KARME = MAKER
OBATO = TABOO
TNUGIO = OUTING
AEQURS = SQUARE
WHEN IT CAME TO DESTROYING THE MORNING NEWSPAPER, THEIR DOG WAS – – –
AR O TN AE = ON A TEAR
Happy Tuesday, Jumble fans. After a somewhat troublesome start to the week, the puzzle seems to have returned to its normal difficulty level. Some of you might be sighing in relief, while the rest of us Jumble junkies are definitely begging for more!
Being a watchdog for new clue words, I’m pleased to report that David was kind enough to leave us a special treat this morning. MAKER makes its debut into gameplay, but I was able to sniff out the solution in no time. OUTING was the only anagram that had me chasing my tail so it’ll my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. TABOO pulled double doody as our most recently used word as well as the only repeat anagram in the pack. With all the clue words out of the way, we might as whelp pop over and see what Jeff was up to.
Today’s cartoon looked pawsitively familiar. Looking back through the archives, I was able to spot a very similar cartoon of the same pedigree. On 5/31/18, we saw a pooch searching through the newspaper for the Jumble while his owners were left picking up all of the shredded pieces left behind. In today’s reimagined panel, we again see a couple with a mess on their hands, but this time, Fido feasts on the Family Circus cartoon and the Jumble remains intact. We also see the letters “RTS”, which most likely identifies the spoRTS section, as well as eight squares of the Sudoko. And if that wasn’t enough of a mess, on display is a chewed-up slipper just to the left of the pup.
The amazing details within the shredded newspaper weren’t the only visual delights presented to us this morning. The “I ❤️ Jumble” coffee mug makes an appearance as well. If you don’t have one yet, here’s a link to pug one up for yourself! The crocodile logo on the gentleman’s shirt identifies the brand as Lacoste, and the lanai on the back of the home gives us a peek at this couples pool and palm tree view.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 7-letters. The fact that the layout contained a single-letter word eliminated the “A” and brought the count down to 6. ON and TEAR were easily sleuthed with help from the visual clues making fur a super simple solution. Have a tearriffic Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!