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LA Times Crossword 13 Nov 22, Sunday


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Constructed by: Drew Schmenner
Edited by: Patti Varol

Today’s Theme: It’s Working!

Themed solutions are widespread phrases reinterpreted as jobs:

  • 23A Hitching publish? : WEDDING OFFICIANT
  • 33A Fair commerce? : CARNIVAL BARKER
  • 60A Cold calling? : POLAR EXPLORER
  • 70A Inside job? : INTERIOR DECORATOR
  • 82A Power station? : PRIME MINISTER
  • 107A Instrumental position? : CONCERT PIANIST
  • 121A Scoring place? : BROADWAY COMPOSER

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

Bill’s time: 12m 57s

Bill’s errors: 0

Today’s Wiki-est Amazonian Googlies

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1 Soccer nice Mia : HAMM

Mia Hamm is a retired American soccer participant. She performed as a ahead on the US nationwide staff that gained the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1991. Hamm scored 158 worldwide targets, which was greater than another participant on the planet, male or feminine, till the report was damaged in 2013. Amazingly, Hamm was born with a clubfoot, and so needed to put on corrective footwear when she was rising up.

5 Practical jokers : WAGS

A really amusing particular person is perhaps known as a card, sew, wag or riot.

9 Ankle-related : TARSAL

The tarsals (additionally “tarsi”) are the ankle bones, and are equal to the carpals within the wrist.

15 Kindergarten recitation : ABCS

“Kindergarten” is a German time period, one translating as “children’s garden”. The time period was coined by the German training authority Friedrich Fröbel in 1837, when he used it because the title for his play and exercise institute that he created for younger youngsters to make use of earlier than they headed off to highschool. His thought was that youngsters ought to be nourished educationally, like crops in a backyard.

19 McFlurry cookie : OREO

A McFlurry is an ice cream dessert served in McDonald’s eating places. A McFlurry is constituted of soft-serve ice cream, to that are added crushed sweet bars or cookies. Cleverly, a McFlurry is blended on a machine with the blending blade then doubling as a spoon with which one eats it.

21 “The Heart of the Matter” novelist : GREENE

“The Heart of the Matter” is a 1948 novel by English writer Graham Greene that’s primarily based on the author’s personal experiences as a British intelligence officer stationed in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The novel was tailored as a 1953 movie of the identical title starring Trevor Howard, and as a TV movie in 1963 starring Jack Hedley.

26 Pennant __ : RACE

The previous couple of weeks of the baseball season are generally known as the pennant race. Before 1969, the time period “pennant race” was maybe extra apt, because the pennant winner (league champion) could be the staff with the perfect win-loss report on the finish of the season. Starting in 1969, when each the National and American Leagues formally break up into East and West divisions, the pennant has been awarded to the winner of a best-of-five collection of video games performed by the division winners every October. The pennant winners then go on to the best-of-seven World Series, additionally performed in October.

27 Vision correction instruments : LASERS

LASIK surgical procedure makes use of a laser to reshape the cornea of the attention to enhance imaginative and prescient. The LASIK acronym stands for “laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis”.

28 __ Grande : RIO

The Rio Grande (Spanish for “big river”) is a waterway that types a part of the border between Mexico and the United States. Although we name the river the Rio Grande on this facet of the border, in Mexico it’s known as the Río Bravo or Río Bravo del Norte (Spanish for “furious river of the north”).

29 Like rainforests : LUSH

Strictly talking, the phrases “rainforest” and “jungle” are associated, however totally different. A wholesome rainforest has a thick cover of leaves in order that the bottom under is comparatively away from vegetation attributable to an absence of daylight. When the cover thins, the rise in daylight promotes development of tangled vegetation at floor degree producing the habitat that we check with as “jungle”.

31 Revolutionary Guevara : CHE

Ernesto “Che” Guevara was born in Argentina, and in 1948 he began to review medication on the University of Buenos Aires. While in school he glad his must “see the world” by taking two lengthy journeys round South America, the story of that are instructed in Guevara’s memoir later revealed as “The Motorcycle Diaries”. While touring, Guevara was moved by the plight of the folks he noticed and their working situations and what he considered as capitalistic exploitation. In Mexico City he met brothers Raul and Fidel Castro and was persuaded to affix their trigger, the overthrow of the US-backed authorities in Cuba. He rose to second-in-command among the many Cuban insurgents, and when Castro got here to energy Guevara was influential in repelling the Bay of Pigs Invasion and bringing Soviet nuclear missiles to the island. Guevara left Cuba in 1965 to proceed his work as a revolutionary. He was captured by Bolivian forces in 1967, and was executed. Fidel Castro led the general public mourning of Guevara’s dying, and shortly the revolutionary was an icon for a lot of left-wing actions world wide.

33 Fair commerce? : CARNIVAL BARKER

A barker is somebody who works to draw consideration for an leisure occasion, attempting to get patrons to purchase a ticket. Barkers are sometimes seen at circuses and funfairs. Apparently the time period “barker” isn’t appreciated by these within the commerce, and so they want to be known as “talkers”.

40 Tiny parasites : LICE

Lice (singular “louse”) are small wingless bugs, of which there are millions of species. There are three species of lice affecting people, i.e. head lice, physique lice and pubic lice. Most lice feed on lifeless pores and skin discovered on the physique of the host animal, though some feed on blood. Ick …

42 Erin of “Happy Days” : MORAN

Erin Moran was an actress most well-known for enjoying Joanie Cunningham on “Happy Days” and on the ensuing (short-lived) spin-off sitcom known as “Joanie Loves Chachi”. Long earlier than she acquired her huge break in “Happy Days”, Moran performed Jenny Jones on the youngsters’s drama “Daktari” from the late sixties.

The fabulous sitcom “Happy Days” initially ran for 11 seasons, from 1974 to 1984. That makes it the second longest-running sitcom within the historical past of ABC (behind “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet”). “Happy Days’ spawned several spin-off shows, two of which became very successful. Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams played two characters who later featured in “Laverne and Shirley”, and Robin Williams first performed Mork from Ork on a “Happy Days” episode, which led to “Mork & Mindy”.

43 Wax-wrapped cheese : EDAM

Edam cheese takes its title from the Dutch city of Edam in North Holland. The cheese is known for its coating of purple paraffin wax, a layer of safety that helps Edam journey properly and prevents spoiling. You may sometimes come throughout an Edam cheese that’s coated in black wax. The black shade signifies that the underlying cheese has been aged for no less than 17 weeks.

45 Freud’s “The __ and the Id” : EGO

“The Ego and the Id” is a 1923 publication by Sigmund Freud. The paper was the fruits of the years of analysis centered on Freud’s mannequin of the psyche, which includes the id, ego and superego.

Sigmund Freud created a structural mannequin of the human psyche, breaking it into three components: the id, the ego, and the superego. The id is that a part of the psyche containing the essential instinctual drives. The ego seeks to please the id by inflicting practical conduct that advantages the person. The superego nearly has a parental position, contradicting the id by introducing crucial considering and morals to behavioral selections.

46 Shoulder muscle tissues, briefly : DELTS

The deltoid “muscle” is definitely a bunch of muscle tissues, those that cowl the shoulder and create the roundness underneath the pores and skin. The deltoids (delts) are triangular in form resembling the Greek letter delta, therefore the title.

48 Two-syllable foot : IAMB

An iamb is a metrical foot containing an unstressed syllable adopted by a careworn syllable. The traces in Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” use 4 sequential iambs, e.g. “Whose woods / these are / I think / I know”. With that sequence of 4 iambs, the poem’s construction is described as iambic tetrameter.

51 Cry to a cap’n : AHOY!

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

59 Hankook product : TIRE

Hankook is a tire producer primarily based in Seoul, South Korea that’s the seventh largest producer of tires on the planet. Apparently, the title “Hankook” might be translated merely as “Korea”.

64 Some Himalayan residents : NEPALIS

Nepal lies to the northeast of India. Today, the state is called the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. In 2008, the Communist Party of Nepal gained the nation’s common election. Soon after, the Assembly voted to vary the type of authorities, shifting away from a monarchy and making a secular republic.

68 Pigeon coop : COTE

The Old English phrase “cote” was used for a small home. Our trendy phrase “cottage” comes from “cote”. We now use “cote” to explain a small shelter on a farm for sheep or birds.

75 World Series mo. : OCT

The first World Series of baseball within the so-called “modern” period was performed in 1903, between the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League and the Boston Americans (now the Red Sox) of the American League. Boston emerged victorious by 5 video games to a few.

77 Genesis locale : EDEN

According to the Book of Genesis, Adam and Eve lived in a backyard “in” Eden, with Eden being geographically positioned by reference to 4 rivers, together with the Tigris and the Euphrates. Some students hypothesize that Eden was positioned in Mesopotamia, which encompasses a lot of modern-day Iraq.

79 Agcy. with a taxing job : IRS

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was arrange in the course of the Civil War to boost cash to cowl warfare bills. Prior to the introduction of earnings tax in 1862, the federal government was funded by levies on commerce and property.

80 Peanut butter Girl Scout cookies : DO-SI-DOS

Depending on which bakery makes the actual number of Girl Scout cookies, the title can fluctuate. For instance, Little Brownie Bakers makes Samoa cookies, whereas ABC Bakers makes use of the identical recipe and calls the cookies Caramel deLites. The assumption is that these cookies have the unique title “Samoa” as a result of they comprise the tropical components of coconut and cocoa. The hottest number of Girl Scout cookies offered are Thin Mints.

89 Cuban singer Cruz : CELIA

Celia Cruz was born and grew up in Cuba, however spent most of her working life within the United States, taking part in out her salsa singing profession in New Jersey. Around the world, Cruz was generally known as the “Queen of Salsa”.

93 Actress Ward : SELA

Actress Sela Ward turns up in crosswords lots. She performed Teddy Reed within the TV present “Sisters” within the nineties, and was in “Once and Again” from 1999-2002. I don’t know both present, however I do know Ward from the medical drama “House” by which she performed the hospital’s lawyer and Greg House’s ex-partner. That was a enjoyable position, I believed. More not too long ago, Ward performed a lead position on “CSI: NY” and was a really welcome and much-needed addition to the forged. And, Ward performed Dr. Richard Kimble’s murdered spouse within the 1993 movie model of “The Fugitive”.

96 “60 Minutes” community : CBS

The marvelous information journal program “60 Minutes” has been on the air since 1968. The present is exclusive amongst all different regularly-scheduled reveals in that it has by no means used theme music. There is simply the ticking of that Aristo stopwatch.

100 Lava __ : LAMP

The lava lamp was invented in 1960 by a British man, Edward Craven-Walker. The “lava” is a combination of wax and carbon tetrachloride, floating in a water/glycerol combine. The wax reduces in density because it picks up warmth from the incandescent bulb within the lamp’s base. The wax rises, cools, after which sinks to the underside of the liquid solely to be heated once more.

111 Maui’s scenic __ Highway : HANA

Maui’s Hana Highway (generally “Road to Hana”) is a spectacular stretch of roadway connecting Kahului on the northern coast with Hana within the east, and persevering with to Kipahulu within the southeast. Even with out stops, the 64-mile drive often takes 2½ hours. I’ve pushed the route a few occasions, and can’t think about making the journey with out a number of stops to benefit from the superb ocean and rainforest vistas.

113 WC : LOO

When I used to be rising up in Ireland, a toilet was a room that had a shower and no bathroom. The separate room with the commode was known as the bathroom or typically the W.C. (the water closet). Apparently the time period “closet” was used as a result of within the 1800s when householders began putting in bathrooms indoors they usually displaced garments and linens in a closet, as a closet was the proper dimension to take the commode.

114 “Falling Skies” actor Wyle : NOAH

Noah Wyle is an actor famous for enjoying Dr. John Truman Carter III on tv’s “ER”. He was extremely valued by the present’s producers, incomes about $400,000 per episode in 2005, a world report for an actor in a TV drama at the moment.

“Falling Skies” is a sci-fi tv collection about life in Boston after an alien invasion.

115 “Life Is Good” rapper : NAS

Rapper Nas used to go by an earlier stage title “Nasty Nas”, and earlier than that by his actual title “Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones”. Nas launched his first album “Illmatic” in 1994, and inventively titled his fifth studio album “Stillmatic”, launched in 2001.

116 Poet Gorman who learn at President Biden’s inauguration : AMANDA

Amanda Gorman is a poet and activist who, in 2017, was the primary particular person named because the National Youth Poet Laureate. Famously, Gorman recited her poem “The Hill We Climb” on the inauguration of President Biden in 2021.

When day comes, we step out of the shade aflame and unafraid. The new daybreak blooms as we free it. For there may be at all times gentle. If solely we’re courageous sufficient to see it. If solely we’re courageous sufficient to be it.

126 Lhasa __ : APSO

The Lhasa apso breed of canine originated in Tibet and is called after “Lhasa” (the capital metropolis) and “apso” (a Tibetan phrase which means “bearded”). The Lhasa apso has been round since 800 BC and is without doubt one of the oldest breeds on the planet, one very intently associated to the ancestral wolf.

127 Many a profile image : SELFIE

A selfie is a self-portrait, one often taken with a digital digicam or mobile phone. A “group selfie” is typically known as a “groufie” or “wefie”. A “couple selfie” is called an “usie” or “ussie”, though these phrases are typically additionally used for a bunch image.

128 Mystery novelist Paretsky : SARA

Sara Paretsky is an American writer of detective fiction. Paretsky’s most well-known character is a feminine non-public investigator known as V.I. Warshawski. Warshawski was performed by Kathleen Turner in a giant display adaptation of one among her tales in 1991.

129 One of the Three Bears : MAMA

The story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” was first recorded in 1837 in England, though the narrative was round earlier than it was really written down. The unique fairy story was relatively grotesque, however successive variations turned extra family-oriented. The character that finally turned Goldilocks was initially an aged girl, and the three “nameless” bears turned Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Baby Bear.

131 Dangerous African fly : TSETSE

The tsetse fly is chargeable for the transmission of sleeping illness, a illness that’s extra accurately known as African trypanosomiasis. The illness is just noticed in people who’ve been bitten by a tsetse fly that’s contaminated with the trypanosome parasitic protozoan.

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5 Hits the jackpot : WINS BIG

The time period “jackpot” dates again to the 1800s and comes from the sport of poker. In some variants there are progressive antes. This implies that gamers must ante up, add to the “pot”, when no participant has a pair of “jacks” or higher. They construct a “jackpot”.

6 “Life of Pi” director Lee : ANG

The 2012 film “Life of Pi” is predicated on a 2001 novel of the identical title by Yann Martel. The “Pi” within the title is an Indian boy named Pi Patel who finds himself adrift for 227 days in a small boat with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

Taiwanese director Ang Lee positive has directed a blended bag of movies, blended by way of style however not by way of high quality. He was on the helm for such classics as “Sense & Sensibility” (my private favourite), “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, “Hulk”, “Brokeback Mountain” and “Life of Pi”.

7 Fighter pilot’s sensation : G-FORCE

The pressure of gravity (g-force) that all of us really feel is known as “one G”. As gravity is an accelerating pressure, acceleration is measured relative to that pressure of gravity. So, if we’re sitting in a automobile that accelerates at 3G, then we’re experiencing a pressure that’s thrice that which we really feel from the gravitational pull of the earth. Zero G is weightlessness that’s skilled when in area, and outdoors the affect of the earth’s gravity.

8 “Lost in Translation” director Coppola : SOFIA

Sofia Coppola is a filmmaker, following within the footsteps of her father Francis Ford Coppola. She has made some very attention-grabbing movies, with “Lost in Translation” (2003) and “Marie Antoinette” (2006) being my private favorites. Before turning to filmmaking, Coppola appeared in entrance of the digicam in a number of movies. She was an toddler at a baptism in “The Godfather”, an immigrant baby in “The Godfather Part II”, and Michael Corleone’s daughter Mary in “The Godfather Part III”.

“Lost in Translation” is a really entertaining 2003 movie starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. Directed by Sofia Coppola. It is a couple of considerably over-the-hill film star (Murray) who befriends a younger girl (Johansson) as they’re each staying at an upscale Tokyo resort. If you’ve ever suffered from jet lag whereas visiting a metropolis that’s overseas to you, that is the film for you …

9 __ Fridays : TGI

T.G.I. Fridays is an American restaurant chain that was based in 1965 in New York City. Today there are over a thousand T.G.I. Fridays eating places in over 50 international locations. I feel that Fridays has at all times been notably profitable abroad. I used to go to one lots with my household once we lived within the Philippines, and I imagine essentially the most profitable Fridays restaurant wherever on the planet is the one in Haymarket Leicester Square in London within the UK.

10 Continuing storyline : ARC

A narrative arc is a seamless storyline in say a tv present that runs by a variety of episodes. Story arcs are additionally present in comics, books, video video games, and different types of media.

11 Big title in out of doors gear : REI

REI is a sporting items retailer, with the initialism standing for Recreational Equipment Inc. REI was based in Seattle by Lloyd and Mary Anderson in 1938 as a cooperative that provides high quality climbing gear to out of doors fans. The first full-time worker employed by the Andersons was Jim Whittaker, who was the primary American to climb Mount Everest.

12 Putty, caulk, and many others. : SEALANTS

The time period “caulk” comes from previous Norman French “cauquer”, and described the motion of filling gaps with lime. “Caulk” has the identical root as our phrase “chalk”.

15 Bank mortgage abbr. : APR

Annual share price (APR)

17 Secret stash : CACHE

A cache is a secret provide. We imported the time period “cache” into English from French-Canadian trappers within the seventeenth century. Back then, “cache” was slang for “hiding place for stores”, derived from the French verb “cacher” which means “to hide”.

35 “Lost in Yonkers” Tony winner Worth : IRENE

Irene Worth was an American actress from Nebraska who made a giant title for herself not solely on this nation but additionally on the stage in London.

“Lost in Yonkers” is a Neil Simon play that premiered in 1990, and gained the 1991 Pulitzer for Drama. The play was tailored right into a 1993 movie starring Irene Worth, Mercedes Ruehl and Richard Dreyfuss.

37 Yogurt-based condiment served with scorching curry dishes : RAITA

Raita is a condiment served in Indian eating places that’s constituted of yogurt flavored with coriander, cumin, mint and cayenne pepper.

39 Hostess cream-filled cake : HO HO

Ho Hos snack muffins have been first produced in San Francisco in 1967. The “Happy Ho Ho” mascot was created for the model within the Nineteen Seventies, and was a cartoon character in a Robin Hood outfit. Ho Hos weren’t the perfect factor to return out of the sixties I’d say …

49 3D diagnostic instruments, briefly : MRIS

An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine makes use of highly effective magnetic fields to generate photographs that can be utilized by medical professionals to diagnose damage and illness.

52 Story : YARN

The phrase “to spin a yarn”, which means “to tell a tall tale”, originated within the early 1800s with seamen. The concept was that sailors would inform tales to one another whereas engaged in senseless work equivalent to twisting yarn.

54 Singer featured on Flo Rida’s “Low” : T-PAIN

“T-Pain” is the stage title of rap artist Faheem Rasheed Najm from Tallahassee, Florida. He is thought for his contributions to the favored use of Auto-Tune in his recordings, which provides his voice a robotic sound. He collaborated with an iPhone app developer to supply the app “I Am T-Pain” that permits customers to imitate his explicit type of Auto-Tune in karaoke.

62 Ophthalmologist, informally : EYE DOC

Ophthalmology is that department of drugs coping with the physiology and well being of the attention. “Ophthalmos” is the Greek phrase for “eye”.

63 Diameter halves : RADII

“Radius” (plural “radii”) is a Latin phrase, as one may count on, a phrase which means “spoke of a wheel”. Makes sense, huh?

65 __ dish : PETRI

Julius Richard Petri was a German bacteriologist and was the person after whom the Petri dish is called. The petri dish can have an agar gel on the underside which acts as a nutrient supply for the specimen being grown and studied, by which case the dish plus agar is known as an “agar plate”.

68 Pink cocktail, familiarly : COSMO

Like so many well-known cocktails, the precise origins of the cosmopolitan are disputed. It is a really good drink, in my humble opinion. One of the usual recipes is 4 components citrus vodka, 1.5 components Cointreau, 1.5 components lime juice and three components cranberry juice.

72 Majestic timber : ELMS

Elms are a genus of tree comprising 30-40 totally different species. Sadly, most elm timber on the planet have died in latest a long time because of the unfold of Dutch elm illness.

73 Geppetto’s goldfish : CLEO

In the 1940 Disney animated function “Pinocchio”, the woodcarver Geppetto has two pets. He has a tuxedo cat named Figaro and a goldfish named Cleo.

“The Adventures of Pinocchio” is an 1883 youngsters’s novel by Carlo Collodi, which is all about an animated puppet named Pinocchio, and Geppetto, his poor woodcarver father. 1940’s film adaptation “Pinocchio” was the second animated function produced by Walt Disney, following the success of 1937’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. “Pinocchio” was the primary animated function to win a aggressive Oscar, profitable for Best Original Score and for Best Original Song “When You Wish upon a Star”.

74 __ buco : OSSO

“Osso” is the Italian phrase for bone, as within the title of the dish “osso buco” (bone with a gap), which options braised veal shanks.

81 Sci-fi author Asimov : ISAAC

Isaac Asimov was an exquisite science fiction author, and a professor of biochemistry. He was a favourite writer as I used to be rising up and I have to admit that some hero worship on my half led me to review and work as a biochemist for a short time early in my profession. My favourite of his works is the gathering of quick tales known as “I, Robot”, though Asimov’s most well-known work might be his “Foundation” trilogy of novels. Asimov wrote three autobiographies, the final of which was known as “I, Asimov”, which was revealed in 1994, two years after his dying.

82 Longstocking of kid-lit : PIPPI

Pippi Longstocking seems because the heroine in a collection of books written by Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren. Lindgren was fairly the activist, very well-known within the circles working for youngsters’s and animal rights, In explicit, Lindgren campaigned closely in opposition to corporal punishment.

83 Worshipper of Jah : RASTA

“Jah” is a shortened type of “Jehovah”, and is a reputation usually related to the Rastafari motion.

85 Froot Loops mascot : TOUCAN SAM

Toucan Sam is the mascot of Kellogg’s Froot Loops breakfast cereal, and he might be seen on the entrance of each field. Froot Loops have been manufactured by Kellogg’s since 1963. The little loops come in several colours, initially purple, orange and yellow, however now there are inexperienced, purple and blue loops as properly. Notice I mentioned “different colors” not “different flavors”. Each loop tastes the identical, so I ponder the place the colour comes from …?

Froot Loops (ugh!) is a breakfast cereal from Kellogg’s that has been round since 1963. The little loops come in several colours, initially purple, orange and yellow, however now there are inexperienced, purple and blue loops as properly. Notice I mentioned “different colors” not “different flavors”. Each loop tastes the identical, so I ponder the place the colour comes from …?

86 Political commentator Klein : EZRA

Ezra Klein is a journalist and blogger who writes for “The Washington Post”, “Bloomberg” and “MSNBC”. Klein’s contribution at “The Washington Post” is the most-read weblog that the paper publishes.

87 Tenant’s expense : RENT

A tenant is an individual or entity “holding” property by advantage of title or lease. The time period “tenant” comes from the Latin “tenere” which means “to hold”.

90 Contract ambiguity which may be exploited : LOOPHOLE

A loophole is a way of evading maybe a rule or a regulation. The modern utilization of “loophole” comes from the older which means of the phrase. In days previous, a loophole was an arrow slit in a fortification, a vertical window by which defenders may shoot arrows from a sheltered place.

95 Half a cosmic entire : YIN

The yin and yang might be illustrated utilizing many alternative metaphors. In one, because the solar shines on a mountain, the facet within the shade is the yin and the facet within the gentle is the yang. The yin can be considered the female facet, and the yang the masculine. The yin can be related to the moon, whereas the yang is related to the solar.

97 Commonwealth off Florida : BAHAMAS

The Bahamas is a bunch of islands within the Atlantic Ocean mendacity in the identical island chain as Cuba and Hispaniola. The Bahamas was a British colony for a few years however turned impartial in 1973, though it retains membership within the British Commonwealth.

A commonwealth is a nation or state that’s based on legal guidelines laid down for the widespread good of all of the commonwealth’s residents. Examples could be the Commonwealth of Australia and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

98 Notary public’s machine : STAMP

A notary public is a public officer licensed to carry out particular authorized actions in non-contentious authorized issues. The essential duties are to manage oaths, take affidavits and witness the execution of paperwork.

102 “Survivor” host Jeff : PROBST

Jeff Probst is the host of the very profitable US model of the truth present “Survivor”. Before snapping up that gig, he hosted the VH1 recreation present “Rock & Roll Jeopardy!”

104 “I Put a Spell on You” singer Simone : NINA

“Nina Simone” was the stage title of Eunice Waymon. Simone was very a lot related to jazz music, though she actually needed to be a classical musician early in her profession. She was impressed by a love for the music of Bach.

“I Put a Spell on You” is a track written and recorded by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins that was launched in 1956. Nina Simone recorded a well-liked cowl model that was launched in 1965, and re-released in 1969. Another cowl model of the track was launched in 2010 by Shane MacGowan and Friends, a report that was offered to assist Concern Worldwide’s work in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake that killed so many. Included within the record of “friends” was Johnny Depp, taking part in the guitar.

105 Diagnostic instrument, briefly : CT SCAN

A CT (or “CAT”) scan produces (through laptop manipulation) a three-dimensional picture of the within of an object, often the human physique. It does so by taking a collection of two dimensional x-ray photographs whereas rotating the digicam across the affected person. The problem with CT scans is that they use x-rays. High doses of radiation might be dangerous, inflicting injury that’s cumulative over time. The initialism “CT” stands for “computed tomography”. The older initialism “CAT” stands for “computed axial tomography”.

109 Shipping weight deductions : TARES

Tare is the burden of a container that’s deducted from the gross weight to find out the online weight, the burden of the container’s contents.

112 Two-time Australian Open winner Osaka : NAOMI

Naomi Osaka is a Japanese-born tennis skilled who turned the primary Asian participant to be ranked number-one in singles. She was additionally the primary ever tennis participant to gentle the Olympic cauldron throughout a gap ceremony, doing so for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

117 __-glace: wealthy sauce : DEMI

Demi-glace is a sauce that’s wealthy and brown, and is utilized in French delicacies. The title interprets as “half glaze” and contains veal inventory blended with espagnole sauce. It’s a bit of extra work to make demi-glace, as one has to additionally make an espagnole sauce as one of many essential components. As a end result, some cooks simply use a veal inventory as a substitute, which Julia Child used to name a “semi-demi-glace”.

118 Isles off the Irish coast : ARAN

The Aran Islands are a bunch of three islands positioned on the mouth of Galway Bay within the west of Ireland. They are lovely and desolate locations, and one of many few locations in Ireland the place the principle language spoken is Irish, versus English. If you’ve seen the tv comedy “Father Ted”, you’ll be acquainted with the panorama. Many of the exterior photographs are from Inishmore, the biggest of the Aran Islands.

120 Hall of Fame pitcher Seaver : TOM

Tom Seaver is a former baseball pitcher, famous for his ten-year stint with the New York Mets from 1967 to 1977. Seaver earned the nickname “Tom Terrific”, and in 1988 turned the primary Met participant to have his jersey quantity retired. When he give up baseball he moved out right here to California and opened up a small vineyard in Calistoga. Keep an eye fixed out for the winery’s title, “Seaver Family Vineyards”, and their cabernets “Nancy’s Fancy” and “GTS”.

122 Toward the rudder : AFT

A rudder is often a flat sheet of wooden or steel positioned on the stern of a ship, and underneath the waterline. The rudder is hooked up to a rudder publish, which rotates to vary the orientation of the rudder therefore steering the boat. That rotation of the rudder publish might be achieved by pulling or pushing a lever known as a tiller, which is positioned on the high of the publish.

125 Smelter’s enter : ORE

Metals are present in ore within the type of oxides. In order to get pure steel from the ore, the ore is heated and the steel oxides inside are diminished (i.e. the oxygen is eliminated) within the chemical course of generally known as smelting. The oxygen is extracted by including a supply of carbon or carbon monoxide which makes use of up the surplus oxygen atoms to make carbon dioxide, a waste product of smelting (and, a greenhouse fuel).

Complete List of Clues/Answers

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1 Soccer nice Mia : HAMM
5 Practical jokers : WAGS
9 Ankle-related : TARSAL
15 Kindergarten recitation : ABCS
19 McFlurry cookie : OREO
20 Inside scoop : INFO
21 “The Heart of the Matter” novelist : GREENE
22 “Sounds like a __!” : PLAN
23 Hitching publish? : WEDDING OFFICIANT
26 Pennant __ : RACE
27 Vision correction instruments : LASERS
28 __ Grande : RIO
29 Like rainforests : LUSH
31 Revolutionary Guevara : CHE
32 Social group : CLUB
33 Fair commerce? : CARNIVAL BARKER
38 “Pipe down!” : SHH!
40 Tiny parasites : LICE
42 Erin of “Happy Days” : MORAN
43 Wax-wrapped cheese : EDAM
44 Try to win over : WOO
45 Freud’s “The __ and the Id” : EGO
46 Shoulder muscle tissues, briefly : DELTS
48 Two-syllable foot : IAMB
51 Cry to a cap’n : AHOY!
53 Not a lot in any respect : A TAD
57 Snooped (round) : NOSED
59 Hankook product : TIRE
60 Cold calling? : POLAR EXPLORER
64 Some Himalayan residents : NEPALIS
66 Beam : RAY
67 Far from port : ASEA
68 Pigeon coop : COTE
69 Inexact fig. : EST
70 Inside job? : INTERIOR DECORATOR
75 World Series mo. : OCT
77 Genesis locale : EDEN
78 Hardships : ILLS
79 Agcy. with a taxing job : IRS
80 Peanut butter Girl Scout cookies : DO-SI-DOS
82 Power station? : PRIME MINISTER
88 Notable occasions : ERAS
89 Cuban singer Cruz : CELIA
91 Any second now : SOON
92 Exude, as attraction : OOZE
93 Actress Ward : SELA
94 __-turvy : TOPSY
96 “60 Minutes” community : CBS
99 Ornate flower pot : URN
100 Lava __ : LAMP
103 Agree to affix : OPT IN
105 Casual dialog : CHAT
106 Purr former : CAT
107 Instrumental position? : CONCERT PIANIST
111 Maui’s scenic __ Highway : HANA
113 WC : LOO
114 “Falling Skies” actor Wyle : NOAH
115 “Life Is Good” rapper : NAS
116 Poet Gorman who learn at President Biden’s inauguration : AMANDA
119 Give off : EMIT
121 Scoring place? : BROADWAY COMPOSER
126 Lhasa __ : APSO
127 Many a profile image : SELFIE
128 Mystery novelist Paretsky : SARA
129 One of the Three Bears : MAMA
130 “Those people?” : THEM?
131 Dangerous African fly : TSETSE
132 Cash drawer slot : ONES
133 “Sounds good to me!” : I’M IN!

Down

1 Laugh actually arduous : HOWL
2 Field of experience : AREA
3 Inst. that options medical rotations : MED SCHOOL
4 Prototype : MODEL
5 Hits the jackpot : WINS BIG
6 “Life of Pi” director Lee : ANG
7 Fighter pilot’s sensation : G-FORCE
8 “Lost in Translation” director Coppola : SOFIA
9 __ Fridays : TGI
10 Continuing storyline : ARC
11 Big title in out of doors gear : REI
12 Putty, caulk, and many others. : SEALANTS
13 Invalidate : ANNUL
14 Doesn’t hassle : LETS BE
15 Bank mortgage abbr. : APR
16 Extortionist : BLACKMAILER
17 Secret stash : CACHE
18 Scornful look : SNEER
24 “Go, me!” : I RULE!
25 79-Across doc : FORM
30 Possessed : HAD
34 Agreement from a silent accomplice? : NOD
35 “Lost in Yonkers” Tony winner Worth : IRENE
36 Bravery : VALOR
37 Yogurt-based condiment served with scorching curry dishes : RAITA
38 Exchange : SWAP
39 Hostess cream-filled cake : HO HO
41 Sweet-talk : COAX
47 Spanish title : SENOR
49 3D diagnostic instruments, briefly : MRIS
50 Second to none : BEST
52 Story : YARN
54 Singer featured on Flo Rida’s “Low” : T-PAIN
55 Additionally : ALSO
56 Action determine? : DOER
58 Hold up : DETAIN
61 Evaluated : RATED
62 Ophthalmologist, informally : EYE DOC
63 Diameter halves : RADII
65 __ dish : PETRI
68 Pink cocktail, familiarly : COSMO
70 “They’re not saying anything worth listening to” : IT’S ALL NOISE
71 Start anew : RESET
72 Majestic timber : ELMS
73 Geppetto’s goldfish : CLEO
74 __ buco : OSSO
75 “To a … ” poems : ODES
76 Apple discard : CORE
81 Sci-fi author Asimov : ISAAC
82 Longstocking of kid-lit : PIPPI
83 Worshipper of Jah : RASTA
84 Inseam unit : INCH
85 Froot Loops mascot : TOUCAN SAM
86 Political commentator Klein : EZRA
87 Tenant’s expense : RENT
90 Contract ambiguity which may be exploited : LOOPHOLE
95 Half a cosmic entire : YIN
97 Commonwealth off Florida : BAHAMAS
98 Notary public’s machine : STAMP
101 Fellows : MEN
102 “Survivor” host Jeff : PROBST
104 “I Put a Spell on You” singer Simone : NINA
105 Diagnostic instrument, briefly : CT SCAN
107 Sole mate? : CLEAT
108 Vim and vigor : OOMPH
109 Shipping weight deductions : TARES
110 Final phrase : SAY-SO
112 Two-time Australian Open winner Osaka : NAOMI
117 __-glace: wealthy sauce : DEMI
118 Isles off the Irish coast : ARAN
120 Hall of Fame pitcher Seaver : TOM
122 Toward the rudder : AFT
123 Prefix with content material and perception : DIS-
124 Miniature : WEE
125 Smelter’s enter : ORE

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