It's been beautiful weather so far on the Delaware shore, and we're enjoying our stay in our beach house very much, even if we have to drive to the beach, unlike certain other bloggers I could name. The jellyfish have waxed and waned with the tides, and we all rush out of the water if we see one.
But all of this is foofaraw compared to the important details of the day: the New York Times crossword puzzle. And today's is the best kind of silliness. Who comes up with the idea of finding four 15-letter answers with exactly five vowels, all in the pattern of EIEIO? Well, apparently Ms. Rafkin and Mr. Trudeau, that's who.
DERRINGERPISTOL is a strong answer, and the best of the four in my opinion. I like PRESIDENTWILSON, although few people would refer to him in that style, a hundred years removed from his terms in office. And also, he was a white supremacist, so that's not great. But a historian REWRITESHISTORY nearly every year, so now we start to examine our predecessors and appropriately acknowledge their moral faults. And then we all go and eat VERMICELLIBOWLS.
But enough of Gilbert and Sullivan. For the other 98% of our readers, I will move on to other subjects. I liked the crossing of TWIT and IDIOT, as well as the crossing of RIFT and SIFT. I'm not sure why 56D: Real mouthful? (CUD) merited a question mark, except insofar as I would not want to have that particular mouthful in my mouth.