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LA Times Crossword 19 Sep 22, Monday


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Constructed by: Katie Hale
Edited by: Patti Varol

Today’s Reveal Answer: Stomp

Themed solutions every begin with “S” and run TO “MP” on the finish:

  • 66A Walk closely, or a three-word trace to the solutions to the starred clues : STOMP or “STOMP
  • 17A *Park gentle recharged by the solar : SOLAR LAMP
  • 22A *Street characteristic that forces drivers to decelerate : SPEED BUMP
  • 35A *Winter Olympics construction : SKI JUMP
  • 50A *Program for aspiring astronauts : SPACE CAMP
  • 55A *Cube added to tea : SUGAR LUMP

Read on, or leap to …
… an entire listing of solutions

Bill’s time: 6m 08s

Bill’s errors: 0

Today’s Wiki-est Amazonian Googlies

Across

1 Roll for wrapping wounds : GAUZE

The surgical dressing known as “gauze” is called for the skinny cloth with a free weave that bears the identical title. The cloth’s title may presumably be derived from the Palestinian metropolis of Gaza that has a historical past of gauze manufacturing.

6 Leopard marking : SPOT

The spots on noticed animals reminiscent of leopards and jaguars are organized in teams. Those grouped spots are termed “rosettes”. The noticed patterns on such animals are distinctive to every particular person.

The idiom “a leopard cannot change its spots” is commonly used to suggest that an individual who has completed unhealthy issues prior to now, will at all times be a nasty particular person. The phrase comes from the Bible’s Book of Jeremiah “Can … the leopard [change] his spots? Then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to evil.”

10 Pioneering TV model : RCA

During WWI, the US authorities actively discouraged the lack of sure applied sciences to different nations, together with allies. The growing wi-fi applied sciences have been thought-about to be significantly necessary by the military and navy. The authorities prevented the General Electric Company from promoting tools to the British Marconi Company, and as an alternative facilitated the acquisition by GE of the American Marconi subsidiary. This buy led to GE forming the Radio Corporation of America that we all know immediately as RCA.

13 __ jar: preserves preserver : MASON

Mason jars have been invented in 1858 in Philadelphia by a tinsmith, a tinsmith named John Landis Mason.

14 Novelist Calvino : ITALO

As effectively as being an creator, Italo Calvino was a well-known Italian journalist. He was a supporter of communism and so wasn’t very talked-about within the US nor in Britain.

15 Lip balm model whose title is brief for “evolution of smooth” : EOS

eos Products is an organization that was based in 2006 in New York City. eoS sells magnificence merchandise reminiscent of lotions and lotions, and is most well-known for its lip balm. The initials “eos” stand for “Evolution of Smooth”.

16 2000s teen drama set in California : THE OC

“The O.C.” is a teen drama that aired for 4 seasons on Fox ending up in 2007. I by no means watched it, however I perceive that it’s set in Newport Beach in Southern California. And, “O.C.” stands for “Orange County”.

19 __ City: Detroit nickname : MOTOR

The metropolis of Detroit was based in 1701 by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, a French explorer. The unique settlement was named for the Detroit River, which in flip takes its title from the French phrase “détroit” which means “strait”. Detroit grew to become inextricably linked with the automotive enterprise from the very early twentieth century when Henry Ford and others arrange manufacturing within the space. This hyperlink to transportation led to Detroit’s nicknames “Motor City” and “Motown”. The metropolis’s financial energy declined originally of the twenty first century, leading to a 25% drop in inhabitants between 2000 and 2010. Detroit filed for the nation’s largest municipal chapter in historical past in 2013, going through a debt of $18.8 billion. The metropolis exited chapter on the finish of 2014.

22 *Street characteristic that forces drivers to decelerate : SPEED BUMP

The site visitors calming gadget we name a “speed bump” over right here within the US, is understood by the colourful title “sleeping policeman” within the UK.

28 Rebuke from Caesar : ET TU?!

It was Shakespeare who popularized the phrases “Et tu, Brute?” (which means “And you, Brutus?”). They seem in his play “Julius Caesar”, though the phrase had been round lengthy earlier than he penned his drama. It’s not identified what Julius Caesar truly stated in actual life (if something in any respect) as he was assassinated on the steps of the Senate in Rome.

30 “Vaya con __” : DIOS

“Vaya con Dios” is Spanish for “Go with God”.

31 Texas politician Beto : O’ROURKE

Texas politician Beto O’Rourke actually got here to the nation’s consideration when he ran for the US Senate in 2018, and was narrowly crushed by the incumbent Ted Cruz. He adopted up that close-run marketing campaign with a run for the 2020 Democratic nomination for US president.

34 Defib skilled : EMT

A defibrillator (defib) could be operated by an emergency medical technician (EMT).

35 *Winter Olympics construction : SKI JUMP

The winter sport of ski leaping originated in Norway. The first recorded, measured ski leap was by Norwegian-Danish navy officer Olaf Rye. He launched himself a distance of 9.5 metres in entrance of fellow troopers in 1809. There is now an offshoot of ski leaping generally known as ski flying, which entails using bigger hills. Ski flyers have made jumps in extra of 250 meters.

43 Filmmaker Wachowski : LANA

Lana and Lilly Wachowski, referred to collectively as “the Wachowskis”, are a movie and tv directing workforce. Perhaps most famously, the Wachowskis wrote and directed the 2 sequels in “The Matrix” trilogy of films. Both Wachoskis have been born male; Lana was named Larry, and Lilly was Andy.

47 Piglike forest dweller : TAPIR

All 4 species of tapir are endangered. Even although the tapir seems to be very like a pig, it’s extra intently associated to the horse and the rhinoceros.

50 *Program for aspiring astronauts : SPACE CAMP

The US Space Camp was based in 1982 largely on the suggestion of Wernher von Braun. The unique Space Camp was opened in Huntsville, Alabama and it nonetheless operates immediately. There adopted Space Camp Florida and Space Camp California, however they’ve since closed their doorways.

54 East Coast rte. : US ONE

US Route 1 runs from Fort Kent in Maine proper all the way down to Key West in Florida.

57 Odometer studying : MILES

An odometer measures distance traveled. “Odometer comes from the Greek “hodos” which means “path” and “metron” which means “measure”.

61 Flight security org. : TSA

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

62 Little bits : IOTAS

Iota is the ninth letter within the Greek alphabet, and one which gave rise to our letters I and J. We use the phrase “iota” to painting one thing very small, as it’s the smallest of all Greek letters.

63 Verdi composition : OPERA

Giuseppe Verdi was an Italian composer, primarily of operas, who was energetic in the course of the Romantic period. Equally as well-known as Verdi’s operas, are arias and choruses from these operas reminiscent of “La donna è mobile” from “Rigoletto”, “The Drinking Song” from “La Traviata” and “The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves” from “Nabucco”. Verdi was a giant fan of William Shakespeare and wrote three operas primarily based on the Bard’s performs: “Macbeth”, “Otello” and “Falstaff”.

64 Hankering : YEN

The phrase “yen”, which means “urge”, has been round in English because the very early 1900s. It comes from the sooner phrase “yin” imported from Chinese, which was utilized in English to explain an intense longing for opium.

65 Hive bugs : BEES

There are over 16,000 species of bees, with the best-known most likely being the western honey bee, the most typical of the honey bees worldwide. Bees feed on nectar and pollen, and in so doing play a vital function within the pollination of many crops. That’s one of many major causes there’s nice concern about diminishing populations of untamed bees.

Down

1 Clock setting in Eng. : GMT

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is the time on the Prime Meridian, the meridian that runs via Greenwich in London.

4 Generation Z, colloquially : ZOOMERS

Definitions range, however evidently the time period “Generation Z” is reserved for the youngsters of “Generation X”, and for the technology that follows the “Millennials” (Generation Y). Gen-Zers are often known as “Zoomers”, a portmanteau of “Z” and “boomer” (as in “baby boomer”).

6 Hurricane, e.g. : STORM

Hurricanes are given names primarily to assist the general public maintain observe of harmful programs. The names are determined forward of the hurricane season, with the primary system given a reputation starting with A, the second, B and so forth. The names are alternated between female and male names all through the season. Also, if the primary storm of the season is male, then the next 12 months a feminine title is chosen. For hurricanes within the North Atlantic, names are assigned for each letter, besides Q, U, X, Y and Z. The most continuously used title is Arlene, which was used for ten totally different storms from 1959 to 2011.

8 German chancellor Scholz : OLAF

Olaf Scholz succeeded Angela Merkel because the chancellor of Germany in 2021. Prior to main the nation, Scholz had served as Merkel’s vice chancellor for nearly 4 years. Scholz is the primary Chancellor of Germany to not belong to a church, however was the second to take the oath of workplace irrespective of God (after Gerhard Schröder in 1998).

9 Went wild on the dance ground : TORE IT UP

To reduce a rug is to bounce. The etymology of “cut a rug” isn’t clearcut (pun!), however the put on attributable to repeatedly dancing on a rug appears to be the wrongdoer in a single type or one other.

10 Aptly named novelist Charles : READE

Charles Reade was an English creator who got here to public consideration with a two-act comedy play known as “Masks and Faces”. Reade turned the play right into a prose story in 1852 that he known as “Peg Woffington”. Reade additionally wrote a historic novel known as “The Cloister and the Hearth” a couple of married man who turns into a Dominican friar on listening to that his spouse has died. Years later he discovers that his spouse is in actual fact nonetheless dwelling and a battle develops between the person’s obligation to household and his obligation to the Roman Catholic Church.

12 Colorado snowboarding mecca : ASPEN

Aspen, Colorado was generally known as Ute City, with the title change happening in 1880. Like many communities within the space, Aspen was a mining city, and in 1891 and 1892 it was on the heart of the very best manufacturing of silver within the US. Nowadays, it’s all about snowboarding and film stars.

18 Ring-tailed primate : LEMUR

Lemurs are unusual-looking creatures which might be native to the island of Madagascar off the east coast of Africa. With their white fur and darkish eyes which might be very reflective at night time, they’ve a “ghostly” look. Indeed, the animals take their title from Roman mythology wherein “lemures” have been spirits of the stressed lifeless.

20 Conan’s former community : TBS

“Conan” was a late-night discuss present on TBS that was hosted by Conan O’Brien and aired from 2010 to 2021. “Conan” happened on account of the so-called “War for Late Night”, when Jay Leno ceded the chair of “The Tonight Show” to “O’Brien” solely to launch “The Jay Leno Show” competing on the identical community.

22 “The Sweetest Taboo” singer : SADE

Singer Sade’s actual title is Helen Folasade Adu. Although born in Nigeria, Sade grew up and lives within the UK. She was the lead vocalist for the English group Sade, and adopted the title of the band. The band’s largest hits have been “Smooth Operator” (1984) and “The Sweetest Taboo” (1985).

23 Spruce oneself up : PRIMP

Our verb “to spruce up” means “to make trim or neat”. The time period comes from the adjective “spruce”, which means “smart, neat”. In flip, the adjective comes from “spruce leather”, which was a Prussian leather-based that was utilized in England within the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries to make a preferred fashion of jerkin that was extensively thought-about to look fairly sensible.

24 Ham it up on stage : EMOTE

The phrase “ham”, describing a performer who overacts, is a shortened type of “hamfatter” and dates again to the late 1800s. “Hamfatter” comes from a tune in outdated minstrel reveals known as “The Ham-Fat Man”. It appears {that a} poorly performing actor was deemed to have the “acting” qualities of a minstrel made up in blackface.

25 Lima’s land : PERU

Lima is the capital metropolis of Peru. It was based in 1535 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, who named it “la Ciudad de los Reyes” (the City of Kings). He selected this title as a result of the choice to discovered the town was made on January sixth, the feast of the Epiphany that commemorates the go to of the three kings to Jesus in Bethlehem. Lima is residence to the oldest college in all the Americas, as San Marco University was based in 1551 in the course of the days of Spanish colonial rule.

29 Actor Hanks : TOM

Tom Hanks is such an important actor. He has performed so many iconic roles in a comparatively brief profession. Hanks is from California, and studied theater for a few years in Hayward, California not removed from right here. Tom’s son Colin Hanks is without doubt one of the stars of the TV comedy “Life in Pieces”. Hanks is married to the gifted actress Rita Wilson.

31 Tropicana merchandise, for brief : OJS

The Tropicana firm is most well-known for its orange juice. The firm is headquartered in Chicago, the place not many oranges are grown …

32 Fluffy-eared marsupial : KOALA

Marsupials are mammals that carry their younger in a pouch. Better-known marsupials are kangaroos, koalas, wombats and Tasmanian devils. As you possibly can most likely inform from this listing, most marsupials are native to the Southern Hemisphere.

33 Zimbalist Jr. of outdated TV : EFREM

Efrem Zimbalist Jr. was primarily generally known as a tv actor, significantly for his starring roles within the basic reveals “77 Sunset Strip” and “The FBI”. He had very well-known dad and mom: violinist and conductor Efren Zimbalist Sr. and operatic soprano Alma Gluck. He additionally had a well-known daughter: actress Stephanie Zimbalist. For a number of years, Zimbalist Jr. was intently related to televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, and served on the PTL ministry’s board.

35 Part of a pork rack : SPARE RIB

Spare ribs are so known as as a result of “spare” can point out the absence of fats.

36 Barbie’s beau : KEN

Barbie’s male counterpart doll is Ken, and Ken’s household title is Carson. Barbie’s full title is Barbie Millicent Roberts. When Ken was launched in 1959, it was as Barbie’s boyfriend. In 2004 it was introduced that Ken and Barbie have been splitting up, and wanted to spend high quality time aside. Soon after the cut up, Barbie “met” Blaine, a boogie boarder from Australia. Happily, Barbie and Ken reconciled and reunited on Valentine’s Day 2011.

39 U. of Maryland participant : TERP

The sports activities groups of the University of Maryland are known as the Maryland Terrapins, or “Terps” for brief. The title dates again to 1932 when it was coined by the college’s president on the time, Curley Byrd. He took the title from the diamondback terrapins which might be native to the Chesapeake Bay.

41 “My Fair Lady” function : ELIZA

Eliza Doolittle is Professor Henry Higgins’ speech pupil in George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion”. “Pygmalion” was tailored by Lerner and Loewe to turn into the Broadway musical “My Fair Lady”. The musical spun off the fantastic 1964 movie of the identical title starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. To cockney Eliza Doolittle, Professor Henry Higgins was “‘Enry ‘Iggins”.

46 Pays utilizing an app : VENMOS

Venmo is a smartphone fee app that’s now owned by PayPal. The first model of the product was launched in 2009 by two entrepreneurs who had met as freshman college students on the University of Pennsylvania. They bought the corporate in 2012 for over $26 million, after which PayPal acquired it the next 12 months for a whopping $800 million. I’m wondering if PayPal ever buys blogs …

49 Solstice celebrator : PAGAN

A pagan is somebody who holds non secular beliefs which might be totally different from the principle religions of the world, and particularly somebody who believes in polytheism. In classical Latin, “paganus” means “villager, rustic”.

A solstice happens twice in yearly. The summer time solstice is the longest day of the 12 months (has probably the most daylight), and the winter solstice is the shortest.

51 Mountain lions : PUMAS

The mountain lion is present in a lot of the Americas from the Yukon in Canada proper all the way down to the southern Andes in South America. Because the mountain lion is discovered over such an enormous space, it has many various names utilized by native peoples, reminiscent of “cougar” and “puma”. In reality, the mountain lion holds the Guinness file for the animal with probably the most variety of totally different names, with over 40 in English alone.

53 __ gin fizz : SLOE

By definition, a cocktail generally known as a “fizz” contains lemon or lime juice and carbonated water. The hottest of the style is the gin fizz, constructed from 3 elements gin, 2 elements lemon juice, 1 half sugar syrup and 5 elements soda water. There can also be a variant generally known as a sloe gin fizz.

56 SLC athlete : UTE

The Utah Utes are the athletic groups of the University of Utah.

Salt Lake City (SLC) was based by Brigham Young, in 1847. The metropolis takes its title from the Great Salt Lake on which it sits, and certainly was generally known as “Great Salt Lake City” up till 1868.

58 Sign earlier than Virgo : LEO

In astronomical phrases, the zodiac is a gaggle of 13 constellations that collectively type a roughly round sample within the night time sky. Most of those constellations are named for animals, which explains why the phrase “zodiac” comes from the Greek “zodiakos” which means “circle of little animals”. We can’t see the entire Zodiac at anybody time within the 12 months, however one constellation does dominate the sky each 4 weeks. In astrological phrases, there are solely 12 indicators of the zodiac. Astrologists skip the constellation Ophiuchus (seen November/December). Ophiuchus is the serpent bearer.

60 Tree gunk : SAP

The sap of a plant may be broadly divided into phloem sap and xylem sap. The phloem is the tissue that transports sugars made by photosynthesis from the leaves to the elements of the plant needing these sugars. The sugary resolution flowing via the phloem is the phloem sap. The xylem is the tissue that transports water and different vitamins from the roots to the remainder of the plant. The watery resolution flowing via the xylem is the xylem sap.

Complete List of Clues/Answers

Across

1 Roll for wrapping wounds : GAUZE
6 Leopard marking : SPOT
10 Pioneering TV model : RCA
13 __ jar: preserves preserver : MASON
14 Novelist Calvino : ITALO
15 Lip balm model whose title is brief for “evolution of smooth” : EOS
16 2000s teen drama set in California : THE OC
17 *Park gentle recharged by the solar : SOLAR LAMP
19 __ City: Detroit nickname : MOTOR
21 What “meow” might imply : FEED ME!
22 *Street characteristic that forces drivers to decelerate : SPEED BUMP
26 Clarifying phrases : I MEAN
27 Contentious territory between airplane seats : ARMREST
28 Rebuke from Caesar : ET TU?!
30 “Vaya con __” : DIOS
31 Texas politician Beto : O’ROURKE
34 Defib skilled : EMT
35 *Winter Olympics construction : SKI JUMP
38 Frequently, in verse : OFT
40 Eyes, in slang : PEEPERS
42 In brief provide : RARE
43 Filmmaker Wachowski : LANA
44 Partygoer : REVELER
47 Piglike forest dweller : TAPIR
50 *Program for aspiring astronauts : SPACE CAMP
52 Wows : AMAZES
54 East Coast rte. : US ONE
55 *Cube added to tea : SUGAR LUMP
57 Odometer studying : MILES
61 Flight security org. : TSA
62 Little bits : IOTAS
63 Verdi composition : OPERA
64 Hankering : YEN
65 Hive bugs : BEES
66 Walk closely, or a three-word trace to the solutions to the starred clues : STOMP or “S” TO “MP”

Down

1 Clock setting in Eng. : GMT
2 Ooh and __ : AAH
3 Employ : USE
4 Generation Z, colloquially : ZOOMERS
5 Convert into cipher : ENCODE
6 Hurricane, e.g. : STORM
7 Friend : PAL
8 German chancellor Scholz : OLAF
9 Went wild on the dance ground : TORE IT UP
10 Aptly named novelist Charles : READE
11 Pause-causing punctuation : COMMA
12 Colorado snowboarding mecca : ASPEN
14 “The jury __” : IS OUT
18 Ring-tailed primate : LEMUR
20 Conan’s former community : TBS
22 “The Sweetest Taboo” singer : SADE
23 Spruce oneself up : PRIMP
24 Ham it up on stage : EMOTE
25 Lima’s land : PERU
29 Actor Hanks : TOM
31 Tropicana merchandise, for brief : OJS
32 Fluffy-eared marsupial : KOALA
33 Zimbalist Jr. of outdated TV : EFREM
35 Part of a pork rack : SPARE RIB
36 Barbie’s beau : KEN
37 Golden yrs. funds : IRAS
39 U. of Maryland participant : TERP
41 “My Fair Lady” function : ELIZA
42 Proof of buy : RECEIPT
44 Speaks hoarsely : RASPS
45 Green prefix : ECO-
46 Pays utilizing an app : VENMOS
47 Scrumptious : TASTY
48 Cause to chuckle : AMUSE
49 Solstice celebrator : PAGAN
51 Mountain lions : PUMAS
53 __ gin fizz : SLOE
56 SLC athlete : UTE
58 Sign earlier than Virgo : LEO
59 Verbal hesitation : ERM
60 Tree gunk : SAP

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