Visual Description: Demanding Math class!
DUEGN = NUDGE, NERDT = TREND, NINBUO = BUNION, MUURQO = QUORUM — Giving us: NDETREBUOUM
Clue/Question: The teacher was happy that those who did poorly on the math test were – – –
(Hey! When I was a kid, there were some math classes where I’d have been ecstatic to get a C. Once upon a time a C stood for average. And, a D was certainly not great, but at least it was passing. I guess in today’s paradigm As and Bs are expected, and Cs are considered doing “poorly”. My daughter gives out plenty of Ds and Fs. She doesn’t coddle her students, like a lot of today’s teachers. She’s a bit of a throwback that way.
None of today’s clue words were new, but there were some we haven’t seen in quite a while, like “quorum” and “bunion”. Three of the jumbles were new, but we’ve seen “nerdt” before. The answer letter layout was another dandy of a jumble! I was a little slow on the uptake, and was looking for UNDER something, or something UNDER, for a minute or two. Then the cartoon and clue/question finally sunk in, and I realized it had to be OUTNUMBERED. Great cartoon and great Jumble. So far, Monday’s looks to be the toughest of the week. Be well and do good, friends.) — YUR