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Jan 13, 2021

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Ed Sessa

 Theme: SPEAKING UP.  Each theme entry illustrates vocal communication, at increasing volume levels.

17. Source of damaging rumors: WHISPER CAMPAIGN.   A systematic circulation of a rumor, typically in order to damage someone's reputation.  To WHISPER is to speak softly with little or no vibration of the vocal cords especially to avoid being overheard.

26. Buzz among local gossips: TALK OF THE TOWN.  A person or event that many local people are interested in or excited by.  To TALK is to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken words -- presumably at a conversational level of volume.

 


43. Nickname of two Six Flags roller coasters: SCREAM MACHINE.  To SCREAM is to speak with intense or hysterical emotion.  Other than the mentioned thrill ride, this phrase seems not to be commonly in-the-language.  But it is the title of a jazz piece written for the U. S. Army Band by composer Mark Taylor [one of my favorites.]  Impressive and under 2 1/2 minutes.  Give it a listen.



57. Question asked with a raised voice, as demonstrated in three long puzzle answers: CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW.  Reasonable question at times - and made famous in an ad campaign a few years ago.



Hi, Gang. JazzBumpa here to give you a good talking-to.  Now, pay attention and don't make me raise my voice.  

Across:

1. Hang out in alleys: BOWL.  A game in which balls are rolled on a green or down an alley at an object or group of objects.

5. Sporty sunroofs: T TOPS.




10. Job jar item: TASK.  A piece of work to be done or undertaken.

14. Cuatro y cuatro: OCHO.  4+4 = 8, in Spanish speaking countries.

15. Sprightly movement: RONDO.  A musical form in which a main theme is alternated with contrasting sections.

16. Lamb pen name: ELIA.  Charles Lamb wrote a series of popular essays that first appeared in THE LONDON MAGAZINE between 1820 and 1825.   Lamb borrowed the surname of an Italian co-worker from several years earlier. 

20. Vietnam holiday: TET.  The Vietnamese lunar new year.

21. "What the Constitution Means to Me" award: OBIE. Annual off-Broadway theater award. The on Broadway award is the Tony.

22. Like Boo Boo and Baloo: URSINE.  They are bears.

23. Lead source: ORE.   Natural rock or sediment that contains one or more valuable minerals, typically containing metals, that can be mined, treated and sold at a profit. 

24. Novelist Deighton: LEN. [b 1929]  A British author. His publications have included cookery books, history and military history, but he is best known for his spy novels.

25. Wile E. Coyote's supplier: ACME.


 
It never ends well


32. Takes short cuts?: SNIPS.  As with scissors. 

34. Part of S&L: LOAN.  An organization from which money is borrowed.

35. FDR 34-Across org.: NHA. National Housing Administration, authorized by law in 1934.  The purpose of the law was to “encourage improvement in housing standards and conditions, to provide a system of mutual mortgage insurance, and for other purposes.” The law created the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC.)
 
36. One of 1,225 in the first published edition of "War and Peace": PAGE.  One side of a sheet of paper in a collection of sheets bound together, especially as a book, magazine, or newspaper.

37. They have their pride: LIONS.  The collective noun for a group of lions is a "pride."

39. Put a halt to: STOP.  End.

40. Is for a few: ARE.  Plural, present tense form of the verb "to be."

41. Carson forerunner: PAAR.  Jack [1918 - 2004] was an American author, movie actor, radio and television comedian, and talk show host. He is best known for his stint as the second host of The Tonight Show from 1957 to 1962.

42. Hostess snack cakes: HOHOS.  Small, cylindrical, frosted, cream-filled chocolate snack cakes with a pinwheel design based on the Swiss roll. 



47. Tavern orders: ALES.  Suds.

48. Apollo vehicle, briefly: LEM. Lunar Excursion Module
  
49. Many miles: FAR.  Some distance.

52. Entertained: AMUSED.  

55. Vegas rival: RENO.  Nevada cities with gambling casinos.

56. Hot Dijon season: ETE.  Summer in France, not mustard spice.

60. Verdi opera: AIDA.

61. Pants style: CAPRI.  Close-fitting calf-length tapered trousers, usually worn by women and girls.



62. Retin-A target: ACNE.  Inflamed or infected sebaceous glands in the skin; in particular, a condition characterized by red pimples on the face, prevalent chiefly among teenagers.

63. Altar words: I DOs.  Weddings.

64. Stall for Time?: KIOSK.  Meaning I suppose, Time Magazine, since a KIOSK is a small open-fronted hut or cubicle from which newspapers, refreshments, tickets, etc., are sold.

65. Clarinet need: REED.

Down:

1. Greet formally, as at the start of a sumo match: BOW TO.


2. Earth tone: OCHER.  A brownish yellow pigment containing ferric oxide.

3. Mutant big cat: WHITE TIGER.  A variant of the Bengal Tiger with a genetic loss of pigmentation. Such a tiger has the black stripes typical of the Bengal tiger, but carries a white or near-white coat.

4. __ Gatos, California: LOS.  An incorporated town in Santa Clara County, California, United dtates. The population is 30,222.  The name mean "The Cats,"  in honor of the cougars and bobcats indigenous to the nearby foot hills   

5. Late game show host with seven Emmys: TREBEK.  Alex [1940-2020]  He was the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! for 37 seasons from its revival in 1984 until his death in 2020.

6. "Gran __": 2008 Eastwood film: TORINO.


 


 7. __ in a blue moon: ONCE.   Meaning rarely.  A blue moon is either the second full moon in a single month, or the third of four in a single season.  If interested, read more here

8. Kissing on the kiss cam, for short: PDAPublic Display of Affection.

9. Even: SO MUCH AS.  

10. Her Majesty's service?: TEA SET. A TEA Service - pot, cups and sugar bowl.






11. Others, in old Rome: ALII.  Latin, of course.

12. Put one's name on the line?: SIGN.  As, for example, a document.

13. Immortal "Citizen": KANE.   Main character of a 1941 American drama film by Orson Welles, its producer, co-screenwriter, director and star. 


 

 18. Opinion surveys: POLLS.

19. Image creators, for short: PR MEN.  Not artists, but experts in propaganda Public Relations.

25. Loads: A TON.  A non-specific large quantity.

27. Monkey relative: APE.  Monkeys have tails, APE's do not.

28. Biota growth: FLORA.  Vegetation.

29. Undecided: ON THE FENCE.  Uncertain which way one will fall.

30. Owl's call: WHOO.  They never wonder where or why.

31. Catches some z's: NAPS.  Snoring.

32. Places for hot waxes: SPAS.  Commercial establishments offering health and beauty treatment through such means as steam baths, exercise equipment, and massage.

33. One pulling in pushers: NARC.  Nicely worded.  A narcotics officer.

37. Outgoing officeholder: LAME DUCK.  One who's term is about to end.

38. Perfect Portions pet food brand: IAMS.

39. Abel, to Adam: SON.  It's all relative.

41. Throwback diet: PALEO.  Eat like a cave man?  I don't think so.

42. Handmade stadium sign: HI MOM.  Sometimes seen on TV.

44. Gut courses: EASY As.    a college or university course requiring little work or intellectual ability.

45. Becomes less overcast: CLEARS.  Clouds parting.

46. Playwright Ibsen: HENRIK. [1828 - 1906] This Norwegian playwright was a pioneer of realism, and his later works were considered scandalous.  After Shakespeare, he is the 2nd most performed dramatist.

50. Even things: ATONE.  Make amends or reparation.

51. Said 63-Across a second time: REWED.  I did this.

52. Antioxidant-rich berry: ACAI.  The aรงaรญ palm, Euterpe oleracea, is a species of palm tree cultivated for its fruit, hearts of palm, leaves, and trunk wood. Global demand for the fruit expanded rapidly in the 21st century and so the tree is cultivated for that purpose primarily.

53. Downton Abbey's Daisy, for one: MAID.  Later promoted to kitchen assistant.



54. Go back, on a PC: UNDO.

55. Default result: REPO.   Repossession.

58. "Bali __": HAI.  A show tune from the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. The name refers to a mystical island, visible on the horizon but not reachable, and was originally inspired by the sight of Ambae island from neighboring Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu, where author James Michener was stationed in World War II.

59. AirPod spot: EAR.  A small speaker phone worn inside the ear.

So ends our Wednesday conversation.  How you found it informative.  Stay safe, wear a mask, keep your distance, and remember to use your indoor voice.

Cool regards!
JzB





43 comments:

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Whoo! Those screaming trumpets were too much at 6:30 AM. The puzzle was straight-forward, the theme was apparent, and my time was only a minute longer than yesterday, so life is good. Thanx, Ed and JzB.

Yay, it's quarterly dental cleaning day. (Yay, 'cause I've still got a full set of teeth, but I fear their days are numbered.)

Hungry Mother said...

It took a while for SOMUCHAS to come into focus, especially since I left the U blank even though I knew URSINE was correct. I think I’ll award myself a FIR anyway.

Lemonade714 said...

Dr. Ed and JzB are always a fine combination with a well-crafted puzzle and a meticulous dissection. It is fun to watch the actor from the Verizon commercial now hawking a different provider. Somebody forgot the non-compete.

Boomer will not be happy about the bowling "alley" clue. Definitely out of the "lane" for him/

Mark said...

D-O should probably brush his teeth more often than once every three months if he want to keep them.

Anonymous said...

Took me 8:35 today. "somuchas" took way too long to see/parse. Didn't catch the theme until afterwards.

Lucina said...

Hola!

CSO to Boomer at BOWL though he won't like the alley reference as noted by Lemonade above.

I was totally beaten by SOMUCHAS mostly because I didn't recall URSINE but also because my brain is slowly fading, IMO.

My daughter loves roller coasters, the scarier, the better but I've never heard her call them SCREAM MACHINEs. That's definitely her dad's genes in play.

I love the clue for TEA SET!

My EASY A class was calligraphy and has been the most useful skill I've acquired. At birthday parties and other celebrations it looks impressive on envelopes and always draws a comment though my family knows who its from.

Sadness fills my heart seeing TREBEK but thank you, Ed Sessa, for remembering him.

Thank you, JazzB. I am always AMUSED by your wit and aimpressed by vast knowledge as well as your flair for explaining.

Have a lovely day, everyone!

Jazzbumpa said...

Hi gang --

To be clear, I don;t really have vast knowledge.

But I do have Google and Wikipedia.

Cool regards!
JzB

Bob Lee said...

I finally gave up trying to figure out what SOMUCHAS meant after I was finished. Spanish? Oh Duh after coming here to check my answer.

I really appreciated that the theme words increased in volume as you went down the puzzle. Well done.

Ray - O - Sunshine said...

ELIA.. it's been ages Charles. Where you been hiding? On the Lamb with your AMAH?
LOS Gatos have not OCHO but nueve lives. SOMUCHAS gracias .. more Spanish? (ditto Bob Lee). Never heard of PDA used that way

Can't hear you.It's like you're speaking though a mask. What did you say the theme was again? ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿฆป

Gran TORINO means "big little bull" (Yep, I know but "big Turin" makes no sense either) ...Same old inkover Alot/ATON perpwalked mistake...sheesh.
Yesterday's YOHOHO, is today's HOHOS.

Perps TET and ORE solved my usual OCHER/ochre conundrum....LAMEDUCK (*** insert comment***).

LIONS and TIGER, and URSINE oh my...... Cavemen (sorry, cavepersons) rarely made it past 30...so much for a PALEO diet. Apollo vehicle should be "Chariot"

Coming soon, a sequel called "Uptown Abbey" (adventures of a high end British female escort) EASYAS? (A letter missing ?๐Ÿ˜‰) ....add some Hot Dijon Season ...Grey Poupon if you have it)

Retin-a target... the eyes don't have it?

The result of tarrying on the privy in frigid weather, a rare blue ____ MOON
Indonesian Island greeting, a Bali____ HAI
For the kegler, life is just a _____ of ๐Ÿ’....BOWL

Malodorous Manatee said...

Thank you Ed and Jazz for an interesting puzzle and an informative and entertaining write-up. The long answers took some figuring out but I felt that they provided an appropriate level of challenge for a Wednesday...and I was able to remember that Jack spelled his last name with that double A.

Adele said...

I take exception to 63 across... “I do” are “words”. The clue should be “altar expressions “ for the s to be needed. Am I wrong?

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

Once I realized BooBoo and Baloo were probably URSINES, my mind clicked with PR MEN. H in NHA was a WAG since I wasn't sure owls voiced the 'h' in WHOO. Woohoo; FIR.

I DO'S are altar words, too, especially if both parties are speaking them.

Thanks, JzB for another fine intro of an entertaining ES puzzle.

Husker Gary said...

Musings
-A sunny 50F January day and a Dr. Sessa puzzle is a great Rx for winter blues
-I had to read SOMUCHAS a couple of times to grok what it was
-It had to be NHA which is one FDR Roosevelt’s alphabet soup I didn’t remember
-The Apollo 13 LEM served as a “lifeboat” to get the crew back home
-Clint’s irascible character defended a Hmong boy who was being bullied
-PR MAN at a cosmetic counter, “I need some lipstick for this pig I have”
-A colleague used to assign A TON of homework to 7th graders and couldn’t understand why it was a problem
-Athletes are a famous for taking EASY A courses

Yuman said...

32 D - My places for waxes was legs or lips...ouch, not spas.
Fun fast moving puzzle.

ATLGranny said...

Oh no, FIW today. In a bit of a hurry before an appointment so didn't look at the perp which would have saved me. For "takes short cuts" I had SkIPS. KARC, what's that? Didn't notice. Otherwise, not too bad. I lurked and lolled in the alley before I saw BOWL (Hi, Boomer). Also tried umber before OCHER. Need to get my earth shades straight. SO MUCH AS was slow to see, kept trying to have it start with SAME. KIOSK was my favorite. I did notice Time was capitalized! TET is appearing often in the puzzles. Easy for me to remember as our daughter was born during the Tet Offensive when my DH was stationed in Saigon. Exciting day. Fun theme, thanks, Ed. Nice to read your review, JazzB! HAVE A GOOD DAY, EVERYONE, I shout....

Vidwan827 said...

Thank you Ed Sessa for a charming puzzle, with a few tricky clues, ;-)
Thank you JazzB for a interesting and humorous review.

I thought SOMUCHAS was a spanish dish from a cantina. But it fit.
Maybe a limited amount of Tapas...

I thought of Boomer at bowls, and can imagine him shuddering at the description..
To read, of his raison d'etre, being described like that, in such trite terms ! Horrors !

Baloo, the bear, from The Jungle Book, is IMHO, a misnomer. The word for bear, the species, in Hindi or Urdu is BHaloo... Baloo is a little human child. Despite his obvious eloquence in the english language, and despite the fact that Rudyard Kipling, was born in India and lived there for over 25 years in the country, his understanding of the peoples and the use of the vernacular, was only as good as an imperial, colonial englishman would have bothered. Therefore, it is understandable that he has few ardent readers and admirers in the country itself, nowadays. This comment is of course, limited to the time and the Age that he lived in ... not currently. End of rant.

Have a nice day, all. And dont miss the chance to get your shots, if you get lucky.

Shankers said...

Had a good start right away with getting bowl instantly. Clever clues abounded at 9D, 33D and 50D, but all were easily perped. Somuchas looked weird. Smooch? No, so much as, dummy. So who was the host before Paar? Steve Allen, right? Very bright man. I don't watch any of the late night shows like I used to when I was working. Sleep is more valuable. Speaking of Gran Torino, Clint Eastwood was quite good in it and the story compelling.

Wilbur Charles said...

ELIA also wrote a summary of Shakespeare.

Oops. For unscrewing the jar I thought perhaps one would use a wiSK. The TEA SET half corrected it but I never got back to the Latin. I had a choice of Latin or French for grade nine and thus my entire Latin is Pater noster and IPSO* facto.

CSO to Boomer right out of the chute. And perhaps LEMonade.

Was it here we had the link to "Semionics"? Umberto ECO. He "embedded" something akin to code in his novels. IMHO, LEM Deighton does the same re. JFK assassination**.

Are there still S&Ls? Only the Credit Unions seem to have survived.

I think I've read W&P twice. Talk about ARCs.

"second host of The Tonight Show from 1957 to 1962.". There was a first? Steve Allen? Shankers, my fellow genius opines the same I see.

Stall for Time? Great clue among many.

WC

** My spell checker edited that in caps from previous usage

***I read that the British conducted their own investigation and sent it to FBI to be deep-sixed. I think LEN had a look. The caliber and direction of fatal bullet is one of the keys

NaomiZ said...

Delightful puzzle, Ed! I liked it even better when JzB pointed out how the vocalizations increased in volume from one long clue to the next, which makes sense with the reveal.

Never encountered the term "gut courses" but there were certainly some at my university rumored to be EASY A'S.

FLN: Thanks, TTP, for explaining that Joyce trained Rich, and is now retired but still pitches in to review. I offer a virtual BOW TO both of them. They keep us educated and AMUSED.

Lucina said...

Yes, I and DO are words. I is a word. DO is a word. and together they comprise an expression. It's easy to forget or to see that one letter words are in fact, words.

NaomiZ said...

Where is OwenKL today? I thought I would try to imitate his genius. It's not easy!

A woman of my age must wear CAPRIS
To keep her summer pants below the knees
Or else she risks a WHISPER CAMPAIGN
And quips about the status of her brain.

unclefred said...

DNF. One of those days when my brain just won’t function. Most likely it has to do with skipping my usual morning coffee??

Anonymous T said...

Hi All!

D'Oh! One bad square - HENRIE(?) @46 down.

Thanks Ed for the puzzle; enjoyed the whisper-Talk-SCREAM! progression to get heard.

Wonderful expo JzB; thanks for the ACME clip.

WOs: Pec (on the cheek) -> PDA
ESPs: RONDO, ELIA | ELII, NHA,
Fav: IDOs | UNDO | RE-WED

Good think IAMS was in place or I'd have inked SCREAMing Eagle [2:31 - roller coaster in STL that I rode in my youth]

Ray-O: Public Displays of Affection was a no-no in HS halls.
Nice catch on LIONS, TIGERs, URSINE! :-)

Play later!

Cheers, -T

Ray - O - Sunshine said...

Lol. NAOMI Z ๐Ÿ˜†

oc4beach said...


A Jeffrey, a Paul and now an Ed. This is a great week so far.

Got it done without getting the theme until I read JzB's treatise on the the grid.

SOMUCHAS was a head-scratcher like it was for others. But perps prevailed.

Over 50 years ago I was an aerospace engineer working on the design of the LEM which was later renamed the LM (Lunar Module). However, even with the name change, everyone still referred to it as the "LEM". It was a heady time in our history, where technology was stretched to its limits to achieve the mission.

Have a great day everyone and please be safe and wear your masks.


AnonymousPVX said...


Like others, I had a tough time when SOMUCHAS filled. I even printed it off to the side, stared at it, and then slapped my forehead Homer style.

We seem to be getting the all-star constructors this week, today another Sessa gem.

From yesterday...

LEO III...I get my ink cartridges from LDPRODUCTS.COM. Fast service and the cartridges work fine, at least in my PIXMA. Plus you don’t have to go anywhere to get them.

Stay safe.

Malodorous Manatee said...

What Ray said. Brava, Naomi.

CrossEyedDave said...

Doing the crossword after breakfast,
I had no trouble with "re-wed."

However,
I had to LOL at myself eating lunch while reading the blog 3
Hours later. I read, "51. Said 63-Across a second time: REWED. "
Which I read as "rued."

WTF did 63 across say during breakfast that you would rue a second time?

LMAO!

Ray - O - Sunshine said...

IDO: the masculine form of the name IDA

Dont know for sure but I'd assume.

Malodorous Manatee said...

I just Sneak'ed a Peak at tomorrow's USA Today puzzle. It's by C.C.
Just for her info, as a benchmark 5:41

Misty said...

Fun Wednesday puzzle, Ed--many thanks! And cool pictures and comments, JazzB--thanks for that too.

Lucina, I too was both happy and sad to see Alex TREBEK remembered in the puzzle again. I'm still not over missing him on "Jeopardy" even though Ken is doing a very good job.

Naomi, Owen is just taking a break today (that's what he posted on the Jumble blog). But I loved your verse. Come to Jumble and you can post verses every day.

I put EARS in as places for hot waxes--wrong--and then missed putting EAR in for the Air Pod spot. Clearly not my EAR day.

Have a great day, everybody.

Ray - O - Sunshine said...

Had my second Pfizer shot this AM. No side effects. The observation period is now only 15 minutes. Of the hundreds getting the shot at our facility the nurses tell me a very small number complained of headache. In some cases likely due to fasting (not a requirememt.)

NaomiZ said...

Ray-O, MalMan, and Misty, you are very kind! I would join you on the Jumble page, but the inability to unscramble words is one of my many shortcomings.

Ol' Man Keith said...

Thanks, Jazzbumpa, for that lovely photo of a TEA SET.
We have many things to thank you for, but that picture cries out to be recognized!

A fine, well-balanced pzl today from Mr. Sessa!
But we must take care that 37D is not singled out for both clue and response (LAME DUCK) as being just too political.
"This is not the venue."
~ OMK
____________
DR
: We have a three-way today on the opposite side.
Two of the three diagonals offer anagrams suggestive of either improper action or inaction in the practical world.
The central diagonal yields...
"NIHILISMS AMOK" (13 of 15 letters)
-and-
the lower parallel diagonal gives us the less fearsome...
"DAYDREAMING (11 of 14 letters)

Lucina said...

NaomiZ@11:33
Well done! I like your poem.

CanadianEh! said...

Wonderful Wednesday. Thanks for the fun, Ed and JazzB.
Officially a DNF today because I did not figure our URSINE, nor parse SOMUCHAS (I see that I am not alone here).
But I saw the HEAR ME theme, and smiled broadly to see the Easter Egg to the theme with EAR dropping from HEAR ME, (will Ed drop in to tell us if that was intentional?)

Hand up for Skips before SNIPS, and Henrie before HENRIK.
And of course that American “alphabet soup” was a stumbling block for this Canadian.

Boomer will be upset with “alleys”, perhaps more than my hesitation at OCHER.

Her Majesty’s TEASET reminded me of Ray-o’s comment to me FLN re the Queen’s Privy Council. LOL, one of those old Canadian institutions with mainly ceremonial roles; but (similar to the Governor-General),occasionally there is a real and legal need for them under our Constitution. I see that Ray-o is still thinking of privy today๐Ÿ˜. (AnonT I will get back later with an explanation of our electoral system - short if I can๐Ÿ˜)

Adele- I thought that the clue “altar words” would be answered by I DO. Often that clue might be used to just indicate two words. But then I accepted that I DOS is plural too. I agree that “ altar expressions” might be an improved clue.

Wishing you all a great evening.

Unknown said...

They said their I.do's on thr beach

Jayce said...

A well-constructed puzzle. I greatly enjoyed it. I also enjoy reading everyone's comments.

LEO III said...

Great triumvirate to start the week! Thanks, Ed and JazzB for today's excursion!

Yes, I'm kicking myself for not recognizing SOMUCHAS. Wanted it to be some kind of SUM. Guess I didn't stare at it long enough. Got everything else, though.

I'm not a lawyer, and I don't play one on television, but I think most non-compete agreements are time-limited.

Back in my ute, we spent many hours hanging out at the bowling alley. Sometimes, we bowled.

AnonymousPVX, I would have ordered online, had I really paid attention to the problem. I don't do that much printing - just the crossword puzzles from the online edition of the Comical, and screen prints of my online bill payments. (Yes, I know I could just save them to a file on my computer, but I'm old and old fashioned.) Generally, I'd been picking up a black/color combo at Sam's, whenever the need arose. I still had new black cartridge, but the color one was running thin, and MY Sam's hadn't had my size for awhile. Went out looking yesterday, and like I said, found two of each, so I'm good to go --- probably for at least a year. Thank you for the tip, though. I've made a note.

Wilbur Charles said...

NaomiZ, great l'ick but it needed an illustration. I got same at Walmart today; I'm guessing she was changing in the aisle sided by a seniore sister. I averted eyes quickly.

CAPRIs are ubiquitous today only rivaled by the torn jeans.

I agree that we've had a great TRIO of constructors this week. We have Ms Uthlaut demain.

And yes, NaomiZ, solving J's is often harder than the xword itself.

WC

(The Whoo) said...

Nicely done Ed & Jazzbumpa! An enjoyable review! Anonymous PVX; I too had to print AS MUCH AS
off to the side and then do the "DOH" thing. It just wouldn't come together. All together it was an enjoyable puzzle. I thought 1 across: hang out in alleys was clever. Have a wonderful Thursday everyone. (The Whoo)

Anonymous T said...

Misty - Verse that good, Naomi can post prose every day :-)

++ DAYDREAMING OMK

CED - what a sad looking puppy: "Why did you do this to me?" LOL.

R.I.P Tim Bogert -- he was bassist for Vanilla Fudge.

Cheers, -T

Chairman Moe said...

Dash T: thanks for the clip of the Vanilla Fudge; I’d not heard about Bogert’s death. I remember that band well from HS. Carmen Appice was their vocalist I believe