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LA Times Crossword 21 Dec 22, Wednesday


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Constructed by: Susan Gelfand
Edited by: Patti Varol

Today’s Theme (in accordance with Bill): Do It, Team!

Themed solutions are frequent phrases reinterpreted as regards to skilled sports activities groups:

  • 17A Lend San Jose NHL gamers? : LOAN SHARKS
  • 23A Ring up Los Angeles NFL gamers? : PHONE CHARGERS
  • 47A Improve Los Angeles MLB gamers? : PERFECT ANGELS
  • 57A Videotape Miami NBA gamers? : RECORD HEAT

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

Bill’s time: 6m 05s

Bill’s errors: 0

Today’s Wiki-est Amazonian Googlies

Across

1 Peony half : PETAL

The flowering plant referred to as a peony is called for Paean, the legendary doctor to the Greek gods.

6 Tools that may be musical devices : SAWS

A handsaw can be utilized as a musical instrument by holding the deal with between the knees, bending the blade after which utilizing a bow alongside the blade’s non-serrated edge. The pitch of the sound produced is diversified by altering the curve of the blade.

14 Venue for large concert events : ARENA

Our time period “arena” comes from the Latin “harena”, a spot of fight. Originally “harena” was used to explain sand or a sandy place. Those Ancient Roman locations of fight had been coated with sand to absorb blood.

15 Discontinued Apple gadget : IPOD

The iPod is Apple’s discontinued signature line of transportable media gamers. The iPod first hit the market in 2001 with a tough drive-based machine, now referred to as the iPod Classic. Later fashions all used flash reminiscence, permitting a smaller type issue. The smallest of the flash-based fashions is the iPod Shuffle, which was launched in 2005.

16 Cut coated by a SpongeBob bandage, e.g. : OWIE

SpongeBob SquarePants is a cartoon character in a Nickelodeon tv sequence. Spongebob first appeared in 1999, and he “lives in a pineapple under the sea”. The character was created by marine biologist, cartoonist and animator Stephen Hillenburg.

17 Lend San Jose NHL gamers? : LOAN SHARKS

The San Jose Sharks hockey group play their dwelling video games on the HP Pavilion in San Jose, a venue that we locals name “the Shark Tank”.

19 Bridge pose self-discipline : YOGA

“Asana” is a Sanskrit phrase that interprets actually as “sitting down”. The asanas are the poses {that a} practitioner of yoga assumes. The most well-known is the lotus place, the cross-legged pose referred to as “padmasana”.

21 Late tourney sport : SEMI

“Tourney” is one other phrase for “tournament”. “Tourney” comes from the Old French phrase “tornei” that means “contest of armed men”, from “tornoier” that means “to joust, jilt”.

22 Gingerbread particular person? : BAKER

The first documented use of gingerbread formed within the type of human figures was within the courtroom of Queen Elizabeth I. She used to have figures made to characterize her necessary visitors.

23 Ring up Los Angeles NFL gamers? : PHONE CHARGERS

The Chargers had been an AFL constitution group, and so the franchise was based in 1959. The Chargers performed one season in Los Angeles, earlier than transferring to San Diego in 1961, after which returning to Los Angeles in 2017.

27 Soothing succulents : ALOES

Succulent vegetation are these with thickened stems and/or leaves which have developed to retain water. As such, succulents are sometimes discovered the place the local weather is especially dry. The time period “succulent” comes from the Latin “sucus” that means “juice, sap”.

29 Foray : SORTIE

A sortie is an assault by an armed unit, and normally a breakout by forces which are besieged, The time period “sortie” comes instantly from French and means “a going out”. “Sortie” can also be used for a mission by a fight plane.

30 Like a lot fall climate : COOL

Here within the US, we are inclined to check with the season following summer season as “fall”. This identify is brief for “fall of the leaf”, referring to the lack of leaves by deciduous timber. The time period “autumn” is a extra frequent identify utilized in Britain and Ireland as an alternative of “fall”. However, again earlier than the mid-1600s the time period “fall” was in frequent use on the opposite facet of the pond.

35 Workweek starter, for some : MONDAY

The day of the week referred to as Monday is called for the Moon. “Monday” comes from the Old English “monenday” that means “day of the moon”.

37 Minnesota mining vary : MESABI

The Mesabi Range has the most important deposit of iron ore within the nation, and is positioned in Minnesota. Robert Allen Zimmerman was raised within the space (whom we all know him higher as “Bob Dylan”) and he wrote a tune referred to as “North Country Blues” that tells of the decline of the mining trade within the Mesabi Range.

39 First responder’s group, for brief : EMS

Emergency medical providers (EMS)

44 “You can say that again!” : AMEN!

The phrase “amen” interprets as “so be it”. “Amen” is alleged to be of Hebrew origin, however it is usually more likely to be influenced by Aramaic and Arabic.

47 Improve Los Angeles MLB gamers? : PERFECT ANGELS

The Anaheim Angels baseball group is at the moment extra appropriately referred to as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (LAA). The “Angels” identify dates again to 1961 when the group was based within the “City of Angels”, Los Angeles. When the franchise moved to Anaheim in 1965 they had been referred to as the California Angels, then the Anaheim Angels, and most just lately the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Angels are also referred to as “the Halos”.

52 Chance to roll the cube, say : TURN

The numbers on cube are organized in order that the other faces add as much as seven. Given this association, the numbers 1, 2 and three all meet at a standard vertex. There are two methods of arranging the 1, 2 and three across the frequent vertex, a so-called right-handed die (clockwise 1-2-3) or a left-handed die (counterclockwise 1-2-3). Traditionally, cube utilized in Western cultures are right-handed, whereas Chinese cube are left-handed. Quite attention-grabbing …

53 __ Moines, Iowa : DES

The metropolis of Des Moines is the capital of Iowa, and takes its identify from the Des Moines River. The river in flip takes its identify from the French “Riviere des Moines” that means “River of the Monks”. It seems like there isn’t any “monkish” connection to town’s identify per se. “Des Moines” was simply the identify given by French merchants who corrupted “Moingona”, the identify of a gaggle of Illinois Native Americans who lived by the river. However, others contend that French Trappist monks, who lived a full 200 miles from the river, by some means influenced the identify.

56 Ancient France : GAUL

The Gauls had been a Celtic race, with Gaul protecting what’s now referred to as France and Belgium. We use the time period “Gallic” at the moment, once we check with one thing pertaining to France or the French.

57 Videotape Miami NBA gamers? : RECORD HEAT

The Miami Heat basketball group debuted within the NBA within the 1988-89 season. The franchise identify was chosen in a aggressive survey, with “Miami Heat” beating out “Miami Vice”.

61 Jacob’s twin within the Book of Genesis : ESAU

Esau was the grandson of Abraham and the dual brother of Jacob, the founding father of the Israelites. When Esau was born to Isaac and Rebekah, the occasion was described with “Now the first came forth, red all over like a hairy garment”. Esau is portrayed later in life as being very totally different from his brother Jacob, as a hunter and somebody who loves the outside life.

64 Gen-__: post-boomers : XERS

The time period “Generation X” originated within the UK the place it was the identify of a e-book by Jane Deverson. Her e-book detailed the outcomes of a research of British youths in 1964, contrasting their way of life to these of earlier generations. It was Canadian writer Douglas Coupland who was answerable for popularizing the time period, together with his extra profitable publication “Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture”. By one definition, Gen-Xers had been born between 1961 and 1981.

Down

2 Amorous archer : EROS

As at all times appears to be the case with Greek gods, Eros and Aphrodite have overlapping spheres of affect. Aphrodite was the goddess of affection between a person and a girl, and Eros was the god who stirred the passions of the male. The Roman equal of Aphrodite was Venus, and the equal of Eros was Cupid.

4 “The Dutch House” novelist Patchett : ANN

Ann Patchett is an writer who lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Patchett’s most well-known work might be her novel “Bel Canto”, revealed in 2001. In 2012, “Time” included her within the journal’s checklist of 100 most influential individuals on the planet.

5 Rodeo ropes : LASSOS

Our English phrase “lasso” comes from the Spanish “lazo”, and finally from the Latin “laqueum” that means “noose, snare”.

“Rodeo” is a Spanish phrase that’s normally translated into English as “round up”.

6 Blue-eyed cat :

The precise origins of the Siamese cat aren’t very clear, however it’s believed to be from Southeast Asia. The Siamese takes its identify from the sacred temple cats of Thailand (a nation as soon as referred to as “Siam”).

7 Yellow-orange fruit : APRICOT

Although the apricot originated in Central Asia and China, the fruit is usually related to Armenia, the place it has been cultivated for hundreds of years. For that cause, the most typical cultivar has the Latin identify “Prunus armeniaca”.

8 Stir-fry pan : WOK

“Wok” is a Cantonese phrase, and is the identify for the frying pan now utilized in many Asian cuisines.

9 ’60s “New Left” gp. : SDS

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) was an activist group within the sixties. The SDS organized the most important scholar strike within the historical past of the United States on 26 April 1968, with about one million college students staying away from class that day. The “Students for a Democratic Society” identify was revived in 2006 with the muse of a brand new US-based scholar group with left wing beliefs. Today’s SDS was based by a pair of highschool college students from Greenwich Village, New York.

12 Detroit ballplayer : TIGER

The origins of the Detroit Tigers baseball group’s identify appears just a little unclear. One story is that it was taken from the Detroit Light Guard army unit who had been referred to as “The Tigers”. The Light Guard fought with distinction in the course of the Civil War and within the Spanish-American War. Sure sufficient, when the Detroit baseball group went into the Majors they had been formally given permission to make use of “The Tigers” identify by the Detroit Light Guard.

13 Mail-order pioneer : SEARS

Richard Sears was a station agent on the railroad. In the late 1800s, he purchased up a cargo of undesirable watches that was left at his depot and offered the watches to different brokers up and down the road. He was so profitable that he ordered extra watches after which got here up with the thought of utilizing a catalog to advertise extra gross sales. Sears employed his first worker in 1887, a watch repairman named Alvah Curtis Roebuck who was introduced on to restore watches that had been returned. Sear and Roebuck co-founded Sears Roebuck & co. in 1895. By the mid 1900s, Sears was the largest retailer in the entire nation.

22 Corned beef resolution : BRINE

Corned beef is beef that has been cured with salt. “Corn” is a time period describing a grain of salt, giving the dish its identify. Corned beef is also referred to as “salt beef”, and “bully beef” if saved in cans (from the French “bouilli” that means “boiled”).

27 Tippy prime : ACME

The acme is the best level. The time period “acme” comes from the Greek phrase “akme” that has the identical that means.

28 Weaver’s machine : LOOM

There are many sorts of loom used to weave fabric, however all of them maintain parallel threads in stress in a single course, whereas permitting the interweaving of threads within the perpendicular course. The threads held underneath stress are the warp threads, and the “woven” threads are the “weft” threads.

32 “Rebel Without a Cause” star : JAMES DEAN

In his brief life, James Dean starred in three nice films: “East of Eden”, “Rebel Without a Cause” and “Giant”, for which he acquired two posthumous Best Actor Oscar nominations (the one particular person to take action). On a fateful day in September 1955, Dean set off in Porsche for a race in Salinas, California. While driving to the race he was given a dashing ticket. Two hours later Dean was concerned in a close to head-on collision and was pronounced lifeless on arrival at a hospital in Paso Robles, California.

“Rebel Without a Cause” is a 1955 drama film starring actor James Dean, who died simply earlier than the movie’s launch. The title comes from a 1944 e-book by psychiatrist Robert M. Lindner “Rebel Without a Cause: The Hypnoanalysis of a Criminal Psychopath”, though the content material of the e-book has no bearing on the film’s storyline. The three lead actors within the film all died tragically, and whereas comparatively younger:

  • James Dean (24), in a automobile crash in 1955
  • Sal Mineo (37), in a stabbing in 1976
  • Natalie Wood (43), in a drowning in 1981

33 App-based automobile service : UBER

Uber is a ridesharing service that was based in 2009 and relies in San Francisco. The service is considerably controversial and has been described as an unlawful taxicab operation. Central to Uber’s service is the corporate’s cell app, which may use the consumer’s GPS location to assist discover the closest obtainable journey. Uber’s essential competitor is Lyft.

34 Altoids containers : TINS

Altoids breath mints have been round since 1780, after they had been launched in Britain. The well-known tin wherein Altoids are offered is usually reused for different functions. The most well-known use is as a container for a mini-survival package.

41 Misty Copeland’s dance troupe: Abbr. : ABT

The American Ballet Theatre (ABT) was based in New York City in 1939. ABT was formally acknowledged by the US Congress as “America’s National Ballet Company” in 2006.

In 2015, ballet dancer Misty Copeland grew to become the American Ballet Theatre’s first African-American principal dancer. Copeland began finding out ballet on the age of 13, and only a yr later gained a nationwide ballet contest.

55 Hip or tip ender : -STER

Back within the early 40s, hipsters had been simply people who had been “hip”.

The time period “hip” is a slang time period that was used within the Thirties and Nineteen Forties to imply “cool, informed about the latest ideas and styles”. By the top of the Nineteen Forties, “hipsters” had been “hip” individuals, jazz aficionados, and individuals who adopted the perceived way of life of jazz musicians of the day. In the Nineteen Sixties, the time period “hippie” developed from “hipster”, to explain a member of the youth counterculture that emerged within the US.

57 Dinosaur voiced by Wallace Shawn within the “Toy Story” movies : REX

In the superb Pixar movie “Toy Story”, Rex is a tyrannosaurus, and a fairly clumsy one at that. He is voiced by actor Wallace Shawn, whose identify is probably much less acquainted than his face. Shawn performed the neighbor on “The Cosby Show” in addition to many, many different supporting characters on TV and the massive display.

Complete List of Clues/Answers

Across

1 Peony half : PETAL
6 Tools that may be musical devices : SAWS
10 Huge tubs : VATS
14 Venue for large concert events : ARENA
15 Discontinued Apple gadget : IPOD
16 Cut coated by a SpongeBob bandage, e.g. : OWIE
17 Lend San Jose NHL gamers? : LOAN SHARKS
19 Bridge pose self-discipline : YOGA
20 Twisty curve : ESS
21 Late tourney sport : SEMI
22 Gingerbread particular person? : BAKER
23 Ring up Los Angeles NFL gamers? : PHONE CHARGERS
27 Soothing succulents : ALOES
29 Foray : SORTIE
30 Like a lot fall climate : COOL
31 Admits as a lot : LETS ON
32 Stick (out) : JUT
35 Workweek starter, for some : MONDAY
37 Minnesota mining vary : MESABI
39 First responder’s group, for brief : EMS
40 Write-ups that also want some work : DRAFTS
44 “You can say that again!” : AMEN!
45 Safe to place away? : EDIBLE
46 Elaborate cake layers : TIERS
47 Improve Los Angeles MLB gamers? : PERFECT ANGELS
51 Steer away from : AVOID
52 Chance to roll the cube, say : TURN
53 __ Moines, Iowa : DES
56 Ancient France : GAUL
57 Videotape Miami NBA gamers? : RECORD HEAT
60 Slight benefit : EDGE
61 Jacob’s twin within the Book of Genesis : ESAU
62 Give physique to, as hair : TEASE
63 Closing doc : DEED
64 Gen-__: post-boomers : XERS
65 63-Across holder : OWNER

Down

1 Lacking shade : PALE
2 Amorous archer : EROS
3 Recipe measures : TEASPOONS
4 “The Dutch House” novelist Patchett : ANN
5 Rodeo ropes : LASSOS
6 Blue-eyed cat : SIAMESE
7 Yellow-orange fruit : APRICOT
8 Stir-fry pan : WOK
9 ’60s “New Left” gp. : SDS
10 Long journey : VOYAGE
11 Stopped snoozing : AWOKE
12 Detroit ballplayer : TIGER
13 Mail-order pioneer : SEARS
18 Barnyard layer : HEN
22 Corned beef resolution : BRINE
24 Gripped : HELD
25 Timecard abbr. : HRS
26 Molecule make-up : ATOMS
27 Tippy prime : ACME
28 Weaver’s machine : LOOM
31 Line of a tune : LYRIC
32 “Rebel Without a Cause” star : JAMES DEAN
33 App-based automobile service : UBER
34 Altoids containers : TINS
36 Chimed in with : ADDED
38 Move effortlessly (via) : SAIL
41 Misty Copeland’s dance troupe: Abbr. : ABT
42 Open freight practice unit : FLATCAR
43 Flimsy : TENUOUS
45 Submitted tax returns on-line : E-FILED
46 Take care of : TEND TO
47 Flipped (via) : PAGED
48 Steer away from : EVADE
49 Color for cheeks : ROUGE
50 Watchdog’s warning : GRR!
54 Simplicity : EASE
55 Hip or tip ender : -STER
57 Dinosaur voiced by Wallace Shawn within the “Toy Story” movies : REX
58 Opposite of WNW : ESE
59 Chop down : HEW

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