RNBDA = BRAND
GLOMU = MOGUL
GOINNG = NOGGIN
PRUTIN = TURNIP
ON THE MORNING OF THE MARATHON, SHE NEEDED TO BE – – –
RAN OGL NGN UNI = RUNNING ALONG
Happy Tuesday everyone! I’d say David scrambled the difficulty level of the puzzles this week because yesterday’s doozy was quite the challenge for a Monday. I honestly didn’t know what to expect this morning but it looks like we’re back on the regularly scheduled pace of things.
Our esteemed wordsmith started us off with a brand new clue word but quickly changed course and tossed in a few repeats to finish it off. GLMOU was the only anagram that we’ve definitely seen before with each of the trio having been played in various months of last year. NOGGIN is my pick for today’s hardest word because it had all of the letters for a solution with an -ING suffix but little else. After running in circles for a minute I finally decided to separate the N’s and pair up the G’s. Sometimes you’ve gotta rely on the basics when an anagram has you flustered!
It’s an early morning for this young Jumble family. Mommy looks like she’s been up for hours and is probably flying high on an adrenaline rush right about now. The dialogue and sentence inform us that she’s a little behind schedule but she has to clear up one small detail before heading out. Junior desperately wants her to take his teddy bear to the race but she has to somehow decline the offer in a gentle but loving way. She doesn’t go into a fell explanation as to why she can’t run with a stuffed animal but adult solvers could easily deduce why it wouldn’t be such a great idea.
I really enjoyed the stark contrast between both of the adult characters. Dad has sleepy-looking eyes and hasn’t managed to get dressed while his wife seems raring to go. He does have his morning coffee squared away and it’s in an “I ❤️ Jumble” themed mug. If you’re interested in having one of your own they can be purchased right here.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 12-letters. The layout may have started with RAN but the visual clues in the cartoon brought RUNNING instantly to mind. ALONG was quite visible in the remainder and allowed me to cross the finish line with ease. Have a terrific Tuesday and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!