LEHOL = HELLO
FLUBF = BLUFF
WAMEOD = MEADOW
RARBHO = HARBOR
WHEN “THE GODFATHER” PREMIERED IN 1972, THEATERS WERE – – –
EBMDBO = MOBBED
Happy Monday, Jumble friends! Today’s puzzle was pretty straightforward, or as we call it around here, a typical Monday solve. All of the clue words were returning repeats and the final answer has also been used before. I didn’t get stuck anywhere along the way, but I think MEADOW is the word that might have stumped a few of you. It was our most recently used word from 3/13/19, while BLUFF clocks in as the oldest with an appearance on 5/5/12.
I’ve honestly never seen “The Godfather”, but I have caught bits and pieces of it over the years. The fact that it’s 3 hours long is my biggest hurdle — I just get antsy when I have to sit down for that long. But the run time didn’t seem to bother the die-hard moviegoers that we encountered in today’s panel. I counted 40 people in the frame, but they all seemed to blend together the further away you got from the action.
The movie premiered on March 14th, 1972 and it would go on to be the top-grossing film of the year. The budget to produce the movie was a hefty $6 million dollars, and it earned just shy of $137 million in the US and $246 million worldwide. The average ticket price back then was $1.70, which adjusted for inflation would equate to $10.13 today. I’m guessing a lot of you folks saw this movie in the theaters, and probably twice!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 6-letters. The layout was excellent, but there wasn’t any way to hide to the solution due to the limited amount of letters. Short, sweet, and perfect for a Monday. Have a terrific start to your week, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!