ORHAD = HOARD
RNOST = SNORT
TINKET = KITTEN
QEULSE = SEQUEL
AFTER REVOLVING DOORS WERE INVENTED, PEOPLE QUICKLY LEARNED – – –
HADSNOITTNSUE = THE INS AND OUTS
Happy Tuesday, Jumble solvers! David has been on a tear with new clue words as of late and he managed to sneak in another one this morning. No complaints here! SEQUEL made its debut, but the Q and S were all I needed to see to figure it out. HOARD was the only word to slow me down by a few seconds so it’ll be my choice for the most difficult anagram of the day. The anagram for KITTEN pulled double duty this morning. It was our most recently used word and it was anagrammed exactly the same as when we last saw it on 1/5/19. Of the other two old friends, SNORT is by far the oldest. This bad boy was last used by Mike Argirion on 11/6/10 which added a touch of nostalgia to our Scrambles.
Our cartoon featured four Jumble characters in an obvious period piece. The cartoon sentence informs us that the panel is a reflection on the invention of the revolving door and it’s implementation into our way of life. The doorman offers a quick verbal tutorial to the guest as his partner questions its safety. Since revolving doors were introduced during the Victorian era, the rules of etiquette state that a woman should enter first. The character we see today sure was a rulebreaker! And look at the woman in the back part of the door. She has a sour expression on her face which seems to indicate that she’s not happy about having to wait her turn to exit. This newfangled gizmo must have been a real pane in the glass to get used to!
The revolving door was the brainchild of Philadelphia, PA inventor, Theophilus Van Kannel. He received a patent for his invention on August 7, 1888. As detailed in his patent application, the “Storm-Door Structure” as he called it had several distinct functions. It was noiseless, prevented wind, snow, rain or dust from entering the structure, it couldn’t be blown open by the wind, and there was no possibility of collision by people while entering and exiting. The reason they’re so useful today is because of energy efficiency. When you open regular doors, a large amount of air can escape. Revolving doors limit the amount of air that escapes as the wings rotate through the cylinder. It keeps drafts out and heating/cooling costs down. Oh, and it also improves the stack effect on the structure but I’ll skip over that and include a link in case you’d like to read more about it.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 13-letters. The layout was cryptic and didn’t give any hints towards the solution. The cartoon sentence was a big help and allowed me to find THE to get the ball rolling. With those letters eliminated, OUTS came into view, followed by AND and INS for the finish. Pretty tricky for a Tuesday and it made yesterday’s answer seem like a gimme. Have a fantastic day, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!