RREVO = ROVER
FIWTS = SWIFT
CAPUNK = UNPACK
DDDEAP = PADDED
WHEN THE JUMBLE ARTIST SKETCHED HIS WORK AREA, IT INCLUDED A – – –
RERSWAKDDE = DESK DRAWER
Happy Monday, Jumble players! It’s the start of a new week and today’s game featured two new clue words to get our brains in gear. ROVER and PADDED make their debut but they weren’t overly difficult to decipher. ROVER was instantly visible and the ED in PADDED quickly gave it away. UNPACK had me stumped the longest so it’s my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. We last saw it used on 7/31/15 which is one day short of exactly 3 years.
The setting for today’s cartoon is a studio where we see Jumble artist, Jeff Knurek, hard at work. From a seated position we see Jeff using his iPad Pro and stylus to put some finishing details into his drawing. Gizmo and Fifi also make an appearance and they can be seen taking a nap under his desk. If you look closely you can see that Fifi has her left ear up as if she’s hearing something in the distance.
The logo on the t-shirt that Jeff is wearing will be instantly recognizable to seasoned players of the Jumble. Poi stands for Poi Dog Pondering and it’s one of the bands that Jeff is quite fond of. On the wall in the background you can see the album cover art of another band that Jeff enjoys which is Wilco. The image that we see is Chicago’s Marina City towers and it was captured by photographer Sam Jones.
The final solve was a bit challenging for a Monday. The lack of dialogue made us rely on the cartoon sentence and details within the drawing for potential clues. The letter layout brought DRAW instantly to mind allowing me to eliminate 4-letters. DESK was found next leaving an ER that fit neatly onto DRAW for the finish. The end result was an absolutely fantastic wordplay pun that got my week started off in the right direction. Have a marvelous Monday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!