Sep 10, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Roland Huget

Theme: POINT OF ORDER (54. Parliamentary rules violation ... or what each circled-letter quartet represents?) - Each theme entry contains four consecutive alphabet letters. 

20A. One on a dean's list: HONOR STUDENT.

29A. Imperfection related to an inherited disorder: GENETIC DEFECT.
44A. "The Third Man" or "Double Indemnity": FILM NOIR TITLE.
Boomer here again, filling in for Hahtoolah who's on vacation. She'll be back on Oct 1. 

"I just want to help the ballclub".  Crash Davis' advice to Nuke LaLoosh on responding to sportswriters in Bull Durham.


1. For both men and women, as a school: CO-ED.  In the sixties I attended and all-boys high school.  Now I help coach bowling there and it is CO-ED.

5. "Now!" letters: ASAP.

9. White vin: BLANC.  "What's up Doc ?"  Mel BLANC providing the voice of Bugs Bunny.

14. Jason's ship: ARGO.  I thought this was corn starch.

15. Southwest tableland: MESA.   Arizona, Take off your rainbow shades,  Hey wontcha go my way.

16. Piece between steps: RISER.  My high school glee club performed on risers. Tall guys on top.  Sorry ladies, it was an all-boys school.

17. Smokes, for short: CIGS.  I kicked that habit almost 20 years ago.  At that time they were about $2.00 per pack.  Now I am saving about $170.00 per week.

18. Nerve impulse carrier: AXON.

19. In tune: ON KEY.

23. Eclectic musician Brian: ENO.

24. Put mileage on: USE.  I have quite a bit of mileage on my bowling balls.  60 feet per delivery adds up.

25. Wood-shaping tool: ADZ.  I think I used to call this an AXE.

26. __-relief: BAS.

33. Word after ink or knee: PAD.  Or after mattress, landing, lily, and others.

34. Small island: CAY.

35. Horne of jazz: LENA.  Ole's wife gives us Norwegians a few chuckles.

36. Help for a small climber: BOOST.

39. Electrical unit: OHM.  Okay, but it is really an electrical resistance unit.

40. Civil War sword: SABER.

41. "Well, start talking": OK GO.  On your mark, get set....

42. __-Caps: SNO.  We get lots of snow in Minnesota, but we have no mountains to cap.

43. Agnus __: DEI.  This would be Latin for "Lamb of God", There was lots of Latin in a Catholic Mass when I was a kid.  I would pray and have no idea of what I was saying.  I used to think the Pope's phone number was Et Cum Spiri Two Two 0.

48. Service charge: FEE.

49. "Mr. Blue Sky" rock gp.: ELO.

50. Many times o'er: OFT.  We hear this in song when a single syllable is needed for often.

51. Old horse: NAG.

57. MD meeting an ambulance: ER DOC.  I never met in an ambulance, but for sure it was an ER Doc who discovered my malady about a year ago.

60. Parcel (out): DOLE.  My favorite pineapples, chunky in 100 % juice.

61. Subtle glow: AURA.

62. Safari heavyweight: RHINO.  Believe it or not, there is a good professional bowler named Rhino Page.

63. Composer Stravinsky: IGOR.  "Oh boy, Igor Stravinsky, Oh Boy Bo, Belinsky"  (Allan Sherman - "Ballad of Oh Boy)

64. Bearded flower: IRIS.

65. Seth who played Wozniak in "Steve Jobs": ROGEN.

66. Feline feet: PAWS.  Beverly Hillbillies and Green Acres fathers.

67. __-dish pizza: DEEP.  Okay, time to vote.  Years ago I made pizzas in a restaurant.  They were traditionally flat and very good.  I never liked deep dish, I consider them too bready.


1. Hidden supply: CACHE.  I have a CACHE of baseball cards.  they are so hidden even I have trouble finding them.

2. Mythological night-sky hunter: ORION.  Okay, I know it's a constellation, but it looks like a bunch of stars to me.

3. Christmas drink: EGGNOG.  Sorry but no hooch in the eggnog for me any longer.

4. "I can only __ much": DO SO.  That's how I feel when I put together these blog post.

5. Piled up: AMASSED.  Yup, I have amassed a cache of baseball cards.

6. Hockey team on the ice, e.g.: SEXTET.  We have a WILD Sextet.

7. Not worth __: A SOU.

8. Way to watch bamboo-munching zoo bears: PANDA CAM.  There are not too many in U.S. zoos.  Probably a tariff on them.

9. Medal metal: BRONZE.  Many of my Vietnam veteran friends have a Bronze Medal.

10. Dryer fluff: LINT.

11. Set a price of: ASK.  Sort of a new car joke.  The MSRP is on the show floor, then the salesman asks for less, then you offer even less than that, then the fun begins.

12. French word in bridal bios: NEE.  I think it just means "maiden name".  My mother's nee name was Hutchinson. Ancestor of the "Hutchinson family singers".  The leader was Asa Hutchinson.  No relation to the Governor of the great state of Arkansas.- I asked him.

13. Call out: CRY.  "I'll do my Cryin' in the Rain" - Everly Brothers.

21. Prepare to tackle: RUN AT.  I spent last Sunday watching Viking Dalvin Cook take many a RUN AT the Falcons.

22. Whirling current: EDDY.

26. U.K. network, with "the": BEEB.

27. Clearasil target: ACNE.

28. Oater badge shape: STAR.  Remember "You can trust your car to the man who wears a star."  A decent jingle.  Not like some of the idiotic commercials today.

30. English derby site: EPSOM.  This city is where Epsom salt was discovered,  Not table salt but something to soak your feet.

31. Blood of the gods: ICHOR.

32. Swing willy-nilly: FLAIL.  Twins have a guy, Miguel Sano, who Flails and takes a seat more than any other Twin.

36. Broadway hit, in slang: BOFF.

37. "__ from Muskogee": Merle Haggard song: OKIE.  This song tagged every person from Oklahoma.  Ron Gardenhire was my favorite "OKIE"

38. Eye rudely: OGLE.

39. Potato chip go-with: ONION DIP.  Don't eat a chip without it.

40. Scuffle: SET-TO.

42. Études, typically: SOLI.

43. Feels otherwise: DIFFERS.  One vowel different than my class of a golfer.  I'll let you figure it out.

45. Recent rightist: NEOCON.

46. Like pitches that bounce in the dirt: TOO LOW.  Never mind, Sano will swing at it.

47. Last: ENDURE.

52. Cliffside abode: AERIE.

53. Fully comprehend: GRASP.

54. Corn bread: PONE.

55. Draped Roman garment: TOGA.  A party at "Animal House".

56. Sudden attack: RAID.

57. Go wrong: ERR.  Sano does a few of these too.

58. Letter after pi: RHO.  It seems that you better know the Greek ALPHAbet if you want to solve crosswords.

59. Project for an archaeologist: DIG.  Okay, but what are they digging for ?



D4E4H said...

FIR in 39:34 min.

Good morning Cornerites.

Thank you Roland Huget for this crunchy Tuesday CW.

Thank you Boomerfor your excellent review. I pray that Hahtoolah enjoys her vacation as much as I enjoy your wit and wisdom.


Lemonade714 said...

A double dose of Boomer bon mots; great!

Circles made the theme jump out and RHO and RHinO in the same puzzle was nice. Also a CSO to my erstwhile archaeologist son with DIG. Never heard of the term NEOCON which I guess is political so it is time for me to go.

Thank you, Roland and Boomer

Anonymous said...

Née means "born," and is the past tense of the verb "naitre," meaning "to be born."

Jinx in Norfolk said...

FIR, but erased mete for DOLE, that former US Secretary of Labor and Secretary of Transportation.

I liked seeing ON KEY and CAY. DNK that "quay" is also a homophone with the two. Also forgot ICHOR (even though we've had it here before).

Apologies to C-Eh! for the crass spelling of that lovely weapon SABre.

Dog with a bandage in his foot busts into the old west bar. Piano music and conversation stops. Dog says: "I'm lookin' for the man who shot my PAW!" (Maybe Lorne Greene?)

Before I discovered the wonders of rescuing racing greyhounds we were an Irish Wolfhound family. Our second one was named ORION. The fourth was named Sirius, for the star that represents ORION's hunting dog. We're too old now to handle 180 pound dogs.

Thanks for the fun run Roland, and to Boomer for pitching both games of the double header.

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Roland served up a quicky this morning. Wite-Out need not be applied. Only made one slip -- it said "Way to watch" and d-o read "Way too much." That made PANDA CAM slow to appear. Thanx for your yeoman service, Boomer.

MESA: CSO to Lucina. She lives not far from there.

SEXTET: Realized I had no idea how many skaters there were on the ice in a hockey game. I've only seen one game, and that was at Michigan Tech in an ice-cold stadium. They didn't refrigerate the rink; they froze the entire building. I was too busy shivering to watch.

RHO: I've got the Greek alphabet under the glass at my computer desk. Naturally, I never look at it.

jfromvt said...

I know I complain about circles in the grid, but they are totally unnecessary in this puzzle. The theme is so obvious. How much can you dumb down a puzzle, even on Tuesday?

Husker Gary said...

-ICHOR got filled in and forgotten after the next clue
-COED - Two of the biggest schools in Omaha are all-boy Creighton Prep and all-girl Marian
-My lovely bride’s “requests” have an implied ASAP component
-Da Vinci code group – OPUS _ _ _ would have worked too
-A clever commercial about our favorite pizza
-Johnny Ray sang CRY and sorta dated Dorothy Kilgallen
-FORE! Last day of league today.

Yellowrocks said...

FIR quickly. I saw the letters in order in the circles. I thought maybe there would be a more complex clue.
I thought the catchy jingles of yesteryear were great for brand recognition and they were enjoyable. In my early years of teaching, the kids used to sing them.
Although existing for a few decades, NEOCONS reached their peak of influence during the George W. Bush administration. They were constantly in the news.
It is interesting to me that risers between stair steps are vertical, but risers for performers to stand on are horizontal.
When I look at all the lint I discard every time I do laundry, I fancy that in a few weeks it would be enough to spin into yarn to knit a sweater.
WIKI DIFF: "As nouns the difference between adze and axe is that adze is a cutting tool that has a curved blade set at a right angle to the handle and is used in shaping wood while axe is a tool for felling trees or chopping wood etc consisting of a heavy head flattened to a blade on one side, and a handle attached to it."
The PANDA CAM is not meant for zoo patrons, but for those who study pandas." While you are watching pandas chomp on bamboo, play in trees and tumble in the grass, specially trained volunteers with Friends of the National Zoo are hard at work using these cameras to collect behavioral data on the giant pandas."

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

No problems with the solve but Ichor was an unknown and I question the use of Boff instead of the more common Boffo. I stumbled a bit filling in Lena because I was seeing Home of jazz rather than Horne of jazz. (Notice how easy a mistake that is.) I tried Utah first, then realized jazz was not capitalized, then thought of NOLA, but perps finally led me to Horne. Nice CSO to Lucina (Mesa) and Lemony (Jason and Argo). I thought the theme was rather bland but I understand the use of circles on a Tuesday.

Thanks, Roland, for a fine effort and thanks, Boomer, for doing double duty, once again. Enjoyed your write-up and I share your fondness for Dole's pineapple chunks. They're my go to when fresh melons aren't available. Hope CC is feeling better.

Do any of our many "Downton Abbey" fans plan on seeing the movie?


YR, thanks for your concern and kind words. (Ditto to Wilbur).

Have a great day.

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

Special treat - 2 days in a row from Boomer. Of course, I'm missing Hahtoolah, too.

Couple unknowns like ICHOR, but perps took care of business. No help needed; FIR.
My sister is a retired ER DOC.
ORION - Among the brightest stars in the sky. There are 58 stars normally used in celestial navigation that span 38 constellations. Four of those are in ORION: Betelgeuse and Rigel (seen occasionally in cw's) and Bellatrix and Alnilam. Of course, only one would be used in an ideal 'shoot' since 60º of separation in azimuth is preferred in a 3-star fix, and the ORION stars would be clustered about a few º's of azimuth. But they are easy to find.
PONE - We had corn bread as part of supper last night. It was good but store made and a bit on the sweet side.

Tschüß to all.

Lucina said...


Yes, I live very close to MESA, AZ, thank you, d-otto! Tempe, home of ASU, is directly south of Scottsdale and MESA abuts it on the east.

Thank you, Roland, for a really quick and easy grid. ICHOR took all perps, though, but all else flowed into place.

FLAIL is one of those words I like to say.

Mete or DOLE? Wait for at least one confirming letter and that was the O in TOGA.

Yes! Most definitely I plan to see the Downton Abbey movie. PBS is offering an early showing for a $50 donation but I think I'll just wait.


Boomer, thank you for doing double duty today!

Have a happy day, everyone!

Madame Defarge said...

Good Morning.

Thanks, Roland and Boomer.

I thought NEOCON was the name of some decorating/design confab at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. So I figured it traveled around the country. I supposed it is to mean NEO CONservative, but like Lemonade, I have never heard--or at least noticed--this use.

Good start to my day. Thanks. Have a sunny one. Old Sol just peeped out here: an unscheduled visit for today. Yay!

OwenKL said...

Way overslept, so late today. May still try a l'ick or two later, since it's so boring stuck in a rehab bed. Actually stood up yesterday -- with two physical therapists holding my arms!

Anyway, I certainly needed the circles today. The first set anagramed to RUST, but the other two stumped me as anagrams. The reveal, which I first expected to be something OUT OF ORDER, didn't help much. POINT? A point is not a sequence. Maybe some synonym for numeric? alphabetic? chronologic? Only after staring at them too long did it strike me that RUST had successive letters!

As a person who considers the theme the real gist of the puzzle, I am chagrined.

Jerome Gunderson said...

A neocon is a former liberal who has turned conservative. In the puzzle today we have the word rhino. There is also a new political term called rino... Republican In Name Only.

Hope everyone in Alabama has made it through the hurricane okay.

OwenKL said...

BTW, someone mentioned sending a get-well card. I'm in the Sombrillo Home in Los Alamos, NM (easy to Google). I looked up Sombrillo. For a place, it means shaded. Nice. For a person, it means somber: gloomy and depressing. Not so nice, tho maybe just as accurate since this place is also a hospice. My ex-roommate was wheeled out of here under a cover by a couple morticians Sunday. With luck, I'll be out of here before a get-well card could arrive. With sombrillo expectations, by the time it got here, I'd be needing it!

SwampCat said...

Easy peasy romp for me today. Unknowns filled themselves in before I knew I didn’t know them. Thanks Roland for a perfect Tuesday. Boomer, thanks (again!)

Owen, glad to see you are funny even when you are not rhyming and your wit is

From yesterday, Irish Miss I’m so glad you continue your long trek back to goof health. It’s been a long battle for you.

AnonymousPVX said...

This clever Tuesday puzzle went quickly.

I liked the consecutive letters.

Agree that BOFFO is the usual term.


See you tomorrow.

Misty said...

Delightful Tuesday puzzle, many thanks, Roland. And how nice to see you two days in a row, Boomer, especially with this very enjoyable write-up. Your pope's phone number cracked me up. I was happy to have the circles and got the theme with no problems right away. I got ICHOR instantly, but have no idea where I ever heard or learned of the term. Nice to see the school shout-outs with CO-ED and HONOR STUDENT. Anyway, fun way to start a day, many thanks again, Roland and Boomer.

Yellowrocks, many thanks for the interesting explanation of PANDA CAM.

Owen, how exciting to hear you're making progress--that's great. But sorry to hear the sad news about your room-mate.

Have a good week, everybody.

Wilbur Charles said...

And, some cat named Biscum scooped up all the dominoes

Isn't Sano closing in on 40 HRs?

And I read 35A as Home of jazz and was trying to fit NOLA. I see I M forgot her reading glasses too.

J, I was trying to make words (like RUST) out of the circles
Speaking of… I see Mr Ross will have to be cashiered from the Wilburian Society. Oops, political!??

For some reason I had ASCOT<EPSOM. And…I'm waiting for Picard etal to explain Amps,volts,Ohms etc


Wilbur Charles said...

Misty, FLN, if you can decipher Joyce the stock market jargon would be easy


Wilbur Charles said...

Not to speak of Faulkner

CrossEyedDave said...

Wees re: boffo & ichor.
There were several "toughies" but
Nothing that wasn't sussable or perpable...

My hardest was the clue for 42 down, as my paper
Did not have the correct font for "E"tudes
& replaced the accented E with a small f.

42 ftudes, typically?
Sounds like the answer required some sort of curse word...

My 2nd hardest was trying to find a witty lead in for my link.
So, I invite you to create your own lead in for the attached.

OwenKL said...

The programmer had a virus, he said,
A code in his node had sent him to bed.
And love-sick for sure,
He had to ENDURE
The sweet agony of a CO-ED in his head!

Jason and his men sail on the ARGO
To shear a golden fleece off of a RHINO.
They have to use an ADZ
Because the tough hide adds
So much resistance, now OK, GO!

The choir used a RISER, see,
So everyone would stay ON KEY.
Since on the isle
They'd be a while,
So every one would stay on CAY!

{B, C, B+.}

Bill G said...

Hi everybody!

Spitz, I agree! Cornbread I buy including mixes have too much flour and too much sugar. The recipe on the cornmeal box is pretty good though.

We are in more than a week of palindromic dates:


~ Mind how you go...

Anonymous said...

A POINT OF ORDER is NOT a parliamentary rules violation; it's a COMPLAINT of a rules violation.

Tinbeni said...

Boomer: Good job on the write-up.

Irish Miss: Already got my tickets for Downton Abbey "The Movie".
(Going on the Tuesday, Matinee).


Yellowrocks said...

Although BOFF and BOFFO both can refer to a hit performance, BOFF has a second meaning that is lewd, so I would eschew using it.
Misty, I, too had no problem with ICHOR. I think I read several books about the Greek gods.
I am now cleaning closets. It takes me a week to do what I used to do in two days. Lots of rests between spurts of energy.

Jayce said...

LMNO goldfish!

I liked this puzzle. Didn't know ICHOR and had METE before DEAL before DOLE.

A small nit: a POINT OF ORDER is called to point out something that is OUT OF ORDER. In other words, it is the notification of a violation, not the violation itself.

Owen, terrific l'icks! You truly have a talent.

Jinx, good joke.

Hand up for reading Horne as Home.

Not sure what Coco Chanel saw in IGOR Stravinsky, but they apparently had serious hots for each other.

I vote for flat crust pizza.

We do plan on watching the upcoming "Downton Abbey" movie. We are also looking forward to the final season of "Poldark."

Good wishes to you all.

Michael said...

I'm with Irish Miss and others on reading HORNE as HOME. It's the type face, plus the spacing (kerning or tracking), plus, um, ah, ocular 'modern maturity.'

And I WAS wearing my glasses, but they seem to have a certain optic magnetism on their own -- I can clean them but that only lasts a few minutes.

Ol' Man Keith said...

I started my teaching career in the '60s at an all-male college. We wore coats and ties back then. This was Williams College, and it too is CO-ED now.
It was not exactly a monastery in those days. We were within ten miles of Bennington, an all-female school back then. For certain classes, women were allowed to sit in as auditors. Some of the guys dated Bennington girls, although it was considered a bit infra dig to do so. It was a point of honor to bring a girl up to campus (from anywhere else) for a party weekend.
We faculty made a little extra money renting spare rooms to imported females.

Nice pzl today. I didn't get the obvious theme until too late for it to be of any help. But pleasant enough anyway.
One mirror diag.
Not much anagram potential. But I spotted a reference to the Old West.
When cowpokes paused their cattle on the trail for the night, they would post sentries to protect the herd from predators, both two- and four-legged types. If the terrain allowed, they would be sure to position these lookouts on high ground. A cowboy in such a post would be a…

Boomer said...

Wilbur Charles - Miguel Sano has 328 at bats and 27 home runs. That's a pretty good ratio. But he also has 138 strikeouts. No fun to watch.

Jinx in Norfolk said...

BillG - Thanks for the palindromic date notice.

Jayce - My sister is the chemistry PhD, but I'll bet even she doesn't understand the Coco Chanel - IGOR Stravinsky bond. Or the one between Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett. Or what the hell my DW saw in me, for that matter. Also, I prefer pan pizza but don't order it. Too many calories. The best pizza I ever had was some little dive in Santa Maria, CA. Restaurants call it a "stuffed" pizza now, but that's not what they called it. Thin crust, topped with lots of filling and cheese, then another thin crust., then a little more sauce and cheese.

OMK, the difference between you and Robert Kraft is that you made spending money FROM imported females, while Kraft used his spending money ON imported females. That, and a few hundred million dollars in the bank.

PK said...

Hi Y'all! Thanks for a fun Tuesday, Roland! Great, another double play from our Boomer!

I had Perfect ORDER before POINT OF. Still like my idea better.

Struggled with AMP before OHM, SOng before SOLI. Having both ENO & ELO perplexed me further by wanting to put in EMO.

DNK: ROGAN, ICHOR, BOFF not BOFo, NEOCON, or how many men on a hockey team (they all skate around helter skelter so it looks like more).

My old HS & grad class had reunions over the weekend. Our alma mater consolidated with other towns' schools and no longer exists. I couldn't go but I've been online with the survivors. Half the class has graduated to the great beyond. Brought up a lot of old memories. We're finding out that no one else remembers what we remember or doesn't remember the same details. POINT OF view comes into play. I'm not sure dredging up old happenings is healthy after 60 years.

CanadianEh! said...

Terrific Tuesday. Thanks for the fun, Roland and Boomer.
Quick solve today with just a little pause in the centre (Note spelling. LOL Jinx, I have AnonT adding the U, and now you notice the ER-RE switch👍😊)

Hand up for seeing RUST before the alphabet progression.
My small island was a Key before a CAY (I must LIU), but ICHOR finally appeared.
BOFF was not familiar either.
BBC was too short-the slang BEEB was the answer.
Ladder was too long to help my small climber. BOOST fit.

Enjoy the day.

Misty said...

Wilbur, many thanks--but Joyce and Faulkner came on my scene when I was still young and adventurous and ready to try anything challenging. Stock market turned up too late when I'm no longer so gutsy.

CanadianEh! said...

Grammarist tells me I was not really wrong with Key, but Jinx shows me that with ON KEY already in the CW, I should have known that Key would not be duplicated.

"Cay, quay and key
A cay is a naturally occurring low island, either a sandbar or a coral reef. Cay is most often applied to Caribbean islands, the preferred pronunciation is “key” Cay comes from the Spanish word, cayo, which means key. Its first use to refer to an island occurred in 1707."

Husker Gary said...

-We will be among the first to see Downton when it comes out. It will make a mint!
-Wife’s twin sister went to put clothes in MIL’s dryer and the LINT filter was so full it was a fire hazard
-I too thought the theme might be a little more complex but it was fine
-ORION rules the winter evening sky and the summer early morning sky. It is very useful to find other points of interest in the sky

Ray - O - Sunshine said...

Had to change "awl" to "adz" with perps. Otherwise typical Tuesday. For some dumb reason spelled "Okie" as "Oaky"..

Jinx in Norfolk said...

CED, how about this for the link:

And then the ghost said "we're living in a material world, and I am a material ghoul"

Anonymous T said...

Hi All!

Thanks Roland for the puzzle. The circles were helpful in spotting the order (saw it at CEDF) in the points. Nice two-fer this week Boomer! Thanks for the expo and, for the record, paper-thin and crisp is the only crust under a decent pie.

ESPs: ICHOR, SOLI (one day I'm going to recall what Etude means when I read it), DEI, BAS

Disappointment - clue for OK GO wasn't the band with fun videos [3:26 - picked for the dog lovers (hi IM!)].

C/A that evoked "Really?!? Today?!?" - CIGS. Arggg! It's only day two sans nicotine (don't congratulate me - I've quit at least 4th times this year :-)) and I'm Jonesin'

Fav: ELO's Mr. Blue Sky.

{B+, B-, B} //glad you're still in great spirits -- despite the facility.

Re: NEO CON - often confused with the Right's Hawks. Apropos for today (since Bolton is OFT incorrectly called one and he was sac'd this morning), WaPost on retiring the NEOCON label (and what it really means).

Jinx @6:07 - LOL! DIE-monds are a Ghoul's best friend(?)

Yes..., I see the door....

Cheers, -T

Bill G said...

Jayce, you've mentioned POLDARK fairly often and it seems you and your wife like it. I watched one episode about a year ago. As I remember, I found it dark and unpleasant with no characters that I had good feelings toward. Did I not do it justice?

Jayce said...

Bill G, it took my wife and me a couple of episodes of Poldark to grow to like it. Now we like it a lot.

Lucina said...

Bill G:
I love Poldark! It's true that it's quite dark and even depressing at times but consider the era; it takes place in the late 18th century when life for ordinary people was exceedingly hard and provides good insight into the powerbrokers who also fought hard to keep people oppressed and here comes Poldark, fighting for the rights of commoners.


Abejo said...

Good Wednesday morning, folks. Thank you, Roland Huget, for a fine puzzle. Thank you, Boomer, for fine review.

Got the puzzle done easily on Tuesday, but had no time to log in here. Story of my life.

Puzzle went fine. Theme appeared and all the letters are in order. Made sense.

Liked PANDA CAM. Tricky.

Tried KEY before CAY worked better.

Never heard of a BOFF before. New word for me.

Spelling of ICHOR held me up a bit.

AXON gave me SEXTET. Should have been the other way around.

Anyhow, I have to run. Since I am a day late, this will probably go unread.

See you later today.


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