Jumble Spoiler – 03/23/18

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Visual Description:  Hey, R&A!  It doesn’t matter if you had the first Open Championship.  It’s now the British Open!  Deal with it, you Limey twits!!!

MPIRC  =  CRIMP,  SOMEO  =  MOOSE,  RRAATT  =  TARTAR,  SULBEH  =  BUSHEL   —   Giving us:  CRIMOETAARUSEL

Clue/Question:  In the early days of golf, the flags were made out of – – –

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Answer:  COURSE MATERIAL

(Not SOURCE MATERIAL!  Although, that could be a punny answer for a different scenario, I suppose.  We were just discussing the words coarse and course just about a week ago.  Canvas is not as coarse as burlap, and probably more durable.

All of today’s clue words are old favorites, and only one jumble is coming up as new.  We’ve seen “someo”, “rraatt” and “sulbeh” in the past.  The answer letter layout was a nifty cryptic jumble.  It hid the answer nicely.  It took me a minute or two to realize that the second word was MATERIAL.  The CROUSE gave me COURSE, which gave me the pun.  Usually, I get the idiom outright.

The cartoon has the classic look of St. Andrews, with the North Sea as its backdrop, with the classic sinking sailboat, and a very high-tech lawn mower!  The guy tending the pin is no doubt a redhead!  Both of the laddies in their kilts, wearing their tam o’shanters!  There used to be a beer and ale out of Rochester, NY called Tam o’Shanter.  It was before my time, but I do have a bottle opener with the name on it.  Fun Friday Jumble!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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9 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 03/23/18”


  1. 1 Barb Taylor March 23, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Hey Unc, took me a lot longer than a few minutes to solve it , good for you. And “I’m shurr “about it! U’ve got me going on that movie. They actually used some of the scenes in the video we were shown for jury duty. I laughed the whole time. 😂. Take care.

  2. 2 roy odom jr March 23, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    Another COARSE (COURSE) pun from the Jumble guys! Fore!

  3. 3 unclerave March 23, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Lucky you, Barb! LOL! — YUR

  4. 4 Art Shapiro March 23, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Well, I figured it wasn’t METRIC AREOLAS, but one can’t win ’em all.

  5. 5 Anonymous March 23, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Same here. I felt lucky to spot MATERIAL from the available letters not immediately but relatively quickly, going for a Sunday-like 6-letter-, 8-letter-long final answer. If I didn’t see MATERIAL quickly, I’d probably still be flailing in the rough on this one.

    COURSE could be a somewhat challenging regular word, but as you suggest, Unc, it uses the same letters as SOURCE, so in Jumble it will only appear in a final answer. Only the quotation marks and clue lead us to COURSE here, since SOURCE MATERIAL is a phrase that could work with a different cartoon.

    Good one guys. Still on a roll. We could use another break here, LOL.

  6. 6 David March 23, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Sorry that was me.

  7. 7 unclerave March 23, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    I “saw” MATERIAL due to the Clue/Question and the main Scot’s line. — YUR

  8. 8 unclerave March 23, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    ALWAYS a pleasure, Art!!! — YUR

  9. 9 Damidwesterner March 23, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    Bushel was the toughie today. Had to back into it, and even then, it took some time. I was able to get the answer with just the CRIMOET letters. Though I admit I misspelled Course in the first go. Argh! 🙂


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