Nov 21, 2021

Sunday November 21, 2021 David Alfred Bywaters

Theme:  "See To It" - Two C's are added to each familiar phrase.

23. Part of a successful baker's rep?: CRUST CRED. Rust red.

25. Ice-cream shop cry?: CALL FOR CONE. All for one.

44. Report on a sucker?: COVER THE CHUMP. Over the hump.

67. Ice skater's small talk?: COLD CHAT. Old hat.

74. Shell game item?: CHEAT CUP. Heat up. (Thanks, Splynter!)

93. Salon receptionist's job?: CLOCKING CLIPS. Locking lips.

118. Cowardly committee head?: CRAVEN CHAIR. Raven hair.

120. Farmers market IOU?: CHARD CHIT. Hard hit.

Another creative puzzle from David Alfred Bywaters (DAB).

I imagine he tried to put together a tight set of 2-word entries, but could not come up with enough entries. 

Solid grid. Lots of great fill in the Down slots.


1. Order not to pay: STOP. Banks charge $30 to cancel a check these days. 

5. Attention-seeker's word: AHEM.

9. Make up one's mind: DECIDE. Amazon just gave us another free Prime trial.

15. Half of a theoretical duality: YANG. Like dates and ginger. Good winter food.

19. Frankfurt article: EINE.

20. Make over: REDO.

21. Serving from a buffet station: OMELET. Yellowrocks probably knows how to make Tamagoyaki, Japanese omelet.

22. Versed in: UPON.

27. Irritable: TESTY.

28. Where to find Bend and Bandon: Abbr.: ORE. I think crossword constructor Andrew Ries lives in Bend, Oregon. He's from Minnesota.

29. Mosaic part: TILE.

30. Centers: NUCLEI.

31. Joie de vivre: ELAN.

33. New Age physician: HOLIST. One taking a holistic approach.

35. Bundles that may be cylindrical: BALES. Thought of Spitzboov and Argyle, both made bundles in their youth.

36. Nocturnal nuisance: SNORER. Boomer's snore now soothes me.

39. Critter that doesn't sound interesting: BOAR. Bore. Also 72. Metaphor for a mess: STY. And 126. Some farm moms: EWES.

41. Fish in a spread: TUNA.

43. Has too much, briefly: ODS.

48. Expressed, as a farewell: BADE.

50. Imitated: APED.

51. Early Iranian: MEDE. They lived in Media and they spoke Median. According to a Reddit thread:  The Medes and Persians were two Iranian peoples. At the time of the birth of Cyrus the Great, the Persians were lower feudal lords in service to the Median Empire. Cyrus the Great led an uprising that eventually toppled the Median Empire and became the Persian Achaemenid Empire."


52. Simple Simon's request: PIE. Boomer already did a pumpkin pie test run last week.

53. Try to live up to: EMULATE.

57. Blue-striped ball: TEN.

58. Amer. attorney's study: US LAW.

60. Proofer's "Leave it alone": STET.

62. Chihuahua kisses: BESOS.

63. W. alliance since 1948: OAS. Organization of American States.

65. "Hadestown" creator Mitchell: ANAIS. Great new clue, David! Wikipedia said her father named her after Anaïs Nin.

69. Verify: CONFIRM. The Catholic church Boomer attends every week says "All are welcome!". So I go with him. They don't check.

73. Talked pompously: SPOUTED.

75. Brown ermine: STOAT.

77. Dumbbell abbr.: LBS.

78. "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here" poet: DANTE.

79. Puerto Rico, por ejemplo: ISLA.

81. Company with orange-and-white trucks: U HAUL.

83. Friend: PAL.

86. Golf club without much loft: TWO IRON. I don't know how to use one. I don't even like 6-iron.

88. Smashed: LIT. Drunk.

90. Humble response to praise: I TRY.

91. South Africa's __ Town: CAPE.

92. Sound of disgust, in comics: PTUI.

96. One side of many rulers: Abbr.: CMS.

99. Composer of the opera "Alfred": ARNE. Thomas.

101. Oil cartel letters: OPEC.

102. Smartphone sounds: ALERTS.

103. Attempts to beat on foot: RACES.

105. Bowler's aversion: GUTTER.

108. Desierto's lack: AGUA. Desert.

109. Listing in a revision, perhaps: ERRATA.

111. "Juno" actor Michael: CERA. Gimme for regulars.

112. Many a bottom line: SUM.

114. Wear away: ERODE.

122. Bob with jokes: HOPE. Nancy Reagan looks so happy in this picture.

123. Back fin: DORSAL.

124. Move like honey: OOZE. I like acacia honey. 

125. Manual reader: USER. I imagine TTP reads his manuals carefully.

127. Swift: SPEEDY.

128. Potential opponents of us: THEM.

129. Carry: TOTE.

1. Group within a group: SECT.

2. Lose energy: TIRE.

3. Taxing task: ONUS.

4. Wouldn't leave be: PESTERED.

5. Rainbow, e.g.: ARC.

6. Egret, for one: HERON.

7. River to the Fulda: EDER.  Quite a few  4-letter German river: EDER,  EGER ELBE ODER RUHR SAAR.

8. Sleep __: MODE.

9. Tweak for better flavor, say: DOCTOR UP.

10. Text alternative: EMAIL.

11. Quartet in many a string orchestra: CELLI. Cellos more common.

12. Least healthy: ILLEST.

13. Bit of OED info: DEF. Definition.

14. Thames campus: ETON.

15. Desert plant in the asparagus family: YUCCA.

16. Lunar program: APOLLO.

17. "You don't have to": NO NEED.

18. Pleasant-sounding rock?: GNEISS. Nice.

24. Polk predecessor: TYLER.

26. Sound from a nursery rhyme trio: RUB-A- DUB- DUB. Another great 10-letter fill is 64. Wine drinker's bonus: AFTERTASTE.

32. Aesthetic notes: ART MUSIC.

33. "Caught you!": HAH.

34. Sleeveless garment: TUBE TOP.

36. Vocal improv: SCAT.

37. "Uh-uh!": NOPE.

38. Kitchen fixture: OVEN. Most Chinese don't have an oven or toaster in the kitchen, since mantou (bread) is steamed. Then you use a steamer to warm up the stale mantou.

39. Late-night reading aids: BED LAMPS.

40. Arctic, for one: OCEAN.

42. '60s conflict site: NAM. Good morning!

45. Guys: HES.

46. Greeting card sentiment: MISS YOU.

47. Carrier rider: PET.

49. Chooses: ELECTS.

54. "A Hard Road to Glory" author: ASHE. I never asked any of my WeChat friends about Peng Shuai.

55. Hopper on a pad: TOAD. Lily pad.

56. Fixer's proposed amt.: EST. Estimation.

59. Hot holiday drink: WASSAIL. Also 96. Christmas display: CRECHE.

61. Overjoyed: ECSTATIC. Lovely fill.

63. How police might act: ON A TIP.

66. Big comm. company, once: ITT.

68. Dawdle: LOLLYGAG. Lovely fill.

69. Tobacco plug: CHAW.

70. Winery prefix: OENO.

71. Making a mess of: RUINING. I wish companies would stop putting fragrance in some body creams.

74. Summer setting in K.C.: CDT.

76. "Take __!": A HIKE.

80. Inc. cousin: LLC.

82. Keats' "foster-child of silence and slow time" is one: URN.

83. Two together: PAIR.

84. Cal. entry: APPT.

85. Not so pricey: LESS. Because of of Aldi, I've been indulging in SweeTango apples. So good!

SweeTango | Minnesota Hardy

87. "The Fault in __ Stars": 2014 film: OUR.

89. Badly timed, sometimes: TOO EARLY.

91. Easy to see: CLEAR CUT.

94. Life-saving proc.: CPR.

95. Like crossword answers: CLUED.

97. Bone __: MARROW.

98. Abrasion: SCRAPE.

100. Trump game often with 24 cards: EUCHRE. Never played it.

104. Icicle sites: EAVES. Getting chillier here.

106. Gibe: TEASE.

107. G-B-D, say: TRIAD. Chord.

108. Fill with wonder: AMAZE. Wow, ATLGranny! You won the prize!

110. Added stipulations: ANDS.

112. Lipton of tea fame, for one: SCOT. Thomas Lipton.

113. Cry of trepidation: UH OH. Tiny dupe with 115. Very: OH SO.

116. Nutrition regimen: DIET.

117. Basic French verb: ETRE.

119. Filch: COP.

121. Sleep phenomenon, briefly: REM.

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OwenKL said...

FIWrong. Had aTT < ITT. The perp was a proper name I didn't know, so it gave me no warning.

The simplistic theme is a CSO (SO?) to our den mother here.

A swinish BOAR would be a snorter,
A human bore will make a SNORER.
During REM seep,
You'll hear not a peep,
But ILL-timed ALERTS make dreams shorter!

I saw two paths, and had to DECIDE
Down which one I intended to ride.
One Leftward bent,
Right the other went,
My vote could ELECT in a landslide!

{A-, B.}

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Owen's "simplistic theme" was tough for d-o to grasp. Finally got it when almost finished. Too bad there's that stray C in CLOCKING CLIPS. Always thought PTUI was the sound of spitting. I allow 30 minutes for Sunday puzzles, and beat that by a bunch this morning, so life is good. Thanx, D.A.B. and C.C.

MEDE: That map of the Persian Empire includes an area called Bactria. That must be the home of the Bactrian (two-humped) camel. I never knew that the name was a geographic reference.

BALES: Memories of my ute. I spent several summers picking up those 70-lb rectangular bales and lugging them to the hay wagon. We'd move from farm to farm, and then start the circuit over again for the second cutting.

YooperPhil said...

If this CW had been titled “A Nod to Zhouqin” I may have figured out the theme a little sooner than I did, but all in all a fun puzzle cleverly constructed and fitting for a Sunday when C.C. does the expo :) Thanks DAB for the half hour of morning enjoyment! Wasn’t familiar with ANAIS as clued, and the oft used DANTE also was an unfamiliar line of poetry, but the perps helped as always. Managed a FIR which is always a good way to start the day. Happy Sunday to everyone!

D4E4H said...

Good morning Cornerites.

Thank you David Alfred Bywaters for your enjoyable Sunday CW. 

Carol and I FIR in just 1 hour, 27 minutes, 24 seconds.

Thank you C.C. for your excellent review.


Jinx in Norfolk said...

FIR and loved it. Thanks DAB and CC. More later; off to fix the RV's steps and start the propane-fired fridge.

TTP said...

Good morning.

Started out with thinking ON ME for 1A "Order not to pay"

New clue for ANAIS ! I questioned it, but the perps were solid.

Net to SUM.
Agave before YUCCA.
Take A seat before take A HIKE.

CLOCKING CLIPS cracked me up. My fav of the theme answers.

MISS YOU was the last #1 hit song released by The Rolling Stones. That's a bit of trivia, isn't it ?

Yesterday we had Michael STIPE and today we have REM.

Boomer is already testing the pumpkin PIEs ? Nothing wrong with that. Don't tell him about the answer to 105A. Like your picture for it, C.C. I've dropped more than a few in the ditch during my day.

C.C., I do read manuals carefully. That is, when they are available.

Also, I noticed a Chinese restaurant in Abejo's town of Bartlett that I hadn't seen before, and later looked at their menu online. Bao Chinese Gourmet. Many positive reviews. They have an entry for three types of Bao, but it says, "limited quantity" so they must not make them every day, or only make so many each day.

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

Like DO, it took me some time to figure out the theme which ended up being, as Owen said, simplistic. Whatever positive thoughts I had about the puzzle were shattered when I had to fill in Illest. This has to be the absolute worst word that is allowed in crosswords, IMO. It ruined the whole solving experience for me. Art Music and Bed Lamps didn’t resonate well, either. Oh, well, Rub A Dub, Dub and Lollygag eased the discomfort somewhat.

Thanks, David, for your efforts and thanks, CC, for your take on the fill and informative commentary.

My grocery order yesterday was delivered to a neighbor instead of me. Our house numbers are the same, but the street names are nothing alike. (This isn’t the first time this has happened and, IMO, can only be attributed to a lack of common sense, laziness, or just plain indifference.) After much texting, fortunately, I was able to reach a niece and nephew who came and brought the large, heavy order right into my kitchen. It makes me leery of ordering in the future.


Ray O, I never was interested in watching Manifest based on the story line. I don’t know if it’s considered sci-fi, futuristic, or supernatural, but it didn’t appeal to me. (As you probably have guessed by now, my taste in movies and TV shows is much less adventuresome than yours. 🙃)

Chairman Moe, I agree 100% with your assessment of Three Billboards. Your mentioning it was coincidental as I watched Nomadland last night, another tour de force by Frances McDormand. I enjoyed it but there were a few scene transitions that had me confused. Overall, though, it was a very interesting and evocative portrayal of a very unconventional segment of our society.

Have a great day.

Husker Gary said...

-Very enjoyable!
-Huskers lost their 8th game by single digits yesterday. They can’t get OVER THE HUMP
-I had no idea TUNA were so huge until I watched Wicked Tuna on Nat Geo
-Karma, I just asked a very musical 18-yr-old girl last week to name some of her favorite musicals. I had never heard of Hadestown but that is the first one she mentioned. She had no idea on My Fair Lady, Music Man, etc. …and the beat goes on.
-Most golf sets with numbered IRONS only run from a 3 IRON to a 9 IRON
-My physics kids all used CMS but just down the hall the shop teachers was all about INS
-A manual? This thing comes with a manual?
-Carpenters are so busy in this town that they cannot even come out to give you an EST
-Baseball peeps here will know of a movie with “LOLLYGAG” in a locker room speech
-G-B-D. A major chord of thirds from Great Big Dogs Fight Animals

desper-otto said...

What happened to Every Good Boy Does Fine?

PK said...

Hi Y'all! Thanks for the Challenge, D.A.B. Great expo, C.C. Thanks.

Took me 62 minutes. I'm just not as SPEEDY as those boys.

I got the C.C. part of the theme which helped, but didn't see the words the C's were added to. Shocked when I read the expo. How'd I miss all that?

NE corner was the last to fill. I had APOLLO & BALES but didn't know YUCCA was asparagus kin. Had forgotten GNEISS. Thank you red-letters.

Laughed out loud when I filled in RUBADUBDUB and it was right. Wasn't expecting it to be.

Husker Gary said...

-D-O, I was using the bass clef ;-) and yes PTUI is spitting to me as well.
-Any puzzle with CC is aces with me!
-It’s perfectly fine that our speedy solvers take joy out of their times. I hope they aren’t TOO EARLY in other areas
-Warm again today but winds are whipping, so I won’t get TEED OFF.

TTP said...

C.C.'s Sunday crossword over at the USA Today has a shout out.

Find out who at: USA Today

Jinx in Norfolk said...

Back from RV visit. The steps worked perfectly today, so I just inspected connections I could see and assumed that turning the power off Friday then back on today cleared the problem. I guess I'm now qualified to work at the cable company help desk.

Anyway, erased tense for TESTY, snores for SNORER, cover the chill to COVER THE CHUMP, licks for BESOS, splits for GUTTER, bed light for BED LAMP, rob for COP, and eratta ERRATA (UNTIE!).

CRAVEN CHAIR made me thing of "Witchy Woman" by the Eagles. Guess she also had "cruby clips" as well, whatever those are.

CSO to Susan at take A HIKE.

COP can either be "obtain illicitly", or the civil servant who goes after you if you do. I think we previously addressed the hilarious bit between Jack Webb and Johnny Carson where they discussed who may have copped the COPper clapper. Quite a caper.

Jinx in Norfolk said...

Twas our own MM in CC's grid.

waseeley said...

Thank you David. Love your puzzles and I really like this one, despite getting a horseshoe at 66D with ATT instead of ITT (DNK "Hadestown", but have read Anaïs Nin).

And thank you C.C. for another fine, informative review.

21 OMELET. Had some TAMAGO with my CHIRASI just this past Friday. Strangely the latter was served on a plate with separate piles of SASHIMI and RICE. CHIRASI is traditionally served in a bowl, with the rice on the bottom and the Sashimi neatly tucked into the rice. It was good (especially the 41A AHI TUNA), but just seemed strange. Next time I'll draw the chef a picture. 🍚

51A MEDE. Jews owe their rescue from the "Babylonian Captivity" (circa 608 BC to 538 BC) to Cyrus the Great. It is sad that today IRAN and ISRAEL are constantly on the verge of war with one another.

99A ARNE. Thank you David. I didn't know that ARNE had composed an opera. I just found a "like new" copy in BESOSLand (English spelling) for $3 + shipping and it's on its way. I'd have played a clip of "Rule Britannia" from it, but the lyrics are so chauvinistic (even to me) that I didn't want to offend anyone.

125 USER. The first thing the service desk asks a caller is "Have you RTFM?", translated "Have You Read The Friendly Manual"? 🙄

128A THEM. THEM is a fluid concept. Both sides seem to switch sides, whenever it's convenient.

2D TIRE. Brits don't TIRE, they TYRE.

8D MODE. Boomer would get more REM if he got a CPAP machine. They are kinda whiny though. I keep mine under my bed.

12D ILLEST. MOST people would say "MOST ILL".

15D YUCCA. It will also grow on the EAST COAST, although it's not native to the region


18D GNEISS. I love this rock. I can still picture a tiny outcrop of it on the path through the woods to my grandmother's house.

59D WASSAIL. The JOBNAME on the JCL card for my very first computer batch job was WASSAIL. As I recall, it bombed. I must have been LIT.


Big Easy said...

I didn't notice the double added Cs at CRUST CRED but after CALL FOR CONE, it was obvious. DAB managed to get eight theme clues. Wow! The only slow down were unknowns - film "The Fault in OUR Stars" crossing ARNE, and easy guess. It took perps for ANAIS, CERA, and ART MUSIC to get filled. DANTE was a WAG. You need to know a little geology to know the metamorphic form of granite, aka GNEISS.

HOLIST is a new word, only heard of holistic.
ITT or ATT- wait for the perps.
TRIAD or CHORD, ditto.

C.C.- Not only has the Chinese gov blocked her name, the word "tennis" will also yield no results. Pathetic. I just read the following:

HONG KONG—Chinese tennis pro Peng Shuai took part in a video meeting with International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach on Sunday, amid a global uproar following a Nov. 2 post on her social-media account accusing one of the Communist Party’s most senior retired leaders of sexual assault."

Misty said...

Fun Sunday puzzle, David--many thanks. And thank you for your always helpful commentary, C.C.

My favorite clue this morning was the one that led to RUBADUBDUB.
Nursery rhyme trio? Oh, yes: the butcher, the baker, and then I had to look up the candlestick maker.

Also nice to see a second ANAIAS in the puzzle.

But I'm puzzled by seeing ASHE as the author of "A Hard Road to Glory." Is that our wonderful tennis star Arthur ASHE? I can't seem to look him up this morning but would love to learn more about this.

Have a great Sunday, everybody.

Big Easy said...

Gary- Great Big Dogs Fight Animals AND All Cars Eat Gas. That what I learned for the bass clef.

D-O- I'd hear "Every Good Bird Does Fly" to go along with your EGBDF.

Waseeley- THEM. I went to a wedding and the bride's sibling asked to be referred to as 'they. But since everybody flew to Denver I wonder what 'they' answered when filling out the reservation. Only two options.

Malodorous Manatee said...

Thanks, TTP and Jinx, for the CC puzzle reference. I was not going to stop by today because of a flurry of activity over this weekend but I am glad to have done so. Valerie is still working on the puzzle so I had to pretty much ignore comments related to that. She'd call it cheating.

billocohoes said...

HOLIST and especially ILLEST just grate on the ears.

Tried one IRON first. They're hard to find, but I was told to keep one in my bag to hold aloft if I'm caught in a lightning storm - because not even god can hit a one-iron.

Jayce said...

I loved this puzzle and got some chuckles from the theme answers. Also chuckled at the clues for THEM, BOAR, and GNEISS. Had to change ONE IRON to TWO IRON, WADER to HERON, and RED to SUM. I learned that YUCCA is in the asparagus family, although I already knew the Joshua Tree is of the Yucca genus. I have never heard the term ART MUSIC. Like Irish Miss I strongly dislike ILLEST (and ILLER); I also dislike HES. LOLLYGAG and WASSAIL made up for it, though.

Good wishes to you all.

Jayce said...

I just did C.C.'s crossword in USA Today. It was fun. I even got the title.

Puzzling Herpetologist said...

A TOAD would not be on a lily pad. That would be a FROG.

A TOAD might be burrowing in your garden.

Anonymous T said...

Sunday Lurk Say...

{B+, B}

IM - my street is Moon Shadow and the one behind me is Moon Rise. We get each other's mail ~ once a quarter. Use that niece or nephew strategy next time you order watermelon :-)

I read manuals for everything that's not electronics (I have a knack, you know :-)) 'cuz you never know what safety or maintenance hint they put in the box with your battery-powered chain-saw.

waseeley - that's not what the F stands for in RTFM :-)
Last week, one of our new analysts (both under 25) asked if she could borrow my book on vi.
She asked, "Do you reference this often or do you just know it all now?"
"No; Now I can just Google what I forgot."
They both started laughing as they realized there was a time before Google and us gray-beards had to actually read the (fine) manual to learn.

Cheers, -T

ATLGranny said...

Thanks to a couple of changes while proofreading, I have a FIR Sunday start to the week: aTT/ITT and CLUEs/CLUED. Lots of WOs as I worked the puzzle off and on during the day, but the satisfaction of seeing the fill make sense kept me going. Thanks, DAB, for today's puzzle and a helpful theme.

Thanks C.C. for reviewing and explaining the tricky answers. Learning moments abound as well as wider knowledge of things Chinese. Hope everyone is doing well!

Big Easy said...

Anon-T, I keep the manuals for everything I buy and pull them out to look up things on the rare instance when YouTube doesn't have a video on the repair. Manuals are very handy for looking up the parts and part numbers. But a couple of months ago I threw out the manual for the fireplace (really a fire box). If anything ever goes wrong I would never fool with it; just have a new gas-fired one installed. Working with gas, plumbing or electricity is best left for professionals. Minor mistakes can cause big expensive problems.

Anonymous T said...

TTP - thanks for the heads-up on C.C.'s USAToday. Just finished it now.

Jayce - dang! You posted at 3:40 and less than 10min later you posted done?!?
NW was my last to fill.

Cheers, -T

Anonymous T said...

BigE - I have three magazine boxes full of manuals (even for stuff I don't even own anymore!) just for the reason you cited - parts is parts.

I agree with you on gas - leave it to the pros. Plumbing I can (mostly) handle; electricity I can do up to the fuse box.
Pop can do the fuse box stuff too.
//He actually re-plumb'd and re-wired his house. It was tube & knob when it was electrified 30+ years after it was built. His house is on Springfield maps from Lincoln's lawyer days.

Cheers, -T

Irish Miss said...

Anon T @ 5:09 ~ With the similarity of those street names, I’m surprised you don’t have more mixed up mail deliveries. In my case, though, there is no excuse as my street is Tracey Ct. and the neighbor’s is Lillian Lane. Nothing in common except the shared house number. Plus, I thought all these delivery people used their GPS. (I swore I would never buy a whole watermelon again and I haven’t. Every time I have to bring in a package from my front sidewalk, I relive that freakish fall. Of course, the scars on my hand are a constant reminder, as well.)

waseeley said...

Puzzler @4:33 PM. That's what I thought too, but the Wiki lists them as "amphibians". But I don't recall ever seeing a toad on a lilypad.

waseeley said...

-T @5:49 PM. I did it too and found MM lurking @ 38 DOWN, although I doubt that our MM is a herbivore. 😁

Wilbur Charles said...

I saw the clue was music then I saw two C's and inked CELLO forgetting the plural. HOLIST makes sense. I married one.

Oops, that's ITT not ATT. ANAAS did look wrong. Too many squares to check them all.

2 IRONS need high velocity impact. I used to drive with one when my woods were slicing.

I made a mess of the G in RUINING. Bowlers bane was BUTTER???

I'd vaguely heard of Michael CERA with 4 perps.

Federer is very upset about the missing Chinese Tennis player.

Alexander's Bactrian wife was. Roxane

OK, Misty or whoever wanted to listen: MISS YOU(Stones)

All in all a pleasure as noted. Yes, ILLEST is gag worthy. I didn't even think of the CSO to CC.


Wilbur Charles said...

BTW, Nero Wolfe's word of dishust is PFUI

Yellowrocks said...

This puzzle was fun. I found the two C's in the theme answers very quickly, but I neglected to look at what the words were before they had C added to them. Clever, DAB, and not difficult, but I failed to look.
I had ATT and didn't change it so I missed ANAIS. I never heard of Hadestown.
Alan's CPAP is very quiet. but the mask is uncomfortable.
On my teachers' fellowship trip to Japan, courtesy of the government of Japan, we visited many schools. One school we visited had a cooking class making sushi. One kind they prepared was tamagoyaki. That is a non raw fish sushi. I never cook tamagoyaki sushi myself. It was okay, but not my favorite. I love fish sushi.
Every home in my former condo development had a unique house number. Then the builders added a new section to the development with just three numbers repeating the original numbers. One of them was mine. I often received the mail and UPS shipments for the new home with my number, but my street name was different. One item dropped in my driveway was a huge crate weighing hundreds of pounds. There were many mix ups in both directions for at two or three years. GPS would have solved the problem if they looked at it.

Yellowrocks said...

Most toads lay eggs in water. The eggs hatch into tadpoles with gills. Then the tadpoles metamorphose into adult toads with lungs. Therefore they are amphibians.

Toads are a sub-classification of frogs, meaning that all toads are frogs, but not all frogs are toads.

PK said...

This week I've received three pieces of mail for a woman who hasn't lived here for 20 years. I used to get a lot of her mail, but hadn't for a while. I've also had two small packages that fit in my mailbox but were for a neighbor. New big OAF of a mailman plods by daily.