Jumble Answers for 12/06/2019










Good Morning, Everyone!

🎶 There’s antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium…And hydrogen and oxygen and nitrogen and rhenium…And nickel, neodymium, neptunium, germanium…And iron, americium, ruthenium, uranium….These are the only ones of which the news has come to Harvard…And there may be many others but they haven’t been discovered…🎶   “The Element Song” – Tom Lehrer  1959

🔬The Periodic Table, if I remember right
Was something like an ANKLE chain…it kept me up at night…
My mind needed be NIMBLE, but it really took a toll,
And it weighed upon my PSYCHE…all the details to behold…
But a guy like Al Ghiorso, mind as sharp as TIGER teeth
Discovered many elements and this he did bequeath
His work very important, contributions utmost relevant…
The Table knocked me for a loop, but he was IN HIS ELEMENT!🔬

With the exception of PSYCHE, which looks to be making it’s Jumble debut, our words today have appeared many, many times throughout the years…Which lends us to have two anagrams which have been in game play before. KENAL has been used both in 2015 and 2017, and 2017 also played host to LMINEB. And it’s TIGER playing double-duty today, going back the farthest, to November 2011, and coming in as our newest, on 05/21/2019....And except for a soul tic at Psyche, the Early Birds had no bad REACTIONS to today’s words. So, with that being said, I ZINC it’s time we move on to our cartoon..So,  up and ATOM…let’s go…

Back on 04/25/17,we had a puzzle dealing with the PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS. It featured a group of Chemists eating lunch, and I remember the minute, detailed Table that Jeff included in his drawing. I also remember trying to show an enlarged picture of the panel, and screwing it up! Ah, the CHEMISTRY of writing this blog! Anyway, today our puzzle once again deals with the PERIODIC TABLE,  but in a different light. We find ourselves in Berkeley, California, circa mid-late 1950’s, at the lab of the nuclear pioneer, ALBERT GHIORSO. Shown sitting before what I believe to be a connection to his 60-inch Crocker Cyclotron, he is shown with his colleague, Glenn Seaborg.Working on discovering the record 12 chemical elements that he’s credited with adding to the Table, (#’s 95-106), he’s overheard telling Seaborg that he’s struck GOLD…well not literally, probably more like striking Nobelium, Element 102! To Mr Ghiorso? Elementary, my dear! And with Seaborg singing his praises at recognizing ATOMS, we can see that Ghiorso is definitely IN HIS ELEMENT! Good one, David! ATOM boy!

K”…Eye candy…Seaborg’s crew-cut, the skinny ties worn by both men, and Ghiorso’s tie bar and pocket protector with pen, are all great little JOULES…and ARGON for the most part today, but they definitely lend credence to the period piece. And I like that Seaborg’s a lefty. But it’s the full cup of coffee that sits by Ghiorsos’ right that got the greatest REACTION from me this morning…and I thought that it was really Cu Te…Inscribed upon it, the ATOMS SYMBOL?  Definitely the Big Bang for me! So…There you have it, Folks. Done! Have a great day, Everyone…And I was thinking to leave you with a joke about Sodium and Hydrogen...but NaH…I’ve changed my mind…🔬🙋🏻‍♀️

***Todays ELEMENT OF SURPRISE: Two guys walk into a bar. The first one says “I would just like some H2O, please”. The second guy says “I would like some H2O too (H2O2).” The bartender delivers the drinks and the second guy keels over and dies after drinking his…Think about it…***



20 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 12/06/2019

  1. But there was never an element ghiorsium. According to the book “Superheavy”, Glenn Seaborg gave Albert Ghiorsio a bottle in the 1970s after the discovery of Element 106, which read, “Ghiorsium – 110, a worthless metal…can only be prepared between the hours of midnight and 6 am,… spontaneously inflammable … just generally falls apart in a hell of a hurry. Also has an automatic transmission.” Element 106 was eventually named seaborgium. American researchers claimed discovery of element 118 in 2001 and wanted to name it ghiorsium, but the discovery was unproven and the element was not named until recently, oganesson. So there still is no element ghiorsium. Maybe when they discover Element 119…

    • Good Morning, Jim. Yes, the data on #118 is included in the bio of Ghiorso that I’ve attached above. And yes.. Who knows…maybe someday. Have a great day, Jim. 🔬🙋🏻‍♀️

    There’s great news. The JUST JUMBLE App has been updated to give us an additional 78 puzzles! An early Holiday gift for us all! We now have a total of 1899 Puzzles to enjoy! Be sure to update your App ASAP! And ONEJY!!! 👏🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. Good morning. Knew it was just a matter of time before the big boys would make it a little harder for us. I had to look up Psyche to get all the words. The cartoon answer didn’t take that long to get as I played around with the two words being either In The or In His. Once I had the first two, Element was visible. Great job Angela. Another first on hearing the song. Enjoyed your entire post. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Good Morning, Brooklyn! I wouldn’t stress over Psyche…You definitely get a pass. It’s hardly an everyday word. And 👏🏻👏🏻, you persevered! Thanks for the Shout Out… I’m glad you enjoyed it all…Have a great day, Brooklyn! 🔬🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. 🧦 With his fingers not as NIMBLE as they used to be, pulling on the ANKLE socks with the TIGER design took longer than usual, and it affected his PSYCHE…he was always so accustomed to being tops IN HIS ELEMENT…🧦🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. Hi Everyone –
    Psyche was difficult for me, even after I had the answer and letters. But I was helped by the cartoon Ziggy, which is above the Jumble in my paper. Today Ziggy is visiting a psychiatrist’s office. Wishing all a great weekend.

    • LOL! And why not? Good for 👏🏻👏🏻 Ziggy! We all could use the help! 😉 Good Morning, Caroline…you’re definitely not alone…Psyche’s running way out in front! Wishing you a great day! Enjoy! 🔬🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. 💕 She liked men with a cutting edge…so of course she fell for Mikey,
    He had a way to excite her…and get into her PSYCHE…
    His moves so like a TIGER, nothing ‘bout him caused a rankle,
    And she swooned when he would look at her…from head way down to ANKLE
    With him she felt so NIMBLE, this affair to be was meant…
    And everything about him screamed he’s IN HIS ELEMENT 💕🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. Another vote for psyche here. Had to resort to pencil & paper. However, the cartoon answer came easily. Thanks for all the information on Al Ghiorso, Angela & Jim. It does seem like he should get an element named for him. I wonder how they make that decision. Happy Friday to all.

    • Hi Betty…YW..Psyche is definitely doing some damage here today, isn’t it? Funny though, because I always think of the mythical Greek princess who fell in love with Cupid. But then again…I do love the hopelessness of romanticism…😉…As for the naming of Elements? You may find this interesting…Wishing you a great day., Betty! Enjoy! 🔬🙋🏻‍♀️

  8. Hi all – I put the ‘Y’ at the end of the last word, but then saw the PSY combo that gave it away. Otherwise, no problem.

    Thanks for all the details Angela, right up my alley, and the excellent joke made me laugh out loud (*Really* nice Tom Lehrer song too!) Look at you, all sciency and stuff! 😂 In reality drinking Hydrogen Peroxide probably won’t kill you and there are people actually recommending that in alternative medicine today, but from what I’ve read the supposed benefits are unproven and it could be dangerous and definitely not worth the risk.

    For about a year before I got my permanent job, I actually worked at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab, known as the “Rad” or radiation lab in the Berkeley hills (in a *very* low-level graveyard shift job. No, it wasn’t sweeping up all the leftover elementary particles on the floor! 😂)
    As you noted, Glenn Seaborg was a longtime researcher at UC Berkeley, the first person to produce elements heavier (i.e. with more protons which equals the atomic number) than uranium, and has a last name that’s an anagram of “Go Bears”!

    🎵”Oh your hair is beautiful tonight
    Tonight, make it magnificent
    Your hair is beautiful
    Oh ATOMIC, Oh ATOMIC”🎵 Blondie’s “Atomic”. Amazing what a good song they could make out of lyrics like this. 😂

    Have a great day, everyone!

    “His PSYCHE was damaged (among other things) when he ran through the TIGER enclosure but wasn’t NIMBLE enough to avoid getting his ANKLE bitten”.

    One last thing – I could be wrong, but I don’t think one recognizes elements by staring directly into the output of the cyclotron! 😂

    • …And hence…”Shown sitting before “what I believe to be a CONNECTION” to his 60-inch Crocker Cyclotron…” Have a good one, Steve! 🔬🙋🏻

    • Hey Professor…Yes, it was an easy, breezy one today…once Psyche was put to bed. Wishing you a good night! 🔬🙋🏻‍♀️

  9. For some years I worked in Ghiorso’s lab (the HILAC at Berkeley), and interacted with Albert very frequently. After I left the lab and his retirement, we became good personal friends. In 2005 I decided to write his biography and saw him regularly and often. When he passed away, I wrote the obituaries, organized the memorial service, and established a memorial website (ghiorso.org).
    In one obituary the last paragraph reads:

    “Albert Ghiorso became a legend and a metaphor for inspired nuclear research. Every physicist and chemist knew the significance of his work, and those fortunate enough to know him personally were in awe of his brilliance, his ability to get results when others discounted his chances, and his magical ability to inspire others to devote their careers to the quest. All this was done with a quiet, modest personality that belied his power and endeared him to his colleagues. His career was partially hard work, partially native brilliance, and partially pure magic. When I remarked to him that nobody gets out of life alive, he replied, with characteristic sagacity, ‘Well, I don’t regard that as proven!.”

    It was pure Ghiorso!

    • Hi Robert. What a wonderful tribute! Thank you for sharing this with us. It amazes me the things we’re able to learn from doing a simple puzzle. I hope you feel my write-up did your friend Albert justice. Again, thank you for commenting, and we hope you’ll do so again in the future. Best wishes to you and yours for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season. 🎄🙋🏻‍♀️

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