Frequently Asked Question: Why isn’t the puzzle in my paper the same as the one shown on your blog? If the puzzle in your paper doesn’t match the one that I solved, it is probably a Sunday crossword. Famously he gained a full 60 pounds in order to play Jake Lamotta in the 1980 movie “Raging Bull”. Giga- x 1,000 TERA- The prefix tera- signifies a trillion and comes from the Greek word “teras” meaning “monster”. Laurent of fashion YVES Yves Saint-Laurent was a French fashion designer, actually born in Algeria. The prefix giga- means 10 to the power of 9, so a gigabyte is 1,000,000,000 bytes. Saint-Laurent started off working as an assistant to Christian Dior at the age of 17. Badwater Basin in Death Valley is lowest point in North America, sitting at 282 feet below sea level. Remarkably, Badwater Basin is located just 84 miles from Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous United States. Carson tale of well-behaved classroom clock watchers? The accepted opinion these days, based on molecular studies, seems to be that the panda is in fact a true bear. Spreadsheet figures DATA Our word “data” (singular “datum”) comes from the Latin “datum” meaning “given”. In the seventies, customers became very dissatisfied with the company’s service levels as it struggled to manage a rapid expansion in its number of flights. THUMB WAR AND PEACE (“thumb war” & “War and Peace”) A thumb war (also “thumb wrestling”) is a kid’s in which two players grasp each other’s hand, with thumbs pointing upwards.
We tend to use the spelling “riata” in English, but sometimes can use the original Spanish word. Even though the 1956 movie adaptation runs for 3 1/2 hours, it’s still the easy way out! After the quartet disbanded in 1961, Ed Ames went on to have a successful solo singing career, and became a familiar television actor. Ed played “Mingo”, the sidekick to the title character on “Daniel Boone” that ran in the sixties. Like Death Valley SERE Death Valley is a spectacular desert valley in California that is part of the Mojave Desert. It was the public outcry sparked by the book, and reports of links between DDT and cancer, that led to the ban on the use of the chemical in 1972. That ban is touted as the main reason that the bald eagle was rescued from near extinction. Botanical coating ARIL The casing surrounding many seeds is called the aril, and it may be quite fleshy.
I’ve been asked to blog about Merl Reagle’s crossword, but frankly I don’t have the time. SILENT SPRING FEVER (“Silent Spring” & “spring fever”) 54A. HARD TIMES TABLES (“Hard Times” & “times table”) 75A. PILLOW FIGHT CLUB (“pillow fight” & “Fight Club”) 89A. STUFFED ANIMAL FARM (“stuffed animal” & “Animal Farm”) 108A. TRIX RABBIT AT REST (“Trix rabbit” & “Rabbit at Rest”) 1.