Jumble (Almost) Spoiler – 03/01/12

English: This is an image of a two-dimensional...

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Visual Description:  Math student, staying after class, to get extra help.

GAOCN  =  CONGA,  VRAAL  =  LARVA,  NRHUCC  =  CRUNCH,  SIBEED  =  BESIDE   —   Giving us:  CNGALRVRUNEIE

Clue/Question:  She was struggling in Geometry class because there was a . . .

Answer:  ——–  —– (Yes!  “LEARNING CURVE”  is correct!)

(I’ll announce the winner tomorrow AM.  Thanks for playing along, everyone!)   —   YUR


The sum of the angles of a triangle on a surfa...

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(C’mon, people!  It’s a 13 letter answer, with a superlative answer letter layout!  You didn’t think that I was just going to GIVE it to you, did you?  No way.  This one is worth a little tease.  I think it’s time for another Uncle Rave’s Wiseguy of the Day contest!  But, just being the first to send in the correct answer leaves me just a little cold.  How about, besides the correct answer, you add some kind of relevant wiseguy remark!  It could be about today’s Answer, something about the cartoon, or . . . some kind of shot at yer dear old uncle!  If I’da used these rules last month then that Tex-turd character might have been the winner, for saying that I was just *fishing for the answer*.  LOL!  This should be fun.  Just try to keep things fairly clean.  I don’t want to have to edit, or reject, a comment because someone decides to go off on me!

03/02/12:  The Uncle Rave’s Wiseguy of the Day winner is Rick, with:  “Come on Unc …The answer is akin to teaching baseball hitting. You have to learn to hit the curves.”

Anyhow, I thought there were some hits and misses with today’s clue word jumbling.  I think both “crunch” and “beside” could have been better jumbled, but especially beside.  I thought the five letter words were jumbled very nicely.  The two newest additions to the ralis95 clue word database are “crunch” and “conga”.  Purists are always going to complain, but conga has long been part of the English lexicon. 

English: Conga עברית: תוף קונגה

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The guys gave us a couple of clues to the answer, one being written, the other illustrated.  Personally, I bailed on math after struggling with Algebra.  However, I’m just enough of a wiseguy to know what they were hinting at.  I’m betting that many/most of you have one form, or another, of the requisite wisdom to solve today’s equation.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8v6cZ21vlc


23 Responses to “Jumble (Almost) Spoiler – 03/01/12”


  1. 1 Greg Raymond March 1, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Learning curve. Always better than a straight line.

  2. 2 Anonymous March 1, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    WE will learn to live with the curve that you throw about the math jumble.

    Thanks

    JT

  3. 3 Anonymous March 1, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    LEARNING CURVE

  4. 4 ralis95 March 1, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    YUR:

    The obvious answer is LEARNING CURVE, but it turns out that LARVA, already in the database, is going to have to be moved to the duplicate section – because the letters VRAAL also produce the dictionary word ARVAL which is defined as: A Funeral Feast. (You did ask for wiseguy responses, now didn’t you?)

  5. 5 Liz M. March 1, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Learning curve. Someone just posted a quote on Facebook, “the nicest curve on a woman’s body is her smile”

  6. 6 Anonymous March 1, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Learning curve no comment cause I’m a lady. HEH

  7. 7 Mac March 1, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    The answer is: “Learning Curve

  8. 8 Anonymous March 1, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Because there was a “learning curve.”

    I had to approach this one from various different “angles” before I found the “right angle” that helped me solve the problem.

  9. 9 Nepo March 1, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    the answer is= learning curve

  10. 10 Nepo March 1, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    the answer is = learning curve

  11. 11 Carol March 1, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    The learning curve of geometry is learning curves so the answer is learning curve

  12. 12 Rick March 1, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Come on Unc …The answer is akin to teaching baseball hitting. You have to learn to hit the curves.

  13. 13 Anonymous March 1, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    The jumble audience may learn something with the YUR curve that
    he pitches. Maybe not.

    JT

  14. 14 ED March 1, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    I experienced a “LEARNING CURVE” with this Jumble

  15. 15 Jumbler in Colorado March 1, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    I really struggled with this one. I usually get it on my first cup of coffee. I got stuck on the inclusion of the letter A N G L E, but I should have remembered that parabolas are curves, not angles. Guess I learned something today!

  16. 16 unclerave March 2, 2012 at 8:32 am

    ralis95,

    You best be joking about this, boy! I’m seeing ARVAL also as ARVALS, and it didn’t seem to have anything to do with being plural. Leave my LARVA alone!

    — YUR

  17. 17 unclerave March 2, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Liz M.,

    I once knew this attractive girl, named Patty S. She always had this puss on her, though! We nicknamed her “Happy Days”, just like some would call a fat guy “Slim”. We were never close, or anything, but I always think of her whenever I hear the song “Lullaby” by Shawn Mullins.

    Just about everybody looks better when they smile!

    — YUR

  18. 18 unclerave March 2, 2012 at 9:02 am

    These are the top 5 – in no particular order – Wiseguy responses from the peanut gallery:

    “WE will learn to live with the curve that you throw about the math jumble.”

    “I had to approach this one from various different “angles” before I found the “right angle” that helped me solve the problem.”

    “Come on Unc …The answer is akin to teaching baseball hitting. You have to learn to hit the curves.”

    “The jumble audience may learn something with the YUR curve that
    he pitches. Maybe not.”

    “The learning curve of geometry is learning curves so the answer is learning curve.”

    And the winner is . . . Rick, with “Come on Unc …The answer is akin to teaching baseball hitting. You have to learn to hit the curves.” Hey! I’m a sucker for baseball analogies!

    Big THANKS to all who took the time and effort to comment/play along!

    — YUR

  19. 19 jknurek March 2, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I wouldn’t have gotten CONGA or LARVA anytime soon. I was scratching my head on those. That Jumble starred Mrs. Stoner, my daughter’s (also starring in the cartoon) favorite teacher. My daughter is going into 10th grade math next year because of Mrs. Stoner and she’s only going into the 8th grade.

  20. 20 ralis95 March 2, 2012 at 11:38 am

    ARVAL, n. A funeral feast – from the 1913 Merriam Webster Dictionary. I know it’s a stretch, but the purist in me says it’s a word, so it gets added – and the letters AALRV get moved to the duplicate pile. Tough call, bro, but that’s the way it is!

  21. 21 unclerave March 2, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    @ Jeff,

    Very nice. My daughter excels at math, as well. She’s now studying to become a math teacher herself!

    @ ralis954,

    Alvar is also *out there*, bro. Defined as: “a holy person of the Vaishnava sect.” Good luck convincing Mr. Hoyt in dropping it!

    — YUR

  22. 22 ralis95 March 3, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    YUR:

    You may be right about not including unused and out-of-date words in a kept-current database. As for convincing Hoyt of anything – well, that’s not my job or intent.

  23. 23 unclerave March 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Defining “common” or “ordinary” words can sometimes be a tough call, ralis95. I think we need to maintain a certain amount of flexibility. Hoyt is going to be Hoyt. I don’t think he pays much attention to my advice. But, that doesn’t stop me from giving it!

    — YUR


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