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  SUNDAY PUZZLE — I’ll bet there are a few new readers today, and you should all feel good about being here: First of all, you’re going to just love this column and the community it hosts; and mainly, because today’s grid by Zhouqin Burnikel is whip-smart, sneaky and absolutely delicious, once you crack open its shell enough to get to the meat.

  I absolutely love slow burners like this; if you caught on before your grid was, say, three-quarters done, then bully for you and brag away, and how’s the rarefied air up there?

  If you’re still at sea as far as today’s theme goes, my advice would be to read Ms. Burnikel’s short, sweet constructor’s note and see if any light bulbs start to undim. If not, continue reading, and remember: it’s not you; it’s definitely her.

  The fill of this puzzle wasn’t nefarious for a Sunday, although there were some super-cute and gratifying misdirects, like LEO, RDA, ROMP, ART and EDDY. I also really liked clues for ECLIPSE, BISON, NINES, BLO, CLAM and TOW, among others.

  64A: Now that “content,” which is what we call entertainment these days, comes at us at an overwhelming pace, I wasn’t sure if we even did “pilot season” anymore. Apparently it does still exist (and seems to be swinging into action around now, actually): A frenzy of acquisition where networks and all those streaming channels fight over sample shows, and reward the ones they think will succeed with the chance to follow up with EPISODE I and ultimately a whole season (which we can now binge in one slothful sitting. Progress!).

  73A: It’s probably provincial of me to think of Nobu as an esoteric reference; I didn’t realize that there are now more than 70 locations all over the world. And it’s probably provincial of me to think only of sushi; the fish we’re looking for here is BLACK COD, and in this recipe, it’s marinated in a miso mixture for four days.

  81A: I didn’t struggle much with this confection, but it was a debut and I figured I’d stand up for CUP O JOE as something I know I’ve seen and heard many times in life. The puzzle hasn’t used “cuppa joe” either, apparently, and there’s room for both in the world, I think.

  3D: This is another brand name I’m going to call out as hoity-toity, mainly because of their voluptuous expense, but I’m certainly among the admirers of MOLESKINE notebooks. This is a debut, untarnished, like the three Moleskine yearly planners that I’ve bought with starry eyes and never touched. I Marie Kondo’d them out of here a few days ago; when the 2019 version gets marked down, I’m sure I will once again succumb to temptation.

  28D: This clue made me feel a bit snooty, as I’ve never thought of PORCINI mushrooms as particularly costly, but that’s because I have been thinking of common, baby portobello mushrooms as PORCINI mushrooms this whole time. It’s Italian for “piglet,” you may have known. They’re not cheap, but they’re not truffle money or as dear as Yartsa Gunbu, an edible fungus that grows in mummified caterpillars (obviously, click on that link at your own risk).

  82D: I don’t have a fascination with space, and I find movies about it a bit too claustrophobic to count as entertainment (although “Gravity” is thrilling, if you’ve never seen it, and it’s playing in Lincoln Center this weekend). When space exploration comes up, I do think how far we’ve retreated, though. I vaguely knew the name JIM LOVELL, but solved this mainly on crosses, and it is a debut.

  There are eight theme entries in the grid today, running across, each marked with an asterisk, along with one revealer at 117A. As I puttered along, I saw nothing in common among the themers, in all honesty, as I solved them in little fits and starts around the grid.

  I’ll admit, I had an inkling of something when I’d gotten 87A, “*Moved closer to home?” and 99A, “*Very soon” — STOLE THIRD and ANY SECOND. But I found no other ordinal numerals in the mix, so I left that whole train of thought in the station (I was off track anyway, to muddle the metaphor, trying to come up with some sequence that wouldn’t have worked).

  I also had a brief and misguided idea when I got 34A, “Startling disclosure,” the not-intuitive (for me) EYE OPENER. I thought we might be doing homonyms and I might need the letter “I” for something — close, but no cigar.

  It took filling in every square today, including the full hint at 117A, and then writing each theme answer from top to bottom down on paper, to reach Eureka. We started with 22A, “*Stereotypical movie outcome,” which was the idiomatic HOLLYWOOD ENDING, wrought straightforward. We had EYE OPENER, then 46A, “*Bringer of cold weather,” ARCTIC FRONT. 53A, “*Law-enforcement target,” I mistook at first as “gang-” and then fixed to RING LEADER.

  Then 69A, “*Battery boost,” which was also straightforward and therefore hard for me to understand, to be honest: JUMP START. Why hard, you ask? I had some mental block about exactly what a jump start does, and I’ve certainly had to execute one, many times.

  Between STOLE THIRD and ANY SECOND lay the last to fall, for me. I needed all the crosses, pretty much, to solve “*Help for users” as REHAB CENTER; I was determined to find a solution in a computer lab or FAQ sections, something to do with a very specific type of user.

  What assistance could we glean from 117A, “Things used for dumping … or a literal hint to the answers to the starred clues.” Did you know the trick today before you filled in DEAR JOHN LETTERS? Reader, I didn’t.

  Let’s revisit the theme answers, in order, with that “literal hint” in mind.

  What, literally, is a HOLLYWOOD ENDING? The ending of “Hollywood” — the letter D.

  What, literally, is an EYE OPENER? The opener to the word “eye” — the letter E.

  What, literally, is an ARCTIC FRONT? The front letter of “arctic” — A.

  What, literally, is a RING LEADER? What leads “ring” — R.

  I think we both know where this is going now, but I obviously don’t mind admitting that this particular breakup took me completely by surprise.

  I was so happy to find a workable J entry in the middle and a 15-letter first-themer. The other letters were more accommodating.

  Thanks, Will and team, for always making the clues more interesting.

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  What did you think?



  本港台现场直播白小姐【一】【路】【上】【白】【言】【能】【够】【明】【显】【的】【感】【觉】【到】,【树】【岛】【原】【本】【和】【谐】【的】【气】【氛】【发】【生】【了】【变】【化】。 【原】【本】【温】【顺】【的】【妖】【兽】【们】【一】【个】【个】【开】【始】【变】【得】【急】【躁】,【更】【有】【不】【少】【的】【妖】【兽】【表】【现】【出】【了】【极】【强】【的】【攻】【击】【性】。 【只】【不】【过】,【或】【许】【是】【因】【为】【沧】【澜】【之】【树】【的】【原】【因】,【此】【刻】【的】【他】【们】【还】【算】【是】【克】【制】。 【不】【然】【的】【话】,【白】【言】【这】【一】【路】【上】【或】【许】【都】【会】【被】【那】【些】【变】【得】【焦】【虑】【的】【妖】【兽】【们】【攻】【击】。 【到】【底】【发】【生】【了】【什】【么】

  【天】【色】【逐】【渐】【灰】【暗】,【要】【塞】【中】【的】【篝】【火】【越】【发】【明】【亮】,【久】【久】【不】【见】【亚】【瑟】【归】【来】【的】【索】【恩】,【心】【中】【越】【发】【担】【忧】【起】【来】。 【起】【初】,【他】【强】【迫】【自】【己】【躺】【在】【床】【上】,【希】【望】【借】【由】【睡】【眠】【让】【难】【熬】【的】【等】【待】【快】【点】【结】【束】,【但】【等】【待】【之】【所】【以】【难】【熬】,【正】【是】【因】【为】【它】【无】【法】【逃】【避】。 【无】【法】【入】【眠】【的】【他】【干】【脆】【起】【身】【来】【到】【城】【墙】【一】【侧】【的】【议】【事】【厅】,【希】【望】【能】【第】【一】【时】【间】【迎】【接】【归】【来】【的】【亚】【瑟】。 【骑】【士】【们】【显】【然】【也】【无】

  【平】【常】【被】【女】【朋】【友】【各】【种】【教】【训】【都】【傻】【笑】【的】【胡】【彦】【杰】,【此】【刻】【没】【有】【笑】,【面】【色】【无】【比】【凝】【重】。 【他】【一】【字】【一】【句】【道】:“【小】【小】,【我】【们】【之】【前】【在】【一】【起】【的】【时】【候】,【你】【总】【是】【瞻】【前】【顾】【后】,【担】【心】【好】【闺】【蜜】【的】【看】【法】,【担】【心】【我】【朋】【友】【的】【看】【法】,【我】【们】【两】【个】【在】【一】【起】,【为】【什】【么】【要】【在】【乎】【别】【人】?” “【我】……” 【于】【小】【小】【一】【怔】,【正】【要】【说】【话】,【就】【被】【胡】【彦】【杰】【继】【续】【打】【断】。 “【你】【虽】【然】【在】【外】

  【备】【战】【会】【议】【结】【束】【后】,【林】【静】【就】【简】【单】【整】【理】【了】【一】【下】【会】【议】【的】【资】【料】,【打】【包】【发】【送】【给】【了】【正】【在】101【驻】【地】【印】【刷】《【明】【日】【希】【望】【报】》【的】【瑞】【秋】。 【很】【快】【便】【收】【到】【了】【瑞】【秋】【打】【来】【的】【电】【话】。 “【可】【以】【啊】,【硬】【核】【儿】【会】【议】【啊】!”【瑞】【秋】【在】【电】【话】【的】【另】【一】【边】【对】【林】【静】【夸】【赞】【道】。 “【说】【是】【会】【议】,【其】【实】【就】【是】【对】【大】【家】【进】【行】【动】【员】,【等】【莱】【文】【市】【的】【大】【门】【真】【正】【开】【启】【的】【时】【候】,【大】【家】【都】【要】【面】

  “【不】【是】【我】【说】。【这】【肉】【类】【是】【很】【重】【要】【的】。【虽】【然】【说】【吃】【蔬】【菜】【或】【者】【是】【小】【麦】【也】【可】【以】【活】【着】,【但】【是】【我】【们】【人】【都】【是】【杂】【食】【动】【物】。【不】【吃】【肉】【类】【就】【会】【缺】【少】【很】【多】【东】【西】,【那】【些】【是】【蔬】【菜】【和】【普】【通】【的】【食】【物】【里】【面】【所】【没】【有】【的】。【尤】【其】【是】【做】【力】【气】【活】【的】【人】,【或】【者】【是】【学】【功】【夫】【的】【人】。【吃】【肉】【是】【必】【须】,【要】【不】【然】【根】【本】【就】【没】【有】【力】【气】。” 【古】【婳】【觉】【得】【算】【是】【找】【对】【了】【人】。【她】【开】【始】【鼓】【励】【起】【齐】【三】。 “本港台现场直播白小姐“【那】【么】【进】【化】【到】【了】【第】【三】【等】【级】【的】【母】【巢】,【具】【备】【怎】【么】【样】【的】【能】【力】【呢】?” 【苏】【恒】【异】【常】【期】【待】【地】【询】【问】,【这】【是】【他】【最】【大】【的】【依】【仗】,【最】【大】【的】【资】【产】,【是】【在】【这】【个】【末】【世】【笼】【罩】【的】【地】【球】【上】【立】【足】【的】【根】【本】,【不】【由】【得】【他】【不】【问】。 【母】【巢】【微】【笑】【解】【答】【说】【道】:“【即】【使】【宿】【主】【你】【没】【有】【询】【问】,【母】【巢】【也】【将】【对】【你】【进】【行】【汇】【报】——” “【第】【三】【级】【母】【巢】,【和】【前】【两】【个】【等】【级】【不】【同】【的】【是】,【她】【已】【经】【不】


  【既】【然】【张】【老】【都】【已】【经】【这】【么】【说】【了】【顾】【氏】【他】【们】【也】【没】【有】【什】【么】【办】【法】,【只】【能】【暂】【时】【先】【按】【照】【他】【说】【的】【再】【等】【两】【天】。 【好】【在】【他】【们】【也】【没】【有】【等】【多】【久】,【还】【不】【到】【一】【天】【的】【时】【间】【人】【就】【已】【经】【醒】【了】,【而】【且】【醒】【了】【以】【后】【精】【神】【看】【着】【还】【特】【别】【的】【好】。 “【暖】【暖】【你】【醒】【了】,【怎】【么】【样】,【有】【没】【有】【哪】【里】【不】【舒】【服】?【渴】【不】【渴】,【要】【不】【要】【喝】【水】?【饿】【不】【饿】,【要】【不】【要】【吃】【点】【东】【西】?” 【这】【两】【天】【顾】【氏】【几】【乎】【算】

  【风】【怀】【瑾】【眼】【眸】【一】【转】,【凑】【到】【苍】【杰】【的】【耳】【边】【将】【白】【狄】【轻】【念】【怎】【么】【对】【付】【苍】【小】【米】【的】【事】【情】【告】【知】【了】【他】,【随】【后】【挑】【眉】【道】:“【为】【了】【你】【的】【地】【位】,【白】【狄】【大】【小】【姐】【都】【这】【么】【主】【动】【了】,【你】【还】【像】【个】【榆】【木】【脑】【袋】【吗】? 【就】【算】【凤】【暇】【宫】【主】【不】【许】,【若】【是】【她】【非】【嫁】【你】【不】【可】【呢】?【苍】【戍】【王】【子】【可】【是】【嫡】【长】【子】,【这】【未】【来】【的】【皇】【位】【必】【然】【是】【他】【的】,【既】【然】【新】【君】【是】【既】【定】【的】,【那】【么】【凤】【暇】【宫】【和】【王】【子】【府】【联】【姻】【也】【是】【扶】

  【陆】【川】【风】【顾】【不】【得】【殿】【内】【其】【余】【众】【人】,【目】【光】【死】【死】【紧】【盯】【着】【殿】【中】【那】【道】【白】【光】【漩】【涡】。 【过】【了】【片】【刻】【之】【后】,【那】【道】【白】【光】【漩】【涡】【终】【于】【逐】【渐】【减】【弱】【了】【下】【来】,【速】【度】【越】【来】【越】【慢】,【直】【至】【化】【作】【一】【片】【星】【芒】【消】【散】,【而】【凤】【天】【仙】【使】【的】【身】【躯】【便】【也】【从】【其】【中】【掉】【落】【了】【出】【来】。 【韩】【立】【按】【捺】【住】【心】【中】【疑】【惑】,【朝】【凤】【天】【仙】【使】【望】【去】。 【只】【见】【其】【一】【身】【水】【甲】【早】【已】【经】【消】【失】,【浑】【身】【上】【下】【衣】【衫】【破】【碎】,【到】【处】