Friday, June 24, 2022

Friday, June 24, 2022, Sophia Maymudes and Margaret Seikel

Well, FWOE is me today, dear Readers. I got off to a good start with drop-ins like INCA, NOODLEBAR, and TIARA. And, even though I didn't know "Writer's org. with apt initials" I took a stab with PEN thanks to the aforementioned aptness that turned out to be correct. And speaking of aptness, TRANSAM is a not only a "*good* auto for an L.A.-to-N.Y.C. road trip," it is apt. Apt!

However, shortly thereafter things fell apart for me. I got turned around with SORORITYSQUAT. I didn't really "get" the clue and so guessed SORORITYSQUAd. That misstep, combined with an original guess of 'ase' for "Chemical suffix" that never got revisited, plus Mario Vargas LorcA (not his real name), not to mention the unknown-to-me Renee ELISE Goldsberry made a real jumble out of the southeast - one I didn't come back from. All of the above combined to give me a 37D of DESLACSO, which seemed sufficiently cromulent for a TV character I thought I was unlikely to know. (Just for the record, I *do* know of TEDLASSO and I enjoyed the show, but I didn't remember that specific quote of his, unfortunately). Anyhoo, this is just to say 
I have entered
the errors
that were in
the puzzle

and which
you were probably
were easy

Forgive me
they were ill-advised
so rash
and so daft

11D: FANNIE Lou Hamer
Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the puzzle? (Too soon???) Well, I did like it. I thought it was a lot of fun, even though not the most challenging Friday puzzle. My FWOE aside - if that's even a thing - I completed the puzzle in under 17 minutes. I particularly liked GOAPE and KANGAROOPOUCH, and who doesn't like PROVOLONE, CARTALK, and a TINYHOUSE? One C/AP I didn't, and still don't, understand was "Alternative to blinds" (ANTES). Maybe one of our dear Readers can elucidate the matter?



  1. Frannie - BLIND vs ANTE are poker terms, having to do with making a commitment to a hand before any cards are dealt. Google can take it from there ... :)

  2. I hadn't heard of a SORORITYSQUAT either, but the internets tells me it is a pretty common term (just not in my circles, evidently).

    I really wanted LOVEtriangle instead of LOVERSQUARREL but it has numerous problems including being the wrong number of letters.