TOSUJ = JOUST
EHADA = AHEAD
PRUOSO = POROUS
PANYPS = SNAPPY
THE HYPHEN LIKED ADDING PEPPER TO HIS FOOD, BUT – – –
JTHADUSSA = JUST A DASH
Happy Thursday, everyone! All of today’s clue words are familiar old favorites, but the Jumbles are new. The first two came into view rather quickly, leaving me plenty of time to work my way through POROUS. After a minute or two, I noticed that it had an OU just like JOUST did. Coupling them together allowed me to finally figure it out, so it’s my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day.
Today’s cartoon brings us to a restaurant where we see a cast of Jumble symbols having dinner. In the rear we see a dollar sign and question mark engaged in a lively conversation while completely ignoring their food. There are a few other symbols in the background as well but they appear to have been added for decoration.
All of the action is happening up front where we enconter a hyphen that has just been served his entree. We see his server, who appears to be a “similar to” symbol, cracking fresh pepper onto the dish. The server appears to be a bit overzealous in his cracking as he turns the the pepper mill in a clockwise motion. Mr. Hyphen has his hand up to indicate that he’d like him to stop but the server doesn’t notice the gesture.
I always enjoy when Jeff draws a cartoon that has food items in it. It’s fun trying to figure out what the different ingredients are, but today it was almost impossible. The hinged shape in the bowl seems to indicate that it’s a clam or mussel dish. It looks like it’s served over rice, but again it’s not too clear. Be sure to leave a comment below if you have any idea on what the dish may be.
The letter layout for the final solution was 9-letters in length. The anagram started with a “J” which brought JUST to mind. “A” was the obvious choice for the single letter leaving DASH for the finish. David and Jeff let us off the hook easy today which was fine by me after having two stumpers in a row. Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!
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