Aug 28, 2016

Sunday, August 28th, 2016, Don Gagliardo and C.C. Burnikel

TITLE: WARM RECEPTION

The lovely pairing of Don and C.C. never wears out its WELCOME and today they present us with a  very entertaining Sunday puzzle where the word WELCOME can be an ADDITION to each of the last words of eight phrases to make another phrase. Their gimmick is revealed in:


119. Breath of fresh air ... or, literally, what the last word of eight long Across answers can be : WELCOME ADDITION - This is what Lily has been to us two empty-nesters!




23. Town gathering place : COMMUNITY CENTER - WELCOME CENTER. You're in the Army now...




29. Bathroom safety feature : SHOWER MAT - WELCOME MAT for Henry Hill at end of Goodfellas 



45. Gardener's purchase : SEED PACKET - The WELCOME PACKET - What each new prisoner gets from the Federal Bureau of Prisons




55. Fixture on many a cattle drive : CHUCK WAGON - 1956 edition of the WELCOME WAGON in Richmond, Indiana 



70. Purpose of some government credits : TAX RELIEF - WELCOME RELIEF provided by a squirrel chiropractor 




84. Astrological sector : ZODIAC SIGN - A very famous WELCOME SIGN




93. Hidden : OUT OF SIGHT - A WELCOME SIGHT in many "oaters"



109. Source of many breaking stories : YAHOO NEWS - WELCOME NEWS - It's gonna end in 71 days!



Across


1. "Thunderstruck" band : AC/DC

5. Alberta resort town : BANFF


10. Heavenly spheres : ORBS


14. Caps' partners : GOWNS


19. Manhattan or Queens, briefly : BORO - Borough


20. City NW of Orlando : OCALA


21. Bryan's "Breaking Bad" role : WALT - Suiting up to cook some meth for altruistic reasons




22. Formed for a specific purpose : AD HOC


26. Dough : MOOLA


27. Bombards with bogus offers : SPAMS


28. One of a toon septet : DOPEY


31. Highway deterrent : RADAR - They got me for doing 39 mph in a 30 mph zone last week but I kept my hands on the wheel, was very respectful, took full responsibility and got off with a warning


33. Arabian Peninsula port : ADEN


35. Acidity levels: Abbr. : PH'S


36. Pennant trio? : ENS - PENNANT


37. Sherpa's domain: Abbr. : MTN - A human pack mule




38. Ivory or Coast : SOAP


40. Lions' homes : DENS


43. "Eureka!" : AHA


48. Witch's familiar, maybe : CAT - I got CAT incidentally and then went to the web to find out what the heck this is - familiar or familiar spirit is a supernatural being that helps and supports a witch or magician. In western culture this is usually a black CAT. 


49. Shtick figures : COMICS


53. Coastal flier : ERN


54. Eurasian capital : ANKARA - The capital in this capital is the Turkish Lira


57. Jet with suits? : CESSNA - This $23.6M Cessna Citation can hold 12 "suits"




59. Eastern way : TAO


61. Remains in the cooler : DOES TIME


62. "You're on!" : ITS A DEAL


66. Cardinal, e.g. : BIRD


67. Some NASA missions : EVA'S -Extra Vehicular Activities are just that - ACTIVITIES that occur outside the space craft during a NASA mission. Nit, nit, nit...




68. Fleeces : ROBS


72. Artist's choices : HUES


73. Bamboozle : DUPE


74. Teased : RODE


75. Retail focus : CONSUMER


77. "Priest" in a Nash poem : ONE-L LAMA




79. Runway retiree of '03 : SST


80. Cantaloupe cousin : CASABA - I can never discern much taste to them


86. Disc golf starting point : TEE PAD


90. Friend of Harry : RON - No clue on Harry Potter characters but it filled itself in


91. Guarantee : ENSURE


92. Place to see a facial mask : SPA


95. Bummed : SAD


96. K follower : MART


98. Acting opportunity : ROLE - Guess who was the first choice for the ROLE of Forrest Gump



99. __ Spiegel: German magazine : DER - The Mirror


100. Attention that can help healing, briefly : TLC


103. Kettle cover : LID - An idiot who looks like me once made popcorn in a kettle sans LID. 


105. Titicaca, por ejemplo : LAGO - El LAGO Titicaca se encuentra entre Perú y Bolivia (Lake Titicaca is located between Peru and Bolivia)


107. Bacon with six degrees? : KEVIN


113. Italian-born three-time Oscar winner : CAPRA - It Happened One Night, Mr. Deeds Goes To Town and You Can't Take It With You


115. Night fliers : MOTHS


118. It helps when picking up : PRONG


122. Rice/Lloyd Webber musical : EVITA


123. Sheikh, e.g. : ARAB


124. "__ Fire": Denzel Washington movie : MAN ON - 39% on Rotten Tomatoes. "Shamelessly manipulative and sadistically violent", said one critic




125. Visiting the Getty Mus., say : IN LA


126. Business bigwig : BARON


127. Workout stat : REPS


128. Santa __ racetrack : ANITA


129. Training locale : CAMP



Down


1. Basics : ABC'S


2. Joint venture : CO-OP


3. Boots brand with Bouncing Soles : DR MARTENS - DOC MARTENS didn't fit


4. Charge : COMMAND - The most infamous Charge COMMAND in American history?




5. "___ voyage!" : BON


6. Heavy metal relative : ACID ROCK - There's just something wrong about hearing The London Philharmonic playing Light My Fire.


7. Brussels-based defense gp. : NATO


8. Pest control device : FLY PAPER


9. Confronted : FACED


10. Beat year after year after year ... : OWN


11. "Phooey!" : RATS


12. "This is disgusting!" : BLEH


13. Sharpening tool : STROP - Can you spot the one in this picture?



14. Many unscripted programs : GAME SHOWS


15. Gas additive, perhaps : ODOR


16. Incredulous response : WHO ME? 


17. Pitching legend Ryan : NOLAN - A punching expert too!




18. Improvises with nonsense syllables : SCATS


24. Amer. currency : USD


25. Set one's sights on : EYED


30. Hit hard : WHACKED


32. Yoga poses : ASANAS


34. Maker of Candy Buttons : NECCO - The Candy Shoppe at the New England Confectionary COrporation in Revere, MA




37. Little more than : MERE


39. Preceder of an alt. name : AKA


41. "I'm gonna pass" : NAH


42. Schoolwork : STUDIES


44. Dabblers : AMATEURS - Ed McMahon always told Johnny that drinking on New Year's Eve was for AMATEURS


45. Short time : SEC


46. Short breaths : PANTS


47. Turkic Russian : TATAR


50. "Enough already!" : I GIVE - Tap Out today


51. Deep sleeps : COMAS


52. Mario Paint console, initially : SNES - Can you read Super Nintendo Entertainment System?


56. Greek vacation isle : CORFU


58. Composer with a Helsinki academy named for him : SIBELIUS - Born in  Hämeenlinnain 1865 and died in Järvenpää   in 1957


60. Smart guys? : ALECS


63. Basic matter : ATOMS and 82. Nobelist who developed a model for 63-Down : BOHR - I taught the BOHR ATOM for years


64. Arp's school : DADAISM


65. Palindromic file extension : EXE


66. Storage unit : BIN


68. Talk nonstop : RUN ON




69. Pro-and-con newspaper pair, perhaps : OPEDS


71. Powerball, e.g. : LOTTO


72. Flip side? : HEADS


73. Catch a few z's : DOZE


74. Entered quickly : RACED IN - What are heroic first responders did when others ran from the Trade Center Buildings


76. VirusScan developer : MCAFEE


78. "60 Minutes" correspondent : LARA LOGAN


79. Traffic tangle : SNARL


81. Pope Francis' birthplace : ARGENTINA - A young Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his family in Buenos Aires




83. Sugar bowl visitor : ANT


85. H.S. benchmark : GPA


87. Pole, for one : EUROPEAN


88. WWII venue : ETO


89. Circle in a fabric pattern : POLKA DOT


94. Harebrained : IDIOTIC


97. It's filled and folded : TACO


100. Not exactly high-strung : TYPE-B


101. Tadpole, say : LARVA


102. Group in robes : CHOIR


104. Big name in Scotch : DEWAR


106. __ ray : GAMMA


108. ROTC school near D.C. : VMI - It became co-ed in 1997




110. Not tricked by : ONTO


111. Are no more : WERE


112. "__ That Bass": Gershwin song : SLAP


114. Hindu princess : RANI


116. __ oak: Mediterranean tree : HOLM


117. Start of a gridiron play : SNAP - QB should be on the same page as the center




120. "48 Hours" airer : CBS


121. It might be recombinant : DNA


Any and all are WELCOME to offer any comments:


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