Sep 3, 2019

Tuesday, September 3, 2019, Winston Emmons

At the Track Meet:  Where you RACE, and SPRINT, and DART and RUSH!

18-Across. Redeeming quality: SAVING GRACE.

36-Across. Paper for papers: NEWSPRINT.

News Print Dress

44-Across. Small museum piece: OBJET D'ART.

Dodge Dart

63-Across. Citrus-flavored soda: ORANGE CRUSH.

69-Across. With 72-Across, evasive strategy ... and a hint to the last several letters of the four longest Across answers: END.

72-Across. See 69-Across: RUN.  Together these answers give us an End Run, and if you noticed, the "END" letters of each of the theme answers provide us with another term for "RUN".

1. "Way cool!": RAD.

4. Title for Bovary or Defarge: MADAME.  A CSO to our very own Madame Defarge (seen here with Abejo).

10. Feudal estate: FIEF.

14. Computer application file suffix: .EXE

15. European peninsula: IBERIA.

16. "A Jug of Wine ... " poet: OMAR.  Omar Khayyám (May 18, 1048 ~ Dec. 5, 1131) was a Persian mathematician, astronomer and poet.  The math is over my head, but I can understand the poetry.

17. Ala. neighbor: FLA.  Florida, which is being pummeled by Hurricane Dorian, is a neighbor of Alabama.

20. Many Montenegrins: SERBS.  Montenegro is a small country on the Adriatic Sea.

22. "Much to my surprise ... ": ODDLY.  Oddly enough, this is the first word that popped into my head upon reading the clue.

23. "Weekend Update" comic Michael: CHE.  I stopped watching Saturday Night Live years ago, so no longer know who hosts the Weekend Update Segment.  Apparently it is, or was, Michael Che (né Michael Che Campbell; b. May 19, 1983).

24. Cash dispenser: ATM.  As in the Automatic Teller Machine.

26. "Buona __": Italian "Good evening": SERA.  Today's Italian lesson.  As you read this, I may actually be saying this to people I pass along the street.

28. Lines of lightning ... or lightening: STREAKS.  Did you catch this scary scene that occurred a couple of weeks ago?

 32. Coin flips: TOSSES.


38. Person of the Year awarder: TIME.  Queen Elizabeth II (b. Apr. 21, 1926) was named Time magazine's "Man" of the year in 1952.

39. Leave out: OMIT. 40. "__ John B": Beach Boys hit: SLOOP.


42. Former govt. agency devoted to public diplomacy: USIA.  As in the United States Information Agency.  It was in existence from August 1953 through September 1999.  Raise your hand if you are familiar with this agency.

43. Chianti Classico, per esempio: VINO.  More of today's Italian lesson.  This wine is from the Tuscany region of Italy.

46. Distribute into groups: ASSORT.

49. Chestnut horses: SORRELS.

50. Angler's decoy: LURE.

52. Fellow: MAN. 53. Résumé writer's goal: JOB.

56. Resignee of 1974: NIXON.  Richard M. Nixon (Jan. 9, 1913 ~ Apr. 22, 1994), was Time's Man of the Year in 1972.

59. Forever __: STAMP.  I got hung up on Forever Young and I really didn't want to let it go.

66. Chillax: VEG.  As in to Veg out.

67. Poi source: TARO.  A crossword staple.

68. Repeat from memory: RECITE.

70. Large number: SLEW.

71. On the schedule: SLATED.

1. Sports officials: REFs.  As in Referees.

2. Wheel shaft: AXLE.

3. __ Abby: DEAR.  Dear Abby was the pen name of Pauline Phillips (née Pauline Ester Friedman; July 4, 1918 ~ Jan. 16, 2013).  She was the identical twin sister of Ester Pauline Friedman (July 4, 1918 ~ June 22, 2002), who wrote under the name of Ann Landers.  Both sisters wrote advice columns and were very competitive.  Sadly, this competition created a rift between the two sisters, that probably was never fully reconciled.

4. Wrong move: MISSTEP.

5. Attorney's org.: ABA.  As in the American Bar Association.

6. "Whip It" rock band: DEVO.  Are we not men?  We are DEVO.

7. Like much of the Southwest: ARID.

8. Objects to: MINDS.  Yes, I do mind if you smoke in here.

9. Aerie newborn: EAGLET.

10. Pro: FOR.

11. All-in-one Apple: iMAC.

12. Per unit: EACH.

13. On the house: FREE.

19. Wrap with tzatziki sauce: GYRO.  Yummers!

21. Happy hour perch: BARSTOOL.

25. Rover's territory: MARS.  A good misdirection.  I thought we were looking for the roaming area for a dog.

27. One at the head of the class: "A" STUDENT.  As in a student who gets all A in all subjects.

28. Round with four teams, say: SEMIs.  As in the semi-finals for a tournament.

29. Jacob and Esau, e.g.: TWINS.  Or Dear Abby and Ann Landers.

30. DEA agent's find: KILO.  As in Kilo(s) of cocaine, which an agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration is looking for.

31. Hoity-toity types: SNOBS.

33. Strong fiber: SISAL.
In its natural state.

34. Qatari bigwigs: EMIRS.  A crossword staple.

35. It may be saved at a movie: SEAT.  I really wanted Stub, as in the ticket stub.  In the movie theater we frequent, there is assigned seating, so one doesn't really need to get to the theater to save a seat.

36. __ Scotia: NOVA.  One of the biggest maritime disasters occurred in the Halifax, Nova Scotia.     In December 1917, a Norwegian ship collided with a French cargo ship that was filled with explosives.  This took place in Halifax Harbor.  Large portions of the city were flattened and approximately 2,000 people were killed in the explosion and another 9000 were injured.  No one in the town was left unscathed.  For a fascinating history of this event, I highly recommend The Great Halifax Explosion: A World I Story of Treachery, Tragedy and Extraordinary Heroism, by John U. Bacon.

37. Japanese leader during WWII: TOJO.  Hiedki Tojo (Dec. 30, 1884 ~ Dec. 23, 1948) was a general in the Japanese Army.

41. Salon offering: PERM.  As in a Permanent Wave.  I  hope this one isn't permanent.

45. Ruined: TRASHED.

47. Step on a ladder: RUNG.

48. They make an effort: TRIERS.

51. Spreadsheet program in Microsoft Office: EXCEL.

53. Scribbles (down): JOTS.

54. Like some exams: ORAL.

55. Naked: BARE.

57. Penguin predator: ORCA.

58. Nantes night: NUIT.  Today's French lesson.

60. State with conviction: AVER.  This has become a crossword staple.

61. List of options: MENU.

62. Scrolling key: PGDN.  As in the Page Down key.

64. At the moment: NOW.

65. Sault __ Marie: STE.  Sault Ste. Marie is a city on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is on the US-Canada border.

Here's the Grid:

I'll be taking a brief hiatus for travel (business mixed with fun), but you will be left in good hands.

I'll leave you with a QOD:  The older I get, the more I understand that the only way to say valuable things is to loose your fear of being correct.  ~ Malcolm Gladwell (né Malcolm Timothy Gladwell; b. Sept. 3, 1963)


D4E4H said...

FIR in 28:44 min.

Good morning Cornerites.

Thank you Winston Emmons for this enjoyable Tuesday CW.

Thank you Hahtoolah for your exceptionally informative review.


desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Nice one, Winston. You couldn't miss the SO to Mme Defarge. Zipped right through this one on a Wite-Out-free morning. Hope the Florida contingent is well-hunkered as Dorian passes by. Thanx for the tour, Hahtoolah, and enjoy your European tour. (Those eaglets look like they could be Muppets.)

IMAC: At least twice as expensive as a PC. Mine lasted a little more than a year. That was my first (and last) Apple adventure.

USIA: Yes, Hahtoolah, my hand is up. Back in the '60s Edward R. Murrow was the USIA head. The agency was responsible for Voice of America among "other things."

Jinx in Norfolk said...

FIR, but erased stub for SEAT. Hand up for not knowing USIA. My guess it was our answer to Pravda. A CSO to C-Eh, Too.

Thought of Ray Stevens' The Streak (Don't look, Ethel!)

When I was a drinking man I always would spring for the chianti classico riserva to go with pasta.

Norfolk has an upscale art store called d'Art. Next door is a restaurant called d'Egg.

I'm a Neil Diamond fan, so wanted Forever in Blue Jeans.

Thanks to Winston for the fun puzzle. My favorite was "rover's territory" for MARS. And thanks to Hahtoolah for the visual tour. Stay safe in your travels.

Lemonade714 said...

We have had wind and rain, but nothing dramatic yet from Dorian. The path continues to be moving so slowly, we are not yet 100% clear.

A nice puzzle with nothing too difficult, though I always have trouble remembering SISAL. It did bring back some nice memories when my oldest son spent his summers on archaeologic digs in Tuscany. He was housed in lodging on the edge of a vineyard and learned to appreciate CHIANTI. He taught me to look for the purple band on the neck of the bottle but did not explain everything that is in this ARTICLE ON CHIANTI.

Safe travels Susan and thank you and Winston for this distraction from the storm.

Flossy Bobbit said...

Excellent write up Hahtoolah.

You hinted at this song so maybe some will enjoy it. Lol Probably not but you asked for it.

DEVO was named for the de-evolution of man. Which the band witnessed while students at Kent State University in Akron, OH.

Ok, maybe I shouldn't link Jocko Homo or Secret Agent Man. But maybe some will appreciate a different version of this Rolling Stones classic.

Satiafaction(I cant get no)

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

Another well-hidden theme and surprise reveal, much to my delight. I guess I've heard of USIA but not often enough to come up with it w/o perps. Ditto for Devo. Stamp was slow in coming to light and Triers sort of grated a little. I second Jinx's favorite C/A with Rover's territory=Mars. I loved the "Osome" string of Devo, Gyro, Tojo, Vino, Taro, and Kilo. Super CSO to our own Madame Defarge.

Thanks, Winston, for a fun Tuesday and thanks, Hatoolah, for another block-buster review. Enjoy your travels.

Have a great day.

inanehiker said...

Breezed through this except the Florida corner which really slowed me up especially the Forever STAMP, waiting for AVER vs AVOW, and not getting the football theme with END RUN.

Off I go -
but great blog Susan and puzzle Winston!
News reports says Dorian is sitting off shore, but that was in the paper - a lot can happen overnight - prayers for those where it is headed!

SwampCat said...

I had trouble getting started on this one. Early clues seemed hard for Tuesday. Once I got into it, no problem. Thanks Winston for the workout.

Hahtoolah, great write up as usual! Loved the pictures.

TOJO was an interesting character. General, yes, but manipulative politician also. He served as Prime Minister of Japan during WWII and was responsible for extending the war long after the Emperor would have surrendered.

Stay safe Floridians!

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

Only unknown was chillax but perps were kind. So, no problems with the solve. Neat reveal and theme as others have said. CSO to our MADAME D.
SISAL - Component of baler twine.
NEWSPRINT - Grew up watching small freighters transit the Hudson-Champlain canal delivering Canadian NEWSPRINT to the NYC market. They were Quebeçois and travelled with their families. Vessels were small enough to fit through the Que. Richeiieu (river) locks near Sorel (no relation to SORRELS :-)) which were smaller than those in the NYS section.

Nice expo, Hahtoolah.

CanadianEh! said...

Terrific Tuesday. Thanks for the fun, Winston and Hahtoolah (have a great trip!).
I worked through this CW in my newspaper and FIRed in good Tuesday time (even though my newspaper does not give me a time and score).
I saw the END RUNs (and the CSO to our MADAME D).

Unknowns filled in with perps - OMAR (glad it was his first name and not his surname that was required), TOJO, USIA, DEVO.
It took a moment to parse A STUDENT. Fun misdirection with MARS.
I wanted Narc before KILO, and had to change my spelling from Sisel to SISAL, and ALA to ABA (Bar not Law).
Of course, the CW favourite AVER or Avow (I chose correctly).
Almost a Natick with the cross of "scrolling key" and "Chillax", but an alphabet run gave me the G in VEG and PGDN (I always use the arrows, but should become familiar with that key).

TRIERS is what C.C. calls "gluey fill". Meh! (I see IM was not impressed either.)
I understand that "lines of lightning" are STREAKS, but how does "or lightening" fit?? OK, maybe streaks in the hair could be called lightening. (Another salon offering.)

Canada calls them PERManent stamps not Forever STAMPs.
There is also a Sault STE Marie across the border in Ontario. (Bigger lock than on the Richelieu River, Spitzboov. LOL re Sorel-SORREL!)
Thanks to Hahtoolah for the info on the Halifax explosion. I remember reading the Hugh MacLennan novel, Barometer Rising, based on that time and location.

We discussed TWINS, Jacob and Esau, yesterday.
We hope that young Canadian tennis player, Bianca Andreescu, will advance from the US Open quarter-finals, SLATED for Wednesday, to the SEMIS.

Wishing you all a good, safe day.

Jerome Gunderson said...

Nova Scotia... Latin for New Scotland.

Anonymous said...

21D - barstool- is what davy crockett found in the woods


FLN Yes, Jinx, I'm in AZ. Alas, The Satisfied Frog is no longer. Building owner foreclosed on Crazy Ed in 2008.

Misty said...

Nice Tuesday puzzle, thanks, Winston. And as soon as I saw all the pictures, Susan, I knew it was you doing the commentary. Have a good trip--we'll miss you. Wonderful to start the top with MADAME Bovary and our Defarge. I too enjoyed the MARS rover clue, and interesting to see NIXON in a puzzle--he doesn't appear often, does he? I got TRIERS without any trouble, but don't think I've ever heard that word in my life. TOJO and DEVO were new to me too. But lots of fun, thanks again, Winston.

Have a good day, everybody.

Domenick DiPasquale said...

Mr. Emmons:

As a retired officer with the U.S. Information Agency, I was of course very glad to see clue #42 across: "former govt. agency devoted to public diplomacy" -- USIA, of course. I am wondering if you might be able to say how you came up with this clue, i.e., your familiarity with an agency that has not existed for 20 years. The reason I ask is that I contribute to a newsletter published by the Public Diplomacy Association of America (PDAA -- an association of public diplomacy professionals, most of whom were connected with USIA)and think this might make for an interesting little sidebar piece. You can reach me via E-mail at (I know, I watched too many episodes of "Lost").

Since as I understand it you live in Florida, here's hoping you stay safe as Dorian approaches.

Anonymous T said...

Hi All!

A near miss at TOJO, OBJET D'ART, SORRELS, and SISAL but I WAG'd it out in the end. I had a 'C' in block 45 (down was cRASHED) but I OBJEc'd that spelling...

Thanks Winston for the EXCELent Tuesday puzzle and Hahtoolah for a most RAD review. //really?, going to Italy now? DW and I are going on the 25th - we will just miss each other.

ESPs: That horse, the General, the fiber -- all required leaps of faith. I inked USIA thinking USAID but I didn't have the space for the D and, um, dyslexia. Untie!

Fav: WEES - MARS Rover is a cute c/a.

C,Eh! & IM - I had the same nose-wrinkle at TRIERS.

{} What do you know about OKL WC?

FLN - Lucina/ WC - from what little I've read, dereliction of duty charges may await some. Regardless, 'tis tragic as are the shootings in Odessa / Midland [where our company has a large presence - see: FLN Fracking] over the weekend. And, of course, Dorian - y'all stay safe.

@7:35 - DEVO on Mick's take re: Satisfaction

I cannot not link REM's ORANGE CRUSH [Live 4:01]

And now, just for Hahtoolah - Forever Young [Live/likely lip-sync'd 4:53] Take that Jinx's Neil Diamond! :-)

Caption for Hahtoolah's Penguin / ORCA pic: "I never liked Bob anyway."
//looks to me like Bob was pushed :-)

Cheers, -T

Tinbeni said...

Hahtoolah: Wonderful, informative write-up. Good job !!!

That wind on the East Coast of FLA were the "Sighs of Relief" from those of us on the West Coast.

Lemon, I hope "You and Yours" are Safe.

A "Toast-to-ALL" at Sunset.


Unknown said...

My first time reading comments. So glad to know back meanings, such as 'Devo'. The array of wit, kindness, and intelligence in those who reply, as well as the creators for in depth illustrations, renews my faith in people. I'm heading towards 80, a former teacher... no moniker. Thanks, all. Margaret

AnonymousPVX said...

Not much to complain about in this Tuesday grid.

And no markovers today.

Stay east Mr. Dorian. Keep going.

See you tomorrow.

Anonymous T said...

Welcome Margaret.

Here at The Corner, you will find The Cornerites are a lovely group of people who not only love crosswords/word-play/history, but who are also a bunch of learning and sharing (sometimes, TMI!) folk. Then there's CrossEyedDave - he's a card. //we love you CED!

The other enDEARing Corner-quality is that we E-Motionally care for each other as some struggle with what age has wrought.

Here's hoping you will stay and play! -T

Lucina said...


Thank you, Winston Emmons for a great grid and Susan for a brilliant review! Safe travels to you.

MADAME Defarge, what a lovely CSO to you along with a recollection of Mme. Bovary. I liked the reference to OMAR Khayyam, too.

No, I did not know USIA but helpful perps accommodated. Tzatziki sauce is unknown to me as well, but GYRO emerged for it.

I recently bought some forever STAMPs commemorating Marvin Gaye, the Prince of Soul.

Chillax is also unfamiliar to me but again, perps gave me VEG.

IBERIA is one of my favorite places to visit and I've been there three times absorbing the culture.

Have a sensational day, everyone and stay safe from Dorian all who are in its path!

Lucina said...

Welcome! That is also the name of one of my sisters so you are familiar to me already by your name.

Many of us on this Blog are also retired teachers and in your age range.

Jayce said...

I liked this puzzle. I learned the Rover roved MARS, not the MOON. I raise my hand as one who has heard of the USIA. I also like Neil Diamond's Reverend Blue Jeans. Be well, all.

Jinx in Norfolk said...

-T, I'll see your Forever Young and mention FLN that the only Monte Python album I've ever owned had three sides. The A side played normally, but the other side played one of two tracks, selected randomly by where the stylus dropped. Matching Tie and Handkerchief, IIRC. I used to have a lot of vinyl, but gave, sold or trashed it all as CDs took over the market.

desper-otto said...

Jayce, Reverend Blue Jeans -- funny.

Prairie Woman said...

Good afternoon all!

This was a fun puzzle. Thank you Mr. Emmons and Hahtoolah.
I chuckled at Triers because our family has made it one of our family “memory” words. When our second granddaughter was about six, she was a very picky eater; her favorites were cottage cheese, chocolate ice cream, and cinnamon pop tarts which she would eat without complaint. Then, all at once she expanded her menu items to seafood, barbecue, and sushi. If someone commented on her new choices, she announced “because I’m a Tryer!” Subsequently, with the remaining grandchildren everyone has been urged to be a “tryer.”

CrossEyedDave said...

Well, I got whole puzzle. But can't claim victory because
A) never got the theme, (I was looking at 3 letters, not four.)
2) I had help (sort of...)

iPad b/4 iMac

Sisal crossing usia was a total WAG...

& end run is double 3 lettters, way ta clue a four letter theme!

Anywho, I had two teeth removed today.
(Sorry Margaret, Anon-T is right about me. TMI)
To take my mind off, I had 3 nurses helping me do the crossword while I was
"In the chair."
( actually, i think they were placating me, terrible crossword solvers...)
We got stuck on " whip it band", and in walks the Oral Surgeon & when asked
Immediately comes out with "Devo."
(@#$&* know it all...)

Anywho, who,
I don't want to run on endlessly (pun intended)
& will be back later with
Links when I can get to my PC
(Thumbs to big for iPad)
But aside from having teeth pulled (no big deal...)
They prescribed anti bots which means no beer...
(help! The6 a re killing me!)

Anonymous T said...

Prairie Woman - that is so cute! Our Girls always "try" something too. Sure, Eldest still can't stand eggs [that's on me - I fed DW a DOZEN a week when she was gestating said fetus] and Youngest still wont touch black olives (but she TRIEs 'em every other year to see if "her tastes have changed"). No one is yet keen on Anchovies, so I'm still alone in that corner.

OK Folks - Jinx does not lie to you: Python's record is a "3-sided" platter [grab a cocktail; the mirth prattles on].

With USIA in the puzzle, I really should have linked REM's Radio Free Europe.
//Back to you Jinx :-)
//Or, hell, D-O, You were the DJ... what got you?

Cheers, -T

Ol' Man Keith said...

I hope Mr. Gladwell meant to say, "...fear of being incorrect." But then, he is known for being an outlier, is he not?

I was a kid during the War, but remember how we all sure hated TOJO. I once played with a matchbook that had a grotesque cartoon of the man, with yellow skin and buck teeth and goggle eyeglasses. He was bent over so you could strike the matches--shaped like little bombs--on his butt.
(It was of course too soon for any to look like an A-Bomb.)
TOJO was convicted of war crimes and hanged three years after the fall of Japan.

♪"Are We Not Men?"♪♬ ~
Yes, this is all I can remember of DEVO, and I'm amazed I remember this much. Maybe one of my sons played them.
Was it music? Or chanting?
Only one today--in the obvious place. It offers an impressive anagram of the latest Wonder-Batter to come out of the Japanese NPB.
Who will get his American contract? The Dodgers, Yankees, or 'Stros?
Here he comes now, folks, steppin' up to the plate! It's the great...

Lucina said...

I have been thinking about what you said yesterday, "have a great beginning of Fall" and how I reacted because it's still blazing hot here and will continue until well into October. I don't know if you took it personally as I certainly did not mean it that way. I'm just tired of summer!

Anyway, you are usually such a sweet and cheerful contributor on your posts but today I noted a somber tone. I'm sorry, my friend, if it was because of anything I said or if something is going on your life, I'm sorry for you, also. Be of good cheer if you can. I miss that in you!

Wilbur Charles said...

Nero Wolfe was a Montenegrin

I see the city of TRIER does not have the S since it's in Germany. From wiki:
"Trier formerly known in English as Treves and Triers..". So we were subjected to the arcane TRIERS. I of course had TRYERS and never checked the perps
Nor did I catch onto PGDN/VEG . I rarely use a computer.*

-T, our esteemed bard made a return to the Jumble today and even CSO'ed Moi. He hasn't lost a step talent-wise

I wonder what Tin is going to do with that cache of Scotch? Chuckle.

Yep, CED is a card all right. Btw, I had two pulled a while back, c FLN re. Vicodin


** Okay, that's lame. How about in a big hurry, got careless
I was solving outside at Wawa in a gale, accompanied by grackles after my corn muffin

Husker Gary said...

-Ya wanna hear why I’m so late posting? Nah, I didn’t think so.
-I could only find an ink pen and so I did Winston’s great puzzle in that mode w/o error. Whew!
-A Netflix documentary I am in the middle of just showed Hitler’s planes airlifting Franco’s forces across the Gibraltar Strait to the IBERIAN Peninsula.
-“Much to my surprise” is a line from a song or poem but I can’t drag it out of my memory box
-During my last haircut, the beautician at the next station was creating hair STREAKS with aluminum foil
-I had CHIANTI only once and I waited an hour before driving home
-I HATE saving seats for anyone in a busy venue!
-TOJO was hanged for his heinous crimes
-Fun write-up, Susan and I liked the deliberate misuse of loose/lose in the QOD about being correct!

SwampCat said...

Several of you, OMK first, mentioned that TOJO was hanged. Thanks! I couldn’t figure out a way to say that didn’t sound like a gotcha! So there! Etc. There were many cartoons of TOJO as a yellow, slanty eyed, buck toothed maniac. Lest you think we were insensitive you should check out Japanese cartoons of Churchill and Roosevelt!

Misty said...

My dear Lucina, I actually appreciated your reminding me yesterday what hot weather parts of the country were experiencing, and it never occurred to me to take offense. I always enjoy your comments, yesterday and today just like always. I thought my posting was actually pretty cheery this morning with no down side at all. But thank you so much for caring--it moves me and makes me appreciate you even more.

Jinx in Norfolk said...

HG, the nearest thing my excuse for a memory can come up with is Chicago's Baby What a Big Surprise:

Yesterday it seemed to me
My life was nothing more than wasted time
But here today you've softly changed my mind
Baby, what a big surprise
Right before my very eyes, oh, oh
Oh, woah, oh, oh

Ed Fitz said...

Well there was this song by Gordon Lightfoot but I dont think it is all that memorable.

Much To My Surprise

CrossEyedDave said...

end run?

Husker Gary said...

Thanks Ed, that's gotta be it!

Anonymous T said...

OMK - LOL DR. OSuna needed Springer's NINJA AT BAT last night to save a blown save //see: Astros 3 Brewskies 2 in 10
And yes, Gladwell is an Outlier :-)

WC - thanks for the update on OKL. Owen, GodSpeed brother.

CED - I wasn't saying you were an Outlier nor TMI, just a Cornerite with a wicked sense of humour. //Don't lay a finger on that Butter Finger! (how do you find this gold?)

Jinx - I'm gong to thank you for Chicago b/c I really needed this that I found looking for your / HG's song. A little America and I'm straight again. //Here's some TMI - I had a major anxiety attack and have been askew all day.

Lucina - I was going to say "I don't think it was Misty" that ding'd you on Autumn - IIRC, it was anon Snark that got, em, Snarky about when Fall starts.

Cheers, -T

Abejo said...

Good Wednesday morning, folks. Thank you, Winston Emmons, for a fine puzzle. Thank you, Hahtoolah, for a fine review.

Madame DeFarge, nice CSO to you. Great photo, except for that goofball next tp you.

Puzzle went easily. Did most of it on the train as I headed to and from Des Plaines.

Watched the end of the Cubs game last night. They beat Seattle, again.

RUNG reminded me of where I spent much of my working life, on a ladder.

Off to my day.

See you on Thursday.


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