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Sep 15, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Jerome Gunderson

Theme: The 'T' is Silent

41A. Valentine symbol ... or, when read as two words, what you can't do when the answers to starred clues are spoken : HEART or "hear T".

17A. *"The Color Purple," for Oprah Winfrey : MOVIE DEBUT

66A. *Special Forces soldier : GREEN BERET

10D. *1990s Reform Party candidate : H. ROSS PEROT

30D. *Boneless seafood option : FISH FILLET

Argyle here. I doubt anyone would be surprised that all four entries are derived from French. Welcome to our old friend Jerome. You've been silent too long. Interview Another pinwheel grid with the unifier in the middle. C.C. pointed out to me the other day this design is prohibitive of longer fill. OK, OK say I, I still like it.

Across:

1. High-ranking Indian : RAJA

5. Jack rabbits, e.g. : HARES

10. Mr. Ed's foot : HOOF

14. Like Bond foes : EVIL

15. RLX automaker : ACURA

16. Bring down with a big ball : RAZE

19. Great Plains tribe : OTOE. Another old friend.

20. Soccer game tie, often : ONE ALL

21. Infiltrator : SPY

22. Email command : SEND

23. Hitch, as a ride : BUM

25. Long locks : TRESSES

27. Retailer known for little blue boxes : TIFFANY'S. Not on my income.

32. Maple output : SAP. Done for this year.

33. Singer Amos : TORI

34. Bottom corner of a square sail : CLEW. I didn't have a clue. It's part of a triangular sail, also.


36. Pass along : RELAY

40. Is obliged to pay : OWEs

43. Dallas quarterback Tony : ROMO. Signed as a free agent with the Cowboys in 2003.

44. Hiking trails : PATHS

46. Word before cook or burn : SLOW

47. "Yeah, yeah, I get it" : "OK, OK"

48. Monk's title : FRA

50. Winter traction aid : SNOWTIRE

52. Game divisions : PERIODS

56. Car in a '60s song : GTO



57. Stagger : REEL

58. Off-road transp. : ATV. (all-terrain vehicle)

60. Horseshoe-shaped letters : OMEGAs. Greek.

65. Inland Asian sea : ARAL. Sad.

68. Dry with a towel : WIPE

69. Words on a Wonderland cake : [EAT ME]

70. Turkish currency : LIRA

71. Egg container : NEST

72. Got off one's duff : STOOD

73. Mexico City problem : SMOG

Down:

1. Riviera resort San __ : REMO. Wonder if Romo ever visited Remo.

2. CoverGirl competitor : AVON

3. Jazzy jargon : JIVE

4. Et __: and others : ALIA

5. Went for a burger, say : HAD LUNCH

6. Unhittable serve : ACE

7. Pre-grilling spice mixtures : RUBS

8. Blow one's stack : ERUPT

9. Lascivious deities : SATYRS. Great for Halloween.

11. Hall's pop music partner : OATES. Still performing. 2014 Clip(7:52)

12. Holey layer : OZONE

13. Nourishes : FEEDS

18. Site of Napoleon's exile : ELBA

24. Pilgrim Standish : MYLES. I thought it was spelt with an "I".

26. Corn serving : EAR

27. Sporty car roof : T-TOP. But not on a GTO, I believe.

28. State whose straw poll was discontinued in 2015 : IOWA

29. Banjo ridge : FRET

31. Tapes up tightly : SEALS

35. Like a test answer with an "x" next to it : WRONG

37. Norse mischief-maker : LOKI

38. Love, to Ovid : AMOR. (Roman poet)

39. Oxen harness : YOKE

42. Black-and-white, e.g. : TWO-TONED

45. "No seats" letters : SRO. No tickets at all, SOL.

49. Traditional sayings : ADAGEs

51. Gestation location : WOMB. We've all been there, eh?

52. Shrimp relative : PRAWN

53. Spooky : EERIE. Halloween is coming soon.

54. Brings in : REAPS

55. Fender guitar model, briefly : STRAT. Stratocaster®

59. White House no : VETO

61. Slim swimmers : EELs

62. Bleak : GRIM

63. Prefix with dynamic : AERO

64. Guys-only : STAG

67. Punk rock offshoot : EMO

Argyle

53 comments:

OwenKL said...

Remember when tee-shirts were always pure white?
No ads, no ADAGES, no additions in sight?
Then, they were underwear
Not meant to see the air,
Now you almost can HEAR Tees, they've become such a blight!

But this faddish fashion won't go on much longer,
Soon with the over-shirt in passé-dom they'll wander.
The trend is aborning,
Let this be your warning,
Bare chests with tattoos, we'll soon have to ponder!

Casual Friday will not be so lame
When gender equality treats all the same!
Besides those bare chests
Will be tatted breasts,
But to find them arousing will elicit GRIM shame!

Freond said...

PRAWNS got me wondering how they differ from SHRIMP. Any distinctionsis are very unclear, and not at all scientific. Usage differs by region, so there's no definite answer. I was surprised that "shrimp" originally had no meaning of "small" but later acquired that since shrimp ate, well, small. I enjoy learning the history of words, especially how their meaning changed over time.

Barry G. said...

Morning, all!

Nice romp through the park today. No nits to pick and the only minor stumbles were the ones Argyle mentioned (no clue about CLEW and wanting to spell MYLES as MILES). I didn't have any idea what was going on with the theme until I got to the reveal, but then I had myself a nice chuckle.

I always thought a PRAWN was just a big shrimp...

Lemonade714 said...

Apparently MYLES was the man's name but Wadsworth made it Miles for his poem.I did not know this either as p one was more interesting than the actual Mr. Standish who was reportedly a violent soldier who dealt harshly with the natives.

Great to have Jerome back even with no anagrams. STAG and SATYRS in the same puzzle...hmm

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Hand up for stumbling at the Y in MYLES. I thought Jerome was waxing Biblical, and parsed the reveal as HE ART. That was no help at all. I proudly entered INNINGS as "Game divisions" where PERIODS was required. Thank goodness it wasn't COMMAS! When is it FILLET and when is it FILET?

Back in the 60's there was a musical group known as the San REMO Golden Strings. They hailed, of course, from Detroit. In nearby Wisconsin there were the Fendermen. Remember this one>? I've read that the only instruments used on that record are two Fender guitars plugged into the same amplifier.

Madame Defarge said...

Good Morning.

This was quite a fun run. Thanks, Jerome. Caught the theme after H. ROSS PEROT (who was an answer on Jeopardy yesterday) and FISH FILLET. I couldn't figure out what HE ART had to do with anything. Reading clues correctly is a useful skill! Favorite clue: Egg holder. I struggled to find another word for carton! ;)

Thanks again, Argyle.

Have an excellent day. Venus and a beautiful sunrise over Lake Michigan are better than worms for an early bird!

Husker Gary said...

I thought the theme by our Jerome was very nice and the reveal was brilliant! I looked at HE ART for a nanosecond and then saw HEAR T.

Musings
-Ah yes, Perot – the hand grenade with a bad haircut
-This Bond foe in The SPY Who Loved Me may be EVIL but…
-Oops, tiffanIes/mIles didn’t cut it. Put me down for 1 bad cell
-CLEW – and the learning just keeps on coming
-Wonderful RELAY art
-This country OWES somebody eighteen trillion dollars but no one seems upset about it
-The Beaver’s mom talking JIVE in Airplane has been linked many times here
-ACE after ACE makes tennis hard to watch
-Avatar Lily taps my nose at 6:30 am everyday to make sure I FEED her
-Not a secure way to SEAL something (2:26)
-Husker football games have been SRO since Nov. 3, 1962
-My wife and her twin sister were WOMB mates
-FORE!

Yellowrocks said...

Happy Tuesday. My only unknown was ROMO. With TIFFANYS I changed MILES to MYLES. I read that there is disagreement about the spelling. It is intetesting that Longfellow chose the I.

My Alan's job is to assemble TIFFANY's little blue boxes putting the cushions inside.

FREOND, I also was curious about SHRIMP v PRAWN and looked it up last year. It seems the words are interchanged indiscriminately, hence the confusion, especially region to region.

At the same time I looked up FILET v FILLET.
From the Grammarist:
"Both filet and fillet mean a strip of boneless meat. Fillet is the more general term, however, while filet is usually reserved for French cuisine and in the names of French-derived dishes such as filet mignon. Dictionaries list filet as also an American variant of the more general fillet, and American writers are indeed inconsistent on the matter. Some use filet even in contexts unrelated to French cuisine, and some use fillet. The same is true of Canadian writers. Outside North America, fillet is much more heavily favored."

Avg Joe said...

Hand up for Miles. Hand up for filet. Both fixed. Nice crunchy puzzle with no major hangups.

Can't have a reference to a Stratocaster without a link to The Most Awesome Master of the Instrument

thehondohurricane said...


When South Dakota State University or SDSU wouldn't fit into the squares for 5A, I thought this was going to be a struggle. SDSU are the JACKRABBITS. But reason prevailed and HARES appeared.

Hand up for Miles before MYLES.

34A CLEW, 29D FRET & 55D STRAT were all perps. They were out of my wheelhouse.

Mexico City has a lot worse problems then SMOG. I wouldn't be surprised if capturing a certain prison escapee isn't on top of the list.

I was surprised to learn Turkey's currency is still the LIRA. My first entry was Euro.

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

Didn't get the silent T until coming here. D'oh. But didn't need it. Easy enough solve. No searches needed.
Thought MYLES had an I, too, but TIFFANYS said otherwise. Perps helped with CLEW and EMO.
LOKI is a tribute to Jerome's Norseness. Thanks for a fun, lively PUZZLE.

Anonymous said...

The "t" in "fillet" is usually pronounced, especially when it refers to seafood. Both Merriam Webster and the OED show the "t" as non-silent.

Tinbeni said...

Argyle: Wonderful write-up. I especially enjoyed the GTO tune. Kinda nice ear-worm for the day.

Jerome: WOW !!! This was my favorite puzzle of yours to solve. Great theme !!!

Like Argyle, I didn't have a clue about CLEW but the perps filled it in and they were solid.

I'm going out-on-a-wing ... I am NOT going to use SNOW-TIREs this winter.
Yeah, Yeah, I know that is a "big risk" here in Tarpon Springs.
Lemon & Moe are you going to put on SNOW-TIREs? lol

A "Toast-to-ALL" at Sunset.
Cheers !!!

HowardW said...

Anonymous at 9:42 -
Interesting. I think I've only heard the "silent-t" version in restaurants.

British pronunciation includes the t.
American usage is mixed, but favors silent t.

If I recall history correctly, Americans had a t party in 1773. Perhaps the t was discarded then.

HowardW said...

Dang, messed up the second link. It should be
American usage favors silent t.

Note to self: Use preview button.

VirginiaSycamore said...

I got the HEAR T clue right away because I noticed the many French answers in the puzzle. I thought it was MILES also, until TIFFANYS set me straight.

Matt Damon’s character in the movie Dogma is named LOKI. He and Ben Affleck are fallen angels seeking a plenary indulgence, removal of all punishment for sins. When Pope Francis granted a plenary indulgence to anyone watching his installation on TV it made my day!

Chairman Moe said...

"Puzzling thoughts":

I must be the king of malaprops! I had JIBE in 3d before JIVE - thought they were related but apparently I didn't have a CLEW ...

OK, now that the puns are out of the way ...

I had ONE ONE in 20a before the perps changed it to ONE ALL

I also had MILES but knew TIFFANY'S had to be correct, so another write-over there

Nice puzzle for a Tuesday; just tough and quick enough

Tin, nope, no snow tires for me, ALTHOUGH, I am using all-weather tires on my car as they were better rated for traction in the rain than the summer treads; and I'm hoping they'll last 15-20,000 miles farther, too

In the PRAWN vs shrimp debate, I always thought prawns were from fresh-water and shrimp from salt-water

TTP said...

Too much French !

A few type overs. Initially had OKAY rather than OK OK, and typed in FISH STICKS before it became a FILLET. INNINGS also fit where PERIODS belonged, but didn't key that one in. Oh yea, I did spell him MILES until TIFFANYS made me change yt.

Neighbor's Newfies are are LOKI and Thor. Plus they have a yappy little dog. Chihuahua maybe.

TWO-TONED ? Tutone ? 867-5309. Ask for Jenny.

Avg Joe, the video is pics of Jimi, but that is definitely Stevie Ray playing.

Stagger REEL made me think of Stagger Lee (song) and Stagger Lee (Wiki) AKA, 64D, STAG (Lee).

Good to hear from you Blue Iris !

Thank you Argyle and Jerome !

Jazzbumpa said...

Hi gang -

JEROME !!!

I have to say I love this theme, and I loved it before I noticed who the constructor is.

Proves that a puzzle doesn't have to be challenging to be great fun.

CLEW was a total unknown. Stumbled over FILLET - FILETS, but perps took care of it. I've never heard anyone pronounce that T, except as a joke.

ROMO was quite the hero Sunday night. Or maybe the Giants just don't have any defense.

There's an old song with the line "Here I go reeling - uhoh, uhoh." I thought it was by the Platters, but I can't remember the title.

Can someone help this poor man?

At least we have This.

Cool regards!
JzB

Mr. Google said...

(You've Got) The Magic Touch by The Platters (1956)

Nice Cuppa said...

In Britaln, FILLET is always pronounced with a T at the end and spelt with two L's (pr. "fillit" ), with primary stress on the first syllable.

The word came with the Normans in 1066, who spoke Old French, and pronounced their "filet" with a hard T.

One who fillets is even called a "FILLETER" - try saying that with a soft T…….

FILET with one L (pr. "fillay", no stress) - is used exclusively for modern French menu items.

Lucina said...

Hello, friends!

Jerome, I loved your puzzle! Thank you. It's especially impressive that every word was legitimate; i.e. no abbrevs. or shortened terms. Great!

Hand up for not having a clue about CLEW and surprised to see MYLES when TIFFANY'S appeared.

HONDO:
In Turkey both the euro and lira are still accepted. It's been a long adjustment period. In the past they wanted only U.S. dollars but that has changed.

Have a lovely day, everyone!

Misty said...

Fun Tuesday romp, Jerome--many thanks! And you too, Argyle. Fun to get a seafood puzzle on a day when I've been trying to decide whether to have salmon or shrimp for supper.

Many thanks for your explanations, Yellowrocks.

Have a great day, everybody!

coneyro said...

A good Tuesday to all.

Today's puzzle stumped me on the theme. After trying to separate HEART into two words, I gave up. Felt stupid after coming to the blog. So obvious.

I also did not know CLEW, but perps filled it in. Also had OKAY before OKOK and MILES before MYLES.

Shrimp vs. PRAWN. To put it simply......Shrimp have claws on two of five pair of legs. PRAWNS have claws on three of five pair of legs. Their shapes are different. They are both crustaceans, but belong to separate subspecies. In America we erroneously differentiate the two by the thought that PRAWN just means a large shrimp. In England and Australia, shrimp of all sizes are referred mainly as PRAWN. Hope that settles it.

The new TV season is soon upon us. There seems to be some interesting choices. Unfortunately, the majority will be cancelled. Looking forward to "Supergirl", although I know they are going to mess with the comic book version. "Heroes Reborn" is another. Any favorites for you guys?

SNOW TIRE is not in a Floridian's vernacular. Even when I lived in N.Y. I disliked the white stuff. Looked pretty as it fell, but preferring watching from INside.

OK Ok...It's time to go. See you tomorrow, G-D willing.

Bluehen said...

Fun, fun puzzle today. Thank you, Jerome, you've been away too long. Entertaining expo, Argyle.

Didn't hesitate at the spelling of MYLES, but like CM started with ONEone before a peek at the perps corrected that. As an avowed landlubber, needed ESP for CLEW. All in all, a speed run.

That's all for today.

Cya.

Lucina said...

Thanks, Argyle, for demystifing the theme for me. He ART just didn't cut it.

When my daughter worked at TIFFANY'S she gave me a beautiful silver necklace for Christmas. In spite of her discount I suspect it took most of her earnings. I'm so proud of her now. She finished the Master's degree in Psychology and is just waiting for her official certification.

Jazzbumpa said...

Thanks Mr. Google.

Funny thing is, except for that one line, I don't have any recollection of the rest of that song, and don't recognize it now.

Memory - it's the first . . . wait - where was I?

Cheers!
JzB

TTP said...

Chairman Moe, yea, gibe (tease), jibe (agree), and jive (nonsense talk). And all of their alternate meanings. Bee Gees- Jive Talkin'

Here's the 1977 McDonald's Filet O Fish TV commercial

Just me maybe, but when I see two Ls, I would typically pronounce it as IT. If ONE L (not the Scott Turow book), it would be as LAY, as in the McDonald's ad, or as Filé is pronounced, as in this classic Jambalaya on the Bayou - Hank Williams

Bluehen said...

Jazzb - I once heard that the memory is the second thing to go. The funny thing is, I don't remember what the first was.

Mr. Google said...

JzB: If that's the only line you remember you may have heard it in The Flying Saucer by Buchanan & Goodman (which also came out in 1956). A comedy classic. You'll hear "The Clatters with their big one, 'Uh-oh'" at 1:50.

Avg Joe said...

TTP, Ooops! You're right. I was in a hurry to get out the door and didn't listen to much of that clip.

Try this: Jimi

Bill G. said...

JzB, hey, I remember that song too. It's called "You've Got the Magic Touch." Here's a link. I really enjoyed hearing it again. Magic Touch/Platters Ahh, they don't write 'em and sing 'em like that any more. Too bad.

Aw crap. I see others already responded while I was taking a nap. You snooze, you lose...

Irish Miss said...

Hi Everyone:

Very late to the dance due to doctor's appointment, lunch with Sis, haircut, and a stop at the farm stand. Also spent some time reading the expo and 30 comments. Whew!

Great puzzle and super clever theme. Hand up for innings/periods and also had Rani before Raja. Otherwise, a smooth trip to the tada.

Thanks, Jerome, for a fun romp and thanks, Argyle, for the fine write-up.

So nice to hear from you, Blue Iris. I hope you are able to drop in more often.

Only a poet could due justice to describing this beautiful, picture-perfect day.

Have a great day.

Chairman Moe said...

TTP - @1:02

I was out of town for a spell and upon re-reading a few of the old posts, saw that you commented on our Steelers. Yeah, the DB and defense in total looks pretty weak. Sad to compare the recent Steeler teams with the Steel Curtain era, and even as recent as the Super Bowl team in 2008. Our draft choices on that side of the ball have been pathetic

I've had a few earwigs today with all of the many links to songs, but gotta admit, it had been awhile since I had heard Hank Williams Jambalaya on the Bayou. Great song from a legend of country music. For those who didn't google further, here are the lyrics:

Goodbye Joe me gotta go me oh my oh Me gotta go pole the pirogue down the bayou My Yvonne the sweetest one me oh my oh Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the bayou Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and file gumbo Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher amio Pick guitar fill fruit jar and be gay-o Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the bayou [ fiddle ] Thibodaux Fontaineaux the place is buzzin' Kinfolk come to see Yvonne by the dozen Dress in style and go hog wild me oh my oh Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the bayou Settle down far from town get me a pirogue And I'll catch all the fish in the bayou Jambalaya and a crawfish pie... [ fiddle ] Later on, swap my mon, get me a pirogue and I'll catch all the fish on the bayou Swap my mon, to buy Yvonne what she need-oh Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the bayou Jambalaya and a crawfish pie...

Big Easy said...

Good afternoon. I almost blew it on this easy Tuesday puzzle. Didn't know whether it was MYLES or MILES and it made me wonder if it was TIFFANY'S or TIFFINI'S. I guessed correctly.
CLEW is a new word for me, which I should know because I have owned three different sailboats, but none had a square sail; Main, Genoa, Jib, Spinnaker were the four I used.

STAG- becoming an extinct term because it seems some woman somewhere wants to be included in something and sues.

OZONE layer- been knocked off the news pages by other problems.

And 'clewless' me, I filled HEART strictly from perps and never read the clue for 41A, but I now see that it is in the HEART of the puzzle.

Big Easy said...

Chairman- we had forty pounds of Jambalaya donated by Acme Oyster house for our tennis tournament this past weekend. Not a morsel was left over. Had smoked and Andouille sausage mixed with the rice and seasonings.

Steve said...

Minor nit - I did know CLEW, but it's not unique to a square sail - triangular sails also have one - the lower "trailing" corner of the sail.

Anonymous said...

Did not someone liken football to religion and say maybe we should not be discussing that topic on the corner? Just sayin'.

Enjoyed today's puzzle. Thank you Jerome Gunderson for today's fun.

CrossEyedDave said...

Pleasant puzzle, difficult theme. (He Art?) Took a while for the silent T to appear...

Took even longer to try and find silly pics to match, here is my best shot:

Movie Debut?

My kind of Green Beret...

H Ross Perot? Didn't we have him yesterday?

How to fillet a fish Take one...
How to fillet a fish Take Two. (try not to use the F-word...)

And, of course, the main theme: He Art...

Madame Defarge said...

Sorry Moe @10:17'

You can't claim the title. I definitely married Mr. Malaprop. It's been a grand long marriage (in our 47th year) for an English teacher!!

TTP said...

Anon@4:42, no, I don't recall that. It's not like we are dissing other teams.

Chairman Moe, yea, Keith Butler has his hands full and better get it together quick. 49ers this week. Did you see what Bob Labriola recently wrote about the Steelers pass defense ? I'll only quote a bit, "With five games worth of such evidence, the only people who could’ve believed the Steelers defense against the pass was going to be a strength early this season are the same ones who believed the Patriots only illegally taped opposing coaches’ hand signals once. Those same people also dutifully wait for the Easter Bunny every spring, but that’s for another time."

Made me laugh. I couldn't do much better. Playing NFL Fantasy Football this year for the first time ever, and ended up starting a guy that was on the Injured Reserve, and another guy that is suspended for the first few games this year. I didn't know I was supposed to hit a "Submit" button after I changed my roster and starting lineups. DOH !

Freond said...

The comments trying to distinguish shrimp & prawns are evidence of the confusion. Wikipedia has:According to the crustacean taxonomist Tin-Yam Chan, "The terms shrimp and prawn have no definite reference to any known taxonomic groups. Although the term shrimp is sometimes applied to smaller species, while prawn is more often used for larger forms, there is no clear distinction between both terms and their usage is often confused or even reverse in different countries or regions."

Avg Joe said...

So. If I'm to understand this controversy, it's more a matter of personal or regional preference or custom than one of definable distinction.

I get the feeling we're in for an extended Oxford prawn discussion. Oh joy!

Jerome said...

Thanks everyone for all the kind words! Heck, it even drew a "nice chuckle" out of Barry G., and no nits... By jove, I think I've gone where no constructor has gone before!

CrossEyedDave said...

In trying to research the Prawn/Shrimp controversy, I think I came upon something insightful during this interview. Pls note the film clip around the 5 minute mark.

Looking for deeper insight, I looked further. (But you don't have to...)

Hmm, actually, maybe I should just re-evaluate my sense of humor...

SwampCat said...


Jerome, this was the best! PRAWNS vs shrimp is a non-issue for me. And I knew CLEW so that was fun. Thanks, Steve, for the clarification. Big Easy, your Spinnaker is a square sail.

HEART fell with perps so I didn't need to worry about the two words. All around good fun!

Anonymous said...

TTP, check out comment on 9-07-15 @1130 AM to which I replied to at 9-07-15 @3:19, agreeing with said comment. The next day a comment was made concerning my comment at
9-08-15 @1127. That is what I am referring to. I just don't get why the last comment was made when the person agrees with you in the first place. Just to clarify, I do NOT in any respect, like the patriots. I AM a supporter of the Steelers, especially the outstanding team they fielded under Chuck Noll. Big Ben is no slouch either. That's my two cents FWIW.

TTP said...

Anon @ 7:05, Thanks. Now I remember. I followed the trail. The comment would have been in response to the later remark on 9/7/15, not yours. I'm sure no slight was intended to either comment.

Anonymous said...

Hey, just found out that tomorrow (Sept 16) is World Ozone Day. Good day to have OZONE as an answer. One of the few good things we have done, the Ozone Depletion is getting slowly better. So that's why it's not news, Big Easy.

Anonymous T said...

Hey ALL!

Thank you Jerome for a swell puzzle and Argyle for kickin' us off.

Late to the party. Worked, cooked, did homework... No shrimp nor PRAWNs, for dinner; NY strips on the grill (w/ a nice RUB), baked potatoes, grilled onions, and I tried my hand at mushrooms in vodka cream sauce. Tomorrow, leftover steak on a bed of greens.

I got hung up at 10d. I was sure it was ROSS PEROT(t?), finally I figured I was wrong and went with HOOF, SEND, SAP... Lightbulb!

W/os - same as C. Moe w/ ONE one @20a; hand up re: MiLES. I also had yesNo @35d for a PERIOD.

ESP - CLEW is something I didn't knew (I do now).

Does anyone recall who did weekend MOVIE box-office takes in LIRA? I thought it was Jon Stewart, but I can't find it.

Thanks all for the fun links and something to do while I tune my queries, wait, tune, wait...

TTP beat me to FILET, fillet, filé (mmm, gumbo), we've seen Jimi shred his STRAT, so here's ERUPTion by Valerie B's ex and, if that's just noise to you, try Breakfast at TIFFANY'S by Deep Blue Something.

Cheers, -(not so silent)T

Anonymous T said...

Where'd everbody go?

I think I've got a good query to find data exfiltration in my data-collection beast -- bedtime is near...

Re: Deep Blue Something... While DW was working on her PhD, Breakfast at Tiffany's became a hit ('95 or '96). One of DW's classmates had taught the drummer (English - they were all English majors) at North Texas in Denton during her masters.

Kinda cool - DW interviewed The Spin Doctors as an undergrad, her classmate taught DBS' drummer, and another classmate had a CD out before tenure-track in Tempe, Arizona. The joys of time in grad-school.

Cheers, -T

Chairman Moe said...

-T : cool links to EVH and the Breakfast at Tiffany's; nothing like some good music to start your day!

Moe

Chairman Moe said...

CED - those clips were hysterical - thanks!!