Apr 7, 2012

Saturday, April 7th, 2012, Peter A. Collins

Theme: None

Words:

Blocks:

Now THAT'S a pinwheel ~!!!

Triple 8's and 6's going counterclockwise around a "cross" - I love the pure symmetry. As for the solve, well, that was not as pretty. I have to admit, I needed to look up two locations to get me to completion, but in my defense, I do not live in California - or the Bible; namely -

1D. City where a Pauline letter was received : PHILIPPI - so I did not know my Paul epistles, and I went searching for a list, here - I had "-PPI", so I figured it out from there

and from the other quadrants, for no particular reason;

18A. Clancy's Jack Ryan, e.g. : CIA AGENT - I liked Alec in "Red October"; and Harrison in "Patriot Games"

36D. Japanese restaurant order : TERIYAKI - also a wings flavor at Buffalo Wild Wings, #2

59A. Regularly monitored, in a way : ON PAROLE - I was going for "ON PATROL", but my 40D was definitely right - and then the V-8 can...

Onward~!

ACROSS:

1. Human mind : PSYCHE - argh~! I knew this...

7. Petty disagreement : SQUABBLE - Great word

15. Show whose original house band was The Buckaroos : HEE-HAW - too young to know this one

16. Shoe parts : OUTSOLES - well, sure, if there's an IN sole, there must be...

17. Phrase that gets a caller's attention? : I RAISE - ah, not "FREE ME", but a poker 'call'

19. Closer : LATCH - not really a closer, more like a "keeps closed" device - and I wasn't sure if this was cloZer or cloSer, like "not far", or 'a near'

20. Round Stic maker : BIC - disposable pen

21. Frond part : PINNA



22. __ jure : IPSO - legalese, right Lemon?

23. Nut crackers : BEAKS

25. Modify : EDIT

26. 21st Greek letter : PHI - well, I can never remember the order; PHI, CHI, PSI - hey, the "I" is always right....

27. Hairstyles like MacGyver's : MULLETS - sorry, not linking an image...

29. Understand : SEE

30. Upright citizen? : PIANIST - upright piano, and its player

32. Meshed dividers : NETS

34. Words from the head of a line : I'M NEXT

35. Kind of justice : POETIC

39. Work that can't be done alone : DUET - unless you're this "guy"

41. Undermine : TORPEDO

42. Wagner's "__ Rheingold" : DAS

45. Pump pick : PREMIUM - not REGULAR

47. Rabbit friend : ROO - From Winnie the Pooh

48. Marine predator : ORCA

50. Leg strengthener : SQUAT - Two "Qs", one "Z" and "X", but no F and J in today's grid

51. Streamlet : RILL

52. City in Florida's horse country : OCALA

54. Carrier letters : USS - was SO wanting this to be uPs, but it's aircraft carrier, not parcel carrier

55. Enter : KEY IN

56. Home entertainment piece : WALL UNIT

58. Delivery class? : LAMAZE - About the only thing we DON'T deliver at UPS...

60. Brings out : EVOKES

61. City near the Khyber Pass : PESHAWAR - geography lesson

62. Shooting locale? : RAPIDS

DOWN:

2. Ranking angels : SERAPHIM - just had this as "9D. Celestial creatures : SERAPHS" yesterday

3. Reminiscent of the 1919 poem "The Second Coming" : YEATSIAN - having to do with poet YEATS; is this poetic justice?

4. City with a California State campus : CHICO - My other "cheat", found the list here

5. Dish of leftovers : HASH - OLIO, STEW, SLOP, ah, yes....

6. Lea bleater : EWE

7. Talkative : SOCIAL

8. Popular financial software : QUICKEN

9. Hagen of the stage : UTA

10. "Immediately!" : ASAP - I prefer this A.S.a.P. - Adrian Smith and project - Zak Starkey on drums

11. "I made more lousy pictures than any actor in history" speaker, familiarly : BOGIE - Humphrey BOGART

12. Homogenizes : BLENDS

13. "Of Mice and Men" rabbit lover : LENNIE

14. Impressive spread : ESTATE - not pâté, more like this

20. Middle manager? : BELT - very good - my middle section needs more than a belt lately

23. Raid squad : BUSTERS

24. Run an errand, say : STEP OUT

27. Error : MIX UP

28. It's often preceded by a warning : STORM

31. "Pushing Daisies" pie maker : NED - never watched the HBO show

33. Ninth in a series: Abbr. : SEPtember

37. Adored : IDOLIZED

38. Hipster's trait : COOLNESS

40. Only word heard in a 1958 song of the same name : TEQUILA - Not Wipeout

41. Reunión attendees : TIAS - the accent denotes a foreign word, this time Spanish

42. Genre characterized by nonsense syllables : DOO-WOP - link away ~!

43. Recherché : ARCANE - that F-F-French again

44. Works near an arena, perhaps : SCALPS - sells tickets "illegally" at a higher price, hence....

46. Assemble, as troops : MUSTER

49. To whom many pray : ALLAH

51. Clean again : RE-MOP

53. Vibes : AURA

55. Island brew : KAVA

57. "Immediately!" : NOW - ASAP didn't fit; oh wait....

58. The Once-__: "The Lorax" character : LER - The Wiki

Answer grid.

Splynter

63 comments:

fermatprime said...

GREETINGS!

I cheated twice also. But not a bad experience. Loved the pinwheel. Thanks Peter, Splynter.

HEEHAW was my first fill. Really loved Roy Clark. Do not get BUSTERS. Help!!!

I was "kissed" by an ORCA--Shamu at Sea World. Eons ago.

Cheers!

Barry G. said...

Morning, all!

Breezed right through the right half of this puzzle (well, except for OUTSOLE which merited a verbalized WTF? from me), but the left half.... oy!

Up top, I didn't know PHILIPPI (I guessed EPHESUS, but it didn't fit), I guessed (correctly) at IPSO simply because I knew it was a Latin word, guessed at PSI, hated YEATSIAN and struggled with PIANIST even after getting _I_NIST. A Piano can be upright, but the PIANIST is seated. I just don't see it, sorry. It also took a long time to guess that the TV show HEE HAW had a house band, let alone that the band was called "The Busters."

Down south, I had DER for DAS, had no idea what recherché meant, wonder what the @$%! a WALL UNIT was even after finally getting it and, of course, had no idea about PESHAWAR. Throw in the tricky clue for SCALPS and the incredibly vague clue for OCALA, and it was really hard to get a foothold.

Somehow, though a series of guesses, I eventually managed to finish unassisted. Well, I actually finished with PASHAWAR crossing ARCANA, but changed the A to an E when I didn't get the *TADA* sound. So I guess that would have been a fail had I solved on paper...

NW George said...

Eerie: I had the same experience as Splynter. In the NW I had no idea of what a Pauline letter was (hate to admit my lack of Bible knowledge), and only finally got Philippi entirely from perps. The last to go in was the L in PhiLippi/Latch (again, as Splynter stated, I thought the latch keeps it closed, doesn't close it). Marked it with a ? thinking it was probably wrong.

In the SW I didn't know what city was near Khyber Pass. I thought it was in northern Italy where Hannibal crossed the Alps to invade Rome. Now I know it's in Pakistan. Got Peshawar entirely from perps also, after finally figuring out on parole and wall unit.

I was struck by the cleanliness of the gird. Have one question: Is the center considered a cheater square? It can't be an open square, but it doesn't add to the word count.

Argyle said...

Barry, what?

The band was the Buckaroos. BUSTERS are those guys that break down doors and yell, "This is a BUST!" Not my door, of course.

The north-west corner BUSTED me up pretty good.

Jerry Lee Lewis often played the piano standing up (@1:35 here) but wasn't known for being an upstanding citizen.

desper-otto said...

Wow, I flew through this one pretty fast. There were just enough knowns to fill in the unknowns.

YEATSIAN gave me a foothold in the NW, and I was off and running. Barry, HeeHaw was hosted by Roy Clark and Buck Owens. They were both C&W singers, and Buck's backup band was the Buckaroos. PESHAWAR was a gimme; it's in the news almost nightly.

Liked the clues for PIANIST, LAMAZE, ONPAROLE and RAPIDS -- all clever.

So Splynter, here's hopin' you get an Easter Bunnie this year!

Anonymous said...

Door, drug ring, ghost busters all are preceded by some sort of raid, for the surprise element.

Barry G. said...

@Argyle: D'OH! Yes, I meant "Buckaroos." Got my clues confused...

Anonymous said...

How can anyone be considered "educated" without a working knowledge of the Bible? Our inheritance laws, much of our civil and criminal law, not to mention a great chunk of classic literature are all based on the Bible. The wisdom found in Proverbs alone is enough to build prosperous nations and lives. To study the Bible as literature is to round out and complete an otherwise, incomplete education.

Abejo said...

Good morning, folks. Thank you, Pete Collins, for a great satrurday puzzle. Really enjoyed it! Thank you, Splynter, for the excellent review.

My first answer was HEE HAW. Loved that show from years back. Buck Owens and Roy Clark were two of my favorites. I still remember many of their songs. "Thank God and Greyhound You're Gone" by Roy Clark. "Swingin' Doors" by Buck Owens.

Next got HASH and EWE. Just made Corned Beef Hash this week. Leftovers from St. Pat's Day corned beef. SERAPHIM came easily. Just had a version of that the other day. I RAISE appeared and then PSYCHE.

It took me a while for PIANIST. I was thinking of something that ended in TIST, since I did not know NED. Eventually got it.

18A CIA AGENT was easy. I think I have read all the books.

OUTSOLES was easy once I got SOCIAL, QUICKEN, UTA, ASAP, BOGIE, BLENDS, LENNIE, and ESTATE. Piece of cake.

43D ARCANE came with perps. Had no idea what that obviously foreign word, Recherche, was. Probably french.

I knew 41D was either TIOS or TIAS (uncle or aunt). SQUAT fixed that.

Fun puzzle.

See you tomorrow on Easter. We are going for brunch after church. I play tuba in two services and usher in the third. I will be ready for brunch.

Abejo

PETER said...

Hello everyone,

I don't get many puzzles published in the LA Times, but every time I do, I'm impressed with the quality write-up I find here, and the kind words from the commenters. Thanks for all the time you put into doing what you do!

- Pete Collins

Splynter said...

Hi there~!

Thank you, Peter, for the great grid, and the compliment~! I do love the challenge ~!

Splynter

Grumpy 1 said...

Good morning, all. Thanks, Splynter, for a most excellent expo. Peter, you almost got me with this one.

QUICKEN and UTA opened the door and I spilled out from there. Was it cheating to look at the pen I was using? BIC Round Stic black fine is what I use.

Had our old friend olio for the longest time, but finally HASHed it out when the rest of that corner started coming together.

Last to fall was the PIN_A/LEN_IE cross. I thought LENNIE was right but I also thought PINdA was right. Finally settled on the N as being the better choice, but I wouldn't have bet on it being right.

Lots of great clues and fill in this one. It gave the old brain quite a workout this morning.

Irish Miss said...

Good morning all:

This was a toughie for me and while I finished w/o help, it took a looooooong time. Northwest corner last to fall.

Good job, Mr. Collins, glad you stopped by, and cheers to Splynter for nice expo.

Have a great Saturday and in case I'm late tomorrow, I wish everyone a Happy and Blessed Easter and a Joyous and Peaceful Passover.

Dudley said...

Hello Puzzlers -

Had to tackle this one in two stages. Began at bedtime, all tuckered out, and managed only the NE corner. The rest of the grid had the same black to white ratio as Casper the Ghost.

Restarted in the AM, and things made more sense. The grid design is elegant! I'm always glad to get some of the long fill in as an anchor. Knew PESHAWAR, having stayed there a few nights. Never went over the Khyber Pass into Afghanistan though. The level roads were bad enough.

The NW was the last to fall, needed heavy perpage to suss YEATSIAN. Had CHINO at first, I think that's a real town. What luck that we had Seraphim just yesterday! Otherwise I'd have been forced to Goog.

Thanx Splynter, you're the braver man.

Avg Joe said...

Lots of trouble for me today. One Google and still a technical DNF.

I wanted Bogie for the actor, but I couldn't make it work since I had jOvIAL in lieu of SOCIAL and wouldn't let it go. That caused me a lot of problems. After tossing in the terry, Bogie was my google, and that cleared it up. The DNF was actually a FIW, cuz I had ARCANa.

A difficult challenge, but lots to like about it. Well done Peter!

Anonymous said...

could some one please explain
SHOOTING=RAPIDS

THANKS

Tinbeni said...

Splynter: Thank you for explaining my MIX-UPs.
Todays 'Ink-Blot' has a certain COOLNESS to it. A bit on the 'DF' side. lol

First to fall was my Florida horse country city, OCALA. A gimmie for any real Floridian.
Well known for horses to anyone who follows horse-racing, horse-breeding, etc.

Next came TEQUILA ... and that gave me an idea ... Cheers!

desper-otto said...

Anon@10:04 -- It's a canoeing/rafting term. You "shoot" the rapids, thus shooting locale = RAPIDS.

Montana said...

Good sunny morning, everyone. You guys are amazing solvers! I don't usually even look at weekend puzzles but had the time this morning (beats watching the snow melt) so printed it off and tried to solve.
I got 24 clues but found one incorrect and one misspelled while reading Splynter's comments. The puzzle seems so easy when I read the original post, but not while I am trying to solve it beforehand. Clues are trickier on Friday and Saturday.
Easter Egg hunt here cancelled because of snow. My grandkids all live in warmer places.
Have a great weekend,
Montana

HeartRx said...

Good morning Splynter, C.C. et al.

Thanks for educational and fun write-up Splynter. as always. Recherché is one of those French words that has been adapted directly into English as it is. To me it means “contrived”, while arcane means “obscure”. Anyway, I had ARCANA and PASHAWAR, so a DNF for me.

Like Barry G, I didn’t think of PHILIPPI at first – I had filled in EPHESIUS. After all, there was a letter to the Ephesians, so that’s how I thought the city would be spelled. Duh.

Nice to hear from you Peter, and thanks for the elegant puzzle!

As an aside, in the NYT today one of the clues was “Strawberry was one”, and I felt so smart when I immediately filled in MET, since we just had it yesterday !! There was also a clecho, “Strawberry is one”, for SHADE.

Dudley said...

Anon 7:54 - You may have a point there. I would have welcomed a scholarly, secular class in the historical Bible, among others. Neither my high school nor my college tracks offered any such thing.

I have written before that I am not religious, and as such I would not do well studying the old words in a non-secular setting.

LaLaLinda said...

Hi Everyone ~~

Thanks, Peter Collins, for a most enjoyable puzzle. It was a challenge in a number of places and I loved it! I finished with two squares I wasn't sure of, and guessed right on only one of them - I got PINNA-LENNIE but missed PESHAWAR- ARCANE -I had an A instead of the E.

It took me a long time to come up with YEATSIAN ... that and PIANIST were the last to fill. I also had a number of write-overs but it was so satisfying when it all (almost) came together in the end.

Splynter ~ your write-ups are always good but I thought today's was outstanding! Great explanations, comments, and just enough links to make it fun. I always look forward to Saturdays!

Really clever cluing ... I liked so much it's hard to pick favorites ... 'Impressive spread' - ESTATE and 'Upright citizen' - PIANIST are just two of them.

~~ Red Sox - Tigers go for round two today - we need to even the score!

Enjoy the day!

Anonymous said...

THANKS d-OTTO @10:21

CrossEyedDave said...

If Barry had trouble, i don't have a chance. Lots of learning moments for me. 1st off: Kava. I wonder if its as good as beer?

(I think i will try some before i critique this puzzle...)

PK said...

Thunder woke me early after 4 hrs. sleep. And look what the Peter "bunny" had left for us! With a cross in the middle and a sort of wicker look, it could be an Easter basket. Turned out to be fun, although I had a slooooow start. Nice job Splynter.

I looked up recherche in my handy-dandy French dictionary and it had "search", "investigation"...search fit okay. So I was shocked when ARCANE eventually showed up.

I had never heard the term Pauline letter. Sounds too feminine. Finally dawned on me when enough "P's" appeared.

Can't stand to watch the news about Afganistan so looked up Peshawar. Love that map study!

Got everything except SE corner. "The Lorax" came out after my kids were older so didn't know LER. Couldn't get KAVA. Had TERIYAKe so __PEDS...

Splynter, that guy singing the duet is CREEPY! In my sleep-deprived state, a nightmare waiting to happen. So now a nap.

eddyB said...

Hello. Chico was a gimmie. That was Brian's school. Do not confuse it with Chino. (State Prison)

In Clancy's latest, Jack Sr is elected POTUS. The first time was by default when the JAL 747 crashed into the Capitol. Predated 9/11.

It is all up to Minnesota tonight.

eddy

Misty said...

A Saturday toughie, for sure, but with many delightful clues (e.g. for SCALPS and LAMAZE). It helped that I know my Yeats and my Wagner, if not my Clancy and my Khyber Pass. So many thanks, Pete, also for checking in. And great frond, Splynter.

Dudley, you get style points for a gracious response to a self-righteous comment.

One of our dachshunds was attacked by something on our patio two nights ago. She seemed okay but I took her to the vet as a precaution. Once they shaved her back they found huge bite marks clearly from a coyote. She had to have surgery, stitches, etc. Not our best Easter weekend, I'm afraid.

But have a beautiful Easter/Passover, everybody.

GarlicGal said...

What a great puzzle. Thank you Peter.

My favorite clue: Upright citizen and pianist was the last to fall! The whole Pauline thing? The only Pauline I could think of was "Perils of Pauline", of course that didn't make any sense. (I know, I'm really dating myself.) Insert V-8 can.

And don't get me started on the Greek alphabet... HA!

Everyone have a relaxing weekend. We are enjoying sunny days on the west coast. GO SHARKS!

Lucina said...

Hello, weekend puzzlers. Splynter, your blogs get better and better every week.

I loved the appearance of this puzzle though it was slow to solve. I had to jump around here and there, finally had enough letters to fill the NE then the SW.

As someone said, PESHAWAR is constantly in the news and DOOWOP is from mmy generation as is HEEHAW. When only three channels existed the options were limited and HEEHAW showed on Saturday night.

BOGIE may have made some bad pictures but he was great in them.

I do know the Pauline Epistles fairly well and mentally ran through them but it took a while for PHILIPPI to emerge. Corinth and Ephesus are the most commonly read in our liturgy.

Had JAVA and JET IN which seemed perfectly correct to me so that was a DNF but otherwise easier than usual for a Saturday IMHO. Thank you, Peter. It was a fun solve.

Loved the cluing for BELT, BEAKS, RAPIDS.

Have a super Saturday, everyone!

Lucina said...

What, no link for TEQUILA? It's a jaunty song.

Irish Miss said...

Misty @ 11:28-So sorry to hear about your Doxie; I hope she will be okay and have a speedy recovery. Give her a tummy rub from me!

Spitzboov said...

Good afternoon everyone. Thanks for the informative write-up, Splynter and for the St. Paul link. Interesting guy.

Solved it in due course. Last to fall was the NW. Got IPSO from the perps. Went to my Bible table of contents to see what Pauline letter destinations had 8 letters; PHILIPPI, Colossus, and Thessaly. IMNEXT indicated the choice. OCALA and PESHAWAR were WAGS. Favorite clue was shoot the RAPIDS. Overall a decent solvable Saturday stumper.

Enjoy the day.

PK said...

Misty: Hope your dachshund had his/her rabies shots. That's always a scary thing with wild animals. I had to take a series of rabies shots 50 years ago--no fun!

Those dachshunds are so brave, they will take on any comer if their family is "threatened". We had one once that attacked a malemute and almost died from it. They were once bred to attack badgers, my German MIL told me.

Hope your doggie is okay.

Anonymous said...

While puzzling over breakfast, I really wanted to fill in JAVA for island brew. Just couldn't get "jet in" or "jot in" to work. I felt rather let down having to fill in KAVA instead, since it's only an arcane brew and not an island too.

OTOH, I found the "Upright citizen/pianist" pairing downright grand.

Jayce said...

Garlic Gal, I thought of Perils of Pauline too.

Anonymous said...

My Dear Misty,
No self-righteousness intended...I have found that my English and Lit majors do so much better with a working knowledge of the King James version of the scriptures. Dudley took my comment as intended...very graciously, indeed. For Dudley if he is interested

Avg Joe said...

I hope your dog is OK, Misty!

Did somebody ask for some Tequila? Sorry about the advert on this one, but I had to go with it....After all it has the lyrics included:-) Hey...I'm as serious as a train wreck.

And I have to wonder if the Pauline letters had anything to do with this title:
A Simple Desultory Philippic

Jerome said...

George- There are no cheater squares in today's puzzle.

Husker Gary said...

A labor of love but labor nonetheless, Peter! I had to force in some words against my conservative nature and voila! I wore a wind suit to play 27 holes today and man, was that apropos! You know it’s windy when the putts get blown off line!!

-Pauline meaning written by Paul and not Perils of? PAULIAN, maybe?
- We have many PINNAS on the north side of our house
-I knew it’s PHI, CHI, PSI, OMEGA and there are 24 letters, so I counted backwards
-Don’t you hate line cutters when you are about to say I’M NEXT? I saw two guys almost come to blows over this at Universal Studios.
-OJ and Capone going to jail for something other than their worst offense, POETIC JUSTICE. Ain’t karma great?
-Joann hates TV mounted on the wall and especially above fireplaces
-CHICO has a college. CHINO has prisons
-BOGIE had a lot of gems among his zircons
-SCALPING has to be done a certain distance from the College World Series in Omaha to avoid arrest. Stub Hub makes this activity silly. It is legalized scalping but you can get a ticket to about anything!

Jayce said...

When I got the R and the AK in 36D, I wanted WARM SAKE. The I in RAPIDS got me thinking of YAKI, so of course I wanted SUKIYAKI, but that ruined ROO. TERIYAKI was my third try, and it subsequently unlocked POETIC.

So went the solving process with today's excellent puzzle: back and forth, across and down, erase and refill. Of course, it all makes so much sense, and the full extent of the humor and misdirection can be seen AFTER solving it. This is not a complaint; it is a compliment.

Barry G, well said: if there is such a thing as an INSOLE ...

As for the Bible and the stories in it having a huge affect on literature, John Steinbeck comes to mind, especially "East of Eden".

Jayce said...

That would be "effect".

Sheesh

Anonymous said...

40 down- only word in a 1958 song, I had "Wipeout"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p13yZAjhU0M&feature=related

Argyle said...

"Wipeout", released in 1963.

Rube said...

The bottom half gave me the most trouble on this one, despite having gUmSOLES at first... can't seem to keep Uma and UTA straight. Just Googled it and, yep, OUTSOLES are what most of us call just plain "soles".

Wanted Ephesus at first, but PHI set that straight. Along those lines, for @Dudley and any others who are interested in a secular approach to the bible, I recommend investigating some of the college level lecture series on religion from The Teaching Company... www.thegreatcourses.com.

Wanted KandahAR at first, but ALLAH wouldn't allow it(!!). PESHAWAR then came easily. Funny how war and political brouhahas turn obscure parts of the world into everyday vocabulary.

MULLETS and PINNA were new to me, but easily getable from the crosses. Very fine Saturday level puzzle... doable with considerable mental effort and w/o Googles. Thx Mr. Collins, both for the puzzle and for showing up.

Lennie said...

Of Fox and Hounds
The sigh at 4:45 is priceless.

The Abominable Snow Rabbit
What's up, Duck?

Lucina said...

AvgJoe:
Thank you for the links! Very enjoyable. I came here to find escape after being informed that one of my brothers was readmitted to the hospital with severe internal bleeding. He has cancer of the liver and now stomach. It doesn't bode well.

Bill G. said...

Lucina, I'm sorry to hear the bad news about your brother. Best wishes for both of you.

HeartRx said...

Lucina, my heart goes out to you...

Misty said...

Oh dear, Lucina--what distressing news about your brother. I'm so sorry to hear it, and hope he'll get help and comfort.

Anonymous 1:26--many thanks for YOUR gracious response to my unkind characterization. You're quite right that Biblical knowledge is valuable in so many cultural areas of our lives.

And thank you, everybody (AvJoe, PK, Irish Miss, and others) for your notes about our doxie. She has had her rabies shots, thank goodness, and I think she'll be okay. I'm a little embarrassed to have even brought it up, when we have so many more serious worries on the blog. But it's just that some of our animals really are like members of the family. So thanks again.

Irish Miss said...

Lucina:

I'm sorry you have had such sad news Will keep you and your brother in my thoughts and prayers.

Lennie said...

Where did my post go, Argyle, where did my post go?

Argyle said...

I'm sorry, it was flagged as spam. I don't know what is going on.

GarlicGal said...

Could it be the full moon??

Argyle said...

Nah, that was Friday night.

Vairnut said...

This one was a major DNF for me. I finally got most except piANIST (V8 can time), and the middle S in UsS. I had UPS. That led me to wonder what MUpSTEn meant, and I now see that I had PESHAWAn wrong too. ARRGH. Lots of tricky clues today. My feeble excuse is that we started moving to a new house today.

HUTCH said...

"No Politics", "No Religion",and no "Personal Attacks" Oy Vey!! What else is there to talk about!

LaLaLinda said...

Lucina ~~ You and your brother are in my thoughts and prayers.

eddyB said...

Yotes!

Sallie said...

Good night everyone.

I hope it's not too late to tell you, Lucina, that your brother and you are in my thoughts and hope he gets some comfort and help.
And Misty, having had dachshunds, I have you and your dog in my thoughts for good healing.

Cheers

PK said...

Lucina, brothers are such special people! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lucina said...

Thank you very much, my blog friends. Your support means so much to me. It is now a time to wait . . .

Dudley said...

Anon 1:26 - Just got back to the Corner after a long day. Started reading your link; this is clearly not the sort of thing to skim through, if comprehension is wanted! I'll have to spend more time with it by light of day.

Anonymous said...

Misty - thought of a solution to your Coyote probelm... one box of "Acme" dynamite + plunger. Set up on patio. When Wylie returns KABOOM! Beep Beep.

N.B. not to worry bout your Doxie they are tough as nails. But then again so are those Coyotes. B careful
Geo