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Showing posts with label Brian Gubin. Show all posts
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Feb 13, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 ~ Brian Gubin

Theme: Weather Report - no precipitation coming down as sleet at least.

4. Baseball overtime: EXTRA INNINGS. Rain.

8. Bellyache: STOMACH AILMENT. Hail.

14. "We're trapped in here!": "THERE'S NO WAY OUT!". Snow.



22. Frank Lloyd Wright house built around multiple cascades, and what's literally found in this puzzle's circles: FALLING WATER


Argyle here. Brian gave us downward dog in December and now rain is coming down. Can cats be next? A plethora of people today. 

Across:

1. Suffix with silver or glass: WARE

5. 1980 Dom DeLuise film: "FATSO"


10. Cry noisily: SOB

13. Acme: APEX

14. This evening, on marquees: TONITE

15. Actress Longoria: EVA

16. Fiction's opposite: FACT

17. Drag race racer: HOT ROD

18. Women's __: LIB

19. Trick-taking game: ÉCARTÉ. The rules seem worthy of Calvin and Hobbes.

21. "Stay With Me" singer Smith: SAM



22. A-OK: FINE

23. Fixes: REPAIRS

25. Does harm to: DAMAGES

27. Prefix with gram or graph: IDEO-

28. Earth sci.: ECOL. (ecology)

29. World's largest cognac producer: HENNESSY


33. Cry of distress: "HELP ME!"

37. Economist Greenspan: ALAN. Former Chairman of the Fed.


38. Marilyn Monroe's first name at birth: NORMA



40. Pakistan neighbor: IRAN

41. Game piece with pips: DOMINO

43. Refused: SAID NO TO

45. Former House leader Gingrich: NEWT


47. Gurgling sound: [GLUG]

48. BBC TV series about cars: "TOP GEAR"

51. "You don't have to tell me": "I'M AWARE"

55. Kia subcompacts: RIOs

56. '60s-'80s Red Sox nickname: YAZ. Carl Yastrzemski.


58. Makes happy: ELATEs

59. Raised railroads: ELs

60. Really tired: DONE IN

62. President before Wilson: TAFT. William Howard Taft.


63. Nintendo's Super __: NES. (Nintendo Entertainment System)

64. Steam shovel scoop: BUCKET

65. The "E" in the HOMES mnemonic: ERIE. (Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior)

66. Dr. with Grammys: DRE

67. Jouster's horse: STEED

68. Ceremony: RITE

Down:

1. Kit Kat layer: WAFER


2. Quickly: APACE

3. Brief summary: RECAP

5. Egg __ yung: FOO


6. Carpenter insects: ANTS

7. Rant: TIRADE

9. Multivolume ref. work: OED. (Oxford English Dictionary)

10. Former baseball commissioner Bud: SELIG


11. Sheeplike: OVINE

12. Innocents "in the woods": BABES

20. It ebbs and flows: TIDE

24. "Meh": "SO-SO"

26. "The Simpsons" beer server: MOE. Moe Szyslak.


29. Fooled: HAD

30. "Xanadu" gp.: ELO. (Electric Light Orchestra) Here is Rush doing their version of Xanadu.(11:09) (It would have been linked later anyway.)


31. '60s war zone: NAM

32. Coll. periods: YRs

34. For: PRO

35. Gym cushion: MAT

36. Musical Brian: ENO


39. Nativity trio: MAGI

42. Formerly, in bridal announcements: NÉE

44. Two-part: DUAL

46. Hypnotic state: TRANCE

48. General tendency: TREND

49. Refueling ship: OILER

50. Old West outlaw chasers: POSSE

52. Video game pioneer: ATARI

53. Equip anew: REFIT

54. Cosmetician Lauder: ESTÉE


57. "The Wizard of Oz" farmhand: ZEKE. Portrayed by Bert Lahr.

Dorothy wakes up with Professor Marvel, 
Hickory, Hunk and Zeke watching over her.



















60. Sound units, briefly: dBs. (Decibel)


61. Mil. roadside hazard: IED. (improvised explosive device)


Argyle

Dec 13, 2017

Wednesday, December 13 2017, Brian Gubin

Theme: PET NAMES
 
3. *Friendly words to departing guests : GLAD YOU CAME. LADY is the Cocker Spaniel from Disney's Lady And The Tramp.
 
10. *Like medicine that works quickly : FAST ACTING. Regular crossword solvers recognize  ASTA as the Wire Fox Terrier from The Thin Man series.
 
21. *Extremely retro food regimen? : PALEO DIET. PAL, a Collie, was the original Lassie.
 
30. *"Cruel Summer" band : BANANARAMA. NANA is a St. Bernard who appears in Disney's 1953 animated film Peter Pan.
 
26. Common yoga pose ... and a hint to hidden names in the answers to starred clues : DOWNWARD DOG
 
Melissa here. A fun change to see down theme answers - and doubly fun for all the dog lovers.
 
Across:
 
1. Brainiac : EGGHEAD
 
8. Campus eatery, for short : CAF. I've never heard this shortened form uttered.
 
11. Flying Solo? : HAN. Star Wars - fun clue.
 
14. Brewpub brew : PALE ALE
 
15. Auburn University home : ALABAMA
 
17. #2 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time : CLAPTON. See the list here.
 
18. Burger bun flavorings : SESAMES. Did not come easy - have never seen this pluralized.
 
19. Out-of-date : OLD
 
20. Usual people in a roundup? : SUSPECTS
 
22. Small dogs : TOYS. Dog breeds by size.
 
24. Trafficking org. : DEA. Drug Enforcement Administration.
 
25. Insisted on it : SAID SO
 
29. Gaming rookie, in slang : NOOB. Aka, Newbie.
 
31. "Treasure Island" author's initials : RLS. Robert Louis Stevenson.


33. Cape : CLOAK. Jane Eyre wore one.
 
34. Six-sided state : UTAH. See?
 
 
36. Steinbeck's "__ of Eden" : EAST
 
38. Simple card game : WAR
 
39. Pal of Sleepy : DOC. The Seven Dwarfs.
 
41. "Taras Bulba" novelist Gogol : NIKOLAI
 
43. Org. with Thunder and Heat : NBA
 
44. Eggs in a lab : OVA
 
45. Amino __ : ACID
 
46. Chew (on) : GNAW
 
48. Male bodybuilder : HE MAN. Or a little rascal.
 
 
50. Uncle, in Mexico : TIO
 
52. Homecoming figure : GRAD
 
54. Rock show venues : ARENAS
 
56. U.K. country : ENG
 
58. Palm smartphone : TREO
 
60. Welcomers at the church door : GREETERS. Or Walmart.
 
 
63. Car seller's employer: Abbr. : DLR. Dealer.
 
64. Like some celebrity memoirs : TELL ALL.
 
67. Desperate : DO OR DIE
 
69. Salaries : INCOMES
 
70. Composer Puccini : GIACOMO. Never knew his first name. "The greatest composer of Italian opera after Verdi". Wikipedia.
 
 
71. 28-Down, essentially : POD
 
72. Solid __ rock : AS A
 
73. Steams up : ENRAGES
 
Down:
 
1. Spaceship Earth locale : EPCOT
 
2. Unit at the pumps : GALLON

4. Old-school "cool" : HEP
 
5. Has : EATS
 
6. Spoken : ALOUD
 
7. More heavily populated : DENSER
 
8. Attorney's assignment : CASE
 
9. Smart guys? : ALECS

11. Smoked meat : HAM
 
12. Zion Church letters : AME. I did not know this.
 
13. "One Mic" rapper : NAS. Wikipedia.
 
 
 
16. Pasta sauce herb : BASIL
 
23. Drunkard : SOT
 
27. Former Swedish automaker : SAAB
 
28. Southern veggie : OKRA
 
32. Mineo of movies : SAL
 
35. Hyphenated fruit drink brand : HI-C
 
37. Droop : SAG
 
39. Qatar's capital : DOHA
 
40. Done : OVER
 
42. Young fox : KIT
 
47. Hotel lobby hangings : ART
 
49. Prefix with Saxon : ANGLO
 
51. Nervous : ON EDGE
 
53. Remove calcium deposits from : DELIME
 
55. Tennis great Monica : SELES
 
57. Area below the abdomen : GROIN
 
59. Cookie bits in some Milka chocolate bars : OREOS
 
61. "Born Free" lioness : ELSA
 
62. Fly high : SOAR
 
64. Gratuity : TIP
 
65. Rock producer Brian : ENO
 
66. HDTV choice : LCD
 
68. HDTV brand : RCA