Jumble Spoiler – 07/22/16

Visual Description:  Who startled who?


Clue/Question:  When the scuba diver startled the octopus, it put him – – –

English: Line art drawing of a SCUBA diver

English: Line art drawing of a SCUBA diver (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  IN ARMS WAY

(Let the intellectual, linguistic purist, snobs pooh pooh us all they want!  We are proud of being fans of the stinky pun!  But, could somebody turn on the exhaust fan, because that one was extra stanky!

There were no new clue words today, and only two of the jumbles came up as new, “boaaem” and “ryluse”.  I had no trouble with any of them.  The answer letter layout was another excellent jumble.  Nice and cryptic.  Another great cartoon, too.  I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the upper right hand portion of the sea contains a pod of whales or porpoises.  On the really reduced sized jumbles they must look like dots!  I understand that octopuses are very intelligent, but they just freak me the hell out!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

5 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 07/22/16”

  1. 1 haliburton76 July 22, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Cartoon frame made the secret words a snap to solve! Two things we instantly associate with octopuses: (1) arms; (2) ink. Might we anticipate a future Jumble along these lines: The confused octopus had — NO INK-LING ??

  2. 2 vnatraj1 July 22, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    I had no trouble with any of the words, either, although AGENT and AMOEBA have given me trouble in the past. For the final answer, I immediately guessed that the first word was IN. The problems started after that. I started typing in SWIM for the second word but there was only one I. I then tried SWAM, but the only possible phrase I could get was IN
    “SWAM” RAY, which made no sense. However, that led to me figuring out that the third word was WAY. That then led to IN “MARS” WAY, and then finally to the correct answer: IN “ARMS” WAY. Lovely pun.

  3. 3 Anonymous July 22, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Very good

  4. 4 vnatraj1 July 22, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Hal, I LOVE your suggestion. 🙂

  5. 5 vnatraj1 July 22, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Are you auditioning to be the next Jumble creator? 🙂

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