Representation of the legend of the three living and the three dead (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Visual Description: Free Swim of the Living Dead.
TROYWH = WORTHY, CINTEE = ENTICE, PIESCT = SEPTIC, MAIDYS = DISMAY, ATOANS = SONATA, CIDTIN = INDICT — Giving us: WRHEEETDANTAID
Clue/Question: When the zombie went swimming, he was – – -
Instructors teach children how to swim (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Answer: DEAD IN THE WATER
English: Labor Day Parade, Union Square, New York, 1882 (Lithographie) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(Not a real head scratcher, but fun. All of the clue words were old favorites, but each one had a jumbling that was new to me. The only one to really make me stop and think was “sonata”. I had to remind myself that it was an actual word of the English language, of Italian origin, and not the Korean word for mid-size sedan. Looking at the answer letter layout, I must say that I am impressed. If I had to solve this puzzle based on the answer letter layout alone, it would have been tough. Fortunately, for me, the cartoon and the clue/question made the answer a no-brainer. It’s kind of hard to depict a zombie in a swimming pool, especially with all the accoutrement of goggles, snorkel, swimmies, and a beach ball. We’re more used to seeing them in raggedy clothing, with usually an eye-ball about to fall out, or some other piece of the face/body about to fall off. But, it worked. Hey, a lot of public pools will be closing this weekend, so this is an appropriate end of the traditional – if not actual – Summer Jumble! Enjoy these last few days and drive carefully on the way home. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR