Mar 7, 2018

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, Jeffrey Wechsler


4. Sunday dinner side dish : ROASTED POTATOES

6. Driving : AT THE WHEEL
10. Summer Olympics event since 1996 : BEACH VOLLEYBALL
31. Gravy thickener : CORNSTARCH

61. Body part whose parts are aptly found at the bottom of this puzzle's four longest answers : FOOT

Melissa here. Not only are the theme answers all down, but also all except one are positioned at the very bottom of the grid. Nice.


1. Drone sound : WHIR. Not BUZZ.

5. Spicy dip : SALSA

10. French flag couleur : BLEU

14. Parade celebrity : HERO

15. Cotton swabs : Q-TIPS. Appropriately, right next to ...

16. Pair on a Disneyland hat : EARS

17. Verdi highlight : ARIA

18. It's prohibited on many highways : U-TURN

19. Vast landmass : ASIA

20. Musical Christmas staple : MESSIAH. Handel.

22. Culinary student's assent : YES CHEF

24. Native American symbol : TOTEM

26. Bit of cheer? : RAH

27. 22% of the U.S. Senate : WOMEN. Appropriately right next to ...

30. WWII female : WAC.
Women's Army Corps was the women's branch of the United States Army.

32. Program breaks : TV ADS

36. Enthusiastic : AVID

37. "Good Lord!" : OH GOD. That's what he said.

39. Miscellany : OLIO

40. [Uh-oh!] : GULP

41. Big name in threshers : DEERE

42. In __ of: replacing : LIEU

43. City ENE of Reno : ELKO. Perped.

44. One of pop music's Papas : DENNY. Dennis Doherty was a founding member of the 1960s musical group The Mamas & the Papas.


45. Permits : LETS

46. Takes a load off : RESTS

48. Mil. officers : LTS.

49. High-IQ group : MENSA

50. Perilous hisser : ASP

52. In check : AT BAY

54. Succeeding like nobody's business : ON A TEAR. Wictionary definition:
Engaged in a continuous, fast-paced procession of actions or events, especially with favorable results.

58. Like most kosher frankfurters : ALL BEEF

62. Water sport : POLO

63. Only inanimate zodiac sign : LIBRA

65. Iams alternative : ALPO

66. "Quite so" : TRUE

67. Historical period : EPOCH

68. Slimming procedure, briefly : LIPO

69. Shopping club : SAMS

70. Swearing-in rituals : OATHS

71. For fear that : LEST


1. "Careless Whisper" pop group : WHAM

2. "__ comes trouble!" : HERE

3. Eye part : IRIS

5. Weightlifting maneuver : SQUAT

7. "Elementary" co-star Lucy : LIU

8. Nimble : SPRY

9. Ed with seven Emmys : ASNER.
The first actor to win an Emmy award in both comedy and drama genres for the same role (for the character Lou Grant in both The Mary Tyler Moore show and Lou Grant). List of awards and nominations received by Ed Asner.

11. Word with back or whip : LASH

12. Historic canal : ERIE

13. "Aim High ... Fly-Fight-Win" military org. : USAF

21. Non-neutral atom : ION

23. Took a load off : SAT

25. Purplish hue : MAGENTA

27. Ante, e.g. : WAGER. Ohhh ... I was thinking the prefix.

28. Small egg : OVULE

29. Takes full advantage of : MILK. EXPLOIT didn't fit.

33. From far away (perhaps very far) : ALIEN

34. See 51-Down : DIETS

and 51. With 34-Down, really retro eating programs : PALEO

35. "The March King" : SOUSA. John Philip Sousa composed 136 marches, including Semper Fidelis (1888), which became the official march of the U.S. Marine Corps. You may recognize The Liberty Bell as the theme song for Monty Python's Flying Circus. "And now for something completely different:"

37. Unexpected : ODD

38. Susan of "L.A. Law" : DEY

47. Ottawa-to-NYC dir. : SSE

49. Prefix with ware : MAL

53. Vague discomfort, with "the" : BLAHS

54. Makes a choice : OPTS

55. Romance writer Roberts : NORA

56. Grad : ALUM

57. Longtime "Live!" host : RIPA

59. Author Wiesel : ELIE. "
We must not see any person as an abstraction. Instead, we must see in every person a universe with its own secrets, with its own treasures, with its own sources of anguish, and with some measure of triumph."

60. Omar of "Shooter" : EPPS. Never heard of this USA Network series. 
It originated as a film in 2007, where the role of Bob Lee Swagger was played by Mark Wahlberg. That film is actually based on the book Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter, which is inspired by a real Vietnam sniper. More here.

64. Plant sci. : BOT. Short for botany.


Dudley said...

Hello Puzzlers -

A crafty, high quality Jeff Wex today. Not a groaner in sight. Just the right difficulty for a Wednesday - no hopeless unknowns, but a few not-sures needing perp confirmation.

Interesting to see Wham! today. I never heard about the group back in the day, and probably never heard any of their material. Just a few days ago, I looked up George Michael in connection with a later song, and was quite surprised to learn that he had formerly been half of Wham! . Who knew?

About Magenta: somehow, the color magenta became the standard for an active route segment on modern GPS aviation visual displays. It’s particularly easy to find your way in the air when all you have to do is look at a dynamic map, and keep the little airplane symbol on track. Young pilots who grew up with such technology, and never had to navigate by older, more difficult techniques are called “children of the magenta line.”

Morning MBee, good to have you with us today!

Mike G said...

Thanks to Jeffrey and Melissa for a no stresser today. Would have been a one pass wonder had I not gone with 'on a roll' before realizing my error.

Oas said...

Good morning.Thanks Jeff and Melissa for quick enjoyable workout . Dudley said it all. I was flying befor GPS as well. Enjoyed the navigation exercises , much easier now for sure.

Anonymous said...

POLO is not a "water sport." WATER POLO is.

Jinx in Norfolk said...

Very nice puzzle from JW. I always like his efforts, but I'm often not up to the challenge. Not today. But I have to confess one erasure - I had Bio before BOT. Doh!

I don't care for Nora Roberts novels, but I do like her Eve Dallas series written as J. D. Robb. Those are our favorite audio books for some of our long hauls in our motor home.

And thanks to Melissa b for another fine tour through this fine grid.

Yellowrocks said...

Easy today. WHAM required ESP. I paused at WOMEN because I misread the clue. ESP gave me that one, too. Otherwise very fast. I liked the theme and its positioning. We have had Omar EPPS before. I know of only two actors named OMAR, Omar Sharif and EPPS.
POLO can stand alone for water polo. Did you know that there are many versions of polo, including beach, cowboy and snow polo? See POLO Wikipedia.
POLO 1.a game played on horseback between two teams, each of four players, the object being to score points by driving a wooden ball into the opponents' goal using a long-handled mallet.
2. any game broadly resembling this, especially water polo.
Every time think of polo I think of Ed’s polo ponies on the Honeymooners.

Karin said...

Good puzzle enjoyable half hour to start the morning

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

Well, Mr. Wechsler strikes again with a fun and tricky mid-week offering. The reveal was well hidden in placement and with diverse, oblique themers. Bravo! I particularly noticed some catchy sounding entries: Lui and Lieu, Alpo/Lipo/Olio, Whir/Wham, and Salsa/Sousa. Nice CSO to all New Yorkers with the Erie Canal. No problems and no w/os.

Thanks, Jeffrey W, for keeping us happy and thanks, Melissa, for keeping us informed.

The snow has begun and will continue throughout the day and into Thursday morning. Forecast is for 8-12". March Madness, indeed!

Have a great day.

Bluehen said...

A surprisingly smooth and swift solve for a Wednesday, especially a Jeff Wex puzzle. Didn't need the down clues, so the theme and reveal eluded me (Hello, DO). Seems to be a good thing as mb's expo showed that the down clues were a little stickier, at least to me. Very well constructed, JW, and explained, mb. Thank you both.

Belated congratulations on your award, CC. It is well deserved, you are amazing!

Things have been a little hectic around here lately, which is why I haven't posted much. It's tax season, and although I only do taxes for friends and family (gratis, of course), it seems that every year my circle of friends and my family grow exponentially. I'm being drowned by my own success. Then, to add to the chaos, the recent wind storm blew over a mature pine tree in our back yard. It also knocked out power for several hours, and when the power was restored, the ensuing surge fried the inverter on our reefer/freezer.
The ACLAH and I got the tree cut up and ready to haul away (tomorrow) and a new refrigerator will be delivered a little later today. Nothing we couldn't handle, but not exactly a placid stream, either. Then again, when I remember some of the trials and tribulations you cornerites have endured, I'm embarrassed to be caught complaining.

Everybody ready to "Spring Forward"?


Lucina said...

Being an AVID Jeffrey Wechsler fan I thoroughly enjoyed this! Thank you, JW. WDS, what Dudley said.

Other than DENNY everything else was familiar and filled easily. Oops. Like Jinx I had BIO before BOT. Shame. Shame. EPOCH changed it.

Thank you, Melissa, for being ATTHEWHEEL today.

Have a wondrous day, everyone! Every day is a gift.

MJ said...


Great puzzle title, Melissa. Thanks for the expo. It was nice to be able to complete a JW puzzle without pause. His Friday offerings are often beyond me. I loved the vertical grid-spanners.

Dudley--Thanks for sharing the interesting information about the use of MAGENTA for aviation.

Enjoy the day!

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

Dudley, thanx for the 'color' reporting. Never thought about it, but our GPS route info is magenta.

WHIRRED right through this one. Easy, especially for a Wechsler cw. Got the theme schtick immediately. No searches needed. Had some old reliables like ERIE and DEY.
DEERE - CSO to PK. Think of them more as combines.
thresh - German dreschen, L. German döschen. As a kid I knew a thresher as a Döschmaschien.
LIBRA - Had never thought about it inanimateness.
TOTEM - Great picture, Melissa.

Saw Drew Carey on NCIS last night in a guest role. He did a good job playing a retired Marine helping the agents with a poison case.. Carey had served in the Marine Reserves. As I had not seen previous announcements, I was surprised to see his appearance.

Husker Gary said...

-Perennial National VOLLEYBALL champion, but landlocked, Huskers, still have a BEACH court and team
-Clever YES CHE(I)F – Anyone else think of these two? (2:03)
-GULP! Custer’s last sound at Custer’s Last Stand?
-Lieutenant = Leftenant? Show me that F, I dare ya!
-Valiant French and British forces kept German forces AT BAY so the Dunkirk operation could save 300,000 men
-WHIR as a lyric (3:02)
-We saw all manner of WHIPLASH at a rodeo recently!
-RIPA’s show and co-host are under fire these days

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Soddenlink finally got their act together and d-o is back online. Finished the puzzle early this morning. The only stumbles were UVEA/IRIS and REBA/RIPA. Easily fixed. Thanx, JW and MB.

SAMS: We had a new SAMS open just down the freeway. Walmart shut it down permanently a few months ago. It'd been open for less than a year.

DEERE: Nobody says "thresher" anymore, unless they're talking about that lost submarine. In my ute my grandfather was part of a threshing crew that moved from farm to farm throughout the season.

EPOCH: I lost all faith in my 6th grade teacher when she pronounced it ee-potch. That river in London also had the "th" sound and rhymed with James. Midyear she suffered a stroke and never returned to the classroom. She was a knuckle-rapper and we didn't miss her.

Shooter: Never saw the TV show, but that's a movie I enjoy watching now and then. Danny Glover and Ned Beatty are particularly evil.

Misty said...

Woohoo! Woohoo! I got a Jeff Wechsler Wednesday puzzle with only one erasure--had to replace BLUES with BLAHS. Thought about BIO before BOT but, thankfully, waited and got it right. But no cheating, and got the whole thing--Yay! Many thanks, Jeff! And great write-up, Melissa.

Two of my favorite TV actors showed up here: Ed ASNER and Lucy LIU. But didn't know DENNY and had to wait for ODD to give me that one.

Dudley, I too enjoyed hearing about MAGENTA.

Bluehen, what difficulties your storm produced. My goodness, you're a brave soul to deal with it all so well. Hope you have better weather from now on.

Another night with only two hours of sleep--aaarrgghh--even with Melatonin. I'm taking an Ambien tonight to make sure it doesn't happen again.

Have a good day, everybody.

SwampCat said...

I did it! I solved a Jeffrey Wechsler all by myself! Okaaaay..... It's only Wednesday but I celebrate the little victories.

And it was a great one. I loved the down themes. I can't believe all of the theme answers were at the end (foot?) of the theme words. How hard is that to comstruct? IM noticed all the special placements like WOMEN and WAC, and QTIPS and EARS.

Lots of learning moments. WOMEN in the Senate. Who knew? And ELKO....I'll forget that one by lunch time.

Thanks, JW, for all the fun. I guess like Lucina I'm an avid fan, but I always just considered myself a groupie. Ah well...

Anonymous said...

About 15 years ago when my kids were small, I was watching " Theodore Tugboat with them. And, I thought to myself that the the Harbormaster, the narrator of the show and who provided all the voices, looked eerily familiar. I watched till the end of the show to see the credits and sure enough the name Denny Doherty onetime "Papa" of the Mamas and Papas, appeared and was indeed the Harbormaster. Life takes us to strange places.

Husker Gary said...

Anonymous T from last night
-Yeah, I got SIGN too when I asked SIRI, “What is the SINE of 28˚” because SIGN is a homonym for SINE. It works very well for other functions like COSINE, TANGENT, etc. When I asked SIRI, “What is the S I N E (spelled out SINE) of 28˚", it worked fine. SIRI, you should listen to what I mean not what I say! :-)

Yellowrocks said...

DO, your ee-potch for epoch story reminded me of a Sunday School teacher who pronounced Jonathan, Joe Nathan. Did you notice that more newsreaders mispronounce common words than formerly? Also, many foreign place names have been changed in the English language, such as Vienna for Wien. It sounds hoity toity to me when then newsreaders pronounce these places in the original language while speaking English. In French The United States is Etats Unis. Place names are changed in most languages.
Do you still have a special Sunday dinner? Being a PK, and having a busy Sunday, we had our Sunday dinner on Saturday evening. I don't have a special dinner on Sunday or any other specific day. The day I serve a special dinner depends on which day I have time and inclination to cook it, especially now that I am retired. Holidays and company dinners are exceptions. BTW I love oven roasted potatoes.
I don't care for romance novels and am not a fan of Nora Roberts.
Blue Hen, I hope you have better days ahead. Misty, I hope you sleep tonight.
Although we are not Jewish my family and I prefer all beef hot dogs.
When Alan was truly sick on a Thursday, he milked it to stay home on that Friday until it was too late to go to work.
We used to say take a load off when I was kid.
It is snowing to beat the band right now.

Picard said...

Hand up this was enjoyable in every way!

Thanks, Melissa Bee for your review. Especially the DENNY link. I immediately thought of the Mamas and Papas song Creeque Alley. Anyone else? Their music is classic and enduring.

In real life ED ASNER is a very caring and generous person as well as being a talented actor. I had the great fortune of being able to meet him a number of times.

Here ED ASNER kindly posed with me during one of those meetings.

Seeing "Plant sci." I went straight to BOT without hesitation.

But here I photographed another kind of BOT.

Did anyone else think of those BOTs?

Here is my photo of the spot in Dublin where the MESSIAH was first performed.

I was going out with a Dublin lady back then and she was proud to show this off.

Hand up for BUZZ before WHIR. Unknowns: WHAM, LIU, EPPS, NORA all easily perped.

Noted crosses: EARS/ERIE and WAGER/ELKO

Husker Gary: Thanks for explaining the SINE mystery! I do not own a phone, so no Siri for me. But I typed it in as "Sign of 39.7 degrees" in Google and it came back with information on fevers. Is that what you got?

AnonT (yesterday): Glad you liked the NOVA Snopes link. Thanks to Lucina for making me aware it was an urban legend! Yes, Fiat was just ranked as one of the most unreliable brands in the 2018 Consumer Reports Car issue!

Lemonade714 said...

What fun to solve a JW puzzle on a Wednesday. I really liked the long themers- ROASTED POTATOES and BEACH VOLLEYBALL.

Thanks for the write-up mb and the ride JW.

CrossEyedDave said...

Ah, Jeffrey Wechsler...

I had "Gasp" instead of Gulp,
which led me to a DNF/FIW out of frustration...
(Never saw ovule/milks/Elko)

My only nit:
Libra zodiac sign inanimate?
It's a balance scale,
it moves,
watch-U talkin bout inanimate?
(Can you guess I'm a Libra?)

44a denny, more in a 1 hour documentary, if you want to know...

I am not sure what it is I like about Beach Volleyball...
(I may have to ask Splynter, I am not a leg man...)
But it might be getting a rear view doesn't mean you got the bad seats...

Co-incidentally, my Nickname as a kid was "Feets."
(either they were big, or smelled bad.)
So this puzzle kind of hit home...

Tinbeni said...

CED (yesterday)

Who cares about "losing-an-hour" on a Monday.

And, like I said, I am NOT "losing-an-hour" of my weekend.

That's when Gal-Pal and I get together and enjoy cocktails.


xtulmkr said...

Husker Gary: Thanks for giving me closure on the sine question. Had me searching long forgotten mathematics for a significant explanation. As for Siri, or any of her cohorts, I have not had much success in getting them to understand my queries.

Anonymous said...

Re POLO: You dumb bunny, Yellowrockhead; I was just pointing out a "groaner." Think of the better clues that were available: "Water ____"; "____ shirt"; "Marco." By the way, there's another water sport: MARCO POLO.

Ol' Man Keith said...

Ta- DA! - Easy-peasy, with one re-write at 40A, changing GASP to GULP, same as CrossEyedDave (except I caught mine in time).

A fine response from MelissaB to today's Wechsler challenge. The quotation from ELIE Wiesel is as TRUE and succinct a description of empathy as any we're likely to get.
Don't we think of empathy as a quality that defines us as humans? But to our shame there are either those who lack it (a minority, I pray), or terrible circumstances that interrupt its operation.
Isn't an absence of empathy the true root of evil?

Misty, sorry to see you had another bad night. Good luck with the Ambien. I mean it. I know you had no ill effect with it last time, but stay alert. Keep an eye out.
Just sayin.'
Have you tried music to take the edge off? I drifted to sleep last night with Vivaldi in my earbuds. He alternates energies. There is a fine YouTube presentation the Four Seasons by i musici, with lovely visuals of old Venezia should your eyes open. It's at .
And if you don't sleep, you'll be richly entertained.
Diagonal Report: Four, consisting of the paired sub-diagonals on both sides.

CanadianEh! said...

I GULPed when I saw the constructor but I did not shoot myself in the FOOT today. (Was I prescient yesterday?)
Thanks for the fun Jeffrey and Melissa.
Things filled in well going Across and many of the Downs were already filled.

I use Veloutine to thicken my gravy. It does not go lumpy! I think it is a potato starch.

Is 22% women in US Senate gender equity? I must LIU (not Lucy of 7D)and compare to Canadian.

I learned ELKO doing CWs. I knew ERIE before that.

Enjoy the day.

Picard said...

CanadianEh: 100% of our US Senators from California are women!

Our little city of Santa Barbara has had nothing but women mayors for the entire time I have lived here since the 1980s!

One of these women mayors told me a story of her visiting an elementary school. A little boy asked her if a boy ever could grow up to be mayor!

Ol' Man Keith said...

CeD, you made me think twice with your complaint at the labeling of your zodiac sign as inanimate.
Yes,"animate" and "animation" can include anything that moves. You give me a new appreciation of the old Twenty Questions categories: animal, vegetable, or mineral.

My Pisces (animal?) salutes your Libra (mineral)! Why was vegetation overlooked entirely? Same with Chinese years...

Lucina said...

You obviously don't believe in sympathy or empathy. Must you be insulting when you post?

CanadianEh! said...

Well I LIU and found that US Senate has 100 seats and 22 are women. I don't even need Siri to figure out that percentage.
Our Canadian Senate has 105 seats and 12 are currently vacant. We have 52 men and 41 women for 44% women.
Our Senators are appointed by the Governor General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister. There is always a wish to have proportional representation from every region/province of the country as well as gender, ethnicity representation.
Not perfect but it adds a "sober reflection" on legislation.

Thanks Picard for your stats LOL re the little boy!

Picard said...

Those are impressive equality/representation figures for Canada! Glad you enjoyed the little boy's question. Maybe we will get a male mayor at the same time our country gets a female president.

Here is a photo of me, DW and DW sister with our previous WOMaN Mayor Helene Schneider

Here I am with our latest in our string of WOMEN Mayors - my friend Cathy Murillo

Cross-Eyed Dave: I am amused at your comment about LIBRA. Hand up with Spitzboov - I enjoyed the clue as I never had thought about the fact that LIBRA is the only Zodiac sign that is not a living being.

"Zodiac" comes from the same root as Zoo/Zoological. It literally means "Belt of animals".

Pat said...

I thought this was easy for a Wednesday, then I found out it's a Jeff Wex product! I questioned a couple answers but perps told me I was correct. Whoo-hoo! I found 3 of the theme answers, but didn't look for the 4th. Thank you, MB!

Thanks for the links to Peter, Paul and Mary, and to the Mamas and Papas.

I love ROASTED POTATOES and I add onions and Brussels sprouts to them. Toss with olive oil and salt. Yum!

I hope our friends on the East Coast came thru the latest storm OK.

AnonymousPVX said...

This was a bit crucnchy, was happy to get the solve.

Appreciated the link to the Mamas and the Papas....sad that 3 of 4 are gone....made me feel a bit down and a bit old.

Yellowrocks said...

Anon@2:11, I was respectfully and politely pointing out that IMO POLO was not a groaner. So we can congenially disagree. Politeness is behavior that is respectful and considerate of other people.

CrossEyedDave said...

Dear Lucina, and Yellowrocks.

In my many lost trips down the YouTube rabbithole,
trying to find you all funny clips,
I came across this today...

Robin Williams on Sesame Street.

I didn't think I would be able to use it,
but, now that I think of it,
I get much amusement from imagining our Trolls
are like this two headed monster...

Harvey said...

Nashville has a female mayor.

Jayce said...

I loved this puzzle. Very entertaining and even educational. Loved the long downs. Hand up for changing BUZZ to WHIR. Many thanks to you, Jeffrey Wechsler.
Best wishes to you all.

Wilbur Charles said...

Anon@2:11, instead of LASHing out at our (Yellow)Rock, how about crawling back under yours.

Speaking of LASH, didn't I see a Lash Larue clue recently(OATER).

I never noticed that Wesch was the constructor. Always entertaining as is Melissa B .

Doesn't Water Carrier (Aquarius) qualify as inanimate? I'm a ♎ myself; Betsy who is very much into all things esoteric, says that 15-20 birthdates fall into both Western and Vedic(Eastern) signs .

I still haven't cracked Saturday.


PK said...

My 16-yr-old grandson Aaron will have surgery tomorrow to remove a bone tumor on his spine and hopefully free him from the constant pain he is in and reverse the scoliosis and weight loss he has experienced. Prayers for him are very welcome.

Great puzzle & expo. Thanks.

My internet only lasts about 30 minutes at a time now. Tech coming tomorrow.

Ol' Man Keith said...

I agree with Spitz that Melissa picked a fine photo to represent a northwest TOTEM pole.

But it reminded me of my favorite example. We saw a lot of TOTEMs when we toured Alaska a few years back. I was surprised to learn of the "Shame" poles, containing emblems of people and erected to expose someone to public scorn.
We have all heard that Alaska was once known as "Seward's Folly" - because so many thought Secretary of State William Seward had paid too much taxpayer money to purchase the Alaskan territory. Apparently that wasn't his only gaffe. When I visited Saxman Totem Park I saw a wonderful example of a shame pole, erected by the local tribe after Mr. Seward failed to acknowledge the potlatch feast they had given in honor of his visit. A return gift was expected, but Seward didn't hold up his end.
Here's the infamous Seward Totem.

Lucina said...

Thank you for that clip. It's doubtful that Anonymous would learn from it. Some people don't. How I miss Robin Williams.

LOL at the little boy's question. Nice pics of your mayors and interesting that all have been women.

Yellowrocks said...

Wilbur, Lucina, CEDave thanks for your caring thoughts. Funny clip, Dave. Robin was one of my favorites.
Interesting about the shame totems and Seward.OMK
PK, my thoughts and hopes are with Aaron, you and the family on his serious surgery. May it bring relief.
The snow has stopped. We are buried but should be dug out by morning. The power is out in the flats but we are okay so far.How are the rest of you in the NE?

Misty said...

Thank you for the kind words and suggestion, Ol'Man Keith. I don't have any way of listening to music when I'm in bed, but I'll think about it if this sleep problem continues. Glad it works so well for you.

Terry Fowler said...

Great video, thanks.

Spitzboov said...

YR @ 1801 - "How are the rest of you in the NE?"

Re: Utica environs -

Today we got <2", and the roads have remained bare. Temps 30 - 33º. Weather guesser said storm tracked 90 miles east of original forecast. Will see what the rest of the week brings.

Anonymous said...

Terry Fowler:
Which video are you referring to?

Roy said...

When playing water polo, one must be careful not to drown the horses.

Roy said...

water polo horses

Anonymous T said...

Hi All!

Thanks JW for putting out a Wed-level puzzle. I like winning against you once in a while :-)

Thanks mb for the expo and the tunes.

WO: FeeT b/f FOOT
Runner up: USAF WOMAN WAC*

HG - so it's not just my UK Siri assuming Celsius :-)

Bluehen - complain away; that doesn't sound like "fun" and you had a story to go with. At least your not complaining about a clue/answer that's fair.

YR - LOL re: polop-O-nies.

Corner was full of learning today; Magenta line (thanks Dudley), Santa Barbara has had female mayors (nice shots Picard), and Shame poles (thanks OMK).

Of course, now I know it's SOUSA to thank for the theme to Monty Python (thanks mb!)

Roy - re: water polop-O-nies; the pic of a horse with a snorkel and flippers was the funniest!

A poem about the latest in a string of WOMEN in Charlie Mackinzie's life. [PG-13 2:38]

Cheers, -T
*While with DOD at Tinker AFB, we office'd in what was the WAC barracks separated ~2mi from the main-base.

OwenKL said...

HG: Just read the later postings, and want to say thanks for the Perry White / Jimmy Olsen clips. Yes, I also thought of them at YES CHEF! IIRC, that was a shtick on the TV show, not in the comics nor movies.