Jumble Spoiler – 07/19/19

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Visual Description:  Laboring in his laboratory.

PUDEP  =  UPPED,  TOODU  =  OUTDO,  SSWITE  =  WISEST,  YANORC  =  CRAYON   —   Giving us:  UEUOISCR

Clue/Question:  Alexander Fleming discovered antibiotics in 1928 thanks in pat to him being – – –

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Answer:  CUREIOUS

(A mega stinky pun!  Smells like bread mold.  Eeww!  Gross!  I also can’t stand the smell of patchouli, because to me it smells like bread mold.  I always loved the hippie chicks . . . just not if they were wearing patchouli oil.  To me, it’s no wonder they use the stuff in insect repellents!

It looks like Hoyt has done it again!  We have another new clue word in “wisest”.  The ralis95 clue word database has wisely, but not “wisest”.  I guess it will after today!  I nearly had to back into it too!  Three of the jumbles appear to be new, with “toodu” having definitely been used before.  The answer letter layout really threw me for a few minutes.  I probably couldn’t have backed into “wisest” if I had tried, because the UEUO and CR, by themselves, were not screaming out the final answer to me.  After getting “wisest”, I was thinking part of the answer was SURE.  Finally, the quotation marks set off the light bulb in my pea-brain!  I can’t remember when we’ve ever had an answer letter layout with five vowels and only three consonants.  Nice work, David!

And, another great period piece cartoon from Mr. Knurek!  Great likeness of Dr. Fleming.  I wonder if he preferred the title Sir over Doctor?  The honorarium, “Sir”, can tend to be a little on the silly side.  Alexander Fleming was a serious researcher, but he kind of discovered penicillin by accident.  It was a very fortuitous accident, but he didn’t set out to see if a simple mold would kill staphylococci.  Now, we have a wide assortment of antibiotics, but we have been overusing them, and many bacteria have become resistant to them.  Hey!  Nature always finds a way, folks!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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9 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 07/19/19”


  1. 1 roy odom jr July 19, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Very, very stinky, UR! And, it suggests two other pun-ishing solutions:
    (1) How did Pierre’s wife discover radium? She was CURIE-OUS.
    (2) It’s a strange way to pay off your debts: CURE IOUS (plural of IOU, get it?)

  2. 2 Ken M July 19, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    If you look-up the details of Alexander Fleming’s life changing discovery of Penicillin,
    the first antibiotic ever (!!^^**), you would have UPPED your status to (one of the WISEST persons on the block??¿) Then you may be ready to OUTDO your peers hanging out “on the
    Corner” in some trivia banter….It’s good to be
    “CURE-IOUS” sometimes.^

    Reminder: Don’t forget to buy those CRAYONS
    you promised your Granddaughter☆♡♡

    {{SRY, that Reminder was weak, but had Goood intentions¿¿}}

    PS. If you’re in one of the areas of the USA that have “Heat Warnings”, use Common Sense and
    be careful & stay cool and hydrated!!

    Latteeerrr…….

  3. 3 Barb Taylor July 19, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    I was NOT one of the wisest bugs today. Took me all day to beat the germs and come up with a clean answer. It’s ok Unc, needed to work hard to get the solve, and frankly got a shot of laughter out of it. Hope you’re having a decent summer, talk to you again my friend. Mine’s been rough but as always I will survive. Hugs 🤗

  4. 4 unclerave July 20, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Get it, and love it, roy! Hopefully, Hoyt will see this comment. — YUR

  5. 5 unclerave July 20, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Hopefully, it’s a little cooler by the northern banks of Lake Michigan, Barb! Lemme know if you need to talk. We can always find a way to take this offline, if it’s too personal. — YUR

  6. 6 Barb Taylor July 20, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Unc ur sooo sweet. There have just been several deaths in my circle of friends & family. Dear friend lost husband 6/20, another 6/26, another lost fellow who was best man, my late husband’s sister died 7/5 but really worst of all my sweet 14 1/2yr old dog died 7/8. Sometimes it’s hard to take a breath. The fellow who died 6/20 died of heart failure like my guy and he died the same way, alive one minute & gone the next. Amazing how intense the memories are. So I’m just intensely sad, I’ll survive cuz there are good & kind people like you in my life. Hope you’re doing ok & surviving the heat. God is good indeed.

  7. 7 unclerave July 20, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    I’m so sorry for all of your losses, Barb. Especially your dear, sweet, loyal dog! Deaths of friends, family, and loved ones can come at you in waves sometimes. They’re a somber reminder of all our mortality. As much as we try to take these things in stride, sometimes it all gets to be too much. Nothing can ever be exactly like it was, but there is always new life out there, for us to appreciate and embrace. When it does come to you . . . ya just gotta let it in. Take care of yourself, hon.
    — YUR

  8. 8 Ken M July 23, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Barb…My Prayer for you is in the house, the Lords’ Heavenly House!
    “May the peace of the Lord that passes……”

    A bright future to you^

  9. 9 Barb Taylor July 23, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Thank you so much for your kindness, Ken. I actually didn’t mean for that to go site-widebut what’s done is done. And God’s blessings continue thru people like you. Kindness & caring back to you! 🙏


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