Dec 16, 2018

Sunday December 16th, 2018 Joe Kidd

Theme:  "In Other Words" - Each word highlighted in red is an anagram of the clue. The other word in the theme entry is an indicator of the anagram gimmick.
23A. EARTH: HEART BROKEN. We've seen BROKEN HEART clued as "Earth" before. Or "Hater".







When I spot the first theme clue, I thought this might be a definition type, which often has clues in caps.

This is a classic Sunday grid, with 8 entries totally 90 theme squares. Very manageable themage.


1. Pole, e.g.: SLAV.

5. Old toon feline with an alley gang: TOP CAT. Never heard of it.

11. Pro Football Hall of Fame state: OHIO. Canton, Ohio.

15. Moonwalker Shepard: ALAN.

19. Pad starter: HELI.

20. Stir up: AROUSE.

21. Early sci-fi captain: NEMO. Captain Nemo (Jules Verne).

22. Travels randomly: GADS.

27. Muss up, as hair: TOUSLE.

28. Soup kitchen service: FREE MEAL.

30. Leave slack-jawed: STUN.

32. Shrub with a purple fruit: SLOE. Looks like blueberries.

34. Lab dish eponym: PETRI.

38. Workout aftermath, often: SORENESS.

42. Grizzled seafarers: OLD SALTS.

47. Harmless cyst: WEN.

48. Eastern path: TAO. Literally "way". Same character as the "do" in Judo, which means "Gentle way".

51. You take them at your own risk: TIPS.

52. Kwik-E-Mart owner: APU.

53. Belief system: CREDO.

54. Bar assn. member: ATTY.

55. "Strange __ may seem ... ": AS IT.

56. Impediment: RUB.

57. Sugar portions: CUBES. Someone noticed the Snickers wrapper in my VA picture. So observant.

58. Bookstore adjuncts: CAFES.

60. Inscription on a spine: TITLE.

61. Tickled pink: PLEASED.

63. Tijuana toast: SALUD. SALUT in French.

64. Nursery rhyme girl: BO PEEP.

65. "Snowy" sight in Florida: EGRET.

66. Edible pockets: PITAS. Xi'an style. Best sandwich ever. The pork meat is slow-cooked for hours, with a few spices.

67. Carried on: WAGED.

68. Starts over: RE-DOES. Dupe: 116. No longer fastened: UNDONE.

70. Fixed looks: GAZES.

71. Vague discomfort: MALAISE. Low blood pressure people know how this feels.

73. They aren't pros: ANTIS.

74. More fetching: CUTER.

75. Some court pleas, for short: NOLOS. Nolo contendere.

76. Forbes rival: INC.

78. Hindu titles of respect: SRIS.

79. Party or movie ending: GOER.

80. City on the Ruhr: ESSEN.

81. Weekly talk with a msg.: SER. Sermon.

82. "Mad Men" actor Jon: HAMM.

87. La-la lead-in: TRA.

88. Clothing dept. size: LGE.

89. Like many an injured arm: IN A SLING.

90. Fail big-time: LAY AN EGG. I enjoyed the continued boiled egg thread in our blog. TTP is a serious foodie now.

92. Simple type of question: YES/NO.

94. La., once: TERR. OK, Louisiana Territory.

96. Less than hardly: NARY.

97. Like much FM radio: IN STEREO.

102. Keats and Shelley: ODISTS.

114. Aviation-related prefix: AERO.

115. Troll's cousin: OGRE. There's a lady in our flea market who sells these ugly trolls. Some are quite pricey.

117. Region: AREA.

118. Like positive outlooks: ROSY

119. Heckles: BOOS.

120. Tennis wear: SKORTS.

121. Oz. and lb.: QTYS.


1. Hospital reminder, perhaps: SHH. And 108. Hosp. personnel: DRS.

2. Protected side: LEE.

3. In the way of: A LA.

4. Patience, they say: VIRTUE.

5. House of Dana fragrance: TABU.

6. Rink star and a "Catch-22" pilot: ORRS.

7. Backyard party centerpiece: POOL.

8. Pickled veggies: CUKES. Graybar hosted the annual retiree Christmas luncheon on Thursday. I had some chicken noodle dish. Can you see the yellow flower decoration on the upper left? What's it called?

Boomer's Steak

9. Enzyme suffix: ASE. And 17. Soothing suffix for a hot day: ADE.

10. Like an increase from six to sixty: TENFOLD.

11. At some former time: ONCE.

12. "__ we go": HERE.

13. Mosque leader: IMAM.

14. Move like molasses: OOZE. Spitzboov eats oatmeal with molasses every morning.

15. Deft: AGILE.

16. Bloke: LAD.

18. Code-breaking org.: NSA.

24. Metric weight: TONNE.

26. Sounds at pounds: YAPS. Rhymes.

29. Hawthorne cover image: RED A.

30. Get all sudsy: SOAP UP.

33. El Pollo __: southwestern restaurant chain: LOCO.

36. Stack again: RE-PILE.

37. Boot part: INSTEP.

38. Take the main part: STAR.

39. They may be lame: EXCUSES.

40. Between-courses serving: SORBET. This looks refreshing.

41. Silver, for one: STEED.

43. Goof-ups: SNAFUS.

44. Made a scene?: ACTED. Great clue.

45. "Why don't we?": LET'S.

46. Crack: TRY.

50. Some entrance requirements: IDS.

51. Asian island capital: TAIPEI. Below are Chinese characters. The top is how Taipei is written in Taiwan. The bottom is how it's written in Mainland China.

57. Gives a hoot: CARES. Boomer loved the email from Janet (Prairie Woman on our blog). Fighting cancer is indeed very much a mental game.

58. Do wedding work: CATER.

59. Word said with a sigh: ALAS.

60. Senate wear: TOGAS. Roman Senate.

62. Conceit: EGOISM.

63. Concern for a tailor: SIZE.

64. "Horsefeathers!": BALONEY. Another great fill.

66. Security guard's duty: PATROL.

67. Solidarity leader Lech: WALESA. Won Nobel Peace in 1983. 

68. Without thinking: RASHLY.

69. Cause to turn red, maybe: ENRAGE.

70. Stab: GUESS.

71. Iraqi city on the Tigris: MOSUL.

72. "E" in a classic equation: ENERGY.

74. Extended time out?: COMA. We normally see the "Food ___" clue angle.

75. Abbr. on a bounced check: NSF.

77. Rocky outcropping: CRAG.

79. Collins ingredient: GIN.

80. Software pro, in want ads: ENGR.

84. Name in a footnote: CITE.

85. A trusted friend: ONE OF US.

86. "Inferno" poet: DANTE.

89. New Rochelle college: IONA.

91. Tech-heavy exchange: NASDAQ. Still up for the year.

93. "In Search of..." host: NIMOY. Unaware of the series.

95. Lively movement: RONDO.

98. Pretentious sort: SNOB.

99. Like drive-thru orders: TOGO.

100. Mark's replacement: EURO. German Mark.

101. Fwys., e.g.: RTES.

103. Couture giant: DIOR.

104. "It __ my fault": ISN'T.

105. Hens and heifers: SHES.

106. Galley need: OAR.

107. __ volente: DEO.

110. Press agent's goal: INK.

111. Scrap for Rover: ORT.

112. "30 Rock" creator: FEY (Tina)

113. B-flats in an F major scale: FAS.

Boomer Updates:

We met Dr. Thomas Downs on Wednesday. Boomer's PSA is now 3.29. It was 11.25 on Nov 14, 2018. We're very happy with the progress.

Boomer will have another blood draw on Dec 27th and every month in 2019. They need to closely monitor his liver and kidney due to Zytiga (chemo drug), which Boomer will continue to take every day.

The radiation is still working. Boomer's back continues to feel better. He'll be back to his beloved bowling lane tomorrow morning.



fermatprime said...


Thanks to Joe and C.C.!

Glad to hear about Boomer's progress!

Only a few things perped: TOP CAT, OHIO, INC, LAY AN EGG, QTYS, TABU ,STEED, MOSUL and DEO.

Have a great day!

fermatprime said...

PS. NetWord puzzle has another boo boo. Seth Rogan must be Seth Logan to get the TADA!

OwenKL said...

DNF. In the SE corner, FE? + QT?S. Bah.

To solve a crossword puzzle is a game that's neat.
Define your own conditions; everyone can compete!
You can ask your better half,
You can search thru Google chaff,
Getting half is so frustrating,
But a bigger cramp is waiting:
When it's but a single cell that keeps it from complete!

Yesterday we had "top dog", today we have TOP CAT.
A lively cartoon from my youth, about a cat with a hat.
No, not the one by Seuss,
This one's feral by his choice,
He's the leader of his pack in the alley out in back!

{A, B.}

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Unbelievable, d-o got the theme right away. That made short work of this one. Interesting to see WEN and CUKES back for an encore this morning. Couldn't parse REDA; should'a got that immediately -- I took a semester of Hawthorne, Melville, and Twain. Changing the H to K in SKORT was my final fill. Thanx, Joe and C.C. (all I see in the upper left is a salt shaker).

RUB -- This must be in the Shakespearean sense, "Ay, there's the rub." from Hamlet.

NIMOY -- I vaguely remember that In Search Of... series. Leonard was younger then, and still alive.

Great news on the Boomer front. The lanes have missed him.

Anonymous said...

I think C.C. is referring to the little yellow flower located in the top left area of the food on the dish. Some sort of garnish or edible adornment.

Dudley said...

Hello Puzzlers -

The theme emerged early, so from there it was a zoom to the finish.

Morning, C.C., there must be some better eyes at work - I could barely make out the small flower garnish, and the Snickers wrapper was quite invisible to me.

There are, hereabouts, quite a few talented choirs and other vocal ensembles; today we plan to hear Novi Cantori at a lovely rural church singing Christmas selections. This particular church has a newly rebuilt pipe organ, which I quite unexpectedly helped to tune just a few days ago. A friend and fellow aviator just happens to be a retired organ expert, and I was asked to assist with the task - it’s two person job for sure.

maripro said...

Thanks C,C, and Joe. I love anagrams, so this was right up my alley.
Very glad to hear that Boomer's doing so well.

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

This was a very quick (and fun) solve due to the title and the first two themer's obvious word play; Heart Broken and Crazy Idea. All of the theme answers were spot on, but my favorite was Amount=Odd Man Out. I also liked Miso=I'm So Confused. I think my only w/o was Adept/Agile. I don't remember any unknowns so the perps must have been strong. Nice big CSO to YR's Alan and another one to HG and CED at Top Cat. (They can share the title equally!) We had the Sloe, the Gin, and the Cubes, but no Fizz, Tin. Cute entries were Ink and Inc and To Go and Toga(s).

Thanks, Joe K, for a smooth and satisfying Sunday solve and thanks, CC, for the great review, especially all of the mouth-watering food photos. Thanks, also, for the Boomer update which is such good news. So happy to hear he can bowl again. Is the back brace still necessary? Best wishes to you both.


Ferm, I hope you can get some relief from those mysterious headaches.

Anonymous T ~ I hope you survived the pizza party (pineapple? Yuck) and I hope you survive the mall madness today! You're a good man, Charlie Brown!

Have a great day.

TTP said...

Good morning. Thank you Joe Kidd and thank you C.C.

Another fast completion for me. Yesterday 25:38 and today 32:57. Saturdays and Sundays usually take me upwards of an hour.

I got the theme at EXOTIC DANCER. Don't read anything into that. It's only because that's where the flow of the answers took me.

Without thinking, I put in reflex for "Without thinking" at first, but a) it didn't feel right and b) it didn't fit. The answer needed an adverb, not the noun or adjective that reflex is. RASHLY fit nicely. I think that was my only real correction.

I FINISHED OFF the puzzle in the area of TOPCAT, TABU, CUKES, ASE and ORRS. Had POOL and TENFOLD, and then AROUSE, and a guess with ORRS broke the section open for the completion. House of Dana ? Catch-22 pilot ?

Boomer knows who Sean Rash is. I think he's still the only bowler to roll two perfect games in televised coverage of the professional bowling circuit.

Mark - When Boomer was in Germany the conversion rate was 4 Marks to the US Dollar. When I was there, it was about 2.50. Now you get about .88 Euro.

billocohoes said...

RUB is still found in the Rules of Golf, "RUB of the green" being defined as when a ball is deflected or stopped by someone who is not among the competitors.

FIR pretty easily, but I don't much like when an anagram is the only clue and you need perps to come up with a phrase.

JJM said...

Not as quick as the rest of you as it took me a while to get the the theme. Once I did, things went smoothly after that. I did have to look up the word FETCHING as I didn't know what it meant. Once I did, I was able to get the "C" in 74A, which was my hiccup.
Usual time... about 35. min.
Going to do my ride now, before the big game (BEARS v. PACKERS).


waseeley said...

Teri says it might be an orchid.

Big Easy said...

Once I figured out the scrambled letters it was smooth sailing we just a few unknowns. HAMM, TABU, NIMOY- but I blew it on the TABU with TUSSLE for the TOUSLEd hair. Not familiar with that word. But I wouldn't have known the fragrance anyway. DNF today.

CUKES-twice this week.
EASILY for "without thinking" before RASHLY
ENGR- I think that's a bad clue for 'Software pro'. A Programmer or Systems Analyst would be a software pro.

Husker Gary said...

-TONNES of fun!
-GAD is what I do when shopping with DW
-A famous TOUSLING
-Omaha’s soup kitchen/homeless shelter is in the middle of an area the city is gentrifying
-I love the intermingled aromas and coffee and books in Barnes and Noble
-A great REDOES saying
-Jimmy Carter spoke of a MALAISE in this country
-Are PILE and STACK synonyms?
-Yeah, I’ve said TO GO while in my car talking into a speaker!
-“It’s not your fault” This scene brings me to tears every time I see it (excuse the F bombs)
-Time to go hear a SER, so gotta run!

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

Enjoyed the solve, but am not fond of anagrams in cw's. Partial fills, though, were enhanced by observing the remaining unused letters from the anagram, thus narrowing the choices.
ORT - We only see it in puzzles. In German Ort means a place or a spot (location), or a tiny hamlet. It was a common word I would hear in the patois spoken at home.
Molasses - I only use blackstrap. One serving has 20% of calcium RDA; the others on the baking aisle only provide ~ 2%.

Good news about Boomer's progress. Kudos to the VA people treating him.

Lucina said...

Just a few minutes to post until later. This was a fairly easy grid and I finally caught the theme though it took a while.

Couldn't dredge up TOPCAT/POOL; TOMCAT resisted elimination.

Otherwise all finished well.

Have a beautiful day, everyone! I'm off to church. Later.

Jerry S said...

So happy with Boomers progress
It IS a mind game
If you don't mind, it won't matter

Have fun at the lanes and keep up the spirit

triple crown said...

No comment on the puzzle. It was okay; not a fan of anagrams. But I wanted to tell C.C. and Boomer so glad the treatment is going well. Best wishes for the new year.

Anonymous said...

I suspect I'm writing for numerous other silent fans of the corner when I express my gladness at Boomer's progress and hopes that the new year sees continued progress. And while I'm at it, I hope all have a wonderful Christmas and happy and healthy new year. JB2

Hahtoolah said...

Good Afternoon, C.C., and friends. This wasn't one of my favorite puzzles. I realized the theme clues were anagrams once I got the CRAZY IDEA. Is there a deeper meaning and connection between the theme clue and its answer? Am I missing something?

So glad to hear that Boomer is responding so well to his treatments. With bowling next up, it looks like he is truly on a path to a speedy recovery.

QOD: Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken. ~ Jane Austen (Dec. 16, 1775 ~ July 18, 1817)

desper-otto said...

Hahtoolah, you may have missed that the companion word in the answer is a hint that it's an anagram: odd, broken, crazy, exotic, confused, etc.

PK said...

Hi Y'all! Interesting puzzle, Joe Kidd. Great expo, C.C. Thanks!

After all was filled, I got the anagram theme but don't like it. Thought the whole puzzle was hard and the anagram clues were annoying. Oh carp, gripe, whine! Too much bad news in my life lately to enjoy anything this complex, methinks.

My son came to get my car going again yesterday. My DIL is going to have a disc in her neck area spine replaced with a titanium-carbon thing next month. They cut in from under the chin to do it -- outpatient surgery. I'm horrified. I never heard of such a thing. Anybody know someone who has had this done? Was it successful?

Picard said...

CC thanks for the Boomer update and glad the news is so encouraging!

Sorry, but I am not seeing the flower in the photos. I have seen edible flowers used as a garnish. Nasturtium is one that grows everywhere here and I love eating them!

I got the anagram part of the theme right away, but I was slow to catch on to the CRAZY, ODD, BROKEN part. I found it creative and enjoyable! And, challenging! Some crunchy bits with unknowns like HAMM. Thanks for explaining REDA! FIR!

I loved TOP CAT as a kid. The best part was the theme song! I love how you can find these "lost" bits on YouTube now!

Here is the TOP CAT theme song!

This OLD SALT played Santa by paddling his kayak in our Holiday Boat Parade for 90 minutes!

He said he was quite exhausted after paddling the kayak with lights, reindeer and presents!

Here is my article with more Holiday Happenings videos and photos!

The brother of my eye doctor had a Japanese restaurant called MISO Hungry!

desper-otto said...

PK, here's an article about cervical disk replacement.

Picard said...

Husker Gary actually Carter never used the word MALAISE in the famous "MALAISE speech". Carter was trying to inspire our country to come together to meet the challenge of the energy crisis. He talked of how people had rallied to such challenges in the past as during World War II.

It was actually quite a visionary speech appropriate for current times. It was about short term personal sacrifice and long term investment in sustainable energy for a better future. It was also very popular at the time.

Here is the full text of the MALAISE speech. Note that MALAISE never appears.

From yesterday:
AnonT the wild CUKEs are poisonous. Interesting indeed that we got CUKE again today!

Wilbur Charles yes, PRIVATE DINING was a clever misdirection for MESS TENT!

AnonPVX thanks for explaining that Letterman was the DAVE in question. I only ever heard him called David, so I was thrown off.

D4E4H speaking of DAVE, thanks for stopping by! May you have a speedy recovery and be back posting regularly here again soon!

Misty said...

Delightful Sunday puzzle, Joe Kidd--many thanks. I got a pretty good chunk of it before I had to start cheating on some of the theme answers, although I did get the theme and that helped. There were some unknowns for me, like WEN and TONNE. I should have gotten NOLOS but had trouble with that one too. But I loved getting WALESA--thanks for posting his picture, C.C. And how wonderful to get such a positive report on Boomer. Woohoo! Great news.

Nice poems, Owen.

JB2, thank you for the Christmas greeting, and a happy holidays to you too.

Have a great week before Christmas, everybody.

Jinx in Norfolk said...

FIW, thinking the stink-pretty was TABo. In fact I erased TOsSLE to make it so. Like others, the anagram theme was not my cuppa. I proudly waited for Sh/kORT: Fool me twenty times, shame on you. Fool me 21 times, shame on me. I'm just thankful the damned things hadn't been invented in my ute.

In my ute, part of my anatomy was frequently in a sling, but it wasn't ever my arm. My inner Gleason wanted "away we go". When the "B" appeared for "horsefeathers", I confidently penciled in BULLSHI, then ran out of cells.

Erased SALUt, rAGED, MOSeL and NeMOY.

Best part of playing today was the good report on Boomer. Runner up is the CSO to Alan. PK - that approach seems counterintuitive, but so is doing heart surgery through a leg.

I worked the puzzles all week (except yesterday), but was too tired / busy from teaching an intense preparation class for project management certification to check in here. Looks like I'm off until April.

Thanks for the puzzle, Joe, even if it wasn't my style. And thanks to CC for the fun tour.

Irish Miss said...

PK @ 12:27 ~ I had that surgery in 2000 and it was a complete success. I spent one night in the hospital and my fusion material was bone from a cadaver. For me, the hardest part was wearing a neck brace 24/7, 6-8 weeks. I wore a hard, rigid brace except when showering, when I would switch to a lightweight, plastic one. I had to keep my neck perfectly still during this exchange. Sleeping was a challenge for me as I had to stay on my back throughout the night, no tossing or turning. It's not a pleasant experience, but it's worth it. Good luck to your DIL.

Wilbur Charles said...

I started fast and then slogged through.
I still don't see the Snickers wrapper. I'm a Baby Ruth guy. *

Owen I had the same problem. I ran a mental alphabet and sometimes I don't go all the way to the end

I love pineapple on pizza. With spinach
I also loved 6d: ORRS. Two of my favorite people.
ORR was the Yoda , Yossarian was Pierce (MASH). Or maybe Jamie Farr

I'm hearing the news as good for Boomer. I still think you should check out that Bret Favre back thingy.

I tried TEARUP for Sudsy; STD(shudder) for a hospital (stay?) Souvenir. And OOH LA LA.


.* Which begs: was the candy bar named for Ruth or was he named for the candy bar?

Spitzboov said...

Heh all hands - - Just watched the Paul Tregurtha sail from Duluth on the several harbor cams they have there. A nice sunny day, there. She was at the Superior coal docks earlier, so I'm assuming she's loaded with Powder Basin coal for delivery in the Detroit area.

Sandyanon said...

Yes, you are.

Lucina said...

What good news about Boomer! It's wonderful that he is making progress. And thank you for the guidance today. Interesting that the Chinese characters are so different!

I love puns so today's grid was a TONNE of fun for me. Nothing in the fill was out of the ordinary or obscure so I finished fairly fast for a Sunday.

Luckily APU has appeared in many puzzles so I'm familiar with that proprietor.

I don't recall ever hearing or knowing about TOPCAT even when my granddaughters watched cartoons. That one completely baffled me.

Today is Laetare Sunday (be joyful) so I wish you joy, everyone!

Dudley said...

Back at home following a lovely concert, enjoying a warm bright fire, and listening to Charlie Brown Christmas music. I feel that all humankind owes a debt of gratitude to Vince Guaraldi for creating that jazzy soundtrack.

Wilbur Charles said...

I did the 4pm Mass yesterday but didn't realize it was Laetare. It's Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Spanish Pastor said the mass. eg I may have missed something.

I too enjoyed the anagrams. Luann had one today


Hahtoolah said...

WC: Here is an interesting story regarding Babe Ruth the ball player vs. Baby Ruth, the candy bar.

Jayce said...

Had to use red letters to solve it today.

Very good news about Boomer; so glad the treatment is working and he is feeling better. I imagine you are feeling better about things, too, C.C.

Happy Christmas wishes to you all.

Lucina said...

Wilbur Charles:
Was the priest wearing a rose colored vestment? That would have been your first clue.

Sandyanon said...

Wow, fascinating!

Mike Sherline said...

Sometimes I feel as though I'm getting better at the daily Jumble, but then something like this comes along and I just seem to get an anagram mental block. I found it very difficult, but managed to finish with P&P and red letters.

PICARD @1250 & 1300 - I enjoyed your article and pictures of the parade. And thanks for posting Carter's speech. I agree it's even more apropos today (except for the part about coal and shale oil). He was the only decent, honest president in my memory.

Sandyanon @1424 & 1752 - huh? To whom are you replying?

WikWak said...

Late to the party—again. I’ve been pretty sick for the past couple of days and and am just now starting to feel that I may yet live. :D

Random thoughts:
My cervical spine is more titanium than most anything else, with the possible exception of cadaver bone (hi, Irish Miss). Three surgeries (plus a 4th which was stopped when my Carotid Artery tore); two through the front of the neck and one through the back (they wouldn’t chance another front entry after the CA episode.
I got the theme right away and once I how the rest of the answer related to the anagram it all came together hitchlessly.
Is hitchlessly even a word?
TopCat was in my personal stable of usuals on Saturday mornings in my ute. Thanks, Picard, for the link to the opening.
Wilbur Charles, I saw that Luann before I came here. Cute!

And finally, yay, Boomer! I hope you continue to progress!

Bedtime for Bonzo… 'Night, all.

Yellowrocks said...

I loved this puzzle. I especially liked that the theme answers included a word similar to scrambled along with the anagram. Clever.
Boomer and CC. great news on Boomer's progress. I wish him continued healing.
Dave 4, it sounds like you are on the mend, too. Great news.
PK, I wish your DIL good results from her surgery.
Laetare Sunday is the fourth Sunday in the season of Lent, in the Western Christian liturgical calendar. Traditionally, this Sunday has been a day of celebration, within the austere period of Lent. It is call Rose Sunday and rose or violet vestments are worn by the clergy.
Today was Gaudete Sunday,the third Sunday of Advent in the liturgical calendar of the Western Church, including the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, Lutheran Churches, and other mainline Protestant churches. It can fall on any date from 11 December to 17 December.It is also called Rose Sunday and rose or violet vestments may be worn by the clergy.
We lit a rose candle in our Advent wreath today. The other three are violet. The hymns and readings were joyful.
Laetare and Gaudete both mean rejoice. The reading and hymns were joyful.
IM, I am glad your cervical spine surgery was successful. WikWak, your surgeries sound horrid. How are you doing now ? My cervical spine is progressing in that direction, too. Daunting.

Acesaroundagain said...

From one passionate bowler to another, I'm so glad Boomer is able to bowl again. I know he's excited. May all his tenpins fall.

MiMi said...

This Kentucky girl is Bourbon all the way, but, I couldn’t help but notice two answers...sloe & gin! “I’m so confused” was me after the first attempt, then I got on the right wave length.

Sandyanon said...

Mike (12:16 @ 7:12pm),
I've looked on today's posts, yesterday's (Sat.), and on the Jumble site, but I can't find what you're referring to.
Note that if I'm replying, I always use the "reply" function so that it shows up immediately under the post I'm responding to. I don't know if all systems utilize that, though.

Mike Sherline said...

Sandyanon - I was referring to your posts here at the times I cited. 1424=2:24pm: "Yes, you are". 1752=5:25pm: "Wow, fascinating!". Sorry if I was too obtuse using 24 hr. time.

PK said...

Thank you D-O for the cervical surgery article, IM & WikWak for the personal experiences (helps to know survivors) and Jinx & YR for your good wishes. DIL has had numbness in her arm/hand & neck pain for several years. Hope this will give her relief. She earlier thought she just spent too much time at a computer. The thought of the surgery still gives me the heebie-jeebies, but I am comforted by y'all. Out-patient surgery when they live about 90 minutes from the hospital doesn't sound good to me either. Not my problem to solve, thank heavens.

Sandyanon said...

Mike Sherline,
I seem to have been the obtuse one. Normally I access the blog on my phone, so I'm looking at the mobile version. I switched to the web version (still in my phone) and see that there doesn't seem to be a reply function, so my posts showed up after other posts chronologically.
I was replying to an Anonymous post speaking for all who wish a happy holiday to the others, and to Hahtoolah, who posted a link to a story about how Baby Ruth got its name.
In future I'll clearly have to make more specific references.

Lucina said...

Gaudete? Laetare? One would think I'd know the difference by now! And I do but my addled brain still mixes them up. Thank you, YR; you're right, of course.

Our third and pink Advent candle was lit today too.

Wilbur Charles said...

Lucina, I don't think so. Perhaps, since it was Saturday not Sunday he didn't celebrate it.
Hahtoolah, thx for the Link. I'd read that a Candy bar was named after GC's daughter. Also, Ruth's nickname might very well have been taken from the famous White House child.

Of course, nowadays, Curtiss would have had to pay royalties to Ruth.


Ps . Sandy , as I view the blog it was clear that you used reply . I was advised not to use reply because of the time element . .

Mike Sherline said...

Sandyanon - thanks for the explanation. I've never tried to do this on a phone, and have never seen a reply button anywhere on this blog. I do occasionally use the one on the J blog.

Unknown said...

Must have taken my stupid pill early because I had no "clue" as to the theme, got frustrated, and quit. Second week in a row.