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Oct 22, 2018

Monday October 22, 2018 Ed Sessa

Theme: FOUR H (51. Club with 20-, 32-, 42- and 57-Across as members?) - Each theme entry has four H's.
 
20. English king married six times: HENRY THE EIGHTH.

32. "Three cheers" cry: HIP HIP HURRAH.

42. How wealthy people live: HIGH ON THE HOG.

57. Keep something in mind: HOLD THE THOUGHT.

Boomer here.

It was thirty years ago this month, and the Twins had taken care of the Tigers and were preparing to host the Cardinals in the World Series.  A young lady named Terrie Robbins was in the marketing department of the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper and came up with an idea for a Homer Hanky.  The Trib ordered 100,000 of them and gave them to the fans entering the Dome for game 1.  I cannot help but notice that it seems like nearly every pro team aiming for a championship, now has a Rally Rag or a Touchdown Towel for fans to wave at the games. They are all Homer Hanky copycats.

Across:

1. Online auction venue: EBAY.  I have sold (and purchased) many baseball cards on this site.

5. Waffle House competitors: IHOPS.  Pumpkin Spice pancakes in October.


10. Mine extracts: ORES.

14. Wind-driven device: VANE. You're so vain, you probably think this puzzle is about you.

15. Complete extent: GAMUT.

16. City founded by Pizarro: LIMA. Capital of Peru and succotash beans.

17. Simple __ of kindness: ACTS.

18. Cause of squinting: GLARE.

19. Sometimes-puffy I's?: EGOS.  Lego my Ego!

23. Circular coaster feature: LOOP.  Here we go loop de loop !

24. Guthrie at Woodstock: ARLO.  And you can get anything you want, at Alice's restaurant.

25. Vietnamese export: TEA.  I suppose, but I thought China was the main exporter of tea.  Mainly to England.  I see cars lined up 10 deep at Starbucks drive through here in the US.

26. Vietnamese soup: PHO.


28. Denials: NOS.

30. Site for crafters: ETSY.  Heavens to ETSY !

36. Inventor's spark: IDEA.  Thomas Edison is my IDEA hero.

37. Prefix with -gram: ANA.  Insta did not fit.

38. Govt. workplace monitor: OSHA.  Occupation Safety and Health Administration is a good thing for the workplace.

47. Arrived: CAME. '''Saw... Conquered"  Caesar (Julius, not Sid)

48. One-man show about Capote: TRU.  Famous for "In Cold Blood" (not my favorite).

49. Salt Lake City athlete: UTE.

50. Bay Area airport letters: SFO.  San Francisco / Oakland - Wear a flower in your hair.

52. Gillette razor: ATRA.  I get better life from a Bic

55. Bluesman Redding: OTIS.  Famous for "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay".  Died in a Wisconsin plane crash at age 26.

61. Christmastide: YULE.  Sleigh Bells ring, are you listenin'

62. In first place: ON TOP. Of old Smoky.

63. Perjurer: LIAR.  Pants on fire

65. Bana of "Hulk": ERIC.


66. Orange Bowl city: MIAMI.  How 'bout them Dolphins!

67. Sole: ONLY.  Only the Lonely, dum dum dum dummy do wah.  Orbison.

68. Perlman of "Cheers": RHEA.  Hello Carla.

69. Kenneth Lay's scandalized company: ENRON.  Still have the golf balls, bought them on EBAY.

70. Eye rudely: OGLE.

Down:

1. Longoria of "Desperate Housewives": EVA.

2. One of music's Three Bs: BACH. plus Beethoven and Brahms.

3. Savanna springer: ANTELOPE. For Ants that don't want a big wedding.

4. Simple question type: YES NO.  or Maybe

5. Singer known as the "Godfather of Punk": IGGY POP.

6. Put the kibosh on: HALT. Who goes there ?

7. Nebraska city: OMAHA. Not Lincoln where the Golden Gophers were thrashed last Saturday.

8. Less tainted: PURER.

9. Pittsburgh footballer: STEELER.  Bradshaw was great, but Big Ben is not too bad either.

10. Cassini of fashion: OLEG.

11. Southpaw's opposite: RIGHTY.  True, but why not call him a Northpaw ?

12. Be a ham: EMOTE.

13. Obama daughter: SASHA.  The younger of two daughters.  Her full name is Natasha

21. Rice-A-__: RONI. The San Francisco treat.

22. Tiny bit: IOTA.  It's Greek to me.

26. Honor society letter: PHI. Common sorority letter.  (Also Greek to me).

27. Got ready for the surprise party surprise: HID.

29. Deposed Iranian despot: SHAH.  In the Jimmy Carter era.  I remember he used to come to Rochester Mayo for medical treatment.

31. Clog or moc: SHOE.  One two, buckle my _____.

33. Bad-joke response: HA HA.  When will we see Green Bay Packer Clinton Dix as a clue ?


34. Tres menos dos: UNO.  3 - 2.  You can't fool me.

35. Speak wildly: RANT.  and Rave.

39. Saying "Quiet!" to: SHUSHING.

40. Very popular: HOT.  When you're hot you're hot, when you're not you're me.

41. Get on in years: AGE.  Older but wiser.

43. "__ the end of my rope!": I'M AT.

44. Return from work: GET HOME. Object for those on third base.

45. Enter steadily, as a line of students: TROOP IN.

46. Rwandan native: HUTU.  Odd word

47. "Border" dog: COLLIE.  Who of us who have "gotten on in years" cannot forget Lassie.

50. More lamb than tiger: SHYER.

53. Kidney enzyme that regulates blood pressure: RENIN.

54. Essential rose oil: ATTAR.  C.C. is the rosehip oil expert of our family.

56. Snow house: IGLOO.  Yes we live in Minnesota. No we have a regular house.

58. Prefix for "ten": DECA.  So that's why December is 12.

59. __ sapiens: HOMO.


60. Towering: TALL.  The NBA is in full swing. I cannot imagine what it's like to be 7 feet tall and rich!

64. Pastrami bread: RYE.  I like rye bread, but never made a sandwich with pastrami.

Boomer

Note from C.C.:

Let's send positive thoughts and prayers to Big Easy's wife Diane, who's having knee replacement surgery today.

Big Easy (George) and Diane


62 comments:

Lemonade714 said...

Boomer thank you for your ongoing commentary, good spirits, and continued health improvement. Loved your mental picture of some ants eloping. The reason you never made a sandwich with Pastrami is that you live in Minnesota. Not much of a chance of finding great deli there.

A Monday puzzle with everything, a Vietnamese clecho, a CSO to Husker Gary and the first win of the season for his beloved Cornhuskers, SASHA and SHAH and a tricky medical word RENIN from pediatrician puzzler. I kept looking for a reveal using the 4-H club.

When you want to start your week with some fun I know HUTU turn to- Boomer.

OwenKL said...

I noticed the prevalence of H's, but didn't connect them into theme until I got the reveal.

There was a girl from OMAHA
To every joke she laughed, HA HA.
It made men like her
An EGO igniter,
So she fled back home to her Mama!

PK said...

Hi Y'all! I'll wave my "Homer Hanky" for Ed Sessa since he hit it out of the ballpark today. Not only four theme entries beginning with "H" but four "H's" in each entry.

Boomer: yes, you are HOT! Hottest Monday blogger going, I betcha! Thanks for starting our day with your witticisms. The ANTELOPE quip was a winner. We're rootin' for ya' to beat your "opponent".

I'm going claim a CSO today since I was a 4-H leader when my kids were members. Lots of work, but good times & memories.

Only unknown: RENIN

Didn't know IGGY POP was the "Godfather of Punk" or anything else -- just had heard the name. I had __GYPO_ so took a leap and WAGd it! Yay!

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Boomer, you were full of earworms this morning! I especially enjoyed your comments about VANE and HOT. Ed messed up my grid with HURRAH instead of HOORAY. Otherwise it was a smooth glide to the bottom. Thanx to both of you.

ATRA: Not for moi. I prefer the earlier Sensor razor, but wow, those blades are expensive. Perhaps that's why the average guy only shaves 2-3 times a week.

OTIS: Redding's plane crashed in Lake Monona, one of Madison's four lakes, just three miles short of the airport.

ENRON: The Enron logo emblazoned lots of golf memorabilia. Boomer got the golf balls. Many folks got the shaft.

HOMO: Harari's Sapiens is a thought-provoking book. Highly recommended.

SASHA: Learning moment: Her real name is Natasha (thanx, Boomer). Good thing she doesn't have a brother. Can you imagine Boris Obama?

Dudley said...

Hello Puzzlers -

I thought today’s construction was pretty fabulous - how did Ed find all those phrases? Nicely done!

Hand up for the Natasha learning moment.

Morning Boomer, fine blogging form as usual!

D Otto - right you are, those shaving cartridges are expensive! My little act of rebellion is to use each one for a minimum of a month. Sure, they get a little rough, but at those prices...

Relatedly, the Gillette company handed out free razors and cartridges to newcomers at my college campus. We didn’t know it was like a gateway drug. I used - and bought supplies for - my free Atra for a long time. A few years later, my college roomie, a mechanical engineer, took a job at Gillette’s Boston headquarters. It was one of a very few places where professional men were expected to arrive for work unshaven, so that they could benefit from ample company furnished shaving rooms each morning. I have no idea whether the female employees had any related benefits.

Hahtoolah said...

Good Morning, Boomer and friends. Nice and easy slide into the new week's puzzles. The Four-H jumped to my mind immediately after getting HENRY THE EIGHTH and HIP HIP HORRAH. (Although I first tried Horray until the perps told me otherwise.)

I liked the crossing of PHI with PHO. There are several Vietnamese restaurants in my town, so I have tried Pho.

GAMUT must be the word of the week. It was the 1-Down answer to yesterday's puzzle.

My favorite clue was the Sometimes Puffy I = EGO.

Boomer, you always provide so much levity to the puzzle's answers! Sending you good wishes on your treatment.

QOD: You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind. ~ Timothy Leary (Oct. 22, 1920 ~ May 31, 1996)

PK said...

Oh, phooey, I didn't know PHO either, but I didn't see the clue because I was doing downs. Never eaten Vietnamese food. We have a restaurant here that has a sign which says it serves V. food, but I never have seen any cars there in 15 years.

Jinx in Norfolk said...

FIR, but erased "ahead" for ON TOP, "olga" for OLEG, and "safer" for SHYER. Didn't know Mr. Bana-fana-fo-fana, RENIN or ATTAR, but perps cured all.

The first Latin phrase that my teen-age brain appreciated was veni vidi vici. Prominently displayed on my Marlboro pack. And as AC/DC sang, "she told me to come but I was already there".

I lived in Colleyville. TX and my closest cross street to me in Norfolk is Colley Ave. Appropriate for such a caninophile, even though the cities spell it funny.

PK - I'll bet you still remember the song: "I'm looking over a 4H clover that I overlooked before...". I was a 4Her, but my mom was dedicated to Girl Scouts (I know all their songs too).

Thanks to Ed Sessa for yet another fun puzzle. Tricky for a Monday, I thought. And Boomer, you really outdid yourself this time. I'm still envisioning an ANTELOPE and and uncleope sneaking off to Vegas to wed.

Anonymous said...

DECA is not related to 12.

Old Roman calendar had December as tenth month.
Similarly September seventh, October eighth ,November
ninth. The clue refers to use of Deca as suffix for ten
as in Decameter - ten meters ,Decalitre - ten litres

Oas said...

Thanks Ed Sessa and Boomer for a gentle Monday morning workout.
I stumbled a bit at SHOE wanting aY for HIP HIP HURRAY but gave in to the H .
I remember in our country school when playing baseball against other country schools, chanting first “ three cheers for the losers HIP HIP HOORAY” three times and then the losing team reciprocating with chanting “three cheers for winners” .
Wasn’t sure at the crossing of PHO and PHI so left the P spot blank.
Otherwise an easy solve , especially the long theme clues .
Seems like Indian Summer is treating us to dry warm weather :-).
Though the migrating birds congregated early this year , they seem reluctant to embark on their yearly trek. Some are gone but many still around .
Be safe

Jinx in Norfolk said...

PK, I've been to a Vietnamese restaurant once. One of my students treated me. He said he was the last kid on the last helicopter out of Saigon, and was in the famous picture in Newsweek. He's thinking about retiring there. Says the US dollar goes a long way, and it's HOME.

Anyway, I found the food to be tasty but not fulfilling. I would go again if I was in a group and it was their choice, but wouldn't choose it on my own.

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

Diane: Hope your knee surgery is successful.

Hands up for being a former 4-Her. Had almost all the FOUR-H theme fill before coming across the reveal. Very clever, Ed. Must have been quite an exercise to come up with sufficient aitches. RENIN and PHO were learnings, although "renal" was known. Great puzzle, Ed.
FOUR-H - - Here is a well-known supporter of 4-H. The young lady with him is my sister. Here is what he said that day in 1959. 4-H Center dedication.

Yellowrocks said...

FIR as fast as I could write, except for the L in ANTELOPE. I had to do a mental run through my ABC's. Oh, that kind of springer!
Like PK, I had heard of IGGY POP, so only needed a few perps. ERIC was perps and wags.
Hand up for not knowing Natasha is Sasha's given name.
I was in 4-H as a teen. I made a skirt from a feedbag, a campfire toaster from twigs, etc. We had fun. I was talking to some girls at a 4H exhibition a few years ago. Times and 4H have certainly changed.
Everything is pumpkin in the fall. Not my favorite flavor. One slice of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving and no pumpkin anything else.
Saturday night I attended an Oktoberfest sponsored by a German club. The club members wore Bavarian costumes. There were entertaining schuplatter dancers of all age groups, 4 on up.
Schuplatter
The lederhosen had a drop fly front. They added the zipper up the backside. We wondered if the zipper is added for convenience. There was much dance music, especially polkas.
We had a delicious meal of bauernwurst, pork loin and the best red cabbage ever. There were also very bland round noodles they called spaetzle (not). Spaetzle (literally little sparrow) is a kind of dumpling dough pressed through a sieve into boiling water, resulting in fat little pasta shapes sort of like little birds which we then sauteed in browned
butter.
Among other things there was yummy bienenstich kuchen, bee sting cake, a yeast cake split with custard added between the layers and glazed with honey and almonds.

Jinx in Norfolk said...

Oas, what great kids you were. We were more inclined to taunt with our cheers. Sandy Hook, Sandy Hook You are it! SH for Sandy Hook and IT for it!

Yellowrocks said...

PS, of course, there plenty of beer at the Oktoberfest.

As a true 4-H member, I pledge...

My Head to clearer thinking,
My Heart to greater loyalty,
My Hands to larger service,
My Health to better living
for my club, my community,
my country and my world.

If I recall we sometimes sang the pledge.

Diane, best of luck on your surgery. Soon you will be getting around better and pain free.

Oas said...

BIG EASY hoping your wife’s surgery goes well.
Several of my friends and acquaintances have had single or double knee replacements and all have turned out well.
Cheering for you

Oas said...

Our teachers made us do it .

Oas said...

JINX @ 8:32 thanx for giving me my first chuckle of the day.

CanadianEh! said...

Marvelous Monday. Thanks for the fun, Ed and Boomer.
I saw all those Hs and got the theme early. Clever. DH was in 4H club in his UTE. I'll have to ask him if he remembers the pledge (thanks YR).

This CW filled in quickly with just a few inkblots and I came out ON TOP. I had HIP HIP Hooray before perps changed to HURRAH. Alternate versions apparently but I pronounce it Hooray. Regional pronunciation again???

I also started with HOLD That THOUGHT but ran out of space and shortened That to THE. HOLD THE THOUGHT doesn't sound like the expression I would use.
Same for Simple ACTS of kindness - I might hear Random ACTS of kindness more often.
I wanted Noel before YULE.

My humour to start the week with Boomer's ANTELOPE-"For Ants that don't want a big wedding"
and Lemonade's " I know HUTU turn to". Jinx, your "uncleope" took me a minute to parse and then I LOLed.
Also enjoyed the Puffy I's clue for EGOS.

I smiled at TROOP IN and immediately thought of Husker Gary subbing in a class.
RENIN and PHO were known to me (I have eaten PHO), but I needed perps for ERIC.

Great photo of your sister with DDE, Spitzboov.
YR, thanks for the info and link re your Octoberfest outing. I have enjoyed Spaetzle at a local Bavarian restaurant (with great Wiener Schnitzel). Your food descriptions have my mouth watering to return there for a meal.

Thoughts and prayers for Big Easy's wife Diane.
Wishing you all a good day.

Magilla Go-Rilla said...

32A: I first went with “hooray” but soon learned it was “hurrah”.

Anonymous said...

Myron cope started the "Terrible Towel" in 1975 in Pittsburgh

Abejo said...

Good morning, folks. Thank you, Ed Sessa, for a fine puzzle. Thank you, Boomer, for a fine review.

Boomer, you should have plugged in Veni, Vidi, Vici with your CAME comment.

SHAH as a Despot. Despot is a negative term to me. The Shah was a hero compared to the clown that took over.

Thought I had the theme until I came here. Then i saw the four H's in each answer. I thought it had to do with words in the answer. Oh well.

I eat at an IHOP occasionally. They actually had IHOB on one of the menus right after that big TV hype. Very clever. So, I had a burger that night.

Have to run. Heading to church. then to early voting as a judge.

See you tomorrow.

Abejo

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Magilla Go-Rilla said...

I’ve never had Viet food. I’m thinking if the soup is hearty like Thai hot and sour, then that’s good. If it’s weak like miso then I’ll pass.

Anonymous said...

History of the Homer Hanky
In 1987, as the Minnesota Twins made their way to the playoffs, Star Tribune consumer promotions manager Terrie Robbins came up with the idea for the Homer Hanky. She was inspired by watching fans waving towels during a televised football game....

http://www.startribunecompany.com/learn-about-us/news/press-release/star-tribune-to-wave-worlds-largest-homer-hanky-at-2014-t-mobile-all-star-fan-fest/

The prior anonymous poster was correct.

JJM said...

Boomer,
That'87 Twins team was a good one. I think 3 HOF's on that team. Gladden was my favorite, but Kirby, Hrbey, Gaeti, Lombardozzi... they could ALL play! I knew Shatzeder from college at DU. That was a great team to watch.
Hope you're feeling better.

Husker Gary said...

Musings
-What fun puzzle from Dr. Sessa. Only HOORAH/HURRAH and KITE/VANE held up the parade
-A fun GAMUT quote
-One of Edison’s best IDEAS was to take credit for his employees’ IDEAS
-I’m sure King IGGY is not concerned I have no idea who he is
-As a child the drive to OMAHA from here was 45 minutes. Now it is 20 minutes and shrinking
-I’ve watched kids TROOP IN to my classroom for 50 years
-Boomer, it’s good to see your wit show up as you deal with your medical issues. Those issues have no more a chance against you than a 5 pin!
-Good luck to Diane!

Anonymous said...

The Miami Dolphins started the white hankie in 1971.

TTP said...

Good morning. Thank you Ed and thank you Boomer.

Fun speed run this morning. Noticed three H's in the Henry answer, and then four in the Hip Hip answer. Then looked back at Henry and said to myself, "Aha ! 4 H". Big D'OH moment today was wondering why James Brown wasn't working for "Godfather of soul". A few perps made me re-read the clue.

Hand up for Sensor user. Was a Trac II user until I got a free Sensor in the mailbox one day. Then got a coupon for another one in a Sunday flyer that my wife redeemed. Then later got a Mach3 in the mailbox. That was many moons ago. Never used one of the Sensor's and never used the Mach3. I don't know whether Gillette was sending them to me or my wife was sending in forms to get them for me because she doesn't like the stubble. Just bought another 10 pack of Sensor cartridges at Walmart the other day. They're individually encased. I assume to prevent or deter theft.

My sister was in 4-H. She loved it.

Best wishes to Diane.

Boomer, I enjoyed your write-up. Fun stuff. But, I'll offer that the Pittsburgh Steelers Terrible Towel (Rally Towel) predated the Homer Hanky. That was 1975.

BTW Boomer, bowled my third set Thursday night. 198, 183, 211. Consistently inconsistent, but getting there. Footwork seems fine, ball speed seems consistent, and I'm finishing square, but my swing path must be varying. Keep having to make last second release adjustments, and I'm not hitting the same line. Left of my board carried high hits, but a board-and-a-half or two right resulted in a few ugly leaves. We'll see what the oil and other conditions bring in a couple of weeks.

Gotta run. There's a Tuesday blog that needs to be written up !

Yellowrocks said...


FLN, Lucina, thanks for your input on gender in Spanish grammar. Of course, they could drop gender and use le for both. However, I see you resistance. In a similar way the U.S. tried to standardize spelling many times without success. I wasn't too pleased with that, either. Think of all the speakers and readers to retrain and of all the written work to rewrite, all of a sudden. Language has to change gradually and organically.

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

Easy, peasy Monday solve. Only unknown was Renin and the only write over was Hooray instead of Hurrah. CSOs to HG (Omaha) and Abejo (Tea). I saw the H repetition early in so the reveal was sort of anticlimactic.

Thanks, Ed, for a pleasant start to the week and thanks, Boomer, for the humorous expo. You are certainly on your game this morning. I'm still chuckling at those amorous ants running off to get hitched! Good stuff, sir. Good luck with the tests and treatments.

Have a great day.

SwampCat said...

Thanks, Ed, for this fun Monday romp. Clever theme that helped with the other fill. I was surprised so many people didn’t know The Hulk. I thought he was required watching for kids.

I did have a question at Snow House for IGLOO. I thought they were made out of ice. I can’t claim any knowledge. I’m not likely to see either one down here!

Boomer, your Fettle was the Finest! The specter of that ANT and uncle LOPING off to wed will haunt us all ! Keep getting better. We need you.

Misty said...

Exciting to get an Ed Sessa puzzle on Monday. This one was a special delight because instead of first doing acrosses and then downs, I started doing a few downs right on top and lo and behold, the long theme answer became apparent right away and I filled it in. Was able to do that all the way down--lots of fun. When I got to the FOUR H reveal at the bottom, I was delighted to see that all four themes started with an H. Didn't notice the other three Hs until Boomer's write-up. Brilliant puzzle, Ed, really, many thanks. I was so happy to get the whole thing, and even got STEELERS early, not bad, for someone who knows so little sports. Never heard of the Hulk ERIC, but got it anyway. Never heard of PHO but it filled right in. Lots of fun all around.

Boomer, we love your Monday write-ups, more now than ever. Many thanks for giving us all three Bs--I'll do my best to remember them. Loved your Lego my Ego. Take good care of yourself, we think about you every day.

Big Easy, please give Diane our best wishes.

Yellowrocks, loved your Oktoberfest story with the detailed food description. Makes me nostalgic for my Austrian heritage.

Have a great day, everybody.

AnonymousPVX said...

Went right through this clever Monday puzzle featuring another “non-giveaway” theme....that should be a rule. No markovers either!

Jayce said...

Wow, what a great way to start the week! A terrific Ed Sessa puzzle and uplifting humor from so many of you! What a feast you had, Yellowrocks! Wow and double wow.

Best wishes to Doug and Diane for healing and recovering fully.

CanadianEh! said...

SwampCat - For your learning moment of the day:
"An igloo (Inuit language: iglu) or "snow house" is a shelter constructed from blocks of snow, generally in the form of a dome."
Contrary to common American misconception, I do not have one in my backyard. LOL!
Check out the other Wonders of Canada in the link. I have seen them all (both judges and audience selections) except the one in NW Territories and the Northern Lights.
Igloos

Anonymous said...

The expressions are "to live (or EAT) high OFF the hog" and "Hip! Hip! HOORAY!" (26 dictionaries for that, zero for HURRAH, on www.onelook.com).

HA HA is also a GOOD joke response.

There is no such expression as HOLD THE THOUGHT (maybe the constructor meant "hold THAT thought").

And, wasn't it ENERY the Eighth?

Lucina said...

WJS (What Jayce said) "Wow, what a great way to start the week!"

Ed Sessa treated us to a meaty Monday puzzle. I breezed through it and except for HURRAY/HURRAY and HOLDTHATHTOUGHT/HOLDTHETHOUGHT, no other erasing was needed.

EBAY and ETSY are known to me but I've never used either.

The granddaughter of one of my friends raised pygmy goats for 4-H and won many blue ribbons at the State Fair. That's the closes I ever got to 4-H.

Sptiz:
That is an impressive picture of your sister with President Eisenhower and interesting article. I didn't read it all, just scanned it.

YR:
Thank you for sharing your Oktoberfest fun and link with us. The only one I've been to was eons ago with my late uncle who was an avid supporter of the German American Club and he invited us to join him. It was great fun.

Big Easy:
Please give my best wishes to Diane for success in her surgery. As others have stated, I also have many friends who have a new lease on life because of their knee surgery.

Have a special day today, everyone!

Lucina said...

Boomer:
Thank you for the jollity you bring to the Blog. I, too, laughed out loud at the ANTELOPE joke. HAHA

I wish you the very best success with your treatments.

billocohoes said...

It was ENERY only if singing along with ‘erman’s ‘ermits (Peter Noone & co., 1965)

CanadianEh! said...

Anon@12:57 - yes I commented on Hold THAT thought at 9:05
Several have commented on Hooray or Hurrah. Writing explained website says they are interchangeable. Grammarist has a similar explanation.
Again, I always assume regional variations could be a possibility.

LOLed at ENERY the Eighth (and billocohoes response @1:10)

Wilbur Charles said...

Hulk

Big Easy, the key is in the rehab. Betsy had one done.
Yep, I get a month out of my Sensor,too

I was inking fast and had to overwrite ANT EATER. I started inking HOORAY too but stopped because the final Y was worth a perp(as the Cop said about his new truncheon)

Gotta run

WC

SwampCat said...

CanadianEh! Thanks for the icy building lesson! I had heard and seen the Inuit word but didn’t know it meant snow instead of ice. In the highly unlikely event I ever need to build an IGLOO I’ll try to avoid your backyard

CrossEyedDave said...

4 leaf clovers - a finders guide.

Also, an interesting look at how to build an Igloo.
Requires single cord, angled cuts, and a few tips and tricks.
The video is 10 minutes, but just remember, it took the guy
7 hours to do this. Plus, watching the guy freeze his butt off
from my nice warm room was somehow very enjoyable...

Limerick Larry said...

A semi-dirty limerick:

A young pervert in Britain named Fritz
Gets aroused when he OGLEs girl's tits.
He lives HIGH ON THE HOG
And created a blog
For those like him who eat bacon "bits"

LL

SwampCat said...

Thanks, CED for the IGLOO instructions. I even watched the whole video. (I do need to get a life!). I learn so much on this Corner. Some of it even useful.


This was especially helpful because we are in the middle of a cold front. Why, it got down to 64 degrees this morning.

Rainman said...

Boomer, thanks for the work. You seem to know an awful lot about your (twin cities) area, waytogo.

I liked the photo of the PHO (phô?) because my friend Patsy and I made some veggie Vietnam soup last night for the first time and, surprisingly, it turned out very tasty. Do you or anyone know of other vegans or vegan wannabes in these parts? Thanks. If so, we can forward some things for posting.

I was also struck by the book, Sapiens. Is that a recommendation? I saw no comment. (I guess I could check outside reviews but I'm unfamiliar. Sounds good though.)

Best to all. Sorry to be so late to the party...

Anonymous T said...

Hi All!

I just GoT HOME from visiting Pop & Sibs in IL for Pop's 68th. What a hoot. Sis built him a "The Godfather" cake. Here's the cake in action. [of course it was an Italian restaurant :-)].

Travel day means puzzle-day! I did the NYT, WSJ (it's a C.C.!), and finally got home to the LAT.

Thanks Ed for the fun puzzle. Thanks Boomer for the humorous review (Carly Simon - LOL); stay strong though this ordeal (I read FLN).

WOs: HURRay; SHAw of Iran.
ESPs: RENIN & ATTAR, OLEG
Fav: Who doesn't love IGGY Pop? [Lust for Life - 4:52]

{B+}

BigE - Give our wishes to Diane.

YR - Your Oktoberfest sounds like both fun and fantastic food!

D-O: Thank you for the ENRON /golf quip - that was funny. //yeah, everyone in Houston knows someone who got the shaft.

I like PHO but I always opt for Binh Minh when out for Vietnamese at lunch; Pho Bihn in Houston does it right on a true French baguette.

Cheers, -T
//CED - I don't advise you use that cake for the Cornerites' B-Days :-)

Wilbur Charles said...

TTP, I had the identical thought. SOUL. Except I had to recollect James Brown.
Btw, who was the KING of Comedy?

This was a perfect beginner level xword.

WC

Becky said...

That slapping dance at the Oktoberfest was absolutely amazing. No wonder they are all so skinny! Although when half of them were upside down and and they were all slapping each other's asses, I did hope they all had a little padding. Thanks YR

Becky

Ol' Man Keith said...

Checking in late today.
Just got back from an MRI at Hoag Irvine Presbyterian. It's a new branch of Hoag and a very attractive facility with warm decor & friendly greeters.
My wife has to wait whenever I have a procedure, so it was nice to see the neat gift shop but especially the lovely new cafeteria. I told my technician that all they need is to add a few rides - maybe with a "Healthyland" theme. He said, "Well, wait till you see Christmas. We're going to have trees and carolers and free cocoa and cookies!"
(Too bad I don't have any procedures scheduled for Christmas....)

Nice pzl today from EdSessa, and an informative response from Boomer.

~ OMK
____________
DR:
A 3-way, NW to SE, and a singleton on the flip side!

TTP said...

Wilbur, I am going to guess either Alan King or Jerry Lewis.

Picard said...

BigEasy Best wishes to your wife Diane. Knee replacement requires a workout at rehab. But I am sure it will be worth it!

Boomer Thanks to CC for the update on your situation. Glad you are keeping your spirits up. The prognosis sounds good. We are all wishing you the best!

Boomer and desper-otto I have not read Hariri's Sapiens. But I have read his HOMO Deus and very much enjoyed it. Very thought provoking. And guardedly optimistic. We got to see him speak here. I wrote a lengthy article on his talk which I would have to reconstruct. (Hackers destroyed the news site that hosted my article.)

CrossEyedDave thanks for the IGLOO video. When we were kids out in the New England woods we built snow houses in a similar way. More by tunnelling than by building up, though.

I have only been on a ROLLER COASTER LOOP once. It was at Lotte World in Seoul, Korea. I was there for work. A bunch of us took the subway out there. A miniature version of Disneyland. In a shopping mall. In a subway station.

It was quite amazing to be at an ice skating rink when the temperature was over 90 degrees outside. And amazing to have a roller coaster in a shopping mall. In a subway station.

Here we were on the LOOP with some context of how we got there and what was around us.

Here again are my photos taking off at dawn at SFO.

The lighting through the breaking fog was memorably amazing and worth sharing again.

A professor friend is friends with ARLO so I got to spend this time with ARLO up close.

As for the rest of the puzzle? I saw there were a lot of H's. But I could not see a pattern. I was very slow to fill in the SW. Did not know ERIC or RHEA. Which made FOUR H the last area to fill. Got it! Clever and enjoyable!

Perhaps I will share more LIMA photos another time.

Ol' Man Keith said...

WC ~
Could be Charlie Chaplin (a natural inversion of his status as the Little Tramp).

Or, putting on my professorial mortarboard, it might be Lear himself - in majestic response to the Fool telling him "Thou wouldst make a good fool." (King Lear, I/v.)

~ OMK

Michael said...

Jinx @ 8:32 ... there wouldn't be a Sandy Hook Institute of Technology by any chance, would there?

That we could root for ... I'm sure the cheer leading squad could find some rousing pep mantras!

Picard said...

From yesterday:
Mike Sherline Yes, DRESDEN was mostly destroyed by Allied firebombing. I read about this in Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five. He lived through the firebombing in DRESDEN as a prisoner of war.

I was there in 2003 which was about 14 years after the Berlin Wall came down. From what I saw, they were still working quickly to rebuild at that time. You can see scaffolding in some of my photos. I was surprised how much still needed rebuilding. I am guessing during the Cold War there were not many resources for complete rebuilding. Still, East Germany did better than most of Eastern Europe during that period.

Lucina thank you for clarifying your Disneyland experience. It is indeed a bit stressful with all the lines. A lot of it seemed to be an attempt to recapture traditional small town America. A time where you could walk around and use transit and not have to deal with freeway traffic.

Disney (the company) actually got into the business of building real new communities that way and could not keep up with demand.

The other aspect of Disneyland was to capture a positive vision of the future. It reminded me of being at the New York World's Fair as a child in the 1960s. I think we need more of that. But without the lines!

Bill G thanks for your Disneyland perspective. In its day it was quite visionary. Now there are so many of these mega-theme parks. I think kids and adults get jaded. When I was a child it was a big deal to go to a regular amusement park and ride something as amazing as a Ferris Wheel. I am grateful that I avoided being jaded by too much at too early an age.

I agree Lucina that "real" enrichment is valuable and that is why I avoided Disneyland for so many years. Not just concerts and stage plays. But being in nature and travelling to new places, too. But I can acknowledge a place for visionary fantasy, too.

Mike Sherline said...

Picard - "Slaughterhouse Five" was what originally piqued my interest. His description was so horrifically vivid in the novel that I wasn't surprised to find in some biographical info that he'd actually been there, so delved into it a bit further. Still it looks like some of the old city survived - or maybe they reconstructed parts of it in such a way as to make it appear so.

Michael said...

CED @ 2:28: If it ever snows in Vacaville, I'm prepped for igloo work, thanks to your ever-valiant searches for amazing objets d'art.

Keep up the good work, because -- following the Corner's motto, 'Semper Paratus' -- our pre-winter review is now complete!

Let it snow!

SwampCat said...

Michael if you need help I’m available! Hehehehe

D4E4H said...

I'm tre late today.

Thank you Mr. Ed Sessa for this pleasant Monday CW which I FIR in 20:19 min..

I was a member of the 4 H club, head, heart, hands, and health. I saw the 4 "Hs" at 20 A which helped the other themers.

Thank you Boomer for your excellent review.

Ðave

Lemonade714 said...

Boomer, if you had been a Miami Dolphins fan in the 1970s, there's a good chance you owned one of these WHITE HANKIES. Dolphins radio play-by-play announcer Rick Weaver came up with the idea of the white handkerchiefs in 1971. In the Baltimore-Miami game of Nov. 21, 1971, Weaver asked fans to wave white handkerchiefs when the Dolphins scored a touchdown. Weaver's mission was to gauge how many fans in the stadium were listening to his broadcast, but the stunt turned out to be a hit.

The Dolphins white hankies later spawned a host of imitators from other teams. The most famous were the Pittsburgh Steeler terrible towels.

Lucina said...

Ced:
Thank you for the link on how to build an Igloo. Alas, unless a new Ice Age is imminent here in the desert, I shall have no need for that skill. It would be a cool shelter, however.

AnonT:
You have a good looking family! Handsome dad and beautiful sister! Interesting cake, too.

Ol' Man Keith said...

Picard ~
Your Dresden experience reminds me of the first time I visited East Germany. Or I should say East Berlin rather, as I have never been further into the eastern portion of Germany than that. This was back in 1960/61 - before the Wall went up.
At the time West Berlin appeared completely recovered from the wartime bombs, except of course for the tall black shell of Kaiser Wilhelm Kirche, which was purposely left as a Denkmal or war monument. But East Berlin, once I passed through the Brandenburg Gate, was still in ruins - utter devastation. Block after block of vacant lots and shattered tenements.
I didn't know what to expect, and I was aghast at what our Allied bombing had done. But even more by what DDR officials chose to let stand.

I have been back several times, during and after the Wall, and so had time to observe the gradual transformation of that part of the city, from absolute ruin - to a beautiful resurrection.

~ OMK