Aug 31, 2019

Saturday, August 31, 2019, Neville Fogarty and Paolo Pasco

Themeless Saturday Puzzle by Neville Fogarty and Paolo Pasco

I celebrate two special days today - International Bacon Day and the first game of the FB season for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

As the saying goes, there are two types of people: 1) Those who love bacon and 2) those that are wrong. From midsummer BLT's are a staple in our household. The wonderful bacon can be had year round but garden fresh tomatoes are the perfect complement in this. Okay, it really is important in a club sandwich as well but let's not belabor the point!

Today's constructors are Neville Fogarty and Paolo Pasco


1. Literary reminder: BOOKMARK.

9. Mideast presidential name since 1971: ASSAD - He has presided over a lot of misery

14. Dutch treat?: APPLE PIE - Is it really Dutch or Deutsch? Oh well, it's delicious even without bacon 😙

15. More green: LUSHER.

17. Regular order: THE USUAL - At the DQ, mine was a raspberry malt

18. Hoped-for airport monitor update: ON TIME - Two weeks ago my granddaughter's Newark to Omaha flight was two hours late. Bad weather over WVA force her plane's route north to fly 27. Routing preposition: VIA the Great Lakes instead. 

19. Word preceding an opinion: CENTS - "My two CENTS worth..."

20. Chided: TSKED - Hmmm... 

22. Base used often: TEN - Your computer would see 22 in base 10 as 10110 in base two

23. "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" playwright: ALBEE and 34. "Gone Girl" girl: AMY - Two movies that are unnerving portrayals of marriage

24. Longtime ISP: AOL - Not MSN it turns out

25. Common picture postcard color: AZURE - An AZURE sky on a postcard from the Cote d'Azur (the French Riveria)

28. Ones bringing charges, briefly: DA'S

30. "Gotcha": I SEE NOW - "Gotcha" as in "I understand" not "I fooled you"

32. Canal speaker: EARBUD - My bluetooth enabled hearing aids preclude the use of ear buds which I was always losing anyway

35. Buds: PALS - Non-auricular buds

36. Limit-enforcing tactic: SPEED TRAP - One site rates Sarasota, FL as the worst in the country

39. Consort of Shiva: KALI - Continuing our mini theme of unhappy couples, KALI is shown standing on Shiva's chest

42. Vientiane people: LAO - Vientiane is the capital of Laos

43. Story collection including "Robbie": I ROBOT Isaac Asimov's nine short stories including one entitled Robbie

47. Trying to lose: ON A DIET - I am down 21 lbs but have hit a plateau 

49. Comics fight sound: BAM.

50. Blackjack component: ACE - You can have 21 without an ACE but it's not a blackjack

51. Asian noodle dish: RAMEN - 48 pkgs for $9.89

52. UFC sport: MMA - Mixed Martial Arts. About anything goes

54. Philosophical principle that rules out unlikely explanations: RAZOR.

56. 48-Down victim: EGO - A fragile EGO can be hurt by a careless 48. 56-Across damager: INSULT.

57. Diamond ploy: STEAL - A polite end to a failure to STEAL. Definitely not a 62. "Whew!" evoker: CLOSE ONE.

59. Preppy collars: ETONS.

60. Garfield's successor: ARTHUR - Chester helped make merit rather than patronage a basis for government jobs

64. Vacanza a dicembre: NATALE - Italian - NATALE è una vacanza a dicembre (Christmas is a holiday in December) 

65. Quick, provocative reactions, as to current news: HOT TAKES - Often wrong with no apologies later

66. Finish choice: MATTE.

67. Hoodwink: OUTSMART.


1. Robin's milieu: BAT CAVE.

2. Laertes' sister: OPHELIA 

3. Place for free rounds: OPEN BAR.

4. 1971 title detective: KLUTE.

5. Wack: MESSED UP - Judge Judy would say this but would omit the "H"

6. Toon storekeeper: APU - A Simpson's character

7. Vaqueros' props: RIATAS - Lasso to a cowboy

8. Kutcher's "That '70s Show" role: KELSO Typical dialogue

9. Moisturizer ingredient: ALOE 

10. Sweet treat: SUNDAE - Religious blue laws were circumvented by changing the Y to E

11. Mach 1 flier: SST - The "Mach Meter" at the front of the cabin told passengers how fast the SST was traveling relative to the speed of sound (Mach 1). This meter shows the plane is going 2.02 times the speed of sound (about 1,300 mph)

12. Yellowfin: AHI TUNA Know your tuna

13. Analgesic brand: DEMEROL - Another pain reliever in the opioid family

16. Starts over: RENEWS.

21. Artist who influenced Schiele: KLIMT - I learned of KLIMT in this movie

26. Marx Brothers straight man: ZEPPO.

29. Youngest to win six Grammys in one night: ADELE.

31. Its flag has two green stars: SYRIA - The left flag represents Assad's current gov't and the right one is the one that preceded Assad and is flown by those who want to overthrow him

33. 45 half: B-SIDE - I read that clue until it made sense. Oh, 45 rpm records.

34. Excitement: ADO.

37. Fictional invitation written in currants: EAT ME.

38. Seat sides: ARM RESTS Solution for arm rest issues?

39. Hangul alphabet user: KOREAN - Gary comes out something like 게리

40. "Lolita" character Vivian Darkbloom, to Vladimir Nabokov: ANAGRAM - I wonder when Vladimir discovered that

41. Rival of boxer Robinson: LAMOTTA - Jake (The Raging Bull) LAMOTTA fought Sugar Ray Robinson six times and only won once

Jake Lamotta            Sugar Ray Robinson
44. Arm on a shoulder: BAZOOKA - A BAZOOKA is certainly classified as an ARMament and it is indeed placed on a shoulder to fire. (All right, Neville, Paolo or Rich, who came up with this clue?)

45. "Woe Is I" author Patricia: O'CONNER $12 at Random House and grammatically correct 

46. Least gassy: TERSEST - Long-winded people can be called gassy

49. "Cat __": Jane Fonda film: BALLOU - Lee Marvin was the stole this movie and won an academy award in the process! 

53. Like action heroes: MACHO.

55. Prioritized players: A-TEAM.

58. Evolutionary diagram: TREE A modified family tree for Henry Fonda that begins in Nebraska

61. Overhead expense?: HAT - The "overhead" expense for this HAT was $24.99 at the Pentagon Mall. It was $8.00 at the kiosk across the street from Ford's Theater.

63. Slugger Mel: OTT.

Have yourself a BLT while fresh T's are still around and don't scrimp on the B. Then leave us some pertinent or impertinent comments:


JCJ said...

Nice morning puzzle. Briefly put OCONNOR but realized that an E for an O would make things work out, although a plate of HOTTACOS might be just the thing to deal with current news. Too bad BAZOOKA has a K.

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

I was on Nevile and Paolo's glidepath this morning and came in for a smooth landing. Stumbled with INSECT before INSULT, but that was quickly fixed. Thanx, guys. And thanx for the tour, Husker. (There's seldom any bacon chez d-o. Sausage, yes. Bacon, no.)

Sunday Blue Laws: Still in effect here in the Bible belt. You can't buy a car on Sunday. Not too long ago the law was amended to permit beer sales, but only after noon. My county was semi-dry until last year's election when sales of liquor for off-premises consumption was finally approved by the voters. Specs will be opening a store soon.

Cat Ballou: Gimme. We just re-watched it a few nights ago. Marvin was great as Kid Shelleen. He also played Shelleen's brother, the metal-nosed Tim Strawn.

Big Easy said...

As USUAL, the Cornerites will add their two CENTS today. A toughie this morning by the A-TEAM of Neville & Paolo with some unusual fills. NW was the hardest to complete with all the A&E. KLUTE & KELSO were unknowns and my literary knowledge is close to nil. OPHELIA & ALBEE worked their way in.

And the SW wasn't any easier. I knew ARTHUR and guessed MATTE but the Hangul alphabet clue- that took a leap of faith to guess KOREAN. The "Lolita" ANAGRAM and unknown KALI were the last to fall. OCONNOR, LAMOTTA, AMY, KLIMT-solved by perps.

DEMEROL (meperidine)- definitely a pain killer. Most of what I sold was the injectable vials. Not as many tablets. Not your normal "analgesic brand."

SPEED TRAP- there's definitely one directly in front of the Mel OTT building/gym in Gretna. They have cameras mounted with license plate recognition to detect speeders. Great money maker for that city. Go over 35 and you pay, each and every time.

HOT TAKES- usually some BS by an opinionated journalist. That's why I read papers two or three days late. It's only news when you find out about it.

Gary, Nebraska playing South Alabama? The usual easy pushovers played early in the season to give USA (University of South Alabama) a big paycheck and the Cornhuskers some practice before they face tougher competition. Ditto for LSU vs Georgia Southern

Jinx in Norfolk said...

Too tough for me toay. Just wanted to drop by to say thanks to Jayce FLN.

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

Gary, I see Nebraska is a "red" state :-)

Got it mostly right. Had to look uo KALI and check on ALBEE. Had TERSEST wrong. (Dont't ask.). Many WAGs. A learning about Hangul. Proud of myself for sussing CENTS and EAR BUD and even NATALE. HG (another Latin element symbol), Thanks for clearing up [Gotcha - I SEE NOW.]

Have a great Labor Day weekend everyone. - Also a vacanza in Canada. Eh!

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

I solved this is in below average Saturday time, despite the SW corner's challenging fill: Korean, Kali, Arthur, etc. Proper names are normally my downfall in the larger Sunday grid, but today's entries are right up there in spades and needed perps galore: Kelso, Amy, LaMotta, Natale, Demerol, Klimt, Adele, O'Connor, plus the aforementioned Korean, Kali, and Arthur, plus several others sprinkled throughout the grid. This many "names" detract from the challenge and enjoyment of the solve, IMHO. I, too, had Insect before Insult and, also, spelled Assad incorrectly, as Assan, in haste, I guess. My favorite combo was Arm on a shoulder=Bazooka.

Thanks, Neville and Paolo, for ending the week and the month on a high note and thanks, HG, for the always entertaining and informative summary. I envy your access to garden fresh tomatoes, although the ones I get from the farm stand are pretty good but not like the ones from back in the day, though. I'm still searching for bacon that tastes like bacon versus salted cardboard.

Does anyone any have any knowledge, pro or con, about the quality or serviceability of Mike Lindell's pillows? I'm in the market for new pillows and could use some input. Thanks.

Stay safe and sound, those in Dorian's path.

Have a great day.

desper-otto said...

IM, I don't really know anything about My Pillow, though I've seen the TV ads. I used to be constantly flipping my pillow throughout the night, trying to find a cool spot. Bought an Iso-Cool memory foam pillow, and I really like it. Supper heavy, though. No flip no more.

Abejo said...

Good morning, folks. Thank you, Neville Fogarty & Paolo Pasco, for fine puzzle. Thank you, Husker Gary, for a fine review.

First I will say a couple things, I agree with HG, I love bacon! BLTs are my favorites. Also bacon on a cheeseburger is the best.

Second, to Irish Miss. Cannot help you with pillows. I do not use them, ever. My head lays flat on the mattress, or the couch.

The puzzle was pretty tough today. Got through most of it slowly. My last hangup was the SW corner. That ANAGRAM of Vladimir Nabokov and Vivian Darkbloom was not on my wave length. I guess I should have spotted that with the two Vs. Anyhow.

Some other unknowns: KALI, KOREAN, OCONNER, ALBEE, LAO, ADELE, RAZOR, I ROBOT. Perps helped.

Liked BAZOOKA. Good misdirection.

I remember the movie CAT BALLOU and Lee Marvin's part. That was a long time ago.

Have to run. I have more grass to cut. Started yesterday.

See you tomorrow.


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Anonymous said...

Some pretty lame, thin clues today...

Jerome Gunderson said...

Husker- You screwed up my morning. Now I have too many thoughts about BLT's in my head. They are the greatest sandwiches ever created. Lightly done toast... slathered in mayo... six pieces of bacon... garden tomatoes... crisp lettuce...

And speaking of bacon- Try this for a salad. Simple, easy, and only three ingredients. Chopped bacon, sliced cucumber, ranch dressing. Tasty to the max.

Boars head said...

We humans love and need salt and fat. The perfect delivery vehicle? Bacon!!

Add sugar for an occasional treat. Yeah the sugar in tomatoes is a favorite. But have you ever tried a maple bacon doughnut? Heaven...

Time to make the doughnuts.

AnonDon said...

Good news: Blew right through todays puzzle. Rare Saturday for me.

Bad news: Dorian changed course and is headed my way.

IMO: Mike's pillows are comfortable and supportive but not the earth shaking improvement touted on TV.

Picard said...

Can someone please explain what "Dutch" has to do with APPLE PIE? Mr Google gave no answer that I could discern.

Amazed to have done a correct WAG on the double Natick of KALI/LAMOTTA. And KLIMT/AMY. But had KELoO/ToKED for the other double Natick. Too many proper names in this puzzle for my taste.

Once again here DW and I were at the real BAT CAVE with her mother.

The actual name is Bronson Cave. As you can see, it is below the Hollywood sign in Griffith Park in Los Angeles. A favorite "secret" place for me to take visitors.

A number of Star Trek episodes (and other 1960s TV shows) were filmed in the cave and the surrounding hills.

Simon says said...

Picard did you try googling, "Dutch apple pie"? The answer is right there. If you would like a history lesson then Google, "Dutch apple pie wiki".

TTP said...

Great puzzle Neville and Paolo ! And anothe brilliant review by Husker Gary !

"B, Final Answer"

Had TS_ED across and _LI_T going down, crossing A_Y. No idea on the Schiele influencer, but KLIMT looked like a solid guess to fill those two blanks.

Also had no idea on Shiva's consort, but only needed a K there too, and it worked very well with _OREA_. Had to be KOREAN, and that N completed NATALE.

OPHELIA was an easy wag with O_H_L_A. Good thing, because Laertes left me clueless. Never saw the clues for CENTS and VIA until the write up.

Woe would have been I if the perps didn't give me O'CONNER.

That about does it for the tough parts - the unknown names. The rest of the proper nouns were pretty much tap ins.

I love it when a puzzle comes together.

Other notes:
- I smiled at AHI TUNA. Hahtoolah mentioned it the other day.
- Canal speaker was a great clue.
- Asimov was a favorite in my ute.
- Casting De Niro to play LAMOTTA was genius. He was superb in that gritty role.
- Not criticizing, but offering a different opinion. Garfield was against the bosses and spoils system. Arthur was a Stalwart in favor of it, as was Garfield's assassin, disgruntled office-seeker Guiteau. Guiteau felt that if Garfield was eliminated, Arthur would continue and enhance the spoils system. It had the opposite effect. After Garfield's assassination, another Ohioan introduced a bill that became known as the Pendleton Act, which effectively eliminated the spoils system. It established that government positions should be awarded on merit basis. Historians write that Arthur gets some credit for the merits system, but in reality, it's more like it was established in spite of him, rather than because of him.

Ohio State is on Fox and is leading 28-0, and Nebraska is on ESPN in a 7-7 tie ballgame.
Hope my DW doesn't expect much out me for the next few hours.

Picard, the Apple Pie, as Americans know it today, was a Dutch recipe.

See all y'all later n'at !

Lemonade714 said...

Big Easy, I am not sure it is fair to think of GEORGIA SOUTHERN as a pushover. They have had some outstanding seasons. South Alabama may not be so lucky.

Neville is one of the wunderkinder who broke into mainstream puzzles about the time C.C. started this blog. He was Neville L. Fogarty for a long while. I believe he received his Ph.D. in mathematics and I think maybe he also received a JD but I am not sure about that. He was in college and then along came all the high school kids creating puzzles. I think Paolo was one.

Thank you, Neville, Paolo, and Gary. Dorian may be moving north so ...

inanehiker said...

Puzzle that was completed in fits and starts - but overall a quicker solve than some Saturdays!

Picard - the 2 main kinds of apple pie are the traditional which is a 2 crust pie where the top crust is the same as the bottom crust, whereas the Dutch apple pie has more of a streusel crumbly topping made of butter, brown sugar, a little flour, some people put some oats in it.

Garfield's successor ARTHUR came easily only because I just read a fascinating book called "Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America" by Jared Cohen. It was about all the presidents from John Tyler to Lyndon Johnson who became president after being vice president and having the president die in office either from illness or assassination.

Thanks HG - hope the Huskers have a good day! And thanks to Neville and Paolo for an interesting puzzle!

Anonymous said...

IM, I've used one for several years. I'm quite happy with it. I like the support it provides.

The SW was so MEAN. I did finally get it after I changed rep to ego. Otherwise slow but steady did the trick.


Lucina said...


Swift Saturday but a bear in some places. I immediately knew OPHELIA and two answers from recent Jeopardy shows: KLIMT and President ARTHUR. However, I never watched That 70s Show so did not know KELSO and could not evoke TSKED. Really?

Everything else emerged smoothly. My late DH was an avid boxing fan so LAMOTTA was quick to fall. I didn't recognize NATALE as Spanish so that gave me pause. Oh, Italian. I SEE NOW. Thanks, Gary.

Those clever young constructors couched RAZOR obscurely so it took a lot of thought to dredge it up.

I, ROBOT also took too long. As others have mentioned, too many names. OCONNER was pure guess.

After collecting her from school yesterday, I brought my granddaughter home with me. Her parents will return tomorrow. Thank you, AnonT, for saving my seat!

Thank you, Neville and Paolo for a good challenge and Gary for a brilliant review.

Have a wonderful day, everyone and enjoy your Monday VACANZA.

Misty said...

Well, after two and a half days of suffering an Internet outage, I'm finally able to get on the blog again. Can't tell you how frustrating it is to have almost three days with no ability to get or send e-mails, do or check puzzles, get on your bank accounts, etc. etc. Hard to imagine how we managed to live before it became available.

Anyway, nice Neville and Paolo puzzle, even though I did need a little help with some of the long answers. (Hey, it's Saturday). But I got OPHELIA, ASSAD, and AHI TUNA early on and that helped with the top. And RAMEN, ARTHUR, and I ROBOT helped with the bottom. Nice commentary, Husker Gary, thanks for that too.

Have a great weekend, everybody.

AnonymousPVX said...

Well I got the solve for this Saturday puzzle. others have noted, so I’m not piling on...

Some clues left a lot to be desired.

I was ready to call 44D the worst clue, I mean even after I filled it in I was unsure. I see others thought it clever. But then there was 64A.

Soapbox....I have no problem with known foreign words and such...but now entire clues in another language? C’mon.


Request...if you want to say “Dorian has turned towards me” it would be nice to know where you are.

Have a nice WE, see you Monday.

Anonymous said...

I like to read y'all after I finish the puzzle each day.

I'm all for bacon with dutch apple pie!

re pillows: I like my IKEA "HYLLE", soft or firm. My "my pillow" is too thick and full for me--gives a stiff neck; so I'd recommend conferring with a rep to make sure you get the right "fill" for you.

Spitzboov said...

I've heard it said that for a Vermonter, you're not a true Vermonter unless you have your apple pie with a slice of cheddar cheese.

Picard said...

TTP and inanehiker thank you for offering possible explanations for the connection between DUTCH and APPLE PIE.

When I Googled "Where did Dutch apple pie originate?" I saw claims that APPLE PIE comes from England. The first recipe supposedly printed by Chaucer in 1381.

I love good chocolate, but otherwise don't eat a lot of sweets. Learning moment that there is something called DUTCH APPLE PIE. Never heard of it. Thanks!

My mother's best friend when I was growing up had a cat named BALLOU. I had a vague understanding that this was a reference to something that grownups knew about. Learning moment that it was from a film CAT BALLOU. I would have been six years old when that film came out.

Tinbeni said...

Husker: Outstanding write-up. GO BIG RED !!!

Well in you are going to spend 10 hours (round trip) to go to a concert,
The Rolling Stone's are a good choice.

Glad to see The National Weather Agency is now predicting a Northern turn by DORIAN before hitting Florida.

I'll just wait here and "Ride-It-Out.


Spitzboov said...

OK Picard - so here you go:

Dutch style:

Recipes for Dutch apple pie go back to the Middle Ages. An early Dutch cookbook from 1514, Een notabel boecxken van cokeryen ("A notable little cookery book"),[11] documents a recipe for Appeltaerten (compare modern Dutch Appeltaarten "apple pies"). This early recipe was a simple one, requiring only a standard pie crust, slices of especially soft apples with their skin and seeds removed, and den selven deeghe daer die taerte af ghemaect es (roughly meaning "the same dough that the pie [crust] is made of") to fill in the top. It was then baked in a typical Dutch oven. Once baked, the top crust (except at the edges) would be cut out from the middle, after which the apple slices were potentially put through a sieve before the pie was stirred with a wooden spoon. At this point the book recommends adding several spices to the pie, namely: cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, mace and powdered sugar. Finally, after mixing the ingredients into the pie with cream, it is once again put into the oven to dry.[12]

Traditional Dutch apple pie comes in two varieties, a crumb (appelkruimeltaart) and a lattice (appeltaart) style pie. Both recipes are distinct in that they typically call for flavourings of cinnamon and lemon juice to be added and differ in texture, not taste.[13][14] Dutch apple pies may include ingredients such as full-cream butter, raisins and almond paste, in addition to ingredients such as apples and sugar, which they have in common with other recipes.[15]

The basis of Dutch apple pie is a crust on the bottom and around the edges. This crust is then filled with pieces or slices of apple, usually a crisp and mildly tart variety such as Goudreinet or Elstar. Cinnamon and sugar are generally mixed in with the apple filling. Atop the filling, strands of dough cover the pie in a lattice holding the filling in place but keeping it visible or cover the pie with crumbs. It can be eaten warm or cold, sometimes with a dash of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. In the US, "Dutch apple pie" refers specifically to the apple pie style with a crumb, streusel, topping.

Since googling didn't work for you, I Bingged it. Voilà

Jayce said...

I struggled to solve this puzzle but somehow managed to finish it correctly without having to look anything up or use red letters. Having studied William of Ockham and his "razor" theory I wanted RAZOR at 54a but I already had DENSEST (thinking of least gaseous, as a planet) at 48d so I got stalled there for a while. I also had INSECT as an ELM damager so the SW corner was a mess for quite a while. Not having ever watched "That 70's Show" I had no idea at all of Ashton Kutcher's role, and I wanted a vowel where it crossed T-KED. Bzzt! More difficulty. As Lucina said, "...TSKED. Really?"

For a guy whose native language was not English, Nabokov sure became a master of it. "Lo-lee-ta"!

Count me among you lovers of (good) bacon and home-grown tomatoes.

Misty, we had just gone through an internet outage and my wife and I had the same thoughts you did about how we ever managed without it. We got antsy after only three hours; it must be really frustrating to be without it for almost three days.

Warm regards to you all.

Ray - O - Sunshine said...

Good day when I can finish a Saturday puzzle. The "s" in "tsked" had me looking for a vowel instead. Never heard of "hottakes". BTW Natale è una festa più che una vacanza....forse vacanze natalizie....Ci vediamo lunedì!

Ol' Man Keith said...

Misty ~
Welcome back! Ever notice that the only distinction between "Outage" (as in your internet failure) and "Outrage" is a little "R"? Sounded as in "ARRrrr!"?
It is good to read your smiling words again.

Tough but fun pzl from the Fogarty/Pasco team. I thought I had a Ta~DA!, but lost out in the SE corner because I preferred PALOOKA to BAZOOKA.
In the end I really liked the cluing for BAZOOKA, but was still mad at it (for personal reasons).

Hey! You'd think a flag with two stars would be at a natural disadvantage at war with a three star flag. Right?
And aren't these supposed to be religious stars? So they should really, really count.

Anonymous said...

I find it hard to believe that someone who found the Crossword Corner via Google and comments often and posts countless pictures and links videos cannot find any info on Dutch Apple Pie.

Misty said...

Thanks for the sympathy, Jayce. And your "r" comment made me laugh, Ol'Man Keith.

CrossEyedDave said...

Question for Anonymous-T
(Or anyone who can answer it)

Why is that I can hotlink from my h9me PC with no problem
But the exact same wording used in either iPad or iPhone
Results in the following msg:

Your HTML cannot be accepted: Reference “”https:” is not allowed! A

desper-otto said...

CE, it must be an Apple thing. It's all Dutch to me.

Anonymous T said...

CED - two things to look for:
a) spaces - if I compose a post in some editors, they helpfully [NOT!] add a space between href= and the "
2) UTF-8 - if I compose a post in other editors, they "magically" change plain-" to curly-"s. That no workie either.
iii) just type out the <a href="pastelink here"> blue text <\a> //I hope that posts :-)

Ah, the puzzle... Way over my pay-grade. I got the NE w/ nary an issue but moving south or west was slow and slim pickin's. Chalk it up as a learning day.

Thanks HG for ending the frustration [glad you're back online Misty (BTW, if you have an iPhone, you can tether it to PC for Internet in a pinch)] and thanks Neville & Paolo for showing me how dumb I is.

DW & I are going to Blinded by the Light tonight [10p showing]. Anyone seen it? Looks sweet + fantastic music!.

Cheers, -T

Anonymous T said...

oops, my closing tag has the wrong-way slash... You get the idea though. -T

Misty said...

Thank you for the suggestion, AnonT, but I don't use my cell phone (is that an i phone?) except to call for help if I have a car problem while driving.

Has anyone heard from Owen? I just noticed that Jumble hasn't been set up since Thursday, something Owen usually takes care of for us.

Sandyanon said...

Check the jumble site for messages, Misty.

Bo knows said...

An early season treat is on now for us college football fans. A great matchup of highly ranked teams from the SEC and PAC-10 conferences. A loud stadium makes for a bowl-like atmosphere. Fun stuff for us on this last day of August.

SwampCat said...

Tough puzzle for me but thanks all!

Spitz, down here in the Swamp many of us like a bit of cheddar on our apple pie. Should we examine where our ancestors migrated from? Hehe

IM, I have a friend who swears by her my pillow! Says it cured her backache. I’ve never had one so cant testify.

SwampCat said...

Bo college football seems weird to me. Earlier today I watched dreaded Alabama mop the floor with Duke, now I’m watching my LSU tigers do the same with ... whoever they are playing. Where are the even games??

Bo knows said...

Swamp, as others have commented, early season matchups are often mismatched foes unfortunately. Because an early season loss is devastating to a teams ranking and very hard to overcome, coaches and athletic directors are very leery of scheduling a worthy opponent. Also since intra conference play has yet to begin the top power conferences tend to show off their higher quality of players, coaches and overall talent. Dont feel too sorry for the lesser team though, they get exposure on a national stage and a huge payday for showing up.

Sometimes an in-state rival will surprise the bigger school since many of the players were shunned during the recruitment phase and are out to show the big school they made a mistake in not picking them. Pay attention next weekend to see if any of the University of Cincinnati players have a big game against The Ohio State Buckeyes. I'm sure there will be many "I'll show them" grudges on the side of the Bearcats.

SwampCat said...

Thanks, Bo, for your thoughts. I do know early games are carefully set up. I’m just peeved I wasted most of the day watching little boys run around in no particular patterns!! I’m sure there are Plays in there, but who can find them? Early season jitters on my part! Just ignore me!

Spitzboov said...

Swampcat - Well, Acadia isn't too far from New England. Could be a connection.

Forgot to mention. Re: Vermonter qualifications; The apple pie with cheese includes having it for breakfast.

Cabot McIntosh said...

The cheddar with apple pie also checks the aforementioned salt, fat and sugar boxes. Another great combination of sweet and salty.

SwampCat said...

I’m getting hungry!

Misty said...

Many thanks, Sandyanon. I clicked on the Thursday date and then was able to see all your messages including Owen's. So sorry he's having so much pain, but it's brave and generous of him to let us know. I'll click on again tomorrow.

Ol' Man Keith said...

Misty ~ I am the same about cell phones. I never wanted one when they first became popular, on the principle that we should resist being collared--as in the story of "belling the cat."
I don't much care for using a phone in the first place. And I certainly don't want to be reached whenever anybody wants me.
For me, the only legitimate contacts are face-to-face or in-writing. The mobile phone is good for emergencies--as you point out--and not much else.
Why? Because it is temporal and can't stand silences, and people end up saying foolish things, telling polite lies, or any ol' guff to fill the gaps.
This ol' Luddite,

Big Easy said...

Lemonade-Georgia Southern not a Pushover you say. Currently behind LSU 52-3. It's hard to compete against the BCS teams, with their huge budgets and alumni support. If the NCAA would ever cut the scholarship limit it might even things. Just not in this lifetime. out.

Anonymous said...

Omk, were you describing your last post in your last post?

"For me, the only legitimate contacts are face-to-face...Why?...people end up saying foolish things, telling polite lies, or any ol' guff to fill the gaps. "*

*Another fine example of fake newsa

CrossEyedDave said...

Thank you Anonymous-T!

You have solved a mystery that has plagued me for years...

It turns out that my iPad and iPhone both have squiggly quotation marks,
And this is why you cannot hotlink with an Iphone or iPad.

Go to settings
Go to general
Scroll to keyboard, and turn off smart punctuation!

So now to test it out.
For the first time ever, CED HotLink from my iPad!

What important information should I convey?

Michael said...

Dear CED:

WIth an eye on what's really important, you have cut to the bacon!

Michael said...

Finally!! I found it!!

Medication to precent Cluster Advertising Attacks! (In vino nullus advertorum!)

[Totally off topic I know, but the WaPo xwrd site was advertising some meds for 'Cluster Headache Attacks,' and after 4 --yes, FOUR -- straight minutes of ads on the telly, some repeated, I wanted to call in some counter-battery fire....]

Lucina said...

Yum! Apple pie with cheese! I learned to eat it in the convent which was founded by a Swiss woman and in Ohio populated mostly by descendants of German immigrants. I also was introduced to sauerkraut, various kinds of sausages, currants and many other foods that were foreign to me.

At the time I was told that cheese on apple pie was a German custom. Wherever it originated, I learned to love it.

Ol' Man Keith said...

Anonymous @9:31 ~
You left off "... or in-writing."