Feb 26, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016, James Sajdak

Theme: Your punishment is in the pun.

After seeing Todd Gross and SJSJ return after lengthy absences, we have today James Sajdak who did 24 puzzles by 2012 then one in 2013, one in 2014 and none last year. He was the subject of this INTERVIEW . His puzzles were all different and today he does sound a-like for humor. As with any puzzle crafted on humor, it is in the eyes of the beholder. I really liked the theme and all of the wonderful fill like SHADOW, MOHAIR, EQUITY, PALLID, RAW EGG, I'M GLAD, NED KELLY, TITICACA, IRONICALLY, INTAGLIOED some which had me buffaloed. The cluing also had some really stellar moments. Well on with the show.

20A. Québec quiche, e.g.? : CANADIAN BAKING (14). Canadian Bacon is our shout out to our Canadian readers. WHY is it called that? I like the double "QU."

26A. Saying "It wasn't me" when, in fact, it was? : COWARDLY LYING (13). The Cowardly Lion from the Wizard of Oz, is replaced by a liar.

46A. "Wish we had built a bigger pyramid," e.g.? : EGYPTIAN RUING (13). The word RUIN is not related to the verb "to rue", but this still seems odd. I think it is because the other three phrases are words where an ending "ON" changed to ending in "ING" along with spelling changes.

56A. Greeting from a faithful friend? : WELCOME WAGGING (14). Welcome Wagon is a great service and they are all over Florida. Some hang out around Tinbeni. I was in Ybor City last weekend.

1. Publishing tasks : EDITS. I found Mark McClain's comment on Rich's changes very interesting.

6. Jack letters : MIC. The place you plug in your microphone.

9. "Hotel Imperial" (1927) star : NEGRI. Pola was a star.
14. Best New Artist Grammy winner after Alicia : NORAH.  Ravi Shankar's little girl. Which may have led to 61A. Sitar accompaniment : TABLA. I could not find one with Ravi, so here is a LINK.

15. Tesoro de la Sierra Madre : ORO. There's gold in them there Spanish hills.

16. Horse play : EQUUS. Another Friday clue/fill but I remember Richard Burton was in both the PLAY and the movie. Also Daniel Radcliffe-Harry Potter's first big role was in a revival of the play.

17. Kitchen drawer? : AROMA. Wonderful smells draw you into the kitchen. Awesome clue even if has been used before.

18. It can be cured : HAM. Again, what cluing.

19. "Beats me" : DUNNO.

23. Start of a weekly cry : TGI Friday.

24. "Either thou, __ ... must go with him": Romeo : OR I. I do love me our Friday dose of Shakespeare.

25. Ran into : MET.

33. Digitize, in a way : SCAN.

35. Squawk : YELL.

36. Greenwich Village sch. : NYUNew York University.

37. Set apart, as funds : ALLOT.

39. Layer : PLY. Mostly seen in TP ads these days.

40. Eastwood's "Rawhide" role : YATES. He was Rowdy.
42. Ref. book : VOLume.

43. Retail giant with stores in 23 U.S. states : IKEA. I get this often on Friday.

45. Bit of power : WATT.

51. Feel poorly : AIL.

52. Source of bills : ATM. Not the ones you pay, but the one you spend.

53. Stretcher, to Huck Finn : LIE. I do not recall the book that well.

62. Citrus cooler : ADE. Yay me.

63. Sarge's superior : LOOIE.

64. "Hamlet" courtier : OSRIC. He is the courtier sent by Claudius to invite Hamlet to participate in the duel with Laertes. A double dose.

65. Fix : RIG. Our crime corner.

66. Supports illegally : ABETS.

67. Mary's upstairs neighbor : RHODA. Valerie is hanging in there..
68. Cooper creation : KEG. That is where the name comes from, barrel or keg makers.

69. Performed, in the Bible : DIDS'T. Thou did too.


1. Pass : ENACT.

2. Modern kerchief cousin : DO RAG. Taken over by bikers and women.

3. How many O. Henry stories end : IRONICALLY. Which is more famous, Gift of the Magi or Ransom of Red Chief?

4. Writer Janowitz : TAMA. Luckily this was all filled because I never heard of HER or any of the brat pack of authors.

5. Sunny day phenomenon : SHADOW. Cute misdirection.

6. Angora fabric : MOHAIR.

7. Republic since 1979 : IRAN.

8. Search high and low : COMB. Fine tooth anyone?

9. Legendary Australian outlaw : NED KELLY. This man was truly ROWDY.  We will have to ask Kazie how his legend is now in Oz.

10. Fairness : EQUITY.

11. "Treasure Island" castaway Ben : GUNN. All from the mind of RLS.

12. Step up? : RUNG. Literal.

13. Prefix with bar : ISO.

21. George's lyrical brother : IRA. He wrote the words.

22. __ alcohol: fusel oil component : AMYL.

27. Bed-in for Peace participant : ONO.

28. "Blowin' in the Wind" songwriter : DYLAN. Still an anthem of my generation.
29. Early spaceflight proponent Willy __ : LEY. This was a very interesting MAN.

30. Like petroglyphs : INTAGLIOED. First you need to know petroglyphs, but the perps were fair.

31. Nikita's no : NYET. Did the shoe come off?

32. Sudden blow : GUST.

33. Word processing command : SAVE.

34. Blockage : CLOG. Did you have trouble sinking of the answer.

38. Bolivian border lake : TITICACA. Geography 1. READ.

39. Shade of green : PEA.

41. Botanical beard : AWN. Botany STUDY.

44. Smuggler's unit : KILO. Drugs....

47. Wan : PALLID.

48. Caesar salad dressing ingredient : RAW EGG. Very few do the CLASSIC with the egg yolks.

49. Acting guru Hagen : UTA.

50. "Good for you" : I'M GLAD.

54. OK components : INITS. Initials.

55. Throw out : EGEST. In goes in; E goes out.

56. Load in a basket : WASH.

57. River of Spain : EBROLESSON 2 time.

58. Con man's target : MARK.

59. Falco of "Nurse Jackie" : EDIE. Also Mrs. Soprano.

60. Silk Road desert : GOBI. Lesson 3. We need to study our GEOGRAPHY.

61. 2015 A.L. East champ : TORonto Blue Jays.

Well that was a fun work out; welcome back James and hope you all had fun. My Oscar prediction: Chris Rock will be funny. Lemonade out. Yo Adrian!


Barry G. said...

Morning, all!

This one proved to be too much for me, mostly due to all the unknown names. The theme was cute and I was able to pick up all the theme answers without too much perp help except for EGYPTIAN RUING. I had EGYPTIAN_____ and just couldn't think of an underlying phrase to punnify, but the perps eventually took car of it.

In the NE, I spaced out and went with NEDRI/DUNN instead of NEGRI/GUNN. Didn't know GUNN, but should have remembered NEGRI.

Down in the SW, I confused TITICACA with ATACAMA and ended up with TITICAMA. That gave me OSRIM instead of OSRIC, which looked wrong, but I was so sure about TITICAMA. Oh well...

Lemonade714 said...

Barry G. when I was in school the two part of the word TITICACA both being forbidden words made the lake one I cannot forget. Until they name one BOOBYPOOPOO, I probably won't forget.

PK said...

Hi Y'all! great puzzle, James. It looked impossible at first, so I concentrated on all the short fills. Needed a few red-letter runs.
Great expo, Lemon.

GUNN & NEGRI were two of my first fills. Don't know how I got those. I was so elated when I put in TITICACA and INTAGLIO__ and they were right. The ED on the end had to wait for perps. Still doesn't look right. GOBI came easy too. NW didn't come easy, but the middle section of the top tier filled right away and gave me courage to continue.

Hahtoolah said...

Good Morning, Lemonade and friends. I found this to be easier than a lot of Fridays. I stumbled a bit in the bottom quarter, but catching on to the theme early on helped.

I have seen Petroglyphs, but learned that they are INTAGLIOED. How long will I remember that word!?

I would say that The Gift of the Magi is better known of the two O. Henry stories.

I learned of Ned Kelly (1854 ~ 1880) from doing the puzzles and the history lesson provided by Kazie. Thanks, Kazie!

Didst would be Performed only if one is reading the King James Version! Not found in the original Hebrew.

Lemonade ~ there is something funky in your commentary. It seems to be embedded several times.

QOD: Of emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole thing. It covers a lot of territory, country music does. ~ Johnny Cash (Feb. 1932 ~ Dec. 12, 2003)

thehondohurricane said...

This was quite workout today and ended up filling it in from South first then Central with North being last. Picked up the ING ending for the theme fills and it helped a lot. COWARDLY LYING was the only one I wasn't sure of. Couldn't remember if Clint was Rowdy Gates or YATES. NED KELLY took care of my dilemma. Had absolutely no idea if INTAGLIOED was or wasn't correct. I felt it was wrong, but the crosses making it up all looked good.

Anyways, I ended up with a FIW. 16A EQUUS could not possibly be correct even though 12D RUNG looked a lot better then Ring. Just couldn't accept that a word with consecutive U's was spelled correctly. Equis made more sense to me. I wouldn't be surprised if there are other words with consecutive U's also, but I am darn sure they will never be uttered from my lips.

Hope everyone has a GREAT weekend.

Anonymous said...


Lemonade714 said...

Are the issues gone? My version looks fine

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Nope. Couldn't do it today. The top two thirds filled quickly, the bottom third not so much, the bottom two corners, not at all. Fail! DNF!

Had no clue as to who the 2015 A.L. East champs might have been (sorry, Canadian Eh?). Asric? Osric? Sabla? Cabla? Tomato? Tuhmahtoe? Bzzzzzt!

With INTAG_IUED in place, (Louie rather than LOOIE), there was no hope of seeing INTAGLIOED. Yes, PK, it still looks weird. Remembered "petroglyphs" from our visit to Canyon de Chelly in AZ. And after seeing the completed grid, I vaguely recall hearing about the intaglio printing presses at the Bureau of Printing and Engraving in D.C. Intaglio presses are used to print the money. Great word -- just didn't remember it.

No excuses. This just wasn't my day.

desper-otto said...

Lemon, the problem with your "Nyet" link is fixed. On my laptop the Edie Falco link is broken. "You don't have permission..."

Hahtoolah said...

Yup. Seems to be working now.

Avg Joe said...

Beaten and bloodied. Suffered a lot of wanderlust as I roamed the grid, but eventually got most if it. An early error was confidently filling Rowdy, but Nyet squared that away to Tates. Did get the theme answers in order, and that was very helpful. But in the end I misspelled Eqius and Louie, then also went with Nedri, even though I remembered her first name. So 3 wrong cells and a fail. But it was fun.

Avg Joe said...

Yates. Damn you spellcheck!

Tinbeni said...

D-N-F ... not even close but a beautiful Rorschach Ink Blot.

I'M GLAD that IRONICALLY and TITICACA were correct.

INTAGLIOED was ESP ... and those "perps" worked hard to get it.
(Never heard that word before, so a "Learning Moment" ... always a puzzle plus!)

Fave today, of course, was the Cooper creation, KEG. I especially enjoy KEG contents. lol

Lemon, nice CSO with the map of my Tampa Bay area ... I live almost exactly at the "p" in Tarpon Springs.

Hope you had a great time in Ybor City last weekend.


unclefred said...

Well, I did fill it all in, but with so much help from Google that I must take a DNF on this one. Just far too many unknowns for me. INTAGLIOED? Never hoida it. NEDKELLY? Never hoida da bum.TABLA? OSRIC? AMM? 'fraid I was just totally defeated by this CW. :-(

Yellowrocks said...

This was easier than most Fridays for me because the theme was a huge help, but unfortunately it was a DNF. I solved it in two sittings because I had to drive Alan. I left the SW corner until last and forgot to go back to it later. ARRGH! Solving it online I would have missed the TA DA and found my error.
I knew INTAGLIO fit petroglyphs, but was surprised it was a verb and adjective. Learning moment, it is legit.

kazie said...

Like others, I gave up with a DNF today. Knowing nothing of O'Henry, I guessed ICONICALLY, so missed the equally unknown NORAH. Likewise, INTAGLIOED, LOOIE, TOR, TABLA, YATES and OSRIC left errors and blanks elsewhere.

As far as I know, the linked article on NED KELLY is totally accurate. People still refer to him when they feel they are being ripped off, as in "Ned Kelly is still alive and well today!"

Husker Gary said...

-CANADIAN BAKING unlocked the clever, helpful theme on the way to a boatload of proper nouns and unique fill
-I told a COWARDLY LIE once but it may have saved my job
-I disabused myself of the notion that EQUUS is the second word in Dos Equis (two X’s in Spanish)
-Can being a HAM be cured?
-My SCANNING/digitizing tool
-I wonder if you have construct IKEA’s Swedish meatballs?
-For some reason my Cooper first made the more esoteric TUN
-An old DO RAG that has fallen out of favor
-SHADOW – my wife does not want to trade her gazing ball in for a sundial
-It’s hard to NOT sing along with MOAHIR Sam (1:26)
-After being denied the next RUNG up, my nephew is quitting this school (where I’m subbing today)
-We had AMYL Nitrite Wednesday
-This NASA guy was happy to learn about Willy LEY today
-Will this procedure (1:26) replace open-heart surgery for removing a CLOG?
-The GOBI is a SHADOW desert because the Himalayas block rain-carrying clouds from the Indian Ocean

Husker Gary said...

Answer to yesterday's question I posited: Who was, Amos, the head of TV's Real McCoy family and, Ike, the head of the Clanton outlaw gang in My Darling Clementine

-TV Real McCOY

-Playing Ike Clanton 11 years earlier

kazie said...

Husker, that procedure is amazing! Simple and much simpler than alternatives. I just finished reading Jodi Picoult's "Harvesting the Heart" in which heart surgeons replace sections of blocked arteries with a part of a vein in the patient's leg. This looks much less complicated and painful.

Big Easy said...

All I can say is that this was one tough puzzle that I almost finished. NEGRI is one I should have known from older puzzles but GUNN was an unknown (maybe PETER GUNN). I also missed on the cross of LOOIE and INTAGLIOED, guessing a U instead of an O.

I caught the them at WELCOME WAGGING and that helped the other theme fills, which IRONICALLY SAVEd the rest of the puzzle; lots of blank squares. TAMA, LEY, TABLA, OSRIC- all by perps.

I remember RHODA's wedding; didn't watch it but was watching a Monday Night Football game that was so bad that Howard Cosell started advising viewers to switch channels.

Hugo Chavez- all I can say is I pity the people of Venezuela. A friend of mine just had to go on business and exchange dollars for bolivars. Official rate 6.35 to a dollar; His black market rate was 750 to one dollar. Now worth less than one mill (1/10 penny)

Big Easy said...

HG- I missed your question yesterday BUT I wrote about Walter Brennan in my comment.

Barry G- as I wrote last week, you and I seem to 'NOT know' the same things. NEGRI,DUNN, OSRIC.

My fridge quit cooling yesterday and I am waiting for the world's most bored guy- The Maytag Repairman- to show up.

Lemonade714 said...

Is Ms. Falco still inaccessible?

Yellowrocks said...

Jayce, I have not read Harvesting the Heart. I am a big Picoult fan. I just finished Leaving Time. A girl searches for her mother who has disappeared. Because the mother studies grieving in elephants there is a great deal of elephant lore in this book, which I found interesting. A failed psychic helps in the search for the mother. I usually am turned off by the paranormal, but I loved this. The paranormal part is not that blatant and I could suspend belief. Lately I have also read Picoult's Vanishing Acts and the Pact.
Also, Jayce, thanks for the B12 tip. I do plan to pursue it at our GP appt. on Monday.

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

Hit a few stumbling blocks but perps and an early, obvious theme helped immensely. Welcome wagging was my fav fill. 🐶. Take that, CED! 🐈

Thanks, James and Lemony, for a fun Friday offering and expo.

YR, I hope Monday's appointment brings some answers for Alan's issues.

Have a great day.

Nice Cuppa said...

Overall a KILO of fun - AROMA, EQUUS, SHADOW, NED KELLY, WASH, KEG, etc.

But I agree that the theme was rather ruined by RUING. Something to RUE ON.

Other nit-picks.

15A - the clue is TESORO which which means treasure - same root as THESAURUS. But TESORO -> ORO seems poor, even if they are not linked etymologically (anyone?).

54D. OK -> inits? I thought the etymology of OK was unknown, despite many theories.

Lemonade714 said...


I believe the clue simply means the O and K are initials, They may or may not represent okay or some other link in the etymological chain, but they are initials.

Lucina said...

Hello, friends!

Rough start this morning but I pursued the three letter fills until I could connect them and got COWARDLY LYING first and realized the theme. Since BAKING was already in place CANADIAN followed. Fun theme, thank you James Sajdak.

Thanks to Kazie's lessons I recalled NED KELLY. NEGRI and EQUUS filled easily.

When Bob Dylan died much was written about his many musical compositions and so I recalled that Blowin' in the Wind was among them. O. Henry came easily. I taught his writings one semester.

However, I needed help to spell INTAGLIOED as LOOIE made no sense and forgot TOR so that was two researched on Google. Otherwise lots of fun thinking outside the box.

Thank you, Lemonade. I depend on your detailed analysis to help me understand.

Have a splendid Friday, everyone!

Lucina said...

Nice Cuppa:
I don't understand your nit. ORO is treasure and that is exactly what the clue calls for and is unrelated to the root meaning.

C6D6 Peg said...

This was fun! Loved the theme, and more challenging due to mis-reading Silk Road Desert as Silk Road Dessert. Knew it was LOOIE, but entered LOUIE. Oh well, better luck next time.

Thanks, Lemonade, for a great expo!

Hahtoolah said...

Lucian: Bob Dylan died? Does he know that?

CrossEyedDave said...

This was a hard one, I am surprised how well I did by slogging through it.

In the end, mostly WEES,
Nefri instead Negri
SW corner, Tor/Tabla/Osric? Ouch! (squares 61 & 64 remained empty on this one, DNF.)
(I am sure Louie would have something to say about this...)
(& I am sure he would say "perps unfair!")

HG, Interesting clip on removing a clog!
The Aussies have found some promising research on Alzheimer's...

Ol'Man Keith(from last night)
Re: linking Facebook photo's

You made me repeat something my Dad was fond of saying,
"I see, said the blind man..."
I have never seen a MAC, (Daughter #2 has one, but she is at GWU in Washington.)
But you can "right click" on a MAC, here are four ways!

In the meantime, I tried to understand by looking at DWs Ipad to see if I could understand Apple.
(I have no idea if a MAC has a touchscreen, but for those Ipad users...)

The Ipad touchscreen version of a right click is to simply hold your
finger on the screen instead of tapping. This brings up a popup that gives you
two options, 1)copy &2)copy image. Choose just plain "copy" to save the link address.

But wait!

You do not the "link address," you want the "picture address."
(Link address will take you to a Facebook sign on screen, picture address will take you straight to the picture)

So how do you know which is which?
(you don't until you try to paste it!)

Here is what I found:
If you hold your finger down and copy a pic from your Facebook wall,
or from a thumbnail picture directory, you will get a link address.

If you 1st quick tap the pic to bring it up as a closeup,
holding your finger on it will give you the picture address.

How do you know for sure what you have got?

Try to paste it somewhere else,
either the Blog in an HTML command,
or straight into Google.
Holding your finger on the screen (where you want to put it)
will bring up the paste option.
If the address starts with, you have the link address
If the address starts with something else (like http/content) you have the picture address.

Sorry to go on so long, but this is a PSA...

& it reminds me of 8D, search high & low
ALA Spaceballs...

Jazzbumpa said...

Hi gang -

FIW. Got the substitution theme with EGYPTIAN RUING. But YELP for YELL and a few other mistakes sunk me.

No nits, though. Good Friday workout. Sometimes the puzzle gets you.

Happy weekend, everyone.

Cool regards!

Avg Joe said...

Hahtoolah, my reaction to Mr Zimmerman's death notice was almost identical to yours. I said (almost yelled) "Has he been told yet?!"

Yellowrocks said...

The treasure they sought in the Sierra Madres was gold/ORO. So the clue fits perfectly.
CE Dave, my mom used to say:
"I can see that," said the blind man as he picked up his hammer and saw.
"You're a liar," said the mute as he picked up his wheel and spoke.
"I hear you," said the deaf man as he called to his dog and herd.

AnonymousPVX said...

I thought this appropriately difficult for a Friday. I solved but still had an error I didn't pick up. I had "LOUIE" for 63A and never picked it up with "intagliUed" for 30D. Careless.

…and on to Saturday.

kazie said...

My DH is a rabid Dylan fan, and I'm sure he'd still be in mourning if Robert Zimmerman had passed on.

Lemonade714 said...

Actaully Bob Dylan had his name legally changed many years ago.

Dudley said...

Hello Puzzlers -

Bit of a workout, this puzzle. Had to step gingerly around that Intaglioed fill, which looked kinda sorta familiar but not for sure exactly. How convenient that Nurse Jackie showed up soon after I binge-watched the whole show. Edie Falco is impressive. The theme helped with a few tricky spots.

Lemon - hand up for thinking Gift of the Magi is better known, because it's assigned in high school, whereas Red Chief probably isn't.

Treasure of the Sierra Madre: "Badges? We don't need no steenking badges!"

CrossEyedDave said...

Thank you Yellowrocks,

You brought back memories I had forgotten,
My Dad used to say something remarkably similar to that...

I wonder where he got it from?
(a little research later...)
( & I found this...)

One bright morning in the middle of the night,
Two dead boys got up to fight.
Back-to-back they faced one another,
Drew their swords and shot each other.
One was blind and the other couldn't see,
So they chose a dummy for a referee.
A blind man went to see fair play,
A dumb man went to shout "hooray!"
A deaf policeman heard the noise,
And came and killed those two dead boys.
A paralyzed donkey walking by,
Kicked the copper in the eye,
Sent him through a rubber wall,
Into a dry ditch and drowned them all.
(If you don't believe this lie is true,
Ask the blind man -- he saw it too!)"

I cannot think of Canadian Baking without thinking of this guy...

& I am sure everyone will welcome some wagging (unless they are puzzling...)

Ol' Man Keith said...


Thank you! My sincere thanks for taking the time to explore and find solutions to my linkage issue -- and I may well be speaking for others who have come across this F'Book linking problem. You're really very kind to research the matter so thoroughly. I will find some time to try your suggested workarounds.
In the meantime, let me provide you with another route to the pic in question. This one doesn't involve Facebook but ought to lead you to a Wikimedia posting of the very same photo. Please let me know if it works for you. If it does, you should find me and my better half in two glorious moments of "conquest," posed atop peaks in Alaska + Peru.
~ Kf

Tinbeni said...

Ol' Man Keith
Both peaks look a wee bit higher than anything here in Tarpon Springs.

Great photo's!


Ol' Man Keith said...

I had great hopes for today's pzl when I cracked my first theme answer at 20A-- COWARDLY LYING. The "NG" phoneme is such a near sound to the "N" of "Lion" that I anticipated more such close wordplaying in the other theme replies. But, alas, the ending of CANADIAN BAKING is usually pronounced with more stress than the "con" of BACON, drawing more ear attention to the difference in nasality between "NG" and "N," so the match isn't quite so pleasing. Each of the remainders (RUING and WAGGING) are technically consistent with the theme-- and I do credit Mr. Sajdak with maintaining a tough theme-- but neither is as euphonious as the LYING/Lion match-up.
Overall, this was hard for me, but very fair. I appreciate clues that don't make any sense at all until the answer comes through, like "Start of a weekly cry" and "OK components," and this was chock full.
I had to cheat a couple of times, and I never quite finished INTAGLIOED. Good to see how many of our comrades had trouble with that! It has such a weird ending that I quit while still hovering over INTAGLIOLY and INTAGLOISH, letting the perps fall where they may.

Lucina said...

My face is burning from the egg on it! I obviously was thinking of someone else though I don't know who. My apologies to Bob Dylan who I understand is very much alive!

Misty said...

I have low hopes for Friday puzzles these days but still give them a try, and I was delighted that I got all the fun theme answers in this one. So, many thanks, James, and you too, Lemonade, for the always neat expo. I did have problems in other areas, though and had to look up some of the names. But overall, not bad for a Friday and a lot of fun.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

CanadianEh! said...

Wow! Canadian connections galore today. Thanks James and Lemonade.

CANADIAN BAcon reminds me of the movie with John Candy.

My AL East champ was a JAY before TOR. Even those Canadians who hate Toronto and call it Hogtown (bacon again!) were cheering for the Jays last fall. We have had so few winning teams lately in any sport and it looks like we could have NO NHL teams in the playoffs.

John & Yoko had a second Bed-in in Montreal.

IKEA has 12 stores in Canada and our area is getting a new "pick-up point" store soon.

Canadians are supposed to use the British pronunciation of Lieutenant (lef-tenant)but we have succumbed to the American loo-tenant. I was not tempted to put LEFTIE into 63A.

More Shakespeare for Keith today.

Bluehen said...

The Galloping Gourmet is Canadian? Shows what I know. I thought he was Australian.

Ol' Man Keith said...


I'm using a relatively old desktop iMac, which has no touch screen ability. So I can only try the first solution offered for right-clicking--to hold the control (ctrl) key down while clicking. I'm afraid that the photo in question is one in a series-- or "album"-- and what normally happens when one clicks on it is that it switches to the next photo in the queue. When I try depressing the ctrl key, it makes no difference; the next photo still pops into place.
I used another method to find the photo's number. When I drag the picture onto my desktop, it naturally displays a number along the top of the frame--a 48 digit code: 12790868_10103986962302441_7795741565857101905_n.jpg.
I didn't have much faith that this would lead me back to the pic on line, but I gave it a shot anyway. I was right: No luck! SO I fiddled around, adding "www" and "http" codes, and still no success. As a final try I'm embedding the pic number in our usual blog code and posting it here as Alaska + Peru.
I doubt this will work. But it's all in the way of experimentation...

Tinbeni said...

Ol' Man Keith
The "Alaska + Peru" pictures worked at 1:19 pm ... (as I said at 1:28 pm).

The "Alaska + Peru" link at 2:34 pm took me to a page about some phone numbers ...

Ol' Man Keith said...

Thanks, Tinbeni @ 3:17,

Those were the results I expected, but it is good to have your confirmation.

CanadianEh! said...

Bluehen @2:30 Graham Kerr was born in London,England, moved to New Zealand, and then Australia before moving to Canada where the Galloping Gourmet show was made in Ottawa. Then he moved on to USA.
So he is not Canadian or Australian!

Avg Joe said...

Jeopardy alert: One of the categories in round one today is State nicknames. Unfortunately, Alex doesn't know how to pronounce the animal associated with SoDak in the vernacular (which he obviously takes pride in most days).

CrossEyedDave said...

Sorry Keith, I was busy & only just now got back to read your post.

The reason, (or at least the main reason) we cannot see your 2:34 pic
is because the pic you chose is only on your computer.
It is not permanently on the internet 24/7 at an open server like Facebook.

& this is a good thing, believe me you would not want the entire world
to be able to look at stuff on your computer, any time day or night, even
when the dang thingie is unplugged...

This also why the right click is not working.
The right click is telling the server (in this case Facebook) that you want to
access some information. When you enter this command on your computer while not
attached to an internet site, for all your computer knows, the cat is
walking on the keyboard again...

Facebook is the most used 24/7 site, but other picture storage sites that work 24/7
like Shutterfly will store your pictures on their servers for anyone in the world to see.
(IF you allow it.)
Note that all these sites require log ins & passwords to access accounts, but the pictures
themselves can be seen by anyone, if(& only if) you know the correct sequence of numbers & letters that identify the pic after the server name.

The pics posted at 1:19 look great!
(My you certainly get around...)

Ol' Man Keith said...

Thnx again, CEDave (@4:45),

for the good information. I sorta knew the 2:34 code wouldn't work because it only ID'd my desktop copy, but I gave it a try-- in several variations-- on the off chance that the code might mimic its on-line version. I thought not, and we found that it was as ineffectual as expected.
My lingering curiosity is over the right-click trick-- because I most definitely WAS on line and pointing right at Facebook's stored image when I attempted to put the "ctrl-click" ploy into play. I hoped it would work as claimed, that this would bring up info in the same way as a traditional right click. But it did not. Maybe I was doing something wrong, but I don't think so. It would be great if you could do a test run to see if you could spot the flaw. But as you don't have an iMac I don't know how you could try it. Are you near anyone else who might try it on their Mac while you observe?
On the other front, I am just a little p.o.'d at Facebook for actually claiming that anyone could use the linking URL, whether they have a FBook acct or not.
PS. I've been very happy with Wikimedia, so I may have to use them more often for sharing personal pix.

CrossEyedDave said...

Keith, I would love to go to Machu Picchu!
(as soon as they put in a cablecar to the top!)
As I have a fascination with how the ancient stone cutting
was accomplished.

Check this out!
In the 1st minute, you can see evidence of a saw mark that could only
be accomplished with a diamond wire. At 1:07 is possible proof that
this was done with a wire and not a solid saw.

But look how thin the cut is!
This wire must be as thin as a guitar string!

Now check out the thickness of the diamond wire we use today...

(Another puzzle!)

Anonymous T said...

The calendar says it's TGI Friday, but the puzzle was a Sat. to me. My chances of finishing were EQUIvalent to a snowball's in hell.

Time to get gyros w/ the kids.

Cheers, -T

Jayce said...

Tough puzzle! Several new things I learned, especially INTAGLIOED. OSRIC, not YORIC. Some awesome cluing, as several of you have pointed out.
Been working a lot lately, which I like, but man oh man I am so tired at the end of the day. Not used to it. If the company doesn't get the funding for this project they're gonna be screwed.
Good to read you all.

Dudley said...

CED, fascinating!

Want to visit.

Yellowrocks said...

Avg Joe, I just watched Jeopardy. Maybe S. Dakota does not pronounce their state animal like Alex does, but the dictionary accepts it as an alternate and I have heard it that way all my life.I very seldom hear the first pronunciation here.

Avg Joe said...

YR, the key phrase was "In the vernacular". I would never say New Or-lee-ans, or Louis-Ville. Alex always seems to make a similar attempt to pronounce things like a local would. Ky-oh-tee doesn't work in that scenario. It might be an acceptable alternative, but it just ain't right. :-)

Ol' Man Keith said...

Yes, the craftsmanship at Machu Picchu is nothing short of amazing--and much of it mystifying as well. We were impressed on many levels, but I think the most intense memories I keep are of the shifts in lighting as the weather evolved and daybreak changed to full sunlight, followed by the long slow changes and fading of midday to dusk to night. We're amid the clouds, so each day begins in a fog that moves in interlacing wisps before our eyes. Streaks of haze seemed to emanate and mix with the stones. Rain would come for a few minutes at a time, followed by awesome clear blue skies. It would have been impossible to live there w/o believing firmly in spirits.

Access is easy but feels perilous. The road to the top snakes back and forth for the final miles. It is so narrow that the bus seems to shoot over the railings at each cutback. We traveled with Nat'l Geographic so were lucky to have booked a room at the Sanctuary, which is the hotel right outside the gate to the site. That allowed us time to rest and recover from the trip before heading into the old town. It made it easy to wake up early the second day -- to catch the sunrise.
The architecture is stunning, but it is matched by the weirdly symmetrical natural setting. What it must have been like, to live a life entirely in the saddle between those two mountain peaks...
I could still move fairly well back then, so the climb to the peak wasn't so hard, although I was grateful to accept a hand up from two young guides for the last 10 feet or so. (The opposite peak, the taller one, is Huayana Picchu or "young man," and I wouldn't think of trying it.)

aka thelma said...

Old Man Keith..... go to system preferences, click on mouse and then click on secondary click.... that should do it... :)

thelma :)

CrossEyedDave said...

Ol' Man Keith,

Sorry, I must have been typing during your post at 5:23.
& then I had to run out to see Daughter #3 play Cinderella's
mother in her Senior Year production of Into The Woods.

Daughter #1 played the witch exactly 10 years ago, & was with us tonight
to cheer her on.

In fact, all three Daughters are accomplished Thespians.
(& believe you me, the level of drama can be intense...)

I read your 7:11 post on my Iphone during intermission.
Your description is something I could not possibly capture
from my viewing images, videos, & virtual tours.

Thank you.

Dudley, I am glad you find this stuff fascinating.
I guess we both enjoy a good puzzle.
But, (spoiler alert)
Here is a possible explanation of how the built Stonehenge!
(Just one guy! But it doesn't explain how they did they capstones...)

Someday I must link how they moved the statues on Easter Island.
(They really did just walk to their end positions.)
But the video is an hour long. (but fascinating!)

Just think, a thousand years from now,
Archaeologists will be puzzling over why during a period of less than 100 years,
every house, building, or residence had this religious artifact erected on top...

Bill G. said...

Avg Joe: Alex pronounced 'coyote' the was I'm used to hearing it and the way I found it pronounced online. How do you say it?

It's hard to imagine Jeopardy without Alex and therefore it's hard to be critical. Here would be two of my little complaints.

1) He tries to make witty or sarcastic remarks that often fall flat or seem awkward. I think he is challenged humor-wise.

2) He often re-pronounces a word that a contestant has just used in the answer and it comes across as a criticism. I guess it goes with the job description as a need to be precise.

Anonymous T said...

Hi All!

I was in a hurry earlier and under appreciated both James' effort (too hard for me) and Lem's expo. Thanks to both of you.

A quick SCAN of my puzzle shows where I went horribly wrong in so many ways. 14a I had Adele, 17a (Kitchen drawer) is a CHILD's pic on the fridge. @6a I wanted JFK (didn't he go by Jack?). 42d was the OED and 55d was how I really TRASH'd the puzzle. At least I inked WATT & RHODA w/o needing perps and nailed 'em :-)

NW, RUNG, ISO, and I DoNNO the rest of 'em.

Gyro's w/ the family was a fun affair. The owner was at a table with his buddies enjoying a scotch and, as always, treated us like family - even argued politics :-)

Between the food, both families and the Russian beer, not a bad day after all. Sure I MET total puzzle-defeat but there's always tomorrow.

CED - I tried to find the Far Side where an alien kid is playing w/ his blocks and his parents says time to go... Yep, the blocks looked suspiciously like Stonehenge.

Cheers, -T