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LA Times Crossword 10 Sep 22, Saturday


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Bill’s time: 12m 11s

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Today’s Wiki-est Amazonian Googlies

Across

1 Cohen persona : ALI G

Sacha Baron Cohen is a comic and comedian actor from England. He is maybe most well-known for enjoying the characters Borat and Ali G on the small and enormous screens. I’m wasn’t a fan, however I have to admit that I actually loved 2020’s “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”.

13 City on the Mississippi, for brief : NOLA

The metropolis of New Orleans, Louisiana has the nickname “The Big Easy”. This identify would possibly come from the early 1900s when musicians discovered it comparatively “easy” to seek out work there. The metropolis can be identified by the acronym NOLA, standing for New Orleans (NO), Louisiana (LA).

The Mississippi River runs proper by means of the Midwest. It originates in Lake Itasca, Minnesota and flows into the Gulf of Mexico a few hundred miles beneath New Orleans. The identify Mississippi is a corruption of a Native American identify “misi-ziibi”, which means “Great River, Father of Waters”.

18 Angiogram picture : AORTA

An angiogram is (often) an x-ray picture taken of the circulatory system. The picture is usually enhanced by the introduction of a radio-opaque “dye” into the bloodstream.

19 NPR podcast hosted by Sam Sanders till 2022 : IT’S BEEN A MINUTE

Journalist Sam Sanders hosted the weekly popular culture podcast “It’s Been a Minute” on NPR from 2017 till 2022. He left NPR to host one other popular culture podcast, one referred to as “Into It” on the “New York” journal web site Vulture.com.

28 Revolutionary group? : THE SOLAR SYSTEM

Heliocentrism is the astronomical mannequin that has the Earth and different planets revolving across the Sun on the middle of the Solar System. The geocentric mannequin holds that the Earth is the middle of the Universe.

31 “Elementary” star : LIU

Lucy Liu is an actress from Queens, New York. Liu’s huge break got here when she was chosen to play the Ling Woo character in “Ally McBeal”. I favored her within the 2000 movie “Charlie’s Angels” however as I’m no fan of Quentin Tarantino, I didn’t benefit from the film “Kill Bill”. I do take pleasure in one in all Liu’s more moderen initiatives by which she performs Joan Watson, one of many two lead characters within the TV crime drama “Elementary”.

If you’ve seen the American tv present “Elementary”, you’ll know that it’s an adaptation of the traditional tales by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle which can be set within the current day. “Elementary” is analogous in feel and look to the wonderful BBC sequence “Sherlock”, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as a modern-day Holmes. We can decide up “Sherlock” in some elements of the nation as a part of “Masterpiece Mystery” on PBS.

33 Righteous Babe Records founder DiFranco : ANI

Singer Ani DiFranco based her report firm Righteous Records in 1990 with the intention to achieve independence from the established report business. She needed to change the identify to Righteous Babe Records as there already was a Righteous Record label, one which revealed gospel music.

41 Otherworldly : ETHEREAL

The Greek thinker Empedocles proposed that there are 4 components that made up the universe, specifically earth, water, air and fireplace. Aristotle later proposed a fifth ingredient which he referred to as aether (additionally “ether”). Aether was the divine substance that made up the celebrities and planets. We’re nonetheless utilizing the time period “ether” with the same which means.

42 Musical Reed : LOU

Lou Reed was greatest referred to as a rock musician and songwriter, and was particularly related to the fabulous 1973 hit “Walk on the Wildside”. Reed is much less effectively referred to as a photographer, however he revealed two collections of his work. The first was launched in 2003 below the title “Emotions in Action”, and the second in 2006 referred to as “Lou Reed’s New York”. Reed handed away in 2013.

43 “Llama Llama Misses __”: rhyming ebook by Anna Dewdney : MAMA

“Llama Llama” is a sequence of kids’s books penned by writer and illustrator Anna Dewdney. The sequence is remarkably profitable, and has been tailored into performs, musicals and an animated Netflix sequence.

44 Some spooky tales : ATTICS

An attic or loft is a room or area positioned beneath the roof of a constructing. The time period “attic” is a shortened type of “attic story”, the uppermost story or stage of a home. This time period “attic story” initially utilized to a low, ornamental stage constructed on prime of the uppermost story behind a constructing’s ornamental facade. This use of ornament on the prime of buildings was widespread in historic Greece, and was significantly essential within the Attica type. That Attica type was so referred to as as a result of it originated within the historic area of Attica that encompassed town of Athens. And that’s how our attics are linked to historic Greece.

52 Sub customary? : SONAR

The British developed the primary underwater detection system that used sound waves. Research was pushed by protection calls for throughout WWI, resulting in manufacturing of working models in 1922. This new sound detection system was described as utilizing “supersonics”, however for the aim of secrecy the time period was dropped in favor of an acronym. The work was performed below the auspices of the Royal Navy’s Anti-Submarine Division, so ASD was mixed with the “IC” from “superson-ic-s” to create the identify ASDIC. The navy even went so far as renaming the quartz materials on the coronary heart of the know-how “ASDivite”. By the time WWII got here alongside, the Americans had been producing their very own programs and coined the time period SONAR, enjoying off the associated software, RADAR. And so, the identify ASDIC was deep-sixed …

54 Label big : AVERY

Avery Dennison Corporation was based as Kum Kleen Products in 1935, by R. Stanton Avery. Kum Kleen Products had been the primary producers of self-adhesive labels.

57 “Let’s Get It On” singer : GAYE

“Let’s Get It On” is a track by Marvin Gaye, first recorded in 1973. The track’s lyrics should be among the many most sexually charged within the in style repertoire, and helped to earn Gaye a popularity as a intercourse icon.

58 Nestlé model : EDY’S

Dreyer’s ice cream sells its merchandise below the identify Dreyer’s within the Western United States, and Edy’s within the Eastern states. The firm’s founders had been William Dreyer and Joseph Edy.

Nestlé is the world’s largest meals firm. It was based in 1905 in Vevey, Switzerland the place the corporate headquarters is to today. Although the corporate got here into being as the results of a merger, it retains the identify of one of many co-founders, German confectioner Henri Nestlé. Henri Nestlé’s actual breakthrough product was child method.

Down

1 MacDowell of “Groundhog Day” : ANDIE

Andie MacDowell is an American actress who appears to show up in fairly a couple of British productions set in that a part of the world. Most famously she was the love curiosity within the fabulous movie “Four Weddings and a Funeral” starring reverse Hugh Grant. I additionally loved one other of her motion pictures, “Groundhog Day”, which is a enjoyable story set again right here within the US.

“Groundhog Day” is a 1993 comedy movie that has already change into a traditional. The star of the film is Bill Murray, with Andie MacDowell placing in an ideal supporting efficiency. “Groundhog Day” is about in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania though it was truly filmed within the city of Woodstock, Illinois.

7 Native folks of Guatemala : ITZA

Guatemala in Central America grew to become unbiased from Spain in 1821, first turning into a part of the Mexican Empire, after which turning into fully unbiased two years later.

9 Piques : AROUSES

The phrases “whet” and “pique” can each be used within the sense of sharpening, or awakening one’s curiosity or want.

10 Travel information? : NORTH STAR

Because the orientation of the Earth’s axis shifts, albeit very slowly, the place of north relative to the celebrities modifications over time. The shiny star that’s closest to true north is Polaris, and so we name Polaris the “North Star” or “Pole Star”. Because of the comparatively steady place of Polaris within the Northern Sky, it’s a helpful navigational instrument. 14,000 years in the past, the closest shiny star to true north was Vega, and it is going to be so once more in about 12,000 yr’s time.

11 Big identify in British artwork : TATE

The museum referred to as “the Tate” contains 4 separate galleries in England. The unique Tate gallery was based by Sir Henry Tate because the National Gallery of British Art. It is positioned on Millbank in London, on the positioning of the outdated Millbank Prison, and is now referred to as Tate Britain. There can be the Tate Liverpool within the north of England that’s positioned in an outdated warehouse, and the Tate St. Ives within the west nation positioned in an outdated fuel works. My favourite of the Tate galleries is the Tate Modern which lies on the banks of the Thames in London. It’s a phenomenal constructing, a transformed energy station that it’s important to see to imagine. As of 2018, the Tate Modern was essentially the most visited artwork museum within the UK.

12 Calypso-influenced style : SKA

The musical type referred to as calypso originated in Trinidad and Tobago, however there appears to be some debate about which influences had been most essential because the style developed. It is mostly agreed that the music was imported by African slaves from their homeland, however others emphasize influences of the medieval French troubadours. To me it sounds extra African in nature. Calypso reached the lots when it was first recorded in 1912, and it unfold all over the world within the thirties and forties. It reached its pinnacle with the discharge of the well-known “Banana Boat Song” by Harry Belafonte.

15 Yellow hue : CANARY

What we now know because the home canary was first dropped at Europe from Macaronesia, off the coast of Africa, by Spanish sailors within the 1600s. Macaronesia is a group of 4 archipelagos that features the Canary Islands. The identify of the islands comes from the Latin “Insula Canaria” which means “island of dogs”, a reference to the numerous giant canines discovered domestically. So, the canary chook is called for the Canary Islands, which in flip are named for canines.

17 Adventurous brothers of Nineteen Nineties Nickelodeon : PETES

“The Adventures of Pete & Pete” is a comedy TV present on Nickelodeon. The title characters are two younger brothers, each of whom have the identify “Pete Wrigley”. One makes use of the nickname “Big Pete”, and the opposite “Little Pete”.

20 Good methods to avoid wasting, initially : IRAS

Tax shelters are strategies used to cut back taxable revenue, therefore lowering tax legal responsibility. Tax shelters will be authorized or unlawful. The commonest instance of a authorized tax shelter is a sanctioned retirement plan, comparable to a person retirement account (IRA).

24 Katey of “Sons of Anarchy” : SAGAL

Katey Sagal performed Peggy Bundy on “Married … with Children”. Later she took over as star of the present “8 Simple Rules” in the course of its run, when John Ritter handed away unexpectedly in 2003. Sagal then appeared on the FX drama “Sons of Anarchy”. In 2004, she married Kurt Sutter who created the “Sons of Anarchy” sequence.

“Sons of Anarchy” is a well-liked FX crime sequence about an outlaw motorbike membership in California’s Central Valley. Apparently, it’s the most profitable FX present ever.

25 Gym ball? : PROM

A promenade is a proper dance held upon commencement from highschool (we name them “formals” over in Ireland). The time period “prom” is brief for “promenade”, the identify given to a sort of dance or ball.

26 Minuscule : EENY

“Minuscule” is a kind of phrases that’s typically misspelled, often as “miniscule”.

27 “Sorry, did I just gross you out?” : TMI?

Too a lot data (TMI)

30 “Doctor Zhivago” heroine : LARA

The heroine of Boris Pasternak’s epic novel “Doctor Zhivago” is Lara. The Lara character was impressed by Pasternak’s mistress Olga Ivinskaya.

“Doctor Zhivago” is an epic novel by Boris Pasternak that was first revealed in 1957. I haven’t tried to learn the ebook, however the 1965 movie model is a must-see, directed by David Lean and starring Omar Sharif within the title function. The story facilities on Yuri Zhivago, a health care provider and poet, and the way he’s affected by the Russian Revolution and the Russian Civil War.

39 Fields of comedy : TOTIE

“Totie Fields” was the stage identify of comic Sophie Feldman. “Totie” is a corruption of “Sophie”, and was the nickname she was given as a baby.

45 Umbilical selection : INNIE

The navel is actually the scar left behind when the umbilical wire is faraway from a new child child. One fascinating use of the umbilicus (navel, stomach button) is to distinguish between similar twins, particularly when they’re very younger.

46 Terra __ : COTTA

In the historical past of ceramic supplies, earthenware (additionally “terra cotta”) is a comparatively outdated materials. It is porous, and desires a ceramic glaze to make it impervious to liquids. Stoneware was developed later, and is impervious to liquids in its personal proper as a result of larger firing temperature. Porcelain got here later nonetheless, and is fired at even larger temperatures to provide a stronger, tougher and finer materials.

48 Starburst? : NOVA

A nova (plural “novae”) is mainly a star that out of the blue will get a lot brighter, steadily returning to its unique state weeks and even years later. The elevated brightness of a nova is because of elevated nuclear exercise inflicting the star to select up further hydrogen from a neighboring celestial physique. A supernova may be very completely different from a nova. A supernova is a really shiny burst of sunshine and vitality created when a lot of the materials in a star explodes. The shiny burst of a supernova may be very short-lived in comparison with the sustained brightness of a nova.

50 Shuffle gadget : IPOD

The iPod Shuffle was launched in 2005 and is the smallest of Apple’s line of audio gamers. The Shuffle was the primary iPod to make use of flash reminiscence.

51 Artisan’s platform : ETSY

Etsy.com is an e-commerce web site the place you should purchase and promote the form of gadgets that you simply would possibly discover at a craft honest.

52 Short listing of stars? : SAG

The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) was fashioned again in 1933, at a time when Hollywood stars had been actually being exploited by the large film studios, particularly the youthful and fewer inexperienced performers. Early supporters of the Guild included well-known names like Humphrey Bogart and James Cagney (you might think about them in a negotiation!). Past presidents of SAG had been additionally huge names, comparable to Eddie Cantor, James Cagney, Ronald Reagan, Howard Keel, Charlton Heston, Ed Asner and Melissa Gilbert. SAG merged with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) in 2012 to create SAG-AFTRA.

Complete List of Clues/Answers

Across

1 Cohen persona : ALI G
5 Within : AMID
9 Insects which will reproduce with out males : ANTS
13 City on the Mississippi, for brief : NOLA
14 Terminal level : GATE
15 Pond noise : CROAK
16 Entry-level perk? : DOOR PRIZE
18 Angiogram picture : AORTA
19 NPR podcast hosted by Sam Sanders till 2022 : IT’S BEEN A MINUTE
21 Quite a bit to handle? : ESTATE
22 Foolhardy : RASH
23 Understand : GET
24 Keys left for a housesitter : SPARE SET
28 Revolutionary group? : THE SOLAR SYSTEM
31 “Elementary” star : LIU
32 Before : AGO
33 Righteous Babe Records founder DiFranco : ANI
34 24-hour submit : INSTAGRAM STORY
41 Otherworldly : ETHEREAL
42 Musical Reed : LOU
43 “Llama Llama Misses __”: rhyming ebook by Anna Dewdney : MAMA
44 Some spooky tales : ATTICS
48 “But I can probably manage on my own” : NO WORRIES IF NOT
52 Sub customary? : SONAR
53 Make issues fascinating, so to talk : UP THE ANTE
54 Label big : AVERY
55 Single serving, say : DOSE
56 Lo-cal : LITE
57 “Let’s Get It On” singer : GAYE
58 Nestlé model : EDY’S
59 Bound : LEAP

Down

1 MacDowell of “Groundhog Day” : ANDIE
2 Pilfers : LOOTS
3 Rather temporary concession speech : I LOST
4 “Only Happy When It Rains” rock band : GARBAGE
5 Accept : AGREE TO
6 Word with drag or sail : MAIN …
7 Native folks of Guatemala : ITZA
8 Judge : DEEM
9 Piques : AROUSES
10 Travel information? : NORTH STAR
11 Big identify in British artwork : TATE
12 Calypso-influenced style : SKA
15 Yellow hue : CANARY
17 Adventurous brothers of Nineteen Nineties Nickelodeon : PETES
20 Good methods to avoid wasting, initially : IRAS
24 Katey of “Sons of Anarchy” : SAGAL
25 Gym ball? : PROM
26 Minuscule : EENY
27 “Sorry, did I just gross you out?” : TMI?
28 Window shade : TINT
29 Opposite of a talking charge? : HUSH MONEY
30 “Doctor Zhivago” heroine : LARA
31 “It’s not you, it’s me,” possibly : LIE
35 Service supplier? : TEAWARE
36 Well-protected storehouse : ARMORY
37 Part with tooth : GEAR
38 Date elements : SLASHES
39 Fields of comedy : TOTIE
40 Waste stream’s discharge level : OUTFALL
45 Umbilical selection : INNIE
46 Terra __ : COTTA
47 Soak, in a means : STEEP
48 Starburst? : NOVA
49 “How __!” : RUDE
50 Shuffle gadget : IPOD
51 Artisan’s platform : ETSY
52 Short listing of stars? : SAG

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