Jun 5, 2018

Tuesday June 5th, 2018 Samuel A. Donaldson


17. Gym bar addition: WEIGHT PLATE. WEIGHT LOSS

24. Fairness principle for bandwidth providers: NET NEUTRALITY.  NET LOSS

36. Judicial fact finder: HEARING EXAMINER. HEARING LOSS

48. What a crossword clue typically starts with: CAPITAL LETTER. CAPITAL LOSS

58. Retail come-ons ... and what the starts of the longest Across answers can be?: LOSS LEADERS.


1. Plunk down in front of, as a counter: SIT AT

6. 1-BR listings: APTs. Abbr # 1 Apartments

10. Ph.D. wannabe's obstacle: GRE. #2 Graduate Readiness Exam

13. Heart chambers: ATRIA.

14. Blue Ribbon beer: PABST.  Johnny Russell had a Hot Country Single in 1973 with Rednecks, White Socks, and Blue Ribbon Beer

He also wrote Act Naturally that Husker Gary linked last Saturday, as sung by Ringo and Buck Owens.  He was co-writer on George Strait's 1984 #1 Hot Country single Let's Fall to Pieces Together

16. Short flight: HOP.

19. In days of yore: AGO.

20. Opposite of SSW: NNE. #3 North, Northeast

21. Seat of Allen County, Kansas: IOLA.

22. Pricey watch: ROLEX.

28. Dodos: NINNIES.

30. Lumber: WOODPittsburgh's "Lumber Company" of the '70s  "They give you a round bat and they throw you a round ball and I try to hit it square,” Stargell said.

31. "__ Baby": "Hair" song: ABIE.

32. Genie's offering: WISH.

33. Hoppy beer, for short: IPA. # 4 India Pale Ale

41. Mo. port on the Miss.: STL. # 5 St. Louis

42. Mark Harmon TV series: NCIS. # 6 Naval Criminal Investigative Service

43. "Now!" in the ER: STAT. #7 Statim (Latin immediately)

44. Ruler until 1917: TSAR.  Nicholas II

45. iPad and Kindle Fire: TABLETS.

52. "I didn't expect to see you here": OH HEY.

53. Out of the wind: ALEE.

54. Itinerary word: VIA.

57. Habitat of many schools: SEA.  "In biology, any group of fish that stay together for social reasons are said to be shoaling, and if, in addition, the group is swimming in the same direction in a coordinated manner, they are said to be schooling."  Wikipedia

62. "Live __": Taco Bell slogan: MAS.

63. Take off the TiVo: ERASE.

64. Lustrous furs: MINKS.   Free shipping and no tax.

65. Poetic tribute: ODE.

66. Mannerless one: BOOR.

67. Behold, of old: SEEST.


1. Like lumber: SAWN.

2. Southern coast-to-coast hwy.: I-TEN. #8  Interstate 10

3. Occurring every third year: TRIENNIAL.

4. 2008 bailout co.: AIG. # 9 American International Group

5. South Pacific getaway: TAHITI.

6. Orchard fruit: APPLES.

7. Micronesian setting for the 10th season of "Survivor": PALAU.

8. Letters in an incomplete schedule: TBA. # 11 To Be Announced

9. Retired flier, briefly: SST. #12 Super Sonic Transport

10. Ex-U.N. head Boutros-__: GHALI.   We always heard, "Boutros Boutros-Ghali" on the TV.

11. Thesaurus compiler: ROGET.

12. Hobbyist's glue: EPOXY.

15. Resistance unit equal to one trillion of the basic units: TERAOHMWhy would anyone need these extreme values?  My Fluke meter won't measure to a trillion ohms of resistance.   Jayce ?

18. Musical quality: TONE.

23. Yellowstone's __ Faithful: OLD

25. Cabinet dept. concerned with nukes: ENER. #13 Energy

26. Candy from Mars: TWIX.  Cute clue.

27. Rights icon Parks: ROSA.

28. Casual denials: NAHs.

29. "Su-r-r-r-re": I BET.

32. "Rushmore" director Anderson: WES.  "This cult favorite is a quirky coming of age story, with fine, off-kilter performances from Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray." - Rotten Tomatoes.    Wes Anderson: American film director, film producer, screenwriter, and actor.  Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom. 

33. Play peacemaker: INTERVENEPeople who have contributed to peace.

34. Bog fuel: PEAT.

35. "Fine" studies: ARTS.

37. Current, as fashion: IN STYLE.  Had in vogue. I guess vogue is outta style.

38. Frozen Four org.: NCAA. # 14 National Collegiate Athletic Association.    Frozen Four is the branding for the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship.  Minnesota Duluth is the most recent champion.

39. Lass: GIRL.

40. 5-Down or 7-Down: ISLE.

44. Deadlock: TIE.

45. Penn's silent partner: TELLER.

46. Perfectly, with "to": A TEE.

47. Backup squads: B TEAMS.

48. Pink drink, for short: COSMO. #15 Cosmopolitan

49. On the horizon: AHEAD.

50. Temporary stage: PHASE.

51. Catcher at a rodeo: LASSO.

55. Really gets to: IRKS.

56. Certain prof.'s designation: ASST. #16  Assistant

59. Poetic planet: ORB.

60. __ Paulo, Brazil: SAO.  The most populous city in the Americas (NY 4th, LA 8th, CHI 14th), and the most populous metropolitan area of the Americas (NY 3rd, LA 5th, CHI 8th).   Sao Paulo -Wikipedia

61. Yahtzee cube: DIE.


Note from C.C.:

Happy 62nd birthday to dear TTP (Tom), our Tuesday Sherpa since March 20, 2018, though he's been always there helping me solve various blog and life glitches. 

Madame DeFarge, I sure hope you can make the Chicago Corner Gathering happen. You've met Abejo, who met TTP for beer a few years ago. We need to "see" TTP.


D4E4H said...

Good morning corner commenters.

Thank you Mr. Samuel A. Donaldson for this fine Tuesday CW which I FIR in 39:57.

Thank you TTP for your excellent review. I have yet to enjoy your links.

Thanks to OKL for the link to the Jumble. Today's answer is OOOOOO OO OO. Oh I hope I haven't spoiled it for you. The jockey does his best. So can you.



Lemonade714 said...

We were moving along enjoying this 'word after' theme, with nice fill and saw two themers intersecting 15 down. TERAOHM? WTF? ok, the ohm is a measurement of resistance but...

I enjoyed the visit to TAHITI and PALAU . A CSO to a past Corner regular with EPOXY but it was 45 down that caught my eye. Spoiler alert, if you watch BIG BANG THEORY and somehow missed the season finale, do not read on. I loved the pairing of Kathy Bates as Amy's mother, and TELLER as her father and this unforgettable SCENE .

Thanks, Sam and HBDTY and many more Tom.

KS said...

I agree, there are way too many abbreviations in this puzzle.

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

I was AWOL yesterday. We got some overnight moisture on Sunday, so SoddenLink went down. Their repair crews work 24/7, between the hours of 8 and 5, Monday-thru-Friday. It was almost noon when it came back up. Everything had already been said.

I liked today's puzzle, though I had no idea of the theme until the reveal. Thanx, Samuel and TTP. (Happy birthday, young man!)

IOLA: There's also one near where I grew up, but it's much smaller than the 5,700-person metropolis in Kansas.

MINKS: This is another of those words that don't need that S. My uncle was a mink farmer for many years. He banked on the wrong fur color one season, and got wiped out.

Jinx in Norfolk said...

FIR, but didn't much like this puzzle. HEARING EXAMINER and TERAOHM were easy, but gluier than EPOXY. WAGged PAL_U x IOL_. "Survivor" is yet another hit show of which I'll never see a single episode. And IOLA is just another dying community that has been on the decline since 1910. SAD.

At one point DW had an office in Dallas, one in Coral Gables, and one in SAO Palo.

My ATRIA are in permanent, constant fibrillation.

Nice write-up TTP. HBDTY. I knew all of those songs, but didn't know Johnny Russell. I don't get the #8, #9, etc. Maybe links that don't work?

inanehiker said...

Creative puzzle with some new answers- for me at least (I don't keep the database handy of everything that has ever been in a crossword :)
I'm with Jinx - I didn't figure out the reasoning behind the #1,2,3, etc. in the write-up

Have a good Tuesday-
thanks and HBY to TTP
And thanks to Sam D for the puzzle

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

Happy 62nd Birthday to TTP. Drei Mal Hoch!

FIR. Got the theme from the reveal @ 58a. OK I guess. No searches or strikethroughs needed.
IOLA - Possible CSO to PK?
NET NEUTRALITY - I suppose -T could go on at length on this.
PEAT - German Torf, L. German Törf. Seems to be a cousin word to English 'turf'. While growing up, my Mom would talk about how she, as a youngster, had to help dig out their family's peat and stack it for drying. Somehow my chore of going to the basement and refilling the coal hod with anthracite coal didn't seem so bad.
ATRIA - I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, once, a dozen years ago. I don't seem to experience it now but Doc keeps me on warfarin anyway.

Husker Gary said...

-My Bluetooth HEARING aids really help with my LOSS
-True hero ROSA SAT AT a place where she fueled a movement
-Ah Johnny Russel, master of the FINE ARTS
-Happy Birthday, Tom.
-Oops, I SEEST by the clock it is time for me to head WNW for golf league. Later!

Yellowrocks said...

This was an interesting puzzle, FIR, but unlike most Tuesdays, I needed loads of perps. Strange, because the only unheard of fill was Live MAS. I stopped going to Taco Bell years AGO because of rude, indifferent staff and skimpy servings. My homemade tacos are fuller, tastier and quicker to make than a trip to Taco Bell would be. I mentally went through the ABCs to get the M in COMOS,V-8 can, please. I was surprised to see MAS emerge.

from Live Science: "Minks are small mammals with long, thin bodies, short legs, pointed snouts and claws." It seems many animal names sometimes use the S plural and sometimes, not.
eg. The Three Bears, but loaded for bear.
DO, Sodden Link, I caught that. LOL.
We watched PEAT being cut in Ireland. It is a big industry there.
Last night my contribution to the square dance treat table was brie and fig jam. The jam, as well as the brie, was very popular with everyone digging into it. I thought of our discussion here.

Fine blog, Tom. A very happy birthday to you. I look forward to your Tuesday expo.

desper-otto said...

Jinx & Inanehiker, I think TTP is just counting all the abbrs in this puzz.

SwampCat said...

Interesting puzzle but a little strange for me. Perps filled in what I didn’t know or remember so I guess I won. Are TERAOHM and GHALI Tuesday level words? Thanks, Sam, for the workout.

Happy Birthday TTP! And thanks for ‘splaining it all.

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

This was a typical Tuesday solve for me with only two w/os: Paleu/Palau and ETA/Via. Teraohm and Abie were unknowns and Sawn is like fingernails on a blackboard, IMO. No problems, though, as perps did their job.

Thanks, Sam, for a smooth journey and thanks, TTP, for the detailed and informative summary and, more importantly, best wishes for a very Happy Birthday. I hope you will celebrate in style! 🎂🎉🎁🎈🍾

My brother, Jack, is having the valve replacement surgery tomorrow morning. He is very anxious to get this behind him, recuperate, and spend the rest of the summer in his beloved Maine vacation home.

Have a great day.

SwampCat said...

IM, prayers and good wishes for your brother Jack.

D4E4H said...


- - We share so many conditions. Today it is A-fib. I was Dxed in 2014, and use Coumadin (Warfarin) AKA Rat poison to keep my blood thin enough to flow, and keep the vermin at bay. My sxs are controlled with Amiodarone, and my Cardiologist advises me, come back in 1 year, and lose weight.

Jinx in Norfolk at 7:44 AM
- - I am so sorry to know you live with constant fibrillation. I can still feel how my chest felt all those years ago. It hurt!

Irish Miss at 9:41 AM
- - "fingernails on a blackboard" - What's a blackboard? Who in your class got to clean the erasers?
- - Just about the time I feel it is safe to enter the "water" of the Corner, another "Jaws" of a family condition shows up. I pray that the valve replacement surgery your brother, Jack is having is a complete success, and that he is able to enjoy his summer in his beloved Maine vacation home.


tinbeni said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TTP ... the "First" Sunset Toast is to YOU !!!

Also, Good Job on the write-up.

Samuel: Thank you for a FUN Tuesday puzzle. I enjoyed the LOSS LEADER theme.

My fave today, of course, was 48-d, COSMO and 33-a. IPA.
I rarely (if ever) have the former ... and often have the latter.

Smashed my left index finger in the door.
Boy did it "bleed-like-hell" ... but I wrapped it up nicely.
It just makes typing an adventure.


Tinbeni said...

Geez ... I'm typing on the library computer ...

Where did my Avatar go ???

Oh, there it is ... LOL

Spitzboov said...

IM @ 0941. Re: 'sawn'. Sawn is a recognized past participle. I kind of like the 'n' ending; makes it more Germanic sounding. Also makes it a 'stronger' verb. JM2¢.

Lemonade714 said...

IM, good luck to your brother. Spitz, I have landed in the hospital three times in the last 7 years with atrial fib but emerged each time and take no blood thinners. Somehow it resolves itself and I go on.

CanadianEh! said...

Terrific Tuesday. Thanks for the fun Samuel and TTP (wishing you a very happy Birthday).

I got the theme. The few problem areas filled in with perps.
TERAOHM, GHALI were unknown here too.
I had to rack my brain for NET NEUTRALITY because it was not such a recognized issue in Canada (but maybe should be!?).

I wanted Triannual before TRIENNIAL, and intercede before INTERVENE.

IM- Thoughts and prayers for your brother and best wishes for successful surgery.

Enjoy the day.

Re subject of the day, ATRIAl fibrillation: thrombosis prophylaxis (clot prevention) for valve issues must be done with warfarin, but newer medications like apixaban, rivaroxaban, can be used in atrial fib. Worth a discussion with your MD if you dislike all the testing, drug interactions, with warfarin.

TTP said...

Thanks all.

Yes, I was counting abbreviations.

FLN Jinx, small world. I knew her. And know her last name, but won't repeat it on the blog. She lived SE of Houston near Galveston before moving to California. Her name pops into my mind every time we get an Enola Gay clue or answer. I'm certain we are talking about the same person. She is 2 or 3 years older than me.

Misty said...

Well, for some reason I found this a real Tuesday toughie and ended up cheating. I got that south and a chunk of top and middle but the northwest corner flummoxed me. After-wards I realized I had actually thought of words like SIT AT and NINNIES but just hesitated on trying them out. Oh well, still found some of the clues and answers fun, so, many thanks Samuel. And great pictures and write-up, TTP--and how kind of you to give us all this good work on your birthday! Hope you have a wonderful one.

J was fun this morning--hope everyone who tries it, gets it.

Irish Miss, I hope your brother has a comfortable and successful procedure.

Saw my cataract surgeon yesterday, and he says all was successful. I still have to get glasses with progressive lenses and take drops for another couple weeks in one eye, but hopefully by the time I come back from my trip to Belgium, all will be over and well.

Have a good day, everybody.

Picard said...

Happy Birthday TTP! Thanks for all the puzzle reviews!

Got the LOSS LEADERS theme quickly, but it did not help me with the solves. The trickiest part for me was COSMO/OH HEY/MAS. I am not very knowledgeable about drink names. ABIE BABY was a gimme. I loved listening to the Hair soundtrack as a child. And I was rewarded with getting to see the original live production... as a child! I enjoyed the puzzle and FIR!

Here are my photos of PENN and TELLER in action in Las Vegas with The Amazing Randi!

The Amazing Randi hosts The Amazing Meeting (TAM) in Las Vegas to challenge pseudoscience and deception in the real world. I went this one time in January 2005 because it was a breakthrough year for the conference. It was the first year they were willing to discuss religion. You will notice the famous atheist Christopher Hitchens was on the panel. I have to say I found PENN a rather scary guy. I got into an argument with him and he actually made me feel physically threatened. The magic show parts were truly Amazing!

By the way, I almost did not make it. We had horrific mud slides that completely stranded our little city. (Sound familiar?) I was supposed to drive to Los Angeles for my flight, but the roads were blocked in both directions. Fortunately, I live right by our tiny airport. I had travel insurance for the first time and they paid for my very expensive flight out!

Regarding TERAOHM as a unit: My first job out of college had me working on a Flame Ionization Detector for gas chromatograph instruments. The input to the circuit is a flame! The electrometer circuit had a resistor in the TERAOHM range in order to provide such a high input impedance.

Here is a description of such a TERAOHM input Flame Ionization Detector.

I have OLD FAITHFUL photos which I would have to dig out. And a number of photos along I TEN. Perhaps another time if there is interest.

I will once again share my SST photos at the National Air and Space Museum. We visited there yesterday with the ENOLA GAY!

From yesterday:
Lucina: You wrote, "You so generously share your beautiful photos which provide us graphic complements to the puzzle; thank you and please continue."

Thank YOU very much for the kind words! Very much appreciated!

D4E4H: Glad you are enjoying my photos, including me at the Solstice Workshop helping my friends build a BEE HIVE. Our parade is always on a Saturday, so it will actually be on June 23, two days after the actual Solstice.

Anonymous said...

TTP, no big deal, but I do believe it is the Graduate Record Examination.

AnonymousPVX said...

Well this was a bit of a breeze....I agree, lots of abbrevs. But no issues and happy as always to get the solve.

From yesterday....

JAYCE....2012 Triumph Bonneville T100, a beautiful “retro” bike.

OL’ MAN KEITH......I know exactly how you’re feeling.

PK....thanks, I kinda got the feeling it was time.

Wherever you are, there’s some driver looking at their phone and not at the road. That was the case both times my Passat got hit in the back. Doesn’t matter if it’s city, country or in between.

Lucina said...

A very terrific Tuesday puzzle! Thank you, Samuel A. Donaldson.

Happy birthday, TTP! I also express my appreciation for helping us on your natal day and hope you will celebrate IN STYLE later. Maybe with a COSMO or IPA.

I found this relatively easy but solved it mostly downwards which gave me enough toeholds to complete the long theme answers.

Boutros Boutros GHALI was much in the news when he presided over the U.N. Then came U Thant. The Burmese really rock the alphabet with interesting names.

SAWN WOOD found their way easily as did ROGET. I have two volumes of the thesaurus, an original, that is, ROGET's and an off brand. Both have been well used over the years.

The ISLEs of TAHITI and PALAU also found their place on the grid.

My strongest memory of EPOXY was when my late DH assembled a doll house for our daughter. It took many hours and several tubes of the glue.

Thanks again, TTP. Your commentaries are a Tuesday treat.

Have a spectacular day, everyone!

PK said...

Hi Y'all! Fast & fun for me, thanks, Samuel! Thanks to TTP for celebrating his birthday with us.

Did not know: GHALI (looked it up to start), TERAOHM (ESP) or AIG (forgot which initials applied).

TTP: I agree there was a plethora of abbrev. with which I struggle. Maybe Samuel is an avid texter and thinks in abbr. Hopefully not one of those texters endangering motorcyclists, PVX. However, Sam also used some really meaty fill in the downs.

PEAT: When they returned from Ireland, I asked my then 5 yr. old granddaughter what was her favorite thing there. She said jumping up and down on the PEAT bog.

IM: prayers and best wishes for your brother Jack's surgery.

Tinbeni: like any good mother would do, I'm sending a cyber kiss for your finger owie. All better now? Do you bleed 90 proof?

Anonymous T said...

Hi All!

And a Happy Birthday to the best User Acceptance Tester ever: TTP! Fun expo so thanks for that too.

Thanks Samuel for this Crunchy Tuesday. I got lucky WAGing the A in IOLA (Hi Jinx!)

Fav: Boutros-Boutros GOLLY!*

Ok, not how it's spelt but that's how I heard it too TTP.

Most difficult bit was convincing myself WEIGHT PLATE is a real thing.

IM - Let us know how Jack is doing.

Spitz - Yes I could opine on Net Neutrality but will refrain as not to IRK..

Tin - Ouch! There's gotta be a story there.

Cheers, -T
Boomer mentioned Airplane so, Shiiii.. (Golly!)

Jayce said...

A somewhat different puzzle today, which I enjoyed solving. Somehow I imagine Sam hearing or reading the phrase "loss leader" and thinking, "Oh hey! That could be a good crossword puzzle theme!"

TTP, happy birthday and thanks for blogging. Glad you Took The Plunge to be our Tuesday commenter.

A TERAOHM is indeed an extremely high value, but as Picard said there are certain applications where such high resistance is necessary, related to measuring extremely small currents (femtoamps and less.) We use a 10 gigaohm resistor in the air-ionization (air conductivity) sensors in our earthquake monitoring systems. By the way, I notice a 1 teraohm resistor costs about $50 from the usual electronics suppliers, which in my view is pretty darn expensive considering the usual resistors I buy are about a penny or less apiece.

About a year ago the fact I had atrial fibrillation was serendipitously discovered during an EKG I was getting for an unrelated reason. Nobody knows how long I had had it, but the cardiologist assumed it was a long time because my heart had already "remodeled" to compensate for it and my atria had already become enlarged. Because of that I was not a candidate for cardioversion (essentially an electric defibrillating shock) or catheter ablation. So I am taking Pradaxa (Dabigatran) for the rest of my life.

Spitzboov, please consult with your doctor to find out why he "keeps me on warfarin anyway." Warfarin is a tricky and risky medication and, as CanadianEh! said, there are better alternatives these days.

Best wishes to you all.

CrossEyedDave said...

Loss Leader? Who goes to these things?

Oh, of course, now it makes sense...

And, a little bit of yesterday... Loss Leader of the pack?

I don't know why this came up under TTP Birthday cake,
but I thought it was cool!

Anonymous said...

Nice puzzle, quick solve. Enjoyed the tour by TTP, too. Understood the #1, #2, etc., right away - but am I the only one who noticed that #10 is missing? Just sayin'... :)

Lucina said...

LOL, very loudly, guffawed actually, at GOLLY!

D4E4H said...

Anonymous at 11:53 AM
- - Sandy, It looks like you are attempting to come out of the "anon closet." Please select a word for your avatar, and enter it in the "Name/URL" box. Thank you for your editing.

PK at 12:25 PM
- - I don't bleed 90 proof, but I P A - lot!

Jayce at 1:35 PM
- - I have more than 4 years of experience with Warfarin, and an satisfied with it. My understanding is that the newer drugs are more expensive. I do not mind my monthly trip for my pro time. It assures me that my dosage is correct. I do not trust those meds that do not require review.


Ol' Man Keith said...

Just checking in briefly, as the slab leak repairers have isolated me in a part of my house away from my computer & I am forced to type on my tiny mini-IPad.
I want to thank TTP/Tom for a fine write-up & wish him a happy birthday!


Diagonal Report:
. Only one today, the mirror anchor line.

Roy said...

"Abie Baby" didn't get airplay back in the 60s because of the one profanity in it. (An extreme one for the period.) My boss was playing the album over the PA at Sears and suddenly went running back to turn it off, since the office staff was coming in.

Tinbeni said...

Anon T @ 12:29 pm

Yeah, there is a story ...
I'm a klutz ... I didn't get my hand out-of-the-way when I was going back into
Villa Incognito with my "Sports" section and coffee at 7:10 am.

Oh well, at least unlike Dr Martin I don't get ill at the sight of blood.

Well the Sun is Over the Yardarm.
Time to "toast" TTP


PK said...

To whom it may concern: if your doctor says take warfarin a/k/a cumadin, don't decide to quit on your own. My husband didn't like the side effects, so he stopped. I didn't know it until I was a widow shredding his checks and noticed the ones he wrote marked cumadin stopped a year earlier.

Wilbur Charles said...

Misty, re. J
The first was rough, I was a dope on the 2nd, I figured the 4th at lunch and need the third for my aches. Then again I had no bet.
I was AT SEA in the SW. I'm not a drinker so COSMOS was slow coming. And of course, Roberto Duran is famous for "No Mas". Anybody recall the other boxer?

OMK, watch out for the profile button when you scroll. I'm left-handed so I hit it so much that I cut and paste now.

Hbd TTP, thx for all the great write-ups.
Prayers, for Jack, IM. I remember my CABG in '98.


Ol' Man Keith said...

Free at last!
The repair guys are done, and my dogs and I are once again in control of our home!

"ABIE Baby" is probably only remembered by those who have been involved with a production of Hair, as it is less a tuneful song than an excuse for staging a mildly shocking run-up to an anti-Vietnam War statement.
Besides the one out-and-out obscenity mentioned by Roy @3:31, the number includes a parody of the "Gettysburg Address," and it ends with the words,
Bang? S---, I ain't dyin' for no white man!"

Yeah - the feeling lingers ...

Yep, J was easy today, so much so that I guessed the final answer before finishing the four prelim words.
When do you leave for Belgium?
My best to Phillippe and Mathilde! (Why he insists on the extra letters, I'll never know.)


WikWak said...

WEES. Easy peasy romp through the verbiage in an 11 minute journey. I liked seeing some new fill such as NET NEUTRALITY, WEIGHT PLATE, & TRIENNIAL. This year is Illinois’ bicentennial ; I don’t plan to be around for the tri.

I agree with anonymous @ 11:53. GRE stands for Graduate Record Exam. When I started my first Masters program I did not have to take the GRE; my school used the Miller Analogies Test. Next time around (at a different school) I was required to take the GRE, even though I already had a Masters degree.

I agree that there were too many abbreviations today (even without # 10. :-))

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood—68 partly cloudy degrees. We had a brief rain shower about an hour ago but it’s all gone now.
I hope everyone has a great day!

Yellowrocks said...

IM, I am sending thoughts and best wishes for Jack's quick and thorough recovery.
Tin, what a painful experience! Wishing you rapid healing. Typing must be a real trial. Here's a toast to you with an IPA. It's 5:00 here.
I didn't notice the number of abbreviations. They seemed quite normal.
IOLA was unknown, but filled before I got there.
Perps gave me parts of TERAOHM so WAGging the rest was easy. I knew TERA was one trillion and OHM was a resistance unit.
I know PALAU is in Micronesia so I didn't need to know much about Survivor, except that it features exotic locales.
Misty, I am so happy that your cataract surgery was successful. Mine, too, and I love my Varalux progressive lens. I was happy to pay more for the best ones. Enjoy Belgium. I am eager to hear all about it.
Ghali was a gimme, but its spelling needed perps.
WEIGHT PLATES makes sense, perps and wags.
I never took the GRE for my Masters program. I took the much easier Millers Analogies which did not require extensive review of prior courses. It needed only basic knowledge, but required flexible thinking. I studied for it with a review booklet, answering sample questions and looking up the reasoning for the ones I missed. Knowing the kind of thinking involved helped immensely.
Alan is slowing recovery from his May 28 ER experience. He is still slightly dizzy and tired, but is much more comfortable.

Spitzboov said...

Re: Warfarin. - I have discussed it with my MD. He has convinced me the risks are greater if I stop it. When I had the MOHS procedure last month, the MOHS surgeon said I did not need to stop from his standpoint, but because I had bled so easily from the biopsy, I called my regular doctor and he gave me leave to stop for 4 days.
There are risks both ways, but I respect my doctors qualifications.
A cardiologist put me on Toprol early on to help keep the heartbeat regular. Probably why the a-fib hasn't re-reared its head.

Misty - Good news on your eye results. Enjoy your trip. Will you be visiting Flemings in Flanders?

Lucina - The Burmese U is an honorific of respect for a senior official.

Jayce said...

I wasn't recommending stopping Warfarin. I suggested that maybe a newer medication might be better, i.e. replacing the Warfarin with a different med. Of course you shouldn't just stop taking it.

Picard said...

Spitzboov, Yellowrocks and PK:
Here are my photos of PEAT harvesting in Ireland about 25 years ago.

At that time, the family of my then-Irish girlfriend used PEAT as their heating fuel in the city of Dublin. They were not out in the boonies. It certainly was eco-friendly!

Lucina said...

Thank you. I believe I knew that from a long time ago; I simply find their names intriguing. Consider these past presidents:

Htin Kyaw

Myo Thein Gyi

Khin Sanyi

Zeya Aung

Aung Shwe

Sai Hly Kyaw

Soe Tint

I assume they are all males but since I don't know the language it's impossible to tell.

Ol' Man Keith said...

I took my GRE in London during a study year abroad. My memory is weak as to the actual location: it was either at the US Embassy or the ESU, the English Speaking Union.

I was applying for a Master of Fine Arts program, to which I was admitted after an initial screw-up. Somehow they thought I was applying for a PhD. I was rejected for that, but then accepted for the Master's - only after I made clear what I was after.

The MFA was a 3-year program. Part way through my first year, I discovered they had a Doctor of Fine Arts degree that took the same amount of time. The only course differences were an additional foreign language requirement, a couple of extra seminars, and a dissertation (on top of a Master's level thesis production).
I said, "Hey, that's for me."

BUT I also had to be qualified by some higher scores on the GRE. That's when I learned the Graduate Record Exam follows you through your academic life.

Happily, my GRE marks turned out to be high enough, so I was able to skip right past the Master's and earned a DFA instead.

"All's well that ends ..."


Misty said...

Thank you, Yellowrocks--I'll keep your lens information in mind. Spitzboov, thank you--but I'll only be in Antwerp for my four days there. Thank you for your funny J response, Wilbur. And Ol'Man Keith, I'll be leaving for my trip on June 10.

D4E4H said...

Gee Are not Mee!

Young Man Keith at 6:45 PM
- - When I started on the Corner in October, I was immediately aware of how well educated were those who post. Congrats to each of you who needed to take the GRE. I applaud your intelligence.
- - My meager accomplishment pales beside yours, and yet I received a Bachelors of Science degree, so I can FIR a CW most days. It only took me 33 years to complete my formal education, and thanks to the Corner, and Google Chrome, with the constant help of Youtube, I have learned more about a widely diverse pallet of subjects than I ever did in formal courses.
- - Thanks to each of you for inspiring me to be something, if not ever more.
Misty at 6:56 PM
- - You are so observant. I went back to CW's review of the jumble. Very clever.


Dudley said...

Hello Puzzlers -

Because of Boutros in today’s grid, here’s a fun Seinfeld clip that both the missus and I find particularly funny.

Wilbur Charles said...

Darn, ya think I could type 25 words without hitting the profile button? Uhuh.

D4-DAVE, I think you meant WC not CW.

Keith and Misty have me checking out the Jumble. I'm not having any luck with Sudoku though.

I'm going to give it a try.

Misty, have a safe and Bonny Voyage.

Btw. After my cataract surgeries I can see at a distance but I need reading glasses. Progressives are okay, I have transition too. But I use my progressive sunglasses a lot.

The new lenses have to be protected, especially here in Florida.


Anonymous T said...

I heard Kate Spade died... We last had her (if my Google-Fu was strong) on 7/2/16 clue'd as 'Bag lady?' I just heard her interviewed on NPR's How I Built This a few weeks ago.

Also, for those into NOLA cuisine, Ella Brennan has passed. She cultivated the likes of Emeril. Brennan's in Houston had the best Bannanas Foster.

D4 - I wouldn't sweat the rote v. 'curious learning.' You get a lot more out of the latter!

OMK - The GRE and the EIT (engineer in training - you have to pass that and then apprentice w/ a PE b/f SITting for the PE) were on the same day. In '92 I figured I had a better shot at Grad school than getting a job during the recession so I took the GRE (was that this Saturday!?). Going in cold, I scored well enough to enter grad school a year later when the DOD (I got a job!) sent me. //I never did get back on the PE tract but I don't need that in CyberSec so, no loss.

Dudley - Your Seinfeld clip made me look up Sacha Baron Cohen's interview with Boutros [note: Ali G is Cohen's obnoxious character; Ghali keeps his grace].

IM - I just read "joke's on us" and it made me think of your acrophobia...
I'm not afraid of heights - I can look at a mountain all day.
It's depths that disturb me.

Tin - I can only imagine why you were taking 'Sports' into the house at 7:10a... The coffee kicked-in but then your finger. That's a double-whammy!
Along with PK's owie-smooch, I'm sure it healed in a 'Pinch.' :-)

Cheers, -T

Anonymous said...

To D4E4H @ 2:53pm,
In reading "How to post a comment", I noted that it says it's polite to sign your name when posting as "Anonymous". I want to be polite, so that's what I do. For my infrequent posts, I don't want an avatar, a url, or a blogger account. I'm quite happy being Sandy Anonymous.

Anonymous T said...

Fret not Sandy Anon... There's lots of folk that pop in and out. PK was Anon for her reasons, I was Anon -T lurking for > a year, and then there was Anon Lois with her annual Santa Baiting :-)

All non-vitriolic, non-political, and ++puzzle-talk are welcome at The Corner. Play as you are.

Cheers, -T

Misty said...

Thank you, Dave. See you all tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Anon T,

But I'm not really fretting. To me, D4E4H's remarks sometimes seem like suggestions and sometimes more like directives. i'm just fine with suggestions.


D4E4H said...

Sandy Anonymous,
- - I am happy with your Corner name also.