HATSS = STASH
JOEYN = ENJOY
GHNETL = LENGTH
CURHOC = CROUCH
DISPOSABLE HYPODERMIC NEEDLES GET THROWN AWAY AFTER A SINGLE USE BECAUSE – – –
TAS EY ETH ROH = THEY ARE SHOT
Happy Thursday Jumble friends! I wouldn’t consider myself to be Trypanophobic since I’ve had my labs done regularly for as long as I can remember. It’s generally a quick and painless process that‘s over in a couple of minutes. The only sticky part is the skill-level of the phlebotomist, nurse or Doctor conducting the procedure. If they aren’t well-trained, or have difficulty locating a suitable vein, then you’ll probably end up with quite a bruise and injection-site tenderness. Luckily, the tyke in today’s cartoon needs nothing more than a quick immunization or booster shot. And he’s actually being well-behaved!
Mr. Hoyt added a new clue word with today’s addition of CROUCH. I immediately saw COUCH and the leftover “R” blended straight in to seal the deal. LENGTH earned the prize for today’s hardest anagram because it was the only one that I initially couldn’t see. The big clue of the G&H being placed so close together never really dawned on me until after the puzzle had been completed.
It’s time for your Doctors visit and they’ve noticed you’re due for some shots. The exam room eerily transforms into the loneliest place on earth and you quickly realize the nightmare of something sharp pricking your skin is about to become a reality! Luckily mom was there to assuage your fears and the nurse lady was so fast that you hardly felt a thing. I particularly enjoyed the jars filled with cotton balls and tongue depressors on the cabinet. And the crinkle in the paper covering the exam table wasn’t half bad either!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 11-letters. I easily found THEY as it was conveniently clumped together in the center of the layout. The rest of the answer was visible in the remainder and our delightful puzzle was finished in a flash. Oh, and your visit today was free of charge — no co-pay required! Have a terrific Thursday and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow.