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Jul 7, 2019

Sunday July 7th, 2019 Garry Morse

Theme: "Deliberate Lying" - LY is added to the end of the first word.

 23A. Enjoy prettifying the gifts?: GLADLY WRAP. Glad wrap.

 28A. Wrinkled Sunday dinner?: RUMPLY ROAST. Rump roast.

 38A. Skinny, loose-jointed club golfer?: GANGLY MEMBER. Gang member.

 65A. Dishes like a 28-Across?: HOMELY COOKING. Home cooking.

 91A. Just taps on the door?: HARDLY KNOCKS. Hard knocks.

107A. Texas Hold 'em in Texas?: DRAWLY POKER. Draw poker.

114A. Bird that returns fire when hunted?: DEADLY DUCK. Dead duck.

How did the constructor think of the title "Lying"? Amazing! In our corner, Husker Gary and D-Otto are great in coming up with brilliant titles also.

I like when the new LY words share no root with the base phrases. But often it's impossible. Also, is  "drawly" is word you guys actually use?

Across:

1. Einstein's "m": MASS.

5. Game with knights: CHESS.

10. Missouri city nickname: ST JOE. Eminem was born here.


15. Cell accumulation: APPS.

19. Some choristers: ALTI.

20. Auto pioneer Henry: ROYCE. OK, now I know what Rolls-Royce stands for: Henry Royce and Charles Rolls.


21. Woman on the original "Star Trek" bridge: UHURA.

22. Fish or book lead-in: BLUE.

25. Fast-spreading Web units: MEMES.

26. Spanish muralist: SERT. Jose Maria Sert.

27. "Piece of cake": NO PROBLEM.

30. Home of Odysseus: ITHACA.

31. What pros know, with "the": ROPES.

32. The Big Ten's Boilermakers: PURDUE.

33. Makes red-faced: ABASHES.

37. Brew in big containers: KEG BEER. Debut entry for LAT.

43. "The Enemy Within" org.: CIA.

44. Deg. for crown fitters: DDS.

45. "Tiny Alice" dramatist: ALBEE.

46. Golden State school whose city is also its county: UCSB. UC Santa Barbara.

47. Doesn't abandon, as one's promise: HOLDS TO.

51. Strategize: PLAN.

52. Helena winter hrs.: MST.

53. Yale of Yale fame: ELIHU.

55. "The Easter Parade" author Richard: YATES.


58. "Nobody wins!": IT'S A TIE.

60. How checks are written: IN INK.

62. Nine-piece combo: NONET. And 116. Square dance quorum: OCTAD.

64. "Fooled you!": NOT.

70. Morse "T": DAH.

71. Sugar coating: GLAZE. You can probably find these glazed buns in some dim sum place.


73. Kindle download: EBOOK.

74. Bishop's district: DIOCESE.

76. "Phooey!" cousins: DRATS.

78. Dense overgrowth: BRUSH.

80. Bad picnic omen: ANT.

81. Marseille mates: AMIS.

82. Sandburg's metaphorical fog carrier: CAT FEET. The fog comes on little cat feet.



84. Barbarian: OGRE.

86. Preserved, in a way: ON ICE.

87. Span. title: SRA.

90. Leaving approx.: ETD.

94. Rooftop landing spot: HELIPAD.

97. Like candid photos: UNPOSED.

98. Transfer to a larger computer, say: UPLOAD.

99. Barbecue leftovers: ASHES.

102. Rough partner?: TUMBLE. Rough and tumble.

109. Causes of road trip delays: FLAT TIRES. Be careful when you have any roofing project. Don't let the nails get into your tires.

112. 1977 ELO hit: DO YA.

113. Selection from a pool: JUROR.

115. Yet: EVEN.

117. "Live PD" airer: A AND E.

118. Throb: ACHE.

119. Wine list heading: REDS.

120. "Flashdance" star Jennifer: BEALS.


121. Top officers: BRASS.

122. Tarot reader: SEER.

Down:

1. Son of Thor, in comics: MAGNI. No idea.



2. Divvy up: ALLOT.

3. Bacteria in grapelike clusters: STAPH.

4. Libyan port on its own gulf: SIDRA. Another unknown.


5. Whiner: CRYBABY.

6. Lupine call: HOWL.

7. Fictional governess: EYRE.

8. Main plot element in "The Sting": SCAM.

9. Labor Day mo.: SEP.

10. Recap: SUM UP.

11. Central idea: THEME. Lying!! 

12. Springs: JUMPS.

13. Baseball's Hershiser: OREL.

14. "Piece of cake": EASY PEASY. Great fill.

15. Learn well: ABSORB.

16. Begged: PLEADED.

17. Went after: PURSUED.

18. Hunting dogs: SETTERS.

24. Where it's at: LOCALE.

28. Took off: ROSE.  Our Asiatic Lilies this morning. They started blooming a few days ago.


29. Persian on the floor: RUG.

31. Yeshiva leader: REBBE. Wiki says it's a "Yiddish word derived from the Hebrew word rabbi, which means "master", "teacher", or "mentor". Like the title rabbi, it refers to teachers of Torah or leaders of Judaism."

34. "I want to be entertained": AMUSE ME.

35. Mennonites, e.g.: SECT.

36. Pinafore letters: HMS.

37. Play a prank on: KID.

38. Like a large hole: GAPING.

39. Taking everything into account: ALL TOLD.

40. Jordan or Curry, e.g.: NBA STAR.

41. Actress Rowlands: GENA.

42. Beast with thick skin: RHINO. And 79. 42-Down features: HORNS.

43. Dropped-pot sound: CLUNK.

48. West Virginia border river: OHIO.

49. Letter after Sierra: TANGO. NATO phonetic alphabet.

50. Plains tribe: OTO.

52. Paolo's possessive: MIO. My or mine.

54. Enjoys, as an ice cream cone: LICKS.

56. Indigenous: ENDEMIC.

57. Not enjoying the whale watch, maybe: SEASICK.

59. Frat row letter: THETA.

61. Nephrologist's concern: KIDNEYS. Nephrologist is a new word to me.

63. Luther's 95 __: THESES.

66. Lessened: EBBED.

67. Old stories: LORE.

68. One's early years: YOUTH.

69. Tiny insect egg: NIT.

72. Efron of "High School Musical": ZAC.

75. Mets infielder Robinson __: CANO.


77. Regular work: STEADY JOB. Another sparkly fill.

80. Folksy Guthrie: ARLO.

83. ProFlowers parent co.: FTD. Read the Ligation part.

85. Econ. yardstick: GDP.

86. At work: ON DUTY.

87. Horror film reaction: SHUDDER.

88. Admonish: REPROVE.

89. Eased: ALLAYED.

92. Violinist who taught Heifetz: AUER (Leopold). We had this clue before.

93. Tea prep aids: KETTLES.

95. Hawkeyes: IOWANS.

96. Friend: PAL.

99. Blood line: AORTA.

100. Word shouted with a raised glass: SKOAL. Gai Bei in Chinese


101. Antelope groups: HERDS.

103. King with a magic touch: MIDAS.

104. Wayne of Wayne Manor: BRUCE.

105. Café lightener: LECHE.

106. Glacial ridge: ESKER. Not ARETE.

108. Dark purple: PUCE.

109. Word repeated in an iconic FDR quote: FEAR.

110. Superboy's girlfriend: LANA.

111. Includes: ADDS.

114. Slight amount: DAB.

C.C.

45 comments:

Lemonade714 said...

Very entertaining write-up C.C. and a different Sunday experience for me. It had some Friday clue/fill difficulty such as MAGNI , SIDRA and "The Easter Parade" author Richard: YATES as well as a MUDLY theme.

Is Gai Bei pronounced ganbei?

My Nephrologist is a very nice man - Dr. DIAB-AGHA. It is not fun to need one.

ROBINSON CANO is a career .330 batter who was a Yankee star, but is now a broken Met.

FLN, CED your homage to Larry Niven was appreciated as he is one of the best SF writers of his generation.

Thank you C.C. and Garry

Sal Bass said...

SIDRA may be a port and gulf in Libya but she will always be the woman with real breast to me:

They're real and they're spectacular

This also was the episode that gave us "Double Dip" the chip. Two of the more famous quotes to come from Seinfeldom.

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Found a handful of ways to go wrong on this one, including the ARETE trap. I don't understand how ROSE = "Took off." Is that an airplane reference? This one was a tad al dente (I'm lookin' at you, REPROVE, ENDEMIC and DIOCESE), but I still stumbled through to victory in better-than-normal time. Thanx, Garry and C.C.

KIDNEYS -- I knew "Nephrologist," DW had one removed. Kidney, that is.

MIO -- From that old Italian standard, O Sole MIO -- Oh, my foot!

Big Easy said...

Good morning. I caught the LY addition at RUMP-LY ROAST but the Olympic peninsula made it a DNF. I never heard of MAGNI but knew it was the Gulf of SIDRA. Because I didn't know ITHACA I thought that maybe ATHENS was 'ATHENA', which made me think maybe it was SIDRE instead of SIDRA. LONALE made no sense. The rest of the puzzle was EASY PEASY with CAT FEET, CANO, AUER, YATES, and YATES filled by perps.

ROYCE made the car; ROLL was the salesman.
RHINOs do not have HORNS. They are made of keratin, not bone.

TTYL. Gotta go out of town.

AS always, thanks for everything C.C.

Hahtoolah said...

Good Morning, C.C., and friends. Interesting puzzle. I finally caught the theme with the HOMELY COOKING. That helped me with the rest of the theme answers.

CSO to Bill G with ITHACA and to Yellowrocks with the Square Dance Quroum.

From somewhere I pulled out the CAT FEET from the recess of my brain.

QOD: Most of the time I feel entirely unqualified to be a parent. I call these times being awake. ~ Jim Gaffigan (b. July 7, 1966)

PK said...

Hi Y'all! This was no EASY PEASY puzzle, but I found a lot to AMUSE ME. Thanks, Garry! Another great expo, C.C.!

C.C. I think the base word is a Texas DRAWL punned up as DRAWLY.

I got the theme with the first two, but had to wait for perps to come up with the first words in most of the theme phrases. Worth waiting for.

Agree with Big Easy that the "Olympic Peninsula" was a stumper, but I AROSE from the struggle victorious eventually.

DNK: UHURA, SERL, YATES, MAGNI, AUER, ESKER, CANO or that Henry who wasn't Ford.

C.C.: Roofers dragged a big magnet around my yard after the project, but my yard man's mower found some they missed.

Gimmee: Jordan or Curry is an NBA STAR.

Lovely lily picture, C.C. I have a clump of lemon yellow day lilies with ruffled edges that are really gorgeous this year. Located at the side of a downspout, they have out-shone any previous year's blooms. I rescued them from a new yard man the other day who started to spray them with dandelion spray. I banged on the window so hard, I'm surprised it didn't crack.
Then I had the first argument ever in ten years with his boss over using the spray in my "former" flower beds. He doesn't think they killed my big clump of mums a few years ago. I know better and told him to not spray there then. Nothing but dandelions will now grow there. Ironic.

Rhinos may not have true HORNS, but they are HORN-LY.

TTP said...


D-O, sales of propecia took off after full FDA approval.

My mistake was that GENA didn't know how to spell her name correctly. I should have caught it because we've had the crossing ALBEE so many times.

Lemonade, CANO's lifetime average is 303, not 330. 330 and he'd be a shoo-in HOF'er if he gets close to 3000 hits before retiring. 303 and he's just another good ball player.

Nice job Garry and C.C.

Go U.S.A. women !

OwenKL said...

DNF/FIWrong. still had the SW corner partly blank when I gave in to red letters, and various other errors as well.
ALTo, ITHiCA, SoDRi;
SERn, SEnTERS;
CLaNK, ELIHa;
OCTet, SKOeL, BEALe, HERte (knew that was wrong, but the perps were surer).

Got the theme early, then checked the title to verify. It helped with some of the rest of the themers.
I didn't get ROSE for took off either, but d-o's comment about airplanes explained it! I thought it was wrong, and doubly so when I put ROSE > REDS at 119a.
Are theme and theses related? I could LIU, but I need to get on to my l'icks.

Anonymous said...

The mosquito TOOK OFF from my arm and landed on my leg.

The mosquito ROSE from my arm and landed on my leg.

OwenKL said...

Coffee is holy, as most of you know.
Without it, communion with morning's no go.
Its HOMELY piquancy
Imparts an epiphany.
That's why it ought to be called ST. JOE!

Playing CHESS is EASY PEASY!
It's NO PROBLEM really!
You just must be
A SEER, you see,
And play it while being E.S.P.sy!

{B+, A.}

Jinx in Norfolk said...

FIW at ABASEd x ROdE. Maybe someday I'll ABSORB that the tense of the clue matches the fill.
Erased ST lou, OCTet, UCla, beat (ACHE), RaBBi, ALL said, Lois (LANE), and RihNO (UNTIE!). Theme helped me a lot. More later; gotta watch futball (DirecTV isn't carrying FOX or NBC in Norfolk due to a contract dispute, so I've jerry-rigged an over-the-air antenna. Works fine!)

Husker Gary said...

Musings¬
-Neither RUMPLY nor DRAWLY make my playlist but they added to the fun
-BLUE BOOK on my pickup trade was $3,000 but the dealer “gave” me $7,900
-Due to lack of priests our DIOCESE has implemented newer and fewer mass times
-Ants invaded our garage last night but after one tube of this, they were gone in an hour
-What should we do when our neighbor rewarded us with a sweet, RED wine, which we really dislike, for doing him a favor? Yeah, we put it in a cupboard where it will sit until our will is read.
-Sherman vowed to “Make Georgia HOWL” in his march to the sea
-EASY _ _ _ _ was not AS PIE today
-A GAPING flood-incuded hole just off the Hwy 30 shoulder was finally filled in yesterday
-My nephrologist friend has done a magnificent refurbishment this old house to become his office and home
-Our principal demanded we be ON hall DUTY when classes passed
-Me too on SIDRA

Anonymous said...

Yes, Lemonade transposed those digits(330-303=27. 27÷9=3 checks out) but a lifetime average above .300 is HOF material. Combined with 5 SS awards, 8 AS games ans impressive MVP voting results I would tend to lean towards Cooperstown but...

"By most objective measures, Robinson Cano has a résumé with enough illustrious comparisons and gaudy numbers to coast into the Hall of Fame on the first ballot.

Only one piece of news could kill his chances, and Major League Baseball delivered it by email to the media at 2:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

Two days after suffering a broken hand on an errant fastball from Detroit pitcher Blaine Hardy, Cano felt the pain from a different hammer. He has been suspended 80 games for use of the diuretic Furosemide, which can be used as a masking agent to conceal PED use."

- Jerry Crasnick, ESPN Senior Writer, May 15, 2018

Jerome said...

A rhino's 'horn' has no bone. It is all keratin. Hair and finger/toe nail material. Strange.

Not strange. Just silly-

How did playwright Edward fix his old socks. ALBEE DARNED

Ah, and other authors-

The road to Walden Pond. THOREAUFARE

What writers do you enjoy, Ayla. AUEL OR NOTHING

Munchkins and monkeys in Oz. BAUM SQUADS

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

The theme was obvious early on, helped along by the title. The typical Sunday gremlins, AKA proper names, made their mischief: Yates, Do Ya, Magni, Sidra, Royce, Auer, and Albee, as clued. Only one w/o, though, with Debases instead of Abashes. Nice CSOs to Bill G and YR, as Hatoolah pointed out. I forget what my completion time was, but I seemed to just breeze right through to the finish line.

Thanks, Garry, for a pleasant solve and thanks, CC, for the always professional and elucidating analysis. The litigation article makes you wonder about corporate responsibility, or lack thereof.

HG, I recently was inundated with ants around my kitchen sink and the window above it. These ants were so tiny they were almost invisible. The exterminator, my nephew, used what is probably what you used, or something similar, and the next morning and ever since, not an ant in sight. Our Diocese has the same shortage of priests. In fact, two nearby parishes share one pastor. The Mass schedules have also been reduced and have had the hours changed.

Hatoolah, I loved your QOD and I love Jim Gaffigan. He appears once in a while on "Sunday Morning" and usually speaks about his family life and the joys and challenges of raising children; I believe he has 4 or 5 kids.

Have a great day.

Misty said...

Delightful Sunday puzzle--many thanks, Garry. My first entry was ITHACA, and from there I was able to work my way down, where it helped to know both ALBEE and GENA, and also ELIHU, a crossword staple. And so the whole large middle section filled in pretty nicely before I started needing more help with areas of the top and bottom. Lots of variety throughout the puzzle, including religion (REBBE and DIOCESE), and food (RUMPLY ROAST and HOMELY COOKING), and drinks (KEG BEER and those RED wines). Anyway, lots of fun, especially with C.C.'s always helpful Sunday commentary.

I'm feeling a lot better again, thank goodness. Many thanks for your concerns, Irish Miss and Ol'Man Keith, and others.

Have a great Sunday, everybody!

Jinx in Norfolk said...

You want to be entertained? Natalie Wood was all too happy to oblige in "Gypsy", with the song Let Me Entertain you. On the darker side, I'm pretty sure the Eurythmics sang that "some of them want to amuse you, some of them want to be amused" in their huge hit song Sweet Dreams. I could be wrong about the lyrics, as my hearing isn't what it once was.

At Luther's 95____, I thought of Question Mark and the Mysterians' 96 Tears.

CSO to T-, both with the CSO to the constructor clue (Morse "T") and the fill. (DAH is just an easier and faster substitute for the original "dash", as in "dots and dashes".)

Congrats to the American women for their fine victory in the FIFA finals. They showed as much grit as they showed talent, which was tremendous.

Thanks to Garry for the fun Sunday challenge. Should have gotten it but ran out of P&P. And thanks to CC for the fun review. I especially liked the picture of Jennifer BEALS. What a feeling!

Jinx in Norfolk said...

Misty, it is great to read that you are on the mend. It was scary when you didn't seem to be getting better after a few days.

Anonymous said...

Jinx, the lyrics for Sweet Dreams are contained in the link you provided. There is a little down arrow(triangle) in the lower right corner of the description of the video. Click on it(for many of the YouTube vids) for more information and lyrics(sometimes). She sings of the the ones who want to ABUSE you and be ABUSED by you.

Jinx in Norfolk said...

Curiosity - In my paper today we have a special puzzle section. In addition to the "official" LAT CW, there are three "LA Times Sunday Crossword Puzzles". No constructor names, edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis. No theme revealed. There are also four non-Sunday LAT CWs without constructors or editors credited. (There are also 8 j-word [which cannot be written here] anagram puzzles.) I assume that this is not just our anemic paper's offering. Anyone else have this "special section"?

CanadianEh! said...

Super Sunday. Thanks for the fun, Garry and C.C. (Your lilies are beautiful; mine are just coming into bud. PK, yours sound lovely also-glad you saved them!)
This CW filled in steadily; catching the addition of LY early in the game helped.
Perps were welcomed for SERT (thought of Dali first but he was a surrealist not a muralist!), YATES, MAGNI, SIDRA, AUER.
I wanted Strep before STAPH (I have forgotten my microbiology!)
AMUSE ME reminded me of the lovely AMUSE Bouche we enjoyed before our Anniversary dinner last week.
RHINO groups can be called HERDS or Crashes. I love the latter as it describes the noise a group of Rhinos might make when running. Apparently the fastest of them can run at speeds up to 50 kph (that's 31 mph for you Americans). Unfortunately, they are still being poached for their HORNS.

Irish Miss, I LOLed at your 3rd paragraph. I realize now that you were just responding to HG, but at first, I did not make the abrupt transition from ants to priests, and I thought they were all be exterminated!

Glad you are getting better, Misty.

Off to read my E-BOOK, Heads You Win, by Jeffrey Archer. Fascinating with 2 stories in one book!
Enjoy the day.

Misty said...

Thank you, Jinx, and CanadianEh--I much appreciate and thank you for your concern.

Jayce said...

I couldn't finish this one without help. The usual difficulty with proper names, of course, and for some reason I couldn't solve the SW corner. The LY additions were fun; I especially like RUMPLY. Mom used to say something was rumpled when it needed ironing. There was a British show called Rumpole of the Bailey that always made me think of the word rumpled. Of course there's always good ole Rumpelstiltskin.

Another favorite was DEADLY DUCK. I smiled bigly at that one.

I was stuck for a while at ROYCE because the only car guy named Henry I could think was Ford. (Remember the old Henry J cars?)

UCSF it wasn't; UCSB it was. When I filled that I thought of Picard. The other thought that comes to my mind at the mention of Santa Barbara is Fess Parker.

Yep, Gary, it was not EASY AS PIE.

CLUNK is the sound the driveshaft of my father's Buick would make when he would slam it into reverse while the engine was still revving immediately after startup. Eventually the universal joint snapped and the end of the driveshaft fell down with an extra loud CLUNK sound.

SEASICK is what I get severeLY when I fly or go out in a boat. Once when my dad, his friend, my wife, and I were out salmon fishing off the coast of Oregon I got very seasick, violently puking over the side, and apparently that "chum" attracted the fish and I caught my limit within 10 minutes. I suggested that because I was basically done fishing for the day there was no need for me to stay out there on the boat with them for the next few hours. The skipper was kind enough to motor back to shore and drop my wife and me off, where I lay on the dock like a rumply rag until I recovered enough to get in out of the sun at the local coffee shop.

The World Cup soccer game was awesome! LW and I very much enjoyed watching it together this morning. By golly, that team is really a TEAM!

Good wishes to you all.

Lucina said...

Hola!

I GLADLY solved this lovely puzzle. Thank you, Garry Morse and C.C.! I love those lilies. The only plants surviving in my patio now are the maiden hair ferns (safely in the shade) and the jasmine. Even the yucca shows distress.

Before going to church I had the entire New England and central plains finished. Afterwards I finished the west coast sans earthquakes!

I love that poem by Robert Frost so CATFEET easily stepped in and LECHE supplied the Spanish today. SERT is known only through CWDs.

DRAWLY is not a word I've heard before but since my sister, Yolanda, has lived in N. Carolina she has acquired a southern drawl.

Both of my late brothers as well as my late DH suffered from bad KIDNEYS and my mother told me that my dad did as well.

I really liked the THEME today and it greatly helped in several fill.

So far the lack of priests has not affected our DIOCESE but I understand that rural areas have a problem. In Tahoe there is a dynamic priest who preached when we were there last year. This year we did not attend Mass there.

Have a blast, you all! I send you WARMEST wishes from sunny AZ.

Anonymous T said...

Sunday Lurk Say...

Lucina - My tomatoes are feeling your yucca's pain. I got the last few cherry tomatoes from dying vines today for my pasta salad. No more garden tomatoes until fall.

HG - Pop loves working on houses like your nephroligist's. Cool pad.

{A+, B+}

Jinx - 'tis funny that the way TTP calls me out, dash T, is a Morse redundantanym :-)

Y'all have a great afternoon!

Cheers, -T

Anonymous T said...

Nearly forgot said...

Misty - It's so great to hear you're on the mend.

FLN - Lucina, what I was talking about is similar to what this guy is saying re: lingual representations. //not my original source but he says the same thing.

Cheers, -T

Abejo said...

Good afternoon, folks. Thank you, Garry Morse, for a fine puzzle. Thank you, C.C., for a fine review.

This puzzle went along fine. That is for the most part. Then I had some sticky spots.

Caught the theme after a few of the answers. Very good and clever.

I remembered ELIHU Yale form older puzzles.

Tried ST LOU before ST JOE became obvious with JUMPS.

REBBE was tough. I tried RABBI, but none of the crosses worked. I knew ELIHU was correct and ABASHES looked right, so I went with the crosses.

PUCE is a color I have known forever. When I saw the clue I knew it immediately.

Liked KEG BEER. I used to run a quarter barrel in California and then in Illinois. They used to be cheaper by the gallon. A Quarter is 7 3/4 gallon (3 1/2 cases of beer) and a Half is 15 1/2 gallon (7 cases of beer). A Barrel is 31 gallon. Do not think you can even buy a Barrel. Now Keg Beer is a little more costly. So I drink bottled and canned beer.

Anyhow, we just had the Annual July 4th Parade in my town, which was on July 7th. It was nice.

See you tomorrow.

Abejo

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Wilbur Charles said...

SIDRA looks like the area that Lt. Presley O'Bannon set out from for Tripoli in the War of the Barbary Pirates. (1804)

I managed to find every pothole that Garry set. I was thinking of EMMA *EYRE; CAT(S)PAW(S)(Soph English)*; ANON*EVEN. And some others previously mentioned. I thought I was dead in NW thinking 'm' would be MICA. I cottoned** to the theme right away-big help.

Surprisingly, I was slow on CANO not thinking of him as a Met but an ex-Yankee or Mariner. By the time he's eligible for HoF the Writers will have come to their senses.

I didn't think Odysseus made it as far as NY. I see Misty knows her Iliad and Odyssey. Speaking of… I knew you were feeling much better from your upbeat posts.

Owen, both solid W's

I see Anon@1006 employed the famous "Rule of Nines". I used to tell St Pete visitors to use said rule;: eg no St nor Ave > 9- turn back.
.
My BFF Tom loved Rumpole of the Bailey. Especially, "She who must be obeyed". Tom bore a close resemblance. I wonder if it's on somewhere.

I must be at byte limit. Later, Slater

WC

** That's HS, but more likely 9th grade. I had Cuddles the next year- no Sandburg

*** That Texas talk, y'all

I have to use "*" not "<" because of html

Bill G said...

Jayce, I too have gotten really motion sick. At first I was so sick, I was afraid I was going to die. As it got worse, I was afraid I might not. Eventually I discovered Marazine and it was an enormous help.

Ithaca is a typical and nice little college town with two gorges and some steep hills. There were Townie bars and Cornell bars.

Lucina, we love Maiden Hair ferns. Alas, we have a hard time keeping them alive for very long.

I enjoyed the soccer final. I got an advertising call during the second half. I asked the guy if he thought making advertising calls during the finals of the World Cup was a smart marketing tactic. He hung up.

Misty said...

Thank you, too, for your caring, AnonT and Wilbur.

Wilbur Charles said...

Re. Yates: I was thinking of one of Misty's favs- Yeats*

Lucina, for no other reason than to tell you I read your posts, that was Sandburg with the cat feet not Frost. A natural mistake since they were contemporary.

WC

* There was a famous Easter uprising in Ireland as I recall

Wilbur Charles said...

Yes, my subconscious had it

WC

Lucina said...

Wilbur:
I know it was Sandburg and in my head I can hear him but Frost just came to out. Drat!

Bill G:
It's amazing to me that my ferns are still alive! A friend gave them to me when she returned home to New Hampshire after a winter here. They are three shockingly thriving plants.

Picard said...

We are back from two weeks of travels to Ontario, Canada for my work. We got back just in time for the second earthquake which definitely shook things here!

Jayce thank you for thinking of me with UCSB.

Here I gave a UCSB tour to my friend Virginia and her friends some years ago.

By coincidence Virginia was back in town yesterday for a visit and we had dinner together.

Hand up for thinking of that other auto pioneer named Henry. Learning moment about Henry ROYCE. On our way back from Ontario we stayed a few days in Detroit.

Here we toured plenty of Henry Ford artifacts while we were there.

Detroit is really booming now.

D4E4H said...

FIR in many min.

Good evening folks.

Thank you Garry Morse for this extremely difficult Sunday CW. It took all of the perps and WAGS I had to solve it.

Thanks C.C. for your excellent review.

My comments are WEES.

Ðave

Wilbur Charles said...

Picard, I thought of you Californians at UCSB. Misty is around there somewhere. I would have sent you mail but I know you solve and peruse the Corner.

The best part of your picture galleries is the shirt. You never let me down. On the first set of pictures I thought perhaps you were wearing suspenders.

We also had UHARA recently.

Yes, we have indeed had a lot of political comments. Perhaps ignoring them is best although a certain Anon picked up on something that went right by me .

WC

Wilbur Charles said...

Btw, that link I had previously was to WB Yeats "Easter 1916". As opposed to "The Easter Parade" by Richard Yates.

WC

It's a powerful poem

CanadianEh! said...

Picard, I Hope you enjoyed your trip to Ontario, even if you had to work. If you were here during our heat/humidity wave last week, it cleared last night and today was beautiful. Stay safe in California.

TTP said...

Dash T, solve Ken Albright's "You Can Say That Again" crossword puzzle.
It's the July 2nd puzzle at the Merriam-Webster Daily Crossword page.

Picard said...

Wilbur Charles thank you for thinking of me and thank you for the kind words. I am glad you are a fan of my shirts!

A few years ago someone commented on my published column that I always wear the same shirt. It was such an odd thing to say.

I responded with this gallery of photos from my previous ten articles.

Yes. A different shirt each time. Not sure what that person was thinking!

CanadianEh thank you for the Canadian welcome! Yes, we enjoyed our time in Ontario, but yes it was really hot! I was attending a convention at the University of Western Ontario in London. It is a huge campus so I got a lot of exercise just walking from the dorms to the various meetings.

It is a beautiful place, but it must be difficult to make that walk in the winter.

A highlight of our time there was a trip to Niagara Falls and to a winery near the Falls.

Picard said...

I almost forgot: Can someone please explain BLUE FISH?

I have never heard this term before. Is it an actual type of fish?

D4E4H said...

Picard,

BLUE FISH

Ðave

Anonymous said...

Monday's (July 8) edition of the Wall Street Journal has a<a href="https://blogs.wsj.com/puzzle/2019/07/08/inside-joke-monday-crossword-july-8/>C.C. Burnikel crossword puzzle</a> titled "Inside Joke". Enjoy !

Dow Jones said...

Well, that didn't work as planned.

C.C.'s crossword puzzle (Inside Joke) is in Monday's edition of the Wall Street Journal

WSJ puzzle

CanadianEh! said...

Picard - yes I am very familiar with all those locations. Glad you enjoyed your visit.