Welcome to day three of quarantine, as my two daughters are fond of saying. They've got a jigsaw puzzle out and are making excellent progress on it. In other positive news, the young doctor in my department who came down with a cough and a fever last night tested negative. So at least we have that.
We also have the crossword puzzle, which today is not full of it at all, but rather full of FUL. Each of the theme answers takes a standard two word phrase, appends -FUL to the end of the first word to make a new word, and reclues wackily. I really loved 60A: Terrible attempts at peeling corn? (AWFULSHUCKS). That's worth a good chuckle.
I liked CAREFULBEARS and PLAYFULDEAD just fine, but I'm not sure about 45A: Exam in an interior design class? (TASTEFULTEST). What the clue is describing is a test about taste, while the answer seems to be describing a decorously put together examination. Too much? NAH. That's the point of a blog: to enjoy all the good and simply note the parts that don't quite make the same impact.
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Cece was helping me out today and got both FONSI (thank God, because that one would have required all the crosses for me) and DENMARK.