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Aug 22, 2019

Thursday, August 22nd 2019 Winston Emmons

Theme: EPI-penned - the letters EPI appear in the theme entries as the reveal explains:

65A. Quake's origin, and a feature of the answers to starred clues: EPICENTER. Very common word on the news around these parts. There have been a few pretty big shakes over the last few weeks.

So we get:

17A. *Watch: TIMEPIECE

24A. *Jazzman Fats Waller, style-wise: STRIDE PIANIST.  I was not familiar with this term at all.

40A. *"Boulevard Montmartre" series painter: CAMILLE PISSARRO

Here's the boulevard "on a Winter's Morning":


52A. *Understand: GET THE PICTURE

Straightforward enough theme, nicely executed. Note that the "EPI"s in each theme entry are the middle three letters of each answer. I struggled a bit with the STRIDE/W.C. HANDY/AZO/DYNES region but the crosses eventually pulled it together.

Across:

1. Suggestions, informally: RECS. Recommendations, I presume.

5. Many 40-Across works: OILS. A cross-reference clue right off the bat to annoy those who don't like them!

9. Supplement: ADD TO

14. Monsieur's mine: À MOI

15. Champagne designation: BRUT. Driest of the champagnes. The others, from dry to sweet, are Extra Sec, Sec, Demi Sec and Doux. Some purests split "rut" into "Extra Brut", the driest, and "Brut Nature".

16. React to a loss: MOURN

19. Palestinian leader Mahmoud: ABBAS. Thank you, crosses

20. Childish comeback: ARE SO!

21. Increase, with "up": REV

23. Simian: APE

29. "St. Louis Blues" composer: W.C. HANDY. Unknown to me. A very influential musician, I come to find.

31. Huntsville's home: Abbr.: ALA. Handy briefly taught at the now-named Alabama A&M University near Huntsville, and quit when he found that a pipe-fitter made more money. See what I just learned?

32. Nitrogen-based dye: AZO. Another unknown.

33. Turow book set at Harvard: ONE L. "One L" refers to a first-year law student, not just at Harvard but all law schools.

36. Quaking tree: ASPEN

44. Krispy __: KREME

45. Room in una casa: SALA

46. __ bran: OAT

47. Corn unit: EAR

49. Sisters on whom "Little Women" was loosely based: ALCOTTS

57. It may be inflated: EGO

58. Not bright: DIM

59. Dreadlocks wearer: RASTA

62. Golfer with an "army": ARNIE. Arnold Palmer, nicknamed "The King". He was one of the first golf superstars with the arrival of televised tournaments.

68. Walks unsteadily: REELS

69. Make over: REDO

70. "Star Trek" creator Roddenberry: GENE. There's a building on the Paramount lot named for him. He's made them quite a bit of money over the years.

71. Sore throat cause: STREP

72. Word with dash or happy: SLAP

73. Novelist Ferber: EDNA

Down:

1. Female rodent, to Fernando: RATA. You need a gato to chase her off.

2. Arab chieftain: EMIR

3. Returns: COMES HOME

4. Afternoon break: SIESTA

5. Kimono sash: OBI

6. Anger: IRE

7. "Filthy" moolah: LUCRE. Is all lucre filthy?

8. Expensive: STEEP

9. Physicians' gp.: A.M.A.

10. Bio info: D.O.B.

11. City with the world's tallest building: DUBAI

12. Snares: TRAPS

13. Kickoff: ONSET

18. Dirty work?: PORN. Rich has been getting a little more lenient over the years with "acceptable" entries.

22. By way of: VIA

25. Object of much reverence: IDOL

26. Newton fractions: DYNES. This was part my problem area, crossing "STRIDE" and "HANDY".

27. Rueful word: ALAS

28. Voyager org.: N.A.S.A.

29. Eccentric: WACK

30. Überauthority: CZAR. What, he arrived in Russia in a ride service? Maybe Otis was a Lyftauthority?

34. "Learn about the UV Index" org.: E.P.A.

35. Pastel shade: LILAC

37. Voiced one's opposition: PROTESTED

38. Logician's "E": ERAT. "Quod Erat Demonstrandum", "QED".

39. Forget-me-__: NOTS

41. "How __ Your Mother": I MET

42. "Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology" memoirist Remini: LEAH. I remember hearing about the book, I never got around to reading it.

43. Brine has a lot of it: SALT

48. Signal to stop: RED

50. Virologist's goal: CURE

51. Creamsicle flavor: ORANGE. How funny, just last Friday I had my first "Orange Julius" at a Dairy Queen in Westminster Mall. It was surprisingly good!

52. Gets ready, with "up": GEARS

53. Long-billed wader: EGRET

54. Copier cartridge: TONER

55. Places to tie up: PIERS

56. Drive: IMPEL

60. Miss. neighbor: TENN.

61. Plane measurement: AREA

63. Martinique, par exemple: ÎLE. Caribbean island, part of the French West Indies. Here's La Plage des Salines - beautiful!


64. Clairvoyant's claim: E.S.P.

66. Journalist Tarbell: IDA

67. Steal, in slang: COP

I think that about does it for me today. Hasta la Jueves!

Steve




48 comments:

D4E4H said...

FIR in 45:50 min.

Good morning Cornerites and Cornerettes.

Thank you Winston Emmons for this enjoyable Thursday CW. I only needed my EPI pen in the NW and NC cells. the rest was easy peasy.

Thank you Steve for your excellent review.

Ðave

Lemonade714 said...

This was a challenge for me, so I am impressed Dave2. I never enjoyed studying Physics, so I knew nothing about DYNES .

I also am unfamiliar with the work of CAMILLE PISARRO. I thought it was a woman. And like Steve, the idea of a STRIDE PIANIST never occurred to me.

Fitting EPI in the exact middle of so many themers was well done.

Steve, I loved your elevator pun with ÜBERAUTHORITY. The clue/fill clanked in my mind since the term CZAR as a job title comes from the family name of an individual - Julius Caesar. This guy was so dominant, that 2000+ years later, his name had turned into a job title in Russia (Tsar), and Germany (Kaiser.)

Thanks for the workout Winston and the tour Steve.

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Winston writes good, like a puzzle creator should. Hand up for having a wrinkled forehead at STRIDE. Hand up for thinking CAMILLE was a woman. Hand up for not getting the theme until the reveal. Tried the logician's ERGO before ERAT showed up. Stumbled around in the same West Coast area that Steve did. COMES BACK didn't help. Got 'er done, though. Thanx, Winston and Steve.

Jinx in Norfolk said...

DNF. I knew oZO was wrong, and dying to find out I Googled it. Also erased kook for WACK.

I saw a license plate on my street last week: NACLYK9: SALT-y dog. Wish I had thought of it first.

I finally finished Mitchner's Caribbean last night. His depiction of RASTAs was dire. He wrote that in addition to ganja, they believed in killing all white people, especially the Pope and white residents of the Caribbean and the United States. But I do appreciate their rallying song: 400 Years performed by Bob Marley. Its easy to understand the frustration of the descendants of slaves. The islands don't have a lot of natural resources, and no one wants their cotton, sugar or tobacco. That largely leaves rum and tourism as sources of employment, and far too many people wanting those jobs.

Thanks to Winston for the fun Thursday. And thanks to Steve for teh tasty tour.

Hahtoolah said...

Good Morning, Steve and Friends. I liked today's puzzle. I immediately got the TIME PIECE, but like the others, STRIDE PIANIST was a new term.

Alice Hoffman wrote The Marriage of Opposites, which a novel about the life of CAMILLE PISSARRO. I highly recommend this book.

The name Camille for a male is probably familiar to people in Louisiana. Camille Gravel (1915 ~ 2005) was a prominent attorney and politician in the State.

I love James Michener's books. I read Caribbean years ago. Maybe it's time for a re-read. My favorite Michener book is Hawaii.

QOD: The two most beautiful words in the English language are “check enclosed.” ~ Dorothy Parker (née Dorothy Rothschild; Aug. 22, 1893 ~ June 7, 1967)

inanehiker said...

This went really smoothly for me today - so I'll get to work on time! I love the work of CAMILLE PISSARRO and all impressionists and post-impressionists, I just had a little hesitation about if his name was spelled with 2 S's and/or 2R's. They are having a special exhibit at the Saint Louis Art Museum for Paul Gauguin and I'm hoping to find time to drive in to see it! Having a science background AZO and DYNES was also in my wheelhouse.
Though WEES about STRIDE PIANIST!

Thanks Steve and Winston!

I like Alice Hoffman as a writer, so will try to check out your book REC, Hatoolah!

Oas said...

Great morning all.
Thanks Winston for the brain tease and Steve for the review.
Almost FIR but got hung up not familiar with STRIDE or DYNE.
“ DYNE is equal to the force required to accelerate a mass of one gram at a rate of one centimeter per second squared “ Who knew?
Cheers

Big Easy said...

I "GOT" THE PICTURE early but like Steve, I'd never heard of a STRIDE PIANIST. And CAMILLE PISSARRO was all perps too. But the puzzle was fairly easy for a Thursday, with LEAH being the only other unknown filled by perps. I'll COP a plea of ignorance on those three.

WACK- never known it as just WACK, just WACKY. I initially filled KOOK but AZO and WC HANDY changed it.

Newton portions- I was thinking of FIGS but knew it was referring to physics.

RATA was a wag. Speaking of a gato, a few years back a group of us went to a play at a place called the "Le Chat Noir" and ate a restaurant named "El Gato Negro". Coincidence. I had no idea that both were The Black Cat in French and Spanish.

D-Otto, down in South Louisiana there are many men with the name CAMILLE and CAROL. I was also thinking COMES BACK but KRISPY KREME wouldn't allow it.

Hahtoolah- speaking of CAMILLE Gravel, years ago I knew this guy who worked as a legislative auditor or something like that but he had to be in the LA House when it was in session. Camille Gravel, who was NOT a legislator, was always hanging around and when it was time for them to vote they always looked at him and it was either thumbs UP or thumbs DOWN. Prominent is not the right word to describe him. Influential is the word. His 'vote' was the one that counted.

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

Had 'pool' (dirty pool?) before PORN. So that bolluxed up STRIDE and HANDY. Also needed help with ONE L. Rest of the solve was easy enough and the EPI's were readily apparent.

"A mathematician, an engineer, and a computer scientist are vacationing together. They are riding in a car, enjoying the
countryside, when suddenly the engine stops working.

The mathematician: "We came past a gas station a few minutes ago. Someone should go back and ask for help."

The engineer: "I should have a look at the engine. Perhaps, I can fix it."

The computer scientist: "Why don't we just open the doors, slam them shut, and see if everything works again?" "

Yellowrocks said...

This was easy for a Thursday. One bad cell because I stopped my ABC run before I got to W. I stop my ABC runs short much too often. I knew Shandy, but not his initials. Got the C thanks to CZAR, but missed the W. WACK??? Doh, of course! I often hear wack job, but, also, just wack.
I have heard of AZO. All I know about it is that it is a dye. I also have heard of DYNES, but know only that it is a unit used in physics. It is amazing that such a tiny bit of knowledge is sometimes enough to suggest a word.
A bar band we visit occasionally plays stride guitar sometimes. I love it, so once I LIU and found stride piano, which I now like even better than stride guitar. I can't explain "stride" but I know what I like. Here is a duet e with Waller and Johnson.
stride piano Love it.

Yesterday David came to spend the day with me. Wonderful! My family, David, Alan and my sibs are my greatest joy. Although we are scattered, my sibs and I are still close, especially the sisters.

Spitz, LOL, good one.

Madame Defarge said...

Good Morning.

Thanks, Winston, for a challenge today. CAMILLE PISSARO really opened up the puzzle for me. Ditto on WEES re: STRIDE PIANIST. DYNES was a complete guess. I knew dyne had something to do with energy so I wagged it.

Thanks, Steve, for the tour--another fine effort on your part.

Off to destroy at To Do list. Have a sunny day.

Husker Gary said...

Musings
-CAMILLE PISSARO and STRIDE PIANIST must be more familiar to others
-Some real WACK jobs in The Sopranos got/did WHACK jobs
-His statue is on Beal Street in Memphis, TENN
-I’ve seen many SLAPDASH lessons being presented over the years
-A/C went out yesterday and at 10:30 my friend the plumber will tell me how STEEP the repair will be
-Teams GEAR UP for the ONSET of football this time of year
-Kids at my school said, “I COBBED a candy bar” rather than “COPPED”

Unknown said...

CZAR was hard for me, since the clue seemed to point to a German word, eg, "Kaiser"

Husker Gary said...

This just in: A/C problem was only a $60 capacitor!

Jazzbumpa said...

Hi Gang -

Funny how we all have our special bits of knowledge. I knew STRIDE PIANiST, W.C.HANDY and DYNE right away.

The rest of the puzzle was a bit challenging, but I eventually GOT THE PICTURE.

Steve nice write up - love your take on 30D.

STRIDE is a left hand piano technique in which a base note is played on the strong beat and chord tones on the weak beat, usually at a fast tempo.

You can see Fats doing it briefly at about 1:40 of this vid, and then later in the song. But it's an amusing movie clip, so STRIDE isn't the focus.

Here's a a much clearer view with Scott Bradlee of Post Modern Juke Box

Here's Fletcher Henderson's arrangement of St Louis Blues that Benny Goodman played at his famous Carnegie Hall concert in 1937.

Cool regards, and have a musical day!
JzB

ANON said...

How is a Dyne , a unit of force a fraction ?

PK said...

Hi Y'all! Interesting puzzle, Winston! Thanks. Great expo, Steve.

JzB: Thanks for explaining STRIDE. Never heard of it. Got PIANIST right away tho.

As soon as I perped WC, I knew HANDY. Also knew PISSARRO but couldn't remember his first name until I had CA.

I knew ONE L but tried L101. Duh!

DNK from the clues: AZO, DYNE, EPA.

Hand up for COMES back before HOME, kooK before WACK. Also thot with Uber, a German word was needed but CZAR is Russian. Boo hiss!

Jinx: I find CARIBBEAN interesting but a bit tedious. I'm stuck after Ledesma died. I read another whole book but plan to get back to the CARIBBEAN again.

Misty said...

Well, Thursdays are usually toughies for me, but this one was an absolute delight. I was able to start filling and just kept filling until I had a bit of problem only in the middle west. But what a pleasure--many thanks, Winston! I also got the theme answer before I had everything filled in and was able to find the EPI s right away. They also helped me get PISSARO and two other answers. Always nice to see EDNA and the ALCOTTS and ARNIE in a puzzle. And your write-up is always fun and informative, Steve--many thanks.

Have a great day, everybody.

oc4beach said...


Did it with one lookup. CAMILLE. I had PISSARO with perps. Other heavily perped words were STRIDE and WCHANDY. I didn't look for, nor did I see the theme.

I enjoyed Steve's tour through the grid. As usual.

HG: Glad your AC problem was not a major cost. Hopefully it was fixed before you got too warm.

Have a great day everyone.

Yellowrocks said...

Jazz, thanks for the tunes. I am letting them run on to other numbers as I type. Great!
English borrowed UBER from the Germans and adopted it as our own. I see it all the time these days. It is now English, too, and does not usually call for a German answer.
"A prefixal use of uber, adverb and adjective, with the basic meaning “over, beyond.” It is added to adjectives and nouns to form compounds (uberstylish, uberchefs)."

Lucina said...

Hola!

Steve, your attempts at Spanish are admirable but I must caution you that it's "el jueves" not la. All the days are masculine in Spanish.

Your review, however, is flawless, thank you.

Over all, this was easy until the WACK/AZO/HOME area which gave me fits. I finally erased BACK (COMES BACK), recalled WC HANDY and AZO from some deep recess where all those terms reside in my head.

WACK doesn't make a lot of sense to me but I've heard of a WACK job or wacko.

STRIDE PIANIST is also new. Thank you, JazzB, for all the examples.

DYNES occurred to me because it's one of the few physics terms I know.

Hand up for ERGO before ERAT.

I love ORANGE creamsicles! They are so small these days; two are the equivalent of one from the past when we were children. My grandchildren like them, too.

I hope everyone is doing well and recovering from your various illnesses.

Have a glorious day, everyone!

Lucina said...

PK:
I also found Caribbean too tedious and the only Michener book I could not finish. Maybe I'll try again but I'll have to find a hardback since I can't read paper backs any more. The print is too small and too dense.

Picard said...

I can't resist posting when I see my idol GENE Roddenberry featured. Of course, he created Picard and the rest of the Star Trek vision.

Here I have posted an interview with GENE Roddenberry in the Humanist Magazine in 1991 shortly before his death.

Roddenberry was a decorated World War II pilot who saw a lot of bad things humans could do. Yet he remained optimistic about the future. Star Trek was a way for him to comment on the issues of the turbulent era of the 1960s as well as offer a wonderful vision of a possible better future.

So much of science fiction is dystopian which requires very little creativity or imagination. GENE Roddenberry was a rare person who used science fiction to explore meaningful, imaginative new ideas.

As for the rest of the puzzle today, I got the theme and enjoyed most of it. But FIW with hCHANDY/hACK which seemed just as good. I was disappointed with that bit of the construction.

Jayce said...

I have not done the puzzle nor read the blog yet. I just wanted to say that as of this moment the LA Times Games site is messed up. When I finally load the actual puzzle the site hangs up, i.e. gets stuck, and my browser says the site is not responding. Then after about 30 seconds it totally starts over as if I have refreshed the page. It keeps repeating this behavior.

See y'all later.

Picard said...

I also wanted to thank everyone for the good wishes after I posted on Saturday. It was heartwarming to read all of the kind words of encouragement on Saturday and Sunday.

PK special thanks to you for your thoughtful comments. I remember you talking about your own hiatal hernia in the past. You said you had found a way to "push it back" in place. I wish that were possible with what I had!

A couple of more comments on today's puzzle:
This physics guy was always used to Newtons as the unit of force. But DYNES reminded me of a particularly fascinating physics class where we used a different set of units to see things in a different way. It is amazing how that is possible.

I took art history in college and remember CAMILLE PISSARRO well. I just have to pause to remember the number of Ss and Rs.

AnonymousPVX said...


This Thursday grid was a bit tougher than expected.

2 bad cells today.

Had SCHANDY crossing SICK. Plus I replaced the A in AZO with the I.

Plus I thought WACK was spelled WHACK.

So no completion today.

Oh well. See you tomorrow.

OwenKL said...

Hi y'all! I'm still in ICU, but only because they're short of rooms in genpop. Still weaker than a babe, so still going to be here for a while. Can't get to the cw on my phone, but did do the J_. Just posted a variation of Cinderella at JumbleHints. Since I can't see the CW, I've just been skimming here, but enjoying many of your comments.

Jinx in Norfolk said...

PK and Lucina, if Mitchner's other books are better, I can't wait to get started. Even though I just finished last night, I'm tempted to reread it soon. Crichton's Pirate Latitudes, which covers much of the same times and locales, too. But I'm not likely to do so, since I have a bunch of books in my "to read" stack. BTW, a descendant of Ledesma is important in the final chapter. I don't think that is a spoiler, but if it is I apologize in advance.

Jayce said...

I did the puzzle on the Washington Post site and it worked well. I like their PuzzleMe™ interface better than Arkadium. Anyway, I liked the puzzle. Pretty much WEES so I don't have anything to add.

Good wishes to you all.

Ol' Man Keith said...

"Überauthority" is the wrong way to clue CZAR. If the logic of the combination German/English word is followed properly, it would lead to "Kaiser"--certainly not to CZAR.
I can sympathize with anyone trying to find a new way to evoke CZAR, but this is just too WACK for words.

Jayce ~ I feel your pain. The LA Times site has screwed up for me too often. Now I pretty much stick to doing the Xwd in the newspaper--except of course on the days they miss my delivery.
There is something to be said for doing certain things on paper--like Xwds and probably backup voter ballots.
~ OMK
____________
DR:
A 3-way on the near side, NW to SE.
The center diagonal yields an anagram that speaks of the insanity of excessive greed or sexuality. Heheheh. I mean...
"MADMAN LUST"!

Big Easy said...

OMK, Jayce, & everybody else. The NEWSPAPER version always downloads unless there is a delivery problem. But sometimes it's wet.

Orange creamsicle is what I know a DREAMSICLE

Yellowrocks said...

Just my opinion, YMMV. To my mind uberauthority is not a German/ English combination, but entirely English, "UBER-being a superlative example of its kind or class." I run across the English uber several times a month. I am lucky if I run across the German uber several times a year.
Similarly, I run across czar as an English word meaning "one having great power or authority, such as a banking czar" more often than as a ruler of Russia until the 1917 revolution."
Kaiser is not wrong either, except that it doesn't fit in the grid.
Actually I prefer czar to kaiser here. If uber and czar are both English, no harm, no foul.

I solved the puzzle online in the Washington Post. You can also print it from there.

Howard Johnson used to make a delicious drink with a milkshake consistency from orange sherbet and orange juice. It was yummy and tasted like a creamsicle.

Wilbur Charles said...

I DNFed on WACK. Merriam doesn't agree that "eccentric" fits nor do I.

And I therefore missed the CSO. I should have put the W(C Handy) in just for that.

I guess SICK doesn't fit either.

I see PVX did exactly as I.

My reading RightNow is "Bums" by Golenbock. A quote:
" That's where I came in because we had few pitchers who would knock guys down". Don Newcombe on protecting Jackie Robinson.


WC (not so handy today)

Yellowrocks said...

I found WACK meaning odd in several places. It is not standard English, but then much of puzzledom's fill is not.
wack
Scroll down to the large hip hop section.

Ol' Man Keith said...

Y-Rocks ~ I'd happily agree with you--except that "über" (mit dem umlaut!) is distinctly a German spelling, not English.
~ OMK

Spitzboov said...

YR @ 1603 - On über. Your précis was spot on and Solomonic; I couldn't agree with you more. When I hear English speakers pronounce Uber as 'oober' it is like dragging fingernails across a chalkboard. Fahrvergnügen in the old Volkswagen ads had the same effect on me. (Borrowed from German --Fahrvergnügen, from fahren (“to drive”) +‎ Vergnügen (“pleasure”); popularized by Volkswagen advertisements in the 1990s.)
(“ü” as in “über” is like a Scottish person saying “grew”. (make the sound “ee” as in “cheese” and then make your lips into an “o” shape))

Ray o sunshine said...

DNF. Couldn't cross "stride" with "dynes" or "One L"..I had a hard time in physics class and was hoping "newton"referred to the fig bar...our newspaper doesn't print the puzzle theme so had no idea how EPI was involved till I read it here.

First time in a while I've seen "czar" instead of "tsar" more common in puzzles.

Yellowrocks said...

OMK, did you see an umlaut? I didn't, but then some English dictionaries show the umlaut.

Anonymous T said...

Hi All!

Unlike Jinx, I didn't know oZO was wrong and had no idea on HANDY's initials nor PISSARRO's first name [knew he was a dude though] so KOOK stayed in for the win, er, loss.

Thanks Winston for the fun and thanks Steve for the expo.

WACK == Eccentric==odd; only in hip-hop. "That s*** is WACK." Reflection of Remoh [0:51 MA STRONG LANGUAGE] is where I remember it from. ALAS, I didn't go down that road. //I see YR provided a relevant link.

WO: REgS b/f RECs (I never really followed the Army's rules :-))
ESPs: oAMILLE, c.C. HANDY, EDNA, LEAH, ILE (gets me every time)
Fav: Since Picard took GENE,... I do like ORANGE Creamsicles :-)

{} Good to see you're recovering
The DR just wrote itself :-)

@11:22 - ONE DYNE = 1Newton/10,000 or it's 10,000ths of a Newton

HG - Don't you love good news like that? $60? Uber-nice.
JzB - thanks for the audio examples of STRIDE playing.

If your password is EPIC, do you type "EPIC <ENTER>"? :-)

Cheers, -T

D4E4H said...

Lemonade714 at 5:46 AM, Thanks for your comment about Otis. It really gave me a Lyft, groan, and I had missed it.

Ðave

Lemonade714 said...

Picard, my brother Barry (may he rest in peace) spent two weeks in San Diego at a diet clinic with Gene Rodenberry. He enjoyed the man and they shared their love of eating stories as well as their desire to lose weight.

CrossEyedDave said...

Finally back home,
been doing the puzzle every day, and reading the comments.

Rough couple of days, MIL had surgery yesterday to pin and fuse
her broken neck vertebrae. We have been sitting on needles and pins
so to speak. What is it with this month? Everyone seems to be falling apart!?

Anywho, I will be glad when things (if ever...) get back to normal...

Epicenter?

Wilbur Charles said...

Hockey fans are familiar with Monsieur Pissaro's first name thanks to Camille Henry

Eh, Canadian-eh?

WC

Abejo said...

Good evening, folks. Thank you, Winston Emmons, for a fine puzzle. Thank you, Steve, for a fine review.

Puzzle was pretty easy for a Thursday, except for 29A, 32A, 29D, 26D, and 30D. Finally got them.

Liked the theme. EPI. That worked out.

Liked seeing ERAT. I like Q.E.D.

Got DUBAI after some deep thinking. I knew it was an Arab country.

Anyhow, I have to run. See you tomorrow.

Abejo

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PK said...

I forgot to mention that I liked the theme today and found it on reveal. CED your EPICENTER link gave me chills. The one time I needed my EPIPEN, I begged my teenaged son to go down and get it from the refrigerator and bring it to me. I couldn't walk at the time and was blacking out. Instead he called my husband and said I wanted him to come home. Then he stayed downstairs. Husband wandered in an hour later then got really scared. Couldn't get him to bring me the EPIPEN either. Fortunately, I survived, but was in the hospital for a week. I'd had a bad reaction to prewash spray & my asthma inhaler.

Picard: I'm still wondering how your stomach got sucked up thru that hole. Stomach had to be empty. Good reason to keep it full?

Owen: willing you to heal well. Ill health is such an inconvenience.

Jinx & Lucina: I intend to finish Caribbean in stages because I am really interested in the subject. I have read a book twice about the early Haiti but can't remember the title or author. I really liked Michener's "Centennial" and "Hawaii", Jinx. Centennial is about the Centennial State: Colorado. Since I lived there three summers, it was meaningful to me.

YR: I'm uber that discussion.

CanadianEh! said...

Terrific Thursday. Thanks for the fun, Winston and Steve.
I'm so late to the party that I might as well be in Hawaii (too bad I'm not!).
WEES by now.
No WC, I did not remember Camille Henry. My younger years were spent cheering for the Maple Leafs.
Glad to see you back, Picard.

Good evening to you all.

Lucina said...

Jinx:
One of my favorite Michener novels is "Poland" which offers vast insight into the history and development of the country. I've read it twice.

Ol' Man Keith said...

Yellowrocks ~
Sorry you missed it. It was very clear in my LA Times print version.
~ OMK