Visual Description: A sidewalk barker.
GORRI = RIGOR, ESEGE = GEESE, ACEVIT = ACTIVE, BOLCAT = COBALT — Giving us: RGRGEEATEOLT
Clue/Question: The retriever’s store was so successful because he was a – - -
Answer: REAL GO-GETTER
(If you want a great dog to play fetch with you can’t go wrong with a retriever! I’ve got a big, goofy, golden named Ginger, and she loves to chase a ball, a stick, or a Frisbee. Or, pretty much whatever you throw for her. They’re such sociable, people-loving creatures too. She sheds like crazy, and despite chew sticks and dog biscuits she has some funky breath! But, there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for my baby girl!
There were no new clue words today, but there was some good jumbling. I say some because I thought “active” was a little too obvious. But, “cobalt” was great! I think some have had trouble with this word in the past. It looked to me that all the jumblings themselves were new. I think David did another superlative job on the answer letter layout. I don’t think it gave anything away. And, I think that a good number of you may have struggled at getting the answer. A good puzzle for this Good Friday! And, the 4th day of Passover! “Yaaleh Veyavo”! Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR