TUESDAY PUZZLE — After we first met Margaret Seikel, she was a fourth-year school pupil making her New York Times debut. She could or could not have graduated by now — Ms. Seikel is enrolled in a twin diploma program — however she is again with a scrumptious puzzle for us.
And once I say “scrumptious,” I imply this one has sizzle. As at all times, that’s hopefully a touch however not a spoiler.
32A. The nonprofit, instructional web site Khan Academy was began in 2006 by Salman “SAL” Khan as a method to offer free instructional instruments to anybody who wanted them.
34A. The LISA FRANK line of trippy rainbow designs was highly regarded when my children had been in class. They began out making college provides and stickers, however have branched out into clothes as nicely.
46A. This one made me snort, as a result of I couldn’t cease picturing SANTA as a “Seasonal supply driver?” for Amazon.
48A. “On the DL” is brief for “on the down low,” or “secretively.” To “Loop in on the DL” is to BCC somebody in an e-mail.
6D. “E.g.” clues are asking solvers for a class the merchandise within the clue would possibly fall into. On this clue, “Medical doctors With out Borders, e.g.” is a nongovernmental organization, or NGO.
8D. Yelp is a evaluation web site that started as a method for folks to charge their eating experiences at eating places, however has since expanded to evaluations of many forms of companies. It was fashionable sufficient to turn into an eponym for any evaluation of a restaurant.
29D. A double indicator clue! “M.L.Okay. Day, e.g.: Abbr.” is on the lookout for a shortened (“Abbr.”) reference to a class (“e.g.”) that M.L.Okay. Day would possibly fall into. The vacation is at all times noticed on a Monday (the class), and the abbreviation can be MON.
32D. Radiators make a SSS sound. Mine additionally make loud “thwack” and “clang” noises. I ought to most likely look into that.
45D. Pardon me whereas I stifle my gag reflex, however the reply to “Cough it up!,” which is an excellent clue, is PHLEGM.
53D. I used to be going to say “Oompa Loompas,” however on this puzzle, the “Fixtures in a chocolate manufacturing facility” are VATS.
At the moment’s Theme
Are you hungry? I’m hungry. Let’s dig across the Wordplay fridge and see what we are able to cook dinner up.
Who needs breakfast for dinner? That’s at all times good, and Ms. Seikel is supplying the breakfast meat. She has stashed a SAUSAGE LINK at 55A. The ends of the 4 theme entries are synonyms for SAUSAGE.
I’m going to spill the beans right here — which occur to go very well with SAUSAGE, in case you’re having a full English breakfast — so if you need a little bit of assist recognizing the synonyms, click on on any of the entries under.
I’m humbled and thrilled to have a second puzzle in The Occasions. I began engaged on this theme throughout a lecture on constitutional historical past in February 2020. As we mentioned the Warren Court docket, I jotted down “FELIX FRANKFURTER (16)” in my pocket book margins. I used to be later pleasantly stunned to see what number of nicknames there are for sausage.
Affiliate Justice Frankfurter didn’t make it into my remaining submission, as I selected 34-Throughout because the central themer as a substitute. I do know this entry could also be unfamiliar to some, however I’m delighted to debut a very “colourful” reply from my childhood.
I hope the puzzle brightens your day!
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