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Showing posts with label Margaret Hannan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Margaret Hannan. Show all posts

Sep 1, 2013

Sunday September 1, 2013 Margaret Hannan

Theme: "Division of Labor" - Each "Labor" word is divided into two parts by a black square.

23A. Brown outburst : GOOD GRIEF  FORT BENNING (24A. Georgia military post)
 
40A. '90s three-door SUV : MAZDA NAVAJO  BUBBLE GUM (45A. Bazooka output)

61A. High class : UPPER CRUST  RAIN BARREL (64A. Runoff collector)

85A. Getaway with horses : DUDE RANCH  OREGON DUCKS (87A. Washington Huskies rival)

108A. Frequent button-presser : COUCH POTATO  I'LL BE BACK (110A. Arnold's catchphrase)

So these are essentially grid-spanning 21-letter entries broken up by a black square. A perfect 100 theme squares.

I've mentioned this before. Grid spanning 15's often ease up a weekday grid, but 21's are somehow hard. And the constructor has 5 to deal with today.

I think this is Margaret Hannan's LAT debut. Congratulations!
 
Across:

1. Traveling like Columbus : ASEA

5. Seniors' advocacy org. : AARP. Few like them on our blog.

9. Many a commuter's home : SUBURB

15. Beltmaking tools : AWLS

19. Still at the lost and found : UNCLAIMED

21. One who overdoes a privilege : ABUSER

22. Actress Perlman : RHEA. Back together with Danny DeVito after a short separation.

26. Googling result : URL

27. Defense team: Abbr. : ATTs

28. "Twilight" heroine : BELLA (Swan).  Look here.  It has no mention of his relationship with Kristen Stewart. How could that be? I like Wiki bio where there's a clear "Personal life" segment.

29. Kook : WEIRDO

30. Space capsule transition : RE-ENTRY

32. It may be a surprise : PARTY

33. Hawker's talk : SPIEL

34. __ moment : AHA

35. Moral misstep : SIN

36. Nobelist Bellow : SAUL. Better call this Saul. Breaking Bad.



37. Airport security requests : IDs

47. Inter __ : ALIA

48. Toledo title : SENOR

49. Action film weapons : UZIs

50. Water container? : DIKE. Nice clue.

51. Good __/bad __: interrogation method : COP

52. Thanks/thanks link : BUT NO.

54. Org. with HQ on Manhattan's East Side : THE UN

56. "Bummer" : AW GEE. Do you guys all like the stupid Gmail new format? I can't even find the CC button.

57. Big name in escapes : HOUDINI. I thought of Alcatraz.

59. Lamb cut : SHANK

60. Glamorous Gardner : AVA

69. Storage media, briefly : CDs

70. Civil rights org. : NAACP

72. Follow : ABIDE BY

73. Groundwork : BASIS

76. Game on skates : DERBY. Roller derby.

77. Windshield sticker : DECAL

79. Head of London? : LOO. Did you want ELL also?

80. "I say!" : EGAD

81. Western landscape feature : MESA

82. Like some luck : TOUGH

84. Zero-spin particle : PION. No idea. What does "Zero-spin" mean?

90. Match, as a bet : SEE

91. Sony co-founder Morita : AKIO. Literally "bright man".


92. Enlistees : GIs

93. Oklahoma resource : OIL

94. Plant tissue : XYLEM. New word to me also.

96. Cover used during zapping : SARAN

99. "Gerontion" poet : T. S. ELIOT

103. Opens, as a beer : UNCAPS

105. Required situation for a two-run homer : ONE ON. Oh, I'd like you to know that I'm now a Pirates fan. Bye, Twins!



106. Roll call replies : AYES

107. Sgt. or cpl. : NCO

112. Verdant : LUSH

113. Decks out : ADORNS

114. Sneak out : STEAL AWAY

115. "I'd hate to break up __" : A SET

116. Accommodate, in a way, as a restaurant patron : RE-SEAT

117. "CSI" actress Helgenberger : MARG.  Pronounced with a hard "G". She's wearing nipple concealers, Argyle, in case you wonder.



118. Sticky Note, e.g. : MEMO

Down:

1. Soothsayer : AUGUR

2. Nocturnal noise : SNORE

3. Nice school : ECOLE. French city Nice.

4. City council rep. : ALD

5. Dallas-based budget carrier : AIRTRAN

6. Accord : AMITY

7. Welsh actor Roger : REES

8. Adobe format : PDF

9. More conservative, investment-wise : SAFER

10. Horseshoe-shaped hardware item : U-BOLT

11. Thickset : BURLY

12. Venus's org. : USTA (United States Tennis Association). Venus Williams.

13. Gray : REB. This "Gray" clue gets me all the time.

14. Stout servers : BREW PUBS

15. Onetime rival of Jack and Gary : ARNIE (Palmer). Gary Player.

16. Pinwheel : WHIRLIGIG. Lovely entry.

17. Advance : LEND

18. Palm tree starch : SAGO

20. First name in whodunits : AGATHA

25. Sam who played Merlin in "Merlin" : NEILL

28. It has strings attached : BANJO. The dreaded "Deliverance".

31. Nothin' : NADA

32. Cliburn's instrument : PIANO

33. Oral polio vaccine developer : SABIN

35. Cinematographer Nykvist : SVEN. Known for his for his work with Ingmar Bergman, according to Wiki.

36. Ichiro of baseball : SUZUKI. My very first baseball card is a Ichiro rookie.

38. British nobleman : DUKE

39. Barrie pirate : SMEE. Peter Pan.

40. __ Picchu : MACHU

41. Knock for __ : A LOOP

42. Mom's winter morning reminder : ZIP UP

43. Up and about : ASTIR

44. Surg. specialty : ORTH

45. Lake __ Vista : BUENA

46. __ Bear, original name of Winnie-the-Pooh : EDWARD. Did not know this.

52. Bath visitors : BIRDS. "Visitor" made me think of the British city Bath.

53. Members of the fam : UNCS (Uncles). Meh fill. Unavoidable in a Sunday grid.

55. Source of a Marxian nickname : HARP. This refers to Harpo Marx, right?

56. Be helpful to : AVAIL

58. Rule : DECIDE

59. You might take one before giving up : STAB. Please give Young & Beautiful
a stab. Best song I heard this summer. So haunting.

60. "SOS" singers : ABBA

62. World Heritage Site org. : UNESCO

63. Immortal actress Bernhardt : SARAH. It amuses me every time Rich uses "Immortal" in a clue. Wiki said she's "the most famous actress the world has ever known." Died in March 1923. French.

65. Salsa holder : NACHO

66. Museum item : RELIC

67. Nook download : E-BOOK

68. City north of Marseilles : LYONS. I wonder why English adds S to both Lyon and Marseille.

71. Plasm lead-in : CYTO. "Cell".

73. Hospital count : BEDS

74. Chills and fever : AGUE

75. Lousy example : SAD EXCUSE.  Always thought "sad excuse" = "bad explanation".

76. Jean-etic material? : DENIM. Got it.

77. Expected to arrive : DUE IN

78. Breakfast staple : EGGS

81. Matches the scorecard, so to speak : MAKES PAR. I tend to say "I made a par/birdie/bogey" on that hole, with "a".

83. Bach's instrument : ORGAN

84. Clout : PULL

86. Friend of Potsie in "Happy Days" : RALPH

88. Steed feeder : NOSEBAG

89. Semi filler : DIESEL

95. America's Cup entry : YACHT

96. It's a trap : SNARE. Great clue.

97. UnitedHealthcare rival : AETNA

98. High bar : ROOST

99. First president who wasn't elected : TYLER (John). Because of Harrison's death.

100. Amazed : IN AWE

101. Eponymous William's birthplace : OCCAM. William of Occam, known for his razor principle.

102. Capital east of Seoul : TOKYO

103. Campus south of Sunset Blvd. : UCLA

104. We, to Henri : NOUS. Oui!

105. Plains people : OTOS

106. Mont. neighbor : ALTA (Alberta)

109. Wordsworth work : ODE

110. Philosophy : ISM

111. Emeril catchword : BAM. This simple Quinoa salad deserves a "Bam" from Emeril! I always "Kick it up a notch" with a few slices of avocado.


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