A THEMELESS SATURDAY WITH DEBBIE AND JEFF
Husker Gary here today saying OY Vey, let's hope we can make this a kvetching-free zone today as we are now officially in the season of spring!
Now let's see what else this wonderful duo has for us today:
1. __ bar : TAPAS - Hispanic noshes
6. Line used when wrapping? : THAT'S THAT - What we bloggers might say after we wrap up reviewing a puzzle
15. Singer whose three studio albums have numerical titles : ADELE - A woman with a glorious voice and a plethora of vowels in her name
16. Was bugged : WORE A WIRE - Just speak into my shirt
17. Remove, as a corsage : UNPIN - Be careful how you're pinning and unpinning that corsage, Buster!
18. It has a climbing route called "The Nose" : EL CAPITAN
19. Crude : TASTELESS - That may have been funny years ago but...
21. Den denizens : CUBS - Saw them play the Royals in beautiful Sloan Stadium in Mesa, AZ on a beautiful 60F day last Sunday. The surrounding area is called Wrigleyville like it is in Chicago surrounding Wrigley Field.
22. Nice assent : OUI - Yes in Nice, France!
23. League of Women Voters co-founder : CATT - Carrie Chapman CATT. Progress!
24. Assists a chef : PREPS - For me that would be, "Get out the ketchup, Gary!"
26. White House advisory gp. : NSC - JFK and his National Security Council in October 1961 during a very tense time in American history
27. Six-pack group : ABS - Here's how to work on your abdominal muscles
28. Fighting chance : BOUT - What many consider the greatest and most brutal BOUT of all time. Joe Frazier's corner quit after the 14th round which gave Ali a TKO but Ali was begging his corner to "cut off his gloves" so he could quit but Joe beat him to it.
29. Comics shriek : YEOW
31. The African Queen, for one : STEAMBOAT - Bogie and Hepburn suffered many physical ailments making this movie in the brutal Belgian Congo
35. Former first daughter : MALIA and 2. To an annoying degree : AD NAUSEAM - I had _ U L I _ (JULIE Nixon) for the name for awhile because I thought AD NAUSEAM ended in UM.
37. Make a call : OPT
38. Conqueror of Valencia in 1094 : EL CID
40. Brain in many an Asimov story : MAIN FRAME - Not exactly a MAIN FRAME but here is Isaac Asimov pitching a computer. Hey, authors have to eat too!
43. British title : DAME
44. Part of a flute : STEM - How 'bout a Champagne flute with a hollow STEM
47. __ shooter : PEA
48. Buzzed : TIPSY
50. Pokémon that evolves to Kadabra : ABRA - Yeah, I knew that! 😛
51. Org. concerned with child support : PTA - Mrs. Johnson "socked it to the Harper Valley PTA"
52. Singer Vannelli : GINO - 65-yr-old GINO was performing in Scottsdale just after we left this week
53. 1995 AFI Life Achievement Award recipient : SPIELBERG - His first movie was Amblin' which he wrote, directed and edited with $15,000. I can't pick a favorite of his movies but Apollo 13 is right up there.
55. Spidey sense, basically : ALARM BELL
58. Skateboard leap : OLLIE - Mass OLLIES
59. Stopped taking orders : WENT ROGUE - I did this at several points in my life which almost all turned out to be bad decisions
60. Home of Armani and Prada : MILAN - Do they sell at Kohl's?
61. News credential : PRESS PASS - Where/when they wore them.
62. Place on a pedestal : EXALT
1. Scientific name involving a repeated word : TAUTONYM - New word for me but you see an example at the bottom of this chart
3. What Brad's Drink became : PEPSI COLA - Invented in 1893 in New Bern, N.C.
4. Settled down : ALIT
5. Elder or Younger Roman writer : SENECA - PLINY was not only wrong, it was one letter short
6. Modern-day eruption : TWEET STORM - Today everybody has an opinion and an electronic forum
7. "The Planets" composer : HOLST - It has seven movements - one for each planet except the one we inhabit
9. It can be green, red or yellow : TEA - I'll bet a bunch that C.C.'s house does not contain a TEA bag
10. Con's mark : SAP
11. Hyphenated word in a Hawthorne title : TWICE TOLD - An 1837 compilation of short stories he collected over the years
12. Put the bite on : HIT UP - Every year we get HIT UP for these delights. Gotta love the Thin Mints
13. Many Scheherazade characters : ARABS - A Rimsky-Korsakov symphonic suite based on The Arabian Knights
14. XXX, perhaps : TENS - Olympic judges at the Roman Colosseum?
20. Big dogs : LABS and 24. Little dog : POM - Here's a cross of a Golden Lab and a Pomeranian.
25. Self-Operating Napkin creator Goldberg : RUBE - Here it is!
28. Rides with wing-shaped tailfins : BAT MOBILES - There's more than one?
30. Game including golf and bowling : WII SPORTS
32. Taker of ppm measurements : EPA - The Environmental Protection Agency decides how many parts per million of any stuff can be in any other stuff
33. Barbershop quartet style : A CAPPELLA - A wonderful scene and fabulous music!
34. Race against the clock : TIME TRIAL - Omaha has been the site of the TIME TRIALS for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team for years.
36. Outdoor party crashers : ANTS
39. Buster? : DEA AGENT - Busting drug rings
41. "Bossypants" memoirist : FEY -Tina FEY is a funny woman
42. Fictional governess : EYRE - A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.
46. Rita Hayworth's title princess : SALOME - Her Salome dress recently sold at auction for $15,000. (Talk about contrast to Jane Eyre!)
48. Building subcontractor : TILER
49. Just plain silly : INANE
50. Outstanding : A PLUS
52. Be a looky-loo : GAWP - Of course I thought it was GAWK first
53. Genesis creator : SEGA
54. "Disarming Iraq" author Hans : BLIX - He was also the first western representative at the Chernobyl disaster site
56. Ceremonial title? : MRS - On What's My Line, Emcee John Daly's first question of a woman contestant after she signed in was, "Is it Miss or MRS. ______"?
57. Jazz genre : BOP- Or BEBOP
What say you?