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Mar 7, 2021

Sunday March 7, 2021 Paul Coulter

Theme: "Outer Limits" - The book-ended letters in each theme entry can follow "outer".

22. It's "gravy" to some Italian Americans: SPAGHETTI SAUCE. Outer space.

41. "Melrose Place" complex: GARDEN APARTMENT. Outer garment.

48. Venus, at times: EVENING STAR. Outer ear.

68. Real estate listing datum: OFFERING PRICE. Outer office. Not familiar with this phrase. Google shows that it's the reception area of an office.

85. Grade school presentation: SHOW AND TELL. Outer shell. Also new to me. Chemistry stuff.



95. Favor asker's lead-in: WOULD YOU BE A DEAR. Outer wear. Similar to outer garment.

116. America's most popular dogs in 2017: BALLPARK FRANKS. Outer Banks.

Ah, I like this concept, so apt. Nice title also.

Book-ending is probably my favorite theme type. Fun to find those phrases and make the grid. Normally you can't intersect the themers as often the circles will cause confusion.


Across:

1. Include so other recipients don't know, briefly: BCC. Great to prevent "Reply All".

4. California neighbor, familiarly: BAJA.

8. Bulk: HEFT.

12. Gloomy: DISMAL.

18. Pleased sigh: AAH. Our winter is almost over. I'll miss stepping into hot bath. 

19. Genesis victim: ABEL. The brothers all have four-letter names: Cain, Abel & Seth. 

20. Train: TEACH.

21. Painful: ACHING. And 36. Tender spots: SORES. And 91. Responsive to treatment: CURABLE.

25. Tropical vines: LIANAS. Thank god for this Wiki pictures. So many LIANA images are copyrighted. Our blogging team often spend a long time just to hunt down a workable picture.


26. Frau's partner: HERR.

27. Hit one in the trees, maybe: SLICED. Sliced a golf shot to the right. You HOOK to the left.

28. Off course: AFIELD.

30. Bunch of bills: WAD.

32. Somme soul: AME. And 40. Dream, in Dijon: REVE. 83. Martinique et Guadeloupe: ILES. 69. Here, to Henri: ICI.

33. Gothic architecture feature: GABLE.

39. Preserved, in a way: FROZE. In case you missed Bill's Pho recipe. You can freeze the broth.

44. Derelict: REMISS.

46. Fine, lightweight cloth: BATISTE. According to Fabric.com: "It's a lightweight, plain weave fabric, semi-sheer and usually made of cotton or cotton blends, Batiste fabric is appropriate for heirloom sewing, baby clothes, sheer window treatments, lingerie and linings."

47. Obamacare, for short: ACA.

52. With passion: AVIDLY.

55. Mao's successor: DENG. Deng xiaoping. He proposed the One Country, Two Systems for Hong Kong and Macau. We had to hurry back home to listen to the very important speech Deng gave during the Tiananmen Square protest period.


56. Cartoonist Peter: ARNO.

57. AOL alternative: MSN.

60. Events with bulls and barrels: RODEOS.

61. Like desert climates, comparatively: DRIER.

62. Stern with a bow: ISAAC.

64. Bit of statuary: TORSO.

65. Like some pkgs.: PPD. OK, pre-paid.

71. D.C. bigwig: SEN.

72. Classical name of Troy: ILION. Troy's Greek name.

74. Fool: TRICK.

75. Fervently wishes: PRAYS.

76. "For honest men and bonie __": Burns: LASSES.

78. Star Wars initials: SDI. Strategic Defense Initiative.

79. Bar mitzvah staple: HORA.

80. Wells race: ELOI.

84. Tropical Chinese tree: LYCHEE. Best fruit in the world.


88. "I'll take what I can get," in classifieds: OBO. Or Best Offer.

89. Hearing tube: COCHLEA.

94. Foray: SORTIE.

101. Archaeological site: RUINS.

102. Damascus' land: SYRIA.

103. Introduction: PROEM. Have not seen this entry for sometime.

104. '70s extremist gp.: SLA. Symbionese Liberation Army.

105. "The A-Team" actor: MR T.

106. WNBA great Weatherspoon: TERESA. Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer.

 


108. Off the wall: INSANE.

111. Playground retort: IS SO.

114. Long battles: SIEGES.

120. Go-ahead: ASSENT.

121. Big cat hybrid: LIGER.

122. Beauty chain with a salon inside each store: ULTA. Girls' heaven! Sephora is amazing also.

123. Black gold: OIL.

124. Assignations: TRYSTS.

125. Ages: ERAS.

126. Coordinate: MESH.

127. GATT successor: WTO.

Down:

1. Big blowout: BASH.

2. Superhero garb: CAPE.

3. Dickens' Mrs. Dilber and Andy Capp's wife Flo: CHARWOMEN. Cleaning lady.

4. "Phooey!": BAH.

5. Fins in registers: ABES.

6. Long-distance traveler's concern: JET LAG.

7. Nissan sedan: ALTIMA.

8. Caps, e.g.: HEADGEAR.

9. Évian water: EAU.

10. TV monitor: FCC.

11. Mont Blanc's range: THE ALPS.

12. Artist who created fashion designs for Schiaparelli: DALI.

13. Most frigid: ICIEST. Surprised to see: 24. "Happy birthday" writer, perhaps: ICER.

14. Hebrew hello ... and goodbye: SHALOM.

15. Some Vulcans, via melds: MIND READERS.

16. Gasteyer of "Mean Girls": ANA.

17. NFLers near centers: LGS. Left guards.

20. "The Waste Land" monogram: TSE.

23. Sampling the smorgasbord: GRAZING.

29. Accomplishment: FEAT.

31. First name in early TV: DESI.

34. Tiny queen: ANT.

35. Ling of "The Crow": BAI. She's from Chengdu, Sichuan. Sadly she ruined her own image.


37. Put inside: ENCLOSE.

38. Remains awhile: STAYS ON.

39. One of the Weasley twins: FRED.

42. Corporate alias abbr.: DBA. Doing Business As.

43. Back: REAR.

45. Gobble (up): SNARF.

49. Dirty money: GRIFT.

50. Bad looks: SNEERS.

51. Like the zone between two tropics: TORRID.

53. Many are mailed in: VOTES.

54. Altar avowal: I DO.

57. No __: menu notice: MSG. You can find bags of MSG at Asian store.

58. Plato's "tenth Muse": SAPPHO.

59. Thin: NARROW.

61. Beneficiary: DONEE. One who was donated. Looks strange.

62. Publicity, slangily: INK.

63. "Goodies" singer: CIARA.


65. Resting places in cases: PILLOWS.

66. Magazine with a lagomorph logo: PLAYBOY.

67. Rudeness: DISCOURTESY.

70. Printers' primary colors: CYANS.

73. __Kosh B'gosh: OSH.

77. Cabinet mem.: SECY. Secretary.

80. Ancient region of central Italy: ETRURIA.

81. When tripled, song that begins, "Oh, the weather outside is frightful": LET IT SNOW. Still thick stacks of snow in our yard. 

82. Lena of "Chocolat": OLIN.

85. Mariner's measures: SEA MILES.

86. Experienced, as fun: HAD.

87. Quad building: DORM.

90. Word after a drop: OOPS.

92. "Westworld" airer: HBO.

93. "Malcolm X" (1992) director: LEE. Spike Lee.

96. Feudal lords: LIEGES.

97. Lacks the courage to: DAREN'T. I just use DARE NOT.

98. She, in Italy: ESSA.

99. Old-fashioned warning: ALARUM. Alarm.

100. Stick in one's craw: RANKLE.

107. Contractors' figs.: ESTS.

109. Network with regular pledge drives: NPR.

110. Little newts: EFTS.

112. "Laugh-In" segment: SKIT.

113. Munch Museum city: OSLO.

114. Convened: SAT.

115. Leb. neighbor: ISR.

117. Put on TV: AIR.

118. NY airport named for a mayor: LGA.

119. "Go team!": RAH.

C.C.




 

32 comments:

OwenKL said...

DNF. Had a false natick at wA_LE + _AI. Turned out red letters showed the W was wrong. HEADGEAR, not HEADWEAR. Once I corrected that, I saw GABLE right away, which filled in the completely unknown BAI.

68a started as __mER__GaRagE < OFFERING PRICE. Just one of the usual plethora of false starts.

A DISMAL end to a dismal week.
Not enough answers of the words I seek.
Word SORTIES I did
For this SIEGE to rid,
Did not result in a successful FEAT!

I am going to be SORE and ACHING, I fear.
LET IT SNOW is a refrain I dislike to hear.
Like an obdurant sap
I went and left my cap.
Now a cold I'll surely get from a lack of HEADGEAR!

{B, B+.}

Paul Coulter said...

Thanks, C.C. I enjoyed your picture of a lychee. When I did field work in Costa Rica, I used to eat a fruit called mamon chino every day. Some people call it the hairy lychee for its reddish brown spiky shell. It's really a Malaysian rambutan, though, not native to Costa Rica. The flesh has a grape like flavor and consistency. Most people spit out the kernel, though I found them edible, with an almond-like taste. Sadly, I've never seen them here. Anyone else? I think I'll go buy some lychees now. And star fruit, another favorite from C.R., where they had dozens of exotic fruits we can't get here. It's called carambola, there. We had a tree growing in the front yard of the guest house where I stayed, so I'd pick them for breakfast.

Owen, I'm glad you posted early. I saw your poem late last time. Yes, winter can be dreary, though it's finally lifting this year. We're having a small, masked, outdoor party on Thursday afternoon for my granddaughter Ava's 2nd birthday, and the weather's predicted in the 60s.

Lemonade714 said...

Considering that you produce so many published puzzles, Paul I am not surprised you are here so early. Which one of the bookend phrases triggered this Sunday's creation?

Move to Florida, we have all the exotic fruit you could ever want. Carambola, lychee, rambutan...the list goes on, all grow well here. There is an area of south Miami known as Fruit and Spice Park. The Asian Festival (when there is no COVID) is held there every year. Fruit trees are in most neighborhoods.

Much I did not know like LIANAS BATISTE or the basketball lady. Lagomorph? I do not her story but BAI LING may be the busiest actress out there.

C.C. thank you for the tour and Paul good to see your work.

Boomer said...

Holy Cow !! All these years I thought I lived in Minnesota. My newspaper today predicted weather temperature highs of 61-62-63 for the next three days. It also showed a national map and we are a bit higher than the Northeast which stretches down on this map to Raleigh North Carolina. We still have a lot of snow on the ground so I cannot play golf because it's too hard to find those white balls and the carts do not have snow tires. Anyway, I bowl tomorrow and golf is coming soon. Maybe that will knock my blood glucose down. Pizza did not do it.

Paul Coulter said...

Lemonade - good to hear about the exotic fruit in Florida. The only time I've ever been there (other than airport stops en route to C. R.) was when I took my kids to Disney World thirty years ago. The inspiration for this theme was actually the title which I had as The Outer Limits, in honor of the show. I guess Rich dropped the "The" for copyright concerns?

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Tried CHARWivEs (should've realized "wife" was in the clue) and ETRUscA. Those were my only Wite-Out moments in a mostly smooth solve. I somehow managed to miss the theme. Can you believe it? Thanx, Paul and C.C.

"Let It Snow" -- Anybody else think of the Die Hard franchise?

Hungry Mother said...

FIR in a long slog with many write-overs. The cluing was challenging and clever. The trivia was overdone, but what’s different?

staili said...

I thought this puzzle was harder than most Sundays, although it wasn't as crazy difficult as yesterday's. This is the third hard puzzle in a row. I hope that is just coincidence and not a sign that the difficulty is being increased. Nothing inherently bad about harder puzzles, but I personally find the typical difficulty level to be perfect, and I'm not looking for our crosswords to be harder.

Paul, great puzzle! I don't know why Rich dropped the "The" from your suggested title, but it's not for copyright reasons. Short phrases like "The Outer Limits" can't be copyrighted. I only learned very recently that the listed crossword author doesn't typically see the final product until it gets published, which I find completely strange considering that most of the time, a significant number of clues get altered and are then published under the name of someone who's never seen them. I read the New York Times is changing that policy. Does the LA Times show you the puzzle before publication?

Paul Coulter said...

Staili - For all outlets with which I work, constructors and editors agree on the grid's final form, but editors have final responsibility if they wish to change any of the submitted clues. As for the average difficulty level, I'm quite sure Rich has no intention of raising it. Everyone's results vary, and I imagine it just fell that way for you this week.

jfromvt said...

I almost always FIR, but this is the third day in a row DNF, mostly because I didn’t want to spend any more time on puzzles I wasn’t in sync with. I usually like Paul’s puzzles, but this one had too many Natick names, French words, and just plain non-words (or at least archaic) like DARENT, COCHLEA, and ALARUM. Did like the clue for the most popular dog.

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

Finally got it all with generous help from perps and a few lucky WAGS. Sorta got the theme but didn't dwell. The circles all filled fine from the cluing. Liked the longer downs sprinkled throughout.
GRIFT - Remembered that Redford played a GRIFTer in 'The Sting'.
ETRURIA - Nobody seems to know who else they may have been related to; and their language is largely a mystery. But much of their culture was assimilated into the Roman. Much of it is today's Tuscany.
LYCHEE - Was introduced to them by a middle management type from Ontario-Hydro in Toronto. I liked them.
ILION is just down the Mohawk Valley, ESE, about 10 miles from us. We never call it Troy; which is IM's home digs.
Ein bisschen Französisch heute: RÊVE, ICI, ÎLES, EAU, AME. SORTIE is seen as 'exit' signs in Quebec.
SEA MILES - Very laic. We know them as 'nautical miles. Very convenient unit of measure. One nautical mile is exactly one minute of Latitude on a chart. So it is easy to measure off distance with a pair of dividers. Within a few feet it is 2000 yards. Nautical miles per hour are Knots.

Big Easy said...

Well after checking the grid and C.C.'s write up I see I FIW. Filled HEAR WEAR for GEAR, had no knowledge of either 'The Crow' or BAI Ling, and guessed WALLE for some type of Gothic feature. My house on "Melrose Drive (not Place)" has three GABLEs. Most of the rest of the puzzle was DBA as usual, a normal Sunday. The area around the EVENING STAR gave me the most trouble. CHARWOMEN, FRED (or his twin), ARNO, & REVE were unknowns and I originally filled GRAFT & STARES before GRIFT & SNEERS. SNARF- only seen in crosswords and eveNing would not allow SCARF.

The Outer Limits were not obvious even with the circles. But I can't see the trees for the forest- I just concentrate on FIR.
Paul-I DAREN'T (new one for me) pan a constructor for his work. Low pay for wracking your brain to be rejected and amended by editors.

I remember a Mad Magazine cartoon about a 1st grade boy bringing his dad's PLAYBOY Magazine to school for SHOW AND TELL saying he liked the pictures.

SEN- their inCURABLE disease is wasting money.
"Goodies" and CIARA- both unknown
ILION & ETRURIA- seen 'em before but waited for the perps- didn't really know
ALARUM-another new word for me.
BATISTE- after filling I asked DW if there was such a thing. Batiste is a popular surname in SW Louisiana.

Food- why does a person "eat it UP but snarf it DOWN"?
Boomer- why does a batter choke UP of the bat but a golfer chokes DOWN on a club?

Malodorous Manatee said...

Alarum, Ilion, Lianas, Batiste, Proem, Darent, Etruria. Oh,my. Nice editing, Mr. Maleska.

Shankers said...

Yes, this took much longer than the average Sunday. I usually enjoy PC's puzzles, but with Bai, Ilion, alarum, Deng, lychee and a few others I slowed a bit til those areas came into focus. I entered morningstar at 48A, so Fred and reve at 39 and 49D had no chance. Four squares away from a FIR yields a FIW. Time to get spiffed up for Mass and breakfast out. 89° predicted for Phoenix today. Time to open the doors and windows to enjoy all that fresh air.

Lucina said...

Hola!

Not much time so I'll read you all later. C.C., thank you for the introduction and full explanation of the theme which I sort of, kind of, got.

Today was much more satisfying than the last two days, I'm happy to report. I sashayed slowly up and down much like treading THE ALPS.

Thank you, Paul, for this gentle challenge of which there was much to like.

One of my friends, whom I haven't seen since the start of the pandemic, always greets me with SHALOM.

My parish church is called St. THERESA.

BALL PARK FRANKS was the last to fill since I was looking for actual dogs and thinking Irish Miss will know this because she watches the American Kennel Club Show, right?

Now it's time to go.

Have a terrific day, everyone!

NaomiZ said...

One of you nice Cornerites suggested watching "Wordplay," a documentary film about crossword puzzles and the annual crossword tournament. I watched it last night on Amazon Prime. It was marvelous! Thank you! I have a new-found respect and understanding for all who time their solves. I gave that a whirl today, so I know that I devoted almost 35 minutes to the puzzle. (Trying to move quickly did not enhance my enjoyment, but it's an interesting twist.) I should use a stopwatch for my time on the blog, too!

My final result was like OwenKL's: "DNF. Had a false natick at wA_LE + _AI." Should have considered HEADGEAR instead of HEADwEar, which might have filled in the unknown BAI.

Thank you, Paul, for the puzzle and for all your comments here today; thank you, C.C., for the blog today and every day; thank you, Rich, for keeping the clueing clear and consistent; and thank you, Cornerites, for your observations from all the corners of the earth.

TTP said...



Nice puzzle, Paul. Thank you C.C.


Well nuts ! One letter from perfection. Had TORSi for "Bit of statuary", glanced at the intersecting STAYS iN and didn't really consider its clue, "Remains awhile."

Caught up on a few extra hours sleep this morning, and I feel much better now.

Have fun tomorrow Boomer ! Spring has almost sprung. The geese are flying back north every day in flock after flock, honking as they do. They can be so loud, even when they are so high in the sky you can barely see them. Still haven't seen a robin yet, but it won't be long.

Naomi, as with waseeley, who mentioned watching "Wordplay" the other day, I too have watched it a few times since it was mentioned here years ago. I believe it was also shown on PBS here one time. I think all solvers would enjoy watching it.

waseeley said...

Thanks Paul for a great Sunday puzzle and to CC for all of your illustrations and explanations, and for the PHO CSO. I came here thinking I'd FIR, but was DOUBLE-CROSSED by a nefarious NATICK: 16D and 28A. Knew neither ANA NOR LIANA (do they grow up the trellises on LANAIS?

Special thanks to OWENKLY for a great POEM serving as the PROEM to the rest of comments.

A few PONDERINGS:

103A My INTRODUCTION to PROEM occurred in this very PUZZLE.

110A I'm sure my old Labs, NEPTUNE and JUPITER would have agreed heartily with this this clue.

3D My Grandma Fleetwood was a CHARWOMAN at the Maryland School for the Blind back in the 50's and she got to attend a concert there given by a young musician named STEVIE WONDER. Who knew?

66D The term LAGOMORPH was really HARE RAISING. Didn't know it but perps helped me beat him to the FINISH LINE.

70D CYANS? Correct me if I'm wrong but CYAN is a PRIMARY (as in ONE) COLOR. This may be one of the few instances where you can't just tack an S onto an answer to make it fit? A CSO to all Corner grammarians.

80D ETRURIA - also a suburb of Stoke-on-Trent England and the home of Josiah Wedgwood. The mansion shown in the link has been converted to a conference center and years ago I had the great pleasure of attending a wedding reception there for one of my cousins.

Cheers,
Bill

Husker Gary said...

Musings
-A few silly mistakes and devilish cluing made for three bad cells on this challenging puzzle
-I saw OUTER SPACE and thought this might be an astronomical gimmick
-Chemical reactions only occur in the OUTER SHELLS of atoms
-Hometown BB girls are DISMAL today. They lost a state championship by making only 5 of 30 3-point shots
-A recent FB conversation went far AFIELD. I bailed out.
-Today the ARNO flows through the comics
-DIGS – Someone here recommended The Dig on Netflix. Loved it! Off to watch Wordplay
-I went to my second school for to teach one year but STAYED ON for five more
-I sign notes to constructors as Gary Schlapfer dba (doing blogging as) Husker Gary
-Lagomorphic - the Ancient Greek lagos (λαγώς, "hare") + morphē (μορφή, "form").
-State BB championships on TV are really popular here and so PBS ran fund raisers between games

Lucina said...

Gary, I'm glad you liked The Dig which I thoroughly enjoyed, too.

As a name, BAJA alone is not accepted on Jeopardy as one disappointed contestant discovered; it has to be the complete name, BAJA California.

In fourth grade we didn't have SHOW AND TELL, but one year I assigned students to develop a commercial ad to present to the class and which our media aide taped for us; one enterprising student demonstrated the strength of diapers. It taught me that students will show what they know with many babies at home.

I also recall seeing SORTIE at airports.

ULTA was once my favorite haunt to buy cosmetics but with the advancement of age I no longer use them as much and haven't been to ULTA in years.

I found the clue for GRAZING interesting! Apparently we have something in common with bovines.

RODEOS are common here and a big one is usually held in February but like so many other events, was cancelled this year.

After my dad died in 1948, my mother had no choice but to work and her only option was cleaning houses though she was not called a CHAR WOMAN, just "cleaning lady".

Chairman Moe said...

Puzzling thoughts:

More W-O’s than I expected, and two Naticks, so a FIR for Moe

Couple of clues/answers I may not remember but were a learning moment for me today

ICER, ICIEST, ICI in the same puzzle? But there’s a lot more to fill in a 21x21 grid

I “got” the theme due to the circles in the puzzle. I almost wish they hadn’t been there as it made it too easy to find

Enjoying a little golf on TV —> Arnold Palmer Bay Hill tourney. AP was my favorite golfer as a youth. He would be proud and perhaps in awe of Bryson DeChambeau “go for broke” style

Chairman Moe said...

FIW

ATLGranny said...

Another FIW for the fourth day in a row, but today was the most fun. I had one wrong square, not alerted by the perp that I spelled the word wrong: SORTeE. Sloppy mistake but so many other unknown words worked out better, so on average.... For example, I didn't know BAI and thought the Gothic architecture feature would be more exotic, but suddenly GABLE came to mind. That's what makes puzzles fun to do. The theme was easy enough to get with the help of the circles. Thanks, Paul, for the puzzle and your extra comments. Thanks too, C.C., for your explanations of the puzzle and for sharing your experiences in China and with puzzle construction. It's always very interesting.

It's been a good Sunday and I hope you all are doing well. See you tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Voluntary dnf.Too much obscure fill for me. I just don’t get how Natick people, Natick events, Naticks period are supposed to add any value to a crossword.

Misty said...

Busy Sunday for me, but I very much enjoyed the puzzle, Paul, and your always helpful commentary, C.C.

My German helped, as always, with HERR. Can't believe I got ISAAC Stern with a bow? But, of course, I got T.S. ELIOT--sometime my lit training still comes in handy.

Have a good week coming up, everybody.

CrossEyedDave said...

Chiming in late,
Only because DW kicked me off YouTube to watch
60 minutes...

Actually,
I was disappointed....

I never grokkked the theme because
I got all excited that each theme answer would be the name
Of an Outer Limits Monster!

Doubly disappointed that I could never construct said puzzle
Because not all the monsters have names...

how many can you name?

Picard said...

CC I agree with you that the LYCHEE fruit is the best fruit in the world. I have had different varieties in different countries. I think the ones from China are best because they have the smallest pit. I wish California farmers would grow them. It is difficult to find fresh ones here.

CC Thank you for your honesty about not knowing SHELLs from chemistry. Did you have a chemistry class in high school? That is where I learned about them. If not for the magic of quantum physics, all of the electrons in all of the SHELLs of all of the atoms would collapse in an instant into the nucleus and poof! we would be no more!

Enjoyed the OUTER LIMITS theme, but hand up did not enjoy some of the Natick crossings. Even though I did WAG them correctly.

It was all worth it to learn about BAI LING. She is very beautiful and sexy. In Europe it is OK to show nipples on TV and in print ads.

From Friday:
I am so disappointed I never caught on to the SPLIT END theme. So very cleverly constructed!

Here are photos of our Mardi Gras Krewe at SLO (San Luis Obispo)

Sadly, SLO cancelled Mardi Gras there a few years later.

Unknown said...

If I may, I'll refer back to last week's clue about MENSA members putting in too much time solving crossword puzzles. I hope I qualify as "normal intelligence" but ..DNF three days in a row. Used a total of THIRTY hours researching word definitions in four days and still couldn't solve all three. I stopped writing down my disagreements with the constructors and editors after my list numbered 27!! Am I to assume that LAT puzzles are aimed at MENSA members and we if normal intelligence (like me) are unwelcome here? Remember:I use my reference library for help but never visit the DOZENS of "cheat sites" on line. When will LAT go back to offering puzzles for long-time solvers like me (almost a half century of solving -ir trying to - LAT puzzles. I'd like some feedback on this since I feel a ton of humiliation when I have to toss out an unfinished puzzle..!!

OwenKL said...

ISSAC Stern with a bow? Could someone explain the bow (or bow)?

Unknown said...

Isaac Stern us a classical violinist. As my comment above, only a MENSA member would make that connection!

Alice said...

Owen, You need a bow to play a violin. Isaac Stern is known for his performances on the violin.

Wilbur Charles said...

As a lefty my SLICE goes left. Way left. I had one do a UEY. Speaking of...Arnold wouldn't know what to make of Bryson driving the sixth green(Par 5). As in Jones* on Nicklaus: "He plays a game of which I'm not familiar"

I see I missed two squares. I originally had HEap for bulk. Finally THE dawned for ALPS as did TEACH.
But I never rechecked the clever FCC as "the" monitor. I was confused with the hearing tube, WW Airer, and Director(for which I recognized LEE). But….PROEM??? There is a Pro-Am which introduced Golf Tournaments.

Picard, I looked for a colorful unicyclist and there you were. Boy you Calis know how to have fun.

Owen, here's some BOW work from Isaac

WC

*As in the "Bob Jones" of Saturday xword