Oct 2, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015, Jeffrey Wechsler

Theme: Que pasa? Que sera sera!

JW is back with an add on theme where QUE is added to the end of a word to completely change the meaning of a word or phrase. Three add the que at the end of the phrase, with two adding to the middle of a word creating a two word answer. Four feature "I" before the add on, with one A. I love the first three in the theme. I also love the gridspanner in the middle. The rest of the fill is very good with ABOUND, ANUBIS, BEAT UP,  EX-PROS, GULDEN, OCEANS, TAIPEI, TRIBAL, ADRENALIN,  AQUA REGIA, FULL MOONS, HEARTBURN examples and some Friday fill like BIOTA and TOQUE. As always, JW makes us work to decipher some of the fill, but is Friday, so let us have at it.

18A. Angry young man's fate? : LIFE OF PIQUE (11).  The book Life of Pi became a worldwide best seller and movie after many rejections.

24A. Hercules, e.g.? : ANTIQUE HERO (11). Anti-hero (or antihero) has been a literary theme from Don Quixote through Marlon Brando, but while an ancient story, there is nothing but hero about Hercules.  (1:25).

39A. Result of a Caribbean sanitation strike? : DIRTY MARTINIQUE (15). My favorite of the theme, both for the drink and a reminder of the horrible volcanic eruption in 1902 that made one PRISONER famous.

56A. Proprietary paperwork? : UNIQUE FORMS (11). Uniforms.

62A. Ready-to-hang Cubist painting? : WIRED BRAQUE (11). A really creative one, with a very famous contemporary of Picasso (Georges Braque) brought to life from an under-wire bra, which he probably never painted.  IMAGE.


1. "I don't like it!" : BAH. Oddly, my first thought of which I was quite unsure.

4. Waikiki allure : SURF. There are other  sights to see. LINK.(4:12).

8. Like an old jalopy : BEAT UP.

14. Chemical suffix : IDE. A compound.

15. Hesse-based automaker : OPEL. We have seen this German automaker more often than I have seen their cars. And a semi-clecho: 33A. Ingolstadt-based automaker : AUDI. More Germany 46A. Einstein's birth city : ULM. In southern Germany near the Danube.

16. Reporter's coup : EXPOSE. This was harder without imagining the accent.

17. Man-mouse link : OR A.

20. Hill stint : TERM. Capital Hill for politicians.

22. Hershey bar : SKOR. Back again I must get one.

23. Bygone political entity that included Syr. : UAR. The short lived alliance between Egypt and Syria. United Arab Republic.

28. South African golfer with four major championships : ELS. A CSO to our own Big Easy.

29. Be quite prevalent : ABOUND.

30. Polite response to Aunt Polly : YES'M. A reference to Tom Sawyer's aunt, I guess, which fits with 35A. Crude carrier : RAFT.

32. Seasonal affliction : FLU.

44. Poet Sexton : ANNE. One of many creative people who could not control the demons that made them great. LINK.

45. Popular melt meat : TUNA. Yum.

47. 50-50, to Fifi : EGAL. Equal in French.

51. __ Council: "Survivor" feature : TRIBAL. Never watched an episode.

53. Rush : HIE. A nice Shakespeare word.

59. "Well done!" analog : OLE.

60. Pacific feast : LUAU. In Waikiki?

61. Drudge : PEON. So many words for the put upon.

67. Indian state that was part of a former Portuguese colony : GOA. They are famous for their beaches.

68. Tamsui River capital : TAIPEI.

69. Excited about, with "on" : KEEN. A 50s word.

70. "Monsters, __" : INC.

71. Magellan's milieux : OCEANS. He was going round and round.

72. Breyers competitor : EDYS. Yum.

73. Require : ASK. Not want your country can do for you....


1. Regional organisms : BIOTA. Not a term I am really familiar with so my start was slow.

2. Stimulant trademark : ADRENALIN.  Synthetic epinephrine which has become more popular than the original adrenaline; quite the rush.

3. Jalapeño product, for some? : HEARTBURN. This is our medical corner with pyrosis, cardialgia, or acid indigestion as other names for the burning sensation in the chest. Per wiki.

4. San José sun : SOL. Spanish.

5. News org. : UPI. United Press International.

6. Court charge caller : REF. Basketball court.

7. Soft tissue : FLESH.

8. In front of : BEFORE.

9. Many sports commentators : EX-PROS. Nice letter string XPR, but conflict with clues below.

10. Bee: Pref. : API. From whence comes Apiary, etc.

11. Chapeau seen in "Ratatouille" : TOQUE. A gratuitous bonus QUE

12. Quotidian : USUAL. Not one of your usual clues, this means daily. Latin comes in handy.

13. Jury members : PEERS. Such a strange concept.

19. "__-doke!" : OKEY. Okey dokey smokey.

21. Apennines possessive : MIO. Italian, a region and history I did not know. LINK.

25. Ship loading site : QUAY.

26. Word on a bill : UNUM. E pluribus....

27. Old writings mentioning Odin : EDDA.

31. Open __ : MRIMagnetic Resonance Imaging.

32. Org. requiring milk pasteurization : FDAFood and Drug Administration.

34. The Bronx's Jerome Ave. line is part of it : IRT. Interborough Rapid Transit. the SUBWAY.

36. Mixture that dissolves gold : AQUA REGIA. Latin for royal water; the question is why do you want to dissolve gold?

37. Rare twosome of July 2015 : FULL MOONS. The even rarer three full moons?  LINK.

38. Pro __ : TEM. Followed immediately with the clecho

40. Pro's support : TEE. Then staying in the Ts.

41. 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner : TUTU. The Anglican Bishop DESMOND.

42. Regarding : IN RE. More Latin.

43. Innocent : NAIF. A guileless, unsophisticated person: babe, child, ingénue, innocent. Same stem as naive.

48. Big name in mustard : GULDEN. Their spicy brown is the third largest in the US behind French's and Grey Poupon.

49. Wolf-headed god : ANUBIS. This is the Greek name for the Egyptian god.
50. One covering tracks, perhaps : LIAR. Liar pants on fire.

52. Hit on the head : BOP.

53. Book with steps : HOW  TO.

54. __ crest: pelvic border : ILIAC.
55. Like H.P. Lovecraft stories : EERIE.

57. Tremble : QUAKE.

58. Oreos, say : SNACK.

63. Org. monitoring endangered species : EPA. Environmental Protection Agency.

64. Letters of proof : QED. EVERYONE must know this by now.

65. Turn that's hung : UEY.

66. Chekov's "Star Trek" rank: Abbr. : ENSign. Before he became a Captain and an Admiral.

Well another week and month have slipped away, I hope everyone on the east coast is kept safe from Joaquin. I wonder if Mr. Trump will blame that on Mexico as well? No politics. just silliness.

I am tired from the excitement of the new baby, so off to rest; lemonade out.


Barry G. said...

Morning, all!

Difficult, but ultimately doable. I caught onto the theme at DIRTY MARTINIQUE, despite only having vaguely heard of a "dirty martini" before, and knowing that every theme answer had a QUE in it did help a bit. Still, I almost thought I had the theme wrong when I got down to WIRED BRAQUE, since BRAQUE was completely meaningless to me. I finally accepted it and moved on, though.

Last themer to fall was LIFE OF PIQUE. I had PIQUE and could only think to enter LOVE OF PIQUE despite not knowing what "Love of PI" was. The light bulb finally went on, however (with some perp help, of course).

Open MRI was hard to suss out, especially with the oblique clue for RAFT. Ditto for MIO and QUAY. But it all worked out in the end...

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Cute theme. I'm probably only saying that, because I got the theme for once. But it's Friday, and this one was as chewy as a SKOR bar. I liked it.

Quotidian sounds like somebody who walks around spouting Shakespeare. In the Navy I learned that QUAY is pronounced "key" -- the aircraft carrier was parked at the quay wall on North Island in San Diego. Lemon, now I'm going to have to do some research on Ludger Sylbaris. Don't think I've ever heard of him. Also don't think I've ever heard of GULDEN mustard. I've led a sheltered life.

HowardW said...

I didn't figure out the clever theme until after the "ta-da", although I did notice the Qs ABOUNDing. Hadn't heard of a DIRTY MARTINI anyway. I really enjoyed doing this one, with clues like ANUBIS, AQUA REGIA, TOQUE, and GULDEN requiring some searching of the dusty attic corners. I was rather surprised afterwards that the time was faster than usual.

Thanks, Lemonade for the discussion. I had never heard of Sylbaris, and was only aware of ANNE Sexton as a crossword name, even though she was from my neck of the woods. By the way, I didn't see three FULL MOONS; they were eclipsed.

Hungry Mother said...

Lovecraft in both Times puzzles today.

Jerome said...

A dirty martini has a couple of splashes of olive juice in it. And... it's always interesting to see how things change over time. Martinis used to be made with gin. Now almost all martinis are made with vodka. And... a top shelf vodka or gin martini is somewhat expensive, but it's actually a pretty good deal considering the volume of alcohol. A generous bartender might make it with about three ounces of alcohol. That one martini would be cheaper than ordering three screw drivers, for example.

Lemonade714 said...

I do not know if it is regional bu this BOTTLE is very common in New England and Florida.

Freond said...

Very nice puzzle, tough but nothing really, really obscure. Took me 40 min. to finish, in the right range for a Friday.

Sussed the theme even without any direct clues, and that helped a lot.

We mathematicians live for QEDs, so that was a gimme. Liked the cross of EXPOSE and EXPROS. Looking it over, there were more proper names than I remember, but they weren't unreasonable or too obscure. The most obscure thing is trying to figure out what "A CSO to our own Big Easy" means. I know Big Easy is Els's nickname, but the rest? Here in Chicago CSO only means the Chicago Sym. Orch.

thehondohurricane said...

A Friday puzzle that I could sink my pencil and eraser into. Got the QUE gimic pretty quick, but the three and four letter clues weren't too bad either. Thought 25A RAFT, 40D TEE, & 61A PEON were clever & deceptive. Did not like 45A, TUNA. Never think of it as meat, but it's probably legit.

Anyways, in the end a FIW. Had a crossing n for 67A & 36D, Did not know either answer and the n looked like it fit.

Not sure when I'll post again. Computer gets relocated temporarily today. Wife assures me it will work. I have my doubts.

Yellowrocks said...

Interesting theme. Fine expo. I always look forward to Lemon's Fridays. I am never disappointed.
I had the Q's from the downs early on. They had to be followed by U. I soon wrote in every QUE before I knew the theme answers. It was very helpful.
DAILY before USUAL, but it had to cross ELS.
There is always a bottle of GULDENS in my fridge, plus 2 or more other varieties. This month I have Dietz and Watson wasabi mustard.
A third open MRI for Alan this week, among other medical visits. Last week we treated a UTI. It never ends. I was hoping his 5 week ordeal last spring would be the be-all and end-all of medical probs.
Last night's blog discussed ibuprofen. The PT and orthopedist say I am a very quick healer. I took ibuprofen from the first day home with my new knee with their blessing. There was no downside.

Windy City said...

CSO = Crossword Shout Out

Big Easy = one of the regulars who lives in the Big Easy aka New Orleans.

OwenKL said...

8/9ths of this puzzle I aced, but the SW corner killed me. Never heard of GULDEN nor ILIAC crest nor BRAQUE, had no idea what river TAIPEI was on, didn't know EPA had anything to do with endangered species, and just plain couldn't figure out the clues for HIE, OLE, WIRED BRAQUE. For steps I wanted do-it-yourself, or self-help, or instruction manual, or handbook (or else AA big book or blue book), so I'm ashamed HOW-TO never occurred to me.

My girlfriend says she likes my QUE,
That she giggles at what it can do.
But it's not my hair,
Nor something I wear,
So what in the heck is my QUE?!

Lemonade714 said...

Freond a CSO is a coincidental shout out, which is a clue/fill reference to a Corner regular. If there was an answer LEMONADE that would be a CSO to me. If you look at the right side of the Corner page you will see Comments Section Abbreviations which explains this an other things used here.

desper-otto said...

Tony, from last night, too bad what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas. Broken ribs are the worst! About all the doc can do is tape you up and tell you not to sneeze for 8-10 weeks. Are you gonna buy the scooter that caused it all? You should have fibbed and said the coupon was for a high-class escort service, and you tripped rushing to the phone.

Freond said...

Ahh, makes sense now. Thanks. So I am no longer SOTFPMHO trying to figure this out!

TTP said...

Thanks Jeffrey and Lemonade. Que ?

¿Qué hora es? Whew. Spent too much time solving and reading this AM. Had to go to regular after 30 minutes, and then after a couple of corrections, finished it in the next 5:14. Well, I paused the puzzle for about an hour or so during that first 30... Overall, it just didn't do anything for me.

Have you seen this video ? What baseball game ? There was a game ?

Gotta run.

Avg Joe said...

This was a major slog. Got the theme early with Life of Pique almost entirely from perps, so that helped a lot. The very first martini I ever had was a dirty one, but I've never heard the term until today. Still, it fit and pretty much had to be. The SW was the hardest, but managed to get most of it after Gulden. Final fill was the A in Anubis...a complete wag. But egal sounded vaguely familiar. So, completed with a final correct wag.

kazie said...

Took quite a while on this, but succeeded in the end. Unknowns were ANUBIS, GULDEN and BRAQUE, so wags were needed. Latin helped me too, not only with quotidian but knowing of the Apennines. Getting the theme early was what saved my skin.

HeartRx said...

Thanks for the fun write-up, lemony!

Two stumbles - "fauna" instead of BIOTA for 1-D at first, and Open "mic" instead of MRI at 31-D. Finally got it all straightened out, though.

HowardW @ 6:54, I chuckled at your "eclipsed" comment...

Lemonade714 said...

HowardW, I too found your eclipsed comment perfect. There is always a fine line trying to link appropriate images without offending. And I could not find what I really was looking for.

As Jerome (a professional mixologist) said Dirty martinis are now made with VODKA .

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

Lemon - Good intro. Thanks for explaining BRAQUE.

What Barry said - ultimately doable. Key to the solve was perps and patience. I've learned that Jeffrey's puzzles can be a lot of fun to solve but being on his wavelength helps. Liked the QUE insertion gimmick. Changing 'shake' to QUAKE help nail the South. Also had 'panel' before PEERS. German geography/commerce was highlighted with OPEL and AUDI.
GULDEN - Liked it as a kid. Favorite today is Plochman's. BH likes Grey Poupon.
ENS - Remember the halcyon days of having been an ENSIGN.

Thanks Jeffrey and Lemon for helping to provide "einen guten Rutsch" into Friday.

Freond said...

Thanks! I always do the puzzles & come here using my phone, and the mobile version doesn't have all the good stuff I saw just now on my PC. This blog has always been great for explaining things I couldn't figure out, but I've been coming here more often lately. Also enjoyed getting to chat via email with fermatprime on thorny number theory problems.

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

Enjoyed the puzzle but, alas, it was a DNF because of the Anubis/Braque crossing. Thought the theme was clever and well-executed.

Thanks, JW, for a Friday challenge and thanks, Lemony, for the usual informative expo. BTW, does Charlotte's little sister have a name yet?

Chilly and gloomy here today but I'm sure we'll have some lovely October weather at some point.

YR, sorry to hear that Alan is still having problems; I hope he improves.

Have a great day.

Husker Gary said...

I learned BRAQUE, DIRTY MARTINI, ANUBIS and recalled TOQUE and GOA from my mental repository. Hanging on to BIOTAS, wanting AYE for a Pro support, trying to make HEARTBURN part of the gimmick and looking for a proper noun instead of ADRENALIN put me into overtime. Wonderful puzzle.

-My former best friend still lives a LIFE OF PIQUE. Some other friends call it “little man syndrome”
-Waikiki also harbors people who should not be in abbreviated swimwear (NO links!)
-Movie about a famous EXPOSE’ by two reporters
-TERM limits would go a long way to clean up capital hill
-ELS and WEI (1:04)
-I particularly liked 50/50 – EGAL!
-My friend was on the beach in Maui house sitting last winter (not at a LUAU) and got a call to sub back in Nebraska. He, uh, declined.
-Tomorrowland/Monster INC’s home of very corny humor!
-JFK’s “ASK not” admonition seems to have fallen out of vogue
-Eliminated my HEARTBURN. Bring on the chili!
-Lovely MOONS in your great write-up, Lemon, but they were eclipsed!
-Do you remember the movie with this RAFT?
-Gotta go vacuum!

Bill G. said...

Another very clever theme. I would think an enjoyable original theme would be harder and harder to come by but they just keep coming. Thanks Jeffrey and Lemon.

Gulden's mustard is good, slightly brownish in color; better than the common French's bright yellow stuff. But my favorite is Dijon or Grey Poupon.

I learned TOQUE from enjoying the movie Ratatouille years ago.

TTP, I LOVED that video of the girls at a baseball game engrossed in their phones instead of showing any interest in the game. Very excellent!

We have a 50-year-old kitchen table. We bought it unfinished and cut it down by about a foot or so to better fit into the space in our kitchen. It is made out of Alder as I remember. The finish has finally gotten old and sticky. Again, we couldn't find a new table of the right size so we found a reliable handyman to refinish it for us. I'll have to eat differently for the next couple of days. No big deal but for me, habits are always frustrating to have to change. I guess if that's my biggest problem...

Madame Defarge said...

Good Morning!

Long road to the finish today. I had to leave several times, and while that often proves fruitful; today I believe it broke my concentration. Also, I struggled with the QUE placements. Or am I just making up an excuse for being befuddled. Thanks, Jeffery.

I'd better get my act together before tomorrow.

Lemonade, another nice tour from you. Merci.

Everyone have a good day!

Husker Gary said...

Musings 2
-Glad to see Marti back in the blogging saddle!
-I gotta give Howard credit for “eclipsed moons” first. I had to get my vacuuming done before I could read the comments.
-I liked the “Ball Game, what ball game?” link TTP! I’ve had students do that on fabulous Florida airboat rides
-Speaking of QUE’s and Disney this is for It’s A Small World
-Mustard discards – FRENCH, WASABI and POUPON

Spitzboov said...

Q. What's the best way to catch a UNIQUE rabbit?

A. You 'nique up on him.

Jayce said...

Today I learned that Anubis's head is that of a wolf, not a jackal.

VirginiaSycamore said...

A long time ago I worked in a lab with chemist who used AQUA REGIA to dissolve various samples for spectroscopy. She told me that a feature of this mixture of Nitric and Hydorchloric acids is that it dissolves glass. Before various plastics were invented, this had to be stored in glass coated with wax or something. [Has anyone else heard about this? I am pretty sure it was AQUA REGIA.]

This Wikipedia article has an interesting story of Nobel Prizes being dissolved in Denmark so the Nazis did not confiscate them.


Big Easy said...

Jeffrey didn't make it easy for this Big Easy. As a matter of record, it was a DNF due to three words in the SW that I had absolutely no idea about: ANUBIS and GULDEN crossing WIRED-BRAQUE. I had the WIRED and the QUE but couldn't get the BRA because BRAQUE was another complete unknown. Mustard - there are so many different local mustard and hot sauce brands in S. Louisiana, GULDEN would never make it on any grocer's shelf.

"ADRENALIN" was the Parke-Davis tradename for adrenaline, aka epinephrine. I have a chemistry degree but had never heard of AQUA REGIA; I guess you would dissolve gold to be able to plate it on some other metal. All perps. I had some trouble starting this morning but caught the QUE when I filled LIFE OF PIQUE so that made all the others a lot easier, except the BRA.

I'm glad USUAL was filled by the crosses because 'Quotidian' is a new one for me. And so is Hewlitt Packard Lovecraft. TRIBAL and ENS were perps as I've never seen either "Survivor" or Star Trek, nor do I care to.

Kazie- I see you didn't know the same three as me. I just couldn't guess them although WIRED BRA should have been obvious.

Lemonade714 said...

Virginia, that is a great story about the Nobel prizes and there eventual recast and return.

I agree BRAQUE was the hard fill in the theme, but that BRA should have come to mind

Lemonade714 said...

In Latin, adding QUE to the end of a word following another word meant "and" and all day I have been trying to make some rational relation to this puzzle. I know I have quoted, Arma virumque cano here before in which the "virumque" means and a man. Since JW has some Latin in the puzzle, I thought it was interesting, I just cannot come up with any sense out of that information.

VirginiaSycamore said...

I think an apt name for this puzzle would be "Thank QUE"

Lemonade, I wonder how "Let me tell you a story 'bout a man named Jed," go in Latin. Probably a lot classier. My Latin is way to rusty to even try.


Avg Joe said...

Today's theme: Dave (no, not CED) gets all the love. It's time for Sister Mary Elephant to get her share of the attention.

desper-otto said...

VS, I think the acid you're thinking of is hydrofluoric acid. It's a fairly weak acid, but it can dissolve glass. It loves oxides. Big Easy, I can't believe a chemistry major could be unfamiliar with AQUA REGIA. Take two common, but strong, acids. Mix 'em together, and you get something special -- much stronger than either alone. We made some in high school chemistry class. Neat stuff! I had holes in my shirt to prove it.

Anonymous T said...

Happy Friday Y'all!

YES'M, Jeff SKOR'd another. sHAKE'd me down, BEAT me UP, and ate my SNACK.

Thank you sir, may I ASK [sic] another.

This one took a bit a FLESH. So many errors I didn't stand a chance... Open_ Mic?, nope, MRI (and I just had one yesterday); island _Council, not even close; flOra, no try a word I've never heard. You get the picture. The only QUE I had was at WashandAQUE (I was thinking of Qui which isn't Spanish for where (homonym for ware) but wha????... double doh!)

Thanks Lem for the answers & writeup. I enjoyed the Monsters, INC. clip.

BerryG - funny, I had LIFE OF PI__E and couldn't come up with anything.

D-O - You've read about GULDEN's if you read Hoffman in the Chron. He puts it on Nathan's dogs. BTW, you have a way better Vegas story... LOL.

Hi Marti - glad you haven't left us for good.

A mathematician & friend walk into the woods and see a smoldering campfire. The buddy spots a bucket of water on a stump and proceeds to put the fire out.

A week later the mathematician is walking alone in the same woods and comes upon a another smoldering campfire. He spies a bucket of water on the ground. He picks it up and places it on the tree stump. QED.

Cheers, -T

Lemonade714 said...

Sorry, crazy busy day; the newest child in our chain is Harper Mae.

Pictures to follow, I met her when she was 14 hours old

Ol' Man Keith said...

Tough! - didn't think I had a prayer. But it all worked out through patience and a couple of imaginative leaps inspired by Mr. Wechsler's clever clues.
Offbeat things I'm glad I knew going in: API, TOQUE, QUAY, EDDA, ULM, EGAL, ANUBIS.
Even after "getting" the repetition of "QUE" and finishing, I didn't understand the theme. I could make sense out of most answers, but WIRED BRAQUE absolutely eluded me--until reading Lemon's report.
Thanks, Lemonade!

Another Googler said...

Virginia, the wiki article shows the acqua regia being stored in glass beakers ( flasks). The acid that etches and corrodes glass is hydro fluoric (HF) acid.

Another german who was not allowed to receive his Nobel Prize until the end of WW2 was Otto Hahn, the socalled discoverer of nuclear fission. He was one of the better germans, and was opposed to Hitler, and was rehabilitated after the war, and was awarded the Nobel prize, after the war had ended.

Otto Frisch and his aunt, Lisa Meitner, who also deserved Nobels, especially Lisa, who was a close collaborator of Otto Hahn, and was the first to realize and understand nuclear fission, were jewish refugees during the WW2, and never got a Nobel prize.

Anonymous said...

Anubis is a JACKAL, not a wolf!!!

Anonymous T said...

D-O: Thanks! I was trying to think of HF (anyone who read my deleted comment, I looked it up) for 36d. We had some in the lab I worked at while getting though college (we tested waste-well H2O from the oil fields). A drop of that stuff on your thumb would hurt for days (ask me how I know...).

My buddy asked Lau Dia (Mr. Dia) how to say "hot bubbles" in Chinese (my buddy was thinking of hot-tub). "Lou pau" was Lau Dia's response. From that day forward we called HF "lou pau".

C.C., I trust you can translate the above properly. Help!

Cheers, -T

Yellowrocks said...

ANUBIS was my Rosetta stone for the south west. Newer archaeology finds that the god probably had a wolf head, not a jackal head. Jackals were not native to Egypt.
Link wolf head

Misty said...

Well, I worked hard on this one, and was excited to get the theme early with LIFE OF PIQUE. But I had a hard time in the SW and eventually goofed in the SE as well. Still, this was fun to work on, so many thanks, Jeffrey, and what a sweet name for the new baby, Lemonade.

Have a great weekend, everybody.

VirginiaSycamore said...

Anonymous @5:07pm, ANUBIS is a new nit to pick. [No Oxford comma nit is out!] As per YR, the ANUBIS article in Wikipedia says that the animal head on ANUBIS that was thought to be a golden jackal is really an African wolf. The Wiki on Golden Jackal says the paper proving that it is a wolf due to DNA mapping published in 2015.

My nit would be that the humble solver should not be required to know last minute DNA reports. Using “canine head” as a clue would have been less ambiguous.

TTP said...

Glad you all liked that video. And Bill G, after reading your post last night, I just had to link it today.

Spitzboov said...

The jackal and the wolf are both Canids. Canid species interbreed commonly. For all we know the 'head' could be a hybrid. Seems to be a lot of hubbub over a myth.

Argyle said...

That was no jackal, that was my ex.

Bill G. said...

TTP, I didn't just like it, I loved it. So funny and so real.

C.C. Burnikel said...


Hot bubbles = Re Qi Pao.
Re = Hot. Bubbles = Qi Pao. It's hard for foreigners to catch the sound of Re or Qi.

Hot tub = Re Shui Gang.

Anonymous T said...

Thanks C.C. I knew I had the spelling wrong, I only heard it. Mr. Dai was a good chemist and a very humorous man. C, -T

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