HITTG = TIGHT
HNIKT = THINK
XUFOOT = OUTFOX
NLEENK = KENNEL
THE NUMBER 1 IS SO LOW THAT ITS VALUE IS – – –
GHTTINOTOXNNE = NEXT TO NOTHING
Happy Thursday, Jumble friends! There weren’t any new clue words this morning, but the list of recycled favorites gave us all new anagrams to decipher. TIGHT and THINK didn’t require any effort and were both immediately visible upon first glance. The last two took a considerable amount of time to work through with KENNEL being my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. It was also the oldest clue word of the group with its last appearance being 9/23/14. Once solved, all of the clue words were in reverse alphabetical order.
The setting for today’s cartoon lands us back in the classroom where we see a teacher giving a lesson on number values. If you remember back to Monday’s puzzle, we saw a group of four children sitting at one long desk during the lesson while today we see three children sitting on the floor. The dialogue of the teacher explains the differences between 1 and 0 in very basic terms. The charming remark by the young boy seated on the far right indicates that he has truly grasped the concept being taught.
Two details in today’s panel caught my eye with the first being the young child on the right. He looks very similar to the child that we saw in Monday’s cartoon where he was drawn with a clueless look on his face. Maybe math is his preferred subject or this is his twin! The second detail was the pattern on the bottom of the young girls sneaker. It’s amazing that just a few squiggly lines can really add some visual appeal.
The anagram for the final solution was abnormally large and contained 13-letters. What immediately jumped out at me was the X and N together. It brought NEXT to mind which allowed the rest of the solution to come naturally. Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!