UROBR = BURRO
DASEK = ASKED
PCETAS = ASPECT
MHRHTY = RHYTHM
TO BECOME BETTER AT GOLF, THE YOUNG GOLFER WOULD NEED TO —
UROASESECTHYT = STAY THE COURSE
Happy Thursday, Jumble friends! ASPECT is a new clue word this morning while the remaining three were old favorites from 2017. BURRO took me the longest to decipher making it my choice for the most difficult anagram of the day. ASKED ended up being the oldest of the group with its last appearance in gameplay on 5/31/17.
The setting for today’s cartoon is a golf course where we encounter two Jumble characters having a discussion. The cartoon sentence informs us that the young woman is having difficulty with her game and is on the brink of giving up. The gentleman is attempting to assuage her frustration by telling her that she needs a bit more playing time to sharpen her skills.
There were plenty of details in today’s panel to make it visually interesting. The golf course itself was impeccably maintained and we can see another hole amongst the trees in the background. The look of frustration on our young player was perfectly captured and you can’t help but want to offer up some positive words to give her encouragement to keep playing. She is also wearing a golf glove on her left hand which lets us know that she is most likely right handed.
The gentleman looks like he may be a caricature of one of Jeff’s golf buddies as he seems to have many distinct features that are atypical of his usual Jumble characters. On his hat is a small logo that looked like a tiger but it was so tiny that I had difficulty pinpointing exactly what it was. At his feet are a few golf balls, a broken tee and some rolled back grass indicating a very bad swing.
The letter layout for the final solution was 13-letters in length and kept the solution well hidden. The TH near the end of the anagram brought THE to mind as the possible 3-letter word. With those few letters out of the way, I was able to see COURSE next followed by STAY to finish it off. The surprise answer seemed familiar to me and a quick search showed that it has been used a couple of times in the past (6/23/17 & 11/04/16). Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!