THEMELESS SATURDAY WITH NEVILLE FOGARTY
Here is a 2007 premiere of a fun TV Crossword Game Show featuring a precocious 19 year-old Neville on the premiere of a Crossword game show:
Now let's see what our TV star/constructor has for us today:
1. Dandies : FOPS - Henry IV, Part I, Act I, Scene 3, Hotspur and the FOP
5. Space Invaders genre : SHOOT 'EM UP - As so many games are. You shoot your blips at other blips
14. Blue dye : ANIL - Speaking of DYES, Granddaughter Elise has been blessed/cursed with Papa's affinity for crosswords and works them everyday. So for Easter, she DYED this crossword egg for me. Yeah, I'm proud!
15. Quintet that won a Grammy for their a cappella version of "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" : PENTATONIX - I had never seen this before and I just love it!
17. '20s tennis star Lacoste : RENE - Lacoste. The man and the eponymous clothing line he launched
18. 1996 McDonald's offering : ARCH DELUXE - A very expensive flop for McDonalds. Massive advertising couldn't save it
19. Gold mine : MONEY TREE - None in my yard
21. Shellac ingredient : RESIN
22. Egg, in Ecuador : HUEVO - HUEVOS Rancheros
23. Former Monopoly token : IRON - The token in the middle replaces the IRON. Works for Dave and me!
25. Fair-hiring letters : EEO
26. Anthony of "black-ish" : ANDERSON - Okay
29. Cleaning staff members : MAIDS - We usually tip them $5/day
31. Sgt., e.g. : NCO - What movie featured Commissioned Officer Lieutenant Haulk and Non-Commissioned Officer Master Sergeant Dickerson?
32. Hawaii's __ Coast : KONA - Home of some very good coffee in the only American state that grows coffee
33. Split-resistant wood : ELM
34. Bit of progress : DENT - I have had 50 or more projects to grade at one sitting and it seemed to take forever to make even a DENT in the pile
36. Dynamite guy? : NOBEL - Alfred, the inventor of dynamite
38. It's administered by the College Board, briefly : PSAT
42. Brooding genre : EMO - Teenage angst is fertile ground for music
44. Welsh national emblem : LEEK - Traditionally worn on St. David's Day March 1
46. Downed : ATE - He ATE how many Nathan's Hot Dogs?
49. Game with a disc : ULTIMATE - Previously known as ULTIMATE Frisbee but now just ULTIMATE
51. "The Lead With Jake Tapper" channel : CNN
52. Gutter locale : EAVE - _ A _ E turns out NOT to be LANE
54. Greek strings : LYRES
55. What Santa Claus makes and gets : LISTS - Santa is making LISTS and checking them twice and kids are sending him LISTS of what they want
57. Ornament : EMBELLISH - Merriam Webster's definitions of Ornament is 4. The act of adorning or being adorned and 5. An embellishing note not belonging to the essential harmony or melody
60. Really easy to use : IDIOT PROOF - Why has no one ever thought of this before?
62. "Crash __ Me": Dave Matthews Band hit : INTO - Okay
63. Dwindled to nothing : PETERED OUT - Possibly originated in comparing Peter's fading faith in Jesus prior to the crucifixion
64. Poetic units : FEET - An accented syllable with one or more unaccented syllables. Twas the NIGHT/be fore CHRIST/mas when ALL/ through the HOUSE = four FEET
65. Hospital employees : RESIDENTS - Miranda Bailey was the RESIDENT the interns called THE NAZI on Grey's Anatomy
66. Closes : ENDS
1. Field worker : FARM HAND - High tech equipment has greatly reduced the need
2. Like the most valuable American Gold Eagle coins : ONE OUNCE
3. Attached, as a ribbon : PINNED ON - Last Saturday's puzzle discussed the perils of pinning and unpinning a corsage on today's prom dresses
4. Magical hiding place : SLEEVE
5. Minor fight : SPAT
6. Berliner's address : HERR
7. Rarely : ONCE IN A BLUE MOON - Tonight there will be a second full moon in this month which happens quite rarely. This second full moon is called a BLUE MOON because of its rarity not its color
8. Survey question option : OTHER
9. Little bit : TAD
10. For all time : ETERNAL - JFK's ETERNAL Flame has been extinguished several times. The first was when a group of Catholic school children sprinkled it with holy water and the lid came off.
11. Insidious insider : MOLE - Every teacher's lounge has one. Anything said there will go straight to the administration. Kvetch with caution!
12. Idle : UNUSED - Idle acres was a phenomenon where farmers did not plant anything and were paid by the government for doing so
13. Short cuts : PIXIES - Big Bang Theory fans will recognize who has this PIXIE cut
16. Foreign opening? : XENO - XENO means stranger or guest
20. Pennsylvania city where Peppermint Pattie was first produced : YORK - Hence the name
24. Folded fare : OMELET
27. State bordering Arizona and New Mexico : SONORA - We were in the north end of the SONORAN Desert last week. The Mexican state of SONORA is south of Tucson
28. Wish Tree artist : ONO - I am not familiar with anything Yoko ONO has done and precious few others would if she hadn't married well and had such a lovely name for crosswords
30. "Here comes trouble" type : IMP
35. "Dancing With the Stars" achievement : TEN - Last Saturday the puzzle had 14. XXX, perhaps : TENS
37. Grown elver : EEL - An elever is a young EEL. Yeah, I knew that 😛
39. Gateway Arch designer : SAARINEN - Eero's mother certainly attended a sale on vowels when her son was born!
40. Bore witness : ATTESTED
41. They may be long drives : TEE SHOTS - This perfect form should get him a long drive
43. Musical chairs? : MAESTRI - A maestro is a symphony director and MAESTRI is a gaggle of them
45. Last word of two James Bond film titles : KILL - A View To A KILL and A License To KILL
48. In the plant, say : ON SITE
50. Billy Joel hit with the line "I don't want you to tell me it's time to come home" : MY LIFE
51. Cut : CLIP - The guy who CLIPS my hair isn't the best barber but he's a good guy
53. Salsa __ : VERDE - I know VERDE means green
56. Socks cover them : TOES
58. Set of rounds : BOUT
59. Young newts : EFTS - I sometimes can't tell my ENTS from my EFTS
61. X'ing one? : PED
We welcome all pertinent and impertinent remarks now: