A return visit from Alan whose first LAT I blogged back in July, 2013. He had three other LATs in 2015 and has three NYTs. The end of the fill are types of basic living quarters. We do have an uncommon Friday reveal telling us exactly what to look for in our puzzle. I found it like most Fridays filled with challenging clues, but overall doable. My first theme impression was the SH in shed, shack and shut but that did not last. Some very sparkly fill like BEHESTS, IN HASTE, IN SO FAR, NO NAMES, STREAKS, TEN ACRE, CAST IN STONE, MINNEAPOLIS with many of the multiple word fill so popular with the late Dan Naddor and Jeffrey Wechsler. Well let us go solve the homeless problem...
19A. Cleaned meticulously : HAND POLISHED (12). Sheds come in all sizes and types.
S HACK (14). There are many shacks to be seen driving our roads.
HUT (11). A hut can be very simple.
TENT (14). Tents on the other hand can be rather impressive.
SHELTER (12). They keep on going.
1. Cotton fabric : PIMA. Pima cotton is a generic name for extra-long staple (ELS) cotton grown primarily in the U.S., Australia, Peru and apparently the long staple makes it softer. Per wiki.
5. The Cavaliers of the ACC : UVA. University of Virginia.
8. Parkinson's drug : L-DOPA. Read and LEARN.
13. "What's Going __ Your World": George Strait hit : ON IN. Nor rock and roll.
14. "Delta of Venus" author : NIN. We see Anais often; here is her work.
15. "Lincoln," for one : BIOPIC. Daniel Day Lewis, not to be confused with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
16. "That's terrible!" : OH NO. This has to be the LINK.(0:36).
17. Internet __ : BOT. 79 million hits for THIS.
18. Internet lesson plan company : E-NOTES. More things I do not KNOW.
22. Weather forecast abbr. : SSE.
23. Heated feeling : IRE. This is a real word that appears all the time in crosswords.
24. Like a good-sized farm : TEN ACRE. Rather arbitrary
31. 2013 animated fantasy film : EPIC. Don't know the movie, but it looks fun.
33. Fan mail encl. : SAE. Self Addressed Envelope.
39. Voice of Barney on "The Flintstones" : MEL. He was AMAZING .
41. Like MacDonald : OLD. And a farmer.
42. Fertility goddess : ISIS. She pops up again.
49. To such an extent : IN SO FAR. Sounds like legalese.
50. __ Riddle, Lord Voldemort's birth name : TOM. A Harry Potter fact that was not in my memory banks.
51. Málaga title: Abbr. : SRA. Senora. Sorry just lazy brained.
56. Take for granted : ASSUME. An ASS of U and ME.
59. Debt-laden fin. deal : LBO. Leveraged Buy Out. The wall street game where you purchase a company borrowing money by pledging the assets of the company being bought. LESSON.
60. Skyrocket : SOAR.
61. Arboreal marsupials : KOALAS. They look almost fake. Nice word for puzzles.
63. "Lonely Boy" singer : ANKA. PAUL.
64. Not relaxed at all : ANTSY.
65. Pindaric __ : ODE. Wow, it really is Friday. LESSON 2.
66. Hardy soul? : TESS. Nicely clued.
1. Cries of contempt : POOHS.
2. Rashly : IN HASTE. A bonus for naming the author.
" Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure:
Married in haste, we may repent at leisure."
3. Home city of the WNBA's Lynx : MINNEAPOLIS. A CSO to our Minnesota connection.
4. "And giving __, up the chimney ... " : A NOD. Clement Clarke Moore's holiday classic.
5. Yet to arrive : UNBORN. Had me fooled even with the UN in place.
6. Spectrum color : VIOLET.
7. Standing against : ANTI. Would someone who always stands against be a PRO ANTI?
8. Department store section : LINENS.
9. "Camptown Races" refrain syllables : DOODAH. I love this VERSION (4:54).
10. Decide to be involved (in) : OPT.
11. Entrée follower, perhaps : PIE. I do like pie better than cake.
12. Coolers, briefly : ACS. I believe the perfecting of air conditioning in automobiles was the key to Florida becoming the third most populous state.
15. Commands : BEHESTS. A great old fashioned word.
20. Put (together) : PIECE. Really simple words with Friday cluing.
21. Lieu : STEAD. In the place of someone or something. More Old English.
25. Definite : CAST IN STONE. Cast is back.
26. Early 'N Sync label : RCA. Two weeks in a row and I still do not care.
29. Rim : LIP.
30. Top-ranked tennis star for much of the '80s : LENDL.
36. Chili rating unit : ALARM. My wife refers to her spicy sauces as five star!
37. "Stand" opposite : HIT ME. Blackjack, twenty-one, vingt et un.
38. Exploit : USE.
39. Bygone telecom co. : MCI. MCI was founded as Microwave Communications, Inc., then World Com came along and destroyed the company; the pieces belong now to Verizon.
40. Coastal flier : ERN.
43. Barely runs? : STREAKS. I guess your laundry?
45. Ski bumps : MOGULS.
46. "Allow me" : IF I MAY. If I might, have the wish I wish tonight....
47. Discouraging words from an auto mechanic : IT'S BAD.
48. More than discouraging words : NO HOPE. I like the sequential cluing.
52. Rich tapestry : ARRAS.
54. Muppet who always turns 3½ on February 3 : ELMO.
55. Future atty.'s ordeal : LSAT. Law School Admission Test.
56. Blotter letters : AKA. Also Known As.
57. Prince George, to Prince William : SON.
58. Didn't start : SAT. On the bench.
Well it is time for me to sit and send this off through cyberspace. See you next week. Lemonade out.
Note from C.C.:
Happy 70th Birthday to dear John Lampkin, our gifted constructor and blog friend. John is truly a master in designing grids and cluing. He was so incredibly kind to me when I started blogging & later making LAT puzzles. He answered every little questions I had. He even called me. Such a generous soul!
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