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LA Times Crossword 20 Dec 22, Tuesday


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Constructed by: Erik Agard
Edited by: Patti Varol

Today’s Reveal Answer: Oh, Man

Themed solutions are names of MEN, and the one vowels in these names are letters O:

  • 66A What one would possibly say after determining what the solutions to the starred clues have in frequent? : OH, MAN
  • 1A *Fictional swordfighter with a horse named Tornado : ZORRO
  • 20A *”Parasite” director : BONG JOON-HO
  • 31A *Abolitionist who was the primary individual executed for treason within the United States : JOHN BROWN
  • 40A *Former MLB pitcher nicknamed “Flash” : TOM GORDON
  • 52A *Marvel supervillain who created lethal robotic clones of himself : DOCTOR DOOM

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

Bill’s time: 5m 52s

Bill’s errors: 0

Today’s Wiki-est Amazonian Googlies

Across

1 *Fictional swordfighter with a horse named Tornado : ZORRO

The character Zorro was created by Johnston McCulley in 1919 for a sequence of tales and pulp fiction, the primary title being “The Curse of Capistrano”. The identify “Zorro” (Spanish for “fox”) is the key identification of a Spanish colonial nobleman referred to as Don Diego de la Vega. Famously, Zorro had the behavior of carving the letter Z on some object after defeating a foe.

6 Weight : HEFT

The heft of one thing is its weight, its heaviness. The time period “heft” is spinoff of the verb “to heave” which means “to lift, raise”.

10 Early aughts music buys : CDS

“CD-ROM” stands for “compact disc read only memory”. The identify signifies that you may learn info from the disc (like a regular music CD for instance), however you can not write to it. You may purchase a CD-RW, which stands for “compact disc – rewritable”, with which you’ll learn information and in addition write over it a number of occasions utilizing an appropriate CD drive.

An “aught” is a zero. The time period can be utilized within the context of dates as in “the aughts”, the years 2000-2009. I’ve additionally heard these years known as “the noughties”.

13 French bottled water model : EVIAN

Évian-les-Bains (or just “Évian”) is within the very east of France, on the shores of Lake Geneva straight throughout the lake from Lausanne, Switzerland. As one may think, Évian is the house of Évian mineral water, probably the most profitable enterprise on the town. Personally, I can’t stand the distinctive style of Évian water …

17 Largest metropolis in Washoe County, Nevada : RENO

Washoe County is the second-most populous county in Nevada after Clark County. Clark County is residence to Las Vegas, and Washoe County is residence to Reno. Washoe County was one of many Nevada Territory’s unique 9 counties, and was named for the Washoe Native American individuals who lived within the space close to Lake Tahoe.

20 *”Parasite” director : BONG JOON-HO

Bong Joon-ho is an Oscar-winning director and screenwriter from South Korea. Bong co-wrote and directed the 2019 movie “Parasite”, which grew to become the highest-grossing South Korean movie in historical past. He additionally directed the very profitable English-language movie “Snowpiercer” (2013).

25 __ soccer : ARENA

Arena soccer is performed indoors, on a smaller subject than American (and Canadian) soccer. The sport was invented in 1981, and the Arena Football League (AFL) was round from 1987 until 2008. The AFL was revived in 2010, however went bankrupt in 2019.

26 Promises of eventual compensation : IOUS

I owe you (IOU)

28 Health product chain : GNC

General Nutrition Centers (GNC) is a retailer of well being and vitamin dietary supplements based mostly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The firm was based in 1935 as a small well being meals retailer in downtown Pittsburgh. There at the moment are about 5,000 shops within the US. The GNC slogan is “Live Well”.

31 *Abolitionist who was the primary individual executed for treason within the United States : JOHN BROWN

John Brown was a frontrunner of the abolitionist motion who advocated the usage of violence to finish slavery in America. Famously, Brown led a raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia in 1859 in an try and spark a slave revolt. Brown was captured, tried and located responsible of treason towards the Commonwealth of Virginia. He was hanged for his crimes, and have become the primary individual within the US to be executed for treason.

35 Smart __: know-it-all : ALEC

Apparently, the unique “smart Alec” (generally “Aleck”) was one Alec Hoag, a pimp, thief and confidence trickster who plied his commerce in New York City within the 1840s.

37 Aussie animal, for brief : ROO

The phrase “kangaroo” comes from the Australian Aborigine time period for the animal. There’s an oft-quoted story that the explorer James Cook (later Captain Cook) requested an area native what was the identify of this remarkable-looking animal, and the native responded with “Kangaroo”. The story is that the native was truly saying “I don’t understand you”, however as cute as that story is, it’s simply an city delusion.

39 __ ex machina : DEUS

“Deus ex machina” is a Latin phrase that interprets as “god out of the machine”. It describes a plot gadget utilized in some works whereby some apparently inextricable downside is immediately resolved by an sudden intervention. The time period was first utilized in Horace’s “Ars Poetica”.

40 *Former MLB pitcher nicknamed “Flash” : TOM GORDON

Tom Gordon is a retired skilled baseball pitcher who set an MLB report of 54 consecutive saves. He retired after the 2009 season as the one pitcher with greater than 100 wins, greater than 100 saves, and greater than 100 holds. Gordon will get a number of mentions in Stephen King’s 1999 novel “The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon”.

42 Form 1099 org. : IRS

There is a sequence of IRS 1099 types used to report numerous sorts of revenue, aside from wages, salaries and ideas which can be reported on Form W-2. Examples are Form 1099-INT used to report curiosity revenue, 1099-DIV used to report dividend revenue, and 1099-MISC used to report miscellaneous revenue.

43 Org. involved with toxins : EPA

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

A toxin is a naturally occurring poison, one produced by a dwelling cell or organism. The stage of toxicity in toxins varies enormously. An instance of a gentle toxin could be the chemical compounds present in a bee sting. An instance of a deadly toxin could be the botulinum toxin produced by micro organism that trigger botulism.

45 Ohio border lake : ERIE

Lake Erie borders 4 US states (Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Michigan) and one Canadian province (Ontario).

52 *Marvel supervillain who created lethal robotic clones of himself : DOCTOR DOOM

Doctor Doom is a supervillain within the Marvel Comics universe. He is an archenemy of the Fantastic Four.

56 Female pig : SOW

A male pig is a boar, and a feminine is a sow. Young pigs are piglets.

57 Masjid prayer chief : IMAM

“Masjid” is an Arabic phrase which means “temple, place of worship”. It is from “masjid” that we get the English phrase “mosque”.

63 Quartz sort : AGATE

Agate is a micro-crystalline type of quartz (and so is said to sand/silica). Some agate samples have deposited layers that give a striped look, and these are referred to as “banded agate”.

Quartz is a type of silicon oxide and is the second most considerable mineral discovered within the Earth’s crust, after feldspar. The identify “quartz” comes into English through German, and doubtless in the end derives from a Slavic phrase which means “hard”.

64 Internet entry possibility : DSL

An Internet service supplier (ISP) is simply what the identify signifies, an organization that gives its clients with entry to the Internet. One approach that ISPs differentiate themselves from one another is in the way in which by which finish customers are linked to the ISP’s community. So, there are cable ISPs, DSL ISPs, dial-up ISPs and satellite tv for pc ISPs.

Down

1 Greek Z’s : ZETAS

Zeta is the sixth letter of the Greek alphabet, and is a precursor of our Roman letter Z. The phrase “zeta” can be the ancestor of the letter identify “zed”, which grew to become “zee”, the time period that we use right here within the US.

3 Platform on a stage : RISER

A riser is a platform that elevates a gaggle of individuals above a crowd, and so is right for the efficiency of a choir.

4 Zodiac rodent : RAT

The 12-year cycle within the Chinese calendar makes use of the next animals so as:

  • Rat
  • Ox
  • Tiger
  • Rabbit
  • Dragon
  • Snake
  • Horse
  • Goat
  • Monkey
  • Rooster
  • Dog
  • Pig

8 __ shui : FENG

Feng shui is the traditional Chinese custom of arranging objects, buildings and different buildings in a fashion that’s stated to enhance the lives of the people dwelling in or utilizing the house. “Feng shui” interprets as “wind-water”, a reference to the idea that constructive and damaging life forces journey the wind and scatter, however are retained once they encounter water.

9 USC athlete : TROJAN

The athletic groups of the University of Southern California are referred to as the USC Trojans. The ladies’s groups are additionally referred to as the Trojans, however are generally known as Women of Troy.

15 Sneaker, e.g. : SHOE

“Sneaker” is a typical identify for an athletic shoe, one that’s now used as on a regular basis informal put on. The time period “sneaker” is used extensively throughout the US. Back in my homeland of Ireland, the phrases “trainers” and “tennis shoes” are extra frequent.

21 Fantasy creature : ORC

Orcs are legendary humanoid creatures that seem within the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien. Since Tolkien’s use of orcs, they’ve additionally been featured in different fantasy fiction in addition to in fantasy video video games.

24 Dangling ear half : LOBE

Despite what one would possibly learn on the Internet, people don’t fall into two classes, one with free earlobes and one with hooked up earlobes. Free and hooked up earlobes are the extremes of a steady vary.

28 Small backyard get together? : GNOME

In English folklore, the fairy’s anti-hero is the diminutive gnome, an evil ugly character. Although the charastics of gnomes range in folklore, sometimes they’re described as diminutive humanoids who reside underground. Over the centuries, the gnome has turn into extra lovable. We now have backyard gnomes, and even the Travelocity Gnome.

30 Class learning demand curves, for brief : ECON

Economics (econ.)

31 “Star Wars” knights : JEDI

The Jedi are the great guys within the “Star Wars” sequence of films. The most well-known Jedi knights from the movies are Obi-Wan Kenobi (performed by Alec Guinness, and later Ewan McGregor) and Yoda (voiced by Frank Oz). Well, they’re my favorites anyway …

38 Meat minimize : LOIN

Loin is the tissue alongside the highest of the ribs.

47 Dispensers of 20s : ATMS

The twenty-dollar invoice known as a “Jackson” because it bears the portrait of President Andrew Jackson on the entrance facet of the invoice. Jackson’s picture changed that of President Grover Cleveland in 1928, and there doesn’t appear to be any report documenting simply why that change was made. Over one-fifth of all notes printed in the present day are 20-dollar payments. The common lifetime of a Jackson is somewhat over 2 years, after which it’s changed attributable to put on.

49 Five Pillars religion : ISLAM

Followers of the Muslim custom imagine within the Five Pillars of Islam, 5 compulsory acts that underpin Muslim life. The Five Pillars are:

  1. The Islamic creed
  2. Daily prayer
  3. Almsgiving
  4. Fasting throughout the month of Ramadan
  5. The pilgrimage to Mecca (haj, hajj, hadj) as soon as throughout a lifetime

50 __ Rica : COSTA

Costa Rica is a rustic in Central America that’s bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the South. Costa Rica is exceptional in my view, a frontrunner on the world stage in lots of areas. It has been known as the “greenest” nation on the planet, the “happiest” nation on the planet, and has a extremely educated populace. In 1949, the nation unilaterally abolished its personal military … completely!

51 Preadolescent : TWEEN

The time period “tween” is used to explain preadolescence, the years “between” 8 and 12 years of age.

53 Extinct fowl : DODO

The dodo was a direct relative of the pigeon and the dove, though the fully-grown dodo was often three toes tall. One of the explanations the dodo involves thoughts once we consider extinction of a species, is that it disappeared not too way back (final recorded alive in 1662) and people have been the rationale for its demise. The dodo lived completely on the island of Mauritius and when people arrived, we reduce the forests that have been its residence. We additionally launched home animals, akin to canines and pigs, that ransacked the dodo’s nests. The dodo was deemed to be a clumsy flightless fowl and so the time period “dodo” has come to imply a dull-witted individual.

54 Nocturnal birds : OWLS

Much of an owl’s eating regimen consists of small mammals. As a end result, people have used owls for hundreds of years to manage rodent populations, often by inserting a nest field for owls on a property. Despite the truth that owls and people reside collectively in relative concord, owls have been identified to assault people every now and then. Celebrated English fowl photographer Eric Hosking misplaced an eye fixed when attacked by a tawny owl that he was making an attempt to {photograph}. Hosking wrote a 1970 autobiography with the wry title “An Eye for a Bird”.

59 Kung __ hen : PAO

Kung Pao hen is a Sichuan stir-fry dish that features hen, peanuts, greens and chili peppers. The identify “Kung Pao” is assumed to return from a governor of the Sichuan province whose title was “Gongbao”, which means “Palace Guardian”.

Complete List of Clues/Answers

Across

1 *Fictional swordfighter with a horse named Tornado : ZORRO
6 Weight : HEFT
10 Early aughts music buys : CDS
13 French bottled water model : EVIAN
14 At any level : EVER
15 “Go bother someone else!” : SHOO!
16 Midterms and finals : TESTS
17 Largest metropolis in Washoe County, Nevada : RENO
18 Hard precipitation : HAIL
19 “Rules __ rules” : ARE
20 *”Parasite” director : BONG JOON-HO
22 Leisurely stroll : STROLL
25 __ soccer : ARENA
26 Promises of eventual compensation : IOUS
28 Health product chain : GNC
29 Holiday lead-in : EVE
31 *Abolitionist who was the primary individual executed for treason within the United States : JOHN BROWN
35 Smart __: know-it-all : ALEC
36 Bring to thoughts : EVOKE
37 Aussie animal, for brief : ROO
38 Deceive : LIE TO
39 __ ex machina : DEUS
40 *Former MLB pitcher nicknamed “Flash” : TOM GORDON
42 Form 1099 org. : IRS
43 Org. involved with toxins : EPA
45 Ohio border lake : ERIE
46 Completely cease : CEASE
48 Formally cost : INDICT
52 *Marvel supervillain who created lethal robotic clones of himself : DOCTOR DOOM
56 Female pig : SOW
57 Masjid prayer chief : IMAM
58 Cut, as grass : MOWN
59 Throb : PULSE
61 Slippery fish : EELS
62 Not doing something : IDLE
63 Quartz sort : AGATE
64 Internet entry possibility : DSL
65 Throw within the trash : TOSS
66 What one would possibly say after determining what the solutions to the starred clues have in frequent? : OH, MAN

Down

1 Greek Z’s : ZETAS
2 Not veiled : OVERT
3 Platform on a stage : RISER
4 Zodiac rodent : RAT
5 Add-__: extras : ONS
6 Day saver : HERO
7 Balanced : EVEN
8 __ shui : FENG
9 USC athlete : TROJAN
10 Did an uncanny impression of : CHANNELED
11 Slumped-shoulders response to a activity : DO I HAVE TO?
12 Unaccompanied : SOLO
15 Sneaker, e.g. : SHOE
20 Indistinct reminiscence : BLUR
21 Fantasy creature : ORC
23 Pig discuss : OINKS
24 Dangling ear half : LOBE
27 “In a sense, I guess” : SORTA
28 Small backyard get together? : GNOME
30 Class learning demand curves, for brief : ECON
31 “Star Wars” knights : JEDI
32 Gets previous : OVERCOMES
33 In-home appointment : HOUSE CALL
34 “Wow, this rocks!” : WOO!
35 Broadcast : AIRED
38 Meat minimize : LOIN
41 Not wanting good : GRIM
43 That, in Spanish : ESO
44 Allow : PERMIT
47 Dispensers of 20s : ATMS
49 Five Pillars religion : ISLAM
50 __ Rica : COSTA
51 Preadolescent : TWEEN
52 Ran out of battery : DIED
53 Extinct fowl : DODO
54 Nocturnal birds : OWLS
55 Singles : ONES
59 Kung __ hen : PAO
60 “Blech” : UGH

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