YBLOB = LOBBY
LUWDO = WOULD
BRRAHO = HARBOR
KTCTIE = TICKET
WHEN THE LAST MEMBER OF THEIR BOWLING TEAM ARRIVED, THEY WERE – – –
LOY OLD ARR ET = READY TO ROLL
Happy Wednesday Jumble fans! There were no new clue words to report this morning. All of our anagrams just happened to be, with BRRAHO being the only one to require a few extra looks. My eyes kept seeing BURRO for some reason. I guess it was just my mind making it HARBOR than it needed to be! The double letter trick of separating the R’s took care of it in a flash and it was clear sailing all the way to the cartoon.
The setting for today’s panel was a bowling alley where Team Jumble was gearing up to take on Team Sudoku. Jumble Jeff obviously had a ball with this one as the caricatures of his teammates were drawn with exacting detail. The only person unfamiliar to me was Tracy, but a couple of good friends were kind enough to fill me in on her deets. She’s the current editor of the Jumble as well as an accomplished author. In the middle of the pack was cartoonist Jumble Jeff, and sitting on the bench was the kingpin of the Jumble, Mr. David L. Hoyt. Last, but certainly not least was Colin, and he’s the technical wizard behind their apps. Some of the smaller details were the Jumble “J” on Tracy’s bowling ball carrier, the word “Jumble” written in cursive on the back of Jeff’s shirt and the abbreviated names of the two teams playing beside them which were CRYPTO and XWORDS.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 11-letters. It didn’t end up being an instant solve, but it was darn close. ROLL came first after noticing “LO” at the beginning of the anagram. With those letters crossed out, READY and TO were easily spotted in the remainder to seal the deal. On to tomorrow! Until then, be well and enjoy the day.