Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, Jennifer Lee and Victor Galson

Hey all, just a quick blog review today, as I am running late for chorus rehearsal. 

Our theme is an old favorite of all the reviewers (and many others, I hope), Mr. OGDEN Nash. The theme answers are the second parts of four of his very brief little poemlets. I've always particularly enjoyed the one at 47A (THEOTHERMILK). What they couldn't do in this puzzle is rely on the solver to get some of his ridiculous rhymes that fudge words to make them fit, as in: 

And all the vice presidents nod their heads in rhythm / And the only question asked is do the borrowers want the money sent or do they want to take it withm.

So this puzzle was in the win column from the get go, in my opinion. I also liked NOWSEEHERE and MOCKTAIL (although I have never personally taken a Shirley Temple). 

And now I want some FLAKY biscuits.

- Colum


  1. One of my favorites has always been:

    I would live all my life in nonchalance and insouciance,
    Were it not for making a living, which is rather a nouciance.

  2. Beautiful puzzle -- love the way it was constructed, along with the superb set of OGDEN lines!