Feb 26, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Peter Koetters


17. *Wonderland feline known for disappearing: CHESHIRE CAT.

56. *Da Vinci's "La Gioconda," to some English speakers: THE MONA LISA.

11. *"Have a nice day" graphic: HAPPY FACE.

33. *Celtic peepers of song: IRISH EYES.  "When Irish eyes are smiling, sure, they steal your heart away..."

JJM's children.  Smiling Irish eyes !

48. Expression shared by the answers to starred clues: SMILE.
I hope that Peter's puzzle brought a smile to your face. 


1. Brewery in Golden, Colorado: COORS.  Looks like a pretty big operation.

6. Fast-food package deal: COMBO.

11. Color variant: HUE.

14. Gelatin garnish: ASPIC.

15. French word of farewell: ADIEU.

16. 24-hr. cash source: ATM.  Mixed messages here:

19. Nonstick spray brand: PAM.

20. "Hints from" columnist: HELOISE.

21. Weaken from disuse: ATROPHY.

23. Manhattan area to the right of Central Park, on maps: EAST SIDE.

25. __ a soul: NARY.

26. Corp. symbols: TMS.  Trademarks.

27. Stopgap remedy: QUICK FIX.

31. Small jazz groups: TRIOS.

34. "Designing Women" actress Delta: BURKE.   She played Susan Sugarbaker.

35. Senate approval: AYE.

36. One of a bath towel pair: HERS.

37. Rocky outcroppings: CRAGS.

38. Capone facial mark: SCAR.   Chicago's Public Enemy # 1 in 1930.

39. Prefix with dermis: EPI.

40. Laundry slide: CHUTE.

41. 7-Down and such: POEMS.

42. Virus-transmitting insect: MOSQUITO.   The most dangerous creature on earth.

44. __ Francisco: SAN.   Capone spent four and a half years at a little island off the San Francisco coast.  

45. Sting or smart: HURT.

46. Musical wrap-ups: REPRISES.

51. Free sample restriction: ONE EACH.   “1.46 pounds of summer sausage and beef stick samples.”

54. Title savant in a 1988 Oscar-winning film: RAIN MAN.   The movie won four Academy Awards, including Best Actor in a Leading Role for Dustin Hoffman as Rain Man (Raymond).  CSO to Rainman (Ray Hedrick) on this blogspot who co-constructed crosswords with C.C. and Mark McClain.

55. Invest in: BUY.

58. Scratch (out): EKE.

59. Dog-__: folded at the corner: EARED.

60. In finer fettle: HALER.

61. "Absolutely": YES.

62. Swiped: STOLE.

63. Gothenburg native: SWEDE.


1. Secret stash: CACHE.

2. "Straight Outta Compton" actor __ Jackson Jr.: O'SHEA.   "The son of  O'Shea Jackson, Sr., actor __ Jackson Jr."  would have made the answer too obvious.
He played his father in the movie.

3. Some German cars: OPELS.

4. Italian rice dishes: RISOTTOS.

5. Religious rifts: SCHISMS.

6. Gave a darn: CARED.

7. Neruda wrote one to common things: ODE.

  • Ode to things
  • Ode to the table
  • Ode to the chair
  • Ode to the bed
  • Ode to the guitar
  • Ode to a violin in California
  • Ode to the dog
  • Ode to the cat
  • Ode to some yellow flowers
  • Ode to a cluster of violets
  • Ode to the gillyflower
  • Ode to a bar of soap
  • Ode to a pair of socks
  • Ode to the dictionary
  • Ode to a pair of scissors
  • Ode to a box of tea
  • Ode to the spoon
  • Ode to the plate
  • Ode to the orange
  • Ode to the apple
  • Ode to bread
  • Ode to the artichoke
  • Ode to the onion
  • Ode to the tomato
  • Ode to French fries.
He must have been getting hungry towards the end.

8. Layered mineral: MICA.

9. '50s-'60s nonconformists: BEATNIKS.

10. Run faster than: OUT RACE.  No woman has ever run faster than Florence Griffith-Joyner.   She ran the women's 100 meter dash in a world record 10.49 seconds in 1988.   She also set the 200m world record that year. 

In 2009, Usain Bolt set the men's world record for the 100 meter dash with a time of 9.58 seconds.     He was clocked at at an amazing 27.58 MPH - fast enough to get a speeding ticket in a school zone !   He also set the 200m record that year. 

Those four records still stand.   But when it comes to running fast, no land animal can out race a cheetah.   It can go 0 to 60 MPH in about 3 seconds.   That's faster than most production cars.    

12. Great Salt Lake state: UTAH.

13. TV award: EMMY.

18. Egyptian fertility goddess: ISIS.

22. "Mork & Mindy" planet: ORK.

24. Largest ring of latitude: EQUATOR.

28. Hard-to-ignore impulse: URGE.

29. Start of Popeye's existential maxim: I YAM.

30. Gen-__: post-boomers: X'ERS.

31. The bad guys: THEM.

32. Auctioned auto, perhaps: REPOA repossession for an unpaid loan. 

34. Champagne choice: BRUT.

37. Idle talk: CHIT-CHAT.   Small talk.  Fiddle-faddle.   In the study of languages, the phrase chit-chat is an example of reduplication.   Other examples would be ding-dong,  zig-zag,  boob-tube, hip-hop and kitty-cat.  Thought Co: Reduplicative Words

38. Kin by marriage: SON-IN-LAW.

40. Oversees, as a gallery collection: CURATES.

41. Social outcasts: PARIAHS

43. "__ Sera, Sera": QUE.  Such a pretty voice.

44. Stretch across: SPAN.

47. Slowly wear down: ERODE.

49. Relaxed, as rules: EASED.

50. Hunter's trap: SNARE.

51. Do as you're told: OBEY.

52. Zap for dinner: NUKE.

53. Courageous one: HERO.

57. Country singer Tillis: MEL.  Let's have some honky-tonk music with a steel guitar.  "You walked across my heart like it was Texas."   Ah, sing it Mel.

Note from C.C.:

The prostate cancer surgery for Nina's (Inanehiker) brother is now re-scheduled to 12:30 today at the VA hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Please continue keeping him in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you!


OwenKL said...

This is an ODE to POETRY,
A form that means a lot to me,
From time to time
I make things rhyme
But rarely bother with metery

And now an ODE to puzzling crosswords,
Where setters and solvers cross swords!
A daily grid or three
May delay brain ATROPHY --
And protect from vampires with cross wards!

Should I offer an ODE to a Jumble,
In case anyone should across it stumble?
If they have ambled
Into letters scrambled,
It will improve them by keeping them humble!

{A-, A, B.}

PK said...

Hi Y'all! What a delightful puzzle, Peter, thanks. I'm sure we all were needing a few smiles during this long winter gloom. Fill was fun & fresh.

Thanks, TTP, for another great expo. Liked the globe to refresh my memory and the ODE list was funny. Hadn't heard MEL in years. Tried his daughter Pam first. Haven't heard her for a long time either.

O'SHEA Jackson: neither father or son were known. REPRISES, as applied to music, was also an unknown.

The only things I've ever dog-EARED are specialty catalogs (a/k/a junk mail) which come in the mail. If I see something I might want to order, I dog-EAR the page. Nine times out of ten or more, I then throw the catalog away without ordering. Never have I dog-EARED a book that is more permanent.

Prayers for Nina's brother in surgery.

KS said...

Not a fan of the answer for musical wrap-ups. Shouldn't it be reprisals? Isn't reprises a verb? Not a noun?

CartBoy said...

C.C. at USAToday. Both this and hers Tuesday speed runs.

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Easier than yesterday, methinks. I even got the theme before hitting the reveal. Nice CSO to IM. Thanx, Peter. Very informative expo, TTP. (would CACHE stash be one of your reduplicatives?)

BURKE: Annie Potts was also one of the Designing Women. Now she plays Me-Maw on Young Sheldon.

MICA: Name that tune: "...with isinglass curtains you can pull right down, in case there's a change in the weather."

MEL: Mel had a severe stutter, but never when he was singing.

ONE EACH: At the start of tax season I bought two dozen clipboards and a box of 18 ball-point pens for our tax site. We've still got 24 clipboards, but the pens are gone.

Best wishes for your bro's surgery, Nina.

desper-otto said...

KS, no, "reprisal" has a different meaning -- retribution. REPRISES is correct here, but to me means repetitions more than wrap-ups.

Jinx in Norfolk said...

FIR, but erased RISOTTaS. Bad spellers of the world UNTIE! See "Pearls Before Swine" in today's paper.

I loved Designing Women at first, but they turned the show into an ultra-liberal lecture series and I quit watching.

PK (the Cornerite, not the puzzle author), I dog-EAR coupons in the Entertainment Book before we go out to dine.

Thanks to Peter Koetters for the fun, fresh, easy puzzle. I especially liked I YAM and knew it instantly. And thanks to TTP for the tour. I really appreciated the map of Gotham.

Oas said...

Good morning all and thanks to Peter Koetters for a fun workout and TTP for the tour.
The puzzle filled out fairly quickly with the only weak fill was REPRISES and a brain fart at TMS .
FIR but went DOH !! upon checking the review.
Enjoyed your offerings this morning OwenKl.
Few years back DW and I took a few days to take in some shows in Branson . MEL TILLIS was in
town and we really enjoyed the eavening at the Mell Tillis Theater.
Saw a plague in a shop that said “Would the last one to leave Nashville for Branson please turn out the lights”

Oas said...

Plaque rather

billocohoes said...

D-O, could that song be from Oklahoma!?

And yes, KS, REPRISE can also be a noun, as seen in parentheses in the list of musical numbers of a Broadway show.

Went pretty easy, except when I read the clue for 40 Down as "OverSEAS, as a gallery collection"

PK said...

D-O: "Chicks & ducks & geese better scurry, when I take you out in the surrey. When I take you out in the surrey with the fringe on top." "Surrey With the Fringe on Top" from Oklahoma.

desper-otto said...

Yes, indeed, Billo and PK, it was the Furry With The Syringe On Top from Oklahoma.

Yellowrocks said...

Monday-like puzzle. Only O'Shea was new to me. Thanks, Peter. The puzzle brought smiles to my morning. Thank you, TTP, for a great review.
I agree that reprisal means retribution and that reprise can be a noun or a verb.
Billo aptly explained how reprise can be a wrap up in a musical. (May I call you Billo?)
In the musical "A Little Night Music"
"Desirée proposes marriage to rescue him from this situation, but he declines, citing his dedication to his bride. Reacting to his rejection, Desirée sings this song. (Send In the Clowns) The song is later reprised as a coda after Fredrik's young wife runs away with his son, and Fredrik is finally free to accept Desirée's offer."
PK, I never dog ear books, my own or any others, but I, too, dog ear magazines and catalogs which I own. That reminds me of a pet peeve. In doctors' waiting rooms people remove whole pages from magazines, leaving the rest of us hanging. Even worse, people do that to library books.
In Japan the basements of department stores have free samples at so many counters that I would get a free lunch by taking just one sample each from several counters. It was a wonderful way to become acquainted with a new cuisine.

Hahtoolah said...

Good Morning, TTP and friends. This was like a speed run Monday. Easier puzzle than yesterday, I thought. I never even read some of the clues as the perps filled in the answers before I got to the clue. It did make me SMILE.

My only unknown was Mr. O'SHEA Jackson. Samuel L wouldn't fit in the spaces provided.

D-Otto: I think I'll need those "isinglass curtains" today because we are definitely going to have a "change in the weather"!

QOD: Not being heard is no reason for silence. ~ Victor Hugo (né Victor Marie Hugo; Feb. 26, 1802 ~ May 22, 1885)

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

Web search shows Peter Koetters has had several previous puzzles and is a pediatrician in California. He's fluent in Spanish, too.

Easy enough Tuesday level solve. No searches needed. Two separate Q crossings, but easy; to wit: EQUATOR / QUICK FIX.

La Gioconda - Dance of the Hours. "Hello Mudder; hello Fadder"

Haiku Harry said...

Huntley idly spoke
To Brinkley. David replied,
“Cut the CHIT CHAT, Chet.”

Abejo said...

Good morning, folks. Thank you, Peter Koetters, for a fine puzzle. Thank you, TTP, for a fine review.

Wow! This puzzle zipped right along. I loved it. Theme was simple and great. Good examples of SMILES.

Got 1A easily, even though I do not like COORS beer.

Liked the Mel Tillis song, TTP. Great singer.

Liked the ATM sign.

Right now the EQUATOR would feel good. 13 degrees this morning as I was guarding the crossing.

BEATNIKS, Maynard G. Krebs.

Off to Wheaton today for Election Judge training. Speaking of elections, today is the mayoral election in Chicago. At last count there were still 14 people in the running. The winner has to get a majority vote. I expect there will be a runoff.

See you tomorrow.


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CanadianEh! said...

Terrific Tuesday. Thanks for the fun, Peter and TTP.
I agree that this CW was an easy fill (no inkblots today), and brought a SMILE when I got the theme. (CHESHIRE CAT had me thinking about Grin at first.) And like Spitzboov, I noticed the double QU's.
We had a SMILE for the mouth, Irish EYES, and dogEARs, but no NOSE for our HAPPY FACE.

Here is a link to a famous rendition of IRISH EYES.

Thoughts and prayers for Nina's brother today.
Wishing you all a great day.

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

I just loved this puzzle: Fresh theme, good fill, and an Aha reveal that truly brought a Smile to my face! Vertical themers tend to make it more difficult to connect the dots, so to speak, at least for me, but that only adds to the solving enjoyment and keeping the reveal hidden so well. I needed perps for O'Shea but everything else fell into place very nicely. I liked the crossing of Obey and Yes.

Thanks, Peter, for making me very happy and thanks, TTP, for an outstanding review. I especially enjoyed seeing and hearing lovely Doris Day, who will turn 97 in April. She was one of my favorite actresses and one of the few who could handle the light, comedic, girl-next-door roles as well as strong dramatic portrayals, such as her role in "Love Me Or Leave Me". She, like Betty White, is a passionate animal lover and advocate. I also enjoyed seeing the picture of JJM's Irish lad and lassie; I remember when that was his profile photo. Also liked and appreciated the map of the Big Apple.

DO @ 7:01 ~ Thanks for your CSO. I never watched "Designing Women" but I'm enjoying Annie Potts in "Young Sheldon." This show has grown on me and I think it's because I really like how Sheldon's mother and father are characterized. I enjoy the contrast of their ordinary, unsophisticated personalities vs Sheldon's idiosyncrasies and egocentricity. I like the actors, also.

Hand up for never, ever having dog eared a book. And boo to those who do and double boo to people who tear pages out of magazines that they don't own.

Nina, best wishes and prayers to your brother.

Have a nice day. And Smile!

Jerome D Gunderson said...

Fabulous puzzle, Peter! Not only a great theme, but the fill was outstanding! I'm guessing that when Rich first looked over this puzzle he had the same reaction.


Really lousy- When an older athlete's body begins to atrophy it's much harder to win a trophy.

Sandyanon said...

Owen, your third verse is definitely an A. Maybe I'm biased because I love your jumble site so much.

jfromvt said...

Fun puzzle!

I grew up on the US-Canada border, at exactly 45 degrees latitude, halfway between the EQUATOR and the North Pole.

Husker Gary said...

-Subbing in English today and the instructions left are chaotic and disjointed to say the least! Eck, Ugh, Yuk, Bah, etc.
-COORS used to be unattainable in Nebraska which made it seem more special than it was
-ATROPHY caused by long terms of weightlessness
-My snowblower CHUTE kept getting clogged with ice Sunday
-We were 1 for 2 in the SON-IN-LAW department and then my daughter divorced her lazy husband and we are now a solid 2 for 2
-Gotta run. Honors English kids are coming in and I have to figure out her plans!

Lucina said...

Thank you, Peter Koetters and TTP! You gave us a rich array of information, TTP! I love listening to Doris Day, so thanks for that, too.

When a puzzle makes one SMILE you know it's special! This was very QUICK but fun.

I'm not sure if I've ever seen HELOISE in a puzzle. Good job! HALER seems forced.

I always liked Delta BURKE but O'SHEA Jackson, Jr is unknown. Perps.

ORK reminds me of Robin Williams so that brings a SMILE and a tear.

My SON-IN-LAW is a prince of a man and so good to my daughter which, of course, endears him to me.

None of my books are ever dog EARED! Never! I also fold back the corners of catalogs and confess to tearing out recipes from magazines but only if the back has ads. Otherwise, I go and buy my own magazine if I really want it. It's appalling to me that anyone would tear out a library book page.

Have a happy day, everyone, and do something that makes you SMILE!

Hahtoolah said...

JT: are you from St. J? My mother grew up there.

CrossEyedDave said...

I dog ear catalogs to mark things I want to buy,
(Harbor Freight especially...)

The Cheshire Cat, sells Chiclets?

Madame Defarge said...

Good Morning.

Thanks for some puzzle fun this morning, Peter. I was on your wavelength.

Another solid tour, TTP. Thank you. I especially like the ATM sign.

Have a fine day, everyone.

Misty said...

I loved, loved, loved this Peter Koetters puzzle--what a great way to get our day off to a HAPPY start. Fun to see Popeye and Mork and Mindy evoked, although like Lucina, being reminded of Robin Williams makes me a little sad. Also liked getting QUE SERA SERA as the tune in my ear today. And yes, Desper-otto, how nice to see a shout out to our wonderful IRISH Miss. Many thanks, Peter, for this delightful puzzle. And TTP, your picture for QUICK FIX cracked me up.

Hope all goes well for Inanehiker's brother today.

Owen, I loved your Jumble poem.

Great haiku, Harry.

Have a happy day, everybody.

CrossEyedDave said...

Happy Face?

I still can't get that Cheshire Cat selling Chiclets out of my head...

AH yes, when Irish Eyes are Smiling!
You should know that my Mothers Maiden Name was Leary...

Tinbeni said...

TTP: Good job on the write-up and links.

Peter: Thank you for a FUN Tuesday puzzle. I liked the SMILE theme.

Fave today, of course, was 1-a, COORS ... booze is always a fave. LOL

A "Toast-to-ALL" at Sunset ... though it will be a rainy one.


Ol' Man Keith said...

This message is to sum up my feelings from last Saturday:

I want to say again: Many, many thanks to C. C. and to all for your kind birthday wishes!

I am always impressed by the Corner's care in celebrating one another. What a warm & welcoming place!

Montana said...

I have never, even on a Monday, filled in every square with a letter, left to right immediately.
I did today.
I read the vertical clues and answers when I read the expo. Thanks, TTP.

(Buried in snow and freezing state)

Ol' Man Keith said...

Here's wishing all goes well for Nina's brother.

Today's pzl by Mr. Koetters is worth the smiles it evokes. A cheery way to start my day filled with (routine) doctor's appts.
Two diagonals today, one on each side.
The mirror diag offers an anagram in honor of those among us who always aim for the best; that is to say...

Ol' Man Keith said...

Congratulations to Montana!
Here is a Ta ~DA! in your honor!

Wilbur Charles said...

Yes, Tin, but good for my peach tree

Nice progression for newcomers. I try to talk "crossword" in the walking pool . Funny thing but I can only do one * Sudoku.

I raced through but went back to trace the themes. .

FLN Abbey Grange: Here's another quote
"You may question my methods but must admit that they resulted in the finding of the silver"

Btw, the "afoot" quote is Shakespeare. OMK may know it


AnonymousPVX said...

From yesterday....

My credit is frozen at all the bureaus....I don’t understand why that isn’t the default. I need no one to offer me credit, when I do need it I unfreeze, let them do the check, and lock it back up.

My 1099-Rs do in fact have tax withheld...I prefer the “forced” saving and love not having to pay any penalty as well as any tax due.

I’ll probably wait until the end of next week....then e-file.

Ah yes, today’s puzzle...a nice Tuesday outing.

Zero markovers today, and zero issues.

JJM said...

Just got home and started doing the puzzle... I finish, go to the reveal and WOW !! was I ever surprised when I saw my two red-headed Irish kids in the write up!!!
That pic was from about 12 yrs. ago and believe it or not those guys are turning 21 next month. Unbelievable

Thank you so much C.C. !! You made my day

JJM said...

.... those 2 steal my heart away every day

Jayce said...

Zip zoop, and I was done. Didn't have to think about O'SHEA because I never saw the downs in that corner. I agree with Jerome. Excellent exposition, TTP; thanks.

Good wishes to you all, and extra good ones to Nina's brother.

CrossEyedDave said...

Ack! I've been lurking...

How did I miss OMK's Birthday?

jfromvt said...

Hahtoolah - I grew up in Derby Line, VT, about 40 miles north of St. J. Google it, it’s an interesting little village, including the Library and Opera House intentionally bisected by the border.

I just noticed that EQUATOR is in exactly the middle of the grid..nice!

Peter said...

Thanks for the kind words and appreciation, folks. This is the constructor chiming in. Simple theme, and I found it too cheery to pass up. This puzzle practically filled itself, which is the best feeling for a constructor when it happens.

Smiles to all,


Ol' Man Keith said...

Definitely, W.C.!
"Afoot" was inherited by Doyle/Sherlock from Ol' Will.
It was common in Elizabethan times, and Shakespeare used it in several places.
My personal favorite is in a line I got to speak as Mark Antony in the 1960 season of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. After delivering the famous "Friends, Romans, Countryman" speech, I got to say--in a sly aside--,
"Now let it work. Mischief, thou art afoot.
Take thou what course thou wilt!"

But the most literal antecedent for Sherlock Holmes' cry occurs in Henry V [III,1], when King Henry is rallying his troops with his famous battle yell,
"I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot.
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'”

During WWII Laurence Olivier filmed his version of Henry V in Ireland--for safety from Luftwaffe bombs.
I always think of it as the pinnacle of war propaganda.
Goebbels had nothing on Sir Larry.

Hahtoolah said...

JT: I known Derby Line. As a child, I spent summers with my grandparents in St. J. They would take me to lots of the small towns around the area. Small world!

We had a power outage in our neighborhood earlier today. Cause: An animal got zapped.

inanehiker said...

Fun puzzle today- I'm getting back into the crossword groove after my 10 day medical mission to Ghana!

Thanks for all the Cornerites for their thoughts and prayers for my brother- surgery went well and he is out of recovery to his room. We won't know final plan until the final path comes back - but if it is contained then he will be done!!

Roy said...


Anonymous T said...

Hi All!

Thank you Peter for this gem of a grid. Fun, Fun, Fun! It was the only thing that made me SMILE while stuck in traffic for 1.5h this morning. I solved about 90% of the puzzle (mostly in my head with stray bits of ink (when fully stopped)) b/f I got to the office. I finished inking it in in about 3 minutes when I got to my desk.

Great Expo TTP. I read it interleaved with working over lunch. I enjoyed the dog-eared poll.

I will dog-ear technical books on occasion; but "real" books(?) Oh, hell no. I do ink the margins though. I often dog-leg my newspaper (fold a bottom corner) to find my way back from the jump.

WOs: N/A
Fav: RISOTTOS! //I was hungry in traffic

I did like the clue for REPO because 'auction' made it click why so many of the (late-model) used cars I was looking at had 'sold at auction' somewhere toward the end of the CarFax report. Kinda makes me sad to think their misfortune is my good deal.

{A, A- (groan), B+}

Good News inanehiker. I know it's still a long-row to hoe but... God Speed to your brother.

Abejo - I love, like, you know, Maynard Daddy-O

OMK - re: DR; UTOPIAS are RARE, but sometimes there's too many UTOPIANS with their heads in the clouds [hand up :-)]. Also, between you and WC - figures The Bard coin'd it. Thanks for the examples.

Speaking of Utopian - are we really that different Us and THEM [7:06 - Floyd]?

Cheers, -T

Misty said...

Well, 'Jeopardy' is one of my favorite programs on TV, but I'm afraid I'm going to tune out of this championship segment for the rest of the week. I just can't follow how the playing and voting works with all these contestants (whom I do remember) and I miss the regular show. Hope it goes back to the old system next Monday.

Anonymous T said...

Winding down w/ the Funnies says...

Jinx - My last read of the day (best for last) is Pearls b/f Swine. UNTIE!

The Fonz say...
Haaaeeey... TV (ratings) Magic. [3:10] //For a day #SharkJumped #ItsOver #Fin

Cheers, -T

Ol' Man Keith said...

CrossEyedDave ~
With that link, you more than made up for it!
Thank you!

Lemonade714 said...

Peter, thank you for stopping by and saying hello after delivering such a delightful puzzle.

Nina, that is encouraging news. Our prayers are with your brother.

I had much to say, but no time to say it, except I will add DELTA BURKE is a former Miss Florida who was a star of the first sit-com on cable TV, the very fun 1st and Ten

She is married to actor GERALD MCRANEY