Monday, December 4, 2023

Monday, December 4, 2023, Sean Ziebarth

Apologies for the lateness of today's blog post. We're in NYC looking at apartments, and let me tell you a STORY. On our way back down from looking at one candidate apartment, the elevator got stuck. I have personally lived in NYC for 6 years some time ago, and my family have all lived in NYC for years. Never has any of us gotten stuck in an elevator. It took 40 minutes to set us free, during which time we sang Kumbaya and shared embarrassing personal stories. Two of the three things in the last sentence were lies. Can you guess which ones?

But on to today's puzzle...

What a fun theme from Mr. Ziebarth! DJS do indeed, in the course of their professional work, SETANEWRECORD, TURNTHETABLES, MOVETHENEEDLE, and they DONTMISSABEAT. I like that all four of these use these terms in a non-phonographic way.

In other news, the clue for 16A: Like 2, 4, 6, 8 ... (EVEN) reminds me of today's joke of the day, which goes something like this:

I hired an odd job person to help me out around the house. I gave her a list of ten tasks. She only completed jobs 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.


Otherwise, not too much to comment on. Wish me luck tomorrow! I will be trying to get through a day without getting stuck in an elevator.

- Colum


  1. Good luck Colum and thank you for the (ahem) UPLIFTING commentary. (I'm guessing Kumbaya, by the way.) Agreed - fun Monday; took me 2:43 all told.

    1. Nice use of the crossword entry, Philbo! Nope, the true one was that we were in the elevator for 40 minutes...

    2. oops! Read it wrong; thought two of the three were NOT lies :) 40 min is a very very long time to be cooped up in a little box.... :(

  2. I was hoping that one of the two lies was that you got stuck in an elevator! Don't tell Frannie - it's one of her great fears.