GADAE = ADAGE
CASHO = CHAOS
RROEPP = PROPER
LAEBBB = BABBLE
IF WILD PIGS COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, THEY MIGHT CHOOSE – – –
AAAORORABB = “BOAR-A BOAR-A”
Good morning, Jumble friends, and happy Tuesday! David and Jeff offered up a mighty swine puzzle today that featured a couple of difficult clue words and a very sty-lish cartoon to wallow in. Both of the 5-letter anagrams were, in my opinion, more challenging than the 6-letter ones, and it was CHAOS that had me bristling with confusion the longest. I guess you could say it was bacon me crazy?! It was also our only repeat anagram as well as our most recently used clue word. BABBLE was the oldest word and I had to search back all the way to 3/18/13 to find its first use.
With all of the clue words out of the way, it was time to head on over to the cartoon. We see two boars on a tropigal island and they’re hamming it up on the beach. The tranquil background, complete with palm trees and a giant volcano, looks like a scene from my favorite movie, Jurassic Pork. The cartoon sentence suggests that the answer to the puzzle would reveal the name of this hog-heaven, and a bit of world geography would also be useful in getting the job done.
Thre were a few extra details in the panel that caught my eye. The tasty beverage that the male boar is holding had a fruit slice on the rim and a tiny little parasowl topper. The magazine that the female was reading wasn’t a copy of Porks Illustrated. Instead it was a brochure that had “TRAVEL” written on the left side and featured a drawing of an island underneath. On the right, the words “HAKUNA MATATA” are written along with a picture of a boar and 9-lines of squiggles. Perhaps the only thing that was missing was a surfboard stuck in the sand behind the couple. That would have had me squealing with delight!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of ten letters. To be truthful, when I read “WILD PIGS” in the cartoon sentence, I instantly knew the answer. I wrote out the letters just to be sure and then filled in the boxes to finish it all off. I’m sure the quotations left some of you disgruntled, but the clever answer they rendered more than made up for it. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!