Sunday Feb 10 2008 Willy A Wiseman
Theme: Broken Hearts (with the word "heart" embedded in the phrases, but broken into pieces)23A: "Arrangement in Black and Gray No 1: ": The Artist's Mother44A: Some sculptures: Papier Mache Art70A: Be induced: Hear the call93A: Certain Native American item of value: Apache Artifact120A: Antique Gallic hearing aid: French ear trumpet.17D: Warm browns: Rich earthtones52D: Succeed at eavesdropping: Overhear thingsAn early Valentine's gift for us, thank you editor, whoever you are. I decided not to whine today. Soldiers never complain.Here are some keys:Across:1A: Candle wax: PARAFFIN. I am currently obsessed with bee wax product.9A: Green clusters: LEAFAGE16A: Scottish hillside: BRAE. Scottish word for "hill".20A: Australian city: ADELAIDE. Capital of the State of South Australia.21A: Formula math: ALGEBRA22A: Enunciation problem: LISP23A: "Arrangement in Black and Gray No 1: ": The Artist's Mother. Also known as Whistler's Mother. 29A: "Over there" composer: COHAN (George)30A: Product to mine: ORE31A: Prescribing medicine: DOSING35A: Variety of corundum: EMERY36A: Silk-fiber binder: SERICIN, "viscous gelatinous protein that forms on the surface of raw-silk fibers." Never heard of this word.39A: Mil. address: APO (Army ">Papier Mache Art. Lots of old dolls are made of Papier Mache.49A: Doc in training: RES (Resident)50A: German toast: PROSIT. Remember the "L'chaim and Prosit" clue for Toast on Friday?54A: Russian chess champion: TAL (Mikhai).55A: Once, once: ERST57A: Stable staffers: LIVERY MEN.59A: Indonesian island: JAVA60A: For example: SUCH AS64A: S. American tuber: OCA. It looks like this. Has anyone had it before? Is it good?65A: Southwest desert: SONORA67A: Taiwan Strait islands: MATSU68A: Word after Scotland: YARD. British Police Force.70A: Be induced: HEAR THE CALL.74A: Deck off. BOSN (BOATSWAIN)75A: For a specific purpose: AD HOC77A: Backs of boats: STERNS78A: Memory unit: BIT80A: Beat follower: NIK81A: See-through curtains: SHEERS83A: Art colony in New Mexico: TAOS84A: Sea-scented air: SEA BREEZE87A: Beginning on: AS OF88A: Yuck!: ICK89A: Explode: POP90A: China's "YAT-SEN91A: 90 degrees from vert: HOR (Horizontal)93A: Certain Native American item of value: APACHE ARTIFACT99A: "Gracias": DEO. Thanks be to God.100A: Star in Scorpio: ANTARES104A: Iranian religion: BAHA'I. Never heard of it. Most of the Iranians are Shias I think. Read more if you are interested in it. I have no curiosity for this faith.106A: Die dot: PIP109A: Fragrances: SCENTS110A: 1964 A. L. Rookie of the Year: OLIVA (Tony). He should be in Hall of Fame. Those baseball writers/voters are deaf and blind. OK, Maybe I am too harsh, but some of them indeed are oblivious to what Oliva has achieved.116A: Actress Arden: EVE117A: Glossed term: LEMMA119A: Cows: KINE. Such a weird plural form.120A: Antique Gallic hearing aid: FRENCH EAR TRUMPET124A: M. I. T. grad: ENGR125A: Responded to a stimulus: REACTED126A: Reduce by ten percent: DECIMATE127A: Scottish loch: NESS128A: City on the Loire: ORLEANS129A: Desalination byproduct: SEA SALTS.Down Clues:1D: Pitifulness: PATHOS2D: Stick: ADHERE3D: Jai follower: A LAI5D: Gambler's card game: FARO4D: Tailor's concern: FIT7D: Brutal Amin: IDI9D: Patronymic: LASTNAME (sorry for the mistake yesterday)11D: Greek contest: AGON. Here is the definition from (in ancient Greece) a contest in which prizes were awarded in any of a number of events, as athletics, drama, music, poetry, and painting.12D: Gala celebrations: FETES13D: Really hate: ABHOR14D Caribbean island: GRENADA15D: Jug handle: EAR16D: Blossom: BLOOM17D: Warm browns: RICH EARTHTONES18D: Fertility goddess: ASTARTE. BAAL is God of Fertility.19D: Names turned into words: EPONYMS24D: "cocktail: TAI29D: Vitamin brand: CENTRUM. I don't like it, the pills are too big.31D: Painting in two panels: DIPTYCH. New word to me. Here is how it looks like.32D: Sailor's grp: ONI (Office of Navy Intelligence)33D: Coll. student's rating: GPA37D: "dixit: IPSE. Latin. He himself said it (an assertion without proof)40D: Numbers at the pump: OCTANES42D: Greek god of war: ARES. Mars is the Roman God of War.46D: Take flight: RUN47D: Widespread confusion: HAVOC48D: Satellite of Jupiter: ELARA50D: Spanish beaches: PLAYAS51D: Capital of Saudi Arabia: RIYADH. Would you believe I nailed this one?52D: Succeed at eavesdropping: OVERHEAR THINGS56D: Wound cover: SCAB61D: Court session: ASSIZE. Never heard of this word.62D: Submerged: SUNKEN63D: Set the rowing pace: STROKED66D: Jessica of "Dark Angel": ALBA. She is very pretty.69D: Bunny moms: DOES71D: Top room: ATTIC72D: Stretch: REACH73D: Tripoli populace: LIBYANS. There is also a seaport in Lebanon called Tripoli.76D: Land of Zagreb: CROATIA. 79D: Flier: TRACT82D: Letters from Nob Hill cops: SFPD (San Francisco Police Dept)84D: Bar fly: SOT85D: Center starter: EPI86D: Kett of the comics: ETTA89D: Continues after a pause: PROCEEDS91D: Sinatra's birthplace: HOBOKEN. I forgot. I actually read Kitty Kelley's His Way a few months ago. Too gossipy.92D: Like a translucent gemstone: OPALINE94D: Hopeful one: ASPIRER. Always thought it was Aspirant.95D: DDE's rival: AES. Can never remember Stevenson's middle name Ewing.101D: Flutist Jean Pierre: RAMPAL. He is unknown to me.102D: Clown Kelly: EMMETT. Next time I will remember this tramp clown.103D: Sudden flows: SPATES105D: States with conviction: AVERS107D: Paradigm: IDEAL108D: Pieces of pounds?: PENCE (plural of penny, British way)111D: Socially inept losers: NERDS. Bill Gates is a nerd, look at how successful he is. He is a also good bridge player. Oh, he also plays golf. I picture him slicing the ball. I bet he can't hook.115D: Proceedings? ACTA. I don't understand the answer to the clue. Pls help me here.117D: "Obispo: LUIS118D: Jane Austen novel: EMMA. I should read this book. I wasted over one hour this morning reading Victoria Beckham's "That Extra Half Inch" while waiting for our newspaper (crossword) to arrive.123D: Pioneering TV co. RCAThat's all. Pls let me know if you spot any mistake.Oh, by the way, you can watch Orange (Amy Reynaldo) on Merv Griffin's Crossword show here and here. The quality of Part I is very good, but I had trouble viewing Part II. Read her Feb 7 blog recap should you have time. She is just incredibly talented & efficient.C. C.