GABYG = BAGGY
DEMMO = MODEM
VRALGE = GRAVEL
SOCARS = ACROSS
AFTER BEING CROWNED “JUMBLE CHAMPION,” HE PREFERRED HIS – – –
BAGDEMGRELCSS = EGGS SCRAMBLED
Happy Tuesday, Jumble players! This mornings puzzle gave us two brand new clue words in BAGGY and ACROSS. Even though the other two were old favorites, their anagrams were new which made for fresh gameplay. ACROSS was my most challenging word this morning because all I saw was OSCARS and couldn’t get it out of my head. MODEM would be my second place pick as it’s a word you just don’t see much of anymore. It’s also the oldest clue word of the group with its last appearance in the game on 5/12/17.
Today’s cartoon is a doozy and featured two Jumble characters placing a breakfast order with their waitress. The menu cover gives the location as “The Pun Also Rises Cafe” which is a terrible pun but in a very good way! The waitress immediately recognizes the male character on the left as being Paul which tells us that he’s a regular customer to the joint. When she asks him what he’d like to eat, he gives his response in Jumblese. If you weren’t able to figure out the anagrams, it solves into “GOOD MORNING! GIVE ME THE USUAL.”
After reading the cartoon sentence it is revealed that Paul has recently been crowned “Jumble Champion”. David and Jeff held a Jumble Symposium back in May so I believe the caricature that we’re seeing this morning is that of the winner. Congratulations on your win, Paul, and it must be a thrill seeing yourself in a Jumble cartoon!
The letter layout for the final solution was 13-letters in length. The anagram was extremely cryptic and gave absolutely nothing away. I found EGG after mixing up the letters on my notepad leaving SCRAMBLED to be found shortly thereafter. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!
Shortly after writing this, Jumble tweeted out the following statement:
That’s “JUMBLE CHAMPION” Paul L. and his brother Jerry in today’s Jumble. Paul is the reigning “JUMBLE CHAMPION” and has won the annual competition three times in a row! He is the undisputed “JUMBLE CHAMPION.” To read full story and see photos go to: facebook.com/jumble/