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Feb 7, 2017

Tuesday, February 7 2017, Gerry Wildenberg


Theme: Big Deal. Two word phrases beginning with the letters B and D.

17. Zero or one : BINARY DIGIT. Bit is short for binary digit, the smallest unit of data in a computer. As Alan Watts said, “is you is, or is you ain’t?”



52. July 14, in France : BASTILLE DAY. French National Day formally called la FĂȘte Nationale, commemorating the storming of the Bastille in 1789 during the French Revolution. Dickens writes about it in his masterpiece A Tale of Two Cities



11. Thirteen : BAKER'S DOZEN. Why?


25. Performer who shimmies and uses finger cymbals : BELLY DANCER.



29. Like little, glittering eyes ... and a phonetic hint to this puzzle's four longest answers : BEADY

Get it? Bee-Dee. Nice.

Melissa here. Only two complete unknowns for me, and lots of fun and interesting fill.

Across        



1. Gownlike Roman garment : TUNIC

6. Like teary eyes : MOIST. The Science Behind Why People Hate the Word 'Moist.'


11. Sculpted physique, briefly : BOD



14. Sky blue : AZURE



15. Asteroids game company : ATARI



16. Actor Vigoda : ABE. Another talented person the world lost in 2016.


 19. Japanese carp : KOI


20. Trunk of the body : TORSO



21. Orchard rows : TREES



23. Internet destination : WEBPAGE



27. Good Housekeeping publisher since 1911 : HEARST



28. Pilot Earhart : AMELIA



29. Leaning-on-the-horn sounds : BLARES



31. Hawk's claw : TALON



32. Wintry temps : TEENS



33. NYG rival in the NFC East : DAL. Dallas Cowboys.



36. Pinball excess : TILT



37. Mountain bleaters : GOATS



38. Ball-and-mallet game : POLO



39. Foxy : SLY



40. Business convention handouts : CARDS



41. Clods : BOZOS. Haha.



42. __ Wilson, who played Sam in "Casablanca" : DOOLEY




44. Peaceful : SERENE



45. Sports venues : STADIA



47. Original star of "Star Trek" : SHATNER. William.



48. Bedding : LINEN



49. Promised : VOWED



51. __ de Triomphe : ARC. View.


58. Golf ball holder : TEE



59. Hodgepodges : OLIOS



60. Eat away at : ERODE



61. Lith. or Est., once : SSR



62. Graphs' horizontal reference lines : X-AXES. Horizontal line on a graph.



63. "Billions & Billions" author Carl : SAGAN. Pale blue dot.
 


Down

1. Indent key : TAB



2. Submachine gun named for its designer : UZI



3. Religious school teacher, perhaps : NUN



4. Lyricist Gershwin : IRA



5. Free from doubt : CERTAIN



6. Madrid mother : MADRE



7. Bluesman Redding : OTIS



8. "Othello" schemer : IAGO



9. __ Lanka : SRI



10. Giggles : TITTERS



12. Thin woodwinds : OBOES



13. Jefferson, religiously : DEIST. Thomas Jefferson’s religious beliefs.



18. Lotus position discipline : YOGA



22. "The Facts of Life" actress Charlotte : RAE



23. Light bulb units : WATTS



24. Online letters : EMAIL



26. "The __ thickens!" : PLOT



27. Brinker on skates : HANS. Unknown for me, a novel first published in 1865 by Mary Mapes Dodge. Also, the name of a budget hotel in Amsterdam, with a hilarious website. “The hotel that couldn’t care less, but we will try.”




30. "I'm game" : LET'S


32. Ripped : TORE



34. Without assistance : ALONE



35. Hard luck case : LOSER



37. Big party : GALA



38. Shipping route terminus : PORT



40. Vending machine feature : COIN BOX



41. Subordinate church officials : BEADLES. “Official of a church or synagogue." New to me.



43. Poem of praise : ODE



44. "Where the Sidewalk Ends" poet Silverstein : SHEL



45. Blind strips : SLATS



46. Goodyear products : TIRES



47. Ham go-with : SWISS



49. Powerful engine : V-SIX



50. Oklahoma native : OTOE



53. In the style of : ALA



54. Historical period : ERA



55. Pooch : DOG



56. Oral health org. : ADA. American Dental Association.


57. Japanese currency : YEN

60 comments:

OwenKL said...

Brace for some Lear-ish nonsense verses today! {B-, B-, B+, B, A.}

It was a TEEN girl from SRI LANKA
Who taught Siri how to say "Thank ya."
With a mien that's SERENE,
A SLY look on the screen,
And wearing a fez from CASABLANCA!

At what point does a TORSO turn into a BOD?
Wouldn't a NUN BELLY DANCER seem odd?
Could a knight, 'stead of chain-mail
Wear a TUNIC of E-MAIL?
Should a dyslexic DEIST disdain DOG or God?

Back in the days of mighty King Xerxes
There was only once when the King cried for mercies!
Not in any STADIA
But the halls of academia:
Told to draw an ARC at a TILT from X-AXES!

In youth, the villain named IAGO
Wanted to excel at water POLO!
But his teachers, the BOZOS
Instead taught music OLIOS --
But boy! Could he play a hot OBOE!

Some days, when I try to write a sweet ODE
To post on this WEBPAGE, my neurons ERODE!
My palms become MOIST,
But I've really no choice,
Words BLARE into being, and like the BASTILLE, explode!

TTP said...

Good morning all. Thank you Gerry and thank you Melissa. Well done.

Quick climb of the staircase from the SW to the NE, fill in the corners and it was done.

Me too Melissa. -EADLES was unknown to me, so I saved it for last and double checked all the perps before entering B.

BINARY DIGIT. Base 2 number system. I like the logic of it.

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Thanx, Gerry and Melissa Bee for a pleasant Tuesday outing. Tried TITTLES before HEARST straightened me out. Had no idea what DAL had to do with NYG. BEADLE sounds like a lowly scurrying sort.

Gotta run...

Jinx in Norfolk said...

Computer trouble today. My comments keep getting erased before I can post. (Some things may happen for the best.) I also didn't know BEADEES, and only sorta knew Charlette RAE. Erased arenas for STADIA and tittles for TITTERS.

It is a sign of the times that some folks consider a V-Six to be a "powerful engine". I think of it as HALF of a powerful engine - give me a V-12 and I'll be a happy man (until the insurance bill arrives). We V-8 drivers used to poke fun at the "little six-bangers" of lesser cars.

Thanks to Gary Wildenberg and Melissa B for a fun puzzle and write-up.

fermatprime said...

Greetings!

Thanks to Gerry and mb!

Only unknown was BEADLES. Otherwise very easy.

Cute theme!

Have a great day!

Madame Defarge said...

Good Morning.

Thanks Gary for an interesting puzzle--a fine start to my day. The long fill came pretty readily. I was shocked when BINARY worked as I am not mathematical at heart. I remember in a basic freshman math class in college we learned to work in all the bases. I was only happy in Base 10! Ha! Of course, I found Base 2 to be entirely wacky. What good could that possibly be. . . ? Ha! again. Now I know. Hence we are able to be here today. I also liked X-AXES. Now that was fun. Mainly, I like math I can see, which as you might guess means Geometry. A math teacher once told me that the favorite math of grammarians and sentence diagram-ers is Geometry. Makes sense to me. I've used it more than any other math--except to balance my checkbook or to work with knitting stitches per inch to figure finished sizes. ;^)

Melissa, it's nice to see you today. Thank you for the thoughtful tour.

From last night: Nice to see that I'm not the only hack electrician here. Only I never go to Home Depot. Only the local hardware store or an electrical supply house. Same with plumbing.

Have a fine day, everyone.

Madame Defarge said...

Oops. Sorry Gerry! Typo

Tinbeni said...

Nice write-up melissa. Thanks for the FUN Tuesday puzzle Gerry.

Hand-up for needing ESP (Every-Single-Perp) to get BEADLES, a learning moment I will forget by noon.

Fave today was that "Ham go-with" SWISS (land of my forefathers).

Cheers!

MJ said...

Good day to all!

Nice Tuesday level puzzle from Gerry. Needed 100% perps for DOOLEY, BEADLES, and DAL. Thanks for the expo, Melissa. The HANS Brinker Hotel in Amsterdam looks like quite a place!

Enjoy the day!

BunnyM said...

Good morning!

Fun theme- thanks Gerry and thanks Melissa for an informative write up. I enjoyed your links for BAKERSDOZEN (I always wondered about this) MOIST (daughter #2 has always really disliked this word, lol) SAGAN (Pale Blue Dot video is very thought provoking!) and HANS Brinker was unknown and the hotel website is a hoot! Had a few great laughs reading that ;)

I also thought TITTERS might be Tittles; had Torn for TORE which made Sam from "Casablanca" DoolNy which didn't look right but I didn't know his name. I've never actually seen the film...
BEADLES was the only other unknown.

We had a thunderstorm last night with more predicted today and snow in the forecast for tomorrow- definitely wacky weather for February! But since we haven't had any significant amounts of snow this Winter (knock on wood) I am happy :)

Have a great day everyone!

Yellowrocks said...

Fun puzzle, obvious theme.
DAL and DOOLEY were perped.
You all must know Mr. Bumble, the beadle from Oliver Twist. I have come across beadle frequently in novels about England long ago.
Nun,a CSO to Lucina.
Shel Silverstein is one of my favorites, with his whacky poems. Here is one of my favorites.
https://genius.com/Shel-silverstein-peanut-butter-sandwich-annotated

Dudley said...

Hello Puzzlers -

What YR said: if it weren't for Mr. Bumble, I doubt I'd have known Beadle. Even spell check is uncertain about it. Otherwise smooth sailing.

Thanks M Bee, I'll go have a look at that hotel website!

Lucina from last night: I had forgotten about the Busy Broker, read that in college. Thanks for the reminder.

CanadianEh! said...

Straight-forward fill today with just a short pause in the NE changing Hoi to Poi to KOI! Thanks for the fun Gerry and Melissa. Great work today OwenKL.

Initially I was looking for BEADY letters scrambled in the theme answers. (It worked for 2 of them). Oh B-D! Duh.

I thought we might be Next to Nothing again with 17A "zero or one" clue.
My first instincts were Toga before TUNIC and Croquet before POLO but wrong number of letters.
I remembered BEADLE from Shakespeare. Our English has changed. "Sirrah, go fetch the beadle hither straight" Henry VI
I also remembered HANS Brinker. (Hilarious website)

Needed perps for SHEL, DAL, SAGAN and DOOLEY.
I had Arenas before STADIA, Torn before TORE (ripped did not refer back to BOD here!) and smiled at Clods=BOZOS (not TURFS) today.

TEENS are only Wintry if you are using a Fahrenheit thermometer. Canadians would be happy with TEENS in Celsius this time of year! We are expecting rain/ice/sleet today. UGH.

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

TUNIC instead of toga which we have a lot of. Easy Tuesday level, no issues. Agree with Jinx on V-SIX. BEADLES was a new learning, but perps were firm.
PLOT thickens. - Was agar added? The other day we learned it was a thickening agent. -:)

Rev said...

It seems like I'm the only one who had an issue with "axes." For the life of me, I couldn't figure out why it wasn't "axis." Lo and behold, axes is the plural form, and had I paid more attention to the clue, I might have figured it out without the assistance of my best friend Google. Like Bunny above, I also ended up with "doolny." Otherwise, no problems with the rest.

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

I have heard of beady (eyes) but not beadles so that was today's learning moment. I saw the B and D connection early on, but the reveal was a clever surprise. I, too, had torn before tore and knew "lny" was wrong but it took longer than it should have for Dooley to come to mind. I've seen that movie dozens of times. (Bunny M, you're missing a true classic; I highly recommend seeing it.). Also had web site before web page. Big CSO to CC at Olios, one of her favorite words!

Thanks, Gerry, for a fun Tuesday treat and thanks, Melissa B, for your entertaining expo.

Seeing "Swiss" in the puzzle reminded me of my Reuben-making plans. Yesterday, at the supermarket, I decided to buy a piece of corned beef but this usually isn't a successful attempt because there are never any small pieces and I'm not one who wants to eat leftovers for a week. Well, lo and behold, I found a good looking, flat-cut brisket that weighed 1.1 lbs! I never saw such a small piece in my life, but it's the perfect size for just me and, after shrinkage, a couple of said Reubens. As Misty would say, woo hoo for me!

Have a great day.

Husker Gary said...

Musings
-My image of BEADY is more negative than glittering
-In 1010 days, we will celebrate our 110010th anniversary
-Charlie Wilson’s War featured a very erotic BELLY DANCER
-Abe played the traitor TESSIO in The Godfather and got “taken for a ride”
-It’s pretty easy to see how the TILT mechanism works
-Last week I VOWED I was done with potato chips. The spirit is willing but…
-The French welcomed this liberating army marching past its ARC de Triomphe in 1944
-I loved the Pale Blue Dot link, Melissa!
-Did you ever set a TAB like this?
-I always liked this fun “rhyme” by IRA – “But I'm bidin' my time, ‘Cause that's the kind of guy I'm”
-Many think Tom Brady stands ALONE as the G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time)
-I wonder if C.C. and Boomer have a card for this player whose nickname was SLATS
-What 50’s TV western’s main character handed out his business CARD in each episode?

CrossEyedDave said...

Grumbled at the arena inkblot,
but gladly gave it up for a bellydancer...

I had three circled items to check the Blog for,
all turned out correct.

Curiously, the thing that had me researching was "Binary."
I must have been watching too many Ancient Aliens shows
because I thought the English used a 12 based number system
because they were taught by Aliens with 12 fingers...
The truth is more down to Earth...

HG, A fav western when I was a kid!
I went looking for the theme song,
but it turns out the actual TV show did not have much of one.
(just a different set of values from what we have today...)
The theme I remember turned out to be a ballad created later.
Bonus question: What was his name?

P.S., the GFI is now working, the load/line was switched
on the original & I never saw the fine print.
However I do not like the load outlet (remote)
& may replace it. connections seem a bit loose
which probably caused the problem to begin with.

Chairman Moe said...

"Puzzling thoughts":

Owen, #2 and 5 --> thumbs up

My two errors today were 49d V TEN before V SIX; and as many others did, had TORN before TORE.

I did not bother to try and "get" the theme until after I filled 29d (last word in my solving) BEADY, and then reviewed the long answers. Clever. Thanks Melissa for the recap.

Learning moment from the replies from other posters: MOIST is not a favored word for those of the "fairer" sex. Ok, I now get it. So perhaps a learning moment for the females, as I saw the word shrinkage in IM's description of her corned beef, and had a totally different connotation! The reference in the clip comes at or around the 2 minute mark.

Lucina said...

Thanks to Gerry Wildenberg for a fun and easy grid!

My stair steps wended downward from the NE then across the bottom. Sometimes the pencil just sets the pace. And how lovely to see old friends, HANS Brinker which I read in 6th grade and still have a copy, not from school days but purchased later, DOOLEY Wilson from Casablanca. Bunny M, yes you must see it! and BASTILLE DAY which reminded me of A Tale of Two Cities.

If I've seen BEADLES in any book it didn't make an impression.

This was a hoot! Again, thank you, GW and MB. I enjoyed reading about the Hans Brinker hotel.

Dudley:
Did you remember the ending to the Broker's Romance?

Have a spectacular day, everyone!

C6D6 Peg said...

Nice, easy, speed run today, with only a hiccup or two (ARENAS instead of STADIA) and not knowing BEADLES. Got the theme with the reveal right away after inserting BASTILLEDAY. Thanks, Jerry, for the entertainment!

Nice review, Melissa! Thanks for the tour.

CanadianEh! said...

HuskerG - your TAB reference sent me to the basement to find my old Smith Corona Classic 12 manual typewriter which looks just like this one.
SmithCoronaClassic12

For a portable, it weighs a ton. I typed many an essay on it and made some pocket money typing essays for other people. I even found some carbon paper and eraser tape in the case - LOL! Thanks for the memories.

Yellowrocks said...

Thanks for the link. Only 20+% of the study group had a disgusted reaction to moist. The younger and more neurotic the study participants were, the more likely they were to dislike the word. Dirty minds! I am in the almost 80% who weren't bothered by it. Neither moist nor shrinkage have called up bad connotations for me in the past. I suppose now they will. Just like the pronunciation of Uranus. When I was a kid we pronounced it you-Ray-nus. I never thought anything of it. Suddenly the pronunciation was changed YOUR-in-us because the old pronunciation was "suggestive." Now both bring up disgusting "potty" words every time. Word associations are interesting.
I have just finished In Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War II by Rhys Bowen. It is exciting historical fiction about the Fifth Column among the aristocrats in Britain during the war. Everyone is suspect. Bowen keeps us guessing until the very end.

JD said...

almost a smooth run...needed all perps for beadles, but my real downfall was six crossing taxes. Rev, I wondered about the e also, but i is correct for the plural form.

Thanks for adding the humorous link on the Hans Brinker Hotel, Melissa... also enjoyed The Blue Dot.

Might be a good day to see a movie...still raining :)

TX Ms said...

H-G, that would be Paladin (Have Gun, Will Travel). Used to watch that show when I was a kid. Can't remember who played him. Thought the business card was weird, considering it was a Western.

Fun puzzle today. Like the others, never heard of "beadle."

Supposed to be 85 and muggy today in Houston - yuk. But I'll certainly take that over the freezing rain forecast up north.

TX Ms said...

Forgot, Melissa B, great summary. My favorite, of course, was the Hans Brinker hotel - hilarious!

trubrit said...

Seems no-one had the same problem as I with Bakersdozen. I had the Ba and o-en, so I couldn't get out of my head that it was something to do with 'bad omen' Easy otherwise.

CrossEyedDave said...

The disadvantage of binary...

Bakers dozen?

Sorry, it was the only belly dancing pic I liked...

"Happy" Bastille day?

Beading?
Help me out here, what the heck is this cat referring to?

oc4beach said...


Not a bad Tuesday level puzzle with only a couple of Friday clues. But with perps it was totally solvable. Thanks Gerry for the ride and Melissa Bee for the tour.

Like others, I had a few hitches along the way:
- ABS before BOD
- WEBSITE before WEBPAGE
- DOLTS before BOZOS
- ARENAS before STADIA

I also feel that LINEN is the material that is spun from flax and LINENS would be the proper answer for bedding.

MB's video of the BELLYDANCERs could have also been used on the TORSO clue. There was a lot of TORSO evident. It was a great video.

CanadianEH!: I used a Smith Corona Silent Super in high school and college over 50 years ago. It looked a lot like the one you had and it had a hard fiberglass case. I think it's still in the basement somewhere

TX MS: Business Cards have been around for centuries, especially since the invention of the printing press. They took many sizes and shapes and were used for product advertisement. They were also used as personal self-promotion tools (especially in 17th Century France) with a highly standardized etiquette for their use which has morphed into what we have today. As a SCORE Mentor I recommend to all of my clients who are trying to start a business that one of the first things they should do is have business cards printed. Even though Social Media reigns these days, it is their first line of advertising.

Rain, rain and more rain turning into snow in a few day. Enough already.

Have a great day everyone and try to stay dry.


Abejo said...

Good afternoon, folks. Thank you, Gerry Wildenberg, for a fine puzzle. Thank you, Melissa Bee, for a fine review.

Got through this faster than Monday's puzzle. Was mostly a breeze.

Misspelled AMELIA first pass. Fixed it with WATTS.

I had heard of BEADLES before. Cannot remember when or where.

For some reason I do not think of a V SIX as a powerful engine. However, it is more powerful than a four cylinder engine.

Liked BAKERS DOZEN, since that is my last name.

Have to run. See you tomorrow.

Abejo

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Anonymous said...

Help me out here, what the heck is this cat referring to?
That would be "stringing beads" to make a bracelet, necklace or sewing beads on a garment.
But only for

CATS WITH THUMBS

Husker Gary said...

Musings
-Yes, Paladin handed out his card in Have Gun Will Travel Here is a full episode. It even includes a ball game.

Misty said...

Perfect, doable Tuesday puzzle for a rainy California morning--many thanks, Gerry. I never heard of STADIA as the plural for stadium--amazing what you can learn doing crossword puzzles. On the other hand, a NUN as a school teacher was a gimme after ten years of Catholic education (and I thought the nuns were great!). Oddly enough, I had no problem with BEADLES--must have encountered the word somewhere along the way. So, great fun, and I always enjoy your write-ups, Melissa. All around--Woohoo! (thanks, Irish Miss!)

Have a great day, everybody!

AnonymousPVX said...

Fairly easy Tuesday puzzle.

I seem to remember BEADLE form "A Christmas Carol" but maybe not.

Richard Boone was Paladin in HGWT.

Yellowrocks said...

I found many quotes using BEADLE, several from various Dickens's books. Here are 3 from authors you may have heard about.
"When nearly at the summit, to my horror I discovered a very fat beadle in the pulpit lighting the candles." Frederick Douglas
“Padrone yells Silenzio! with a roar, and reaching over, pokes obstreperous boys with his long fennel-stalk, like a beadle in church.” D H Lawrence
"He waves his tail—as if he were a beadle waving little boys out of church." H G Wells
You may scoff at my dictionary-centric view of words like beadle, but when I find a strange word the dictionary is my first thought, often followed by Googling or Wiki. It makes the word memorable.Tales of the old British Navy of the sailing ship era have sent me to look up and remember quite a few sailing terms.
I believe LINEN and LINENS are interchangeable for bedding. I have seen both referred to as the collection noun.

Lucina said...

As I commented in my post, I may have seen/read the word BEADLE before but it failed to make an impression. Normally I look up unfamiliar words I encounter while reading but that one passed me by completely. It's my learning for today.

Irish Miss said...

Anonymous @ 1:05 ~ Thanks for posting that link which I've seen before but still got a good chuckle seeing it again.

Not knowing whether Mr. Meow was asking a serious question or being his usual impish self, I took another look at the picture in question and my interpretation is the Beading refers to the cat's beady-eyed stare. But, being more attuned to canines, I'll defer to the feline fanciers to decide.

Truebrit, I believe you said that your daughter's first appearance in NCIS: New Orleans is Episode 15; if so, that will air on February 21st.

Speaking of NO, I hope our Cornerites are safe from the reported tornadoes.

Lucina said...

I also hope that our NOLA residents are safe; that means especially you, Hahtoolah.

Ol' Man Keith said...

Almost tough. I was off to a great start but got bogged down around the middle right sector, at 38-A when I tentatively went with GOLF over POLO. But once that was resolved it was smooth sailing.
One other goof: X AXIS instead of AXES. I didn't pay attention to the need for a plural response. Details matter.
Thank you for the lesson, Mr. Wildenberg.

Ol' Man Keith said...

I enjoyed seeing BEADLE, a reminder of the quaintness of the language we inherit from ye Olde Mother Country, coming to us from an age when everyone who had anything at all to do with the Church had to have an official, formal title. It has many variations, among which is the medieval Latin bedellus.
I'm not sure that it's in Christmas Carol, but certainly--as Yellowrocks has pointed out--a famous one appears as Mr Bumble in Oliver Twist, and the title appears elsewhere throughout Dickens.

Anonymous said...

YR, the English pronunciation of "Uranus" was changed after it was discovered that the planet, like Saturn, has rings around it. Announcing the discovery provoked too much laughter. But don't worry, you're saying Julius Caesar all wrong.

billocohoes said...

There was a joke that Paladin's first name was "Wire" (from his business card)

Hans Brinker, or, The Silver Skates was a hit 19th-century novel that introduced speed skating to the US, and also popularized the story of the Dutch boy with his finger in the dike. I mostly remember the 1962 Disney TV-movie.

Sir Paul said...

A good subtitle for today's puzzle would have been "Meet The Beadles".

Argyle said...

Finally found it, the Have Gun, Will Travel episode that shows how Paladin became Paladin.

Have Gun Will Travel - Genesis

TTP said...

Norge ! That villain !!! Didn't he later star in a Quinn Martin Production ?

Thanks Argyle !

Tinbeni said...

Argyle @5:59
That was probably the longest "link" I ever watched ...
Thank you!

Cheers!

Dudley said...

Lucina 10:52 - once I began reading the story online, I recognized it and remembered the outcome. Incidentally, the professor who taught that literature class became my neighbor about a decade later. She and her husband, my economics professor from the same college, moved in a few houses down. They are both still with us today, and we visit every now and then. Occasionally I am reminded of the stories we studied, and we still discuss them. Examples: A Rose for Emily, The Monkey's Paw, The Sheikh of Araby, The Bear - those are the ones that spring to mind first.

Bill G. said...

Hi everybody.

I disagree with some of you about V-6 engines. Depending on their configuration and size, they may be more powerful than some V-8s or less powerful than some four-cylinder engines.

I found my homeless buddy today carrying a big piece of cardboard to a palm tree in his corner of the parking lot of a local Mexican restaurant. He's hoping to avoid too much discomfort with more rain on the way. I gave him $5 but I don't know if it will help much.

Irish Miss, I love Reubens!

CrossEyedDave said...

Thank you Argyle,
that link brought back feelings I have not had since 12 years old.

Perhaps, on to a new adventure!

CrossEyedDave said...

Speaking of memories, I am in the middle of watching
this Stand By Me retrospect that compares filming
locations then, and now.

Interesting stuff, if you know the story...

Yellowrocks said...

From The Planetary Society:
http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2009/1806.html

Anonymous T said...

Hi All!

Thanks Gerry. This was a Monday-Wednesday puzzle for me. The NW side of the top diagonal was a piece of cake; the NE/SE side was SWISS cheese until I finally got BAKERS DOZEN [thank you POLO & SHATNER!]. And what fun!

Enjoyable expo Melissa B. LOL The HANS - there's a hotelier in Amsterdam wondering why so many WEB PAGE hits today...

WO: POsT b/f PORT
ESP: BEADLES
Sparkle: ATARI over BINARY DIGIT; SHATNER & SAGAN in same pzl; BELLY DANCER; EMAIL xing WEBPAGE; WATT?!? :-)

Fav: You know I'm going to link RUSH for BASTILLE DAY.* And then to have The TREES in the same pzl?!? Sweet.

{B,B+,B,B,A}

Congrats HG on 50 in 10 days [translation: there are 10 types of people in this world; those that understand BINARY and those that don't]

Speaking of which - enjoyed Base12 CED. I learned to count to 12 from Sesame Street. Did you know a 45deg angle is three-doh-nine? Did you know that our thermo-scale which registers TEENS as cold is 'cuz 96 is divisible by 12? [scroll to 2/6/17 episode]. Oh, and nice GFI work and subsequent silliness :-)

Knew HEARST is responsible for the H-Chron (I consulted for them), but didn't know about Good Housekeeping [different division I guess].

Everyone in NOLA - chime in soon so we know all's well!

Cheers, -T
*linked lyric version so you can turn it down when Geddy sings [DW can't stand his voice; esp. on early recordings :-)]. The song is why I know about your Holliday C, Eh! :-)

CanadianEh! said...

.??? AnonT ? Bastille Day is a French holiday but not French-Canadian.

Anonymous T said...

C, Eh! D'oh! I conflated Lake SIde Park (24th of May) w/ BASTILLE Day... Excuse me whilst I towel-off this egg... Thanks for setting me straight. Cheers, -T

CanadianEh! said...

You might have been thinking of the Quebec holiday, Jean Baptiste Day in June. May 24 is Victoria Day! C'est la vie!

Wilbur Charles said...

Paladin. I know someone else got it. I'm just finally logging in

WC

Wilbur Charles said...

Name the famous novel from this clue:

A BAKERS(Half)DOZEN of Rhett Butler's impersonator?

We had DAL the other day as a soup. And ARC, And a bunch of others including that CC favorite. Differently clued as in ABE Vigoda.
Is Kaley Cuoco SHATNER's daughter?
Have Fun will Travel: The new Florida state motto?
Owen: I really liked every single'lick today. I didn't catch Shel's peanut butter but I did catch the pancake poem*

C-Moe. Did you watch Phoenix golf overtime? Couldn't Webb Simpson chip the ball off the green on 17? Eg. Put some ARC in the ball.

* Terrible Theresa chose the pancake in the middle

Answer to be posted tomorrow if necessary

WC

Wilbur Charles said...

Ok I looked it up. No. CK is not WS's daughter but she plays same in Priceline commercials

Hint on question. NH. No not the state, that would be Mass.

Anonymous said...

Coin "box"? I'm old enough to remember somewhat old vending machines but never heard of that term. Good puzzle today. Coming off Super Bowl, wherein I served stuffed mushrooms, sausage and peppers, all kinds of delicious yet bad stuff, I'm calling for a moratorium on unhealthy foods in general. Reubens delish but so unhealthy. Save the corned beef and hot dogs and any kind of processed meat to an absolute treat maybe only a couple of times a year. Corned beef St Patrick's Day, hot dogs 4th of July, ham another bad choice maybe for Easter. I sense most of this group here may be retired senior citizens and I'm sure you're working hard to maintain good health. Please avoid the processed meats.

OwenKL said...

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Have_Gun_%E2%80%93_Will_Travel

The book, A Man Called Paladin, written by Frank C. Robertson and published in 1963 by Collier-Macmillan in hardback and paperback, is based on the television episode "Genesis" by Frank Rolfe. This novel is the only source wherein a name is given to the Paladin character, Clay Alexander, but fans of the series do not consider this name canonical.