“Jumbo” Spoiler – 06/06/17

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Visual Description:  Great moment in aviation history.


Clue/Question:  They would pilot the first Boeing 747 test flight now that they’d – – – 

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(Definitely not a gimme!  Good pun though.  I initially thought one of the three letter words was going to be JET, but then that meant that the other couldn’t be THE.  Then the two DEs stood out, and I decided that the first word had to end in ED.  So, that put me on the tarmac, so to speak!   I guess our pilot characters must be Jack Waddell and Brien Wygle.  Not sure who the boss-man is.  Maybe ralis95 can help fill in the blanks.  He’s been involved in things that fly since the Wright Brothers!  Just kidding, boss!  Fine cartoon though.  All old favorite clue words, that were quick solves, for me.  All four jumbles appear to be new though.  Very challenging answer letter layout.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

3 Responses to ““Jumbo” Spoiler – 06/06/17”

  1. 1 David June 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Yeah I stumbled into exactly the same gotcha trap with this one. It quickly looked to me like it had to be
    _ _ _ _ E D _ _ _ J E T which as you said left no T H E for the middle word, and it took me two minutes to give the J E T up and go to
    _ _ _ _ E D T H E J _ _
    and then got it. I even thought of L A N D E D early on which left a nonsolution middle word of H O B but still was reluctant to give up J E T. How many three-letter J words are there, after all? Oh yeah. Now they’re just messing with me! Good one guys.

  2. 2 David June 6, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    I’d add that one of the reasons J E T is a tempting trap hard to walk away from is that often a successful strategy for finding the Bonus Answer is to read the clue and ask, Is there a word they seem to be avoiding? Generally they don’t use a Bonus Answer noun or verb in the clue. So when they said, “Boeing 747,” right away, I thought, J E T, and sure enough, those letters were there.

  3. 3 unclerave June 6, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Whenever the Answer is not obvious to me, I always look to see what word they are avoiding. But, the guys went a different sneaky way today. — YUR

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