CAKOL = CLOAK
CREHP = PERCH
DAHNER = HARDEN
TENYIT = ENTITY
SINCE DECIDING TO SPECIALIZE IN GROWING NECTARINES, EVERYTHING WAS – – –
CAKPEHEENY = PEACHY KEEN
Happy Wednesday, Jumble friends! Today’s puzzle started out with all of our anagrams in alphabetical order. I hit a roadblock right at the beginning with CLOAK, but a couple of self jumbles brought it into view. HARDEN ended up taking me the longest to solve which made it my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. It’s also a new clue word making its debut into gameplay. CREHP is the oldest angram of the group with its last appearance just over a year ago on 11/6/17.
Today’s cartoon is similar to yesterday’s panel in that it was farm themed but Jeff swapped out the livestock for fruit. My eyes were immediately drawn to the large banner which read “Blossom Farms” and then focused in on our two Jumble characters for the day. We see a woman with a handkerchief on her head and she has a smile on her face after taking a bite out of a freshly picked piece of fruit. To her right is a gentleman that has just finished placing a large container of fruit on the stand. He’s wearing a trucker style hat with a logo of a piece of fruit that wasn’t immediately recognizable until after I read today’s sentence.
We learn from the sentence and dialogue that Blossom Farms specializes in growing nectarines and this years bounty was plentiful. Behind our characters we can see trees that are laden with fruit and a couple of farm workers picking the ripe produce. A quick internet search found that nectarines are in season from late April until late August. They’re almost identical to peaches with the only noticeable difference being that nectarines are smooth while peaches have a fuzzy coating. This little tidbit of information helped immensely when starting the final solve.
The letter layout for the final solution consisted of 10-letters. Although the layout was cryptic and gave nothing obvious away, the flow of the sentence and the aforementioned fact that I stumbled upon made this one an instant solve. Have a wondrous Wednesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow! 🍑