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Author Topic: Honoring the July 4 crossword  (Read 706 times)


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Honoring the July 4 crossword
« on: July 04, 2018, 06:13:44 PM »
The award for today's best crossword puzzle goes to Jeffrey Wechsler:

"Love to everyone!": GIVETHEMMYBEST
"What a terrifying experience!": IWASSOSCARED 
Leave the firm to work solo: GOOUTONYOUROWN

What is "presented" in those phrases: ACTINGAWARDS

The Emmy Awards are presented annually by three sister organizations: The Television Academy honors primetime programs, the National Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences honors daytime programs, news, sports and documentaries, and the International Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences programs.

The Oscars are presented by the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and are named for bandleader Hamon Oscar Nelson, the husband of Bette Davis.....or for Oscar Pierce, a cousin of the Academy's secretary.....or perhaps neither. Nobody knows for certain.

The Tony Awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and the Broadway League and are named for Theatre Wing co-founder Antoinette "Tony" Perry. The full name of the award is The Antoinette Perry Award For Excellence In Broadway Theatre.

"Summer on the Seine" is ETE, which is not used in English. "Martinique, par exemple" is ILE, which is not used in English. "Head, in Le Havre" is TETE, which is not used in English. "Baseball legend Mel" is OTT. Mel Ott's name appears in several crossword puzzles every week. As long as crosswords exist, Mel OTT, Bobby ORR, AVA Gardner, EVA Gabor, YMA Sumac and ELLA Fitzgerald will never be forgotten.

"Muckety-muck" is NABOB. "Muckety-muck" is a variation of "high muck-a-muck," a 19th-century Chinook term for an arrogant, self-important person. A nabob was originally a provincial governor of the Mogul empire in India. The word now means a person of great wealth or prominence. It comes from the Spanish nabab.

Happy Fourth of July, everyone! In honor of the holiday, I'm wearing my hair in bangs. (Ouch!)


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