Season 5, Episode 2 of the Muller Music Meta, here we go: Pete asks us to find a famous song, and where you may want to go when you’re done. Intriguing. Title is: “Just Add Sweetener,” and our five theme entries are:
16-A [Classic song with the line “Take another shot of courage”] = TEQUILA SUNRISE. Rip Glenn Frey, incidentally.
27-A [Song with the line “The walrus was Paul”] = GLASS ONION, off the White Album.
33-A [Rush song whose lyrics paraphrase Shakespeare] = LIMELIGHT.
44-A [Hip-hop song that uses the bass riff from “Under Pressure”] = ICE ICE BABY. Which made a recent appearance in full in a Kameron Collins NYT. And RIP David Bowie.
54-A [1968 Rolling Stones song featuring Keith Richards on vocals] = SALT OF THE EARTH. Don’t think I know this one.
So we’ve got TEQUILA in a GLASS with LIME, ICE (even some extra ICE, if you need it), and SALT. That’s a classic margarita, so you must be hanging with Jimmy Buffett in meta-answer MARGARITAVILLE. And you can “Just Add Sweetener” with the Triple SEC at 36-D.
I like this time of year because we get four Music Metas in about 10 weeks. Now the schedule evens out to one per month, though.
Fun fill: UBERHIP, G SCALE crossing CLASS A, IN-ROOM, RATTLER, and ACUMEN.
Mystery clue: [A methuselah holds about six of them] = LITERS. A methuselah is a unit of volume? Evidently.
So I’m 2-for-2 in 2016, and with 296 correct answers on the board I bet you are as well. See you back here in a month where we’ll try to make it 3-for-3!