AATRO = AORTA
DLAGN = GLAND
TERYPT = PRETTY
DIORNO = INDOOR
KING KONG’S SUCCESS IN THEATERS WAS DUE TO ITS MAIN CHARACTER, – – –
ATAGLNPREIR = IN LARGE PART
Happy Wednesday, Jumble fans! I bet there’s a few of you out there that saw the original King Kong in movie theaters back in 1933. The movie was going to be named “The Eighth Wonder”, but I think King Kong has a nicer ring to it. Here’s a couple of fun facts for you. The words King Kong only appear once in the film. They’re displayed on the marquee above the theater where Kong is being exhibited. And remember the giant gate that Kong busts through to gain access to to the native village on Skull Island? Well, it was burned (along with other movie sets) in the burning of Atlanta scene from Gone with the Wind!
There were two new clue words in today’s game as far as I can tell. AORTA and PRETTY make their debut, but neither of them gave me any trouble. My moment of pause came from INDOOR. Doubling up the O’s made it come right into view though. INDOOR was also the oldest word this morning with a gameplay date of 3/18/18. GLAND was the freshest and was found in a puzzle on January 4th of this year.
Today’s cartoon had a fantastic retro feel to it. We see three Jumble characters exiting the theater and a fourth selling tickets in a booth. My favorite detail was the movie poster on the right hand side of the panel. Here’s a story of a woman that purchased an original King Kong movie poster at auction back in 1999. The price is really shocking!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 11-letters. It was two letters less than yesterday’s single word solution, but I found it to be a bit trickier. The GL coupled together brought LARGE to mind leaving IN and PART to be sussed out of the remaining letters for the finish. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!