OVPIT = PIVOT
MUPEL = PLUME
CHDNER = DRENCH
GTELIP = PIGLET
AFTER GINGER GAVE THE KANGAROO A COFFEE, HE WAS – – –
POPUDHPE = HOPPED UP
Good morning everyone and happy Thursday! PIVOT was the only word that came instantly into view. I had to think about the other three with PIGLET being to most difficult anagram for me to decipher. Overall the clue words were a great challenge and well matched for a Thursday puzzle.
Day #4 of Guest Jumbler week brings us a panel by Jason Chatfield who is the artist for Ginger Meggs. Many of our Australian visitors will immediately recognize the drawing of the Perth native. Ginger Meggs is the most syndicated Australian comic strip, appearing in over 120 newspapers in 34 countries (but unfortunately not here in New Hampshire).
After reading the dialogue and sentence, we clearly see a caffeine-dazed kangaroo hanging from a tree branch. As Benny inquires as to why Meggs would do such a thing, the mischievous 10-year old shrugs his shoulders in a gesture that implies both guilt and regret. The look on the kangaroos face was priceless and drawn brilliantly by Mr. Chatfield.
The letter layout was very good, but the abundance of P’s gave me the answer immediately. UP was the obvious two letter word leaving HOPPED to be found almost equally as fast. That’s all for today, my friends. Have a terrific Thursday and I’ll see you tomorrow!