Feb 1, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016 Janice Luttrell

Theme: Where the little piggy went - The first theme word can come after market.

20A. *Football player using a tee : PLACE KICKER. Marketplace.

11D. *Split the taxi fare : SHARE A CAB. Market share

35D. *Travel website pitched by William Shatner : PRICELINE. Market price

59A. Secondary business venue, as for auto accessories ... and, literally, where the starts of the answers to starred clues can go : AFTERMARKET

White Rabbit, White Rabbit! Argyle here. My market day is Tuesday. Today is pretty straight forward; no tricks or puns. One or two nuts to crack but that's it. Janice is an early week regular.


1. Get cheeky with : SASS

5. __ and whistles: enhancements : BELLS

10. Vile Nile snakes : ASPs. Cute rhyme.

14. Harbinger : OMEN

15. Chinese or Japanese : ASIAN

16. Great, in '90s slang : PHAT

17. Salon request for prom night : UPDO
18. "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here!" poet : DANTE

19. When doubled, American Samoa's capital : PAGO PAGO

23. GOP member : REP. (Republican)

24. Woman of la casa : SENORA

25. Wipe clean : ERASE

27. __ Dakota : NORTH

30. Moves furtively : SNEAKS

33. Kitten-lifting spot : NAPE

36. Not worth discussing : MOOT

38. Director DeMille : CECIL. Cecil B. DeMille, the B stood for Blount, his paternal grandmother's middle name.

39. Ventilate : AIR

40. Decorate, as with parsley : GARNISH

42. In the style of : À LA

43. French good-bye : ADIEU

45. It's prohibited : NO NO

46. Rap fan : B-BOY. We had this last month. Here

47. Hummingbird's diet : NECTAR

49. Get more mileage out of : REUSE

51. House overhangs : EAVES

53. Some car deals : LEASES

57. T-shirt sizes, for short : SML. Same answer if it was size?

62. Mini-exam : QUIZ

64. Ancient region of present-day Turkey : IONIA. It was ANATOLIA on the 23rd.

65. Racer Yarborough : CALE

66. Speeder's payment : FINE. I'll bet Cale paid a few.

67. Lovers' meeting : TRYST

68. Sch. near the Rio Grande : UTEP. (University of Texas at El Paso)

69. Fir or ash : TREE

70. Enjoy a cigar : SMOKE

71. Places to sleep : BEDS. But don't smoke in bed.


1. "__ on!": "Dinner!" : SOUP'S

2. More than sufficient : AMPLE. Like my stomach.

3. Family car : SEDAN

4. Ice-cream truck treat : SNO-CONE

5. Consequence of selfish acts, some say : BAD KARMA

6. Actor Morales : ESAI

7. "The Mod Squad" role : LINC. Portrayed by Clarence Williams III on TV; Omar Epps in the movie.

8. Hanukkah pancake : LATKE

9. Scornful looks : SNEERS

10. Smartphone download : APP

12. Numbered book part : PAGE

13. Call it a day : STOP

21. Suffix with 22-Down : ERO. Ranchero is the Spanish term for a person working on a ranch.

22. Cowboy's home : RANCH

                Milly's huevos rancheros

26. Witness : SEE

28. Pulled in different directions : TORN

29. Hold in high respect : HONOR

31. Narc's discovery : KILO. Because drugs have gone metric.

32. Do in, as a vampire : SLAY

33. Tandoori flatbread : NAAN

34. White House worker : AIDE

37. Fork feature : TINE

40. Tropical fruit : GUAVA. There are several species but roughly apple sized.

41. Love of one's life : SOULMATE

44. Pilot's prediction: Abbr. : ETA

46. Grizzly youngster : BEARCUB

48. Gets new supplies for : REFITS

50. Salty expanse : SEA

52. Tempest : STORM

54. Slide on ice : SKATE

55. Sought morays : EELED. Morays are eels.

56. Arthur Murray moves : STEPS

57. Floor plan meas. : SQFT. (square feet)

58. Sierra Club founder John : MUIR

60. Greek war goddess : ENYO. Warrior companion of Ares.

61. Take a chance on : RISK

63. New York's Tappan __ Bridge : ZEE



OwenKL said...

Turn your STEPS to an ASIAN bazaar
A PLACE to find goods quite bizarre
To a lamp full of lava,
To a SEDAN-chair once rode by a czar!

There are creatures once TORN from the SEA,
There are QUIZzical items to SEE,
Get a SNO-CONE or icee,
Temple BELLS (they are PRICEY),
The MARKET has it all, A to ZEE!

You may STOP at the SMOKE from a pan,
A booth selling SOUPS served with NAAN.
If you try just a sample,
To KICK you back flat on your can!

Is a SOUL-MATE on your shopping list?
There are BEDS you can SHARE for a TRYST.
Inhibitions to SLAY?
Take a PAGE from DANTE,
You only can win if you RISK!

Barry G. said...

Morning, all!

Well, I have no idea what ENYO is doing in a Monday puzzle, but other than that this was an easy, breezy solve. Didn't notice the theme until after I finished, but it was cute.

Good grief, is it February already? It's supposed to be close to 60 today here in Boston, which is both wonderful and a little disturbing, to be honest...

Argyle said...

Owen, that's a masterpiece.

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Did I remember BBOY? I did not! Also thought the cowboy lived on the RANGE, but GECIL and GARNISE looked weird. ENYO wasn't familiar. Have we had her before? Otherwise, this was a smooth Monday romp. Thanx, Janice and Argyle.

inanehiker said...

Clever speed solve today. Learning moments for ENYO and BBOY, filled with solid perps.
Thanks Argyle and Janice - hope I fully wake up before I get to work!

Lemonade714 said...

These are the appearances of this fill:

LA Times - Feb. 1, 2016
New York Times - Oct. 5, 2014
Inkwell - April 4, 2014
New York Times - March 10, 2013
New York Times - Dec. 4, 2008
LA Times - Oct. 7, 2006
New York Times - April 10, 2005
New York Times - Oct. 16, 2004
New York Times - May 30, 2004
New York Times - April 3, 1998
New York Times - Dec. 26, 1997
USA Today Archive - April 10, 1996
New York Times - Nov. 30, 1991
New York Times - July 5, 1986
New York Times - Dec. 27, 1981
New York Times - April 8, 1981
New York Times - Oct. 31, 1980
New York Times - April 15, 1979
New York Times - Feb. 23, 1978
New York Times - March 20, 1976

Otherwise a simple and fun Monday. White Rabbit, White Rabbit

Lemonade714 said...

I agree Owen this is among your best ever, with the first stanza impeccable.

Tinbeni said...

Pinch, Pinch ...

Argyle: Great write-up and links.

Janice: Thank You for a FUN Monday puzzle with a nice theme.

Hand-Up for also putting in range before Garnise (GARNISH) and Gecil (CECIL) changed it to RANCH.
(Was remembering that line: "Home, Home, On the Range, Where the deer and the antelope play ...").

Fave today was 70-a, Enjoy a cigar, SMOKE.
Always like to say: "Smoke'em, if you got'em!"
(Though I'm rarely talking about cigar's ... lol)


Dudley said...

Rabbit Rabbit

Hello Puzzlers -

WBS. Enyo doesn't ring a bell, not in the least, and even my spell checker flagged it. Otherwise standard Monday effort.

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

WDS @ 0858. Enyo is not a Monday entry IMO. Had Konya before IONIA. Other wise - no issues.
SOUP'S ON is a homophone for soupçon, ' a small amount of something'.

Have a great day.

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

Easy, breezy start to the week except for Enyo, which is definitely not a Monday word. Lemony, your last is impressive but the last time Enyo was in a LAT was 10 years ago, so it is rare for most of us who do not do the NYT on a regular basis. On another note, how many of those other appearances were in a Monday puzzle? In any case, it wasn't a problem because of the strong perps. 😈

Thanks, Janice, for a great beginning to February and thanks, Argyle, for the amusing expo.

Owen, 5 Stars today!

Have a great day

Irish Miss said...

Sorry, "your list is impressive"

Northwest Runner said...

And for another Ranchero...

Husker Gary said...

ENYO/IONIA put just enough spice in Janice’s very nice Monday puzzle

-Recently a lot of PLACE KICKERS missed kicks that will live with them for a long time. Exhibit A (:21)
-This AFTER MARKET device made Grandma’s SEDAN very popular in my yute
-BELLS and whistles – Do you really need a heated steering wheel?
-Sick, bad and wicked all mean “good” now. PHAT is passé’
-An agent for a GOP Congressman would be a REP. REP. REP-
-Low crop and oil prices are hurting NORTH Dakota these days
-DeMille’s 1914 Squaw Man was the first feature-length film made in Hollywood.
-Take this online QUIZ and let me know how you do. Yikes!
-Race driver Kyle Busch got fined for SPEEDING (128 mph in a 45 mph zone) but losing his driver’s license would not have disqualified him from racing on the track
-SMOKE a cigar on the golf course? No Problem!
-The biggest Calif. pot bust was 15,996 KILO in 2013
-Vampire SLAYING was the theme on a Jan. 20 puzzle I blogged
-In 1959, who does Bobby Darin suspect when he sang “Someone’s SNEAKin’ ‘round the corner”

Madame Defarge said...

Thanks, Janice, for some fun Monday fare. I liked Grizzly Youngster. I stalled at LINC. I could see him and couldn't remember his name.

Argyle, once again, nice links on this tour. Yummy!

Have a fine day today, everyone.

Bill G. said...

Hand up for Range instead of RANCH at first. Otherwise, things filled in quickly. I wasn't a fan of the theme though. It seemed weaker than usual but maybe that's typical for a Monday. Thanks Janice and Argyle.

We had a little bit of rain yesterday, not as much as I was hoping for. But the cold front passed over and it's been REALLY windy. Luckily, our power stayed on.

CanadianEh! said...

I started out quickly and then got bogged down in the SW corner. Thanks Janice and Argyle for the fun. Thanks to Owen also.

I had Test before QUIZ but SQFT cured that. SMS seemed more appropriate to the plural clue for Tshirt sizes but Travelsine didn't seem right. I had to wait for perps to decide between REP or DEM for GOP but every good Canadian knows SKATE (although it means more than just sliding on ice and requires more effort!)

Are American cities struggling to deal with the Uber concept of SHARE A CAB?

Have a good day!

Yellowrocks said...

Fine Monday offering. CALE and ENYO took perps. Otherwise this was a quick little puzzle. I liked the theme. Today was my marketing day. I discovered that going right after breakfast cuts down on the crowded aisles and the long check out lines.

My mom used to say, "Soup's on!" In those days it was way more than a soupçon. These days with my diet all I seem to get is a soupçon. I sympathize, Lucina.

When I was young, we PA Dutch cooked Kartoffelpuffer or Reibekuchen. In English they are called potato pancakes. I love potatoes in every form, but these were my favorites. We used a large holed shredder because we like the little pieces of potato that stick out and brown. Between the carbs and the fat, I don't make them often these days.
I never met any Jewish people in the part of rural PA where I grew up. Entering college was my first acquaintance with them. To my surprise their Latkes, were our potato pancakes, just with matzo meal instead of flour.

Owen, I loved your poems.

Lucina said...

Hello, friends!

Thank you, Janice Luttrell, for this clever, cute and quick puzzle. Mostly it was a swift sashay but I thought it was KYLE Yarborough so BEARCUB forced the change. I hear those names on the news and sometimes they make an impression and sometimes they don't.

Hand up for not knowing ENYO. What Irish Miss said about the list.

Yes! Perfect form!

Thank you for the FINE expo!

Have a marvelous day, everyone!

OwenKL said...

If you SMOKE after sex ...

... you're doing it too fast!

Lemonade714 said...

Irish Miss;

My intention was to show how rarely this fill was used.
The LAT in 2006 was a Saturday, the rest for example:

LA Times - Feb. 1, 2016 Today- Monday
New York Times - Oct. 5, 2014 Sunday
Inkwell - April 4, 2014 Friday
New York Times - March 10, 2013 Sunday
New York Times - Dec. 4, 2008 Thursday
LA Times - Oct. 7, 2006 Saturday

You know we Americans do not know geography
New York Times - April 10, 2005 Sunday
New York Times - Oct. 16, 2004 Saturday
New York Times - May 30, 2004 Sunday

Jayce said...

I couldn't help but think that Janice discovered ENYO at the bottom of her puzzle and thought something like, "Oh shoot! I'd better find an ENYO somewhere. Ah, thank goodness, it turns out there is an ancient Greek deity with that name. I'm saved from having to rework this thing!"
The same for CALE.
Owen your muse was strong today.
Hand up for thinking "Home on the Range."
My t-shirt size is not SML.
My mom, or dad, used to say "Soup's on!" when calling us to lunch or supper.
I also like potato pancakes, as did my dad. A great way to use leftover potatoes. Mom also used to make pancakes with the leftover mashed potatoes, which we all liked just as well.
Yesterday LW picked up some egg custard tarts (what she calls them sounds sorta of like "don tot") of which I had one this morning. Not bad, but I'm happy to have one only very rarely.
We've never cooked anything sous vide. I suppose I'll have to try it at least once just to see what it is all about.
Best wishes to you all.

Magilla Go-Rilla said...

Today was a breeze. Monday's usually are. Tuesday's and Wednesdays get interesting. Thursdays become challenging. I don't even look at Friday and Saturday puzzles anymore. They are usually ridiculous😓

Irish Miss said...

Sorry, Lem, I misunderstood your intention. 😉

CrossEyedDave said...

Easy breezy Monday,
didn't know I screwed it up until I read the Blog...

Let's see, where did I go wrong?
1st, dead tree & ink, no tada.
I filled in range & never looked back.
Never even saw "gecil."

Ah, here it is!

40A decorate, as with parsley = Garnise

Hmm, I did question this, I thought it was French?

Oh well, maybe I will cheer myself up by looking for
aftermarket parts for my car.

Hmm, maybe not...

Owen! Loved the poems & wanted to say so by
typing Owen with 3 checkmarks behind.
But I must have wasted an hour trying to get the dang unicode to work.
It is supposed to be alt+02713, but when I use it, I get this ™

Star Ledger Thought for Today:
"It is the tragedy of the world that no one knows what he doesn't know - and the less a man knows, the more sure he is that he knowseverything." - Joyce Cary, English author (1888-1957)

Chairman Moe said...

"puzzling thoughts":

the puzzle solve was pretty simple and straightforward, with some clever clues and answers for a Monday. WEES, ENYO was one I was unfamiliar with, but since I was confident of the perps, I figured it must be correct. And Argyle provided the rest of the information needed in his, as always, informative write-up

Wow, Owen - where did THOSE come from??!! Not only clever poems but spot on for "limerick meter"! Only criticism is the rhyming choice in line 5 of the fourth one . . .

Tin - regarding the "smoke 'em if you got 'em" phrase - Bob and Tom parody of Marge Schott (the erstwhile and crass owner of the Cincinnati Reds who frequently used that line, and smoked like a chimney) is pretty funny, despite being a bit juvenile and sophomoric !! ;^)

Husker Gary said...

-√ √√Great job today Owen. The quality and the quantity were first rate.
-Dave - Insert symbol or Option + V worked for me on my MacBook Pro.
-FWIW, here’s Option + 1 – 0 - ¡™£¢∞§¶•ªº
-I still don’t do well on those African countries!!
-I am smart enough to know how little I know!
-Great, live Bobby Darin answer (2:56) about that SNEAKIN’ fella

Yellowrocks said...

Jayce, my mom made mashed potato pancakes, too. But the German potato pancakes we love are made from freshly grated raw potatoes, as are latkes. As we used to say, "That's a horse of a different color." Another horse of a different color is fried potatoes. Sometimes we make them with very thinly sliced raw potatoes. Sometimes we slice well-chilled boiled or baked potatoes and fry them. Both are good, but entirely different.
Mom also made raised potato cakes using yeast and sugar. They were eaten in place of breakfast buns.
Potato salad, hot German potato salad, Pa Dutch potato filling, vichyssoise, potato soup, twice baked potatoes, loaded baked potatoes, on and on. We Germans love our potatoes. It is a trial for us who are watching our carbs. I eat small portions of some of these now and then. Not very often.

Bill G. said...

I used to be able to get a potato pancake mix from French's that I liked really well. I don't think it was very authentic but I liked 'em. I can't find it in the stores or online anymore. Oh well...

But to be truthful, I like almost anything made from potatoes. Barbara used to make cold vichyssoise that was delicious. It might have had something to do with the cream?

Owen, good one!

CrossEyedDave said...

Don't forget the Australian version:


I remember getting a half dozen of these wrapped up in newspaper,
& never once made it home with any left...

HG, MacBook Pro tips will not work with Windows 8.
(come to think of it, there is not much that works with windows 8...)

Lucina said...

YR et alia:
Potatoes are something I love and since I can now eat only limited quantities, I savor them though yams are on my list. Yea! And I've lost the 2 1/2 pounds I regained in Hawaii! Eating out is not good for diabetes people.

Jayce said...

My father's grandfather emigrated from Germany to Canada, and my father's father moved himself and his wife from Kitchener to a suburb of Philadelphia where they had 8 children. Although we were not Pennsylvania Dutch, I think Dad still had a teeny weeny bit of Deutsche in him. A lot of our food when we were kids were somewhat Germanic, with emphasis on meat, potatoes, pickles, bread, vegetables, and rich desserts; not only those potato pancakes. At Christmas time it was tradition in our house for us to pitch in to make seasonal German cookies like Pfeffernüsse and Springerle.
Dad was fond of saying things like "Was ist los?" and "Rous!" He also often used military language such as "Up and at 'em!" and "Hit the deck" when addressing us kids.

Jayce said...

Good job, Lucina!

CrossEyedDave said...


Thinking about those scallops made me homesick,
but I only used to eat them with salt.

Bring them to America & what happens?

Something that will already kill you gets covered in cheese sauce and bacon!

Also, the snack would not be complete without a Sunny Boy juice box. A strangely triangular shaped
juice box that was famously impossible to open. If you watch the begining of the movie "A Hard Days Night," just before they get on the train you will see the Beatles Manager spill one all over himself.

CrossEyedDave said...

Actually, here it is!

Pls note the juice box opening at 0:43, 1:15, & 1:23.

This time milk, but the same annoying box that was the predecessor
of our modern juice boxes.

Anonymous said...

I love getting latkes at my local Jewish deli. They come two to an order and are served small ramekins of sour cream and/or applesauce. I always get one of each since I can never decide which condiment I prefer. Yum.

Misty said...

I love a Monday speed run, and this one was a lot of fun. Many thanks, Janice!

I also lived in Pennsylvania Dutch country when I was in my teens (Lancaster) but I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to make a potato pancake, even if I were still cooking (something I rarely do anymore now that I'm alone). But it made me hungry just reading all the descriptions and discussions--fun!

Have a great week, everybody!

PK said...

Hi Y'all! Great puzzle, Janice! Great expo, Argyle!

Now you guys have made me hungry for my old scalloped potatoes with ham. And this in a two week period where nothing sounds or tastes good and I've been having LOW blood sugar incidents. Alas, no potatoes in the house. I used sliced raw potatoes layered with flour & butter and chunks of ham in a long square pyrex dish then poured canned condensed milk over the top and baked. Family loved it.

Yellowrocks said...

Sweet potatoes are the latest health craze. IMO they are no substitute for regular potatoes. I would rather have a garden salad. Yes, PK, scalloped potatoes are another favorite. I think small servings of regular potatoes two or three times a week are okay

SwampCat said...

Rabbit rabbit! And thanks , Janice, for a great start to the week and the month. I had no trouble with ENYO as it was filled with perps, but I agree it is a bit crunchy for Monday. . Maybe that's a good thing. Argyle, thanks for the tour.

Owen, you outdid yourself! Thanks for sharing your talent.

As for the potato discussion...I guess I'm the odd man out. Down here in the swamp we eat rice, not potatoes so I never developed a taste for them. Also don't like pancakes. They always just taste greasy to me. I guess It helps not to like the stuff you are not supposed to eat!!

Anonymous T said...

Hi all!

Love me a Monday puzzle. Thanks Janice! Thanks Argyle for the write-up - enjoyed your GARNISH w/ all the food pics.

WOs - I misread 16a as 60's and started inking Pshaw (sp?)... Oops. Also, I had INNS as places to sleep (I'll be in San Antonio b/f NOLA so I need a place to sleep).

WEES re: ESPs - 64a, 65a, 58d and needed ETA to spell ADIEU.

Fav - BAD KARMA. I just love the concept. What comes around goes around... so don't be a meanie.

Classic OKL today! Thanks for the after-puzzle smile.

Re: HG's QUIZ. I saw it was Geography and decided not to waste another minute just to be told I'm a AIR head.

Argyle - AFTERMARKET reminds me; is that Lucas SMOKE OEM?

Cheers, -T

TX Ms said...

HG – Immensely enjoyed your quiz more than today's easy crossword! I loved geography in grade school but that was decades ago, and many of the countries that I "knew" then have been now renamed. [sigh] Score: disappointingly only 32 percent. Guess I’ll save the Doctors Without Borders maps I get in the mail to educate myself in this “new” world. Thanks – HG! PS: I love your links, either educational or comical.

PK said...

HG, I too love geography, but Africa remains the dark continent. Earlier I couldn't understand how I was getting so many wrong, but I wasn't noticing the question was changing while I was concentrating on the map. I tried again just now and did somewhat better. I'm still trying to learn South America. I had a map of that hanging on my refrigerator for over a year and never mastered it.

Swamp Cat, I was raised on Potatoes which are easy to grow here. I never ate much rice until I lived on the Texas Gulf Coast where rice is grown. I had never heard of rice and gravy. After that I started cooking with more rice. If I'm trying to cut down on carbs, I'll chose rice over potatoes or pasta.

I like sweet potatoes, but not French fried that are showing up in hamburger places around here.

TX Ms said...

PK - Yes, the quiz would have been a whole lot easier if HG had chosen geography in South America rather than in Africa - SA is more "stable" at least in countries' names. Please forgive me, PK - I can't discern from your profile ... but where did you grow up without the ultimate childhood comfort food of rice and gravy (with chicken, roast, and pork chops)? Just wondering... Thanks