NUPER = PRUNE
LEFTE = FLEET
KBEERU = REBUKE
TOCXIE = EXOTIC
WHEN SHE ASKED HER SON IF HE’D LEARNED ANY EVEN NUMBERS, HE SAID – – –
UNFEROT = TEN–FOUR
Happy Monday, everyone! It’s back to the grind we go for another week of Jumble fun. All of today’s clue words were recycled favorites and only two of the four had new anagrams. FLEET was the only one that wasn’t immediately visible so it’s my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. Even though it was jumbled the same way we last saw it on 8/27/16, the combination of double E’s and David having it spell out LEFT was enough to throw me off track. Using the “double letter trick” of placing the same letters together got me out of the jam and allowed me to move on to the cartoon.
The setting for today’s panel brings us inside the home of our Jumble characters where we see a mother and son having a chat. Mom is in the background working on her computer and she pauses to ask her son a question. She wants to know if her son learned about even numbers and he replies with a one word answer of yes. Concise and to the point! He seems more interested in the food on his plate than talking with his mom.
On the plate in front of him we see three carrot sticks and he’s chomping on the fourth. Also on the table is a bowl of round objects that appear to be grapes. I counted ten grapes total which gave us two even numbers of 10 and 4.
The final solution was an anagram consisting of 7-letters. With the fruit and veggies total fresh in my mind the answer immediately jumped out at me. I thought Jeff did an outstanding job of dangling the solution right in front of our faces which made this puzzle a clever way start to the week. Have a marvelous Monday and I’ll see you tomorrow!