Jumble Answers for 09/24/2019












Happy Tuesday, anagram aficionados. I’m still trying to wrap my head around the absolutely stunning artwork in today’s cartoon! If you’re one of the lucky ones that receive the Jumble in color, then you got an extra special treat. The overabundance of tropical colors really made the panel pop, and the diverse assortment of marine life offered a glimpse into the hidden world within our oceans. Famed Oceanographer Jacques Cousteau summed it up best when he said “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”

Our anagrams weren’t half bad either as all of them are coming up as new. SEPTUM was by far the hardest one for me to figure out, and it’s surprising seeing as it’s our most recent repeat from February of this year. GRAFT ended up being the oldest of our quartet and was last played on 9/22/18. I don’t mean to cut my recap of the words short, but I’m sure David will understand why when he seas the cartoon that was imagined by his counterpart!

The majority of the frame was consumed by the large submarine hovering in the background, but it was all the sea life below it that made it visually appetizing. The cartoon sentence was short and vague, but when you read the dialogue, you were subtly given the location of this underwater exploration. No, the child in the far left window of the submarine wasn’t speaking gobbledygook when he uttered humuhumunukunukuapu’a. It is a Hawaiian name for the reef triggerfish and it translates to “triggerfish with a snout like a pig”. Often referred to as humuhumu, it is the state fish of Hawaii and is indigenous to Indo-Pacific waters.

Also in the panel were different corals, sea sponges, an octopus and an eel. The ocean floor appeared even larger by the addition of the shaded area in the background. If you look closely, you might have even spotted a long shadowy animal that looks to be a shark!

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 12-letters which is two more than yesterday’s game. The addition of quotes led me to believe that the answer would be more difficult to figure out than it actually was. The visual clues of the cartoon, combined with the CR at the end of the anagram, allowed me to spot CREATURES. SEE was instantly visible within the remaining letters to bring this one to a close. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!





18 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 09/24/2019

  1. Aloha Kakahiaka, Mike. Aloha Kakahiaka, Everyone! Have a great day! 🐠🙋🏻
    …For those who may be wondering how in the world you pronounce Humuhumunukunukuapua’a, it’s pronounced as: HOO-MOO-HOO-MOO-NOO-KOO-NOO-KOO-AH-POO-AH-AH…and the Hawaiian name for the Humuhumu fish translates as the “fish that snorts/with snout like a pig.”

    🎶A long time ago in a land far away lived the Pineapple Princess Tiki…She was sweet as a peach in a pineapple way, but so sad that she hardly speaky…Humuhumunukunukuapua’a Makihiki malahini, who..Humuhumunukunukuapua’a, ooh…hawana waka waka waka niki, poo, poo, poo…🎶 “Humuhumunukunukuapua’a” – Ashley Tisdale and Lucas Grabeel 2007 https://tinyurl.com/y5ycwlq4

    🐠Pronouncing Humuhumunukunukuapua’a
    It’s definitely a mouthful and raises up the bar,
    As SCREWY as it may sound, it’s just Hawaii’s fish,
    Territorial and aggressive, so not valued as a dish.
    We’re definitely not in Canada, where we’d be seeing GEESE,
    But in Hawaii’s waters where the beauty doesn’t cease.
    They hide in little crevices, a SEPTUM so to speak…
    You’d see them way down deep below, inside a coral reef…
    A diamond shape with bright colors that fade upon a threat,
    Just like a GRAFT upon ones’ skin, a pig-like nose is set…
    And from this cartoon might it hint Jeff’s family are those featured?
    Perhaps some years ago they toured and visited “SEE” CREATURES…🐠

  2. On the SURFACE, I had a SINKING feeling that I’d never meld these crazy words…and even though it was hardly shooting FISH in a barrel…I’m SUBmitting this…🐠🤦🏻‍♀️

    👃🏻 Trying to fall sleep, the SCREWY talk of a skin GRAFT because of his deviated SEPTUM unnerved him and made him think of honking GEESE…and as he drifted off he really did SEE CREATURES…👃🏻

    💉He had a problem with his heart, it was a SEPTUM issue,
    He heard words like transplant and GRAFT and blood flow and then tissue…
    To him it all was SCREWY, he didn’t feel that bad…
    And all the more they spoke to him it only made him sad.
    He thought of the old story, the gander and the GEESE,
    And regretted the way he ate…the fat and all the grease…
    His wife told him, “I’ve warned you…and this for sure will teach ‘ya,
    Stop with the meat and concentrate on eating more SEE CREATURES…💉

  3. SEE in the answer is not a play on words. It should have been SEA. Reminds me of times in the past that they would put an as the last word in the Jumble question. Led one to think the answer starts with a vowel.

  4. Hi Everyone –
    It took me ten tries before I could back into septum after getting the answer. Funny that humu…. is actually a creature, Mike,. Its name and Angela’s song choice reminded me of the John Prine song – “Let’s Talk Dirty in Hawaiian.”

  5. Hi all – Trying the SC together showed SCREWY. I was going to say that working in a hospital for so long caused me to see SPUTEM for the third word, but that’s not spelled correctly. Then I had to laugh when it was actually the sort-of-medical term SEPTUM. Figured that SEA was probably the answer pun, and wrote the letters to get CREATURES.

    Wasn’t that an Elvis song – a “Humuhumunukunukuapu’a burnin’ love” ?

    Thanks for all the details, Mike. I think that Shark is getting ready for opening night one week from today!
    Angela and Caroline both get my gold stars for coming up with those two songs! Well done!

    Have a great day, everyone. We have a heat advisory for today and tomorrow, or as I like to think of it, an excuse to stay home and be lazy.

    “The doctor’s license was revoked after trying the SCREWY idea of fixing his patient’s deviated SEPTUM with a GRAFT of tissue from GEESE”.

  6. Septum was problematic for me,but having got that I thought the solution would be ” sea” creatures,but needing the ‘a’ for creatures lead me to the final see creatures solution,

  7. Septum threw me for a long time had to look it up. Why? It’s basic latin then the answer chose “sea” as the first word and was looking for “crustacean” or crustOCEAN didn’t happen. Oh well there’s always tomorrow. Have a great Tuesday

  8. Right, should have been “sea” instead of “see”!
    Second mistake was spelling of “humuhumunukunukuapu’a” (should be humuhumunukunukuapua’a!).

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