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Oct 15, 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, Michael A. Macdonald

FLASH in the Pan.  The word Flash can be proceed the first word of each theme answer to give us a new concept.

20-Across. "Hell's Kitchen" chef: GORDON RAMSAY.  As in Flash Gordon.  Flash Gordon is a science fiction comic strip hero who first appeared in 1934.


Gordon Ramsay (né Gordon James Ramsay; b. Nov. 8, 1966) is a British chef, restaurateur and food critic.

31-Across. Risky low-lying area to build on: FLOOD ZONE.  As in Flash Flood.  These two terms are close, but not the same.  The National Weather Service defines a Flash Flood as flood caused by heavy or excessive rain in a short period of time, generally less than 6 hours, whereas a Flood Zone is an area that is prone to flooding for a longer period of time.

 
This event was neither a Flash Flood, nor did it occur in a Flood Zone.

48-Across. Not someone an amateur should play poker with: CARD SHARK.  As in Flash Card.  We all probably had Flash Cards when in school to help learn vocabulary, math problems, or other information.  Typically, a flash card has a question on one side and the answer on the other.



And the unifier:
55-Across. Narrative device that peeks at the future ... and a hint to the start of 20-, 31-, and 48-Across: FLASH FORWARD.


Across:
1. Bloke: CHAP.

5. Tie, in chess: DRAW.


9. Rival of Elle: VOGUE.  Both Elle and Vogue are fashion magazines.


14. Punjabi prince: RAJA.  A crossword staple.

15. Personal energy field, some say: AURA.


16. Black key wood, traditionally: EBONY.  Did you ever wonder why piano keys were in black and white?

17. Banned apple spray: ALAR.  Which crosses with 3-Down:  Cracked open, say: AJAR.  When is a door not a door?

18. Electric fan noise: WHIR.
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9. Fix, as a loose shoelace knot: RETIE.


23. Special or covert strategies: OPs.  As in Special Operations or Covert Operations.

24. Trucker's unit: TON.

25. Owns: HAS.   //  And 11-Down: Obtained: GOT.

28. Lorelei's river: RHINE.  According to legend, Lorelei was a beautiful young German maiden who would sing enchanting songs while sitting on this huge rock on the banks of the Rhine River.  When the boatmen heard her singing, they would become so enrapt, that they would forget where they were, causing their boats to crash into the rock and they would drown.  The legend became famous after Heinrich Heine wrote this poem, which you can read in both English and German.  The Lorelei is actually a large rock formation in the curve of the Rhine River, and there have historically been a lot of boat crashes at the site.


34. Long, long time: EON.  Another crossword staple.

35. Post-WWI art movement: DADA.  Everything you wanted to know about the DADA Art Movement, but were afraid to ask.  Marcel Duchamp (1887 ~ 1968) is an artist who is closely associated with the Dada movement.


37. Affixed with a hammer: NAILED.

38. Unknown Doe: JOHN.  John or Jane?  Wait for the perps.

40. "Gymnopédies" composer: SATIE. Erik Satie (May 17, 1866 ~ July 1, 1925) makes frequent guest appearances in the crossword puzzles.


42. High-grade cotton: PIMA.   Not to be confused with 50-Across: Adidas alternatives: PUMAs.

43. Barely make, as a living: EKE OUT.

45. Boots the ball: ERRS.

47. Serious no-no: SIN.

52. Everyday article: THE.

53. Second-tallest living bird: EMU.  These large birds make frequent guest appearances in the crossword puzzles.

54. Burger holder: BUN.

61. Camper's craft: CANOE.

64. "English breakfast" drinks: TEAS.  Everything you wanted to know about English Breakfast Tea, but were afraid to ask.

65. Bear's warning: ROAR.
66. Assumed name: ALIAS.

67. Colored eye part: IRIS.

68. Prefix for objectors: ANTI-.  As in Antidisestablishmentarianism.

69. Where to get dates: PALMS.  Cute clue!


70. __ a one: none: NARY. 71. Barely a sound: PEEP.

Down:
1. Rugged cliff: CRAG.

2. Angelic ring: HALO.

4. Formal forgiveness: PARDON.


5. Occurs to, with "on": DAWNS.

6. German coal valley: RUHR.

7. La Scala number: ARIA.  It may not have been recorded at La Scala, Milan's opera house, but it is an ARIA from Carmen, one of my favorite operas.

 

8. Become fond of: WARM TO.

9. Porch with a roof, usually: VERANDA.


10. Give heed to: OBEY.

12. Institute of higher learning, to Brits: UNI.

13. Look at intently: EYE.
21. Opinion piece: OP-ED.  I learned from doing the crosswords that OP-ED means "Opposite the Editorial Page in a newspaper, and that it expresses the opinion of the author who is not generally affiliated with the paper's editorial board.  Here are some Tips on writing an Op-Ed piece.

22. Oklahoma athlete: SOONER.  The word "sooner"became associated with Oklahoma shortly after the Land Run of 1889 to people who entered what became the State of Oklahoma before the official date designated in the Indian Appropriation Act of March 2, 1889.

25. "Total patient" philosophy: HOLISM.

26. Low-hemoglobin condition: ANEMIA.

27. Many taxis: SEDANS.
28. Not accept: REJECT.

29. Pipe smoked in trendy bars: HOOKAH.  Since it's the 2nd day of Sukkot, this clue is rather timely.  Actually, the only time I have actually seen a Hookah in a Sukkah is on a UNI campus.  It's just funny because it rhymes.


30. "Where are you?" response from a nearby room: IN HERE!

31. Govt. regulator of dietary supplements: FDA.  As in the Food and Drug Administration.
32. "I don't have time right now": LATER.

33. Nada: ZIP.

36. Inhaler user's malady: ASTHMA.

39. Nonverbal okay: NOD.

41. Really bug: IRK.
44. Having no purpose: USELESS.


46. Cowboy boot attachment: SPUR.

49. "Keep __ Weird": Texas city slogan: AUSTIN.  This slogan was adopted in 2000 by the Austin Independent Business Alliance to promote small businesses in Austin, Texas.  You can read more about the weirdness of the city.

51. Open for Christmas: UNWRAP.  Fun clue.

54. Everycow: BOSSY.  I always heard cows called Bessie, however, there is apparently a tradition of calling cows Bossie.

55. Whitecap formation: FOAM.


56. Olympian queen: HERA.  It's Greek to me.

57. Okay, but not great: FAIR.

58. Great: A-ONE.

59. Part of APR: RATE.  As in the Annual Percentage Rate.

60. Plumbing problem: DRIP.


61. Upper limit: CAP.

62. Phrase on a menu: À LA.  Think of Chicken à la King.


63. Nada: NIL.


Here's the Grid:

QOD:  Facing the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.  ~  John Kenneth Galbraith (Oct. 15, 1908 ~ Apr. 29, 2006), Canadian-born economist

45 comments:

OwenKL said...

FLASH GORDON, Dale, and Zarkov, too,
Facing Ming the Merciless, what to do?
Flash will save the day!
Ming will run away!
Dale and Doctor Z. will pitch some woo!
(That's not in the comics, but it's true!)

When the path to learning seems too dark,
FLASH CARDS may help you reach your mark!
But if you're graded on a curve,
It could be skewed to swerve
By the evil machinations of a CARD SHARK!

If you're driving in rain LATE at night
A FLASH FLOOD would surely give a fright!
But the driver's bane
Could be a camera's gain
Photographers can USE a flash-flood-light!

{A-, B+, B.}

Jinx in Norfolk said...

FIR but erased cosmo for VOGUE. Man card intact. Also erased Deco for DADA. Art ignorance intact.

I wanted "Larry" for second-tallest living bird, and wondered who is taller.

Still love the lyrics "From the mountains, to the prairies,To the oceans white with FOAM, God bless America, My home sweet home."

FLN, thanks for the caution, WC. I hate to take disassembled things to a shop, but that doesn't stop me from trying to fix things that are beyond my ability. Kinda like me doing a Saturday crossword.

Thanks to Michael Macdonald for the fun, Tuesday-easy puzzle. I also liked the vocal work on Peg. and thanks to Hahtoolah for the great visual review. Cute.

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Apparently, your admonition worked, Jinx. Nope, didn't get the theme. Didn't even come close. After the reveal, I thought maybe GORDON RAMSAY was a flash in the pan. Nope. Cute that you found an issue of Vogue with Elle on it, Hahtoolah. I don't recognize Michael Macdonald's name. Is he a new constructor, or am I simply forgetful? At any rate, thanx for the outing, Michael and for the tour, Hahtoolah. (I've often heard a cow called Bossy, never Bessie. "Come, Boss...")

FLOOD ZONE: A portion of our little town is in a flood plain, but during tropical storm Imelda several homes outside the zone flooded. Came close at our house, but we stayed dry. Folks across the street, who'd just moved in two weeks earlier, got wet.

SATIE: One of my favorite composers. I really like Jacques Loussier's jazzy interpretation. His jazzy Bach is good, too: Play Bach, The Brandenburgs, and Goldberg Variations.

TTP said...


Good morning.

Nice debut, Michael Macdonald. Keep 'em coming !

Also enjoyed the review, Hahtoolah.

That looks like one of those Viking River Cruise ships on the Rhine, rounding the Lorelei. In fact, I think I see Dudley and his wife on it. They did that cruise a few years ago, starting in the twin cities of Buda and Pest on the Danube.

John E said...

I don't understand the word "everycow." Is there a word everydog, everycat, everyhorse? Can someone please make it clearer? Thanks.

Oas said...

Great morning all.
Thanks Michael for a fine Tuesday puzle and Hahtoola for a fun review .
FIR in good time. Coffee still warm.:-)
It’s nice to have the current LA TIMES CROSSWORD back in one of our local papers.
For the past week the crosswords posted didn’t match up with the ones on the corner.
My favorite clue today was Formal Forgiveness.
I need to appear in traffic court and am thinking of asking for a PARDON on a speeding ticket.
A beautiful day shaping up after a mucky weekend .
Fall colors are extra bright this year it seems.
Take care
As always Oas

TTP said...



John E, it's a play on Everyman.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everyman

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

This was an easy, breezy solve once perps kicked in on Satie (an old standby) and Holism (a new entry.) Liked the duos of Pima and Puma(s), Aura and Aria, and Nil ~ Zip with their clecho clue of Nada. CSO to Abejo at Teas (English breakfast). The theme was well hidden giving way to an Aha reveal. Gordon Ramsay is not one of my favorite celebrity chefs. OTOH, though, Jacques Pépin is a joy to watch and listen to. He and Julia Child were a charismatic culinary couple.

Thanks, Michael, for a Tuesday treat and thanks, Hatoolah, for a visual and aural extravaganza. Carmen is a favorite of mine, also, along with La Boheme, La Traviata, Madame Butterfy, to name a few. I also found the article on piano keys informative.

FLN

Dave 2, you seem to have altered the time of your posts from early morning until later at night. Is this because you now solve with Carol? Glad you're have someone to share in your daily pastime.

Have a great day.

John E said...

TTP, Thanks.

Lucina said...

Hola!

Thanks to Michael A. Macdonald and Hahtoolah for Tuesday's fun fest!

I got the theme! Quite a few write overs, though. HOLIST then HOLISM, RAMSEY/RAMSAY, BESSY/BOSSY, NIL/ZIP (NIL came later), LEAK/DRIP.

I liked the clue for PALMS.

Oh, no! Is it time to think of UNWRAP already? I REJECT the notion!

Have a spectacular day, everyone! I'm thinking of and praying for Dennis.

Kenny Loggins said...

Great puzzle today Mr. McDonald. And please, fellow cornerites, let's get the constructor's name's spelling correct. I remember a scene from "A River Runs Through It' where the patriarch laments his son changing the spelling of "Mac" to "Mc" thus reducing the families' heritage to "lowland Scots". Lol. I'm sure that pride goes both ways!

And thanks to Hahtoolah for another superb summary. You included many great musical links. Thank you for that. But, may i add one more?

Here's a NOD to our constructor for the day...

1980 Song and Record of the year

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

Nice whimsical intro from Hahtoolah today. Fun to read.

No problems with the solve. Questioned why I had two NIL's but knew THE cotton had to be PIMA. So, changed it to ZIP, got FLOOD ZONE and it was done.
EMU - One of your ratites. Liberty seems to like its sales pitch.
BOSSY - Learnt late in life that BOS came from the Latin as Hahtoolah linked. We sometimes would say "BOSSY' to one of our cows, but they mostly had individual names.

Jerome Gunderson said...

Highly unusual- AJAR crossing RAJA. Each spelled backwards becomes the other.

SwampCat said...

Thanks Michael for this fun frolic. And welcome , if this is your debut. I really really appreciate clueing ALA as a menu phrase instead of that nasty Southern school that thinks it’s so great. (Okay. They’re number one but just wait til LSU gets through with them! HA)

Hahtoolah loved the tour, especially the piano keys article. I was tortured as s child with piano lessons but not much stuck. I did remember Ivory and Ebony as key material.

And I guess I liked the picture of Louisiana flooding but it brought back many unpleasant memories.

IM, I don’t understand GORDON RAMSAY’s appeal. Not my cup of tea.

I was puzzled by that ROARing bear at 65A. I thought lions ROARed and bears growled. At least that’s the way I remember it from Brown Bear .

Owen..... too much! I’m still laughing!

SwampCat said...

Oops, I remembered too late Brown Bear saw other animals. It was White Bear who heard them. Children’s literature is too complicated!

Yellowrocks said...

I wondered what would tie today's fill together. The reveal was interesting. Hahtoolah,as always, thanks for the great info, images and tunes.
I lived in rural areas until I went off to college. We didn't live on a farm, but when I visited a friend we would collect the cows at milking time. I don't remember hearing, "Come Bossy," but yet it seems I have always known that cows are called Bossy. Later I learned that Bossy came from bos for cow.
I love Die Lorelei, lovely folk song. RHINE started it playing in my head.
On the streets in Jerusalem we passed many hookah bars with the front side open to the street. Interesting array of hookahs for customers to use. We didn't go in.
Next is my purging spree is the garage. David will come to help me tomorrow. Some items I keep, some I throw in the trash. The hardest for me is to decide where to donate the rest.
Well, recess is over, back to purging.

Husker Gary said...

Musings
-The competitive cooking shows with hypercritical judges leave me cold
-20% of our town is in a FLOOD ZONE and people keep getting flooded out and rebuilding on their own dime
-I posted electronic FLASH CARDS at Quia.com for my kids and it made test scores rise
-Back To The Future II is a FLASH FORWARD and my least favorite of the trilogy
-Me too D-O. Using the Vogue with Elle on its cover? Very clever, Susan!
-My wife and daughters need the WHIR of a fan to get to sleep
-The My Pillow guy brags about manufacturing in America but chose Egyptian cotton for his sheets instead of American-grown PIMA cotton
-The EMU is in some insurance ad but I don’t remember/care which one it is
-She allowed him to kiss her on her VERANDA!
-I escaped the ASTHMA gene my dad carried but Joann got the ANEMIA one from her Greek dad

Yellowrocks said...

HG said, -She allowed him to kiss her on her VERANDA!

And then they interdigitated!

Misty said...

Delightful Tuesday puzzle--many thanks, Michael. I breezed right through this one, with just a bit of work to get the VOGUE/VERANDA crossing. Don't watch cooking shows, but perps gave me GORDON RAMSAY without any problem. DADA and SATIE gave us a bit of art and music in the middle, and it was nice to get games with chess and poker. Great variety of clues, throughout, and of course, the FLASH solution was fun. And Jerome, thanks for pointing out the AJAR/RAJA crossing. But like others, I found PALMS to have the wittiest clue since, of course, it had me thinking of going out on dates and not fruit. So again, many thanks, Michael. And Hahtoolah, you get an A+ for your terrific write-up and pictures today. I loved the picture of VOGUE with ELLE FANNING on the cover. Neat AURA diagram, and nice LORELEI story. Thank you too for all this.

Fun poems, Owen.

Have a great day, everybody.

CrossEyedDave said...

EveryCow? Part One

Flash Forward...

EveryCow Part Two

Lucina said...

In my newspaper Macdonald is spelled exactly like that. Perhaps Michael should take it up with them.

SwampCat said...

Has anyone been following the collapse of the18 storey Hard Rock Hotel in downtown New Orleans? It was under construction and just pancaked.. scary situation.

Doc Brown said...

Lucina, then perhaps we at the Corner have it spelled incorrectly?

Ooops! I see now that the heading on my page has it spelled Macdonald. Earlier it was typed as McDonald. Odd. I wonder now if both are incorrect and it should be MacDonald?

Great Scot!

Anonymous said...

Lucina, I just think if someone takes their time to construct a puzzle with little financial reward, the least we can do is to get their name spelled correctly.

Anonymous T said...

Y'all - I think Kenny Loggins @8:41 was making a joke* re: our constructor's name being so close to a former Doobie Brother - see: Loggins and Michael McDonald.

Back to work; Play later, -T
*unless I missed a blog ERR/edit

Big Easy said...

Well, I finished it in a FLASH today with no unknowns other than: RAMSEY or RAMSAY.

AURA & HALO- had to find other clues for those two other than each other. I don't think that either actually exist.

RHINE & RUHR- German Rivers
PIMA & PUMA- you can make shoes with either but I'd hate to try and skin a PUMA. Cotton doesn't fight back.

EMU- Liberty mutual character
DUCK- AFLAC's mascot
GECKO- Geico's spokeslizard
Who do Progressive & Allstate have? FLO & TROUBLE. Those insurance companies spent a lot of OUR money pushing some weird advertising strategies.


Swampcat- you had that 'nasty Southern school' & 'bear' in the same comment. I'm still waiting for the Tigers to break the that school's hex. Hopefully in a few weeks.


EBONY & Ivory-piano keys laid out on the MAJOR scale. If a piano were developed on a minor scale the black keys would be in other places. E# is F and B# is C. E & B for Fb & Cb-not seen too often.

Picard said...

Hahtoolah thank you for the much-illustrated writeup today.

I know few "celebrities" except through the puzzles. Celebrity chefs especially so. Only able to get GORDON because of the FLASH theme.

I am not familiar with the expression "Boots the ball" and Mr Google doesn't know it either. If it means to kick the ball, why does this relate to ERRS?

Here I was on a CRAG recently as I led a hike to our Lizard's Mouth rock formation.

If you are wondering why it is called Lizard's Mouth:

Here are the rest of my photos on that hike.

From yesterday: I have photos at JACKSON HOLE, but did not have time to dig them out. Perhaps another time.

So many terrible fires in California again now. But we have been fortunate to avoid them in this round.

SwampCat said...

Big E, good catch on Bear. I wonder if there are houndstooth bears?

Jayce said...

I enjoyed this puzzle and Hahtoolah's write-up.

It looks like that "nail" about to be hammered is totally screwed!


Husker Gary said...

Musings
-No subbing today and it’s way too windy for golfing or biking
-“Booting the ball” is a very common baseball term for making a fielding error. It originated where a bad fielding play consisted of a player literally kicking/booting the ball instead of catching it. Eventually it grew to mean any baseball fielding error.
-I have pounded many a screw when I was too lazy to drill a pilot hole. Once the screw was set, I then used the screw driver
¬-An odd way to present today’s puzzle but the SF Chronicle says Macdonald

Spitzboov said...

My paper said Macdonald.

Ol' Man Keith said...

I took the RHINE River cruise back in the early '80s. It was a leisurely way to spend a day. As we approached the Lorelei the crew put an old scratchy recording of the song, with Heine's lyrics, on the ship's PA system.
That was the only acknowledgment of the big rock.

Neat pzl today, with a nice, FLASH-y theme.

Owen ~ Thanks for the flash back to the FLASH GORDON serials, starring one of the squarest-jaws & quaintest-names among Hollywood's athlete/actors--Buster Crabbe!
~ OMK

Jinx in Norfolk said...

Greetings from beautiful New Bern, NC, the birthplace of Pepsi Cola. Used my jumper cables to start the big diesel from the house batteries.

I was trying to be coy with my reference to McDonald's work on Steely Dan's Aja album, but if I have to explain it it didn't work.

Ol' Man Keith said...

Jinx ~
Pepsi comes from NC?! I didn't know that. My favorite cola.
So that's why I detect that sweet 'n saucy suthin flavuh!
~ OMK

Michael A Macdonald said...

This is the constructor, Michael A. Macdonald. Loved my trip to Nova Scotia. MacDonald is most common name. Macdonald is well known variant. "Palms" was Rich's clue. I had Katie Perry song for "Roar," which I still prefer. This is my debut I LAT. Universal printed my first crossword ever last month. Rich has invited me to revise a second puzzle for possible publication, so maybe I'll be back soon.

CrossEyedDave said...

Flashback...

The year is 1963, I was 8 years old.

(Comic books were a big part of my life...)

In addition to Outer Limits, & other SciFi books,
this comic got me addicted to The Future Possibilities...

Magnus, The Robot Fighter.

Flash Forward:
DagNabIt! We still don't have flying cars...

Jinx in Norfolk said...

OMK, Yup, right here. This afternoon we drove by the drugstore where it was first formulated, then developed as a widely-distributed product. It is now a Pepsi museum. Good place to spend a couple of hours. Nearly all the restaurants in these parts carry Pepsi, not Coke.

Thanks for stopping by, Michael. I'm looking forward to future puzzles from you. I'll give up the Bee Gees and Steely Dan yuks (if I can remember - restraint is not exactly my long suit.)

Picard said...

Husker Gary thank you for the explanation about "Booting the ball". As I say, my Google search on the term turned up nothing, so I am not sure how common it is.

Here https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/boot was a dictionary example of the expression as an example of the meaning of the word "boot":

"She booted the ball down the field"

This obviously does not mean that she ERRS. I am sure you are correct, but I wonder if anyone else here has heard the expression?

Anonymous T said...

Hi All!

Congrats Michael on your LAT debut and thanks for popping into The Corner with some inside baseball (and putting your name's spelling theories to rest ;-)).

Thank you Hahtoolah for the wonderfully illustrated expo.

WOs: RAMSeY, HOOKAs, a RaoR-ing bear (oops. Untie!)
ESPs: SATIE, PIMA, RUHR, BOSSY - never heard of that.
Fav: 'Open for Christmas' had nothing to do with Chinese takeout.

{A, B, B+}

At last year's BlackHat in Vegas my buddy and I ate at RAMSAY's joint outside of Caesars. Overpriced is my verdict (and I don't mind paying for really good food).

Jinx - I missed your Peg reference @6:30a. Nice.

Jerome - nice catch on AJAR RAJA.

Picard - Booting the ball is a common baseball expression. You might need to watch a few games to hear it (fielding ERRs are not too common this time of year).

Speaking of - Astros take Game 3 [sorry, IM but this is war! :-)]

Cheers, -T

Wilbur Charles said...

I was thinking of lame (lamee). Which would have fit with Nada(NIL). 63d would have corrected that.
This seemed easier than Monday but I slowed down after a fast start.

For once I got the theme. Of course I'd already filled in all the FLASHes.

Yep, "Booted=ERRS is common baseball lingo as in "Buckner booted the ball"(1986WS). And…, yes I saw that lizard's mouth.

I had two VA appts at Bay Pines in St Pete. The only answer for my dizzy spells is meds. And lots of exercise.

I had the equivalent of an ASTHMA attack in OCS. On a forced march. I'd never mentioned it to the Marine Corps.

All ended well except when I started breathing normally I took up smoking. Mr S suggested it.

WC

PS. Been off the butts since '74. I saw $62.00 for a carton the other day. Whew.

D4E4H said...

Irish Missat 8:06 AM wrote

"Dave 2, you seem to have altered the time of your posts from early morning until later at night. Is this because you now solve with Carol? Glad you're have someone to share in your daily pastime."

Pre-Carol I would solve the CW just after midnight, and post when the Corner opened. Now we watch Jeopardy 730 - 800P and then solve together. We have a synergy that makes it fun.

She asked me to share how beautiful and intelligent she is.

Ðave

Anonymous T said...

D4 - I was wondering the same as IM and glad to know you've found a) a fellow solver and b) someone to have fun with. If she picked you as an x-word buddy, she is smart; if you picked her, she's beautiful :-)

WC - OK, no butts since '74. That's 4 years less than I've been on this planet. How? I mean, if they told you "smoking is not going to harm you" [and it wasn't a lie!], would you again? MIL said she'd smoke one a foot long (and she hasn't smoked in 8 years).

I still, about every four or five days, need a smoke to put my brain back into stasis. //and I didn't smoke at all for 14 days! while on vacation in Italy -- not that I didn't want one while watching all the locals lighting up, but I was OK (mentally) not draggin'.

Cheers, -T

CanadianEh! said...

Terrific Tuesday. Thanks for the fun, Michael ( congrats on your debut, and thanks for dropping by) and Hahtoolah.
I am very late to the party after a day spent cleaning up from the Thanksgiving company. (Ah, but the turkey soup aroma was wonderful!)

I actually did this CW this morning in good Tuesday time. I wondered what the theme could be until the Aha moment at the reveal clue. Clever.
Picard, I did not know how boots the ball meant ERRS either. I guess I have not watched our Blue Jays play enough, or perhaps it is those American announcers who use the term. (Probably the former)

D4. - happy you are enjoying life in your new location and meeting new friends. (AnonT: you are so smooth with your "if you picked her, she's beautiful"😀 But I would add " if you picked her, she's beautiful . . . and intelligent 😊)

Praying for Dennis.

Anonymous T said...

C, Eh! - I failed to give you a proper Happy Thanksgiving yesterday. Good to hear it all went well and you'll be supping on leftovers built into more yummies...

I was 1/2 joking w/ D4. DW's easy-on-the-EYEs appearance attracted me but it was her Smarts that kept me interested... I don't care how pretty a face is, if there is nothing behind the cheeks, I check out. //still not sure why she's stayed with me... That shoe will certainly drop one day, no?

D4 - Keep up with her but let her win a Jeopardy a once in a while ;-)

Cheers, -T

Misty said...

Congratulations, Dave--that's wonderful news! And watching Jeopardy together is surely a total pleasure!