CRAIG = CIGAR
NHITK = THINK
OLLGAB = GLOBAL
NNLOIE = ONLINE
KING ARTHUR’S MEETING AT THE ROUND TABLE WAS TURNING INTO AN – – –
IARTHKGLLNE = ALL – “KNIGHTER”
Happy Wednesday, Jumble warriors! We’re at the halfway point of the week and the difficulty of the puzzles is becoming more noticeable. What I didn’t expect, but was delighted to see, were two new words making their way into the lineup. This time around DLH chose to add both a 5-letter word, CIGAR, and 6-letter word, ONLINE. They were both jumbled very well and took a few seconds to sort out, but it was GLOBAL that took me the longest to decipher. With only two repeats to work with, my daily task of figuring out the oldest and most recently used word was a breeze. THINK was used way back on 7/28/12 making it the former, and GLOBAL appeared on 1/4/19 making it the latter. They were both brand new anagrams as well which definitely got my moater running!
Today’s cartoon was exceptionally well drawn and the setting was unmistakable. We’re in the fictional castle of Camelot, and King Arthur can be seen droning on and on while his weary eyed warriors just want to call it a knight. Arthur seems to be quite the knight owl and acknowledges the late hour. We see a couple of knight lights already glowing in the background and a waxing crescent moon through the window. As he blabbers the knight away, one of his knights politely raises his hand for permission to use the water closet. Perhaps this gentleman’s name was Sir Render? It’s been a long days knight, and when you gotta go, you gotta go!
I wonder if any of these men were named Sir Cumference? We see the fabled round table in the middle of the room, but where are the swords? They’re usually layed out with the tips pointing towards the middle. I guess it’s the dead of knight so we’ll cut them a break. My favorite details were the animals on the knights chests. One looked like a chicken and the other a rabbit. They might be a Monty Python reference, but that was never my thing. I was more of a romantic, you know, a knight in shining armor. Sort of like Sir Lancelot looking for my Guinevere, but without the whole home-wrecking bloody civil war thing at the end!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 11-letters. The layout was dandy, but there was no place to hide the K. After crossing out KNIGHT, ALL was easily found leaving -ER for the finish. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!