LYUGL = GULLY
DAAPN = PANDA
MLUFEB = FUMBLE
YAAAPP = PAPAYA
WHEN FACED WITH DANGER, THE MOTHER BIRD WAS – – –
ULL PN FBE PAA = UNFLAPPABLE
Happy Wednesday, everyone! Our midweek puzzle sure was a mixed bag of Jumble goodness. It featured a new clue word, a couple of challenging anagrams, and a cartoon that I can’t stop raven about. So stick around, and let’s eggsplore this emusing puzzle together!
It’s was a pheasant surprise to find that David chose to start us off with an anagram where the first four letters of the solve spelled out a seabird. It was also a new clue word making its debut into gameplay, but I was able to figure it out after just a quick gander. PAPAYA was the only word to stork me in my tracks so it’ll be my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. I thoroughly enjoy when Mr. Hoyt uses words that have the same letters and then stacks them together in the layout. It’s a cheep trick that always makes me feel like a dodo! FUMBLE migratred back into the game after being gone for two years while PANDA beat out PAPAYA by three days to make it our most recently used word from May of 2018.
What we see taking place in today’s cartoon is rather fowl, and it might even be considered a featheral offense in some jurisdictions. A mean looking kitty seems to be storking a momma bird and her fledgling flock, and she’s not about to sit there and let them get pecked off like sitting ducks. This illeagle act has her puffin and her single line of dialogue let’s the feline know that his goose will be cooked if he comes any closer!
All punning aside, Jeff really stepped up his game this morning. The cartoon instantly reminded me of the panel from September 1st where we last saw a similar one point perspective. In that panel, which is my favorite so far this year, we happen upon two men looking over the side of a boat. At the bottom of the water, we see an itty-bitty fish swimming and it gave the piece an incredible sense of depth. Today we see a gigantic bird in her nest and both the tree tapering off near the base and the small cat below gave it a similar effect. It’s not often that we see this particular type of artisty, and it’s always a special tweet when we do!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 11-letters and would solve into one long word. David arranged his layout masterfully, and he once again stacked similar letters together. My solve began by seeing FLAP in the anagram and the U and N allowed me to finish it all off. It wasn’t an instant solve, but pretty close! We have had this solution before back on 7/27/17, but it was so long ago that I didn’t remember it. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!