Jun 14, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Donna S. Levin

Theme: 1963 Pete Seeger hit - Clip(1:55)

17A. FedEx, for one : SHIPPING SERVICE. It's always fun opening a FedEx box, like a mini-Christmas.

33A. What many a game of Battleship is played on : GRAPH PAPER. What graph paper looks like, in case you are unfamiliar with it.

45A. Stamp seller : POST OFFICE. If it fits, it ships®

65A. Manhattan's Minskoff, e.g. : BROADWAY THEATER. Now Showing, "The Lion King". Ironically, I don't believe the Minskoff has box seats.

71A. Spars in the ring, and features of the four longest puzzle answers : BOXES. Sparring is shorter than a bout so I think that qualifies them as little boxes.

Argyle here. Today we have Donna's delight after Jeff's jewel yesterday. It would have been nice if 17- and 45-Across weren't the same type of boxes but that's a nit. Two grid spanners on a Tuesday makes up for one little nit.


1. Give in to gravity : SAG. No comment.

4. Louvre Pyramid architect : I. M. PEI. Has anyone been there, in person?

9. Descendant : SCION. Comes from twig, sort of like a chip off the old block.

14. "Born in the __" : USA. Springsteen song.

15. Cleaning crew : MAIDS

16. Fencer's deflection : PARRY

20. Skating great Sonja : HENIE. Olympic Champion from way back.

21. King Abdullah subject : SAUDI

22. Took a load off : SAT

23. Tailor's measurement : INSEAM

25. Pauses that refresh : RESTS

27. Simple bed : COT

29. 1983 Woody Allen title role : "ZELIG". It sounds like an interesting story but it is still Woody Allen, if you know what I mean. I would like to hear from actual viewers though.

40. Trevi Fountain city : ROME. Three Coins in the Fountain(3:09), Connie Francis version.

41. Chaplin's last wife : OONA

42. Planet after Saturno : URANO. Spanish/Italian, Portuguese, too? And 70D. River, to Ricardo : RIO

43. Caspian Sea country : IRAN

44. Proverbial sinking ship deserters : RATS

47. Rainbow maker : PRISM. Image.

49. Schuss, e.g. : SKI

50. "... your cake and __" : EAT IT

54. Fla. coastal city : ST. PETE. Map

59. Response to a doctor : "AAH" / 38D. Drs. eliciting 59-Acrosses : ENTs. (ear, nose, and throat)

62. Prohibited acts : NO-NO's

64. Resignee of 1974 : NIXON. The release of the Pentagon Papers will bring his name in the news again. Which brings up 4D. Accuse of misconduct : IMPEACH

68. Frighten : ALARM

69. Jazzy Armstrong : LOUIS

72. Quick garage jobs : LUBES and 57D. Front-end alignment : TOE IN.

73. Abby's twin : ANN. The Dears.


1. Fish in a roll, perhaps : SUSHI

2. Wan : ASHEN

3. "Capital" profits : GAINS

5. __ tai : MAI

6. Frat jewelry items : PINS

7. Mystery award : EDGAR. The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America.

8. Contentious subject : ISSUE

9. Cologne squirt : SPRITZ. From Yiddish, not surprisingly.

10. Cleveland cager, briefly : CAV

11. Bearded flower : IRIS

12. Black-and-white sea giant : ORCA. Welcome back, old friend.

13. "My eye!" in Minsk : "NYET!"

18. Lemon meringue, e.g. : PIE

19. Both Begleys : EDs. Sr. died when Jr. was 20 but I couldn't find a picture of them together.

24. Attend to a spill : MOP UP

26. Calligrapher's flourish : SERIF

28. Tropical tuber : TARO. A lot of alliteration there.

30. Actress Petty : LORI. Don't tell me you missed Tank Girl?

31. Apple computer : i-MAC

32. Biological inheritance : GENE

33. Trail grub : GORP. From "good old raisins and peanuts".

34. Emulate MGM's lion : ROAR

35. Against : ANTI

36. Out of date : PASSÉ

37. __ de deux : PAS. French for "Step of Two" and is what partnering is called in ballet.

39. Pieces that castle : ROOKS. Chess move.

46. Exercise program goal : FITNESS

48. "Melts in your mouth" candy : M AND M's

51. Pull : TOW

52. Totally : IN ALL

53. "What's it __?" : TO YOU

55. Former NBC anchor Lindstrom : PIA Image. Deceptive clue, she was a news anchorwoman for WNBC-TV Channel 4 News, a local station in NYC.

56. Spare : EXTRA

58. 2000s symbol of corporate financial misconduct : ENRON

59. Simple rhyme scheme : A B A B

60. Woody's son : ARLO

61. Fraud : HOAX

63. Bang, as one's toe : STUB

66. Exist : ARE

67. Move it : HIE. Bye.



Dennis said...

Good morning, Argyle, C.C. and gang - wow, two quickies in a row. (Haven't said that in a while).

Didn't have even a hint of the theme until the unifier, and even then it took me a bit to see it. Perps got me 'Pia' Lindstrom on the way by; that was my one unknown. Thought 'Nixon' crossing 'Enron' was amusing.

Re: Zelig, which movie is it where Woody Allen is attempting to rob a bank, and he and the teller argue over whether the note says 'gun' or 'gub'? Loved that scene. Argyle, nice job with the write-up -- enjoyed the links.

Frenchie, from last night, coincidently the same thing happened here. My wife got up around 3am to go to the bathroom and accidentally hit the 'PANIC' button on the remote instead of the 'Off' button. I was three feet across the floor before I realized I was up. The cops (who fortunately knew us) found it quite funny; the neighbors, probably less so.

Today is officially Flag Day, but every day's a good day to fly the colors.

Did You Know?:

- Relative to a recent discussion here, avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per 100 grams.

Dennis said...

Sorry, C.C. - should've broken that post into two.

Lemonade714 said...

Another well constructed and interesting Tuesday from Donna, which like Dennis. I found easy with the theme elusive. I enjoy the Tank Girl and PIA links. I believe puzzle makers think because she is the daughter of Ingrid Bergman she deserve status. M AND Ms written out was tricky and the beat goes on.

Barry G. said...

Morning, all!

Total speed run today. Well, it would have been a total speed run except that I misspelled 69A as LOUIE and it took me forever to notice my mistake. As I've mentioned before, it's just harder for me to catch typos on vertical entries and I somehow managed to look at FITNEES at least 5 times without it registering...

creature said...

Good Morning C.C. Argyle and all,

So great to have you back, Argyle. LOL over your first link. Good call.

I love Donna Levin puzzles. This one slowed me down a tad, but only a tad. I had the same spelling ISSUE that Barry had. LOUIS is another all-time fav for me. The fill is quite nice and the theme is so neat and tidy.
Thanks, Donna.

Back later.

Have a nice day everyone.

Hahtoolah said...

Good Morning, Argyle and friends. Another speed run, but a lot of fun. I always smile when a Donna Levin puzzle appears. I scratched my head over the theme, however. The Boxes didn't jump out at me. I had SHIPPING SERVICE and POST OFFICE, so at first thought the theme answers would end in ICE.

Too bad I.M. PEI couldn't have crossed PIE. Yes, Argyle, I have visited the Louvre several times, including Pei's Pyramid.

I saw Zelig years ago, so don't remember much about it. I saw Woody Allen's new movie, Midnight in Paris over the weekend. I thought it was a cute movie.

As noted above, today is Flag Day.

QOD: How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy. ~ Paul Sweeney

Jacel said...

Thank-you Donna for a fun Tuesday puzzle. It was another easy run for me. Almost all the letters of the alphabet were used (except "j", "q" & "w."

The answer "ashen" was used two days in a row. It made today's puzzle easier.

Argyle, loved your connection of the theme to the song "Little Boxes." I haven't heard that song in a long time. Also, when I first heard the theme boxes, I thought of the P.O. "Boxes" for 45A; thus, they are different "boxes."

Argyle said...

POBoxes! Now why didn't I think of that. Another nit destroyed.

thehondohurricane said...

Good day folks,

I always look forward to Donna Levin's puzzles, but I found todays offering pretty blase.
Nothing jumped out and made me think, that's clever. It's raining here.... wasn't forecast....... and I'm sure that is a huge factor in my negative thoughts about Donna's offering.

I agree the puzzle was a speed run, but a couple of screw ups helped me heighten the challenge. Spelled Sonya's name Heine initially, but perps fixed the error. Had scare for frighten; I never heard of a ABSB rhyme scheme and perps saved my butt again.

We all have off days so I'll forgive Donna for today and anxiously await her next offering. I'm sure it will filled with terrific clues.

Now if will only stop raining.

Avg Joe said...

Morning all and thank you Argyle. I LOVED the boxes tune link!!! In my business I've heard the term for decades but never knew the source.

Speed run here as well. Didn't know Pia (Zadora, yes, Lindstrom, no).

To give a tip of the hat to Mr. Armstrong, here is Dream a Little Dream.

Tinbeni said...

Argyle; Wonderful write-up !!!

Liked the BOXES theme.
OK, so at first for FedEx I put in SHIPPING 'company' before the perps did their SERVICE.

All-in-all, a non-stressful FUN Tuesday.

Thanks Donna!

Cheers to everyone at sunset.

Grumpy 1 said...

Top of the Tuesday, all. Thanks for your witty write up, Argyle.

Donna's puzzles usually solve easily for me and this one was no exception. As usual, i tried to make it difficult with 'tapa' instead of TARO, but it didn't take long to figure out that 'Upano' is not one of the planets.

What? No complaints about the use of the sexist term MAIDS for cleaning crew? I thought that went out with stewardess and other gender specific terms for jobs that are now commonly held by both (or should I say all)genders.

Anonymous said...



From the days when Hollywood took a talent and made a movie to "fit" it.

Husker Gary said...

-Golf yesterday was soggy on the banks of the Elkhorn River! No roll on the fairways.
-The I.M. Pei pyramid was striking in the final scenes of Angels and Demons
-Was is a coincidence that Scion appeared in a puzzle with a box theme?
-Hi Shamu!
-Oh, that GORP
-I do remember PIA Zadora
-Great quote, Hahtool. Misery here beats life in a lot of other places.
-Some hotels are giving their “maids” panic buttons to protect against people like that French IMF president
-I wonder what kind of box Pete Seeger calls home

Publik Citizen said...

In honor of Flag Day, ( today, as Dennis noted - ), here's correcting 5 myths -

1. Betsy Ross made the first American Flag. Not True. The story, by William Canby, her grandson, in 1870 ( 100 yrs later - ! ), is tenuous and totally fictitious. And the guy, who made the painting, in 1893, Charles S. Weisgerber, was an artist ... and an opportunistic entrepreneur.

2. The red, white and blue colors symbolize American sacrifice. I wish this were true, but no such law, resolution or order exists. The colors have no official imprimatur. And there is little doubt that they came from the Union Jack of England.

3. The Pledge of Allegiance has long been recited in the Congress and other government bodies. Not so, ... not until 1898, in NY State, and then followed by all others. In the Congress, not until 1988 - during the Pres, campaign, when George H. W. criticized Mike Dukakis, for vetoing such a bill, as Gov. of Mass. ( BTW, Dukakis was right. )

Last 2 to follow.

Publik Citizen 2 said...

Flag Day Myths, Contd.

3. It is illegal to burn the American flag. It was, by a Flag desecration law of 1968, till 1989, when the U S Supreme Court ( thanks to all of you lawyers, you know who you are, lol - ) - decided that the law was unconstitutional and a violation of free speech. ( Whoose, Sizzle, Fizz - ).Reaffirmed by the same court in 1990.

4. It is illegal to advertise, wear or peddle merch. with the US Flag. Makes sense, but no go. The Flag Code of 1923, is the law of the land, but unenforceable and is therefore not enforced. there are no Flag police, and you can wear ( and people do wear - ) the flag on ANY article of clothing, on any day of the year.

Where, Oh where are the Saudi Arabian vigilantes for the Protection of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, when you really need them. ?? (lol).

HeartRx said...

Good Morning Argyle, C.C. et al.

Thanks for the terrific write-up and links, Argyle! This was a speed run for me as well. The only unknown was PIA, but like Dennis, the perps had already filled it.

I agree with Hondo, that nothing really stood out in this one. Pretty mundane clues/answers, but for a Tuesday it seemed to be just about right.

I have also been to see I.M. PEI's pyramid several times. Lots of controversy when it was installed, because many thought it "desecrated" the beauty of the Louvre. I am ambivalent about it. In itself, it's a wonderful piece of architecture. But somehow it seems out of place in its surroundings.

Have a great day, everyone!

Spitzboov said...

Good Morning everyone. Thanks for the commentary, Argyle.

Nice treat to have a Donna puzzle today. As usual, fresh and bright, and I typically find myself on her wavelength. Clever theme and unifier, but not difficult to solve. New word, GORP; got it from the perps. Favorite clue was for M AND M'S. My I-MAC browser renders the crossword corner fonts with SERIFs, while these blogger fonts are sans SERIF. No searches needed.

Have a great day.

Clear Ayes said...

Good Morning All, I'm always pleased to see Donna Levin's byline on a puzzle. I'm usually singing off her page and this one is no exception.

I liked seeing I.M. PEI. I've been to the Louvre both pre- and post-pyramid. I prefer the unadorned courtyard.

ZELIG came easily. I used to think Woody Allen was a really neat guy. Now I think he is pretty jerky, but that doesn't make him any less talented. ZELIG was a terrific movie about a man who could change chameleon-like, his appearance to fit his surroundings and circumstances. Interesting and very funny too.

Former postal employee here...Jacel caught it. P.O. BOXES are located inside post office buildings and are rented/used in lieu of physical addresses. UPS BOXES are actual parcels that get shipped all over the world.

Anonymous said...

Good morning everyone.

Argyle, I apologize for misinterpreting your comment yesterday about Justice Kagan. I also am sorry for putting my criticism on the blog rather than with email.
Today's write up was, as always, super. DH and I especially enjoyed "Little Boxes". And I laughed out loud at your link to graph paper.

Thoroughly enjoyed today's puzzle. And I too misspelled Sonja Henie's last name, which held me up a while.

Dear Abby's column today has a nice bit about what we should all do when the National Anthem is sung and the flag is flown.


kazie said...

Speed run for me today too. My only hangup was being stuck on TUG for TOW until perps stepped in. They solved many other potential problems too, where I had unknowns. Isabella Rosselini was the only Ingrid Bergman daughter I knew of.

Nice blogging, Argyle. It is good to have you back.

I have also been to the Louvre several times both before and after Pei's creation was added to it. If you enter through the pyramid, you are in the museum as soon as you leave the foyer under it. If you go in via the métro stop, you walk through the excavated area where you see the foundation of the original castle which stood on the site of the later palace. I believe it was discovered only when they dug foundations for the pyramid.

carol said...

Hi gang,

Always happy to see a Donna Levin puzzle! This one moved right along and the only problem I had was the Woody Allen title role. I did have the Z but since I didn't know actress PETTY and was having trouble remembering SERIF was it took awhile to complete that area.

53D I put in WORTH instead of TO YOU.
That messed that up but not for long.

Never having played a game of Battleship I had no idea it was done on graph paper, how odd.

I see we have GORP again, but at least I remembered what it was :) Still say it doesn't sound too appetizing when spoken but raisins and peanuts are yummy, especially if you add 'M AND M's.

JD said...

Happy Flag Day to all,

Loved Donna's puzzle, and loved Argyle's links.Did some guessing, such as adding theater to Broadway, not knowing the place.Edgar was another that just looked right.Gorp? I keep forgetting that one.

Scion is not in my voc., nor is parry, so NYet took a bit of thought.

Enjoyed it all. Chuckeled over stub, as I ALWAYS had a stubbed toe as a kid.

I agree with CA and Marti about Pei's pyramid..looks odd sitting there.We've seen one wing of the Louvre.

Fed Ex brought us our anniversary gift yesterday, an ipad 2. It's about time I caught up with the real world.

Bill G. said...

A Donna Levin puzzle is always enjoyable. I enjoyed the Louis Armstrong link. There's something about the quality of the tone of his trumpet that's different from most others. I can tell it's him as soon as the music starts. Maybe JzB can explain.

Zelig was was clever with Woody Allen appearing in lots of historical scenes. The same idea showed up in Forrest Gump.

The Woody Allen movie to which Dennis was referring is "Take the Money and Run." Here's a link to that famous scene. Lots of funny stuff in the other clips too. There's also a funny scene where he escapes from prison by carving a gun out of soap and coloring it black with shoe polish. Unfortunately, it rains and the gun turns to soapy foam.

Hahtoolah said...

Happy Anniversary to JD and Bob. May you have many, many more.

Clear Ayes said...

PIA Lindstron is the pre-scandal daughter of actress Ingrid Bergman. Does anyone remember that...or care?

Woody Allen may not be your cup of tea personally or movie-wise, but his taste in musical tracks for his movies is wonderful. Here's Django Reinhardt's Limehouse Blues from "Sweet and Lowdown".

Here's Lewis Carroll's excellent example of 59D)ABAB quatrains.


How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!

How cheerfully he seems to grin!
How neatly spread his claws,
And welcomes little fishes in
With gently smiling jaws!

Jerome said...

Pretty neat that we get to fill in a whole bunch of boxes while we do Donna's 'BOXES' puzzle. It's easy to see why her crosswords are among the Corner's favorites. Nobody consistantly does early week puzzles as well as Donna.

Not so well-

SERIF- he got shot in an Eric Clapton song

PRISM- Where to find immates

TOEIN- What a hauler's doin'

SCION- what you do at a snowy slope

URANO- Answer to a Dr.'s question, "Who am I?"

Lucina said...

hello Puzzlers! And thank you, Argyle; life is normal again with you back on M & T and Dennis at the helm.

I love Donna's puzzles and though easy I thought she had some fresh clues, "My eye!" in Minsk, NYET, for example.

Ditto for misspelling HENIE and like Spitz, starting with SHPPING COMPANY then SERVICE.

When I saw it, I thought the sharp contrast of ancient and modern architecture at the Louvre was interesting.

Re: MAIDS, I have never seen a male cleaner at a hotel, anyone else? In janitorial service, men clean but they are called janitors or service workers.

Have a lovely Tuesday, everyone!

eddyB said...

Hello all.

Real nice puzzle to do while watching a hockey game. Wonder who will start in net tommorrow.

Put up the flag after the blood lab got their pint.

PG & Doug have the NYT puzzle today.

Take care.

Jazzbumpa said...

Hi gang -

No speed run for me today. Woke up with a headache that has me stuck in first gear and devoid of wit. Plus a few interruptions.

Nice puzzle, clever, original theme.

HENNY messed me up.


NIXON and IMPEACH - but politics is one of the NONOS.



Bill G. said...

We have an upstairs toilet that has developed a lazy flush. It still flushes but without much enthusiasm. Luckily, we've found a couple of really good plumbers. The toilet is about 30 years old and will be replaced with a new one; more modern with a much lower water use as per new local codes. Also, it's a couple of inches higher which will be easier on these achy old knees. Ahh, this retired life can be so exciting.

Bill G. said...

CA, thanks for the Django link. Here's another of his great songs. It may not be his playing but it's his classic sound of one of my favorite songs.


Lemonade714 said...

It cannot have been easy to grow up as PIA daughter of Ingrid Bergman, especially with the reverence for Casablanca.

GarlicGal said...

Hi folks. Warm and sunny here. Looks like summer has arrived...finally!

I immediately thought of Ingrid Bergman (Pia's mother). That must have been some scandal back then.

Thanks for the Django Reinhard link. I'd almost forgotten about him. I think I better hit the Itunes store today and and load up my Ipod.

Nothing to add to the mix about the puzzle - speed run, fun theme.

Flyin' the Flag in Gilroy!

Chickie said...

Hola Everyone, I can usually depend on a Donna Levin puzzle to be completed in record time. This was not exception.

It's been a long time since I've heard Pete Seeger's "Boxes". Thanks Argyle for that, but I'm humming it in my head over and over!

We always added M&M's to our gorp. We needed all the energy we could get while back-packing. I thought that MandMs crossing Eat it was clever.

Hands up for tug instead of tow. But was fixed pretty fast.

I groaned when I saw stub and toe in this grid. I got up in the middle of the night on Sat. and stubbed my toe on a chair leg. I now have a really black and blue toe and foot, and I can't wear my every day shoes. It is nice and warm here today so sandals it is.

Our flags go up today and come down just after the 4th of July. we have a wonderful neighborhood parade on the 4th and many houses are decked out with bunting and flags.

dodo said...

Good Day, friends

And it's a much better one xword-ize than yesterday for me! This was a speed run for once.

Great writeup, as usual, Argyle, and Donna, thank you for a nice puzzle.

Argyle, I saw 'Zelig' when it came out many years ago. At the time I was not a Woody Allen fan and don't remember a lot about the movie except my negative reaction. As you said, it was "Woody", self absorbed, self pitying, just self, self, self!
I liked some of his later movies much better....but only some.

Dick said...

Good afternoon Argyle and all, another Donna Levin puzzle and another speed run for me. Not complaining as occasionally I need an ego boost. No problems and no look-ups today so not much to comment on other than I liked Argyle’s write-up, as usual.

Bill G thanks for the Woody Allen links, I really enjoyed them.

I have been to the Louvre twice, once in 1976 and this past Spring with wife Irene and JD and Bob. I had great fun both times.

Hope you have a great Tuesday.

Lemonade714 said...

JzB you are never devoid of wit, as you prove daily. Hope the head feels better inside and out. Quiet day here in hte corner.

Lucina said...

I'm glad to know you enjoyed Midnight in Paris as I have been debating my self about seeing it. Generally, I like Woody Allen's movies so I'll go see that one.

creature said...


Paris, yes; Louvre, no.

Sad, but true. Oh well I had a

Marti, this is a fantastic jigsaw puzzle {Louvre/IM Pei.}

Bill G. said...

I don't remember much about the Louvre. However, we very much enjoyed the Musée d'Orsay with the display of the French Impressionists. I'm not very knowledgeable about art but I sure enjoyed that exhibit.

JD said...

Thanks Hahtool,I can always entice DH to a movie on special occasion days. Saw Super 8, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.Will dine out in air conditioning later; it's 90+

Bill, the Musee D'Orsay was closed the day we were all there. We wanted to see Monet's water lilies in the round.Did you see Venus de Milo at the Louvre? I thought that was more impressive than the Mona Lisa.

Avg Joe said...

Slow day?

Well then. Let's jazz it up a bit.

Whenever I hear this song I can't help but recall an old joke that involves an undertaker, a long stretch of bad luck, and his understudy. Enjoy:-)

windhover said...

Well, it wasn't a slow day here in the Bluegrass.
Nice one, Joe. How about linking some royalty? A Duke, say, or a Count.
Speaking of Woody, two of my favorite quotes are his.
"Never argue with a fool. He'll bring you down to his level and then beat you with experience ." (This one is a paraphrase of a verse from Proverbs.)
"Some people want to be immortal through their work. I want to be immortal by not dying."

Bill G. said...

I enjoy Woody Allen's early zany movies. I've enjoyed his later movies and I'm looking forward to 'Midnight in Paris.' It's his middle movies that I found tedious.

I thought of Woody Allen's line from What's New Pussycat about working backstage at Crazy Horse.

'I help the girls dress and undress. It's twenty francs a week.'

'That's not much...'

Allen shrugs. 'It's all I can afford.'

Jeannie said...

I lost a dear niece Olivia this past week. She loved this song.

mpk said...

I understand that this is a Crossword Corner, not a Movie Venue, but I am aching to know what members of the gang think of The Tree of Life. I just had to see it when I realized I didn't even understand most of the reviews!

Avg Joe said...

Royalty? OK.





How'd I do?

Bill G. said...

We just lost an Internet friend. We were in regular touch 15 years ago with people from Maine and northern California on a First Class bulletin board. The administrator took a shine to me and invited Barbara and me to come back to Maine and stay at her house for a week or so. We met lots of great people. We dined on lobster, whoopie pies and moxie, though not at the same time. We have stayed in touch. The husband of a great couple who we met there and who'd been married for over 60 years just died. Very sad.

Jeannie, I'm sure sorry about your niece. I was never familiar with that song until you linked to it a couple of times before. Now it's become a favorite from the era since 1990. Being a musical fogy, probably my only favorite since 1990. :>)

MPK, I read the reviews and will probably give it a pass.

Avg Joe said...

I forgot one important member of the royal house:


There may be others. Feel free to add. I'm off to bed.

Jeannie said...

My niece lost her battle with WTF, as it was never diagnosed. All that is known is all her organs shut down and she ended up with a breathing and feeding tube in the prime of her life of 18; that was 7 years ago, and many different treatments later. She was a beautiful gal with a beautiful soprano voice. CA, here was one of her best solos. Not an original, but pretty none the less.
miss her

windhover said...

You'd be batting a thousand if I could get the Count's video to load in the iPhone. I wondered which King it would be; not for long, it was The King.
Emailed you a link to one. Maybe you can link it here. Do you know the guy?

Anonymous said...

Good night all.

Jeannie, so sorry to hear of the death of your niece. Condolences and good thoughts coming your way.

kazie said...

What a terrible thing to lose one so young. As you said: in the prime of life. However if she was on life support for seven years, maybe it was for the best all round. I hope her family can see it that way too.

JD said...

Jeannie, so sorry about your loss. That was a tear jerker of a song...lovely.

Chickie said...

Jeannie, I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Olivia. We are not supposed to outlive the younger generation.

Take care.

Abejo said...

Good Evening, folks. Never started the puzzle until a half hour ago. Had a busy day and had to get my book read for my book club meeting. "Manhunt: the 12 Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer," by James L. Swanson. Great piece of historical writing.

Thank you, Donna L. for another great puzzle. Thank you, Argyle for the review. Glad you are back.

Zipped through this pretty easily. Thank goodness, because I am tired out.

Nice to see GORP again. I remember that great link Argyle put up last time this word was used.

Missed on SPRITZ. I had SPRITS. Live and learn.

Caspian Sea and IRAN remind me of swimming in the Caspian Sea. The dangerous part was traveling over the Alborz Mountains to get there, and back.

Tomorrow is our annual Steak Fry at the Commandery. I am ready!

See you tomorrow.


fermatprime said...

Hi to any late birds!

Great work, Donna and Argyle, as usual.

No favorites except iMAC. Ashen appearing frequently. Without this blog I might forget how to spell. No sports people names. Real speed run.

Went to new, rather uninterested, internist yesterday. Got zero sleep beforehand and was a real mess. Heart showed marked arrhythmia.

Haven't read your comments yet. Will do so now!


Abejo said...

Follow-up to Jeannie: Real sorry to hear of your niece's passing. My deepest sympathies to your entire family in your loss.


Lucina said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your niece. What a tragedy! My sympathies to you and your family.

Clear Ayes said...

mpk, "The Tree of Life" has only had a limited release and hasn't played around here (not a good area for arty movies). I'll probably have to wait for Netflix, but I am definitely intrigued by the revues and will see it when I can.

Happy Aniversary, JD & Bob.

My favorite Paris day was on the Île de la Cité, among many things, visiting Notre Dame (literary and historic), Sainte-Chapelle (breath-taking) and an evening walk along the Seine (romantic). Single best Paris memory was seeing the Mona Lisa for the first time. It was much smaller and more intense than I had expected. I was really moved.

Jeannie, I'm really sorry to hear about your niece.

fermatprime said...

Jeannie--my deepest condolences.

dodo said...

Happy anniversary, JD and spouse! Which one is it?

Jeannie, how sad! I'm so sorry.