Monday, January 8, 2018

Monday's New York Times puzzle solved: January 8, 2017

Today's time: 8:14, which is pretty slow for a Monday.

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Sam Ezersky celebrates Monday with a puzzle whose theme is... phrases that end in the long A sound!  Like as in Monday!  And, uh, all the other days also.

Clued answers include IS THAT OKAY, GLASS OF OJ, and YOU WILL OBEY.

Yay!

Bona fide is the better-known flip side of MALA fide, "in bad faith."

Everyone knows Joe Namath, but can I name his team offhand?  No, I can't.  He was QB for the NY JETS for most of his career, 1965-76.

The ST. CLAIR River is the boundary between Michigan and Ontario.  It drains Lake Huron into Lake St. Clair, which then flows down the Detroit River to Lake Erie.  Interesting factoid: It was named after St. Clare of Assisi, who was featured on December 21.

I'm not exactly the top demographic for AVEDA, a hair and skin care company.

MILO O'SHEA was an Irish actor who was in Barbarella and played Leopold Bloom in Ulysses.

Green party spoiler JILL Stein is an abetter of evil.

TORTE was wrong yesterday, but right today.

I have no idea why this took me so long.  Maybe because some of the clues are somewhat vague for a Monday, like "sunset shades" for ORANGES, or maybe it's because I kept misspelling coffee KLATCH.  Oh well.

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