GDUNE = NUDGE
BEAAT = ABATE
CPRITS = SCRIPT
LETYAL = LATELY
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WRIGHT BROTHERS’ SUCCESS COULD BE SEEN – – –
NDEAASPALY = “PLANE” AS DAY
Good morning everyone and happy Wednesday! It wasn’t all clear skies while figuring out the clue words this morning. ABATE took the longest time to solve and is my choice for the most difficult word of the day. Looking at the anagram that David masterfully jumbled, all I saw was BEAT with an extra A. After a few self-jumbles, it popped into view and I could glide on over to the cartoon.
Looking at Jeff’s drawing, we see two men and an old-time airplane in a field. It didn’t take rocket science to figure out that what we were looking at was the Wright brothers and their newfangled flying machine at Kitty Hawk. Orville Wright can be seen to the left in the panel with his brother, Wilbur, on the right.
Doing a bit of research, it was amazing to read all of the different facts and stories about these brilliant men. Out of the my hour long history lesson, I came away with one amazing detail that I thought would be interesting to share. A small piece of wood and a piece of the fabric from the Wright brothers airplane were carried to the surface of the moon by Astronaut Neil Armstrong aboard the lunar module “Eagle” on July 20th, 1969. This was just 65 years after the brothers’ first flight!
With my mind blown, I turned my attention back to the Jumble and started the final solve. PLANE was quite visible and seemed like the obvious word for the 5-letter slot. AS was coupled together in the letter layout leaving DAY for the finish. I wish everyone a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!