Nov 19, 2018

Monday November 19, 2018 Jerry Edelstein

Theme:  HORSE AROUND (59A. Engage in tomfoolery ... and a hint to what goes with each part of the answers to starred clues, but not in the same way) - Horse precedes the first word and follows the second word in each theme entry.

17A. *Kids' recreational garb: PLAY CLOTHES. Horse play. Clotheshorse.

23A. *Two-person log cutter: WHIP SAW. Horsewhip. Saw horse.

36A. *Soar: FLY HIGH. Horsefly. High horse.

49A. *Daytona 500, e.g.: CAR RACE. Horse car. Race horse (Horse race as well).

3D. *Economic conflict often involving tariffs: TRADE WAR. Horse trade. War horse.

38D. *Hiker's carryall: BACK PACK. Horse back. Pack horse.
Boomer here.  

A wonderful time of the year.  I just want to wish each and every one of you that frequents this blog, a very Happy Thanksgiving, and a great kickoff to the holiday season.  Please do not call it "Turkey Day", and please do not patronize stores that open on Thursday evening. Trust me, they will all have stuff left on the shelves on Friday. And whoever started the expression "Black Friday"?  Go if you like, but usually, the best deals run from December 23-24. 


1. Fast plane: JET.  Don't know when I'll be back again.

4. Sultan's group: HAREM.

9. Prickly seedcase: BUR.  Not Perry Mason, and not it's cold outside

12. Organ with a hammer and anvil: EAR.

13. Puts money away, as for retirement: SAVES UP.  Tax season is coming soon.  Time to save down.

15. Opposite of WNW: ESE.  Clue is easy, so easy.

16. Actress Longoria: EVA. He had a girl, Eva Braun, hair as red as flame
- Ah, ja, ja.
He papered walls for many years till his moment came
- Of course!  

Check with Desper-Otto for detail

19. Revolutionary British soldiers: RED COATS. Bill Cosby did a skit about how in the Revolutionary War, American soldiers would hide while British soldiers must wear red and march in a straight line.

21. John of "Fawlty Towers": CLEESE.

22. __ lot: stuffs oneself: EATS A.  Do we need this clue three days before Thanksgiving ?

24. Little chess piece: PAWN.  History channel shows a lot of Pawn Stars reruns.  Still not sure if Chum Lee is still employed there.

26. Genetic initials: RNA.

28. UFO passengers, presumably: ETS.

29. On the house: GRATIS. Yup, Latin for "no charge".  (Does not apply to dead batteries though.)

32. Elicit: EDUCE.

35. Put on TV: AIR.

38. Dickens pen name: BOZ.

41. City hall bigwig: MAYOR. Lots of new ones were elected this month.

42. Opposite of cruel: HUMANE.

44. Artist's deg.: MFA.

46. Moscow's land: Abbr.: RUS.  Fools rush in, where wise men never go.

48. App symbol: ICON.

52. Practical joke: PRANK.

55. Inexact lunch time: ONE-ISH. By one o'clock?? ISH my lunch is cold.

56. Mom's and dad's dads: GRANDPAS.

61. Set a price of: ASK. And you shall receive

62. Miners dig it: ORE.  I've seen this nearly every week, and no clue ever asks for the state where D.B. Cooper bailed out.

63. Sides of an issue: ASPECTS.

64. Michael of "SNL": CHE.

65. Snake's sound: SSS.  I've never heard a hiss.  Maybe a rattle?

66. Bogs: MIRES.

67. London's __ Gardens: KEW.  How much is five Kew Gardens plus five Kew gardens?  "Ten Kew" gardens.  You're welcome!


1. Boo: JEER.  Sounds like a laundry soap Blue Cheer

2. Roof overhang: EAVE.

4. "Papa Bear" of football: HALAS.  Incredible story.  George was owner AND coach of the Chicago Bears when I was a kid.  I think he won five championships.  (Before the Super Bowl era.) The Bears now display his initials on their uniform sleeve out of respect.  If he knew he would be in this puzzle, he may have named his Chicago team the "Horses."  

5. Gamer's game face: AVATAR.  Featuring faces worse than "The Exorcist".

6. "Curious George" creators Hans and Margret: REYS.

7. Corner PC key: ESC.  Upper left.  (I had to check)

8. Chips in a garden: MULCH.  We use the cedar kind and they tend to fly around.  But C.C. doesn't like the reddish brown and neither do I.

9. Order: BEHEST. So you're at McDonald's and the person at the window says "May I take your behest?"

10. Repurposes to replace, as a tool: USES AS. Sounds like a slogan for Scandinavian Airlines.

11. Stitch again: RESEW.

13. Pick out in a crowd: SPOT. If you're picking out a dog, then you spot Spot.

14. __ sci: college major: POLI.

18. Conical home: TEPEE.  We don't see these much anymore.  But Minnesota was home to many Native Americans.  They had to be tough to live in an unheated tent in these winters.

20. Ray Charles' "I __ Stop Loving You": CAN'T. "I've made up my mind.  To live in memories of these lonesome times."

23. Dry riverbed: WADI.

24. Links gp.: PGA.  I've been watching the Georgia event this weekend. Charles Howell has been on the tour forever with only two wins. C.C. and I remember seeing him at the PGA Championship at Hazeltine in 2002.  Yesterday,  Charles survived three dropped shots on the first two holes in the final round. Congrats to Mr. Howell on his third PGA win !

25. Radio host Shapiro: ARI.  Not familiar with this radio guy. But I do watch Ari Melber on MSNBC

27. India's first prime minister: NEHRU. I wonder if he ever really wore those jackets with funny collars.

30. "__ tree falls ... ": IF A. And no one is around to hear it, does it still make a noise ??

31. Underhanded: SLY. And the family Stones.

33. "Yuck!": UGH.

34. Former Energy secretary Steven: CHU. Nobel Prize winner.  Served under President Obama.

37. Days long gone: YORE.

39. Beatle bride: ONO. Oh No!  She never changed her surname to Lennon?

40. Buddhist discipline: ZEN.

41. Roger who hit 61 in '61: MARIS.  He never got the credit because two new expansion teams
were added so pitching was weaker.  Besides, he was from North Dakota, and Nodakians never get credit for anything.

43. Take care of: MIND. Over matter.

44. Estate homes: MANORS.

45. Bordeaux brothers: FRERES. Frere Jacques, Morning bells are ringing, Ding Dang Dong.

47. Neaten (up): SPRUCE. These will be decorated in homes next month.  Neatening up will need to take place after they have served their purpose.

49. Silver salmon: COHOS.

50. On the ocean: ASEA.

51. Deep depression: CHASM.

53. Raves' companions: RANTS.

54. Added conditions: ANDS. Ifs or Buts.

56. Suffix with movie: GOER. This seems like a made up word to me.

57. 1975 Wimbledon winner Arthur: ASHE.

58. Twist, as facts: SKEW.  you will need a SKEWER to close the Turkey so the stuffing won't fall out

60. Troy, N.Y., school: RPI.


Notes from C.C.:

1) Husker Gary and I made today's Puzzle Society Crossword, edited by David Steinberg. Click here to solve our "Golden Words" (great title, Gary!). Click here to see the answer grid and constructor note. 

2) Boomer has been writing a column for MN Bowling since 2007. Turkey of the Year is an annual feature. Read here for his thoughts this year.


OwenKL said...

Some people take to hiking, lugging a heavy BACKPACK.
Others get excitement at a CAR RACE with a crash!
It adds a touch of risk
To watching race cars whisk,
Car parts FLYING HIGH. See, there goes the dash!

Mothers dressed their kids in PLAY CLOTHES,
In their RED COATS, they won't get cold.
They, on a sunny day,
May doff their coats to play,
Kids still keep warm that way, I suppose.

{C+, C.}

fermatprime said...


Thanks to C.C., Gary and Boomer!

Didn't know HALAS and CHE.

Great fun!

Enjoyed Sunday's offering a lot also!

Have a great day!

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Almost got stuck in Minnesota, not knowing HALAS or REYS. The perps helped. Very clever of Jerry to find two-word phrases where both worked with "Horse" -- the only weak one was Horse Car. Didn't recognize that one. Thanx, Jerry. Boomer (AKA Randy Ooney), good to see that you're still on your game, even with all those treatments.

MULCH: DW likes uncolored pine mulch. Most folks around here opt for black mulch.

SAVES UP: Tax season this year should be a little kinder to seniors...but just a little.

RPI: CSO to Irish Miss.

Boomer said...

Happy Monday morning all. I noticed that C.C. linked my other claim to blog fame, "My Nickel's Worth" column on The title alludes to my surname, Burnikel. I chose "Randy Ooney" as a pen name, 11 years ago, out of respect for 60 Minutes grumpy old man, Andy Rooney. We had bowlers guessing for months on who Randy Ooney was, but by now, most have figured it out. I enjoy publishing my thoughts to the Minnesota bowling world.

Lemonade714 said...

Didn't Spitz go to RPI?

Boomer, you are an inspiration.

Did not know - Hans and Margret: REYS or CHU and my life has been good. Jerry, this was a most ambitious theme for a Monday. Thank you

desper-otto said...

Lemon, I think you're correct about RPI, though I.M. lives nearby. My former BIL is also an RPI grad. He formed his own company, sold it for $millions, and retired in his 40s.

Hahtoolah said...

Good Morning, Boomer and friends. Always fun to read your commentary, Boomer. Seems like your treatment is working.

I sped through this puzzle once I learned that a Fast Plane is not an SST but a JET! I also learned that to Twist facts in not to Spin the facts, but to SKEW them.

The REYS were German Jews who escaped Nazi Germany on bicycle with their manuscript of Curious George.

Interesting experience with an Expedia plane ticket. The ticket had been purchased months ago, but suddenly two weeks ago decided to call the airline to cancel the ticket. Fortunately, I called the airline two days before the scheduled date of the flight only to learn no ticket. I was able to purchase a new ticket at the original price, as opposed to paying the short term price. More importantly, I was able to get a seat on such short holiday notice.

QOD: There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. ~ Peter Drucker (Nov. 19, 1909 ~ Nov. 11, 2005)

billocohoes said...

CHu was unknown, and teND before MIND gave trouble.

Yes, NEHRU wore that collar, but his coats were shorter than the jackets that were a fad in America in 1968.

inanehiker said...

A little crunchy for a Monday, but helped to wake up my brain to head to work!

George HALAS was quite a guy - I don't remember when - but read an interesting essay on him in Sports Illustrated along the line.

My kids loved Curious George! NEHRU did always wear his eponymous jacket and men still wear them in India. They just looked funny on the Beatles!

Of to work!
Thanks Boomer - your write-ups bring lots of smiles to my face.
and Thanks to Jerry!

Yellowrocks said...

Fun puzzle, Jerry. I needed the reveal to see the theme. I liked that the horse came first in the first word of all the themers and last in all the last words.
I agree, Boomer, Thanksgiving is for being thankful. I always spend it with family and find just as good deals on less frenetic days. Even if I could find the best deals on Black Friday, I wouldn't shop on Thanksgiving and would avoid those awful crowds at all costs.
A horse car used to run on tracks and was pulled by horses. It seems to be an ancestor of the later trolleys. I have seen many pictures of them.
horse car
Churchgoer and moviegoer are common words accepted by spellcheck. In a sense, all words are made up.
Owen, your poems remind me of the coat issue at recess. The parents would drive their kids to school in the winter with light jackets instead of coats. It caused big problems when we had outdoor recess. On the other hand, when the children wore heavy coats in the morning, some teachers insisted they wear them at recess, even when the temperature had risen many degrees and the coats were too warm.
Curious George was a favorite of my students and of Alan when he was younger.

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

"Neat' theme but I really didn't focus on it during the solve. A little crunchy but no searches were needed. Had manses befor MANORS.
SO to my alma mater, RPI. Neighbor of IM.
SPRUCE - The Navy uses a synonym, 'titivate'. When an important personage would visit or for the 4th of July, We would titivate our quarterdeck.

Husker Gary said...

-John Wayne rode in a HORSE CAR to the saloon to die in his last movie
-I love your stream of consciousness, Boomer
-Even a CLOTHES HORSE may throw away what he wears through a cocklebur(R) patch
-The ET’S in Close Encounters… were simply curious about us inferior earthlings
-Lunch at noon does not mean NOONISH around here
-Constructing is easy when you have a real pro like C.C. guiding you!

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

As Lemony said, this was quite an ambitious theme for a Monday and a playful one, to boot. My unknowns were Reys and the cousins, Che and Chu. My SST became a Jet, my Manses turned into Manors, and my Invests became Saves up. I liked Eave crossing Eva and the returning Bur. It was nice to see Troy, NY (me) in the clue for RPI (Spitz).

Thanks, Jerry, for a fun solve and thanks, Boomer, for the funny, punny commentary. I'll be more than happy to not shop on Thanksgiving day and to not call it Turkey Day. Enjoyed the puns on your name and grumpy Andy Rooney. I loved his curmudgeonly commentary. You and CC are in my thoughts.

Have a great day.

Madame Defarge said...

Good Morning.

Congrats to Gary and C.C. on the puzzle.

Thanks, Jerry, for a clever Monday. Nice tour, Boomer.

Speaking of nickels, Boomer, George Halas was particularly conservative with money (five letter word beginning with c). Dick Butkus famously accused Papa Bear of being so CHEAP he threw nickles around like manhole covers. Butkus was a pretty smart (and witty) guy. People often criticized him for being a dumb lineman. Ha! My guess is they never really watched him manage the D-Line. His field awareness was spectacular; he could read offenses with great aplomb. So glad I had the chance to watch him from the south end zone. (End zone seats are the best for watching plays develop!)

Now this lazy woman needs to get busy around here. Have a great day.

Misty said...

Delightful and clever Monday puzzle, Jerry--many thanks! I got the whole thing without any problem--Yay! And I enjoyed seeing all the HORSE words, although I didn't get that the back words also worked with HORSE until Boomer's commentary--thanks, Boomer. Not much literature in this one, but I got BOZ. And, Boomer, your JET plane lyrics gave me an earworm melody. Was it Peter, Paul, and Mary who sang that one? Anyway, fun morning, thanks to this puzzle, and again, thanks, Jerry and Boomer.

Well, I'm off to Pennsylvania tomorrow before I can get to the paper. So, my best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving to everybody! And a special Happy Thanksgiving to C.C. and Boomer.

Lucina said...

Bon vayage and safe travels, Misty and Hahtoolah! And anyone else who plans to travel this week. I wish you well.

Thank you, Jerry and Boomer! It's so good to see you are still in good humor, Boomer.

I really enjoyed this HORSE PLAY! Though I also got a false start with SST but JET soon alit to complete that corner. I've never heard of HALAS but he emerged easily.

Per the discussion on TEPEE a few days ago, it was spelled TIPE in the book, Onw Thousand White Women and though it is a book of fiction, it described the interior of the tipi as warm and cozy, made so by the fire in the center. Also the people wore clothes made of deer and buffalo hides so that sounds warm.

I have read the impressive and gritty story of the REYS as they escaped with their manuscript. It is sometimes featured on PBS.

All ASPECTS of this grid were enjoyable! Thank you again, Jerry Edelstein and Boomer!

Have a stupendous day, everyone!

Lucina said...

That should be TIPI nor TIPE.

I'm having trouble with my computer. When I go to correct a letter, instead of just replacing the letter, it erases whatever follows and then the entire section has to be retyped. Ugh!

TTP said...

Thank you Jerry Edelstein and thank you Boomer.

Made a big mistake today after getting the reveal. Couldn't figure out how RED and COATS fit in with the rest of the theme answers. Finaly noticed there was no asterisk in front of that clue. D'OH !

Are you all familiar with the phrase, "Horses for courses" ?

Any of you moviegoers going to see the new movie, "Ralph Breaks the Internet" ?

Boomer, I've been reading the Randy Ooney "My Nickles Worth" articles off and on all morning. Good stuff. Your humor makes me chuckle. Liked your spoofing on some of the tv commercials. Oh, and congrats to Randy Ooney winning the 700 Club event. I don't know of anything like that here, but I'll ask around, even though my chances of qualifying anytime soon would be somewhere between slim and none. We don't have a pot of gold, but one guy runs a lucky number draw, and another guy runs a handicapped king of the hill game.

Well, Thursday night I got back on that horse that bucked me the previous Thursday. That was a 515 series. A little better this time, going 178, 202 and 192 for a 572. Kept a frame by frame record of my count, and can see that I was having a little harder time on the right lane.

Shoulda, coulda, woulda had a 600 series, but 4 opens on the right lane (1st, 3rd, 5th, and 9th) in the first game didn't bode well for a good series. Managed to have a turkey in each game, and threw 16 strikes overall, but having 9 opens bugs me to no end. Hit 4 of the first 5 in the third game, and then left 4-7-10 in the 6th, followed by a pocket 7-10 in the 7th. Of course, no league night this Thursday, but I plan on bearing down the Thursday after that.

CrossEyedDave said...

Ten Kew Boomer for an entertaining write up!

Me? I screwed up a Monday at the crossing of French and College degrees...


Hahtoolah@7:23, I am confused...
You called to cancel your ticket, only to find out you didn't have one,
so you bought another? Or are you just proving your Q.O.D.?

Also, Boomer wrote:
18. Conical home: TEPEE. We don't see these much anymore. But Minnesota was home to many Native Americans. They had to be tough to live in an unheated tent in these winters.

Actually, they did quite well. The only problem was the draft on your back from the
fire sucking air under the tepee. However the Indians had their own form of Internet
at the time, and regularly told each other tips and tricks to keep warm via smoke signals.
The main problem with this form of communication, was that the smoke signals were
often preceded by an advertisement for a new kind of shovel...

Ol' Man Keith said...

What's all this with John CLEESE turning down a Lordship because he'd have to stay in England too much of the year?
QEII can be quite demanding....

Ta ~ DA!
I have to say this is the first time in memory that a pzl theme actually helped me to avoid disaster! I had CHIP SAW down before realizing I'd never heard of a HORSE CHIP. I caught it in time, thanks to Mr. Edelstein's theme. Much appreciative!

Happy landings, Misty! My wife just returned from visiting relatives in PA. Word is the flight out is bumpy, but the return trip is smooth as silk....


AnonymousPVX said...

Well this had some crunch for a Monday...with some markovers.....CLEASE/CLEESE, TEND/MIND, CHO/CHU.

I’ll go along with “no shopping on Thanksgiving”....never have, never will....but what on Earth is wrong with “Turkey Day”?

This isn’t gonna be the next “Seasons Greetings” false outrage, it it?

billocohoes said...

Misty, Jet Plane was PPM’s last and biggest hit, but was actually written by John Denver.

Hahtoolah said...

CED: It should have read, I called to confirm the ticket, only to find out that Expedia had unilaterally decided to cancel the ticket, claiming "medical hardship." Expedia cancelled the ticket on its own and refunded the ticket price. The ticket had been purchased several months ago. I was able, however, on short notice to purchase another ticket at the original price. Fortunately, seats were still available.

Yellowrocks said...

How tipis kept the inhabitants warm in winter: //
Buffalo chips are dried dung used as fuel. Horse chips?
All meals at my elder son's homer are -ish. One-ish, seven-ish.
When I was growing up lunch was at noon sharp and dinner was at five sharp. We were not called, we were expected to come home and show up at the right time.
For more than 55 years we have served roast beef and Yorkshire pudding for Christmas dinner. Maybe we should call Christmas, Roast Beef Day.
Cease and desist are near synonyms with slightly different nuances and usages. The thesaurus lists them as synonyms. It's the nuances that trip up people using a foreign language. We in our Japanese class would think we were following all the rules and thinking we were using synonyms wisely. Then our teacher would tell us, yes that's the rule, but no native speaker would talk that way.
Reading widely helps us pick up the nuances in any language. Reading widely is extremely helpful in English. Sometimes Cornerites will bravely try to use a new word based on its definition. If I have read those words in context several times, occasionally I find the results are grating, due to missed nuances. In the same way, some here find it grating to see cease and desist used interchangeably.

Jayce said...

I liked this puzzle and didn't figure out the theme until Boomer explained it. I also liked Boomer's commentary.

My wife and I were just having a conversation about how much we have to be thankful for. The conversation started off with our acknowledgement that while the air here is difficult and dangerous to breathe, it's trivial compared to an entire town that was burned to a crisp in a horrible fire.

Yellowrocks, just curious: are you anywhere near Bloomfield, NJ? (I ask because we do business with a company there.)

Good wishes to you all.

Misty said...

Thank you, Ol'Man Keith. And thank you, Billocohoes, for the Jet Plane information with the mention of John Denver. Interesting to hear that.

Bill G said...

Thanks Jerry and Boomer. I enjoyed the simple yet clever theme. IMO, that was a very nice Monday puzzle.

Do you watch Sunday Morning on CBS? I enjoyed it as always. I especially liked seeing a little feature on The Buena Vista and Irish coffee. They are also well-known for another drink; a Ramos Fizz. Great stuff!

CrossEyedDave said...

Yellowrocks, ten kew for the Tipi link!
I found it fascinating!

And, after reading the last line,
will forever believe that the Crossword use of TePee is wrong!

It must be Tipi (or Ti+Pi)

Of course , I want more, and visuals (CrossEyedDave)
So, excuse me while I learn more visually... 1 hour, 12 minutes, and 26 seconds...

Wilbur Charles said...

FLN. Very trick CC xword.

Maris had the * because the Commissioner, Ford Frick, had been Babe Ruth's ghostwriter.
I never took the time to check the theme. Perhaps then I would have gotten WHIP/WADI.

Misty, have a safe and happy holiday


CrossEyedDave said...

this will be my new shorthand for Thanks:



Mike Sherline said...

Posted before reading other comments:

9a Thought it had two r's.

18d There it is again: teh-pee instead of tee-pee.

23a Heard the term whipsaw, didn't know it was a name for one of those big two man saws used in logging.

25d Ari Shapiro is on NPR. I think only a few other people here listen.

12a Was trying to fit Pravda. But that's a hammer and sickle.

21a Couldn't figure out why I loved this show so, as I hated the brutality and all the screaming. I felt Basil's frustration with all the idiots and how the universe kept conspiring against him, and couldn't stop laughing in spite of myself.

30d If a man speaks in a forest and there's no woman around, is he still wrong?

34d Draining the swamp = putting real experts in leadership positions instead of unqualified, corrupt cronies.

41d A sports name I actually knew! I was in 11th grade and wanted to fit in. Also knew 75d Ashe, probably because of his courageous breaking of racial barriers and later humanitarian work.

I had no idea of 4d Halas, 6d Reys, and couldn't remember 38a Boz.

Jinx in Norfolk said...

Safe and sound in the NC State Fair Campground. Nice enough, and "fairly" priced.

FIR, but erased evoke for EDUCE. Was REALLY sweating out WADI until looking at the crib sheet but apparently that's a thing. First I'd heard of HORSE CAR.

YR, I wasn't happy with cease=desist. To me it is like teaching pi=3. Just because something is misused commonly enough to include in a dictionary or thesaurus (which are mirrors, not authorities) doesn't make it correct.

Thanks to Jerry for the tough-for-Monday exercise. I especially liked seeing MIND next to MANORS (like minding one's manners, for which I've never been particularly adept). And thanks to Boomer for the review. I love the name "Turkey Talk" for the bowling newsletter.

CrossEyedDave said...

Ok, I just finished watching all 1 hour, 12 minutes, and 26 seconds
of the Tipi assembly video.
(You didn't think I would post a video without inspecting it, did you?)

Very informative...

!st thing I did not know was that apparently
the Souix Indians got their tipi's from Ikea...

2nd was around 40 minutes was (something about poles, I don;t remember...)

3rd, towards the end is an excellent explanation of how to use the smoke flap poles.

Sadly, the most important, inner liner, that keeps the Tipi
dry and smoke free is not in this video...

Oh, The lifting pole! very important! makes applying the skin so much easier!

Just, don;t let the lifting pole hit you in the butt on the way out!

Ol' Man Keith said...

I just watch and wonder at the folk who flock to stores on Thanksgiving.
It would never occur to anyone in my family to even think of shopping on the day.
I suppose there are dollars to be made and bargains to be found, but I feel sorry for clerks who, even if on OT pay, probably are given no real option whether to work on a family holiday.

Abejo said...

Good evening, folks. Thank you, Jerry Edelstein, for a fine puzzle. Thank you, Boomer, for a fine review.

I cannot linger and read all the comments as I usually do. I have a meeting to run to.

Puzzle was easy. Of course, a Monday. Theme was very good.

Did not know KEW, BOZ, REYS, FRERES. Perps fixed all that.

22 degrees this morning while I was guarding the intersection.

See you tomorrow.


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Misty said...

Thank you, Wilbur.

Picard said...

I was very impressed with the construction effort that must have gone into this theme! I had to get almost every theme answer before I figured out the HORSE reveal. Way clever to get those matches in pairs in mirror order!

Hand up for SST before JET.
Hahtoolah thanks for sharing the information about the extraordinary story of the REYS barely escaping the Nazis with their Curious George manuscript.

Unknowns: BOZ, HALAS, CHE

Here we were at a spectacular set of CHASMs in the form of fissures at Yosemite

Here we were with our MAYOR as she served drinks at a Solstice fund raiser!

Steven CHU was notable for being a presidential advisor with a Nobel Prize in Physics. Eminently qualified for his position at the Department of Energy.

As John CLEESE and the Monty Python gang would say "Say no more."

Picard said...

From yesterday
D4E4H thank you for taking the time to look at my photos of my Indian friend's wedding with all the SARIs.

Yes, my friend Mallika was getting her face painted with Haldi, another name for Turmeric. It is a tradition on the wedding day. Like most traditions, it makes sense within that community. And seems odd to outsiders.

Here is an explanation of the ceremony with some beautiful photos.

I will note that Indians have at least one other ceremony that involves bright colors.

Here Mallika invited me to the Holi ceremony. Bright colors and not just on the face!

Here you can see Mallika and me in our decorated glory!

As for the sash, that is meant to tie the wedded couple together.

Anonymous T said...

Hi All!

Fun Monday puzzle with a bit of crunch in it. Looking back on it, post-solve, quite the construction for the theme is required. Nice job Jerry; thanks.

Boomer - I think I'm just going to keep saying WISLM [what I said last Monday] to your expos... You crack me up. I'll read Randy Ooney later.

ESPs: HALAS [even though MdF just talked about Papa-Bear last week], BOZ [I never knew], KEW(?), COHOS, FRERES; REYS & CHU took >1/2 perps to remember.
Fav: Thoughts of CLEESE -> Python -> GOER

{C+, B}

Did not know the back-story behind the REYS, thanks Hahtoolah.

Save travels Misty.

MikeS - I too listen to ARI on NPR's ATC.

WC - Roger MARIS would not have jumped to mind so quickly w/o your comments on Baseball history.

Picard - Your Python clip missed the 1st bit "Is your wife a GOER?" Nudge-Nudge.

Cheers, -T

Lucina said...

I watch ARI Melber more often than ARI Shapiro as I forget to turn on the radio.

Bill G:
I record Sunday Morning so haven't as yet watched last Sunday's but a friend alerted me to the Buena Vista's being mentioned. It is a favorite stop when we are in San Francisco.

Today I wrote my thank you notes and went to the Post Office to mail them. My friends are soo very generous! I was glad I still had some of the Cinco de Mayo stamps to use on them.

Now I'll have a chance to read your opus.

Lucina said...

Funny stuff, Boomer. I am gratified to tell you that here in Arizona, our election was finally concluded, only two weeks after we voted. We went nearly all out on Democrats here in our state this year. That may cause an unexplainable shift in the universe.