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Jul 6, 2019

Saturday, July 6, 2019, Jeffrey Wechsler

Themeless Puzzle by Jeffrey Wechsler 


Archie League
On July 6th, 1936, the National Air Traffic Control System was created and it has progressed immensely since the days of the first air traffic controller - Archie League of St. Louis in 1929.

We now have a very high tech group of professionals that keep us safe in the wild blue yonder. To appreciate their job please click on this site that shows where every plane is that is currently flying anywhere in the world. I was shocked when I first saw how many planes are aloft at one time.


You can zoom in and out to see what plane is flying over your head right now and understand how hard it was to get all those planes on the ground on September 11, 2001


Today marks the second Jeffrey Wechsler themeless Saturday I have blogged in my year-and-a-half tenure here at the Corner. My first Wechsler Saturday puzzle blog was on the first Saturday of this year. He is shown below as the second from the left in this Minnesota event.  We all know the beautiful lady who is front and center. C.C.'s interview with Jeffrey




Now I will try to guide you through Jeffrey's crossword flight path from my Nebraska control tower. Wechsler flight 7.6.09 is now leaving the gate with various ETA's for the end of the trip:


Across:

1. Copper container?: POLICE CAR - The thought of copper meaning slang for a policeman occurred to me but I thought, nah, Jeffery wouldn't start with that. Well that was the first turbulence I hit on this flight. I most remember Car 54 and Adam-12




10. Avian sounds: CAWS - Not COOS it turns out


14. Clues in: MAKES AWARE.


15. Bypass: OMIT.


16. Field of operations?: ARITHMETIC - No new iteration of New Math makes sense to this math teacher. Pearson Publishing makes big bucks if you choose New Math as shown here.

17. Infiltrator: MOLE.

18. Car wash supply: RAGS - What? No SOAP?


19. Follower of TV?: SET.


20. Grapefruit stuff: PULP 


21. Penultimate of 24 letters: PSI - Next to last in Greek alphabet


22. Soup base: PEA 


25. 2002 Soderbergh film based on a 1961 sci-fi novel: SOLARIS - Rotten Tomatoes thought more of George Clooney's space effort that came eleven years later




27. "Stone walls do not a prison make" poet: LOVELACE - "Nor iron bars a cage" from Richard's 1642 poem To Althea, From Prison


30. Go bad: ROT.


31. Boxy conveyances: ELEVATORS - Art Deco entrances to said boxy conveyances in the lobby of the Empire State Building

33. Tolkien terror: ORC - Hello old cwd friend 

35. Accommodate: SUIT.


36. Pull apart: RIP - Just RIP that bandaid off!


37. Part of a bust: KILO - Illicit drugs (correction) often come in these 2.2. lb lots


39. Mideast group with observer status at the U.N.: PLO.


40. "After the Gold Rush" musician: NEIL YOUNG Here ya go!


43. Bushes seem to flourish in it: Abbr.: GOP - Of these GOP Bushes, W's library is at 
50. Dallas sch.: SMU.




45. Playful Pacific Northwest marine denizen: SEA OTTER.


46. Like pens designed for detailed work: FINE NIB - We crossworders are familiar with a pen's NIB




51. Auditor, often: Abbr.: CPA.


52. Bank product: LOAN.


53. Position, briefly: POV - It all depends on your Point Of View 




55. Where the tibialis anterior originates: SHIN.




56. Opposed to: ANTI.


57. Dismissed lightly: POOH POOHED - A 1939 NYT editorial POOH POOHED the idea that  TV would ever replace the radio. Origin of the phrase


61. In __: unmoved: SITU - An IN SITU mosaic in a Pompeii bathhouse 




62. Conscience: INNER VOICE 


63. Robert of "Airplane!": HAYS - The funniest movie I have ever seen (Robert HAYS on trumpet)! Craziness in the air traffic controller tower was a big part of this movie




64. Insignificant: PENNY ANTE - Also a low rent poker game



Down:


1. "The Mikado" props: PARASOLS.


Emma Kerr as Peep-Bo
2. "Just tell me already!": OK I GIVE UP, "What do you call a boomerang that won't come back?" (*Answer at the bottom of the blog)

3. With 23-Down, chow line: LETS 
23. See 3-Down: EAT 

4. Cousin of -like: ISH.


5. Cell feature: CAM - I wonder if this lens would really enhance my cell CAM

6. One of Bo Peep's charges: EWE - She can't find 'em!

7. Best Musical Tony winner after "Nine": CATS.


8. First of 12: ARIES - Where the sun is during the spring equinox.  Why it really isn't in ARIES any more


9. Clerical leader: RECTOR.


10. Niels Bohr, to Victor Borge: COMPATRIOT - Fellow Danes in two very different disciplines 


11. Affaire de coeur: AMOUR - Love is an Affair of the heart

12. "__ ever!": "Yes!": WILL I 

13. Prominent Lincoln Memorial features: STEPS  - There are 58 STEPS from the plaza level up to the chamber.


14. Sleuth who knits: MARPLE - Margaret Rutherford was Agatha Christie's Miss Jane MARPLE in film from 1961 - 1964



22. Military group: PLATOON.


24. Seed with a prominent cap: ACORN 


26. "And another thing, buddy ... ": LOOK YOU.


28. Typical Bond foe: EVIL GENIUS - Here's some (I can only name Dr. No and Goldfinger)




29. Iroquois enemies: ERIES.


32. Infiltrators: SPIES.


34. Walk-off home run, e.g.: CLUTCH HIT - Baseball's most famous (1:00)




38. Swimwear option: ONE PIECE - In 1922 this D.C. cop's job was to make sure these ONE PIECERS were no more than 6" above the knee



41. On the __: LAM.


42. Starbucks size: GRANDE.


44. Repetitive British farewell: PIP PIP - Cheerio old bean!


46. Word with mob or card: FLASH - Gotta love this as it builds for six minutes




47. Ancient Greek region: IONIA Map

48. Dapper: NATTY.


49. Northernmost Kentucky county: BOONE - Our 4,800 mile trip to Rome began at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport which is in BOONE County KY just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati 



54. Lindsey on skis: VONN.


55. "For violent fires __ burn out themselves": Shak.: SOON - "
His rash fierce blaze of riot cannot last. / For violent fires SOON burn out themselves" John of Gaunt said of Richard II


58. Farm female: HEN.


59. Explore where you shouldn't: PRY.


60. Fertility clinic supply: OVA - It's also the name of this In Vitro Fertilization clinic in Zurich 





*A boomerang that won't come back is called "A Stick"

Now put your seat backs and tray tables in their upright and locked position and feel free to comment.





41 comments:

OwenKL said...

Several years ago, our T.V. would have seen us
Watching Doctor LOVELACE, a Western EVIL GENIUS!
Success he tried to wrest
From his battles with James West,
Using steampunk gadgets that were fiendISH!

{A.}

Lemonade714 said...

Waking up to a themeless JW puzzle is a treat, and HG's tour kept me riveted.

My first thought is in response to the link for POOH POOHING. There were many superstitions growing up in a Jewish household, but PU PU PU was one that never appealed. I like the simpler recitation of KENAHORA to ward off the eveil eye.

Jeffrey includes a nice Richard II reference in his never-ending supply of Shakespeare quotes while Gary gives us PEEP-bo to accompany BO PEEP .

I too was shocked by the number of planes up in the air this early on Saturday (early here anyway) but really look forward to hearing about the next rug bust mentioned in Part of a bust: KILO - Illicit rugs often come in these 2.2. lb lots. I am not sure why, but I too find myself leaving the first letter off of words as I type.

Thank you, guys.

She Caught The Katy said...

This was my favorite Saturday stumper in quite some time. Dunno why. I usually prefer a theme to unlock but I still found this one interesting. I suppose it was the sparkling long fill.

ARITHMETIC
NEIL YOUNG (great video Husker)
POOH POOHED (awesome)
EVIL GENIOUS
INNER VOICE (my younger one wasn't so helpful. The older and wiser one is better)
And my favorite clue/answer today by far:
POLICE CAR It has COP Tires, COP motor...

Also found Husker's write up to be his best in a long time. He always comes through with informative summaries but this one takes the cake. And it even has a Navajo rug knot. ILLICIT RUGS!! I know it's a typo but it was so fun to see it and caused me to spit out my coffee and I wasn't even drinking any. Please don't fix it. Its perfect. I even Googled it to see what would come up. Hilarious.

I'm going to go back and read this one again. I feel like there was so much fun stuff in it that I may have missed something.

Thank you Gary. Thanks to Jeffrey Wechsler as well.

D4E4H said...

FIR in a whopping 76:32 min.

Savvy Saturday you Souls!

Thank you Jeffrey Wechsler for this impossible Saturday CW. Each cell was a challenge.

Thank you Husker Gary for your excellent review.

Ðave

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

PARASOLS came to me immediately, so obviously the "Copper container" must be a PIGGY BANK. And then nothing worked... Finally hopped over to New England and worked my way clockwise back to the Pacific Northwest. And "Walla!" [sic, as someone once exclaimed here.] 1a was my only Wite-Out moment. PIGGY BANK at the top would've worked well with PENNY ANTE at the bottom. There was lots to like in this one...both in the puzzle and the writeup. Thanx, JW and Husker.

PLATOON: Just re-watched it on the 4th while avoiding all the hoopla.

Jinx in Norfolk said...

I don't do the Saturday LAT cw, but I saw JeffWech's byline and couldn't resist. FIR, but had to erase FINE tip, then my clerical teacher was "father" before it was "pastor" before it was RECTOR.

The only LOVELACE I knew of before today was Linda. ("Of course I don't have one doctor, I'm a girl.")

I really wanted "swimwear option" to be "left home". Although ONE PIECE is good too, especially if it was purchased as a bikini.

If this grid was from a lesser constructor I would call "B.S." at PIP PIP. Do they really say that? No wonder they lost the war.

Thanks for the really fun, doable Saturday puzzle, JeffWech. My favorite was "Bushes seem to flourish in it" for GOP. Maybe not Jeb. And thanks to Husker Gary for the terrific review.

To Cornerites in CA and NV, hope you stay safe. My first earthquake was in the late '70s. I was on the 17th floor of the Lawrence Welk building on the corner of Wilshire Blvd and Ocean Ave. I found out later that the building is built on rollers, and it really swayed. Very scary for a displaced country boy. I remember feeling seasick after the building stopped shaking, but the vertical blinds continued to sway. (The building can be seen in Threes Company reruns. In the opening, John Ritter is riding his bike on The Strand. When he looks over his shoulder to check out some bikinied bottoms and runs off into the sand, he big white square building in the background is where I was.)

FLN, I heard that a historic earthquake on the New Madrid fault made the Mississippi flow the wrong way for a while.

jfromvt said...

Wow! Great puzzle! JW is the best!

Barry T. said...

For "1. Copper container?", I so impressed myself when I smiled and filled in COIN PURSE. It fit. But, not for long. Finally changed it to POLICE CAR, and unimpressed myself... back to my usual status!

inanehiker said...

I don't know why but POLICE CAR was the first thing to pop into my head - which made this JW puzzle a much quicker start than usual.

I had one misstep with GOV instead of GOP for the Bush clan - but PIP PIP straightened that out.

Thanks HG for a fun write-up and JW for the challenging but doable solve.

Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi said...

When I happened upon 16 Across, Field of operations?: I was relieved to fill in ARITHMETIC. I was hoping it wasn't my nemesis, Mr. Algerbra. I'm sick and tired of him asking me to find his ex. News flash sir, she's never coming back and dont ask y.

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

There was so much to like about this puzzle I don't know where to begin. Well, I'll start with some fill that I loved: Pooh Poohed, Pip Pip, and Penny Ante probably because I'm an alliteration junkie. Two others that tickled my fancy were: Look At You and Ok, I Give Up; I found these so evoking, visually. Jeffrey tripped me up in numerous places, as usual: Coos/Caws, Phi/Psi, Polaris/Solaris, Eft/Orc, Fine Tip/Nib, and, foolishly, Chin/Shin. I needed perps for Neil Young as I'm woefully lacking in knowledge of the pop music world. CSO to Abejo at Eries and to Abejo and Moi at Aries for our shared April birthday. My favorite C/A was Chow Line=Let's Eat, two separate entries. Neat. I also enjoyed the creature mini-theme with Ewe, Cats, Mole, Hen, and Sea Otter. See, I said I had a lot to like!

Thanks, Jeffrey W, for one of the most enjoyable solves in quite some time and thanks, HG, for your stellar review, links, and visuals; you really outdid yourself today, much to our delight and enjoyment.

I hope everyone stays safe and sound in California.

Misty, I hope you're feeling better.

Have a great day.

Alice said...

The comments are above average today!

Anonymous said...

Is that really how subtraction is taught these days? That is ridiculous if it is.

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

Agree with SCTK; HG did a great job in his intro. Thanx.

Started salivating when I saw it was a Wechsler wizbang wonder. Had to poke around looking for tender spots, and then got a firm push-off in the NE with COMPATRIOT and its perps. The S went next and the grand finale wrapped up in the NW. Only 3 white-out squares: I'll before OK I.……GIVE UP. The long downs helped "knit" the puzzle together.
FINE NIB - was used in this solve.
ONE PIECE - HG, thanks for the visual. Sounded like a good job at the time.

Abejo said...

Good morning, folks. Thank you, Jeffrey Wechsler, for a fine puzzle. Thank you, Husker Gary, for fine review.

When I saw this was a Jeffrey Wechsler, I was apprehensive and happy. I know his puzzles are tough, but I like them.

My first two answers were ACORN and ERIES. Right alongside each other. Of course, ERIES was a piece of cake. Sometimes it is spelled ERIEZ. I can really relate to the first four letters.

I bounced around and got a few gimmies. The SW and NE corners were my first to fill in. The longer ones took me longer. Ahem.

In the NW corner, my easiest were MAKES AWARE, MARPLE, and OK I GIVE UP. Then the rest filled in.

My last to get was VONN for 54D. I had no idea what _ONN was going to be so I did an alphabet run and when I got to V, I had it. Tada!

Took me about 2 hours to finish. Not bad for me,

See you tomorrow.

Abejo

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Jerome said...

Husker- Damn good, fun write-up!

Jeffrey- I beg of you... Keep making Saturday puzzles! This could be the best one that I've ever done.

From yesterday- The Superstition mountains. For those of you that love western history and legend, look into the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine. Fascinating.

When I was young my buddies and I would chip in and buy a KILO of weed in the Haight for eighty five bucks. It's now three hundred an ounce!

You guys that golf... How do you afford it? Just read about a guy whose bill for golfing the last two years is one hundred and eight million.

Lemonade714 said...

For those of you who breezed through the LAT today, there is a fun Sunday sized WSJ created by a friend of this blog, John "I love me some bugs" Lampkin. Some of the cluing are LOL laugh out loud funny.

Lucina said...

Hola!

A million thanks, Jeffrey Wechsler and Gary! Like others I had great fun with this puzzle and finished in under 30 minutes. For a Saturday, that's wild.

I seemed to be in JW's wave length almost immediately! The long answers filled quickly starting with MAKESAWARE. My pencil flew from there. Interesting to see MOLE and SPIES and when I saw "part of a bust" I knew it couldn't be what I was thinking. Oh, that kind of bust.

I use a FINENIB when writing calligraphy but also have an assortment of other widths.

Since I watch the winter Olympics I knew Lindsay VONN and I believe she and Tiger Woods dated for a while.

Irish Miss:
I like the way you corralled various animals.

Jinx:
LOL at your bikini comment.

CLUTCHHIT was an unknown but easily filled with all perps.

Hand up for COOS before CAWS.

Have a Saturday muy GRANDE, everyone! Remember to pronounce the "e" in GRAN-DEY.

AnonymousPVX said...


First off, OWENKL....thanks for the throwback to the WWW...watched that show religiously when it was new, and the Dr. Lovelace episodes were top shelf.

This was a typical JW puzzle, fiendishly clued, yet for whatever reason I seemed to be right on it today.

No one is more surprised than I to report

No markovers today.

I must mention.....RAGS....I don’t know anyone using rags to wash their car....I use a mitt myself, and two buckets.

Enjoy the weekend, see you Monday.

Anonymous T said...

HI All!

JW took my lunch money. Oy! Nice puzzle though and it kept me entertained while waiting at Youngest's ortho apt.

Thanks for the illustrated expo and poor-man's red-letters HG.

#fails: FINE tip. "Just tell me already" was not OUT WITH IT. I knew PAID NO MIND (57a) was wrong at ONE PIECE and CLUTCH HIT perp'n it, but had nothing else solid to commit more write-overs.

I never could get past seeing (COMP-T) RIOT and assuming there was a very funny pun/routine Borge made using Bohr's name and/or his atomic model. D'oh! #OverThinkMuch?

I did, however, nail POLICE CAR only checking perps CATS & EWE. They fit so in it all went in. I was so proud. [Hi inanehiker!]

The only LOVELACE I know is Ada. [Wiki]

Fav: EVIL GENIUS. Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated (note: at 2:30 he breaks the Fourth Wall)

{A}

@10:37 - yes. When helping Youngest with her maths a few years ago, she asked me how to do this (I'm EE and good at math so Mom put me on the case). I had no idea WTF Youngest was talking about.

She Caught the Katy - I know the reference and the song is on endless-loop in my head [not part of a bust]. I have Briefcase Full of Blues on CD.

IM - I liked PENNY ANTE too. FIL would say 'PENNY ANTE lollipop bullshit' when he thought something minutia.

Spitz - sounds like a job ripe for abuse. Why did the city's fathers care about what women wore? Right. //I heard on WWDTM that LaGuardia is responsible for the G-String's invention because he banned nude-dancing in NYC.

Cheers, -T

CrossEyedDave said...

Thought I was on a JeffWech wavelength today,
got quite a few right away, and thought it easier than most.
(but I was doing it red letter, and cheating names...)

Sigh, should have went for the MASTER option,
I might have had a good crack at it...

P.S. How did we get to Air Traffic Control
from a themeless puzzle? Did I miss something?

Enjoyed the links, reminded me of an Air Traffic Controller Movie
called "Pushing Tin."
Apparently, they are a tough bunch, as this is part of the Air Controller Break In Procedure...

And for you Dyslexics out there, with a little guidance, you too can fly a plane!

waseeley said...

Wasn't familiar with Lindsey Vonn, but got her last name with perps. Looked her up just to verify. Wow - we've come a long way between the 1922 D.C. beach in 38D (only 5 inches to the hemline by my reckoning) and the stuff Ms Vonn is sporting on the Internet (well not sporting actually!) when she's not in her ski suit.

Gary - with some practice you can actually get your sticks to come back if you buy them with the "canine" option. Thanks for the grid traffic control and thanks to Jeffrey for the enjoyable CW that made it all possible. I usually don't do Saturday puzzles - I get blinded by all that white space. But like my old co-worker Jerry used to say whenever I'd get lucky - "even a blind pig gets an acorn every now and then!".

Bill

Gail said...

To reply to anonymous: No, that is not how subtraction is taught. You are confusing the use of one specific algorithm with broader concepts about numbers we want students to master in early grades. My Dad--born in 1910, served in WWII, lifelong conservative Republican--would be right at home with the new math. He valued his ability to use mental math and loved showing off to co-workers by calculating in his head faster than they could calculate using the machines of the day. He was certainly faster than anyone using paper and pencil methods. He's probably spinning in his grave, tearing out his hair right now.

Why shouldn't children be taught to use mental math, to make estimates, to know that the difference between two numbers can be found by subtracting or adding? Those are the underlying concepts in the ridiculous example shown. I have no love for Pearson, but I doubt the example came from an actual text. I'd be interested in knowing the source.

I'm also a math teacher, and I do declare y'all are going to push me out of retirement and into getting my PhD.

Jayce said...

Wow, bravo! A terrific puzzle by Jeffrey Wechsler, a fulsome write-up by Husker Gary, and a rousing Bolero. Happy Saturday morning!

PK said...

Hi Y'all! Very interesting toughie that took a lot of groaning to fill! Thanks, Jeffrey! Thanks, Gary, for making it even more fun.

Am I the only one who wanted copper ore? Tried "malachite" which fit but turned red (well copper is sort of reddish) then "azurites" then "bauxite", which is aluminum ore, but at midnight I thought I misremembered the ore name.

Lindsey VONN was a gimmee since I had just seen that picture of her in a bikini 5 minutes earlier.

Wilbur Charles said...

Same thoughts on "Copper" as Gary. I had to write over PASTOR with RECTOR. And Of course the Cell was what was once used as a mobile telephone in the days it, as well as CAM, had the whole word attached.
Yes, neither is now an abbreviation.*

Wow, I see GOP perped. I thought of the Bush family and quickly disregarded. I got Wesched but came out unscathed. Oops.

Aarrggghhh!!; When I changed TIP to accommodate PLATOON I never fixed that cross. BOONE was a gimme. FIW.

And there it is: Point of View.

Glad everyone enjoyed Jeff's gem**. Yes Owen, not only an A but a great FLASHback. Btw, so that's what a FLASH Mob is.

Great write-up Gary. I'm now two xwords behind from my Central Florida trip. Yes, Virginia there is a place called Palatka.


** What do we call a CAM or a Cell then?

*** CSO to IM- great post btw

Wilbur Charles said...

Gail, when my son was six he could add a column of 3 figure numbers , eg 387+492+798...* indefinitely faster than the average person using paper and pencil.

His first grade teacher taught him that method. Of course one can take out one's CELL and add them up and the counter person can enter $2.16 and give you a quarter back for a $1.89 purchase.

On the latter I'm assuaged by the look of astonishment.

WC

*1577 I see. I tried subtracting 13,8,2 from 1600 but messed up. I did it the old fashioned way. I still don't know how Phil did it with 5-9 Numbers.

Big Easy said...

OK, I GIVE UP. I gave up on the NW, even with POLICE CAR and MAKES AWARE correctly filled. I don't know (or care about) astrology, and after incorrectly guessing POLARIS for SOLARIS(unknown) ARIES was not an option. Never learned the Greek alphabet beyond what I needed for STEM courses and there was no need to learn the order. MARPLE was an unknown and I guessed SOAP instead of RAGS.

The rest I got fairly rapidly, with HAYS and PIP PIP filled by perps.

FLN- Why is AMERICAN PHAROAH the incorrect spelling? The horse can spell his name any way it wants.

Late today because after my bike ride, I got caught in traffic from the Essence Festival where the 'seven dwarfs', aka Booker, Warren, Harris, O'Rourke, Buttigieg, de Blasio and Bennet, are pandering for votes. I was just trying to cross the bridge.

New Math- they still can't add. Flash cards work better.

Lucina said...

As some of you might recall, I taught fourth grade and had many students who were from Mexico. They could add mentally in a flash and easily beat out the American students.

Anonymous T said...

WC - a little history of Flash Mobs. Here's my fav that I usually save for Christmas posts. It's Christmas in July!

Lucina - that was the problem I had trying to help Youngest. She could do the arithmetic w/o all the calisthenics but the teacher wanted bleh-crap.
OK, question: I understand the way many Asian languages (Jayce, C.C., Lem - pipe in) represent numbers verbally aid in quick calculations [someone correct me - I learnt from TED Talks :-)] but, Lucina, I thought romance languages were a bit more clumsy with quantitative representations [why the Arabs did better in ARITHMETIC than the CLXIV crowd :-)].

Cheers, -T

Ol' Man Keith said...

I hope Misty is doing well. I see she is not here yet.
-- Quick update. I checked the Jumble site, and she is there, doing OK!

Jayce ~
I share your enthusiasm for a Wechsler pzl and an HuskerG response. I got about halfway through before the cheating began.
One or two peeks can help a lot, but they also eke away at discipline--until I just find myself staring at the whole damn thing!
Ah, well. It was fun anyway...
~ OMK
____________
DR:
One diagonal today, NE to SW.
The anagram is the name of the vessel that carries a passenger manifest of cynical wits, from Oscar Wilde to Gore Vidal, the twisted humor of the...
"IRONIST SHIP"!

Anonymous T said...

Didn't refresh b/f posting say...

BigE - I suppose you're right about how a talking horse spells his/her name.

As part of my STEM education, I took upon myself to memorize all 24 letters in order - I had to best my buddies who were pledging [I had no interest in Frats, I was already married to DW]
BTW, before the CA Earth quakes I was following Roy Wood Jr. waiting on the train to NOLA to f-up your traffic. Funny guy, Roy.

Cheers, -T

Ol' Man Keith said...

Or maybe it ought to be...
"HIP IRONISTS"?
~ OMK

Lucina said...

Often the Mexican children I taught came from rural areas in their country and had no books. Might that be a factor in their mental development? I often wished I could visit some of their schools to learn the techniques.

AnonT:
I'm not sure what you are asking. Romance languages can become convoluted in the complex tenses. Spanish "to love" e.g.
PRESENT PAST FUTURE
yo amo yo ame yo amare
tu amas tu amaste tu amaras
el, ella, usted ama el,ella amo el, ella amara
vosotros amais vosotros amais vosotros amarais
nosotros amamos nosotros amamos nosotros amaremos

The conjugation continues through 18 tenses! It is much more complex when the helping verbs are added. I feel fortunate that Spanish was my first language instead of having to learn it later in life! My mother spoke Spanish at home and my father spoke mostly English. My grandparents and great-grands also spoke Spanish. I wish I could have asked my dad if that was more in his comfort zone. I suspect it was since he was college educated. Sadly I can't put accent marks where they belong.

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking the most famous walk-off home run was hit in the seventh game of the 1960 World Series by Bill Mazeroski.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE1nYMg-jU4
Enjoy!

Wilbur Charles said...

Wow, if I gave that cashier$2.16 for that $1.89 purchase and she was Mexican she'd have handed back two cents and then rang it up and handed me my quarter.

The look would have been pity.

Re. "Walkoff" home runs… Let's not forget that famous 6th game in Boston in 1975 where Carlton Fisk hit the 13th inning walk-off followed by "Ode to Joy" from John Kiley on the organ.

Much like Mazeroski, who needed a Hal Smith 3 run Homer to get to the ninth, Fisk had Bernie Carbo's 3-bagger in the 8th.

I remember Thompson. More for the agony of defeat walk of the sickened Dodgers. They'd been deprived of WS money on the last pitch of the game for the second year in a row.

WC

Husker Gary said...

Musings¬
-¬I also remember Pudge Fisk’s home run but the Sawx lost the next night.
-Kirk Gibson’s one-legged game winning HR was also great but it was for a game one
-Maz’s home run to beat the Yankees was historical and brought the Pirates a world championship. It remains the only Game 7 World Series walk-off HR but it did not have the Giant/Dodger panache.
-Bobby Thompson’s HR was when American sports was all about baseball, horse racing and boxing and it culminated one of the greatest comebacks for the Giants (13½ games back on August 11) to beat their bitter rivals – The Dodgers. That’s why it was hyperbolically called the “shot heard round the world”.

SwampCat said...

Okay Jeffrey. You win ... again! I was so excited to get POLICE CAR. Then ... nothing! I did get lots of fill but not enough to beat you. Thanks for the wonderful challenge. I loved every minute of it!

CrossEyedDave said...

I was just going to leave a bookmark to indicate
where I left off,

But Anon-T mentioned "the history of Flash Mobs,"
& it just irks me that no one acknowledges Larry Niven as the creator
of this concept...

Larry Niven was (is) a prolific writer of exceptional Science Fiction,
Most famous for RingWorld series, but his short stories all link together...
(He actually created an entire universe with his linked short stories and novels)

He was the 1st to envision the Flash Mob, a byproduct of Transporter Technology,
where any news event would instantly be overwhelmed by people transporting
in to be part of the party...

See Wiki

He wrote about this before Star Trek Transporters,
an envisioned the Social Consequences...

Lucina said...

Bill G and other Californians, how are you faring with the earthquakes? I hope you are all safe.

Wilbur Charles said...

Re. Thompson, Shot... It was the final game of a three game playoff deciding the Pennant. Losing to the Yankees in the'51 WS was somewhat anticlimactic much like 1967 for the Redsox after a de facto two game "playoff" with the Twins.

WC