Monday, December 11, 2017

Monday's puzzle solved: December 11, 2017

Today's time: 5:10.


Today's puzzle, by Brian Thomas, has a phone theme.  The clue "they bring music to one's ears" (HEADPHONES) is a hint to the themed answers, which all begin with words that precede "phone:" ROTARY CLUB, MOBILE HOME, SMART ALECK, and so on.

A "Georgetown athlete" is a HOYA.  According to their site, "Many years ago... the University's teams were nicknamed 'The Stonewalls.' It is suggested that a student, using Greek and Latin terms, started the cheer Hoya Saxa!, which translates into "What Rocks!" The name proved popular and the term 'Hoyas' was eventually adopted for all Georgetown teams."  Jack the Bulldog is their mascot.  Sometimes school mascots don't make a lot of sense.

Did you know the ROTARY CLUB has a wheel logo?  Makes sense.

The ANASAZI were ancient Pueblo peoples.  Their name supposedly means "the ancient ones."

Hey, it's BOOLEAN logic again!  I was able to write this in quickly because of its appearance as a clue (for DATA TYPE) on November 18.

ODA Mae Brown was Whoopi Goldberg's character in Ghost.  Now that I know that, what do I do?

Well, that's all the clues that gave me pause.  YETI didn't get my fastest time!

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