RANGT = GRANT
LADIP = PLAID
OPYROL = POORLY
CRUBHN = BRUNCH
THE BOOK ABOUT HENRY FORD AND HIS CAR COMPANY WAS AN – – –
GRATPAIOOYBUH = “AUTO” – BIOGRAPHY
Happy Wednesday, Jumble warriors! POORLY is a brand new word making its debut into gameplay this morning, but the “LY trick” made it a cinch to solve. For new readers joining us today, the “LY trick” is when you see LY in an anagram, place it at the end of your solution. This technique eliminates two letters which often times is all it takes for the answer to come into view. The remaining three words were all repeats, but their anagrams came up as new. The oldest word in the group was PLAID and it was last seen as DALIP on 7/9/16. I wasn’t stumped by any of David’s offerings so be sure to vote in the poll below to let us know which one gave you the most trouble.
Our cartoon brings us to an office where we encounter three Jumble characters. The sentence informs us that the man in the middle is Henry Ford while the identity of the other two characters is kept a mystery. We see Mr. Ford pecking away at a typewriter and the dialogue between the characters lets us know that he’s writing a book about his life and work.
Henry Ford is of course the founder of Ford Motor Company. In 1908, his mass-produced Model T car was the vehicle that set his company apart from other auto makers of the time and he sold millions of them over the next twenty years. Mr. Ford had a vision of producing vehicles that the common person could afford with the original price of one starting at $850. Ford knew he could do better so he created the concept of mass-production which allowed the price to drop to around $300 in 1925. At such a reasonable price, Ford dominated the auto market with sales of his “Tin Lizzie” making up 40% of all vehicles sold in the United States.
There were a few extra details in today’s cartoon that made it visually interesting. The typewriter on the desk gave the panel a feeling of a period piece. All of the characters were well dressed with their attire consisting of vests and ties. We see a small Model T on the desk along with a lamp and four finished pages of Mr. Fords book. My favorite detail was the lattice-style window in the background that made the cartoon feel larger than it actually was.
The final solve consisted of a 13-letter anagram. The key for my solve was the word “book” that was found in the cartoon sentence. BIOGRAPHY instantly came to mind leaving AUTO to be found in the remaining letters. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!