Jumble Answers for 02/26/2020










Good Morning, Everyone!   🍸🔫 THE MOORE …THE MERRIER 🔫🍸

🎶 When you were young and your heart was an open book, you used to say live and let live…(You know you did, you know you did, you know you did)…But if this ever changing world in which we’re living makes you give in and cry…Say LIVE AND LET DIE…(Live and let die)….LIVE AND LET DIE ….(Live and let die)… “Live And Let Die”- Sir Paul McCartney & Wings   1973

🔫 The puzzle pretty timely, a Bond film opens next month,
In London on the 31st, the fans begin their hunt…
Here we’re slated for April 10th…Daniel Craig bids goodbye,
The future of the Bond franchise? Maybe Live and Let Die…
The COLOR of the man who’s Bond, the looks with eyes that SIMMER
Like FONDUE melts, most women do, when Bond puts on his glimmer…
I’m not sure if a BISON was featured in any show,
I’m not that big a fan myself, so there’s no way I’d know
But after Connery took leave, and settled all the pilm…
There always was an actor ready to make “MOORE” BOND FILMS! 🔫

With the 25th James Bond film, “No Time To Die” about to hit the theaters soon, todays puzzle will probably be like a “Thunderball” to some readers. Not that our puzzle is “For Your Eyes Only”, but I’m sure there’s an audience out there that feels “The World Is Not Enough” without James Bond. Me, personally, I could see the “Skyfall” and not really be affected…but that’s just me. Although I will say that it does impress “The Living Daylights” out of me that there’s so many good puns within the movies, and if this wasn’t a family-friendly blog, I might mention a few…but those who know…know! And maybe I do relate a little…”Diamonds Are Forever”? Ah, Q know me too well! Definitely one of my mantras! But…there’s work to be done here, so I’ll take my “Goldfinger” and get down to the show at hand…

Once again, we’re working with all new anagrams, while we’ve dealt with our words before. Although I do have a slight doubt about COLOR. I know, Q would think with my attention to detail, and my “Golden Eye” that I’d be a little more assuring…but I’m really exhausted after celebrating last night, and with Church this morning and all… I just couldn’t delve into the Archives enough to pin it down. And trust me, I spied..But could it be that we’ve not seen Color before? It must be out there…Maybe later, if I can squeeze it in, I’ll take “A View…To (A) Kill” some time…But Q can’t hold me to it…I’m shaking things up as it is…and I’m not looking to stir up any more work for myself…

So…Anywhere, USA….1973, standing outside a movie theater, where a couple is seen buying tickets from the agent for the new James Bond film. At front, another couple is seen speaking about the movie, with the female saying she heard its song on the radio, and her older companion saying that he’s not happy with someone replacing his beloved 007. And as we can see, “Live And Let Die” is featured, the first Bond film produced after Sean Connery retired. Glaringly missing, for obvious reasons, is the star, Roger “MOORE’”s name above the movie’s title…instead it reads, “007 Is Back”...And much to the dismay of our male character, there was a lot of life still left in James Bond…The 007 franchise continued to be make…”MOORE” BOND FILMS…Good one, David. I and MI 6 friends really enjoyed it!

Eye candy. You have to love the 70’s clothing. The bell bottoms and sandals worn by the couple at back are so on point. Jeff does display a flare for things like this…And the ticket agents huge Afro plus the retro mustache and sideburns on our featured player are hairlariously 70’s. Our girl at front, with her Granny glasses definitely fits the bill…But I think I’ll go with the couple at back. He’s holding up two fingers with his right hand, ordering the tickets, but guess what? He’s holding her hand with his left!… 🎶All You Need Is Love🎶…And she’s wearing an iconic Peace Sign necklace. But it’s her choice of top that’s really drawing me in. I think it’s a Dashiki! A Dashiki! And back then, I remember being captivated with Dashikis… I bought a retro one many years later and still have it way at the back of my closet…I saved it. Hey, Why not…“You Only Live Twice”, right? So, There you have it, Folks…Done! Have a great day, Everyone…And I often wonder…Where would James Bond be without his gun…and his puns. Ian Fleming, his creator was a big fan of puns, and it’s said that the craze for puns in the 007 films reached it’s height with Roger Moore. An example…When an enemy in “Live And Let Die,” named Kananga, expands like a balloon and explodes, Bond says, “Oh, he always did have an inflated opinion of himself”…Drop the mic…holster the gun…and pick up the martini…Roger that…🍸🔫🙋🏻‍♀️


21 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 02/26/2020

  1. Good morning. The trick to a perfect Bison Fondue was to Simmer it on medium heat for hours until the color turned to a deep caramel. I had no problems with the words or the cartoon. I’m finally starting to get the hang of it with the quotation words. I immediately knew the first word was Moore so the rest came shortly after. Great song choice. Until tomorrow stay well.

    • Hey Paul. Bison Fondue? Gulp! LOL! 👏🏻👏🏻 Well done! …On paper anyway…😂 Tks for the Shout Out, and have a great day! 🍸🙋🏻‍♀️

      • Hey Angela I went with my youngest son and daughter-in-law somewhere downtown Brooklyn and we tried Wild Boar,Elk and Bison burgers. We had a third of each and they were all good. It was hard to pick the best.

        • Hey Paul. Was it Bison and Bourbon? Something like that? I think it’s on 7th Street? I know people eat those kind of burgers…but I’ll pass. And I’m trying not to think of food! The fast! 😉 ..And I’ve never seen a Bond film either. Maybe pieces here and there, but I can’t remember ever sitting all the way through one. 🤷🏻‍♀️

  2. I remembered bison and fondue from previous anagrams,so they were a quick solve.Given the letters,bond films popped out quickly followed by the overall,”Moore Bond films” cartoon solution.A fairly easy Jumble day for a snowy Wednesday.

    • Good Morning, Professor. Yes, it was an easy one…but I think you had to be familiar with Moore as Bond…I heard on the news about the snow in your section of the country. Luckily we’re having just rain. Be careful out there…Wishing you a great day, Prof. 🍸🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Hi Mike. The only reason the puzzle was an immediate solve for me was because I knew Roger Moore followed Connery as Bond from a few crossword puzzle clues over the years. As I just told the Professor, I think the solve would be a problem unless one was familiar with the Bond portrayers..But thank God for Google! 😉 Hoping you have a great day! 🍸🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. Clever puzzle this morning. I saw Bond and film first and did know that Roger Moore followed Sean Connery. My husband was a rabid James Bond fan, me not so much though I agree with the fellow in today’s cartoon that Connery was the best 007. Happy Wednesday to all.

    • Yes I did know Roger Moore was the next Bond after Sean Connery.Roger was also good,but Sean Connery was the best Bond,James Bond.

      • 👏🏻👏🏻Bond, James Bond! I wondered who’d be the first to say it! You get the martini, Prof! 🍸🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Good Morning, Betty. Definitely clever, right? With a great cartoon to boot…As for Connery…I guess it’s always hard following the original…people always remember their first! Have a blessed Ash Wednesday,Betty. 🍸🙋🏻‍♀️

  4. 🍯 Having easily solved the Jumble answer of “MOORE“ BOND FILMS, he watched his FONDUE SIMMER as he looked up the COLOR of a BISON…🍯🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. Hi all – The double letter trick worked combining the M’s, but I saw IMMERSE first and had to go back and change it to SIMMER. I thought MORE was the answer middle word and figured BONDS and FILMS had to be in there, but the letters didn’t work. Since the last 007 movie I saw was Goldfinger, I had to think for awhile to realize from the quotes and dialog that the first word was MOORE, and then it all fit.

    I liked “shaken” and “stirred” and “MI 6 friends”, Angela. Hang onto the Dashiki though – doesn’t every fashion come back if you wait long enough?
    🎵”Colored cottons hang in air
    Charming cobras in the square
    Striped Djellebas we can wear at home”🎵 (“Marrakesh Express” by Graham Nash on the Crosby, Still and Nash debut album)

    Have a great day, everyone!

    “SIMMER the BISON meat in the FONDUE until it’s the COLOR of jerky and enjoy!” (Sorry to sort of echo your thoughts Paul, but there’s not much else you can do with these words, is there?)

    • Good Morning, Steve. Thanks. I tried getting in as many as I could, but not being familiar with the movies themselves, and what tranSPYered in each, it was a stretch…And Q know me…I treasure a ton of retro things that my family and friends didn’t want anymore, and/or left me. It’s all in that retro closet…Lionel trains, Beatles memorabilia. things from Ebbetts Field, etc….I love it all. And today’s words? Definitely not the best to work with! Here’s to a good one, Steve! 🍸🙋🏻‍♀️

  6. 🎥 Tempers began to SIMMER as they argued back and forth,
    On whether or not BISON were more prominent up North
    He felt the COLOR in his cheeks and definitely knew,
    It wasn’t from the spiciness of today’s cheese FONDUE
    The only way to settle this was study microfilms
    And shelve the plans to spend the day just watching MOORE BOND FILMS…🎥

  7. I knew I was in trouble when I saw the answer required some knowledge of the Bond series–never saw one! Got Bond and films but didn’t know about Moore until I came here, then I remembered his was a name associated with these films. I enjoy these every day!

    • Hi Judy. As you can see by the poll numbers, today’s solve wasn’t all that easy for our readers. As I had mentioned this morning, without knowledge of the actors playing Bond, it’d be a hard sell coming up with the answer. But I’m glad we could help, and we enjoy these puzzles every day right along with you! Thanks for your comment, and we hope to hear from you again. Have a great night, Judy! 🍸🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Judy Judy Judy. Say it isn’t so. You can actually say you never saw one James Bond movie either in the movies or on TV. Maybe it’s just a guy thing then. I would have to say I saw all of them at least twice if not more.

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