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LA Times Crossword 29 Aug 22, Monday


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Constructed by: Fred Piscop
Edited by: Patti Varol

Today’s Theme (in response to Bill): Where is Shangri-La?

Themed solutions every embody a synonym of “Shangri-La”:

  • 17A John Steinbeck novel set within the Salinas Valley : EAST OF EDEN
  • 27A Fourth movie in a collection starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour : ROAD TO UTOPIA
  • 47A Epic poem by John Milton : PARADISE LOST
  • 61A Grammy-nominated Keyshia Cole hit track : HEAVEN SENT

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

Bill’s time: 5m 02s

Bill’s errors: 0

Today’s Wiki-est Amazonian Googlies

Across

6 Grilled sausage, for brief : BRAT

A bratwurst (typically merely “brat” within the US) is a German sausage. The identify comes from “brät-” which means “finely chopped meat”, and “Wurst” which means “sausage”.

10 “__ the night before Christmas … ” : ‘TWAS

The poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” was printed anonymously in 1823, and is healthier identified at this time by its first line “‘Twas the night before Christmas”. Most students imagine that the poem was written by Clement Clarke Moore, a theologian from New York City. Others say that it was written by Henry Livingston, Jr., a poet from Upstate New York.

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her ’kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had simply settled our brains for a protracted winter’s nap,
When out on the garden there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the mattress to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash …

14 Slacks cloth : CHINO

Chino is a twill material that’s most frequently used to make hard-wearing pants. The pants have come to be known as chinos. Chino material was initially developed to be used by the army, however rapidly grew to become fashionable with civilians.

The time period “slacks” was launched within the early 1800s with the which means “loose trousers”. Those early slacks have been a part of a army uniform.

15 Lasso : ROPE

Our English phrase “lasso” comes from the Spanish “lazo”, and in the end from the Latin “laqueum” which means “noose, snare”.

17 John Steinbeck novel set within the Salinas Valley : EAST OF EDEN

John Steinbeck was born not removed from right here, in Salinas, California in 1902. His most well-known novels are most likely “The Grapes of Wrath” from 1939, “East of Eden” from 1952 and the novella “Of Mice and Men” from 1937. For his work, Steinbeck gained the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.

Salinas is a California metropolis situated south of the San Francisco Bay Area, just some miles from the Pacific Ocean. Salinas was the hometown of Nobel Prize successful creator John Steinbeck, and was the setting of his 1952 novel “East of Eden”.

19 Algebra, trig, and many others. : MATH

Here’s one other time period that catches me out on a regular basis, having completed my education on the opposite facet of the Atlantic. The time period “mathematics” is shortened to “math” within the US, however to “maths” in Britain and Ireland.

20 Suffix with neat or beat : -NIK

The suffix “-nik” is of Slavic origin. It is considerably just like the suffix “-er” in English. By including “-nik” to a noun, the brand new phrase describes an individual associated to what that noun describes. Examples of using “-nik” in mainstream English are “beatnik” and “”refusenik”. Examples of extra informal “-nik” phrases are “neatnik” and “peacenik”.

25 Delta Sigma __ sorority : THETA

Delta Sigma Theta is a sorority that was based in 1913 at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Today, the group has over 350,000 members, with over 1,000 chapters situated all around the globe. Delta Sigma Theta is basically an African-American society, though membership is open to any lady no matter race, nationality or faith.

27 Fourth movie in a collection starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour : ROAD TO UTOPIA

The trio of Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour made seven “Road” movies in all:

  1. Road to Singapore (1940)
  2. Road to Zanzibar (1941)
  3. Road to Morocco (1942)
  4. Road to Utopia (1946)
  5. Road to Rio (1947)
  6. Road to Bali (1952)
  7. The Road to Hong Kong (1962)

There was an eighth “Road” film deliberate for 1977 titled “Road to the Fountain of Youth”, however Crosby died that yr from a coronary heart assault.

32 “If the __ fits … ” : SHOE

The phrase “if the shoe fits, wear it” is used on this facet of the Atlantic to imply “if the statement applies to you, then admit it”. The adage is a variant of the sooner English phrase “if the cap fits, wear it”. There is an identical phrase from even earlier within the sixteenth century that refers back to the match of a cloak.

35 Loewe’s accomplice : LERNER

Alan Jay Lerner was a lyricist from New York City who was identified for his collaboration with Frederick Loewe and Burton Lane. Lerner was additionally identified for his colourful personal life. He was left with a persistent amphetamine dependancy after being handled with “vitamins with enzymes” within the sixties, that have been really hypodermic photographs laced with amphetamines. He additionally married eight occasions, and was usually in dire monetary straits as a result of heavy load of alimony funds.

36 Post-op restoration space : ICU

Intensive care unit (ICU)

37 Iron-rich meat : LIVER

The human liver has many features, one among which is to retailer important substances. The record of gear saved within the liver consists of glucose (as glycogen), vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin B12, vitamin Okay, iron and copper. Another operate of the liver is to provide bile, a substance saved within the gallbladder that aids within the digestion of fat.

40 Wild West movie : OATER

The time period “oater” that’s used for a Western film comes from the variety of horses seen, as horses love oats!

43 Cover tales : ALIBIS

“Alibi” is the Latin phrase for “elsewhere” as in, “I claim that I was ‘elsewhere’ when the crime was committed, I have an ‘alibi’”.

46 Supermodel Banks : TYRA

Tyra Banks is a tremendously profitable mannequin and businesswoman. Banks created and hosted the hit present “America’s Next Top Model “, and in addition had her personal discuss present. She was additionally the primary African-American lady to make the quilt of the “Sports Illustrated” swimsuit concern.

47 Epic poem by John Milton : PARADISE LOST

“Paradise Lost” is an epic poem written by Englishman John Milton. It is certainly an epic work, printed initially in ten volumes with over ten thousand strains of verse. The “paradise” that’s “lost” is the Garden of Eden, from which Adam and Eve have been expelled by God within the “Fall of Man”.

English poet John Milton is finest identified for his epic poem “Paradise Lost”. Milton additionally wrote a number of sonnets, probably the most well-known of which might be “On His Blindness”. The poet developed glaucoma which rendered him fully blind so he needed to dictate plenty of his work, together with the entire of “Paradise Lost”.

50 Feature of italic letters : SLANT

Italic kind leans to the appropriate, and is commonly used to supply emphasis in textual content. The type is called “italic” as a result of the stylized calligraphic type of writing originated in Italy, most likely within the Vatican.

51 Principality on the French Riviera : MONACO

The Principality of Monaco is on the Mediterranean coast, and is in any other case surrounded by France, regardless that it’s slightly below 10 miles from the Italian border. Monaco is the world’s most densely populated nation, and the world’s second smallest nation (the smallest being Vatican City). The principality has been very affluent for the reason that late 1800s, with the financial system given an incredible increase with the opening of a number of playing casinos.

“Riviera” is an Italian phrase which means “coastline”. The time period is commonly utilized to a shoreline that’s sunny and fashionable with vacationers. The time period “the Riviera” is normally reserved for the French Riviera (the Mediterranean shoreline in southeastern France), and the Italian Riviera (the Mediterranean shoreline centered on Genoa).

57 Prom couple’s journey : LIMO

The phrase “limousine” derives from the identify of the French metropolis of Limoges. The space round Limoges is named the Limousin, and it gave its identify to a cloak hood worn by native shepherds. In early motor automobiles, a driver would sit outdoors within the climate whereas the passengers would sit within the coated compartment. The driver would usually put on a limousin-style protecting hood, giving rise to that kind of transportation being referred to as a “limousine”. Well, that’s how the story goes …

60 Actor Sharif : OMAR

Omar Sharif was an important Hollywood actor from Egypt, somebody who performed main roles in memorable motion pictures akin to “Doctor Zhivago” and “Lawrence of Arabia”. But to me, he was my bridge hero (the cardboard sport). In his heyday, Sharif was probably the greatest bridge gamers on the earth.

61 Grammy-nominated Keyshia Cole hit track : HEAVEN SENT

Keyshia Cole is an R&B singer and actuality present star. After carving out a singing profession, Cole starred in a collection of actuality exhibits:

  • “Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is”
  • “Keyshia & Daniel: Family First”
  • “Keyshia Cole: All In”
  • “Keyshia Cole: My New Life”

65 Apex : ACME

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

69 Helicopter blade : ROTOR

Our time period “helicopter” was absorbed from the French phrase “hélicoptère” that was coined by Gustave Ponton d’Amécourt in 1861. d’Amécourt envisioned plane that might fly vertically utilizing rotating wings that “screwed” into the air. He mixed the Greek phrases “helix” which means “spiral, whirl” and “pteron” which means “wing” to offer us “helicopter”.

Down

1 Potpourri emanation : SCENT

The French time period “pot pourri” actually interprets actually to “rotten pot”, however in France it used to imply “stew”. Over time, the time period “potpourri” developed in English utilization to imply a “medley”, and finally a mix of dried flowers and spices.

2 Part of a dinette set : CHAIR

Since the Nineteen Thirties, a dinette has been a small eating house normally situated off a kitchen. Before the thirties, “dinette” was a time period which means “lunch, preliminary dinner”.

4 Sinus specialist, for brief : ENT

Ear, nostril and throat specialist (ENT)

In anatomical phrases, a sinus is a cavity in tissue. Sinuses are discovered everywhere in the physique, within the kidney and coronary heart for instance, however we mostly consider the paranasal sinuses that encompass the nostril.

7 Drapery holders : RODS

When I used to be rising up on the opposite facet of the pond, a material was a store the place one may purchase material for making garments or curtains. It was solely after I got here to America that I heard the time period “drapes” used for curtains.

8 Big galoot : APE

“Galoot” is an insulting time period describing a clumsy or boorish man, an ape. “Galoot” comes from the nautical world, the place it was initially what a sailor may name a soldier or marine.

9 Low card in a royal flush : TEN

The poker hand referred to as a royal flush is the highest-ranking hand attainable. It consists of a run of 10, jack, queen, king and ace, with all in the identical swimsuit.

10 Gazpacho ingredient : TOMATO

Gazpacho is a chilly soup constituted of greens in a tomato base. It originated in Andalusia in southern Spain.

12 __-lock brakes : ANTI

The first anti-lock braking system (ABS) was developed to be used on plane, in 1929. The system diminished braking distances for plane by 30% as a result of pilots have been capable of apply a full braking pressure instantly on touchdown as a substitute of making use of gradual stress to keep away from skidding.

13 Nabe in London and Manhattan : SOHO

The space of London referred to as Soho had a really poor fame for a lot of the twentieth century because it was residence to town’s red-light district. Soho went via a metamorphosis in latest a long time, and has been a really trendy neighborhood for the reason that Nineteen Eighties.

The Manhattan neighborhood identified at this time as SoHo was very trendy within the early 1900s, however because the well-heeled began to maneuver uptown the realm grew to become very run down and poorly maintained. Noted for the variety of fires that erupted in derelict buildings, SoHo earned the nickname “Hell’s Hundred Acres”. The space was then zoned for manufacturing and have become residence to many sweatshops. In the mid-1900s artists began to maneuver into open loft areas and renovating outdated buildings because the lofts have been very best areas through which an artist may each dwell and work. In 1968, artists and others organized themselves in order that they may legalize their residential use of an space zoned for manufacturing. The group they shaped took its identify from the identify given to the realm by town’s Planning Commission i.e “South of Houston”. This was shortened from So-uth of Ho-uston to SoHo as in “SoHo Artists Association”, and the identify caught.

“Nabe” is a well-recognized time period used to explain a neighborhood, or a neighborhood movie show.

18 Like many an alley cat : FERAL

“Feral”, which means “existing in a wild or untamed state”, comes from the Latin phrase “fera” which means “wild animal”.

25 Throat tissue : TONSIL

The palatine tonsils are situated in the back of the human throat. The precise position that tonsils play isn’t fully understood, however it’s identified that they’re within the first line of protection within the physique’s immune system. They present some degree of safety in opposition to pathogens which are ingested and inhaled.

28 Cease and __ order : DESIST

“Cease” and “desist” are very related, however not equivalent phrases. An order to stop an exercise is an order to “stop”. An order to desist is an order not to try this exercise once more sooner or later.

29 Native American group : TRIBE

A tribe is a social group having a shared ancestry and language. The time period “tribe” comes from the Latin “tribus” that described one of many three ethnic teams of historic Rome, i.e. Tites, Ramnes and Luceres (which can have been the Latins, Sabines and Etruscans). Today, the time period has racially offensive connotations, largely as a result of European colonists used the phrase “tribes” to explain the indigenous peoples that they ousted from their lands.

31 Subtle glow : AURA

An aura (plural “aurae”) is an intangible high quality that surrounds an individual or factor, a “je ne sais quoi”. “Je ne sais quoi” is French for “I don’t know what”.

32 High-five sound : SLAP

The celebratory gesture that we name a “high five” is claimed to have been invented by former baseball gamers Dusty Baker and Glenn Burke after they have been each taking part in for the Los Angeles Dodgers within the late Nineteen Seventies.

38 Storm tracker : RADAR

Scientists have been utilizing radio waves to detect the presence of objects for the reason that late 1800s, however it was the calls for of WWII that accelerated the sensible utility of the expertise. The British referred to as their system RDF standing for Range and Direction Finding. The system utilized by the US Navy was referred to as “Radio Detection And Ranging”, which was shortened to the acronym “RADAR”.

41 Mailing label abbr. : ATTN

Attention (attn.)

44 “Hamilton” creator __-Manuel Miranda : LIN

Lin-Manuel Miranda is a composer and playwright from New York City, and the creator and star of the hit Broadway musicals “Hamilton” and “In the Heights”. Miranda additionally co-wrote the songs for the 2016 Disney animated characteristic “Moana”. He began composing early, and wrote jingles as a toddler. One of these jingles was later utilized by Eliot Spitzer in his 2006 gubernatorial marketing campaign.

45 French river to the English Channel : SOMME

The Somme is a river within the north of France. The identify “Somme” comes from a Celtic phrase which means “tranquility”. Paradoxically, the Somme is remembered as the location of a devastating WWI battle. The river separated British and French forces from the German military from July to November 1916. By the tip of the battle, over a million troopers had been wounded or killed.

52 Alaskan native : ALEUT

The Aleuts dwell on the Aleutian Islands of the North Pacific, and on the Commander Islands on the western finish of the identical island chain. The Aleutian Islands are a part of the United States, and the Commander Islands are in Russia.

53 Time-share unit, sometimes : CONDO

The phrases “condominium” and “apartment” have a tendency to explain the identical kind of residential property, particularly a non-public dwelling house with amenities shared with others residing in the identical constructing or complicated. The distinction is {that a} condominium is normally owned, and an condominium is rented. At least that’s how it’s within the US. The phrase “condominium” comes from the Latin “com-” (collectively) and “dominum” (proper of possession).

54 Playful river animal : OTTER

Male and feminine otters are often called canines and bitches, with the offspring referred to as pups. Males and females are typically known as boars and sows. A set of otters is a bevy, household, lodge or maybe a romp. When in water, a set of otters could be referred to as a raft.

55 “¿__ está usted?” : COMO

“¿Cómo está usted?” is the extra formal manner of asking “How are you?” in Spanish.

58 Currier’s accomplice : IVES

Currier and Ives was a printmaking concern in New York City run by Nathaniel Currier and his accomplice James Merritt Ives from 1834 to 1907. The agency specialised in making reasonably priced, hand-colored black and white lithographs.

61 Fez or fedora : HAT

A fez is a pink, cylindrical hat worn primarily in North Africa, and by Shriners right here within the US. The fez was once a highly regarded hat throughout the Ottoman Empire. The etymology of “fez” is unclear, though it could have one thing to do with the Moroccan metropolis named Fez.

A fedora is a stunning hat, I believe. It is made from felt, and is just like a trilby, however has a broader brim. “Fedora” was a play written for Sarah Bernhardt and first carried out in 1889. Bernhardt had the title position of Princess Fedora, and on stage she wore a hat just like a modern-day fedora. The play led to the ladies’s vogue accent, the fedora hat, generally worn by girls into the start of the 20 th century. Men then began carrying fedoras, however solely when girls gave up the style …

Complete List of Clues/Answers

Across

1 Threaded fastener : SCREW
6 Grilled sausage, for brief : BRAT
10 “__ the night before Christmas … ” : ‘TWAS
14 Slacks cloth : CHINO
15 Lasso : ROPE
16 “How disappointing” : OH NO
17 John Steinbeck novel set within the Salinas Valley : EAST OF EDEN
19 Algebra, trig, and many others. : MATH
20 Suffix with neat or beat : -NIK
21 Whacks with an ax : HEWS
22 Numerical relationship : RATIO
23 Make an try at : TRY FOR
25 Delta Sigma __ sorority : THETA
27 Fourth movie in a collection starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour : ROAD TO UTOPIA
32 “If the __ fits … ” : SHOE
35 Loewe’s accomplice : LERNER
36 Post-op restoration space : ICU
37 Iron-rich meat : LIVER
39 Girl of the fam : SIS
40 Wild West movie : OATER
42 Sailor’s sure : AYE
43 Cover tales : ALIBIS
46 Supermodel Banks : TYRA
47 Epic poem by John Milton : PARADISE LOST
50 Feature of italic letters : SLANT
51 Principality on the French Riviera : MONACO
55 Provide meals service for : CATER
57 Prom couple’s journey : LIMO
59 Parking space : LOT
60 Actor Sharif : OMAR
61 Grammy-nominated Keyshia Cole hit track : HEAVEN SENT
64 Baseball glove : MITT
65 Apex : ACME
66 Evade skillfully : ELUDE
67 Poetic tributes : ODES
68 A++ : TOPS
69 Helicopter blade : ROTOR

Down

1 Potpourri emanation : SCENT
2 Part of a dinette set : CHAIR
3 Full of uncertainty : RISKY
4 Sinus specialist, for brief : ENT
5 “Yippee!” : WOO-HOO!
6 Make, as espresso : BREW
7 Drapery holders : RODS
8 Big galoot : APE
9 Low card in a royal flush : TEN
10 Gazpacho ingredient : TOMATO
11 “That’s too bad” : WHAT A PITY
12 __-lock brakes : ANTI
13 Nabe in London and Manhattan : SOHO
18 Like many an alley cat : FERAL
22 Fashionably nostalgic : RETRO
24 Available for an appointment : FREE
25 Throat tissue : TONSIL
26 Shade on a paint coloration strip : HUE
28 Cease and __ order : DESIST
29 Native American group : TRIBE
30 Cake prettifier : ICER
31 Subtle glow : AURA
32 High-five sound : SLAP
33 “How’s it goin’?” : HIYA
34 Exaggerate : OVERSTATE
38 Storm tracker : RADAR
41 Mailing label abbr. : ATTN
44 “Hamilton” creator __-Manuel Miranda : LIN
45 French river to the English Channel : SOMME
48 Tips off : ALERTS
49 “__ rather than later, please” : SOONER
52 Alaskan native : ALEUT
53 Time-share unit, sometimes : CONDO
54 Playful river animal : OTTER
55 “¿__ está usted?” : COMO
56 Bunched in with : AMID
57 Reading gentle : LAMP
58 Currier’s accomplice : IVES
61 Fez or fedora : HAT
62 Green prefix : ECO-
63 __-pitch softball : SLO

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