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Constructed by: Doug Burnikel & C.C. Burnikel
Edited by: Patti Varol

Today’s Theme: Place Setting

Themed clues are all frequent phrases ending in “PLACE”. Each themed reply is a “punny” reinterpretation of the corresponding clue:

  • 23A Park place? : COMMUTER LOT
  • 25A Busy place? : BEE COLONY
  • 39A First place? : GARDEN OF EDEN
  • 73A Hard place? : GRAVEL PIT
  • 107A Private place? : MILITARY BASE
  • 124A Last place? : SHOE STORE
  • 126A Remote place? : SLEEPER SOFA
  • 38D Safe place? : BANK VAULT
  • 54D Sesame place? : BAGEL SHOP

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

Bill’s time: 17m 09s

Bill’s errors: 0

Today’s Wiki-est Amazonian Googlies

Across

6 “Get outta here!” : SCAT!

Our phrase “scat!” means “get lost!” It comes from a Nineteenth-century expression “quicker than s’cat”, which meant “in a great hurry”. The unique phrase most likely got here from the phrases “hiss” and “cat”.

10 Box workplace receipts : GATE

The time period “box office” could date again to Shakespearean instances. In these days long gone, patrons would deposit charges for seeing theater performances in containers. The full containers could be collected and positioned in an workplace referred to as, imaginatively sufficient, the “box office”.

19 Head lights? : HALOS

The Greek phrase “halos” is the title given to the ring of sunshine across the solar or moon, which provides us our phrase “halo” that’s used for a radiant gentle depicted above the pinnacle of a saintly individual.

22 Taquería freebie : AGUA

In Spanish, “agua” (water) is a “liquido clara” (clear liquid).

23 Park place? : COMMUTER LOT

Our verb “to commute”, that means “to go back and forth to work”, in the end derives from the Latin “commutare”, that means “to often change”. Back within the late 1800s, a “commutation ticket” was a season cross, so named as a result of it allowed one to “change” one form of cost into one other. Quite fascinating …

25 Busy place? : BEE COLONY

A simile is a determine of speech wherein a comparability is made between two issues which might be unalike. For instance, an individual could be described as “cute as a kitten” or as “busy as a bee”.

28 Hangout for hog lovers : BIKER BAR

The Harley-Davidson bike firm was based within the very early 1900s by two childhood pals, William Harley and Arthur Davidson, . Their first design was in impact an engine hooked as much as a pedal bicycle, however the 116 cc cylinder capability merely couldn’t generate sufficient energy to rise up the hills of their native metropolis of Milwaukee. The pair got here up with a redesigned mannequin that had a cylinder capability of 405 cc, which the companions in-built a shed behind Davidson’s home. In 1906, the companions constructed their first manufacturing facility, situated the place the corporate’s headquarters is to today, on Juneau Avenue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Famously, Harley bikes are nicknamed “hogs”.

33 To be, in Marseilles : ETRE

Marseille (usually written “Marseilles” in English) is the second largest metropolis in France, after Paris. Marseille can be the most important business port within the nation. I used to stay close by, and may attest that Marseille and environs is a superb place to go to …

36 Hailed wheels : CABS

A hansom cab is a really particular design of horse and buggy that was patented by Joseph Hansom in 1834 in England. The “cab” within the title is brief for “cabriolet”, an earlier design of carriage on which the hansom was based mostly. It’s from “hansom cab” that we get our fashionable time period “cab”.

39 First place? : GARDEN OF EDEN

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

43 “Barefoot Contessa” host Garten : INA

Ina Garten is an creator in addition to the host of a cooking present on the Food Network referred to as “Barefoot Contessa”. She is a mentee of Martha Stewart, and certainly was touted as a possible “successor” to the TV movie star when Stewart was incarcerated in 2004 after an insider buying and selling scandal. Garten has no formal coaching as a chef, and certainly used to work as a nuclear coverage analyst on the White House!

45 __ West-Allen: “The Flash” character : NORA

“The Flash” is a TV present based mostly on the DC Comics superhero the Flash. Actor Grant Gustin performs the title position, a crime-scene investigator who positive factors the power to maneuver at superhuman velocity. “The Flash” debuted in 2014.

46 Sunflower half : STEM

The frequent sunflower is so referred to as as a result of it has a flower head that appears just like the Sun. Famously, younger sunflowers exhibit heliotropism, tilting through the day to face the solar. As the sunflowers mature and bloom, they often face east and not observe the motion of the Sun throughout the sky.

48 Semi unit : TON

A “semi” is a “semi-trailer truck”. The car is so referred to as as a result of it consists of a tractor and a half-trailer. The half-trailer is so referred to as as a result of it solely has wheels on the again finish, with the entrance supported by the tractor.

51 The Vitamin Shoppe rival : 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 are actually about 5,000 shops within the US. The GNC slogan is “Live Well”.

53 Many Mecca residents : ARABS

Mecca is within the Makkah province of Saudi Arabia. It was the birthplace of Muhammad and is the holiest metropolis in Islam. Every 12 months a number of million Muslims carry out the Hajj, a holy pilgrimage to Mecca.

56 Calligrapher’s container : INKPOT

Calligraphy is the artwork of wonderful handwriting. The time period “calligraphy” comes from the Greek “kallos” that means “beauty” and “graphein” that means “to write”.

61 Dress seen on Indian runways : SARI

The merchandise of clothes referred to as a “sari” (additionally “saree”) is a strip of fabric, as one may think, uncommon maybe in that it’s unstitched alongside the entire of its size. The strip of fabric can vary from 4 to 9 meters lengthy (that’s a variety of materials!). The sari is normally wrapped across the waist, then draped over the shoulder leaving the midriff naked. I need to say, it may be an attractive merchandise of clothes.

63 Marathon, e.g. : RACE

The marathon commemorates the legendary messenger-run by Pheidippides from the positioning of the Battle of Marathon again to Athens, and is run over 26 miles and 385 yards. The first fashionable Olympic marathon races have been run over a distance that approximated the size of the modern-day Marathon-Athens freeway, though the precise size of the race different from video games to video games. For the 1908 Olympics in London, a course beginning at Windsor Castle and ending in entrance of the Royal Box at White City Stadium was outlined. That course was 26 miles and 385 yards, the usual size now used in any respect Olympic Games. Organizers of subsequent video games continued to fluctuate the size of the race, till a choice was made in 1921 to undertake the space utilized in London in 1908.

65 Vice __ : VERSA

“Vice versa” is a Latin phrase that means “with position turned”. We at all times pronounce this time period “incorrectly”. In Latin, a “c” is a tough sound, and a “v” is pronounced like a “w”. The pronunciation must be one thing like “wee-kay wehr-sa”.

69 Duffer’s do-over : MULLIGAN

There doesn’t appear to be a definitive account for the origin of the time period “mulligan”, which is most frequently used for a shot do-over in golf. There are plenty of tales about golfers named Mulligan although, and I think that one in all them could also be true …

A duffer is a golfer, and never an excellent one at that.

73 Hard place? : GRAVEL PIT

Gravel is a unfastened combination of rock fragments. Gravel is assessed by the scale of these fragments. For instance, pea gravel contains pea-size, rounded stones.

79 Composer Stravinsky : IGOR

Composer Igor Stravinsky’s most well-known works have been accomplished comparatively early in his profession, when he was fairly younger. His three ballets “The Firebird”, “Petrushka” and “The Rite of Spring” have been printed in 1910-1913, when Stravinsky was in his early thirties.

82 Hindu spring competition : HOLI

Holi is a Hindu competition, celebrated in spring, that’s also called the Festival of Colours.

85 Mil. truant : AWOL

MPs (army law enforcement officials) usually observe down personnel who go AWOL (absent with out depart).

“Truant” is such a beautiful phrase. We have been utilizing it to explain somebody who wanders from an appointed place for the reason that mid-1400s. Prior to that, a truant was a beggar or a vagabond.

87 Volkswagen sedan : PASSAT

“Passat” is one in a sequence of mannequin names associated to winds that has been utilized by Volkswagen. “Jetta” comes from the German for “jet stream”, and the mannequin title “Passat” comes from the German for “trade wind”.

90 In __: earlier than beginning : UTERO

“In utero” is a Latin time period that means “in the uterus”. The Latin “uterus” (plural “uteri”) interprets as each “womb” and “belly”. “Uterys” comes from the Greek “hystera” that additionally means “womb”, which provides us the phrases “hysterectomy”, and “hysterical”.

92 Faux __ : PAS

The time period “faux pas” is French in origin, and interprets actually as “false step” (or “false steps”, because the plural has the identical spelling in French).

94 Reason for celeb injury management : BAD PR

Public relations (PR)

97 Like a play a few play : META

In latest many years the prefix “meta-” has been used as a standalone adjective. In this sense “meta” means “self-referential”, describing one thing that refers to itself. For instance, “This sentence starts with the word ‘this’ and ends with the word ‘this’” could be referred to as a meta sentence. A film that’s in regards to the making of the exact same film is also described as meta.

99 Often-ignored electronic mail : SPAM

The time period “spam”, used for undesirable electronic mail, is taken from a “Monty Python” sketch. In the sketch (which I’ve seen) the dialog is taken over by the phrase Spam, a play on the glut of canned meat within the markets of Britain after WWII. So “spam” is used for the glut of emails that takes over on-line communication. I can simply think about nerdy Internet varieties (like me) adopting one thing from a “Monty Python” sketch to explain an internet phenomenon …

103 “For You” singer Rita : ORA

“For You” is a 2018 tune recorded by Liam Payne (of One Direction) and Rita Ora. It was used because the lead single from the soundtrack of the film “Fifty Shades Freed”, the third installment within the “Fifty Shades” trilogy.

107 Private place? : MILITARY BASE

The lowest army rank of soldier is commonly a non-public (pvt.). The time period “private” comes from the Middle Ages when “private soldiers” have been employed or conscripted by noblemen to type a “private army”. The extra generic utilization of “private” began within the 1700s.

110 Some PwC workers : CPAS

Certified public accountant (CPA)

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is the most important of the Big Four accountancy companies, adopted by Deloitte, Ernst & Young and KPMG. PwC is headquartered in London, and was fashioned in 1998 with the merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand.

111 League for Guardians and Angels : AMERICAN

The Cleveland baseball franchise began out in 1869 because the Forest Citys, named after Forest City, the nickname for Cleveland. After plenty of transitions, in 1914 the workforce took on the title “Indians”. The media got here up with the title “Indians” after being requested for strategies by the workforce homeowners. “Indians” was impressed by the profitable Boston workforce of the day, the Boston Braves. In 2021, the workforce dropped the insensitive “Indians” moniker and renamed itself to the Guardians. The “Guardians” title is a reference to 4 pairs of Art Deco statues on town’s Hope Memorial Bridge often called the Guardians of Traffic.

113 __-Alt-Del : CTRL

Ctrl-Alt-Delete is a keyboard command on IBM PC suitable programs used for a gentle reboot, or extra not too long ago to deliver up the duty supervisor within the Windows working system. Bill Gates tells us that the command was initially only a machine for use throughout improvement and was by no means meant to “go live”. He as soon as mentioned that “Ctrl+Alt+Delete” was a mistake, and that he would have most well-liked a devoted key on the keyboard that carried out the identical operate.

124 Last place? : SHOE STORE

A final is a picket or metallic (normally) type that’s formed like a human foot. It is utilized by shoemakers when repairing and manufacturing footwear.

126 Remote place? : SLEEPER SOFA

The first patent for a folding mattress (later “hide-a-bed”) was issued manner again in 1899.

130 Thompson of “Westworld” : TESSA

Tessa Thompson is an actress from Los Angeles who is understood for enjoying the supporting position of Jackie Cook on the TV present “Veronica Mars”, and for enjoying pupil chief Diane Nash within the 2014 movie “Selma”. She additionally portrays superheroine Valkyrie in films based mostly on Marvel Comics characters.

“Westworld” is an HBO sequence that’s based mostly on a 1973 film of the identical title, which was written and directed by novelist Michael Crichton. Westworld is a high-tech theme park populated by androids that work together with the friends.

131 Director Coen : ETHAN

I believe it’s nice to see two brothers working collectively and being so profitable. Joel and Ethan Coen are two film producers and administrators who each stay in New York City. The Coen brothers do love the movie-making enterprise and so they even married trade “insiders”. Ethan’s spouse is movie editor Tricia Cooke, and Joel is married to one in all my favourite actresses, the gifted Frances McDormand.

132 Where el sol rises : ESTE

In Spanish, “el sol” (the solar) rises within the “este” (east).
In Spanish, we glance to the “este” (east) to see “el sol naciente” (the rising solar).

133 Colorful salamander : NEWT

Salamanders are lizard-like amphibians discovered all throughout the northern hemisphere. They are the one vertebrate animals that may regenerate misplaced limbs.

135 Entertainer’s crew : POSSE

Our phrase “posse” comes from an Anglo-Latin time period from the early fifteenth century “posse comitatus” that means “the force of the county”

Down

1 Spelman, e.g.: Abbr. : HBCU

Historically black schools and universities (HBCUs) are a gaggle of upper schooling establishments that have been established, primarily after the Civil War, to primarily serve the African-American neighborhood.

Spelman College is a girls’s college in Atlanta, Georgia that was based because the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary in 1881. Spelman is a part of the Atlanta University Center, together with the close by all-male Morehouse College, with which Spelman has a long-standing relationship.

2 God with wings : EROS

The title of Eros, the Greek god of affection, provides rise to our phrase “erotic” that means “arousing sexual desire”. Eros was referred to in Latin as each “Amor” (that means “love”) and “Cupid” (that means “desire”).

3 Peru’s largest metropolis : LIMA

Lima is a metropolis situated in northwestern Ohio, about 70 miles north of Dayton. The metropolis is residence to the Lima Army Tank Plant, the place the M1 Abrams battle tank is produced. Lima can be residence to the fictional William McKinley High School that’s the setting for the TV sequence “Glee”.

4 Madagascar primates : LEMURS

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 evening, they’ve a “ghostly” look. Indeed, the animals take their title from Roman mythology wherein “lemures” have been spirits of the stressed useless.

Madagascar is a big island nation mendacity off the southeast coast of Africa within the Indian Ocean. The important island of Madagascar is the fourth largest island on the planet (after Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo).

6 __ shed : SHE

A “she shed” is the equal of a “man cave”. It is someplace that “she” can use as her personal area inside a house.

7 Pasta or bread, e.g., for brief : CARB

Only comparatively small quantities of carbohydrate will be saved by the human physique, however these shops are vital. The precise storage molecule is a starch-like polysaccharide referred to as glycogen, which is discovered primarily within the liver and muscle groups. Glycogen is a fast supply of vitality when required by the physique. Most of the physique’s vitality is saved within the type of fats, a extra compact substance that’s mobilized much less quickly. Endurance athletes usually eat meals excessive in carbohydrates (carbo-loading) a number of hours earlier than an occasion, in order that their physique’s glycogen is at optimum ranges.

10 Disco household title : GIBB

The Brothers Gibb (therefore, the title “Bee Gees”) have been born in England however grew up and began their musical careers in Australia. They moved again to Manchester within the north of England as youths, and there hit the massive time.

12 Steering system components : TIE-RODS

Tie-rods are a part of a rack and pinion steering mechanism in a automotive.

13 Key hit in panic : ESC

The escape key (Esc) was initially used simply to regulate laptop peripherals. It was a key that allowed the pc operator to cease what the peripheral was doing (cancel a print job, for instance). Nowadays the escape secret’s used for all types of issues, particularly in gaming applications.

20 Camper’s gas : STERNO

Sterno is a jellied alcohol that normally is available in a can. The can is opened and the contents burn very simply and persistently. The model title “Sterno” comes from the unique producer, S. Sternau & Co. of Brooklyn, New York.

26 Doubleheader half : OPENER

In baseball, a doubleheader is a pair of baseball video games performed on the identical day between the identical groups.

35 Target subject : RETAIL

Target Corporation was based by George Draper Dayton in 1902 in Minneapolis, Minnesota as Dayton Dry Goods Company. Dayton developed right into a division retailer, and the corporate opened up a reduction retailer chain in 1962, calling it Target. Today, Target is the second-largest low cost retailer within the nation, after Walmart.

36 __ Field: Mets ballpark : CITI

Citi Field is a comparatively new baseball stadium utilized by the New York Mets that sits proper subsequent door to the positioning of Shea stadium, the place the Mets had performed for many years. The new facility’s title comes from company sponsor Citigroup.

37 Unknown creator, for brief : ANON

Anonymous (anon.)

47 “Semper Fidelis” group : MARINES

“Semper Fidelis” (usually abbreviated to “Semper Fi”) is the motto of the United States Marine Corps (USMC). The phrase is Latin and means “Always Faithful”. The US Marine Corps isn’t the one army unit utilizing “Semper Fidelis” as a motto. It’s additionally utilized by the Portuguese Marine Corps, the Republic of China Marine Corps and the Swiss Grenadiers.

50 Lady Justice’s garb : TOGA

Lady Justice is a personification of the judicial system. When depicted in artwork, she normally carries a set of scales and a sword, is blindfolded and wears a toga. The scales characterize the impartiality of a courtroom’s resolution, and the sword symbolizes the facility of justice. Today, the blindfold is seen as a reminder that justice is utilized with out regard to wealth or energy. The toga is the garment that was worn by Justitia, the traditional Roman goddess of justice and legislation.

52 Sleeveless high, briefly : CAMI

A camisole (additionally “cami”) is a sleeveless undergarment worn by girls that extends right down to the waist. “Camisole” is a French phrase that we imported into English that in the end derives from the Latin “camisia” that means “shirt, nightgown”.

54 Sesame place? : BAGEL SHOP

The bagel was invented within the Polish metropolis of Kraków within the sixteenth century. Bagels have been dropped at this nation by Jewish immigrants from Poland who primarily established properties in and round New York City.

57 Business journey allowance : PER DIEM

“Per diem” is the Latin for “by the day”. We have a tendency to make use of the time period for a each day allowance for bills when touring for work.

59 Stubbs of the Four Tops : LEVI

Levi Stubbs was the lead vocalist of the Four Tops. Stubbs additionally landed a fairly well-known voice-acting position, offering the voice of the carnivorous plant Audrey II within the 1986 musical film “Little Shop of Horrors”.

60 Roar __ Roar: “Monsters University” frat : OMEGA

“Monsters University” is a 2013 animated movie that serves as a prequel to the sooner Pixar hit “Monsters, Inc.” (2001).

62 Negga of “Passing” : RUTH

Ruth Negga is an Ethiopian-born Irish actress. On the silver display, she is maybe finest recognized for enjoying Mildred Loving within the 2016 movie “Loving”, and Clare Bellew within the 2021 movie “Passing”. She additionally has a starring position within the supernatural journey TV present “Preacher”, taking part in Tulip O’Hare.

“Passing” is a strong 2021 movie based mostly on a 1929 novel of the identical title by Nella Larsen. The title is a reference to “racial passing”, which happens when a member of 1 racial group is perceived as (passes as) a member of one other. The major use of the time period was within the US, describing a black or brown one that handed for white with a view to keep away from racial segregation and discrimination. The forged of the film “Passing” is led by actors Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga.

64 Med. specialty : ENT

Ear, nostril and throat specialist (ENT)

66 Taj Mahal metropolis : AGRA

Agra is a medieval metropolis on the banks of the river Yamuna in India that was the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1556 to 1658. The metropolis is residence to a few UNESCO World Heritage Sites:

  • The Taj Mahal: the well-known mausoleum in-built reminiscence of Mumtaz Mahal.
  • Agra Fort: the positioning the place the well-known Koh-i-Noor diamond was seized.
  • Fatehpur Sikri: a historic metropolis that’s residence to well-preserved Mughal structure.

68 __ meals motion : SLOW

The Slow Food group was based in 1986 in Italy to advertise options to quick meals. The founder was Carlo Petrini, a political activist who campaigned towards McDonald’s opening one in all their quick meals eating places close to Rome’s Spanish Steps in 1983.

70 Komodo dragon, e.g. : LIZARD

The massive lizard referred to as a Komodo dragon is so named as a result of it’s discovered on the island of Komodo (and others) in Indonesia. It can develop to a size of over 9 1/2 toes, so I assume that explains the dragon a part of the title …

72 Jay of “The Green Hornet” : CHOU

Jay Chou is a musician, singer and actor who is taken into account a celebrity in his native Taiwan. He made his Hollywood appearing debut within the 2011 movie “The Green Hornet”, wherein he performed the title character’s sidekick Kato.

74 Answer an invitation : RSVP

“RSVP” stands for “répondez s’il vous plaît”, which is French for “answer, please”.

84 All-Star aspect : EAST

Major League Baseball’s first All-Star Game was held as a part of the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. The longest All-Star video games since then went to fifteen innings, in 1967 and 2008, with the 2008 sport lasting 4 hours and 50 minutes.

86 Tibetan priest : LAMA

“Lama” is a Tibetan phrase that means “chief, high priest”.

89 Tazo merchandise : TEAS

The Tazo Tea Company was based in 1994 in Portland, Oregon. Tazo was bought in 1999 by Starbucks, after which by Unilever in 2017.

93 Setting of the Sandra Bullock movie “Gravity” : SPACE

“Gravity” is a 2013 sci-fi motion movie starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. The movie is a powerful British manufacturing, one which received extra Oscars than every other movie on the 86th Academy Awards. “Gravity” is stuffed with particular results and has some wonderful cinematography. It’s all about two astronauts getting stranded in area and their makes an attempt to get again to Earth.

The actress Sandra Bullock is the daughter of a part-time voice coach (her father) and an opera singer and voice coach (her mom). Her father was an American soldier stationed in Nuremberg in Germany when he met his German spouse. Sandra Bullock’s maternal grandfather was a rocket scientist working in Nuremberg.

95 Talk trash about : DISS

“Dis” (additionally “diss”) is a slang time period that means “insult” that originated within the eighties. It is a shortened type of “disrespect” or “dismiss”.

98 81-Down order : A LA MODE
[81D Baked dessert : APPLE PIE]

In French, “à la mode” merely means “fashionable”. In America, the time period has additionally come to explain a manner of serving pie. Pie served à la mode features a dollop of cream or ice cream, or as I recall from my time dwelling in Upstate New York, with a wedge of cheddar cheese.

101 Fragrant shrubs : MYRTLES

The myrtle household of vegetation may be very various, however all include important oils. The title “myrtle” has the identical root as “myrrh”, the title of the gum-resin given as a present to the Christ Child by the three kings, in keeping with the New Testament.

105 Nebraska natives : OMAHAS

The Omaha Nation was one of the vital welcoming of the Native American tribes, by no means resisting the inflow of European explorers and merchants. The Omaha even fought alongside Union troops through the American Civil War, and have stood by the US individuals ever since. Regardless, the Omaha individuals misplaced most of their land and now reside on the Omaha Reservation in northeastern Nebraska and western Iowa.

109 Like probably the most clear sky : BLUEST

Our phrase “sky” was initially an Old Norse time period that means “cloud”.

110 Monte __ sandwich : CRISTO

The Monte Cristo sandwich is a ham and cheese sandwich that has been fried. The cheese used is Swiss, extra correctly Emmental or Gruyère. The Monte Cristo is a variant of the French open-faced sandwich made with the identical elements, the croque-monsieur.

112 Actress Witherspoon : REESE

“Reese” will not be truly actress Witherspoon’s given title. She began out life as Laura Jeanne Witherspoon. “Reese” is her mom’s maiden title.

118 Triangular shoulder muscle, for brief : DELT

The deltoid “muscle” is definitely a gaggle of muscle groups, 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.

119 Monterrey jack? : PESO

The peso is utilized in many Spanish-speaking international locations around the globe. The coin originated in Spain the place the phrase “peso” means “weight”. The unique peso was what we all know in English as a “piece of eight”, a silver coin of a selected weight that had a nominal worth of eight “reales”.

Monterrey is a Mexican metropolis, and the capital of the state of Nuevo Leon within the northeast of the nation. Monterrey is the second-largest metropolis in Mexico when it comes to space, however third-largest when it comes to inhabitants (the largest-area metropolis within the nation is Mexico City, and probably the most populous are Mexico City and Guadalajara).

122 Degs. for curators : MFAS

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

The time period “curator” is Latin and applies to a supervisor, guardian or overseer. In English, the unique curators have been the guardians and overseers of minors and people with psychological illness. Today, we use the time period “curator” notably for somebody in control of a museum, zoo or different exhibition.

125 Foil metallic, as soon as : TIN

Before skinny sheets of aluminum metallic have been out there as aluminum foil, skinny sheets of tin have been utilized in varied functions. Tin foil isn’t an important selection for wrapping meals although, because it imparts a tinny style. On the opposite aspect of the pond, aluminum foil has a distinct title. No, it’s not simply the totally different spelling of aluminum (“aluminium”). We nonetheless name it “tin foil”. You see, we stay prior to now …

Complete List of Clues/Answers

Across

1 “Is anybody here?” : HELLO?
6 “Get outta here!” : SCAT!
10 Box workplace receipts : GATE
14 People with all-access passes : VIPS
18 Short and candy : BRIEF
19 Head lights? : HALOS
21 “Really?” : IT IS?
22 Taquería freebie : AGUA
23 Park place? : COMMUTER LOT
25 Busy place? : BEE COLONY
27 Patriotic chant : USA! USA!
28 Hangout for hog lovers : BIKER BAR
30 Shots on the inexperienced : PUTTS
31 Cost of dwelling? : RENT
33 To be, in Marseilles : ETRE
34 They might use a welcome sight : SORE EYES
36 Hailed wheels : CABS
39 First place? : GARDEN OF EDEN
42 Bother : ADO
43 “Barefoot Contessa” host Garten : INA
44 List which will drop down or pop up : MENU
45 __ West-Allen: “The Flash” character : NORA
46 Sunflower half : STEM
48 Semi unit : TON
49 Beginning stage : ONSET
51 The Vitamin Shoppe rival : GNC
53 Many Mecca residents : ARABS
56 Calligrapher’s container : INKPOT
58 Aria, e.g. : SOLO
61 Dress seen on Indian runways : SARI
63 Marathon, e.g. : RACE
65 Vice __ : VERSA
67 Precious rocks : GEMS
69 Duffer’s do-over : MULLIGAN
71 Words of empathy : I CARE
73 Hard place? : GRAVEL PIT
76 Chemically inactive : INERT
77 Quivers in worry : SHUDDERS
79 Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
80 Eye shade : HAZEL
82 Hindu spring competition : HOLI
83 Five-star evaluation : RAVE
85 Mil. truant : AWOL
87 Volkswagen sedan : PASSAT
90 In __: earlier than beginning : UTERO
92 Faux __ : PAS
94 Reason for celeb injury management : BAD PR
96 Choice on a colour chart : HUE
97 Like a play a few play : META
99 Often-ignored electronic mail : SPAM
102 Not so scorching : MILD
103 “For You” singer Rita : ORA
104 “__ about that!” : HOW
107 Private place? : MILITARY BASE
110 Some PwC workers : CPAS
111 League for Guardians and Angels : AMERICAN
113 __-Alt-Del : CTRL
114 Go a number of rounds : SPAR
116 Closer’s purpose : SALES
117 Wasn’t sincere : MADE IT UP
120 Translator’s challenges : IDIOMS
124 Last place? : SHOE STORE
126 Remote place? : SLEEPER SOFA
128 Girl : LASS
129 One with star energy : IDOL
130 Thompson of “Westworld” : TESSA
131 Director Coen : ETHAN
132 Where el sol rises : ESTE
133 Colorful salamander : NEWT
134 Put into storage : STOW
135 Entertainer’s crew : POSSE

Down

1 Spelman, e.g.: Abbr. : HBCU
2 God with wings : EROS
3 Peru’s largest metropolis : LIMA
4 Madagascar primates : LEMURS
5 Functional : OF USE
6 __ shed : SHE
7 Pasta or bread, e.g., for brief : CARB
8 In a partnership : ALLIED
9 Rested some time : TOOK TEN
10 Disco household title : GIBB
11 Totally relaxed : AT EASE
12 Steering system components : TIE-RODS
13 Key hit in panic : ESC
14 Hold in excessive regard : VALUE
15 Successful prankster’s cry : I GOT YA!
16 Gave up, in a manner : PUNTED
17 States as truth : SAYS SO
20 Camper’s gas : STERNO
24 Digressions : TANGENTS
26 Doubleheader half : OPENER
29 Corp. shuffling : REORG
32 Catches some rays : TANS
35 Target subject : RETAIL
36 __ Field: Mets ballpark : CITI
37 Unknown creator, for brief : ANON
38 Safe place? : BANK VAULT
40 Bitterly regrets : RUES
41 Support group? : FANS
44 Secured in a slip : MOORED
47 “Semper Fidelis” group : MARINES
50 Lady Justice’s garb : TOGA
52 Sleeveless high, briefly : CAMI
54 Sesame place? : BAGEL SHOP
55 Permanent mark : SCAR
57 Business journey allowance : PER DIEM
59 Stubbs of the Four Tops : LEVI
60 Roar __ Roar: “Monsters University” frat : OMEGA
62 Negga of “Passing” : RUTH
64 Med. specialty : ENT
66 Taj Mahal metropolis : AGRA
68 __ meals motion : SLOW
70 Komodo dragon, e.g. : LIZARD
71 “Thereabouts” : ISH
72 Jay of “The Green Hornet” : CHOU
74 Answer an invitation : RSVP
75 “No __!”: “Sure thing!” : PROB
78 Steamy : EROTIC
81 Baked dessert : APPLE PIE
84 All-Star aspect : EAST
86 Tibetan priest : LAMA
88 Surrounding vibe : AURA
89 Tazo merchandise : TEAS
91 Careless : REMISS
93 Setting of the Sandra Bullock movie “Gravity” : SPACE
95 Talk trash about : DISS
98 81-Down order : A LA MODE
100 Oil producer? : ARTIST
101 Fragrant shrubs : MYRTLES
104 Pain within the neck : HASSLE
105 Nebraska natives : OMAHAS
106 “They outplayed us” : WE LOST
108 Consecutively : IN A ROW
109 Like probably the most clear sky : BLUEST
110 Monte __ sandwich : CRISTO
112 Actress Witherspoon : REESE
115 Promo professional : AD REP
118 Triangular shoulder muscle, for brief : DELT
119 Monterrey jack? : PESO
121 Sounds amazed : OOHS
122 Degs. for curators : MFAS
123 Levelheaded : SANE
125 Foil metallic, as soon as : TIN
127 Pussy foot : PAW

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