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Nov 9, 2021

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 Michael Wiesenberg and Andrea Carla Michaels

Chopped Salad with Sliced Veggies.  The letters in the circle spell out a vegetable that is "sliced".  I'm not sure I would consider "slicing" maize, but the word itself is sliced in half.

20-Across. December holiday mailing: CHRISTMAS CARD.  CHARD.

28-Across. Orca: KILLER WHALE.  KALE

46-Across. Significant other: MAIN SQUEEZE.  MAIZE.

And the unifier:

57-Across. Salad crudités ... and a hint to each row of circled letters:  SLICED VEGGIES.

Across:
1. "__: Ragnarok": 2017 superhero film: THOR.  I just learned from watching the sit-com Ghosts, that the word Ragnarok basically is interpreted to mean the "final destruction of the world."


5. Mob boss: CAPO.

9. Popular pudding brand: JELL-O.  If you want to know more about Jell-O and its various products, you can visit the Jell-O Museum in Le Roy, New York.


14. Fit for harvesting: RIPE.

15. Six-sided state: UTAH.


16. Be of use to: AVAIL.

17. Suitable for all __: game rating: AGES.


18. Actress Petty: LORI.  Lori Petty (b. Oct. 14, 1963) was in the 1992 movie A League of Their Own, and more recently in the Netflix show Orange is the New Black.


19. Event site: VENUE.

23. "__ do it": "Sorry": I CAN'T.

24. Arthur with two Emmys and a Tony: BEA.  Be Arthur (née Bernice Frankel; May 13, 1922 ~ Apr. 25, 2009), makes frequent guest appearances in the crossword puzzles.  She also served as a Staff Sergeant in the Marines.


25. CO winter hrs.: MST.  As in Mountain Standard Time.

33. Indian music style adopted by the Beatles: RAGA.

37. "All in favor" vote: AYE.  //  And 30-Down. Bleaching agent: LYE.  I liked how these two rhyming words crossed.

38. Undercover cops may wear them: WIRES.  Did anyone watch The Wire?  We binged on this show during the Covid shutdown.


39. Flowerlike sea creature: ANEMONE.  They are beautiful creatures.


41. Airport kiosk printout: E-TICKET.  They are convenient when they are working properly.


43. Prefix with state or net: INTER-.  As in Interstate and Internet, both of which I seem to use daily.

44. __ Kippur: YOM.  Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement in Judaism.  Yom means "day" in Hebrew.  Kippur is translated to mean "Atonement", however, there is actually no literal translation to this Hebrew word.

45. Former fast fliers: Abbr.: SSTs.  We used to see these SuperSonic Transports in the crossword puzzles on a frequent basis.

50. Overnight option: INN.

51. Pence and Harris: Abbr.: VPs.  Mike Pence (né Michael Richard Pence; b. June 7, 1959) is the IPVP  (Immediate Past Vice President) and Kamala Harris (née Kamala Devi Harris; Oct. 20, 1964) is the current Vice President.  Enough said.

52. Letter after beta: GAMMA.


62. "Piece of cake," e.g.: IDIOM.

64. Diner sign element: NEON.


65. Actor Guinness: ALEC.  That's Sir Alec, to you.  Alec Guinness (né Alec Guinness de Cuffe; Apr. 2, 1914 ~ Aug. 5, 2000) was a great stage actor, but most of us recognize him as Obi Wan Kenobi from the Star Wars movies.


66. Patient no longer: FED UP.  I am Fed Up with FedEx!  Packages are delayed, and when they are delivered, the packages are all dented and partially ripped open.

67. Tyne of "Judging Amy": DALY.  Tyne Daly (née Ellen Tyne Daly; b. Feb. 21, 1946) asp stared in Cagney & Lacey.  Her brother is actor Tim Daly (né James Timothy Daly; Mar. 1, 1956).


68. Fascinated by: INTO.

69. Luge vehicles: SLEDS.


70. Mex. miss: SRTA.  Today's Spanish lesson.  Hi, Lucina!

71. Tree house: NEST.




Down:
1. "Baywatch" actress Bingham: TRACI.  I never watched Baywatch and I don't recognize Traci Bingham (b. Jan. 13, 1968).



2. Note for a soprano: HIGH-C.  //  Not to be confused with 32-Down. Minute Maid drinks: HI-Cs.

3. Rossini work: OPERA.  Gioachino Antonio Rossini (Feb. 29, 1792 ~ Nov. 13, 1868) wrote nearly 40 operas before he was 40 years old.

4. Varnish component: RESIN.

5. Like many midnight movies: CULT.  The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a classic cult film.


6. Quark place: ATOM.

7. Sunday school story: PARABLE.

8. "Yes, it's clear now": OH, I SEE!

9. Morning cup: JAVA.  Hi, Java Mama!


10. At any point: EVER.

11. Big Ben and the Golden Gate Bridge, e.g.: LANDMARKS.  How many world landmarks have you seen from this list?

12. Greater N.Y. school: LIU.  As in Long Island University.

13. Bullring "Bravo!": ¡OLÉ!  More of today's Spanish lesson.

21. NASDAQ buy: STK.    As in Stocks.

22. Jeep or Jetta: CAR.


26. Dangerous precipitation: SLEET.



27. What the doctor ordered: TESTS.

29. Golf commentator __ Baker-Finch: IAN.  Ian Baker-Finch (b. Oct. 24, 1960) is an Australian golfer and sports commentator.


31. 1910s conflict, briefly: WWI.  World War I lasted from July 28, 1914 until November 11, 1918.

33. Spider-Man films director: RAIMI.  Sam Raimi (né Samuel Raimi; b. Oct. 23, 1959) has been directing films since the late 1970s.


34. Kofi of the U.N.: ANNAN.  Kofi Annan (Apr. 8, 1938 ~ Aug. 18, 2018) served as the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations, from January 1997 through December 2006.


35. Pick a lock, say: GET INSIDE.  Hmm... So it's not a crime?

36. "__ to that!": AMEN.

40. Surg. areas: ORs.  As in Operating Rooms.


41. Want-ad letters: EOE.  As in Equal Opportunity Employer.

42. Harvey Levin's online tabloid: TMZ.  Who knew?

44. Sighed agreement: YES, DEAR.


47. Home shopper's channel: QVC.  Quality Value Convenience.

48. Flips: UPENDS.

49. Silly Putty holder: EGG.


53. "Let's take it from the top": AGAIN.

54. Pooh creator: MILNE.  A.A. Milne (né Alan Alexander Milne; Jan. 18, 1882 ~ Jan. 31, 1956) write the Winnie-the-Pooh stories.  The backstory.


55. Runs into: MEETS.

56. Knotted neckwear: ASCOT.  This neckwear is becoming a crossword staple.


58. Overly bright, fashionwise: LOUD.

It's just wrong!

59. Rascals: IMPS.

60. Battery unit: VOLT.

61. Irish New Ager: ENYA.  Enya (b. May 17, 1961) makes frequent guest appearances in the puzzles.  Her given name is Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin, so you can see why she goes by Enya.


62. They aren't sure things: IFs.  If it doesn't rain tomorrow, I will go for a run.  NOT!

63. Ctrl-Alt-__: DEL.

Here's the Grid:




חתולה



41 comments:

OwenKL said...

Old King Cole was a jolly old CAPO,
Called for his pipe, bowl, and trio!
With his pipe he diddled
While the trio fiddled,
And the bowl held CRUDITÉS in JELLO!

OH, I think that I shall never SEE
A l'ick as lovely as an ANEMONE!
A tentacled creature,
A sea reef feature,
Smart enough to not write like me!

{A-, A-.}

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

Had the circles -- failed to see 'em until Hahtoolah pointed them out. Missed the theme...again. Life goes on. Took longer than yesterday, but barely. Tried TICKETS before E-TICKET showed up -- makes me think of Disneyland rather than an airport kiosk. That LOUD clothing started out as NEON. NEON showed up shortly after. CRUDITÉS sounds like something you'd find in a rap song, not a salad. But d-o got 'er done. Yay. Thanx, Michael, Andrea, and Hahtoolah. (Couldn't believe Tim was born 8 days after Tyne. Turns out he wasn't. He's ten years younger.)

Tree cartoon: Yesterday was the day that the 100-foot river oak came down. Looks really bare in that "island" out front -- also in my checkbook. The ground-level stump is 6' across at the widest point. It took a 5-man crew six hours to bring it down and haul it off. I think this tree was more interesting when it was still standing, but it was sick.

Hahtoolah said...

Good Morning, Crossword friends. Thanks for keeping me honest, D-O!

QOD: However much you knock at nature’s door, she will never answer you in comprehensible words. ~ Ivan Turgenev (Nov. 9, 1818 ~ Sept. 3, 1883), Russian novelist

Lemonade714 said...

Owen very nice start to the day. D-O, how do you not see circles? I am legally blind and I see them?

35. Pick a lock, say: GET INSIDE. Hmm... So it's not a crime? . I am sure it is not 90% of the time. I have picked the lock into my bedroom when the door gets locked by mistake, and my neighbors front ddor at his request as he is forever locking his keys inside.

I enjoyed the HIGH-C and HI-C connection.

I thought Tyne and her brother were late delivered twins - NOT.

Thank you Susan, MW and ACM.

desper-otto said...

Lemonade, it's not that I couldn't see them, I just didn't notice them.

Jinx in Norfolk said...

Tough start for me with the 1A x 1D Natick THOR x TRACI, but perps suggested the "T" and I FIR. Also DNK that there is a CHARD VEGGIE. I thought CHARD was delicious dry white wine. Erased dhl for INN.

A week ago we found out that Virginians were FED UP.

John DALY has a line of LOUD clothing. His togs can be found at LOUDmouthgolf.com, Amazon.com and other outlets.

How can a printout be an ETICKET? The local minor league hockey team uses true ETICKETs. If your phone dies while you are in line you are just SOL.

In preparation for next Monday's colonoscopy I'll be eating only JELL-O on Sunday. I'll also be drinking a barrel of snot-flavored liquid Sunday evening and Monday morning.

Thanks to Michael and Andrea for the workout, and to Ha2la for the interesting tour.

Jinx in Norfolk said...

Looks like NCAA basketball starts today. Most of the powerhouse schools schedule easy marks early in the season (I'm lookin' at you, Florida v. crossword-friendly Elon). Countering that trend, Michigan State takes on Kansas followed by Kentucky against Duke in Madison Square Garden tonight. Can't wait!

Anonymous said...

Barely diced this one in under 6 minutes. Flew through the top, then slowed considerably in the middle.

Oh joy, circles.

I had the same thought as Jinx in Norfolk concerning the printing of an eticket, but then I figured that if I print an email, it's still an email.

Malodorous Manatee said...

Thanks, Cat for the always enjoyable recap. I did not know that Bea Arthur had been a Marine Sergeant. My mom held the same rank as a WAAC. The INN cartoon reminded me of a time when Motel 6 was aptly named and also triggered an internal rant about pernicious inflation.

Jinx in Norfolk said...

Anon, is it though? It might be a printout of an email.

Anonymous said...

Seems like there have been a lot of puzzles lately where every letter of the alphabet is used. As soon as I see a 'J' or a 'Q', my radar turns on. :-)

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

I realize the necessity of circles in early week puzzles, but they give away the theme much too early. Oh, well, at least the reveal was not cut and dried. (Pun, pun, pun!) I needed perps for Lori and Traci, both complexly unknown and I had to change STP to STK, as I initially read NASCAR instead of NASDQ. Funny how our eyes trick us sometimes. Like the trio of High C/Hi Cs, Car/Card, and Aye/Lye.

Thanks, Michael and ACME, for a Tuesday treat, circles and all and thanks, Hahtoolah, for the fun review.

Going solo today for the first time in months to a doctor’s appointment. Hope I haven’t forgotten how to drive!

Have a great day.

Spitzboov said...

Good morning everyone.

Mostly easy. Any problems were of my own making. Main one was whiting out 'open' and writing in NEON. That gave VOLT and UPENDS and it was done. Overall; fun to solve.

Have a great day.

Malodorous Manatee said...

Have a great drive, Agnes!

unclefred said...

Fun FIR in 19. Like Jinx, the starting cross of THOR and TRACI, two unknowns for me, gave me a rough start. As soon as I saw CH ARD I sussed the theme, which helped with the other theme fills. YEA:AYE at 37A only W/O. A lot of names called for, 11 by my count, which also slowed me down. Well, hell, I’m always slow anyway. Thanx for the mental workout, MW & ACM. And thanx for the nice write-up, Hahtoolah.

Husker Gary said...

Musings
-The only word I didn’t know was in the reveal clue – crudités
-How states got their shapes makes for very interesting reading. E.g. Missouri’s Bootheel
-Game for all AGES – Did you ever play Hūsker Dū with children?
-I don’t know anything about her personally but I love the frankness of every Tyne DALY character
-The PARABLE of The Good Samaritan argues against saying I CAN’T
-OH, I SEE- played a “big boy” golf course yesterday with a group who belonged to that club and they had to tell me where some of the holes were and the best way to (to try) get there
-Grandfather returned from WWI after being hit with mustard gas. I was told he was never the same
-My battery unit was first a CELL because we science nerds know it takes more than one CELL for battery
-No lock picking necessary after installing these beauties (code is also our PIN
-I love having the ticket on my iPhone but I left-brained me prints out the ticket and has it in a pocket
-Susan, I loved the write-up and the QOD. Mother nature occasionally lets us know who is in charge!

Java Mama said...

Good morning everyone! Michael and Andrea’s just-right Tuesday offering provided a fun start to a beautiful Fall morning – Thanks! And thanks to Hahtoolah for the CSO in her always entertaining expo.

This was a fairly smooth solve with just enough crunch to keep it interesting. Like Anon @8:11, I was looking for a pangram, but came up an “X” short. The circles made the veggies easy to spot, though I almost flubbed the reveal by misreading “Croutons” instead of “Crudites” in the clue. 49D c/a Silly Putty EGG reminds me of fun times as a kid making images of the Sunday color funnies. Last night’s Jeopardy! LANDMARK category featured Cincinnnati’s historic Suspension Bridge, but alas, the contestant misplaced it in Louisville ☹ Jinx @ 6:51 – DH can empathize with you re: colonoscopy prep; he’s on the liquid diet and nasty “cleansing” drink today for his procedure tomorrow morning. I’m trying not to feel too guilty for heading out to meet some friends for lunch while he dines on Jell-O and popsicles.

Have a great day all!

ATLGranny said...

FIR today but with a few WOs. First I started writing WHALE at the beginning until perps indicated it was at the end of KILLER WHALE. And I always forget there's an M in the middle of ANEMONE. OK, I also admit I wrote etS/IFS. But I got the theme and all's well.... Thanks, Michael and Andrea, for today's fun puzzle. And thanks, Hahtoolah, for explaining and adding more fun to the day. It's Tuesday, enjoy!

waseeley said...

Thank you Michael and Andrea for a delightful Tuesday word salad. And thank you Hahtoolah for an entertaining review, and a first in a long time if EVER: no cats whatsoever (except for the sign off of course).

I liked this puzzle, if for no other reason than I'm the salad maker in our family. I like to SLICE the VEGGIES finely and anything goes in, as long as it's fresh.

Some favs and a not so fav clue/fill:

1A THOR RAGNAROK. This same Norse mythology was the basis Richard Wagner's great opera tetralogy "The Ring of the Nibelung". The final opera is called "The Twilight of the Gods" ("Die Götterdämmerung") and literally describes the "final destruction of the world." Here are the last 4 minutes of this monumental.

33A RAGA. Here is probably their most famous RAGA.

38A WIRES. Not my favorite show. After a few years of the WIRE, a Baltimore city councilwoman proposed an ad campaign to improve Baltimore's image and David Simon threatened to pull the show. The city, now dependent on the revenue, backed down. America has a need for villains, one that has been abundantly satisfied in recent years.

3D OPERA. Speaking of the Beatles, here's the finale from Help.

6D QUARK. A word invented by physicist Murray Gell-Man in the 1960's. Originally "quork", the term was changed by association with the line ‘Three quarks for Muster Mark’ in Joyce's Finnegans Wake (1939). Quarks are sub-sub-atomic particles.

11D LANDMARKS. Only 15 out of 40 on page 1.

31D WWI. The war to end all wars.

54D MILNE. My Mother used to sing us this lullaby inspired by the character Christopher Robin. Her church sang good bye to her this past weekend at their All Saints service.

Cheers,
Bill

Misty said...

Fun Tuesday puzzle, many thanks, Michael and Andrea. As soon as I saw all those pictures I knew that Hahtoolah would be our commentator today. Many thanks for this gift, as always, Susan.

I first started filling in the southeast, and so got the VEGGIES before I learned they were SLICED.

UTAH shows up often in puzzles--a big help.

Got YOM Kippur and that helped with eventually getting YES DEAR which made me laugh at 'sighed agreement'.

And it was fun to remember both ALEC Guinness and Tyne DALY.

Have a great day, everybody.

Wilbur Charles said...

I see from map that Idaho has 6 sides too. Several with 5 Inc Lil old Massachusetts

Alec played a great Smiley in TTSSpy. The best show (6 parts, PBS) I've ever watched on TV

STK, Stock, DUH. Love the Sponge Bob pic

I liked both l'icks, Owen, especially first two lines of #2

If there's NAE CRUDIES there's NAE salad*. Gotta eat'em before they get soggy

Jinx, lol on CHARD. It may have been clued as a wine. )
L714, do you recall? Also, I was a college bball fanatic in 70s, NIT my fav ticket.

"Three quarks for Muster Mark’ in Joyce's Finnegans Wake (1939)" Misty? Comment?

Add my kudos to any and all hahtoolah write-ups

WC

*Sliced not diced.

Becky said...

How does anyone know what snot tastes like?

Becky

CanadianEh! said...

Terrific Tuesday. Thanks for the fun, Michael and Andrea, and Hahtoolah.
I FIRed and saw the SLICED VEGGIES theme (although I too wondered about slicing that MAIZE). (LOL IM re "cut and dried", Anon@7:41 re "diced")
At first, I thought of croutons for crudités; no, croutons go on top of the salad. (OH I SEE that Java Mama beat me.)

Several unknown names, but perps were friendly.
Like unclefred, not knowing 1A & 1D (THOR & TRACI) to start is always discouraging.

Hand up for fighting the E in that printed TICKET. I had the -KET ending and started to enter Ticket, had a space left over, shifted to right . . .
Another hand up for enjoying the HIGH C and HI C clecho.

Anon@8:11- yes my radar turns on with those letters also. I think we were an X short of a pangram today. (OH I SEE that Java Mama beat me AGAIN!)

White River is not on that list of LANDMARKS (of which I have seen 17 of the 40), but the small community in northern Ontario (famous for its record-setting coldest temperature claim) has a statue and yearly festival to celebrate its status as the birthplace of Winnie the Pooh. (Yes I have photos by that statue.)
PoohBirthplace

Hope your drive is uneventful today, IM. Perhaps driving is like riding a bicycle!
waseeley - thoughts and prayers as you remember your mother (and that wonderful lullaby).

Wishing you all a great day.

CanadianEh! said...

LOL becky - umami?

CanadianEh! said...

Yes, Bill. I can open your link on my PC and on my iPad-mini.

waseeley said...

CEh! @12:40 Thanks for the link on Winnie the Pooh. Who knew! I always thought he was a Brit. With 8 grandchildren I've seen all of his movies dozens of times.

Jinx in Norfolk said...

WC and Lemony - I remember when the NIT was important. The NCAA tournament had only 16 teams, and there were no shot clocks or 3-point lines. They stopped the clock after made baskets which effectively lengthened the game. That lead Kentucky's coach Adolph Rupp to quip "the best defense is 100 points a game".

Irish Miss said...

In case anyone was worried, I had a successful outing. My driving was fine but my walking could stand improvement. I’m still a little shaky and get tired out quickly, but I didn’t have any mishaps, so all is well. (Thanks, MalMan and CanadianEh).

I bought my 2022 calendar and was filling in some appointments for next year when I noticed a quote on the bottom of each month’s page. This one made me smile: “To err is human, to forgive, canine.” Naturally, the theme of the calendar is my favorite dog breed, the Bichon Frise powderpuff, furball, personality-plus pooch! Can’t wait for January!

HG @ 9:12 - I share your feelings about Tyne Daly. I just loved her character in Judging Amy. (Her brother, Tim, starred in Madame Secretary and, of course, her father was actor James Daly.)

Ol' Man Keith said...

A buncha proper names today. All these LORIs and TRACIs are outside my memory range (the years in which I bothered to remember anything at all),
...so I was tickled as Punch (not a mixed-meta4, you could look it up!) to find BEA. Multiple award-winning BEA Arthur!

Not just famous as TV's Maude but long before that Ms. Arthur was lauded for her role in off-Broadway's first most groundbreaking show, The Threepenny Opera in 1954. (We even heard of it in San Francisco's Little Theater scene.)

Great write-up, Hahtoolah! You always have such eye-popping, funny-bone-tickling visuals!

It delights me just to know that there is such a thing as a JELLO Museum*!
I am chuckling from my eyeballs down to my typing fingers.
~ OMK
____________
*
I hear the Cosby Room has been closed.

Anonymous T said...

Hi All!

Little crunchy in the SW but a nice step-up from Monday's pzl. Thanks Michael & Andrea for the grid to play.

Loved the expo, Hahtoolah. Thanks for providing pictures for the names. I know people who'd be more interesting as a book :-)

WOs: read NASCAR and wrote STP (Hi IM!), wrong DEeR at first.
ESPs: TRACI, RAIMI, IAN
Fav: GET IN SIDE but for the clue. I love locksport.
//Here's Eldest with her practice lock and picks.

{B+, A+}

Nice to see you JAVAmama!

Good to hear your apt. went well IM. Enjoy your 2022 calendar (sans Dr. apts.)

Landmarks - 24 out of all 4 pages. Weird they had the pyramids & the sphinx; they're not that far away from each other (~1/2 mile) .

Becky - have you never hocked a loogie?
//the prep-juice actually made me throw up. Both my ends were cleaned out. :-(

Jinx - I'll have to side with you on the e-Ticket clue. Maybe 'Ballpark app feature' is more apropos.
//Ballpark app is pretty cool. Vendor and/or [CEO] Bro buys ticket and sends 'em electronically to my phone's app. Show the QR code at the gate and I'm in the venue.

We're talking Beatles and Lullabies? Golden Slumbers.
//my 3rd favorite (right after Twinkle Star* and 'Tiny Dancer') to sing my baby Girls to sleep.

Cheers, -T
*Scientifically accurate:
Twinkle Twinkle little star
How I know just what you are
A fire-y ball of burning gas
Making elements of higher mass
Burning brightly far away
Fusing atoms night -- and -- day.
//they were so confused in kindergarten :-)

Jayce said...

So nice to solve this pleasant puzzle and read all your comments.

waseeley said...

-T @2:28 PM Speaking of Eldest, this one's for you T. From my son, who is blessed with 4.

Chairman Moe said...

Puzzling thoughts:

First off, thanks to the constructors and Hahtoolah for the amusement.

FIW - my Natick was 5-Down/18-Across as a had CURT/RORI instead of CULT/LORI

Speaking of “curt”, that’ll be my reply today. Or perhaps just terse. I finished blogging Friday’s puzzle and I’m all out of words!

waseeley said...

CMOE @5:04 PM. You're pulling our legs right? 😁

Chairman Moe said...

waseeley @ 5:40

Nope!

Spoiler alert to you, mi amigo: You are given a SO in my blog . . .

Becky said...

Anonymous T, I don't think hocking a loogie is something females do.

Becky

CW Responder said...


What does human nose snot taste like ?
Basically, its salty, which why some kids eat their snot, sometimes.
You may have tasted it when you have a runny nose, or on a tough hike on a rainy day.

Thanks Waseley for quarks. I got a leetle confused when I read 'Quarks combine to form composite particles called hardons.'

Those preparing or prepping for a colonscopy = and filling up on Jello or gelatin - Do Not consume Red or Orange colored Jello - eat only the Green Lime colored ones. Because Red and Orange Jello particles left over in the colon can be misread by the G I specialist, as blood cells. Also not the blue colors.
Speaking from professional experience.

waseeley said...

MOE @6:21 PM Actually I know how you feel. We can get pretty carried away by this stuff. Have stumble across a word for addiction to cruciverbalism?

PK said...

Hi Y'all! Thanks, MW, ACM, & Susan for the fun.

Last to fill: IFS/IDIOM/DEL.

Hand up for wondering how to SLICE MAIZE until I realized the word was SLICEd not the corn. I've cut thousands of kernels off cobs tho.

I'm having to pick the locks to get out my doors recently. Somehow the doors are no longer aligned with the locks & I have to shove on the dead-bolt with a screwdriver & turn the knob. Hope I don't have a fire. Some days it isn't a speedy, process. Hope the house settles back to normal soon.

My mother learned the word Crudites when I was a child and embarrassed us by repeating it at the slightest provocation in less-educated crowds. Show-off!

Oh, Becky, you never had any allergies? Or colds with drainage therefrom? Lucky girl.



waseeley said...

CW @7:35 PM Make that "Hadrons", Latinish for "Heavy" particles like protons and neutrons, as opposed to "Leptons", "Light" particles like electrons, that contain no quarks.

Lucina said...

Hola!

Busy shopping day today followed by a nap, dinner, etc., so had not time to Blog. But I really enjoy reading all your comments.

I did the puzzle early today before I went out and don't even recall much about it. I just know it did not take too long.

My packages have been arriving in good time and in good condition. Soon it will be time to wrap them. Housecleaning first though. Next week the rug is scheduled to be cleaned.

Thank you, Hahtoolah. Your commentary is fun to read.

I hope your day was a good one, everyone!