Jumble Spoiler – 03/06/19

 

Visual Description:  Expansion strategy meeting.

CLACE  =  CABLE,  SAHLS  =  SLASH,  ARFITF  =  TARIFF,  PLAWOL  =  WALLOP   —   Giving us:  CLSLAWO

Clue/Question:  The new restaurant chain offered a healthful menu at all of their – – –

Answer: LOWCALS

(Now, that’s a sneaky stinky pun!  It took me a minute or two to see it.  Every now and then, the shorter answers can be as challenging as the long ones.  And, this was one of those times.  I bet some of you might have been thinking “COL-SLAW”.

Yesterday, I suffered some kind of brain-fart, and I imagined one of the five letter clue words to be QUIRKY, a six letter clue word.  I guess I was a little distracted when I was doing a search of the ralis95 clue word database.  Maybe I visually brought down the Y from HANDY . . . I don’t know.  But, even though it was NOT a new clue word for yesterday’s Jumble, as the actual clue word was simply QUIRK, it is an eligible new clue word for a future Jumble!  Today, like yesterday – ahem! – there are no new clue words.  And, three of the four jumbles have been used before, with only “arfitf” being new.  The answer letter layout was a clever jumble that disguised the final answer very nicely.

Fun cartoon of some hipster restaurant execs.  The seated woman looks like she’s opened a box of grass.  Someone is having some kind of burger – probably a veggie burger – on what looks to be a multi-grain bun.  There’s some kind of bean soup . . . possibly a chili.  No doubt it’s meatless.  And, the goateed, spectacled dude appears to have an order of celery sticks!  Looks like a little slice of hell to me!  I’ll take the greasy, artery clogging stuff any day, over the healthy stuff.  Life is too short.  Balance it out with a nice green side salad.  And, don’t fool yourself that washing it down with a diet soda is going to even things out!  Because it doesn’t.  If anything it just makes things worse.  Don’t eat fast food every day though.  Use a little common sense.  Everything in moderation, folks.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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4 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 03/06/19”


  1. 1 David March 6, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    /heh/ You’re right, Unc; I did run down the COL-SLAW rabbit hole right off the bat but quickly erased it. This one gave me more trouble than most seven-letter final answers, but I got it on the fourth or fifth crunch-’em-out try. Moving the S to the end helped a lot. What slows things up a bit is the hyphen. This answer has to be hyphenated, but in Jumble final answers, word segments on either side of a hyphen sometimes are and sometimes aren’t real words in their own right–LOW is; CALS is not of course–the ambiguity in whether or not a real word is needed in each hyphenated segment adds to the challenge.

    Good puzzle.

  2. 2 unclerave March 6, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Yeah. The final answer word segments do not have to be actual, standalone words. Only the clue words need to be actual words. But, CALS is kind of an accepted shorthand for calories. — YUR

  3. 3 Damidwesterner March 7, 2019 at 12:21 am

    That’s not grass. They’re ‘herbs’. 😀

  4. 4 unclerave March 7, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Herbs??? Who’s Herb? 😉 — YUR


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