LINES OF WORK
The theme today is re-imagining lines from movies to fit various professions. “There’s no place like home” (Wizard of Oz) becomes the favorite movie line of a SOFTBALLPLAYER, and “Go ahead, make my day” (Dirty Harry) for a SCHEDULING COORDINATOR. At first, it didn’t wow me, but when I mentioned, “I wish I knew how to quit you” (Brokeback Mountain) (ITSPECIALIST) to Frannie, she laughed out loud. Still, I thought, “I’ll have what she’s having” (When Harry Met Sally) for EPIDEMIOLOGIST, was a little … CACAO?
And speaking of misparsing answers, a notable aspect of this puzzle is its KTWO quotient. A few years back, the entire editorial team of HFFDTNYTCFCA was together solving a puzzle and after completing it, we struggled to understand KTWO as an answer (“Kitwo? What is kitwo??”), until finally realizing it was K2 spelled out. Today, Horace read IMANAGE (Humble expression of capability) as “I’m an age.” ERMINE was misparsing ISAWIT as the confusing “Is A Wit” for “Witness’s attestation.” OOPS.
These are a few of our favorite things:
“Things you might take a spin in” (TUTUS)
“Stick-y pad?” (NEST)
“Matrix character” (DOT) (Not Neo!)
“Caesar’s ‘I’” (EGO)
“Cyclop’s ‘I’” (IOTA)
In the immortal words of a laundry detergent spokesperson - That’s All folks. Now it’s time to LOWPH around.
- Horace & Frannie