NIDKR = DRINK
RNEUP = PRUNE
SRSETS = STRESS
LYPELU = PULLEY
THE FIRST CATS TO LIVE IN THE WHITE HOUSE WERE THE – – –
DRI RNE STRS PUE = “PURR–RESIDENTS”
🎁🍰🎈🎉 HaPpY bIrThDaY, JUMBLE JEFF!!! 🎁🍰🎈🎉
Happy Monday morning, everyone! And of course a big, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jumble Jeff!!! Thank you for all of your imaginative cartoons and hard work throughout the year, Jeff. I know the Jumble holds a special place in everyone’s hearts and to be able to bring a bit of happiness to people each and every morning must truly be a special feeling. Enjoy your day and best wishes for many more!
We have a new clue word in DRINK this morning. I found DRANK, TIPSY and even a final solve of SOFT DRINK, but failed to bump into the varietal with an “I”. It didn’t cause me any headaches, nor did any of the three remaining words. STRESS would be my pick for the hardest due to all those S’s! Lucky for us, the S&T were in close proximity to one another so it made the answer a bit less. . . STRESSful.
Hey, it’s Honest Abe again! Seeing him reminded me that I forgot to mention that it was his birthday when we saw him last Wednesday. Today he’s feline pretty good as he pauses to give his furry friends some lovin. As Jeff correctly stated, Abe’s cats were named Tabby and Dixie, but he also had turkeys, rabbits and goats. The most surprising fact I learned was that he had a dog named Fido, but he left him behind in Illinois after winning the presidency. Fido was a rescue dog and Abe adopted him 5 years before the election. Jeff is a rescue dog owner too, so it’s only fitting that these two great men share the same birthday!
The final solve was a 13-letter pile of garbage! David did such an amazing job at hiding the solution that I had no idea where to begin my solve. Since the cartoon featured some cats and a president, I thought those hints might be the optimal place to start. I found PRESIDENT without much of a struggle, but it was just too dang long. The leftover letters of “RRSU” made no sense so I tried a few other variations until I saw PURR. It sure took some careful consideration, but all the pieces fell into place after a few minutes of fiddling. Have a marvelous start to your week, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!