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LA Times Crossword 12 Sep 22, Monday


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Constructed by: Kelly Clark
Edited by: Patti Varol

Today’s Theme (in keeping with Bill): Child’s Play, at First

Themed solutions every begin with a synonym of “straightforward”:

  • 17A “Careful now” : EASY DOES IT
  • 27A Nursery rhyme man who met a pieman : SIMPLE SIMON
  • 44A Mennonites, e.g. : PLAIN PEOPLE
  • 60A Fair-weather forecast : CLEAR SKIES

Read on, or soar to …
… a whole record of solutions

Bill’s time: 5m 24s

Bill’s errors: 0

Today’s Wiki-est Amazonian Googlies

Across

5 Lucy’s pal on “I Love Lucy” : ETHEL

In the hit tv present “I Love Lucy”, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz play Lucy and Ricky Ricardo. The Ricardos’ greatest mates are additionally their landlords, Fred and Ethel Mertz. The Mertzes are performed by William Frawley and Vivian Vance.

15 Circle or polygon : SHAPE

The suffix -gon comes from the Greek “gonia” that means “angle, knee”. An octagon, for instance, has eight angles, and a polygon has many angles.

16 Sailor’s hailing name : AHOY!

“Ahoy!” is a nautical time period used to sign a vessel. When the phone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell, he urged that “ahoy” be used as an ordinary greeting when answering a name. However, Thomas Edison got here up with “hello”, and we’ve been utilizing that ever since.

19 Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac : MICK

The band Fleetwood Mac was based in 1967 in London by Peter Green. He selected “Fleetwood Mac” from the names of two mates in former teams, i.e. “Fleetwood” and “McVie”. Green did this although Fleetwood Mac’s drummer’s title occurs to be Mick Fleetwood.

21 Astronaut’s house in orbit: Abbr. : ISS

The International Space Station (ISS) is a modular facility that includes elements launched into house by Russian Proton and Soyuz rockets, and by American Space Shuttles. The station has been occupied by astronauts and scientists regularly since November, 2000.

23 Quality that retains wallflowers by the wall : SHYNESS

The wallflower is a genus of flowering vegetation that normally have the power to cling to free mortar in partitions, therefore the title. We use the time period “wallflower” to explain a shy particular person, evoking the picture of that particular person sitting shyly by the wall at a celebration.

25 “Yay, the weekend!” letters : TGIF

“Thank God It’s Friday” (TGIF)

27 Nursery rhyme man who met a pieman : SIMPLE SIMON

The first verse of the English nursery rhyme is:

Simple Simon met a pieman,
Going to the truthful;
Says Simple Simon to the pieman,
Let me style your ware.

39 “Mayday!” letters : SOS

The mixture of three dots – three dashes – three dots, is a Morse sign first launched by the German authorities as an ordinary misery name in 1905. The sequence is remembered because the letters SOS (three dots – pause – three dashes – pause – three dots). That mentioned, within the emergency sign there isn’t any pause between the dots and dashes, so “SOS” is de facto solely a mnemonic. Similarly, the phrases “Save Our Souls” and “Save Our Ship” are back-formations that had been launched after the SOS sign was adopted.

The time period “Mayday” is an emergency codeword that’s used internationally as a misery sign, particularly when making a radio transmission. “Mayday” comes from the French phrase “venez m’aider” that means “come to help me”. When used correctly, the time period is repeated thrice in a row: “Mayday Mayday Mayday”.

41 “__ we forget” : LEST

“Lest we forget” is an oft-quoted phrase, one which comes from a poem by Rudyard Kipling referred to as “Recessional”. Kipling wrote the piece on the event of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897 and used it to precise unhappiness on the waning of the British Empire. The phrase “lest we forget” is used on this context, a warning that the empire will decline. Ever since WWI we’ve been utilizing the phrases on memorials as a plea to not neglect the sacrifices made by others up to now.

42 Hall of Fame slugger Mel : OTT

I ponder if Mel Ott had any concept that he would flip in crosswords so fairly often?

43 “Full House” twins : OLSENS

“Full House” is a sitcom that initially aired from the late eighties by the mid-nineties. It’s all about two males serving to a 3rd man elevate his three younger daughters after his spouse is killed by a drunk driver. Bob Saget performs the widowed father, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen play the youngest daughter. A sequel titled “Fuller House” began airing on Netflix in 2016.

44 Mennonites, e.g. : PLAIN PEOPLE

The Mennonites are a gaggle of non secular sects that originated within the Friesland area of the Low Countries. The numerous denominations are named for Menno Simons who was a up to date of the Protestant Reformers who adopted Martin Luther.

47 __ Modern: London artwork gallery : TATE

The museum generally known as “the Tate” includes 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 lovely constructing, a transformed energy station that you need to see to consider. As of 2018, the Tate Modern was essentially the most visited artwork museum within the UK.

58 Prom crown : TIARA

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 title given to a sort of dance or ball.

63 V-formation flyers : GEESE

Apparently, birds that fly in a V-formation achieve this for a few causes. One is that it makes for environment friendly flight and conserves vitality. The main chicken will get no benefit, however each following chicken will get to “slipstream” a bit. It has been famous that the lead chicken drops to the again of the formation when he/she will get fatigued. It’s additionally thought that the flock can stick collectively extra simply when in formation, so it’s harder to lose somebody alongside the best way.

64 Nautical velocity unit : KNOT

A knot (kt.) is a unit of velocity equal to 1 nautical mile per hour. Traditionally a vessel’s velocity was decided through the use of a “chip log”. A chip log is made up of a wood board connected to a line wrapped round a reel. The line (referred to as a “log-line”) had knots tied in it at uniform spacings. To decide the vessel’s velocity the board was thrown overboard and the road allowed to unroll. The velocity was then the “number of knots” paid out in a set time interval.

67 “The __-bitsy spider … ” : ITSY

The Itsy Bitsy Spider crawled up the water spout.
Down got here the rain, and washed the spider out.
Out got here the solar, and dried up all of the rain,
And the Itsy Bitsy Spider went up the spout once more.

Down

2 Fuzzy fruit : PEACH

There are two broad classes of peaches: freestones and clingstones. Clingstones (additionally “cling peaches”) have flesh that adheres tightly to the pit. Freestones are simpler to devour because the flesh separates simply from the pit.

3 British meat pie : PASTY

A pasty is a meat pie, one historically full of beef, potato, rutabaga (swede) and onion. The most well-known number of the pie is the Cornish pasty offered in Cornwall in England. Cornish miners introduced the recipe with them as they emigrated, so numerous variations are discovered world wide. I at all times seize a pasty when I’m within the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, for instance.

6 Belief in a single god : THEISM

Broadly talking, theism is the idea that there’s at the least one god. The time period “theism” can be used to explain the idea in only one god, though the time period “monotheism” is probably extra correct. Followers of Christianity, Judaism and Islam would all be labeled as theists or monotheists.

7 Avocado selection : HASS

The Hass avocado was named for beginner horticulturist Rudolph Hass who developed the cultivar. The mom tree that Hass used was patented in 1935, marking the primary time {that a} patent was issued on a tree within the US.

8 Apostolic messages within the New Testament : EPISTLES

By definition, an epistle is a writing despatched by one particular person to a gaggle of individuals, with the title “epistle” coming from the Greek phrase for “a letter”. The 21 epistles of the New Testament are letters from numerous of the Apostles to teams of Christians, with most of them being written by Paul.

11 Cleveland’s state : OHIO

Cleveland, Ohio was named after the person who led the staff that surveyed the realm previous to the founding of town. General Moses Cleaveland did his work in 1796 after which left Ohio, by no means to return once more.

13 Youngster : TYKE

“Tyke” has been used playfully to explain a younger youngster since at the least 1902 For centuries earlier than that, a tyke was a cur or mongrel, or maybe a lazy or lower-class man.

28 Pinterest posting : PHOTO

Pinterest is a free web site which can be utilized to save lots of and handle pictures (referred to as “pins”) and different media. For some motive, the overwhelming majority of Pinterest customers are ladies.

30 Norse god of battle : ODIN

In Norse mythology, Odin was the chief of the gods. He is normally depicted as having one eye, reflecting the story of how he gave one among his eyes in change for knowledge.

31 Brooklyn NBA staff : NETS

The NBA’s Brooklyn Nets had been the New Jersey Nets till 2012, and had been primarily based in Newark. Prior to 1977, the staff was generally known as the New York Nets and performed in numerous places on Long Island. Ten years earlier, the Nets had been referred to as the New Jersey Americans and had been headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.

33 Turow memoir about first-year regulation college students : ONE L

Scott Turow is an writer and lawyer from Chicago. Turow has had a number of bestselling novels together with “Presumed Innocent”, “The Burden of Proof” and “Reversible Errors”, all three of which had been made into movies. He additionally wrote the autobiographical ebook “One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School”.

34 Italian metropolis with a leaning tower : PISA

The metropolis of Pisa sits proper on the Italian coast, on the mouth of the River Arno. The metropolis is probably most well-known for its Leaning Tower. The tower is the campanile (bell tower) of town’s cathedral, and it has been leaning because it was accomplished in 1173. Just reveals you ways vital good foundations are …

40 Kilt options : PLEATS

The beautiful Scottish garment referred to as a kilt is pleated, however solely on the rear.

43 The Grand __ Opry : OLE

The Grand Ole Opry began out as a radio present in 1925 initially referred to as the WSM “Barn Dance”. In 1927, the “Barn Dance” radio present was broadcast in a slot after an NBC manufacturing referred to as “Musical Appreciation Hour”, a group of classical works together with Grand Opera. In a December present, the host of “Barn Dance” introduced, “For the past hour, we have been listening to music taken largely from Grand Opera. From now on we will present the ‘Grand Ole Opry’”. That title was used for the radio present from then on.

45 “Go jump in the loch!” : NAE!

“Nae” is Scottish vernacular for “no”.

“Loch” is the Scottish-Gaelic phrase for “lake”. The Irish-Gaelic phrase is “lough”, and the Welsh phrase is “llyn”.

49 Poet Giovanni : NIKKI

Nikki Giovanni is a poet who got here into the general public eye as somebody on the forefront of the Balck Arts Movement within the Nineteen Sixties. She has gained many awards throughout her lengthy writing profession, together with the NAACP Image Award and the Langston Hughes Medal.

50 Canonized one : SAINT

The act of making a saint is called “canonization”. The time period derives from the method of putting somebody within the canon (or “calendar”) of saints.

54 Crucifix : ROOD

A rood is a crucifix that particularly symbolizes the cross on which Jesus was crucified.

In most of the Christian traditions, a crucifix is a illustration of Jesus on the cross. The time period “crucifix” comes from the Latin “cruci fixus” that means “fixed to a cross”.

55 Top prize on the Olympics : GOLD

In the Ancient Olympic Games, the winner of an occasion was awarded an olive wreath. When the video games had been revived in 1896, the winners had been initially given a silver medal and an olive department, with runners-up receiving a bronze medal and a laurel department. The custom of giving gold, silver and bronze medals started on the 1904 Summer Olympic Games held in St. Louis, Missouri.

60 High-tech SFX : CGI

Computer-generated imagery (CGI)

The abbreviation “FX” stands for “effects”, as in “special effects”. “Special effects” will also be shortened to “SFX”.

Complete List of Clues/Answers

Across

1 Programs opened with a finger faucet : APPS
5 Lucy’s pal on “I Love Lucy” : ETHEL
10 Price to pay : COST
14 Harvest : REAP
15 Circle or polygon : SHAPE
16 Sailor’s hailing name : AHOY!
17 “Careful now” : EASY DOES IT
19 Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac : MICK
20 Sitcom star : ACTOR
21 Astronaut’s house in orbit: Abbr. : ISS
22 Said one thing : SPOKE
23 Quality that retains wallflowers by the wall : SHYNESS
25 “Yay, the weekend!” letters : TGIF
27 Nursery rhyme man who met a pieman : SIMPLE SIMON
32 Miss, as a flip whereas driving : GO PAST
36 __ and haw : HEM
37 Short on manners : RUDE
38 Togetherness : UNITY
39 “Mayday!” letters : SOS
40 Small, in French : PETIT
41 “__ we forget” : LEST
42 Hall of Fame slugger Mel : OTT
43 “Full House” twins : OLSENS
44 Mennonites, e.g. : PLAIN PEOPLE
47 __ Modern: London artwork gallery : TATE
48 Uses for help : LEANS ON
53 Bicker : ARGUE
56 Post’s reverse : PRE
58 Prom crown : TIARA
59 __ for thought : FOOD
60 Fair-weather forecast : CLEAR SKIES
62 Part to play : ROLE
63 V-formation flyers : GEESE
64 Nautical velocity unit : KNOT
65 __ and ends : ODDS
66 Tropical getaways : ISLES
67 “The __-bitsy spider … ” : ITSY

Down

1 Fields of research : AREAS
2 Fuzzy fruit : PEACH
3 British meat pie : PASTY
4 Secretly watch : SPY ON
5 Spanish “that” : ESO
6 Belief in a single god : THEISM
7 Avocado selection : HASS
8 Apostolic messages within the New Testament : EPISTLES
9 Give permission to : LET
10 Places for telling ghost tales and roasting marshmallows : CAMPFIRES
11 Cleveland’s state : OHIO
12 __ puppet : SOCK
13 Youngster : TYKE
18 Like garb for a gala : DRESSY
22 Bro kin : SIS
24 “Park it!” : SIT!
26 Precious stone : GEM
28 Pinterest posting : PHOTO
29 Volume-off button : MUTE
30 Norse god of battle : ODIN
31 Brooklyn NBA staff : NETS
32 Big swallow : GULP
33 Turow memoir about first-year regulation college students : ONE L
34 Italian metropolis with a leaning tower : PISA
35 States of thoughts : ATTITUDES
39 Church towers : STEEPLES
40 Kilt options : PLEATS
42 Decide to go away, with “out” : OPT …
43 The Grand __ Opry : OLE
45 “Go jump in the loch!” : NAE!
46 Satisfy : PLEASE
49 Poet Giovanni : NIKKI
50 Canonized one : SAINT
51 Cookies in some pie crusts : OREOS
52 Really, actually dangerous : NASTY
53 Hairdo that could be maintained with a choose : AFRO
54 Crucifix : ROOD
55 Top prize on the Olympics : GOLD
57 Rod and __ : REEL
60 High-tech SFX : CGI
61 Low-__: like fuzzy graphics : RES

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