# Bumblin' Stumblin' Rumblin' Jumblin'!

This is an entry into the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #36

Jumble® was one of my favorite puzzles growing up. They were quick and fun and relatively easy; they took just long enough to keep me occupied while eating cereal before the school bus came every morning.

Below are eight jumble-style puzzles, each with a picture that may help you to understand each section's respective answer.

The basic rules are these:

• Each puzzle consists of a series of anagrams for you to solve. Please note and respect the tag.
• The underscores(_) and boxes(⌼) show letter position. The ⌼ is an indicator that the specified letter(s) will be used in the solution of that individual Jumble-style puzzle. This solution will be a caption of sorts for the adjacent picture.
• The eight solutions will be comprised of (2) or (3) words, for a grand total of (18) words.
• The (18) solution words will fit (somehow) into the Final Problem as indicated by the "____" placeholders.
• The final word in the last couplet (indicated with "????") in the Final Problem is the ultimate goal.

Good luck and have fun!

The Final Problem:

## They ___ him up! They ___ him ___ of ___ ___ ___ ????™

• Jumble!! Ah, the memories!
– Sid
Jun 22, 2018 at 5:47
• Is it possible that in the first set, the letters you want from the fourth word are 1,4 rather than 1,5? Jun 22, 2018 at 13:29
• ... ah, no, looking at the final problem, perhaps not. Jun 22, 2018 at 13:29
• @GarethMcCaughan always looking downfield, huh? Jun 22, 2018 at 13:32

Thanks @Hagfy for these $^1$ (A really big part of the puzzle)
Thanks @David Starkey for these $^2$

Row 1

feared -> f d $^1$
Violin -> i l i n
Magic -> g i c
Warthog -> w h
devilish -> d h $^1$

Caption

(WHICH FIDDLING) $^1$

Row 2

firearm -> f i
regulator -> u o
Rifled -> f l d $^1$
Restricted -> s t e
Phalanx -> h l x $^1$

Caption

Fixed Shot Full

Row 3

Pocket -> o
protector -> t
goofball -> o o
Magician -> m
juggles -> j l s

Caption

Lost mojo

Row 4

Station -> s t i $^1$
methane -> h e
pollution -> p u $^1$
petrol -> e t r
chemistry -> h
gasoline -> g s

Caption

Super High Test $^1$

Row 5

Arboreal -> e l
Haired -> h d $^1$
dirty -> dir
infested -> i d
accomplice -> c m p $^1$

Caption

Riddled chimp

Row 6

Prescribe -> e c $^1$
traction -> r c t o $^1$
Hospitalized -> h d $^1$
checkup? -> c k
scoped -> s o e d $^1$

Caption:

Doctors checked

Row 7

islander -> i a n r
zigzag -> z z
creole -> el $^1$
republic -> pui $^2$
Habitat -> h a t $^1$

Caption:

Haitian puzzler

Row 8

flaccid -> l c i $^1$
Satisfy -> i $^2$
complete -> l e
harrumph -> m p $^1$
phony -> p n

Caption:

Pencil Limp? $^1$

Final words:

which fiddling
Fixed shot full
lost mojo
Super high test
Riddled chimp
Doctors checked
Haitian puzzler
Pencil limp

The Final Problem: $^1$, $^1$, $^1$, $^1$

There was a HAITIAN PUZZLER who RIDDLED like a CHIMP.
One day he LOST his MOJO; his PENCIL just went LIMP.
His DOCTORS CHECKED the dosage with which he had been FIDDLING.
They FIXED him up! They SHOT him FULL of SUPER HIGH TEST RIDDLING!™

• I think I have a few more: rot13(1-SrnerQ,QrivyvfU; 2-evSYrQ,cUnYnaK; 4-FgnGVba,CbyyHgvba; 6-gEnPGvBa,FpBcRQ; 7-peRbYr?,UNovGng; 8-sYnPpVq,uneehZCu,CRAPVY YVZC?) Jun 22, 2018 at 13:05
• 7- erchoyvp, 8- fngvfsl Jun 22, 2018 at 13:44
• I think the last word of 1 is the first and last letter (D and H) which could give rot13(JUVPU SVQQYVAT)? Also I have a misspelled possibility for 7: rot13(UNGVNA CHMMYRE)? Jun 22, 2018 at 13:46
• OH! I think for 6 rot13(UbfcvgnyvmrQ -> QBPGBEF PURPXRQ). Here's my final story so far: rot13(Gurer jnf n UNGVNA CHMMYRE jub ___ yvxr n ___. Bar qnl ur YBFG uvf ZBWB; uvf CRAPVY whfg jrag YVZC. Uvf QBPGBEF PURPXRQ gur qbfntr jvgu JUVPU ur unq orra SVQQYVAT.) Nothing on the last line yet. Jun 22, 2018 at 14:15
• @PL457 Aha...I think rot13(Gurl SVKRQ uvz hc! Gurl FUBG uvz SHYY bs FHCRE UVTU GRFG EVQQYVAT)! Jun 22, 2018 at 16:15