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Jan 30, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017 Kevin Christian and Andrea Carla Michaels

Theme: Homophonous Endings - but you knew that.

20A. Mork's sign-off: NANU NANU

28A. Eastside Manhattan thoroughfare: FIRST AVENUE

35A. Confidentially, in Cannes: ENTRE NOUS

46A. Boat made from a hollowed tree trunk: DUGOUT CANOE

55A. Request for the latest update: WHAT'S NEW

Argyle here. Good start for a new week, eh?


Across:

1. Song of praise: PSALM

6. Madagascar primate: LEMUR

11. "Norma __": RAE

14. Fiber-__ cable: OPTIC

15. Last Olds model: ALERO

16. Make a decision: OPT

17. Massachusetts witch trial town: SALEM

18. Frenzied: MANIC

19. Speedometer reading: Abbr.: MPH

22. Cute Aussie "bear": KOALA

24. What we breathe: AIR

25. In favor of: FOR

26. Native of Damascus: SYRIAN

27. Chinese menu letters: MSG. (monosodium glutamate)

31. Dijon darling: CHERI


33. Brain scan: Abbr.: EEG. (electroencephalogram)

34. Had the best record in: LED

39. Univ. near Harvard: MIT. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


41. Unspecified number: ANY

42. Choppers: TEETH. Slang.

50. Ship, to a sailor: SHE

51. Zambia neighbor: ANGOLA. Enlarge if you can; great detail.


52. Suffix with east: ERN

53. Male or female: SEX

54. Pastoral poem: IDYLL

58. Cozy cat seat: LAP

59. Kind of Boy Scout badge: MERIT

61. Ancient region of Asia Minor: IONIA

63. "Lux" composer Brian: ENO. "Lux" is a 2012 album by Brian Eno.

64. Tylenol alternative: ALEVE

65. "Filthy" moolah: LUCRE

66. "Sure thing": "YEP"

67. Eight plus one, to aviators: NINER

68. Disdainful grin: SNEER



Down:

1. Places to buy stamps: Abbr.: POs. (POST OFFICES)

2. Language of Chile: SPANISH

3. On the loose: AT LARGE

4. Property encumbrance: LIEN

5. Golden Arches egg sandwich: McMUFFIN

6. Hollywood's Hedy: LAMARR

7. Stylish vigor: ELAN

8. Café chalkboard listing: MENU

9. Ocean State sch.: URI. (University of Rhode Island)

10. 1990 Stallone boxing film which at the time was thought to be the conclusion of its series: ROCKY V

11. Caesar salad lettuce: ROMAINE

12. Give a hand to: APPLAUD

13. Flammable hydrocarbon: ETHANE

21. There's __ in "team": NO I 23. Bully's threat ender: OR ELSE

24. "Breaking Bad" channel: AMC. The name originally stood for "American Movie Classics".

26. Palm starch: SAGO

29. "Later, bro": "SEE YA'"

30. X, to Cato: TEN

32. Update factory machinery: RETOOL

36. "Toodles!": "TA-TA!"

37. GOP fundraising org.: RNC. (Republican National Committee)

38. Kitchen implements: UTENSILS

39. Humdrum: MUNDANE

40. "Lust for Life" punk rocker: IGGY POP

43. Defining quality: ESSENCE

44. 2000s crime drama set in Baltimore: "THE WIRE"

45. Cast a spell on: HEX

46. Dan of old MGM musicals: DAILEY



47. Tracey on whose show "The Simpsons" debuted: ULLMAN

48. More orderly: NEATER

49. Dinner plate scrap: ORT

55. Chirpy bird: WREN

56. Home with drones: HIVE. A male bee is a drone.

57. Sentence subject, as a rule: NOUN

60. Yale collegian: ELI

62. __ Lingus: Irish carrier: AER


Argyle

50 comments:

fermatprime said...

Greetings!

Thanks to Kevin, Andrea and Santa!

Nice Monday offering. No problems!

Anyone watching Homeland

Have a great day!

OwenKL said...

FIRbTD! A simple typo needed the lack of a ta-da to summon me to search for it. I shall resist the urge to punfully comment on the originality of today's theme. At least it wasn't a vowel progression as I first feared.

{B, C, R.}

What use would a LEMUR have for dirty LUCRE?
He don't play at cards, so he can't bet on euchre.
He don't know KOALA,
So can't lend him a dollah.
He lives in a jungle, so he got no use for Uber!

Lettuce APPLAUD when the FIRST act is done,
But ROMAINE in our seats during intermission.
You relax, I'll tense back,
But if UTENSIL relax!
It all comes down to which MENU shun!

A nasty old goat who infested IONIA
Would pick up women, and promise "I'll phone ya!"
But he wouldn't. by heck,
Unless it was for SEX,
When he'd call, and with a SNEER, say "I'll bone ye!"

Hahtoolah said...

Good Morning, Argyle and friends. This was a nice easy way to ease into the work week.

Angola is also the name of an infamous prison in Louisiana.

I never watched Breaking Bad, but I Bryan Cranston in his other roles as Watley on Seinfeld and Hal on Malcolm in the Middle.

QOD: There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt (Jan. 30, 1882 ~ Apr. 12, 1945)

Hungry Mother said...

Knew ANGOLA from last year's safari. Wanted "paean" and "her", but got it straightened out. Watching "Homeland" at lunchtime today.

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Nice Monday puzzle with PSALMs and IDYLLs and LEMURS and LUCRE. What's not to like. Thanx, Kevin, Andrea and Argyle.

Hahtoolah, your QOD reminds me of the investing advice on turbulent markets from John Bogle, founder of Vanguard: "Don't just do something, stand there!"

unclefred said...

Thanx KC and ACM for a terrific CW! Lots of fun fill. Only write-over HER:SHE. Very nice write-up, Argyle, thanx. Owen, thanx for the grins with your limericks: C, B+, A!

Jinx in Norfolk said...

Fun puzzle, but I forgot to look for a theme. Probably would not have gotten it anyway. Only erasure was SeGO for SAGO - I guess I'll never learn. Didn't know ENTRENOUS or Dan DAILEY.

There may be no I in team, but there is an M and an E. Favorite today was APPLAUD for give a hand to. I tried to think of something akin to "assist".

Thanks to Kevin, Andrea and Santa for a good Monday exercise and expo.

unclefred said...

Oops! Owen, got my ratings mixed up: meant to say B+, C, A.

Tinbeni said...

Nice write-up Argyle.

Thank You Kevin & Andrea for a FUN Monday puzzle. Enjoyed the NU, NUE, NOUS, NEW theme.

OK, admit I needed ESP (Every-Single-Perp) to get IGGY POP and Dan DAILEY.
Everything else was smooth sailing.

Sunny but dang-near Florida Freezing (4 degrees above at 55 degrees).
Guess I will wear a Long-Sleeve T-Shirt (but still Shorts) to the Library.

And my "toast-to-ALL" at Sunset will be NEATER.
Cheers!

TTP said...


Good morning all. Thank you Kevin, Andrea and Argyle.

Three in a row.

ENTRE NOUS was NEW to me, but after double checking each of the perps, there was no better fill.

My only type over was UGANDA to ANGOLA. Should have waited for another perp. There are two other 6 letter African countries that end in an A, but true to the clue, only one of them borders Angola.

Argyle, that is a very good map of Africa. It enlarged nicely in a new window.

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

Easy enough solve. Had paean before PSALM. Forgot to suss the theme but; no matter.
NINER - In addition to aviators, is used in voice procedures, generally, for clarity.

Have a great day.

BunnyM said...

Good morning!

Fun, fast Monday puzzle- thanks Kevin and Andrea!
I didn't notice the theme until reading Argyle's fine write up. I had a migraine yesterday ( the first in a long time) and today, I feel like my brain is in slow motion. It could also be due to the freezing temps- 18 here now. I'm still thawing out from the dog's morning walk. He took his sweet time due to the treat of just enough snow to romp around in. He refuses to go out in the rain but loves snow - go figure :)

Had a laugh at the "Snidley Whiplash" picture. That brought back memories of the Rocky and Bullwinkle show.

I read the clue for 35A as "Confidently, in Cannes" instead of "Confidentially" which threw me off. Doh!

Perps were : ANGOLA, IONIA, THEWIRE and DAILEY

Favorites were "Home for drones"- HIVE (cute) and "Breaking Bad" channel- that is one of my all time favorite shows. Bryan Cranston was nothing short of genius in that role.

Despite the cold, I'm happy to see the sun is shining. It has been absent here for far too long!

Hope everyone has a great day :)
🐇

Husker Gary said...

Musings
-We had SALEM ITCH TRIAL in yesterday’s NO W HERE puzzle.
-The team in white LED until this insane last second shot (:28)
-Hilarious MIT line (:07)
-I would suspect the internet has dampened stamp sales at PO’S
-Tensions ran high here in Eastern Nebraska in 1958 while he was AT LARGE
-ROCKY – A single letter that is more than I and less than X. Bingo!
-Ford had to RETOOL from cars to tanks and back to cars
-“Give me an example of a sentence where the subject is not a NOUN. Wait a minute I just did”

CanadianEh! said...

Wow! A little Monday crunch and actually a FIW for me as I did not know IGGY POP and moved from Yes to Yea to YEP. Thanks for the fun Kevin and Andrea, and Argyle.
We should be learning our African countries very well with all the clues lately. (Thanks Argyle for the wonderful map which includes S.Sudan!)

I smiled at SALEM (remembering the Itch Hunt yesterday) and the cross of LEMUR and LAMARR.
I waited for perps to fill in the Boy Scout badge (didn't think the clue was for Eagle).
ALEVE may NOT be a good alternative to Tylenol for those at risk of GI bleeding (like Fermatp on Pradaxa).
I learned ORT long ago doing CWs.
Canadian speedometer reading is KPH. (Why do we not spell it Speedometre? I also noted that LUCRE has not been Americanized to Lucer.)
I'll wait for CED for the LAP as cat seat link.

I will decline further comment on 26A after this weekend's controversy and Canadian versus American policy differences.

Have a great day. TATA for now.

Montana said...

Good morning. Thanks for a nice Monday puzzle.
Thanks, Argyle, for your expo. I had no problems but forgot to look for a theme.

Headed to Denver Friday. Another grandchild is due.

Having major eye problem. Getting hard to solve puzzles.
I've enlarged them as much as I know how on my iPad. I've also tried using
one eye, but that's too tiring.

Surgery is scheduled when I get back to MT. Hope it goes as well as the surgeon expects.

Tinbeni, it's been in the 50s for a couple days in my area of MT.

Have a great week, everybody!

Montana

Tinbeni said...

Montana
Well I am glad to hear you have had weather in the 50's ...

At 51 degrees here ... real Floridians walk around saying, and I quote:
"It's F***ing Freezing out there!"
Hence, I guess that is the temperature that water freezes.

But since I never use "_ _ _" in my Scotch ... how would I ever know?

Cheers


PS oops forgot to mention the 5th "new" at 46-a, NOE from DUGOUT CANOE.

Big Easy said...

I was reading this morning's WSJ and the name BURNIKEL caught my attention, so I worker C.C.'s 'Class Act' puzzle before the LATimes' puzzle.

in the LA Times puzzle by Kevin and Andrea the 'NU' ending was evident after FIRST AVENUE. I also noticed an affinity for Northeastern Universities in either answers or clues- YALE, MIT, HARVARD, & University of Rhode Island.

IGGY POP, THE WIRE, & DAILEY were all perped. NINER makes sense because five and nine can sound similar, especially over a radio transmission.
Jinx- the SAGO or SEGO confusion always get me too. I just remember SEGO as a diet drink from about 50 years ago. METRICAL- anybody remember that one?

CanadianEh!- 'er', I don't know. Would you spell 'her' hre. English spelling, especially in England, is not very logical. I thank Mr. Webster for trying to make some logical changes.
*********************************************************************************************
Now for C.C.'s WSJ 'Class Act', I didn't notice the unifier until the fill at 62D. I never knew the nickname for South Dakota or the 'comic strip character who visited Slumberland'. The rest was smooth sailing, as a Monday puzzle(s) should be.

MJ said...

Good day to all!

Nice Monday morning puzzle from Andrea and Kevin. Only slowdown was in the SW not knowing Dan DAILEY or IGGY POP. Guessed the former after four perps, but like Tinbeni, needed ESP for the latter. Thanks for the write-up, Argyle.

Hahtoolah--Interesting article on the ANGOLA "Farm". Is it still as brutal as portrayed in the article?

Enjoy the day!

Abejo said...

Good morning, folks. Thank you, Kevin and Andrea, for a fine puzzle. Thank you, Argyle, for a fine review.

Got home yesterday from PA. Started on the Sunday puzzle late last night. Too late to finish. Maybe today. Anyhow, this mornings puzzle went quite easily except for the SW corner. DAILEY, IGGY POP, and ENO were unknown and took some perps and a wag. Got it. I almost write in EGG YOLK for 40D. I had the GG. However, I heard off and got it right.

Never saw the theme until I came here. Clever one.

My daughter's most recent car before her current car was an ALERO. When she skidded on wet pavement and hit a concrete foundation for a street light, that ended that car. Knocked both front wheels off. Fortunately she had her seatbelt on. She is now on her fourth car in about 7 years. One wrecked when a taxi pulled in front of her, one stolen and then wrecked by the thief, ALERO you heard about, and current car still running fine. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

I flew into Damascus once many years ago. That was an eye opener. And, it was peaceful then.

9 degrees when I got up this morning. Thankfully not windy. I had to guard the school crossing.

I have to run. See you tomorrow.

Abejo

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Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

This was a tricky little offering that kept me guessing until after I finished and stared at it for a minute or two. Aha, and then the lightbulb came on! What's New, indeed? Hand up for Her/She but everything else fell into place nicely.

Thanks to Kevin, Andrea, and Argyle for a fun start to the week

Has anyone seen the latest Suburu (sp?) commercials with the dogs. There are a few different ones but my favorite shows a dog couple being dropped off at a fancy restaurant, then shows them coming up, each carrying a doggie bag, and then a car pulls up to pick them up and the window rolls down and there, in the front seat is a CAT! It is priceless.

Have to run as I have a doctor's appointment.

Have a great day.

billocohoes said...

My paper doesn't give the theme, no I didn't notice the homophone - I know what ENTRE NOUS means but not how to pronounce it, and still think the correct pronunciation of NEW and especially AVENUE is with the (apparently British, per Wiki) "y" sound after the n, as you would call an arena a VENUE.

Dudley said...

Hello Puzzlers -

Hand up for Paean before Psalm. Otherwise smooth sailing.

Adding to what Spitz said about Niner: on aviation radio, "niner" is used regularly by both flight crews and Air Traffic Control, which is to say it's been well adopted. FAA guidelines also call for firming up "three" and "five" as "tree" and "fife" ; these pronunciations have gotten very little traction, and in my experience flight crews simply ignore the policy. For one thing, it's just not necessary. Most any radio built within the last fifty years is clear enough to be intelligible.

Lucina said...

Thanks, Kevin and Andrea, for the Monday speed run with much MERIT!

I like PSALM crossed by SPANISH and it's distressing that poor Dan DAILEY is no longer remembered. He was wonderfully talented and very famous in his day along with other Dans, Danny Kaye and Dan Duryea. I guess it's generational.

billicoes:
My French is almost nonexistent, but I'm quite sure that ENTRENOUS rhymes with the other themes; the final s is silent and only the u is pronounced.
Canadian Eh:
If LUCRE were changed to lucer the pronunciation would change to a soft c, lu-ser.

Dijon darling was nicely alliterative as was Hollywood's Hedy.

Have a great day, everyone! 70s here.

Chairman Moe said...

Third time's a charm maybe? I noticed typos in my first two tries at posting - can't preview or I lose all of what was written ...

Chairman MoeJanuary 30, 2017 at 11:16 AM
"Puzzling Thoughts":

My puzzle grid today is completely pristine - no ink blots whatsoever! Not too tough; but spot on for an LAT Monday crossword.

Does anyone who was in a fraternity or sorority remember the proper rejoinder to the question, when asked, "What's new?" Of course the reply is: "the thirteenth letter of the Greek alphabet!"

Which gave my sick and demented brain the opportunity to come up with this ditty:

Here's a little known fact that I knew
(But for now, please keep it "Entre nous")
The thirteenth wildebeest
To the Greeks, at the least,
Would be called, if just born, "Nu new Gnu"

Thanks to the constructors and Argyle for the great puzzle and recap - enjoyed the song links. Linda Ronstadt was quite the vocalist - I will be humming "What's New" the rest of the day!

Ol' Man Keith said...

Great big thanks to Argyle for the clips, esp. of D. Dailey & B. Grable, but most of all for pointing out the NU/NUE/NOE theme. It had completely eluded me.

An enjoyable Monday pzl, allowing for steady solving from 1-A to 62-D. My gratitude to K. Christian and C. Michaels.

For those interested in the weather, we've enjoyed 70s temps over the weekend, and the warmth persists today in SoCal. I was verging on a cold, so went out to enjoy the sun yesterday and to blow bubbles for the dog. She had a great time, but I had to back off for fear of sunburn.

CrossEyedDave said...

Argyle, Thanks for the Linda Ronstadt clip.
I have always enjoyed her music, but that clip really brought
out her amazing singing voice.

Dijon darling=Cheri pic, I had to Google to understand,
sort of, maybe, hmm, I am still not sure...

Unfinished Rocky sequels were lampooned in Spaceballs (very briefly)
when news of Pizza The Hut's demise was announced...

Canadian Eh, I take my CatLinks very seriously,
I while I could have posted a thousand different silly cat/lap links,
I must try to endeavour to help mankind...

Suburu commercial?

As for the puzzle,
it has been ages since I have not completed a Monday puzzle.
But I DNF'd on purpose in protest to 35a (French) crossing
37d (unknown abbreviation) in a Monday puzzle!
This sort of chicanery may be acceptable later in the week,
but on a Monday?

(I almost choked on my coffee,,,)


CrossEyedDave said...

P.S.,

I would have WAG'd an I anyway,

Rats!


Anonymous said...

So CC us pitching both today's NYT and WSJ crosswords? Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Loved the clue for 6D. Anyone who's seen Blazing Saddles should have easily gotten that one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vjEnkQdaHM

Anonymous said...

LOL, at those at those complaining about "foreign" words in the crossword. You speak English; all words are fair game. Some are just more recent arrivals than others. (But let's not delve into American politics.)

"The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."
--James D. Nicoll

Misty said...

Well, the Southwest corner made this a bit of a Monday toughie for me too. Like, MJ, had trouble with Dan DAILEY and IGGY POP, although, goodness knows, I should have gotten IDYLL earlier than I did. But other than that, great fun, so, many thanks, Kevin and Andrea. And, you too, Argyle, for fun expo.

Loved seeing Robin Williams's NANU NANU (sad that we've lost him). It helped me get the theme pretty early on.

Irish Miss, can't wait to see the Subaru commercial--thanks for alerting us to it. Bet my dog Dusty will enjoy it too. (We have a Subaru).

Ol Man Keith, I love our sunny weather, and so does our 60 year old turtle Gophie who came out of hibernation yesterday, and enjoyed her first lunch in about two months.

Bunny M, loved being reminded of Rocky and Bullwinkle! Sorry to hear about the migraine, and good luck with the eye surgery, Montana.

Had a rare serious nosebleed yesterday--the first in decades. Went to the Mayo clinic site online and they recommended Afrin. It helped.

Have a great week, everybody!



Anonymous said...

Ionia,idyll lucre and entrenous on a Monday? Also USPS sells stamps. Ate up puzzle but finished it. Betcha tomorrow's will be Monday level.

Anonymous said...

Good Monday puzzle. Idyll got me and didn't know Dan Dailey. Many years ago I worked in the United Engineering Center at 47th and First Avenue across from Dag Hammerskjold Plaza and across from the UN, site of many peaceful demonstrations. Since then United Engineering Center was razed to build a Trump Tower of luxury apartments, which at one time included a penthouse which Derek Jeter owned while he played for the Yankees. Beautiful neighborhood in Manhattan on the East River.

Michael said...

About 'niner' -- don't think of airplane crews as the origin, think of some infantryman trying to call in artillery fire on the [enemy of your choice] positions. IOW, a confusing and noisy situation where ambiguity might be lethal -- then add in radio static.

Sorry to rain on the "Nu parade," but the Greeks have been using specially marked letters of their alphabet as numbers for 2500 years or so: "13" in Greek was "iota gamma," and "nu" meant "50" when used as a number. It's a shame, because "nu new gnu" does have rhythm.

Chairman Moe said...

Michael @ 2:08 --->

Thanks for the lesson in Greek numerology. I was obviously using a lot of "poetic" justice when I penned the pun! ;^)

As a follow up to posting this on a limerick-based website, I got a response, and then I offered a rejoinder to it:

"Nu" is Yiddish, not Greek, seems to me.
Do the Greeks use it too? Well, could be.
"Aristotle, so, nu?
How's it going by you?"
And it's also Nu Yawkish, you see.

I think now that both versions were viewed,
I’ll tell you just what I did conclude:
It is news when our Nu’s
Are both Greek and of Jews;
Let’s just hope they don’t get misconstrued.

Chairman Moe said...

After humming What's New most of the day, I thought I would interject another Linda Ronstadt hit single she recorded on the album "Lush Life".

How sad to know, that with her Parkinson's disease affliction, she can no longer sing. What a gorgeous voice.

Bill G. said...

I love those ballads sung by Linda Ronstadt. She had a beautiful voice and they are great songs too. Very melodic. Pleasant lyrics too. I was noticing the modern music being played in the background at the local coffee shop and supermarket. Just dreadful. Instead of a worthy melody, the music has a droning and repetitive quality. I wish they'd sneak on a Linda Ronstadt CD instead...

Irish Miss said...

CED @ 12:22 - Thanks for posting the Subaru ad. I could watch it over and over. Their other ads are cute, as well.

Misty, check out Dave's post for the link to the ad.

Congrats to CC for the double header in the NYT and WSJ. I solved the Journal's, which was fun, but I don't have access to the Times, although I read Rex's reviews and the comments every day. Rex gave CC a very positive and complimentary review which is high praise, indeed, coming from him.

Madame Defarge said...

Hello,

Late to the game, so at this point, WEES. Thanks Andrea and Kevin.

A fine start indeed, Argyle. Thank you.

Congrats, C.C.

Enjoy the rest of the day.

Misty said...

Thanks, Irish Miss and Dave--I can't believe how many "dog tested, dog approved" Subaru ads there are! I must have watched ten of them--a total delight!

CrossEyedDave said...

Some dog/car commercials I have not seen,

& apologies to those who have...

& in the interest of equal time...

Irish Miss said...

CED @ 5:28 - Thanks for the additional doggie escapades and the kitty capers. 🐶🐱

Anonymous T said...

Hi All!

Thanks Kevin for a fun, NU (to me) theme with a little TEETH in the SW (Hi Misty!).

Thanks Argyle for the expo. I've been to the Harvard campus twice but never MIT (I know how it's spelt - LOL HG!). Thanks for the pix.

WOs: Caio [sic - I can never remember the vowel order in ciao] b/f TATA; YuP.
ESP: DAILEY & AER

Sparkle: NANU NANU; mon CHERI [Is it sad I get all my haute culture from cartoons?]; c/a for HIVE; and SEX under SHE?!? Kinky ;-)

Who else almost ink'd PSALM a second time @ IDYLL? W/ the I & P in place, I knew IGGY POP. You may have too but just didn't know it (the music is 'Lust for Life')

Fav: ENTRE NOUS* 'cuz now I know it means 'on the DL'.

{B+,C,A-} {Funny; Cute, Funny}

Anon@1:15p - YEP, Blazing Saddles was my 1st thought too. <-your link

Bill-O: only Sunday pzls have a title. Argyle, HG, et.al. make 'em up through the week.

Cheers, -T
*I usually like live versions but, for OKL, lyrics; the pictures are pretty too.

CanadianEh! said...

Thanks CED. Loved the Suburu commercial too.

Kevin Christian said...

Hi, Kevin Christian here. Thank you Andrea for collaborating, you all for your comments, and CC for being CC.

In case you're curious, here are some of the possible theme answers that didn't make the cut:
SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW
TIPPECANOE
FILE MENU, EDIT MENU
lots of other different AVENUEs

We looked for entries that end in NOO but there weren't any.

See ya! - KevinC

Anonymous T said...

Kevin: Thanks for stopping by. I was going w/ FIfth AVENUE until I figured out how to spell 6d. And, D'oh!, I failed to thank Andrea; thanks Andrea. -T

Wilbur Charles said...

Not only PAEAN but I followed with ORANG. The first not Monday at all but ORANG surely is. The French have a lot of those words, like ENTRE NOUS, we've adopted. I don't slip into French so much after all these years.

LUCRE to be transposed might be spelled LUQUOR

My favorite Ronstadt was Blue Bayou.

I was done and rushing here before I thought to suss out the theme.

Misty, hope the Afrin helps. Anonymous@last night, thx for cluing me in that the song was Windy.

Maybe I was thinking of"Play Misty for Me"

Both Owen and C-Moe were very entertaining today. As also thx Argyle and the cbvers Christian and Andrea.

WC

Bill G. said...

Blue Bayou, oh yes, count me in!

Yes, thanks Kevin, Andrea and Argyle.

Misty said...

Thank you, Wilbur--the Afrin did help and I seem to be okay again.

I watched "Victoria" again tonight--the episode where she first meets the very stiff and humorless Albert. I just love this series and am so curious if it is even close to the real-life romance between Victoria and Albert. The actors are really very good and I'm totally hooked even though I've never had much interest in British history. But what a delight!

Talk to you all tomorrow!

Anonymous T said...

Winding down w/ the Funnies... Ha! One "new" pun missed Pneumonia in today's Get Fuzzy. Cheers, -T