FUTIN = UNFIT
RNAGD = GRAND
NOYDKE = DONKEY
DIRYBH = HYBRID
THE INVENTION OF THE ELECTRIC FAN BEGAN WITH A – – –
UFT GRA DO HR = ROUGH DRAFT
Happy Monday, Jumble fans! The start of a new week brings us a pretty challenging puzzle that is most definitely a breath of fresh air. I wasn’t blown away by any of the anagrams, but UNFIT blade me take a few extra glances before coming into view. It was also the only anagram that has been used in the past, but with a date of 7/5/12, it was old enough to feel new. HYBRID was a mighty fine Jumble as well, and David left the “Y” in the middle of his layout to throw us off track. With a date of 8/5/18, it was our most recent repeat but solved easily after working the anagram in reverse.
The polls are now closed for last week’s most difficult anagrams, and we had a couple of doozies that I wouldn’t mind seeing featured again real soon. The results are listed in order from last Monday to Sunday, so give them a whirl and let us know if there were any that you cold not figure out!
Today’s cartoon featured an invention that I use every night to help me drift into a peaceful slumber. The rhythmic hum of the motor and the gentle breeze that it provides seems to magically erase all of the days stresses and helps me get a good nights rest.
We happen upon two men in a workshop, and by the way that they’re dressed, we can tell that Jeff offered up a period piece to start off the week. A little research uncovered that the year was 1882, and the man on the left appears to be electric fan inventor Schuyler Wheeler.
Wheeler was quite the inventor, and his list of accomplishments is rather impressive. He invented not only the electric fan, but also the electric elevator and an electric fire engine. Having worked around different electric companies all of his life, he also helped develop and implement a code of ethics for electrical engineers.
In the panel we see Wheeler drawing up some blueprints and he explains in his dialogue that he’s interested in increasing the fans airflow. The fan in Jeff’s piece looks very similar to the fan that Wheeler first created and you can take a better look at it HERE. Also on the workbench are some screws, a blade cover, a spool of copper wire, and other assorted tools. The blueprint on the table and the word “sketching” in the dialogue were today’s big hints, and if they blew over your head, you might have had a difficult time with the final solution.
Speaking of the final solve, it was an anagram consisting of 10-letters that gave absolutely nothing away. The F near the front of the anagram had my eyes seeing FAN, but it was used in the sentence so my brain knew that it wouldn’t work. Mixing up the letters a few times in the margin of my newspaper brought ROUGH into view which left DRAFT in the remaining letters to finish it all off. Today’s puzzle wasn’t an easy-breezy finish, but it was very creative and a pleasure to figure out. Have a merry Monday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!