LBYUK = BULKY
FINFS = SNIFF
AHREDR = HARDER
ADLPED = PADDLE
THE WASHED-UP COFFEE GROWER WAS A – – –
BSNHAAE = HAS “BEAN”
Happy Monday, Jumble friends! David brewed up a great pun to start the weak, and it surely perked me right up! All of our anagrams were brand new, but their solutions were recycled favorites. HARDER was the only one that caused me to pause which will make it my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. I thought PADDLE was going to be a contender as well, but the double D’s brought it straight into view. Since all of the words were used in 2018, I didn’t have to search too hard to find them. SNIFF was served up back in December which made it the freshest, while HARDER last appeared back in March making it the boldest.
My Monday morning wouldn’t be complete without looking back at the polls from last week to see which words gave us the most trouble. Here’s a list of the most difficult anagrams from Monday to Sunday. And just a word of caution… They might stir up some sedimental feelings:
Moving along to today’s cartoon, we see four Jumble characters on the edges of a coffee plantation. The brewmaster appears to be Java Joe himself, but he’s not serving up a palatable product. The sign on the make-shift counter indicates that he’s asking a premium price of $4 per cup which is a tall order for these tourists to swallow. There are flies buzzing around the sack of coffee beans to his right, and one of his customers has spotted a twig bobbing around in her brew. Poor Java Joe has a latte problems going on with his business right now and it looks like his best days are behind him. Maybe it’s time for him to bow out of the daily grind and move oolong to something else!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of seven letters. The HA coupled neatly together brought HAS into view leaving BEAN to be easily deciphered from the remaining letters. The grammar police might knock the guys for omitting a hyphen in the answer layout, but I think it’s brewtiful pun no matter how you look at it. Have a marvelous Monday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!