FOYLT = LOFTY
RUORB = BURRO
DBEROT = DEBTOR
MOAAEB = AMOEBA
THE TOURISTS ENJOYED THE VIEW OF THE CASTLE FROM THE – – –
OTBRETOAMA = “MOATER” BOAT
Happy Wednesday, Jumble geniuses! Talk about a groaner of a pun — absolutely brilliant in my opinion!!! David has really stepped up his game over the past couple of weeks and I can’t thank him enough. I’m actually having to stop and think about the answer and it’s so refreshing.
No new clue words today, but three of the anagrams were freshly hatched! FOYLT is the only one we’ve seen before back on 7/8/16. With a date of a few years ago you’d probably think it it’d be the oldest clue word, but you’d be mistaken. That honor belongs to DEBTOR with a gameplay date of 5/26/12. It was also the only one that slowed me down this morning which makes it my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. LOFTY was our most recent returning repeat with a freshness date of 11/26/18.
Are we seeing a memory of Jeff’s visit to Italy? The older gentleman at the front of the boat has been in a puzzle before, but I can’t place my finger on when. I really enjoyed seeing the back of the heads of the two characters for some odd reason. I guess it’s because we’re so use to seeing facial details on the daily. The woman snapping a photo on her phone is going to have a great picture to remind her of all the fun she had. I’m happy to see that she remained seated while taking it because the boat ride doesn’t include swim time!
The final solve was an impressive anagram consisting of 10-letters. Nothing was given away, but the B at the front and the OAMA in the rear had me seeing Obama! The visual clue of the BOAT finally clicked for the 4-letter word leaving MOATER to be deciphered from the remaining letters for an epic finish! The Jumble doesn’t get much better than this, folks. Hope you enjoyed it! Have a wonderful Wednesday and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow.