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Jun 8, 2021

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Jeff Stillman

Crazy Relations:  The word "sister" can be found "twisted" in the circles.

20-Across. Prime time for vacationers: TOURIST SEASON.  Webster's defines Tourist Season as "the time when many people go to visit places as tourists."

29-Across. Work out of the office?: BUSINESS TRIP.  Webster's defines a Business Trip as "a visit made to a place for work purposes, typically one involving a journey of some distance."

46-Across. Pacific spot named for the day it was discovered: EASTER ISLAND.  Easter Island a territory of Chile.  It's native name is Rapa Nui and it is known for its monumental statues of oversized heads.

56-Across. '80s hard rock quintet, and what's literally found in each set of circles: TWISTED SISTER.  I'll spare your ears.


Across:
1. Welsh dog: CORGI.  A favorite of the Queen.

6. Voice mails: Abbr.: MSGs.  As in Messages.

10. Heed: OBEY.

14. Atom with a negative charge: ANION.


15. German mark successor: EURO.  Each country that uses the Euro can have one side of the coin depict a design symbolic of its nation.  You can see the German national side of the Euro here.


16. Very hot state: RAGE.

17. Works on a keyboard: TYPES.

18. Mideast's Gulf of __: ADEN.



19. __ job: deception: SNOW.

23. Informal affirmative: YUP.

24. Small amount: TAD.

25. Weep: CRY.

26. Childcare writer LeShan: EDA.  Eda LaShan (June 6, 1922 ~ Mar. 3, 2002).  She visited us just last Sunday.  


32. King's rabid dog: CUJO.  Cujo was the subject of a novel by Stephen King (b. Sept. 21, 1947).


35. Laugh sound: HEE.

36. Like some waves: TIDAL.

37. Chevy subcompact: AVEO.

38. Basic building blocks: ATOMS.



41. Half of Mork's sign-off: NANU.  A reference to the 1980s sit-com, Mork and Mindy.

42. Greek cheeses: FETAs.  Almost everything you wanted to know about Feta Cheese, but didn't know to ask.  Feta is a Protected Designation of Origin product, so technically only the cheese made in some areas of Greece can be called Feta.

44. Washington NLer: NAT.  As in the Washington Nationals, the Major League Baseball team.




45. Cavefish's functionless parts: EYES.  Some of these fish barely even have eyes.  Cavefish is actually a generic term for fish that have adapted to living in caves and underground habitats.  Some fish have no eyes altogether, other fish have vestige eyes.


50. Chicago-to-Miami dir.: SSE.  South-SouthEast.



51. Elton's "Rocket __": MAN.

52. Prior to, poetically: ERE.  A crossword staple.

53. Baglike structure: SAC.

60. Lightsaber wielders: SITH.  Think of the Star Wars movies.


62. Dove's home: COTE.

63. Wavy pattern: MOIRE.


64. __ socks: KNEE.

65. Beheaded Boleyn: ANNE.  Anne Boleyn (1500s ~ May 19, 1536) was the 2nd of Henry VIII's wives.  She was also the mother of Elizabeth I, Queen of England.


66. Kate's TV sidekick: ALLIE.  Kate & Allie was a sit-com from the 1980s.  Kate was played by Susan Saint James (b. Aug. 14, 1946) and Allie was played by Jane Curtain (b. Sept. 6, 1947).


67. Legal memo phrase: IN RE.

68. Cordelia's father: LEAR.  A reference to a play by Willie the Shakes.

69. Prominent: NOTED.

Down:
1. Like a remark evoking a "Rowr!": CATTY.



2. "The joke's __!": ON YOU.

3. Make into confetti: RIP UP.


4. Active type: GOER.

5. At its original position: IN SITU.  Today's Latin lesson.

6. Carnivore's regimen: MEAT DIET.

7. Frothy water: SUDS.

8. 776 BC Olympics locale: GREECE.  And home of Feta Cheese.

9. Undersea trackers: SONARS.  Sonar is short for Sound Navagation and Ranging.  

10. -ish, numerically: OR SO.

11. Time to celebrate: BANNER DAY.

12. Vanity: EGO.


13. Fine-grained wood: YEW.

21. Nickname for Alexandra: SASHA.

22. Part of GPS: Abbr.: SYST.  As in the Global Positioning System.

27. "Cheers" server: DIANE.  Diane was played by Shelley Long (b. Aug. 23, 1949).


28. Top mark: A PLUS.

29. Hiss, as a villain: BOO AT.

30. Vegas lights: NEONS.


31. Pronged: TINED.

32. Bookstore eateries: CAFÉs.


33. Eye parts with irises: UVEAS.

34. Traveler in life's fast lane: JET SETTER.

39. Stag: MALE DEER.  //  And 59-Down: Stag: SOLO.

40. Paparazzi targets: STARS.


43. Interstate hauler: SEMI.

47. Mischief-maker: RASCAL.

48. Emulate the Gregorians: INTONE.



49. Upscale retailer __ Marcus: NEIMAN.  Affectionately known as Needless Markup.

53. Clown's heightening prop: STILT.

54. Falcon's nest: AERIE.

55. 2015 "Rocky" films sequel: CREED.


57. Amusement park cry: WHEE!

58. Highest Italian peak south of the Alps: ETNA.  It's the volcano on Sicily.

60. Schuss, e.g.: SKI.

61. Lodging with a "keeper": INN.



Here's the Grid:


חתולה


51 comments:

OwenKL said...

Once again it's TOURIST SEASON.
The license bureau gives no reason
There's no permit
With any limit.
How many can be bagged? No ceilin'!

I'd love to join you for a SKI!
Let all this hot chocolate be!
But I must OBEY
The doctor's say,
And not strain my TWISTED KNEE!

{B-, A-.}

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Now that's what a Tuesday should be -- no stumbles, no Wite-Out, even got the theme. Thanx, Jeff and Hahtoolah.

ANION: Interesting that an ANION is negatively charged, and a CATION is positively charged. Conversely, an anode is a positively charged terminal, while the cathode is negatively charged. And people wonder why electrical engineers are weird.

Lemonade714 said...

Good morning all; there is a definite baby boomer 80s feel to todays puzzle. As a baby boomer this was quite easy. My slow downs were KNEE socks and 1D. Like a remark evoking a "Rowr!": CATTY. which I do not get at all but it filled quickly.

The bad boy rocker DEE SNIDER is not really bad, and many of us would enjoy listening to some of their music. They were repped by the same man who brought together the band AXE which I talk about often.

Thank you, Jeff and Susan.

Lemonade714 said...

D-O, I never wondered, all that exposure...

Hahtoolah said...

Good Morning, Crossword friends. We have definitely entered the humid summer. Usually it is comfortable when I take my morning walk. Not today!

Lemon: I think the Rowr/CATTY refers to someone being sarcastically spiteful. Think of someone making a hurtful remark, and another person making that growly sound to emphasize the snide, hurtful remark. In that vein, look at my QOD.

QOD: If you can’t have a good laugh at the expense of others, why are they even here? ~ Scott Adams (né Scott Raymond Adams; b. June 8, 1957), American cartoonist and creator of Dilbert

Anonymous said...

Took me 4:42.

We're not gonna take it.
No, we ain't gonna take it.

Anonymous said...

Doer.....meh!

Husker Gary said...

Musings
-Husker Gary reporting from Branson, MO during TOURIST SEASON
-We drove SSE for seven hours yesterday
-FETA has no fan In our house
-Our car GPS was great until we got to Branson. It then told us we had passed our destination. We turned around but had to call the store and they said we had stopped too soon. Just getting close doesn’t get it!
-The smell of books and coffee is intoxicating.
-Lovely job, Susan.

ATLGranny said...

Nice puzzle, Jeff, which I FIR this morning. I needed the reveal to see what was going on with the theme circles. Clever! I've heard of the group. Thanks, Jeff.

Hahtoolah, thanks also to you for your rich review. I had a couple of WOs, mostly spelling slipups or jumping to conclusions before perps straightened me out, but you added to my understanding of ANION, etc. My only question mark was by SSE. Should it be SeE along with UVEAe instead? That was a directional trap into which I had fallen before. But this time I had entered the right letter. Yay!

OwenKL, good work today! Your poem about a TWISTED KNEE hit home. No skiing in my future, but not because of my broken knee which is coming along well. I just don't like going downhill faster than I can think!

Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!

lemonade714 said...

Thanks Susan. Gary, I thought you had been to Branson before. Enjoy it. Is it hot?

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

Despite seeing the theme and guessing the reveal after entering the first two themers, I thought there was a bit of a crunch, Cbut nothing too serious. My w/os were Anode/Anion (have no idea what either is) and Jedi/Sith (ditto on no idea). Some fun duos include: Sith/Solo (know these Star Wars references), You/Yew, Fetas/Greece, Nei(man)/Man/Male, Stars/Jetsetters, and Cat(ty) crossing Corgi. Surprised to see Eda again so soon, although, years ago, she was a crossword staple. CSO to several male Cornerites at Rascal; I won’t name names, but you all know who you are! 😈

Thanks, Jeff, for a Tuesday treat and thanks, Hahtoolah, for another gem of an expo and visuals!

I spent yesterday afternoon visiting with my sister, Peg. We had a lot of catching up to do as it’s been ages since we chatted at length. It was a nice, pleasant way to spend a brutally hot afternoon.

I may have asked this question before but does anyone have any recommendations on an indoor grill?

FLN

Bill, I enjoyed your story about your classmates kudu so, maybe, I’ll remember it if it ever shows up again. (Maybe ��)

ATLGranny, how are you coming along with the PT? Are you close to being back to normal?

Have a great day.

waseeley said...

Thank you Jeff for a Tuesday return to civility and to Hahtoolah for a tasteful, clever review, with great visuals. Loved the modern Manger scene! And thanks for the theme explanation, for sparing us TWISTED SISTER, and for gracing us with "O Fillii et Filiae" ("O Sons and Daughters").

Some other favorites ...

26A EDA is becoming a fixture. But what a profound thinker.

49A Well you get what you pay for!

60A Star Wars baddies. We'll see a good'un (well mostly) this Thursday.

63A Makes me DIZZY just looking at it. Well dizziER.

65A A victim of one the greatest EGOTISTS of all time.

1D Surprised you didn't riff us with a pic Susan.

29D BOO, HISS @55D.

54D Scary clue.

55D Scary guy.

A good day to all. I've gotta run.

Cheers,
Bill

waseeley said...

D-O @6:35 AM You're not referring to any particular EE are you?

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

I'm with Waseeley @ BOO;Hiss. I didn't know BOO had a sibilant sound. Maybe with a bad hearing aid.
Got everything else. Saw the repetition of the same 6 letters in the circles, so the reveal was somewhat anticlimactic. Had ……dish before ……DIET. Finally parsed MALE DEER correctly, and it was done.

Malodorous Manatee said...

Thanks, Jeff and Hahtoolah, for a very nice start to the day.

ATLGranny said...

IM @ 8:15 AM. I am getting closer to being "normal" which keeps me optimistic and motivated to do the exercises.

unclefred said...

FIR in 20. One W/O SANDY:SASHA. I can see SANDY in ALEXANDRA, but how do you get SASHA? (Grump, gripe!) I needed the reveal to get the theme. Nice CW, JS, thanx. Terrific write-up, Hahtoolah, thanx.

desper-otto said...

Waseeley, no I wasn't referring to any specific EE, just the breed in general. In my ute, I had dreams of becoming an EE, but washed out of Electromechanics I my freshman year. It made sense that the field of a point charge diminished with the square of the distance away from the point. It made sense that the field of an infinite line charge diminished with the square of the distance perpendicular to the line. But it made no sense that the field of an infinite plate charge would be the same on the surface of the plate as at any point in the universe. After a third semester of calculus, I was able to prove to my satisfaction that it was true, but by then I had switched my major and moved on.

Hahtoolah, what does "חתולה" mean?

Yellowrocks said...

Very easy, only CREED was new to me, but easily perped.
I guess the person who BOOS also hisses. BOO HISS, okay by me.
Goer is mostly associated with a definite activity, such as church goer, movie goer, etc. also okay by me.
I know EDA LeShan as a educator and advocate for childhood. This quote epitomizes her life work. "Education is in danger of becoming a religion based on fear; its doctrine is to compete. Our children are being led to believe that they are doomed to failure in a world which has room only for those at the top ... in all our efforts to provide "advantages" we have actually produced the busiest, most competitive, highly pressured and over-organized generation of youngsters in our history and possibly the unhappiest." from the 1970's.
As for Susan's EDA quote, I am living into that now. I have always been a "doer," but since I moved here I am content to be a "be-er" LOL not a beer.
Our crossword staple, SANAA, is on Susan's map.
Did you notice that many egotists and vain people, actually have shaky egos and inwardly have low self esteem?
In retirement we can go touring during off season and avoid high rates and large crowds.
SASHA: "It's a Russian nickname. In Russia, you add -sha to make a nickname. They use -sander from Alexander, sander+sha=Sasha."

desper-otto said...

YR, i guess Sasha Alexander, from the first two seasons of NCIS would then be Sasha Sasha.

Yellowrocks said...

DO, LOL. SASHA is mostly used as a nickname for a first name, not a last name. Similarly LeBron James doesn't use Jimmy as a last name.

Hungry Mother said...

FIR, and got the reveal based on knowing the anagrams, but not the scrambled word. The names just keep coming.

Lucina said...

Hola!

TWISTED SISTER? Ha. Now that's getting personal! My sisters and I are just a TAD quirky.

Thank you, Jeff Stillman, for a quickly and easily filled puzzle. It's a BANNER DAY to finish a puzzle with no sports clues!

And thank you, Susan for your richly illustrated commentary.

EDA. I just can't help myself. I had ADA!!!! But thankfully BANNER DAY corrected it.

Gary, I hope it's a fun time for you.

Enjoy your day, everyone!

Spitzboov said...

For those who have access to today's WSJ, there is a cw by Pawel Fludzinski. The theme is "Alchemy".

Big Easy said...

Hatoolah&Lemonade. I still don't get the CATTY explanation. When women talk about other women being their backs , that's CATTY.

TWISTED SISTER'S lead singer DEE SNIDER, was an announcer for MSNBC for a while. Does voice overs now.

SASHA for Alexandra an unknown.
NEIMAN Marcus- chapter 11 last year

No problem to FIR today.

Big Easy said...

EDA, ADA, IDA. ODA-" UDA thought" that all the vowelscould be used. YDA ever think of that?

Ray - O - Sunshine said...

One of those mutant hybrids when a purebred CW mates with an escaped "JUMBLE" ....a "Crumble?" 🤔

I was ready to protest that the answer "Sandy" already had at least three clue letters a,n and d....Wrong! SASHA (but ackshully that's a Slavic nickname, "Sandy" (Sandra) English. Uncle Fred said too..

I boo at BOOAT. GOER? (me, 3 times a night 🙄) and I remembered MOIRE. Like the awful song: "When the moon hits your eye......it's a MOIRE" 😖 (homage to a recent DO ditty). Very hot state.... Lucina"s Ariz, was an abbrev. and failed the perp test.

CONFETTI (italian for "candied") are sugar coated "Jordan" almonds that at one time were tossed at the bride and groom exiting the church, like rice....Marriage: both bitter (almond) and sweet (No argument from DW). As we did at ours confetti now just wrapped into the wedding favors.👰

Easter Island was really named by "stoneheads" looking for colored Nene eggs hidden next to big stone heads 🗿

Flying hound....JETSETTER
We're keeping _____ you!.....ANION
Sir, Dame e.g.....TIDAL
Just an ordinary lecture...NOTED
*When Floridians can legally hunt visitors....TOURIST SEASON
Tendy hue....INTONE


* "Tourist Season" by Carl Hiaasen one of my favorite authors

Have a nice (not French) day. 😊

oc4beach said...


Good puzzle by Jeff today. I got the TWISTED SISTER theme right away today and was able to solve the puzzle without too many changes. Hahtoolah's tour through the grid was enjoyable as usual.

I did have to make a few changes along the way. I had OMAN before ADEN, JEDI before SITH and NEST before COTE. Otherwise it was pretty smooth sailing.

I liked the double Stag clues, but wouldn't the clown need a pair of STILTs instead of just one?

DO: I have been watching the complete NCIS series on Netflix and am up to season 11. Sasha Alexander was the perfect female lead for the show in the first two seasons, but she felt that the demanding schedule of filming was too much for her to deal with, so she dropped out of the show. Her role on Rissoli and Isles apparently was not as demanding because of an average of 15 shows per season vs. the 25 or so shows per season on NCIS.

Have a great day everyone.

Lemonade714 said...

Inspired by Lucy, I do not want to sashay around the nickname SASHA but is a very common name. The dimunitives do not work with surnames (last names).

Off to try our friend Pawel's puzzle

Lemonade714 said...

She may be busy but the answer to the question, "what does "חתולה" mean?" cat, or kitty or any variation thereof. It is Hahtoolah in Hebrew (right to left)

Vidwan827 said...


Thank you Mr. Stillman, for an easy and fun puzzle.
Thank you Hahtoolah for your charming review, with atleast one fun cartoon.

Thank you also for your QOD. 'If you cannot have a good laugh at the expense of others, why are they even here ?
I have a great lot of respect for Mr. Adams, and love his cartoons, but that quote makes me somewhat uneasy ... I have found in life, that those who make too much fun at others, have both large egos themselves, and are rather uncaring of other peoples feelings.
They also do not like being made fun of, themselves.
Three distant relatives come to mind....

Desper Otto ... the hebrew word, logo ?, at the end of Hahtoolah's blog ... spells 'Hahtoolah' in hebrew. I asked that question several months ago, and NaomiZ answered it.

For an Anion ( neg charged ion) to be attracted to a positive electrode, the Anode, ... just follows the Electro-Magnetism principles ... Likes repel, unlikes attract.

I have, one of my, financial advisors, named Alexandra, who goes by Lexi, ..... she's young, smart and pretty ... but she has an incessant, raucous, high pitched, shrill laugh ... which scares the dickens out of me ... so I avoid her as much as possible.
Very unfair, but I can't help it.

Nanu is a fictional signoff, Nano- is ... one Billionth of .... as in nanometer.

Re: Fetas and Greek Fetas .... Without trying to be political, the Protected Designation of Origin, in my humble opinion, is just a legislated form of a Restraint of Trade, and a protection of a Unnecessary Monopoly.
For instance, no american Greek Yogurt, ..... Yoplait, Dannon or Chobani .... maybe sold in the UK, Ireland, or any european country, because it was not made in Greece .... What sort of nonsense is that ????
Thank God, the U.S. does not follow such a convention.

Have a nice day, all,.


CrossEyedDave said...

Twisted Sister?

Brought to you by he who shall not be named (by Irish Miss...)

Misty said...

Delightful Tuesday puzzle, many thanks, Jeff--I always enjoy your work. And thanks for the helpful comments and fun pictures, Hahtoolah. Your INN cartoon cracked me up.

Nice to see some familiar folks like Kate and ALLIE, and DIANE on "Cheers," and Mork saying NANU NANU, and, of course, King LEAR. But there were some unknowns too, like MOIRE and ANION and SITH. Also I was amazed to learn there were fish without EYES! The things you learn in crossword puzzles.

Irish Miss, how nice that you had a visit with your sister Peg.

Have a great day, everybody.

Yellowrocks said...

Lemonade, I see you agree with me on Sasha @ 9:31 and 10:11.
I think of moire as cloth, often silk, having a wavy, watered appearance. IMO it is difficult to make garments with it. It is usually pronounced mwahr.
moire
My grandson, Kenny, when he was young, had a whole collection of light sabers so he and his friends could have a war.
Alan goes through phases of viewing old sitcoms. There was a Kate and Allie phase.
I like feta cheese very much. For me it was like Scotch, an acquired taste, which I have come to thoroughly enjoy.

Terry said...

You are assuming that it wasn't scientists that named the particles? 😉

Irish Miss said...

CED @ 12:21 ~ I haven’t had a good belly laugh in a while but your cartoon gave me one today! It’s my unexplainable quirky sense of humor that responds to a greater degree than warranted, but I found that hilarious! Thanks, as always.

BTW, I filled in Sasha right away thinking the clue was misspelling Ms. Alexander’s name.

My replacement alert equipment arrived around noon so now I just have to wait for my nephew to come and to set it up.

Anonymous T said...

Hi All!

YUP, that was a nice Tuesday puzzle; thanks Jeff.
//BUISINESS TRIP's clue was LOL

Enjoyed the expo, Hahtoolah - especially you sparing us Twisted Sister's "music."

WOs: N/A
ESPs: EDA (again), AVEO | UVEAS, SASHA (? - thanks for the 411 Corner!)
Fav: CUJO's clue was good misdirection

{B, A}

BigE / Lem - if the CATTY comment is made in front of "friends," one might call it out as catty by miming a claw swiping the air while saying "Rowr." I've seen it on shows, like Andy Cohen's*, done playfully.

Glad you hear you're keeping up with the KNEE PT, ATLGranny

CED - LOL the comic; the "missing children" on the wall is icing.

A GOER? Nudge, Nudge [Monty Python]

Enjoyed reading everyone; play later!
Cheers, -T
*I seldom control the remote :-)

AnonymousPVX said...


This Tuesday crossword went quickly.

Write-overs…as with others…SANDY/SASHA.

I have an Induction range, a GE, it’s the best. All the quickness and adjustability of gas with ZERO carbon monoxide emissions. It beats a regular electric stove hands down. You do need cookware with a magnetic metal bottom.

See you tomorrow.

Pat said...

This was a very pleasant puzzle experience. Only one write-over. Thank you, Jeff St., for the easy start to the day. Thank you, Hatoolah, for the excellent write-up.

By the third set of circles I parsed SISTER and had heard of the band, Twisted SISTER, so got the reveal.

Fav:65A Beheaded Boleyn ANNE. Currently I am rereading "The Other Boleyn Girl" by Philippa Gregory. It's about the King falling in love for Mary before he falls for Anne and the plotting that the family goes through to make their family favorites of the king. Females had no say in their life.

At the shelter we have a retaining pond which attracts wildlife. This may make you smile. Other residents at the shelter Watch the little guy at the end.

Have a good day! Our humidity is down to 66% from 99% this morning. Feels a little better.

Ol' Man Keith said...

A good Tuesday workout from Mr. Stillman and a fine response from Hahtoolah!

Funny, how many things we know that we didn't know we knew. XWDs elicit such items-- TWISTED SISTER, SITH, etc.
~ OMK
____________
DR:
WooHoo! Although we have only one diagonal (NW to SE) today, it is a Full Jackpot prize, with an anagram using All Fifteen Letters!
But watch out, this comes with a Discretion Advisory.
A bit of vulgarity ahead. Read on--at your peril.

Most professionals are allowed a tax reduction in value for necessary business equipment that loses worth as it wears down over the years.
On this premise, Georgia, an attractive woman who earns her living modeling slacks, jeans, and tights, must be allowed to take an annual...

"ASS DEPRECIATION"!

Lucina said...

OMK:
That is very funny!

Ol' Man Keith said...

Thanks, Lucina!

Looking back over Hahtoolah's pix today, I am struck once again by the similarity of the stone heads on EASTER ISLAND.
Is it another example of one ethnicity's inability to tell members of a different ethnic group apart?
Or did the island's ancestors really all look EXACTLY alike? (Except some show more belly than others.)
~ OMK
____________
PS.
There are supposed to be nearly 8,000 descendants still living on the island. They don't seem to resemble their statuesque ancestry.

Yellowrocks said...

Experian just informed me at my current email address that I have security alerts. I contacted Experian separately and discovered the dark web has my landline phone number which I canceled months ago and a cancelled email address. Nothing was said about my current phone number or email address. Should I worry? Thanks for any advice you can offer.

waseeley said...

OMK @2:56 PM Well in her profession it does count as an ASSet.

Ol' Man Keith said...

waseeley, Lucina, et al.:

It does make one wonder, though, whether on the way up, say between ages 17 and 30, she was taxed a bit EXTRA each year on account of "ASSet Appreciation"...?
~ OMK

Wilbur Charles said...

Okay, Owen, to compare with previous days I'll mark them both A-. As in excellent but perhaps not par excellence

Well Ms LeShan hasn't been around much lately since the E was pure WAG Sunday

D-O, so you become an Economics Major. That's where all the Math majors all went at BC

YR for a sec I thought you'd given a whole new meaning to "Be(-)er Me". "Scotch, an acquired taste". Yes, especially mixed with club soda

And here I was waiting for Anon-T to bring us TWISTED SISTER. Apparently in that genre there's some distinctions met.

WC

Vidwan827 said...


Although 'depreciation' is meant to represent the loss of use, efficiency, and utility of (generally ) a fixed Asset, the first thing an accountant is reminded, time and again, is that the depreciation is a financial planning tool and a tax reduction privilege, irrespective of the actual physical condition of the asset itself...
Even an item in a mint packed, unopened box, can be depreciated.

Perhaps in the young (modelling ) lady's case, she could take a Body Depletion allowance, much as an Oil Depletion allowance, which is fixed, by statute, at something like 15 percent of net income ....

This is only for Crossword la la land .... Normally, body parts are not depreciable and, no depletion allowance is allowable for the same.

Maybe she could Amortize her loss of amourousness.
Amortization is like depreciation (or the lowering of value -) of intangible assets...
Not to say, that her assets are necessarily intangible ...

( I am never going to forgive myself for this post ...)

Ol' Man Keith said...

Oh, I'm sure you'll be forgiving, Vidwan, after you re-read it a few times and see again how many chuckles it raises.
One source of appreciation you can count on is my thorough enjoyment of your response!
~ OMK

unclefred said...

Irish Miss @ 8:15 My best recommendation for an indoor grill is to not have one. Not only is venting the products of combustion a problem, but the smoke is in danger of covering the inside of your house with a greasy film. I won’t even use my George Forman inside the house due to the smoke/greasy film issue. There are several indoor grills available on the market, but anyone I know that has purchased one has soon a quit using it for the above mentioned problems. The best is to grill outdoors. Second best would be to use a frypan with a ribbed bottom (to give u the effect of grilling) under an exhaust hood. And even that is less than ideal, as you’ll still get bypass smoke.

unclefred said...

V827 @ 11:55 “Thank God the U.S. does not follow such a convention”. Of course it does! Champagne is the first to come to mind.

Anonymous T said...

YR - I wouldn't worry about it. The tranche of data the bad-guys got is obviously old.

Serene video, Pat. I assume you mean the one that kinda hopped in? Thanks for sharing.

FLN: waseeley - yes, some tools are the only tools for a task. Like these no-neck pliers - you can reach down a drain and pull out DW's hair with these :-)

OMK - LOL DR. And look at the ruckus you started, you RASCAL, you.

Cheers, -T