COPOH = POOCH
DORNF = FROND
CITTEK = TICKET
KANEEW = WEAKEN
FAILING HIS HISTORY TEST WAS A – – –
OONKWN = NO -“KNOW”
Happy Wednesday, Jumble warriors! Our midweek puzzle didn’t offer up any new clue words to challenge our brains, but we did end up receiving three new anagrams to work with. COPOH was a doggone good anagram, and our only repeat, but it was its’ 5-letter counterpart that left me we with my tail wagging. FROND just wouldn’t come into view no matter how long I sat there and stared at it. Luckily this young pup knows a few tricks so I scrambled up the letters in the margin of my newspaper until it came into view. WEAKEN also caused a moment of hesitation. It looked like AWAKEN at first but I saw my error before writing the letters in the blocks. TICKET ended up being our oldest clue word of the day with an appearance on 1/11/16 while POOCH led the pack as the most recent with a gameplay date of 6/21/17.
Today’s cartoon featured three Jumble characters in the living room of a home. Mom and dad are both sitting on the couch while their teenage son stands cowering behind them. The dialogue and cartoon sentence informs us that their son is in big trouble for receiving a failing grade on his history test and all he can offer up is a measly “I’m sorry”. Think outside the box, kid! Tell them that it’s not your fault because all of that old stuff happened before you were born. Maybe even say that you actually came out on top of those who failed. That should do the trick!!! All kidding aside, he’s now forced to enter the realm of adult responsibility and will have to suffer the consequences of performing poorly. The video games will be easy to part with but the no cell phone borders on cruel and unusual punishment!
The only extra details in today’s panel that I could spot were located on the exam. There were eight questions in the form of squiggly lines on the left side of the paper with answer choices of A B C & D on the right. The young buck circled A on every one and ended up getting two correct. The odds were surely against him with that big F circled in the bottom right-hand corner. There’s so much red ink on the paper that mom and dad can save and reuse it as a Christmas card!
The final solve was an angram consisting of 6-letters. The answer blocks indicate that one word is two letters in length and the other would be four. ON, OK, and NO all seemed like good candidates, but I happened to read the anagram backwards and spotted KNO stacked together. This brought KNOW to mind leaving NO for the finish.
Did you pass your Jumble test this morning? Be sure to let us know in the comments section down below and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow.