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LA Times Crossword 16 Nov 22, Wednesday


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Constructed by: Chandi Deitmer
Edited by: Patti Varol

Today’s Reveal Answer: Shark Week

Themed solutions every begin with a sort of shark:

  • 63A Annual Discovery Channel programming occasion that might function the exhibits within the solutions to the starred clues? : SHARK WEEK
  • 17A *Netflix documentary sequence a few controversial zookeeper : TIGER KING (giving “tiger shark”)
  • 30A *Showtime medical drama starring Edie Falco : NURSE JACKIE (giving “nurse shark”)
  • 47A *USA sequence about company crime : WHITE COLLAR (giving “white shark”)

Read on, or bounce to …
… a whole checklist of solutions

Bill’s time: 6m 48s

Bill’s errors: 0

Today’s Wiki-est Amazonian Googlies

Across

5 Muslim chief : IMAM

An imam is a Muslim chief, and sometimes the particular person answerable for a mosque and/or maybe a Muslim group.

17 *Netflix documentary sequence a few controversial zookeeper : TIGER KING (giving “tiger shark”)

“Tiger King” is a exceptional documentary about former zookeeper Joe Exotic who’s accused of abusing and exploiting wild animals. Well, the primary season broadcast was exceptional, however I hear that the second and third seasons actually flopped.

The tiger shark is an enormous predator, attaining an total size of maybe 15-16 toes. It has stripes working down the aspect of its physique, therefore the title “tiger”, however these stripes are inclined to fade with age. The tiger shark is liable for extra deadly assaults on people aside from the good white.

19 Krispy __ : KREME

The Krispy Kreme chain of doughnut shops was based in 1937 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The firm launched the Whole Wheat Glazed doughnut in 2007, which is nice information for people seeking to eat a nutritious diet, I’m positive …

24 Home of the NHL’s Blues : STL

The St. Louis Blues NHL hockey workforce takes its title from the track “St. Louis Blues”, a jazz and well-liked music traditional.

The metropolis of St. Louis, Missouri was settled by French explorers in 1763. Sitting on the Mississippi River, it grew into a really busy port. By the 1850s, it was the second busiest port within the nation, with solely New York shifting extra freight. St. Louis was named for Louis IX of France. Louis was canonized in 1297 by Pope Boniface VIII, and was the one French king to be declared a saint.

25 Floe make-up : ICE

An ice floe is a sheet of ice that has separated from an ice area and is floating freely on the floor of the ocean.

29 Langley org. : CIA

The CIA headquarters is situated in Langley, Virginia in a posh referred to as the George Bush Center for Intelligence. The facility was named for former Director of the CIA and US President George H. W. Bush.

30 *Showtime medical drama starring Edie Falco : NURSE JACKIE (giving “nurse shark”)

“Nurse Jackie” is a comedy-drama sequence centered on an emergency room nurse at a hospital in New York City. The lead character is performed by Edie Falco, who additionally performed Tony Soprano’s spouse on “The Sopranos”. I binge-watched “Nurse Jackie” some time again and located it to be a really well-written present …

The nurse shark has a comparatively small mouth, and primarily suck of their meals utilizing a exceptional suction power. Notably, they’ve two fleshy extensions referred to as barbels hanging down from both aspect of the nasal opening. The barbels are thought to assist within the detection of prey.

36 George Eliot’s “Adam __” : BEDE

“Adam Bede” was the primary novel written by the English author George Eliot (aka Mary Ann Evans). It was revealed in 1859 and has been in print ever since then, for over 150 years.

38 Sitar music : RAGA

Raga isn’t actually a style of music, however has been described because the “tonal framework” during which Indian classical music consists. Ravi Shankar was maybe probably the most well-known raga virtuoso (to us Westerners). Western rock music with a heavy Indian affect may be referred to as raga rock.

The sitar has been round because the Middle Ages. It is a stringed instrument that’s performed by plucking, and is used most frequently in Hindustani classical music. In the West we’ve got been uncovered to the instrument largely by means of the performances of Ravi Shankar and a few music by George Harrison of the Beatles, a onetime scholar of Shankar.

42 “Not Gon’ Cry” singer Mary J. __ : BLIGE

Mary J. Blige is a singer-songwriter from the Bronx, New York. Her finest identified album might be “My Life”, launched in 1994. Blige can be making a reputation for herself as an actress, and was nominated for a number of awards for her efficiency within the 2017 movie “Mudbound”.

45 Tolkien creature corrupted by the One Ring : GOLLUM

Tolkien launched the character named Gollum in his 1937 novel “The Hobbit”. Gollum performed amore central function within the sequel “The Lord of the Rings”. He was initially referred to as Sméagol, and was given the title Gollum due to the “horrible swallowing noise in his throat”.

47 *USA sequence about company crime : WHITE COLLAR (giving “white shark”)

“White Collar” is a cop present that first aired in 2009. It stars Tim Dekay as an FBI agent and Matt Bomer as a really succesful con artist, and the agent’s informer. Agent and informer make a deal to work collectively to apprehend white collar criminals.

The nice white shark is one large fish, and might develop to over 21 toes lengthy and weigh over 7,000 kilos. Great whites additionally stay lengthy lives, over 70 years. They don’t have any pure predator, and are liable for way more assaults on people than another shark species.

51 Caustic resolution : LYE

What we name “lye” is often sodium hydroxide (NaOH), though traditionally the time period “lye” was used for potassium hydroxide. Lye has many makes use of, together with to remedy a number of foodstuffs. Lye could make olives much less bitter, for instance. The chemical can be present in canned mandarin oranges, pretzels and Japanese ramen noodles. More concentrated grades of lye are used to clear drains and clear ovens. Scary …

54 Iris locale : EYE

The iris is the coloured a part of the attention. It has an aperture within the heart that may open or shut relying on the extent of sunshine hitting the attention.

56 Husky good day : ARF!

The Siberian Husky is likely one of the oldest breeds of canine, and originated in northern Asia. Siberian Huskies have been imported into Alaska in nice numbers within the early 1900s to be used as sled canines through the gold rush.

57 Vidalia __ : ONION

Vidalia onions are candy onions which might be grown most famously in and round Vidalia, Georgia, the place they’ve been rising because the Thirties. That space has soil which is comparatively low in sulfur, which results in the unusually candy style. The Vidalia onion has been the official state vegetable of Georgia since 1990.

59 Sports activitiesCenter anchor Linda : COHN

Linda Cohn is a sportscaster who began anchoring ESPN’s “SportsCenter” in 1992. When Cohn was in highschool, she performed hockey on the boys workforce.

63 Annual Discovery Channel programming occasion that might function the exhibits within the solutions to the starred clues? : SHARK WEEK

“Shark Week” is an annual occasion on the Discovery Channel, and has been so since 1987. The week is filled with TV exhibits and specials which might be proven with the said intent of selling consciousness and respect for sharks.

66 Fight with foils : FENCE

Before the foil was launched as a sporting weapon, it was used as a blunted weapon for sword apply. It has been urged that the sword was blunted by wrapping metallic foil across the tip, therefore the title.

67 Terrain map, briefly : TOPO

A topographic map is one which illustrates land aid, the vertical and horizontal dimensions of the terrain. Typically, that is finished utilizing contour strains that present the steepness of slopes.

69 “On the double!” : STAT!

The precise etymology of “stat”, a time period that means “immediately” within the medical occupation, appears to have been misplaced within the mists of time. It in all probability comes from the Latin “statim” that means “to a standstill, immediately”.

70 Short itinerary? : SKED

Schedule (sked)

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4 Like a basso profundo voice : DEEP

The basso profondo (additionally “contrabass, basso profundo”) is the voice with the bottom vocal vary. “Basso profonda” is Italian for “deep bass”.

7 “Coming of Age in Mississippi” author Moody : ANNE

Anne Moody was an writer and civil rights activist whose best-known e-book is her 1968 memoir “Coming of Age in Mississippi”. It tells of her experiences rising up as an African-American feminine in a poor, rural space. The e-book offers along with her struggles in opposition to racism amongst the white inhabitants, and sexism inside the civil rights motion.

9 Orange pores and skin that doesn’t peel? : FAKE TAN

The simplest pretend tans obtainable in the present day are usually not dyes or stains. Instead, they’re sprays with the lively ingredient dihydroxyacetone (DHA). DHA reacts chemically with amino acids within the useless layer of pores and skin on the floor of the physique. Sounds a bit of dangerous to me …

10 Hockey legend Bobby : ORR

Bobby Orr is thought to be one of many best hockey gamers of all time. By the time he retired in 1978 he had undergone over a dozen knee surgical procedures. At 31 years of age, he concluded that he simply couldn’t skate anymore. Reportedly, he was even having hassle strolling. While nonetheless 31 years outdated, in 1979, Orr turned the youngest particular person inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Prior to that, in 1967, Orr turned the youngest particular person named the NHL’s Rookie of the Year.

11 Boston-based sportswear big : REEBOK

The model title Reebok was adopted as the brand new firm title for Foster Shoes of the UK in 1960. The title Reebok (extra generally “Rhebok”) is an Afrikaans phrase for an antelope, and comes from the time period “roe buck”.

12 Salty Japanese condiment : TAMARI

Tamari is a wide range of soy sauce that’s made with out wheat, and so is commonly utilized by these on a gluten-free eating regimen.

22 Korean rice liquor : SOJU

Soju is a Korean liquor historically made out of rice, though different starches are additionally used as of late. The title “sujo” interprets actually as “burned liquor”.

31 Girder materials : STEEL

Steel is an alloy that’s composed primarily of iron, with a small share of carbon.

32 Corner PC key : CTRL

The Control (CTRL) key on a PC keyboard is used to change the perform of different keys. For instance, urgent CTRL+C copies a range to the clipboard, and CTRL+V pastes the contents of the clipboard to a location outlined by the cursor. Control keys have been launched on teletypewriters to generate “control characters”, that are non-printing characters that instruct a pc to do one thing like print a web page, ring a bell and so forth.

37 Big-headed kinds : EGOTISTS

An egoist (additionally “egotist”) is a egocentric and immodest particular person. The reverse could be an altruist.

40 Some northern South Americans : GUYANESE

Guyana’s official title in the present day is the Co-Operative Republic of Guyana. Guyana is situated on the northern coast of South America. The nation was once a British colony, with the title British Guyana, nevertheless it achieved independence in 1966. It is now the one member of the British Commonwealth (now referred to as the Commonwealth of Nations) that’s on mainland South America.

41 Visa/MC various : AMEX

“Amex” is brief for “American Express”, the title of the monetary providers firm that’s finest identified for its bank card, cost card and traveler’s verify companies. The firm title is indicative of its authentic enterprise. American Express was based in 1850 in Buffalo, New York as an categorical mail service.

43 Key a part of a block occasion? : LEGO SET

Lego produces some great specialised units with which you’ll construct fashions of celebrated constructions, together with:

  • The Statue of Liberty (2,882 items)
  • The Sydney Opera House (2,989 items)
  • The Eiffel Tower (3,428 items)
  • Tower Bridge (4,295 items)
  • The Taj Mahal (5,922 items)

45 “Bad Feminist” author Roxane : GAY

Roxane Gay is an writer and contributing opinion author for “The New York Times”. The checklist of her best-selling works contains the 2014 novel “An Untamed State”, the 2017 assortment of brief tales “Difficult Women”, and the 2017 memoir “Hunger”.

46 Big title in vacuums : ORECK

The Oreck Corporation is known as after founder David Oreck and makes vacuum cleaners and air purifiers. The firm began out promoting vacuum cleaners by mail, a brand new idea in 1963. David Oreck himself seems frequently as a spokesman within the firm’s adverts and infomercials.

50 Algonquian language : LENAPE

The Lenape Native American folks lived alongside the Delaware River when Europeans first landed within the Americas. As a results of the enforcement of the Indian Removal Act 1830, most Lenape now stay in Oklahoma, with vital numbers additionally in Wisconsin and Ontario.

62 TV pioneer : RCA

RCA was based in 1919 because the Radio Corporation of America, and as a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Electric (GE). GE divested RCA in 1932, after which reacquired the corporate in 1986. Today, RCA is only a model title owned by Sony Music.

65 Keystone __ : KOP

The Keystone Cops (typically “Keystone Kops”) have been a band of madcap policemen who appeared in silent films. A 1914 brief movie referred to as “A Thief Catcher” that was believed misplaced was rediscovered in 2010. “A Thief Catcher” featured the magnificent Charlie Chaplin in an early function as a Keystone Cop.

Complete List of Clues/Answers

Across

1 Like uncombed hair : WILD
5 Muslim chief : IMAM
9 Structure made from snow or blankets : FORT
13 “Gotcha” : I SEE
14 Walking stick : CANE
15 Zones : AREAS
17 *Netflix documentary sequence a few controversial zookeeper : TIGER KING (giving “tiger shark”)
19 Krispy __ : KREME
20 Carton sealer : TAPE
21 Tenant’s contract : LEASE
23 Abolish : BAN
24 Home of the NHL’s Blues : STL
25 Floe make-up : ICE
27 Period : DOT
28 Surgery ctrs. : ORS
29 Langley org. : CIA
30 *Showtime medical drama starring Edie Falco : NURSE JACKIE (giving “nurse shark”)
33 Surrounded by : AMIDST
35 Razz : TAUNT
36 George Eliot’s “Adam __” : BEDE
37 Sinuous fish : EEL
38 Sitar music : RAGA
42 “Not Gon’ Cry” singer Mary J. __ : BLIGE
45 Tolkien creature corrupted by the One Ring : GOLLUM
47 *USA sequence about company crime : WHITE COLLAR (giving “white shark”)
51 Caustic resolution : LYE
52 Lady hen : HEN
53 Obtained : GOT
54 Iris locale : EYE
55 Duty : TAX
56 Husky good day : ARF!
57 Vidalia __ : ONION
59 Sports activitiesCenter anchor Linda : COHN
61 Thunders : ROARS
63 Annual Discovery Channel programming occasion that might function the exhibits within the solutions to the starred clues? : SHARK WEEK
66 Fight with foils : FENCE
67 Terrain map, briefly : TOPO
68 Ish : OR SO
69 “On the double!” : STAT!
70 Short itinerary? : SKED
71 Let the tears movement : WEEP

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1 Quick pondering : WIT
2 “Starting now?” : IS IT TIME?
3 Public defender’s providing : LEGAL AID
4 Like a basso profundo voice : DEEP
5 Sound of disgust : ICK!
6 Large envelope : MAILER
7 “Coming of Age in Mississippi” author Moody : ANNE
8 Many a contract for a famous person participant, e.g. : MEGADEAL
9 Orange pores and skin that doesn’t peel? : FAKE TAN
10 Hockey legend Bobby : ORR
11 Boston-based sportswear big : REEBOK
12 Salty Japanese condiment : TAMARI
16 Word with frequent or good : … SENSE
18 Rider’s controls : REINS
22 Korean rice liquor : SOJU
24 Reminder of a scrape : SCAB
26 __ and paste : CUT
31 Girder materials : STEEL
32 Corner PC key : CTRL
34 Amount owed : DEBT
37 Big-headed kinds : EGOTISTS
39 Complete : ALL THERE
40 Some northern South Americans : GUYANESE
41 Visa/MC various : AMEX
43 Key a part of a block occasion? : LEGO SET
44 Tappable picture : ICON
45 “Bad Feminist” author Roxane : GAY
46 Big title in vacuums : ORECK
47 Mooring spot : WHARF
48 Medal recipients : HEROES
49 Swaddled one : INFANT
50 Algonquian language : LENAPE
58 “Now I get it” : OH, OK
60 “Stop! That hurts!” : OW! OW!
62 TV pioneer : RCA
64 Fishing pole : ROD
65 Keystone __ : KOP

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