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Tom Swifties Yet Again

Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.


Puzzle ID:#48123
Fun:*** (3.04)
Difficulty:** (1.83)
Submitted By:dalfamnestAnz******




A Tom Swifty is a play on words. Tom speaks, and the way he is said to speak is a pun - both meanings are relevant.
e.g. "I love hot dogs", Tom said frankly. "Frank" connects how he spoke and the hot dog! [Frankfurter!]

The Tom Swifty can also use a phrase or homophone.
e.g. "You didn't order enough carpet", said Tom with a cold stare.
"Cold stare" expresses his annoyance and suggests uncarpeted stairs!

Choose one of the listed words or phrases to fill each gap.

** CLUES **
1. "No, don't come in. I'm changing!" said Tom _____.

2. "This is a grave situation", said Tom, _____.

3. "Hooray! The radio reception is clear again", said Tom _____.

4. "So? Buy a proper pencil sharpener!" said Tom _____.

5. "I'm going to be head of the CIA in a few years", said Tom _____.

bluntly, fondly, graciously, aspiringly, hopefully, ecstatically, in fun, briefly, cryptically, cautiously

** YOUR TURN! **
Think of a better Tom Swifty for one of Tom's statements in the teaser, and maybe write it as a comment.

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