Alice Long’s “Joint Accounts” Wall Street Journal Puzzle – 8:03
Hello again. I’ve got a bonus “puzzle” after we look at today’s Wall Street Journal. Parental discretion advised.
Not much to this one. Six hidden “TALES” across words in the theme answers.
115A. [Account that joins words in seven of this puzzle’s answers] – TALE
23A. [The Hatfields and the McCoys, e.g.] – MORTAL ENEMIES
33A. [View from the umbra] – TOTAL ECLIPSE of the Heart
49A. [Program crasher] – FATAL ERROR
63A. [Property purchases, e.g.] – CAPITAL EXPENDITURES
80A. [Wiseacre] – SMART ALECK. Who me? (Thanks, Lori. This smart aleck missed it)
90A. [Psychic force] – MENTAL ENERGY
107A. [Punished effectively] – TAUGHT A LESSON
41A. [“Walk Like ___”] – A MAN
67A. [Physician to gladiators] – GALEN. I read that he was “probably the most accomplished medical researcher of the Roman period.” Who was rating them back then?
68A. [Gore of music] – LESLEY
73A. [Photographer Diane] – ARBUS. She was noted for black-and-white square photographs of “deviant and marginal people”. That’s what it says.
75A. [Extinct wingless bird] – MOA. It’s not insulting enough to be wingless, but to be extinct too? Poor bird.
77A. [Risk-offsetting contracts] – HEDGES. Always hedge your foreign currency if you are planning to go to Crossword Puzzle Tournaments in foriegn countries.
86A. [Youngest of Chekhov’s “Three Sisters”] – IRINA. The youngest is always the smartest, most brilliant and best looking.
103A. [Oscar-winning composer Tiomkin] – DIMITRI
32D. [Kirk’s “The Bad and the Beautiful” co-star] – LANA. Douglas and Turner.
42D. [Venezuela’s second-largest city] – MARACAIBO. 3.7 million people. Wow.
45D. [All-time RBI leader] – AARON. Hammerin’ Hank.
52D. [Co-creator of Curious George] – H. A. REY with wife Margret Rey.
77D. [Bar mitzvah highlight] – HORA/84D. [Easter event] – EGG HUNT. What if EGG HUNT was a Bar mitzvah hightlight and HORA was an Easter event? We could all live in harmony.
89D. [Edmonton player] – OILER. They finished last, way out of the playoffs.
100D. [“The Amazing Race” host Keoghan] – PHIL. Love this show.
106D. [Carole King’s “___ Too Late”] – ITS
That’s all I got on that one.
Enough with commenting on the “good” puzzles. I found one in the local paper (“Saanich News”) that merits discussion. Everything I am reporting is real.
1A [Father] – DAD crossing 1D [Opposite of mamas] – DADAS
20A [Sulawesi] – CELEBES
22A [Take a seat] – SIT
23A [___s – Nam’s neighbour] – LAO
34A [Sales receipt] – PROOF OF PURCHASE (the middle “P” is unchecked)
44A [Italian commune Lona – ___] – LASES
55A [Former $10 US gold coin] – EAGLE crossing 45D [Am. birds of prey] – EAGLES
13D [R___se – let go] – ELEA
21D [Bacon-lettuce-tomato sandwich] – BLT
32D [Left heart there] – SF
37D [Expression of uncertainty] – UH
56D [An assistant] – AID