Jumble Answers for 01/30/2018








Good morning everyone, and happy Tuesday! All of the clue words were instantly visible today and caused me no problems whatsoever. I did hesitate on CALMLY, but using -LY as the suffix brought the solution into view. With all of the anagrams solved, the only interesting fact that I noticed was that the solutions were listed in descending alphabetical order. We haven’t seen that in awhile!

Moving along to the cartoon, the setting is instantly recognizable as a classroom. The teacher is standing in the background next to her dry-erase board and holding up a paper. Four students are seated at their desks with the two boys having a private conversation amongst themselves.

Reading the dialogue and sentence, we learn that the teacher has just returned some graded tests to the students and she wasn’t thrilled with the results. It’s difficult to see, but the student on the far right has a C- on his paper and he’s concerned that his parents are going to be upset. A C- is defined as 70-72% correct and is a passing grade, but just barely. The fact that the boy is concerned about what his parents will think proves that he is growing up and becoming more responsible.

The letter layout for the surprise answer was 9-letters long and would be one word once solved. I saw MATH immediately leaving AFTER to be figured out after a few quick self-jumbles. I think I definitely deserved an A for my effort!

Just a quick note to let you all know that I have a “I ❤️ Jumble” coffee mug giveaway going on right now. To enter, simply respond to the post that’s at the top of the website for a chance to win this nifty prize! One entry per person please. 🙂

Have a terrific Tuesday and I’ll see you tomorrow!

26 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 01/30/2018

  1. The FAMOUS bestselling author accepted the literary HONOR and CALMLY ignored the PETTY remarks of several critics.
    Haven’t read other remarks or posts yet. I may have left this reply twice. Sorry about that. I entered my name in the drawing and left my sentence there.
    Later everyone.

    • As a former math teacher,we had a math dept bowling team in the faculty bowling league and ironically ,the name of our team was today’s jumble solution,”aftermath”.

  2. 🎶Feeling like I ought to sleep…Spinning room is sinking deep. Searching for something to say…Waiting for the break of day…25 or 6 to 4, 25 or 6 to 4🎶

    🔢 🔢 The kids out there that just can’t grasp the basics of most Math
    May deal with angst in teenage years until they change their path.
    A lot of FAMOUS people grit their teeth and saw it through
    Although I’m sure that dealing CALMLY’s not what they did do.
    Not striving for the HONOR roll but hoping just to pass
    A lot of kids still found themselves at odds in their Math class…
    We see one of these stressed out kids who didn’t do too well
    He’s worried what tonight will bring when his parents he’ll tell
    He’s got a friend who understands, he’s not judging or PETTY
    Let’s hope he’ll boost our boys morale and help him to get ready…
    To face parents that hopefully, won’t crush him with their wrath…
    And see instead Success does loom…Yes life’s good…AFTERMATH! 🔢🔢

    Ok, so let’s C…minus. THREE days ago, the Jumble Guys TESTED us with NUMBERS. That puzzle dealt with the DIVISION between SEVEN and NINE if you recall. And EVEN though we PASSED that ONE with flying colors…today we’re C-ing some FAILURE…Hmm. Ok. Ready Class? Begin…Our words, ✔️✔️✔️✔️. Nothing new to ADD. Except for Calmly, that may have at FIRST looked like Clammy, we shouldn’t be at ODDS with any of them. RIGHT? Right…So, our Cartoon. ONCE again, Jeff PLACES us in a Classroom. Today, we see Freshman Algebra students, and by the EXPRESSIONS on the FACEs we can see, not everyONE is having a good day. Mrs. DEE GREES has stated that not everyone did well. POLLY NOMIAL looks pleased. We can tell she did well. AL GEBRA, the caring friend, looks concerned. But Conrad Stant, he’s our boy with the PROBLEM. CON STANT…just isn’t. He just can’t get it RIGHT, and he’s worried about being LEFT behind. No matter how hard he studies, we C that he still can’t make the GRADE. Who knows what FACTORS may be involved. PROBLEMS with an X perhaps? He’s still wondering Y they broke up? Who knows…Bottom LINE, the poor kid feels like he’s living in a PARALLEL universe…He’s studying and still FAILing. He’s hoping his parents won’t be irRATIONAL. He’s worried about the… AFTERMATH! Pencils down, Kids…TIMES up, SOLVEd! Good one, Dave! We can always COUNT on you! Ok, the eye candy. Hmm. What do we C in Jeff’s GRAPHic? I think it’ll be CON STANT’s SIDEburns. Would a kid this young have them cut at such an ANGLE? PI just don’t know…So, There you have it Folks, Done!
    Have a great day, Everyone! And remember…Conquering MATH Class alone doesn’t always EQUAL success in life…and SUM of us are living PROOF! 🔢🙋🏻

  3. Good morning. Mike,as my friend “Wimpy” would say. I’ll gladly give you an A for one in return. Of course he’s only thinking of food but you get the picture. Speaking of that,I look but really,really not look. I usually miss the details that you point out so well. Thank you for that. Earl,we have another master piece floating around in space with no name Oh,the humanity. Great job as well as Angela of course. Like Mike I paused on calmly. On the carton I first had father but bummed out with the remaining letters. Next was math and then I filled in the rest. Another fun morning. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Good Morning, Paul. And thank you. And I rate you A+ as always!
      You do know you picked the perfect day, right? As J. Wellington Wimpy so aptly put it, it’s Tuesday! Time to pay up! Tell you what, Brooklyn…Next time I come in, Burgers on me…How’s Roll N Roaster sound? 🍔🙋🏻

    • Hi, Paul! I follow what you were trying to say. 🙂

      It’s funny that you mentioned FATHER because I saw it as well. My write-up was already too long so I decided to scrap it. Moderation is key!

      Have a great day, and see you tomorrow! 😎👍🏻

  4. Great posts Mike and Angela—especially liked your use of first names in the puns, very original.
    Matt(ematics) and Cal Clueless also came to mind but my anathema with Math leads me to draw a full stop to this.

    • Thank you, Earl. And you must know you were sitting RIGHT here with me this morning, as I wrote…Your sentence ADDed a smile to a dreary snowy day. . These TWO names are great! I’m loving them. Especially the Clueless one…too funny and so on point! I’m stealing them for use with my Round Table. How’s Stewart Theorem? Or Del Operator? There’s a MATTitude of possibilities! And of COURSE, there’s ONE of my favorites, Sweet ADDeline, but I can’t think of a last name…Wishing you a good ONE Sir! 1️⃣2️⃣3️⃣🙋🏻

  5. Blind solve and quick work on the words. Have also been doing the daily calendar puzzles when I get to the office each morning. A couple of those have stumped me!

  6. Hi all – i discarded TYPED to get PETTY and CLAMMY to get CALMLY. Couldn’t guess what the answer was (although EQUATIONS fit the length) until I wrote out the letters.

  7. Hi, all! Thanks, Mike, for another powerful and all-inclusive description of the cartoon and your solve. You definitely receive an A+ from me!
    Feel free to erase my comments from the other site.

    I had Jerry read the cartoon sentence to me without my seeing it. I didn’t get it, but I filled my head so full of MATH words that I knew it immediately AFTER reading the dialog. No trouble with the 4 clue words.

    Question: What FAMOUS man CALMLY & kindly accepted the PETTY HONOR from a little girl saying he looked better with a beard?
    Answer: Abraham Lincoln

    Steve, thanks for saying my anatomy comment made you LOL, and thanks for wishing me good luck with my letter. I’m off to the post office to mail it and to take a hungry granddaughter to lunch. (I wrote these comments at noon while it was saying Comments Closed.)

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