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Counterpart of she-shed / MON 8-15-22 / Footwear large headquartered in Boston Mass / Fast-food pork sandwich / Kind of expertise in some trendy navy plane / Global middle of Shia Islam / Toy that attaches to a backyard hose / Ump’s name after a primary pitch / Minor damage in kidspeak


Constructor: Simon Marotte

Relative issue: Medium-Challenging (for a Monday … these large corners had been bizarre / slowish)

THEME: STRIKE ONE (37A: Ump’s name after a primary pitch … or a touch to the ends of 17-, 25-, 53- and 63-Across) — every of the endings is a factor you’ll be able to strike, i.e. you’ll be able to STRIKE ONE of the next:

Theme solutions:

  • a stability (NEW BALANCE) (17A: Footwear large headquartered in Boston, Mass.)
  • a deal (DONE DEAL) (25A: Fait accompli)
  • a pose (YOGA POSE) (53A: Downward canine, for one)
  • a chord (MINOR CHORD) (63A: Group of notes that always sounds unhappy)
  • Word of the Day: SELA Ward (40A: Actress Ward) —

    Sela Ann Ward (born July 11, 1956) is an American actress, writer, and producer. Her breakthrough TV position was as Teddy Reed within the NBC drama collection Sisters (1991–96), for which she obtained her first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1994. She obtained her second Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama for the main position of Lily Manning within the ABC drama collection Once and Again (1999–2002). Ward later had the recurring position of Stacy Warner within the Fox medical drama House, additionally starred as Jo Danville within the CBSpolice procedural CSI: NY (2010–2013)[3] and starred as Dana Mosier within the CBS police procedural collection FBI (2018–2019).

    She additionally performed supporting roles in movies, together with The Man Who Loved Women (1983), Rustlers’ Rhapsody (1985), Nothing in Common (1986), Hello Again (1987), The Fugitive (1993), My Fellow Americans (1996), The Badge(2002), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), The Guardian (2006), The Stepfather(2009), Gone Girl (2014), and Independence Day: Resurgence (2016). (wikipedia)

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    Hello, I’m again, no because of the great folks at Delta, or to my automotive, which gave out at 70mph on the I-86 at this time, about ninety miles west of my remaining vacation spot, i.e. residence. We received in to Detroit after midnight, drove a pair hours to a tollbooth relaxation space plaza dealie, slept within the automotive for 3 hours, then drove again by means of Ohio and Pennsylvania to New York, the place the automotive died, after which we spent hours ready for a tow truck that was imagined to take half an hour the *first* time we referred to as (we referred to as at the very least 4 instances), and even then because it’s Sunday and we had been ninety miles from residence there was nothing a lot to be performed so the automotive is again in Bath, NY ready to be seen by Some Garage, which can inform us that it is a small factor or an enormous factor, and it’ll price slightly cash or some huge cash. Anyway, thank god for associates, who got here and rescued us and took us residence. Now I’m all jet-lagged and obsessive about the truth that my home would not odor proper. It would not odor unhealthy, it simply would not odor like I’ve been residing in it. Not certain what the lacking ingredient is but. Coffee, most likely. And scented candles. So yeah I’ve had about three hours sleep within the final 36 hours however at the very least I’m nicely fed (thawed some soup—magic). And now there’s this puzzle, and it is positive, I suppose, nevertheless it’s constructed bizarre, I feel. Giant corners and a super-choppy, hole-ridden middle. Big corners may maintain delights, the delights that longer solutions usually convey, however at this time they do not, probably not. They’re fairly shruggy. As for the theme, I did not just like the revealer at first as a result of the ONE half felt awkward, however now I feel perhaps I prefer it positive. What may you do with every of the ending phrases? You may STRIKE ONE. None of the themers is that attention-grabbing by itself, however the theme holds up positive. Fine sufficient for Monday. I’m solely now studying that there’s such a factor as MICROSLEEP (heard of “micronap,” however not “-sleep”). I do not assume it is clued nicely, although, because the clue implies that it is one thing that is intentional and presumably refreshing, whereas it is a no and no on each counts.”People who expertise microsleeps usually stay unaware of them, as a substitute believing themselves to have been awake the entire time, or to have quickly misplaced focus” (wikipedia). I favored remembering SLIP ‘N’ SLIDE—do they nonetheless make them? I assumed perhaps they’d been outlawed, like Jarts (garden darts), since they had been the reason for many a yard damage, for certain. 

    had an excellent two-week trip, first in Northern Michigan after which in Los Angeles. I’ll focus on it over the approaching week. Or I will not. We’ll see. I gotta put together for the beginning of the Fall semester (every week from tomorrow), and as I say, I gotta take care of my automotive, and on prime of all of it I’ve jury responsibility beginning Tuesday. The highlights of L.A. had been the New Beverly Cinema (I noticed “Cinderella” (1950) and “Moonraker” (1979)), the Getty (esp. the Cy Twombly exhibit), and the Huntington Library/Museum in Pasadena (lastly received to see a very powerful Chaucer MS on the planet, in addition to different stunning issues. 

    at The Huntington

    Not a lot to say concerning the fill in at this time’s puzzle besides that MANCAVE and “she-shed” are some vomity gender-binary nonsense. “She-shed” is definitely bodily painful to see and say, I am unable to imagine girls let themselves be talked into that little bit of tin-eared advertising terminology. You do not even get a spot within the precise home? Just … a shed? Shed? That’s the phrase for the dank cobwebby place you place soiled instruments or no matter. And “she-shed” appears like a hair and/or pores and skin drawback. Nah, you bought the brief finish of the stick there, for certain. What else? I had LEGO ___ and no concept what adopted, presumably as a result of nothing made out of Legos qualifies as ART. Also, AH will not be a sound of “contented pleasure.” That’s AAH, or presumably AHH. “AH” is a type of unimpressed “I see,” or else what you say on the dentist’s workplace (28A: Sounds of contented pleasure = AHS). I had PUG for POM and SAYS YES as a substitute of SAYS I DO, and I actually actually imagine it is spelled ‘eeny’ not EENIE. OK, glad to be again, and many others. See you tomorrow.

    Signed, Rex Parker, King of CrossWorld

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