MYHER = RHYME
BIRNO = ROBIN
SCILEK = SICKLE
FRETOG = FORGET
CLOCKS EXISTED PRIOR TO CLEMENT’S GRANDFATHER CLOCK, BUT THEY WERE INVENTED – – –
HME RBI SIE FOET = BEFORE HIS TIME
Happy Tuesday Jumble friends! It looks like we’re back to the normal pace of things after yesterday’s presidential puzzler. There weren’t any new clue words in today’s game, but all of the anagrams are coming up as such. They all solved with relative ease and didn’t take more than a glance or two to figure out. Even though we saw SICKLE ten short days ago, I still think it was scrambled a bit messier than the rest so it’ll be my pick for today’s hardest word.
The period clothing and hairstyles being worn by our characters let’s us know that today’s panel is set in the past. The exact location wasn’t quite clear, but we were able to extract a few hints from the accompanying sentence and dialogue exchange. Clement and grandfather clock seemed to be the big ones and a quick search of those terms let me know that I was on the right path.
William Clement, an English clockmaker, is credited with the development of this style of clock in 1670. Back then, they were simply referred to as floor clocks or longcase clocks. It wasn’t until 1876 that the term “grandfather clock” came to be. Henry Clay Work inadvertently renamed the timepiece when he wrote a song called “My Grandfather’s Clock”. If you’re adventurous enough, you can listen to Burl Ives sing it HERE.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 13-letters. I instantly shaved off 4-letters simply by spotting TIME. What was left was a much more manageable 9-letter anagram that took seconds to complete. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!