SUBTR = BURST
FMEAR = FRAME
LENFAL = FALLEN
MLOGOY = GLOOMY
THE “HOLES” ON THE FRISBEE GOLF COURSE WERE – – –
URFAFNGL = FAR–FLUNG
Good morning everyone, and happy Tuesday! All of the clue words that we encountered today were old friends. We haven’t seen any of them since 2017 with BURST being the oldest of the bunch. They were all instantly visible upon first glance but GLOOMY is my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. Did you try using the -LY trick on this one? David has given us adverb after adverb for the past few days but decided to change course and chose a word where the L and Y would be separated. With all of the clue words out of the way, I made my way to the very interesting cartoon.
Today’s panel brings us to a field where we see two men playing a game of frisbee. Upon reading the cartoon sentence, we discover that this isn’t an ordinary field but an actual frisbee golf course where the two men are competing against one another. I’ve never heard of frisbee golf so I had to do some research and find out if it was actually a sport. It turns out that frisbee golf (sometimes called disc golf or Frolf) is indeed a sport and it’s the 4th fastest growing sport in the US behind MMA, Roller Derby, and Parkour!
Disc golf is very similar to golf where players take turns by throwing a disc from a tee and navigate the hole by picking up the disc where it lands and throwing again until they reach the target. Courses typically use trees, bushes, elevation changes and water hazards to make each hole challenging and unique. In today’s cartoon, Jeff shows us elevation changes by having players throw uphill towards a target. Each target consists of a basket with chains. Scoring occurs when the disc hits the chains and falls into the basket.
The letter layout for the final solution consisted of 8-letters. RFA was coupled together giving me FAR with FLUNG being found shortly after. The fact that this cartoon featured a sport that I’ve never heard of made for a surprisingly fun challenge. Have a terrific Tuesday and I’ll see you tomorrow!