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!

30 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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    • 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 done 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. We are cool about yesterday’s comeback on my sentence post. I appreciate the comment and after I read mine again,I should not have put those two words together. Can one be dumb and witty at the same time. Anyway,no problem really,I’m always looking to learn. Until tomorrow stay well.

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    • Hey Brooklyn…Good Morning! I’m still out and running, but I’m taking a minute to reply to you. I’m so glad you’re telling me this…At least I feel better knowing what you were referring to. I really had no clue! I thought maybe you took umbrage at my reiterating the “Math” issue, and I felt badly about it. But all along you meant the “dumb witty” remark? Bud, didn’t you see that I put it in quotes AND added the hysterical laughing emoji after it? In fact I just went back to check to be sure that I did…I was just breaking your shoes, Paul…You know a little nudge about the puns being dumb? I’m so sorry it was misunderstood. And can one be both dumb and witty, you ask? With some of the hair-brained escapades I’ve gotten myself into in life? Ah, I’d say yes! πŸ˜‚ Anyway, I’m glad we’re cool. Trust me, I’d never criticize you. Tease the hell out of you, sure…but it’s always tongue-in-cheek, and meant to be fun. And here’s where it’s always good to mention the “inflection” issue…Without hearing ones’ voice, and especially not knowing ones’ speech patterns, its very hard sometimes to tell in what vein something’s being said…So, Phew! With all that behind us..πŸ˜‚ I thank you for the Shout Out, and I’m pretty sure you’ll recognize my song choice. It’s from your time, and it’s a soulful goodie…I just spoofed (and possibly ruined!) it by changing the “Cry” to “Spy”…(Don’t blame me…it’s that Music Machine always playing in my head)! πŸ˜‚ Hope you have a great day, Brooklyn..and rest assured, you’ve nothing to learn from me as far as manners and respect go…You’re a true Gentleman, and a Sweetheart besides. 😘 Again, I apologize if I offended you in way…Never my intent. β€οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»


  4. The PASTOR was SORRY when the food kitchen served ZESTY dishes and heard many SQUAWK about the spiciness.
    I was surprised, Mike, to see ZESTY appear again so quickly. The scrambled words gave no grief and the solution, after a major groan at the pun on PIE was quickly seen.
    Angela–punny song choice but right in the right era. Peachy, as in PIE??
    Like your poem and it was particularly good considering your rush for time.
    I was struck by the appearance of two martini glasses—one for Bond, and one for the lady way back in the drawing—and like others, have no idea who she is.
    Beautiful day up here and I intend to enjoy the outdoors while I can. Rainy day tomorrow—-so gather ye fall colours while ye may. Have fun.

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    • Hey Earl…Good Morning…It is still morning, right? Home for a pit stop, and reading your post. I got a good chuckle at your sentence, because if there’s one thing I’d never SQUAWK at, it’s ZESTY food! I love the heat and the spice! And I’ve been accused wayyyyy too many times for having the “Mano Pesante”, the “heavy hand” as the Italians call it, when I cook..πŸ˜‚ ( I hope I’m spelling that right. I’ve also been accused wayyy too many times of killing the language)! So I can definitely empathize with your PASTOR! Great imagery! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ», Kudos! Thanks so much for the PIEπŸ˜‰ FIVEs today! I really love this song, and tried to fight the feeling, but I succumbed! It just sounded so right! I’m glad you enjoyed it. And TBT? Sometimes I’m better off by being in a terrible rush, I don’t second guess myself so much. Most times I re-read my poems and I fret over cadence and rhythm so much, that I end up re-writing the whole thing…I’m my own worst enemy..and my harshest critic…Anyway, I’m going to play SPY with you right now, and ask you to go back and take another gander at our Femme Fatale’s glass…It’s more of a cordial or a Whiskey/Scotch Sour glass, than a Martini one. I think you may have mentioned once that you’re not an imbiber? Unfortunately, (or fortunately, however one chooses to look at it)! πŸ˜‚, I do tend to know my cocktails..πŸ™„.And I think our girl has gone for a Signature Drink of her own! And speaking of Signature, I think we may find that’s she’s just the requisite, nondescript woman of the hour…You know..”What’s James Bond without a Blonde”? πŸ˜‰..(Which she is, BTW)…Beautiful day here also, and yes, rain’s headed our way too. Beats snow! Enjoy your walk, and your day, Earl…Ciao, Bello! πŸΈπŸ™‹πŸ»


      • Thanks for the clarification on the glass WAY in the background. I did not enlarge the cartoon and after a cursory glance, thought it looked like a martini one. Yes, I know I am wiggling my way out of admitting that I was wrong, but that seems appropriate with today’s cartoon—nothing straightforward and above board.
        And even though I do not appreciate alcohol, I am familiar with different drinks and glasses—served as a bar waiter for some summers during college—and learnt the difference between a martini and a gibson. I’ll never forget one woman who ordered a very dry martini and when I gave her order to the bartender, he looked over to see who had ordered and winked at me—he then made a martini by just waving the vermouth bottle, ever so gently, over the gin-filled glass and touching the rim with an olive two or three times. She was very satisfied, to say the least.

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      • Ah, the Dry vs the VERY Dry Martini Chronicles! I take my chilled glass, splash the vermouth, swirl it around and dump it. Then I add gin into the ice-filled shaker, shake it up real good, and add it to my “seasoned” glass. O-LIVE and yes, I do! πŸ˜‚ Although lately, I’ve become extremely enamored of Espresso Martinis. Extremely…They’ve BEAN suiting me quite well! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ And Earl, you know there’s no wrong here…there’s just “how big can we enlarge the cartoon”! I spent sometime “behind the stick” myself, but it really wasn’t for me…I got depressed, and ended up with a bad case of the BOOZE when all that shaking kept triggering my Vertigo! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Have a good one, Earl. To you🍸! πŸ™‹πŸ»


  5. 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. You’d like it, Earl!

    Have a great day, everyone.

    Finally, after a *long* stretch without any good shopping music, a doubleheader today; a Song from the Ceiling and a Rocker from the Rafters.
    At Peet’s, a woman doing a very nice slow sultry version of Bruce Springsteen’s β€œI’m on Fire” and at Whole Foods, Joan Jett proclaiming β€œI Love Rock β€˜n Roll”.

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  6. 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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