Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 03/31/19


Visual Description:  On a wing and a . . . dare.


Clue/Question:   Boeing became a huge aircraft manufacturer after getting – – –

Pre-Answer:  Five Words  (3-letters)  (2-letters)  (1-letter)  (6-letters)  (5-letters)


(A fairly challenging stinky pun of a Jumble!  I’m wondering now if the expression has its roots in manned flight.  It does make sense.  Were the Wright Brothers the only ones building planes prior to the Boeing Company?  It just seems a little strange, to me, that a company way back in 1916, and way out in Seattle, would take the lead in aviation, like they did.  I can’t imagine that Seattle was very big in 1916.  Could be my East Coast bias, but I guess that great industrialists come from all over the place.

All of today’s clue words are old favorites.  However, all of the jumbles appear to be new!  The only one to give me pause was “lofarl”.  But, I didn’t struggle long with it.  The answer letter layout was a spiffy seventeen letter jumble.  I did not find it the least bit obvious.  It took me some time to come up with FLYING, as I was first going with OFF ON A _ _ _.  But, from my remaining letters I did see START, and realized I needed to swap out one of my T’s for the N.  I’m sure that many of you saw the right answer before I did.

Great cartoon of Bill Boeing, addressing his workers.  Outside the hangar you can see a seaplane taking off from Puget Sound.  That was likely the bonus clue . . . a plane taking off.  A nicely challenging and entertaining Sunday Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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1 Response to “Sunday Jumble Spoiler – 03/31/19”

  1. 1 David March 31, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Many others were working on powered flight when the Wright Brothers got it done first a few miles from where I live in 1903. Wilbur and Orville patented some of what they did, but a lot of it got shared with other innovators. These days with an innovation like that, the profit motive would overcome public interest and everything would get locked down tight. See pharmaceuticals for example.

    It’s nothing short of astounding how fast things advanced with powered flight from the Wright Brothers in 1903, to air reconnaissance and combat 8-15 years later, to long-range bombing and targeted air munitions 25 years after that, and landing humans on the moon 25 years after that.

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