Reinvest some funds / MON 2-7-11 / It offers flexible support for women / Quantity picked by Peter Piper / Perpetually dirty kid in Peanuts
Monday, February 7, 2011
Constructor: Lynn Lempel
Relative difficulty: Medium-Challenging
THEME: Morning movements (!) — theme answers begin with STIR, WAKE, ROLL OVER, STRETCH, and GET UP, respectively
Word of the Day: PECK (1A: Quantity picked by Peter Piper) —
- (Abbr. pk.)
- A unit of dry volume or capacity in the U.S. Customary System equal to 8 quarts or approximately 537.6 cubic inches.
- A unit of dry volume or capacity in the British Imperial System equal to 8 quarts or approximately 554.8 cubic inches.
- A container holding or measuring a peck.
- Informal. A large quantity; a lot: a peck of troubles. (answers.com)
- 18A: Cooking in a wok, e.g. (STIR-FRYING)
- 24A: University in Winston-Salem, N.C. (WAKE FOREST)
- 37A: Reinvest some funds (ROLL OVER A C.D.)
- 51A: It offers flexible support for women (STRETCH BRA)
- 58A: Pep (GET UP AND GO)
Not much else to say about this except that I time-traveled and put KATIE Couric on NBC (4D: Newswoman Couric) (5D: 4-Down's network), largely because of this recently viral video:
- 13D: Perpetually dirty kid in "Peanuts" (PIGPEN) — Comically, impossibly dirty. Would never appear in a contemporary comic; someone would have to call child protective services, stat.
- 27D: Dance to Donna Summer's "Last Dance," e.g. (DISCO) — do Not like "DISCO" as a verb (though it's legit ... dated legit, but legit).
- 55A: Lines scanned by a supermarket scanner, in brief (UPC) — glad I never saw this clue, as I'd surely have botched the abbreviation. UPC, CPU, PFC, CFC, CBC, LMNOP ... I can't keep these things straight.
Have a fine Monday.
Signed, Rex Parker, King of CrossWorld
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