NOEOZ = OZONE
BILIA = ALIBI
VDETIR = DIVERT
CHBAUP = HUBCAP
HOWARD HUGHES BUILT THE “SPRUCE GOOSE” OUT OF WOOD AND WAS ABLE TO – – –
ONE AL DR BAP = BOARD THE PLANE
Good Morning, Everyone! ✈️ ‘AIR YE, ‘AIR YE…HUGHES GOTTA’ SEE THIS ✈️
🎶 Straighten up and FLY right…Straighten up and FLY right…Straighten up and FLY right…Cool down Papa, don’t you blow your top🎶… “Straighten Up and Fly Right” – Nat King Cole 1943
✈️ The man with so much money, yet he lived a life so strange,
As if breathing in an OZONE gas that caused the man to change…
Known for so many different things, it was hard to DIVERT
Attention from his foibles…(recall Jane Russells’ shirt)?
Like a HUBCAP is a decorative disc, he sure put on a show,
But you have to wonder…Mr Hughes…did anybody know?
So many wild stories left behind when he was gone,
An ALIBI for this and that…and going way beyond…
Who knows what made him who he was…why some thought him insane…
Today it’s early Howard Hughes who we see BOARD THE PLANE ✈️
While it’s definitely taking a little more effort than usual getting things off the ground this “morning after”, you know I wouldn’t leave HUGHES hanging…So, here we go…While we have nothing new to contend with today, we do have a repeat-repeat. A scrambled twice, so to speak. BILIA. It appeared on 04/05/19,and HOWARD you feel if I told you that it also leapt into the archives back on 02/29/16? Hmm… Do we think David’s got an ALIBI for this flight of fancy? And as for our other words? We’ve seen both OZONE and DIVERT in 2018, while HUBCAP’s rolled through as recently as 06/13,and is the only word that two of the Early Birds didn’t fly right past without a pause…And with that all being said, let’s get this show on the road…
Howard Hughes an eccentric, phobic, and eventually reclusive individual, possessed a brilliant mind…along with enormous wealth. An engineer, film producer/director, pilot..among other things, he wore many hats during his lifetime. And today he’s featured along with his flying boat, the Hughes H-4 Hercules. It’s November 2nd, 1947, and we’re at Long Beach Harbor, California. Due to wartime restrictions on the use of aluminum, Hughes has built an aircraft out of WOOD. But despite it being mostly birch, the small amount of spruce that was used led to it being dubbed the “Spruce Goose”...And what we’re seeing today, are two reporters, standing on a pier, watching Hughes leave the transport boat and BOARD the PLANE for its one and only flight. Another good one, David…as I knew it WOOD be…
Eye candy? Ones’ eye can’t help but be drawn to the massive size of the white/gray aircraft that Jeff’s managed to highlight. Other boats can also be seen. And the reporters being dressed in suits, ties and hats, are on-point period touches. But I’m going with the tiny “PRESS” card stuck into the hatband of the reporter taking notes… by hand. PLANE and simple, but nothing fly-by-night about its’ accuracy. So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…and I’ll leave you with a quote from Mr. Hughes…”I want to be remembered for only one thing: my contribution to aviation”. If only…✈️🙋🏻♀️
Good morning. Now that I think about it I said nothing was hard but in reality Hubcap did take me longer to get them all the rest. The cartoon answer was a give me for the second word. The remaining letters left board which I thought at first was lame but again the more I thought about it since the plane was made of wood, it was cool. Thumbs up all around. Until tomorrow stay well.
Hey Brooklyn. Yes, the BOARD of WOOD is a good one…Another cute and clever solution. Have a great day, Paul.✈️🙋🏻♀️
HUBCAP took me some time, but the solve was a given. The degrees of difficulty seem to be in reverse these weeks; this one was “plain” easy, and yet didn’t leave one “bored” Till tommorow good day.
Agree hubcap gave me reason to pause,but board,given the plane made of wood,tipped off the puzzle solution.
Good Morning, Professor…Definitely a few clues to tip us off today. Fun puzzle. Have a great day, Prof. ✈️🙋🏻♀️
Another vote for hubcap here. Doesn’t seem like it should be that difficult but I was looking for ph or ch words. Cartoon answer came more easily. Wishing all of you a good Black Friday.
Hi Betty. Good Morning. I agree, I think we’re ingrained to look at the Ch and Ph…But HUBCAPS’s definitely proving to be the stumper. Have a wonderful Friday. ✈️🙋🏻♀️
Hi all – Almost gave up today because I couldn’t see the last word or the answer, but finally tried CAP and saw HUBCAP. Then I thought “PLANE THE WATER” as in “give me the right motor and I can plane a kitchen table”, but the letters weren’t there, but BOARD was. Clever pun.
Angela, I thought people in Brooklyn didn’t actually say “HUGHES guys”. 😂 I note your “foible”, but that was slightly before my time.
I guess the nickname “Birch Perch” didn’t work because it would imply that it went *under* the water.
Have a great day after, everyone!
I’m sure Betty and I are having the usual calm, rational Californian reaction to the temperatures lately – “OMG! IT’S 36 DEGREES OUTSIDE! WE’RE GONNA DIE!!!” 😱
“He tried to DIVERT attention from the fact that his mis-tuned engine was wrecking the OZONE layer with the ALIBI that he had to fix his expensive HUBCAP first.” (I know, but getting HUBCAP in there wasn’t easy!) 😂
LOL! You’re telling ME Hubcap wasn’t easy? 👏🏻Try fitting it in with the puzzles theme! It was a HUGHES problem! And I forgot all about trying a sentence. I’m still in a holding pattern! 😉 But don’t you think the Jane Russell thing was way before my time too? The humanity! I just pride myself on keeping aBREAST of things! 😉 Stay warm, Steve! ✈️😉
Yep…it want easy! 😉..And I don’t think another rhyme’s gonna FLY…Maybe later…🤷🏻♀️
🚗 While waiting to BOARD THE PLANE, he kept thinking about how losing one more HUBCAP would probably break the bank, and he hoped that his attempt to DIVERT attention away from how mis-matched they were by posting that bumper sticker about the OZONE layer would work as an ALIBI… 🚗
Enjoy each day. Sometimes send hours as I watch football. Then if stuck give it to my wife. Often solves it in minutes. What piss off ! But fun.😄
Bill, as long as you’re having fun, that’s all that counts! Thanks for commenting, and we hope you do so again in the future. Have a great day! ✈️🙋🏻♀️