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Submitted By:dalfamnest


A Tom Swifty is a play on words. Tom speaks, and the way he is said to speak is a pun. Both meanings of the pun could be true.
e.g. "I love hot dogs", Tom said frankly.
"Frank" describes how he spoke and relates to the hot dog! [Frankfurter!]

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

** CLUES **
1. "I was adopted," said Tom _____.

2. "Pass the playing cards," said Tom _____.

3. "I know the square root of 64," said Tom ____.

4. "The prisoner escaped down a rope," said Tom ____.

5. "None of my teeth have had any decay yet," said Tom ____.

Choose one of the listed words to fill each gap.

belatedly condescendingly congenially considerately gracefully ideally precariously suddenly transparently unwittingly

** BONUS **
Complete this one yourself and write your answer as a "Comment".

"This is tedious", said Tom _____.

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Posted by ThinksForFun on Oct 06, 2012

My BONUS answer: broodingly ("This is tedious", said Tom broodingly.)
"Brood" sounds like "brewed" as in brewed tea, i.e. the "tea" sound in "tedious".

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