ITSUE – SUITE
COSUT – SCOUT
CMOLEP – COMPEL
VERTIH – THRIVE
HE’D CAUGHT HIS OPPONENT CHEATING AND NOW THE GOLFER HAD A – – –
STE SOT COEL TRE = SCORE TO SETTLE
Good Morning, Everyone! 🏌 YOU CALL THIS THE FAIRWAY? 🏌
🎶 If I could keep it in the FAIRWAY I’d be a happy man…I’m usually in the WATER, the rough or the sand….I PITCH it to the GREEN, thinking now I’m gonna SCORE…But everybody ducks when my caddie yells, “FORE“…”18 Holes” – John Denver 1992
As Golfers know the game itself can sometimes be quite grueling,
You tee off much the optimist but soon are…”Who’m I fooling”?
Some SCOUT around until they find a course that they like best…
And hope they’ll THRIVE amongst their peers when they’re put to the test.
But sometimes play goes badly, and here comes the COMPEL,
A slightly different score is what a golfer just might tell…
The scorecard’s like a data SUITE, it’s there for all to see,
And honesty should be the case…but some may not agree.
A Triple Bogey puts a man at three strokes over par,
So this guy here, thinks shaving points might just make him seem a star…
But others out there with him are going to test his mettle…
And watch out for the partner who then has a SCORE TO SETTLE!
While we’re not seeing any new words today, we do have all new SCRAMBLES. And we also have what I like to call the little Jumble Quirks. I could be OFF COURSE, but it looks like we haven’t seen COMPEL since way back on November 7th, 2010. That’s a big CHUNK of time, (and I just felt compelled to tell you)…SUITE and SCOUT have been WEDGEd in throughout the years, and Scout RUNs ahead of our FOURSOME to be today’s newest word, last appearing on March 15th, as Ostuc. But what really HOOKed me this morning, was THRIVE. Making it’s 7th appearance, it’s managed to POP-UP in our puzzles every year since 2014. And it was always a little ROUGH solving …But what really PULLed me in, was that fact that the first time David PITCHed it to us, on July 29th, 2014 it was also in a GOLF-themed puzzle! That day our question was…”Sinking the 50-footer for EAGLE” —and the clever answer was: “PUTT” Him in the Lead…I don’t know about you, Folks, but I just enjoy these odd little bits of MATCH PLAY, and I can’t LIE. They give me a sort of PICK UP...Anyway, I’m pretty sure BYE now that you’ve read enough GOLF puns to last you a lifetime…PUTT you know we’re just TEEING off, right? ? Oh, and the Early Birds weren’t STYMIEd by any of our words today. Ok, now let’s take a BITE out of our cartoon…
So, WOOD you believe that once again today, we find ourselves playing GOLF? If you remember, the last time we SWUNG by a course, March 16th, we had a BLAST. And unless you’re GREEN to the Jumble, you know that Golfing is one of the Jumble Guys favorite themes…Jeff in particular. We’ve been at Golf Courses so often over the years, that one may say the only FAIRWAY to describe it is PAR FOR THE COURSE…But today, we’re not exactly at a SWEET SPOT. We see two characters, partners in a round of Golf. The conversation centers around the SCORING at a certain HOLE. The man at right, who I’ll call ACE, is questioning how his partner, who I’ll call Rutherford, RUTTER for short, can claim he finished the Hole at PAR, which is standard score for a Hole. Knowing that he didn’t need to be an EAGLE-eye to see at least two of Rutter’s Balls become POND Food, he’s not enjoying being SANDBAGGED, and doesn’t intend to fall into a TRAP. Telling him that he SCORED a TRIPLE BOGEY at best, (which is three STROKES over PAR), we can see that he’s having a ROUGH time dealing with Rutter’s cheating, and he looks like he’s about to RELEASE a tirade, and PITCH a fit…Bottom line, Rutter is totally OUT OF BOUNDS here, and Ace now has a …SCORE TO SETTLE! Good One, David! You’ve MADE THE CUT once again!
Ok, eye candy. Of COURSE we see a lot of GREEN…it covers the entire panel beyond our Golfers and their bags. Way off in the background, blackened trees border the Course, and a Golf Cart is seen, a bag of CLUBS attached. Rutter, clad in a blue polo shirt with GREEN patterned pants and cap, holds what appears to be a PUTTER. Ace, wearing black shorts with an orange polo and visor, is holding the SCORECARD, which is yellow. Their golf bags are off to the left, and one CLUB has the familiar brown Caddyshack Groundhog cover. That’s the eye candy for today… I’m gonna GOPHER that…So, There you gave it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…And I’ll let you in on a secret that a little BIRDIE once told me…and what I think Rutter was AIMing or…There is a WOOD that can lower your score…And its called a Pencil! 🏌🙋🏻