Jumble Answers for 04/01/2021








24 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 04/01/2021

  1. Happy Thursday everyone! Unlike yesterday, there weren’t any new clue words to report this morning. Although all of solved words returned as having been previously used, three of the anagrams came back as new. DIMMUE was the oddball of the pack and was previously used in both 2013 and 2016. None of the offerings stumped me in the least, and all of the answers surprisingly came into view upon first glance. It is indeed Thursday — but I wasn’t complaining!

    Today’s cartoon is one that most of us can relate to. It’s the end of the month, the bills are due and there’s not enough money to go around. It looks like this couple has three different credit card balances they’re currently trying to pay off. The cards, and the amounts they’ve chosen to pay, from top to bottom were: Debt Master for $260, I.O.U. Card at $85 and Spender’s Club for $125. That’s a total of $470 for the month. In 2021, the average American family has a total of $6,270 in credit card debt. Assuming they’re able to pay the same amount every month, it looks like they’ll be free and clear from credit card debt in about 13 months. I wish them all the best!

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of 12 letters. The vowel and consonant counts were evenly split at six. Upon reading the cartoon sentence, my original answer was IN NO TIME AT ALL. With TIME removed from the layout, ALL came next and the rest of the solution was a piece of cake. Have a terrific Thursday, and keep Jumbling!

  2. FAUNA = Last used on 08/25/10 as UNAFA
    IMPEL = Last used on 12/21/20 as PLIME
    MEDIUM = Last used on 05/03/19 as MMIDUE
    LOATHE = Last used on 08/20/15 as TALEHO

    DIMMUE = Used on 03/23/16, 04/26/13

  3. While the anagrams were easy I found the puzzle solution a little tougher. I got it after a while so today was a good day!
    I was quite happy with today’s J.
    I hope Kimberly comes back in soon…..

    • Aww! That was nice of you to say! I had a big April Fool’s on me today, as I did not come up with the final solution! My big excuse is that I was dyeing Easter Eggs! 🐰🐣…. 😉😉

  4. Good Morning, Everyone. 💳 WHEN YOU DUE THE THING YOU DUE….💳

    💳 I LOATHE the thought of late payments, they’re just not in my realm,
    There’s something in my DNA, sometimes it overwhelms…
    There is a force that does IMPEL me to pay bills quite early,
    I just don’t deal with late payments…and all it’s hourly-burly…
    This couple that we see today, look for the happy MEDIUM,
    With Credit Scores and Interest Rates…although it may be tedium
    The flora, FAUNA-cut and dry…they’re looking for sublime,
    As long as they don’t deviate…they’re good ALL IN DUE TIME! 💳

    Have a good day, Everyone. Be well, and stay safe out there…💳🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. 🐕 Not being very fond of FAUNA, he started to LOATHE the stray animals his wife kept bringing home, and he feared that if he couldn’t find a happy MEDIUM with her ALL IN DUE TIME, it might IMPEL him to leave…🐈

    👕 So searching for some special shirts, in MEDIUM the size,
    She wasn’t having too much luck, and this to her surprise…
    Soon coming a Safari-themed weekend in which to go,
    So FAUNA was the pattern that she searched for high and low…
    She LOATHE most stuff she came across, and wondered the IMPEL,
    To create fashion hideous…did these things really sell?
    She never thought she’d get such grief…this seems an upward climb
    The weekend’s close, and she’s hoping for clothes…ALL IN DUE TIME! 👕

  6. None of the anagrams were easy, with Loathe taking the longest. My first thought for the answer was something like – and your payments will go down. I noticed Time but had to write down possible two and three-letter words to get the rest. Either And or All seemed to work for the first word, and once I found Due, it all came together. Wishing all a good day.

    • ALL IN DUE COURSE would also have worked, and probably would have been a heck of a lot easier too.

      Congrats on the successful solve, Caroline! 🙂

      • Thanks, Mike. Course would have been good too. I think the time element could have been brought out a little more.

        • I agree — “March Bills” was kind of subtle. But overall, it was a great challenge for late in the week.

        • Hi Caroline. Good Morning. I just replied to Mike. I felt that the words in the question…”Not being LATE with payments”…that are DUE, does reference the TIME element. Being sure to pay in TIME…🤷🏻‍♀️ It’ll be interesting to see how others look at it. And whether or not David gets CREDIT for another clever solve! 😉 Have a good day, Caroline. Stay safe …and dry! It’s pouring again! ☔️💦🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Hi Mike. While “in due course” is a pretty commonly used phrase, I think with David going for the reference to “late payments” ie: overDUE…the solve stresses bills being paid “on TIME”. https://tinyurl.com/tsk4cp9z Plus he usually saves the “course” comments for his golf puzzles! 😉 Have a good one…Be well and stay safe out there…💳🙋🏻‍♀️

        • Of course they were referencing late payments. I was just letting Caroline know about another solution I came up with.

          • …And of course it’s DUEable..😉 I wasn’t saying otherwise. Sorry if it came across wrong. My meaning was just that that the solve does “add up” perfectly as is…And since it’s April 1st…all those March payments that did accrue? It’s “DUE” TIME! 😂🙋🏻‍♀️

  7. Good morning. I got Fauna after awhile but to be honest I checked for the spelling and what the heck it meant. You’d think living this long you would have seen or remembered the word. Not in my case. The cartoon answer was a total failure. I’ll blame it on not having breakfast yet. Maybe not having that first cup of coffee was my downfall. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • FAUNA is rather obscure so I’m glad you solved it, Paul! Maybe it’d help if I link the words to their respective entries in the dictionary so they’re easier to verify…..

    • Usually the only place I ever see the word is in the phrase “Flora and Fauna.”

  8. This combination of rather common letters is rich in anagrams. That made this one tough to solve, but I got it once I got the DUE part. There are two interesting alternative solutions, namely ALL IN DUE ITEM (which may be a particular bill they have to pay) and ALL IT DUE MINE. For some people, everything that’s due is MINE, all MINE. That is, UNTIL EMAILED. People like this can be found at dentist’s offices, in the DENTAL MILIEU, and these people with high credit ratings are a MAUDLIN ELITE; they seem to live in a DUAL TIMELINE and go to parties where there is UNLIMITED ALE.

    • “Rich in anagrams” indeed!! I had to laugh thinking that people trapped in the DENTAL MILIEU would welcome the UNLIMITED ALE. 🍺

  9. I transposed the a and u in fauna but once I corrected that error I was able to figure out the cartoon answer. Wishing all of you a good Thursday.

  10. Hi all – LOATHE took an extra look, and MEDIUM took a couple, after seeing IMMUNE and trying ED endings. I figured TIME was in the answer and would have had to use the letters, except that I noticed ‘payments’, realized that they were DUE, and that gave it away.

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “A MEDIUM strength application of repellant will IMPEL the invasive FAUNA to LOATHE the area ALL IN DUE TIME.”

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