Jumble Answers for 04/21/2021








33 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 04/21/2021

  1. Happy Wednesday everyone. I hope those quotation marks didn’t drive you nutty this morning! Sometimes they can be quite challenging, but the visual clue of the squirrel “BRIDE” in the cartoon was the icing on the cake for me. Another big clue that I didn’t initially pick up on was how she remarked that she didn’t sleep well. With BRIDE removed from the equation, EYED took little effort to see. If only all our puzzles with quotes could be this easy!

    There weren’t any new clue words in our hump day offering. Three of the scrambles were though. PLEEO was the only one we’ve definitely encountered before. I was able to find it in nine different puzzles — from 2020 all the way to 1967! RYENLA nearly stumped me until I noticed the -LY suffix in the layout. Since it’s the only one that didn’t pop out at me, I’ll go ahead and make it my pick for today’s hardest anagram.

    I particularly enjoyed the way Jumble Jeff used perspective to make the squirrels in the cartoon appear much larger than they actually are. Adult squirrels are usually only 15 to 20 inches in length, so having them appear larger was definitely a must. I also learned that their tails can add anywhere from six to nine and a half inches to their overall length. The reason they’re so long is that it helps them maintain balance as they climb and jump from tree to tree. My favorite detail for today was the “updo” hairstyle of the bridesmaid. I thought it was quite an imaginative touch. Hey, there’s no engagement ring on the finger of the bride-to-be! Maybe squirrels do things just a little bit differently……

    The final solve was an anagram consisting of nine letters. Four of them were vowels and five were consonants. “BRIDE”-EYED has been used before, but since it was back in May of 1984 I highly doubt anyone would remember it. As I mentioned before, the visual clues made the final solve a breeze. We’ll see what tomorrow brings when it gets here. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and keep Jumbling!

  2. ELOPE = Last used on 01/22/21 as PLOEE
    BRAND = Last used on 11/23/20 as NABDR
    NEARLY = Last used on 02/27/21 as LARNYE
    FRIGID = Last used on 11/13/19 as RIDFIG
    “BRIDE-EYED” = Last used on 05/21/84 as DYBDEEREI

    PLEEO = Used on 05/29/20, 10/07/14, 11/01/07, 11/22/00, 01/16/90, 01/05/85, 08/22/79, 05/23/74, 05/25/67

  3. Actually I found the solution to this J harder than most in the last week, but I still found it fast.
    The anagrams were easy for me, I want to elope with a frigid nearly famous brand.
    Since tomorrow is hump day we may see an escalation in difficulty. Time will tell…

  4. Good Morning, Everyone. I hope this finds you well…🐿

    🐿 Like the lovebirds on the arbor, she loved love and it was grand,
    She’d not ELOPE, she bought a gown, this simple lace-trimmed BRAND
    It’s NEARLY time to “tie the nut”…no FRIGID feet has she,
    Excitement’s in the air…it’s all the buzz up in that tree
    We see the happy blushing one, no bushy tail to hide…
    She couldn’t sleep…she’s all agog…she’s definitely “BRIDE”-EYED! 🐿

    And with her 4 and 5 toed feet, she’s a marriage made in heaven for our Jumble artist! We can see that her shoes fit to a T…and she’s ready to arch right down that aisle! 🐿🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Hi Kim, Good Morning. In the past we’ve joked about how all figures in cartoons are drawn with only 4 fingers and toes. We noticed it once, and Jeff explained the reason behind it to us. So I just found it amusing thinking that with Squirrels having 4 toes in front, and 5 in back, inside those little pointed-toed, high-heeled shoes, there’s probably only 4 toes! 😉🐿🙋🏻‍♀️

        • 😂😂 Too Funny, Angela! Either way we look at it, poor little thing is gonna have some “Squirrely Blisters” at the end of the day!! And, as always, thanks for the cute poems! Take care!

          • IKR? I think we were NUTS to cram our feet into those really pointy things! Such a BOAR! One can’t help CRITTERcizing! SOW I’m sure that she discarded them for some flip-flops soon enough…And the poems..my pleasure. Thank you..🐿🙋🏻‍♀️

            • You got that right, Sister! 😆 I only cram my “feets” into those things on special occasions, now! Otherwise, I’m in sneakers or in hiking boots, depending on if I’m taking my doggie for a 2 mile walk or walking with my husband on a 2+ mile hike! 😂

              • LOL! Closets full of shoes…too bad they only serve a SOLE purpose! 👠🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♂️ Just as they were NEARLY done with the wedding arrangements, something ridiculous about the BRAND of Scotch being served arose, and as they stared BRIGHT EYED at the email, then and there, on that FRIGID day, they decided to just ELOPE…🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♀️

    👰🏻‍♀️ His sister wanted to ELOPE…she’d always “worn the BRAND”,
    Of one who beat her own drum, and he couldn’t understand…
    So on this dark and FRIGID night he tried to talk some sense,
    Into her for their Mother’s sake…but she wouldn’t relent…
    And after hours had gone by…and him NEARLY ‘turnt blue,
    He gave up and he went back home…upset at what she’d do…
    But later she would contact him, and say, “I’ll be a bride…
    Just make sure that you have my back…and be there all BRIGHT EYED”! 👰🏻‍♀️

  6. Pretty fast solve this morning (after anagrams solved)…will give myself half-credit for figuring out “EYED” before solving anagrams, but couldn’t figure out the word in quotes. I was led off-track and thought it had to do with the bushy tail clue. Anagrams posed no problems.

  7. Took me longer than I liked to figure out NEARLY. Guess I wasn’t Bride-Eyed and Bushy Tailed this Frigid morning! Only received 2” of snow, out of the 5” predicted! So we are good! Have a wonderful day!

    • It sounds like you lucked out, Kim! If it were me, I’d let the sun take care of the mess. I’m sure you’ve done your fair share of shoveling this winter. Stay warm! 🙂

      • Gosh! You got that right, Mikey! I’ve shoveled our driveway, sidewalks, back patio and a path back to the woods for a doggie “area”, quite enough this season! I was thinking of Angela and I, talking of shoes, today, which led me to my hiking boots! Realizing you said you are from NH, and we have been through there so many times, and have climbed (on foot) Mt. Washington a few times, made me remember the Old Man Of the Mountain! And hiking Franconia Notch! That was a very sad day for me, to hear of the Old Man crumbling down. I know it’s been years, but just thought of it today, again. Now, all that remains are places to stand for your height, to be able to look at the iron markings and visualize him, only in memory. We were always treated very kindly by NH folks! Love your State!

        • It’s funny you mentioned the OMOTM. I was in a thrift store this afternoon, and I saw a framed photo of him for only $6. I would have bought it, but I’ve run out of wall space.

          I’ve never visited PA. My son is obsessed with Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty, and I’ve been toying with the idea of bringing him to the factory in Norristown during summer vacation. It’s a 5 1/2 hour drive, but he’s old enough that he might actually enjoy it.

          Wishing you a pleasant evening, and GL with the J tomorrow. 🙂

          • I get my “Old man of the mountain” fix from the New Hampshire state quarter, which is my second-favorite (after Vermont’s).

            • Do you have the complete collection of state quarters, Steve? I never collected them, but I do check to see which ones I get in my change. I remember getting the American Samoa fruit bats one from Dunkin Donuts a couple of days ago.

              • I collected all the state ones, but I lost interest when they started doing other territories, monuments etc. I asked my brother if he’d seen the Rhode Island quarter when it came out, and he said “Yeah, it’s a nickle.” 😂

  8. I Nearly had a fit laughing at find Elope and Frigid in this Brand new wedding puzzle. Bride-Eyed was frosting on the cake. Partied too much last night and work will be a chore but sun coming out on the Great Plains.

  9. Good morning. Another trip finished at Atlantic City with a loss but with great family with me I still had a good time. We took a trip to Cape May N.J. To a zoo that was free and to my surprise it was huge and kept extremely well. The animals were not in cages but close to their environment. It was an enjoyable visit. I thought that someone would be looking to get a donation as you leave but there wasn’t anybody. I’ll have to go on line and see how you can make a donation because they deserve it. As for today’s jumble it felt like a Monday to me. Both parts were a breeze. Until tomorrow stay well and stay safe.

    • That’s very thoughtful of you to do, Paul! I’m sure they’ll appreciate it very much.

      I’m sorry to hear this trip wasn’t as profitable as you had hoped. If everyone was a winner, the casinos wouldn’t be able to stay in business. I’m sure they thank you for your donation though!

      Enjoy your Wednesday!

  10. Anagrams were a snap,and w the B and other letters available for the cartoon solution,bride was a given,quickly followed by the complete ,”bride eyed ” solution. We had almost 3 in. of Snow ,yesterday,but it melted by mid afternoon.That’s Spring(?) in Illinois.

  11. Clever puzzle this morning. The bushy tail clue led nicely to “Bride Eyed”. It’s been a good week so far. Have a fun day all.

  12. Hi all – No problem with the words, but the only thing I could think of for the answer would be something to do with “rodent.” Even after seeing BRIDE in the letters, it took a minute to realize the pun was a reference to “bright-eyed and bushy tailed.”

    Good wishes to everyone.

    “The church was so FRIGID they NEARLY froze during the wedding rehearsal, so they decided on a BRAND new plan to just ELOPE instead.”

    Here’s a fun musical note I read about the A’s doubleheader last night at The Coliseum:
    “The nightcap featured a delay of nearly 25 minutes because of a light bank in left field that lost power. Luzardo stayed loose under the (limited) lights and the ballpark DJ played Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence” and Journey’s “When the Lights Go Down in the City.” Only part of the light bank eventually came back on.”

    • My wife and I have been feeding squirrels for about 30 years, and have many experiences with squirrels. As it relates to some people talking about the squirrels feet and shoes, this is my story. It was getting late in the day, and I was splitting wood in my back yard with many pieces scattered around the yard. I heard a rustling in the leaves and couldn’t figure out what it was. It must have been an injured squirrel, but it was moving in a strange manner. It was moving in a “circle”. One of its legs or feet must have been injuried and it could only move by walking in a “circle”. It was a circle of about 6 to 8 feet. It didn’t try to run away as I attempted to get closer, but kept moving like this for about an hour or so, until it eventually was able to reach a wooded area away from the yard. The next day I checked all around the area and could find no signs of the squirrel – dead or alive. It was either able to find a safe place, or a predator got to it.

      • Interesting story, Ray. It must have been a recent injury if it was trying to make its way back into the woods. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

      • Oh No! He’s going to be ok! He just found a nice place to rest and recuperate! You’ll see him again! I’m sure He’ll be back! They are very resilient little guys! ❤️

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