OPRGU = GROUP
WLIHR = WHIRL
PXOEES = EXPOSE
NTAEEG = NEGATE
WHEN THE DOG MOVED HIS TAIL BACK AND FORTH WHILE WALKING, THEY COMMENTED ON HIS – – –
GRWESGA = SWAGGER
Happy Tuesday, Jumble friends. Today’s puzzle looked like it was going to be a walk in the park, but by the time you hit that fourth anagram, your whole solve might have gone to the dogs! Our pack of words have been used over the past couple of years so there weren’t any surprises to be had. Both WHIRL and NEGATE popped up in January of 2018 while EXPOSE and GROUP showed up in January and February of this year. All of the anagrams were new though, and it was NEGATE that gave me the longest paws. The double letter trick of coupling similar vowels or consonants proved useless and it took some good old fashion jumbling to get the job done.
Our cartoon shows four dogs enjoying some time outside on a beautiful afternoon. All of the leaves and bushes in the panel still appear to be full so it looks like fall hasn’t quite yet come to Jumbleville. Being a huge fan of the Jumble, two of the dogs were instantly recognizable to me as they’ve made appearances several times throughout the years. The one on the left that is chasing a ball is Gizmo and the one nearest to where the ball is rolling is Fifi. They both belong to our favorite Jumble artist, Jeff Knurek, and I can assume that he’s the one that’s tossing the ball just out of view.
The dogs can be seen admiring the walk of the larger dog in the foreground. The action lines around his tail indicate that he’s in a really happy mood, and his expression is one of not having a care in the world! There were plenty of clues in the dialogue and sentence so I hope you picked up on them before trying the surprise answer.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 7-letters and would solve into a single word. With nothing coming into view upon first glance, I decided to try the double letter trick once again. I immediately saw WAGGER and all that was left was a quick placement of the S to finish it all off. Done! Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!