble Jeff left for us were three gigantic waves getting ready to break, a small cross on the lifeguard’s visor, a logo of a surfer on the young man’s sleeve and my favorite which was his signature sinking sailboat for the second day in a row!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 11-letters. The action lines around the flag and the lifeguard’s finger pointing towards the surf clued me into WAVE. With those letters crossed out, the rest of the solve flowed effortlessly from the remainder to seal the deal. No trouble with this one at all. On to tomorrow! Until then, be well and enjoy the day.