EEESG = GEESE
FRAGT = GRAFT
SPEMUT = SEPTUM
CWERSY = SCREWY
THEY TOOK A RIDE IN THE SUBMARINE TO – – –
EEE RAT SEU SCR = “SEE” CREATURES
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!