1943 Churchill conference site / FRI 3-4-16 / Worker on London's Savile Row / Shoshone relatives / Harmless slitherer
Friday, March 4, 2016
Constructor: Evans Clinchy
Relative difficulty: Easy
Word of the Day: ADANA (49D: 1943 Churchill conference site) —
Adana (pronounced [aˈda.na]) is a major city in southern Turkey. The city is situated on the Seyhan river, 35 km (22 mi) inland from the Mediterranean Sea, in south-central Anatolia. It is the administrative seat of the Adana Province and has a population of 1.71 million, making it the fifth most populous city in Turkey. Adana-Mersin polycentric metropolitan area, with a population of 3 million, stretches over 70 km (43 mi) east-west and 25 km (16 mi) north-south; encompassing the cities of Mersin, Tarsus and Adana. (wikipedia)
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MARTA (23A: Atlanta train system) *and* SEPTA (!?) (35A: Philadelphia train system) seemed a bit much, and why you go to the "end of Hemingway titles" well that often, god only knows. Also, I pretty much guessed at the EDOM / ADANA crossing. I was 89% sure I was right, as EDOM was definitely an [Old Testament kingdom], but I figure there must be dozens of such kingdoms I'm not familiar with at all, and ADANA means nothing to me. Commander ADAMA from "Battlestar Galactaca," that means something to me. ADANA, not so much. I misremembered AKELA (13D: "The Jungle Book" wolf) as AKETA ... so I mixed the wolf from "Jungle Book" with the dog from Japan. Interesting crossbreeding.
Weirdly, the thing that slowed me down the most was writing in GIFS instead of PDFS at 28D: Some email pics. I think of PDFS as being more for documents, or at least multi-paged documents. People share pix in jpeg and gif form, largely, not PDF. The answer is valid, of course. I'm just trying to explain why "email pics" led me astray. Lastly, FYI, ACC. stands for "accusative." Screw the athletic conference, I guess.
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