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Nov 15, 2019

Friday, November 15, 2019 Joe Deeney

" What's My Line ? "


16. Clothes line?: HOW DO I LOOK ?

24. Tag line?: YOU'RE IT.

37. Border line?: PASSPORTS PLEASE.

46. Pick-up line?: WHERE TO ?

59. Defensive line?: I DIDN'T DO IT.

Joe constructed last Saturday's themeless.    If you aren't a Saturday solver, take a few moments to read Joe's comments.    Now, back to today...   A fairly easy Friday, don't you think ?   Let's call that a confidence builder.

Also, did you notice ?  Joe gave us a pangram !

Across:

1. River past the Museo Galileo: ARNO.

5. Wipe out: ERASE.

10. "Antiques Roadshow" airer: PBS.    I like how they show old clips from earlier seasons, updated with the currently appraised values. 

13. Half of rock's '60s "it" couple, per Time: CHER.   The other half would be Sonny.

14. "I've got this": LET ME.    Martin "Marty" Crane was the pragmatic and salt-of-the-earth father to psychiatrist sons Frasier and Niles Crane on the sitcom Frasier.

In the episode, "A Tsar is Born" they take a clock to the Antiques Roadshow and learn of its history.

15. Chipotle serving, casually: GUAC.   Eat This, Not That - Worst Chipotle Menu

18. Approximately: OR SO.

19. County bordering London: ESSEX.    British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is from Essex.

20. Ingredient in arròs negre, a squid-and-rice dish: INK.   Never saw the clue.

21. Pursuit: QUEST.   Do you recall Jonny Quest

22. Solidified: FROZE.

26. Able-bodied: HALE.

28. Green of "Casino Royale": EVA.    The first of the Daniel Craig Bond movies.

30. Iraq War danger: Abbr.: IED.   Improvised Explosive Device.

31. "The Wire" antihero __ Little: OMAR.   No idea.   Wikipedia tells me The Wire is an American crime drama television series broadcast by the cable network HBO.

32. Think back to: RECALL.

34. Gym surface: MAT.   I wanted a wood at first.  Oak or Ash.

40. Vague ending: ISH.

41. Bilingual Muppet: ROSITA.  No idea, but the perps helped.

42. MD's diagnostic tools: MRIs.  Magnetic Resonance Imagings

43. Big bird: EMU.   More from Sesame Street.   This Big Bird is an oversized canary.

44. Relative of Da and De: VON.    Surname prepositions.  e.g. Oscar de la Renta.  Or,   El ingenioso hidalgo don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes.   Or the von Trapp family from the Sound of Music.  Da is Portuguese, often seen in names such as da Silva, da Costa, da Bears etc.

45. Leaning: BIAS.

50. Rte. with a Lake Michigan ferry crossing: U.S. TEN.   U.S. 10.    The S.S. Badger
 



52. Times New __: ROMAN.

53. Health care provider: Abbr.: LPN.   Licensed Practical Nurse

55. "Set Fire to the Rain" singer: ADELE.

58. Beyond regulation play, briefly: IN OT   In Overtime.

61. WWII Axis general: TOJO.

62. Kansas Army fort: RILEY.   Home of the Big Red One.    The 1st Infantry Divison.   The 1st Infantry Division Museum is at Cantigny Park in nearby Wheaton, Illinois.  

63. Slaughter on the diamond: ENOS.

64. Asian honorific: SRI. Indian honorific.

65. Neglected: SEEDY.

66. Grant's opposite: DENY.

Down:

1. Overexertion symptom: ACHE.

2. Frat letters: RHOs.

3. Ironic "This should come as no surprise ... ": NEWS FLASH.

4. Ones stocking up: ORDERERs.   Whoa !  A buyer ?  Stocking up for resale,  or stocking up on consumables ?   That's my best guess.   I'll bet blog reader Montana stocks up for the winter in case the highways become impassable.

5. Lilly of drugs: ELI.

6. Bullpen staff: RELIEVERs.  

7. Loads: ATON.

8. Like the air around a campfire: SMOKY.

9. "What's THAT?": EEK.

10. Applesauce, e.g.: PUREE.

11. Low singers: BASSI.   Singers (being plural) told me it would end in the I.

12. "Waverley" novelist: SCOTT.    The Waverley Novels - Sir Walter Scott

15. Squash, for one: GOURD.  Versus gored. 
Bet he wished he'd picked a different sport. Perhaps squash ?

17. Big name in spatulas: OXO.    I like the ergonomic grips on their kitchen utensils.

21. Put down: QUELL.

23. Reset: ZERO OUT.

25. Crankcase reservoirs: OIL PANS.

26. Kachina carver: HOPI.

27. Reddit Q&A sessions: AMAsAsk Me Anything

29. When Prospero says, "We are such stuff as dreams are made on": ACT IV.   Filled in ACT and waited.

33. Blew away: ASTOUNDED.

34. Ford carrier in the mid-'70s: MARINE ONE.   Wasn't firing on all cylinders as I tried to recall Ford car models...  until I got enough perps to see Marine One.   President Gerald Ford, of course.

35. Tibet's place: ASIA.

36. Julia's "Ocean's Twelve" role: TESS.   Juila Roberts played Tess Ocean, divorced wife of Danny Ocean, played by George Clooney.

38. Guys who spin: PR MEN.   Started with DJ Men spinning records, and ended with Public Relations men spinning the conversation.

39. Like some war correspondents: EMBEDDED.    Or videos in this blog.

43. Poetry Muse: ERATO.   OwenKL has been struck by the poetry muse.  Ditto for Chairman Moe, Haiku Harry and Limerick Larry.

46. Court directives: WRITS.

47. Esteem: HONOR.

48. Heart Eyes or OK Hand: EMOJI.    Definitely needed perps, and then it was, "Aha, now the clue makes sense !"

49. "Yesterday," today: OLDIE.    Nailed it.   From falling in love to the heartache,  Beatles style:

"Eight Days A Week"
Oh, I need your love, babe
Guess you know it's true
Hope you need my love babe
Just like I need you

"I Feel Fine"
Baby's good to me, you know
She's happy as can be, you know
She said so
I'm in love with her and I feel fine

"Ticket to Ride"
I think I'm gonna be sad
I think it's today, yeah
The girl that's driving me mad
Is going away

"Yesterday"
Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away
Now it looks as though they're here to stay
Oh, I believe in yesterday
Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be
There's a shadow hanging over me
Oh, yesterday came suddenly
Why she had to go I don't know she wouldn't say
I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday

51. Bit of body art: TAT.   Tat or ink.

54. Stack: PILE.

56. Safari sight: LION.

57. Online marketplace: ETSY.    Started with eBay. 50 % wrong.

59. Returns home?: IRS.    Great clue. The Internal Revenue Service is where you send your tax returns.

60. Big Apple team, on crawl lines: NYY.    NY and wait for the perp.  Could have been G, J, or M and possibly others. Sports news crawl lines.

Check your grid here:


37 comments:

Lemonade714 said...

How nice to wake up to a brisk Friday created by a JD and explicated by TTP. I think whenever you see a pangram the puzzle will be easier than the norm. No not that NORM .

Didn't know about the ferry Rte. with a Lake Michigan ferry crossing: U.S. TEN nor "The Wire" antihero __ Little: OMAR but it all filled easily. Only Ones stocking up: ORDERERs clanged in my brain.

Thank you, Joe and Tom

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Yay -- a Wite-Out-free Friday. Not sure it was possible to miss the theme, so I don't feel very proud for getting it. Liked the non-theme fill in the longer downs. Nicely done, Joe. Enjoyed all the graphics, TTP. (Great "squash" comment and "I Didn't Do It" illustration.)

ORDERERS: About stocking up -- every June, at the start of Hurricane season -- MoW delivers a box containing five shelf-stable meals to the clients. That way they'll have something to eat if a storm forces cancellation of deliveries.

VON: Along with "Da" and "De" means "from."

RILEY: I read "nearby Wheaton, Illinois," and did a double-take. Oh, not nearby to Fort Riley, but nearby to you, TTP.

Jinx in Norfolk said...

FIW. I missed the Natick of ACT Ii x iON. Shouldn't have missed TOtO x EMOtI, but i did. I blame decaf and my cardiologist.

Erased hmo for LPN, san for SRI, and curse for PUREE. I think I've heard "applesauce" used as an expletive - "That's a load of applesauce!"

I liked the childish I NOT immediately followed by the adolescent I DIDN'T DO IT.

You can see every square inch of Eva Green in The Dreamers. It was a pretty good film otherwise. I may be biased, because as a high school student I was in Paris in that time frame and saw the student riots firsthand.

I know its early for a Christmas joke, but Joe started it. How do Southerners know that the Three Wise Men smelled SMOKEY? Because they came from a far. (For you NYYs, "far" is how we pronounce "fire".)

I had to have my OIL PAN replaced on my motor home a couple of months ago. $2,000 labor, $500 for the pan itself.

Ford is the only president to never be elected as either a president or VP.

FLN, Lucy Loo's mom: You are in good company here. Many Cornerites have shared the loss of their beloved pets with the rest of the "family". In the odd chance you don't already know about it, here's a link to a poem titled The Rainbow Bridge. BTW, I lived in Roswell, GA in my pre-retirement days. Worked across the street from Perimeter Mall.

Thanks to Joe and TTP for the fun start of the day.

Anonymous said...

Enjoyable puzzle today. Tojo was new to me, and I confidently put in WMD, which I later confidently erased for IED. Just under the 14-minute mark.

OwenKL said...

Picard: FLN, the F5 made them a bit sharper, but still blurry. Then when I clicked on the pictures, the individual shots came up nice and beautifully sharp.

ENOS ARNO couldn't say "no".
Then he was HONOR-bound to go
On a needless QUEST
To P.B.S.
To find the "ANTIQUES ROADSHOW"!

The Japanese General Hideki TOJO
Fought a war for four years OR SO.
Had he been a chef
He might have left
An heirloom SPATULA from OXO!

[What does “OXO” mean, and how is it pronounced?
Our founder, Sam Farber, loved the letter "O." His clever wife, Betsey, wanted to create a logo that could be read backwards, forwards and upside down. And while we love the connection to "Hugs & Kisses," the similarity was not intentional. OXO is pronounced as OKS-oh (/ˈɒksoʊ/). ]

{C+, B-.}

BobB said...

Center grid was last to fall. Hung on to 38D admem before the light dawned.

Yellowrocks said...

When I finally sussed the theme, I finished quickly. Last fill was ORDERER. All perps. Spell check doesn't like it.
TTP, great illustrations. I loved the cute kitty pic. I have a similar picture of a standing cat who seems to bar the way covering the light switch in my home office so no one will shut my computer down accidentally. At work, the principal thought I had left the room and turned off the switch cancelling my work. In those days the recovery feature was not common.
I have often heard the last part of "Yesterday," but do not RECALL the other parts. Thanks for sharing.
Jinx, it seems you have a very expensive hobby. I feel for you. But roaming the country with the RV must be satisfying.
Owen, thanks for the info on the odd name, OXO.

Yellowrocks said...

Lucy Loo's Mom, condolences on the loss of your precious pet. When by dear, irreplaceable Kahlua died my MIL sent me a copy of The Rainbow Bridge. I often think about him after all these years. "Thanks for the Memories."

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

I thought yesterday's gem with its outstanding theme and solve was our final treat for the week but, lo and behold, Joe Deeny comes along with another delightful and fresh theme, much to my delight. Every "line" was so apropos and spot on you couldn't help but smile. All of my unknowns were the usual suspects, those pesky proper names: Eva, Omar, Rosita, Scott, and Tess. I liked the duo of Sri and MRI(s) but I found Orderers on the clunky side. My favorite C/As were "Yesterday" today=Oldie and Returns home=IRS.

Thanks, Joe D, for a truly enjoyable challenge and thanks, TTP, for the excellent expo. I was fascinated by the video of the SS Badger's behind the scenes workings and I also appreciated the many cute and clever visual tie-ins to the puzzle. Thanks also for pointing out the Pangram feature as I never noticed that extra layer. (Mornings are not my most observant time of day.)

FLN

Lucy Loo's Mom ~ Thanks for sharing your poignant memories of your beloved Lucy Loo. Many of us can relate to your loss.

Forty four years ago today, I said "I Do." Now, if someone could only explain where those 44 years went, I'd love to know! 💘

Have a great day.

Big Easy said...

"A fairly easy Friday"? Not for this guy, who also filled in ACT and guessed act II instead of V. Comparing ION with Da & De didn't make since but I was over my self-imposed time limit. DNF. Not knowing what Reddit's website does or ever having seen "The Wire" made that area difficult to finish because I kept thinking of a 'Boarder' in the terms of Room & Board. AMAS, OMAR, EMOJI, EVA, ROSITA & SCOTT- unknowns filled by perps and guessing.

The PASSPORTS PLEASE was the hardest for me to complete. Also tricky clues for the MARINE ONE and ORDERERS.

HOW DO I LOOK? or "DOES THIS (dress or slacks) MAKE MY BUTT LOOK BIG? What women ask men after they fix their hair or put on a dress of slacks. NEWS FLASH- most men look at women from the neck down but will never tell their wives. But they aren't dumb enough to answer BAD or YES to the questions.

Signing off as George De Da Von Simpson

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

Got lucky so FIR, but I totally guessed at the OMAR/AMAS cross. Otherwise, I got everything else w/o aid. I really liked this puzzle. Lotsa fresh fill and new cluing. Pondered VON but saw it would work w/ ACT IV. Only wite-out was at QUEST/QUELL.
US TEN - Ludington is the site of a very large hydroelectric pumped storage plant having a peak capacity of ~1872MW.
In 1964, our training ship USS Havre (PCE-877) moored overnight at Two Rivers, WI which is 6 miles up the Lake from Manitowoc on TTP's map.

Hungry Mother said...

For some reason I wrote "Latin" instead of ROMAN and didn't question it for a while. Any mention of "The Wire" is fine by me; best series ever.

CanadianEh! said...

Fabulous Friday. Thanks for the fun, Joe and TTP.
Yes, I saw the pangram.
No, I did not think it was a "fairly easy Friday". LET ME count the problems . . .
Hand up for a Natick at the V in ACT IV and VON cross, and DJays before PR MEN.

I will claim Canadian disadvantage for my slow solve today. This Canadian does not know all your American forts (RILEY finally perped); we don't get a lot of avocados to make guacamole and would never call it GUAC!; I did not remember the term MARINE ONE for the helicopter carrying the president (why was it clued for President Ford in the mid-70's? is the term not still used today?-I LIUed*) although I am familiar with Air Force One.

My first Canadian thought for a bilingual Muppet would be Miss Piggy with her French phrases; ah yes, Americans think of Spanish. Ditto for Kachina not being immediately familiar to me (although I think we have had it here before).
But I have seen IRS here enough to fill that in and smile. (Canadian Returns home would be Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).) IRS changed Needy to SEEDY.
Then there was the American highway, US TEN; but I have put that in my memory bank of American trivia for CWs!
We have RPNs not LPNs (but also in my memory bank)
Yes this CW certainly had an American BIAS. (Did anyone else think of Atilt with the clue "Leaning"?

I'm not sure whether Reddit is popular with Canadians, but I am not very familiar with it; thus AMAS perped but made not sense to me. Thanks for the explanation TTP.

Granddaughters are eagerly awaiting FROZEn 2 later this month.
Times New ___ sent me thinking of newspapers before fonts.
I thought of eBay before ETSY (no mention of crafts in the Friday-level clue).

Wishing you all a great day.


*Wiki says "Until 1976, the Marine Corps shared the responsibility of helicopter transportation for the President with the United States Army. Army helicopters used the call sign Army One while the president was on board. " I presume it was clued to exclude any question of which name was being used. I do see an article that calls the helicopter in which Richard Nixon left the White House after his resignation MARINE ONE.

Yuman said...

Lucy Loo’s Mom, sorry for the loss of your sweet pup. Over the years I have had numerous cats, dogs, and other critters cross The Rainbow Bridge. Each time I say, “no more pets.” I now have 4 cats and one huge 12 year old lab.
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” – Will Rogers

Yellowrocks said...

When I was a kid, news and discussion of WW II was everywhere. I was only 7 years old, a few months short of 8, when the war ended, but it made a big impression on me. I remember the nightly news, the casualty lists, the air raids and blackouts and the ration books. One night I had a nightmare where I dreamed the war was on the hill behind our house. In that non-PC time I remember the extremely unflattering caricatures of TOJO as a small unpleasant looking general with buck teeth and big eyeglasses.
For 44A relative of DE and DA, the perps had already given me -on and the Roman numeral for 29D could only end in I or V. I tried both. ION made no sense. The light dawned, VON means from in a name and so do De and DA. In German class we read some of Walther von der Vogelweide's love poems. I was fascinated by his name. Walter from the Bird Meadow. Here is one of his most famous poems in German and English, Unter den Linden.
Under the Lime Tree


TTP said...

Jinx, I originally had a "Casino Royale" gif of Eva Green jolting Daniel Craig with his defibrillator, but it was too large.

Yellowrocks, they're actually four different hit songs by the Beatles. "Eight Days A Week", "I Feel Fine" etc.

Irish Miss, Happy Anniversary !

Spitzboov, did you watch the S.S. Badger documentary ?

Canadian Eh, I think using Ford carrier in the clue was an intended misdirection, leveraging both the Ford vehicle manufacturer and the name of the president. After reading your comments, there was a definite Canadian disadvantage today. Kudos for sticking with it !


Perhaps CrossEyedDave linked that "kitten in the corner" image before, or Husker Gary posted it previously. It's so cute.

Picard said...

OwenKL glad you were able to view the actual PRAHA images in detail.

F5 won't do anything. You have to do CONTROL while pressing F5. Did you try that? I really am curious.

I know the western end of US TEN. It ends at the Santa Monica Pier.

Here we are at the end of US TEN at the Santa Monica Pier

Learning moment about SCOTT and Waverly. I do not like historical novels. It is hard enough to get history correct without writers and film makers making up fake history. And learning moment that CASINO ROYALE was made again recently. I remember the one from the 1960s. Another case where I wish writers and film makers would leave well enough alone and would embark on new creative endeavors.

Enjoyed the theme today, but some of the smaller fill almost did me in. Last to fill was IRS/RILEY. Clever IRS clue. FIR.

From yesterday:
PK glad you shared my ignorance about obscure game numbers. I am still curious if anyone figured out yesterday's theme on their own?

Lucy Loo's Mom said...

Don't think I had enough coffee before trying to solve. Starting off with a classic mistake, 2 Rs in puree instead of Es. Doh!! Next was imbedded not embedded,wmd for ied... A few good errors can really screw up an otherwise great puzzle! My fav was emoji. I had no idea from the clue, so that was a nice surprise. Is there a way to use emojis here? I could make good use of them as a babbler!
Thanks for all the kind words for my Lucy. I have always lived with family pets, but she was the first one that was mine. She was always with me. I selected her from her litter. My kids said she was imprinted on me, miss her. Feel lucky that we had her for so long.
And a friend did share the bridge book us. Very sweet
Ll's m

TTP said...

Picard, you are thinking of Interstate 10.
U.S. 10 ends near Fargo, N.D.

Also, I read yesterday's comments. No one mentioned getting the full theme on their own, except Steve of course. Glad he did, because it turned an OK puzzle into a brilliant puzzle.

Lucy Loo's Mom said...

Thanks Jinxy.
I used to work in the Ravinia 3 building across from perimeter mall. The area is crazy with development, again. I live in Dunwoody, but avoid that area,too much conjestion. Nice to have a motor home to drive away from here! But locked in here for a few more years! Thanks again

Misty said...

Got off to a good start with ARNO and ERASE, but things got tougher as I worked my way down. But, hey, it's Friday--so no surprise to have things start getting a little more challenging. And I enjoyed this one--many thanks, Joe. Always nice to see CHER and ADELE in a puzzle. By now I've learned ENOS, even if I'm not into sports. And, like Canadian Eh, I immediately thought "Moi" by Miss Piggy when I saw "bilingual Muppet, but that clearly wasn't going to fit. ROSITA is new to me. Anyway, fun Friday--thanks again, Joe. And TTP, how great to have you remind us of all those Beatle songs--they'll be in our ears and memories all day.

So sorry to hear about your sweet puppy, Lucy Loo's Mom. Dusty also sends his condolences.

Have a great weekend coming up, everybody.

Yuman said...

Pets leave paw prints on our heart

Abejo said...

Good afternoon, folks. Thank you, Joe Deeney, for a fine puzzle. Thank you, TTP, for a fine review.

Puzzle was tough, but it is Friday, it should be tough.

I slowly got the theme, but I think I missed a couple of them.

Lots of perps and wags: TOJO, RILEY, ADELE, US TEN, VON, ROSITA, OMAR, SCOTT, etc.

I am glad I stuck with it and finished the puzzle. Took me a while.

See you tomorrow.

Abejo

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Lucina said...

Hola!

No, I did not find this easy but then I was also watching the hearings on TV so only partially concentrating.

Thank you, Joe Deeney and TTP. I liked seeing EMOJI and was surprised by its appearance. I love OXO products. They are sturdier than others.

PASSPORTS PLEASE reminds me of the time in Morocco when the agent sent me to the back of the line three times until I questioned him. He then asked me where I was from and when I said the U.S. he motioned me to board the ferry; I believe he thought I was a native trying to smuggle myself out. I looked "native" having been riding camels and with no time to clean up afterwards.

HOPI people live mainly in northern Arizona.

TOJO was a complete guess.

CSO to Owen at ERATO.

As anyone might guess I really dislike the use of GUAC. It's guacamole, por favor. And BTW, it's pronounced wah-ca-mo-lay.

Canadian Eh, I really admire you for solving these puzzles in spite of the many disadvantages in language usage. Kudos! you also add much to our understanding of Canadian culture.

I believe I've mentioned before that I once read all of the Waverly novels which had belonged to my father. They were at my grandmother's home and I spent the summer with her so they provided me with reading material the entire summer.

Have a lovely day, everyone!




Jinx in Norfolk said...

Picard, actually you are at the end of I-10, not US 10. CanadaianEh!, here's a primer on how we number our highways:

Interstates running north-south start with low numbers in the west, progressing to he high numbers in the east. I-5 runs near the west coast, I-95 runs near the east coast. Interstates running east-west start with low numbers in the south, progressing to he high numbers in the north. I-10 runs near the southern border, I-90 runs near the the northern border.

The pre-Interstate US highways are numbered with the opposite scheme. US-designated highways running north-south start with low numbers in the east, progressing to the high numbers in the west. US 1 runs near the east coast, US 101 runs near the west coast. US-designated highways running east-west start with low numbers in the north, progressing to he high numbers in the south. US 10 runs near the the northern border, US 90 runs near the southern border.

In both cases, even number routes run east-west and odd numbers run north-south. Interstates sometimes have three-digit numbers, indicating that they loop a city, tie two Interstates together, or are just stubs from a two-digit Interstate to important places. And one last oddity - Interstates sometimes don't run between states - I-4 and I-16 are wholly in Florida and Georgia respectively.

TTP said...



Jinx, as well, with Interstate 14 in Central Texas.

It currently has a length of about 25 miles, but at some point will extend to Augusta, GA, or to South Carolina. And possibly west to Odessa, Texas. It has been dubbed the "Gulf Coast Strategic Highway", with the moniker of "Forts to Ports" highway as a byline. Getting it built has been slow going.

OwenKL said...

Hawai'i has 3½ Interstate Highways, H-1, H-2, H-3, and H-201, all on Oahu.
Alaska has 4 -- A-1 thru A-4.
Puerto Rico has PRI-1, 2, & 3.
Sorry, Guam and Virgin Islands, none for you!

Anonymous T said...

D'Oh! Neglected ≠ nEEDY. //There's something Freud would say about that...

Hi All!

Nice fun Friday Phrase puzzle Joe. Wonderful expo TTP (I got The Beatles' progression - make sense now YR?). Thanks both of you for contributing to The Corner's pastime.

WOs: BASos b/f BASSI was IT. GOaRD isn't spelt that way.
ESPs: HOPI & OMAR was a WAGfest; VON.
Sparkle: c/as for MARINE ONE, EMOJI, ZERO OUT
Waiting for TTP to explain: IRn
Fav: In your QEUEST, you must Follow the GOURD! [LLM - I'm a huge Python fan too; cool you have the original script!]

The voice-actress of ROSITA was just on XM's NPR yesterday - I got lucky there :-)

{B, B+}

Happy bittersweet Anniversary, IM.

LLsM: [Lucy Loo's Mom] FLN - very sweet story about your precious pet.

BigE - you're a wise man to not answer either Q.

Jinx - very good treatise on road numberings in the US.
C, Eh! - at least you have the advantage of being a Citizen of the Queen, French in CA's Quebec, and ERIE in your back yard. [Even if the grid is lacking in Us following Os :-)]

On to Saturday!

Cheers, -T

Spitzboov said...

TTP @ 1123 - - I watched it earlier. I did not realize its boilers were coal fired. Liked the engine order telegraphs. We had them, too, but in addition could talk to Main Control through sound-powered phones.
I had known that was a RR Ferry, but did not know it had been converted. I would imagine they have a couple good machine shops on call, because I would opine spare parts have not been available for some time. I think the narrator gave a good verbal tour.

Anonymous T said...

Ooooh, Ooooh, TTP...

Insert b/f Ticket to Ride...

You never give me your money
You only give me your funny paper
And in the middle of negotiations
You break down…

:-) -T

Jinx in Norfolk said...

I'm not old enough to remember coal fired ships, but coincidentally on the local news last night they were talking about the SS Quanza's visit here in 1940. A bunch of Jewish refugees were attempting to flee Europe and Hitler's advances. They were refused access in New York, then ordered to return to Europe when they tried to land in Mexico. They stopped in Norfolk for coal, and while there an appeal got Eleanor Roosevelt's attention, and she convinced FDR to intervene. They were admitted here.

TTP said...

Spitzboov, thank you. I was intrigued by the engine order telegraphs, so I read a little and got a basic idea about them. But then I wondered why they hadn't upgraded to a more current communications system. I supposed they are so well versed and proficient on a presumably reliable and time-tested system that there's really not a need (in their case).

Dash T, I can't explain IRn :>)
Good addition. Two of my older sisters loved The Beatles. They had them on their boxy little 45 players. The first movie I ever went to in a theater was "Hard Days Night" and the second movie was "Help" - all thanks to my sisters. Mom got a couple of hours of alone time.

Way back when, as early as I can remember, we made annual road trips from N.E. Ohio to Texas a couple of weeks before Christmas, and return trips again a week or so after. Dad always had a road atlas in the car, although he didn't need it, nor the complimentary maps we would pick up at the gas stations and the Welcome Stations as you crossed state lines. My mom liked to follow along, and would show us where we were and how far we had to go. Probably so we would quit asking, "Are we there yet ?"

My mother and father had been making the trips for years, before many of the interstates had been built, and definitely before most had been completed. I remember reading in those early road atlases about the US Interstate System, and that we had Eisenhower to thank for the modern Interstate Highway system. There were paragraphs that explained the layout of the interstate numbering system (as Jinx explained), as well as a page for every state and an index in the back with each state's cities and towns with population counts.

I loved those long car trips. Still do.

Wait, Dash T, do you know what I mean when I say 45 players ?

Picard said...

TTP and Jinx thank you for the learning moment about US TEN versus Interstate TEN. We live right along US 101 and I never was fully aware of the distinction. It seems very confusing now that it has been explained!

Jinx learning moment about the SS Quanza. A happy ending that almost did not happen. But the story of the MS St. Louis is a terrible embarrassment for our nation's history. That ship full of refugees from the Nazis was not allowed into the US. They were forced to return to Europe where it is estimated that a quarter of them were murdered by the Nazis.

Thank you TTP for the learning moment about the huge calorie count of the "healthy" meals at Chipotle. That link is incorrect.

This should be the correct link for the Worst Menu Items at Chipotle

Amazing to think that some of these healthy looking entrees are more than half of the allowed calorie count for an entire day.

Anonymous T said...

Picard - I saw that too re: Chipotle but forgot to mention it. It's not the dishes that will give you ecoli but those w/ the high calorie counts. Nevertheless, I'm not trying my luck; Guac or no.

TTP - re: 45s. I couldn't have been more than 6yro [parents were divorced when...] Led Zeppelin was the 45 I'd spin. A-Side was The Immigrant Song.

Cheers, -T

TTP said...

Piccard, the link was fine when I linked it and then tested it. Not sure what happened. But it was the same article, so thanks !

Dash-T, I kid you about your yute, but you've got it together.

See all y'all tomorrow

Anonymous said...

For all the East-West Interstates and US Highways ending in ZERO.
Interstates 10,20,30,...90 South to North; US Highways 10,20,...90 North to South.
I-10 and US 90 run along side each other.

North to South Interstates ending in FIVE--5,15,...95 West coast to East Coast
All 3-digit Interstates are bypass routes around cities.
The ones that end in NINE usually go NE or NW.

That's the basic plan.

Wilbur Charles said...

I had battery problems again yesterday not to speak of afternoon, post solve nap.

I found it surprisingly difficult but mainly because of adroit clueing.

IRn? -T, The IRS handles "Returns".

And here's my post I'd started before conking out.

In the series of "Curse(of the Bambino)" events (ENOS) Slaughter's dash from first on a single to win Game Seven(1946) leads the jinx list. Now…

Curse? maybe. But Bambino? Nah. However … In 1945 the Redsox were pressured into a tryout of three Negro League stars*. During the tryout a loud, commanding voice ordered "Get those @#$&$# N*...s off the field!

Supposedly, Tom Yawkey the Southern Plantation owner of the Redsox. Story may be apocryphal.

WC

** Ironically, including Jackie Robinson