Jumble Answers for 04/10/2018

ESEGE = GEESE

KIDNY = DINKY

CALOIS = SOCIAL

LIWEVS = SWIVEL

CARTOON ANSWER:

THE INTUITIVE DOCTOR KNEW WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THE PATIENT THANKS TO HIS – – –

ESINKSCSE = “SICK” SENSE


Happy Tuesday, everyone! The 5-letter clue words were no trouble at all and took just a glance to decipher. KIDNY looks like it’s already spelled correctly so I wonder how many people will be tricked by David’s anagram. CALOIS was a beautiful Jumble and it left the answer well hidden. I actually skipped it and moved on to SWIVEL before returning for another go. Trying my technique of working the anagram backwards allowed me to start making words with “S” and SOCIAL came into view after a couple of attempts.

The setting for today’s cartoon is a hospital room where a patient is resting on a bed as comfortably as he can. He appears to be sweating profusely and his face is covered with round bumps or blotches. Two medical professionals are also present in the room and they appear to be examining the patient while having a conversation amongst themselves. Reading the dialogue and sentence sheds new light on the situation and we learn that the doctors are having some trouble determining the proper diagnosis. The female doctor states that she’s stumped while the male doctor has a feeling that it’s just an allergic reaction.

By looking closely at the cartoon, I began to notice a contrast between the two doctors which really helped during the final solve. The female appears very professional with a stethoscope draped around her neck and a clipboard in her hands. Since my cartoon is in black and white print, the color of her shirt is white and his is black. He seem’s to be going with a gut instinct rather than making a “proper” medical diagnosis which had me thinking that this doc is a quack!

The surprise answer contained a 4-letter word in quotations as well as a 5-letter word. Writing out the clue letters brought SICK instantly into view leaving SENSE just a short solve to finish it off. Not an overly difficult puzzle, but the surprise answer was a hoot! Have a terrific Tuesday and I’ll see you tomorrow.

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48 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 04/10/2018

  1. ๐ŸŽถ POISON IVY..POISON IVY..Well late at night when you’re sleeping, POISON IVY comes a creeping all around…MEASLES make you BUMPY, and MUMPS’ll make you LUMPY, and CHICKEN POX’ll make you jump and twitch…A common cold’ll cool you but whooping cough’ll fool you…but POISON IVY’s gonna make you ITCH…๐ŸŽถ

    Good Morning, Everyone! ๐Ÿ’Š Resting ITCH FACE? ๐Ÿ’Š

    ๐Ÿ’Š Deciding to raise GEESE one day, our guy here ventured out
    And purchased all he needed from what he read about.
    The SWIVEL-necked birds though caused so much work you see,
    And over time his SOCIAL life became one of ennui…
    He started wearing DINKY clothes, his hygiene took a hit…
    Since most days he would find himself surrounded by goose s—t!
    He started getting itchy, and his skin took on a rash,
    He felt fatigued and feverish and hot and cold he’d flash…
    He went to see the Doctor, and cried out in defense…
    “I know it might sound silly, but I think I got “SICK” SENSE! ๐Ÿ’Š

    Taking a GANDER at today’s puzzle, the SOLUTION immediately FLEW into my head once I read the word INTUITIVE and saw the K in DINKY. Not wanting to be too RASH, I glanced at the words, and GEESE gave me a BIRDS-eye view of old favorites. All those “E’s”…You look down one, and KIDNEY comes to mind, right? Hmm. I think I remember SOCIAL causing a few heads to SWIVEL last time out, yet there was nothing here to cause any TEMPERATURES to rise. But then DINKY had me SCRATCHING my head for a minute…Had we seen it before? I need to check my CHART. Anyway…Jeff’s cartoon. A hospital room? An ER? ETHER one, it seems a little DINKY looking…I guess it’s INSIGNIFICANT really… Ok, we see a patient, let’s call him AL LERGY, with his face covered in a rash, and obviously running a fever. There are two doctors trying to evaluate his condition. Our dialogue is telling us that the male doctor, O.I. Gotit is telling the female doctor, U. Gotme, that he has a feeling he knows what’s wrong. He’s Gotit like that…just SENSEs these things. You know, that SIXTH SENSE some people have. Our question asks…Just what does he have to make him so INTUITIVE? His “SICK” SENSE! Well grab the BENADRYL and PICK out an insurance company to GOUGE!…We Gotit! Good one, David. You’ve seCUREd another win! Ok, eye candy…As I said earlier, the panel’s a little DINKY. Nothing personal, Jeff, just not much COVERAGE here…There’s the stethoscope, but it’s not causing my heart to race…There’s the clipboard, but it’s not grasping my attention…The monitor in the background? Not really registering, ETHER. The toupee Dr Gotit’s sporting? Neither HAIR nor there. And then there’s the wrist-band, but I’m just not getting a read…I’m going with the BEAD of sweat on AL’s face…It’s just my FEVERite part of the puzzle. So, There you have it, Folks! Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And remember….Don’t make RASH decisions in life. Almost every problem BOILS down to one SHINGLE FACEt, and once you SPOT IT, you’ll be able to BALM down and SALVE it RASHionally. Trust me, it’s good advice. SPREAD it aROUND, and feel free to ACNE any questions…๐Ÿ’Š

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      • Tks, Mike! LOL..”Die” agnosis? Oh no, please SCRATCH that idea! It’s just a RASH..I’m sure they have it COVERed! ๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

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      • ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Hope youโ€™re not planning to hang up a SHINGLE any time soon! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

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      • I know. Poor guy. But you missed my joke. You know Drs. hanging out โ€œthe shingleโ€? ..Opening a practice? ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

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      • Yup, I got it, good one. The capitalization helps tip me off when Iโ€™m half asleep. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ.

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      • LOL…I hear it from the Lous all the time. They don’t “appreciate” my โ€œconcernโ€…But then when they get sick…I become..Doctor! Doctor! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

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      • ๐ŸŽตโ€œ…gimme the news, I got a bad case of lovinโ€™ you..โ€๐ŸŽต
        Nap time, later. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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      • ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ๐ŸŽถAnd no pill’s gonna cure my ill…I got a bad case of lovin’ you….๐ŸŽถ Enjoy! ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

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    • Good pick on another nice song Angela. You and Earl did a nice job on the use of the words. I took the easy way out again and left it for you two professionals. Thanks again Mike on the extra info on the bees. Hope you have a honey of a good time with them. I would be much to nervous and worried all the time about getting stung which has happened on a few occasions.

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      • Hey Brooklyn, Good Morning! Thank you very much. But I think this morning, the song PICKED itself, right? I’d have to be SICK not to go with it. I was having fun over coffee, and wrote up a few sentences…And don’t sell yourself short Bud, you’ve got it in you…just spread those WINGS! Here’s one for you and I, and the GEESE we’ll soon be seeing along the Belt Parkway! Have a great day! ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป
        There were many GEESE, but it was DINKY, the one who’s neck wouldn’t SWIVEL, who was considered the anti-SOCIAL one.

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  2. Good morning. Nice job Mike and found the bee story very interesting. How many bees did you get to start off with? Fun puzzle today. Mostly everything took a second look to get. For me Social was the hardest of the words. I had coils and then realized I left out the “A”,do I had to start over. The cartoon took a second long look to get. I got sense first then sick.Until tomorrow stay well.

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    • Hey thanks, Paul! Iโ€™m glad that you enjoyed it.

      We chose a 2 pound box called a nuc (sounds like nuke). Each pound is approximately 3-4,000 bees. We also purchased another hive and another nuc of 10,000 more bees that will arrive mid-March. It seems like a lot of bees but theyโ€™re hardly noticeable in the back corner of out property. Iโ€™ll definitely keep everyone updated with the latest buzz! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Good morning, Chuck! SOCIAL is just one of those words that I havenโ€™t committed to memory and tricks me every time that I see it. Itโ€™s interesting that you ad Paul both found SENSE first. The K & S so close together gave SICK away for me.

      I enjoy your comments every morning! Thanks for sharing with us. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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  3. The GEESE made an abrupt SWIVEL when a DINKY pond offered a SOCIAL retreat and recreation area.
    I paused at DINKY because KIDNEY came to mind—helped organise and run a Donate Life programme last night, so organs were in my head. The solution, in spite of the quotation marks came easily.
    Mike, your observations are keen and spot on, thanks. Pun intended.
    Angela—-not being sensitive to poison ivy, I can only sympathise with those who are and scratch my head in consternation with their pain. Your puns are sick—in a good sense this AM because of the cartoon and a wonderful palliative for what ails us. Thanks for all you do each day.

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    • The clue words must have been challenging to put into a sentence, Earl. I honestly had no idea how you were going to get it done, but I knew youโ€™d be successful. Great job as always!

      Was there a large turnout at your event? I hope a lot of folks showed up for such an important cause. That must have been the reason you were unsure if youโ€™d be able to post yesterday.

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      • We had a fair turnout, wish more young people had attended, but Monday afternoon was perhaps not the best timing. We were at the mercy of those who book the venue and there was no cost so we had to take what we could get.
        April is Donate Life month so please consider signing up on a registry if this is something you are comfortable with, end of PSA.

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    • Good Morning, Earl. Thank you very much. I laughed at your “SICK” reference. And I knew you meant it in a good SENSE! (Did you think I wouldn’t CATCH that one)? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I like your use of SCRATCH also, and agree with the sentiment. Many of my cousins have suffered through a case or two, and it’s no picnic! And PALLIATIVE is SPOT on, as you Anglophiles would say!! AIL in AIL, you’ve done a masterful job punning this morning! Major Kudos! I like your take on today’s words. I had a lot of time to kill this morning, and wrote a bunch of sentences myself. I’ll share one with you…Totally different slant…Have a great day, Sir! ๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป
      Once the doors to the SOCIAL Security office opened, the group entered the DINKY office like a flock of GEESE, and heads began to SWIVEL as they searched for a seat.

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      • Great sentence Angela. Your imagery made me smile in spite of a less than pleasant go-round with my cell phone provider.๐Ÿ˜  ๐Ÿ“ฑ

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      • Thanks, Earl. I’m glad I could make you smile. I came up with 6 of them this morning…For some reason I found the words very amusing. But I’m a little lost here…Is there a connection between your cell phone service and the Social Security office that I’m missing? Granted, they both can be for the BIRDS at times,,,but??? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

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  4. Clever puzzle today. Paused at social but also worked backwards and it popped into view. Must take issue with your analysis that the older Doctor is a quack, Mike, I believe he is just more experienced than the younger physician and has probably seen more patients with puzzling conditions. In my experience as a retired nurse, I have seen some excellent physicians who may not fit the picture of what the public thinks a “Doctor” should look like yet they are spot on with their diagnoses and treatment plans. Diseases do not follow text book rules. We all like to think that medicine is an exact science but unfortunately it is not. Happy Tuesday everyone and stay healthy.

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    • No problem at all, Betty! I interpreted the cartoon from the standpoint that Jeff was trying to give us a humorous contrast between the two Doctors in the room. One being a text book โ€œprofessionalโ€ and one relying on โ€œalternative assumptionsโ€. With that said, I stand by my quack comment because the Doctor that is shown in the panel is relying *solely* on a 6th sense or ESP to diagnose the patient. The cartoon mentions absolutely nothing about his past experience with other patients so it wouldnโ€™t be correct to assume that heโ€™s encountered this type of ailment previously. Your life journey has put you in a position to naturally link the cartoon to a real life situation when in fact itโ€™s steeped in humor. Maybe Iโ€™m quackers, but thatโ€™s how I saw it. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. Hi –
    Add me to those who found sense first.
    A few years ago I cut back a plant growing over my fence from my neighbor’s yard. The next day I was hit with a severely itchy rash on my hand and wrist. My face swelled up, too, and I kind of looked like a gerbil. It took me a while to connect the two events, since I remember poison ivy as a low growing plant.

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    • Hi Caroline…Ouch! So sorry! Was it poison ivy? Because you’re right, it does tend to grow low, and usually trails on the ground like a vine. Maybe it was sumac? That can sometimes grow like a small tree. Unfortunately we’ve been through them all out here. Poison oak too…Calomine lotion runs amok in this neck of the woods! Stay well…Have a good one! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

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      • I think it was PI because I compared the plant to pictures. It was growing up the fence. Sorry you have a lot of stuff where you are.

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      • And it is fairly pretty to look at, right! Pretty Poison I call it! A lot of that going around! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yes, we do have a lot of it here on Staten Island. Just have to be careful…Luckily there’s none on my property, nor on the properties on either side of me. But there is a house to one side, behind me that always seemed to have some very strange foliage! I’ve installed high fencing now, but I still stay away from that end of the property! ๐Ÿ˜‰ You never know! Have a good one, Caroline! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

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    • I catch poison ivy just by looking at it! Itโ€™s so painful but thankfully I havenโ€™t had it in a few years. Iโ€™m sorry you had to go through that because it is extremely itchy and makes you so uncomfortable for days. Now I feel like scratching myself just because Iโ€™m thinking of it…….

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  6. Angela–there was/is no connection with Social Security and my cell phone provider. I was in a funk over a charge I did not understand and those I talked to made me feel less than human. Your sentence made me smile, “in spite of ” the mood I was in then. Thanks.

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    • Oh, ok. Sorry, I misunderstood. More sorry for your encounter. Remember the old ” Service with a Smile”? Forget the smile…today we don’t even get the service! And we’re paying for it! It’s a sad commentary on life in general, that so often when we call these places, we’re treated as if we owe them something. When in reality, it’s the other way around! But I so don’t like hearing you say less than human. Please don’t feel that way, it hurts me. Want me to make a call for you? Just take me but a minute to get all “Brooklyn” on them…I’d be more than happy to…Then we’ll see who’s feeling dehumanized!! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป Hang in there, Earl. They got nothing on you! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

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      • Earl, I know you are. You know I didn’t mean it that way…Just teasing you, trying to cheer you up. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a good night! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

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  7. Hi all – No problem with the words, but I had to write down the letters for the answer. Had to cross out SENSE to see that they were going for SICK as a pun on SIXTH. He could have used that sense to diagnose the sixth sheikโ€™s sheep who was sick!

    I got SOCIAL right away because I just read a tweet this morning that said that in light of the problems with Facebook and others, โ€œThe movie sequel โ€˜The Social Network Twoโ€™ is gonna suck.โ€

    I was also thinking the cartoon might have been a reference to the TV show โ€œHouseโ€ where the doctor makes intuitive diagnoses.

    Sorry Caroline, but โ€œlooking like a gerbilโ€ made me laugh out loud. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Iโ€™m sure the imagery was completely accurate and no fun at all! We have poison oak out here more than poison ivy. That doesnโ€™t lend itself to as good a song lyric, though.

    Angela, my brotherโ€™s favorite line in that was โ€œYouโ€™re gonna need an ocean of Calamine Lotion.โ€ Good memory to bring back.
    See you tomorrow.

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    • LOL..Mine too! Believe me, I was singing it as I typed! We’ve taught it to all the kids! Everytime we reach for it, they all break out into song…๐ŸŽถYou’ll be scratchin’ like a hound…the minute you start to mess around…๐ŸŽถ Kind of takes the sting out of it for them..no pun intended! And you know something, the Dr does resemble House a little…a little! Facebook! He’s testifying before Congress as we speak…G, did you mention Sheep??? Talk to you later ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

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      • Hey Caroline – Lots of laughs going around today; thatโ€™s what keeps me coming back here. I canโ€™t take credit for the song, though, I was just following up on Angelaโ€™s lyrics at the start of her original post.

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