Oct 13, 2020

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Jerry Edelstein

Day is Dying in the West:  The circles spell the word "Sun", which is in the Down position in today's puzzle.

7-Down. Still hasn't lost: REMAINS UNBEATEN.

10-Down. Throws in the towel: SAYS UNCLE.

11-Down. Titanic, e.g.: SUNKEN SHIP.  This is the odd man out because the word SUN does not cross two words.

34-Down. Fails, as a business: GOES UNDER.

And the Unifier:

30-Down. Daily phenomenon ... and a hint to the puzzle circles: SETTING SUN.

We'll start with the Grid today so you can see how SUN is slowly SETTING in the West.  


1. Floats on the wind: WAFTS.

6. Campus houses: FRATS.

11. "¿Qué pasa?": S'UP.

14. Assign, as time for a job: ALLOT.

15. Columbus' birth city: GENOA.  Christopher Columbus (1451 ~ May 20, 1506) was Italian, but sailed for Spain.

16. Spanish "a": UNA.  Today's Spanish lesson.

17. Tend, as a fire: STOKE.

18. Great __ Mountains: SMOKY.  The Great Smoky Mountains are a range of mountains running along the Tennessee-North Carolina border.

19. "Fresh Air" airer: NPR.  As in National Public Radio.

20. The quaking aspen is one: POPLAR.

22. Yucatán years: AÑOS.  More of today's Spanish lesson.

23. First-aid organizer: KIT.  For some reason, I was stuck on EMT.

24. Vintage violin: AMATI.

26. Bad way to act: RUDELY.

28. Cartwright son, in a TV Western: HOSS.  Eric "Hoss" Cartwright was portrayed by Dan Blocker (Dec. 10, 1928 ~ May 13, 1972) on the television show Bonanza.

31. Coffee server: URN.

32. Words after hole or all: IN ONE.  As in a Hole-in-One, or All-in-One.

33. "__ Maria": AVE.  Ave Maria is a piece of religious music composed by Franz Schubert (Jan. 31, 1797 ~ Nov. 19, 1828) in 1825.

34. Restrictive type of ceiling: GLASS.  Sadly, many of us have felt the impact of the Glass Ceiling.

36. Music holders, briefly: CDs.  As in Compact Discs.

37. Unleavened bread: MATZO.  Matzo is a transliteration from the Hebrew (מַצָּה), so you sometimes see it as spelled Matzah.  The word is pronounced to rhyme with Lotsa.  Matzo is eaten during Passover when no bread, yeast or leavened products are eaten.  It is not exclusive to Passover, however.  We often have matzo throughout the year.

39. Hockey's Stanley __: CUP.  Tampa Bay (Hi, Tin!) were the champions of the Stanley Cup this year.  Tradition states that the winning team drink champagne from the Cup.  I wonder if this tradition was kept this year.  Additionally, the champions keep the Cup only as long as they are the champs when it is passed on to a new champion.

40. Lindsay of "Mean Girls": LOHAN.  Lindsey Dee Lohan (b. July 2, 1986) is a very troubled actress, but talented actress.  She got her acting start at age 10 in a soap opera.

43. No-winner result: TIE.

Notice that "Their" is spelled wrong!

44. Bowie's weapon: KNIFE.  A History of the Bowie Knife.

46. Put on __: postpone: ICE.  Sorry, Tin!

47. Washer cycle: RINSE.
49. Sis may have one: BRO.

50. Gush: SPEW.

51. Commercial ambassador: CONSUL.

52. Like a feeling of déjà vu: EERIE.

54. Witch: HAG.

55. Auto parts giant: NAPA.

57. Ditch: TRENCH.
61. Picks out of a lineup: IDs.  As in Identifying one out of a police lineup.
62. Tries to lose, in a way: DIETS.  Cute clue.

64. "__ Mio": O SOLE.

65. Brookville, N.Y., campus: LIU.  Look It Up!

66. Stopped playing: ENDED.

67. First "perfect 10" Olympic gymnast Comaneci: NADIA.  In 1976, Nadia Comăneci (b. Nov. 12, 1961) was the first gymnast to be awarded a perfect 10.  She was only 14 years old at the time.

68. Cubs' home: DEN.

69. They hold your horses: REINS.

70. Cleaned the floor: SWEPT.

1. Nasty stinger: WASP.

2. Sax type: ALTO.  The Saxaphone is a relatively new musical instrument.  It was created by Adolphe Sax (Nov. 6, 1814 ~ Feb. 7, 1894) in the 1840s.

3. Failed venture: FLOP.

4. Stein partner Alice B. __: TOKLAS.  Alice Babette Toklas (Apr. 30, 1877 ~ Mar. 7, 1967) was an American author and partner of writer Gertrude Stein (Feb. 3, 1874 ~ July 27, 1946).

Gertrude Stein (left) and Alice B. Toklas

5. What's picked up when you accelerate: STEAM.

6. NFL threes: FGs.  As in three points for a Field Goal.

8. Shortly, quaintly: ANON.

9. Michener's "The Bridges at __": TOKO RI.  This novel by James Michener (Feb. 3, 1907 ~ Oct. 16, 1997) is about United States Navy Pilots in the Korean War.  It was also made into a 1954 movie, which starred William Holden and Grace Kelly.

12. Disentangle after a tackle: UNPILE.

13. Political faction: PARTY.

21. Castro of Cuba: RAUL.  Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz (b. June 3, 1931) is the brother of the late Fidel Castro (Aug. 13, 1926 ~ Nov. 25, 2016).

25. Follow the footprints of: TRACK.

27. Extinct flightless bird: DODO.  Also the name of one of our early crossword pals.

Left to right: Chickie, Lucina, Garlic Gal, JD, and Dodo, June 4, 2014

28. Bad actor: HAM.

29. Egg cells: OVA.

35. Steeple topper: SPIRE.

38. Some reds, briefly: ZINs.  As in Zinfandel wines.  This has become a crossword staple.

41. Opening day pitcher: ACE.

42. Improved companion?: NEW.  New and Improved!

45. Sumter or McHenry: FORT.  Fort Sumter and Fort McHenry.  The former is known for its role in the American Civil War.  The latter is known for its role in the War of 1812.

47. Band van traveler: ROADIE.

48. Friend of Jerry and George: ELAINE.  A reference to Seinfeld.

50. Up-and-down ride: SEESAW.

51. 50-Down rider, often: CHILD.  Or a fish.

53. Wrinkle removers: IRONS.

56. Mani mate: PEDI -.  As in a Manicure and a Pedicure.  I haven't gotten a pedicure since this whole pandemic shut down occurred.  Even with a mask, working that closely to someone just doesn't feel safe.  I have been compensating my stylist and manicurist since the shutdown, though, as I know they still need their clients.  We stay close to home and rarely venture out.

58. Connecting point: NODE.

59. Film excerpt: CLIP.

60. Warm up, as food: HEAT.

63. Militant '60s campus org.: SDS.  As in Students for a Democratic Society.  It was an organization founded by, among others, Tom Hayden (Dec. 11, 1939 ~ Oct. 23, 2016) in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

I hope the SUN is shining on you as go about your day.


D4E4H said...

Good morning Cornerites.

Thank you Jerry Edelstein for your enjoyable Tuesday  CW, 

Carol and I FIR in 18:49 min.

Thank you Hahtoolah for your excellent review.


desper-otto said...

Good morning!...Or is it Good evening?

You can definitely see the sun sinking in the west in Hahtoolah's colored grid. I saw the SUNs during the solve, but didn't notice the setting symmetry. Nicely done, Jerry. Hahtoolah, where do you find all those great graphics?

Today is annual physical day. It was supposed to be 6 months ago, but Covid stepped in. Then it was supposed to be at 9:30 today, but the doctor delayed it again til 12:30. So, d-o gets to fast all night and all morning, too. Oh yay. Let the poking and prodding begin...

Lemonade714 said...

H., thank you for including the picture of the West Coast ladies including dear departed DoDo (Dorothy). I agree the theme included a clunker with SUNKEN SHIP which really did not belong, but it was a breezy Tuesday. Dredging TOKO RI from the memory banks, but TOKLAS was all it took. I am not sure I understand the COMMERCIAL part of the clue for CONSUL but it filled anyway.

Yesterday would have been Pavorotti's 85th birthday.

Thank you, Jerry and Susan.

desper-otto said...

Lemonade, Jerry needed SUN to start a column so it would be high in the east, and sink into the west. Here's what Merriam-Webster says about CONSUL: "an official appointed by a government to reside in a foreign country to represent the commercial interests of citizens of the appointing country"

Anonymous said...

6:46 today. I'm not a big fan of themes and am less a fan of circles, but I do appreciate how the "sun" in today's puzzle not only sets in the West, but has perfect proportion (starting on the following row each time).

Thanks for the enjoyable images in the review, except for "their both losers."

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

Liked Jerry's puzzle. Got the 'visual' setting SUN with the reveal and noted the SUNset spanning all 15 rows of the grid (5 X 3 = 15).
Although, as I look at it now, the viewer would have to be in the middle latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere for it to make visual sense. Clever concept in any event.

Happy 245th Navy birthday to all the Navy vets and associates out there.

Wilbur Charles said...

HOSS (Dan Blocker) was the eponymous former lineman of NFL Rams.

Mr S was at it again. "It can't be MATZO because ZINS doesn't make sense.". So I changed the Z to S for "red" sins. Aaarrrggghhh!!!

Much more like early week breeze today (even though I solved yesterday)

I think Glass is one of the NPR. GLASSes.


inanehiker said...

Clever puzzle - what a challenge for the constructor to have the SUN setting in the West!

Thanks Susan and Jerry!

D-O check with your doctor's office - you can often go get the labs drawn earlier in the day so you can eat - just have them get the labs ordered! I often have patients come in anytime the week before so when I see them I have the results - our lab saves the blood for a week so if I want anything else run based on the first results I can add them on! Another FYI fasting labs means no calories - you can still have water or black coffee or tea!

ATLGranny said...

Fun puzzle, Jerry. Thanks. And great review as usual, Hahtoolah. FIR today and saw the theme, but thanks DO for pointing out it neatly sets in the west. And thanks to Spitzboov for noticing all rows are used in order going down. Well planned, Jerry!

My w/o's were LOHeN and MAnna/MATsa/MATZO. All straightened out by perps. An interesting misfiring in my brain led me to translating Spanish "a" to English "the" before realizing it was supposed to be UNA. I'm slowly learning the universities in NY so figured niU wasn't right and ROADIE didn't have a Ye ending. Perps are a blessing!

Have a great day. We are having perfect outdoor painting weather now after the rain passed through on the weekend. A good excuse to be outside to enjoy it and be productive too.

billocohoes said...

Agree with Spitz, looking out my front door I see the sun set to my right. Only the convention of North at the top of the page puts West on the left. I guess I’m too visual

Hungry Mother said...

I had dormS for a while because when I was in Theta Chi at FSU, I was taught to never say FRAT. I also had MATZa at first. Otherwise, no issues.

Lemonade714 said...

d-o, thank you for resolving my two questions. I get the commercial part and I spent more time looking at the final grid and I now get the reason it had to be a fill beginning with SUN.

WC, Dan Blocker never played pro football; maybe you are thinking of MERLIN OLSEN .

Anonymous said...

A Monday puzzle on a Tuesday.Easy. Pretty smooth and clever, made me smile,I liked it.

Bob Lee said...

An excellent and creative puzzle. I loved it, esp. the visual element of the SUN setting, and that 'Setting Sun' was the last long vertical. Perfect!

Yellowrocks said...

Great theme, Jerry. I noticed the setting suns in the circles, but missed the progression from east to west. In the visual I imagined I was facing south as the sun sets from east to west. How neat! Susan, you outdid yourself with all the music, funny cartoons and illustrations. Impressive.
Here's one Michener novel I have not read. I read many of the others. I am a big fan.
We have had zins and cabs before. Yesterday it was Medoc.

Tinbeni said...

Hahtoolah: Wonderful, informative write-up & links.

Well I "Toast" the SUNSET every night ... so, YES I enjoyed this puzzle and theme.


desper-otto said...

inanehiker, thanx for the suggestion. I may try that next time. The nearest lab is 18 miles south of here, and my doctor's office is 25 miles west. (Yeah, I live in the sticks. We're in the process of getting our second retail establishment -- a Dollar General across the road from the existing Dollar Tree. Whoopee.) For today, I'll just sip my black coffee and sulk. There's a lab inside the doctor's complex.

Ray - O - Sunshine said...

FIR with many inkovers...Dorms/Frats, trace/TRACK, wafer/MATZO, uno/UNA. (Why feminine? )
..whenever I turn on NPR and Terry Gross is repeating an old "FRESH AIR" interview from days gone by I know that the unfortunate.guest has probably recently passed.

There's a hockey player named Stanley Cup? What a DODO, almost wrote in rhea a not yet extinct bird. Good thing I already had the E from RINSE or Kramer and ELAINE would he fighting over who's the better friend.(definitely not...Newman!!). Held off on SMOKY,thought it included an E.

Finally parsed a theme....."Sun, Sun, Sun here it comes!!" (1969 "Abbey Road")

Here also comes...

Wooden utility bowls were once very _____ POPLAR

"I reckon he shoulda ____ better"...NODE

Asian nursemaid brew.....AMATI

The wino went to church to confess his _____ ZINS

State of the last egg in the fridge....REMAINS UNBEATEN

Does Dan want rhe Cartwright son role or not? He just hems and ____ HOSS

Loved the "Jeremy IRONS" picture

oc4beach said...

No circles (my usual lament). However, I did see the SUNs even though I didn't figure out they were Setting in the West. Cool puzzle by Jerry.

I liked Hahtoolah's tour through the grid with all of the visuals.

It was either going to be FRATS or DORMS, so I put in the S and waited for perps. It was going to be HOSS or ADAM because Little Joe didn't fit. The Vintage Violin was either AMATI or STRAD. Perps took care of those answers.

Having lived on Long Island (LawnGuyLand) I know where Brookville, NY and LIU are.

DW's name is ELAINE, so I couldn't mess that one up.

Many of the leaves have already turned colors and are providing a pretty landscape. About half of the leaves have already fallen, so, we're not closed in as much as we are in the summer.

Be safe everyone and please wear your masks.

CanadianEh! said...

Terrific Tuesday. Thanks for the fun, Jerry and Hahtoolah (thanks for the LIU as this Canadian did not know the university).
I got the SETTING SUN theme early and filled SUN into all the circles. That certainly helped me pick up STEAM (did anyone else want Speed?).
I was thinking that if you read from left to right that the SUN actually looked like it was rising; now I see the East to West SETTING. Nice symmetry.

I did the opposite of WC and changed Sins to ZINS. (LOL Ray'o)
Uno changed to UNA (hello Ray'o); cross of NPR and PARTY was the last to fill.
Yes, Hungry Mother, I contemplated Dorms but had enough perps to give me FRATS.

I smiled at TOKLAS and TOKORI - both required perps; another smile at ICE crossing ACE, and WAFTS crossing WASP. (IM will probably find more.)
Clecho with clues for HAM and RUDELY.

Stanley CUP filled quickly. The original Stanley Cup (punchbowl) is in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. The current cup travels with team members after the win. I always LOL as the "keepers of the Cup" bring it out to be awarded wearing their white gloves . . . and then it is paraded around, drunk out of etc.

FLN, thanks AnonT for Thanksgiving wishes. We were thankful for good weather to celebrate outdoors and meet the Public Health requirements for restrained gatherings as we face a second wave of Covid.

Wishing you all a great day.

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

A puzzle full of sunshine is most welcome on a rainy, gloomy day, especially one that offered such an enjoyable solve. My only w/o was Dorms/Frats and there were no unknowns. I liked Ice crossing Ace and Ham abutting Ova. We also had a partial table setting with Glass above Cup above Knife. CSOs to Lucina (Pedi), Ch. Moe (Zins), and Tin (_ _ _). I’m happy to say that I saw the sun setting progression upon completion; usually I’m not that observant.

Many thanks, Jerry, for a truly pleasurable solve and thanks, Hahtoolah, for the A+++ review with so many delightful visuals and links. I don’t know where you find so many apt and humorous cartoons but I’m very glad you have the talent and time to do so. Several of today’s really struck my fancy, to wit: Dishwasher “Doggie”, Trench coat sheep, Seesawing fish, and the Donuts doing IDs. Loved hearing the beautiful Ave Maria (vocalist unknown) and Pavarotti’s O Sole Mio. (Also enjoyed seeing the photo of the Corner ladies.)

DO, good luck with the poking and prodding.

Have a great day.

Yuman said...

Haltoolah, thank you for your fun review. Seems to be a lot of fly jokes recently.

NaomiZ said...

Many thanks to Jerry Edelstein for our first easy peasy puzzle in a while! Hahtoolah and the Cornerites helped me appreciate the beauty of the theme, and all the clips and comics today were really nice.

Lucina said...


What clever symmetry! Thank you, Jerry. It is a terrific Tuesday puzzle. And thank you, Susan, for your humorous expo. I liked "Jeremy Irons" one of my favorite actors. I also enjoyed the AVE Maria.

It was fun to see TOKLAS and TOKO-RI, a book I know about but have not read. Like YR I have read many of James Michener's other books.

My hand is up for SPEED which was replaced by STEAM and it took me the longest time to see SAYS UNCLE. That C in CDS wouldn't emerge until a light bulb turned on.

Our nail salon has been open for about two months. It is more spotless than usual and as I mentioned before, plexiglass separates the tech from the customer. My mani-PEDI proceeds on a regular schedule.

UNA has no noun following it so I waited until PARTY determined the A. It is the noun which determines whether it will be una or uno.

Where is Picard these days? I hope just busy organizing his NEW home and not anything more serious that keeps him away.

Enjoy a pleasant day, everyone! We will finally shed the 100s and slip into the 90s.

Since Coved-19 REMAINS UNBEATEN, one of the items in this year's Christmas stockings will be some cute masks illustrated with their favorite themes.

R.I.P. DODO, Dorothy from the California crowd. I haven't seen the rest of them in a long while and I miss them.

Shankers said...

I was ready to just zip through this one and get on with my day when the NE put that idea in abeyance. It was a tad sticky for a short while until s'up and rudely came into focus. No other problems however. Very clever theme and an excellent write-up Hahtoolah. Got to watch more of Amy's confirmation process. Such a brilliant scholar, not to mention a lady with impeccable character.

Ray - O - Sunshine said...

Lucina @ 11:33

Now I'm really confused.

Uno is masculine. UNA is feminine. PARTY is English. In Italian political "party" is partito (masculine) so I LIU and as I expected it's partido in Spanish, also a masculine noun.

As Ricky used to say about I ¿loco en la cabeza? 🥴

Spitzboov said...

UNA simply crosses PARTY; it doesn't modify it. UNA has no noun to modify in this instance. My 2 ¢.

staili said...

Hahtoolah, I really liked your images today, especially the sun setting in the West within the puzzle!

Misty said...

What a funny sunny Tuesday puzzle, Jerry--many thanks. And, Susan, you outdid yourself, as usual. I loved seeing all those SUNs going down the grid like that--should have noticed it, since I luckily had circles in my puzzle. And so many wonderful pictures, with many favorites of mine--especially HOSS, and Gertrude STEIN and Alice B. Toklas, and, of course, the Seinfeld crew. A real delight.

Have a great day, everybody.

Hahtoolah said...

I have to credit C.C. for putting the Sun in the grid.

Hurricane Delta caused a lot more damage in Southwest Louisiana. We were miles from the center of the storm, but were within range of the outer bands. Several neighbors lost homes due to falling trees.

AnonymousPVX said...

WC....Dan Blocker was not an LA RAM or a member of any pro team...he did play college ball, did serve in Korea and did earn a Purple Heart.

Ray - O - Sunshine said...

Spitz @ 12:19. I agree. (This is the same issue with oft used ESO/ESA.) The clue doesn't specify a connection with a perp.

Chairman Moe said...

Puzzling thoughts:

First off, thanks to Jerry and Susan for the fun puzzle and recap. Loved the “setting SUN” theme; as I was solving the puzzle my first thought for the reveal was “SUNRISE SUNSET”, but the SETTING SUN was just fine. We are experiencing some really beautiful SUNsets here in the desert SW

Second, does this feel like a MONday to anyone else? Perhaps it was the holiday yesterday ... we had my SO’s son, daughter-in-law, and grandsons over for a cookout and swim yesterday. Her grandkids have this week off from school ...

Third, I had quite a few write-overs for a TUESday; SWEAT/STEAM; and then, I misspelled TOKLIS, and somehow thought the clue for 19-Across meant “FRESH Prince of Bel-AIR, and inked in ABC ... O SOLO/ O SOLE ... I was a real mess!

Fourth, favorite clue, BION, was 32-Across; I’ve been fortunate to have had 3 HOLE(s) IN ONE during my golfing days, but I was quite excited for my best friend from H.S. (with whom I’ve played a lot of golf), who had a DOUBLE EAGLE ( “2” on a par 5) yesterday. His wife sent a short video via text

Fifth - 5 teams REMAIN(s)UNBEATEN in the NFL, although two of them meet tonight on “Tuesday Night Football” (how weird does that sound).

Zinfandel - as a red wine - is perhaps less known than its “White Zinfandel” counterpart. There is no “white” Zinfandel grape; and most White Zinfandel wine contains very little red Zinfandel. I’d go into more detail but I’ve reached my 20 line limit!! 🤡

CrossEyedDave said...

Typed in frat and red letters came up,
Which was surprising as I was sure I turned them off
To waste a little more time sitting on the beach all day...

Anywho, I fixed that, and many other wrong letters afterwards.

It must be the iPad puzzle format that makes it harder to see the
Entire puzzle. I saw the clue "Down" several times, had trouble with titanic,
But the others filled in nicely, then came across the reveal which sunk that ship easily.
But it was not until reading the write up that the V8 can came sailing in.
All the theme clues were "down" revealing a setting sun?
Very clever, but it left me puzzling why I didn't see it during the puzzle?

Picard, don't make a snit out of a nit!
Posts get deleted all the time for a variety of reasons.
(Many technical and/or accidental)
Actually, there is a tv ad featuring Seinfeld's Newman as a mailman
That is hilarious, but I cannot post it here as it is too political and has no place
On a blog where people are trying to communicate peacefully.
Things have gotten so contentious that the news reported last night
That a Walmart customer was denied service not because she was wearing a mask,
But for what was printed on that mask!

Anywho, this link is for you...

If a long distance basketball shot is worth an extra point,
what is this puzzle worth?

Husker Gary said...

-Another 18 holes today on what has been a spectacular run of fall weather.
-I miss the smell of burning leaves WAFTING on the wind
-Our state tree is the cottonwood which is in the same family as the ASPEN and I love the sound of the wind through both. However, they do cause issues on golf courses this time of year
-I labored under a GLASS ceiling because I could see early on I would never be an administrator
-Pavarotti : O SOLE MIO = Elvis : It’s Now Or Never
-FLOPS – New Coke, Edsel, Crystal Pepsi…
-A lot of mischief goes on at the bottom of FB PILES as the UNPILE
-The SPIRE of Humphrey St. Francis is a landmark for miles around in central Nebraska
-I have bad SEE SAW memories in my yute

Wilbur Charles said...

Pvx, I composed this but didn't post. You said it.

Lemonade, LIU says star college FB player but no NFL. I remember his playing football was talked about. I'm impressed with his Korean war record. Infantry Sergeant. Purple Heart.

Speaking of NPR (I love Terri Gross), my earlier post was meant to say Ira GLASS was one of the NPR Iras. Who's the other Ira?

I had pavarotti and AVE on at the same time. Sax didn't work though.

C-Moe, if you're counting lines I'll bet you're never caught without mask and social distance.

Picard I thought of you when I saw UNCLE. Don't be a stranger. Perhaps we'll have a Star trek theme.

CED, that sun dunk was amazing.


Lucina said...

Spitz and Ray are correct. An adjective, which uno, una, un are, requires a noun to modify and the puzzle format does not have that. I know it's difficult to understand that because English has no such rule and nouns are not gender specific. PARTY simply crosses UNA, it doesn't modify it as Spitz and Ray noted.

una mesa (a table)
una silla (a chair)
una casa (a house)
un dia (a day)
un calendario (a calendar)
un rompecabezas (a puzzle)

I hope that helps.

Pat said...

After my debacles on Friday and Saturday, this was a fun experience! Thank you, Jerry, for entertainment and great theme! Hahtoolah, what a wonderful expo with all the pics and links!

Hand up for SpEe/STEAM and dormS/FRATS and had REMAINunbeaten which was too short because I didn't have the "s" in there. That was a wite-out mess.

One of my favorite SETTING SUN photos.

It is definitely Fall here. The cooler temps and lower humidity feel good. Have a great week!

Anonymous T said...

Hi All!

I missed the SUNs SETTING in the West until Hahtoolah pointed it out. Cool puzzle Jerry. Thanks.

Thanks Hahtoolah for pointing out the East->West and for all the fun images. Enjoyed seeing the West coast contingent picture again; miss DODO.

WOs: Put HAG in IDs squares, AVa.
Fav: REIGNS clue made me chuckle.

Ray-O: Here Comes the Sun is the first song I remember hearing - I was 2yrs old.

Loved the three-pointer CED.

Back to the grind. Play later!

Cheers, -T

Ol' Man Keith said...

I dunno.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but...
since we are all accustomed to reading from left to right, it seems to me this pzl's sun is rising, not setting.

I see CanadianEh! has spotted the same thing.
Great minds, etc.!

Growing up in San Francisco, we all knew where Columbus was from. SF is the American home of many transplanted Genovese.
The Columbus Day parade was a huge event back in the day, including the re-enactment of his ships arriving--this time in Aquatic Park on the south Bay.
Nowadays people can't decide whether to call Oct 12 "Columbus Day" or "Indigenous Peoples' Day."
I am for re-naming it "the Great Come-Together Day"!
Neutral, but positive.
One diagonal on the near side.
Lotsa vowels, so I wasn't sure if there could be a decent anagram, but it turned up a few possibilities.
I'm choosing to go with 12 letters that designate "a sanctuary for desperadoes."
Got it?
I mean an...


Anonymous T said...


WC - Ira Flatow.

I listen to NPR pretty much all day (and night) long. Terry Gross (Fresh Air) was out all summer taking care of a family member - it was nice to hear her voice last night.
I do wish NPR wasn't carrying the hearings on both terrestrial & satellite radio. I'd really like to switch from the bloviating over what we know is inevitable. //hope that's taken as non-political observation.

At midnight, however, I switch to the crazy-people show (Coast2CoastAM). That's always fun to fall asleep to.

Cheers, -T

unclefred said...

Very clever and enjoyable CW, thanx Jerry!! It seemed a bit easier than yesterday, although I had many write-overs: SPEED:STEAM; DORMS:FRATS; OSOLO:OSOLE. Oh, just three? Seemed like more!! Sun setting in the west = very clever!! And nice write-up, too, Hahtoolah, thanx!!

LEO III said...

Thanks Jerry and Hahtoolah!

Very nice Tuesday puzzle. Finished it early, early this morning, but I’m just getting here to the Corner. Little bit of sleep and a few things to do.

Luckily, proofreading caught an error, so I FIR for a change. Got the long downs easily enough, and had no problem seeing the SETTINGSUN.

SUMPTER and McHENRY --- I’ve been to both of them, Sumpter just a few days before 9/11/01, but that’s a story for another day.

Other Stanley Cup traditions (well the first is a superstition): A player NEVER touches the Stanley Cup until he has WON it! And as already mentioned, a tradition since 1995 is that each member of a winning team (players and staff) gets to have a DAY with the cup, during the year his team has it. (There is a 100-day window.) Some strange things happen! (Not to worry: It is under constant NHL supervision.)

Stanley Cup Travels

Oh, and the names of the winning teams' players and staff (subject to certain criteria) are engraved on the cup. Every 13 years, the top ring is removed and retired to the NHL HOF, and a new ring is added at the bottom. (Since CanadianEH! and a few others and I might be the only ones really interested, I won't post the other links. They are out there, though.)

d-o --- I’ll second what inanehiker said: I’m on a twice-a-year physical schedule with my doctor. When I leave each time, I have the order for my next bloodwork in hand, and I get it drawn within a couple of weeks before the date of my next physical. That way, he has the results already, and we can discuss them. (Of course, he never looks at the results beforehand, and I always have to REMIND him that he already HAS them, so there has never been a call for additional bloodwork. Duh!)

Seeing your explanation of your mileage quandary, I understand that it might not be doable for you. I stop by his office to get my blood drawn. It is 16 miles away in Bellaire and an extra stop, but I’m going past his place all the time anyway, so it isn’t a problem. With him, though, it is better if he has the results in hand (once he goes and finds them at the front desk).

unclefred said...

I still wish the NFL would leave the canned audience cheering in the can. AND that the sportscasters didn’t feel it was their duty to fill EVERY LAST SECOND with yapping!! I enjoy listening to the actual football game: the players on the field calling out, the coaches on the sidelines comments and instructions. MNF last night had FIVE sportscasters!! REALLY? And Chris Collinsworth is the VERY WORST sportscaster: he literally NEVER SHUTS UP!! “Yeah, and .....” is his usual start. There is not a time during the whole game where 5 seconds goes by w/o someone yapping over the sound of the actual game. Am I alone in this? Does anyone else find it annoying that you can’t hear the game?

Unknown said...

Uncle fred, I'm kinda in your camp except I have one simple solution which is the mute button on my remote. I use it constantly when watching regular t.v. MOST especially for lawyer and political ads. The sound of silence is quite beautiful. When it comes to sports, I know what's going on and don't need anyone to explain it to me. I always mute the baseball announcers because all they ever do is regurgitate statistics. The other sports I mute less so. Simply put, I pick and choose who I wish to hear. The mute button, IMHO, is one of the greatest inventions known to mankind.

Malodorous Manatee said...

Late to the party. A very bust real life day. No serious problems to deal with just a lot of what the Bank of America ads used to call "the business of living."

I very much enjoyed the puzzle and the write-up. Hahtoolah certainly has a way with matching up graphics with the puzzle clues and entries. I gotta' figure out where she digs up all of those great cartoons.

unclefred said...

I wanna hear the game: the players and the coaches. Can’t do that in MUTE mode.

Anonymous T said...

Tin - So glad I didn't trash-talk your Rays... Oy!

Lem - cool you were there; but, you remember? :-)

Cheers, -T