Nov 22, 2015

Sunday Nov 21, 2015 Pam Amick Klawitter

Theme: "Forced Re-entry" - REE sound is added to each theme entry, changing spelling as needed.

23A. Forgetting to put the milk in the fridge? : GROCERY NEGLIGENCE. Gross negligence.

51A. Backdrop for a gangster film? : CRIME SCENERY. Crime scene.

83A. Warning sign for an art dealer? : FORGERY AHEAD. Forge ahead.

111A. Well-protected garment room? : BULLETPROOF VESTRY. Bulletproof vest.

16D. A little Egyptian magic? : SORCERY OF THE NILE. Source of the Nile.
37D. Well-designed room for a tot? : PRACTICAL NURSERY. Practical nurse.

I like 23A and 16D the best, as the transformed words and the old ones have different roots. But not many nouns ending in workable *RY, so Pam's choices are rather limited.

Maybe I've had Paris/Brussels in mind the past days. Noticed quite a few PARIS (5D. Métro home) ties, with mostly alliterative clues:

43A. Between, in Bordeaux : ENTRE

86A. French royalty : NOBLESSE

12D. Brest brainstorms : IDEES 

30D. Mer shade : AZUR 

33D. Seine sun : SOLEIL

70D. Reims rejection : NON

112D. Fleur-de-__ : LIS. Or LYS at times.


1. Italian seaport : BARI. Easy start. Otherwise, I might not have got BUG (1D. Spy's favorite plant?).

5. Lupone on Broadway : PATTI

10. Alligator relative : CAIMAN

16. Old boomer : SST. Old and retired.

19. Conversant with : UPON

20. Like most people : ASIAN

21. Shout from Speedy Gonzales : ANDALE. "Hurry up" in Spanish.

22. "... the native hue of resolution / Is sicklied __ with the pale cast of thought": Hamlet :

26. HDTV brand : RCA

27. Flights connect them : STORIES. Lovely clue.

28. Country rocker Steve : EARLE

29. Actress Dash : STACEY. No idea. She looks familiar though.

31. Sail support : MAST

32. Blue state : SADNESS

34. Pieces of pizza in Plymouth? : ZEDS. Just the two letters in pizza.

35. Secures, as a package : TAPES

38. "Arbitrage" star : GERE. All crosses.

39. Words from the unconvinced : OH SURE. Not "I doubt".

42. "Catch-22" pal of Yossarian : ORR

46. Religious zeal : IDOLATRY

49. Omani money : RIAL

54. __ bran : OAT

57. Treat made with ground almonds : MACAROON. Yeah, Paris!

59. Succeeds : MAKES IT

60. Some PX patrons : PFCs

61. Braid, e.g. : ENTWIST. Not a word I use. Twist, yes.

62. Top (out) : MAX

63. Agent : DELEGATEE. Not a word I use. Delegate, yes.

65. Rascally sort : IMP. Hi there, Spitzboov!

66. Price place : TAG

67. Jump in the pool, perhaps? : BET. Tricky little clue.

68. Durable wood : ASH

69. Another time : ONCE AGAIN

73. "The Beverly Hillbillies" dad : JED

74. Blood-filtering organs : SPLEENS

78. Sound of the wind, perhaps : MOAN. All crosses.

79. Skin blemish : AGE SPOT

81. Working for Christmas, say : SEASONAL

82. NBC weekend fixture : SNL. Marc Maron finally got his white whale.

85. In __: unmoved : SITU

88. Auditing giant __ & Young : ERNST And 91. Credit __: Zurich-based financial group : SUISSE. Both have offices in Guangzhou.

90. Delay : LAG

92. Razor brand : ATRA

94. Wiesbaden wheels : OPELS

96. PC key : CTRL

97. Honeymoon options : SAFARIS. Where did you spend your honeymoon?

101. Islamic branch : SHIA

103. Mary Hartman portrayer Louise : LASSER. Stranger to me. Wiki said she was married to Woody Allen for a few years.

106. Desi's daughter : LUCIE

107. Players with masks : GOALIES. Hello, Stud! You really do have it.

110. Keats' "__ to Psyche" : ODE

115. Flat filler : AIR. Tire.

116. Panini cheese : ASIAGO

117. Skateboarding leap : OLLIE

118. Pro foe : ANTI. Also 55. Pro : ACE

119. Round Table knight : KAY. King Arthur's foster brother.

120. Trojan War sage : NESTOR

121. Pops, to tots : DADAS

122. Bread often served with ghee : NAAN. Muslims in China make this kind of naan. It's not brushed with ghee, nor does it have any dairy ingredient. Delicious though.


2. Car loan nos. : APRS. Annual Percentage Rates.

3. Cheer : ROOT

4. It's often personal : INCOME

6. So far : AS YET

7. Spam holders : TINS. Real spam. Steve loves Spam musubi.

8. The Wizard of Menlo Park, initially : TAE

9. Ready to roll : IN GEAR

10. Stone memorial : CAIRN. Just pile of stones.

11. Right __ : ANGLE

13. Part of many superhero names : MAN. Tiny dupe with 50. Posse members : LAWMEN

14. World Series qualifier: Abbr. : ALCS. American League Championship Series.

15. Hair removal choice : NEET

17. Break away : SECEDE

18. Cube holders : TRAYS. Ice cubes.

24. Clean the slate : ERASE

25. Work on the docks : LADE

32. Come across as : SEEM

35. "It Wasn't All Velvet" memoirist : TORME. Easy guess due to "The Velvet Fog" nickname.

36. Suffix with Unit : ARIAN. Every Sunday puzzle has a few "Meh" entries.

38. It might be silly : GRIN

40. Twain contemporary : HARTE

41. Disorderly digs : STY

44. Boot camp VIPs : NCOs

45. Word with turkey or fox : TROT

46. "That's disgusting!" : ICK. Have any of you had Durian before? It smells awful, banned on some planes, trains. So tasty. Pricey too.

47. Formally turned over, as land : DEEDED

48. Beginning : ONSET

52. Periodical with a URL : EMAG

53. Early rock horn : SAX

56. "Four Quartets" monogram : TSE

58. Big name in morning talk : RIPA

60. Leisurely walks : PASEOS. Not a word I use.

62. Parsons' places : MANSES

64. Sadie Hawkins Day suitors : GALS

66. Supermodel Cheryl : TIEGS. She grew up here in MN.

67. Testing stage : BETA

69. Meditation sounds : OMS

71. Suffolk slammers : GAOLS. Alliteration again.

72. Matches : AGREES

73. Something to jump for : JOY. What I did when Rich accepted my first puzzle. 

74. John in Dublin : SEAN

75. Protective sports equipment : PADS

76. Birth-related : NATAL

77. Wallops : SLUGS

80. Start to date? : PRE. Predate.

81. Hospital fluids : SERA

83. Some NFL ball carriers : FBS (Fullbacks)

84. Towel specification : HER'S

87. Spa supplies : OILS

89. Fabric often decorated with pastoral scenes : TOILE

91. Arenas : STADIA

92. "What __!": "I've been had!" : A RIP

93. Steering apparatus part : TIE ROD

95. Pal : PAISAN. This looks like PAYSAN, French for "peasant".

96. Potter's made him invisible : CLOAK. Harry Potter.

98. __ once : ALL AT

99. En __: on a streak, in sports slang : FUEGO. "Fire" in Spanish. Not slang in our little household.

100. One with a part : ACTOR. Nailed it.

101. Balkan capital : SOFIA

102. They're loaded : HAVES. All crosses.

104. "Voice of Israel" author : EBAN (Abba).

105. Sly tactic : RUSE

107. Olympian's prize : GOLD

108. Italian hot spot : ETNA

109. Miss, overseas: Abbr. : SRTA

113. Ending with pay : OLA

114. Yang counterpart : YIN. Dates and ginger are Yang. Cucumbers and most green veggies are Yin.

How do you normally prepare hard-boiled eggs? Do you remove eggs from heat as soon as water comes to a boil like this one? I just cook them in hot boiling water for 10 minutes, but can never get an easy-to-peel perfect egg. 



OwenKL said...

Oh, the ignominy! To beat both the Friday and Saturday puzzles this week, and then be bested by the Sunday! Too many errors to be worth enumerating.

An ACTOR named Richard (his stage nom de guerre)*
Mounted his hog, and put it IN GEAR.
As he zoomed down the road
A small hoppity toad
Mis-timed his jump, now the toad is in GERE!

*(His name is really Tiffany Gere.)**

She says she's no tomboy, she can act demure.
He isn't convinced, his response is "OH, SURE!"
He's so IMPish and smug
So she gives him a SLUG,
Then with dainty PARIS accent, says he's "NOIRE et AZUR"!

**(well, full name is Richard Tiffany Gere.)***

***(I wonder if he's ever told anyone his middle initial stands for Tiberius?)

fermatprime said...


Swell puzzle, Pamela! Nice expo, CC!

Fun theme, readily apparent.

Several things were perped, which extended the time to do this.


Prevailed in the end.

Have a good Sunday. Time for bed. Dog will wake me up after too few hours, as is here won't these days.


Barry G. said...

Morning, all!

Got through this one in average time for Sunday, but I actually struggled with the theme a bit. At first, I thought it was all about adding the letters RE to common phrases, but that didn't work. Then I thought it was adding a REE sound to common phrases, except that I pronounce GROCERY, SCENERY, NURSERY, etc., with three syllables, not two, which meant it was actually adding an EREE sound. Finally, I've just never heard of a PRACTICAL NURSE before, so that had me scratching my head.

Mostly smooth elsewhere, although I had a hard time coming up with DELAGATEE (as with C.C., I wanted DELEGATE) and IDOLATRY seemed a weak answer for "Religious zeal".

Lots of unknowns today, including LASSER, KAY and GERE (as clued), but the perps took care of them. I think STACEY Dash was in "Clueless", but I could be wrong. Either way, I at least remembered her name.

Lemonade714 said...

WBS said about Groc eree etc., I know some say Groc ree, but...

Barry there are different licenses for Nurses and a Licensed Practical Nurse LPN is an important part of health services. It requires less training and many LPNs go and get the RN license later.

So long from soggy SoFla. Thanks Pam and C.C.

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

No problem with this one, though GROCERY NEGLIGENCE seems to be an outlier. You have to change GROCE to GROSS to "get" the theme answer.

Abejo isn't going to be happy with all those French words. C.C., that photo of a French Macaron looks like a three-day-old Egg McMuffin.

I seldom saw a Speedy Gonzales cartoon, but in my memory he was always shouting "Arriba, Arriba!" Maybe not.

Christopher Kimball swears that this method for hard-cooked eggs is foolproof. This recipe is for three egss, but on the TV show Kimball said it would work with any number of eggs -- the secret was to cover the eggs with 1-inch of water. I wonder if America's Test Kitchen and Cooks Country will survive his departure.

TTP said...

Thank you P.A.K. and CC.

Got the game with Gross/Grocery Negligence. Not my favorite kind of puzzle, but it was fine.


I entered cups for protective sports equipment, but it wouldn't fit.

Two CAI words today, with CAIMAN and CAIRN. Can't raise cain in CAIRO about that.

Like most people ? HUMAN. D'oh !

CC, I had the opposite start, with easily getting BUG, but needed ESP for BARI.

I've heard adding oil or adding baking soda to the water will make the eggs peel easier. Don't think my wife believes either helps. Martha says you should start with old eggs that you have let come to room temperature...

HowardW said...

Like CC, I prefer the theme answers with a greater change from the base phrase. But no complaints about the others. A lot of French in this puzzle, NON? And some others from overseas: ANDALE, FUEGO, PASEOS, PAISAN, SRTA., GAOLS, ZEDS. A few unknowns -- Steve EARLE, STACEY Dash, ORR. WEES about IDOLATRY - doesn't match zeal at all.

I remember Louise LASSER in "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" well. I thought that was a hilarious series. I'm grateful that TV references ("MH, MH", "Beverly Hillbillies", Speedy Gonzales) were all "oldies".

Are A RIP and RIPA ansechoes?

Thanks for an entertaining and informative writeup, CC. Never heard of Durian, for example.

Avg Joe said...

I liked this puzzle, but had trouble with it. Puget Sound was the toughest area. I had Mum for the spy's favorite plant, and wouldn't let it go. That really bolluxed things up, but I finally saw the light and got it all.

C.C., I make boiled eggs by bringing them to a boil at no more than medium heat. That allows the interior to warm up along with the outer edges. and prevents a lot of cracking. Then, once at a boil I cover the pan and turn off the heat, leaving them in the hot water for 20 minutes. Cool them completely before peeling.

The older the eggs, the easier they will peel. But even if pretty fresh, I've found if you crack the roundest end of the shell and blow on the egg, you can get most of the shell to release, and that makes for much cleaner peeling. It does look a little funny when you do that part though :-)

maripro said...

Thanks for explaining "ALCS," C.C.
And thanks to Pam for a nice start to a rainy morning.
The advice for hard-boiling eggs was excellent. In addition, my tip, with a nod to my sister-in-law Anita, is to roll the cooked eggs in your hand before peeling. It works most of the time.
Have a lovely day, eveRYone.

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

Caught the theme early on and, for the most part, it was smooth sailing. However, it was a FIW due to the crossing of entwist/law men; I had lay men and stuck with it, so no tada. Delegatee is new to me as were several unknowns: fuego, Orr, Cloak, Kay, ollie, etc. My only knowledge of Stacey Dash is that she is one of the daytime "talking heads" on Fox News. (What her qualifications are, I have no idea.)

Thanks, Pam, for a satisfying solve and thanks, CC, for the informative and enjoyable summary.

CC, we honeymooned in Barbados. For our 25th Anniversary, we booked a cruise with Barbados on the itinerary so we could turn back the clock, so to speak. When we got ashore, we hired a cab and asked to be taken to the Hilton Hotel. About 20 minutes into the ride, the drive slapped his forehead and exclaimed (in a Laurence Olivier-worthy performance) that he just "remembered" that the hotel had been demolished the year before. By this time, we were in the middle of nowhere (not to mention a little hot under the collar) so we had him drop us off at the first decent-looking resort, where we calmed down by having a nice lunch. (Probably accompanied by a Bloody Mary or two!) I forget how much he charged us but it was double what we paid another driver to get us back to the ship. I have a much more hair-raising "Island" story but I'll save that for some other time.

Have a great day.

Big Easy said...

Where did I spend my honeymoon? I can promise it wasn't looking at wild animals sleeping on a cot.

Durian fruit? If Andrew Zimmern won't eat it because it's so bad, there's no way I would try it.

Hard-boiled eggs?- 10 minutes and throw them in ICE WATER immediately. And for fun when I have the grandkids over we have contests to blow the eggs out of the shells. Small hole on the small end, larger hole on the other end, blow on them and the egg pops out of the shell. Saw it on YouTube and had to try it. It works.

As for the puzzle- third DNF in a row. the cross of VESTRY AND PAISAN got me. I never heard of either word and for some reason I had PANTRY in my mind and BULLETPROOF_E_TRY had me stuck. Brain fart for not seeing VEST. The other theme entries were easy to guess after filling GROCERY NEGLIGENCE.

Lots of foreign words today. ANDALE, FUEGO & PASEOS-all perps. BARI, KAY, ORR- complete unknowns. And I've never heard the wind MOAN- a new one for me. STACEY Dash- unknown,with cleavage and nipples showing through but as I tell my wife, the 1990s was the 'Age of Women's Shoulder Pads' and from 2000 on the 'Age of Cleavage', which seems to get deeper every year.

Big Easy said...

AVG Joe- first mistake- putting COLD eggs in the cooking water. Let them sit out for a while BEFORE you turn on the heat. Or put them in warm water to gradually warm them up. If they start at room temperature it doesn't take as long to cook. Same goes for steaks and pork chops.

Lucina said...

Hello, friends!

I wish I could say I liked this puzzle but as others sometimes do, I'll concede to Thumper. It wasn't difficult but for me, seemed forced. And the French! Luckily I knew some of it or could guess it. Of course, I didn't mind FUEGO and ANDALE.

Thanks for the challenge, Pam, and C.C. for the fine review.

My tried and true method for hard cooked eggs is, insert eggs in pan, bring to a boil, turn down to medium heat, cook for 20 minutes. Drain the pan and immediately immerse the eggs in ice water and hold until they are cool. Works every time.

Have a fine Sunday, everyone!

Anonymous said...

ICK!!! Blowing on hard boiled eggs that someone else will eat? Germy!

Husker Gary said...

What a wonderful, maddening puzzle, Pam! The top two corners bedeviled me but did finally succumb and GROCERY… gave me the gimmick.

-BULLET PROOF VEST(RY) – A 110 lb former student just got a job as parole officer in north Omaha. She wears such a vest to work everyday.
-This expert puts up FORGERY AHEAD signs for the Pawn Stars
-Shakespeare’s quote decries overthinking instead of “ANDALE, Arriba.”
-This show has made the word SOLEIL more common
-Should we chip in to get STACEY buttons and underwear? ☺
-We love this OAT BRAN but have to be ready to ANDALE, ANDALE
-My fav GERE role was as Zack Mayo
-Save your receipts, UPC’s have pretty much replaced price TAGS
-A NJ high school QB died of a lacerated SPLEEN after a severe hit this fall
-There is a 7-second LAG between TV pictures and local radio broadcast for Husker games
-I ROOTED for these winners who were EN FUEGO!
-Butch and Sundance were South American bound when they couldn’t shake a POSSE
-12 not-so-old SAX rock and roll solos

Howie said...

Ever since the last time there was an egg peeling discussion here on this forum, I've have refrained from eating other people's deviled eggs until I discreetly find out how they were peeled. The thought that someone has blown(read: spit) on my eggs turns my stomach. If some teen did that to my burger at McWendy's, they'd be fired.

Anonymous said...

And please don't embarrass yourself by pointing out where eggs come from. Not only are they cleaned and sanitized per federal law, boiling them also tends to kill bacteria.

Ever get sick from a picnic or other potluck? Its almost always poor hygiene when food was prepared that can be blamed.

Anonymous said...

So, what is a DELEGATEE? A female DELEGATE? (René, Renée; fiancé, fiancée; . . . .) And is a male beneficiary of a last will now a legate; female, a legatee?

Avg Joe said...

I guess that settles it then. None of you are invited over for devilled eggs.

Argyle said...

Aw, you guys are being silly; you blow out a raw egg, not a hard boiled one. Good grief!

Argyle said...

I stand corrected. video of blowing out a hard boiled egg. lol First you peel it top and bottom and blow. It appears to me the egg is mostly peeled at that point any way!

YouTube seems to be having trouble.

Anonymous said...

I don't blow my eggs out, but I do give them a little lick before placing them on the platter.

Ergo said...

Too busy to get to the Saturday puzzle yesterday, but I glanced at the grid this morning and was hooked. Almost a speed solve for me, if there is such a thing. And personal satisfaction in completing the six grid spanners and that tricky center block.

Onward to the Sunday! What a luxury to have the have the time to devote to my second favorite pastime.

Spitzboov said...

Good afternoon everyone.

Hi there C C. Good intro.

Did Pam's puzzle on line since our paper doesn't carry the Sunday LAT crossword. Got the 'ry' theme insert early.
Average difficulty for the solve.

7c Spam- Was our typical Saturday lunch fare when in home port. Bachelors finally got wise and voted in a bachelor for Mess Caterer in our wardroom and then Saturday meals in port improved a great deal.

Anonymous -T I left a post for you at the end of yesterday's blog re: your trebuchet sling problem.

Big Easy said...

Anon@10:23- You eat your OWN egg, not another person's. And Argyle I had to try it after I had seen a video; one guy even mixed backing soda in the ice water, but it's never failed me when I did it.

The kids like it when I can push a straw through an apple also. They haven't been able to accomplish that one yet.

Yellowrocks said...

Fun puzzle. I caught on quickly to adding an RY to the themes. I hit a small snag at 14D A_C_ and 15D NAIR instead of NEET. NEET led me to STACEY instead of TRACEY. I wagged the L in ANDALE and ACLS and I was home free.
I hard boil eggs by the cold water method mentioned by several. When I drain the water off, I gently shake the pan to crack each egg a little before adding very cold water. Steam is created inside the shell helping to loosen it. Then I crack the egg all over by tapping it on the counter, roll it between my hands and peel it under cold running water, getting under the membrane. This almost never fails. Blowing is unnecessary. Please don't blow on my food.

Yesterday Kenny had the male lead in the school play, Up the Down Staircase. He was very good, just ask Grandma. It is so delightful to watch as a grandson grows and matures. Before the play I went out to dinner with my son and DIL while Kenny got ready for the play. A wonderful night.
In 1964 I read Bel Kaufman's book on which the play was based.

Bill G. said...

I wrote a longish post and just lost it. So here's the gist of it again. First thanks to Pam and CC. No serious nits but here's a few things that struck me as being slightly off.

I don't remember Speedy saying ANDALE as much as Arriba! Arriba! But now that I look it up, it means Upward so maybe I'm misremembering.

I've hardly seen DELEGATEE. Rather Delegate instead.

I don't use PASEOS either.

For "I've been had," I would substitute What a rip off! instead of WHAT A RIP.

I never worry about how food is prepared by other people. I think the ICK factor is mostly in ones head and I try not to let my brain control what I eat (within reason). So far as I know, I've never gotten sick or had any ill effects from food other people prepared. (Avg Joe, I'd love to be invited over to try your deviled eggs.)

CrossEyedDave said...

While just about every recipe I have ever seen calls for starting
eggs in cold water, here is some photo evidence to the contrary.

(also some interesting photos of minute by minute soft boiled eggs...)

desper-otto said...

Anybody recall what you were doing 53 years ago? I do.

Avg Joe said...

I do remember, D-Otto. I was blowing on an egg. :-)

However, 52 years ago is a little more memorable.

Yellowrocks said...

My deviled eggs started in cold water are always delicious and are scarfed up in just minutes at any gathering. I rarely have trouble peeling them. Scientific or not, I feel successful.
52 years ago today I was packing to visit my in-laws when my toddler opened and upset a bottle of ink in the desk drawer. Just then my neighbor called to tell me JFK had been assassinated.

Jayce said...

Excellent puzzle today, Pam. A lovely mix of clever cluing and imaginative fill. Yep, lots of French.
Trip-up spots were MIC instead of BUG, ARRIBA instead of ANDALE, and ROMANO instead of ASIAGO. Knew ORR right away, as I have read the book and seen the movie Catch 22. A nice new way to clue that name.
Interesting question about DELEGATEE.
Agree about cooking eggs.
For some reason my family always pronounced GROCERY as "Groshery." Perhaps it's a mid-west accent. But then we always said "rigamarole," too.
We spent our honeymoon driving 'cross country from Pennsylvania to Oregon. We made up for it by celebrating our 1st anniversary trekking around beautiful Crater Lake and shopping for Myrtlewood items along the southern Oregon coast.
Had durian once. Never again.
Best wishes to you all.

CrossEyedDave said...


53 years ago? I remember...

Anonymous T's Trebuchet brought it back to me vividly.

I was 7, it was a quiet Sunday just like today. A friend and I
were playing in the deserted schoolyard playground when we came
across a large rock near the seesaw.

Being interested in Science, we put it on one end of the seesaw
& pushed as hard as we could on the other end to see how high we
could make it go...

It went sailing in a beautiful arc, much higher & further than
we thought it would go. And straight through a school window...

Terrified, we took off immediately, hoping we hadn't been seen.

The very next day, Monday morning, the Principle assembled the
entire school in the schoolyard. There we were all lined up at attention
in our School uniforms. Apparently, the broken window just happened to
be in the Principals Office. He was convinced that this was a deliberate
attack on his position at the School, & told us that two children were
seen running from the scene.

(It did not help that some of the older kids applauded.)

So, the entire School was made to stand at attention in the Schoolyard until
the guilty party confessed. My friend and I were more than terrified, we were
petrified! To afraid to move, let alone confess. The standard punishment at the
time was to be caned...

Besides, it was an accident! We didn't have anything against the Principal!
(Although it seems some did and thought it was a jolly good show...)

Suffice it to say, it was a long day in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
(& I have had a deep seated fear of authority ever since...)

Jayce said...

53 years ago? Hmm, that would be 1962. I remember discussing the philosophy of ChuangTzu with some Jesuit scholars at a monastery in Taiwan that year. I think that was also the year several of us hiked up a mountain to "The Temple of 1000 Steps." And yes, it was at least 1000 steps. Gorgeous view up there, though.
Yes, something very memorable happened 52 years ago, which I imagine most of us remember well. I wept.

Anonymous said...

I rather liked 36D, perhaps because I am one (Unitarian-Universalist). I put arian in immediately, but never thought it was going to stay. I now notice that the U in the clue is capitalized, so maybe that helped a bit!

Anonymous G

desper-otto said...

OK, so I never mastered subtraction....

Lemonade714 said...

I was wondering who would bring up 11/22/1963. Steven King' s book is interesting reading.

Bill G. The arribas and andales are both there. LISTEN

miss Beckley said...

Fresh eggs are a real pain to peel. the older the egg, the better.

Bill G. said...

Thanks Lemon. I'm glad there are a few working memory cells left between my ears.

Miss Beckley, OK, maybe so. I've heard it before. But unless you live near a farm with chickens, it's almost impossible to find fresh eggs. The freshest ones I can find at the market aren't really fresh. They're almost always a week old or more.

Since I really like eggs, I get the largest ones I can find at the market, usually called Jumbo. Recently, one seemed especially jumbo. Turns out it had two yolks.

Avg Joe said...

There for a second I thought you were going to say the Jumbo egg contained an elephant ;-)

inanehiker said...

Slow but steady run today with a clever theme.

Thanks CC and Pam!

Here is an easy way to peel hard boiled eggs using a mason jar- (though really fresh eggs are hard to peel no matter what)

Anonymous T said...

Hi Puzzle Pals!

No time to pzl-play today - Eldest & I have been trebuchet'ing. Well, we find out why the sling wouldn't, I affixed both ropes like step 8 here shows.

Eldest found this pin mechanism (fig 4). It throws! (about 10 feet).

Spitz - Thanks for the idea this morning. We tried using window screen but hand't changed the affix thing so nothing worked. We're using denim now. We'll play for about another hour before we call it a C+.

DW: "You have a degree in engineering and you can't get her an A on this physics project?"
Response: "I have an EE, do you see any wires?"

She should have married a Mech. E. :-)

Enjoyed the chat about peeling eggs. I'll be making 18 (x2) little deviled one's for Thanksgiving. I have to make so many 'cuz of my moochers. I can usually show up w/ a dozen.

Back to your regularly scheduled puzzle talk.

Cheers, -T

C.C. Burnikel said...

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone, I normally make tea eggs, which are hard-boiled eggs infused with tea, soy sauce & spices. They take longer time but there's no cold-water steep involved.