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Oct 15, 2017

Sunday, October, 15, 2017, C.C. Burnikel

TITLE: EATS UP

Husker Gary here, reporting  on the Sunday Edition of Puzzles With C.C. Today our peerless leader has given us a nice gimmick where the circles you see below in the puzzle contain hidden EATS that are running UP the grid:




Her reveal is not in the puzzle but rather in the title of EATS UP. Clever and fun.


Here are the Theme Answers where I decided to picture the inclusive activity as I'm certain you're familiar with the EATS that I will put in black boxes:


3. Track activity, to Brits : MOTOR RACING




6. Lava : MOLTEN ROCK - Who would be stupid enough to run up MOLTEN ROCK? Wait a minute...




11. "Lucky Guy" was her last play : NORA EPHRON - Famous for her "Chick Flicks"




14. Minnesota's annual one is held in Falcon Heights : STATE FAIR - It's about an hour's drive south of C.C.'s house




38. Time-out at work : COFFEE BREAK - Even in France




72. Boston Marathon Expo display : RUNNING GEAR - How 'bout strobe lights for visibility? 




76. "Tsk tsk" : THATS A PITY - One option




78. Pet shelter's concern : ANIMAL CARE - Too much?




82. Topper made from the jipijapa (hee pee HAH puh) palm : PANAMA HAT - The leaves of the palm with this beautiful flower




Now let's feast on the rest of C.C.'s bounteous word banquet:


Across  


1. Octopus octet : ARMS


5. Pro-__: fundraisers : AMS - Hey if you're Matt Lauer and playing in a PRO-AM, you're pretty happy to get paired with Michelle Wei!




8. Looks over quickly : SCANS


13. "Hey, you!" : PSST


17. Backyard raft : POOL FLOAT



BORZOI
20. Russian wolfhound : BORZOI and 12. PBS "Science Kid" : SID made up my one bad cell as I went with a Y instead of the I. 

21. Jazz home : UTAH - NBA team


22. "Just kidding" : NOT REALLY


23. On deck : ABOARD


24. Pasta sauce brand : RAGU - Created by Alberto Alvisi, the cook for the Cardinal of Imola, in the late 18th century 


25. Pandora genre : EMO


26. Annoyed : NETTLED


28. The Heart of Dixie: Abbr. : ALA 

29. They have strings attached : KITES

30. Comparable to a beet : AS RED


32. Gave the once-over : EYED


33. Driver's reservation? : TEE TIME - Also a putter's reservation


35. Run the country : REIGN


37. CDs and LPs : REC'S - We don't have an LP player anymore but I think our CD player works


40. Like two peas in __ : A POD



41. Supplied in a comedy skit, as straight lines : FED - Nobody did it better than George

44. The Pac-12's Golden Bears : CAL


45. LAX abbr. : ARR


47. Pitch indicator : NOTE - Knowing the NOTE doesn't mean you can 79. Carry __: sing on pitch : A TUNE


49. Supply with fluid : HYDRATE 


51. Safari runners? : MACS - As you can see, I am using the Safari Browser to blog this puzzle on my MacBook Pro




52. The puck stops here : GOAL - It's dangerous and scary when they go into the stands


54. Reasons for missing school : FEVERS


56. Article in Der Spiegel : EINE


57. Pink Floyd label : EMI


58. Iridescent shell lining : NACRE (NAY ker) - It can be beautiful




59. Biceps, for one : FLEXOR - Each FLEXOR requires an extensor




60. Soho stroller : PRAM


61. Perfect __ : TENSE


63. "The Piano" actor : KEITEL


65. Like a locked bathroom : IN USE



67. "Mmm, delish!" : SO GOOD - Yeah, that's what I thought of first too!

69. Japan is in it : FAR EAST


71. Fire starters : SPARKS


75. Team up : UNITE


77. Brand for cold sores : ABREVA




80. Was visibly moved : WEPT - Shortest verse in the Bible




83. Begin successor : SHAMIR - Yitzahk SHAMIR



85. Harry's love : GINNY - Harry Potter's main squeeze

87. Negative link : NOR


88. "Dies __" : IRAE - A true vet of the crossword wars


89. Tell the teacher : TATTLE


90. Where the Indus flows : ASIA - From the Himalayas to the Arabian Sea 


91. Org. for the Sky, the Stars and the Sun : WNBA


92. Went wild : RAN RIOT - New to me but makes sense




94. Sign of approval : SEAL - The siding on my house has this famous SEAL of approval

96. Chum, in Cherbourg : AMI


97. __ Majesty : HIS


98. Pueblo pronoun : ESA


99. -ish, after a number : OR SO 



101. Old theaters : RKOS - It appears a lot of sailors are at the RKO in Rochester, NY in 1964 to see Ensign Pulver

103. Firing offense? : ARSON

105. Big Sky Brewing Company home : MONTANA - I wonder if our blogger Montana has had a Big Sky product during the drought up there


108. PC key used in combinations : CTRL - I was wearing out CTRL+ALT +DEL when was was using PC products


110. Zoo keepers : CAGES


113. Lasting marks : SCARS - Some are not visible


115. Bench for a flock : PEW

116. "Casablanca" setting : MOROCCO - This is how Bogie could seem as tall as Ingrid Bergman in that setting

118. Kaplan Test Prep focus: Abbr. : GRE - Graduate Record Exam

119. "Funny joke!" : HA HA


120. Loud insect : CICADA - We have had a noisy fall with them







122. Flat across the pond? : APARTMENT 





125. Classic game consoles : ATARIS - Pong was very addictive when it came out

126. "This looks bad for us!" : WE'RE TOAST


127. Shelter adoptees : PETS - Our Lily's former home


128. Heat-resistant glass : PYREX


129. Drops at dawn : DEW



130. "Symphony in Black" artist : ERTE  - Said to be his most famous painting and the one most indicative of his style. Yeah, I knew that! 😏


Down


1. Temporary lack of inspiration? : APNEA - C.C. at her clever best! Inspiration here, of course, means breathing in


2. Shangri-La offerings : ROOMS




4. 35mm camera type : SLR


5. Wings, in zoology : ALAE - Plural of ALA (wing)


7. Like miso, typically : SALTY


8. Cry out loud : SOB


9. Many a University of Zagreb student : CROAT


10. Augusta National shrub : AZALEA - The AZALEAS at Augusta tell you spring is here!


13. Holiday in the month of Adar : PURIM

15. Guru : SAGE - Here's one (see the subtitle) that has a house 30 min. from me




16. As a result : THUS - Sic Semper Tyrannis (THUS always to tyrants)


18. Luxury handbag : FENDI - I know C.C. likes nice purses



19. President between Harrison and Polk : TYLER - He became president when Tippecanoe (William Henry Harrison) died a month into the office

20. Spoiled : BAD


27. Adam's garden : EDEN


29. Captain of the Adventure Galley : KIDD - Captain KIDD's boat was called the Adventure Galley or simply the Adventure


31. Sushi fish : EELS


34. Former FAO Schwarz parent : TOYS R US


36. Lady of pop : GAGA


39. Outstanding : STELLAR - There's this lady in Minneapolis who is a STELLAR puzzle constructor 


42. Sicilian hot spot : ETNA


43. View as : DEEM



44. Engraved jewelry item : CAMEO which is an  124. 44-Down shape : OVAL

46. Perfect game, e.g. : RARE FEAT - Baseball fans will immediately think of Don Larsen in 1956


48. Adam's love : EVE


50. Run over : REPEAT


51. Team covered at amazinavenue.com : METS - It's been a while since the METS have been amazin' 


53. Princess with a twin brother : LEIA


55. Permit to leave : EXIT VISA


58. Night light : NEON


62. Sotomayor replaced him : SOUTER - There's an ideological struggle rather than a legal one when replacements are named 



64. Mobile home : TRAILER - This would seem to be a tough city in which to sell mobile homes

66. Fix, as a pet : SPAY


68. Twist : DISTORT


70. Genesis creator : SEGA


73. Drawer openers : KNOBS


74. Toxin fighters : SERA


80. Finish line : WIRE

81. Mound stats : ERAS


84. K2 and Hood: Abbr. : MTS


86. Wax Ready-Strips maker : NAIR




91. "Easy there!" : WHOA


93. Charged bits : IONS


95. Bonkers : LOCO



100. Garage capacity : ONE CAR - Barely...

102. Juice bar freebie : STRAW


104. "Dilbert" creator Adams : SCOTT


106. Doctoral hurdles : ORALS


107. In the know : AWARE


109. Drew (in) : ROPED - I don't think I could be ROPED into buying the painting below


111. Max of Dadaism : ERNST - He and ERTE were only one year apart in age but their art seemed far apart




112. Sicilian seven : SETTE


113. Hit the mall : SHOP


114. Way into the mountain : CAVE


116. More, to Miguel : MAS - After being taunted by Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran reportedly said NO MAS and quit

117. Backstage staff : CREW

120. Limit : CAP


121. Fort in New Jersey : DIX - One M*A*S*H episode had all the crew pose for a picture to try to convince Klinger's mother that he was at Fort Dix not Korea 




123. Toon bartender Szyslak : MOE


After you ATE UP C.C.'s puzzle, let's hear your savory comments: 

Oct 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, C.C. Burnikel

THEME: IN OTHER WORDS

Husker Gary here reporting from the site of a wonderful Wednesday puzzle authored by our lovely blogmistress! Not only has she given us a fun theme but has remarkably thrown in four, count 'em, four ten-letter down fills at a midweek level. Wow!

C.C. has taken four familiar phrases and tweaked them slightly to give us a different meaning with no reveal necessary

THEME ENTRIES

16. Inc. and LLC? : BUSINESS LETTERS - These are abbreviations you might find in a, uh,   BUSINESS LETTER



22. Beaming and shining? : GLOWING WORDS - Not merely words that express a positive feeling but words that actually Beam and Shine



45. "Got it!" and "Roger that!"? : CATCH PHRASES - Familiar speech idioms or a acknowledgement that you understand what was said as in this hilarious scene:



53. "What are you in for?" and "I was framed"? : PRISON SENTENCES - Years to be served or this great dialogue from Jack McCoy



Now for some Beaming, Shining fill:


Across

1. Ballet divisions : ACTS - In the second ACT of the Nutcracker, we get to see the wonderful Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy 



5. Crank (up) : REV

8. Hunchbacked lab assistant : IGOR - Marty Feldman insisted on being called EYE GORE if Gene Wilder was insisting on being FRAHNK EN STEEN.

12. Un-fizzy : FLAT - Don't leave your Pepsi out with the lid off

13. PGA Tour golf course near Miami : DORAL


15. Fish in salade niçoise : TUNA - A salad 25. Styled after, on a menu : A LA Nice, France. Julia Child's version:

19. "No fighting!" : BE NICE - Not to be confused with NICE above

20. Self-worth : EGO

21. Gym unit : REP - No pain, no gain is nonsense. Listen to your body.

25. Jibe grammatically : AGREE - "C.C. is a fabulous constructor" or "C.C. are a fabulous constructor" Hmmm...

28. Come-__: enticements : ONS - Spectrum advertises $29.95/mo. for internet, phone and cable (for new subscribers and only for 12 months)

29. Covent Garden highlight : ARIA - Tonight at 7:30 pm, Covent Garden will be presenting Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute) where one of the ARIAs is O zittre night, men limber Sohn (O Tremble Not My Dear Son). Yeah, I knew that.

30. Wolfish look : LEER

31. Pal of Pooh : ROO

32. Green shampoo : PRELL - Seinfeld, "I use the hard stuff - PRELL"


33. Ranking org. for court players : ATP - You've got to go down to #15 to get to an American man

34. Google operating system : ANDROID

36. "Never __ Me Go": Kazuo Ishiguro novel : LET

38. Blue Cross rival : AETNA

40. Dr. with Grammys : DRE - There's no way I could quote any of those lyrics

41. Managed __ : CARE 

42. Donkey sound : BRAY 

43. Tie the knot : WED - Fewer are



44. Socialite Perle : MESTA

48. Hassle : ADO

49. Tic-tac-toe win : OOO

50. "Green Eggs and Ham" opening : I AM SAM


57. Like the T206 Honus Wagner baseball card : RARE - Ever wonder what a $3M baseball card looks like? Collector C.C. would.

58. Eats by candlelight : DINES

59. Not in favor of : ANTI

60. Summit : APEX

61. Affirmative action : NOD - Be careful at an baseball card auction!

62. Drain slowly : SEEP



Down

1. Langley, e.g.: Abbr. : AFB - Next door at the Langley Research Center, NASA tested the Lunar Excursion Model



2. Driver or putter : CLUB - The 200 yd shot with the Driver counts the same as the 2 inch shot with the putter

3. Subdue with a charge : TASE

4. Cocktail made with brandy and crème de menthe : STINGER

5. Timber often used for guitar fretboards : ROSEWOOD - Maybe the guy who bought the Honus Wagner baseball card would pony up $25,000 for this Fender ROSEWOOD Telecaster



6. Triage locales, briefly : ERS


7. "La Bamba" singer Ritchie : VALENS

8. Addams family cousin : ITT

9. Military rebels : GUERRILLAS - I suppose our Minuteman  could have been so classified

10. Ready for the worst : ON RED ALERT - In the movie War Games it was called Def Con 1

11. Speaks with a scratchy voice : RASPS - Bonnie Tyler used her characteristic RASPY voice to sing Total Eclipse Of The Heart onboard a cruise ship on the day of the eclipse. 



13. Geometric art style : DECO

14. __ Mason: asset management giant : LEGG - That's LEGG MASON INC. in BUSINESS LETTERS

17. Aswan Dam site : NILE

18. In the direction of : TOWARD


23. Properly arranged : IN ORDER - I'm not OCD, but...

24. Underground find : ORE

26. Be judged unfairly : GET A BAD RAP

27. Performer's array : REPERTOIRE

31. Genetic code transmitter : RNA


32. Often fruity dessert : PIE - Coincidence or not? 

34. Slangy "Let's move on ... " : ANYHOO

35. Like priests : ORDAINED

37. What some caddies carry : TEA - A lovely Chinese TEA Caddy



39. The Northwest's Sea-__ Airport : TAC - Seattle/TAComa

41. Private jet choices : CESSNAS - Headquartered in Wichita, KS

43. "Any volunteers?" : WHO'S IN?

44. Cultural pic that may go viral : MEME


45. Oscar-winning director Frank : CAPRA - There are so many but these are some sterling examples

46. Frog habitat : POND

47. Pre-coll. exams : SATS

51. Spots to conceal : ACNE

52. Dole (out) : METE

54. Kinsey research focus : SEX - Hugh Hefner said he was profoundly affected by Kinsey's research 

55. Producer of some Talking Heads albums : ENO

56. Sample : SIP

Now, how 'bout some GLOWING words for C.C.'s puzzle:

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