DWROL = WORLD
SOBUG = BOGUS
RLIMYF = FIRMLY
GUEHNO = ENOUGH
HE CHALLENGED HIM TO ARM WRESTLE. NOW THEY JUST NEEDED SOME – – –
WOBORMLEO = ELBOW ROOM
Happy Monday, everyone! The puzzles from last week were the most challenging we’ve seen in years. I know it’s a bold statement but after writing this blog for quite a few years, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing which puzzles flop or pop on a daily basis. Forget the pop, because last week we experienced an epic explosion of Jumble goodness!!!
It’s pop quiz time so let’s take a look back at the anagrams that gave our brains a workout. CIGNI, LOYUS, SPIOME, and PRAROL were the most searched for clue word answers and CLRRAETIO was the most sought out surprise answer. Each correct answer is worth 20 points, so grade yourself and let us know how you did in the comments section.
Today’s game was an easy Monday morning solve with no surprises. GUEHNO did require a couple of extra glances before it came into view so it’s my pick for the most challenging anagram of the day. They were all completed before I took my first sip of coffee so I decided to stare at the cartoon for a bit while my clasped hands enjoyed the warmth from my mug on this cold and rainy morning.
The setting for today’s panel appears to be a bar where we see 4 characters interacting around a table. Jeff added quite a few silohuetted heads in the background to give us the feeling that this place was filled to capacity. Two women are seated and can be seen splitting appetizers of mozzarella sticks and chicken wings along with a pitcher of beer to wash it all down. Their evening out is being rudely interrupted by a couple of guys in search of a bit of open table space for an arm wrestling match. As they look each other squarely in the eyes, they interlock their hands and prepare to settle their differences in a test of strength rather than a war of words.
The letter layout for the final solution was a terrific Jumble that kept the answer well hidden. The cartoon sentence was phrased in a way that made the answer come instantly to mind resulting in an instant solve. We’ll never know who ended up winning the match but my guess would be baldilocks on the left! Have a merry Monday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!