Jumble Spoiler – 05/10/19

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Visual Description:  Strenuous lab work.


Clue/Question:  Trying to identify and deal with all the different types of flu was a – – –

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(What a great Jumble pun!  Yes, there are always numerous strains of the flu.  Viruses mutate all the time.  Ain’t evolution great!  The vaccinations that the scientists come up with can only cover a set number of strains, in any given year.  That’s one of the reasons why they’re not fool proof.  For a lot of people – the very young, the very old, and the immunocompromised – flu shots are a must.  I’ve never had one, and I’ve only had the flu once in my life.  As far as I know, I’ve never been a “carrier” either.  I’m not one of those radical anti-vaxxers.  I just have great faith in my immune system.  The one time I did have the flu I was 23 years old, living alone, and kind of running myself ragged.  I was sick as a dog for a good week, but I survived.  I am sure, in the not too distant future, I will give in and start getting the flu shot.  But for now . . . I’m not there yet.

No new clue words today.  However three of the jumbles appear to be new.  We’ve definitely seen “nuyns” before.  The answer letter layout was a very cryptic, thirteen letter jumble.  I think the cartoon and its dialog were the biggest clues for me.

Loved the cartoon!  Especially the guy in the back, pulling his hair out!  The microscopes and various lab equipment were also very convincing.  A really great Friday Jumble.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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6 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 05/10/19”

  1. 1 David May 10, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    Another good, challenging Friday puzzle. Well done David & Jeff. I wanted it to be SHOT IN the DARK, but nope. I couldn’t get this answer from the clue or cartoon and had to crunch letters to stumble into STRAIN after almost three minutes. I still couldn’t quite see the solution, because I’d figured the two-letter word would be IN, OF, or TO… overlooking the preposition really needed. But I got the rest of it shortly after finding STRAIN.

    Fight on all!

  2. 2 Ken M May 10, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    The Lab Team needed to be, for a break, on a SUNNY Patio, enjoying some light. WAFERs with ice cream/yogurt. Maybe a comfortable
    STUDIO type setting, a little DRAFTY with a slight breeze blowing through, watching a short, relaxing film….

    They certainly needed something to help them alleviate their “STRAIN ON the STAFF” issue!!
    For the work they were doing was truly very important**^^

    No extra comment needed¿¿

    Be Blessed☆

  3. 3 Damidwesterner May 11, 2019 at 12:23 am

    Dousit was recent as well, I remember it. But remembering what the real word is, that’s a different story! 😀

  4. 4 unclerave May 11, 2019 at 11:50 am

    I appreciate all the comments, guys! — YUR

  5. 5 David May 11, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Yeah, STUDIO (like STEREO) is a Jumble word you want to memorize and practice from time-to-time so you can see it instantly no matter how they scramble it. It has an unusual sequence of common letters, making it hard to unscramble. Not many words end that way and rhyme with it.
    /or should we count Phil Collins’ SUSSUDIO?

  6. 6 unclerave May 11, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    One of the great nonsense songs of all time! — YUR

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