Sunday, August 29, 2021

Monday, August 30, 2021, Brooke Husic

I enjoy a simple vowel progression theme. It's familiar. It's comforting, even. 

Too bad the first one couldn't have been clued with something about the Cowardly Lion. But then, I suppose that film probably came out something like 75 years before Ms. Husic was born, and the book even before that. :)

And speaking of clues, it would have to be a pretty amazing soup for me to want to lick the spoon after finishing it. That's a tough entry to clue, though...

And speaking of tough entries, there were a few of them: RESEEK, SCORER, AMORS, and ORIN. Not great.
"Wild" actress Laura DERN

On the other hand, I very much enjoyed INTRICACY (Complexity), FOOTMODEL (One who might have a contract with a sandal manufacturer), and TOLLROAD (Opposite of a freeway). And it's as though the grid itself is welcoming our resident Canadian, Philbo, back from vacation with LOON (Bird on the Canadian dollar) and AHL (Calder Cup rink org). And yes, I realize it stands for "American Hockey League," but it's still hockey!
No record time for me today, as this played a little tough for a Monday. Not that there's anything wrong with that. 

As George Orwell said, "The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection." 
It was a fine Monday.

- Horace


  1. Thanks for the shout out Horace! I did a sloppy job on this one and finished in mediocre time. Too bad there wasn't room in the grid for LYCANTRHOPE or something similar! :) We have toll roads in Canada too. The one leading to my parents' place helped pay for the '76 Montreal Olympics....

  2. The Tin Man, Horace o' mine! ('Course you're much too young to remember the Oz details.) A fine Monday, indeed, and I enjoyed it. Love LICKS THE SPOON,'s what you do after frosting a cake! And gosh, I learned something: I always thought a FREEWAY was so called because it's FREE of traffic lights...never occurred to me that it's FREE of tolls!

    1. Egad. Of course it's the Tin Man! er... I was just trying to see if anyone was paying attention. Yeah, that's it! ;)

  3. I'm a spoon licker but if the idea of licking off soup is unappealing, surely i e cream would be different?

    I especially liked the clue for MAKENICE. Perhaps a bit dark, but captures a lot of subtlety in a few words.