Visual Description: Team cards tournament.
HLIEW = WHILE, LRUBB = BLURB, RATEHH = HEARTH, FRIDTA = ADRIFT — Giving us: WLELBEARDIF
Clue/Question: The Bridge pair argued constantly, so their opponents hoped they’d – – –
Answer: BID FAREWELL
(A fairly challenging solve, and a nice pun! None of today’s clue words are new, but all of the jumbles came up as new. I struggled to get “adrift”. I thought I might be able to back into it, but without the DIF I wasn’t seeing the answer, at all. At first I thought the answer was going to be ALL something! But, I went back to the jumble and considered that the word did not need to start with a consonant, and finally saw “adrift”. I don’t know if they’d be considered archaic, but words like adrift, afield, amiss, asea, astray, etc. just don’t come to me right away. I know that I do use them, from time to time, but they also come off as a little poetic and Shakespearean. And, you all know that I’m just yer average American couch potato! Very good answer letter layout. I really did need the DIF to solve the answer. I think if you know nothing about Bridge – which I know very little of – today’s answer might have been a little tough. I don’t think I’ve ever played the game, but I have played Euchre, which is supposedly similar. I haven’t played Euchre probably in 30 some years! Do many people still play team card games, or is it kind of a dying art? Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR