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Jun 20, 2010

Sunday June 20, 2010 Julian Lim

Theme: (Golf) Course Humor - Common phrases containing a golf term is humorously reinterpreted and clued from a golfer's point of view.

23A. Golfer's excuse for a bad chip shot?: IRON DEFICIENCY. Iron is often used for chip shot.

29A. Golfer's shot into a water hazard?: STROKE OF MISFORTUNE. Any hit in golf is counted as a stroke, regardless of the club you use.

49A. Golfer's lament about failing to recognize different ball positions?: I CANNOT TELL A LIE. Said George Washington. Lie is where your ball sits after the hit.

65A. What a golfer who's not playing well doesn't do?: GET IN THE SWING OF THINGS. Swing refers to golfers' body movement when hitting a club. An unfortunate clue/answer duplication with GYRATE (25A. Swing one's hips).

84A. Mind-set for a golfer wary of sand?: BUNKER MENTALITY. Bunker is the sand trap. Our crossword stalwart Ernie Els is pretty good at bunker shots.

97A. Golfer's slicing tee shot?: DRIVE AROUND THE BEND. Drive is the starting tee shot, often hit with a driver.

109A.Golfer's admission after missing fairways? I HAD A ROUGH TIME. Rough is the area bordering the fairway where the grass are higher and thicker. If your ball lands in the rough or bunker, you are having a "bad lie".

And the ultimate green can be found in the clues for NOD (53A. Green light) & RESOD (116A. Fix, as a green).

Fantastic theme! I am amused. So appropriate for the US Open & Father's Day. Great theme title too. Nice play on "Coarse Humor".

The theme answers are all quite long. Guess that's why we only have 136 words instead of our normal 144. I actually don't remember we have a grid-spanner 21 in a Sunday puzzle before.

Very smooth solving. Not many obscure words to stymie me (Hey, stymie, another golf term). No letter J, Q and Z is to be found in the whole grid, another reason for an easier solve I suppose. I was in the fairway most of the time. But still a bogey round. Cheated a few times.

Across:

1. Some bars: BREW PUBS. Was picturing candy bars.

9. Benjamin: C-SPOT. Might be tough for syndicate solvers outside US. Slang for a hundred-dollar-bill.

14. Political fugitive: EMIGRE. They have a special form for citizenship application.

20. Communications collectible: RADIO SET. Alliteration.

21. Overgrown tract: HEATH

22. Intolerant: NARROW. We also have ALLOW (46D. Tolerate).

26. It's multifaceted: GEM

27. Bridge opening, for short: ONE NO. I can never remember this term.

28. Checking line: REIN. It's used for "checking" indeed. Great clue.

38. Naval officer: ADMIRAL

41. Volume-control devices, in recording: FADERS. Fade/Draw is a golf term too.

42. Scads: A LOT

43. Stared salaciously: LEERED. Alliteration.

44. Where to get off: Abbr.: STA (Station)

47. Categories: TYPES

48. Like Key lime pie: TART. I've never had Key Lime pie.

52. Digs up?: AERIE. High "Digs" for the eagles. Awesome clue too.

54. Baseball great Combs: EARLE. I bet it's a gimme for Argyle & Dennis. He Played his entire career with the Yankees. Hall of Famer.

55. Fills with cargo: LADES

57. Dols. and cts.: AMTS

59. Start of a 1961 inaugural quote: ASK NOT. ''Ask not what your country can do for you . . .'' JFK inaugural quote.

60. Religious rift: SCHISM. Alliteration.

71. Greek marketplaces: AGORAE. Plural of agora, the Greek mall.

72. Got watery, in a way: TEARED

73. Thugs' pieces: GATS. Pistols.

74. Friendship bracelet items: BEADS. Obtained via crossing.

78. Drawn fawn: BAMBI. Because it's often drawn by kids?

79. "Kung Fu" actor: AHN (Philip). I've mentioned him a few times. Ahn = Ang (as in Ang Lee).

80. Indian nurses: AMAHS

89. __ of Silence: "Get Smart" security device: CONE. Not in my memory shelf.

90. Long bones: ULNAE. Plural of ulna.

91. Melancholic: SAD

92. Mike user, maybe: ORATOR

93. Minuscule amount: IOTA

94. Brad of "Deuces Wild": RENFRO. Googled the name, then realized Lemonade commented on this guy before. He died on heroin overdose.

96. Noms de guerre: ANONYMS. Pseudonyms.

102.Describe in drawing: LIMN

103.Ties: EVENS

104.Crowd around, as a celebrity: MOB

107.Pope who met with Attila the Hun: ST. LEO I. Not fond of the answer. To me, he's Pope Leo I.

115.1974 Mocedades hit: ERES TU

117.Ford 1925 "Tin Goose" aircraft, e.g.: TRIMOTOR. Uh-uh. Nope. Waiting for Dennis/Dudley for more information.

118.Vegas strategy: SYSTEM. What system?

119.Neural impulse carriers: AXONS. I don't think I have many. Are you an impulsive person?

120.Sitcom sewer worker: ED NORTON. In "The Honeymooners".

Down:

1. Sea cell: BRIG

2. Hard to come by: RARE

3. Kingdom south of Moab: EDOM. In today's Jordan.

4. Prevail: WIN

5. Cast intro?: POD. Intro to the word Podcast. Felt silly not nailing it.

6. "__ the force ...": USE

7. Hoodwink: BEFOOL. Wow, it's a real word.

8. Play terribly: STINK

9. Trouser material: CHINO

10. Yell "Bon voyage!" to: SEE OFF

11. Searing utensil: PAN

12. Non-Rx: OTC

13. Your, of yore: THY

14. Rivet: ENGROSS

15. "Waiting on the World to Change" singer John: MAYER. And TESH (50. New Ager John). two Johns.

16. Chafe: IRRITATE

17. Like salt: GRANULAR. I like mixing raw honey & granular sea salt to IRRITATE my face.

18. Baloney: ROT

19. One in a flock: EWE. Ha ha, not LAIC.

24. Start to cry?: CEE. Starting letter of the word "cry".

29. Soldier's barked denial: SIR! NO SIR! Nice entry.

30. General heading: TREND

31. Maker of the V10K, the world's hardest watch: RADO. The Swiss watch brand.

32. __ Hari: MATA

33. Tennyson work: IDYLL

34. Old photo tint: SEPIA

35. Unfettered: FREED

36. Sushi seaweed: NORI. I put nori in soup/salad too.

37. Luncheon end?: ETTE. End to the word luncheonette.

38. Husband of Fatima: ALI. Don't know Fatima, Muhammad's daughter.

39. Fourth-qtr. month: DEC

40. Predestined, with "be": MEANT TO

44. Gambler's fund: STAKE

45. Ocean fliers: TERNS

51. Beatles' last album: LET IT BE

52. Writer Sholem: ASCH. Yiddish writer. Hahtool provided us some information about him last time.

56. Abbr. pertaining to origin: ESTD (Established)

57. Muslim general: AGA. I am used to the "Turkish title" clue. Somehow I don't consider Turkey to be a Muslim country.

58. Gig fraction: MEG. I am often confused by this computer storage unit. Meg is smaller than gig?

59. To __: exactly: A TEE. I don't mind this TEE and 97A "tee" duplication. Different meaning.

61. Plateau: HIGHLAND

62. Foolishness: INANITY

63. Snorkel, e.g.: Abbr.: SGT. Sergeant Snorkel (Beetle Bailey).

64. Ed.'s workload: MSS (Manuscripts). Editors.

66. Apprehends: NABS

67. Gets close to: NEARS

68. Harmful ray type: GAMMA

69. Spherical: ORBED. Ha ha, now I see the answer as OR BED.

70. Sinn __: FEIN. The Irish Party. Left wing.

75. More likely to get hired: ABLER

76. "I'm stumped!": DUNNO

77. Big mess: SNAFU. Apropos of nothing, is this chart true for you? Too little attention span, too much sex for men. No wonder oil spill is still not curbed. What a SNAFU!

79. Claire's baby, on "Lost": AARON. Dunno. Have never watched "Lost".

80. Battery fluid: ACID

81. Peaty wasteland: MOOR

82. Curaçao's chain: ANTILLES. Chain of islands in West Indies.

83. Most weighty: HEAVIEST

85. "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" composer: KERN (Jerome). Did not know this factoid.

86. Vocal quality: TONE

87. Mix in oaters: TOM. Tom Mix.

88. Hist. class data: YRS

90. Coffinite element: URANIUM. Coffinite is the ore of uranium. New word to me also.

95. Had way too much: OD' ED ON

96. Preposterous: ABSURD

98. Ham it up: EMOTE

99. Super Bowl highlights?: TV ADS

100."Talk to __": 2002 Almodóvar film: HER. Not in my radar. Maybe Clear Ayes has seen it.

101.Online reminder: E NOTE. I don't use this word in my daily life. You?

104.Chef's protection: MITT

105.1847 novel set on Tahiti: OMOO

106.Alpine capital: BERN

107.Paris possessive: SES. His/Her. Singular pronoun.

108.Effort: TRY

109.Tax-deferral vehicle, for short: IRA

110.Bewitch: HEX

111. Japanese prime minister who succeeded Fukuda in 2008: ASO. Taro Aso. Was defeated in the 2009 election.

112.Gimlet choice: GIN. Or vodka.

113.Insurance gp.: HMO

114.Craggy crest: TOR. Learned from doing Xword. Alliteration.

Answer grid.

Congratulations to Chickie and her husband Bill, who are celebrating their 56th Wedding Anniversary today. And Happy Father's Day to all the dads there!

C.C.

51 comments:

Hahtool said...

Good Morning, CC.

My favorite clues were Curacao chain = ANTILLES, and

Drawn Fawn = BAMBI. I think it was clued this way because Bambi is a cartoon figure, not a real deer.

Happy Anniversary, Chickie!

Barry G. said...

Morning, all! And a very happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there. I guess that includes me, but we're heading over to my father's place to celebrate, so I really don't feel like it's about me. Maybe when my son is older...

Great puzzle with a great theme, but the NW corner really stumped me for awhile. I always hate that, since the NW corner is where I begin, and if I can't get any traction there I start to panic.

BREWPUBS is not in my personal vocabulary and I was looking for something in the shape of a bar, like a stick of margarine. POD casts are known to me, but didn't immediately jump to mind. I wanted MAY the force [be with you] instead of USE the force (especially since there was an ellipses after the last word in the clue). I've heard of EDOM, but (once again) it didn't spring to mind easily. CSPOT is not a term I have used or heard before (CNOTE, on the other hand...) I actually had EMOTE instead of STINK for 8D, until I got it again for 98D and realized something wasn't right.

And then, of course, there was BEFOOL. I won't go there except to point out that, just because something is in a dictionary doesn't mean it's a "real" (i.e., currently in the language) word...

Martin said...

I was able to get I CANNOT TELL A LIE and GET IN THE SWING OF THINGS but I didn't have enough perp help elsewhere.

Martin

Al said...

Terms of computer storage as used:
K=Kilobyte =1024 bytes
M=Megabyte =1024 K
G=Gigabyte =1024 M
T=Terabyte =1024 G
P=Petabyte =1024 T
E=Exabyte =1024 P
Z=Zetbbtabyte=1024 E
Y=Yottabyte=1024 Z
There is confusion to be found in specifying storage sold by disk drive manufacturers, who prefer powers of 10 (all the numbers above are 1000 instead of 1024) to the actual power of two numbers, because just like the 9/10ths of a cent on gas prices, it's a marketing ploy to make it seem like you are getting more than what you really wind up with. That's why when you buy a 100 G jump drive, you only actually have 93 G when you try to add files to it.

So where do the prefixes come from?
Kilo From Greek khiloi and means, curiously enough, 1000. It is interesting, the only prefix with a direct numerical meaning.

Mega From the Greek mega meaning "great", as in Alexandros Megos (Alexander the Great).

Giga From Latin gigas meaning "giant".

Tera From Greek teras meaning "monster".

Peta From Greek pente meaning five (K to the power of 5) This term and the next were added in 1975 by the General Conference of Weights and Measures (CGMP).

Exa From Greek hex meaning six. Taking "Hexa" and making the "H" silent (France is the home of the CGMP) gives "Exa".

Zetta Not to be mistaken for Greek Zeta. Last letter of the Latin alphabet. This prefix and the next were added in 1990 by CGMP.

Yotta Penultimate letter of the Latin alphabet.

Bronto Just keep on getting bigger... From the greek for Thunder.

Spitzboov said...

Good Morning C.C. and all. Thanks for the good wishes. Happy Anniversary to the plethora of you out there celebrating one.

Nice Sunday slog. Only a little red letter help and no lookups needed. Theme words were all clever and a nice tie-in to the US Open this weekend. Opened with ONENO. After the first pass and A ROUGH TIME, the rhythm of the theme clues became more clear. Liked BAMBI, TOM(Mix), AERIE,REIN, and BRIG. Did not like ODEDON and CEE. Did not know ANONYMS and LIMN. (Although I know about limnology, the study of lakes and inland waters.) WAGS included ULNAE and AARON. NW was last and EDOM finally came to me.

Hope you all have a nice day.

Annette said...

Happy Anniversary, Chickie!

9A C-SPOT was hard for some of us IN the US too! Even after it was filled in, I couldn't parse it.

Gotta run - will finish reading the blog later.

Happy Father's Day!

eddyB said...

Morning all.

Use C Note instead of C Spot for Benjamim. Drive around the bend
is also when a drive has a deliberate hook or slice to cut the corner on a dog leg.

Son has EVERY thing on 4 terabytes
of external menory.

Agree: Nice puzzle.

eddyB

Back to racing.

Bill G. said...

Hi C.C. and everybody. Happy Father's Day! Look like two kids are dropping by and I'm expected to dazzle them with my special omelets. They should be cooking for me, shouldn't they? :>)

This was a hard puzzle for me, especially in the NW corner where I start (like Barry).

C.C., Bambi is a drawn fawn because the artists at Disney had to draw him in cels for the animated movie. Also, make sure you try Key Lime pie. It's a favorite of ours. You can get it at California Pizza Kitchen but I don't know if they exist near you.

Clear Ayes said...

Good Morning All, The golf theme was fun for me because of my husband's great love in life. Oh wait a minute, that's supposed to be me! Just kidding folks, but golf is up there in the top five. GAH is out there right now, having a Father's Day game with a few of his buds.

I didn't know about a RADO watch. Gee, a "hard watch"? I would think accuracy is more important. I guess if I have to ask, I can't afford it anyway.

I agree about C SPOT. C NOTE is more familiar. I'm on the same page about BEFOOL too.

Unknowns to me...54A EARLE Combs, 63D Beetle Bailey's SGT Snorkle, 79D Claire's baby on "Lost" AARON, 90D Coffinite element URANIUM and 117A Tin Goose TRIMOTOR

Yes, I have seen "Talk To HER". It was in Spanish, but I don't mind subtitles. It was an interesting movie. I like to remember that director Pedro Almodóvar was responsible for giving Antonio Banderas his start.

Nice seeing you again Martin.

Dodo, you're showing up in blue when your posts appear.

Happy Anniversary to Chickie and Bill.

Judy Collins' song My Father is a favorite and a lovely tribute to all fathers.

Argyle said...

Fantastic Father's Day, Everybody!

Nobody has complained that the C in C-spot or C-note is a Roman numeral(100). That's good.

Golfer's shot into a water hazard?: STROKE OF MISFORTUNE. A swimmer or boater making a sweep through the water with an arm or an oar, is said to be making a STROKE.

I had about four letters that had to be chaged once and one letter that had to be changed twice. fun puzzle.

eddyB said...

@ Chickie and Bill. Congratulations. What, you were married when you were eight?

eddyB

eddyB said...

@Tin. Merl has 7A for you this morning. Use a good blend.

eddy

Paolo said...

Good morning CC et al.

After my first pass, started in the SW and worked from bottom up ending in the NW.

First pass fills: ASKNOT, SCHISM, AGORAE, AMAHS, CONE, EDNORTON, USE, OTC, THY, ETTE, ATEE, GAMMA, ACID, GIN, TOR, BERN

First theme fill: IHADAROUGHTIME

Favorites: TOM, EVENS, AERIE, BRIG
Disliked: ODEDON, STLEOI, AMTS, CSPOT

NEW TO ME: LIMN, RADO

AL: Loved the computer storage terms, especially the word origins.

Tanti auguri to Chickie and Bill!

And Happy Father's Day (or should it be Happy Fathers' Day) to all.

Chickie said...

Hello All--I've not done the puzzle yet today. I usually print it out to do later on paper.

I just wanted to thank everyone for the Anniversary wishes. We are headed out for a lovely lunch, with daughters, in the near by town of Los Gatos.

I'll check back in later this afternoon.

Hahtool said...

Thanks, Bill G. You explained much more elegantly that I did about the Drawn Fawn. Also, it's just sort of fun to say the rhyme "Drawn Fawn" and clued in a fresh way.

Lucina said...

Good morning, C.C.!
Good morning puzzle people!

Happy anniversary, Chickie!

Happy Fathers' Day!

Barry G., I hope you are brimming with happiness today because you ARE a father who, along with mothers, have the most important and satisfying job in the world. I would include aunts, uncles and all extended family because it does indeed take a village.....

OH, yes, the puzzle. While I do like to start in the NW, it isn't always possible so I slide down to the bottom where i can usually get a toehold. And I hit my stride quicker than I thought possible
considering this is golf, about which I am quite ignorant.

Surprisingly, DRIVEAROUNDTHEBEND and IHADAROUGHGAME came to me quickly after ACID, MOOR, ANTILLES, HEAVIEST, and EMOTE settled in.

LIMN is an old crosswordese term which along with serif were often used in the past.

However, the NW gave me fits because I refused to change COMcast and even though BEFOOL seemed right, I couldn't accept it. I finally relented and came here to fill in the blanks.

I also wanted twill or tweed for trouser material, then, AHA, it opened to CHINO.

I had no problem with STLEOI because as a Catholic I am quite accustomed to a plethora of saints.

Pedro Aldomovar is a fascinating and creative director of Spanish films. He always inserts a dramatic and unusual twist to the plot. Talk To Her is no exception.
I believe I have seen all of his films and enjoy them especially because they are in Spanish.

Great clues today:
Checking line, REIN
Describe in drawing, LIMN
Digs up, AERIE (which I failed to complete; I had _ER_E then forgot to go back.)
Green light, NOD

Surely the golfers in the group really enjoyed the humor and I'm happy for you. I partially enjoyed it because I could understand it, but probably not as deeply as you who play.

However, I did recall Earle Combs from the deep recesses where some of these names dwell.

This was a very nice, engaging puzzle for Sunday from Julan Lim.

Have a delightful Fathers' day all.

Splynter said...

ARGH !!

Personally, I was pleased with the theme, which is definitely timely for the US Open, and "I cannot tell a lie" was the first one I got, and my favorite...but...

A "stroke of misfortune" was not happening because I was stuck with "Stream", being that it was a water hazard; add to that the CNOTE mistake, plus "BEFOOL" and I had to refer to red-letter for the first time in a long time, so it bummed me out.

I did like "digs up" for AERIE,
and "drawn fawn", for BAMBI, which I did get, but the SES ERESTU cross was not happening for me...

Sadly, I no longer celebrate father's day since the separation, but I am going to be with my dad for dinner - but he is probably preoccupied with the World Cup...

See you tomorrow,

Splynter

JD said...

Happy anniversary Chickie and Bill. Now THAT is an accomplishment. It's a gorgeous day for a celebration.

Al, I copied your information on computer storage-excellent-thanks!

No time to do puzzle today, but it looked like fun. I was amazed at so many clever clues. I'm sure the timing was planned.

CC, as usual, your write-up was a learnung experience for me. Thanks!

Happy Father's Day all!

Dudley said...

Hello Puzzlers - Yowza, that was a long pull for me - 2 hours without peeking. I was dead slow getting the long fills because golf lingo is not part of my life. Neither is ENOTE, by the way.

Yes, C.C., I put TRIMOTOR in right away, but the poor airplane sat there all by itself with no company for the longest time.

The Ford Trimotor is a rugged old thing! It started life in the Stout Metal Airplane Company - the name reminds us that metal was a novel material for an airplane's exterior in 1925 - which was soon bought by Henry Ford. There were some real innovations in the design, some copied from the German company Junkers, especially the use of corrugated aluminum for the skin. Corrugation adds greatly to the strength, but it's terrible for aerodynamic drag. It's also kind of ugly. The Tri-Motor name comes from the use of three engines, of course; it takes that many to pull the old girl through the air, and slowly at that!

Lucina said...

Intrigued by Clear Ayes comment on RADO watches, I checked on them and they are actually noted as watches made from "hardmetals such as tungsten (titanium-carbide) and ceramics, lanthanium and sapphire crystal."

Apparently they are pioneers in creativng these types of watches and have merged with SWATCH. They range from $8oo to $28,000.

Spitzboov said...

Dudley et al:

Here is a link giving a fair amount of detail on the FORD TRIMOTOR and its history.

Tinbeni said...

Eddy B
Not a big Rob Roy fan, I'll have mine later, Neat in the snifter. Oh, and I will toast Merl!!!

Liked that the grid started with one of my favorite places, a BREW PUB. We have several nearby with great food also.

WOW, what a great Father's Day puzzle.
The U.S. OPEN always ends on it (unless a playoff is needed) and being in Calif. I am looking forward to watching tonight.

Took up golf around age 30, played way too much and now I'm taking a sabatical. But I loved today's timely (Got that Swiss watch RADO in) theme puns. Good job Julian Lim.

C-SPOT (not C-Note) was a WTF?
I have never heard it called spot.
'Out, Damned Spot, Out, I Say!"

ERES TU all via perps, DUNNO it, wouldn't recognize it if I heard it. Apparently it was a hit. OK, if you say so.

Argyle said...

I see Spitzboov beat me to it but I'm not letting my research go to waste. More "Tin Goose" info and video.

In 1925, Ford Motor Company produced the Ford Trimotor, one of the first all-metal airplanes. The original prototype(3-AT) only flew three times and burned in a mysterious fire. A greatly improved model, 4-AT, made its first flight on June 11, 1926. It was often referred to as the "Tin Goose", or the "Flying Washboard" because the fuselage and wings were constructed of aluminum and corrugated for added strength. It was the first plane created to carry passengers rather the mail, with a seating capacity of about 12. As the name indicates, the airplane had three engines, which allowed it to fly higher and faster than other airplanes of the same time period. The Trimotor could reach speeds up to 130 miles per hour.

Anonymous said...

Eres Tu was a big hit, both in Europe and the United States. Lucina will have to furnish a translation for those who don't speak Spanish.

Argyle said...

Dudley beat me, too! I'll have to move faster next time.

Tinbeni said...

Anon 2:27
Listened to the ERES TU clip.
Sounds vaguely familiar.
At that time I was in College, and a very serious student (probably hard to believe I was ever serious about anything ... but Scotch).
Thanks!

Argyle
I read your research on the TriMotor also.
Good research is hard to find.

Dudley said...

"Eres Tu" was re-worked into an English version, in which the chorus was "Touch the Wind, catch my love as it goes sail-ing, touch the wi-ind, and I'll be cloo-ooo-ose to you". It was '70s sappy crap and that's that. I had to sing it in a high school quartet. There was nothing wrong with the melody, though; the Spanish lyric was probably much nicer.

A bit more for you Ford Tri-Motor fans: there are a few of these old airplanes still in use for sightseeing and similar nostalgic purposes. A busy one can be seen giving rides from the smooth grass Pioneer runway at Oshkosh each summer, during AirVenture. Author Barry Schiff, a retired airline pilot, recently published an article about his adventures in learning to fly one of these quirky ships. Apparently there is only one place in the country where this can be done nowadays.

Dennis said...

Probably the best write-up I've seen on the Tri-Motor is here.

I've flown it in Flight Simulator several times, and it's a real bear to fly, but it does crash with gusto.

Annette said...

I think I've heard C-SPOT used, but I couldn't tell you where... Must not have made much of an impression since I couldn't parse it today.

'Eres Tu' was the standard song for Anacani on The Lawrence Welk Show. I loved the song, but never cared for her.

C.C., 118A I think they mean having a SYSTEM in general (ie, strategy) of their own.

119A - YES! I'm very impulsive at times. Other times, I'm very reticent in making final decisions.

101D E-NOTE - For a short while, I used an application that let you stick electronic post-it notes on your desktop. It worked nice enough, but I found I preferred the old, paper post-it notes instead.

Annette said...

I always thought the melody of "Eres Tu" sounded like a familiar tune used by another song... Any ideas?

Barry G. said...

I always thought that Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love" was an English remake of ERES TU. But maybe not...

MJ said...

Happy Fathers' Day to all!

I thought I was off to a rocky start when I got CSPOT from the perps, so went to the 'puter to verify with red letters and see where my error was. No red letters. Hmmm... So G'ed "Benjamin cspot" and got comedian Owen Benjamin who evidently performs on C Spot, a comedy channel. Didn't get the actual intent until reading the blog. Thank you, C.C.

BEFOOL gave me a sour taste at the outset, but by the time I finished the puzzle, all was sweet, and I reminded myself that constructors sometimes have to use unusual fill to be able to create a masterpiece of a puzzle.

That said, I ended up loving this puzzle. Great theme, and so many delightful clues. Especially loved:
Sea cell/BRIG
Dig's up?/AERIE
Checking line/REIN

Thank you, Julian Lim.

Enjoy the evening!

Lucina said...

ERES TU
(not my own translation, found it on the web)

Like a promise, you are
like a summer morning, you are
Like a smile, you are
All my hope, you are
Like fresh rain in my hands
Like a strong breeze, you are, you are; like that, like that, you are

You are like the water of my fountain, something like that, you are, you are
You are the fire of my hearth
You are like the fire of my bonfire
You are the wheat of my bread.

Like my poem, you are, you are
Like a guitar in the night,
My whole horizon, you are, you are; like that, you are.

Repeat.

dodo said...

I really started out on the wrong foot with 'Snickers' for some bars!That tells you where my tastes are! I had to move it almost immediately and it helped a lot but I still couldn't think what a 'sea cell' would be until much much later! I got 'rare' 'edom
'win' amd 'stink' so was sort of on my way. It went fairly smoothly for a while but the golf terms meant zero to me since nobody in my family or circle of friends is a golfer. I plodded along, though, for what must have been a couple of hours and finally gave up with a few holes. Seems to me the perps weren't as much help as usual in this one.

I liked 'like salt' and 'sea cell' after all. I never thought of 'Bambi' until I got 'am' because I thought of it as a book, not a cartoon. Had to accept it.
Not fond of 'odedon' either. I don't really mind words like 'befool' and some others like that because I've run into them in reading.

CC. Neuron impulses are the nerve impulses that carry messages from your brain to your muscles, causing them to do what you want them to. I don't think they have much to do with personality. If somebody can offer a better description, please do.

CA, You're right about the blue but when I send this comment, it won't go until I put my name and password in every time. It happened once before but went quickly back and corrected itself; this doesn't seem to want to do that.
"Required field must not be blank",
it says when I try to send the comment.

Bill G. said...

I suppose some of you are watching the U.S. Open. Barbara and I have been to a classic car show there years ago. It sure is a pretty part of the United States.

Chickie said...

I finished the puzzle while watching the US Open with my husband.

It was a slog, and I had to peek at the answers several times. Sunday puzzles aren't usually down my alley. I did enjoy the golf puns.

Some interesting play today on the Pebble Beach Course. Not all very pretty! It isn't over yet, so it will be interesting to see who does come out on top.

Thanks Al, for the write up on the computer storage. It was very understandable and made sense to me.

Our Anniversary/father's Day lunch was great and the weather was perfect for exploring some of the great shops in Los Gatos. I had a hard time getting my husband out of the Apple Store. They had a whole table of I-pads out for people to "play" with.

Chickie said...

Dodo,
I have to put in my name and password every time I post. It used to come up automatically, but not any more. I even have to enter my password two times most of the time.

I have gone back to my profile to refresh and or change one little thing and that seems to get me back on track, but just for a little while. I've become resigned to the fact that I'll have to enter info every time.

Clear Ayes said...

Thanks for the translation, Lucina.

Brez Besed was an earlier Yugoslavian song from 1966 that competed in the Eurovision contest. There was a scandal later on about the similarity that "Eres Tu" showed to "Brez Besed". I recall "Eres Tu", but "Brez Besed" was a total blank.

Dodo (and Chickie too), so after each time you post, the line following the orange "Choose and identity", Dodo (Google Account) – Sign Out (with the dot in the circle to the left) disappears and you are signed out automatically? I have to sign in if I turn off my computer, but otherwise, I just minimize the site and click on it when I want to come back. I've never had a problem with staying signed in. Anybody have any ideas for Dodo and Chickie?

Bill G. said...

Dodo and Chickie, are you leaving your computer on? Mine stays on all day but goes to sleep if I'm not using it. I stay logged in but have to log in again if I restart the computer.

Spitzboov said...

Dodo and Chickie; what Bill G and C A said. I would add that if I quit my browser, I lose the sign-in also. Otherwise I stay signed in even when the computer goes to "sleep" or if I activate other apps. (This is on an IMac with Safari browser)

ARBAON said...

I can`t post "blue" anymore without logging in with name and password, either...it has been thus for four or five days now...

The game(s) may have been delayed but oh how we need the rain!

Chickie said...

Thanks CA, Spitzboov, and Bill G. for all the "blue" advice. I'm blue when I sign in and post, but I do turn off my computer at night. That is probably why I need to sign in each time.

We are trying to save electrical power because my husband has two computers and I have one. We are getting solar installed within the next month and hopefully that will help with the electrical bill. We are counting on it.

Lucina said...

I have the same problem. I used to stay signed in even when I closed the screen. But lately, in the last week, the signature disappears and I have to re-identify myself. It's annoying because it often takes two or three times of posting the password.

If anyone has any suggestions, please post them. Thanks.

windhover said...

Getting here late because we baled and loaded hay all afternoon in 90+ weather. Get to do it again tomorrow, 95 degrees is the forecast. A real character building exercise.
I stopped in mostly to answer CC's question re: 77 D.
Absolutely!

dodo said...

Thanks, Spitz, CA and Bill G, for the help. I haven't been signing out but I do turn the pc off at night. Up until a week or so ago it came back with my ID and password all filled in. Not any more. Maybe it was when I changed my atavar? Of course, I can live with it, but I'd like to know why this happens, if anyone knows.
Chickie, do you think they've got us pegged as moles, or something?

Dudley said...

WH - Square bales? With or without a kicker?

Been there myself. A kicker can sure help, but if you're in the receiving wagon, distracted for a moment...don't ask how I know 'bout this.

That said, kickers are less common for square bale handling around here. The fields are really small by midwest standards, and adding a catch wagon at the stern of the baler often makes for too long a train to maneuver. Square bales are still picked up off the ground, like the old days. Since local dairies have gone to round bales, those are now the majority.

Bill G. said...

Dodo, all I can tell you is that I never have to sign in again if I keep my iMac on or let it go to sleep after inactivity. I always have to sign on again the next day when it's turned off at night.

I just came across the pilot of NCIS on a cable channel. It's amazing how close the characters' personas in the pilot are to the present characters. They had a good idea and they stuck to it. In some ways, I like the old shows better than the new ones. I like agent Todd very much.

Clear Ayes said...

Bill G., same for me. If the computer is turned off, I have to sign in when it is turned back on. If that is what you are now facing Dodo, I think that is just business as usual. I don't know why, for a time, you didn't have to re-sign in when your computer had been turned off and then back on.

Frenchie said...

C,C,. Argyle and folk,

It's a nice, simple, clean puzzle today.

My favorite clue/answer is:
52. Digs up?: AERIE. High "Digs" for the eagles.

Chickie,
Happy Anniversary! It's a sign of many wonderful years! Enjoy as many more!

It never occurred to me that the c note or c spot 'c' is a roman numeral! When my eldest sister was a teen in the late 50s, I seem to remember 'spot' being used in reference to paper money like a 5 spot. It was cool, daddy-o, to say that!

Happy Fathers' Day all!
Annie was hatching a big plan to surprise her father, Peter, with a kayak! As she searched and gathered information, it became more difficult to find one that was specific to river kayaking than just a short, closed cockpit that was a cheerful blue! At REI, they recommended going online to 'Liquid Logic' where they specialize in fast water kayaks as opposed to Scottsdale, AZ where leisure kayaking is the norm! That girl! She made do with a paddle (or oar) and the arrival of the vessel will be the big surprise!!!

Dudley said...

Frenchie - The Picasa page isn't public. We can't snoop!

Chickie said...

Dodo--From yesterday. I'm not quite sure about the mole question, maybe!

However, when I logged on today Lo and behold there was my name next to the Google Account ready and waiting. Go figure! This is the first time in ages that that has happened. I like it though. I haven't done the puzzle yet today. More later.