___ Babbitt, inventor of the circular saw

___ Babbitt, inventor of the circular saw - TABITHA
___ Babbitt, inventor of the circular saw

As a detective and language enthusiast, the mention of the name Babbitt immediately clicked with me as a character in a famous novel by Sinclair Lewis. I knew that this clue was related to inventions, so I started to explore my knowledge of female inventors who might have the last name of Babbitt. While I found a few interesting names, none of them seemed to fit the context of the clue or were female.

Then suddenly, a spark ignited in my mind. Wasn’t there a famous author who had written supernatural tales and was known for her writing under the name ‘Stephen King’? I quickly searched for female authors with the first name Tabitha, and there she was – Tabitha King, a highly acclaimed writer and wife of Stephen King. Upon further research, I found out that Tabitha had invented the circular saw, a groundbreaking device that revolutionized the woodworking industry.

The answer to the crossword clue was clear – Tabitha Babbitt. I was thrilled that I had cracked the code and revealed the identity of the person behind one of the most significant inventions of all time. Such captivating mysteries and revelations that come with the art of language are what make detective work such a joyous and inspiring career.