publication date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 (part of Summer 2019)

category: Movies

clue: She didn't just inherit a successful long-running film franchise by sprouting from her father. Her success stemmed from planting herself at the top of her production company, patiently stalking success like a spy.

explanation: Broccoli produces the James Bond films, like her father Albert Broccoli before her. (Sprout, stem, plant, and stalk were all plays on her last name.) more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, and Chris Lemler


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