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Themed clues are recipes for classic alcoholic DRINKS. Themed answers are in the down-direction, but are written UP, in the reverse direction:
59A. Bar exhortation and a hint to how to answer five puzzle clues :
4D. Tequila, triple sec and lime juice : ATIRAGRAM (
10D. Champagne and orange juice : ASOMIM (
21D. Bourbon, water and garnish : PELUJ TNIM (
36D. Whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters : NATTAHNAM (
44D. White rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water and garnish : OTIJOM (
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The village of Saranac Lake in Upstate New York is named for the nearby Upper, Middle and Lower Saranac Lakes, even though the village boundaries touch none of the aforementioned lakes. There is also a completely separate village named Saranac, which lies just over 30 miles downstream on the Saranac River.
Skedaddle is a slang term meaning run away that dates back to the Civil War.
The Oakland Athletics (usually the As) baseball franchise was founded back in 1901 as the Philadelphia Athletics. The team became the Kansas City Athletics in 1955 and moved to Oakland in 1968.
The Baltimore Orioles (the Os) are one of the eight charter teams of MLBs American League, so the franchise dates back to 1901. Prior to 1901, the team has roots in the Minor League Milwaukee Brewers, and indeed entered the American League as the Brewers. In 1902 the Brewers moved to St. Louis and became the Browns. The team didnt fare well in St. Louis, so when it finally relocated to Baltimore in the early fifties the team changed its name completely, to the Baltimore Orioles. The owners so badly wanted a fresh start that they traded 17 old Browns players with the New York Yankees. The trade didnt help the teams performance on the field in those early days, but it did help distance the new team from its past.
A clipper was a three-masted sailing ship commonly crossing the seas in the 19th century. Clippers were built for speed, so were narrow and had less room for carrying freight than many vessels used in trade. They were developed largely due to the demand for speedy delivery of fresh tea from China to Europe. The name comes from the term to clip meaning to move swiftly (as in at a clip). Perhaps the most famous clipper ship is the Cutty Sark built in 1869, the last clipper to be built as a merchant vessel. The Cutty Sark owes her fame to the fact that she is on display as a museum ship in a dry dock in Greenwich in London.
Ninja Scroll is a 1993 Japanese anime film. An English-dubbed version was released the same year. The latter is a widely regarded as being at least partially responsible for popularizing the adult anime genre in the West.
A domain name is basically the address of a website on the Internet. For example, the addresses of my crossword blogs, the domain names, m.
Maggie May is a wonderful 1971 song recorded and co-written by Rod Stewart. Stewart tells us that the story told in Maggie May is basically true, and was inspired by the first woman with whom Stewart had a relationship, at the Beaulieu Jazz Festival in 1961.
When weaving with a loom, a shuttle is a tool that carries the thread across the weft yarn, back and forth so that the fabric grows.
An extension to the term suburb, an exurb is an area beyond the suburbs at the very outskirts of a city. Often the term exurb is used to denote an area inhabited by more wealthy people.
Tesla Motors is a manufacturer of electric vehicles based in Palo Alto, California. Tesla is noted for producing the first electric sports car, called the Tesla Roadster. The company followed the sports car with a luxury sedan, the Model S. The Model S was the worlds best selling plug-in electric vehicle of 2015.
Lila Kedrova was a Russian-born French actress best-known for playing Mme. Hortense in the 1964 film Zorba the Greek. Kedrova won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for that performance.
Zorba the Greek the film, and Zorba the musical, are adaptations of the 1952 novel Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis. The 1964 film version stars Anthony Quinn in the title role, and Alan Bates. The movie is set and was filmed on location on the island of Crete, the home of author Kazantzakis.
McJob is a slang term for a low-paying position that offers little chance for advancement. The term of course comes from front-line jobs at a McDonalds fast-food restaurant.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote The Sicilians Tale; The Bell of Atri, a narrative poem set in the small town of Atri in the Abruzzo region of Italy.
Loam is soil made up of sand, silt and clay in the ratio of about 40-40-20. Relative to other soil types, loam is is usually rich in nutrients and moisture, drains well and is easy to till.
The artist Pablo Picassos full name was Pablo Diego Jos Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Mara de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santsima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso, a name he was given right from birth. Got that?
There is a fair amount known about Saint Patrick, some of which comes from two letters written in his own hand. St. Patrick lived in the fifth century, but was not born in Ireland. He was first brought to Ireland at about 16 years of age from his native Britain, by Irish raiders who made him a slave for six years. Patrick managed to escape and returned to his homeland where he studied and entered the Church. He went back to Ireland as a bishop and a missionary and there lived out the rest of his life. There seems to be good evidence that he died on March 17th (now celebrated annually as Saint Patricks Day), although the year is less clear. The stories about shamrock and snakes, I am afraid they are the stuff of legend.
OMG is text-speak for Oh My Gosh! Oh My Goodness! or any other G-words you might think of
Earworm is a colloquial term used for a catchy tune that is also somewhat irritating, one that you cant get out of your head.
Peugeot is part of PSA Peugeot Citroen, the second largest car manufacturer in Europe. Peugeot was founded in 1810, and back then manufactured coffee and pepper grinders. The company expanded into other metallic goods like umbrella frames, saw blades and famously, into bicycles (still made to this day). The bicycles were a springboard into cars, an expansion fueled by meetings with Gottlieb Daimler who provided engines for the first years of production.
Actress and singer Idina Menzel came to public attention when she was a member of the original Broadway cast of Rent. She is known on the small screen for playing Shelby Corcoran on the musical TV show Glee. On the big screen, her most noted performance was as the voice actor behind Queen Elsa in the Disney hit Frozen. It is Menzel who sings the Oscar-winning song Let It Go in Frozen.
Wicked (more completely, Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz) is a 2003 stage musical that is a retelling of the L. Frank Baum novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The musical is based on a 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire called Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.
A lanai is a type of veranda, and a design that originated in Hawaii. A kind blog reader tells me that the etymology of lanai seems unclear, but that the island name of Lanai is not related.
In Greek mythology, Hera was the wife of Zeus and was noted for her jealous and vengeful nature, particularly against those who vied for the affections of her husband. The equivalent character to Hera in Roman mythology was Juno. Hera was the daughter of Cronus and Rhea.
A slim jim is a thin strip of spring steel that is used to open car doors without using a key and without picking the lock. Instead, the slim jim by passes the lock and manipulates the levers and rods that operate the door.
Sada Thompson was an actress from Des Moines, Iowa. Thompson is best known for playing the mother and wife in the eighties television drama series called Family.
In the story of Cain and Abel in the Book of Genesis, Cain murders his brother Abel. Subsequently, God asks Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? Cain replies, I do not know. Am I my brothers keeper?
No one seems to know for sure who first created the cocktail known as a margarita. The most plausible and oft-quoted is that it was invented in 1941 in Ensenada, Mexico. The barman mixed the drink for an important visitor, the daughter of the German ambassador. The daughters name was Margarita Henkel, and she lent her name to the new drink. The basic recipe for a margarita is a mixture of tequila, orange-flavored liqueur (like Cointreau) and lime juice.
The Adlie penguin is found along the Antarctic coast, and are named after the Antarctic territory called Adlie Land that is claimed by France. Adlie Land was discovered by French explorer Jules Dumont DUrville in 1840, and he named the territory after his wife Adle.
The emperor penguin is the largest species of penguin, weighing in at 49-99 pounds fully grown. The emperor penguin is known for the incredible journey taken by the adults during the breeding season in the Antarctic winter. Females lay an egg and then trek 30-70 miles from the breeding colony to the sea to feed, returning to feed their chicks.
A CD case is also known as a jewel box, and I am not sure why
In the world of computing, a bit is the basic unit of information. It has a value of 0 or 1. A byte is a small collection of bits (usually 8), the number of bits needed to uniquely identify a character of text. The prefix mega- stands for 10 to the power of 6, so a megabyte (meg) is 1,000,000 bytes. And the prefix giga- means 10 to the power of 9, so a gigabyte (gig) is 1,000,000,000 bytes. Well, those are the SI definitions of megabyte and kilobyte. The purists still use 2 to the power of 20 for a megabyte (i.e. 1,048,576), and 2 to the power of 30 for a gigabyte.
Where I come from, the cocktail known in North America as a mimosa is called a bucks fizz, with the latter named for Bucks Club in London where it was introduced in 1921. The mimosa came along a few years later, apparently first being served in the Paris Ritz. If you want to make a mimosa, its a 50-50 mix of champagne and orange juice, and it is very tasty
Topaz is a semiprecious stone made from silicate containing aluminum and fluorine. Topaz is the state gemstone of Utah, and the rare blue topaz is the state gemstone of Texas.
The Pyrnes is a mountain range that runs along the border between Spain and France. Nestled between the two countries, high in the mountains, is the lovely country of Andorra, an old haunt of my family during skiing season
A tor is a high, rocky hill. Tor comes from the Old English torr, the word for a tower or rock, which in turn comes from the Old Welsh twrr meaning a heap or a pile.
The mint julep is a bourbon-based cocktail that is associated with the American South, and with the Kentucky Derby in particular. If youd like to make yourself a mint julep, one recipe is:
Nib is a Scottish variant of the Old English word neb, with both meaning the beak of a bird. This usage of nib as a beak dates back to the 14th century, with nib meaning the tip of a pen or quill coming a little later, in the early 1600s.
Like so many beverages introduced by the Coca-Cola Company, Mello Yello was launched to compete against a successful drink already on the market. Mello Yello first hit the shelves in 1979, and was designed to take market share from Pepsicos Mountain Dew.
The Gulag was a government agency in the Soviet Union that administered forced labor camps. The term gulag was used for the camps themselves, especially when used for political dissidents. GULag is actually an acronym standing for the Russian Chief Administration of Corrective Labor Camps and Colonies.
The Otoe (also Oto) Native American tribe originated in the Great Lakes region as part of the Winnebago or Siouan tribes. The group that would become the Otoe broke away from the Winnebago and migrated southwestward, ending up in the Great Plains. In the plains the Otoe adopted a semi-nomadic lifestyle dependent on the horse, with the American bison becoming central to their diet.
To be un-PC is to be politically incorrect, not be politically correct (PC).
Dr. Phil (McGraw) met Oprah Winfrey when he was hired to work with her as a legal consultant during the Amarillo Texas beef trial (when the industry sued Oprah for libel over Mad Cow Disease statements). Oprah was impressed with Dr. Phil and invited him onto her show, and we havent stopped seeing him since!
Eros, the Greek god of love, gives rise to our word erotic, meaning arousing sexual desire. Also known as Amor, the Roman counterpart to Eros was Cupid.
In Greek mythology, Eos was the goddess of the dawn who lived at the edge of the ocean. Eos would wake each morning to welcome her brother Helios the sun. The Roman equivalent of Eos was Aurora.
The cocktail called a Manhattan is made from whiskey, sweet vermouth and Angostura bitters. I make my own version of a brandy Manhattan, using brandy, sweet vermouth and orange bitters.
San Salvador is the capital of El Salvador. The city was founded by the Spanish 1525, although it was moved on two occasions early on, in 1528 and 1545. The name San Salvador translates as Holy Savior.
A mojito is a Cuban cocktail, although the exact origins appear to be unclear, as does the derivation of the name. Want one? Put 4 mint leaves in a glass, and add the juice of half a lime and a teaspoon of powdered sugar. Muddle the ingredients, smashing them together with a muddler or a spoon. Add some crushed ice, two ounces of white rum and stir. Top with a couple of ounces of club soda, and garnish with a sprig of mint and/or a slice of lime. Cheers!
Most of our citrus fruits are hybrids of four original fruits. These are the pomelo, the mandarin, the papeda and the citron.
The Greek alphabet starts off with the letters alpha, beta, gamma
LST stands for Landing Ship, Tank. LSTs are the large vessels used mainly in WWII that have doors at either ends through which tanks and other vehicles can roll off and onto beaches. The design concept persists to this day in the huge fleet of commercial roll-on/roll-off car ferries, all inspired by the LST.
The first use of a national emergency phone number was in the UK in 1937, where the number 999 was introduced to call emergency services. If you need emergency services in the UK or Ireland to this day, you have to dial 999. Its not really clear why 911 became the emergency number in the US. The most credible suggestion (to me) is that when it was introduced by the FCC in 1967, it was a number that fit with the numbers already used by ATT for free services (211-long distance; 411-information; 611-repair service).
The EKCO name dates back to 1888 when Edward Katzinger founded his company in Chicago, to make baking pans. The acronym EKCO stands for Edward Katzinger Co.
The apse of a church or cathedral is a semicircular recess in an outer wall, usually with a half-dome as a roof and often where there resides an altar. Originally, apses were used as burial places for the clergy and also for storage of important relics.
Not only is Noah Websters name inextricably linked with his series of dictionaries, but he is also renowned as an advocate for English spelling reform. He argued that traditional English is hard to learn, and that it should be simplified and standardized (instead of standardised). He published spelling books that were used in schools, and from edition to edition he changed the spelling of words in order to simplify the language. Examples are the use of s over c in words like defense (in Ireland we have defence and defense depending on usage), -re became -er as in center instead of centre (reversing the influence of French), and he dropped one of the Ls in words like traveler (I learned traveller). Mind you, he also spelled tongue as tung, but he didnt get very far with that one.
In French, an île (island) is terre dans la mer (land in the sea).
1. __ Lake, village near Lake Placid : SARANAC
16. Choose! : YES OR NO?!
23. Ninja Scroll genre : ANIME
26. Rod Stewarts __ May : MAGGIE
36. Not a chance : NOPE
37. Zorba the Greek Oscar winner Kedrova : LILA
43. r u kidding?! : OMG!
46. Peugeots 208 or 308, e.g. : GTI
47. Tony winner Menzel of Wicked : IDINA
49. Feature of many a Hawaiian restaurant : LANAI
59. Bar exhortation and a hint to how to answer five puzzle clues : DRINK UP!
4. Tequila, triple sec and lime juice : ATIRAGRAM (Margarita drink up)
10. Champagne and orange juice : ASOMIM (mimosa drink up)
12. Mmes. across the Pyrenees : SRAS
21. Bourbon, water, sugar syrup and garnish : PELUJ TNIM (mint julep drink up)
31. Sometimes offensive, briefly : NOT PC
32. Dr. Phil was her frequent guest before getting his own show : OPRAH
36. Whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters : NATTAHNAM (Manhattan drink up)
44. White rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water and garnish : OTIJOM (mojito drink up)
49. Amphibious assault transports, for short : LSTS
58. British authors conclusion? : -ISE
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