Jumble Spoiler – 06/04/18

 

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Visual Description:  Bar stool brawl.

DWROL  =  WORLD,  SOBUG  =  BOGUS,  RLIMYF  =  FIRMLY,  GUEHNO  =  ENOUGH   —   Giving us:  WOBORMLEO

Clue/Question:  He challenged him to arm wrestle.  Now they just needed some – – –

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Answer:  ELBOW ROOM

(A macho pun!  Or, at least the set up was macho.  Guys will be guys.  Or, boneheads will be boneheads.  It all makes for a good Jumble. 

All of the clue words are old, but all of their jumbles appear to be new.  They were all good jumbles, but I saw the words right away.  The answer letter layout was a wonderful jumble.  It didn’t give the answer away.  The big clues were the one line of dialog:  “It’s too crowded for this”, and the leading nature of the clue/question.

The cartoon is a fun bar scene.  Besides the pitcher of beer, it looks like they had some Buffalo wings, and still have some fried mozzarella sticks.  Looks like there’s a good crowd there.  I wonder what game is on?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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3 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 06/04/18”


  1. 1 ralis95 June 4, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    YUR: Interesting about the jumble DWROL – which converts to WORLD. But to me, (even though it’s not in the MW Dictionary used by David Hoyt) it also converts to DROWL. My mother was German and growing up as kids, we often heard the word “drowl” uttered by her to describe the look and actions of one or more people in our lives. In fact, the word was common in the vocabulary of a lot of people around us. Here’s the definition: adj. 1620s, from French drôle for odd, comical, funny” (1580s), in Middle French a noun meaning “a merry fellow,” possibly from Middle Dutch drol “fat little fellow, goblin,” or Middle High German trolle “clown.” I always took it to mean a person with a sad, defeated look about them that no amount of cheer could revive.

  2. 2 unclerave June 4, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Very cool, boss! You can’t have Anglo-Saxon without us Saxons! It probably doesn’t qualify as a common word, but languages are fluid things. Sounds a lot like our word DROLL. Thanks for the lesson!

    — YUR

  3. 3 roy odom jr June 4, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    I’ve never heard it, ralis95, but I like it. It seems like a long migration from drôle = unusual or kind of funny, to drowl = sad and defeated, but it’s a droll world …


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