Thursday, December 2, 2010
Constructor: Joe Krozel
Relative difficulty: Medium
THEME: Doubled clues — on nine different Across lines, two seven-letter answers share same clue
Word of the Day: GOLGI body (52D: ___ body (cell part)) —
The Golgi apparatus (also Golgi body or the Golgi complex) is an organelle found in most eukaryotic cells. It was identified in 1897 by the Italian physician Camillo Golgi, whom the Golgi apparatus is named after. // The Golgi apparatus processes and packages macromolecules, such as proteins and lipids, after their synthesis and before they make their way to their destination; it is particularly important in the processing of proteins for secretion. The Golgi apparatus forms a part of the cellular endomembrane system. (wikipedia)
- 1A / 8A: Orient (FAR EAST / SITUATE)
- 15A / 16A: Ace (AVIATOR / ONE SPOT)
- 17A / 18A: Lower in stature (DEGRADE / BENEATH)
- 34A / 38A: I, for one (PRONOUN / NUMERAL)
- 40A / 41A: Understanding (ENTENTE / EMPATHY)
- 42A / 43A: Tire (WEAR OUT / RETREAD)
- 60A / 61A: Loose (LIBERAL / AT LARGE)
- 65A / 66A: Mean (AVERAGE / SIGNIFY)
- 67A / 68A: Bristles (GETS MAD / ARISTAS)
- 22A: Runnin' ___, 1944 N.C.A.A. basketball champs (UTES) — that's a long way to go to get an original clue for UTES, but enjoyed the journey. Grew up watching the Runnin' Rebs of UNLV play my hometown Fresno State Bulldogs on a regular basis.
- 32D: Religion with an apostrophe in its name (BAHAI) — where does it go? BA'HAI. That's my guess. Dang! It's BAHA'I. BAH.
- 57D: Person under the Union Jack (BRIT) — got it off the "R," though initially wanted something like REB.
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