Jumble Answers for 10/30/2018









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 cafΓ© 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!

23 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 10/30/2018

  1. 🎢SPY, SPY, Baby. SPY Baby, SPY Baby…Welcome back home. Now he told you, that he loved you much more than I…But he left you and you don’t…you just don’t know why…And when you don’t know what to do, you come running and …SPY, SPY Baby, SPY Baby, SPY Baby…Welcome back home…🎢 (With a nod, a wink, and an apology to) Garnett Mimms – “Cry, Baby” 1963

    🍸The women all ZESTY, the men debonair..
    A fan of James Bond? I never did care…
    I won’t say I’m SORRY, no SQUAWK should one make,
    Just never could manage to get past the fake.
    I’m not much for spying, my PASTOR would know,
    I’m honest and most likely feelings would show…
    The running and hiding I just couldn’t swing,
    (Although I play poker, and stern face I bring)
    So James Bond to me, despite what you’ve heard..
    Just boils right down to “Shaken, not stirred…”
    There’s no time to ponder the “Who, What, Where, Why”
    Just pass the Martini, I’m EASY AS “SPY”! 🍸

    Words, solution, all EASY AS “SPY”! Great pun, David! I exSPECTRE nothing less! In a huge rush, so…RIGHT to the EYE candy…Jeff’s offered up a plethora of wonders here today, but I’m way too behind schedule. So, I’m just zeroing in on the evil, megalomaniac, foster-brother of BOND, ERNST STAVRO BLOFELD, sitting there with his trademark Gray Nehru jacket, his scarred, blinded right EYE, and his signature, nameless White Persian Cat. The colors are right! A REEL “View to THRILL”! PURRfect, Jeff! You definitely have that “GOLDEN EYE”! So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! Gotta run..I’m IAN Rush! πŸΈπŸ™‹πŸ»


  2. Hi Everyone –
    Agreed, Mike, PASTOR was by far the toughest for me.
    I saw a few Bond movies many years ago but didn’t recognize anything in the cartoon. So thanks for the info, Mike and Angela.

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    • We saw CLERGY yesterday so I’m sensing a theme with David’s word choices! I’m sure there’s a Bond fan out there that will fill us in on the rest. Have a great day, Caroline!

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    • Hi Caroline. Good Morning. How’re you doing? Just seeing this. You’re very welcome, although I don’t really know much about the movies either. I’m not even sure I’ve ever seen any, and if so, it’s been years, as you’ve said. But I’m sure someone’s BOND to know more about them than us! πŸ˜‰ Hope you’re enjoying your day! πŸΈπŸ™‹πŸ»


      • Doing well, thanks, Angela. Hope you are doing the same.
        I was just in Manhattan and Brooklyn! for a family event.


        • You’re welcome Caroline, glad to hear it. I’m doing well also, thanks for asking. So you were down here? How wonderful! I’m trying to remember..Was Saturday that terrible weather day? Did it ruin any plans? In what part of Brooklyn were you? And did you get to visit Broadway? See any shows? πŸ™‹πŸ»


      • Hi Angela –
        We didn’t have time for sightseeing, though I did see a rat and – from afar – the awesome building at the 9/11 site. We were in Brooklyn Heights.


      • Just adding, Angela – The weather did influence us to not go very far Saturday, but it didn’t spoil any plans.


        • EEEKKK!! The vermin! I’m hoping that was from afar also. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a rat, “in person”…mice yes, but not sure about a rat. Although what I used to see at times running around the tracks as I stood on the platform waiting for a train must have been rats. They weren’t that small..πŸ™„.And every time they show that news footage of that rat, Pizza Rat they’ve dubbed him…running down the stairs actually carrying a slice of pizza…ICK! πŸ˜‚ Let’s not! The Heights are beautiful, especially during Autumn, although we’re not having our usual foliage on display this year…We’re seeing some here now, but nothing the way it should be. Yes, Saturday was a miserable day, weather wise, but I’m glad it didn’t spoil your plans..It’s just nice to be with family…There’s so much to see in NYC, but you need time, and of course the weather to cooperate. Maybe next time you’ll get to do more. Thanks for sharing, Caroline. Have a great night…πŸ—½πŸ™‹πŸ»


      • Angela – This was the first live rat I’ve seen. Luckily, it wasn’t very close. Around 7AM I saw it scoot through a hole in wood at a construction site.

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        • As well it should be, Caroline…Total ICK! As I said earlier, I’d see something scurrying down there on the subway tracks, and simply disappear into the tiniest sliver of a crack in the concrete wall..and I’d be like..” How the h–l did it squeeze through there”??? And then I’d nauseously step a little further back on the platform…making sure though not to lean against anything…!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I’m so the wuss with anything that crawls and slithers…and flies …and buzzes…and…That whole part of nature just never appealed to me! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚! πŸ™‹πŸ»


  3. Good morning. Agree Mike that Pastor was the hardest of all the words. Thanks for all the information. I was a fan of all the James Bond movies and still watch them on reruns. The rest of the words and carton answer was easy to get. Angela,the song choice I’ll have to listen to later,right now it doesn’t ring a bell. Great all around post. Until tomorrow stay well.

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  4. Hi all – PASTOR took a second look, and despite the QU, SQUAWK took two. I thought the answer was β€˜Easy to..’ which had me doubting the spelling of PASTOR for a minute. Then saw it must be β€˜Easy as’ but had to eliminate the letters to get SPY.

    Mike, today would have been a good one for a survey – which Bond is your favorite. And given the reaction of some of the commenters, don’t forget β€˜None of the above”! πŸ˜‚ I only saw a few of the early movies, but Goldfinger forever cemented Sean Connery as Bond for me.

    There was a funny segment on the British Antiques Roadshow where one of the female appraisers who was a big James Bond and auto buff got to actually drive one of the cars used in one of the later Bond films.

    Have a great day, everyone.

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  5. Pastor gets my vote as toughest.I recalled zesty as being so recent that I thought my paper had messed up and printed an old puzzle.I oiginally thought the answer was easy as pie,but with the Bond,James Bond,theme, spy came into view.

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