SYEZT = ZESTY
ROSYR = SORRY
QKWUSA = SQUAWK
SARPOT = PASTOR
FOR JAMES BOND, STEALING PLANS FOR THE SECRET WEAPON WAS – – –
ESYSYSAPA = EASY AS “SPY”
Happy Tuesday, Jumble players! All of the clue words in today’s puzzle were recycled favorites. After working my way through the five letter anagrams, I found that ZESTY was used in gameplay a mere eight days ago while SORRY is the exact same anagram as the last time we saw it on 9/18/17. PASTOR took me the longest to decipher making it my pick for the most difficult anagram of the day. It was also the oldest clue word of the group with its last use on 2/27/16.
If you enjoy James Bond movies then today’s cartoon panel was a visual feast for your eyeballs. Not being a fan of the franchise left me struggling a bit with the names and faces that we see, so feel free to fill in the blanks in the comments section below.
The setting is an outdoor café where we encounter a cast of different characters from the films. Front and center is the man himself, British Secret Service agent James Bond, having a chat with a close ally. Our cartoon sentence informs us that Bond has recently stolen some plans for a weapon while his dialogue reveals that he’s delivering them in a most peculiar way. Upon hearing that Bond has stuffed the pastry with the secret plans, we can see the surprise look on the mans face as he stops eating and takes a glance inside.
Two of the three characters in the background were easily identifiable as Bond villains. We see Oddjob peeking around the corner of the building and he’s wearing his steel-brimmed bowler hat. Seated directly behind Bond is Ernst Stavro Blofeld and he’s stroking his white persian cat. The woman in the rear had me perplexed but I’m sure someone will let us know what this baddies name is.
The anagram for the final solution was 9-letters in length. The layout wasn’t overly cryptic with EASY almost completely spelled out for us in the front. Crossing out the letters brought AS into view leaving SPY for the funny finish.
Will we see a Halloween themed cartoon for tomorrow’s game? The holiday cartoons are always a treat so hopefully Jeff won’t play a trick on us. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you then!