Theme: FROM TIME TO TIME (48. On occasion ... and how 20-, 25- and 43-Across go?) - Both words can follow "Time".
20A. Self-inking device for check endorsements: SIGNATURE STAMP. Time signature. Time stamp.
25A. Coins-for-bills device: CHANGE MACHINE. Time change. Time machine.
43A. Interval before late fees apply: PAYMENT PERIOD. Time payment. Time period.
I hope you all took the time to celebrate Independence Day. There were a few people in our neighborhood with illegal noisy fireworks keeping us awake, and scaring animals and babies. We displayed our flag from Spitzboov for the morning, but had to pull it in when a big storm hit. Happy 242nd birthday USA.
|C.C. August 16, 2010|
1. Driver with a meter: CABBY. Most are great people, but once in a while you may get a crabby cabby.
6. Ships, to captains: SHES.
10. Fraternal letters seen under antlers: BPOE. Elks Lodge members. Great for cheap cocktails and pull tabs. (Always for charities).
14. City near Orlando: OCALA.
15. Mani mate: PEDI. For those who need a cure for something.
16. Classify in order of importance: RANK. Many ranks in the military, but sometimes rank can mean a bitter taste or smell.
17. Former TWA rival: PAN AM. This is an amazing story. Pan American Airlines began in 1927. I am not sure if there were even airports then. But they ceased operations in 1991. That was a tough era for airlines and many 747s hit the used plane lots.
18. Hulk's emotion: RAGE.
19. Sommer of Hollywood: ELKE. Elke called Zsa Zsa a fat butt, so Zsz Zsa called Elke a broke has been. Where was the World Wrestling Entertainment Vince McMahon for this feud?
23. Stubble spot: CHIN. Open the door and let me in, Not by the hair of my Chinny Chin Chin. Then I'll huff and I'll puff and blow your house in.
24. Ankle pic: TAT. I see these on ankles, arms and other body parts. Okay for some, not for me.
31. Most loyal: TRUEST.
33. Poet Ogden: NASH. Who can forget American motors Nash Rambler? My folks had one in the fifties. I had a Rambler's offspring, an AMC Pacer in the seventies.
34. Put coins in, as a parking meter: FED. Neat word "Put". Can be past, present or future tense.
35. Goes public with: AIRS. CNN and MSNBC do this. Others just Tweet.
36. Say further: ADD.
37. Not timid: BOLD.
38. "Are You the One?" network: MTV. I have about 120 channels (or more). Never need to watch MTV. I am too old.
39. In __: as originally placed: SITU. I was not familiar with this word. I always just used "Where it's at".
41. Entirely: WHOLLY.
46. Western treaty gp.: OAS.
47. What some eyeglasses lack: RIMS. Okay, I have heard the term, but I object. Even the lenses have rims.
55. Airline known for tight security: EL AL. I have not seen an EL AL plane at MSP. I suppose if you need to travel to Tel Aviv you need to change planes in New York.
56. Saint Laurent of fashion: YVES.
57. Kidney-related: RENAL.
58. Sonic Dash game publisher: SEGA. I may have been addicted to Nintendo in the late eighties and early nineties, however I never got into Sega.
59. "__ we forget": LEST.
60. Ernie Banks' nickname: MR CUB. Number 14 - played shortstop for many years then they moved him to first base when older. Even though the Cubs were losers most years, they had a great tradition. A ballpark with no lighted field, Wrigley gum available at the concession stand and also already been chewed gum available under most of the ballpark seats.
|1955 Topps Doubleheader|
61. Tens and twenties: CASH. Ones, Fives, Fifties and Hundreds are also cash. My clue would have been "A Boy Named Sue" singer.
62. Biblical twin: ESAU.
63. Etsy transaction, e.g.: E-SALE. I have never heard of Etsy. Maybe Ebay would be too easy of a clue, but what the heck, it is Monday.
1. Body cam-wearing law enforcers: COPS.
2. Berry promoted as a superfood: ACAI. Some kind of berry from a palm tree. Sounds like something I cannot afford and would not like anyway. This is why we have a forum - anyone who has eaten Acai, let's hear about it !
3. Explosion sound: BANG. Heard quite a bit too many last Wednesday.
4. Scalds briefly in water, as tomatoes: BLANCHES. Wow, I have never blanched tomatoes, maybe potatoes though.
5. Steinway competitors: YAMAHAS. I always equate Steinway with expensive pianos, and Yamaha with keyboard organs. However I think they are more well known for Motorcycles and ATV's.
6. Got out of jail: SPRUNG. Spring has sprung, the grass has riz' -- etc.
7. Catch wind of: HEAR.
8. Slight advantage: EDGE. A Ford SUV that most can afford.
9. Midday snoozes: SIESTAS. I think this is a Spanish word that every person in the world adopted when they needed a nap.
10. A mint may freshen it: BREATH. Kind of a Tic Tac clue.
11. Front of the hand: PALM. Also a tree with ACAI berries.
12. Like a GI doing dishes: ON KP. Been there, done that.
13. Barely manage, with "out": EKE.
21. Sunroof coloring: TINT. Automakers think of everything. I have never had a vehicle with a sun roof.
22. Dash gauge: TACH.
25. Like winding roads: CURVY. Also like Elke Sommer.
26. Turn out to be: END UP.
27. Steamed up: MAD. Reminds me of a goofy magazine in the 60s. Alfred E. Neuman was featured in every issue. I just remember a parody of Richard Nixon sung to the tune of "Tit Willow" regarding the TV debates of 1960.
"In a house by the Ocean Dick Nixon rang out, singing TV, damn TV, damn TV.
And I said to him Dickie boy, why do you shout, singing TV, damn TV, damn TV.
Is it westerns you hate so immensely I cried, Do those private eye shows hurt you deep down inside?
None of those it's those lousy debates he replied, TV, damn TV, damn TV.
28. "Too rich for my blood": I FOLD. When you have a full house or better, don't go crazy. Keep the bets within reason until the end and keep more players (and their money) in the game.
29. "Little" Dickens girl: NELL. Hang on the bell Nellie. Hang on the bell. Your poor Daddy's locked in a cold prison cell. (Chad Mitchell Trio)
30. Drain phenomenon: EDDY.
31. Pipe tobacco packer: TAMP. I smoked a pipe for a short time about 20 years ago. If you stuffed the tobacco too tightly, it did not burn right.
32. Grammy winner Coolidge: RITA.
36. Public defender, for one: Abbr.: ATT. Probably the largest communications company in the world.
37. Ardent fans: BOOSTERS. Rah, Rah, Rah for Sky U Mah.
39. Line on Levi's: SEAM.
40. Fashionable: IN STYLE. "In Style" is a magazine full of beauty tips. You can find it in many waiting rooms and salons. You do not need to subscribe if you are already beautiful.
41. Habeas corpus, e.g.: WRIT.
42. Boyfriend's ultimatum: HIM OR ME. - Sounds like a social problem.
44. Dough in a wallet: MOOLAH. Ones, fives, tens, twenties, fifties. Hundreds if you're Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, or an NBA player.
45. 1974 hit with a Spanish title meaning "You are": ERES TU.
48. Cause of a dog's excessive scratching: FLEA. We used to do flea markets, but fleas were not sold there.
49. Tattered cloths: RAGS. You may have gone from rags to riches, if you are Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, or an NBA player
50. Currier's colleague: IVES. Just hear those sleigh bells ring a ling,,,
51. Walled land formation: MESA.
52. Machu Picchu dweller: INCA. Jimmie Durante - Inca Dinka Doo.
53. Treat roughly: MAUL.
54. Hamburg's river: ELBE. My post was in Hardheim, Germany. Not very close to Hamburg and the Elbe River.
55. PC "Oops!" key: ESC.
Note from C.C.:
Happy Birthday to dear Anon-T (Tony), who labored many hours to write a program for our blogging team. We're so grateful, Tony (and TTP)! Thanks for being so caring and kind to everyone on our blog.
At Wit's End near Carmel on Father's Day 2017