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Jul 7, 2013

Sunday July 7, 2013 Gail Grabowski

Theme: "Tee Time"- TY (Tee sound) is added to each two-word theme entry.

27A. Really old deck of cards? : RATTY PACK. Rat Pack.

29A. Feline in the headlines? : PRESS KITTY. Press kit.

48A. Thief who begs to be arrested? : CRIME NOVELTY. Crime novel. 

65A. Frogumentary? : WARTY FILM. War film. Fun clue.

82A. Price tag on a toilet for tots? : POTTY STICKER. We call it Jiaozi in China.

101A. Humongous harbor wall? : JUMBO JETTY. Jumbo jet. Asiana has great food. I still think Cathay Pacific is the best.

104A. Sitcom with spiteful scripts? : CATTY SHOW. Cat show.

36D. Flickering bulb? : SPOTTY LIGHT. Spotlight. The only entry where the base phrase is one word.

40D. Nitpicking kid minder? : PETTY SITTER. Pet sit.

This is another puzzle where the theme entries start at Row 4 rather than Row 3. Gail likes this kind of Across & Down pinwheel design. 

If she had a pair of 13's rather than 12's, she might have put a pair of 9 & 11 in Row 3. Grid design is rather subjective, just like fill.

Across:

1. Put one's hands together, in a way : CLAP

5. Apple products : MACs

9. Concert memorabilia : STUBS

14. Preserves, in a way : SALTS

19. Hip dance? : HULA

20. "Summertime," for one : ARIA

21. They're forbidden : NONOs. Like D-Otto's Russian triangle.

22. Genre of Vasarely's "Zebras" : OP ART

23. Before thou know'st : ANON

24. Many a cheerleader : GIRL

25. Golf green border : APRON. I call it fringe.

26. South-of-the-border residences : CASAs

31. Catamaran mover : SAIL

32. WWII torpedo vessel : E-BOAT

33. "Uh-uh" : NAH

34. Guarantee : ASSURE

37. Like skilled negotiators : SHREWD

39. Perch in a pond : LILY PAD

43. __ Robert: nickname for pitcher Bob Feller : RAPID. Also "Bullet Bob". 44 shutouts.

44. Watchdog breed : AKITA

45. Go bad : ROT

46. From Athens to Augusta, Ga. : ESE

47. When some deadlocks are broken, briefly : IN OT

52. Word alphabetizers ignore : THE. I pronounced it as "de" when I started learning English. TH is not easy.

53. Get stuck for, as a cost : EAT

54. Stroked tools : OARS. Huh?

55. Mouth piece? : LIP

56. Sunrise service occasion : EASTER

58. Jazz nickname : SATCHMO. Louis Armstrong.

60. Wrecker's fee : TOWAGE. Spelling check does not like this word.

63. Hickman who portrayed Dobie Gillis : DWAYNE

64. Decade divs. : YRs

68. Where Hillary was a sen. : NYS (NY State)

69. Miss the beginning : BE LATE

72. Macadamia product : NUT OIL. Not fond of macadamia or pecans.

73. Quitter's words : I RESIGN

77. Tampico pals : AMIGOS. Never heard of Tampico.

78. Union agreement? : I DO

79. Epitome of virility : STUD


80. Excessively : TOO

81. Christmas cupful : NOG

87. Initial step : A TO B

88. Ultimate power : NTH

89. Certain suit top : BRA. Bathing suit.


90. Deduce : INFER

91. 1980s attorney general : MEESE (Ed)

92. Uncaged : SET FREE

95. Cuddly companion : LAP DOG

97. It's not good to be over one : BARREL. Oh, over a barrel.

98. Dawn deity : EOS. This is Lemonade's word.

99. People now known as Sami : LAPPS

100. Mark's successor : EURO

109. Sweetheart : SUGAR

110. Trying to lose, after "on" : A DIET

111. Share a border with : ABUT

112. Makeshift swing : TIRE

113. Saxon leader? : ANGLO. Anglo Saxon.

114. Old laundry soap : RINSO

115. Start over : RE-DO

116. They're drawn in bars : ALES

117. Saunter : MOSEY

118. Conservative IRA asset : T-NOTE

119. WWII weapon : STEN

120. Traffic sound : TOOT

Down:

1. Turn black : CHAR

2. Moon goddess : LUNA

3. Often : A LOT

4. Saint Laurent's Le Smoking, e.g. : PANTSUIT


5. Chatterbox : MAGPIE

6. Serif-free font : ARIAL

7. Copies per day, say: Abbr. : CIRC

8. Virologist Jonas : SALK

9. Edible with a crisp pod : SNAP BEAN. I just harvested a few snap peas.

10. Cheap-seats spot : TOP ROW

11. Like much small print : UNREAD

12. Leg up : BOOST

13. Three-part figs. : SSNs

14. Gregarious : SOCIAL. Lucina's sisters are all gregarious.

15. Ho-hum feeling : APATHY

16. Wear : LAST

17. Server's aid : TRAY

18. Rd. atlas listings : STs

28. Place to play bocce, perhaps : YARD

30. Like sweaters : KNITTED

32. "Symphony in Black" artist : ERTE


34. Taurus neighbor : ARIES

35. Arabian peninsula capital : SANA'A. Yemen.

37. Items on an auto rack : SKIS

38. "I Will Follow ___": 1963 chart-topper : HIM

39. Twitter titter, and then some : LOL

41. Visibly frightened : ASHEN

42. Mower handle? : DEERE. Can't fool me.

44. Hood's missile : ARROW. Robin Hood.

45. Force back : REPEL

48. Baby or nanny follower : CAM.  Male nanny = Manny.

49. Norwegian king, 995-1000 : OLAF I

50. Watch : VIGIL

51. Was about to nod, maybe : YAWNED

54. "Quit worrying about it" : OH STOP. This comment is from a man!

57. Comes out with : SAYS

59. Mountaineer's challenge : CRAG. Dictionary says it's "A steep rugged mass of rock projecting upward or outward."



60. Pete's wife on "Mad Men" : TRUDY

61. Bismarck et al. : OTTOS

62. Devils Tower st. : WYO (Wyoming). I've only used WY.

66. Santa __ racetrack : ANITA

67. Carpentry joint : MITER

69. Premarital posting : BANNS

70. Act the wrong way? : EMOTE

71. Anka hit with a Spanish title : ESO BESO

74. Capek play about automatons : R.U.R.. It introduced the word "robot".

75. Silly sort : GOOSE

76. Dynamite guy? : NOBEL. Nice clue.

79. Surfboard fin : SKEG

83. Half of sei : TRE

84. What one might sneak out on : TIPPY TOE

85. Swing voters: Abbr. : INDS. Independents.

86. Fiscal exec : CFO

87. Balloon or blimp : AEROSTAT. New word to me.

91. Gardener of rhyme : MARY. "Mary, Mary, quite contrary / How does your garden grow?...". I drew a blank. Nursery rhyme often stumps me.

93. What "F" often means : FEMALE

94. Cocktail with scotch : ROB ROY

95. Bodega patron : LATINO

96. Most fitting : APTEST

97. Symbol of precision : BUTTON. "Neat as a button", right?

99. Escorted : LED IN

100. Scriabin composition : ETUDE. Alexander Scriabin.

101. Jupiter's wife : JUNO. Hera in Greek.

102. Trendy warm boots : UGGS

103. Lawn game missile : JART

104. They're sometimes seen in jams : CARS

105. Partner of aid : ABET

106. Big Island port : HILO

107. Versatile cookie : OREO

108. Wild place, once : WEST

109. Avuncular top hat wearer : SAM. Uncle Sam.

C.C.


55 comments:

fermatprime said...

Greetings!

I won't tell you how long this took (no cheats).

Never heard the word JART!

Glad that you came to blog early, C.C. Swell write-up, too!

Fun puzzle, cute theme, Gail!

Cheers!

River Doc said...

Happy Sunday everybody!

Wow, first DNF on a Sunday puzzle for a while. Had to get back to work, so I RESIGNed after an hour with about 10 squares to go, mostly in Michigan….

RE-DOs included ENSURE for ASSURE, KITTEN for LAP DOG, UBOAT for EBOAT, T-BOND for T-NOTE, YOU for HIM, JAW for LIP, WIND for SAIL, PARK for YARD, and DART for JART….

More Animal Farm today, what with kitty and cat, akita and dog, rat, magpie, goose, deer(e)….

For Hood’s missile, it took a long while (and a couple of perps) to get over thinking of another name for a bullet fired from a “gat”….

Isn’t Hillary (in)famous for her PANT SUITs…? And didn’t we just learn that the Dynamite guy is James Brown…?

Favorite clue = certain suit top – happy to report I nailed it!

A ROB ROY is about as sweet as I’ll go for a drink with scotch in it….

Hey, at least we had a shout out to the snarky ones at 23A…!

Barry G. said...

Morning, all!

Hit or miss puzzle today. Took me awhile to figure out the theme, but once I did it helped except for the places where it didn't. PRESS KITTY was the last theme answer to fall. In fact, that whole north central section remained mostly blank until almost the bitter end. Never heard of SNAP BEANS, didn't know golf had APRONs, thought concert memorabilia would be a SHIRT of some sort, wanted UBOAT instead of EBOAT and was sure that 32D was Johnny CASH instead of Mr. ERTE.

Elsewhere, I struggled with AEROSTAT (tried AEROSHIP at first), NUTOIL (huh?) and TOWAGE (ugh!). I refused to cry "I RESIGN," however, and I kept plugging away until I got 'er done.

Proud of myself for remembering SKEG from some past puzzle...

[milreas]

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

This one took the full time allotment, but it was a top-to-bottom solve. My only missteps: SNAP PEAS/SNAP BEANS, LAWN/YARD and FAILED/FEMALE. All were ultimately resolved. Otherwise it was slow, but steady.

Thanks for the shoutout, C.C. I don't usually think of an oar as a tool, but you do take strokes with them.

I thought SAMI might be an alternate spelling of SUOMI. Nope. It's Lapps versus Finns.

I remembered SKEG from one of those How It's Made TV time-fillers.

I doubt that Tinbeni would approve of a ROBROY. I'll bet skotch alone is the cocktail at Villa Incognito.

Yellowrocks said...

Slow, but steady. usual Sunday time. I caught on to the theme right away with RATTY PACK which helped considerably.
-UBOAT before EBOAT
-What? No DF comments about 54A?
-NUTOIL was the last to fall. TOWAGE was a gimmee. Finally I realized that V or X would not precede L, so NUT-IL. Oh OIL! I was blanking on a state other than WIS beginning with W,, WYO was all perps. DUH.
CC, my Japanese DIL makes delicious gyoza (potstickers), borrowed from the Chinese with a similar sounding name.
WEAR 16D is a strange word. These jeans WEAR well. They seem to LAST for ever. Those jeans show signs of WEAR (deterioration) after only one month. Almost opposites.
My SIL has a set of JARTS (lawn darts.)
Link JARTS

Dudley said...

Hello Puzzlers -

I got to a TaDa, but what does Banns mean? And what's an Eboat?

Morning, C.C.! You bring up an interesting point about nursery rhymes. It's logical that the English ones would be unfamiliar to you; are there popular Chinese ones?

Cheers All

Abejo said...

Good morning, folks. Thank you, Gail Grabowski, for an excellent puzzle. Thank you, C.C., for the fine review.

This was much easier than yesterday's. More fun, too.

I thought that was Splynter's Russian triangle.

Caught theme after a little bouncing around. They all came easily with a little thought.

We just has RUR. It is in my head now, forever.

SALK reminded me of polio shots when I was a youth. They lined us up at school and gave us a shot. Probably saved a lot of people from that disease.

The most I remember about the Dobbie Gillis show was Maynard G. Krebs. (Bob Denver??????)

Fermatprime: I have played Jarts. I hope they banned the game. A little dangerous for little kids, or big people around little kids. It's like a big dart. They stick in the lawn in a circle. You lob them high and far.

My youngest daughter has gone through two sets of UGGS. They are not cheap.

Off to my day.

See you tomorrow.

Abejo

(timinuo)

desper-otto said...

Dudley, BANNS is the public proclamation of the intent of a couple to marry. It is usually a posted notice at the church. An EBOAT was a fast German torpedo boat. It ran on the surface, not submerged.

Anonymous said...

"Dynamite guy?: NOBEL"

Isn't it ironic that a peace prize is named for the guy who invented dynamite?

Husker Gary said...

I started in the NW went around clockwise and finished with CRIMENOVELTY in the middle. One bad cell Uboat/Urte and not Eboat/Erte. Dern, ah shoulda knowed it.

Musings
-Elise and my daughter have STUBS from last night’s Omaha Justin Bieber concert
-Where exactly do BOY cheerleaders put their hands?
-The LILY PAD by Burl Ives
-It is hard to BE LATE to movies today. The trailers took 20 min. last night.
-Nephew couldn’t take abuse from dads (Anons like here) and said “I RESIGN” as basketball coach in March. Everybody has a breaking point even on their dream job.
-Circle the Sami – “Take a lap around the LAPP”
-The neighbor we ABUT has a bunny hotel under his shed
-Fun movie version of I Will Follow HIM (3:36)
-Bieber TOP ROW seats were cheap on stubhub yesterday
-As of 1988 these steel tipped JARTS are illegal
- It’s so cool for this amateur wood butcher when MITERS match
-What do you call a REDO in golf?
-What Jane Fonda movie co-starred DWAYNE Hickman set in Wolf City, WYO?

LaLaLinda said...

Hi Everyone ~~

An enjoyable way to spend a Sunday morning ~ thanks, Gail Grabowski. This took quite a while but flowed pretty smoothly with just a few hang-ups.

My biggest problem was at 48A - Thief who begs to be arrested. I felt really confident filling in 'Criminal....' and then could NOT figure out the last part. I had caught the theme right away with RATTY PACK and nothing made sense following 'criminal.' Finally, OLAF I showed me I had to change it and that area finally came together.

~ I remember playing JARTS and also remember that they were taken off the market because of their dangerous nature.

~ Favorites: Perch in a pond / LILY PAD (sorry, Splynter) and of course, PRESS KITTY and CATTY SHOW. =^..^=

~ YR - I had the same thought at 54A. :-)

~ Thanks for the write-up, C.C. I always enjoy your insight into grid design ~ I don't think I would ever notice it otherwise!

Dudley said...

D Otto 9:32 - thanks. I never heard of a Bann, and don't recall ever seeing a wedding announcement posted in a church. As for Eboat, now that you say it's German that rings a bell. I suspect we've seen it in a puzzle before.

I liked playing Jarts as a kid. It was a good lawn game that didn't need a perfectly smooth flat surface, the way Croquet did, and it was faster to set up. Getting a bunch of kids together, and tossing about heavy weighted darts - what could possibly go wrong with that? :-)

desper-otto said...

Husker, when I was a kid we used to sing along to the chorus of I Will Follow Him, but we changed a couple of words. Hilarious! Almost as funny as playing Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire right after a Preparation H commercial. My station manager didn't think it was funny, though.

In answer to your movie question, here are Nat and Stubby.

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

I found this a tad crunchier than a usual Sunday but, with perps, it finally all fell into place w/o any help. Nice effort, Gail, and nice expo, CC, as always.

Another 3 H day here but the high is going to be "only" 88. Thank goodness for A/C.

HG - You mentioned being at the movies last night; what was the main feature film. Let me guess; The Lone Ranger?

Have a great day and stay cool!

Husker Gary said...

-Otto, of course it was Cat Ballou and is a movie I’d watch again if it was on
-Irish Miss, no, we went to see The Heat because Joann loves Melissa McCarthy. It was the same formulaic piece you’d expect with some funny moments but if they were renting f-bombs, the movie would have gone way over budget. Joann does not swear but she tolerated that language and found it funny.
-We are off to a church service totally devoid of the joy in the Sister Act clip. But my wife is a devoted Catholic and I will follow HER.
-Still waiting for REDO term in golf.

HeartRx said...

Husker G., I didn't have to waste my "mulligan" on this puzzle...got 'er done right the first time!!

BTW, C.C., the APRON is the smooth short mown part leading into the green. I agree with you that the border around the green is the fringe.

PK said...

Hi Y'all! Cute puzzle, Gail! I almost got the theme but I was thinking "TTY" which left me puzzled with NOVELTY & WARTY.

My biggest tie-up last to fill was partly from a mistake I make fairly often in thinking a clue is for across instead of down. This time I thought the "baby or nanny follower" CAM was to fit in the long row for CRIME NOVELTY. Also thought "boyz in the hood" not Robin.

Like D-O I don't think of OARS as tools and I was stuck on the DF meaning anyway.

"Inflated"? nope, AEROSTAT?

New to me: Vasarely, Bob Feller, Sami, TRUDY (don't watch Mad Men), Scriabin.

Remembered "RINSO white, RINSO brite!" from laundry days as a child watching mother with all the tubs and wringer washer.

Thought TIPPY TOES would be a double-T word.

Poor granddaughter! They don't make UGGS as big as her feet.

PK said...

Great expo, C.C.! As for pronouncing "de" for THE, many native-born Americans still do that. Just listen to interviews with guys in pro sports.

I tried SNow pEAs before SNAP BEAN.

windhover said...

Anon @ 9:45:
Interesting, yes. Ironic? No.

Anonymous said...

...and Windhover welcomes another newbie to the blog. How inviting.

Grumpy 1 said...

Lots of hopping around the grid, but doable without too much difficulty.

C.C. The "precision" clue refers to the phrase "right on the button", I think.

Anything that aids one in doing a job is a tool, so OARS certainly qualifies as a tool and they are stroked.

"People now known as Sami"... never saw that clue. I went back to my newspaper and found it clued as "Northern Scandanavians". Rich must have learned something new after the puzzle was sent to the syndicate but before it was published online.

windhover said...

Sorry, Shadow (it's weirdly comfortable knowing you're always there) but words matter.

Lemonade714 said...

Thanks G.G. and C.C.; pretty striaght forward Sunday but Gardener MARY had me lost for a while.

Jimmy Buffet wrote a song about TAMPICO and I think there is a movie.

I think of the BANNS as the extended version of the "if any person knows any reason..." which I learned from reading British mysteries where often the proposed husband and wife were in fact brother and sister....

Spitzboov said...

Good afternoon everyone. Thanks for the informative intro, C.C. I got the pattern early but never fully established 'rules' for the theme.

WEES. Not much new to add. I've only seen E BOATS in puzzles. The Germans say Schnellboot; shortened to S-Boot; their version of the American PT boat. Wiki says it had longer range so it could be used against the Allies in the Western Approaches. The Brits termed them E-boats.

Interesting what C.C. said about 'de'. De is Low German for 'the' , and the Dutch definite (gender) article. Since our household patois had a lot of L. German, we grew up saying 'de' a lot. While we kids could pronounce 'the' easily, our parents never really got it. The 'Th' sound is hard for a German to pronounce, anyway.

HeartRx said...

Spitzboov, my German friends have a silly saying in English to help them pronounce the "th" sound. It goes something like "THis is THe THistle THat THey THought was Thorny." Do you know any similar ones?

Evidently, it is a common difficulty when learning English. Here is a helpful lesson.

desper-otto said...

Stan Kenton had a hit with Tampico back in 1945. It started out, "Tampico, Tampico, on the coast of Mehico..." It goes on to tell of buying pottery there for Aunt Flo, but when you get it home the label on the bottom says "Made in Idaho." OK, you had to be there...

PK said...

HG, I have a feeling that when you sing at church, you liven up the crowd a bit.

CrossEyedDave said...

Wees, tough slog, even with the red letters. But enjoyable.

Geico commercial, the guy had trouble teaching the Guinea Pig to say "row," because he should have taught him to say "stroke!"

E Boat Threat.

Lemonade714 said...

Meanwhile, thanks for the bikini picture, but is it me or does the young lady have the longest torso ever?

JD said...

Good morning C.C. and all,

Love Gail's puzzles, even when they take A LOT of time to complete. There are so many laughable fills.As words fall into place, I can hear myself saying,"of course it is."...like goose,Euro,salts,and aptest.

Bodega patron had me boggled. My 1st thought was The Birds and was trying to fill it with a bird that began with LA...LOL.I also faltered with the dynamite guy.All I could hear was J.J. yelling DY-NO-MITE!! So this was very chunky for me at times.

CrossEyedDave said...

Daughter#1 sings The National Anthem (@3:00) at our towns July 4th fireworks display.

(Preceding song is proud to be an american.)

Pookie said...

Terrible time in the SE for me.Good puzzle, Gail. I just REFUSED to accept BANNS, even though nothing else made sense in the perps.
Failed miserably on A TO B, MARY, BARREL, etc.
From last night:
You're welcome, Spitz, Lucina and CED,I love ballet!

Bill G. said...

That was an excellent Sunday puzzle with a couple iffy spots for me.

I wasn't crazy about the clue and answer for 31 A, Catamaran mover = SAIL? I would have expected the answer to be WIND. Oh well... Also, precision for a button? Cuteness maybe.

CED, well done Sara!

Well done also Andy Murray!

A Roman walks into a bar, holds up two fingers, and says: “Five beers, please.”

Irish Miss said...

CED - You should be very proud of Sara; she did a great job.

Spitzboov said...

CED - Sara did very well. Thanks for sharing.

I'v heard, and use frequently: "Right on the BUTTON" implying accuracy. Also have heard 'dime' used this way. It may be regional.

Palindrome was in the
Sunday funnies today.

JD said...

Where did my comments go?

Argyle said...

Ok, they're back. Filter is finicky lately.

JD said...

Thanks Argyle...very speedy.

Pookie said...

CED, Sara has good pitch.She has a strong voice and good breath control.
Some alternate first lines are out there for USA.
If tomorrow all I have is gone
All I'd hoped to see
And I had to start again with just my friends and family.
Or change the 4th line to "family by my side"
Vibrato is a tricky thing. When you start the vibrato too soon, it's not good. She should practice holding the vowel longer without vibrato and then finish at the last WITH vibrato.
She DOES do that on the "A" from U.S.A.
Impressive range, she hit the high "F" at the end of Banner.
Singers usually start with the near bottom of their range on Oh, "SAY" (that note should be lowest part of range. She needs to also practice transitioning between her head voice( say "here kitty kitty") and chest voice( say HEY! GET OUTTA HERE!)
She did a good job and inspired the crowd, and that's important.

Lemonade714 said...

Congratulations CED

Lucina said...

Good afternoon, everyone! I really appreciated your blog, C.C. because I am a bit distracted. Thanks for the shoutout to my sisters.They are all very SOCIAL.

I'm so very late to the party again and the puzzle was unusually crunchy so solving time was longer.

A CLAP of the hands to Gail G!

Though it was a slow sashay, it caused little trouble with only a few writeovers, RATTY DECK/RATTY PACK, C-NOTE/T-NOTE though I could not imaging what a JART was?? Thanks for all the descriptions.

BANNS of marriage were at one time announced from the church pulpit for several weeks preceding the wedding. They were discontinued in 1983 in the Catholic Church.

CED:
Congratulations to Sara! She has talent.

I hope all are enjoying this wonderful Sunday!

HeartRx said...

CED @ 1:56, you must be so proud!

Lucina said...

by coincidence, the book I'm currently reading mentions the BANNS of marriage being read three weeks before the wedding. It takes place in 1933-34 and is a Maisie Dobbs mystery by Jacqueline Winspear.

LaLaLinda said...

CED ~ Sara did a beautiful job ~ Congrats!

Blue Iris said...

I enjoyed this Sunday puzzle. I usually have to cheat profusely and therefore don't comment. I did this one in the middle of the night ( about 2:00AM) and it fell in 30 minutes.

MAGPIE is one of my oldest daughter's many nicknames along with Magnolia and Magnificent. Put the brakes on Maggot.

Jonas SALK- Many of us baby boomers would be crippled or deceased without his polio vaccine. I do have 2 friend with Post Polio Syndrome.

HG, I did not realize that Stubby in Cat Ballou was played by DWAYNE Hickman. Saw it at the drive-in movie. Payed $1.25 a car and mother made grocery sack of popcorn. Very memorable and enjoyable movie. I can't hardly get my adult children to watch a Wild WEST movie.

WYO. - We used to camp under Devil's Tower and watch climbers in the 1960's. Do they still allow Climbers on it?

CED, your daughter has a beautiful voice. We have no musical talent in our family so Pas de Chat's review was Greek to me. Nice to have someone share their expertise.

Blue Iris said...

Had not known the term BANNS before now. My husband's uncle married my grandmother when my mother was a teenager. My husband and I are not blood related, but you could see how it could become confusing when we fell in love and married 37 years ago. We did not share this information while living in Arkansas for 6 years!

Husker Gary said...

-CED, As a singer, I agree with Pas’s assessment and think Sara does have a nice voice. Outside, on a truck with that bright light makes for terrible conditions and she handled herself very well. I have had to go to that falsetto occasionally and know what that is like. The UNL band plays the anthem in a perfect key for me before football games but our local high school plays it in the key of Z and I can’t get to those notes without a step ladder. Now only if you had zoomed in on her...
-Iris, DWAYNE Hickman did not play Stubby, that was played by Stubby Kaye as he and Nat King Cole sang about plot elements during the movie. Hickman played a con man known as Jed. Stubby Kaye is best known as Nicely Nicely in Guys and Dolls.
-BANNS of marriage have been printed in our church bulletin for as long as I can remember

Pookie said...

Every singer needs an arrangement in their key. That is why sopranos, mezzo-sopranos, altos, tenors, baritones, bassos, etc. have their distinction.
It would be nice to have even a Karaoke version of accompaniment for Sara at these kinds of situations. It would enhance her great voice and lend her support. She really has talent.
Wish I could have been there to play piano!
And like Husker said, singing under pressure and strange circumstances breeds nervousness.
I hope my comments were helpful, she has much potential

Bill G. said...

It's clear that Nat and Stubby in Cat Ballou weren't playing the banjos and really weren't making any effort to look like they were.

I see where The Lone Ranger isn't doing very well at the box office. I haven't seen it, only the previews, but I'm not surprised. Younger folks weren't brought up on westerns and people my age enjoyed the original Lone Ranger and don't like the idea of messing with a classic.

Did you hear about the man who got cooled to absolute zero? He’s 0K now.

This made me feel better. Maybe it will for you too. Kindness shown to some homeless people.

Lemonade714 said...

I really enjoyed the new Lone Ranger and I do not usually enjoy 'updates' where some director reinvents a character as was done in the Sherlock Holmes movies. Batman and the new Superman. It was a fun and fast 150 minutes

JD said...

Wow! CED, you must be very proud!

C.C. Burnikel said...

Dudley,
Not many. I guess it's hard to make simple words rhyme in Chinese characters. But Two Tigers is pretty popular.

Abejo,
It's D-Otto who phrased Russian triangle.

Grumpy & Spitzboov,
Thanks for the "right on the button". Grumpy, I hear that LAPP is derogatory.

Dave & Pas de chat,
Both of you amaze me constantly. Dave, I think you're the first YouTuber on our blog.

Dudley said...

Goodness, C.C., you're up early/late!

(Me too) :-)

C.C. Burnikel said...

Dudley,
Up early. Not unusual, At this moment, Argyle is awake, so are Lemonade & Splynter.

Argyle said...

I'm up; awake is yet to be seen.