Sunday, February 26, 2017

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Feb 26, 2017): I'd Like to Buy a Vowel, Pat

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Feb 26, 2017): I'd Like to Buy a Vowel, Pat:
Q: Take five consecutive letters of the alphabet. Write them in left-to-right order. Insert five letters at certain spots. These will all go between the first and last given letters. The result will be a famous actor — first and last names. Who is it?
Typing test: "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country."

Edit: Men serving country was a hint to jury duty and "Twelve Angry Men". The other hint was "aid" which is a homophone of "ade" as in lemonade.
A: JKLMN --> Jack Lemmon

159 comments:

  1. Here's my standard reminder... don't post the answer or any hints that could lead directly to the answer (e.g. via a chain of thought, or an internet search) before the deadline of Thursday at 3pm ET. If you know the answer, click the link and submit it to NPR, but don't give it away here.

    You may provide indirect hints to the answer to show you know it, but make sure they don't give the answer away. You can openly discuss your hints and the answer after the Thursday deadline. Thank you.

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  2. Trivia question: In a long career, this actor had exactly one death scene. What was the movie? (Don't answer before the deadline, of course.) ---Rob

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    1. Speaking of uniqueness, there's a word which can be related to this puzzle, and might describe one of this actor's roles, but which might offend some on this blog (and I always strive to be PC).

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    2. Paul, You can't be PC here. That would be planned chaos!

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    3. sdb, and I thought you were one of those I might offend. Glad I didn't! PC, no identity theft intended; hope not to see you in court.

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    4. Paul,
      Thanks, no offense at all. In fact, and I am being serious here, I am offended by political correctness. I realize it was well intentioned, but the unintended consequences have been Trumpian.

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    5. Stepping on toes to hear the adulation of those behind us is not productive.
      Yelling "ouch" when our toes have been stepped on is equally unproductive.
      We are more than our spinal columns.
      I like to think we are more than our brains.
      I can't prove it, but I like to think it.
      Hey, I don't know art.

      Nor do I care which thread this winds up in.

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    6. I would take that a step farther. I say we are not our bodies at all. Not even our brains. I say we are mind. I bet you never saw one though. Actually mind is a human invention in an attempt to explain something we don't really understand. Most of us believe we are a body and it has a mind and or a soul. That is backward thinking to me, and I do not happen to care for the term soul. I prefer to have the understanding that we are all mind and while here on Earth require the body, including the brain, in order to function on this dimension. Now, please don't step on my brain.

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    7. Are you familiar with the works of Henri Bergson?
      I'm not. Only casually acquainted. But if you know something I don't ...
      On the other hand, how do I know whether or not you know?

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    8. I am not all that familiar with Hank, so now you really do know.

      I find all these philosophers somewhat interesting, but I don't pay much attention to them. Instead I am reinventing the wheel for myself. Sounds foolish, but I prefer to rely on my personal experiences and those of others who have had "other side" experiences, or highly spiritual teachers. And by that I do not mean church hierarchy and the like. I love meeting and hearing the stories of people who have had NDE's.

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    9. One thing I find disconcerting is that both Mohandas K. Ghandi and Stephen K. Bannon have intensively studied the Bhagavad Gita.

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    10. Paul:
      I did too. I will leave it to you to try and decide which camp I fall into.

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    11. I'd rather delve into the Gita before choosing my campsite, if it's all the same to you.

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    12. Okay. Say hello to Arjuna for me.

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    13. It took me three hours to figure out what Paul was saying here.

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    14. And that's three hours of your life you'll never get back. I'm very sorry, Henry!

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    15. Actually it was a reference to Oscar Madison's line about Felix Ungar (played by Jack Lemmon):

      I can't take it anymore, Felix, I'm cracking up. Everything you do irritates me. And when you're not here, the things I know you're gonna do when you come in irritate me. You leave me little notes on my pillow. Told you 158 times I can't stand little notes on my pillow. "We're all out of cornflakes. F.U." Took me three hours to figure out F.U. was Felix Ungar!

      Great line. And there are plenty of people (not me) who would be offended by "F.U."

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  3. It's a bad puzzle, in a sense.

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  4. Got it quickly. There should be a law against puzzles this easy.

    Surprised Will explained "skort" and offered nothing further on "shift". Perhaps he was squeezed for time.

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    1. What's more unusual about today's easy puzzle is that I actual understand Blaine's hints this time.

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    2. You know you should never assume;)

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  5. Aren't you going to let me in on the little joke?

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    1. On-air contestant, Ed Roberts, mentioned being able to see the Milky Way in biped-deficient, quadruped-infested Spring Prairie. Do you suppose he's a reader of PEOTS?

      In other words, I see through a glass, darkly, vis-à-vis 5.5.

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    2. Is that Paul Q. Frost speaking?

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    3. Paul, I am chortling over "biped-deficient, quadruped-infested Spring Prairie." Perhaps Mr. Roberts is a PEOTS reader, though I would be floored, if so.

      Not that hard a puzzle. . .

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  7. Somehow this puzzle brings to mind a Harry Nilsson song.

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  8. I quickly read the puzzle and returned immediately back to bed thinking it would be difficult to solve, but got it quickly. I think it was the first name to come to my mind. A few minutes later I remembered I had Googled this actor's name late last night, shortly before retiring for the night, for an unrelated reason. It was the only name I Googled too. I doubt it was why I got it right away, but who knows?

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  9. I’m having trouble coming up with a good clue so I’ll just say Harry Potter.

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  10. Anyone come across the other half of a house?

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  11. Interestingly enough, for my answer, the letters you insert between the consecutive letters are also in alphabetical order.

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    1. Yes, but not consecutively. Interesting this was not included in the presentation. WS tends to go for the low hanging fruit.

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    2. There are ways to reach higher-hanging fruit.

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    3. Rearrange those letters to get a word describing some actor's roles.

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    4. And Bingo was his name-o.

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    5. Jack Lemmon directed one film, Kotch(1971) which starred his pal, Walter, and featured his wife, Felicia. He had a small, uncredited role in it as "Sleeping Bus Passenger". Some people don't like rearranging letters. I'm upset with myself for misplacing the "h" in "Gandhi", but I'm not going to get grumpy and sulk about it.

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  12. If you can't solve this one, well, nobody's perfect.

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    1. C.S. Lewis rocks.
      So do Aldous Huxley and JFK.
      I guess I'm missing something.

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  14. There is nothing wrong with a puzzle's being simple. This one is simple but could have been made a little tougher.
    I like it and I liked the actor.

    I also like the H.L Mencken quote that has been going around the past few days:
    “As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

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  15. I feel like it would have been more fitting if I had figured this one out on Tuesday.

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    1. That was just on recently and after this morning's puzzle, I noticed the irony!

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  16. Fortunately, they had cookies when I donated blood today.

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    1. You were lucky, all I got, was to be able to watch a Cleveland Browns football game that happened to be on.

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    2. What a drag that must have been.

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    3. I think it was on a black and white TV, too...

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  17. BREAKING NEWS!

    Warren Beatty has just now held a press conference to announce it has come to light that in fact Hillary Clinton actually did win the presidency.

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    1. BREAKING NEWS!

      Donald Trump has just now tweeted that he won the presidential election in a landslide.

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  18. In a related story, the original Bonnie and Clyde have just been run out of Hollywood by an irate group of "La La Land" fans. Film at 11:00.

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    1. I guess Steve Harvey is off the hook!

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  19. Tippi Hedren would approve of this puzzle.

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    1. I think Patrick Swayze, Robin Williams, and Dustin Hoffman would've too.

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    2. Tippi Hedren runs Shambala, a sanctuary for wild cats. Jack Lemmon starred in a film called "Save the Tiger".

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  20. I just read that during the Oscar investigation into last night's mix-up, an old, dusty red envelope was found near the stairs leading to the stage.
    It read:
    1999 Oscars Ceremony
    "1998 - Saving Private Ryan: BP"
    This may end speculation as to whether "Shakespeare In Love" should have really won the 1999 Academy Award.

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    1. I've always assumed that a similar mistake led to Annie Hall beating out Star Wars in 1978. No other explanation made sense.

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    2. Last night could raise many questions and have far reaching effects!

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  21. Am I the only one who noticed the omission of David Bowie in the tribute to those who died in 2016?

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    1. He would have been good to mention this year but, they memorialized him at the 2016 Awards. He died on 1/20/16 but since it was close to the Awards time they included him then. Same thing for Alan Rykman.
      This year they put the wrong picture up for a costume designer. They put a living person's picture up instead.

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    2. Yes, and someone got a dressing down for that goof. Thankfully no cover up there.

      Thanks for the explanation re: Bowie, and Rykman who I forgot about.

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  22. I noticed one of the oscar winners had something very much in common with the answer to the puzzle.

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    1. I saw that, I wonder if they are related? The person I'm thinking of has been involved with some very popular movies the last 15 years or so.

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  23. I have soured on Will's puzzles.

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  24. QUICK QUIZ

    Who is the most famous Argentinian?

    A. Juan Domingo Perón
    B. María Eva "Evita" Duarte Perón
    C. Gaucho Marx

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  25. It seems there's a hybrid strain of marijuana with essentially the same name.

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    1. But has it ever been nominated for an Oscar?

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    2. In the current state of cultural ferment, I suppose anything goes.

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    3. I'd heard of apple jack and raisin jack, so, sure, why not lemon jack?

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  26. Paul Ryan is such a bore. Why hasn't he learned how to move his mouth all over the place like John Boehner did so entertainingly? Ryan just looks like an overgrown fetus in a dark suit.

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    1. I can't stand to even watch it. I'll just catch up on the highlight reels, tomorrow.

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    2. There's a better segment on the "Paint Drying" channel.

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    3. I quit watching and am now cleaning my bathroom.

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    4. DT's speech left a bad taste in my mouth.

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    5. SDB: Something in your comment reminds me of a song I used to like.

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    6. Oh, you mean right after Trump releases his tax returns?

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    7. Natasha: I'm curious too!

      What I've seen on the speech recaps, it just seems like Trumpster, is still just grandstanding. He was a little more presidential sounding but he still seems like he is both campaigning and covering his ^^^.

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    8. 68Charger: I think he is a seedy character unworthy of the Presidency.

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    9. I agree completely! Someone last night was just doing a better job of being his puppet master.
      Besides, I'll judge him more on his actions than his words.

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    10. jan, the first word that comes to mind is;

      poor

      for what it's worth

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  27. Mamaw and Papaw creek say hi from Cozumel!

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    1. Just in case you two don't make it back across the border ... vaya con Dios

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  28. Back to this weeks puzzle: In The Godfather, 1969: Don Corleone nodded. "Revenge is a dish that tastes best when it is cold,"

    I say - Some like it cold. But then again . . .

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  29. On a different note, if anyone has time and clear skies tonight, try looking at Venus around dusk and a little after, tonight or the next few nights. It is in the western sky, very bright and hard to miss.
    What's neat about it right now is that, even with a good pair of binoculars, you can see that it is crescent shaped.
    Kinda neat!

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  30. I wondered last night if the two gargoyle goons leading Trump down the House aisle were Secret Service Agents or his own.
    I guess the Congress is a danger zone and those guys were ready to pile on Ruth Bader Ginsburg if she made a false move.
    Trump's milking of the applause for the Seal so as to "set a record" was the most tasteless thing I have ever seen a president do, and we have had some fools there.

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    1. I suspect RBG was at home, hoisting a glass to her bud, and wondering how everything got so unreasonable

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    2. Mendo Jim: If Trump did do that, I'm glad I wasn't watching!! Truly sad.

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    3. He did it alright. It went on and on and on and on......., but in his defense, at least he did not slip his hand where it does not belong to the young woman he had brought in in the life support motorized chair. He just used her in a verbal way.

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    4. The replays I saw showed just a few seconds of him with that evil, swaggering smurk as he announced the record. It didn't look good even on that short film clip.

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    5. The most frightening aspect of the address last night is not the spectacle itself, but the comments from Trump supporters afterward, including today.

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    6. SDB: You're right on that. The news stations kept interviewing all these Trump supporters today who kept praising not only last night's speech but the inauguration speech too. Couldn't believe it!

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    7. We ALL need to start believing it NOW. I have been warning people for decades now that we are, and have been, heading in the direction of fascism along the lines of Nazi Germany. I lived for 2 1/2years in Germany over fifty years ago and studied the rise of Hitler. It is not just Hitler, but other despots too that Trump is emulating. Of all countries in the world it is we who should be seeing how obvious this is, but the American public is not interested in history and loves to believe we are so special we do not need to be involved in what really matters in our lives.

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    8. Everyday it becomes more clear and the hardliners keep digging in.

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    9. So tasteless to put the Seal's wife through all that just for DT to look good. Made me nauseated. The public seemed to buy it hook line and sinker.

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  31. JACK LEMMON

    "5.5" referred to one of two elevator stories surrounding Jack Lemmon. He told the story of being born in a hospital elevator between floors 5 and 6, hence 5.5.

    "Zoë" referred to my daughter who was also almost born in the hospital elevator. A guy in the elevator said "Yes, that baby will be here before we get to the maternity floor!" And a few minutes later, Zoë appeared, elevating our spirits :-).

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  32. JACK LEMMON (JKLMN)+(ACEMO)

    My hint:

    "WS tends to go for the low hanging fruit." Lemons are fruit.

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  33. JACK LEMMON

    >> Trivia question: In a long career, this actor had exactly one death scene. What was the movie?
    > TMI!

    Before it meant "Too Much Information", it stood for "Three Mile Island", which melted down less than two weeks after the release of The China Syndrome. Lemmon's character, Jack Godell, dies at the end.

    > It's a bad puzzle, in a sense.

    A real lemon.

    >> You know you should never assume;)
    > You don't know...

    ... Jack!

    > There are ways to reach higher-hanging fruit.

    You could use a lemon jack, e.g.

    > It seems there's a hybrid strain of marijuana with essentially the same name.

    Another kind of lemon jack.

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  34. I wrote, "Trivia question: In a long career, this actor had exactly one death scene. What was the movie?" The answer (and Jan hinted at it without giving it away) is _The China Syndrome_. ---Rob

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    1. I could have sworn he died as Scottie Templeton in "Tribute," but I can't find out for sure.
      He came close though.

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    2. He was dying all throughout Tuesdays with Morrie, but didn't 'breathe his last' on camera.

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  35. I almost forgot:
    Here is the source of my early Sunday morning comment.

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  36. It was sunny, the winds have died down and it was 50 degrees---so at 3PM I was out riding my motorcycle. If I hadn't been out riding, I'd have posted this..

    The letters are: JKLMN, the actor: Jack Lemmon.

    My comment about this puzzle having an odd but tasty twist was a reference to a twist of lemon.

    I wonder, when Trini Lopez sang Lemon Tree, was he setting a genealogy to music?

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  37. Whoops, the goon on the left leading Chump down the aisle was the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Reps.
    He did it for Obama as well.
    For a challenge try to fine a photo of him smiling.
    Can't figure out who the other guy is.

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  38. My clues -

    There should be a law against puzzles this easy = referred to Lemon Laws

    Surprised Will explained "skort" and offered nothing further on "shift". Perhaps he was squeezed for time. = Squuezed referred to squeezing lemons for lemonade

    Also posted later re oscars because one of the winners last name was Lemmon.

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  39. SDB and 68: My hint explained: SDB's contree reminded me of tree and lemon tree and the song: Lemon Tree (Peter, Paul and Mary).

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    1. Natasha: Thaknks! I was tempted to try and clue that in but this week's puzzle answer was tough to hint about without giving things away. I even tried to use Trini Lopez's version as a clue but no such luck there, either!

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    3. Listen to Lemon Tree (very pretty tree):
      https://search.aol.com/aol/video?q=song%3A+lemon+tree&s_it=video-ans&sfVid=true&videoId=5EB712F48AC586679C365EB712F48AC586679C36&v_t=webmail-searchbox

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    4. My other clue:"I think he is a seedy character" referring to DT. Lemons have lots of seeds too.

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  40. J a c K L e M m o N

    Last Sunday I said, “I’m having trouble coming up with a good clue so I’ll just say Harry Potter.” By JK Rowling. J followed closely by K - it’s a perfect fit.

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  41. JKLMN, JACK LEMMON
    My clue was the last line of "Some Like It Hot": "Well, nobody's perfect." Lemmon's character was dressed as a woman. He and Tony Curtis had to do that to hide from gangsters, I think. Anyhow, Lemmon's character fooled another guy, who then took him on a date or something. Jack then said they couldn't do this because "I'm a man!" And the other guy says, "Well, nobody's perfect."

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    1. So much for HTML from home.

      My half house comment referred to Solfeggio the theme music played on a recent TV ad. The tune took me back to Ernie Kovacks and his Nairobi Trio skit which was said to feature Jack Lemmon as the left gorilla at times.

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  43. JACK LEMMON

    My hint: He was “a dabbler...” a JACK of all trades, master of none, an actor.

    The “added letters” (ACEMO) anagram to CAMEO, an actor's sometimes role.

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  44. Dan Goldberg, a reporter for Politico, tweeted (and many have retweeted):

    "Imagine it's 1985 and I tell you Senator Al Franken is instrumental in ensnaring President Donald Trump."

    !!!

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    1. Lorne Michaels might say: "Trump as President? That could be a good SNL sketch someday. Hey, Franken, file that under Who'd Ever Think This Up?'".
      "Next thing you know, Schwarzenegger will be Governor..."

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  45. Aren't you gonna let me in on your little joke?
    Orange you gonna lemon on your little joke?
    Mamaw and I are in Mexico. The funny part is that we are from Dayton, Ohio reminiscing the hilarious 'Out of Townes.'

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    1. Careful, Zeke. Yucatan faster than you think there.

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  46. Jack Lemmon /jklmn

    Hints:Funny quote from The Odd Couple
    Felix Unger: [to woman on witness stand] Ah... you *assumed*. My dear, you should never *assume*. You see, when you *assume*
    [writes the word "assume" on a blackboard]
    Felix Unger: , you make an *ass*... out of *you*... and *me*

    Hint: Patrick Swayze, Dustin Hoffman, Tyler Perry, Robin Williams, all have dressed in drag in movies. Lemmon dressed in drag in "Some Like it Hot".




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    1. The Odd Couple scene is a long time favorite, you can watch it here.

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  47. So as it turns out, I did not understand Blaine's clues, again. I figured "I'd like to buy a vowel, Pat" referred to no vowels in the 5-letter string and that "...good men..." somehow referred to Grumpy Old Men. Oh well...

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    1. I thought maybe it was a reference to "The Apartment". The film with Jack Lemon and Shirley Machine. Her character Fran announces that she wanted to be a typist, but, "I flunked the typing test. I can't spell."

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    2. Sorry, that would be Lemmon and MacLaine, not Lemon and Machine. Mobile phone Auto correct
      is always out to get me...

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    3. I wondered about Machine. My mobile out to get me too.

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  48. Puzzleria! is uploaded. Click on "Joseph Young's Puzzleria!" in Blaine's PUZZLE LINKS.

    Eight great puzzles, including 4 Shortz rip-offs and 4 others involving:
    1. U.S. states
    2. molar men
    3. tropical barleycorn
    4. smoke and mirrors

    LegoShilling

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    1. I am listening to my "Ram" & "Band On The Run" albums. Must be a case of "McCartneyism"!



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    2. Are you tapping into your 70's self?

      Funny loop that Twitler is talking about McCarthy - the ever creepy Roy Cohn was counselor to them both.

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    3. Probably am tapping into the 70's with Sir Paul! I feel bad even mentioning him with Spooky Joe!
      I'll have to read more about Roy Cohn. What a person to be associated with. I would have thought McCarthy and his ilk would have have been run out of town way back when.

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    4. 68Charger:

      This movie is an excellent place to start:

      Citizen Cohn (TV Movie 1992) - IMDb
      www.imdb.com/title/tt0103973

      As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ... Title: Citizen Cohn (TV Movie 1992) 7.2 /10. Want to share IMDb's ...

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    5. My God, that Roy Cohn was creepy! Reading about him and his influence on Trump is frightening. Trump and Cohn were/are like two peas in a pod.
      I had never heard of Cohn before today. McCarthy was familiar for sure, but I didn't know about Cohn. While McCarthy was a little before my time, his infamy certainly wasn't. McCarthy certainly received all the headlines though.
       One thing I didn't like about the history classes I took in grade school and early high school is that they were never very relevant. Sure, we studied about the usual prerequisites like a little of English and American history; but it seemed like the history lessons never went beyond the Civil War. And the Civil War was just briefly covered, too. Probably because, beyond that, and it became too controversial. It wasn't until the last semester in Senior high that we covered 'modern history'. For example, it was like a whole new world when the history teacher told us about WW1 and how many of the day's problems could be traced back to it. Before that Senior class, I could have cared less about many things that were pounded in to us previously. No one really connected the dots for us. In hindsight, I wish we would have had "The History Channel" back in those cro-magnon days! 
       Anyway, I'll have to keep an eye open for that "Citizen Cohn" movie. The similarities of Cohn and Trump are no accident.

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    6. You can most likely get the movie from your local library, and it may be available on line for free too. It is an outstanding movie. Cohn is also a major character in Angels in America. You may also find it interesting that he and McCarthy were close friends with Cardinal Spellman, the highest ranking Catholic in the country at the time. Spellman was also gay and was as much in the closet as Cohn. He used to have his priest minions procure homeless boys from the street with the lure of a hundred dollar bill to have sex with him. One of the underlings asked him once if he wasn't worried that one of them would recognize him performing mass one day and blow the whistle. Spellman replied that he was not worried because no one would believe the kid. Nixon was also in the circle and there is credible rumor and evidence that Nixon was in a sexual relationship with his close friend Bebe Rebozo, who was gay. When Nixon and Pat stayed at Rebozo's estate in Florida, which they did frequently, Pat slept in a separate building while Nixon and Rebozo shared sleeping quarters. Nixon treated Pat like crap and was even warned by his underlings that he had better tone it down for his career when he was in the White House. So much interesting history is kept from view.

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  50. I found it interesting that Herr Trumpler tweeted today that Obama, while President and during the election, tapped his phone and then DT went on to call our elections "sacred."

    SACRED: "connected with God (or the gods) or dedicated to a religious purpose and so deserving veneration:" Quote is from a Google search of the word, sacred.

    So much for church and state separation.

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    1. Of all people to claim that something is "sacred"?!

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    2. I look at Trump's latest tweets as another diversion from something else.
      I saw a quote from a reporter today, I think from the NYT's, and it went something like this: "When Trump goes off on a wild tangent like this, we must be getting close." That is not an exact quote by any means.

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    3. Nice article in The New Yorker on that topic, includes "One of President Trump’s most consistent rhetorical maneuvers is a fairly basic but often highly effective one—the diversionary reverse accusation."

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    4. Herr Trumpler cannot spell TAP (TAPP) in the tweet. Not sure if he was speaking into twitter but no excuse for not double checking spelling. Imagine if he sent a very sensitive message to our enemy and misspelled a very important word. He also insulted Obama. I will have to look up the tweet to be more exact.

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    6. Here is what dt said of our amazing and truly missed President Obama: “Bad (or sick) guy!” he said of his predecessor, adding that the surveillance resulted in “nothing found.”

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    7. When you say "our enemy" I assume you mean the media, Hillary Clinton, Hollywood, Mexico, Democrats, Black Lives Matter, most women, Planned Parenthood, transgender people, truth checkers,...........

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  53. What do you call a plethora of dinner rolls at a cotillion?

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    1. I would award that honorable mention, but the actual answer is:

      ABUNDANCE

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  54. The hint made me think of Kennedy's inauguration speech. Then I thought of the movie JFK.

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  55. Next week's challenge: An easy-ish one this week. Write the name of a game in small letters. Reverse the second and third letters. Turn the fourth letter upside-down. The result will name something else to play. What is it?

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    1. Does upside-down mean reflected about the horizonal axis or rotated 180 degrees? Too pooped to think about it.

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    2. Methinks you already know the answer to that question.

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  56. Next week's challenge: An easy-ish one this week. Write the name of a game in small letters. Reverse the second and third letters. Turn the fourth letter upside-down. The result will name something else to play. What is it?

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