, pub-2774194725043577, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 L.A.Times Crossword Corner: Sunday September 20, 2020 Dan Margolis


Sep 20, 2020

Sunday September 20, 2020 Dan Margolis

Theme: "Additionally" - LY is added to each familiar phrase.

 23A. Like a three-year-old after a tough year, to Mom?: FINALLY FOUR. Final Four.

 107A. Peacock, say?: STATELY BIRD. State bird.

 12D. Singer Simon, refusing to take a limo?: SELF-DRIVING CARLY. Self-driving car.

 16D. Part-time lawyer?: ATTORNEY GENERALLY. Attorney General.

 34D. Hospital worker on trial?: ORDERLY IN THE COURT. Order in the court.

 39D. Paul Simon song about a budding international union?: YOU CAN CALL ME ALLY. You Can Call Me Al.

ATTORNEY GENERALLY sounds a bit stretched to me.  Adverb to modify a noun. Works for you?

We often have more theme entries in Across rather than Down. This one is an exception. Very easy to flip though.

Lots of great clues in this puzzle.


1. Help in drawing the line: RULER.

6. Chums, in slang: PEEPS.  You guys are my "blog peeps".

11. Garage sale caution: AS IS.

15. Classic square-dancing site: BARN.

19. Web mag: E ZINE.

20. Not missing a trick: ALERT.

21. "__ we forget": LEST.

22. Suit to __: A TEE.

25. Ice formation: FLOE.

26. Old Fords: LTDS.

27. Noodle: BEAN. I learned "cool beans" from Spitzboov.

28. "Unleaded" drink: DECAF.

30. Response to a crash: REBOOT.

32. Quarantine: ISOLATE. Hope we can return to our old lives when spring comes.

35. Dog command: HEEL.

36. Key of Brahms' First Piano Concerto: D MINOR.

38. Beat the wheat: THRESH.

39. Gossipy type: YENTA.

40. Counting (on): RELIANT.

42. Was in front: LED.

43. Accompanist?: ESCORT. Nice clue.

45. Provided service for, as tables: WAITED.

47. Daybreak deity: EOS.

49. West Yorkshire city: LEEDS.

51. Color distinction: HUE.

52. What may be added to impress?: IVE. Impressive.

53. "His Dark Materials" protagonist: LYRA. Only non-theme entry containing LY.

54. Before, before: PRE.

55. __ drop: MIC.

56. Business casual choice: KHAKIS.

59. Result of a three-putt, maybe: BOGEY.  Boomer's Monday morning league is winding down.

60. Thin coating: LAMINA.

62. Collegian's diet staple: RAMEN. Just add an egg and some nori strips.

63. Doves and loves: COOERS.

64. Poet contemporary of Milton: DRYDEN (John)

66. Sticking, as a landing: NAILING.

68. Start of a classic JFK challenge: ASK NOT.

69. Cereal fruit: RAISIN.

70. Spreadsheet units: CELLS.

71. It's often said with a smile: CHEESE. In Korea, they say "Kimchi".

73. Personal: INNER.

74. Santana with 10 Grammys: CARLOS. I remember listening to his "Smooth" in a bar close to our office. 

 75. Chicago's __ Center: AON.

76. TV drama settings: ERS.

78. First name in blues: ETTA. James.

79. Baba in a cave: ALI.

80. "__ Miniver": MRS.

81. Qualifying races: HEATS.

83. Rallying word: RAH.

84. Short program: APPLET.

87. 1980s Cabbage Patch Kids producer: COLECO.

89. NASA vehicle: LEM.

90. Spot for a spot: TEA ROOM. I bought this jasmine tea back in April when I was too scared to go the Asian store. So good.

92. Torment: AGONY.

94. 2001 French title heroine: AMELIE. Whimsical.

96. Carnival ride?: CRUISE. 103. Bit of handiwork?: MANI. Two more great clues.

97. Bar request: NEAT.

98. It relieves pain: ANODYNE.

99. Summer ermines: STOATS.

101. Auspices: AEGIS.

104. Come down hard: POUR.

105. Earthenware pot: OLLA. Do you call this an olla? Old-fashioned Cantonese soup pot.

113. Pearl Mosque locale: AGRA.

114. Guitarist Lofgren: NILS.

115. Surround: HEM IN.

116. MGM Resorts reward program: M LIFE. I remember they offered wine with their lunch buffet. Pretty high prices. We left and went back to our little Feast Buffet at the Palace Station.

117. Damon or Dillon: MATT.

118. Eyelid problem: STYE.

119. Like horseshoes: ARCED.

120. Fancy watch brand: SEIKO.


1. Whistler, at times: REF.

2. Israeli weapon: UZI.

3. Pulitzer winner __-Manuel Miranda: LIN. Popular surname in China. Meaning "forest".

4. Pave the way for: ENABLE.

5. Paramount issues?: RELEASES. Paramount Pictures.

6. Alexander who directed "Nebraska" and "Sideways": PAYNE.  Wiki says he was born in Omaha, Nebraska.

7. Little helper: ELF.

8. Fair-hiring abbr.: EEO.
9. "Immortal word" in a Bush 41 quote of Dana Carvey: PRUDENT. Here's the quote "Though I might be tempted to utter a few words of encouragement to anyone who is considering my boy, I will heed the immortal words of Dana Carvey: 'Not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent.'”.

10. Main follower?: STREET. Main Street.

11. Code word for "A": ALFA. NATO.

13. Prefix with -bar: ISO.

14. Unproductive: STERILE.

15. Fictional boxer's surname: BALBOA. Rocky Balboa.

17. Make over: REDO.

18. Catbird seat?: NEST.

24. Wooden slats: LATHS.

29. Shellfish serving: CLAW. So big.

31. Lover of Geraint: ENID.

32. "__ never work": IT'LL.

33. Easily led sorts: SHEEP.

35. "Come __!": HERE.

37. Allots, with "out": METES.

41. Whom picadors assist: TORERO. How does it differ from "Matador"?

44. __ music: idle talk: CHIN.

46. Idol whose fans are called Claymates: AIKEN. Ran and lost his race.

48. "What __ thou?": SAYST.

50. Waters near Jericho: DEAD SEA.

53. Gander: LOOK SEE.

55. Twins' home: Abbr.: MINN. Our mascot is T.C. Bear.
September 15, 2011

56. Whale food: KRILL. Any of you take krill oil?

57. Winnie-the-Pooh greeting: HALLO.

58. Out of whack: AMISS.

59. Big name in audio systems: BOSE.

61. Israel's Iron Lady: MEIR.

63. Battle of Normandy city: CAEN.

64. Martini comparative: DRIER.

65. Go off on: RANT AT.

67. Home with a view: AERIE. American Eagles has an underwear line named Aerie.

72. Stockings: HOSE.

74. Guitar accessories: CAPOS. Splynter seems to be very happy with his new job. He's still taking care of his mom. 
77. Draft holder: STEIN.

80. Chamonix peak: MONT.

81. Common features of wordplay: HOMONYMS.

82. Bob Hoskins' role in "Hook": SMEE.

84. Stuck, after "in": A RUT.

85. Contaminates: POISONS.

86. Zest: TANG.

87. "The drink's on me" speaker?: COASTER. Cute.

88. Lock site: CANAL.

91. Turkey's highest peak: ARARAT.

93. Performer with many fans?: GEISHA. Often performing with a fan.

95. Fit to serve: EDIBLE.

98. Add a rider to, say: AMEND.

99. Cybernuisance: SPAM.

100. When repeated, "Animal House" chant: TOGA.

102. Facilitate: EASE.

106. Blitzed: LIT.

108. "Better Call Saul" network: AMC.

109. 20-20, e.g.: TIE.

110. George __, first king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland: III.

111. What D.C. Stadium was renamed in 1969: RFK.

112. __ volente: DEO.


I got a email from Abejo's wife Linda yesterday. He's hanging in (D-Otto!!) there. Please continue to send positive thoughts his way. 



OwenKL said...

Did not do well. hEAd > BEAN (didn't notice the perps), SeeST > SAYST + BOGie > BOGEY (the perps LYRa and TOReRO were unknown). But the worst was center bottom. Looked for a verb instead of a noun for AGONY, had a-tAb > NEAT, lASE > EASE (as in liaison), wanted Sally Rand before GEISHA but she wouldn't fit, didn't know Chamonix, but thought it was looking for a specific mountain name, and couldn't bring TANG or AEGIS to mind.

When EOS PEEPS thru the window
It's time to be ALERT, you know.
Tho sleep is fond
The day has dawned
And (pre-pandemic) you have places to go!

Do you like iced coffee NEAT?
Does DECAF seem to leave you beat?
Perhaps a cafe
Shouldn't be your way.
Instead you need a TEA ROOM seat!

{B+, B.}

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

My one brief Wite-Out moment was changing BOGIE to BOGEY. Guess who isn't a golfer? I smugLY came hear certain that I'd nailed it. Bzzzzzt! Thanx for playing. Enjoy your ceramic Dalmation. I had TOLECO for that toy company, and the speaker of "The drink's on me." was a TOASTER. So close. DNF. Thanx, DAN and C.C. (Thanx also for the update on Abejo. I think you meant to say he's hanging in there.)

desper-otto said...


TTP said...

Where ?

TTP said...

Thank you, Dan Margolis and C.C.

Must be the size of the Sunday puzzles. I usually have a typo. Wait, that's almost every day.

Today it was LAMIcA CHIc instead of LAMINA CHIN. Hmmm, maybe that wasn't a typo after all, as I wasn't familiar with the term chin music.

Lemonade714 said...

Happy birthday to my mother in heaven. Fall is upon us and this puzzle had most of the theme answers falling. As far as I can see this is Dan's first Sunday puzzle publication. I had the pleasure of blogging his first major puzzle publication on March 1, 2013. As with all Sundays, this was a packed presentation with some inventive cluing. It is always a tough choice to guess whether a clue was created by the author or the editor; I loved Beat the wheat ; Carnival ride and Drinks on me . Now that I do not have cable, I miss many references like "His Dark Materials" ; PAYNE .

Thank you, Dan and C.C.

waseeley said...

Fun puzzle. My favorite was "You can call me ally". Graceland is my all time favorite Paul Simon album.

Big Easy said...

Good morning. I got the LY addition at Finally FOUR after changing EOE to EED with PAYNE filled by perps. I found Dan's puzzle harder than the usual-LY easiLY done Sunday due to multiple unknowns in the same area. COLECO, AMELIE, ANODYNE & M-LIFE in the SE, LYRA & SAYST (after SEETH), PAYNE, CHIN music (never heard of it). Was it AON or EON, HEAD or BEAN?

M-LIFE- Mercedes had a upsell service by that name that they wanted to charge an extra $4,000 for 5 years, similar to GM's OnStar. I told them I didn't need it. I see it's now call by another name. I see MGM tried to upsell their buffet to CC & Boomer.

Bob Lee said...

It took me a while, but when I final(ly) got all the long answers it really helped a lot.
Great Fun!

I learned of the poet DRYDEN from doing these puzzles.

But...someone please explain MANI as the answer to 'Bit of handiwork?'

desper-otto said...

Bob Lee, it's MANI as in MANIcure -- a spa treatment for the hands.

OMaxiN said...

Even after seeing the LY connection, this golfer had a double BOGEY. FIW.

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

Agreeable theme. Ultimately got it all without mishap. Some old favorites like ETTA and OLLA, and some less frequent visitors like KRILL and THRESH. Good job, Dan.
ATTORNEY, GENERALLY passes muster with me with a comma insertion, and implying a phrase. Good call C.C.
RULER - Navigators use parallel RULERS to mark a course or label a bearing by "walking" the RULER to or from the compass rose on the chart.
ISObar - Fairly well known ISO word. Hydrologists use ISOhyets to connect points of equal rainfall.
MAIN - - The residual MPA (MAIN propulsion assistant) in me wanted MAIN Control, but the letter count was off.
LEST We Forget is a Monthly feature in Naval Institute Proceedings.
LEEDS - You mean there's more than one? (My youngest spent his Junior RPI year at Univ. of LEEDS.)
THRESH - Before combines became more common after WWII, my Dad used a THRESHing machine. (Litterally, bringing in the sheaves.). German Dreschmaschine, L. Ger. Döschmachien.


Yellowrocks said...

I enjoyed this puzzle and the theme. I got the-LY early on which helped. I drowned in the Gulf of Mexico. Hi DO. "I had TOLECO for that toy company, and the speaker of "The drink's on me." was a TOASTER. So close. DNF." Very clever, cute misdirection for COASTER. I was truly misdirected, though coaster makes more sense.
I think GENERALLY here is informal shorthand for in general, meaning with some exceptions. Or as HG said, insert a comma.
Kind of CSO to me with classic square dancing site, although we only occasionally did barn dancing. Wiki:"The term “barn dance” is usually associated with family-oriented or community-oriented events, usually for people who do not normally dance. The caller will, therefore, generally use easy dances so that everyone can join in." OTOH we take lessons for 7-8 months to learn the first level of square dancing. Many of us take more lessons to reach the intermediate level, the most popular one. You cannot just pick it up by walking in the door as you do at most bran dances.
When square dancing comes back many of us will have forgotten the steps, while others will have not lost that much. It will be harder to call to a more diverse group.
In K-12 schooling, too, the gap will be wider than it is now. Some students do not even have computers and WI FI and/or parents who can help with glitches and explanations, whereas some parents are gathering neighboring children together and hiring tutors.

billocohoes said...

Wiki says TORERO the general term for all performers in a bullfight, "matador" is the leader who kills the bull. So a "picador" is himself a torero

Only know CHIN music as a baseball pitch that's up and in on the batter (near his chin)

COLECO was easy as they had a factory in my birth town of Amsterdam NY

Ray - O - Sunshine said...

From yesterday

Hot FLOW-ER!!.... something HOT that flows..NOW I get it. .. oh, oho aha, aah, ooh!! (Common cruciverbal expressions of excitement Stella, try to avoid them) Excellent wordplay!

Had my French accent marks confused. Chère (my initial wrong answer) è is "accent grave", Chérie (the correct answer) é is accent aigu

Spitz, to pick up on your V sign comment.

If a Roman holds up an index and middle finger the barmaid will likely bring him 3 drinks. Americans start counting 1 with the index finger so an index finger and middle finger means 2 drinks. Europeans start counting with the thumb so the same gesture means 3.

👆 means I want 1 drink in the US but 2 drinks in Europe

An American posing as a WW2 German soldier just gave himself away Big Time

Bill from Cohoes NY? What ever happened to the full size Dutch wind mill that used to stand at Amsterdam's thruway exit? . Dad used thst exit when we headed from Utica to Lake George.

Good news about Abejo ��

Anonymous said...

Etta James was a rhythm and blues singer, not a blues singer. Whenever I see "Bluesman Otis" as a clue I want the answer to be Rush instead of Redding. Redding was considered rhythm and blues too. As a longtime music fan these clues have always rankled me.

Yellowrocks said...

Jamesetta Hawkins, best known as Etta James (January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) was an American singer who performed in various genres, including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel.

Becky said...

Husker G, my husband so agrees with you about AWAY. He says it turned into a soap opera. I say, give them a break, it's only T.V. and it's enjoyable, for me anyway.


Misty said...

Sundays are always toughies for me, but still a pleasure, and I enjoyed this one--many thanks, Dan. And your commentaries and pictures are always a delight, C.C.

My literary work kicked in with DRYDEN, which helped with that whole corner. And I also got MRS. Miniver. Okay, I know that was easy.
A treat to see ETTA in puzzles several times a week, it seems. Also AGRA shows up frequently.
But I've never heard of COLECO or APPLET. Still, lots of fun, thanks again, Dan.

Have a lovely weekend, everybody.

Bob Lee said...

Oh, duh! Thanks desper-otto!

Husker Gary said...

-The clue/fill, gimmick and even the title were fun!
-We remain the only major country using RULERS graduated in inches
-My blog POSSE turned out to be PEEPS
-Why does it take 10 minutes to REBOOT our Spectrum DIGITAL boxes after unplugging/plugging them back in
-I have really become RELIANT on TTP to make sense of the new blogging process
-Test of character – How a golfer reacts to a 3-putt BOGEY
-E _ _ A - RAIL AT supported ELLA, RANT AT gave me ETTA
-These ISOBARS show that playing golf with my grandkids today will be breezy!
-A pitcher who throws a ball near a batter’s head is said to be playing some CHIN Music
-I learned HOMYNYM, synonym and antonym and never homophone
-How old am I? I first remembered Sally Rand with her fans

Husker Gary said...

Musings 2
-Becky, Away would have you believe that NASA’s vetting would miss all the psychological, medical and emotional problems in astronauts who were to be together in a “tin can” for three years.
-The science dominated in the first episodes and went very low afterwards. Yeah, it’s just TV!
-Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise told us teachers that none of the drama in the movie Apollo 13 ever happened but were inserted to “sell more popcorn”.

Yellowrocks said...

I must have missed the lesson on finger counting. I say my index finger is one, index and middle are two, index,middle, ring are three, index, middle, ring and pinkie are four, add the thumb for five, etc. Just count the fingers. Little kids do this when asked their age.
We raise each finger as we count. The Japanese start with all the fingers raised and press them down as they count.
HG, that is why I doubt docudramas.

Hungry Mother said...

Misread another clue and ended up with AOl center instead of AON (unknown to me). I’ve been in CAEN, so I coulda had it if I read the clue correctly. Otherwise, a normal Sunday slogfest. I had an error in both LAT and NYT puzzles today, so shame on me, doubly.

CrossEyedDave said...

Just lurking today,
Did not do the puzzle, but did enjoy the write up & comments.

It was something Ray-o-Sunshine said @ 11:28 that prompted me
to stop lurking & join in. Being CED, I feel a visual is in order.

(TTP, feel free to delete me, as this is as political as I can get...)

We are discussing words on this Blog,
so I believe this clip of Inglorious Bastards is in order, as it is a marvelous discussion of "words."

Caveat: it is 15 minutes,
Ray-o-Sunshines give-away is at 11 minutes,
but, you cannot possibly feel the tension building
unless you watch the whole scene...

Express warning!
Do not watch the last minute if you are squeamish!

& as a follow up, the next clip in line was a directors breakdown of the scene...

ATLGranny said...

A Sunday puzzle I finally gave up on and began reading CC's helpful review. A few misses I didn't see on my way to the bottom: CHat/CHIN music unknown to me as it was to TTP, tOASTER like DO and YR, but GEISHA, HEM IN and ARCED was the area I gave up on, finding it was the worst for me, like OwenKL said. I did see the theme which helped GENERALLY so thank you, Dan, for that.

When we lived in Germany, we learned to start counting with the thumb for number one, the same as Ray in Italy. Cultural differences are what makes travel interesting. Sigh, maybe next year....

Malodorous Manatee said...

It's a busy Sunday morning here and I have only a bit of time now to write. I hope to return later today to talk about the puzzle. In the meanwhile, I might have missed it but I do not believe that anyone has yet referenced Tom Lehrer's L-Y song. He wrote it for the children's educational show The Electric Company the 1970's. I wonder if Dan was inspired by it.

The L-Y Song

Anonymous T said...

Sunday Lurk Say...

{A, B+}

@11:34 anon - R&B implies The Blues. An American invention that travel'd overseas and then came back in force.
I first wondered, "You mean Geddy?" at RUSH [25:33] but then I got it...
That Rush -- Good bluesy stuff (if not a bit misogynistic :-))

The Blues Gave Birth to Rock and Roll [7m]

For waseeley - Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes [yeah, I have that CD too - that's my fav track]

MManatee - I grew up on Electric Company. To know that Tom Lehrer had a hand in that -- now I realize why I'm one warp'd individual.

Fun reading everyone today!

Play tomorrow.

Cheers, -T

waseeley said...


WikWak said...

“Summer ermines?”
Yes. And summer not.

I always have to stop and think: is it YENTA or YENTL? And is that related to a LENTIL?

Keep on keeping on, Abejo! You’re missed here.

Lin = Forest; I always learn something from you, C.C. And the next time I take someone’s picture I’ll have them say “Kimchi!”

Locks aren’t found only on CANALs; rivers have them too. There are several on the Illinois River near where I grew up, and there were lots of birds’ nests too, belonging to the birds that ate the moss off the walls.*

I caught the theme right away, at FINALLY FOUR (hi, Big Easy). That helped a lot as I worked my way south.

I thought ISOBARS were where the International Standards Organization went to drink.

Having lived in the metro Chicago for XX** years I know the AON Center... but I have no idea what an AON is.

That’s enough for now. It’s just too durned nice out to be inside blogging. Bye.

*You know; the Lock Moss Nesters?
** Fill in any 2-digit number you like. I’m embarrassed to put the actual value there.

Ray - O - Sunshine said...

CED...I not infrequently lurk on Sunday as our paper doesn't carry the LAT puzzle. I often learn from from clues and commentary. Sometimes helps for the rest of week's CW onslaught.

I apologize if I gave anything away from Tarantino's 2009 "Inglourious Basterds" (sic)...I thought my clip was limited to a series of stills showing the scene where Michael Fassbinder gives himself away as an American spy using American finger counting rather than European..ordering three drinks. Since the film is already 11 years old Assumed I wasn't "spoiling" (you know what they say) 🐴

Ray - O - Sunshine said...

Wik wak..ISOBARS are taverns that cater to ladies who stitch and drink

Ray - O - Sunshine said...

Ne need to shove. I'll go quietly

billocohoes said...

Ray-O, the Exit 27 windmill, completed in 1974 after eight years of fundraising and construction in stages, was burned by an arsonist in 1991.

CrossEyedDave said...


You have nothing to apologize for...

If anything, I said too much.

But the regulars here know that I am known for presenting
skewed visuals (I.E: Cross Eyed Dave) to facets of the puzzle that bear
closer examination.

Also, I can say with confidence, that nothing has been given away,
as the Regulars here would never enjoy watching Inglourious Basterds (sic),
or even be caught dead watching it...

But that bar scene really needs to be dissected to appreciate it.

CrossEyedDave said...

Neither here nor there,
and nothing to do with the puzzle,
just a YouTube rabbit hole I fell down.

I thought you might find it intriguing...

(or, at least, it is better than moss growing on your head...)

Jayce said...

I very much enjoyed this puzzle, in spite of not knowing AON, NILS, RFK, MLIFE, or LYRA. When I had -YR- I thought of Jane EYRE, but nope. Still don't know who the heck LYRA is but not interested enough to LIU.

Hand up for having TOASTER at first.

Loved some of the nifty cluing.

When I lived in Taiwan I spent some time in the LIN KOU (Mouth of the Forest) area near Taipei. Now that Taipei has grown so hugely in size, "New Taipei City" includes Lin Kou as part of the greater city.

We got bad news this morning. Our DIL, who was successfully treated for "triple negative metaplastic" breast cancer (a very bad, hard to treat kind) just last year, now has new tumors in her bones. Bad stuff. The hospital/clinic/doctors are doing a terrific job, acting quickly and decisively.

Get well soon, Abejo. Good wishes to you all.

WikWak said...

Ray-O: How ‘bout we just call this one a tie? The sewing ladies was pretty good (or bad, depending on your stand on puns). I’m reminded of that old definition of pun: “the lowest form of humor—unless you thought of it first.”

Wilbur Charles said...

Would it be ROASTER/tOASTER. No. It was a talking COASTER. Lots of bar talk with Martini (DRIER), STEIN. I might have guessed COLECO as something I distantly recall.

HERE I was thinking AMELIE was in Les Miz. Nope, I see Cosette and Eponine. I haven't seen LIN's epic neither.

I finally got it: MANI as in "cure"

It wasn't Rolex, nor Omega hence SEIKO. Heck, I, moi, had a Seiko. Fancy? And... not clam, nor crab but CLAW.

Evan B had ISOLDE last week. She hooked up with Tristan

Oh, CLAY isn't a country music singer?

I thought Dan wanted the name of the stadium which I hate. Fenway and Yankee I know, you can keep your Corp abbrevs.

CC, tell Splynter I have a poem he might like.

CHIN music were the close shaves that pitchers like Sal "The Barber" Maglie delivered. Also known as beanballs like the one the Yankees threw at a Ray hitter. Watch those teams for a serious brouhaha*.

Ok here's that PAYNE . LINK hmm. "Dust to dust**"

I'll stop here. Lots of comments left. One bad box FIW.


*Great xword clue, I'll waive the copyright
***Dusting was the result of CHIN music.

Ps, two solid W's Owen and thx for the write-up CC

Picard said...

CC thank you for the update on Abejo. Glad he is hanging in there. Being on a ventilator is brutal.

This was tough for me even though I got the LY theme quickly.
Did anyone else have ANNOY before AGONY? That had me stuck for a long time at the end. Hand up for HEAD before BEAN. Another long sticking point. Amazed to FIR.

For all you baseball fans, here we were when it was DC STADIUM in 1967 and when it was RFK STADIUM in 1969.

The first was Boston vs the DC Senators and the second was the Yankees vs the Senators. My father was a dedicated Yankees fan.

Here I was very privileged to experience a GEISHA PERFORMANCE WITH MANY FANS.

This was in Korea where they have a similar tradition as in Japan. We were there on business and our hosts arranged for this private performance just for us.

From Yesterday:
Husker Gary way cool that you have a local Edgerton XENON connection! Your comment motivated me to try to find some of my XENON photos from when I was a teen. One set I did with a young lady friend so she could get extra credit in her physics class. I think she ended up with all of them and they were on Polaroid film. But I think I have one or two on film. Unfortunately, due to our horrific move under threat, I put those things in storage. I am going to try to extricate them from storage if possible. Please stand by!

Edward Duarte said...

The south SHALL rise again.... but without the southeast corner.
It joined the union kicking and screaming.

But still a good day.

Edward Duarte said...

The first cd I ever bought!

Edward Duarte said...

98A. Anodyne
Was on the tip of my tongue, since it was used yesterday in an editorial to describe Tom Hanks.

Yellowrocks said...

Picard, I enjoyed your pictures of the Korean geisha. I didn't realize there were Korean ones. It led me to look them up. Interesting. Thank you.

Unknown said...

UGH!!! TWO CONSECUTIVE DRUDGES!!! COMBINED TIMES (SAT/SUN 22 HOURS)! Am I frustrated? YOU BET!!I counted 28 clues I TOTALLY disagree with. I peek at the answers and still say "HUH?" But I shall not quit solving as I have for over 50 years and I'll still complain when constructors stretch correct English usage to fit their puzzle defs. What REALLY bothers me is that I use these puzzles to whisk away the boredom of living alone during this pandemic quarenteen. It simply is disheartening when puzzles like this weekend take away a pleasurable distraction and replace it with additional angst. Not an enjoyable weekend for me at all!!

Unknown said...

Oh, it's BOBBI again. Don't understand why this site doesn't archive my name?!?!

Wilbur Charles said...

Gary, I hear re. Spectrum. How'bout Bryson, eh. Did I hear the word steroids dropped? Faux pas or…???

Two outs signalled in the infield is pointer and pinky. Don't want confusion.

Picard, nice pics. That '67 team is now the Rangers.. The Chi-Sox came to DC in late Sept to okay two games vs Senators. A sweep would clinch the Pennant. They lost both and my Redsox swept Boomer's Twins for the Pennant.


Anonymous T said...

Bobbi - English is fluid and that's what makes it fun. Words and all that.

Picard - cool pix. XENON won me Scrabble once (once!).
I was two sheets to the wind playing counter DW & her BFF.
DW's BFF's hubby was on my side. We sucked; those girls are English Majors!
(we were studying engineering)

I slapped down my tiles over 3x score. XENON was immediately challenged.
Oh yeah! I got the points. XENON was in the dictionary. 200+ points!

(double cool that you got to meet Dr. Edgerton!)

CED - Your Rocks' Short link... #Perspective #MindBlown. Thanks.

Night, -T