ODWLU = WOULD
NUBTL = BLUNT
PECIAE = APIECE
ITOEMV = MOTIVE
THE SQUIRREL WAS STRESSED BECAUSE HE SPENT SO MUCH TIME – – –
OLBUNAIMOT = OUT ON A LIMB
Happy Monday, Jumble friends! This was definitely not the cartoon that I wanted to see this morning. I spent a solid hour yesterday fixing my bird feeder after a phalanx of squirrels managed to rip it off its hanger. It broke into several pieces but it wasn’t nothing some well-placed wood screws and glue couldn’t fix. I even hung it back up with heavier gauge wire for an added layer of protection. Let’s see those varmints try and take it down now!
Would you believe that WOULD is a brand new clue word? I scoured the internet for close to half an hour but couldn’t find it anywhere. The other three have all definitely been used in the past. APIECE took a few extra seconds because I wanted to make sure all of the vowels were in their correct spots. For that reason alone it’ll be my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. It was also our oldest repeat with a date of 3/16/17 while BLUNT clocks in as the most recent with a freshness date of 12/18/18.
Before we jump over to the cartoon, let’s take a quick peek at the hardest clue words from last week as voted on by YOU! The words are in order from Monday to Sunday and I omitted the “none of the above” option when it was the top pick:
In today’s cartoon, we see a therapy session taking place. The seated squirrel on the left appears to be female as indicated by the swirl of hair on her head. She has her pen and paper ready to scribble down some notes based upon what she’s hearing from the stressed out rodent. His reflections indicate that he’s done with heights as it’s causing him too much stress. The funny thing is that this therapy session is taking place inside a tree that looks pretty high up based upon the tree limb we see just outside the door! But I’m glad to see that he decided to get some help for his mental condition rather than calling it quits and playing in the roadway. Best of luck sorting it out, pal!
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters. It was a quick finish after noticing the L&B together in the layout. LIMB came instantly to mind leaving OUT ON A to come naturally. Have a great start to your week and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!