Aug 4, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014 Jeffrey Wechsler

Theme: Yes,Yes,Yes - Three times is enough; don't make me say it again.

17A. Whom "I'm in love with," in a 1953 hit : YOU,YOU,YOU. They also did Rag Mop.

32A. "... and so on and so forth" : YADDA,YADDA,YADDA. I thought it was yada, yada, yada.

40A. 1968 song title words before "I got love in my tummy" : YUMMY,YUMMY,YUMMY. The Ohio Express.

63A. "Won't they ever stop talking?!" : YAK,YAK,YAK. (close) Yakety Sax

Argyle here, just once. Jeff makes a rare Monday visit. (Marti Thursday) (C.C. interview) Two grid spanners. Fun stuff.


1. Money owed : DEBT

5. Peaks across eight European countries : ALPS

9. Japanese sliding screen : SHŌJI

14. Guthrie of song : ARLO

15. Hard or soft sphere : BALL

16. Jell-O flavor : LEMON

19. Organize in a row : ALIGN

20. Area for experiments : TEST SITE

21. Modeler's purchase : KIT

22. ESE or WNW : DIRection

23. Like the wood in an archer's bow : BENT. Or...

24. Church caretaker : SEXTON

27. Slurpee cousin : ICEE

29. Have some pie : EAT

31. Newspaper VIPs : EDs. (editors)

38. Source unknown, as a quote: Abbr. : ANON

39. See 61-Across : A CAB and 61A. With 39-Across, phones the taxi dispatch : CALLS. "Call me a cab!" "OK, you're a cab." "Oh, wiseguy!" 49A. The Stooges, e.g. : TRIO

47. Road service org. : AAA

48. Oklahoma tribe : OTO. Definitely the crossword Indians.

50. Light-refracting devices : PRISMS

53. Cross to bear : ONUS

57. ISP choice : MSN. Originally The Microsoft Network, it was once the most popular dial-up Internet service provider.

58. Born, in bridal bios : NÉE

59. Percussion instrument membrane : DRUMHEAD. The eZine.

65. Some woodwinds : OBOEs

66. Pulitzer winner James : AGEE. Poet, novelist, journalist, film critic, and social activist. (1909-1955)

67. Pigeon shelter : COTE

68. "Heavens to __!" : BETSY

69. Loch of legend : NESS

70. State between Wash. and Calif. : OREG.


1. Calendar square : DAY

2. Racy writing : EROTICA

3. Purplish color : BLUE-RED

4. Booty in the Grinch's sack : TOYS

5. Maltreat : ABUSE.

6. Store, as supplies : LAY IN

7. Schemed : PLOTTED

8. Turn on an axis : SLUE

9. Quench : SLAKE. Old Fashioned word.

10. DNA shape : HELIX

11. Left out : OMITTED

12. Easy exercise run : JOG

13. Lodging house : INN

18. Venue for horse players: Abbr. : OTB. (Off-Track Betting)

22. Initials for an amateur handyman : DIY. (Do It Yourself)

24. LPGA star Lewis : STACY

25. Not even : ODD

26. CIA cousin : NSA. (No Such Agency)

28. Cheese in red wrapping : EDAM

30. Eden dweller : ADAM

33. "__ news?" : ANY

34. Toys bouncing on strings : YO-YOs

35. "Sometimes you feel like __ ?" : A NUT

36. "Huzzah!" : "YAY!"

37. Lie next to : ABUT

40. Big mouth, informally : YAP. Yap, Yap, Yap (little dog)

41. Former Egypt-Syr. alliance : UAR. (United Arab Republic)

42. Primary parking facility : MAIN LOT. "Don't forget where you parked your car".

43. Docking payment : MOORAGE. "Don't forget where you moored your boat".

44. City leader, formally: Abbr. : MR. MAYOR. As Batman would say.

45. Write the wrong year on, as a check : MISDATE

46. Hither's partner : YON

51. Monica of tennis : SELES

52. Disorderly : MESSY

54. Zaps in a microwave : NUKES

55. Hesitant agreement : "UM...YES"

56. __ Na Na : SHA

59. Cannon of film : DYAN. Perhaps best known for her trademark curly blond tresses and her faithful appearances at L.A. Lakers basketball games, she is 77 now.

60. Kitchenware brand : EKCO

61. Kernel holder : COB. Corn.

62. President Lincoln : ABE

64. Bar barrel : KEG. "We're not hosting an intergalactic kegger down here."

You got that, Tinbeni?


Note from C.C.:

Happy Birthday to Jazzbumpa's beautiful wife Gloria! I hope Ron makes this year extra special for you.

Gloria & Ron


Barry G. said...

Morning, all!

I'm not sure what SHOJI and STACY were doing in a Monday Puzzle (the former I struggled to remember and the latter was completely unknown to me), but the perps were solid (although I can imagine SEXTON giving some people a bit of trouble on a Monday as well).

And UM YES, I suppose BLUE RED is literally a "purplish" color, although I can't imagine anybody actually using it to describe something instead of just calling it purple.

The theme was very enjoyable and easy to get, but, UM YES, I believe it is YADA and not YADDA. Or, at least, it was originally. Now, who knows?

Lemonade714 said...

Amazing all those Y' s, why not?
Whom I took some work, Oreg was a stretch and see I g Lemon to start the week, all good. Great write up as well.Thanks JW and Argyle

C.C. Burnikel said...

Big Easy,
All I know about Howard Hughes is from the movie "Aviator".

Blue Irish,
I'd love to have your Bird Seed Salad recipe. I've never put instant noodle in a salad before.

No answer to PK's "On(e more week) ward" question last Saturday? I'm curious too.

OwenKL said...

Why is the air so blue in the sky?
Why do we always capitalize "I"?
Why is it thought essential
To ask questions existential?
I think our whole lives are, "WHY, WHY, WHY!"

Paul said...

Blah! Blah! Blah!

I never saw an Unmuddled Oldfashion, though...
See you tomorrow

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Hand up for YADA YADA YADA YAD (oops!). And SHOJI doesn't seem Monday-friendly, but the perps were easy.

Argyle, I thought you'd link this one for YAK YAK YAK (2:29).

Dudley said...

Hello Puzzlers -

This one was pretty much read and write, though I did have to wait for Shoji to perp in. Until Seinfeld came along, I had never heard Yadda Yadda Yadda, but now it's everywhere. I assume it's Yiddish. I hated the song Yummy Yummy Yummy as a kid, and let's just say it didn't improve with age.

Mari said...

Good morning everybody.

Nice easy puzzle - perfect for a Monday morning.

The only word I didn't know was SHOJI. I thought BLUE RED was odd.

This puzzle made me a little hungry with such clues and answers as: PIE, JELLO, ICE, EAT, and beer KEG. Sounds like a party.

Have a nice day.

Argyle said...

Paul, I assume that is muddled, according to their web site.

D-O, I thought about it but my pick was too far over the top to ignore.

Barry G. said...

So... Anybody else think that "Toys bouncing on string" was an odd clue for YOYOS? I mean, they unwind and wind, but don't actually bounce, do they?

TTP said...

Good morning all.

Thank you Jeffrey and thank you Argyle. Ford in ancient Rome ? No, I wouldn't.

On Saturday, Splynter linked a picture of the Revell KIT for the A4 Skyhawk.

SLUE and SLAKE are not words I know, and will never use, but they had to be.

I was listening to the oldies one night last week, and comparing the number of top 10s of Tommy James and Tommy Row. I went looking for YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY after mistakenly recalling that one of them had that song. They did not. It was the Ohio Express as Argyle posted. They had another song that got plenty of pop station air time. "Chewy Chewy."

Spelled EKCO EckO again. Led to a hunt.

CSO to LEMONade !

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

HBDY to Gloria.

What Barry said. On the YOYO'S, too. It was a little crunchy in spots, but I guess all the squares filled by easily sussable repeated syllables, made it a Monday level.
Only whiteout - Had spin before SLUE.
SHOJI was easily gotten from the perps.

Have a good day.

PK said...

Hi Y'all! Very chuckle-worthy puzzle, Jeff, fun, but a bit repetitious. Oh well, that just sped up the process. Thanks, Argyle, your links were also fun!

D-O: That song is one I used to dance to as a teen. I almost leaped out of my chair and jitterbugged. Okay, I'm lying, but my spirit leaped around a bit.

MESSY twice in less than a week? Is that a shout-out to my housekeeping, I wonder. There are spies everywhere!

BLUE RED? Seriously? Only a couple of males would ever be this inaccurate about color, Jeff & Rich. Or is this another CWese we'll have to endure? RED was the last entry for me because I didn't believe that could be it.

HBD Gloria! Hope you two continue to make sweet music.

Northwest Runner said...

Maybe I just had a rough weekend. This puzzle was fun, but I feel bad for novices who were expecting an authentically Monday puzzle.

Zcarguy said...

Morning all ,

Wether it's Sex ton or Sext on , it's an Odd name to have for a church caretaker.

Then you have Erotica and Bluered Ball and Toys , not to mention Bent and Abuse ..

Some wines I call a Cab ...!

I know ... I'm a Nut..!

I better go to work and get my mind out of the gutter.

HeartRx said...

Good morning !

And Happy Birthday to Gloria!

What a fun puzzle to start the week, and with a shout-out to LEMON, too. Loved your links, Argyle, especially "YAKety Sax." André Rieu is such a great entertainer, and he always gets the audience going.

I hesitated to put in BLUE RED for 'purplish color," but it fit, and it is, so I just moved on.

I have SHŌJI screens in my third floor "Oriental Suite." I also have tatami mats, so I never have a problem with either of those cross-words.

"YADA, YADA, YADA" gets about 450,000 hits on Google. But "YADDA, YADDA, YADDA" gets almost twice as many. I don't think I have ever used it in writing, but I would probably use the double-D version.

Have a great week, everyone!

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

Happy Birthday to Gloria; hope you have a wonderful day.

Overall, I enjoyed the puzzle and much of the fill. Wasn't too keen on Oreg. Blue red or um yes, but liked seeing Edam and Adam and yay and yap. I have always seen yada, yada, yada, but who knows? Also, Dyan Cannon's biggest claim to fame was being Mrs. Cary Grant, and being the mother of his first and only child.

So, thanks, Jeffrey, for a fun start to the week and thanks, Argyle, for an equally fun expo. BTW, does your Fair start this week? Nice CSO to Lemon.

PK, how is your brother progressing? YR, is Alan holding his own? I know he's having an MRA, I think you said on Aug. 11th

Have a great day.

Montana said...

Happy Birthday, Gloria!

I am back home and trying to get into my old routine. It took me awhile to solve this Monday puzzle. I managed but I used more perps than usual on a Monday.

Have a good week,


Lucina said...

Hello, puzzlers all!

This was finished before I poured my first cup of coffee. May I repeat that? This . . .

As soon as the YOU and YADDA lines were in place, I slid down and finished the rest. Very quickly and before I realized it, the whole grid was done. There was a hesitation at SHOJI but the perps were fast. Same with STACY.

I guess an artist mixing colors would combine BLUERED.

Thought cross to bear, ONUS, was clever and different.

Happy birthday to Mrs. Jazzbumpa, Gloria! You two always seem to be in harmony.

Have a joy, joy, joyful Monday, everyone!

JD said...

Good morning all,

Loved the links and write up, Argyle. Loved the the theme, and the perps that helped fill shoji, slue,slake and sexton...and DIY,OTB,,NSA. Never have liked abbreviations.As a teacher we only used PTA, NEA,and EDU.Never saw ELHI before a Xword.

Hope you all have a wonderful week.
Blue Irish, I'd love to have that recipe also.

Misty said...

What a fun Monday puzzle--many thanks, Jeff. I too was surprised to see a Monday from you and not at all surprised that it wasn't a speed run. But what fun with all those triplets! And great pics in your expo, Argyle--many thanks to you too!

No problem with BLUE RED for me since I expected worse. Didn't know SHOJI either, but I figured it would fill in and it did.

Happy birthday, Gloria!

Have a great week, everybody!

Lemonade714 said...

HBDTY and many more Gloria.

marti, glad to see you like double D's.

JW is always fun.

I see YOYOs bouncing up and down as part of the tricks, so that was not an issue.

Bill G. said...

I enjoyed the puzzle as expected though parts of it were laced with Thursdayish clues. More inconsistent than usual for Rich I thought.

Happy birthday Gloria!

I am used to seeing Dyan Cannon in her usual corner spot when the Lakers are on television. I've never seen Oregon abbreviated as OREG but if that's what it took to complete the grid, OK.

I was certainly expecting the wood in an archer's bow to be a type of wood such as yew. BENT was clever and tricky. BLUE RED seemed odd to me too. Bluish-red, OK.

Jordan is spending the day. Maybe we can mostly finish "Flowers for Algernon."

Tinbeni said...

Happy Birthday, Gloria!

Argyle: Nice write-up & links. Esp. the YADDA, YADDA, YADDA ...
(I'm really tired today ... lol!)

Faves today were SHOJI & STACY since they got a certain person's "panties-in-a-wad" ...
Perfectly easy Monday clues/answers solved by perps even if you didn't know them.

My "Personal Favorite" (of course!) was KEG ... especially if that Bar barrel is filled with Scotch.

A bit Hot & Humid here today ... that ICEE sounds like a nice refreshment (with some Rum!).

Dudley said...

Just went back and looked at the links I didn't have time for earlier - Argyle 7:46, you are right! That pretty woman playing the doors off with her sax was a good find! André Rieu does know how to fire up a crowd.

CrossEyedDave said...

HBD Gloria!

Barry, they do more than bounce, & apparently they are not even tied to the string anymore....

or even to YoYos.

I could go on, but Yadda Yadda Yadda...

Chairman Moe said...

Today's limerick:

Jeffrey Wechsler's a pretty "wise guy",
As he showed us on this crossword try;
See, his puzzle, I say,
Was not "normal" Monday;
With its who's, and its whats, and its "Y's"!!

Not a lot to add . . . thought it not the usual Monday, "hit the stopwatch" and "Usain Bolt" my way through. But I liked the challenge. SHOJI/SLAKE were the last to fill (perps and a WAG).

Back in high school (mid-'60's) I took German as a language elective. Still speak a few words today but not very well. One of the ways our German teacher got us to learn was through song. This German version of the Ames Brothers hit is here and the lyrics begin at 0:35. Du Du Du = You You You, auf Deutsch.

Have a great Monday, all. Today they start aerating our golf course - will be closed for next 10 days . . .

Duncan said...

I wonder if a certain cellist has a collection of toys that bounce on strings.

Jayce said...

Ha ha, Argyle! Old fashioned, indeed.

Welp, I got fooled by putting a K at the EKCO-COTE crossing. All smooth otherwise. Fun puzzle.

Had to smile at inclusion of EDAM and ADAM, of ANON, ABUT, and ACAB, and of YAP. Enjoyed the clue for EAT. And it was nice to see AAA not clued as a battery. Yeah yeah Yeah!

Best wishes to you all.

Chairman Moe said...

Duncan @ 12:14

Clever! I guess a cryptic clue for 34D in today's puzzle could've been: "Cellist possessive"

Wish I knew how to photoshop. Seeing Mr. Ma with a Duncan Imperial in his hand rather than a bow would be a neat twist . . .

Jayce said...

Argyle, "Ford truck in ancient Rome : FCL" would be F150, yes yes yes?

Melissa Bee, I add my best wishes to those sent to you yesterday by others, and hope you are doing well.

Anonymous T said...

Happy Monday All!

I got back from NOLA last night and my brain was still on vacation. Fun trip - we stayed in the French Quarter and Bloody Marys greeted us out of the hotel. So, it took a while to get puzzling through the SE.

Thanks JW for the Y-laden puzzle and Argyle for the write-up. I've never YADDA-YADDA'd over the lobster bisque nor nookie!

Write-overs - UhYES, ulEE before AGEE (staple, I know), COop before COTE, and, hand up for Spin before SpUn before SLUE.

CED - I thought unattached YOYOs were called diabolos.*

Cheers, -T
*Dube is where I get my juggling supplies.

Unknown said...

This was a fun puzzle that ended all too quickly. I did think blue red was a little odd. I filled in shoji right away because we had shoji in three rooms of our last house. Also, Steve is building a Japanese tea house in our back yard that will have shoji and tatami when it's finished.

Argyle said...

Jayce, ya, ya, ya.

Jazzbumpa said...

Hi gang -

Pleasant start to the week.

Thanks for all the birthday wishes

We have 4 grandchidren with us today. They brought spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. AWESOME! Gloria said it was the best birthday ever.

While I take the kids home, she's getting a massage.

We're having a great week that will only get better.

Cool regards!

Bill G. said...

JzB, I'm sure you and your wife know this song well but since The Manhattan Transfer is a favorite of mine, here it is again anyway. Gloria

Husker Gary said...

-Clever premise but not this one? (2:17)
-Yucca Flats at the Nevada TEST SITE has been called "the most irradiated, nuclear-blasted spot on the face of the earth”
-Hilarious story with LEMON JELLO (1:37) near the end
-These KITS were a big part of my salad days
-RECTOR looked good with HELICT and RSA but…
-Slurpees come complete with brain freezes
-Is AAA also a woman’s underwear size?
-We saw lots of small towns from Portland, OREG to SF last week along the Pacific Coast Highway
-Being OMITTED when teams are picked at recess can be devastating
-I had to use the alarm button on my key fob to find my car in the MAIN LOT after we got home Saturday
-HBD, Gloria. My daughter just married a musician. Any advice?
-What ABE was MR MAYOR for New York in the 70’s?
-In what wonderful movie did Marlon Brando keep a pigeon COTE?

Anonymous T said...

Doh- and HBD to Gloria. JzB said he spends 4+ hours preping the writeup - she deserves the points for putting up w/ it :-)

C, -T

Lemonade714 said...

Stacy Lewis is a brave young woman afflicted with scoliosis, burdened with a brace all through childhood, finally with surgery and hard work she has become the number one female professional golfer in the world. Even for people who do not like sports, her story is worth knowing. She is a role model in a world that needs them.

Husker Gary said...

Blue Iris, Re: your question of yesterday. Our trip was wonderful except for a hotel in Gold Beach, OREG. Here is the outline of our trip with Globus Tours. Click on Itinerary to see our stops.

Lemonade714 said...

All this information on Yoyos and diabolos, amzing what the corner knows.

I say in my only Spanish accent Yoyo Mas! (apologies to Lucina, Chickie and all who need them).

Anonymous T said...

Did someone say Yo-Yo Ma? I found this but it was two-hours long. So, here's this.

If you may, here's ARLO not wanting to EAT a pickle.

Cheers, -T

Lucina said...


Anonymous said...

The Wizard asks,
Is 70A something between type O+ and O-?

Blue Iris said...

I enjoy that Blue Iris has morphed into Blue Irish because we are very Irish on both sides of the family and I married an Irishman. I had better stay Blue Iris since I don't want to steal Irish Miss's thunder.

BLUERED- maybe should be clued, " colors that make purple" YADDA YADDA YADDA.

Happy Birthday, Gloria! What a lovely name.

Blue Iris said...

Bird Seed Salad

1 pkg Ramen noodle oriental soup*, crushed
3 T. sesame seeds
1/2 c. slivered almonds
1/3 c. sunflower seeds
4 green onions, chopped
3 T. white white vinegar
3 T. sugar
1/2 c. olive oil
1 (approx. 14 0z.)bag coleslaw

Combine noodles, seeds, and almonds.
In another bowl, combine*seasoning packet, oil, vinegar, and sugar. Pour over noodle mixture.
Add coleslaw and onions. Mix and place in refrigerator for a couple hours before serving.

Irish Miss said...

HG @ 1:58 - I read your itinerary; it sounds like a very interesting, educational, and scenic trip. If you don't mind sharing, what was your complaint about the hotel in Gold Beach? All of the other hotels looked very nice and upscale.

Blue Iris @ 3:04 - No thunder to steal here. Blue Iris is such a beautiful flower, the name fits you perfectly. :-)

Blue Iris said...

OOPs... I can't help making typo that I just don't see till published. Vinegar does not have to be SUPER white.

CrossEyedDave said...

Wouldn't Ford in ancient Rome be
Fix Or Repair Per Diem?

Chickie said...

Hola everyone, Not too much trouble today. I loved the theme repeats. I didn't know the 1953 You You You, but after getting Yadda--and Yummy, I went back and filled in You, You, You. That finished off the top middle portion which was the last to fall.

I can't think of another puzzle we've had with so many Y's in the answers. It must have been hard to come up with the words to cross with all those Y letters.

I wasn't sure of Blue Red for purple, either, but Eggplant wouldn't fit!

C.C. I put sautéed instant noodles along with sesame seeds, Almonds, and seasonings to top a Chinese Chicken salad made with cabbage. It makes a really nice crunchy topping. I just read the recipe at the end of the blog comments. It is similar to mine which has chicken in it. My dressing has sesame oil and soy sauce in it, too. We had this this weekend. A great hot weather dish.

Blue Iris, I love the name of your salad so much better than mine which is just Cabbage Chinese Chicken Salad.

Have a great weekend, everyone.

Bill G. said...

This is astounding puppetry. I've never seen anything quite like it. A big dog!

Chickie said...

Happy Birthday, Gloria, and many many more.

Husker, Your trip sounds wonderful. You were so close to JD, Garlic Gal and myself. Too bad we couldn't have "met" up.

We love the Oregon area you went through. It is truly a scenic splendor for the eyes.

My mouth is finally back to normal after a visit to the dentist. He replaced a cap that he installed during the first month of his practice. He's been in his office now, for 30 years. The cap had to come off because of a cavity underneath, but he had done such a good job all those years ago that he drilled and drilled before he could lift off that old cap. At least we could laugh about it. But I was in the chair for an hour and a half!!!

Novice Chef said...

Blue Iris:

Are the Noodles cooked or uncooked in the Bird Seed Salad?

Blue Iris said...

Novice chef,


HeartRx said...

Lemony, I didn't say I "like" double-D's, but I'm sure DH does...

Blue Iris, DH and I love salads, and we are always looking for new recipes. Yours sounds YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY! We are going to try it next weekend when we are gilling outside.

Chickie - yours sounds YUMMY (YADDA, YADDA, YADDA) too! That one's next on the list...

CrossEyedDave said...

HG@1:52 You had Salad Days?

HG@1:58, It took me forever to find the Itinerary button on that website, (I have the same trouble finding anything at the Supermarket.) But when I did, I had to stop at Rogue River Jetboats... What would Lewis & Clark have thought about those dang thingies!

Husker Gary said...

Irish, I should have suspected something when we were issued an actual key for our room at Jots and not a card to swipe. There also was no elevator or air conditioning and it appeared the room had been updated 40 years ago. Woodwork was beaten up, sliding doors took a lot of effort to move, carpets were stained, the room was musty and various bugs had taken up residence. Yikes!
However, Jots is right next to the Rogue River boats and so that expedited access to them. Dave’s video was very familiar except our boat was covered and so when they “spun a cookie” we stayed dry. We also saw a bear on shore like the video but only one cub. It was 62F when we left Gold Beach, OR but 32 miles upstream in Agness, OR Camp it was 93F. Leaving the Pacific Coast causes temps to rise quickly. The Rogue River boats also carry mail from Gold Beach up to Agness Camp and are one of only two mail boats left in America.

OwenKL said...

I grew up in Portland, OREG. from ages 5 to 20, but haven't been back except to pass through a couple times in 40 years. My Dad grew up on the shores of Lake Superior in Wisc. When he retired he moved to Gold Beach for his final years, because "the Pacific is almost as good as Superior."

Wizard, C.Moe, CED et al.: :-D

Casual Observer said...

Thanks to Argyle for wonderful music videos and CED for the Yo Yo's and the artists of the yoyo diablos and the British Hoola Hoop bouncer artiste.

And to Bill. G., Thanks, for the amazing puppetry, on parade, video, which I bookmarked. I think it is in either Latvia, Estonia or Lithuania or the Russian Baltic nations, judging by the name of the poster.

It took me some time to figure out the O Reg comment by The Wizard. Very Clever.

Thanks for the ride on the river, CED. It's like I was there.

Jayce said...

OMG my boss just shoved a screwdriver into one of our systems and blew up a circuit board. I've been on the phone with him for the last 2 hours trying to help him fix it. Why not just put a new board in, you ask? Dunno, other than he "doesn't want to." At least I'm getting paid for my time.

Jayce said...

During 4 years of college at the U. of OREG, I quickly grew to love the Oregon coast. My very favorite place is Heceta Head and Devil's Churn. I'd like living in the town of Florence, I think.

Jayce said...

Happy birthday, Glo-glo.

Chairman Moe said...


In Corvallis they call them the Beavers
In Eugene they are known as the Ducks
But to fans of these Universities
Each of them equally sucks!

I seriously doubt you would ever find a U of Oregon fan rooting for Oregon State, or vice versa. Don't they still refer to their annual football game as "The Civil War"??!

BTW, the Oregon coast is indeed spectacular. Was there in 2005 for of all things a golfing trip. Played several courses in and around Portland as well as traveling to Bandon to play Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes and Bandon Trails. Our trip to Bandon from Portland followed the coast. To any golfer, a trip there is essential . . .

Irish Miss said...

HG @5:44 - Well, I guess one bad experience was more than compensated for by the quality of your other accommodations. Sometimes, tour packages are not noted for high-level lodging or meals.

Jayce @ 7:04 - Your patience is only surpassed by your equanimity.

Abejo said...

Good evening, folks. Thank you, Jeff Weschler, for a fine puzzle. Thank you Argyle, for a fine review.

I just finished the puzzle. Tried on cruciverb this morning and no cigar. This evening tried to print it from the Trib sire. No cigar. So, I worked it from the Trib site.

Good puzzle. Interesting theme. Yak Yak Yak, etc.

Most of the regular fill was doable, bei g a Monday.

I will not go on and on since no one will probably read this, since it is so late.

Hopefully I can get tomorrow's puzzle from cruciverb.

See you then.



Argyle said...

Cruciverb is working for me.

Anonymous T said...

Abejo - I find the Mensa site prints easily when I don't have access to the daily paper w/ LAT. C, -T

Lucina said...

It's never so late that no one will read the last posts.

Argyle said...

That's right; we are 24/7 here.

fermatprime said...


Forgot to post today. Losing it!

Swell puzzle, Jeff! Lots od fun. Loved the theme!

Great write-up, Argyle!

Happy belated birthday, Gloria!

Abejo--did you read this?


C.C. Burnikel said...

Blue Iris,
Sorry for misspelling your name yesterday.

Thanks for the recipe. I'm going to make the salad for lunch. I have all the ingredients in hand except the sunflower seeds.

Montana said...

Abejo, I read your post. Woke up ill, so worked Tuesday's puzzle. Cruciverb is working now. I was able to print Monday's puzzle from my state newspaper.


Dudley said...

What Montana said. Cruciverb had been missing the Monday puzzle when it was due, but eventually it got back in sync. The Tuesday file was available at the accustomed time.