Here are a few of my favorite things. Fill-wise, I enjoyed HATCH, DOTH, and EDAM (who doesn't?), and AHOY. Clue-wise, I liked "Some labor leaders?" (DOULAS), "Stuff to wear" (GARB), and "Pageant coif" (UPDO). And how about Club MED? I haven't thought about them in an age.
The only entry I have to reGretl is a near FWOE due to spelling variations of the name of the "Egyptian sun god." Thanks to the fabulous XWord Info clue/answer finder, I see that the spelling in today's puzzle (AMONRA) has appeared 8 times in Shortz Era puzzles, and the spelling in Sunday's puzzle (AMUNRA) has appeared only three times. However, in an article in the most recent New Yorker that I read only yesterday, they used Amun-Ra, and that spelling, being fresh in my mind, is the one I went with. Fortunately, something about 'uOH' caught my eye in the nick of time. Edelweiss, the solve went very smoothly.
So long, farewell!
Edelweiss? EDELWEISS?? Really. :) I've always known the Egyptian sun god as AMENRA. And instead of DOULAS, I put in OBGYNS, and thought "how clever is that?" while entering it. Too clever, as it turned out. Oh and of course TRA goes before "la-la". Doesn't it? That's two days in a row I've made a complete hash of the grid...ReplyDelete
Frannie! You couldn't work in "The Lonely Goatherd" in your review? :-) Nice theme, I thought. PENTAGON BRASS struck me as a wee bit off key, but it's fine.ReplyDelete
I tried, Kelly, I really did, but failed even after a yeodelman's effort. I guess I can't climb every mountain.Delete
I don't see why percussion didn't make the grade.ReplyDelete
Colum, it would've been great -- but I wonder how the constructor would manage to use this already 10 letter word into a 2 word phrase that didn't mean the music meaning of "percussion." But I do agree it seems like a glaring omission.Delete
I'm late to the game here, but both the review and the comments today are excellent. Webby-worthy for sure.ReplyDelete