Ward of "The Fugitive" / MON 9-7-2015 / Often-difficult part of a jigsaw puzzle / Arthur of tennis / Pre-GPS guide from a travel org
Monday, September 7, 2015
Soooooo...today isn't a grumpy Rex Monday. But it isn't a high school student Monday either. Or even a soon-to-be-college student Monday. Hmmmm, guess means this writeup is being done by a.........
ANNABEL HERE!!!! DID YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE COLLEGE????? AND I LOVE WELLESLEY????? AND I LOVE GOING TO COLLEGE AT WELLESLEY???? AND I LOVE MY CLASSES AND MY PROFESSORS AND oh right you guys probably want to see the puzzle
Constructor: Paula Gamache
Relative difficulty: Easy
- DRIVEWAYS (17A: They lead to garages)
- PITCHFORK (30A: Tool for moving hay)
- CHIPBOARD (37A: Pressed, recycled paper used for notepad backing)
- PUTT PUTTS (48A: Slow motorboats, informally)
- IN THE HOLE (62A: Having debts...or where to find a ball after 17-, 30-, 37- and 48's starts?)
Word of the Day: CLARA (61A: Pioneering nurse Barton) —
Clarissa "Clara" Harlowe Barton (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912) was a pioneering nurse who founded the American Red Cross. She worked as a hospital nurse in the American Civil War, and as a teacher and patent clerk. Barton is noteworthy for doing humanitarian work at a time when relatively few women worked outside the home. She had a relationship with John J. Elwell, but never married.
When Barton returned to the United States, she inaugurated a movement to gain recognition for the International Committee of the Red Cross by the United States government. In 1873, she began work on this project. In 1878, she met with President Rutherford B. Hayes, who expressed the opinion of most Americans at that time which was the U.S. would never again face a calamity like the Civil War. Barton finally succeeded during the administration of President Chester Arthur, using the argument that the new American Red Cross could respond to crises other than war such as natural disasters like earthquakes, forest fires, and hurricanes.
OK, no offense but the theme's boring (watching golf is just standing around - come to think of it, playing golf is too) so let's talk about something more interesting - my first two weeks of COLLEGE!!!!! (Geez, I'm OLD.) So I'm probably joining Hillel (my mother will be so proud), as well as hopefully helping out here and there with TECH for an upcoming show (A Taste Of Honey; if you live in the Boston area you should totes come see it). But dude, this school rocks. My personal favorite building is the Science Center, this huge weird awesome building featuring a ton of taxidermied animals, and we also have this huge tower where people play songs on the bells every day. Also, in my res hall, every Sunday is Sundae Sunday. That is, ice cream sundae Sunday. #freshman15 much?
- 9D: Voice higher than tenor (ALTO) — First of all, I'm getting reeeeal tired of this word, it's definitely been in at least three first Mondays this year. But second of all, I auditioned for an a cappella group! Only it wasn't at all like the Pitch Perfect auditions where you just have to show up, be Anna Kendrick, and sing the cups song...you have to be good at complex sing-y stuff like pitch matching and tonal memory. Which, uh, I'm not, yet (I think my tonal memory lasts about three notes). Oh well, there's always next year!
- 33D: "Little __ of Horrors" (SHOP) — As I'm sure has become apparent by now, I'm a sucker for musical theater clues. FEED ME, SEYMOUR!
- 68A: Prefix with -naut (ASTRO) — When I was little, I wanted to be an astronaut, but I wanted to make sure I only went on day trips to space so I could tuck my kids in at night. No comment.
- 44A: Waters parted in Exodus (REDSEA) — Okay, okay, sorry for such a song-heavy writeup, but THERE CAN BE MIIIIIIIIIRACLLLLLLLES
Oh, and by the way: http://www.wellesley.edu/
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