DJEGU = JUDGE
FIYNT = NIFTY
MARHEP = HAMPER
CDROOT = DOCTOR
THE GROUP OF LIONS THEY CONSIDERED TO BE THEIR FAMILY WAS THEIR – – –
JD NIY APE DOR = PRIDE AND JOY
Happy Wednesday Jumble fans! Contrary to popular belief, the lion isn’t the largest feline in the world. When fully grown, the Siberian tiger is just a hair bigger — reaching 12.5’ in length and weighing up to 650 pounds vs the lions 10’ length and weight of 500 pounds. So which kitty would reign supreme in a duel? Pretty much the only advantage a lion would have over a tiger would be the fact that lions tend to hunt in groups. Tigers are solitary hunters, and a pack of two or more lions could easily overpower a single mature tiger if need be. The most fascinating fact I found about lions is their speed. When chasing their prey, a lion can run the length of a football field in just under six seconds!
The King of the
Jungle Jumble gave us a new clue word this morning. Try as I might, I couldn’t locate NIFTY in any previous puzzles! All of the anagrams returned as being new, but none of them sent me pack to the drawing board. Seeing ROOT spelled out in DOCTOR gave me a moment of paws so it’ll be my pick for today’s hardest scramble.
ROAR-some cartoon of a group of lions getting ready for a catnap! Lions spend anywhere between 16-20 hours a day resting. They have few sweat glands so they conserve energy during the day and tend to be more active at night when it’s cooler. This particular pack (otherwise known as a PRIDE) of lions look particularly well fed. Each of the lions had a unique facial expression which ended up being my favorite detail.
The final solve was 11-letters in length. Noticing the J and Y in the layout brought JOY instantly to mind, and the rest of the answer flowed easily from the remainder to seal the deal. A quick and easy solve for our hump day. On to tomorrow! Until then, be well and enjoy the day! //Mike