Jumble Answers for 05/10/2019











Good Morning, Everyone!                💉 ILL-GOTTEN STRAINS? 💉

🎶 You give me FEVER (you give me FEVER) when you kiss me…
FEVER when you hold me tight (you give me FEVER) FEVER in the mornin’…FEVER all through the night…”Fever” – Miss Peggy Lee 1958 

💉The theme of today’s puzzle brought a lot to read about,
I came across a WAFER, well…a Sugar Cube stood out…
The quest to perfect vaccines is tedious and tight
The scientists at work with it are pressed to get it right.
Like artists in a STUDIO, the lab becomes their home
The hours long and draining as through viruses they comb
Most labs are free of windows, so a SUNNY day might be
But the atmosphere inside a lab, controlled and not DRAFTY
The concentration’s so intense, there’s not much time to laugh,
Identifying flu vaccines puts a real STRAIN ON THE STAFF…💉

Coming to our final weekday puzzle, we’re not seeing any new words today. Three of our anagrams are new, with NUYNS being the exception. And having last been seen as recently as 12/07, it makes SUNNY not only our most recent word today, but also our oldest, having had an appearance way back on 05/26/2011. It’s a Triple-duty entry…And except for the slightest bit of a pause at DRAFTY, the Early Birds had no problem IDENTIFYING today’s words…So, now, let’s take a SHOT at our cartoon…

Today, we find ourselves in a LAB. Three harried scientists, part of what I’m sure is a much larger STAFF, are seen SWEATING IT OUT, working on a FLU VACCINE. With five World Health Organization Collaborating Centers for Reference and Research on Influenza responsible for deciding what STRAINS of FLU go into a VACCINE each year, I’m going to stay local, and say that we’re at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (aka the CDC) in Atlanta, Ga. Not unlike our characters here, I’ve done some research for today’s puzzle, and it’s caused me to pour over a lot of information this morning. And I must say, again not unlike our characters here, I’ve managed to put quite a STRAIN on my brain! But luckily, I’m just art imitating Jeff…and I’m not responsible for IDENTIFYING anything but this puzzle…And luckier still, I finally came across this article, which does a good job of IDENTIFYING just what we’re DEALING with today…And I must say, it’s pretty simplified and STRAIGHT forward. And trust me, I’m not big on this kind of stuff…INFECT…most of it just makes me SICK…So with our question asking what the process of choosing the right vaccine was? It was a …STRAIN ON (the) STAFF. Good one, David…very CATCHY!

Ok, eye candy. The panel is pretty basic, beige shading along the back giving way to a mostly black and white cartoon. Stark, plain, sanitary-looking…GERMane to what a lab should be. The male scientist at back, has no words. And none are needed, going by the looks of him. Seen pulling at his hair, we can tell that he’s SICK of the whole thing. Our pair at front, are overheard discussing which vaccine to go with, and we can sense that their voices have reached a FEVERed pitch…We see the tools of their BADE shaded in gray… the Microscopes, the 16-well Reaction Plates, (used when performing many small scale reactions at one time…it’s like having lots of Test Tubes available all at once), the Petri Dishes, used to cultivate the cells, and in the hand of the female, a Multi-channeled Pipette,  allowing her to combine different STRAINS at once. And as interesting as all these things may look showing up on your TERMINALs, I think I’m going to PIN POINT it and play it SAFE by just going with the Pen and Pocket PROTECTor on the Scientist at front. But I’m going to reSTRAIN myself from making jokes about it…And trust me, I could really take a few good SHOTS at that! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day Everyone!…And please take getting a FLU SHOT seriously…People who don’t get them really make me SICK! 💉🙋🏻







12 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 05/10/2019

  1. Happy Friday to all:
    After spending a day viewing WAFER thin specimens
    The techs’ patience were wearing thin
    SUNNY outside, DRAFTY within
    Many of them drifted back home to their STUDIO
    Kicking back with a beer and the Sox on the radio
    Others kept working, some even would laugh
    Another day at the lab and a STRAIN ON THE STAFF!

    • Good Morning, Jim and Happy Friday to you too. This is an excellent post! 👏🏻👏🏻 Kudos, Sir! You’ve gone above and beyond! Hoping you’re enjoying your morning! 💉🙋🏻

      • Yes – a good day. Headed out to participate in first grants awarded to train off shore wind workers. A new age for the east coast waters.

        • Lucky you! It all sounds so fascinating! I hope you have a great day, Jim! Be well…💨🙋🏻

  2. The DRAFTY conditions in the tv STUDIO were soon forgotten when the director showed up sporting his WAFER thin mustache and beaming SUNNY personality.

    • Good Morning, Chuck! 👏🏻👏🏻 Well done! I’m loving your use of WAFER! Creative indeed! Kudos! 🌟 I’m afraid I stayed rather pedestrian, using it in its’ “basic” food sense only…and I didn’t WAFER, I did it both times! 😂 I applaud 👏🏻 your thinking outside the box! 👍🏻🙋🏻

      ° Worried about the Flu that was going around, and feeling that the DRAFTY STUDIO would eventually put a STRAIN ON THE STAFF, he bought them all a Vitamin C-infused WAFER and took them outside to enjoy the SUNNY day…

      📸 A day like this so SUNNY…one had to feel quite grand
      And working in the STUDIO perfecting his new brand…
      He felt they’d do much better if they could be outside
      Despite the DRAFTY morning, forecasts did say “winds subside”
      He grabbed his one last WAFER, it only was a half…
      And hoped it was a good idea…with less STRAIN ON THE STAFF! 📸

  3. STUDIO, like submit yesterday, took a lot of jumbling. This is another puzzle where David defines one of the words (strain), making it easier to come up with the answer.
    Wishing everyone a great day. I think the sun is finally starting to come out here.

    • Hi Carolyn. Good Morning! Yes, I agree. And yet I’m hearing from people that they had trouble getting the solve. And as you can see, STUDIO’s ahead in the poll. Different strokes, I guessit’s hard to PIN POINT any one word. I’m glad you’re getting sun…it’s cloudy here…and we’re being told rain’s on the way…again! Hope you’re enjoying your day! 💉🙋🏻

    • Good Morning, Prof. Yep, STUDIO seems to be the stumper. And a definite Yep to Miss Lee. No one ever even came close to her rendition! Have a great day, Professor! 💉🙋🏻

  4. Hi all – STUDIO should have been the hardest, but I just happened to see it for some reason. WAFER actually took a couple of tries. I thought STRAIN would be in the answer, but it took awhile – “Strain in the neck”? “Strain in the butt” (after all the butts in yesterday’s ram puzzle)? “Strain on the brain”? Ruled out VIRUS for the last word, then realized I had forgotten one of the letters. When I wrote that, the answer appeared.

    Fortunately, I’ve been retired long enough that the cartoon didn’t cause a flashback to years spent working in a lab (not as a tech, though). Nice touch with the four-pronged pipette there! Glad to see the front two wearing their safety goggles, but nowadays they should each have an ID tag displayed or they’ll get cited by the Joint Commission’s inspection. (Betty, what was that called? Told you it’s been awhile, I can’t remember.)

    Have a great day, everyone!

    Angela, “Is That All There Is” to your post? 😂 Very funny coincidence that I was just thinking of Peggy Lee’s “Fever” two days ago! Can’t remember why.

    “The Silicon Valley worker would much rather have been in a SUNNY DRAFTY STUDIO than a sterile, hermetically sealed WAFER fab.”

    • Very nice sentence, G…👏🏻👏🏻 . Drafty Studios got us all, but you went with your sentenc in another slant. Kudos! 👍🏻 Hope you’re havng a great day! 💉🙋🏻

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