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Mar 11, 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016, Jeffrey Wechsler

Theme: Pull up a chair and sit a spell at my table.

We are back to having a Friday JW challenge and this one is a visual that really demands having the circles. The reveal; 61A. Item graphically depicted by this puzzle's circles : TABLE, advises that you are looking for a representation of a table. The letters in the circles describe a type of table. You must do this on paper or a site with circles. The six tables, running in three sets of pairs West to East are: BACCARAT-DRESSING, PARLOR-DINNER, DRAFTING-BILLIARD.  The top two pair of tables and bottom two are 4 across with three down legs, while the middle are four by two. We have triple seven stacks in every corner and have a total of 19! seven letter fill. PC CARDS,  DRONE ON, SPOILER,  PER DIEM,  TARTARE, HESSIAN, ABETTOR, ORIENTS,  PACKS ON,  HE'S A MAN,  CODEINE,  POOL BOY, LOFTING, LOAF TIN, GILLIAN,  CARTING, UNITARD,  OLD GAGS and. REBINDS. No fill is more than seven letters. JW still likes multi-word fill, so let's see what he did to fool you today.

Across:

1. Notebook memory devices : PC CARDS. We start with a tricky phrase. A PC Card (previously known as a PCMCIA card) is a credit card-size memory or I/O device that fits into a personal computer, usually a notebook or laptop computer. Probably the most common use of a PC Card is the telecommunications modem for notebook computers. Per whatis.techtarget.com.

8. "The butler did it," maybe : SPOILER. Alert, poor Carson.

15. Tuna preparation : TARTARE. The latest RECIPE.

16. Revolutionary War mercenary : HESSIAN. The German mercenaries hired by the British.












17. Getaway driver, e.g. : ABETTOR.

18. Sets right : ORIENTS. This was hard, though accurate when you think align or position (something) relative to the points of a compass or other specified positions.

19. Suitor : SWAIN. An old timey word, which in keeping with Jerome's comments  derives from Old Norse sveinn ‘lad.’

20. Sediment : DREGS.

21. War on Poverty org. : OEOOffice of Economic Opportunity, part of LBJ's Great Society.

23. __ Chess: video game : WII. Their promotion, ""Wii sounds like 'we,' which emphasizes this console is for everyone. Wii can easily be remembered by people around the world, no matter what language they speak. No confusion. No need to abbreviate. Just Wii."

24. Gains quickly, as weight : PACKS ON.
28. Opening track on Madonna's album "I'm Breathless" : HE' S A MAN.
33. First name in folk : ARLO.

34. Book after Micah : NAHUM. The prophets. LINK.

36. Simba's mate : NALA. Lion King.

37. Fruit cocktail ingredients : PEARS. I like the cherries, but there were never enough.

39. Little troublemaker : IMP. He's coming back soon. LINK.

40. __ child : INNER. Bradshaw was a smash for a while.
41. Symposium group : PANEL.

42. Children's author Asquith : ROS.  ASQUITH is an important name in British political history but Ros does CARTOONS and kiddie books.

43. Raison __ : D'ETRE.  Similar to one's mission in life, literally French for "reason to be."

44. Attack : ASSAIL.

46. Aids to sure footing : CLEATS. Important for football, both kinds.

47. Employee with a skimmer : POOL BOY. Apparently a number of movies have been about this profession. This ONE is supposed to be fun starring Hercules.

51. Sputnik reporter : TASS.

55. Target of blue sky laws : FRAUD. Securities laws which require many layers of disclosures for both registered and unregistered  shares. They are enacted by the states.

56. Egg holders : SACS.

60. __ chamber : ECHO.









62. Tennis legend : ASHE. Arthur.

63. Bakeware item : LOAF TIN. I use them more for meat loaf than bread.

65. David's "X-Files" co-star : GILLIAN. Duchovny and Anderson.
67. Sanitation service : CARTING. Huh? Here we call those bulk pick up days.

68. Gym suit : UNITARD.Oh, we did make fun of them, but had to wear them to wrestle. Ours were not so creative.
69. Inducers of more groans than guffaws : OLD GAGS.

70. Strengthens the spine of : REBINDS.

Down:

1. Educational gp. : PTAParent Teachers Association.

2. Fleet on the street : CABS. Nice imagery.

3. J. follower : CREW. This retailer started as a catalog store.

4. "__ girl!" : ATTA.

5. Pi and others : RATIOS. Nice clue.

6. Lecture boringly : DRONE ON.

7. Sun. delivery : SERmon.

8. "Nurse Jackie" network, in TV listings : SHOwtime. Edie Falco again this week.

9. Fixed expense : PER DIEM. Fixed in the sense of being for a day. Latin.

10. Underworld deity : OSIRIS. Know your Egyptian gods.

11. "Of course" : I SEE.

12. Duck tail? : LING. Cute and better than half a Panda.

13. Greasy spoon sign word : EATS.

14. OR personnel : RNS. Registered Nurses.

22. Studio caution : ON AIR. Twice this week.

23. Gives a Dixie lickin' : WHUPS.

24. __ al pomodoro: Tuscan soup : PAPPA.  I like soups. RECIPE 2.

25. Regions : AREAS.

26. Blood groups? : CLANS. Tricky.

27. Former country on its own peninsula : KOREA. The two countries were created by the post-WWII power brokering of the US and the Soviets when they stripped the country from Japan.

29. Year abroad : ANNEE. More French.

30. Wide swimmer : MANTA. I have a video of me petting them last summer.
31. Warn : ALERT.

32. Rhinoplasty concerns : NARES. Just the Latin plural of Naris, the nostril.

35. Aetna offering : HMO.

38. Omission, say : SLIP.

40. How casual thoughts are offered : IDLY.

45. Hitting up : LOFTING. The best golf shot of my life was a 60 degree over a tree landing on the green at La Costa. After watching me play mediocre golf all day, my caddy was amazed.
46. Tylenol 3 component : CODEINE. A natural part of the poppy, the name is derived from the Greek word kodeia (κώδεια) for "poppy head".

48. Sumatran swingers : ORANGS.

49. Curie workplace : LAB. Madame.This Polish born chemist/physicist was a trly amazing person.

50. Durum wheat cereal : BULGUR. I think these are two different kinds of wheat, but then I never ate my Wheaties.

51. A T & T e.g. : TELCO.

52. "His nose ... is like __ of fire": "Henry V" : A COAL. JW gets his Shakespeare.

53. Broken piece : SHARD. 58D. White option, briefly : CHARDonnay. I prefer the beet clue.

54. Generous feature? : SOFT G. A simple but effective deception.

56. 1972 missile pact : SALT I. From memory, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks.

57. Like India and Pakistan : ASIAN. The 26th annual Asian Festival at Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead this past week end was great. This GROUP with a full complement of 18 drummers wowed us and the rest of the crowd there.

59. FedExes : SENDS.

64. __ Maria : TIA.

66. Bldg. where much research is done : LIBrary.

Welcome back to Friday JW and thank you for another creative work. Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead everyone and we will see you next week. Lemonade out.

51 comments:

fermatprime said...

Greetings!

Thanks, Jeff and Lemonade.

Lots of type overs. Scratched head at FRAUD. PAPPA and Madonna song were perped. Had NEA before PTA.

Otherwise OK.

Cheers!

Barry G. said...

Morning, all!

Got through this one unscathed, but no circles for me equaled no joy. Plus, I just wasn't that fond of stuff like PC CARDS, ABETTOR, OLD GAGS, etc. I suppose they are all things, but they just seem strained to me.

Hahtoolah said...

Good Morning, Lemonade and friends. Rarely do I find a puzzle that I just do not enjoy. This, unfortunately, falls into that category.

My favorite clue was Blood Groups? = CLANS, although I initially tried Clots.

The X-Files has had a brief 6-week run this month and last.

Interesting to have both LAB and LIB clued in such a way that LAB would have fit both clues.

The term Blue Sky Laws came from a US Supreme Court Case from the 1910s that addressed the need to regulate securities.

The heavy rains are storming through. Fortunately, the office had the foresight to let us know that we would be closed today, so I don't have to face the high waters. I hope everyone in the storm's way is safe.

QOD: I just had an idea that went right over my head. ~ Lawrence Welk (Mar. 11, 1908 ~ May 17, 1992)

Madame Defarge said...

Good Morning,

Thanks, Jeff. This was a real workout, but I'm not sure the circles would have helped. Brilliant grid. I spent a lot of time with false starts and then V-8 moments. Once I sussed everything out it all made sense.

Thanks, Lemonade for the explication. I agree, this was a day to work in the newspaper. I needed the circles to have more success. Not complaining though--this hobby is meant to challenge.

Have a fine day everyone. Stay safe where Nature is showing us who's the boss.

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

That is quite the grid. Mine's messy now, with all the Wite-Out. Got 'er done, but it was a struggle. I noticed that the circles looked like tables, but failed to notice that each spelled a type of table. Themes and I are seldom on the same page.

Immediately entered NAHUM -- where the heck did that come from? Didn't understand CHARD or LOFTING (thanx, Lemon); I seldom drink wine, and I never play golf. That's my excuse, and I'm stickin' to it.

CARTING? Really?

I was thinking backbones rather than books until REBINDS showed up, and suddenly it was finished.

oc4beach said...


Boy, was this a Friday puzzle. Officially a DNF. Unlike Barry G, I was scathed, in addition to being spindled, folded and mutilated by Jeffrey.

I used the Mensa site, so there were no circles. Even if they were there, I'm not sure it would have helped after I saw Lemon's expo.

It was nice to see some new clues and answers that weren't stale. However, I had BADPUNS vs OLDGAGS, LOAFPAN vs LOAFTIN and PASTA vs PAPPA. I thought of a chiropractor for ADJUSTS vs REBINDS. Wrong kind of spine I guess.

It was interesting even if I didn't finish it.

Have a great day everyone.


Big Easy said...

I was lost from the beginning today. I got PC CARD through perps but wouldn't a memory device be RAM or THUMB DRIVE? Not familiar with the term PC CARD. It went downhill from there. Unknowns???- NAHUM, HE'S A MAN, ROS, LOAF TIN, GILLIAN, SHO, PAPPA, BULGUR, CHARD, CARTING, LOAF TIN. I couldn't fill enough perps to be able to even give those unknowns a shot at being completed.

LOFTING- played golf for many years and can't say that I have heard that term used. If you want the ball to go UP, you hit DOWN not up. The LOFT of the club will make the ball go up.

Lemonade- About 15-20 years ago I played at LaCosta four days in a row ( my wife was at at convention there) immediately after the Match Play Championships. I had 'mucho' trouble hitting out of their rough. Half the greens were fast and the other half were very slow. There were two courses with different types of greens at LaCosta and they used holes from both for the Tournament of Champions. Shot over 100 the first three days and magically shot an 88 on the fourth.

Bill said...

I wrecked at LOAFTIN and TIA. Wanted LOAFPAN but finally got LOFTING. Then LOAFPIN didn't really make sense, of course, but I found PIA MARIA through Google and it sounded plausible. So a technical DNF for me today. also, I think PCCARDS was a bit lame.

Jim Dog said...

No thank you. Really dislike this kind of struggle. I feel this is for the constructor, and not the solver.
What's the point.

Lemonade714 said...

BIg Easy, my experience at La Costa also began when there for a seminar. It always amazed me how well I could sometimes play on those championship courses. Your 88 was a very well done round. The rough was very real.

Bluehen said...

Tough slog today. I gotter dunn, but only with red-letter help. So, TDNF. I'll agree with BE's first paragraph re: unknowns. Managed to dredge up "NARES" from high school Biology, but I needed too much ESP and too many alphabet runs to take any pleasure in the solve.

I haven't been posting much lately, but I have been lurking. For the most part, by the time I get around to thinking about posting, pretty much all has been said and it's hard to whip up any enthusiasm when dealing with pain. That should change Monday morning when I get a bright, shiny new left hip. Can't wait. When I am fully recovered from that in about six months time, I'm going to have arthroscopic surgery to remove a large spur from inside my left shoulder. Once I recover from that, the sawbones is going to make me symmetrical by doing the same thing on the right side. It looks like I'll be recovering from one procedure or another for the next two years.

Abejo, if you are out there I would like to chat with you about the folks you know from my hometown. Please email me at the address below. Thanks.

CanadianEh! said...

Tough slog today. I started on the Mensa site until I reached 61A and realized that I needed the circles. Moved to the LA Times site,started again and finally say the TABLEs. Thanks Jeffrey and Lemon.

Hand up for Clots before CLANS, noting the LAB/LIB clues, and thinking of strengthening a human spine not a book! I was going through my cupboards for a bakeware item from a Cakepan to a Caketin before I got to LOAFTIN.

I tried Ron and Roy before I got ROS Asquith; NALA changed Noses to NARES. We have had Abet frequently but I don't remember seeing ABETTOR. Once again, I had to wait for perps to decide between Itsa or ATTA girl.

inanehiker said...

Another fun, creative puzzle by JW. It would have been much harder without the circles - as I got the theme it helped fill in the perps knowing that DRAFTING (though initially thought it might be DRAWING) and BILLIARD filled in the circles before I had gotten some of the other answers.

Thanks, Lemonade and JW!

Avg Joe said...

This was 10 miles of bad road with a pile-up at the end. Managed most of it unaided, but the NE just wasn't letting go. I had Eats, RNs, Orients (right), but HBO and Pins for the duck ending (both wrong). Had to throw in the towel at that point and outright cheat by coming to the blog to glance at Spoiler before I could finish. Certainly no victory today. Forecast for tomorrow is cloudy at best since we had a Silkie last week.

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

This wasn't my favorite JW by any means. I agree that several entries seem forced but the execution and cleverness deserve praise. I had Ave before Tia and clots before clans. Finished w/o help but with little pleasure.

Thanks, Jeffrey, and thanks, Lemony, for being such a helpful guide.

From yesterday: Congrats to CED's D#3 on her acceptance and Congrats to JzB's granddaughter for her dance group's achievement.

Have a great day.

CanadianEh! said...

I was midsdirected by Hitting up and was thinking of someone trying to get money (or a date)! Another misdirection at Blue Sky Laws (this Canadian was unaware of these) which made me think of air marshalls and antiterrorism efforts on airplanes.

No regional pronunciations today. I think we can all agree on the soft G in generous as opposed to yesterday's silent L discussion.

2D CABS could have been clued as Red options (CSO to Marti) to go with 58D CHARD.

I have a HESSIAN (as opposed to Madonna's HESAMAN) in my family tree. He was gang-pressed into service and eventually became a United Empire Loyalist in Canada.

What is cuter than half a panda? Two panda cubs at the Toronto Zoo!
Canadian Joy and Canadian Hope were recently named amid much fanfare including a photo-op with PM Justin Trudeau.

PandaCubs

More recent photo-op of Trudeau and Obama.

StateDinner

Dudley said...

Hello Puzzlers -

Sigh. My worst DNF in Corner history. The NE kicked my butt and took my lunch money.

Yellowrocks said...

Very difficult and time consuming, challenging but ultimately doable. Fun theme. I discovered it half way through. What do BACCARAT, DRESSING, and PARLOR have in common? OH!! TABLE!
The SW was the most difficult. I dislike clues like HARD G or NOUN. They always hold me up. It took time to figure out what kind of tin. ECHO, ----TIN, ---GAGS and CARTING made it doable. I have heard of dumpster and haul-away services contracted by the home owner which are called CARTING.
I did most of the puzzle while lying on the acupuncture table waiting for the pins to take effect. This is my third treatment and my shoulder is beginning to heal after re-injuring it the first of the year and making no progress until now. The tip to keep my elbow close to my body when I lift or reach out helps, even while driving or using the mouse. My sciatic nerve and tight IT band in my leg are just beginning to recover after almost a year. That pain was likely caused by lumbar stenosis. This is the moat comfortable I have felt in a while. I will postpone my vacuuming until tomorrow and enjoy my comfort for today.

Lucina said...

Hola y Buenos dias!

JW strikes again! And cleverly, too. I loved the tables and managed to fill them with only a couple of letters. Kudos, Jeffrey. As for the solve, it was a struggle as most of you have said, but I filled most except the SW & NE corners. I was sure it would be TELCO but resisted since I couldn't understand CARTING so finally looked it up and finished that AREA. No problem with LOAFTIN since TIA and ORANGS sat there placidly.

My real battle came in the NE corner where I just could not make an inroad, no way, no how. My mind simply closed and never having watched Nurse Jackie SHO was completely unknown. After looking that up it all magically bloomed. ORIENTS and DREGS were nice surprises. But I don't understand LING as duck tail.

So thank you, JW, for this mental exercise and Lemonade for unraveling it with your usual zest.

Jazz:
I really meant to congratulate you yesterday on your granddaughter's accomplishments and all your talented family, actually. Well done!

CED:
The same for you. What a proud papa you must be!

Have an exceptional day, everyone!

Yellowrocks said...

Bluehen, my thoughts and best wishes are with you. Advanced arthritis and bone spurs are no picnic. I feel your pain. My dad always said that getting older is not for sissies. My saving grace was just imagining how much better I would feel after the surgery. Even before I was completely healed there was much less pain than with the arthritis. Here's to a brighter future.

Anonymous said...

DUCK-LING, baby duck

Argyle said...

Today's Frazz for you subs out there: Frazz.

Bill G. said...

Hi everybody. Friday=Difficult and this certainly was. Lots of tricky spots. I figured out most of them but needed a little help in a couple places. Thanks Jeffrey and Lemon.

This was an unusual grid. Did its configuration have anything to do with the table theme?

Bluehen, best wishes heading your way.

Lucina, that would be DUCK - LING or DUCKLING. It got me at first too.

PK said...

Hi Y'all! No circles. No tables. No give a hoot! Lost the transmission 5 times. Kept trying. Like Hahtoolah's QOD: most clues went right over my head. Boy am I cranky now!

Blue Hen, Your courage and perseverance are commendable. Good luck! and Good drugs!

Hahtoolah, glad to hear you are not flooded.

PK said...

YR, Your optimism and tenacity is amazing. My daughter is very angry with me right now because I am a rehab drop-out. The benefit of rehab didn't outweigh the pain of getting myself bathed, dressed and shuffling across the dangerous parking lot. I find sitting still with a good book followed by slow steady walking to strengthen my legs and feet is more beneficial. I had to quit wearing a bra so my shoulder would heal.

CrossEyedDave said...

Usually I would go red letter with a puzzle like this,
but I stayed with the dead tree & ink & actually enjoyed
it due to (cheating) with Crossword Nexxus
At least it gave me something to puzzle the perps with...

Yes, D#3 is going to be a Music Teacher!
(I'm hoping for some free lessons for all those music lesson payments.)

Anyway, I had fun with the tables...

Hmm, tables, that gives me an idea!

I want this table!

&, how to turn the tables on bureaucracy.

Husker Gary said...

If Jeff has a clue machine with a 1 – 10 setting, it spit out some 9’s and 10’s today! But I stuck it out for a well earned “got ‘er done!” Some of the “not a chance” fills came eventually with right angle help

Musings
-Nobody does summative paragraphs better than Lemon
-SPOILER ALERTS are de rigueur here and most remember that. Our speed readers can still get fooled
-This Christmas Day stratagem surprised the British-hired HESSIANS
-DREGS replaced LOESS in _ _ E _ S and CARTING was in for _SORTING and being a SOFTY was not generous
-FB teams have detatchable CLEATS for differing conditions
-Hmmm… SER and DRONE ON adjacent. Sounds like our church.
-I think I’ve mentioned before that MLB players get $100.50 PER DIEM for food
-EAT/GAS/NOW!
-I SEE, BULGAR, BULGER aka Whitey
-Yup, trash CARTAGE

Anonymous said...

"Nobody does summative paragraphs better than Lemon"

Over compensating a tad there, aren't ya husker? Just his usual drivel.

Ol' Man Keith said...

Oh, man, this was rough. I finally cracked it, but didn't feel good about some of the fills (I mean, LOFTING? SHARD and CHARD? C'mon!), when their desperation showed. Mr Wechsler has been cooler than this before.
I appreciate that he pulled off a stunning theme-- with all those TABLEs!-- but even after completing the pzl I couldn't begin to crack the coded table types. I suppose I would have a different opinion of the pzl's success if I'd been up to the mark. I agree with those who say we should EXPECT a challenge, but the truth is that our judgments of success vary according to two factors-- whether we can personally solve a pzl, and whether it satisfies some inner aesthetic demand. On the first count, I succeeded with the grid but failed on the theme; on the second, I felt JW's strain just a whit too much.

Tinbeni said...

D-N-F ... not even close ... never on the constructor's wave length ...
OTOH ... the Ink-Blots are kinda sexy ...

Since I completed my "first-week" of part-time work ... "LOAF TIN" ... isn't something I'm doing any more ...

Well having the PGA Tour 4 miles south of Villa Incognito you can see (on the Golf Channel) how beautiful my weather is.

But I will be looking forward to attending the St. Petersburg Indy-Car Race, in person, on Sunday.

A "toast-to-ALL" at Sunset ... (with a "test-toast" NOW !!!
Cheers!

AnonymousPVX said...

Jim Dog - that's exactly how I felt yesterday

And today I had no problem at all. Funny.

Lucina said...

OMK:
That's too bad you didn't enjoy this puzzling grid. I really did, from the arrangement of the TABLEs to the use of CHAR, SHARD, LIB, LAB and now that duck-LING has been illuminated I like that, too. But then it takes so little to amuse me!

Thank you, Bill and anonymous for duck tail. Sometimes my mind just turns itself off.

Anonymous said...

Anon@ 1:37. You continue with your usual Friday drivel. Enough already. Please spate us.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha. Lemony, you also commit typos when you pretend you are an anon.

Yellowrocks said...

It was I. I am well known here for my typos. I am fed up with your weekly snarkiness.

Ol' Man Keith said...

Lucina @ 3:36,
You're right, of course, in your higher esteem for today's pzl. My lower judgment is based entirely on the interfacing of creator and solver. The more I go at these wonderful pzls, the more aware I become of how our subjectivity works. I am learning all the time how our brains function when cracking the many intertwining codes of cruciverbalists. Maybe the area that gets the least attention is what we sometimes brush off as "wavelength."
In today's case, I cannot miss how impressively layered and complex Mr Wechsler's creation is. And yet, my inability to see the light (of the theme) was blinkered by what struck me as his capitulations in parts of the grid. I thought (maybe wrongly on 2nd or 3rd thought) he settled for some easy (or awkward) fills, and that discouraged me from making a full-on effort that might have allowed me to crack the theme.
Whatever the final outcome, it's always a matter of matching wits. On my dumber days, the makers have a harder time.

Jerome said...

Carting is taking away in a cart or a truck. A sanitation company hauls your garbage away in a truck... Thus the clue for CARTING.

I came across a USA Today crossword and saw that Fred Piscop was the editor. Did they can Timothy Parker because of the recent scandal? Anyone know? Fred is a former editor and well respected, prolific constructor. I can't find any info on line about the change.

kazie said...

I couldn't see the tables today so that screwed a lot of things up for me. I thought they might be a type of construction aid, such as an "n" bar or something. There were also too many names and cultural things for me. After living in a town of 5,000 all these years, I don't think of cabs as being part of a fleet. Besides which, Wisconsin roads are so bad, nothing is FLEET on them!

I also don't know anything about PC CARDS, or that PI is a RATIO, and believe it or not, even though I never buy loaves, but make all my own bread, LOAF TIN never occurred to me. Just off my game today I guess.

Have a great weekend all of you stalwarts who do the weekend CWs.

Jerome said...

Just noticed that C.C. did an interview with Fred. Check it out. Interesting guy.

Anonymous said...

55a has to be the most apropos clue and answer for lemony ever! Surprised he didn't share any personal story for that one.

Avg Joe said...

RIP Keith Emerson

Avg Joe said...

Quiet night, evidently....

cajun rox said...

Enjoyed this one, agree to the crunch, which is nice on a Friday.

I want to thank Jerome for the USA Today crossword reference, since I had long stopped solving them. Fred Piscop is one of my favorites, so off i go to check it out.

AJ @ 5:58, yes sad news, I dread the day I read about Sir Paul though he still looks great for his age.

Many thanks everyone

Lucina said...

Thanks, Jerome, for the CARTING definition; I am unfamiliar with the term but of course it makes sense.

Earlier I went shopping for shoes and found the road I use blocked and later learned a city bus and motorcycle had collided. The remains of the motorcycle could be seen strewed across the highway. It was a tragic sight and even more tragic event.

Spitzboov said...

Just noticed this was a 15 X 16 puzzle. Puzzle had a bland feel . Don't care for circles anyway.
I think the common term is BULGUR wheat; I don't think it is a cereal of itself, but more of an ingredient.

Anonymous said...

Bulgur is a cereal prepared for consumption by grinding, usually sold parboiled and dried, with only a very small amount of the bran partially removed. Bulgur is recognized as a whole grain by the U.S.D.A. and the Whole Grains Council. Bulgur is sometimes confused with cracked wheat, which is crushed wheat grain that has not been parboiled. Whole-grain, high-fiber bulgur and cracked wheat can be found in natural food stores,

Durham is a variety of wheat.

Anonymous said...

Durham wheat is used to make bulgur.

CrossEyedDave said...

Ol'Man Keith@ 4:46

(U R making me smile again:)

Jerome@4:57 Tx 4 the carting info, I was wondering about that...

Kazie@5:03,

You make bread? We must compare notes!
(maybe you can help me with my pizza dough!)

Keith Emerson? Aw Crap!

Lucina, as I biker (retired) your words resonate.
it reminds me of Duane Allman, and Berry Oakley,
one year apart, within 3 blocks of each other,
lost it trying to avoid a bus...

(but, the reason for riding a motorcycle has always been to try and avoid the bus...)

Lucina said...

CED:
I am so glad to learn you are a RETIRED biker. It's too sad when they're hit.

Anonymous T said...

Hi all!

Late today - girls & I went for gyros again. We got home and that Russian beer set in. Zzzzz. I woke to C-SPAN's re-run of Nancy R's funeral.

What Ave Joe said. A pile up in the NE - 'sure' now I SEE where I was stuck [I had sure for 11d]. LPN didn't help at 14d either.

Thanks JW for a challenge. I liked the gimmick too. Fortunately, I had some complicated queries over the last 90 days of log-data. Each query took 3-5 minutes to run - so I had time to suss this out one clue at a time :-)

Thanks Lem for the writeup.

You'd a thought I'd get PCS CARDS off the bat, but I haven't seen one in at least 7 or so years [except in my old-parts-box]...

WOs: cute-by-half: inits b/f TELCO; Ava b/f TIA; neA b/f PTA.

Lookups: 34a & 28a. They really didn't help as much as I'd hoped; tho the latter fixed my 'set-bill' mindset to PER DIEM.

Fav: GILLIAN. I love (in the words of the Barenaked Ladies [@1:38]) "Watchin' X-Files with no lights on; I hope the smokin'-man 's in this one."

BlueHen - wow! God speed on recovery. Hopefully with all the procedures you'll feel so much better - like YR does.

Ave Joe - no! Not the E of ELP...

CED - I loved the horse TABLE-stable!

Cheers, -T

Bridge said...

Sorry to see that Husker Gary was responding while students were in his class.