Food often with pentagonal cross sections / SUN 7-13-14 / World's largest particle physics lab, in Switzerland / Frequent features of John Constable landscapes / Traditional Gaelic singer
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Constructor: Tom McCoy
Relative difficulty: CHILD'S PLAY!!!
- BOYS WILL BE BOYS (23A: Classic excuse for some misdemeanors) - can someone confirm that this is in fact a valid legal defense that will get you off the hook for a misdemeanor? asking for a friend
- I YAM WHAT I YAM (35A: Declaration from Popeye)
- WHAT'S DONE IS DONE (43A: Doubt-dispelling words from Lady MacBeth)
- IT AIN'T OVER 'TILL IT'S OVER (72A: Famous Yogiism) - didn't know lenny kravitz was a yogi but it kind of makes sense
- HATERS GONNA HATE (97A: Words dismissive of detractors)
- IT IS WHAT IT IS (105A: Expression of resignation)
- ENOUGH IS ENOUGH (121A: "We will tolerate this no more!")
WABE FM 90.1 is a radio station in Atlanta, Georgia, that is affiliated with National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Radio International (PRI). WABE's format features mostly classical music, although the station will occasionally play a Beatles tune, a Broadway show tune, a film suite, or a selection from a film such as Star Wars, as long as the piece is in a classical-sounding arrangement.
• • •sunday smooveness from the trill McCoy. this is that dude that did that "stretched out" puzzle, so you already know he's going in.
i was about a minute too slow on this puzzle but it was a minute of me thinking "man this is easy" over and over again. (maybe your experience was different and that's beautiful too. i just do what i do when i do what i do.) the fill was unobstructive. the clues didn't dazzle, but they low-key sparkled. dope theme. dope title. dope visual element. all in all, a thoroughly enjoyable experience that brought joy to my saturday night.
thoughts that i thought while i solved this puzzle:
- EEW (5D: "Gross!") — no. still no.
- nice clue asymmetry in 7D/28A and nice clue symmetry in 48A/49A. clue is a clue is a clue
- AUNTIE (38A: ___ Anne's (popular pretzel purveyor)) — shortz got alliteration for days
- BUGLE (112D: Corn chip since 1966) — never not relevant: this
- ERAGON (119A: Fantasy title character whose name is one letter different from the creature he rides) — that would be an E-WAGON, yes?
- NIP crossing (126A: Certain wardrobe malfunction) made me nervous
- A LA (36D: Chicken ___ diable) — idle chicken is the devil's workshop
- ELMS (65A: Frequent features of John Constable landscapes) —
erik agard, Gf.P.
p.s. it's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing. it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing.
p.p.s. i didn't solve all the puzzles this week but my favorite one that i did solve was that ezersky/fleming joint from friday. hot fire.