Aug 17, 2011

Wednesday, August 17 2010, Jack McInturff

Theme: LADYLIKE - the first three theme answers begin with a word that, when preceded with the word lady, forms a common phrase. the fourth theme answer is the unifier.

17a. Gourmet treat sold in gold boxes : GODIVA CHOCOLATE. lady godiva. gimme. i pictured the box immediately. wikipedia: "according to legend, lady godiva rode naked through the streets of coventry, in england, in order to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants." it would be more entertaining if the tea partiers took this approach. she has inspired at least two movies, a painting, and a statue.

25a. Backdrop for tangerine trees, in a Beatles classic : MARMALADE SKIES. lady marmalade. another gimme. lyrics from lucy in the sky with diamonds. interesting information about the lyrics. the song lady marmalade was originally made famous by patti labelle, and more recently by christina aguilera, lil' kim, mya, and pink in the soundtrack to the movie moulin rouge.

41a. Enduring fortune, ethnically speaking : LUCK OF THE IRISH. lady luck. needed a few perps to get this one.

54a. 1978 #1 hit for the Commodores (and this puzzle's title) : THREE TIMES A LADY.

i thought of BIRDS OF A FEATHER (ladybird). ladyfinger and ladybug also come to mind. can you think of a 14- or 15- letter phrase beginning with finger, or bug?

easy solve with very few unknowns. grokked the theme early. felt a little more like a tuesday level.


1. Crime writer Paretsky : SARA. didn't know her.

5. Name on an NYU arts building : TISCH. another unknown. ny school of the arts was renamed the tisch school of the arts after a donation in 1982 from laurence a. and preston robert tisch.

10. Goes (for) : OPTS. hello again.

14. Declare openly : AVER. hello again.

15. Toaster, at times : EMCEE. hello again.

16. Bucket of bolts : HEAP. slang for a clunker of a car.

20. USN rank : ENS. stands for ensign, a junior officer.

21. Bow-wielding god : EROS and 50d. 21-Across, in Rome : AMOR

22. Edd's "77 Sunset Strip" role : KOOKIE. before my time.

23. Approximation phrase : OR SO.

24. Brand served on the floor : ALPO. dog food.

31. Thief : BANDIT

32. Cabbage roll? : WAD. slang, wad of cash.

33. L.A.-to-Bakersfield heading : NNW

34. Follow, as a tip : ACT ON

35. Bit of a pickle : JAM. like this clue.

36. Yes-man's phrase : SO DO I. reminds me of larry tate from bewitched.

38. Hawaiian tuna : AHI. mmm.

39. Ballot markings : X'ES. or kisses.

40. Take off : DEDUCT

45. "Law & Order" figures: Abbr. : ADAS. assistant district attorneys.

46. Swedish explorer Hedin : SVEN. not familiar to me. he made many discoveries during four expeditions to central china. died in 1952.

47. Former "Today" co-anchor : COURIC. katie. recently left cbs evening news.

50. D-delta connection : AS IN. d as in delta.

51. Fashion bottom line? : HEM. clever.

57. Gentle slope : RISE

58. Maine campus town : ORONO

59. Godmother, often : AUNT

60. Good earth : LOAM. liked this.

61. Harder to find : RARER

62. Ho-hum : BLAH


1. Guru : SAGE

2. Royal Shakespeare Theatre river : AVON

3. Primary colors : REDS

4. Ex-press secretary Fleischer : ARI

5. Excitedly removes, as wrapping : TEARS AT. sounds so uncivilized.

6. "Works for me" : I'M COOL

7. UCLA and USC : SCHS. i guess this is just abbreviation for schools. looks funny.

8. Boardroom VIP : CEO. chief executive officer.

9. Harassed from the peanut gallery : HECKLED.

10. "You have to see this!" : OH LOOK. with all the recent teacher discussion, you have to see this. (language warning)

11. Heyday : PEAK

12. Jacques of "Mon Oncle" : TATI. french filmmaker. another unknown.

13. WWI admiral Maximilian von ___ : SPEE. perps to the rescue.

18. Rats and such : VERMIN

19. Cry over spilled milk? : OOPS

23. Great Seal word : ORDO. lifted from c.c.'s blog of the 11/26/10: See here. "Novus ordo seclorum" = "New order of the ages". Novus = New. Ordo = Order. Seclorum = Age.

24. Sandler of "Spanglish" : ADAM. liked the movie.

25. Peru's __ Picchu : MACHU

26. Playful prank : ANTIC

27. Up to one's neck (in) : AWASH

28. Pakistani river : INDUS

29. Tennyson's "__ Arden" : ENOCH. poem published in 1864. calling clear ayes.

30. She played Houlihan on "M*A*S*H" : SWIT. loretta. great tv show, great character.

31. False god : BAAL

35. Airbus products : JETS

36. Williams of tennis : SERENA

37. Viking war god : ODIN

39. Hard-to-define element : X-FACTOR

40. b, in a ÷ b : DIVISOR

42. Laker teammate of Magic : KAREEM. abdul-jabbar.

43. "Garfield" drooler : ODIE. big-tongued dog.

44. Reputed Dead Sea Scrolls writer : ESSENE. jewish sect. story of the discovery of the dead sea scrolls is fascinating.

47. Laptop key : CTRL

48. Taft's birth state : OHIO

49. Minor start? : URSA. ursa minor, meaning "smaller bear." constellation.

51. Do a trucker's job : HAUL

52. Novelist Ferber : EDNA. hello again.

53. Urban legend, e.g. : MYTH

55. Rollover subj. : IRA

56. Scientist's milieu : LAB

Note from C.C.:

This is a fun picture from Kazie, who visited Miller Park for the first time on August 15, 2011. She said:
"Here is a picture of (L to R) me with husband Barry and son David at the Brewers Game Monday night taken with the "racing sausages".

It really was the first time I've ever gone to a real ball game of any sort, other than school events I had to attend. So quite an experience for me at age 65!"


Hahtoolah said...

Good Morning, MelissaBee and friends. I got the theme answers quite easily, but scratched my head for a few minutes before catching on to the LADY connection. Although I had a few unknowns, the perps helped fill in the blanks.

We hadn't seen ORONO in a while. Nice answer for Mainaic and me!

My favorite clue was Brand Served on the Floor = ALPO. Great fresh, new clue for this crossword staple.

Glad you enjoyed your baseball game, Kazie. I used to live a few blocks from Fenway in Boston, so went to lots of games then. Unfortunately, I now live in a baseball-dry area.

QOD: The only people who never fail are those who never try. ~ Ilka Chase

Barry G. said...

Morning, all!

The pebbles in the road were a little larger today. The theme didn't help at all this time around, mostly because I'm not familiar with LADY MARMALADE.

TISCH was a complete and utter unknown, and I really resisted putting in SCHS at 7D just because it looks so darn ugly.

Other unknowns today included SARA and SVEN. Almost unknowns, that I somehow managed to pull out of somewhere, included INDUS, ENOCH, ESSENE, TATI and SPEE. I'm assuming that last one is the same SPEE that is usually clued as "Pursuit of the Graf ____"

And, yet again, I put in IDOL for BAAL. Even though I keep seeing BAAL clued generically as a "false god" and should know better by now, I still disagree with that particular cluing and keep hoping that someday it will actually be IDOL.

thehondohurricane said...

Good day folks,

I don't entirely agree with MB that this was a Tuesday level puzzle. The North was a bear for me, the Central a bit easier and the South a Tuesday level.

In the North, Sara, Tisch, Marmalade Skies, Teti, & ordo were either unknowns or long ago erased from my memory. Like Barry, Baal has never been a comfortable fill for me b, I'm not sure Idol fits in its place. I think of idol as hero worship. Too lazy to dig out MR Roget to find an alternate offering.

Just wondering if anyone knows if NYU's Tisch is the same family that are part owners of the NY Giant football team? My guess is one and the same.

Happy Hump Day everyone.

Anonymous said...

1. Crime writer Paretsky : SARA. I read a book she wrote called Burn Marks.(Victoria Iphigenia) V.I. Warshawski is the female private detective in her stories.


Kathleen Turner portrayed her on film. In the 1991 movie V.I. Warshawski. I disagree with the critics I enjoyed the movie.


45. "Law & Order" figures: Abbr. : ADAS. assistant district attorneys. NBC should have giving the show 1 more year. So it would have gone down in history as the longest running drama. The show ran from 1990-2010.

Law & Order franchise series openings Mike Post theme long version of original L & O theme opening.


Fun Facts by Dave Letterman

The Nobel Prize in literature has twice been awarded to phone books.

Until 1968, the winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry was determined by applause.

Anonymous said...

I have several times to get this page to hyperlink I think it is working correctly now.

Kathleen Turner

Anonymous said...


TNT airs The Closer reruns at 3 PM on also.

Mainiac said...

Morning CC, MelissaBee and All,

This was a fun puzzle but I needed help. After living in Santa Barbara for a couple of years I was convinced Bakersfield was NNE of LA. OOPS!! Swit fixed that but I had no clue on the Pakistani River. So Do I wouldn't pop and I had to get some red letter help. Good one.

Right on Hahtool! My youngest went to a football camp at the old Alma Mater this summer. Very well run and my haven't they made some changes to the campus.

Mel, Great link to Taylor Mali!
Super write up as usual also.

Happy Hump Day!

Lemonade714 said...

mb, thanks but I did not find this as easy as you, though the theme answers were not difficult, there were potholes for me. I am surprised about the Lady Marmalade difficulties as we had a debate recently about who did the best job with the song. It was also part of the theme on July 26 .

The TISCH FAMILY indeed invested in the NY Giants and much more.

Off to look for some Godiva

windhover said...

Great picture, Kazie.

Avg Joe said...

Good morning everyone.

I had trouble today as well. Technical DNF since I didn't know TATI or KOOKIE. An E was in place of the crossing I, which looked OK to me. Damn. The theme was helpful and relatively easy to get with only a few perps. The last theme answer to fall was ....IRISH. I wanted Luck of the draw and couldn't get past it for a while.

Jeannie, from last night: Another thought on preserving chives is to freeze them in ice cube trays. It's a nuisance cuz you have to put in just a little water to get them set then add more to get complete cubes. But I've done that many times and it's handy to be able to just drop a couple of cubes in the soup.

Tinbeni said...

Melissa, Informative write-up.
Hmmm, few "unknowns" then SARA, TISCH, TATI, SVEN and SPEE (all perps) are "so-noted."

They were my learning moments (too).

Had 'depart' for 40-A,"Take off" before ODIN & INDUS made me DEDUCT the answer.

LUCK-OF-THE-IRISH was a nice "shout-out" to Windhover.

All-in-All, a FUN Wednesday offering.

Cheers !!!

Oh, Kazie, the burning question-of-the-day:
Who won the sausage race?

kazie said...

Great teacher link MB--thank you on behalf of all teachers here!

I struggled with the unknowns today: SPEE, MARMALADE, INDUS, ENOCH, KOOKIE, and I had IDOL before BAAL. The theme came early, but I didn't know lady Marmalade so that was a perp-inspired guess.

Thanks for all the comments on the pic. Dave is on his way back to AR today, driving all day on his own, but he drove all the way from Anchorage a few years ago, so I guess he'll be OK.

Tin, no, I can't remember which sausage won the race.

Avg Joe,
Another nice idea on the chives. I've also done that with tomato purée in the past. But I find I can spoon or shake the loose chives I freeze out of the containers easily too. Whatever works, I guess.

Unknown said...

Thanks, Melissa.
I didn't really get the theme, but I almost never do.
The puzzle flowed easily with only a few bumps in the road.
I loved Kookie! He was the coolest guy on TV when I was a kid.
Happy Wednesday!

HeartRx said...

Good Morning Melissa, C.C. et al.

Great blog today, and very interrsting article about “Lucy” lyrics, Melissa! How about FINGER LICKING [Modifier for “good”]. I also thought of LIBERTY MUTUAL [Insurance giant], both 13’s. Couldn’t come up with one for “bug”, but that would’ve been cool!

I had the same bumps as others, and really struggled in the north to get a foothold. I was starting to think I wouldn’t finish, but the south flowed pretty smoothly. Of course, I put “avow” for 14A. Grrrr! And couldn’t picture anything “W” of LA at 33A. Like Maniac, I thought it was all ocean out there, so I put NNE. Duh. (Next time, check a map, Marti!!).

I really enjoyed the theme on this one, but some of the fill left me flat. I also thought it was interesting that the NE and SW seemed to be their own little 4 X 4 grids, with only one way out.

Happy Hump Day, everyone!

HeartRx said...

Great pic, Kazie! I have been to exactly one football game, one baseball game, one hockey game, one basketball game, one soccer game (in Munich) and one golf tournament in my life. I think that about covers the bucket list…

Argyle said...

There are a lot of possible musical links today. Kookie Kookie Lend Me Your Comb(2:29).

Nance said...

Easy one for me today. Plenty of cross-connections to help out with stubborn letters for unknown clues (SPEE, INDUS, etc.)

As far as preserving an abundance of chives, I've had that issue in the past as well. Two things I've done with success:
1. Freeze finely chopped chives mixed with olive oil in ice cube trays. Use just enough oil to moisten and "mound" the chives. They are great added to soups, roasting meats (esp. the cavity of a chicken, duck, turkey), sauces.

2. Make chive pesto. Process roughly cut chives, olive oil, parsley, asiago or parmesan, clove of fresh garlic, and slivered or sliced almonds in a food processor. Place in small jars, top off with a layer of good quality olive oil, and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks in coldest part of fridge. (or freeze in plastic containers) Use on baked potatoes, crusty bread, etc.

Let me know if you need a more exact recipe. I used to do herb seminars for a local greenhouse.

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone. Nice commentary, Melissa.

Great picture of Kazie and her family.

Another nice offering by Jack McInturff. Not too hard; mostly went top to bottom, but finished NE last. Quite sure SPEE was right, and after committing to OPTS, the rest filled in nicely. Got the theme fill easily enough but had to rely on Melissa for the full explanation. Thanks. Liked the 'toaster at times' ⇒ EMCEE clue.

Here is a picture of the Graf SPEE named after the WWI Admiral and scuttled after the Battle of the River Plate off Uruguay in Dec. 1939 .

Enjoy the day.

Yellowrocks said...

Baal is an idol frequently mentioned in the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible). I had the A with three missing letters. Baal immediately came to mind.

from Wikipedia:
"Baal ( /beɪl/ bayl; sometimes spelled Bael, Baël (French), Baell) is one of the seven princes of Hell. He is mentioned widely in the Old Testament as the primary pagan idol of the Phoenicians, often associated with the pagan goddess Ashtaroth."

I was hung up for a while with SCHS, too, as it seemed strange to me; but it makes sense.

Haven't thought of Edd as Kookie with the comb for years. Nice walk down Memory Lane.

Grumpy 1 said...

Good morning and happy hump day to all. Thanks for the blog, Mb.

I shot myself in the foot on this one, but recovered after major corrective surgery.

GODIVA CHOCOLATE was obvious and the top filled nicely. Nothing rang bells on the other themes, though so I filled the SW corner. As soon as THREE emerged, I filled 'penny opera' without re-reading the clue. Well, that certainly slowed down the rest of that area. Once I took that out, filled the obvious and re-read the clue, the bottom came together.

MARMALADE SKIES popped into mind with the two 'M's' and LUCK OF THE IRISH filled with just a few letters once the unifier was corrected. The rest was easy.

Fun puzzle, seemed about right for Wednesday.

creature said...

Good Morning All,

Been working puzzles, but short on time to post. All have been a breeze for me from Friday until today.

The theme was very good and I nailed them fairly quickly.
The NE corner was deadly for me. I kept wanting : Go look or Do look or So look, which blocked OPTS from my mind forever. Bucket of Bolts was new to me. No idea.. KOOKIE and Sunset Strip were not in my world. TATI was an unknown . SPEE was so trickily clued ;Reichgraf instead of Maxmilian would have opened the door a little for me, as I had S-EE. Worst problems in a long time. Thanks, anyway, Jack. MB, your write up was great, thanks.

Belated Happy Birthday, Chickie.

Three of us saw “The Help” the other day. All had read the book. Loved it. Very true to the book. Emma Stone hit a home run in her portrayal of Skeeter; and, Viola Davis never lost her grip on me- I held my breath when she was on - period. Yes, Hahtool, applause during credits.

Loved the link to Taylor Mali; thanks, MB.

Kazi, your pic is wonderful; first time, I’ve seen that big grin.

Nance, thanks for adding the ‘chive pesto’ tip; gonna try it.

creature said...


I've been out of touch with posting. Major apologies to you about my lengthy post. Please forgive me.

Nice Cuppa said...

Thanks Melissa

In response to your challenge:

One silly pun on the theme of lady fingers and three times a lady:

OKRA WINFREY SHOW (15 letters)

And on bugs:

BUG-BEARING CLUES (15 letters)

And only enough space for an abbreviated Hugh Grant triple expletive:

BUG BUGGER BUGGER (15 letters)


LaLaLinda said...

Hi All ~~

I liked the theme of this puzzle and got those answers easily. I stumbled around on the rest of it, though. I managed to finish with no look-ups but that was only with luck and perps. There were quite a few unknowns as others have already mentioned ... mostly names that I didn't know.

Favorite clue, like Hatool, was 'Brand served on the floor' -- ALPO, although in my house it's "Friskies Seafood Sensation!'

Beautiful weather in CT ~~

Enjoy the day!

Argyle said...

Renaissance portrait favorite. MADONNA AND CHILD

Another walk down memory lane: Lady Godiva(2:26) by Peter and Gordon.

Anony-Mouse said...

Thank you Mr. McInturff for a wonderful puzzle. I completed it, with some effort, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you again.

Thank you, melissa, for a great blog. I came mainly to see the comments - and it was worth it ! I loved Lucy in the sky - to read the lyrics and the song, made my day. I count that as my main learning experience today.

I thought of WH and his lovely wife in 'Irish'.

Tisch, as Lemon has so eloquently linked up, are/were the Rothschild's of New York City. The Tisch school at NYU,is very well known to all NY'ers and VERY very competitive ! -, and one of the Tisch's was (once ) US PostMaster General in an almost volunteer capacity.

The river Indus ( from the Indus valley civilization - 3200 BC ) starts in India, but flows mostly thru Pakistan. It is the source of the name 'India'.

Have a good rest of the week, everyone.

Argyle said...

Time to call the Orkin Man?. BUG INFESTATION

Abejo said...

Good morning, folks. Enjoyed this puzzle (I always enjoy them), Jack. Nice to see you with us Melissa B.

This was was not a snap. I had to work at it. Good Wednesday level, in my opinion.

If I remember right, Kookie's name was actually Gerald Lloyd Kookson, III. Is that correct?

Needed perps for TATI and TISCH.

ESSENE came easily. I had read some about them.

ALPO clue was clever. Brand served on the floor.

Well, I am am off to the doctor. This is my doctor week. I am paying for my decades of doctor abstinence.

See you tomorrow.


kazie said...

Good to know--I'm glad I'm not the only one not closely involved with spectator sports. Now you only have to add Cricket, Rugby League and Aussie Rules to your sports bucket list! LOL I don't think I have enough time to get all of those into mine, since it's taken me this long to start!

Could I just substitute chives for basil in my pesto recipe? Otherwise, quantities would be helpful to know.

Hahtoolah said...

LaLaLinda: it's Fancy Feast that is served on my floor. LOL.

Clear Ayes said...

Good Morning All, Melissa nailed just about all of my easys and unknowns...with the exception of 22A) KOOKIE. He was definitely of my time. (Wow Abejo, you have a better memory than I.)

It's still the little things. 7D)SCHS, 23D)ORDO and 47D)CTRL were head scratchers.

Knew TATI, but not TISCH.

I got a kick out of the 10D) Taylor Mali link. Other than the powerful content, I hope you enjoyed it as free verse poetry. The The Impotence of Proofreading is another of his poems. Very funny, but if you are offended by adult malapropisms, you might want to pass.

Zcarguy said...

Morning all,

Clear and sunny skies in my town except for the area between my ears... Dense fog advisory !
With Tears at, I'm Cool and CEO at 5 6 and 8 down filled in, I still couldn't figure out Emcee for the life of me.

LA to Barkersfield NNW is wrong.. if Bakersfield is west of LA then Santa Barbara would be an island in the Pacific.

Bucket of bolts in my business is Junk.
FYI we don't sell Heaps in our company.

Y'all have a good day.

kazie said...

I thought the same thing at first, but if you googlemap it, the clue/answer is correct. It's because the coast slopes in a southeasterly direction there. Santa Barbara is actually WNW of L.A.

Grumpy 1 said...

Zcar, I just checked my Iphone maps. Santa Barbara is NW of LA, Bakersfield is NNE of Santa Barbara and NNW of LA. No contradiction that I can see.

Annette said...

Fun theme! I especially liked the shout out to Windhover's Lucky Irish Lady.

Dennis, don't forget your sunglasses! Current temp is 91, with a "feels like" of 101. The sky is beautiful at the moment, but the usual summer afternoon/evening showers are expected later in the day. Come on down!

JD said...

Good morning all,
love your visits and write up on Wed.s, Melissa.Are you resettled?

I agree, this was like a Tuesday. Had all but the s in Tisch, and like Barry, thinks schs looks ugly.Would be too much work to change; it works.

After filling Godiva chocolate, and marmalade skies, I could not see a theme..I suspected some dessert concoction. Then Luck of the Irish really threw me...a shout out to WH? So thanks once more, Melissa!

Who does not remember this?

JD said...

oops, sorry, I see that Argyle beat me to it BY 4 HOURS!!!

Kazie, loved your picture!!

Anonymous said...

Todays Google 'doodle of the day' ( nomenclature now patented (!) - ) is a blackboard ( err, greenboard )equation in honor of Pierre de Fermat, in honor of his 410th birthday. Without going into details, of this arcane theorem, or whether it should be "Willes' " theorem, in honor of our own Fermatprime, may I add the following; To her, I sincerely hope that -

1. You have , by now, found your perfect mattress - one that is not too soft, or too lumpy, or too slipperly or too uncomfortable - which leads to -

2. You have started getting a good night's sleep, on a normal circadian rhythm, atleast for the next 30 days.

3. Your Att Universe man has been nice to you, and has solved / resolved all your ongoing computer DSL problems, and does not bill you excessively.

4. Your arthritis and other health problems, are under control, and you are feeling better than ever.

We hope you will continue to give us the benefit of your erudite mathematical knowledge. All this is earnest meant. Best wishes.

Zcarguy said...

Dense fog now in effect ... Visibility near zero ..!!

Bill G. said...

Melissa B, I enjoyed the writeup. I appreciated your effort to include capital letters. It looks better to me and I can read everything more easily. Thanks.

Kazie, I'm glad you enjoyed the baseball game (at my Dodgers expense). Basically, a run is scored every time the batter hits the ball safely, gets to first base safely or beyond, then advances around the bases due to subsequent hits and finally runs safely to home plate thus scoring a run. Let's watch a game together on a big screen TV. :>)

Yes, as several others have pointed out, Bakersfield is really west of Los Angeles, Even more surprising, so is Reno, Nevada.

Yes, I enjoyed the Google doodle too. The story behind it was fun. I used to share it with my students. The TV show about Andrew Wiles finally proving it was interesting though most of the math terms and concepts were beyond me. His proof was so complicated. If old Fermat actually had found a proof, it would have been much more simple and satisfying, at least for me.

Nance said...

kazie--You could, but it depends on the chives. Mine are old growth, and tend to be very aggressively oniony, so I cut them with a one-to-one ratio of parsley. Other than that, I'd proceed as normally with your basil pesto recipe. If you want more substantive recipe help, we can take this to email. I have a clickable link at my main blog here.

JD said...

Argyle, thanks for Lady Godiva

Nance, love your avatar.Great suggestions for chives-thanks

Melissa, enjoyed Taylor Mali. Did you watch the "guilty dog" one in the same batch? too funny

eddyB said...


Almost too easy for a Wednesday puzzle. No idea on 1A, but, Ds filled it. Also, alot of cw 101
fill. Like a Monday.

Todays Sherman's Lagoon toon nicely
expresses Wiki accuracy regarding
soaps and go-karts.

Brought back other memories of stupid things we did in childhood-
coasting down hills against cross traffic, making CaC2 cannons and playing whip the apple. Wonder how we survived.

No idea where the UPS package is today. One site has in in Fontana with delivery today. Another site has it in San Leandro with delivery on Sunday. Think that
USPS would have been faster.

Jill called in for Jury Duty.

take care. Nap time. eddy

dodo said...

And all these years I thought the Graf Spee was a blimp!

melissa bee said...

what happened? about 20 posts just disappeared ...

creature said...

yep, we lost alot of posts-approx 15 or more

Warren said...

more than that, the last time I checked there were 69, a bug?

creature said...

Dodos remarks about lost addresses.

Lots of stuff. Hints on how to recoup lost addresses to Dodo.


Another link to Taylor Mali...

Come on back guys...

Carol's posts can't remember any more..Anyone?

Anonymous said...


fermatprime said...

Hi all!

Nice, rather speedy puzzle. Many thanks Jack, mb!

Momentarily drew a blank on KOOKIE, until there appeared the end K. (Worked puzzle both ways at once as usual.)

Always thrilled to have a freebie for 1A. Have read all of the books, seen both movies.

Anon at 12:50--thank you so much for the good wishes! Dropped Uverse TV in June and went back to DirecTV. Both TVs now usable, at long last. Mattress still crummy but am feeling much better due to swimming 3-5 times per week! Can walk a bit now!

If I didn't stay up past 11:00 to work the daily puzzles and get all mentally stimulated, I could probably go to sleep earlier. On the other hand, friend Harvey doesn't generally arrive here after Masonic meetings until after 10:30 and I do like to have a non-yogurt dinner if possible 3 or 4 times per week! (I could wheel around my house if it were not built on three levels!) Thanks again!


kazie said...

My son just called--he's home again, so I asked about the sausages. He said #3, the Italian sausage won. So now the burning question is doused.Thanks again for all the comments on the picture. It's the first time for ages I've felt good about how I looked in one.

fermatprime said...


CA--loved the UTube offering. Must watch it again.

I had a tough time with TISCH too. SCHL was bothersome as I did not think that USC, UCLA really indicated abbreviations anymore. Let me know, folks!

Confess to not understanding the theme, but it really did not slow me down. GOD… filled in immediately and caused an instant longing for it that lasted until after I finally managed to get to sleep at 3AM.

A neighbor decided to sand blast his house beginning before 6 AM. After some time I was able to get a few more hours of sleep. Then the jackhammer started up!

fermatprime said...

PS--cool pic, Kazie!

JD said...

Melissa, where did you post your recent pictures? I don't see them in C.C.'s photos.

Nance, terrific site!!

Dodo, do you need Warren to repost the information to retrieve your mailbox?

Avg Joe said...

Best I can calculate (based mainly on Warren's comment), there were 25 posts lost. Strange.

Dodo, I'm glad I'm not alone. I always thought the Graf Spee was a Zeppelin too. Who knew??

Anonymous said...

most cleverly mis-leading clue: primary colors. (reds)

Argyle said...

C.C. can probably recover the missing posts.

In the meantime, I have copies if you need something specific.

Yellowrocks said...

Where have all the comments gone, long time passing?
Where have all the comments gone, long time ago?
Where have all the commnets gone?
Lost in cyber space everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
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melissa bee said...

for the foodies - i was inspired by jeannie's meatloaf and nance's chive pesto to create individual meatloaves with pesto and mashed potato.

use your favorite meatloaf recipe and bake 12 individual muffin meatloaves in a muffin tin. remove each from tin and cool. smear a layer of pesto on top of each cooled 'muffin.' top each with an ice cream scoop of mashed potato. freeze.

as a new empty-nester, these make perfect individual servings.

Argyle said...

Gracie Allen's Classic Recipe for Roast Beef

1 large Roast of beef
1 small Roast of beef

Take the two roasts and put them in the oven.
When the little one burns, the big one is done.

Lucina said...

Melissa, thank you. That is a really good idea for meatloaf and other recipes as well, to freeze them in small amounts.