GITEN = TINGE
SUNKK = SKUNK
PIATOU = UTOPIA
ELMYIT = TIMELY
WHEN THE ELEPHANTS WORKED TOGETHER, THEY WERE – – –
TNGSKUUTIIML = “MULTI-TUSKING”
Happy Monday, Jumble fans! Jeff and David gave us an unusually difficult puzzle to start the week and I couldn’t have been more excited. All of the clue words were old favorites with PIATOU being my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. We last saw it on 1/07/18 where it was jumbled as APOUTI. After trying several different letter combinations on my notepad, TOPUIA finally brought it into view which allowed me to move on to to the cartoon.
Today’s panel featured four elephants somewhere in the wild and they seem to be constructing a foot bridge. Three of them appear to be males with a lone female in the bottom right-hand corner. She’s carrying some vines which are perfectly coiled around her left tusk while the other three gather logs of wood. After reading the dialogue and sentence, it’s not known why they’re building such a structure so perhaps it’s irrelephant. What we do find out is that they’re working in perfect unison to complete the task which was key to the final solve.
The surprise answer was a mammoth 12-letter Jumble which contained a hyphen and quotation marks. It seemed intimidating at first, but by noticing the -ING ending right off the bat allowed me to eliminate 3-letters. TUSK came into view next leaving a simple jumble of MULTI for the finish. Have a great Monday ivoryone, and I’ll see you tomorrow.