DXUEE = EXUDE
KNEAT = TAKEN
GWIJAS = JIGSAW
NSDALI = ISLAND
FILLING IN ALL THE INFORMATION ON THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE FORMS WAS – – –
XTNGIA = TAXING
Happy Monday, Jumble fans! April 15th is also Tax Day so if you’ve procrastinated over the past couple of months, you have until midnight tonight to get those forms postmarked. On a brighter note, it’s also Boston Marathon Monday, and if you’re in Maine or Massachusetts, it’s Patriot’s Day!
David and Jeff decided to offer up a tax-themed puzzle this morning which, quite honestly, was as easy as filling out a 1040ez form. All of our clue words ended up being familiar favorites while three of the four anagrams came up as new. The odd one out was KNEAT as it was used on 9/29/14. It was also the oldest clue word of the day and was jumbled as KENTA the last time we saw it on 2/7/17. All of the solutions were instantly visible upon first glance so I’ll forgo choosing one as the most difficult to decipher. On an interesting note, KNEAT was the early leader in our difficulty poll but was overtaken by NSDALI shortly after 5am.
My heart goes out to the two Jumble characters that we see in today’s cartoon. They both appear to be exhausted as they scramble to finish up their tax paperwork. I had that same crushing feeling a few ago as I prepared ours but thankfully without that midnight deadline.
The setting appears to be a home office and we see a plethora of paperwork and receipts on the desk. Everything on the desk appears to be stacked in neat piles though in attempt to control the chaos. The gentleman is seated hunched over in a chair as he pours over the numbers with a dull pencil and a calculator to print out his work. There’s also a spare roll of paper on the desk just in case he runs out. The tiny bottle of liquid paper was a well placed detail, but my favorite out of all of them was the “I ❤️ Jumble” coffee mug. We last saw it in a cartoon on 2/27/19 and it’s still available for purchase HERE.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 6-letters and didn’t require rocket science to figure out. The X and T coupled at the front of the layout brought the whole answer into view for a speedy finish. Have a terrific start to your week everyone, and I’ll see you all right back here tomorrow!