ETXRE = EXERT
CERFO = FORCE
ASMCUP = CAMPUS
ONKVIE = INVOKE
FOR DENNIS, FINDING ROOM FOR DESSERT WAS A – – –
EE FOC CAP IKE = PIECE OF CAKE
Happy Monday, Jumble friends! Guest Jumbler Week #7 is finally upon us, and it didn’t sneak up on me like in years past. I’m sure there’s a lot of planning and coordinating done by David and Jeff to bring us this unique twist on the game so I’d like to start the week off by offering up a big THANK YOU to both of them. Here’s hoping that year number 7 on the 65th anniversary of the Jumble is the best one yet!
All of today’s anagrams were brand new, but that wasn’t the case with their solutions. They’ve all made their way into the game over the past couple of years, and their order of appearance in the lineup had them listed from oldest to newest. EXERT was the only one from 2018 while the other three were from March and April of this year. I didn’t find any of them particularly challenging, but INVOKE would be my pick for the most difficult anagram if I had to choose.
When first looking at the panel I noticed that “Dennis the Menace” was listed as the Guest Jumbler. Usually the current cartoonist gets the credit instead of the character so maybe the guys will drop a line and explain the reason for the change.
Dennis the Menace first appeared in newspapers on March 12, 1951. The lovable 5 1/2 year old is the brainchild of Hank Ketcham and appears as a single panel on weekdays and a full strip on Sundays. Upon Hank’s passing in 2001, creative control of the cartoon was passed on to his assistants, Ron Ferdinand and Marcus Hamilton. In 2010, Hank’s youngest son, Scott Ketcham, joined the team.
Today we see Dennis finishing up his dinner, and like most children, he knows that mom has saved the best part for last! The aroma of a post-dinner treat is wafting past his nose and his eyes remain closed as he sniffs in the heavenly goodness that’s surely on the way. The actual dessert, or any food for that matter, was absent from the panel except for a couple of crumbs on the table and one on his bib.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 11-letters. Noticing the “KE” at the end of the layout brought CAKE instantly to mind leaving PIECE and OF for the finish. Today’s game might have been on the easier side, but if Guest Jumbler Week is anything like years past, we’ll soon encounter some difficult ones that’ll make it truly memorable. Have a marvelous Monday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!