Whereas yesterday's theme is one I'd never have thought of, today's theme seems to have been just waiting for a constructor to bend over and pick it up. Four famous cartoon characters, all drawn without pants! A friend of ours likes to joke about attending Zoom meetings "Donald Duck style," but I'm not sure he ever actually has. Also, it's funny to have Alley-OOP in the grid today as kind of an anti-themer, because he wore short pants with no shirt.
I thought the four long Downs were all good today. TVLICENSE (Authority to broadcast) is something you don't think of much, and it's interesting that it means "Authority to broadcast" on this side of the ocean, but in the UK you need to purchase one as a consumer to watch TV. Or, at least that's how I understand the situation. And I always enjoy watching a pool player make a TRICKSHOT.
CELLWALLS (They provide structure, biologically) brought me right back to high school Biology class, and YELLINGAT (Berating at high volume), well, I guess that would bring back worse memories if I cared to delve into it, but I don't.
Instead, let's concentrate on other fun entries like DANK, the LOUVRE, EDNA (St. Vincent Millay), and RUBE. ("So many RUBEs!")
Lastly, I feel I should that if Frannie were blogging today, she'd surely highlight CHINESE (Like gunpowder and the seismometer, by origin), because she just started an online CHINESE course last night!
That's all for today. See you tomorrow!