Happy Memorial Day!
Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead!
There's none of these so lonely and poor of old,
But dying, has made us rarer gifts than gold.
On a less world-shaking level, but still important to those of us who partake daily in this specific pastime, today's puzzle presents MULTIPLECHOICE answers, as interpreted by phrases where the two-letter string OR is repeated three times. It's a lovely conceit, and the four phrases chosen are strong. My favorite and most timely is TORONTORAPTORS, who just made it to the NBA finals for the first time ever. It's not so much that I support that team (being a Celtics fan), but that I really don't want the Warriors to win yet again.
Other words of interest include PROST, OOMPH, and SPATTER. That last one reminds me of bacon, and so is a BEAUT.
Overall, this is a fine Monday, and that always makes me look forward to the rest of the week, so thanks, Mr. Haight!