SOYBS = BOSSY
ENBAG = BEGAN
SCRITT = STRICT
KUEPEP = UPKEEP
WHEN THE CHIROPRACTOR RETURNED FROM VACATION, IT WAS – – –
BOSSBANSICTUKE = BACK TO BUSINESS
Happy Monday, everyone! David started off the week with two brand new clue words, but neither STRICT or UPKEEP threw me off balance. My pain in the neck was with BEGAN. It was the only word that didn’t immediately come into view so it’ll be my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. It also doubled as the oldest repeat with a gameplay date of 5/15/17. BOSSY was the most recently used with 10/19/18 being its freshness date.
The start of a new week means the poll results are in and looking back at the results shows us that there were quite a few anagrams that got us bent out of shape. Without further ado, here are the most challenging words from Monday to Sunday:
Were they any easier to decipher the second time around? RODENT took me a few extra seconds, but the rest were a piece of cake!
Today’s cartoon brings us to a chiropractic office where we encounter our first three Jumble characters of the week. The dialogue is between the receptionist and the Doctor and she inquires if he’s ready to start seeing patients again. The Doctor, looking refreshed and still dressed in island attire, states that his vacation is over and it will be business as usual.
The extra details within the panel were sparse as the main emphasis was on the comical cracking of the patients back. Just look at his face — it’s a mixture of discomfort and worry, so let’s hope the Doc does the trick and lets him leave with a smile! The little palm tree in the corner of the office was a great touch and it matched his shirt perfectly. My favorite detail was the diagram of the vertebral column on the wall. By zooming in, I was able to count 33 vertebrae and a quick search of “how many vertebrae does a human have” revealed that Jeff nailed the number perfectly!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 14-letters. The gigantic layout of letters left David plenty of room to create words to throw us off track, but for whatever reason, the answer popped right out at me with zero hesitation. A quick Monday solve is always a nice way to start the week and get back to business! Have a terrific day, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!