Mar 16, 2021

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Rebecca Goldstein

When the Crossword gives you LEMONS ...

17-Across. * Embezzled: STOLE MONEY.

11-Down. *   Everyone in Paris?: TOUT LE MONDE.

25-Down. *   King or prince: MALE MONARCH.

63-Across. Fish dish garnish, or a hidden feature of the answers to starred clues: LEMON SLICE.  (Hi, Lemonade!)

1. Promotes on TV, say: PLUGS.

6. Elitist sort: SNOB.

10. Great Salt Lake state: UTAH.

14. Kayak kin: CANOE.

15. Skating medalist Lipinski: TARA.  Tara Kristen Lipinsky (b. June 10, 1982) competed in the 1998 Olympics.

16. Corn bread: PONE.  Everything you need to known about Corn Pone.

19. Dirt road grooves: RUTS.

20. Arrange, as a shawl: DRAPE.

21. Acts with passion: EMOTES.

23. Starfish's five, usually: ARMS.  Here are some beautiful and unique starfish, some of which have more that 5 arms.

26. Call from the rear?: BUTT DIAL.

28. "Groovy!": NEAT-O.

30. Mom-and-pop org.: PTA.  As in the Parent Teacher Association.

31. Slunk: CREPT.

34. Forensic tech's tool: UV LAMP.  As in an UltraViolet light.

36. 66-Down pro: EMT.  //   And: 66-Down. Life-saving proc.: CPR.  The Emergency Medical Technician may be required to perform CardioPulmonary Resuscitation.

38. Sea, in Spain: MAR.  Today's Spanish Lesson.

39. Result of too many six-packs?: BEER GUT.

41. Prestigious broadcasting award: PEABODY.  The Peabody Award is named after George Foster Peabody (July 27, 1852 ~ Mar. 4, 1938), who was a banker and philanthropist.

44. Answer to "Who's hungry?": I AM!

45. Turndowns: NOs.

47. Makes right: AMENDS.

48. Messy roommates: SLOBS.

51. 'Neath opposite: O'ER.

53. Military academy student: CADET.

54. Decade in which many Gen Zers were born: NINETIES.  Which Generation are you?

57. Cincinnati MLB team: REDS.

58. Snoopy is one: BEAGLE.

60. Poker-faced: STOIC.

62. Slips up: ERRs.

68. Tall hiking socks can protect against one: TICK.  The Deer Ticks can carry the bacterium that causes Lyme Disease.  It is a very serious disease if not caught early.

69. Qatari leader: EMIR.  Qatar is a country in the Persian Gulf.

70. Sickeningly sweet: SAPPY.

71. Hurting after exercise: ACHY.

72. Tape type: DUCT.

73. Hardly in the dark: AWARE.

1. Mac alternatives: PCs.

2. Back muscle, briefly: LAT.

3. Card game cry: UNO.  I had forgotten about this game.  We played it a lot during the summer when we were at the summer cottage.

4. "Well done" award: GOLD STAR.

5. One having visions: SEER.

6. Visit at the penthouse: STOP UP.  Meh!  I don't think you can just pop in and visit someone living in a penthouse apartment.

7. Comedy special for which Hannah Gadsby won a 2019 Emmy: NANETTE.  I am not familiar with Hannah Gadsby (b. Jan. 12, 1978) or her comedy special, Nanette.  She is an Australian comedian

8. Mother lode stuff: ORE.

9. Howled: BAYED.

10. Commotion: UPROAR.

12. Pay to play: ANTE.

13. Company with toy trucks: HESS.

18. Shakespeare's fairy queen: MAB.  Queen May can be found in Willie the Shake's play, Romeo and Juliet.

22. Word after hot or before drop: MIC.

23. Egyptian god of the afterlife: ANUBIS.  Anubis is the jackel-headed deity who presided over the embalming process and guided kings and other royalty to the afterworld.

24. Disclose: REVEAL.

27. Pack (down): TAMP.

29. Texter's "Wow!": OMG.  Testspeak for OMG~d!.

32. Like an exaggerated résumé: PADDED.

33. Secret meetings: TRYSTS.

35. Groaner, maybe: PUN.

37. Bubble __: Taiwanese drink: TEA.  Everything you wanted to know about Bubble Tea, but didn't know to ask.

40. Quick honk: TOOT.

42. "Better Call Saul" channel: AMC.  Better Call Saul was a television spin-off from Breaking Bad.

43. Pastry with an ursine name: BEAR CLAW.  Yummers!

46. Earthquake-caused: SEISMIC.

49. Montana resort area: BIG SKY.  Hi, Montana!

50. NBC skit show: SNL.  As in Saturday Night Live.  This has become a crossword staple.

52. "Are so!" or "Am not!": RETORT.

55. Sought morays: EELED.

56. Cain, to Eve: SON.  A Biblical reference.  Cain slew his brother Abel.

58. Alpha follower: BETA.  It's Greek to me.

59. Stonestreet of "Modern Family": ERIC.  Eric Allen Stonestreet (b. Sept. 9, 1971), is a comedic actor.

61. "Insecure" star Rae: ISSA.  Issa Rae (née Jo-Issa Rae Diop; b. Jan. 12, 1985) is the star of her own HBO television series.

64. Australian avian: EMU.

65. Brew initials: IPA.  As in India Pale Ale.

67. Watch closely: EYE.

Here's the Grid:



LEO III said...

Well, if I’m first, with an FIR to boot, it MUST have been easy! I even saw all of the LEMONS!

Thanks, Rebecca Goldstein and Hahtoolah!

Had a few perps --- basically the TV peeps’ names, plus TOUTLEMONDE.

HESS was probably the first, but most of the major oil companies got into the toy truck business. I have a slug of Texaco trucks --- and airplanes! Don't know if anyone is still making them or not.

My BEERGUT is a thing of the past, thank goodness.


desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Didn't notice the LEMONs until the reveal sent me lookin' for 'em. Zipped right along without a single snag (or any Wite-Out). I think that Generation chart must've been created in 2018, but I should shut up, being at the tail end of the "silent generation." Nicely done, Rebecca. Great expo, Hahtoolah. (I think otto-correct gotcha with "jacket-headed." Cute cat cartoon.)

AMC: Used to be a Wisconsin-based auto manufacturer -- American Motors Company. Think Gremlin, Pacer, Javelin, Matador, etc. Chrysler swallowed 'em, and the brand disappeared back in the late '80s.

Anonymous said...

This took me almost 5 1/2 minutes today, so no gold star, but no errs either.

I didn't know "Nanette" or "toutlemonde" (yeah, I know it's parsed differently). "Anubis" took awhile to recall, and it took an embarrassingly long time to figure out "butt dial."

I guess its a crossword shout-out to the poster known as Lemonade?

Hahtoolah said...

Good Morning, Crossword friends.

Thanks, D-Otto. I made the correction, but Jacket-Headed would be pretty funny~

QOD: The nice thing about things that are urgent is that if you wait long enough, they aren’t urgent anymore. ~ Amos Tversky (né Amos Nathan Tversky; Mar. 16, 1937 ~ June 2, 1996), mathematical psychologist

Lucina said...


Well done, Rebecca Goldstein! I found the LEMON SLICEs after finishing and well done, me, even with an entire French phrase! It's vaguely related to Spanish, todo el mundo.

And I love BEAR CLAWS! But alas, I can no longer have any. Once in a while I sneak one in but I pay for it like yesterday when my entire body ached though not from BEAR CLAWS.

On my bookshelf are three books about ANUBIS and early Egyptian customs written in fictionalized story form.

A big CSO to Lemonade! And CSO to Jayce at SEISMIC!

When we drove through Montana I understood why it's called BIG SKY country!

I'm more familiar with No, No. NANETTE and have never heard of Hannah Gadsby or ISSA Rae, for that matter.

PADDED resume? No! Does anyone really do that?

Have a lovely day, everyone!

Lucina said...

Thank you, Susan! As always I liked your cartoon characters which make me chuckle.

inanehiker said...

I definitely needed the reveal clue for the theme - but then the LEMONs just jumped out at me. TOUT LE MONDE was a crunchy phrase in my Tuesday book- but perped it through.

I am officially a Baby Boomer - but I read a recent article that characterizes my part of that as Generation Jones - which fits us better. Most of us in the 1957-1964 range don't feel like Baby Boomers - we arrived in adulthood when the large group of people in the 1945-1956 part had taken all the jobs, college positions, etc. The first 2/3 is so large that we joke that we will never get the senior discount - they just keep moving up the age cut-off!

Thanks Susan - always humorous blog and to Rebecca for the puzzle!

Bob Lee said...

Nice Tuesday, and I especially liked the cartoons depicting the answers!

But what exactly is Tout Le Monde? It makes me think of the Fritz Lang German silent movie "Woman in the Moon (Frau im Mond)" [Although his "Metropolis" is much more famous]

Wilbur Charles said...

I too didn't just roll through like Monday. Rebecca must be on a diet what with BEAR CLAWS, BEER GUT and BUTT DIAL.

ANUBIS was vaguely familiar and what are those books, Lucina? We talked about PEABODY and the eponymous museum yesterday.

Then of course Anon-T and fellow wags will recall this. PEABODY

So what SEER in here wants to predict the winner of the NCAA Tourney. I see there's a bet: Gonzaga or the field. Watch out for BYU, they led Gonzaga by 12 at the half in that WAC Championship Game.


Boomer said...

Good Morning from snowy Minnesota. Just a word or two about my favorite pass time Bowling. It is not as difficult as solving these puzzles although I might mention a few CROSS WORDS !! when I leave a split. A few years ago I led our league with and average of 221 per game. It was my fault that the league raised the scratch score to figure handicap at 220. I no longer am close to high average. I am now closer to some of the oldest age bowlers in the league, however I did finish last year with a 684 series before the governor closed all of the bowling centers. Anyway, now I am back with a couple of shots in my arm and bowling like an old guy. I came back a few weeks ago with a 418 series (3 games). Then last week my bowling ball found enough for a 432 series. (Still nothing to brag about.) Yesterday I shot 193-156-160-509. So I am looking forward to next Monday. As I come back I am the fifth man and the league has been cut to four bowlers do to covid, so we are rotating each week. I think I am still due to bowl next week.

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

Crunchy for a Tues. Two letters wrong incl. the first 'T' in Nanette. Only the 2nd T is pronounced, right? ANIBIS was new; missed the 1st 'I'.
TOUT LE MONDE - - "All the world". Had in H.S. French I.
TARA- We saw her compete in the USA Nationals in Philadelphia in 1998
TOOT - Spelt inside out becomes OTTO; another CW stalwart.

Silent Generation signing off - silently.

Wilbur Charles said...

Here are the NCAA odds if you care to peruse

BYU and it's fellow longshot NC Tarheels stand out


Wilbur Charles said...

That link is acting funny, just Google those words

Lucina said...

Wilbur Charles:
The books were authored by Lynda Robinson, an anthropologist: Slayer of Gods, Drinker of Blood and Eater of Souls. They are set as mysteries solved by Lord Meren, King Tut's advisor. All are intriguing and provide insight into the life and times of Nefertiti, et al. I was particularly impressed that cotton had been developed at the time and was used for garments.

Java Mama said...

Good morning everyone! Thanks, Rebecca, for this (almost) easy-peasy LEMON-squeezy Tuesday treat. And thanks, Hahtoolah for a fun-filled review. I’ve always loved Peter, Paul & Mary, so the Lemon Tree clip was much appreciated.

BEER GUT and BUTT DIAL had me chuckling. With Opening Day just around the corner, I’ll be rooting for our Cincinnati REDS. I’m hoping there will be a parade this year; it’s one of our cherished traditions here. An old office manager used to snarkily inquire whether we expected a GOLD STAR for doing our jobs. (Did I mention how much I like being retired?!) I nearly needed an EMT to perform CPR after working on our tax returns yesterday. We withdrew a substantial sum from our IRA to fund our remodeling project and neglected to have taxes withheld – OUCH! Lesson learned.

Off to visit the shelter this morning. We have a bunch of new arrivals that were brought up from a high-kill shelter in SC. Can’t wait to meet the new “kids”!

Have a great day all!

Tinbeni said...

Hahtoolah: Wonderful, informative write-up & links. I especially enjoyed the cartoons.

This was a FUN Tuesday puzzle.


Madame Defarge said...

Good Morning.

Thanks Rebecca for some fun this morning. Like D-O, I used the theme reveal to go back over my fills--and errors. Nice shout out to Lemonade!

Thank you, Hahtoolah! Your humorous enhancements really make my day. Laughter is the best way to begin a busy Tuesday. Titania in Midsummer Night's Dream seems to have evolved from Queen Mab, as she is Queen of the Faeries.

Off to run errands at my three usual spots. Tomorrow we have our second Covid dose. I'm not sure it will change much of our routine at present, but at least I'll feel more secure about being out and about: distanced, sanitized, masked and vaxed.

Have a sunny day. Stay safe.

Yellowrocks said...

I liked this puzzle and soon saw the LEMON slices because they were not scrambled.
TOUT LE MONDE was a gimme. High hyperbole, "all the world" is even more exaggerated than "Everybody does it." When a person uses hyperbole too much it makes everything they say suspect.
I loved the starfish pictures.
Alan and I play UNO whenever we get together. He is visiting me here for the first time in a year and staying over on Saturday night. The past two Saturdays I have visited him for an hour in a separate room at his place. Hooray! Life is slowly getting back to normal.
I can claim a large portion of my entrance fee here as prepaid medical expenses. That means I will get all of my withheld federal tax money back. My CPA son has been a big help with taxes. He also helped me pack to move once a week for six weeks and then helped me move in.
Family is everything.
Susan, your Tuesday blogs are very enjoyable.
PK, welcome back. I have been missing you.

Hungry Mother said...

FIR with no resistance. I didn’t notice the theme during the solve. While enjoying a four month stay in Spain, I read “Driving over Lemons.” The book inspired this trip:

And now for something completely different.* We have read a number of books about Spain while here, numbering among our favorites, Driving Over Lemons by Chris Stewart and South of Granada by Gerald Brenan. Both of these books are about the land and people of the same region, the Alpujarras, a mountainous region to the south of the majestic Sierra Nevada range. The village of Lanjarón is at the western end of the valley and is famous for its water, both for drinking and bathing. The Rough Guide to Spain, to which we are very devoted, talks about Lanjarón being filled with the aged and infirm who visit for a cure in the baths. Since we seem to number among the A & I, we thought we’d fit right in. The baths are not natural hot springs, but are highly placed and highly hyped amongst cold springs generated by snow melt. Several popular brands of drinking water, with and without fizz, come from Lanjarón and are drunk in all of Spain. We also chose Lanjarón because Bill saw a bus with that town on its destination placard one day.

On Friday, we took a four hour bus trip through many coastal and mountain towns and villages, ultimately landing in Lanjarón. We noted many persons of our generation walking (shuffling, limping) around near the baths carrying plastic shopping bags in which to carry towels and other bathing gear and maybe a small plastic bottle of bath-water. Bill drank some of the sulfur water in Bath, England many years ago and didn’t want any more for life. We walked around a bit and saw a good sampling of the natural beauty of the area. The town itself has under 2000 residents with the highway constituting the only real street; the rest of the town is networked with alleys. The general calmness of the village is broken periodically by several of the local youths driving too fast on their motor scooters and dirt bikes.

We really enjoyed the scenery and felt that by walking a couple of kilometers out of each end of town that we did a good job taking a look. We were thrilled that in some spots one could look north and see the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas and look south and see the Mediterranean.

Our hotel supplied us with a map called “Paso a paso” which gives an excellent description of hiking, cycling, and other activities that can be enjoyed in the Alpujarras. We found one hike of seven days duration, from village to village that would be an excellent spring or fall adventure (actually, the hike is described in thirteen stages, but some of them are just an hour or two long and the week-long trip is a natural combination of the given stages). For anyone interested, we recommend obtaining a copy of The Rough Guide to Spain for general information, reading Driving Over Lemons for a good background to the region, and sending a email to “Turismo Alpujarra” ( asking for a copy of the map “Paso a Paso”.

This was our last bus trip of our stay. Our next trip will be by train and ferry.

*With apologies to Monty Python.

Bill and Cathy

Husker Gary said...

-TOUT LE MONDE, ANUBIS and obscure ISSA and NANETTE on a Tuesday? Did Rich bump his calendar when he went to DST? :-)
-Big recent rains have turned country roads into RUTS. No farmer I know is complaining!
-BUTT DIAL cluing? Loved it!
-I have a UV light and should use it on our next hotel bed
-I’ll take Crazy Eights over UNO any day
-Some possible NE resume padding – I graduated from Harvard

waseeley said...

Is this still Monday? Did I forget to leap forward? Thank you Rebecca for a pleasant FIRable crossword. And thank you Susan for your juicy review. Loved the kickoff - one of my favorite PPM songs.

Selected C/As:

16A Yummy. PONE may become the new (good) epithet for all the CORN tossed about by CORNerites, as in "Very PONEY Boomer!"

BUTT/GUT - the two faces of many midsections.

1D LINUX should be included as an option, as it runs on both Macs and PCS and just about any other kind of HW.

4D A STELLAR clue. The most important GOLDSTARS are the MOTHERS and FATHERS who have lost their children to MADNESS.

29D Thank you for the tilde Susan.

35D Your PONEY comic really "Lit my Fire".

56D And CAIN was MARKED for life.

61D Learned about ISSA from Xwds.

64D Anybody got a descending frequency score for TLC's used in Xwds? EMU has got to be up there near the top. Tied with SNL maybe.


p.s. Figured I'd add my story to the vaccine anecdotes. Dw and I registered for 4 sites in Merlin' to get shots. Yesterday we were both texted long awaited invitations to schedule our appointment. After calming ourselves we pressed the URL on the text and were immediately met with big red and green STOP and GO buttons, effectively advising us that there were no do-overs - "Be ready before pressing GO (no explanation of what that meant) because if you mess this up it's back to the starting line." Cautiously we pressed GO and were presented with a second screen with some caveats followed by "Do agree?" Yes, yes, we agree, we agree. Where do we sign? Unfortunately the programmer gave us no button to express our agreement. Behind this screen, there was a dimmer screen with a lot of fancy stuff going on that was occluded by the "DO NOT PASS" screen. It could be scrolled up and down, but we couldn't read it, and THERE WAS NO WAY TO GET TO IT.

We should have known that, as the first appointments were tomorrow through the end of the week, we had been selected as BETA TESTERS (well ALPHA more likely). After many, many years developing automated systems, one of the bitter lessons learned was that, whether you like it or not, 80% of the development cycle is inevitably spent testing. These guys were obviously 2%ers. I suspect that our experience was the same as all the others trying to use the site that morning. I'm still trying to decide whether we should just wait until they inform us that they are ready for another test, or try to get in touch with an adult at the hospital.

NaomiZ said...

I enjoyed the puzzle, and the theme even helped with one answer on the way to FIR. Never heard of Hess Oil or its tiny trucks. Must be a regional thing. Thanks, Rebecca, Hahtoolah, and Rich. Bonne journée, tout le monde!

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

I didn’t see the Lemons as I had only one themer filled in completely when I came upon the revealer; after that, they stood out like a sore thumb. Very nice CSO to our Lemonade. Anubis was an unknown and UV Light and Arms took an inordinate amount of time to break through my COVID-19 cobwebby brain. Issa Rae is becoming a staple. I liked the duos of Snob/Slobs, Arms/Mar, Bear/Beer, and EMT/CPR. I also liked the mini-crittter theme: Tick, Emu, Beagle, Bear Claw, Bayed and Eeled.

Thanks, Rebecca, for a fun solve and thanks, Hahtoolah, for the fun expo and visuals. The Seer with the cat and the 9 crystal balls made me laugh out loud, as did the the closing cartoon with the mischievous feline.

Boomer @8:31 ~ You’re just a little rusty from the long hiatus. Have fun, anyway!

Pat @ 9:11 ~ Give the new “kids” a tummy rub fro me!

YR @ 9:42 ~ Glad you and Alan are socializing once again and kudos to David for helping you in so many ways.

My 95 year old BIL is having a valve replacement procedure today; I hope he weathers it as well as Prince Phillip weathered whatever procedure he had.

Have a great day.

Ray - O - Sunshine said...

FIR but though the puzzle had 🍋🍋 I didn't make lemonade ergo did not look for a theme.

Having had ELHI French classes I knew TOUTLEMONDE, all the world. Another example of fairly advanced foreign language knowledge expectation in an English language puzzle. "Ce n'est pas juste à mon avis".

Guess Osiris wouldn't work for netherworld god ANUBIS. Did Mr. George PEABODY have a boy "Sherman?" (WC remembers). I had a college prof who pronounced his name "PEE biddy". Held off on starfish rays for perped ARMS. Like Lucina...No, No (never heard of) NANETTE!

Card game cry "Go Fish" wouldn't work for UNO. Held up by a perp error atones crossed with madeup, eventually making AMENDS crossed with PADDED. Seen enough blood spatter crimes shows to know what the UV LAMP looks for. 😬

I Love 🧸 BEARCLAWS!!. a contribution to a non-BEERGUT gut. Diminished during these 40 days of fast.

Inanehiker is correct. IMHO a subclass of boomers should include anyone who doesn't clearly remember the events surrounding the JFK assassination.


With a rotary phone you can do nothing _____ BUTTDIAL
Twice transgress....RETORT
Cured in Cockney....EELED
What the pieman sold....AWARE.

When I was a teen in the 60's I found a documentary novel called "The Lost Generation "among some books in the attic. Touched on the fears, protests and angst of a generation of teens and young adults. Even issues of sexual freedom etc..The theme was so familiar I naively assumed it was about that current difficult 60s era until it mentioned "The New Deal" It had been published in the 1930s. Nothing new under the sun 🌞

Ray - O - Sunshine said...

Irish M. Many heart valves now are collapsed inside a catheter inserted into a leg or arm vessel and then opened inside the heart. No need for surgery. Good luck to you BIL

CrossEyedDave said...

Being a shellfish lover (shrimp/scallop/crab etc)
And a fish hater (maybe if I could find one that didn't smell 3 days old...)
I really wanted lemon Wedge.
But the W would not fit..

Picard said...

From Yesterday:
Wilbur Charles, Lucina, Jayce, AnonT, NaomiZ Thank you for the very kind words about my PEABODY Museum photos at YALE. Did any of you notice the coincidence of having PEABODY today?

LEO, Wilbur Charles Thanks for your LIONEL trains comments. We were not rich kids by any means. No color TV or stereo in our home even into the 1970s. I am not sure who gave my brother the original small LIONEL train set. I expanded it slowly over a period of many years mostly by finding used pieces in various places.

Enjoyed the LEMON slices today. Our little town of Goleta is one of the big producers of LEMONs in the country. Every year we have a LEMON Festival in the park right by our home.

Here we were at the LEMON Festival in 2017. Literally directly across the street from our home.

Every time I see GREAT SALT LAKE I mean to dig out my photos there.

Here I was at the GREAT SALT LAKE in 1997 with my then lady friend.

Notice the gulls eating the abundant sand flies! When I was a child I was so skinny I could barely float. I remember an article in the Weekly Reader about this amazing GREAT SALT LAKE where anyone could easily float. I was delighted finally to have the experience for real!

unclefred said...

FIR in 18, which time surprised me since the CW seemed to fill quickly. Only WO was STONY:STOIC. Mom-and-pop org. could have been IGA, also. Perps to the rescue. No clue on 7D, all perps. Had to go back after the fill was complete to find the lemons. Reading the cornpone story, even they seemed hard put to define the difference between cornpone and cornbread, or even to come up with a recipe. Seems everyone makes it their own way. I love cornbread with chili!! Also enjoyed all the starfish pictures. Seems like human predation is their biggest problem. Seems like humans are EVERYTHING’s biggest problem!! Too many of us!! Anyway, fun CW, Rebecca, thanx, and terrific write up Hahtoolah, thanx. Here in FLL the college kids are filling the beach and the bars. All those pretty girls in bikinis!! Oh, to be 20 again.

Misty said...

I had to get my first Covid vaccine at 8:30 this morning, so that may be why I had a little trouble with some areas of this puzzle. But still a delight--many thanks, Rebecca.

And I always enjoy your pictures, Susan, many thanks for those too. Only a small quibble with giving us the "Odd Couple" for SLOBS. Felix Unger's room-mate was certainly a slob, but Felix himself was a classic neat freak.

By the way, never heard of ANUBIS--a new one for me this morning.

Irish Miss, hope your BIL has a safe and helpful procedure.

Have a great day, everybody

Chairman Moe said...

Puzzling thoughts:

Susan, loved your recap. Thanks!

Rebecca —> very good puzzle with lots of fresh fill. Your REVEAL was well hidden in the starred clue answers

A few minor corrections (MER/MAR being the worst; SAUCY/SAPPY being the next worst)

CSO to JC aka LEMONade714

I am in the first half of the Baby Boomers.


Will we ever see 64-Down clued as “directional college from Ypsilanti, MI?

In my best OwenKL impression du jour, here is a Moe-l’ick (WC, for you my friend):

Did the god who embalmed young King Tut
Also have an enormous BEER GUT?
We sense that ANUBIS
Was high on cannibis
And if so, we would just say “tut tut”

ATLGranny said...

Well, Tuesday Trouble today, with major brain slippage leading to three wrong squares! FIW. I wondered about one square, but.... My problem was BEARs pAW. I even tried LEMON SLICE at one point, but thought BEAR sLAW -- that doesn't make sense! STOIC kept coming to mind but I didn't put it all together. Obviously the answer is to eat more pastry since I was unfamiliar with the exact name! My other bad square was leaving the French MeR and having a FTPP (Failure To Proofread Perp). In spite of the messy area, I really enjoyed the puzzle, so thanks, Rebecca. You used some interesting clues and fill. And thanks to Hahtoolah for many smiles and "aha" moments that added much to the puzzle.

I too am at the end of the Silent Generation like DO and Spitzboov, "wasting not and wanting not" as I creep toward beginning my last year in my 70s. Are you all familiar with the Go go, Slow go, and No go stages of your life? (60s, 70s, and 80s?) What I have observed on the Corner is very encouraging with so many sharp 80 year olds participating. Hope you all are feeling frisky today!

waseeley said...

CED @12:13. The trick is to eat them raw.

waseeley said...

Ray-O @12:01 You really have a gift for that. You should become a constructor.

Irish Miss said...

Ray O @ 12:07 ~ Thank you. My BIL is undergoing the TAVR procedure. It’s his age that is a concern, though.

Misty @ 1:06 ~ Thank you, also. Glad you finally got your vaccine.

Ray - O - Sunshine said...

Iris M ..TAVR: "transcatheter aortic valve replacement". Amazing procedure. I'm sure he'll do fine.

Waseely. Thanks for the show of confidence but my nonsense would never make it past the mysterious editor "Rich"...

CanadianEh! said...

Terrific Tuesday. Thanks for the fun, Rebecca and Hahtoolah.
I FIRed in good time and found the LEMONs. (yes, huge CSO to LEMONade)
Just a couple of inkblots - my French Mer changed to the Spanish MAR; Beep changed to TOOT.
Fortunately the unknown-to-me ANUBIS and ERIC both perped.

We had a plethora of body parts with ARMS, BUTT(DIAL), DUCT, LAT, (BEER)GUT, EYE.
IM found the critters!

That Generation chart is about 3 years out of date (oh I see that d'o beat me). I am a Baby Boomer and I suspect many of us here fall into that generation or above (Silent).
CSO to Montana with BIG SKY.
DUCT tape reminded me of our recent Red Green discussions here.

Wishing you all a great day.

Malodorous Manatee said...

I was going to comment that I did not know know NANETTE but Lucina beat me to it...sort of... and ANUBIS had to be dug up from somewhere.

AnonymousPVX said...

Ray-O... my late Mom had a knee replaced...for the second age 92. No issues.

This Tuesday grid had some crunch to it, still happy to get the solve.

But BEER GUT? I thought it was BEER BELLY, at least that’s what I’ve always heard it called.

Had ELOPES b4 EMOTES, which worked itself out.

Stay safe.

Ray - O - Sunshine said...

If anyone is interested ..Our travel experience and COVID. ✈

My wife and daughter had severe COVID in November. I eluded infection and then had the vaccine in January so we decided to cautiously travel to a warmer clime prompting our flight to Orlando last week

We decided to use AAA rather than make plans ourselves to assure we understood COVID restrictions in Florida and upon our return to New York State. I downloaded and printed the required 2 page COVID related NYS document which each of us had to present at the arrival gate in Syracuse when we returned (subject to a $10,000 fine). The documented information would be used to track us once home to assure we quarantined for 3 days and then got the required follow up rapid test.

Got our first rapid COVID tests with hard copy negative results in Florida 72 hours prior to departure from Orlando as required by NYS ready to turn in along with the NYS documents on arrival at the Syracuse airport last Sunday.

I made a minor error filling out the NYS document and was told they would be available at the gate in Florida and on the plane. ...WRONG...nothing available at the gate in Orlando or during the flight. In fact no mention made at all of any documents that would be needed at the gate in Syracuse or any flight heading for NYS.

When we arrived in Syracuse. There was no one taking completed documents anywhere. Inquiring, we were told "The NYS National guard stopped doing that awhile ago". So no way for NYS to know that we had negative tests in Florida, no way to track us to insure we were isolating (we are) and getting the additional rapid test (we will). It's was still a requirement, I checked with an infectious disease doc in Albany yesterday.

Amazing disconnect between rules and reality.

waseeley said...

CEh! @2:47pm. D-O turned me on to getting RG on the cheap at eBay. The complete set arrived yesterday. Getting ready for a trip thru the past!

waseeley said...

Ray-O @3:03pm. (*rules ... reality") Your point being?

Lucina said...

I am hoping to travel to San Francisco and and San Rafael in August but I hope by then the virus will be under control.

Ray - O - Sunshine said...


I meant the rules we were presented with didn't jive with what turned out to be the reality we found on the ground.

Ray - O - Sunshine said...

Lucina: I should have known that a prior religious would be on visiting terms with two saints. Say hello to St. Raphael my namesake when you see him. 😇

Jayce said...

I liked this puzzle and enjoyed seeing the lemons. Very much enjoyed your write-up. Hahtoolah.

So, it was CANOE, not UMIAK.

Padded resume? Yep, I have read (well, skimmed through) many of them.

According to that chart, I'm one of the Silent Generation.

By the way, bubble tea is not only loaded with sugar, those little lumps of glop can choke you. Very bad stuff.

TOUT LE MONDE really means nothing more than "everybody" to speakers of French. For example, "Everybody says ..." is "Tout le monde dit ...".

Hungry Mother, I am glad you both are enjoying your experiences in Spain. Thank you for your detailed description.

Misty, I'm glad you got your shot.

Java Mama, ouch indeed!

Jeez, waseeley, it sounds like your web page experience was a big pain in the BUTT!

Good wishes to you all.

Ol' Man Keith said...

I hate to break it to Ms. Goldstein and her editors, but Snoopy is not a real BEAGLE.
Neat pictures, Hahtoolah!

Anonymous said...

OMG !!! The travesty ! This should be a personal affront to all of us ! OMG !!!

Anonymous T said...

Hi All!

Your friendly Corner GenX-er here...

Thank you Rebecca for a fun Tuesday puzzle. I had to look for the LEMONS when I was done.

Fun expo Hahtoolah - you always pick some great comics.

Fav: BUTT DIAL in the grid and its clue was wonderful misdirection.

Being in Houston, I have many colleagues with toy trucks on their shelf from their HESS days.

Hang in there Boomer, you'll get your game back.
Thanks for the PEABODY cartoon, WC.
Cute Ku, C. Moe.
IM - let us know how BIL is.
Picard - Those cars don't look like LEMONs* :-)
JavaMama - I feel you Tax wise; with Eldest in college I've sold off stock for tuition. Ouch!

HG - technically, it's true if you graduated Harvard-high :-)
Lucina - I knew a guy who was at company for two years when HR found out he hadn't graduated college (not a requirement for his job but it was PADDED his resume) - He was fired that day.

Ray-O: Youngest signed us up for C19 shots this Thursday. My doctor told me today that they moved hypertension (me) and asthma (her) out of the group now eligible.
I'm going anyway and see if rules match reality.

Cheers, -T
*I need to look into that festival, Picard. I love lemon so much I order candies by the case.

Wilbur Charles said...

PEE-ba-dee is how the locals pronounce the city by that name. It's near another City named for a governor: Marblehead. Athol is near Springfield.

Here's an interesting article on the Lost Generation (Fitzgerald etal)

NoNo Nanette is a dirty word in Boston. Many think it was the beginning of the Curse . Typical NY Writer poo-poo'ing it.

Picard, since there's antique cars at the LEMON fest, I'd think there'd be an EDSEL

And.. On m'a dit essentially means "They say" or "I've been told"

We have a Harvard High outside of Boston.


Wilbur Charles said...

Re. The Ruth article. The change in the ball itself occurred in 1915 with the cork center and the (alluded to) stitching.