Jumble

I always anticipate that I’ll hear from a few angry readers whenever the Chronicle tweaks its lineup of puzzles or comics, but the backlash for discontinuing the daily Jumble puzzle Tuesday was unprecedented.

Suffice it to say, if the weather had lacked snowdrifts and wind, I fully expect I would have been greeted at the office by pitch-forks and picket signs.

I fielded a few dozens calls and emails from those singing the praises of Jumble, most of them quite pleasant. One nice reader even offered to bring by cookies if I’d reconsider. Others?

Let’s just say I have no interest in being tarred and feathered by someone who sounded like she represented a large group of angry grandmothers.

So, dear readers, I humbly relent. You’ll find the Jumble back in today’s Chronicle, tucked into the classified section where you will find it in each and every edition, as long as I live and breathe. In Wednesday’s paper, it’s on page D6.

And, if you’re wondering, I have a strong preference for oatmeal and chocolate chips.

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