Sep 25, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016, C.C. Burnikel

TITLE: BRAND RECOGNITION

C.C., our leader here at Camp Crossword, has presented us with a lovely Sunday puzzle where nine theme entries are two word phrases where the first word starts with a T and the second with an M. Therefore her reveal also had this characteristic:


108. Corporate identifier whose symbol is common to nine other puzzle answers : TRADE MARK - with the themed TM on the symbol




Here are C.C.'s  nine TM entries

23. Alternative to Samoas : THIN MINTS - All right, Morgan, you know we're taking 5 boxes of THIN MINTS. What else ya got?

25. Model S automaker : TESLA MOTORS - Plug and go! Founded by 48. 25-Across CEO Musk : ELON



36. Where many races are run : TRACK MEET - Usain's going about 28 mph! He'd give that TESLA a race for a while!



54. Hunting guide of a sort : TREASURE MAP - You can buy a replica of the TREASURE MAP and the Emerald from Romancing The Stone online.




73. It starts at love : TENNIS MATCH - Gotta love this clue! Omahan Andy Roddick's 150+mph serves got the match off love (zero) quickly!




90. Flier with striped wings : TIGER MOTH - Also see 21 Across below




105. Place for emoji : TEXT MESSAGE - Mom might have to look for an I'm Sorry emoji for her last entry




38. "Utopia" author : THOMAS MORE - Some say Sir Thomas's book of this mythical island was a prototype for a communist society with no private property or competition. Others think it was a satire of 16th century society.




43. "Now!" : THIS MINUTE - A handy parental phrase




Here is the rest of C.C.'s TRADEMARK sparkling fill:


Across


1. "I Am __": recent Jenner documentary : CAIT 


5. Parlor order : MALT


9. Home of Spaceship Earth : EPCOT - The ® means it is a registered ™




14. Choker part : CLASP


19. Hanging out, say : IDLE


20. Many a Jordanian : ARAB


21. Touches the clouds : SOARS - de Haviland's TIGER MOTH as it SOARS into the sky (alt. for 90 Across theme answer)




22. Constraint : LIMIT


27. Fights : GOES AT IT - There was a lot of pain for those who chose to GO AT IT with with 81. Legendary fighter : ALI




28. "__ do it!" : LET'S - I had to abandon Nike's JUST


29. Online handle : USER ID


30. Anxious med. condition : OCD 




31. Coffee shop amenity : FREE WIFI


33. Flower from the Greek for "star" : ASTER


35. Overtime causes : TIES


38. Vocal syllable : TRA


41. Madness may involve one : METHOD


44. Bread sometimes dipped in dal : NAAN - NAAN and Dal Nirvana




45. Hit the runway : LAND - Sully tells the story where the plane did LAND but, uh, not on LAND


46. China problem : CHIP


47. Cookout leftovers : ASHES


48. Gobbles up : EATS


49. Complete : END


50. Ice cream alternative, casually : FROYO




51. Mai __ : TAI

52. Snow house : IGLOO


57. Sound of disapproval : HISS - A melodrama staple


59. "Take your time" : NO HURRY - NO HURRY, Mom!




61. __ spray : NASAL


62. Versace headquarters : MILAN


64. Equine color patterns : ROANS


66. Tips that are often dropped : HINTS


67. Bathroom fixture : BIDET - Tired on waiting for my SIL, my BIL brushed his teeth using water from one in Assisi! 


68. "Four Quartets" poet : T.S. ELIOT


70. Blue books? : SMUT


77. "The Princess Bride" co-star : ELWES


79. Nebraska native : OTO - Bronze statues in Ft. Calhoun, NE commemorating the 1804 Council between Lewis and Clark and the OTO people




80. Flu symptoms : AGUES


82. Bass part : GILL


83. "We'll always have __": Rick, to Ilsa, in "Casablanca" : PARIS


85. Shame : PITY


86. Stud starter : ANTE - If you're gonna play stud poker for money, ya gotta ANTE!


87. Exercises on a path : JOGS


88. Holey bread : BAGELS


89. Dallas-to-Memphis dir. : ENE 


92. Barcelona-born surrealist : MIRO and 37. Bauhaus artist : KLEE - Artistic members of our group will immediately know which man painted Harlequin's Carnival




93. "King Kunta" rapper Kendrick __ : LAMAR - I googled the lyrics...


94. Reaction to an insult, maybe : ICY STARE


96. See 35-Down : ACT 35. With 96-Across, bad thing to be caught in : THE 


99. Remington of '80s TV : STEELE


102. "My Way" lyricist : ANKA - Paul said he was moved by the depth Elvis brought to this song


103. Newspapers, radio, etc. : OLD MEDIA - Now it's http://www.zip recruiter.com and others




109. Peace Nobelist Root : ELIHU 


110. Unexpected, in a way : EARLY


111. __ Alto : PALO


112. Click sources : MICE


113. Dished (out) : METED - In Thomas More's UTOPIA, all were METED out the same amount


114. Uses a keyboard : TYPES


115. Layered haircut : SHAG


116. Many are named for presidents : ERAS



Down


1. "Fueling Good" gas brand : CITGO


2. For a specific purpose : AD HOC


3. Ashamed admission : I LIED


4. Column of numbers : TENS


5. Bistro bigwig :  MAITRE D'   


6. __ Army: Palmer's fans : ARNIE'S


7. Starbucks offering : LATTE - It's not a MIRO or KLEE, but it looks pretty!




8. "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee" channel : TBS 


9. Gloria of pop : ESTEFAN


10. Like some justice : POETIC - In Shawshank Redemption, innocent Andy Dufresne escapes after 20 years in prison and gets the corrupt warden arrested for money laundering. Yay!


11. Mama of pop : CASS


12. Magic, on sports tickers : ORL


13. PreCheck org. : TSA - With TSA Pre√, you can avoid this




14. Place for skeletons? : CLOSET - They won't stay there if you run for office!


15. Fanta size : LITER


16. Don Juan's love : AMOR


17. Microsoft : Cortana :: Apple : __ : SIRI


18. Combat vet's affliction : PTSD - It was probably Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that greatly changed my  grandfather after service in France in WWI 


24. Family members? : MAFIOSI


26. Not bright, as colors : MUTED


28. Istanbul coins : LIRAS


32. Serena Williams has been its year-end #1 player since 2013 : WTA TOUR - Women's Tennis Association Tour


33. Name on the range : AMANA


34. Ships : SENDS


39. Saudi money : RIYAL - A Whopper meal costs SR20.00 in Jeddah


40. Per unit : A POP


41. "Do the __!" : MATH


42. Morales of "Criminal Minds" : ESAI


44. Lye, in the lab : NAOH - Sodium Hydroxide or NaOH



46. Wave parts : CRESTS

50. "Social Studies" author Lebowitz : FRAN

53. Pesky swarm : GNATS - They've been terrible this summer and seem to like OFF


54. Odor source : TRASH


55. Ex-Cub Sandberg : RYNE


56. Get together : UNITE - Haley Mills sang Let's Get Together in the cheesy Disney movie Parent Trap in 1961. I had such a crush on her!




58. Oscar winner Poitier : SIDNEY

60. Campus cadets' org. : ROTC


63. Fragrant necklaces : LEIS


65. Where to see runners : SLEIGHS


66. Call of the wild : HOWL


67. Get going : BEGIN - The hardest part of some projects


69. Societal problems : ILLS


71. Elec., e.g. : UTIL - I wonder what Clark Griswold's Elec. Util. bill is in December




72. Eighty-six : TOSS - There are many fun ideas about the origin of this phrase


73. Crime scene barrier : TAPE


74. Comics read vertically : MANGA - Japanese comic form traditionally read right to left. Now found all over the world.




75. Crop in a lab, say : ALTER


76. Stadium section : TIER


78. "Oh, puh-leeze!" : SPARE ME


82. Prankster's cry : GOT 'YA


84. "A long time __ in a galaxy ... " : AGO


86. Rock singer Mann : AIMEE


87. Burdens for horses : JOCKEYS - This is where you guys get off!




88. Spaniel, for one : BIRDDOG - Also a fun song by the Everly Brothers


90. Yeshiva reference : TALMUD


91. Work the crowd : MINGLE


92. Youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate __ Yousafzai : MALALA - If you need a hero, may I offer this young woman who stood up to the Taliban in Pakistan for the right to educate women




93. Underworld river : LETHE - A tributary for the Styxx?

95. Yeshiva reference : TORAH


96. Storied firefighter Red : ADAIR


97. Roughly : CIRCA


98. Viewpoints : TAKES - Brilliant SNL parody




99. Cherry throwaway : STEM


100. Cast lead-in : TELE


101. Way out : EXIT


102. Group concerned with aging : AARP


104. Palindromic plus-size model : EMME - EMME Aronson




106. Prepared : SET


107. For example : SAY


108. Pulls a Charmin shenanigan, briefly : TPS


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Notes from C.C.

1) Thanks for the fantastic wrap-up, Gary! You added so much sparkle.

2) Boomer and I met with long-time blog reader Jim Bordoni and his lovely wife Diane yesterday. It's fun talking with Jim about our blog and the regulars. Jim keeps track of his solving time for each LAT puzzle. He has met Garlic Gal and Chickie in person. Chickie knows Diane's mother, small world! 

Jim used to have his own winery and gifted me and Boomer this special bottle of wine. Now he coaches high school cross country running. Their son (graduate student at Georgia Tech) was here in Minneapolis running the Roy Griak Invitational (cross country meet). Both Jim and Diane are avid runners. Diane runs 5 times (3 miles minimum) a week!