NOONI = ONION
NIMCE = MINCE
RPMEET = TEMPER
RWHOGT = GROWTH
FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH, BECOMING QUEEN OF ENGLAND IN 1952 WAS A – – –
NION MNC TMER GOW = CROWNING MOMENT
Happy Tuesday, Jumble friends! I think CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT might have worked a little bit better on this one. CROWNING MOMENT makes me think of childbirth — and that’s a whole nother ballgame! Somehow working CORONATION into the fold would have made it infinitely harder and more suited for a Friday. Perhaps David will read this and keep it up his sleeve for another day.
All of the clue words solved rather easily. We’re seeing TEMPER for the first time today but it didn’t make me lose mine. NOONI was a repeat from 7/20/15 while the rest are coming back as new. Our poll suggests that RWHOGT is the hardest offering today so I guess it’ll be my pick too. On a final note, it was a pleasant surprise to find all of our anagrams in descending alphabetical order. We haven’t encountered that in awhile!
Our cartoon gives us the date of Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation as 1952. Even though the ceremony took place nearly 70 years ago, I’m sure there are a few of you that were around to experience it. Her Majesty was 25 years young when she ascended the throne. Shakespeare famously said “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown,” and I think in this instance it would perfectly describe her ascension at such a tender age. In fact, she wore the Imperial State Crown around before officially landing her new job so she could become accustomed to its feel and weight. I guess it takes some time getting used to wearing a 2.3 pound hat worth in excess of 3 billion pounds!
The panel shows four men flanking the freshly-minted Queen. They look to be an assorted mix of religious leaders and other royalty. She’s already holding 2 scepter’s and they’re getting ready to plunk down her new helmet. And all of this is happening while she maintains a picture-perfect smile. I think Jeff used this photo as the basis for today’s cartoon. She looks nervous to me and she’s definitely not flashing her pearly whites for the cameras!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of a 14-letters. It was a superb layout and didn’t give anything away. Thinking of words that describe royalty, I settled on crown since it was clearly visible in the cartoon. The -ING suffix wasn’t found until the very end and it managed to stay hidden from me up until the very last moment. Well played, Mr. Hoyt. You’re definitely the Jumble King! Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back heir tomorrow!