TIODT = DITTO
SERHF = FRESH
UBANDO = ABOUND
ENOBMA = BEMOAN
WHEN VELCRO WAS INVENTED, PEOPLE WERE – – –
TTFESADEAN = “FASTEN-ATED”
Good Friday morning everyone and happy December first! Both of the 5-letter clue words came instantly into view today. BEMOAN was the only word that needed an extra minute to figure out so it would be my choice for the most difficult anagram to decipher.
Moving along to the cartoon, I honestly had no idea what the characters in the panel were doing. My eyes slipped and saw the word “velcro” and it all started to make sense. Three people are huddle together manipulating the new invention as its creator, George de Mestral, looks on with delight and explains to them how it works.
I could bore you with details about the history of Velcro, but that would be about as interesting as watching paint dry. I’ll leave you with one nugget of information which is that Velcro is a portmanteau of the French words velour (“velvet”) and crochet (“hook”).
The final solve was in quotes, so I knew the answer was going to be a “punny” play on words. With that in mind, FASTEN came into view after staring at the letter layout for a few seconds leaving ATED for the finish. It wasn’t an instant solve, but pretty close! Have a fantastic Friday, and I’ll see you tomorrow. 🙂
“I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. A magical thing and sweet to remember. We are nearer to spring than we were in September. I heard a bird sing in the dark of December.” — Oliver Herford