Jumble Answers for 07/19/2019











Good Morning, Everyone! ๐Ÿ”ฌ DISCOVERY CHANNELS? ๐Ÿ”ฌ

๐ŸŽถ Everybody’s got the FEVER, that is something you all know…FEVER isn’t such a new thing, FEVER started long ago…๐ŸŽถ “Fever” – Miss Peggy Lee 1958

๐Ÿ”ฌ 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” ๐Ÿ”ฌ

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 Piรจce de Rร‰SISTANCE. 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 GROWINGย SICKย beCAUSE of it…๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป


18 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 07/19/2019

  1. Shouldn’t the clue read- thanks in part to HIS being as opposed to HIM being? Just trying to remember my English grammar!!

    • Good Morning, Chuck. And yes, you’ve DISCOVERED a grammatical faux pas! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Good eye! ๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

    • No. It is grammatically correct. If the clue read: โ€œthanks in part to HIS being…โ€. You would have to drop โ€œbeingโ€ so it would read: โ€œ…in part to HIS CURIOSITY.โ€ Using the word โ€œHIMโ€ as They did has to be followed by โ€œBEINGโ€.

      • Dear Anonymous…TBT? It sounded right to me either way, but it did sound โ€œmoreโ€ correct ๐Ÿ˜‰ as Chuck said, as โ€œHisโ€. Iโ€™m the first to admit, that Iโ€™ve my faults when it comes to grammar…Writing in the style that I do, a lot of tongue in cheek and using a lot of puns, correct grammar often times falls by the wayside. So, obviously Iโ€™m not the best judge. But your explanation sounds perfect, so I bow to your expertise. And I hope Chuck sees this too…Have a great night, and thank you for the correction. ๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  2. Hi Everyone –
    CRAYON and WISEST had me stumped until I got the answer and backed in. Cultured gentleman was my favorite pun today, Angela, but I have to mention two from yesterday – Forceps and cervix – that I thought were outstanding.

    • LOL! Tks, Caroline! I must admit, I chucked a bit myself yesterday! And I think I really took a SHOT with cervix! ๐Ÿ™„ Good Morning! And Iโ€™m in such a rush today, that I had a hard time getting my thoughts together, but I did my best. But, youโ€™re definitely in good company with your words, WISEST and CRAYON are DRAWING them in like wildfire! David did a masterful job today, IMO… Good choice of words, and very clever solution. Stay well, be careful with this heat, and I wish you a wonderful day! ๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  3. Germ-anic would have been good. relating to or denoting the branch of the Indo-European language family that includes English, German, Dutch, Frisian, the Scandinavian languages, and Gothic.

    • Good Morning, Clay. GERMANE! Darn! Did you see my Poll Question? I love the word! And I was soooo determined to get it into my post too…And I see there were opportunities…but, as usual, I was running around like a chicken without a head early this morning…and I forgot. Oh well…๐Ÿ˜‰ But, my good Sir, as usual, you do bring up a good point! Would it have worked as an answer to the puzzle though? Eh..IDK! Have a good one, Clay. ๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  4. Although I Stumbled over both wisest & crayon, I vote for crayon as most difficult word today
    The wisest move Leonard could make after he upped the stakes trying to outdo Nike in a suit claiming logo design is to take a crayon, draw a different e-moji face & copyright that. GO RAPTORS!

    • ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Bravo! Very nicely done! And creative to boot! Have a good one , Jamu, and stay cool! ๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  5. Wisest was the word that took me the longest to solve today. Had to break out paper and pencil. Cartoon answer was clever. I do love those quotation marks. Happy Friday to all.

    • Good Morning, Betty. Yes, clever it is, very! I had a chuckle when it came to me. And according to the poll numbers, the 6-letter words are definitely putting on STRAIN on the brain today! David went for the jugular…And oh yes…Iโ€™m with you…Quotation marks ainโ€™t got nothinโ€™ on me! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Hope you’re having a great morning, Betty…Be well! ๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  6. Hi all – I had three words after deciding that UPPED was legit, so I stared at the letters I had for the answer and CURE appeared after awhile giving the solution (and you know I also love the quoted puns). Even after seeing that I needed โ€˜Iโ€™ and โ€˜Sโ€™ and trying EST at the end, I never could see WISEST. Mental blockhead, I guess.

    If Fleming injected himself, I guess you could say that he could DISH it out and TAKE it.

    Liked the references to CIPRO and VIRAL, Angela. Maybe changing the name from Mould Juice to Penicillin was one of the first (and most necessary) viral marketing tools.

    Have a great day everyone!

    ๐ŸŽตโ€But I still havenโ€™t found what Iโ€™m looking forโ€๐ŸŽต (U2)

    Re: Yesterdayโ€™s puns; thereโ€™s only one song I know that includes the word โ€œforcepsโ€ in the lyrics, Joni Mitchellโ€™s Hejira:
    ๐ŸŽตโ€We all come and go unknown
    Each so deep and superficial
    Between the forceps and the stoneโ€๐ŸŽต
    (If Victor Borge were an OBGYN, would he use fiveceps?)

    • Hey G…UPPED the ante? Shirley you’ve heard that expression before, no? …๐Ÿ˜‰ I use the term constantly…but then again, I’m beginning to realize that I really am an Idiom Savant…I got wayyyy too many of these phrases in my head…and in my vocabulary…And I thought the “looking for” in the dialogue and the word ANTIBIOTICS in the question for SURE served up CURE on a silver PETRI DISH! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Again, too bad there’s not a choice on the poll that asks if the solution was attainable. I think I’ll talk to Mike about it…see if it’s GERMANE to the puzzle….(Clay? ..Are you listening? I got it in)! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Thanks for the Shout Out, Steve…although I have a PUNNY feeling that from now on I’ll be cheering..”CIPRO Hooray”! on a regular basis…you know how impressionable I am! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ But AS FAR AS FORCEPS GO? ๐Ÿ˜‰ In a song lyric? Egads, no….I think you were just a tad toooo CUREious looking for that one! It might have been PUN while it lasted…but as a woman? Trust me, it’s really not something we go out of our way to discuss…let alone sing about! ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’d say we definitely need to let that sleeping dog DIE! Talk about “๐ŸŽถgiving BIRTH to the taboos”.๐Ÿ˜‰ .Have a good one, G…๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  7. FIVE sure about that! Hope tonightโ€™s game goes fewer than 16 innings, especially since it doesnโ€™t start until 7:15 PDT. Are there any pitchers left?

    • Yes, Victor…I caught it the first time! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ 10:15 first pitch? Depends on whether or not Callaway himself is on the mound! โšพ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

  8. Good evening. Had to get out the door early this morning and wasn’t able to post. It wasn’t the WISEST thing to do when to OUTDO his partner he UPPED his ante in practical jokes by signing the contract in CRAYON. Took time by was able to get everything. Until tomorrow stay well.

  9. Hey Brooklyn…๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Nicely done..quirky and clever! Glad you stuck it out…Have a great night! ๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

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