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LA Times Crossword 19 Dec 22, Monday


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Constructed by: Spencer Leach
Edited by: Patti Varol

Today’s Reveal Answer: Makes Waves

Themed solutions every finish with one thing that MAKES WAVES:

  • 60A Causes a ruckus, and what the top of every reply to the starred clues does : MAKES WAVES
  • 17A *Medical scan with a wand : ULTRASOUND
  • 27A *”Channel Orange” Grammy winner : FRANK OCEAN
  • 44A *Comment after a joke that doesn’t land : TOUGH CROWD

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

Bill’s time: 6m 38s

Bill’s errors: 0

Today’s Wiki-est Amazonian Googlies

Across

10 New York MLB workforce : METS

The New York Mets (NYM) baseball workforce was based in 1962 as a alternative for 2 groups that town had misplaced, specifically the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants. For a number of years the Mets performed very poorly, ending no higher than second-to-last of their division. Then alongside got here the “Miracle Mets” (aka “Amazin’ Mets”) who beat the Baltimore Orioles in 1969 to say the World Series in an enormous upset.

16 Aid and __ : ABET

The phrase “abet” comes into English from the Old French “abeter” that means “to bait” or “to harass with dogs” (actually “to make bite”). This sense of encouraging one thing dangerous to occur morphed into our fashionable utilization of “abet” that means to assist or encourage somebody in a criminal offense.

17 *Medical scan with a wand : ULTRASOUND

“Ultrasound” is the title given to sound power that has frequencies above the audible vary.

19 British conservative : TORY

“Tory” comes from the Irish phrase “tóraí” that means “outlaw, robber”. The time period “tory” was initially used for an Irish outlaw and later turned a time period of abuse for Irish rebels. At the top of the reign of King Charles II in Britain, there was a political divide with one facet being known as “Whigs” and the opposite “Tories”. Historically, the time period “Tory” advanced to mainly imply a supporter of the British monarchy, and certainly was used to explain those that remained loyal to the British Crown in the course of the American Revolution. Today, “Tory” is used for a member of the British Conservative Party.

20 Valentine image : HEART

Saint Valentine’s Day was launched by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD to honor numerous martyrs with the title Valentine. However, the saint’s day was dropped by the Roman Catholic church in 1969, by Pope Paul VI. Try telling that to Hallmark although …

21 Three-pronged Greek letter : PSI

Psi is the twenty third and penultimate letter of the Greek alphabet, and the one that appears a bit like a trident or a pitchfork.

22 Mint household herb : THYME

In Britain and Ireland, thyme is listed as one of many 4 important herbs. And these could be “parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme”.

23 Multiuse device with a lot of attachments : DREMEL

Dremel is a producer of energy instruments meant to be used within the house. The Company was based again in 1932 in Racine, Wisconsin by Austrian inventor Albert J. Dremel. Dremel was fairly the inventor, and held patents for gadgets corresponding to an electrical eraser, an electrical fish scaler, and a tool to watch the manufacturing of hen eggs. The first product offered by Dremel was an electrical razor-blade sharpener.

27 *”Channel Orange” Grammy winner : FRANK OCEAN

“Frank Ocean” is the stage title of singer and rap artist Christopher Breaux.

36 Sporty automotive roof : T-TOP

A T-top is a automotive roof that has detachable panels on both facet of a inflexible bar that runs down the middle of the car above the driving force.

39 Box set element : DVD

The abbreviation “DVD” doesn’t really stand for something today, though it was initially quick for “digital video disk”. The use of the phrase “video” was dropped as DVDs began for use for storing much more than video. As a consequence, some of us assign the phrase “digital versatile disk” to “DVD”.

43 Pungent sushi condiment : WASABI

Sometimes known as Japanese horseradish, wasabi is a root used as a condiment in Japanese cooking. The style of wasabi is extra like mustard than a sizzling pepper in that the vapors that create the “hotness” stimulate the nasal passages quite than the tongue. Personally, I really like the stuff …

47 Farm animal with horns : GOAT

Male goats are bucks or billies, though castrated males are generally known as wethers. Female goats are does or nannies, and younger goats are known as youngsters.

48 Badger on the comedy membership : HECKLE

Originally, the verb “to heckle” meant “to question severely”, and for a few years was related to the general public questioning of parliamentary candidates in Scotland. In more moderen instances, the that means has advanced into questioning that’s much less well mannered and that’s directed at stand-up comics.

To badger is to harass. The verb “to badger” comes from the merciless follow of badger-baiting, which dates again to medieval instances. Badger-baiting is a blood sport during which a canine is used as bait for a badger in its den, to attract it out into the open. The den is a synthetic construction constructed to resemble a pure badgers’ den, full with a tunnel entrance. The canine is shipped down the tunnel inflicting the badger and canine to lock their jaws on one another. The badger and canine are then faraway from the den by pulling on the canine’s tail. Horrible …

55 Freight weight : TON

Here within the US, a ton is equal to 2,000 kilos. In the UK, a ton is 2,240 kilos. The UK unit is typically known as an Imperial ton, lengthy ton or gross ton. Folks over there confer with the US ton then as a brief ton. To additional complicate issues, there may be additionally a metric ton or tonne, which is equal to 2,204 kilos. Personally, I want we’d simply keep on with kilograms …

57 Message-spelling board : OUIJA

The Ouija board was launched to America as a innocent parlor recreation on the finish of the nineteenth century, though variations of the board date again to 1100 AD in China, the place it was apparently used to “contact” the spirit world. The title “Ouija” is comparatively current, and might be only a mixture of the French and German phrases for “yes” … “oui” and “ja”.

59 Slim woodwind : OBOE

We’ve all most likely heard the phrase “‘tis an ill wind that blows nobody any good”. The poet Ogden Nash made a “punny” assertion concerning the oboe, calling the instrument “an ailing wind no person blows good”. I have to say although, I disagree …

60 Causes a ruckus, and what the top of every reply to the starred clues does : MAKES WAVES

The phrase “ruckus” is used to imply “commotion”, and has been round because the late 1800s. “Ruckus” is probably a melding of the phrases “ruction” and “rumpus”.

62 Bird’s __ soup : NEST

An edible hen’s nest is the important thing ingredient within the Chinese delicacy hen’s nest soup. Edible hen’s nests are expensive, fetching 1000’s of {dollars} per kilogram. Most nests utilized in cooking are the nests made by small birds known as swiftlets. Those nests comprise interwoven strands of cement-like saliva.

63 “Queen Sugar” co-producer Winfrey : OPRAH

“Queen Sugar” is a TV drama created by Ava DuVernay that’s based mostly on a 2014 novel of the identical title by Natalie Baszile. It’s all about three estranged siblings who reunite to avoid wasting their household’s failing sugarcane farm in Louisiana.

What are you able to say about Oprah Winfrey that hasn’t been mentioned already? Born into poverty to a single mom and with a harrowing childhood, Oprah is now the best African American philanthropist the world has ever identified. Oprah’s title was initially meant to be “Orpah” after the Biblical character within the Book of Ruth, and that’s the way it seems on her start certificates. Apparently of us had bother announcing “Orpah”, so she’s now “Oprah”.

64 Peace Nobelist Walesa : LECH

Lech Walesa labored as an electrician within the Gdansk Shipyards in Poland. Walesa was lively within the commerce union motion within the days when unions weren’t welcome behind the Iron Curtain. His efforts resulted within the founding of Solidarity, the primary impartial commerce union in Soviet-controlled territory. For his work, Walesa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983, and in 1990 he turned the primary democratically elected President of Poland. He has misplaced help in Poland lately, however he’s a very fashionable reserving on the worldwide talking circuit.

66 Like bogs : PEATY

When useless plant matter accumulates in marshy areas, it might not absolutely decay attributable to an absence of oxygen or acidic circumstances. We are accustomed to this in Ireland, as a result of this decaying matter can kind peat, and we have now tons and plenty of peat bogs across the nation.

Down

1 “Dude!” : BRUH!

Our time period “dude” arose as slang in New York City within the Eighties, when it was used to explain a fastidious man. In the early 1900s, the time period was prolonged to imply “city slickers”, easterners who vacationed within the West. The first use of the time period “dude ranch” was recorded in 1921.

4 __ Haute, Indiana : TERRE

Terre Haute, Indiana is a metropolis near the state’s western border with Illinois. The metropolis is house to a state jail which in flip is house to the state’s loss of life row. The title “Terre Haute” was chosen by French explorers within the 18th century to explain the situation, as “terre haute” is French for “high ground”.

5 IV models : CCS

An intravenous drip (IV) may include fluids measured in cubic centimeters (ccs).

6 Ruckus : HOOPLA

The phrase “hoopla” means “boisterous excitement”. The time period most likely comes from “houp-là”, one thing the French say as a substitute of “upsy-daisy”. Then once more, “upsy-daisy” most likely isn’t one thing mentioned fairly often right here within the US …

7 “Mr. Holland’s __”: Dreyfuss movie : OPUS

“Mr. Holland’s Opus” is a fascinating 1995 movie starring Richard Dreyfuss within the title function, a highschool music trainer.

Actor Richard Dreyfuss is from New York City, though he grew up in Los Angeles. Dreyfuss received his massive break with a lead function in 1973’s “American Graffiti” after which made a reputation for himself in two Steven Spielberg blockbusters: “Jaws” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”. He gained the 1978 Best Actor Oscar for his fantastic efficiency in “The Goodbye Girl”, making him the youngest actor to be so honored at the moment (he was 30 years previous).

8 Froze, maybe : PANICKED

In Greek mythology, Pan was a lecherous god who was part-man and part-goat, and one who fell in love with Echo the mountain nymph. Echo refused Pan’s advances in order that he turned very offended. Pan’s anger created a “panic” (a phrase derived from the title “Pan”) and a gaggle of shepherds have been pushed to kill Echo.

9 Pink Floyd guitarist Barrett : SYD

Syd Barrett was the lead singer and a founding member of the English rock band Pink Floyd. Barrett was solely lively as a musician for simply over ten years. He retired from the music scene in 1975 and spent the following 30 years dwelling off Pink Floyd royalties till he handed away in 2006.

Pink Floyd was an English rock band based in 1965. The band’s most well-known albums are most likely “The Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Wall”.

10 Students with quite a lot of issues? : MATHLETES

A mathlete is somebody who competes in arithmetic competitions.

11 Goth-like aesthetic of some TikTookay guys : E-BOY

E-girls and e-boys (perhaps “e-kids”) might spend quite a lot of time on social media, particularly TikTookay, therefore using the prefix “e-”.

TikTookay is a video-sharing service that’s based mostly in China, and may be very in style with the youthful set I’m advised). The TikTookay cell app gives instruments facilitating manufacturing of subtle selfie movies that use particular results.

13 Eye affliction : STYE

A stye is a bacterial an infection of the sebaceous glands on the base of the eyelashes, and is often known as a hordeolum.

22 Gentle dealing with, for brief : TLC

Tender loving care (TLC)

24 “To __ is human … ” : ERR

Alexander Pope’s 1709 poem “An Essay on Criticism” is the supply of at the very least three well-known quotations:

  • Somewhat studying is a harmful factor; Drink deep, or style not the Pierian spring.
  • To err is human, to forgive divine.
  • For fools rush in the place angels worry to tread.

30 Clueless gamer : NOOB

“Noob” (generally “newb”) is a not-so-nice, slang time period for a “newbie”, and infrequently refers to somebody who’s new to a web-based neighborhood.

31 __ choy : BOK

Bok choy is a wide range of Chinese cabbage. “Bok choy” interprets as “white vegetable”.

32 Foot or furlong : UNIT

There are eight furlongs in a mile. The title “furlong” comes from the Old English “furh” (that means “furrow”) and “lang” (that means “long”). In Anglo-Saxon instances, a furlong was the size of a furrow in a “ploughed” discipline that was one acre in space. The width of mentioned one-acre discipline was outlined as one chain.

33 Ventimiglia of “This Is Us” : MILO

Actor Milo Ventimiglia received his break on TV enjoying Jess Mariano on the present “Gilmore Girls”. He then performed Peter Petrelli on “Heroes”, and Jack Pearson on “This Is Us”.

“This Is Us” is a tv drama that debuted in 2016. The storyline facilities on three siblings and their dad and mom. Two of the siblings are the surviving members of a triplet being pregnant. The dad and mom determine to undertake a toddler born on the identical day because the surviving siblings. The adopting household is white, and the adopted baby is black.

34 Happy Meal hen choice : MCNUGGETS

Chicken nuggets have been invented by a meals science professor named Robert C. Baker at Cornell University within the Fifties. Fundamentally, Baker’s invention was a technique to preserve floor meat clumped with out a pores and skin, and a batter that stayed on the clumps regardless of being frozen after which deep-fried.

The McDonald’s Happy Meal was launched in 1977. It was impressed by a collection of meals in a Guatemalan McDonald’s designed to go well with kids that was known as “Menu Ronald”. The toys in Happy Meals usually tie-in with some film, and so are a part of an promoting marketing campaign.

37 Luau bowlful : POI

The Hawaiian social gathering or feast generally known as a “luau” actually dates again to 1819, when King Kamehameha II eliminated spiritual legal guidelines that ruled the consuming of meals. These legal guidelines known as for ladies and men to eat individually. At the identical time as he modified the legal guidelines, the king initiated the luau custom by symbolically consuming with the ladies who moved in his circle.

39 All-purpose roll : DUCT TAPE

What we are inclined to name “duct” tape at this time was initially generally known as “duck” tape. In its first kind, duck tape was rubber-based adhesive utilized to a duck fabric backing, therefore the title. Cotton duck fabric is a canvas-like materials, a plain woven cotton cloth. The title “duck” comes from the Dutch “doek” that means “linen canvas”. Duck tape began to be generally known as “duct tape” within the fifties, because it was generally used to wrap air ducts within the development business.

40 Bovine illness, familiarly : MAD COW

The dreadful sickness generally known as “mad cow disease” is extra correctly known as “bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). It is a illness discovered solely in cattle, however there’s a variant known as Creutzfeldt–Jakob illness (vCJD) that people can contract by consuming BSE-infected meat. BSE spreads when cattle are fed meat and bone meal from the stays of contaminated cattle. Dairy farmers within the UK routinely fed meat and bone meal from cattle to younger dairy calves, and so most circumstances of BSE have been related to Britain.

43 “SummerSlam” org. : WWE

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is an organization selling skilled wrestling as a type of leisure.

49 __ Lumpur, Malaysia : KUALA

The capital metropolis of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur, which is commonly abbreviated to “KL”. The title “Kuala Lumpur” interprets into English as “muddy estuary”. Famously, KL is house to the spectacular Petronas Twin Towers, that are at present the tallest twin towers on this planet and was the tallest of any constructing from 1998 to 2004.

50 Gallbladder neighbor : LIVER

The human liver has many capabilities, one among which is to retailer very important substances. The checklist of drugs saved within the liver consists of glucose (as glycogen), vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin B12, vitamin Okay, iron and copper. Another perform of the liver is to provide bile, a substance saved within the gallbladder that aids within the digestion of fat.

The human gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that primarily helps with the digestion of fats. The gallbladder shops and concentrates bile, which is made within the liver. The bile is launched from the gallbladder when fats enters the digestive tract. The bile acts as a surfactant, emulsifying the fats in meals in order that it may be extra simply digested.

53 Wild mountain 47-Across : IBEX
[47A Farm animal with horns : GOAT]

“Ibex” is a standard title for numerous species of mountain goat. “Ibex” is a Latin title that was used for wild goats discovered within the Alps and Apennines in Europe.

56 Gumbo pod : OKRA

Gumbo is a kind of stew or soup that originated in Louisiana. The main ingredient could be meat or fish, however to be true gumbo it should embody the “holy trinity” of greens, specifically celery, bell peppers and onion. Okra was a requirement however that is not the case. Okra gave the dish its title because the vernacular phrase for the African vegetable is “okingumbo”, from the Bantu language spoken by lots of the slaves dropped at America.

58 Like a newly reborn phoenix, most likely : ASHY

A phoenix is a superb hen of Greek mythology, which will also be discovered within the mythologies of Persia, Egypt and China. The phoenix is a fireplace spirit, which lives from 500 to 1000 years. At the top of its lifespan, it builds a nest for itself (a pyre) and self-ignites, burning itself and the nest, making a pile of ashes. A younger phoenix arises from the ashes and the cycle begins yet again.

Complete List of Clues/Answers

Across

1 “Whatever floats your __” : BOAT
5 Cuts of pork : CHOPS
10 New York MLB workforce : METS
14 Really get to : RILE
15 Patient contribution : COPAY
16 Aid and __ : ABET
17 *Medical scan with a wand : ULTRASOUND
19 British conservative : TORY
20 Valentine image : HEART
21 Three-pronged Greek letter : PSI
22 Mint household herb : THYME
23 Multiuse device with a lot of attachments : DREMEL
25 Phone up : CALL
27 *”Channel Orange” Grammy winner : FRANK OCEAN
31 “How sad for you” : BUMMER
35 “A mouse!!” : EEK!!
36 Sporty automotive roof : T-TOP
38 Being stored chilly : ON ICE
39 Box set element : DVD
40 “Same here!” : ME TOO!
41 Pottery oven : KILN
42 Actor’s immediate : CUE
43 Pungent sushi condiment : WASABI
44 *Comment after a joke that doesn’t land : TOUGH CROWD
47 Farm animal with horns : GOAT
48 Badger on the comedy membership : HECKLE
52 “That’s the answer!” : BINGO!
55 Freight weight : TON
57 Message-spelling board : OUIJA
59 Slim woodwind : OBOE
60 Causes a ruckus, and what the top of every reply to the starred clues does : MAKES WAVES
62 Bird’s __ soup : NEST
63 “Queen Sugar” co-producer Winfrey : OPRAH
64 Peace Nobelist Walesa : LECH
65 Post-breakup pair : EXES
66 Like bogs : PEATY
67 Superficially intellectual : ARTY

Down

1 “Dude!” : BRUH!
2 Used lubricant on : OILED
3 Place to say “I do” : ALTAR
4 __ Haute, Indiana : TERRE
5 IV models : CCS
6 Ruckus : HOOPLA
7 “Mr. Holland’s __”: Dreyfuss movie : OPUS
8 Froze, maybe : PANICKED
9 Pink Floyd guitarist Barrett : SYD
10 Students with quite a lot of issues? : MATHLETES
11 Goth-like aesthetic of some TikTookay guys : E-BOY
12 Time in workplace : TERM
13 Eye affliction : STYE
18 Withdrawal cost : ATM FEE
22 Gentle dealing with, for brief : TLC
24 “To __ is human … ” : ERR
26 Perfectly high-quality : A-OK
28 At no level : NEVER
29 “__ baby!”: “Way to go!” : ATTA
30 Clueless gamer : NOOB
31 __ choy : BOK
32 Foot or furlong : UNIT
33 Ventimiglia of “This Is Us” : MILO
34 Happy Meal hen choice : MCNUGGETS
37 Luau bowlful : POI
39 All-purpose roll : DUCT TAPE
40 Bovine illness, familiarly : MAD COW
42 “__-ching!” : CHA
43 “SummerSlam” org. : WWE
45 Slime : GOO
46 “How cool!” : OH NEAT!
49 __ Lumpur, Malaysia : KUALA
50 Gallbladder neighbor : LIVER
51 Kick out : EJECT
52 Dog biscuit form : BONE
53 Wild mountain 47-Across : IBEX
54 Win by a __ : NOSE
56 Gumbo pod : OKRA
58 Like a newly reborn phoenix, most likely : ASHY
60 Floor-washing device : MOP
61 Relatively timid : SHY

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