Queen’s Knight

May 10, 2024

Granting indulgence to do or to vary.

Positing outcomes the future could carry.

Queen's noble knight

Queried zodiac light.

Twenty-first touchdown by Earhart at Derry.

Hope everyone is enjoying the month of May!  Apparently today’s Limriddle was off-the-chart challenging, with only a handful of people solving it by 5:30pm ET.  I guess it’s not often you get a clue related to a recently-knighted astrophysicist rock musician.  The only folks to solve this one by 5:30pm were:

  1. Darcy R., Oakville, Ontario
  2. Lynn R., Baysville, Ontario
  3. Carolyn H., Toronto, Ontario
  4. Sue S., Calgary, Alberta
  5. Jon D., Vaughan, Ontario
  6. Bill H., Edinburg Texas

May

Granting indulgence to do or to vary.

May expresses indulgence or permission by an authority to do or refrain from something or to vary from plan.

Positing outcomes the future could carry.

May is a synonym for “might” or “could,” pertaining to the feasibility or likelihood of future outcomes.

Queen's noble knight

Queried zodiac light.

Brian May is best known as the lead guitarist for Queen, but he was actually knighted by King Charles III in 2023.  Sir Brian is also an astrophysicist. His doctoral thesis involved the recording of high-resolution spectra of the Zodiacal Light.  BTW, his song, ’39 (from A Night at the Opera) is a tale of space explorers on a year-long journey which, due to the time dilation effect of Einstein’s special theory of relativity, becomes 100 years and results in them returning to earth long after their loved ones are gone.

Twenty-first touchdown by Earhart at Derry.

May 21st, 1932 was the date Amelia Earhart became the first woman (and second person) to fly solo across the Atlantic. On May 20th, she left Newfoundland for Paris (Lindbergh’s earlier landing spot). After 15 hours of strong winds, icy conditions and mechanical problems, she landed in a pasture near Derry, Northern Ireland.

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