Sunday, April 29, 2018

Sunday, April 29, 2018, Peter Wentz


Lately we've been having the person who has been blogging all week start the Sunday review, and then the person who will take over does the second half, but I take over next week, and it's almost midnight where I am, so I'm going to start the review, and Colum can finish it.


I like most of the theme answers today, but I'm not sure I buy P.C. LAB as a thing. Computer Lab, sure, but PC Lab? Hmph. The others are better. I, myself, on many occasions, have shouted out PUBLICSCHOOLILOVEYOU!, and the idea of WATERCLOSETFIELDS is amusing, if odd. Too odd, really.

I had a lot of trouble with the  POWELL/DANO/DWI/LSU section. I don't know the actor, and Colin POWELL took me forever to remember. Similarly, it took me until just now to understand "Checkpoint offense, for short." It's an offense to be driving while intoxicated!

SMEARY didn't really SITWELL, but I'll get over it. There was plenty of good stuff, too. Remember JANEPAULEY? Those were the days... before 911... back when bad politics didn't seem so bad...

Anyway, I'm looking forward to taking over for real tomorrow. See you then!

- Horace


  1. Hi Horace! I don't have a lot to add here. I thought the idea of 80A: Dog that doesn't offend people? (POLITICALLYCORRECTLAB) was quite amusing, although I agree I'm not sure what a PC Lab is. It doesn't even google, so there you go. Also, I can't imagine anyone saying 32D: Words of compassion (ICARE) in any way other than ironic these days. Well, off you go, Horace. I hope it's a good week.

    1. And apparently I've done my addition as a comment, and I'm too lazy to go back and correct it.

  2. 36:00
    Decent theme for a Sunday, and like Horace mentions, some amusing, if odd, fill. I should re-watch some WATERCLOSETFIELDS; I remember enjoying him quite a bit. Isn't JANEPAULEY on CBS Sunday Morning now? She took over recently from Osgood, who is now retired. FRIED is good (24D Mentally wiped), and it's always nice to have a VILLA brought to mind. DADDYO is pretty funny, too, and WHAMMY (94D Hex) went in off of the "W" for me. I know it's considered to be prime time, but I rarely see NINEPM. Also, I thought the clue for OMELET was nicely done. I, like Horace, did not like having to enter SMEARY. A bit fast, but overall, a good Sunday.