My time: 6:05.
That lovable lush Alex Eaton-Salners hides four BEER INGREDIENTS in the themed answer of this puzzle: SHOP STEWARD hides hops; there's water in the IOWA TERRITORY ("Louisiana Purchase region from 1838 to 1846"); ANIMAL TRAINER contains malt; and yeast is growing inside HAPPY EASTER.
I put *GRIN for "smile from ear to ear" but what's needed is BEAM, while for "preceder of 'two, three, four'" I knew it couldn't possibly be *ONE but I put *HUP when it's HUT.
I've never been much of a Hobbithead (as Tolkien fans call themselves), so only vaguely know of MORIA, "Middle-earth area under the Misty Mountains." It's the ancient kingdom of the dwarves.
"Mr. Robot" isn't a show I've watched, but now I know it's on the USA network.
I'm also way behind the cultural eight-ball on not watching "Game of Thrones" at all ever, though I do know of the Stark family. ARYA Stark is a daughter of Eddard Stark, who disguises herself as a boy and trains as a... Faceless Man? Or something.
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Short-reigning Roman emperor OTHO appeared on August 10, 2017.
Beloved Mets manager GIL Hodges appeared on December 7, 2017.
Emmy-nominated actress Georgia ENGEL of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" was showcased on December 29, 2017.
Clever clues: "A&E, in D.C?" is STS. "Prelude to a kiss" is I DO. "Fruit roll-ups?" is RINDS.
ANG that about wraps it up, mang. Nice theme, nice fill, not too hard. Just right. A Cinderella Tuesday.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
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