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LA Times Crossword 23 Sep 22, Friday


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Constructed by: Taylor Johnson
Edited by: Patti Varol

Today’s Reveal Answer: I’m Out

Themed solutions are frequent phrases with “IM” taken OUT:

  • 37A “Peace!,” and a touch to how the solutions to the starred clues have been fashioned : I’M OUT
  • 17A *Blazer to put on to Cub Scout conferences? : DEN JACKET (“denim jacket” -IM)
  • 23A *Music for sofa potatoes? : SEDENTARY ROCK (“sedimentary rock” – IM)
  • 45A *Professional who helps identify timeline segments? : AGE CONSULTANT (“image consultant” – IM)
  • 54A *Stance taken by a Marvel character, maybe? : SUPER POSE (“superimpose” – IM)

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

Bill’s time: 7m 59s

Bill’s errors: 0

Today’s Wiki-est Amazonian Googlies

Across

6 Communication syst. used within the movie “CODA” : ASL

American Sign Language (ASL)

“CODA” is a 2021 film, a remake of the 2014 French-Belgian movie “La Famille Bélier”. The English-language model stars Emilia Jones as the one listening to member of a deaf household combating a fishing enterprise in Gloucester, Massachusetts. “CODA” was the primary movie distributed by a streaming service (Apple TV+) to win a Best Picture Oscar. The title “CODA” is an acronym standing for “child of deaf adults”.

17 *Blazer to put on to Cub Scout conferences? : DEN JACKET (“denim jacket” -IM)

Denim cloth originated in Nîmes in France. The French phrase “de Nîmes” (that means “from Nîmes”) provides us the phrase “denim”. Also, the French phrase “bleu de Genes” (that means “blue of Genoa”) provides us our phrase “jeans”.

19 Language that provides us “pajamas” and “shampoo” : HINDI

Our phrase “pajamas” (generally “PJs” or “jammies”) involves us from the Indian subcontinent, the place “pai jamahs” have been unfastened becoming pants tied on the waist and worn at night time by locals and in the end by the Europeans dwelling there. And “pajamas” is one other of these phrases that I needed to study to spell in another way after I got here to America. On the opposite aspect of the Atlantic, the spelling is “pyjamas”.

Back within the 1760s, the verb “to shampoo” was an Anglo-Indian phrase that means “to massage”. A century later we began to shampoo our hair.

22 __ collar : ETON

An Eton collar is a large, stiff, buttoned collar that’s nonetheless a part of the formal faculty uniform at Eton College close to Windsor in England.

23 *Music for sofa potatoes? : SEDENTARY ROCK (“sedimentary rock” – IM)

The three predominant courses of rocks are sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic. The latter make up many of the quantity of the Earth’s crust, however sedimentary rock dominates the higher layer to which people are most frequently uncovered. That veneer of sedimentary materials incorporates virtually the entire fossils that give us perception into historic life varieties on our planet.

26 Pad sharer : ROOMIE

Back within the sixteenth century a pad was a bundle of straw to lie on. “Pad” got here to imply “place for sleeping” within the early 1700s. The time period was revitalized within the hippie period.

38 Clooney Foundation for Justice co-founder : AMAL

Amal Alamuddin married celebrated Hollywood actor George Clooney in 2014. Alamuddin was born in Beirut, Lebanon and moved along with her household to London when she was a toddler. She is a lawyer specializing in worldwide legislation, with certainly one of her extra famend shoppers being the founding father of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange.

41 Curly-tailed canine : AKITA

The Akita breed of canine is called for its level of origin, Akita Prefecture in Japan. When Helen Keller visited Japan in 1937, she requested for and was given an Akita breed of canine, with the identify of Kamikaze-go. Sadly, the canine died inside a 12 months from distemper. The following 12 months the Japanese authorities formally introduced Keller with a alternative canine. Supposedly Keller’s canine have been the primary members of the breed to be launched into the US.

42 Malek of “Mr. Robot” : RAMI

Actor Rami Malek’s large break got here with the main function within the tv collection “Mr. Robot”. In 2018, Malik gave an Oscar-winning efficiency taking part in Freddie Mercury within the hit biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”. That marked the primary time that an actor of Egyptian descent gained an Academy Award for Best Actor.

“Mr. Robot” is a fascinating drama collection about an anxious and clinically depressed pc hacker. Said hacker joins an anarchic group of hackers often known as “Mr. Robot” who’re intent on taking down the most important conglomerate on the earth. I binge-watched the primary two collection, and actually loved the expertise …

60 Undefeated boxer Laila : ALI

Laila Ali is the daughter of the nice Muhammad Ali and is a really succesful boxer in her personal proper. Laila’s skilled file is a formidable 24 wins, together with 21 knockouts. Now retired, she by no means misplaced a battle, and nor did she ever draw. One of these victories was towards Jackie Frazier-Lyde, daughter of her father’s nemesis Joe Frazier. Laila will not be a nasty dancer both, coming in third place within the fourth season of “Dancing with the Stars”.

Down

1 PBS “Science Kid” : SID

“Sid the Science Kid” is a youngsters’s present aired by PBS. “Sid the Science Kid” is made utilizing CGI know-how, and is a manufacturing of the Jim Henson Company that was based on the success of “The Muppets”.

3 “The Villain in Black” rapper MC __ : REN

“MC Ren” is the stage identify of rapper Lorenzo Patterson. The “Ren” in his stage identify comes from the center letters in his given identify “Lorenzo”.

4 __ Mahal : TAJ

“Mahal” is the Urdu phrase for “palace”, as in “Taj Mahal” that means “crown of palaces”. The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum holding the physique of Mumtaz Mahal, the third spouse of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The identify “Mumtaz Mahal” interprets as “the chosen one of the palace”.

5 “A Whole New World” movie : ALADDIN

The theme track of the 1992 Disney film “Aladdin” is “A Whole New World”, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. It is carried out within the movie by Brad Kane and Lea Salonga, who supplied the singing voices for Aladdin and Jasmine. In the film’s storyline, Aladdin and Jasmine sing the track as they journey a magic carpet collectively.

7 Freezing rain : SLEET

Apparently, “sleet” is a time period used to explain two totally different climate circumstances. One is a bathe of ice pellets which can be smaller than hail, and the second is a mix of rain and snow, with the snow melting because it falls.

10 Toolbox merchandise : PLIERS

The verb “to ply” can imply “to twist together”, and used to imply “to bend”. A pair of “pliers” can be utilized to bend one thing, therefore the device’s identify.

11 Specialist in physique language? : PANTOMIMIST

Our phrase “pantomime” comes from the Greek phrase “pantomimos” that means “actor”. The literal translation of the Greek is “imitator of all”, from “panto-” (all) and “mimos” (imitator). We use the time period at this time to explain communication via facial features and bodily gestures. On the opposite aspect of the Atlantic, pantomimes (usually “pantos”) are additionally very talked-about Christmas entertainments based mostly on nursery tales like “Mother Goose”, “Aladdin” and “Jack and the Beanstalk”. Great, nice stuff …

12 Triage M.D. : ER DOC

Triage is the method of prioritizing sufferers for therapy, particularly on the battlefield. The time period “triage” is French and means “sorting”.

18 First Nations individuals of Canada : CREE

“First Nations” is a time period utilized in Canada describing the ethnicity of Native Americans who’re neither Inuit nor Métis individuals.

21 Rendezvous finest not posted on Facebook : TRYST

In probably the most basic sense, a tryst is a gathering at an agreed time and place. More normally we contemplate a tryst to be a pre-arranged assembly between lovers. The time period comes from the Old French “triste”, a ready place designated when looking. Further, a tryst going down at lunchtime is typically known as a nooner.

A rendezvous is a gathering. The noun utilized in English comes from the French phrase “rendez vous” that means “present yourselves”.

23 Ballpark snack : SOFT PRETZEL

Pretzels originated in Europe and are particularly standard in Southern Germany the place a pretzel is named “Brezel”. Pretzels have been launched into the US within the 1800s by immigrants from Germany and Switzerland who got here to be identified over right here because the Pennsylvania Dutch.

24 Outback flock : EMUS

In Australia, the land exterior of city areas is known as the outback or the bush. That mentioned, I feel that the time period “outback” is typically reserved for the extra distant elements of the bush.

26 “Dress for Less” clothes chain : ROSS

Ross Dress for Less is a series of low cost garments shops. The first retailer opened, below the identify Ross Department Store, in San Bruno, California in 1950. That retailer was established by Morris “Morrie” Ross, however Ross offered it on to William Isackson. It was Isackson who expanded the enterprise and established the chain of shops.

27 River connecting Pittsburgh to the Mississippi : OHIO

The Ohio River varieties in Pittsburgh the place the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers meet. It empties into the Mississippi close to town of Cairo, Illinois.

32 Mercury Seven astronaut Grissom : GUS

Gus Grissom was the second American to fly in area, and the primary astronaut at NASA to make two area flights. Sadly, Grissom was one of many three astronauts who died in that horrible launch pad hearth in 1967.

The Mercury Seven have been the unique NASA astronauts. Several members of the 7-man staff truly flew on all the foremost NASA applications: Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and the Space Shuttle. The seven astronauts have been:

  • Alan Shepherd
  • Gus Grissom
  • John Glenn
  • Scott Carpenter
  • Wally Schirra
  • Gordon Cooper
  • Deke Slayton

34 Brussels-based gp. : NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a world army alliance that was established in 1949. NATO headquarters was initially arrange in London, moved to Paris in 1952, after which to Brussels 1967.

40 Word in a Spanish love poem : AMO

In Spanish, “amor” (love) would possibly result in “un matrimonio” (a wedding).

41 Cried for cider? : ANAGRAM

Here are a few of my favourite anagrams:

  • “Dormitory” and “dirty room”
  • “Elvis” and “lives”
  • “The eyes” and “they see”
  • “Eleven plus two” and “twelve plus one”
  • “William Shakespeare” and “I’ll make a wise phrase”
  • “Schoolmaster” and “the classroom”

44 “Cure Ignorance” on-line anthology : UTNE

The “Utne Reader” is thought for aggregation and republishing of articles on politics, tradition and the surroundings from different sources within the media. It was based in 1984 by Eric Utne, with administration taken over by Eric’s spouse Nina Rothschild Utne in 1990.

45 __-ski : APRES

“Après-ski” is a French time period that means “after skiing”. It refers back to the good occasions available after coming off the slopes.

46 Preserves fruit : GUAVA

The identify “guava” applies to a number of tropical fruit species. The most steadily eaten species is the apple guava (additionally “common guava”). Almost half of the world’s guava is produced by India.

47 Rope fiber : SISAL

The sisal plant is an agave, the flesh of which isn’t typically utilized in making tequila. Sisal is grown as a substitute for the fibers that run the size of its leaves. The fiber is used extensively for twine, rope, carpeting, wall coverings and so forth. My favourite software although, is within the development of dartboards. Sisal takes its identify from the port of Sisal in Yucatan, Mexico that was a significant transport level for sisal vegetation.

48 Soft palate half : UVULA

The uvula is a conical fleshy projection hanging down in the back of the taste bud. The uvula performs an vital function in human speech, notably within the making of “guttural” sounds. The Latin phrase for “grape” is “uva”, so “uvula” is a “little grape”.

The roof of the mouth is named the palate. The anterior a part of the palate may be very bony, and is named the arduous palate. The posterior half may be very fleshy and is named the taste bud. The taste bud is muscular and strikes to shut off the nasal passages whereas swallowing. We usually use the time period “palate” figuratively, to explain the sense of style.

49 Fatty compound : LIPID

Lipids are a gaggle of naturally occurring molecules together with fat, waxes and fat-soluble nutritional vitamins (like A, D and E). Sometimes we use the phrases “fat” and “lipid” interchangeably however fat are a subgroup of lipids, particularly a gaggle finest known as triglycerides.

53 ACLU concern : RTS

Rights (rts.)

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has its roots within the First World War. It grew out of the National Civil Liberties Bureau (CLB) that was based to supply authorized recommendation and help to conscientious objectors. The ACLU’s motto is “Because Freedom Can’t Protect Itself”. The ACLU additionally hosts a weblog on the ACLU.org web site known as “Speak Freely”.

55 Kissing on the kiss cam, say : PDA

Public show of affection (PDA)

The kiss cam is a diversion throughout some sporting occasions during which a video digicam picks out random {couples} within the crowd, projecting their picture onto the enormous display on the venue. The {couples} are inspired to kiss, for the leisure of the followers. Famously, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama kissed for the kiss cam at a basketball sport a number of years in the past, as did former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter.

57 Kraken’s house : SEA

Kraken are enormous sea monsters of legend that have been reputed to dwell off the coasts of Iceland and Norway. It’s potential that the kraken legend was impressed by real-life large squid.

58 NYC summer season hrs. : EDT

Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Complete List of Clues/Answers

Across

1 “More or less” : SORTA
6 Communication syst. used within the movie “CODA” : ASL
9 Start to chop? : UPPER-
14 Flawless : IDEAL
15 __-mo : SLO
16 Withering look : GLARE
17 *Blazer to put on to Cub Scout conferences? : DEN JACKET (“denim jacket” -IM)
19 Language that provides us “pajamas” and “shampoo” : HINDI
20 Most arid : DRIEST
22 __ collar : ETON
23 *Music for sofa potatoes? : SEDENTARY ROCK (“sedimentary rock” – IM)
26 Pad sharer : ROOMIE
28 Quaint affirmative : YES’M
29 “Sounds like a good time” : OH FUN
30 Acute anxiousness : ANGST
33 Bus. letters : INC
36 Convenes : SITS
37 “Peace!,” and a touch to how the solutions to the starred clues have been fashioned : I’M OUT
38 Clooney Foundation for Justice co-founder : AMAL
39 Absorb, with “up” : SOP …
40 Etching provide : ACIDS
41 Curly-tailed canine : AKITA
42 Malek of “Mr. Robot” : RAMI
44 Synchronicity : UNISON
45 *Professional who helps identify timeline segments? : AGE CONSULTANT (“image consultant” – IM)
50 Golf stroke that may be practiced in a hallway : PUTT
51 Charitable : GIVING
52 Stubble remover : RAZOR
54 *Stance taken by a Marvel character, maybe? : SUPER POSE (“superimpose” – IM)
59 Happening : EVENT
60 Undefeated boxer Laila : ALI
61 Put two and two collectively? : ADDED
62 Pitching space : SALES
63 Fellow : LAD
64 Cross with : MAD AT

Down

1 PBS “Science Kid” : SID
2 Literary homage : ODE
3 “The Villain in Black” rapper MC __ : REN
4 __ Mahal : TAJ
5 “A Whole New World” movie : ALADDIN
6 Invite to enter : ASK IN
7 Freezing rain : SLEET
8 Much, casually : LOTSA
9 Annoyed sound : UGH!
10 Toolbox merchandise : PLIERS
11 Specialist in physique language? : PANTOMIMIST
12 Triage M.D. : ER DOC
13 Freshen, as a stamp pad : REINK
18 First Nations individuals of Canada : CREE
21 Rendezvous finest not posted on Facebook : TRYST
23 Ballpark snack : SOFT PRETZEL
24 Outback flock : EMUS
25 “Although … ” : YET …
26 “Dress for Less” clothes chain : ROSS
27 River connecting Pittsburgh to the Mississippi : OHIO
30 “What __ missing?” : AM I
31 Drift off : NOD
32 Mercury Seven astronaut Grissom : GUS
34 Brussels-based gp. : NATO
35 Family group : CLAN
37 Pastry bag filler : ICING
38 Related : AKIN
40 Word in a Spanish love poem : AMO
41 Cried for cider? : ANAGRAM
43 Musical introduction? : ACT ONE
44 “Cure Ignorance” on-line anthology : UTNE
45 __-ski : APRES
46 Preserves fruit : GUAVA
47 Rope fiber : SISAL
48 Soft palate half : UVULA
49 Fatty compound : LIPID
53 ACLU concern : RTS
55 Kissing on the kiss cam, say : PDA
56 Peculiar : ODD
57 Kraken’s house : SEA
58 NYC summer season hrs. : EDT

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