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Apr 20, 2021

Tuesday, April 20, 2020 Craig Stowe

Beef: It's What for Dinner.  The circled letters spell out a cut of beef.


17-Across. Routinely approve: RUBBER STAMP.  Rump.

24-Across. Betty White's "The Golden Girls" role: ROSE NYLUND.  Round.

38-Across. Assures, as an interest rate: LOCKS IN.  Loin.

52-Across. .eps or .txt, e.g.: FILE FORMAT.  Filet.

And the unifier:

63-Across. Butchers' stock literally found in this puzzle's circles: SIDES OF BEEF.  A butcher explains the cuts of meat. 


Across:

1. Unisex dos: SHAGS.  This side of the pond anyway.


6. It beats rock, in a game: PAPER.  Rock, Paper, Scissors explained.


11. "Quiet, please!": SHH!

14. Bat mitzvah reading: TORAH.  Bat Mitzvah means Daughter of the Commandment, and the term applies to the person, not the event.  The ritual celebrations of the Bat or Bar (Son of the Commandment)  Mitzvah have been challenged in the age of Covid.


15. Photographer's concern: ANGLE.  Common photographer's mistakes and how to avoid them.

16. Concert souvenir: TEE.  I went to the concert, but skipped the Tee.




19. Chicken-king connection: À LA.  Chicken à la King is a dish of diced chicken in a creamy sauce and typically served over noodles or rice.


20. Recently: AS OF LATE.

21. On the trail of: AFTER.


23. "Now, where __ we?": WERE.

27. Crystal ball gazer: SEER.
29. Isn't elected: LOSES.

30. Nick of "Warrior" (2011): NOLTE.  Nick Nolte (né Nicholas King Nolte; b. Feb. 8, 1941) played  a recovering alcoholic named Paddy Conlon in this film.


33. Hold a session: SIT.

34. Shade of blue: AQUA.  Some shades of blue.

37. Dude: BRO.

42. Coffee server: URN.



43. 2017 Best Animated Feature Oscar winner: COCO.



45. Timid: SHY.

46. Raw meat concern: E. COLI.  It's formal name is Escherichia coli.  Got questions?  CDC has answers.

Image is larger that found in nature.

48. Came up: AROSE.

50. Augur: BODE.

55. Turkish coin: LIRA.  Also comes in the paper version.


59. __ God: tornado, e.g.: ACT OF.

60. Respected: ESTEEMED.

62. T'ai __: CHI.


66. Woolen cap: TAM.


67. Wipe out: ERASE.


68. Buy and sell stock: TRADE.

69. Canonized Mlle.: STE.  Today's French lesson.  Joan of Arc is an example of a Sainte.

70. Worldview view: TENET.

71. Have a sneaking suspicion: SENSE.

Down:
1. Scarecrow stuff: STRAW.

2. Word with party or guest: HOUSE.


3. Leafy recess: ARBOR.

4. Gossipy gathering: GAB-FEST.

5. "A Boy Named Sue" writer Silverstein: SHEL.  Shel Silverstein (né Sheldon Allan Silverstein; Sept. 25, 1930 ~ May 10, 1999) wrote the poem, but the song was made famous by Johnny Cash (né J.R. Cash; Feb. 26, 1932 ~ Sept. 12, 2003).


6. Right one for the rite job?: PASTOR.  Cute clue.


7. Chips in a pot: ANTES.

8. Golf tour letters: PGA.  Professional Golfers' Association.



9. National Mall tree: ELM.  So beautiful.



10. Makes good on: REPAYS.

11. The way things are: STATUS QUO.  From the Latin.

12. Mirren of "Trumbo" (2015): HELEN.  That's Dame Helen Lydia Mirren (b. July 26, 1945) to you.  She also starred in the 1989 film The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, which is a really disturbing film.


13. Caught wind (of): HEARD.

18. Like valuable coins: RARE.  This 1 oz Canadian palladium Maple Leaf coin, which has a face value of $50, is worth over $3,000.



22. __ market: FLEA.  Why would you want to buy fleas?


25. Fans of college sports' Bulldogs: ELIs.  As in the Yale bulldogs.


26. "Moi?": NOT I!

28. Slim fish often smoked: EEL.  Yummers!



30. "This Is Us" network: NBC.  I have heard of this show, but never watched it.  Apparently it has been running since 2016.



31. Olímpicos goal: ORO.  Today's Spanish lesson.  Go for the Gold!  Will the Olympics be played this summer?

32. Announcement before landing: LOCAL TIME.

33. Feature of many seascapes: SKY.



35. Surfer's link: URL.  As in the Uniform Resource Locator.  Interesting that this clue followed the Seascape, even though we are surfing on a different medium.

36. Singer DiFranco: ANI.  Ani DiFranco (née Angela Marie DiFranco; b. Sept. 23, 1970) had released more than 20 albums.


39. __ buco: veal dish: OSSO.  This has become a crossword staple.



40. "Mermaids" co-star: CHER.  Cher (née Cherilyn Sarkisian; b. May 20, 1946) portrayed Mrs. Flax in this 1990 film.


41. Mustachioed guy on "The Simpsons": NED.



44. Longtime Hydrox rival: OREO.  Another crossword staple.  The interesting origin of the name of the Hydrox.

47. Cause __: megastar: CÉLÈBRE.  From the French.

49. Counteract: OFFSET.

50. Short-legged hound: BASSET.  Such a mournful looking dog.



51. Director Preminger: OTTO.  Otto Ludwig Preminger (Dec. 5, 1905 ~ Apr. 23, 1986) was born in present-day Ukraine.  He immigrated to the United States in 1935 and became a citizen in 1943.


52. They're hard to argue with: FACTS.  Apparently Jack Webb never actually said "Just the facts, Ma'am."

53. Former Apple messaging app: iCHAT.

54. Reagan attorney general Ed: MEESE.  Edwin Meese, III (b. Dec. 2, 1931) served as United States Attorney General from February 1985 until August 1988.



56. "That is ... ": I MEAN.

57. Wetlands growths: REEDS.



58. Website revenue: AD FEE.

61. Young newts: EFTs.  Cute little critter.


64. Outrage: IRE.

65. Sports radio host Patrick: DAN.  Since I don't listen to sports radio, I am not familiar with Daniel Patrick Pugh (b. May 15, 1956), who is known professionally as simply Dan Patrick.



Here's the Grid:




חתולה




55 comments:

Boomer said...

Confidential to TTP - (Yesterday - All my troubles seemed so far away). I had dry conditions on BOTH LANES and some shots were sooo bad they missed the head pin on the LEFT ! I struggled to a 455 set while the cancer meds keep me from rolling the ball at a decent speed, but it's a handicap league and I welcome the chance to get back on the lanes after taking most of the season off in fear of Covid. We are still looking at temps with highs in the 40s up here in the land of 10,000 lakes but the weatherman is predicting 60s and 70s next week. Bowling ends May 3 so it may be time to loosen up the golf clubs.

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Good one, Craig. 1a wasn't obvious, but wasn't ambiguous, either. That's a good thing. Got 'er done in good time, so d-o is a happy camper. Thanks, Craig and Hahtoolah. (Loved "Image is larger than found in nature.")

PAPER -- Also featured in the game of Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock.

T'ai CHI -- We often see a lady practicing T'ai Chi in her driveway during our morning march through the 'hood.

DAN Patrick -- Also the name of the Texas Lieutenant Governor. Going any further would get very political.

HOUSE -- I can relate to the cartoon that Hahtoolah chose. I'm currently in the doghouse for something dw says I did, that I don't recall...and happened 40 years ago. The longest thing in the world has got to be a wife's memory.

Hahtoolah said...

Good Morning, Crossword friends. I am much of a meat eater, but I did recognized the various cuts of beef.

We ventured out for the first time to have a nice meal on a restaurant patio. Nice to have someone else cook and clean up for a change! (Hubby cooks sometimes, but the kitchen is a mess afterwards.)

QOD: Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters. ~ Nathanael Emmons (Apr. 20, 1745 ~ Sept. 23, 1840), American theologian


Anonymous said...

I was able to outflank this puzzle in a little under 5 minutes.

I didn't know the Golden Girls character, and "Cannonized Mlle." has outstayed its welcome. Otherwise, a fine Tuesday puzzle.

Emile O'Touri said...

Nice Tuesday puz. Fun theme with a few unknown names but least the crosses were friendly. I found this easier than yesterday's puzzle.

Ray - O - Sunshine said...

A not tue hard Tuesday puzzle.

Gaggle tue short for a GABFEST..land ho tue short for LOCALTIME.....NED was a "diddly" easy clue.

Where's the beef? Circled clues!. And how would you like your OSSO BUCO prepared? RARE?

When the correct spelling of ROSE's last name AROSE, I perpwaited. I dinna know a TAM hadda be wool. Mom bought Hydrox instead of OREO probably cuz they were cheaper, but even they were a treat compared to our usual dry but milk-dipped "Lorna Doones". (Wonder if the eponymous Lorna wore a TAM?).

The seascape/SKY kind of a weird clue/answer combo.

Cause CÉLÈBRE, IMHO, usually indicates an issue of importance to a group or individual (I don't get "megastar"?)

(H2LH could you 'splain the oboe cartoon?)

I said, when the same clue showed up before: Be careful asking a Brit hairdresser for a SHAG!

What a market shoplifter does....Flea
Badly bent over...BODE
Laboratory white rodents (var.)......MEESE
Largest deer family members (var.).....MEESE
"The Duke of ___"....URL.
_____ view...PAPER

Great fun with the kids during our extra long weekend. Back yesterday.

During the 2 hrs delay early this AM waiting for a dental crown to be designed, the Dentist will excise a small fibroma from inside my cheek. (Unless I 🐔 out) (the result of episodic chomping on my cheek)

Me (one week prior): "Should I stop my blood thinner a few days before the excision?"

Him: "No rather you don't throw a clot in the chair. Haven't had anyone on your blood thinner "bleed out" from this procedure"

****yet****

😳

Bob Lee said...

Oh man, desper-otto beat me to the Big Bang Theory Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock. For you non-Geeks, watch the first 45 seconds where Sheldon explains it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5Q6-wMx-K8

waseeley said...

Thank you Craig for a Tuesday FIR and thank you Susan. I always look forward to your reviews and today was worth the wait, especially the grand finale.

69A So what's the abbrev for a married female saint, e.g. Elizabeth Anne Seton, Stm. Elizabeth?

6D The cartoon was spot on. Although for the Masses we attend, the homilists are always spot on. And directed right at me!

Lots of good info, especially the explanation of Bat Mitzvahs.

Also really liked the link on improving photos. Sent the link to DW, our family photog. Not that her photos need improving of course.

Cheers,
Bill

Yellowrocks said...

I found the sides of beef before the reveal. Easy solve today.
Always wonderful info and humor, Susan.
The PASTOR cartoon is even funnier in context. In the Christian liturgy, before a prayer the PASTOR says, "The Lord be with you." The response is "And also with you." It is not just a random remark.
Many people do not find it hard to argue with the facts.
Their argument is snark. OR
"My mind is made up. Don't confuse me with the facts." OR
Irrelevant talking points.
I thought of tenet quickly, but IMO Worldview view is much broader. Worldview is usually composed of more than one tenet. I first learned of worldview in my college German class.
There it was called Weltanschauung.
Ossobuco is made from a cheaper cut of meat and braised until tender, so it would not be good rare. The bone used has marrow in it which adds a rich flavor to the dish. The ossobuco they make here is delicious.
I love the words and music to A Boy Named Sue, especially Johnny Cash's version.
My classes loved Shel's funny poetry books like "Where the Sidewalk Ends." As an adult I sometimes still read it.

PK said...

Hi Y'all! The puzzle was the only good reason to get out of bed this morning, thanks, Craig. Fun one. Thanks, Susan, for another interesting & fun expo.

Ray-O: the oboe picture shows the guy buried under a pile of reeds. My oboist roommate spent more time whittling on reeds than practicing the instrument. Sounded like it too.

DNK: COCO, NYLUND, or DAN (I was trying to think of a last name for Patrick rather than the first name.

Photographers concern = ANGLE. One of my biggest problems when I first started photographing people for the newspaper was remembering to turn people or myself so the light was on the subjects' faces. My brother's family drives me nuts sending me pictures of his grandkids with the light behind them and faces too dark to see what they look like. One of my colleagues at the paper seemed to always take pictures so that something in the background looked like horns on the subject's head.

The reason I almost didn't get out of bed this morning: several inches of heavy wet snow weighting down all the newly leafed trees. No wind so snow is stuck on everything. Beautiful but unwelcome this late in April. Grass that my lawn man didn't get around to cutting yet is tall & covered white. Street & driveway are wet but not white. Not going out to see if they are slick. Supposed to be all melted by evening. YAY!

Husker Gary said...

Musings
-I always wonder what inspires a gimmick. Did Craig first see a noteworthy RU----MP?:-)
-We have LOCKED IN a return rate on our IRA and get a nice check every February
-Most complained about chicken A LA King in school cafeterias. I liked it.
-“NOT I” always reminds me of this story
-Vince Lombardi – “Show me a good LOSER and I’ll show you a LOSER”
-NPR/PAL got aced out by NBC/BRO
-Watching HOUSE on Amazon Prime can really raise your IRE about the title character and the people who allow him to use them as doormats
-Name this movie where OTTO was an actor and Billy Wilder was the director
-Fun review Susan. I really liked the camera faux pas.
-Amen, Otto, there is no marital statute of limitations.

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

Mostly easy. Got the theme after filling in the 2nd set of circles, and guessed at LO……IN before filling in LOCKS IN. I thought the reveal, SIDES OF BEEF was quite clever. No help needed. FIR.
REED - Ger, L. Ger. Reet (thatch for roofs)
smoked EEL - Special treat for my Dad. I've had it. Sort of a buttery taste. German Räucheraal, L. German Rökeraal. (Rauchen means 'to smoke'). Dutch gerookte aal.

Ray - O - - Mentioned you to one of our bridge regulars (affiliated w/ St. E's) last night. His comment on your skills was very impressive.

Thanks Hahtoolah for another enjoyable lead-in.

Husker Gary said...

Photography addendum
-My SIL’s children are both champion bowlers. After every win she lines them up on the approach for a picture where the light is very low with the very bright backgrounds of the lanes (not alleys, Boomer!). I can never make out their faces!

Hungry Mother said...

Easy enough, but I jumped ahead and filled in ROast instead of ROUND when I figured out the theme. It makes me want to continue to ignore themes as I usually do.

CanadianEh! said...

Terrific Tuesday. Thanks for the fun, Craig and Hahtoolah.
Quick solve today, with one pause for this Canadian to decide between Reese and MEESE (FILE FOR what?? rat or mat? oh, FORMAT d'uh!)
I saw the SIDES OF BEEF. I haven't cooked a RUMP roast lately as it seems too large for just DH and me. I have ordered roast BEEF dinners for this Sunday from a local fundraiser.

Thankfully ROSE's last name perped (AROSE LOL Ray'o).
I noted URL and URN, SHY and SKY. (And yes, that SKY clue was weird - my first thought was that the sea was a feature of many seascapes, but CW rules persuaded me that sea could not be in clue and answer!)

LOL re that dog HOUSE cartoon, Hahtoolah.
I smiled at clue for PASTOR (and the cartoon).
Unfortunately, I do not own that RARE Canadian coin.
This Canadian can never remember Hydrox (not familiar with them - I always think it is some acne product!)
Does it seem recently that some people just don't seem to agree with 52D?

Ray'o- Wise dentist. We had a doctor who said "I would rather treat a bleed than a stroke"! And even if there is a need to stop, the NOACs only need to be stopped about a day ahead (and much easier to reestablish than warfarin).

Wishing you all a good day.

Oas said...

Great morning all.
Thanks Craig Stowe for the morning fun.
Enough unknowns at first pass seemed to bode ill but patience paid off and a FIR ensued.
CSO to little sister at the unknown SHEL. Thanks also for the review.
When the lower right corner showed beef the circles got easier and the grid filled in ok.
Cheers

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

Saw the beef theme early on but enjoyed the Aha reveal. Our resident Otto is becoming a staple, almost as ubiquitous as Oreo! Today’s dashing duos include Eel/Elis, Oro/Oreo, and Osso/Otto. We also have an O parade with Otto, Oro, Oreo, Quo, Coco, and Osso. Any unknowns were solved with perps.

Thanks, Craig, for a Tuesday treat and thanks, Hahtoolah, for the usual treat of links and visuals and the commentary that ties everything together. Favs today were the mournful Basset and the Cat with his 11 little old ladies! Too funny.

Ray O @ 8:05 ~ Welcome back. Good luck with your procedure.

HG @ 9:12 ~ Sunset Boulevard?

FLN

MalMan, hope your connection problems get resolved quickly, we miss you!

Have a great day.

TTP said...



Good morning. Craig is back with a nice selection of beef roasts to select from, and Hahtoolah to add some after dinner entertainment. Boy, that was weak. Anyway, a fun puzzle to start the day.

Today I learned that ROSE's last name was NYLUND.

CSO to Desper-OTTO. Good to see you back online.

There were two geese and two ducks in my front yard this morning. Very unusual.

Boomer, when the lanes are dry my scores go down too. Usually because of trying to get the ball down the lane faster and leaving dome pretty ugly spare shots. I actually touched my golf clubs for the first time in well over a year. They were in front of a bin that I needed to get into. There will be plenty of stretching in the next few weeks before venturing out on to a course. I'll probably take a pitching wedge and a few short irons to the range first and hit a small bucket of balls once or twice. We'll see how it goes. No matter the scores, it should be a better year for us than last !

ATLGranny said...

FIR today, verified by Hahtoolah in her entertaining review. It was not a tough Tuesday, thanks to Craig and his BEEFy puzzle. Suspected the theme after getting RUMP and it helped me enter the U in ROUND, which also worked best with perps. I needed three tries to get BASSET and FLEA was my other WO. (Fun cartoon, Hahtoolah!) Interesting fill in the puzzle today.

DH's birthday today (it's the birthday season) so we are celebrating today. Hope you all have a good day too!

Anonymous T said...

Theme saved me at 11d xing 24a - had STATe going down for a while [Hi ATLGranny - we both used theme for the ROUND].

Hi All!

Thanks Craig for the meaty puzzle with little gristle. North fell quickly; south took a little more time.

Ha Hahtoolah! LOL Dog House & PASTOR 'toons. Thanks for the morning levity and the fine expo.

WO: [see: above]. With PGA in place, I almost put in liGht for Photographer's concern.
ESPs: I knew only the ROSE part of Betty's character, ANI, OTTO, BODE (oh, not Auger)
Fav: Always love seeing Betty White [TV-MA]

Runner-up: ACT OF God...
"No rational cause could be found for the explosion – it was simply designated an ACT OF God.
But, thinks Dirk Gently, which God? And why?
And what God would be hanging around Terminal Two of Heathrow Airport trying to catch the 15:37 to Oslo?"
-Douglas Adams' The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul.

FLN: TTP - our vax cards are in the fireproof safe now (DW was smart - she took a snap w/ her phone). I have the SENSE that they will be required for international travel over the next couple of years.
FLN: MManatee - I was wondering where you were.

Nice to have you and your malOpropisms back, Ray-O. Yep, Hydrox was this poor kid's OREOs (Gramps put them in a coffee can w/ a slice of bread so they'd get soft and he could eat them though his dentures).

D-O: Think that Texas' Lt.Gov keeps getting re-elected because folks confuse him with the Sportscaster they hear all the time on AM Radio?

Back to the salt-mines; play later.

Cheers! -T

Husker Gary said...

Musings
-Upon further review - Oops, Irish, that’s the right movie but the role of Max in Sunset Boulevard was not played by OTTO Preminger but by look-alike Eric von Stroheim. All this time I was sure I had that right. Ah, live and (sometimes) learn! How did D-Otto let me get away with that? :-)
-After MANY decades of “and also with you”. The church decided to change the response to, “and with your spirit” in a “how many angels can dance on the head of a pin” reason.

oc4beach said...


I ran through the puzzle and finished it without looking at the circles and didn't see the theme until Hahtoolah's Xplanation.

Since Covid hit we have gotten into somewhat of a rut with the meals we cook at home. We go to the local butcher shop (not a supermarket) and usually get the same cuts of meat, like eye round roasts, london broils, ground beast, round steak, pork loin roasts, etc. and then prepare them the same way. Then we leftover them to death. It has gotten a little boring. I try to convince DW to get takeout more often for more variety, but she is a little stubborn and resists more than accepts my ideas. I like to cook also, but DW doesn't particularly like the things I prepare (too spicy she says.) I'll be glad when we can go out to eat more often, like we did before the pandemic.

I remember HYDROX cookies from when I was a kid, but haven't seen them in quite a while although they are available again. There is a good show on the History Channel and online called "The Food That Built America" which had an episode on the cookie wars that highlighted HYDROX vs OREO cookies. Here is a link to the show. You can also watch it "On Demand" through your cable company.

Have a great day everyone.

Lizza said...

Very good puzzle and very good review. I really enjoy the “comics “ features. I read the comics every day. So thanks, Hahtoolah!

Fairly easy puzzle, got the beef theme early on. We rarely eat beef, but my husband grilled two hamburgers the other night, officially opening barbecue season. Sans buns, I made avocado toast. It was good.

Ste Bernadette Soubouris, or Ste Bernadette of Lourdes, came to mind. My daughter chose her as her confirmation Saint(e).

Early appointment with the podiatrist tomorrow morning, followed by Moderna shot number two.

Best wishes to all!

Hahtoolah said...

Ray: Oboes are reed instruments, and, not to get too graphic, when they are used, they get very wet; hence being in the "wetlands".

OC4Beach: I have been listening to the podcast version of The Food that Built America. I just learned a couple of days ago that it is also a television series.

unclefred said...

Yep, I’m definitely slowing down in my CW solving. FIR, but 22 minutes! Lovely CW, Craig, thanx! Lots of fun, and just the right amount of challenge for a Tuesday. Are these really SIDES of beef or are they CUTS of beef? Thanx to Hahtoolah, too, for all the time and effort put into this excellent write-up!

Sandyanon said...

Yes, Ray at 8:05, I agree that cause célèbre refers to an issue -- frequently a controversial one -- that gets a lot of public attention, and definitely not to a person. Fraid that clue slipped by Rich.

Lucina said...

Hola!

I finished this delicious puzzle very early this morning but did not post and returned to bed instead.

ROSE NYLaND was my first fill but REPAYS determined a change, A to U.

Following that, the entire Atlantic coast filled quickly, even with an AQUA color.

RU....MP told me beef would be on order and so it was. Yesterday I cooked a chuck roast in the crockpot and it was soooo good: tender and flavorful.

That's right, Gary. A SHAG in the U.K. would not result in a haircut!

So, NED has a mustache? That's another detail I've now learned about the Simpsons.

I love HELEN Mirren. In RED she shows her remarkable skill in changing from a dramatic actor to a comedic one.

Thank you, Hahtoolah, especially for the lesson on barmitzvah and batmitzvah as well as the entertaining cartoons.

Have a sunny day, everyone!

Lizza said...

PS My favorite Shel Silverstein book is The Giving Tree, a gift to my kids. Now to my grandkids.

Ol' Man Keith said...

Thanks to Mr. Stowe, we start our week with an appropriately easy PZL.
Still, I had a slow start with this one, in part because I didn't understand the very first clue. I read "dos" as the second number in a Latin language.
But all came through in the end--and the theme was enjoyable.
~ OMK
___________
DR:
Today we have a single diagonal on the far side.
It offers an unusual combination of letters, with a "K" and "H"s we don't often see.
The anagram (12 letters of 15) seems to refer to a device for catching fish that lacks the usual barb. It is an...
"EASY FISHHOOK"!

AnonymousPVX said...


First off, many thanks for the Birthday wishes, so appreciated.

And I loved the gift. What gift? The remarks that stated my posts were appreciated. I cannot tell you how unexpected those were. One posts and figures that’s that, it was very nice to know that some like them.

Thanks so much.

My younger son is doing well, a doctor follow-up appt this Friday. He will NEVER underestimate the blood thinner issue again.

On to today’s grid...no issues at all, no write-overs today.

My birthday meal was Cap Steak, which is the super tender part of the rib eye removed and sold separately, unbelievably tender and flavorful, a combination of the tenderness of the Filet with a beefier taste.

Desert was a Kringle pastry from O&H Danish in Wisconsin. Yummy.

Stay safe.

Chairman Moe said...

Puzzling thoughts:

FIR with no errors

Clever puzzle, though when I saw RU ... MP I was wondering if a human body part was being featured. RO ...UND didn't disclaim that . . .

Thanks Susan for your usual fun cartoons and images

Wilbur Charles said...

Ah, "Rite" job. I couldn't grok PASTOR. BTW, I love hahtoolah write-ups

I was thinking "How do I abbreviate Georgia? Oh ELI*

When I think of mermaids I think of Darryl
Speaking of 'noteworthy RU----MPs'

I agree Sandy, I noticed Cause celebre clueing seemed off

WC

*My 6th grade teacher regaled us with tales of Albie Booth the grandest Eli of them all

Yellowrocks said...

I realize that BAT (BAR) MITZVAH means daughter (son) of the law, i.e. a person. The Jewish folks (adults) here also use the term to refer to the religious ceremony. My students were most interested in the lavish party after the ceremony, which they also called a bar mitzvah. Whenever I mentioned something about a ceremony they shrugged it off. No, it's a Party! Party! Party! I was kind of disappointed. It seemed liked calling a reception a wedding.

I had no trouble with cause celebre being a person, although event is a more frequent usage.
Miriam Webster says,
1: a legal case that excites widespread interest
2: a notorious person, thing, incident, or episode

"In the process, Garland emerged as a cause celebre of the left." (Reference is to Merrick
Garland) Fox News Sep 19, 2020.
"She was held for seven years on kidnapping charges, but was released and became a cause celebre in her homeland." Seattle Times Dec 10, 2019
As a person the context is often a controversial person, like O.J.

NaomiZ said...

Thank you, Craig, for a good puzzle, and Hahtoolah, for the very entertaining review.

It is interesting to me how the language shields our sensibilities with regard to eating meat. We have to have two names for everything. You know what a cow is, but let me introduce you to BEEF! Sure, pigs are smart, but check out pork, the other white meat! Even the parts of animals have their own names when you're eating them. What part of your dog or cat -- or yourself -- is the FILET? Just as people avoid seeing inside factory farms and slaughterhouses, they use language to draw a veil over the ugly FACTS.

I haven't eaten anyone's RUMP, LOIN, etc. for thirty years, and I am in spectacular health. It makes SENSE to me.

Jayce said...

Thank you, Craig Stowe, for a fun puzzle, and Hahtoolah, for a delightful write-up.

I think I have made every one of those photography mistakes at one time or another.

"SIT, Ubu, SIT! Good dog."

Good wishes to you all.

Pat said...

I enjoyed this puzzle, thank you Craig S. Your write-up was your usual fun comments and links, thanks Hahtoolah.

I had to wait for perps in a few places and my only wrong entry was Priest/PASTOR.

Fav c/a, 45a timid/SHY. My favorite dogs to work with at the shelter are the shy/timid/under-socialized ones. Seeing them blossom from scared pups to confident, friendly, sassy individuals is my great reward.

Happy birthday, AnonymousPVX! Belated birthday wishes to all those I've misses since I last posted.

We've had several days of seasonal warmth. Why does Old Man Winter get to play an April Fools Day trick on us at the end of the month? At least the snow won't be around for very long.

Anonymous T said...

Loved the DR OMK - you got both the K & H in there.

TTP - Downstate, IL snow report... Pop said it was just a dusting.

NaomiZ - you made me think of Carlin on soft language [do I have to say TV-MA? :-)].

YR - you beat me to Cause CELEBRE (C, Eh! should like that spelling :-)).
I was first thinking the clue was hinting at a Rap star I didn't know but, with another perp, I realized it was a generic (in?)famous person. Like a Kardashian - famous for being famous.

Back to work which sucks. Why? you didn't ask...
My pre-ordered Anthony Bourdain book World Travel just came in from Amazon and I'm chomping at the bit to read it.

Cheers, -T

Anonymous T said...

Forgot to Say says...

UncleFred - the cuts are on the outSIDEs of the fill. Hence, SIDEsO'BEEF.

-T

TTP said...


Dash T - We didn't even get a dusting, but the meteorologists said we may get some light snow in the evening / overnight. Mox nix.

Oh, and you put your vax cards in a fireproof safe ? Isn't that extreme ? I put mine in the stack of papers next to the computer along with the list of user ids and passwords, account numbers, answers to secret questions and that kind of stuff so it's handy when I need it. :>)

Ray - O - Sunshine said...

Irish M. The latest episode of "The Crown" ended without a hitch. With the second procedure except for the smoke issuing from my mouth during the laser cheek cautery all went well..thanks. ("Doc you said laser not taser right?"). 🥺

Can Eh. We suspend those newer anticoags but mine was a much simpler procedure. BTW Except for Coumadin don't know why no meds have been designed to reverse their effect.

PK/ H2LH: Thanks for 'splainin' the Oboe cartoon.

Spitz: The feedback appreciated

HG..I remember as we evolved from Latin to English responses at mass. "Et cum spiritu tuo" is translated more directly as "And with your spirit" than "And also with you"

Pax vobiscum 😇

Anonymous T said...

TTP - I know you're joshing... for anyone that wants to keep passwords safe and at hand check out KeePass. I've used it for years; every one of my accounts has a different password that, if you held a gun to my head, I couldn't tell you what it is 'cuz I don't know it - 20+ random characters, they are.

Scene: ComicCon filled with Catholics--

Costumed Skywalker (aka Speaker) ends with: "May the Force be with You."
Audience: "And also with You."
Speaker: "We lift up Our Spirits(?)"
Audience: "We lift Them up to the Force."

No? Just me that envisioned that during Mass? :-)

Cheers, -T

Anonymous said...

The clue for 47 Down is "Cause ____ : megastar",

and the answer is "celebre" (or "célèbre").

A "cause celebre" is a major controversial issue.

But: What in the world does this have to do with a "megastar"???

(Of course, a celebrity can be a megastar. But that's another story.)

I suspect this is a just a mistake by the editor.

TTP said...



Dash T, you would have known I was kidding even without my little smile face.


ATLGranny, I almost forgot. On behalf of all of the denizens of the corner, Happy Birthday to your husband ! Happy celebrations to you !

Yellowrocks said...

Cause celebre can also be a controversial person such the megastars, the Kardshians and OJ. Naming a controversial megastar would have been a better clue.

Sandyanon said...

Ok, not to belabor a point, though I may be doing so anyway, lol!!
A cause may be ABOUT a person, even a megastar, but it is not the person him/herself. If a person is controversial, it seems clear to me that there is a controversy associated with that person, which can lead to a cause célèbre if a lot of attention is paid to the controversy.

Whew! I am now mute on the subject.

The Curmudgeon said...

What Yellowrocks said:
I had no trouble with cause celebre being a person, although event is a more frequent usage.
Miriam Webster says,
1: a legal case that excites widespread interest
2: a notorious person, thing, incident, or episode

"In the process, Garland emerged as a cause celebre of the left." (Reference is to Merrick
Garland) Fox News Sep 19, 2020.
"She was held for seven years on kidnapping charges, but was released and became a cause celebre in her homeland." Seattle Times Dec 10, 2019
As a person the context is often a controversial person, like O.J.

Usage trumps individal preferences.

>>Roy

LEO III said...

FIR, and it didn’t take me too long early this morning. Thanks, Craig and Hahtoolah!

d-o and -T --- The rest of the story is that the lieutenant governor was born Dannie Scott Goeb in Baltimore, and he also changed his name to Dan Patrick. Before entering politics, he ALSO was a sportscaster, ending up at Channel 11 here in Houston. I too shall stop there.

Susan, I too thank you for the photography link, although I might have mentioned before that I don’t take pictures of anything that can tell me that my photos make their posterior look big, and I haven’t had an airplane tell me that yet.

Y’all keep discussing the cause célèbre! I’m going back to the Latin:

Right - O, Ray - O, and the translation has now been corrected! As you might surmise, I’m STILL angry about their doing away with the Latin. The original reason for the Latin was so that people couldn’t make up stuff in translation, which is exactly what happened. How many different versions have we had of the Apostles’ Creed? End of THIS rant.

FLN, You are absolutely correct, TTP! “Work” is getting in the way of retirement! Wouldn’t have it any other way!

Anonymous T said...

LeoIII - Did NOT know that about Lt. Gov. (I only moved here 20 years ago :-)) Thx.

Cheers, -T

Lucina said...

Leolll:
I'm puzzled. What difference does it make that there are many versions of the Apostles' Creed?I would rather understand what I am saying and hearing at Mass and I concentrate better on worshipping and am really pleased that the Mass is now all in English.

NaomiZ@3:22:
Your preference to abstain from meat is admirable and that is your choice. But the various names for beef and pork are not so much to veil the meaning as they are due to the evolution of language. Since the English language became wedded to French phrases after the conquest of 1066, French vocabulary was then introduced into the language. So it was not so much out of sensitivity but to acts of war and conquest. Beof and pork are, I believe, the French, while meat and pig/hog are English. Other parallel meanings also exist and so we have two meanings for almost all cuts of meat.

Michael said...

Lucina @ 11:05:

I can't speak for the Roman church, but with a number of differing translations floating around, you get into a "Guess-What-We-Do-Here!" at each parish, and your prayer is disrupted by all the little 'speed bumps' each difference engenders. You cannot keep stillness because of the interruptions.

LEO III said...

-T --- He also owns KSEV Radio. That's really how he got elected to the Texas Senate, before he was elected lieutenant governor. I am NOT making any political comments; I'm merely stating facts.

Lucina, I'm just being picky. In my ute, I had to learn all of the Latin in the Mass. It was just different times back then.

With Latin being a dead language, there was no deviation in the liturgy. I might be incorrect, but I never noticed any differences in the English translations in the Missals. I don't really know how that happened, like whether one group or company had a monopoly. Also, a person could theoretically go to Mass anywhere in the world, and the liturgy was the same, because it was in Latin. No, I was not a world traveler.

Like I said, I'm just being picky. Maybe it's because the first time my ex and I went to Mass together when we were dating, she told me not to sing anymore. Didn't HAVE to sing when it was still in Latin!

LEO III said...

Wednesday puzzle is out! Gotta get started on it! Later, I hope!

Anonymous T said...

No one seemed to give .eps any love say...
.eps is among the first FILE FORMATs, developed by Adobe, to include pictures in a document. It stands for Encapsulated PostScript. [Wiki - everything you didn't need to know]
//PostScript is a language that instructs printers on how to render a document. I useta' could write it by hand... alas.

Michael & LeoIII - When I was a kid, Sacred Heart (across the street from Maternal Grand's home) did early Mass in Latin.
Yes, I'd have to wake early w/ the Grands to attend and the Alter boys would incense the place with stinky every time.

Later in life, I saw Python'sHoly Grail and it took me right back to those Masses :-).

Nite! -T

Lucina said...

As I said, I just like to understand what I am iterating. I transferred from a parish that uses partial Latin to one that uses all English and I love it.

Leolll
You are never under any obligation to sing if you don't want to.

No politics, just expressing relief that the trial is over.

Ol' Man Keith said...

Adding my good wishes for a great HBD to PVX!

And thanks to Hahtoolah for one more brilliant write-up!
~ OMK