03.17.08 -- Luck and Begorra!

St. Patrick, Belmont Abbey
Monday, March 17, 2008
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Puzzle by C. W. Stewart, edited by Will Shortz
Luck and a CRY (15A. “I won! I won!,“ e.g.) along with seven winning entries are the main feature of today’s back-to-work St. Patrick’s Day crossword puzzle -- BYGEORGE (17A. What President Washington said upon winning the lottery?); HEAVENSTOBETSY (23A. What flag maker Ross said …?); GOODGOLLY (33A. What Miss Molly said …?); OHMYSTARS (42A. What Galileo said …?); WELLBLOWMEDOWN (47A. What the Big Bad Wolf said…?); OHMYWORD (62A. What Noah Webster said …?); and WHOOP (53D. Lottery winner’s yell).
Ah, the luck of the Irish! ATLAST (8A. Finally) something to get GIDDY (44D. Lightheaded) over -- but not all’s well in EDEN (58D. Biblical place of innocence), as voices reverberate throughout today’s maze. The conversation continues -- “I can’t GETNO satisfaction” (Rolling Stones lyric) (44D.); “You’re ONETO talk!” (35D.); “I saw ESAU sawing wood …” (old tongue twister) (1A.); “I’ve got a mule, her name is SALSAYAH (2D. Request at a medical exam); (20A.); OLE (29A. Cheer to a matador); NEMO (41A. Captain who said “Eat your pudding, Mr. Land”); OYVEY (18D. Hand-wringer’s words); BEG (27D. Command to Rover); BOO-hoo!” (38D.); “IAM shocked …SHOCKED!“, along with a TREMOR (64A. Aftershock) -- ending up with 63A. “Sez WHO?”
In the HUE (57A. Clamor) are plenty of puzzle people,
BEN (28A. Colonial Franklin, familiarly); ART (8D. Picasso output); LANGE (Actress Jessica); TIM (32D. Actor Robbins); HERMAN (46D. Novelist Melville); HBO’s “Real Time with Bill MAHER (52D.); a NURSE (54D. Convalescent home employee), a STEADY (67A. High-school honey); a ROADIE (16A. Amp toter); a SIB (43D. Sis or bro); along with George Washington and Betsy Ross, Molly, Galileo Galilei, Captain Nemo, Noah Webster, a matador, a professor, a monk, shepherds and witches. What a parade!
The remaining across: 5. Lawn base; 14. Outlaw; 19. Professor’s goal; 21. Once around the sun; 22. Hidden valley; 28. Colonial Franklin, familiarly; 29. Cheer to a matador; 30. Just watched; 39. End in ATIE (draw); 40. In a huff; 46. Collide; 55. Figure skater’s jump; 56. Rocklike; 59 Overhaul; 65. Shepherd’s locale; 66. Nylons; 68. Directional suffix; 69. Ready for business.
Down: 1. Flows out; 3. Viewpoint; 4. Put to good USE; 5. Porch protector; 6. “Rock of Ages” accompaniment; 7. Hair colorers; 8. Picasso output; 9. Little piggy; 11. Rated NC-17, e.g.; 12. Fathers; 13. Wee; 24. Monk’s home; 25. Traffic noises; 26. Merrie OLDE England; 30. SAO Miguel, largest island of the Azores; 31. Part of N.C.A.A.: Abbr.; 33. Commercial prefix with phone; 34. Row; 36. Rent out; 37. Trio after K; 40. Slanted type: Abbr.; 44. Lightheaded; 47. Witches’ blemishes; 48. Put forth, as effort; 49. Flood stopper; 50. Transporter across the Andes; 51. Not cut up; 60. Hip, in the ‘60s; and 61. Delve (into) -- plenty to sing about!
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night!
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NYTAnonimo said...

Nice write-up Donald and a Happy St. Patrick's Day to you. Thought you'd enjoy this timely spoof.

DONALD said...

That is so funny! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lottery winner link ("whoops"). Made me laugh out loud.

DONALD said...

She is some piece of work!

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