Jumble Spoiler – 02/03/18

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Visual Description:  Asinine ursines.

NAXEN  =  ANNEX,  RYIDT  =  DIRTY,  POPLTA  =  LAPTOP,  RUMMUR  =  MURMUR   —   Giving us:  ANNDIAOPMMU

Clue/Question:  When the giant animals argued over bamboo, the result was – – –

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Answer:  PANDAMONIUM

(A nice silly pun, for a nice silly Saturday Jumble!  Tried and true clue words, but all of today’s jumbles appear to be new.  For me, “polpta” was the trickiest.  Probably because of my thing with compound words.  Hey, the word has only been around since 1983, or so!  The clue word “dirty” is another word that spells out in alphabetical order.  Not a lot of words do that.  The answer letter layout is great, but the answer was pretty obvious. 

I always liked the word pandemonium, probably because of my associating it with panda bears, until I looked up its etymology.  I’m just not into *magical thinking*.  And, hey!  There are a lot of better synonyms that are more concise anyway.  Bedlam, chaos, mayhem, hubbub, rumpus, tumult, turmoil, and uproar, to name a few.  I think a lot of people kind of use the word incorrectly too.  They use it to describe wild celebrations, and that’s not really why the word was coined.  Anyway . . .

Cute cartoon.  At least Jeff is using the word properly.  None of the pandas are celebrating, or even mildly happy.  It’s a bamboo melee!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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3 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 02/03/18”


  1. 1 Damidwesterner February 4, 2018 at 12:02 am

    Yeah, I needed to walk away and come back before I could get Laptop. I also noted that the Murmur jumble was a mirror; i.e., fold the mur to the left over the rum. I liked the cartoon, though I’m not really sure what the panda at the upper left is doing. 🙂

  2. 2 LindaLee February 5, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Laptop was a bugger. And it seems like we recently had it! Loved this puzzle!! Not easy, make the brain go into action. LL

  3. 3 unclerave February 5, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Yeah, I think it’s definitely been sometime over the last year. But, not too recent. — YUR


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