Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Today's time: 9:10.


I love this theme, of TOO CLEVER BY HALF in which an expression is altered by an extra half, as in THIRTY QUESTIONS or a FIFTEEN FOOT POLE.

New to me:  "Charles or Ray after whom a chair is named:" EAMES.  It's a kind of leather lounge chair often paired with an Ottoman.

Forgotten in the dusty scrolls of the past: HI-HO, a "onetime Ritz rival."  Hi Ho Crackers, once made by Sunshine Biscuits, no longer exist.  Here's Radar from "MASH" putting Hi Ho Crackers into a slot machine for some goddam reason.

Apparently NAS raps "N.Y. State of Mind."  I thought it was Jay-Z.

More old-timey food: NECCO candy wafers!

Clever clues: "High winds" are OBOES, "third person" is CAIN, "drilling grp." is ROTC.

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