Letters On Dreidels Crossword
Letters On Dreidels Crossword – Podcast Host Maron / HHU 12-10-20 / Grasslands of the Southwest / Discussed Slack say / Home Compression in Modern Language
Topic: Elementary!— Thermal clues should be reimagined as [chemical symbol] + [remaining letters in clue]; Thus:
Letters On Dreidels Crossword
Word of the Day: URIAH Heep (25A: ___ Heep, rival of David Copperfield) — Uriah Heepis is a fictional character created by Charles Dickensin’s 1850 novel David Copperfield. Heep is one of the main antagonists of the novel. His character is distinguished by his annoying humility, dishonesty, obsession and insincerity, which often reminds of his own “foolishness”. His name became synonymous. (Wikipedia)
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***Hello, readers and fellow SYNDICATIONLAND (if the date is Thursday, January 14, 2021, that’s you!) ***. The calendar is on for another year (thank goodness) and while that may mean many things to many people, for me it means it’s time for my annual one-week pitch for financial contributions to the blog. Every year I ask regular readers to consider how much the blog is worth to them each year and give accordingly. At this time last year, I wrote about how sad 2019 was; My oldest dog died and the world kind of fell apart. Then 2020 happened and I learned what the real ruins look like. In February my second dog died (R.I.P. Gabby). And then, well, COVID. And let’s be honest, even with a new president, 2021 is going to be tough, too. But I hope the regular ritual of solving crossword puzzles has brought some comfort and stability to your life this past year, and I hope my blog has added to your enjoyment of the solving experience. This year my blog celebrates its 15th anniversary! I feel very proud! And old! A lot of work goes into creating this blog every day (every day.) and the hours are, let’s say, less than ideal (I either open and write at night after 10pm or in the morning before 6am). Most days, I really enjoy writing, but it’s work, and once a year (now!) I acknowledge that fact. As I said before, I have no interest in “monetizing” the blog beyond asking for a simple, direct contribution once a year. No ads, no gimmicks. Just here for you, every day, rain or shine, like it or maybe sometimes not 🙂 It’s just me and my laptop and some free blogging software and, you know, a lot of anger, but hopefully some insight and lightness along the way. I really love this gig, and whether you’re a daily reader, just a Sunday reader, or a hater, I appreciate it more than you’ll ever know.
How much should you give Whatever you think the blog is worth to you each year. Whatever that amount is, it’s fantastic. Some people refuse to pay for something they can get for free. Others simply don’t have the money to spare. Anyone can read the blog – the site will always be open and free. But if you can express your gratitude in monetary terms, here are two options. First, the Paypal button (which you can also find in the sidebar of the blog):
And heck, why not throw my Venmo handle in here too, just in case that’s the preferred way to move money around; This is @MichaelDavidSharp (the last four digits of my phone are 4878, in case you’re wondering about Venmo, which is what they did the one time someone contributed like that – but it worked!)
All Paypal contributions will be gratefully acknowledged by email. All snail mail contributions will be gratefully acknowledged with handwritten postcards. I love. Snail Mail. I love seeing your beautiful handwriting and then sending my terrible handwriting. This is all very wonderful. And my thank you cards this year are really special. These are portraits of my new cat Alfie (2020 Bright Spot) created by artist Ella Egan, aka my daughter. And they look like this:
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He eats cabbage in the middle, in case you were wondering. Anyway, these cards are important to me personally, and I also think they’re objectively cute. I can’t wait to share them with snail mailers. Please note: I do not maintain a “mailing list” or share my contributor information with anyone. And if you’re giving by snail mail and (for some reason) don’t want a thank you card, just say “no card”. Again, as ever, I am very grateful for your readers and support. Now on to today’s puzzle…
Well, there was no [clicking sound?]. Never got an AHA from this one. Not when I opened it. This one played like a simple, Tuesday puzzle with five completely random, possibly obscure, long answers in the middle. I just waited for the topics to look like actual phrases and then filled them in. I didn’t bother to stop (for more than a few seconds) to think about how to get from the clue to the answer. I realized the more I solved it the clearer it became, but it never was. It only took me maybe thirty seconds after I was done figuring out the thread, which… thank goodness. If I finish a puzzle and have no idea what was going on theme-wise, the clock ticks down, and the longer it ticks, the more fun it gets. Fortunately, I caught this soon enough to impress the wit. I’m never going to worship a puzzle where its *entire* interest lies in the writing instructions, but as far as this type of puzzle goes, this is a great example. However, I’m well aware that a lot of the reason I can appreciate what a puzzle is trying to do is because it was a puzzle. Very easy to process and b. Not full of loaded guns. If the puzzle is doable and the grid is polished, the puzzle has a lot of freedom to figure out the theme. If you’ll let me without exhausting effort and don’t throw garbage in my face along the way, I’ll follow wherever it takes you.
Unsurprisingly, the hardest part of the puzzle for me revolved around the strangest subject phrase: CARBON-DATED. I still don’t know if it’s an adjective or a verb. I go with the adjective. Before I figured out the theme (but after finishing the puzzle) my first thought was “oh, carbon dated, that’s one letter ‘gassy'”, “maybe it’s something…” (it wasn’t). Anyway, the dated part was hard for me, especially the last one letter. Since the clue to it didn’t mean anything to me at the time, I was just trying to make an actual phrase. Carbon … dates? DATER? Now it’s clear that DATED is the best option, but you can see that the “D” goes through the most difficult clue in the whole puzzle: 52D: PERMANENT CELEBRATION? (PI DAY). Because pi is permanent and you “celebrate” it (really?) on March 14th (ie 3/14 or 3.14 ugh that’s so dumb). At least in the first pass I got it with PISAY in that slot. Checked all the crosses, realized the “S” was the problem. End of the puzzle. Other than that, my only mistakes were writing Saudi before Somalia (14A: like some people in the Gulf of Aden) and EAR CANDY WRITING TO EAR CANAL (22A: SOUND TRACK?) SAUDI NOT GULF OF ADEN Unless they visit Yemen, which… uh, let’s not go there today (or, what the hell, go there if you want). I’m not too thrilled that it looks like a thread (8 letters Across) and has a “?” Hint, like the other threads, it ended up being off topic. Unnecessary confusion, poor editing. I got weird when I went to the TALK SHOP and … no “?” Hint (49A: Consider a job outside of work, say). But it didn’t take me too long, so no big deal. Best wrong guess on the themes (which, again, you had to build entirely from crosses, I had no idea how the clues worked): I had -VERBU- in the middle of 43A: Aground? And the first convincing thing my brain used to do was to go over budget. A silver bullet is better. The Ironman Triathlon is a race that includes a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26-mile marathon run. The idea for the race came from a debate among some runners at the 1977 Oahu Perimeter Relay. They questioned whether runners, swimmers or bikers were the best athletes. The debaters decided to combine three local events to determine the answer and invited athletes from all three disciplines. The events emulated in the first triathlon were the Waikiki Roughwater Swim (2.4 miles), the Around-Oahu Bike Race (115 miles), and the Honolulu Marathon (26.2 miles). The idea was that whoever finished first would be called “Iron Man”. The first triathlon