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May 11, 2014

Sunday May 11, 2014 Robin Stears

Theme: "Body Language"-  Both word can precede "Body" in each theme entry.

23A. Bit of roomy footwear? : FAT STOCKING. Body fat. Bodystocking.

28A. Iron Man's coat? : ARMOR PAINT. Body armor. Body paint. Reminds me of the "This is not a parrot" picture Hahoola linked last time.


42A. Shrill morning awakener? : PIERCING CLOCK. Body piercing. Body clock.

 59A. AutoZone inventory? : PARTS COUNT. Body parts. Body count. A bit of a downer.

65A. Hawaii museum section? : SURFING ART. Bodysurfing. Body art. How many people can you see?
  

86A. Clothing store shoplifters? : SUIT SNATCHERS. Bodysuit. What are "body snatchers"?

97A. The old one-two? : DOUBLE BLOW. Body double. Body blow.

105A. Put down a high school subject? : SLAM ENGLISH. Body slam. Body English.

Did you get the theme easily? It stumped our own Steve.

Robin has a knack for this type of both words can follow/precede theme type. See her last LAT puzzle.  "Dance Partners", also a Sunday.

Across:

1. Cold mold : ASPIC. The ones in Xi'An often contain bits of fried tofu.

6. Remove pieces from? : UNARM. Use DISARM more often.

11. Stay-at-home ones, perhaps : DADS

15. Disappearing slope apparatus : T-BAR. I don't get the "Disappearing" part.

19. Isabella, por ejemplo : REINA. Spanish queen.

20. Largest of the Cyclades : NAXOS

21. Peace Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE

22. Poker chip collector : RAKE. If my brain works as fast as Ben Affleck's, I'll count cards too.

25. Fresh, in a way : RUDE

26. Tiger's ex : ELIN. So pretty.


27. Puts away, as a dagger : SHEATHES

30. Escalator feature : TREAD

31. Sour notes : CLINKERS. I only know clunkers.

32. "The Racer's Edge" : STP

35. Phoenix team, on scoreboards : ARI. D-backs.

36. Home to one billion : AFRICA. 4.3 billion people in Asia.

38. One vis-à-vis three, at times : SOONER. Simple in retrospect.

45. Ring of Fire danger : TSUNAMI. Love this picture Dave linked a few days ago.


46. Divvy up : ALLOT

47. Jack up : RAISE

48. Got ready to drive : TEED. Unlike Marti, Laura Davies never uses tees. She just kicks up a bit of sod and uses it as a tee.


49. 45, e.g. : RPM

50. Dole (out) : METE

51. Bits of holly : SPRIGS

53. Influence unfairly : BIAS

54. Opposite of ecto- : ENTO. Inner.

55. Boat-steering tool : OAR

56. Wood stove, for one : HEATER

58. Grade school quintet : A E I O U

67. Say "y'all," say : ELIDE

68. Acapulco beaches : PLAYAS. Had no idea that "Playa" means "Beach" in Spanish.

70. Charlottesville sch. : UVA (University of Virginia)

71. Gym series : REPs

72. Instrument played with a mallet : GONG. Also the surname of the most famous Chinese actress Gong Li.


73. Follow orders : COMPLY

76. Quipsters : WITS

80. Brown, in old ads : UPS. Sorry about my umlaut mess-up yesterday, Splynter. No Blue-Eyed Girl yesterday?

81. 1998 N.L. MVP : SOSA

82. Paroxysm : THROE

83. Pago Pago's nation : SAMOA

84. Airport arrival : SHUTTLE

89. Spotted : ESPIED

90. Least significant : MEREST

91. Fed. auditing agency : GAO (Government Accountability Office)

92. Talk trash to : DIS. Don't you ever talk about me like that! I'm the best Chinese crossword blogger in the game.

93. Deportment : DEMEANOR

95. Connection : NEXUS

100. It joined the Union in 1876 : COLORADO

103. Jamaican tangelo : UGLI. Most grocery stores carry UGLIs nowadays.

104. Sliding __ : DOOR

108. Bed board : SLAT

109. Oscar winner Hathaway : ANNE

110. Spanish bar servings : TAPAS

111. Chew the scenery : EMOTE

112. Now Look dolls, e.g. : KENs. Not familar with the "Now Look".


113. Drain cleaners : LYES

114. Oodles : SCADS

115. Less cracked? : SANER. Nice clue.

Down:

1. Chihuahua greeting : ARF

2. Seven __ : SEAS

3. Essence : PITH

4. Map of Hawaii, often : INSET. Indeed.

5. Falls : CATARACT. Plural-like singular, like Niagara Falls, I guess.

6. Release : UNCHAIN

7. Au naturel : NAKED

8. Line in math class : AXIS

9. Burgundy of film : RON. Hi there, Ron!

10. Controversial flavor enhancer : MSG

11. Lifting device : DERRICK

12. Smith graduate : ALUMNA

13. Got a C-plus, say : DID OK

14. Sibyls : SEERESSES

15. High-level disloyalty : TREASON

16. 2008 Asian Beach Games host : BALI. Have no memory of the games.

17. Similar (to) : AKIN

18. "Seasons of Love" musical : RENT

24. Cheri of "SNL" : OTERI

28. "... a grin without a cat!" thinker : ALICE

29. Self-important : PROUD

31. Stick with a net : CROSSE. In Lacrosse, right?

32. Annoying messages : SPAM

33. Domino, for one : TILE

34. Pound repeatedly : PELT

36. Berry rich in antioxidants : ACAI. See lots of Acai bowls on Pinterest.


37. Capricious : FLIGHTY

39. Country by the River Shribble : NARNIA. Got via crosses.

40. Caveat __ : EMPTOR

41. Curl around the hole's edge without going in, in golf lingo : RIM OUT. The clue describes the entry accurately.

43. School of the future? : ROE. Another great clue.

44. "Stay off my turf!" : GRR

45. Sad : TEARFUL

48. Bit of ticket info : TIER

51. Pouch : SAC

52. Ask for a hand? : PROPOSE

53. A/C unit : BTU. So pricey to ask those guys for a check up. Often they don't have the correct parts in their car, and they have to come again. I often wonder if they're telling the truth.

54. Neurofeedback readout : EEG

55. Sugar suffix : OSE

57. Pigeonholes : ASSORTS

58. Gasteyer of "Suburgatory" : ANA

59. Wade through : PERUSE

60. Hebrew leaders? : ALEPHS. Just first letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

61. Turns to confetti : RIPS UP

62. Some ESPN highlights : TDs

63. It parallels the radius : ULNA

64. Unlikely derby winner : NAG

66. Wrigley Field feature : IVY

69. Increasingly sore : ACHIER

72. Cherished prize : GOLD MEDAL. I'll always remember the 15 gold medals China won in 1984. That's the first Olympics to many Chinese (China had been boycotting Olympics prior to that).

74. More than half : MOST

75. Memento from a bill-signing ceremony : PEN

76. ''Do __ Diddy Diddy'': 1964 hit : WAH

77. Pinged, in a way : IM'ED. "Pinged" made me think of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

78. Famous Amos : TORI

79. Get smart with : SASS

81. Shade of gray : STEEL

82. "Presumed Innocent" author : TUROW (Scott)

83. Calamity causes : SCOURGES

85. Choice morsels : TIDBITS. So I made Granola with Argyle's maple syrup a la this recipe. Skipped coconut flakes & used slivered almonds. I must have done something wrong, the taste was a bit bitter.

86. Men of La Mancha : SENORES

87. Eternal : AGELESS

88. Phylum or genus, e.g. : TAXON. New word to me. The plural is TAXA.

90. Sam who worked with Coach and Woody : MALONE. In "Cheers!" Never watched it.

94. Key material : EBONY. Piano key.

95. Itinerant : NOMAD

96. Hayek of "Frida" : SALMA. Saw a Frida Kahlo exhibit a few years ago. She sure knew pain &  passion.


97. Evenfall : DUSK

98. Look like a wolf? : OGLE. Lovely clue.

99. __ Bator : ULAN

100. Corrida cloak : CAPA

101. "Runaround Sue" singer : DION

102. Prefix meaning "bone" : OSTE

105. Bernard and Bonaventure: Abbr. : STs

106. Varnish ingredient : LAC

107. "__ Town Too": 1981 hit : HER. James Taylor.


The third Minnesota Crossword Tournament will be held on June 22 at The Landmark Center in Saint Paul. Please click here for more information. The puzzles are all made by our local constructors or constructors with MN ties (Andrea Carla Michaels, e.g.).  The local constructors include Tom Pepper, George Barany, David Hanson, David Liben-Nowell, Dan Kantor, Jay Kaskel & Victor Barocas (also our editor). Don G and Andy Kravis also took part in the effort. A few are our LA Times constructors. All have been published by the NY Times.

C.C.
 

37 comments:

fermatprime said...

Greetings!

Very nice puzzle, Robin! Swell expo, CC!

I enjoyed the theme. Reasonably easy to suss out the entries, thank you!

Only a few unknowns that I can remember, among them, TAXON and GAO.

Son and wife came over for Saturday Mother's Day. Brought some nice terra cotta planting pots and an orchid. Alex (Russian colleague leaving soon--boy will I miss his cooking) made a nice, organic dinner. (Granddaughter was working on a school project elsewhere.)

Time for beddy-bye!

Have a great Sunday! Happy Mother's Day to all moms out there!

OwenKL said...

The actress wore a pink BODY STOCKING.
The BODY SUIT's effect was quite shocking.
She looked so buck NAKED
All the non-Gay men fainted,
And her BODY DOUBLE just watched her, jaw flopping!

My friend's bowling is always right fiendish;
He dances and twists for BODY ENGLISH.
But he really looks a twit
Trying to pick up a split --
We have to untie his BODY to finish!

OwenKL said...

Igor was a seasoned BODY SNATCHER
Getting BODY PARTS from graveyards for his master.
When the doctor at last
Animated a ghast
The BODY COUNT soon heralded disaster!

There once was a guy, a NOBODY,
Who wanted to be big, a SOMEBODY.
But to accomplish that job
He ran afoul of the Mob.
R.I.P., he's now just a BODY!

Barry G. said...

Morning, all!

Fun puzzle overall, except that (a) I had no idea what was going on with the theme and (b) I totally turfed it up north. As with C.C., I only knew CLUNKER and couldn't imagine that CLINKER was a word. As a result, I had 11D ending in RUCK, which told me it had to be __TRUCK. And so I stared at DETRUCK and TUDE for a long time in puzzlement until I finally gave up and turned on the red letter help.

Elsewhere, I was pleased to see TAXON in the grid since I just recently learned it and was amazed that I actually remembered it.

OwenKL said...

(The Igor poem I wrote after reading C.C.'s review. The Nobody poem was the first I wrote of this quartet, and I think the best. For those of you unfamiliar with it, here is Ghast.)

CC: - I see a BODY COUNT of 5 frog people. Photo is a marvelous find!
- Wouldn't kicking up some sod anger greens-keepers?
- That Ken doll looks like his wig is badly askew. And Barbiaricly bad.

Red letters saved me from a lot of wild geese today, but otherwise not too hard a puzzle. Didn't even see a lot of clues until I read CC's write-up.
- NAXOS & TAXON interesting pair, both unknown to me.

HeartRx said...

Good morning C.C. et al.

Some grisly theme entries - in the 1800s, body SNATCHERS would dig up graves and sell the bodies to medical schools for dissection into body PARTS. When a disaster led to a high body COUNT, they really raked in the dough. Ugh!

So I'll go with Thumper on this one.

Al Cyone said...

Well, I finally finished this one and (in retrospect) it was okay but, as is often the case, the theme completely eluded me. Maybe that's why this wasn't as satisfying as it should have been? Anyway, nice to see UPS. What did Brown do for me? Paid my college tuition, that's what.

[39:49]

Hahtoolah said...

Good Morning, C.C. and friends. This wasn't my favorite Sunday theme, but there was a lot to like in today's puzzle. Loved the Painted People Pictures. I found 5 women made up the Frog.

I never heard of Body ENGLISH before.

In addition to the obvious movie references in today's puzzle, there were other more subtle movie references, such as Invasion of the BODY SNATCHERS, BODY DOUBLE, and Sliding DOOR(s)

Oil DERRICKS can be found in the Gulf of Mexico.

I liked the Chihuahua Greeting and Stay Off My Turf together in the puzzle ~ ARF and GRR!

Cheri OTERI and ANA Gasteyer were both on SNL.

My favorite clue was School of the Future = ROE.

Years ago I read James Michener's novel, Centennial, which was about COLORADO, so I remembered that the State joined the Union in 1876.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mom working the puzzle, as well as my own Mom.

QOD: The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret. ~ Salvador Dalí (May 11, 1904 ~ Jan. 23, 1989)

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

I got the theme almost immediately. No, really. That helped with the solve, so this one came in quicker than the average Sunday.

C.C., TBARs are "disappearing," because fewer and fewer ski slopes still use them.

My RIMOUT started life as LIPOUT and AGELESS was ENDLESS. Those were my only inkblots today.

Splynter said...

Hi there~!

I grasped the concept of the theme at "SUIT SNATCHERS", because that's when I realized 'body' could go before each word - especially considering my comment at 52d. from yesterday~!

I, too, had LIP OUT before RIM OUT, and "Y'all" know I liked seeing UPS in the puzzle.

Splynter

Big Easy said...

Hello. This sucker took way too much time to finish this am. There was a sea of blanks by the time I reached the SE when my brain finally got into gear with SLAM ENGLISH. I'm nod DISsing CC but i have no idea what IMED means and it was my last fill. I worked my way back to the NW leaving only 77D even though I knew DIS fit 92A. I guess this puzzle started wrong because I wanted to put JELLO in 1A but knew it wouldn't work. This just annoyed me with the unknowns that I had to grind out with PERPS and WAGS. Greek Islands, unfamiliar movies, actors, singers, and words such as Paroxysm and Sibyl. But I did finish mainly because my wife is still sleeping. We did Mother's Day meal yesterday 11 people at a restaurant because Sunday is way too crowded, followed by going to the children's tennis matches in the league that my wife runs. Who shows up to watch? Archie Manning and son ( not Peyton or Eli but Cooper) to watch his 11 year old granddaughter play. Walking with a crutch. I guess he recently had surgery.

buckeye bob said...

Thank you for the puzzle, Robin. Thank you for an excellent review, C.C.

I thought this was a bit easier than the typical Sunday puzzle for me. I finished SOONER with no red letter help. I got that “body” could be added to the first word of the theme answer to make a new phrase. But I did not get that “body” could be added to the second word too until I read C.C.’s review. D’oh!

There were a lot of Spanish words today, which is OK with me. I know way more Spanish than French, German, or Italian. But I got hung up on 100D Corrida cloak. I had **PA, so I was thinking ROPA (clothes) but I thought “that seems too general”, so I left them blank. The perps later gave me CAPA (cape).

Hand up for unknowns NAXOS and TAXON. I also didn’t know KENS’ Now Look, or that Sybils were SEERESES, or that BALI hosted the 2008 Beach Games, or that NARNIA was by the River Shribble, or ANA Gasteyer, but the perps saved me.

I was confused about 105D Bernard and Bonaventure: Abbr. : STs. I kept thinking streets, which made no sense. But when I read C.C.’s review, STs jumped out as saints, even though she did not elaborate.

thehondohurricane said...


Hello everyone,

Best wishes for a great day and well deserved to all the Mom's in our little corner. Celebrating with Lucy began yesterday with youngest son and his current lady friend and concludes today with the Newburyport folks (oldest son) joining us and DOING THE COOKING and CLEAN UP. Me? All I've got to do is be on my best behavior. I always get the difficult jobs!

No card shows today, so I took a crack at a Sunday puzzle and actually finished it correctly. The NE section was the toughest for me, but when I got ASPIC & UNARM, the rest came together. I question UNARM/ Remove pieces from? but I finally understood it.....I think1

Unlike CC & another , I had no issues with CLINKERS. Darn near a gimme.

Only other area of unrest was 91A where I began with IRS and felt it was right on. When I finally sussed AGELESS, I saw my goof.



buckeye bob said...

And Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! I hope you enjoy your special day!

desper-otto said...

Big Easy@7:57 -- IMed means Instant Messaged. I think the "Ping" refers to the sound you hear when one arrives.

Yellowrocks said...

Took extra time today. For the life of me I couldn't see the theme. The puzzle seems logical and fair now that I am finished. I enjoyed it.
I kept thinking of Charlottesville, NC, so I missed VA. Drat!
We took an eerie ghost tour in Dublin and heard all about the body snatchers.
UNARM was clever, remove pieces(guns) from. UNARM is now archaic, surviving mostly in Shakespeare and in the past participle, unarmed.
I am a big Scot Turow fan, and also a Michener fan. I enjoyed Centennial and many other Michener offerings.
This week I read The Pearl by John Steinbeck.

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

Thank you, CC, for the clear and concise write-up. After yesterday's trials and tribulations, I was hoping for a smooth and pleasant Sunday solve. I now defer to Thumper's most fitting advice.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms.

Have a relaxing day.

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

Happy Mother's day to all the mothers. Beautiful day here in the upper Mohawk valley.

Good puzzle. Liked many of Robin's clues as C.C. said. Perps were amply supportive so the solve went well. Interesting inclusion of NAXOS and NEXUS.

CLINKER - Guess some of you never had to burn coal. A clinker is stony matter fused together. Since there are usually some impurities in coal, these form slag-like bricks on the fire grate. Coal burning fireboxes need to have the clinkers removed frequently from the grate to maintain airflow and the rated heat output.

Have a great day.

desper-otto said...

I think this is pretty neat: Earth viewed from the ISS in real time, (Note: You can dismiss the login screen. Video feed looks best full screen.)

TTP said...

Good late morning all.

Long arduous struggle as I never picked up the theme.

My stay-at-home types were UMPS until Wiesel clue appeared at 21A. We see ELIE so often. Speaking of answers that were not baseball related, "the old one-two" was not DOUBLE PLAY.

Also had a bit of a problem in the area of TEED, BIAS, and TEARFUL. Had TIME instead of TIER.

Later, it didn't help that I entered MALONE at 90A rather than at 90D.
CC, you know clunkers. I have heard that one before. I know clankers, as when a basketball "clanks" off of the rim. Especially a loose rim. Now I know CLINKERS as well. Thanks Spitz !

SOONER was so clever, and made me change to RIM OUT rather than the alternate phrase I hear more often, which is LIP OUT.

When a ball circles the rim and falls in, we call that "taking a victory lap."

I learned the def of paroxysm. Perped and wagged THROE but read the def later.

How about the SHUTTLEs at Dulles ?

Happy Mother's Day !

Husker Gary said...

Hmmm… Title is BODY LANGUAGE and the first theme answer I got was ARMOR PAINT so every theme answer should begin with a body part like ARM. Right? Buzz, we have some lovely parting gifts for you. Robin’s theme was more fun and this puzzle made me work for a satisfying 100%!

Musings
-Fargo had a disturbing scene with BODY PARTS, didn’t it?
-1 A/D Cold mold wasn’t JELLO and that Chihuahua must be on steroids if it goes ARF and not YIP
-A Chip RAKE is more familiar in this game
-If ELIN couldn’t keep him home…
-Scheel’s employees are forbidden to use the escalator and must use stairs in between
-Joann’s childhood job was to get collect these CLINKERS out of the coal furnace
-Divvy up is an “end of the day” rite after our family celebrations
-Guys who can do this can do this are said to have some serious UPS
-We’re $17 Trillion in debt, who in the hell is auditing?
-Is it our old friend OGLE or LEER? Wait, our old friend UGLI tells the tale
-_ _ _ _ _ C K isn’t CAR JACK
-Oh, that’s why it’s called Lacrosse
-You paid $500 for the car and CAVEAT EMPTOR never occurred to you?
-The guys that check our BTU’s are former students and neighbors so we’re pretty confident
-Gotta run. More later, film at 11!

Lucina said...

Greetings, puzzlers! C.C., I would never dis you, in fact that would never enter my mind.

Happy Mothers' Day!

For me this puzzle is the second time around. The AZ Republic published it last week and I was so disappointed when I came to the blog because I had enjoyed it so much.

It didn't take much work to redo it and of course I finished quickly. The theme was quite obvious even last week. My Naticks then were IVY/UVA but I remembered today.

I, too, liked NEXUS, TAXON and NAXOS. I'm more familiar with TAXONomy.

Ask for a hand, PROPOSE was cute.

And thank you, desper-otto, for explaining IMED. I had no idea.

TORI Amos was a nice misdirection.

CAPA/TAPAS, no problem.

I hope you all have a superbly enjoyable Mothers' Day! We're going to brunch.

Robin Stears said...

Thank you so much for a very thorough write-up, and some very thoroughly entertaining comments! Kudos to the authors of the BODY limericks.

Lucina said...

Spitsboov:
Thank you for explaining CLINKERS. I was thinking of glasses clinking together and producing sour notes.

LaLaLinda said...

Hi All ~~

Well, this took way too long to finish but it was my own fault. I messed up in two places. The worst one was at 87D - which I kept reading as 'External' instead of 'Eternal.' As a result, GAO and AGELESS were the last to fill. I then had 'Cape' instead of CAPA at 100D which really slowed down that area. GRR.

On the bright side, I did pick up on the theme and even saw that both words could follow BODY. I'm always amazed that a constructor can come up with so many entries for such a theme ~ I enjoyed this, Robin!

I had 'Shreds' before RIPS UP and I, too, wanted Clunker rather than CLINKER.

Thanks for a great write-up, C.C. - you provided many learning moments!

Happy Mother's Day!

Bill G. said...

CC, apparently Steve has the same trouble as I do; that is, I have trouble with the type of theme that involve words that can precede other words. I finished the puzzle but had no clue about the theme. As a result, these kinds of puzzles/themes are among my least favorite.

I almost went to the University of Virginia instead of Cornell. I wonder in how many ways my life might have been different...?

Yellowrocks said...

Happy Mother's day to all you mothers out there.
I am having a kind of low key day today, but I am content. My son and DIL sent me a lovely bouquet and Alan bought me a hanging basket. Last weekend my son, DIL and grandson took me out to dinner before we watched my grandson's HS play. I spent all day this past Friday going out with Alan celebrating his birthday. So I have had a wonderful family time this past week. And Alan, born over over Mother's day, was the most wonderful gift of all.

Steve said...

Wow!

As C.C. noted, I had fits and conniptions with this one and serves me right for thinking I had the LAT Sundays "down". I didn't even have this one "across"!

Couldn't for the life of me see the theme and that made for some slooooowwwwww solving with the tricky cluing.

Thanks for the challenge, Robin and thanks for the expo C.C!

Husker Gary said...

Musings 2
-You’ve probably heard of ball games called off because of weather, but today Mother’s Day got called off as there is a 90% chance of severe storms this afternoon and we did not want to get caught in Lincoln.
-I don’t know if this sport was played in Asia Beach Games in 2008, but ya gotta love the uniforms!
-My Domino (for one) was FATS at first and my gray was SLATE like clouds here today
-ELIN’s exe’s 360° LIP OUT at the 2013 Masters
-Joann can PERUSE a garage sale from a moving car in 10 seconds
-My best friend’s son, Ben SASSe is ahead in the primary for US Senate
-Racquel seems AGELESS in this recent picture
-I wonder if I could get a two-bedroom yurt in ULAN Bator?
-CAR JACK (not DERRICK) and CAT are both “Gato” in Spanish – Hardly interchangeable!

Nancy Murphy said...

Than you Robin Stears for a really fun puzzle. Thank you C.C. for your expo.

Unknowns that were solved by perps were NAXOS and TAXON. I picked up on the theme fairly early. Knew that 91A was either GOA or GAO but waited for SCOURGE to solve that one.

I'm off to call my stepmother (in Florida) to wish her a Happy Mother's Day. The same to you moms out there.

PK said...

Hi Y'all! Lots of obscurities and unknowns today for me. Thanks, C.C., for explaining the theme. Even with a title, I couldn't make sense of it. I did PERUSE the puzzle and fill all the squares, but not without a lot of red trials.

NEXUS, NAXOS, AXIS and TAXON: a mini-theme?

Hand up for knowing that COLORADO is the Centennial State thanks to James Michener. I spent many happy hours in the state.

SEERESSES? I really struggled with this one. I tried harpies then sirens. Decided I really don't know what Sibyls are.

C.C.: I'm in awe of you. Nothing to DIS. Is there a Chinese language equivalent of crosswords? I can't imagine fitting Chinese characters into a CW puzzle grid square. I guess the characters themselves are a bit of a puzzle though.

My Mother's Day celebrations were two weeks ago and Friday night with separate celebrations from three of my offspring. I had a gift card from my AF son. This morning my DIL shared a video clip her husband sent her about the World's Hardest Job. Pretty apt.

PK said...

Here is the "World's Toughest Job" clip address:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= zd8yfyaeaxM&feature=youtube gdata player

C.C. Burnikel said...

PK,
There's no Chinese crosswords since we use characters there.

PK & Lucina,
Re: DIS. You must have missed this Richard Sherman episode.

buckeye bob said...

Aroldis Chapman just made his return from the disabled list after the potentially career-threatening injury when he was struck by a line drive back to the pitcher’s mound on March 19.

And he got to do it at Great American Ballpark, in front of 33,000+ hometown fans, on Mother’s Day. The crowd went wild when he entered the game.

To add to the excitement, he walked 1 batter, then struck out 3 in a row, finishing the game. A heartening experience!

CrossEyedDave said...

I found a solution to the body fat problem at the beach...

Obligatory body stocking....

Body Armor? I am ready for that cat this time!

Body paint? No,,, it can't be! Must be photoshop....

Too much stuff to link today... Manac! Can you help me out?...

Bill G. said...

I've never known a cat to be quite this affectionate. Maybe they need to get a room...?
Affectionate cat

CrossEyedDave said...

Body piercings?

Body Clock?

Body parts?

Body Count?

Body Surfing?

Body Art???

Body Suit

Body Snatchers?

Classic Body Double Skit

Body Blow?

Body Slam


Body English?