PUDEP = UPPED
TOODU = OUTDO
SSWITE = WISEST
YANORC = CRAYON
ALEXANDER FLEMING DISCOVERED ANTIBIOTICS IN 1928 THANKS IN PART TO HIM BEING – – –
UE UO IS CR = “CURE-IOUS”
Good Morning, Everyone! 🔬 DISCOVERY CHANNELS? 🔬
🎶 Everybody’s got the FEVER, that is something you all know…FEVER isn’t such a new thing, FEVER started long ago…🎶 “Fever” – Miss Peggy Lee 1958
🔬 When thinking of the WISEST men who had some great ideas,
We must consider Fleming whose discovery added years…
Where before a mere infection could OUTDO a life for sure,
Now Penicillin came along and what a wondrous cure.
It wasn’t that he UPPED his game…it happened quite by chance,
His “Mould Juice” saved so many lives, a medical advance.
Perhaps somewhat like a child who’s CRAYON produces art,
Alexander Fleming ended up doing way more than his part,
And despite the means it took him, how it benefitted us…
That Antibiotics now were ours, ’cause he was “CURE-IOUS” 🔬
Before we get into todays puzzle, I want to take a moment to update you on yesterday’s. Turns out that we did have new words with both ALOHA and SWEATY. I didn’t have a chance to get back to you all, and I don’t like to leave things undone. So, today. It’s looking like we have another split decision…Two old favorites and two new DISCOVERIES…OUTDO was seen quite recently, on 03/02/2019, while CRAYON DRAWS a slot way back to 07/15/2008. But neither UPPED nor WISEST seem to appear in the Archives. Pretty common words, but somehow they’ve both managed to avoid going VIRAL…And the only word that caused a pause this morning was UPPED, since 3 of the Early Birds were duped into seeing DUPED. So, with the DISH on our words taken care of…Let’s take a SHOT at our cartoon..
London, September 28th, 1928. The Laboratory of DR. ALEXANDER FLEMING, at St Mary’s Hospital. A brilliant researcher, and a CULTURED gentleman, Fleming, recently returned from vacation, sits BACTERIA his desk, and notices something odd. Some of the cultures he had left on a bench have changed… Let’s call it the “FUNGUS among us“…and his CUREiosity gets the best of him. Showing his findings to his assistant, Merlin Price, he’s reminded that once before he had DISCOVERED Lysozyme, an antimicrobial enzyme in much the same way. Accidentally – Unsure of the CURE. So, not POSITIVE as to what he DOSE and doesn’t know, he studies it further and dubs it “MOULD JUICE“, which on March 7th, 1929 becomes known as the ANTIBIOTIC PENICILLIN. And the rest is history. So in answer to our question…And please, don’t let the “Quotation Trepidation” get you SICK … The DISCOVERY was thanks to him being…”CURE-IOUS“. CIPRO Horray! CIPRO, Hooray, David!! I just can’t RESIST your wit!
Ok, eye candy. A few details. MICROnized. A brown cabinet at back, holding six books and a MICROSCOPE. Dr. Price, dressed in a while Lab Coat, with pens showing in his pocket. Dr Fleming, in a black vest and undone black self-tying bow tie, seated at his bench, holding under his Microscope a Petri Dish that most likely contains the Pièce de RÉSISTANCE. Two other Petri Dishes are lying on the bench, while a group of seven more are stacked nearby, along with two BACTERIAL swabs. Six Test Tubes are shown encased in their holder. And a pen along with a stack of papers completes the picture. But…What to choose, what to choose? I’m not SURE. Nothings really GROWING on me…Hmm! So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…And to all our American readers out there…please be careful with this Heat Wave that’s upon us. I’d hate to see any of us GROWING SICK beCAUSE of it…🔬🙋🏻