LA Times Crossword 23 February 22, Wednesday - LAXCrossword.com (2023)

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1 Pierre's st. : SDAK

Here's an old trivia question for you: What is the only state capital in the Union where the capital's name and the state's name do not share letters? You guessed it: Pierre, South Dakota…

5 Retro Ski Resort Attraction: T-BAR

A drag lift is a ski lift used to pull skiers up the hill in pairs, with each pair standing (not sitting!) on either side of a T-shaped metal bar. The bar is placed behind the thighs and pulls the skier along while they (hopefully!) stay on their skis. There is also a J-Bar, a similar device but where each J-shaped bar is used by one skier at a time.

14 Dance at Jewish weddings: HORA

Hora is a circle dance that originated in the Balkans. It was brought to Israel by Romanian settlers and is often performed to traditional Israeli folk songs. Hora (also "horah") is a common sight at Jewish weddings. Sometimes the award recipient of an event sits on a chair during the hora.

17 Like a GI doing the dishes: ON KP

The initialism "KP" is American military slang meaning either "kitchen police" or "kitchen patrol".

19 Former Portuguese territory in China: MACAO

Macau (also "Macau") is an autonomous region of China and is located at the mouth of the Pearl River about 40 miles west of Hong Kong. Macau was a Portuguese colony from the mid-15th century until 1999. It was actually the first European colony in China and the last since it was returned to the Chinese in 1999, two years after the British returned Hong Kong. Macau's economy is driven by tourism and gambling. The area's gambling revenues are the highest of any gambling center in the world.

24 World Culture Organization. : UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is better known by the acronym "UNESCO". UNESCO's mission is to contribute to world peace through programs focused on education, science, culture, communication and information. The organisation's work is particularly focused on Africa and equality. UNESCO also administers a World Heritage Program that recognizes and helps preserve places of outstanding cultural or natural significance to humanity around the world.

29 As small children: SMA

The Scottish dialect word sma' means "small". The word is known to appear in the poem "To a Mouse" by Robert Burns. The related lines are:

A daimen-icker in a crowd
"Small" request;
I get a blessing with the wash
And you shouldn't miss it!

which "translated" means:

Now and then an ear of corn from twenty-four sheaves
Is a small request;
I will be blessed with the rest of the corn
And never miss the penny you took!

"Bairn" is a Scottish word meaning "child".

30 coating compound: TAR

The terms "asphalt" and "macadam" are short for "tarmacadam". In the 19th century, Scotsman John Loudon McAdam developed a street style known as "macadam". With macadam, a top layer of crushed stone and gravel lay over larger stones. The gravel also had a convex cross-section, which meant that the water tended to run off to the side. In 1901, English engineer Edgar Purnell Hooley made a major improvement by introducing tar into the crushed stone, improving resistance to water damage and virtually eliminating dust. The "tar-penetrating macadam" is the basis of what we call "asphalt" today.

37 Brazil __ : NUT

The Brazil nut tree comes from South America, but the biggest exporter of Brazil nuts is not Brazil, but Bolivia. And the brazil nut is actually not a nut in the true sense, but a seed (as opposed to a hard-shelled fruit).

38 ingredient for cookies and cream: OREO

Apparently, Oreo ice cream flavors were introduced relatively recently, in 2010.

46 Honor Society Founders: PHI...
(4D Honor Society Ender: … KAPPA)
Phi Beta Kappa was the first Greek fraternity in the United States, founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary. The organization served as a model for future fraternities and sororities, although in the 19th century Phi Beta Kappa distanced itself from the fraternal focus and transformed into today's honor society that recognized academic excellence. The initials Phi Beta Kappa stand for "philosophia biou kybernētēs", which can be translated as "philosophy is the guide of life". The symbol of the Phi Beta Kappa Society is a golden key.

47 Topic for the Book of Proverbs: WISDOM

The Book of Proverbs is contained in the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament. The original Hebrew title of the book is translated as "Proverbs of Solomon".

58 Classical mother and son statue: PIETA

The Pietà is a depiction of the Virgin Mary holding the body of her son Jesus in her arms. The most famous Pietà is undoubtedly the sculpture by Michelangelo located in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. This particular sculpture is believed to be the only work signed by Michelangelo. In some depictions of the Pietà, Mary and her son are surrounded by other New Testament figures. Such displays are called laments.

60 Pub-missile: DART

Darts is a game often played in English and Irish pubs, even here in America. Scoring in a traditional game of darts is hard to describe in a sentence or two, but in the dart game called Round the Clock, it's all about hitting the numbers 1 to 20 on the dartboard in a row.

65 Landes Cline: PATSY

Patsy Cline was a country singer who made the transition to the world of pop music, where she became very successful. Cline is among a long list of music legends who died in plane crashes. Cline was 30 when she was killed in 1963 in a Piper Comanche plane piloted by her manager, Randy Hughes. Hughes and Cline chose to fly this last flight despite warnings of bad weather, and a violent storm ensued, crashing the plane into a forest outside Camden, Tennessee.

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2 Hawaiian singing legend: DON HO

Singer and entertainer Don Ho apparently had a pretty generous arrangement with his wife. When Ho was on tour with his two backing singers, Patti Swalie and Elizabeth Guevara, all three shared a room. He had two children with each of his roommates, for a total of ten children, including the six he had with his wife. The agreement was apparently quite open, with all ten children visiting each other regularly.

3 Alan von „Argo“: ARK

Actor Alan Arkin won his only Oscar (Best Supporting Actor) for his role in 2006's Little Miss Sunshine (a movie I just didn't get!). Most recently, Arkin appeared with Michael Douglas in the television program The Kominsky Method. Arkin plays the character Norman Newlander. Arkin chose the name "Newlander" in honor of his wife, Suzanne Newlander.

Argo is a 2012 film based on the true story of the rescue of six diplomats who were in hiding during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. The film is directed by and stars Ben Affleck and produced by Grant Heslov and George Clooney, it the same couple who produced the excellent film Good Night, and Good Luck. I highly recommend Argo, although I found the religious fervor scenes very scary…

5 City where the New Jersey (now Brooklyn) Nets played their first year home games: TEANECK

The community of Teaneck, New Jersey is a suburb that is part of the New York metropolitan area. One of Teaneck's claims to fame is that it is the eastern terminus of Interstate 80, which runs west all the way to San Francisco.

The NBA's Brooklyn Nets were the New Jersey Nets until 2012 and were based in Newark. Prior to 1977, the team was known as the New York Nets and played at various locations on Long Island. Ten years earlier, the Nets were called the "New Jersey Americans" and were headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey.

7 Das "A" in SATB: HIGH

The voice types soprano, alto, tenor and bass can be abbreviated with the initials "SATB".

Shelving arrangement with 8 bars: RYES

For whiskey to be labeled as "rye" in the United States, it must be distilled from at least 51% rye grains. But in Canada, a drink called rye whiskey sometimes contains no rye at all.

10 Crazy Actions: GO APE

The word 'bonkers', meaning 'crazy', dates back to the 1950s. The term may come from Navy slang and means "a little drunk", which means acting like you're getting a "bonk" on the head.

12 North __: MORE

The North Sea is an extension of the Atlantic Ocean that lies between Great Britain and Scandinavia.

21 Apple-Desktop: IMAC

The iMac is a desktop computer platform introduced by Apple in 1998. One of the key features of the iMac is an "all-in-one" design with the computer console and display integrated. The iMac also came in a variety of colors that Apple marketed as "flavors," such as strawberry, blueberry, and lime.

28 Printer Consumables: TONER

The main characteristics of a laser printer (or copier) are that it uses plain paper and produces high quality text at high speed. Laser printers project a laser image of the printed page onto a rotating drum coated with photoconductors (materials that become conductive when exposed to light). The laser-exposed areas of the drum carry a different charge than the unexposed areas. Dry ink (toner) adheres to the exposed areas due to electrostatic charging. The toner is then transferred to the paper by contact and fixed in the paper by heat. So that explains why the paper coming out of a laser printer is hot and sometimes powdery.

31 Simple musical notation: BLYARK

A performer can sometimes use what is called a musical lead sheet to quickly learn a new song. The lead sheet only contains the melody line, basic chords and lyrics. A collection of lead sheets is called a "fake book", a book that allows a singer to "fake" familiarity with a song.

36 Shop with a food slicer: DELI

The word "delicate" (or "deli" for short) comes from the German "delikatessen" into English. The Germans borrowed the word from French, where "délicatesse" means "delicious things (to eat)". The actual root of the term is "delicatus", the Latin word for "giving pleasure".

41 football great Mia: HAMM

Mia Hamm is a former American football player. She played as a forward on the US national team that won the FIFA Women's World Cup in 1991. Hamm scored 158 international goals, more than any other player in the world, male or female, until the record was broken in 2013. Amazing Hamm was born with a club foot and therefore had to wear corrective shoes as a child.

50 Ankle bones: TALUS

The collection of seven bones in the foot just below the ankle is collectively known as the tarsus. One of these bones is the talus (plural "tali"), more commonly called the "ankle bone." The talus is the lower part of the ankle and articulates with the lower ends of the tibia and fibula of the lower leg.

52 Old copier: MIMEO

A mimeograph (also "mimeo") is an inexpensive printing machine that applies ink to paper through a stencil wrapped around a rotating drum. Duplicating machines still exist, but have largely been replaced by offset printers and copiers.

53 Four to May: JANUARY

In Spanish, "mayo" (May) comes four months after "enero" (January).

55 Dutch cheese: EDAM

Edam cheese takes its name from the Dutch town of Edam in North Holland. The cheese is famous for its coating of red paraffin wax, a protective layer that makes Edam easy to transport and prevents spoilage. Occasionally you come across an Edam cheese covered in black wax. The black color indicates that the underlying cheese has been aged for at least 17 weeks.

56 __ Ratings: RARA

A "Rara Avis" is something that is very rare. The Latin term means "rare bird".

58 Very soft, in the music: PPP

The musical term "pianissimo" is shortened to "pp" and is an instruction to the performer to sing or play very softly. The concept can be extended to "ppp", short for "pianississimo", an even gentler playing technique. The opposite directions are fortissimo (ff) and fortississimo (fff), directions intended to be performed very high and even higher.

59 Sr. There is no egg: IRA

Individual Retirement Account (IRA)

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1 Pierre's st. : SDAK
5 Retro Ski Resort Attraction: T-BAR
9 Sounds surprised: AGASP
14 Dance at Jewish weddings: HORA
15 Smooth: EELY
16 Not exactly a corporate person: INDIVIDUAL
17 Like a GI doing the dishes: ON KP
18 The pot begins: ANTE
19 Former Portuguese territory in China: MACAO
20 Train hard: get fit
23 Uklar: NO-NAME
24 World Culture Organization. : UNESCO
27 Part of a play: ACT
29 As small children: SMA
30 coating compound: TAR
31 Show excited anticipation: candy on your chops
35 citrus drinks: ADES
37 Brazil __ : NUT
38 ingredient for cookies and cream: OREO
39 Search Everywhere: BEAT THE BUSHES
44 Time worn: ALL
45 paddle relative: OAR
46 Honor Society Founders: PHI...
47 Topic for the Book of Proverbs: WISDOM
49 Neither early nor late: ON TIME
54 Work really hard to win... and a nod to the start of 20-, 31- and 39-across: HAMMERING OUT A VICTORY
58 Classical mother and son statue: PIETA
60 Pub-missile: DART
61 Gelbgrün: Arise
62 Primp: PRETTY
63 Geometry product: AREA
64 Technophile, you say: USER
65 Landes Cline: PATSY
66 Sail support: MAST
67 "Come out!" : SCHUSH!

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1 Exhibited as a house for sale: SHOWN
2 Hawaiian singing legend: DON HO
3 Alan von „Argo“: ARK
4 Enders of Honor Society: … KAPPA
5 City where the New Jersey (now Brooklyn) Nets played their first year home games: TEANECK
6 Twisted: CURVED
7 Das "A" in SATB: HIGH
Shelving arrangement with 8 bars: RYES
9 Annual fact book: ALMANAC
10 Crazy Actions: GO APE
11 family tree members: ANCESTORS
12 North __: MORE
13 paid games: PRO
21 Apple-Desktop: IMAC
22 Sings without text: HUMS
25 Regular Superhero Costume: CAPE
26 Estimate qualification: OR THEREFORE
28 Printer Consumables: TONER
29 Preparation: SETTING UP
31 Simple musical notation: BLYARK
32 Loyal ende? : -IS
33 Herz: NUB
34 Garden tools: HOW
35 Take __: Acknowledge the applause: A bow
36 Shop with a food slicer: DELI
40 More than necessary: ​​TOO MANY
41 football great Mia: HAMM
42 Call from afar: CALL OUT
43 Note: TIP
48 Sources of Nervousness at School: DATES
50 Ankle bones: TALUS
51 "If only": I WISH
52 Old copier: MIMEO
53 Four to May: JANUARY
55 Dutch cheese: EDAM
56 __ Ratings: RARA
57 mine targets: ORES
58 Very soft, in the music: PPP
59 Sr. There is no egg: IRA

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