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Jun 6, 2021

Sunday June 6, 2021 Pam Amick Klawitter

 

Theme: "Deactivated" - DE is added to each familiar phrase.

22A. Explanatory words on a map of dictators' homes?: X MARKS THE DESPOT. X marks the spot.

39A. Shipping delivery headache?: PACKAGE DETOUR. Package tour.

63A. Media barrage for Garcia's band?: DEAD BLITZ. Ad blitz.

84A. Northeastern fishing fleet?: LOBSTER DETAIL. Lobster tail.

105A. Valuable painting hanging in the potting shed?: GREEN HOUSE DEGAS. Greenhouse gas.

15D. Why the housing development was postponed?: DELAY OF THE LAND. Lay of the land.

45D. Post-rush hour elation?: TRAFFIC DELIGHT. Traffic light.

Veteran constructors like by D-Otto and Agnes might have gotten the theme before they even started solving. Sometimes title can be very helpful.

Our standard Sunday grid. Seven theme entries. Total 93 theme squares. My comfort level. No other fill is longer than 9-letter long. I think Pam purposely avoided that. She put two theme entries in Down slots and she did not want any theme entry confusion.

Across:

1. Thompson of "Westworld": TESSA.
 
6. 30 minutes at Lambeau Field: HALF.

10. Tabloid twosome: ITEM.

14. Dire March time: IDES.

18. Trade shows: EXPOS.

19. Hanoi's home: ASIA. You probably should remember "Ao Dai", their traditional dress. Someday you might see it a LAT grid.

20. Miffed: SORE.

21. That is, in Latin: ID EST.

25. Type of wheel or chart: COLOR.

26. Diplomat's asset: TACT.

27. Square root of nueve: TRES.  Uno, dos, tres.

28. Handshake alternatives: DAPS. Like this.

29. Way to heat up your sushi?: WASABI. I tried some on my Thanksgiving turkey last year. So good. I used tubed Wasabi of course. Never used fresh one. Very pricey.


30. Business address abbr.: STE.

31. Notable stretches: ERAS.

32. MLB VIPs: MGRS.

33. Sled-pulling pooch: SAMOYED. Unfamiliar to me. So fluffy.


34. Strikingly strange: EXOTIC.

36. Geometry product: AREA.

37. Read carefully, with "over": PORE.

38. Verb attachment: OSE.

42. Corp. money execs: CFOs.

43. Medieval musician: LUTIST.

46. Grafton's "__ for Noose": N IS.

47. Plum kin: APRICOT. Can't wait for the peach & pluot season.

49. Memo start: IN RE.

50. House attachment: LIEN.

52. One may be a lot: ACRE.

54. Garden center brand: ORTHO.

56. Author LeShan: EDA. Learned her name from doing crosswords.


57. "Whadya know!": MY MY.

58. Pub orders: ALES.

59. In a heated way: IRATELY.

61. Disney princess of the kingdom of Enchancia: SOFIA.The series is called "Sofia the First". She's voiced by Ariel Winter.

66. Guy found in kids' books: WALDO.

67. Set-up punch: LEFT JAB. Solid fill.

69. Heavy hammer: MAUL. Never heard of it.


70. Stir up: ROIL.

72. "Aladdin" monkey: ABU.

73. Do what he says: SIMON. Simon Says.

74. Goals: AIMS.

75. Cheryl of "Charlie's Angels": LADD.

76. Pizza chain, familiarly: UNOS.

77. Fords' White House successors: CARTERS.

79. Ref. work that added "livestream" in 2021: OED. Oxford English Dictionary.

80. Pre-Easter purchase: EGG DYE.

82. In order: TIDY.

88. Alp ending: INE. Alpine.

89. Man caves, e.g.: DENS.

90. End of an ultimatum: ELSE.

91. Support groups: ALLIES.

94. Storm refuges: CELLARS.

96. O'Rourke of Texas: BETO. Wiki says this is a nickname for "Alberto" or "Roberto". Will be an interesting race if he runs for governor.

97. Barbecue rod: SPIT.

98. "Not interested": NAH.

100. They make an effort: TRIERS.

101. Glee club voice: ALTO.

102. She followed Guthrie at Woodstock: BAEZ (Joan)

103. Kunis of "Black Swan": MILA. Also 110. Ballet attire: TUTU.

104. Noble gas that sounds like a French forest: ARGON. Forest of Argonne.

108. Harry and Jack who co-founded Columbia Pictures: COHNS. Learning moment for me.

109. Poet Khayyám: OMAR.

111. "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" character: COMMA. I bet this tricked some. We've seen ["I, Claudius" character] clue in the past.

 112. Span. miss: SRTA.

113. Sounds of scorn: TSKS.

114. Part of a plan: STEP. TTP is great technical writer. I always solve those blog glitches if I follow his steps.

115. Anticipate: AWAIT.

Down:

1. Uses WhatsApp or Viber: TEXTS. Not familiar with Viber. Owned by Rakuten, Japanese online giant.

2. Split result: EX-MATE.

3. Musk's Starship developer: SPACE X.

4. Organize by size, say: SORT.

5. Show curiosity: ASK.

6. Panama's place?: HAT RACK. Panama hat.

7. Firepit contents: ASHES.

8. Fairway considerations: LIES. Uphill lies are easier than downhill lies.

9. It's hot for a while: FAD.

10. "Insecure" actress: ISSA RAE. Nice to see her full name.

11. Company whose signature product resulted from a plan to sell more chewing gum: TOPPS. We sold many packs of old 1987 Topps cards at the flea market over the years. Once a guy ripped open the pack and popped the gum into his mouth. I was so afraid that he'd get sick.


12. Bow-toting god: EROS.

13. Came together: MET.

14. Kid's comeback: I DO SO.

16. Anka hit with a Spanish title: ESO BESO.

17. Big steps: STRIDES.

21. Start of Caesar's boast: I CAME.  The "Veni" in "Veni, vidi, vici".

23. "__ speaking ... ": STRICTLY.

24. Narrowly beat: EDGED.

29. Golden State NBAer: WARRIOR.

31. GPS calculations: ETAS.

32. C-ration successors: MREs. Meals, Ready to Eat.

33. Go bad, as milk: SOUR.

35. Pre-Richie TV role for Ron: OPIE. Ron Howard.

36. Opposite of fer: AGIN.

37. "An Essay on Man" poet Alexander: POPE.

40. Biblical words before and after "for": AN EYE.

41. Anklebones: TARSI.

42. Terra __: COTTA.

43. Fictional 16-year-old von Trapp girl: LIESL.



44. Cancels: UNDOES.

48. Constant news channel feature: CRAWL.

51. Film review site: IMDB.

52. Potter son named for Dumbledore: ALBUS.  This always reminds me of Argyle. At one time, this was his Facebook profile picture.


53. Texting vehicle: CELL.

55. Guy in an exclusive network: OLD BOY.

57. Collegiate focus: MAJOR.

58. Actor Driver: ADAM.

59. Big name in polos: IZOD.

60. Brooklyn "y'all": YOUSE.

62. "Could happen": IT MAY.

64. Off the mark: AMISS.

65. It has its tricks: TRADE.

68. Reindeer rack: ANTLERS.

71. Glorify: IDEALIZE.

74. Wall St. figures: ARBS. Arbitragers.

75. It may be buried: LEDE. Buried the lede.

76. Homely fruit?: UGLI. It's quite juicy. Try it.

78. Long stretches: EONS.

79. About: OR SO.

81. Gold-covered: GILT.

82. Low-calorie mints: TIC TACS.

83. By mistake: IN ERROR.

85. Looks unstable: TEETERS.

86. English John: ELTON.

87. Secures, as a carton: TAPES UP.

89. Mends a sock: DARNS.  Boomer really like Wigwam socks. Diabetic-friendly.

92. Real baffler: ENIGMA.

93. Italian sub layer: SALAMI.

95. "Run" singer Lewis: LEONA. British singer.

96. Stark: BLEAK.

97. Cook in a wok, say: SAUTE. The only way I cook. But with a T-fan pan though. We have flat stovetop.

99. Goes after: HAS AT.

101. Pitchers' assets: ARMS.

102. Ring event: BOUT.

103. Kitty comment: MEOW.

105. Picked up: GOT.

106. Cleveland __, OH: HTS. Heights.

107. Reagan Airport, on luggage tags: DCA.

C.C.





48 comments:

OwenKL said...

FIWrong. DiPS < DAPS (never heard of that, nor the actress perp to it). WALly < WALDO, and UNIS < UONS (I think that must be a chain that's not in this part of the country) which hid the otherwise obvious OLD BOY.

Some like things that are EXOTIC,
Others go more for the erotic.
If you're PLUM
Looking for fun,
Try a compote of something APRICOT-ic!

Simple SIMON MET a π-man, going to the square.
Said Simple Simon to the π-man, they won't want you there!
When you are 'round
AREA'S not found
By rational multiplying, without flare!

{B+, B-.}

staili said...

I liked this puzzle. A solid puzzle that took some work to solve but didn't feel annoyingly frustrating. I enjoy wordplay, but with some puzzles, the cluing is trying too hard to be clever,and that's when it starts feeling like a slog. I didn't know some of the answers like SOFIA and MAUL hammer, but the cluing was generally straightforward and fair.

I imagine there are dialectic differences, but for me, I pronounce ARGON like ARE-gone, and Argonne more like are-GUN. So I had more trouble with this clue than the author intended, but it came together eventually.

desper-otto said...

Good morning, y'all! (That sounds so much classier than YOUSE.)

Forgot to look at the title, but d-o got de theme at DESPOT. Never got stuck, but it still took a full 20 minutes to finish it up. Thanx, Pam, for the mental exercise. And thanx, C.C., for the tour. (Spoiler alert, guys. "Ao Dai" will be coming soon to a crossword puzzle near you. When it does, let's hear no griping that you've never heard of it.)

LEDE: Nice to see it spelled correctly. CNN is notorious for burying it.

TEXTS: Never sent one, but I've received a few containing log-in verifications.

SAUTE: The days of our flat-top cooktop are numbered. A couple years ago we had a burner go out. We called a repair guy who broke the glass top during the repair, but got us a new one at no charge. Recently, two more burners went out; only two remain. The quandary: It's a downdraft cooktop. Only two manufacturers still make 'em, and they're $$pricey$$. It'd probably make more sense to save $1,000 buying a non-vented cooktop and retrofitting an overhead vent. I don't trust my handyman skills to do it properly, but we'll have to do something before winter. We need four burners for potato dumplings.

Lucina said...

Hola!

ESO BESO has never made much sense to me. It translates as "that (which) I kiss."

The title was clear cut that DE would be part of the solve so that helped.

Amazingly I knew WARRIOR immediately. Apparently some things stick if I hear them enough times. And yet I hesitate between ADA and EDA LeShan. LIESL saved me. ALBUS, too. All I know about Harry Potter is from crosswords.

Alexander POPE was a very wordy poet. His poems go on seemingly forever. Right, Misty. But many of his sayings have been incorporated into the language. To err is human; to forgive, divine, e.g.

I messed up at OLDBOY/YOUSE. DNF there. UNOS pizza is new to me. Just did not know that.

Most houses here do not have CELLARS or any kind of basement. Homes are built directly on a concrete slab. The hard desert soil is too difficult to dig.

Thank you, C.C. for the benefit of your wide ranging knowledge.

Enjoy a pleasant Sunday, everyone!






Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

Got it all done without getting SORE. Pam seems to have an easy "flow" to her puzzles. Theme was helpful with fill. Favorite fill was LOBSTER (DE)TAIL.
STRIDE - I always liked hearing the German word Schritt. I don't think they're closely related.
LIESL - When seeing a consonant followed by L as in SL, it is probably Austrian. Think 'Dirndl'. In fact. Wiki says: In Bavarian and Austrian German, the -l or -erl suffix can replace almost any usual German diminutive. For example, the standard word for 'girl' in German is Mädchen and, while Mädchen is still used frequently in Austrian German, a more colloquial "cute" usage would be Mädl, Madl or Mäderl.

D-Day occurred 77 years ago today.

desper-otto said...

Spitz, dw's Bavarian aunt was Trudl.

Husker Gary said...

Musings
-GREEN HOUSE DEGAS? Fabulous! Seed entry?
-I put a big glob of WASABI on my sushi without knowing what it was. YIKES!
-Crossword constructor Chuck Deodene is a “reader” for the OED
-Storm refuges – Note to self: Refugee has two “e’s”
-What could be more obscure to me than a Harry Potter character? Oh, A Hidden Dragon character!
-Split result? For Boomer it might be $*@&^@^*
-Four men have paid $55M apiece to SPACE X to do this
-When the north and south legs of the St. Louis Arch MET, the last segment had to be hosed down so it would contract and fit
-LIESL’s Nazi boyfriend had to choose between her and the Fuehrer. She came in second.
-One of the tests for someone to be selected to try break Germany’s ENIGMA code was to solve this cryptic crossword in less than 12 minutes

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

This was a very pleasant solve despite the plethora of proper names, but only four needed perps: Sofia, Albus, and, as clued, Leona and Comma. Triers was a nose wrinkler but the low count (14) of three letter words more than made up for it. CC was right about my “Spidey Sense”; when I read the first themer clue, I glanced at the title and knew immediacy that the answer was X Marks The Despot. I liked the theme very much and I agree with Spitz that Pam’s puzzle have a certain flow to them and are enjoyable to solve.

We have an abundance of CSOs this morning: Boomer (Topps), CED (Meow), Anon T, Ray O, and Anon PVX (Salami), Beto (Anon T, DO, and TexasMs), Lucina (Srta, Sofia, and Eso Beso), All Golfers (Lies) and All Poets (Pope). We also have some cute duos: Eras/Eons, Left Jab/Bout (Hi, Lucina), Lies/Lien, Cell/Cellar, and ETAs/Eras.

Thank you, Pam, for another smooth Sunday solve and thank you, CC, for a great expo and nice visuals. Now I know what the inside of Ugli fruit looks like.

FLN

Jayce, I loved your Spelling Bee story, especially your last sentence. I think a lot of us can relate to those Fifth Grade emotions.

I watched A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood last night and was enthralled by Tom Hank’s performance. I only know Fred Rogers from interviews and some clips of his show but TH captured his voice, cadence, mannerisms, personality, etc. to perfection. Today’s world could certainly use more Fred Rogers.

Have a great day. 90’s here for the next few days. Thank God for A/C.

Bob Lee said...

I loved the long answers--very creative (and they helped me fill everything in).

When finished, I sat looking at ANEYE for quite a while before I got it - an eye for an eye. Doh!

My favorite clue and answer: Do what he says-> SIMON. LOL!

I learned the word ENIGMA from a sci-fi book I read in the 60s called: Beyond the Black Enigma (It was a giant black cloud far away in space that had gobbled up a few space fleets)

Irish Miss said...

Immediately, not immediacy. Sorry.

Big Easy said...

I always wondered how "YOUSE guys" spelled the plural of 'you', which is just 'you'.

It was a DNF today with one cell left blank; cross of DCA and COMMA. No red letters on the newspaper. A WAG would have been useless. Some days you can get them correctly but today wasn't that day for me.

I noticed the added DE immediately at DESPOT. Pam may have purposely avoided long fills but she loaded it with proper names that took perps to complete- TESSA, COHNS, ALBUS, MILA, COMMA, BETO, UNOS, LEONA, SOFIA. I did know SAMOYED and LIESL. I've seen 'Sound Of Music' and "Charlie's Angels" but none of the other shows.
EDA, ABU, ESO BESO, LEDE, and ISSA RAE- they show up in puzzles all the time.

STE- I guess that was an abbr. for 'suite'; never seen it.
BETO- IMHO a clown who fits a particular Lincoln quote.
MAUL- a small sledge hammer.

desper-otto said...

IM, are you saying that all golfers are liars?

staili said...

d-o, I think IM is referring to the lie of the ball on a golf course. The lie is the position of the ball. If the ball is situated such that it's hard to hit, then that's a bad lie.

desper-otto said...

Staili, I probably should have added a smiley-face to my post.

Ray - O - Sunshine said...

Just a quick lurk 😉.

Happy Sunday, Perfect Adirondack day 🌞

Just read that the first human being has been born who is eligible to be both Queen of England and President of the US. 👶


Malodorous Manatee said...

As Spitz pointed out, today is the anniversary of D-Day. Was the DE theme a mere coincidence? I, for one, would like to think not.

A nice Sunday puzzle with only a few unknown proper names that had to be perp'ed. Enjoyed the Grateful Dead reference. Still trying to figure out the cluing for LOBSTER DETAIL. A military-ish assignment reference as in KP Detail for instance?

Thanks for the puzzle and the recap.

Chairman Moe said...

Puzzling thoughts:

FIW due to a glitch with DEAD BLITZ, but otherwise I got it with a minimum of W/O’s

Don’t understand STE for 30-Across

Like HG, I thought GREENHOUSE DEGAS was the fill of the day! That entire SE corner was very cleverly filled and clued

MM —> I googled “fleet detail” and could only come up with links to car wash sites. That was a head scratcher for me, too. [spoiler alert] Next Friday’s puzzle has some weird clues, too

CC —> As a kid, the best part of opening a pack of TOPPS playing cards was getting the piece of bubble gum, and hoping it was not too fresh not too stale. The best way I could describe the perfect “texture” is how it breaks apart without being brittle. But I could not imagine eating the gum after that many years … I guess since it didn’t have a “best by” date on the PACKAGE it was probably OK!! 🤡🤡😂

desper-otto said...

C-Moe, STE is a common abbreviation for SuiTE.

Spitzboov said...

MM - Good question. Merriam gives this 3rd def. for Detail:

3a : selection of a person or group for a particular task (as in military service).

I can see the context, but perhaps, a bit of a stretch as you seem to suggest.

Lucina said...

LOBSTER DETAIL
Isn't a DETAIL in military terms a troop or unit assigned to a specific job such as reconnaissance? So that particular unit would be out looking for LOBSTERs. That is my interpretation.

IrishMiss:
I so like the way you find all those relationships.

Emile O'Touri said...

Really enjoyed this one. I liked the theme and I thought all the themers were good. This seemed to me to be an entertaining puzzle.Sometimes they can be such a slog that you just wish it was over.This was actually fun. What's less fun is being "Naticked" in 5 different spots because the puzzle assumes you know every actor/poet/author/airportcode,etc.

CanadianEh! said...

Super Sunday. Thanks for the fun, Pam and C.C. (I am trying to put Ao Dai into my memory bank😁).
I got the DE theme but required red-letter help to finish in the mid-west, where I had Ida and Liisl.

Some nice misdirection with COMMA, HATRACK.
Dupe noted with CELL clue and TEXT in 1D.

IM, I’m surprised you missed ID EST under IDES😁

This Canadian did not know DCA or UNOS. I can never remember MRES.

Ray’o- interesting note re little Lilibet.

Wishing you all a great day.

ATLGranny said...

Two Naticks (Topangas) were my downfall today. FIW. I didn't see COMMA was the tricky answer, not a person's name, and had DIA, forgetting it was familiar because of being Denver's code where we've often traveled.

My other problem was with Handshake alternatives, putting bows/nods/dips instead of DAPS. I finally realized TOPPS was right (thanks, Boomer) and EDGED, not ended to narrowly beat, but ISSA RAE didn't come. I will remember her name, I will remember.....

Other tricky places I managed to get right after taking a short break. And the theme helped a lot and was fun. All in all an entertaining Sunday activity. Thanks, Pam. Some of the fill needed your help to fully understand, C.C. Many thanks!

On to Monday!

Kelly Clark said...

FIW because I can never how to spell LIESL. I knew it was tricky spelling but, not remembering EDA LeShan, I took a chance on LIISL and IDA. That said, I enjoyed the puzzle very much and also C.C.'s write-up. Happy Corpus Christi to all who celebrate!

Misty said...

Lucina, I looked up some Alexander Pope poems and discovered not all them are too long.
Here's one that's pretty brief, if a bit tart:

" I am his Highness' dog at Kew;
Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you?"


billocohoes said...

UNO'S (nee Pizzeria Uno) originated in Chicago, has franchises in 21 state plus DC, mainly in the Northeast and Midwest. They claim to have created the deep-dish pizza (disputed)

Surprised so many didn't know MAUL. I have one with an axe-like blade on one side. It widens more than an axe, to wedge apart logs into firewood, is known as a "splitting MAUL". Maul was once a medieval weapon, from which the verb maul, to handle roughly

Anonymous T said...

Sunday Lurk say...

{B+, B}
And you're right, OKL, Uno's is regional.
//and billocohoes just beat me by 3 minutes

C.C. You pictured a sledge hammer. A maul has a pointy end for splitting wood but isn't as sharp as an axe.
pictures of both.
//and billocohoes just beat me by 3 minutes, again! :-)

D-O: let's lock that in Ao Dai. 4/5ths vowels!
Also, we got this cook top [KitchenAid] when our GE died. Trying to put in overhead venting for a island was going to cost way more.

Topps' gum - I'd give it to my brother or toss it. I wanted to see if I got a Pete Rose or Ozzie Smith.

FLN - Jayce re: grammar bee - I feel you!
I dreaded being called on to read aloud or spell in class - relentless pointing-and-laughing would ensue.
//I didn't know I had dyslexia (didn't even know what it was) until DW had Eldest tested - we both passed :-)

C, Eh! - eat one MRE [18:29] and you will never forget :-)

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Cheers, -T

Irish Miss said...

Staili @ 10:40 ~ If you look up Prankster in the dictionary, there will be a picture of DO.

DO @ 10:48 ~ No smiley-face needed for me. 😈

Lucina @ 12:58 ~ I’m glad you enjoy the duos.

CEh @ 1:42 ~ Good catch. I’m not at my sharpest in the morning, what can I say?

Misty @ 2:19 ~ I had an English Lit professor who had a sign on his office door that read “Abandon Pope, all ye who enter here.” I guess he wasn’t a fan.

Lemonade714 said...

PAK is one of the Sunday specialists who always entertains. She also almost always has some themers in the down fill. Many of today's were very funny. GREENHOUSE DEGAS is not only perfect, but I have a client who is selling a Degas' ballerina painting.

STE is a very common abbreviation for SUITE and the default for USPS on addresses.

C.C. your gum concern was nice, but as others have said OLD GUM IS SAFE.

I was interested that for your picture link for Charlie's Angels you chose one from the 4th season which included SHELLY HACK .

Thanks ladies.

Lemonade714 said...

When Hurricane Wilma hit 16 years ago, we ran out of food and so did the stores so FEMA brought us MREs. They were tolerable, better than I expected. They have worked on IMPROVING MREs

CrossEyedDave said...

Desperate-Otto

Why do you need four burners for your potato dumplings?

(I would love to see your recipe...)

Better yet,
Post your recipe,
We will all try to make them,
And send you samples for evaluation...


Anonymous T said...

Lem: What did that link have to do with gum safety? I like doughnuts and all that but?

CED - D-O's dumplings.

Cheers, -T

Jayce said...

I loved this puzzle. From the title I figured the letters DE would somehow be "activated" in the answers. I laughed and smiled as I got each one of them. GREENHOUSE DEGAS was absolutely brilliant. I like Pam's work. Well, I like the work of many constructors, and the puzzles of today, yesterday, and Friday were masterfully done.

The last cell to fill was the C crossing DCA and COMMMA. Yep, I was tricked into thinking it would be the name of a character in the movie, so I put in MOMMA, then IOMMA because I thought DIA stood for Dulles International Airport. A forehead slap as COMMA finally dawned on me. Sheesh.

I wonder if the name of Wolfgang Mozart's sister, Nannerl, falls into that "erl" diminutive category. Probably not, as that actually is her name, not a diminutive of Nan. I am guessing.

I am stashing Ao Dai in my memory banks, too, CanadianEh!

Most residential houses (as opposed to office, government, medical, etc. buildings) don't have CELLARS or basements either, not because the ground is too hard but because of earthquakes. Newer houses have it, but older ones, like ours, should be retrofitted with bolts to hold the house onto the foundation so they don't slide off during a quake. You can't get quake insurance without it.

I have worked at a number of companies whose mailing address is in the form of nnnn Cambridge Ave, Ste. nnnn

Speaking of burying the LEDE, I have read some extremely poorly written news reports. There seems to be more and more of them these days. I am amused when I read a (well-written) article decrying the sloppy reports that just parrot what other news outlets are publishing. Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post just wrote one within the last couple of days.

A DETAIL about lobsters that I learned is that east coast lobsters have huge claws and west coast lobsters have huge tails, so those are the parts that have the best/most meat, respectively.

I liked your π-man verse, Owen.

Keep on taking care, all.

Vidwan827 said...



Ray O Sunshine, you really should be more lucid and understanding of others, when you post that cryptic post on a human born today, who could become the Queen of England, or the President of the U.S....
Not everybody, is as smart as you are.

I first thought they had 'invented', or cloned, a transgender child , or a chromosonal XXY or a XYY baby.

It was only later when I got rid of my homophobic and sexist thoughts, that I was able to ask Google that question, and found out that Prince Harry and Meghan, had a new baby girl er, princess.
Practically, of course, its a Long Shot, either way.

The only Duke, I know, who became a Star in the U.S., was John Wayne. and he shot his way to the top. ;-)

Talking about the westerns, Bob Hope once said . .... The russians love watching Cowboys and Indians, on TV, ( this during the height of the Cold War ...) .... but they root for the indians ....

Have a nice day, all, and a great week ahead.

waseeley said...

Thanks PAM & C.C. I found today's theme to be very helpful, especially as Sunday's Sunpapers are the only ones that include a theme title with the puzzles: in this case "Deactivated". Pretty easy going, although I just noticed that for want of two letters I DNF/FIW. Second day in a row. Getting sloppy!

Lot's of great fill though ...

Had a a bit of crunch in the NE, which dissolved when I filled ...

29A Sushi is my favorite appetizer to serve with the WASABI course. I actually had the fresh stuff once, in landlocked Doylestown, PA of all places. It's the hometown of James Michener and has a tiny museum there in his honor. It also has the MORAVIAN TILE works which mass produces decorative tiles. This an several other buildings in the town were created by Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930). Mercer was a major proponent of the Arts & Crafts Movement in America. He directed the work at the pottery from 1898 until his death in 1930.

33A Wanted HUSKIES, but it wouldn't perp. I think they're really the same breed as SAMOYEDS. They take their name from the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia. These nomadic reindeer herders bred the fluffy white dogs to help with herding.

Favorite clue/answer was "Verb attachment: OSE". I resemble that remark!

Cheers,
Bill

OwenKL said...

A detail is a work assignment, and I assume many New England fishing boats are detailed to catch lobsters.

It looks like many are still thinking COMMA is a role in the movie, as I did until I read the expo here. As CC showed with an easy-to-miss red coloring, it refers to the typographical character of a comma -- "," -- which appears in the movie's title!

I looked up UNOS, and it's been around for a long time (since 1943) but only in 21 states, in the mid-west and east coast. Their first location, in Chicago, was Unos Pizza, their second was Dos Pizza. After that, they are all franchises using the Unos name. Addeda, I see from Lemon's link there is one in Denver - the only one west of the Mississippi.

I think Lemon's chew-gum article was one of these.

waseeley said...

Spitz @8:24 AM Yes, and something else occurred ONE year ago today, but we're not allowed to talk about it.

Misty said...

Irish Miss, I never taught Alexander Pope in all my years of teaching, so I have no real memory or views on his work. But it would be interesting to figure out why he was disliked by some readers and critics. Maybe if I have some spare time this summer I'll look into this.

Lemonade714 said...

Misty you would have to be verrrrry old to have taught Aleander Pope, just sayin'

Lemonade714 said...

The Spoon University link I chose was about old chewing gum MAGICALLY THE LINK CHANGED . It came out of Florida State, I should have known better.

My brother from another mother, yu are being too hard on Ray-O, the inference was obvious.

Bill, I cannot imagine anything to be gained by this website or the world if we started discussing D-Day from last year.

TXMs said...

Thank you, Pam and CC. Liked the easy theme, for once. Pretty easy run, and a coupla perps redirected me to FIR.

IM, bless your (always kind) heart - I was wondering when someone would pipe up in response to your "All golfers (Lies)." Of course, D-O is always at the top of his game - got a chuckle. IM, I enjoy your pointing out similarly-spelled answers.

O'Rourke's full name is Robert Francis O'Rourke. Having been born and raised in El Paso, he's been called Beto since he was a baby.

There were several Pizzeria Uno locations in Houston at one time, but mostly they're up North.

Wilbur Charles said...

Owen #2 was a solid W. Most excellent.
Two bad squares. I should have realized ISSA was a first name but DiPS was as good as DAPS. And I thought we needed a person and had already hastily inked ErOTIC

Just the level difficulty I wanted after running around all day. I first had to buy the tbtimes. Then Phillip put Master and Commander on so I had to watch all of that. I used to read the Hornblower novels as a teen and use them for book reports. My buddy remarked, "Another Hornblower, Bill?". And teacher said "No more, Hornblower!"

Speaking of Phil I grabbed him for ALBUS. Those kids gobbled up Potter and I even read three. 50% credit, per Wilbur rule.

And believe it or not this addled brain was trying to fit 49er. How bout that Steph Curry.

No 'mehs' re. UNDOES? I had annuls which made LEFT(JAB) difficult until TRAFFIC filled. LIESL/SOFIA Natick was thus avoided.

C-Moe, if I know Garcia (Jerry) and the Dead*…

I think we called them KRats. I'd trade Ham and lima to my Dixie buddy.

I think I mentioned my lobster shucking job. It's the melted butter and salt that makes lobster so tasty. Like steamed clams.

Thanks WA. I Just groked (Verb)OSE. Pam had some very clever ones like SIMON.

WC

Lemony and Bill. Now you've got to tell us what the heck you're talking about. 6/6/20???

*I actually missed that whole scene. Vietnam, before and after

**-T, we have a (retirement) community station and they actually play The Grateful Dead. And I listened the whole song. And liked it

Wilbur Charles said...

If there's NAE lying there's NAE Golf (or at least healthy exaggeration)

Did I tell you about the time in Grand Rapids when I almost broke par?....

CanadianEh! said...

Sorry Vidwan. I could have been more explicit about Lilibet. I forgot not everyone follows royal news (we Canadians have a vested interest😁).

Lucina said...

What interesting reading from you all. I just finished watching the Kennedy Center Awards. Yes, I am that kind of junkie.

It was a wonderful Sunday afternoon having lunch with my friends, some of whom I had not seen for a year. We celebrated two birthdays, a 76 and an 85 year old. We have all known each other since we were teenagers so reminiscing is fun!

Misty:
I thought Pope might have been part of your curriculum.

AnonT:
That is a pricey stove! I hope it lives up to it's price.

Unknown said...

Another Sunday DNF and DNE (did NOT enjoy). Another Sunday adventure into the Lala Land of Pop-culture trivia.When, oh when will the LAT Sunday puzzles return to the glory days of basing puzzles on words/defs on knowledge of important info. NOT inane trivia??? Com'on, LAT. at least TRY to make your puzzles based on important knowledge, not only on Pop-culture references.

Anon said...

I HATE senseless long answers like those in this CW.

Anon said...

Here! Here!