Friday, July 19, 2019

Hot fun under summertime sun; “Nemo’s Omen” (A “palindromen”); Performing a “species change” operation; Vienna, “Austrology” Seeking Greek mountaintop shade

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Schpuzzle Of The Week:
“Nemo’s Omen” (A “palindromen”)

Your mission in this schpuzzle is to provide a summary of the epic limerical poem below, titled “Nemo’s Omen. This summary will be in the form of a 66-word, 273-letter palindromic paragraph – a paragraph, that is, whose letters read the same both forward and backward.
To help you do this, clues for each of the words appear below the text of the poem. 
A Punctuation Key is also provided so you will know how the paragraph ought to be punctuated.


NEMO’S OMEN

I once knew a salt, Nemo by name
Who once captained a sloop named “Ol’ Flame,”
   When wrecked  ships were sea-floored
   Nemo winched them aboard...
Reclamation was his claim to fame.

So I called upon Nemo and urged
Him to salvage my sub, long submerged.
   Nemo charged quite a cost
   To retrieve my sub lost.
(I wish now that I hadn’t so splurged.)

Nemo sailed seven seas very vast.
Would he find my lost sub or sail past?
   Then, without a forewarning,
   Up came the rain storming
And down went “Flame’s” worn, rotten mast.

Since his “stalwart tub’s” straits were now dire
Beneath Nemo I lit a small fire
   When I asked him to row.
   To such work he said “No!”
And thus doused my attempts to inspire.

‘Twas a shame that “Ol’ Flame” couldn’t sail.
She was hot, I thought, on my sub’s trail.
   I told Nemo to trawl,
   So he let his nets fall
But his “fishing” was foredoomed to fail.

As we spanned some deep spots in the sea
We espied a “pool spot” floating free.
   From the deck we could spot some
   Torn mesh, “Nemal” flotsam,
Nemo’s dragnets reduced to debris.

Did I say, “Nemo, mend your damn net!”?
No, I couldn’t so scold him quite yet,
   For Ol’ Flame lightning drew
   And she kindled anew,
Into flames she burst, busted and wet.

Nemo boarded life rafts with his crew.
From his vessel aflame red sparks flew.
   From the blazes rafts fled.
   Nemo’s vessels bled red...
Would he row ‘til  his face became blu’?

I suggested that Nemo retire,
But at present he still is for hire.
   With one raft to his name
   Nemo trawls now for Flame,
Self-employed so he’ll not himself fire.

God damned Flame’s far-foreworn rotten mast
Which, although it was worst, still forecast
   As it fell forward down
  That Ol’ Flame would fall, drown...
For Flame’s first downfall forewarned her last.

God had blest Flame’s mast, bulb-lit back then,
But when flaming, fulfilled its omen.
   For when lightning struck Flame
   She was true to her name...
Sacrificially Nemal, Amen.

CLUES
(the numbers in parentheses indicate the letter counts of the answers)
1. Serve drinks at a bar? (4) 
2. Nautilus captain’s (5)
3. Having no awe (10) 
4. Always - a pronoun - disintegrate (4-2-5) 
5. Sylvania product - illuminated (4-3)
6. Most abysmal (5) 
7. Greatly - a non-word homophone of “to give notice” (3-8) 
8. Word describing something in Denmark (6) 
9. Spar (4) 
10. Truncated form of a “ancient” synonym (2) 
11. Moth magnet? (5) 
12. “Possessive” Verne character (5) 
13.  Toy with a tip and sometimes a string (3)
14. Word in the title of a “Pet Sounds” track (5)
15. Plural form of what Aristotle contemplated in a Rembrandt work (5)
16.  A feature story in its premier issue told how Camille and Bill survived their son’s tragic death (1)
17. Word in a Paton novel title (4)
18. Anagram of a faucet maker (4)
19. Doughty and stouthearted (8)
20. Belonging to a big bathroom fixture (4)
21. Anagram of a synonym of either “choose” or “gut” (3)
22. Word preceding “demon,” “bump” or “merchant” (5)
23. Snoozes (4)
24. “Up to the time that,” for short (3)
25. Letter with a three-letter homophone (1)
26. What one ought not do during bell-tolling (3)
27. A lineup of pretty maids or “murderers” (3)
28. Atop (2)
29. Any Emergency Medical Technician, if necessary (7)
30. Uh-uh (2)
31. Boring alternative to “Bang on the drum all day” (4)
32. Jib, for example (4)
33. Word for a particular tagger (2)
34. Bridge (4)
35. Like Jack Handy’s thoughts (4)
36. It seems that leopards are just stuck with these (5)
37.  “There ___ for the grace of God...” (3)
38. Use a fish-catching apparatus (5)
39. Word that connects “A Day” with “the Races” or “A Night” with “the Opera” (2)
40. “____ Enchanted Evening” (4)
41. “Nothing but ___,” like a “swish” (3)
42. Letter associated with the mother of Pearl (1)
43. Like Tootles, Nibs and Curly (4)
44. Hero (3)
45. Similar to snooker, but with fewer balls (4)
46. Dick and Jane’s dog (4)
47. Homophone of a synonym of “total” (4)
48. Adjectival form of Clue # 18’s answer (5)
49. Sea debris (7)
50. An assessment of income truer than the gross, (3)
51. Recently late thespian Rip (4)
52. Sculler (5)
53. Word that rhymes with “glove” (2)
54. Oodles (5)
55. Quarrel (3)
56. “Today I Learned,” in Internet slanguage shorthand (3)
57. Type of ray or brand of eCig (3)
58. Last word in a Beatles’ hit (2)
59. ___ a deer, a misspelled deer... (2)
60. Change a flat? (6)
61. An empty one makes the loudest sound, according to Plato (6)
62. Word preceding “herring” or “Lobster” (3)
63. Word in a Olive Higgins Prouty novel title (3)
64. Word in an Edna Ferber novel title (2)
65. Synonym of a homophone of the answer to Clue # 64 (4)
66. Word preceding “neutrality” (3)

Punctuation Key: 
(Note: Hyphenated words count as one word)
Place a period (.) after words #9, #15, #29, #40, #44 and #63.
Place a comma (,) after words #3, #4 , # 5, #6, #7, #11, #14, #16, #28, #36, #51 and #64.
Place a question mark (?) after words #31, #46, #54 and #58.
Place a exclamation mark (!) after words #33, #49, #60 and #66.
Place a colon (:) after word #26.
Place an ellipsis (...) after word #23.
Enclose words #55 through #63 in parentheses ( ).

The palindromic paragraph will thus appear in a form similar to the template shown immediately below:
____  ___’_  __________,  ____-__-_____,  ____-___,  _____,  ___-_______,  ______  ____.   “__’  _____,”  ____’_  ___  _____,  _____. “_  ____  ____,  ________  ___’_  ___  _____  ____...  ‘___  _  ___:  ‘___  __  _______.   __  ____?   ____  __!   ____  ____  _____,  ___  _____  __  ____.   ___  _  ____  ___.   ____  ____?   ____  _____  _______!   ___  ____,  _____  __  _____? ( ___ ‘___  ___’  __?   __  ______!   ______  ___  ___.)   __,  ____  ___!’ ”   

Appetizer Menu

Heat-Beating, Conundrum-Beating Appetizers:
Hot fun under summertime sun

🥁1. Think of a one-word response a parent might give a child, in seven letters. Drop two letters and rearrange to name a heat-beating summertime activity.
🥁2. Name a kitchen appliance in nine letters. Drop four letters and rearrange to name a gardening appliance.
🥁3. Think of a phrase in six letters that a baby might say. Shift each letter six places later in the alphabet to name a Hawaiian garment suitable for summertime wear in the lower-48 mainland states.
🥁4. Think of a two word phrase for a symptom of illness. Change the last two letters to a T to get a summertime meteorological phrase.
🥁5. Think of a treatment for sunburn (and other summertime scourges) in eight letters whose name is a concatenation of four US state postal codes.


MENU

A Bird Of Two Different Colors Slice:
Seeking Greek mountaintop shade

1. Add a letter to a word of exclamation and rearrange the letters of the result to form a common implement.
2. Add a letter to this implement and rearrange the letters to form a Greek mountain dweller who fell in love with a true narcissist.
3. Add a letter to this mountain dweller and rearrange the letters to form a color.
4. Add a letter to this color and rearrange the letters to form a synonym of “color” and a bird of mythical proportions.
Now take the four letters you added at each step, in order, to form a second color. The plumage of the bird of mythical proportions displays this second color as well as the first color (the one formed by adding a letter to the Greek mountain dweller and rearranging).
What are these two colors?

Riffing Off Shortz And Berlin Slices:
Vienna, “Austrology”

Will Shortz’s July 14th NPR Weekend Edition Sunday puzzle, created by Eric Berlin, reads: 
Take an 11-letter word with two D’s in it. If you drop both D’s, you’ll get a world capital followed by a sign of the zodiac. What’s the 11-letter word?

Puzzleria!s Riffing Off Shortz And Berlin Slices read:
ENTREE #1:
Change one letter in the name of a nation to form a sign of the zodiac. What is this sign?
ENTREE #2:
Take a world capital followed by a sign of the zodiac. Remove the first two letters of this result to name an important and versatile scientist from the past. 
Who are this scientist, capital and zodiac sign?
ENTREE #3:
Print a U.S. state in capital letters. Rotate a letter in the state 90 degrees to form a new word. 
Replace this word with a synonym. The result, when you place an Italian Isle in front of it, is a sign of the zodiac. 
What are this state, isle and sign.  
ENTREE #4:
Place a nation in Africa and a nation’s capital in South America side-by-side. Remove seven total letters from the ends, leaving a sign of the zodiac. Rearrange the removed letters to form a continent and a year within the five-year reign of pope whose first name was a different sign of the zodiac.
What are this nation and nation’s capital, the sign of the zodiac, the continent and the year in the reign of the zodiac-named pope?  
ENTREE #5:
Remove the fourth, sixth and eighth letters from a world capital, keeping them in order to spell a three-letter article of clothing. 
Reinsert in the fourth letter’s position a new letter that is used to indicate a common size of a part of the 3-letter article of clothing you spelled. 
The result is a sign of the zodiac.
What are the world capital, the three-letter article of clothing, and the sign of the zodiac?
ENTREE #6: 
Take a 14-letter adjective that, when paired with an 11-letter plural noun, forms possible grounds for divorce. Drop from this adjective the letters of a natural resource found in the ground. If you rearrange the remaining letters you can form a world capital and a Texas university... or you can instead rearrange them to form the name of a puzzle-maker. 
What is the 14-letter adjective? 
What are the capital and university?
Who is the puzzle-maker? 


Dessert Menu

Colorful Creatures Dessert:
Performing a “species change” operation

One letter occurs four times in the combined letters in the names of a color and a creature. Replace each with the letter four places later in the alphabet to form two new words that are both names for a second creature. 
What color and creatures are these?

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27 comments:

  1. I've been at the Schpuzzle for much of the night. It's fascinating. However, I've gone over and over the portion around #57 and #58, and when comparing to the other direction, can only conclude that there is an extra letter in there somewhere. Could you please double check, because it's driving me crazy? I'm stuck on a few (such as the adjectival form of #18, because it seems to me that needs much MORE than 5 letters, not puzzle-wise, but word-wise), and the fishing apparatus, and the whole Beatle's two-letter last word/ 'ray or ecig' word (but that is where the seemingly extra letter occurs) and several others, but I can't rip myself away, despite having stuff I MUST get done, ahead of my son's wedding in just two weeks!

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  2. Never mind the extra letter thing above, I just found (going through to do punctuation) that I'd put an extra letter myself on #59! Back to the drawing board...but at least I finally reazlied I'd put in #18 backwards, so the adjectival thing became clear. A few more still to figure out...

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  3. Hello all,
    Have solved all except Con #1 and the [massive] SOTW.
    Decided to leave the SOTW to last, as at first I thought it was like a cryptic crossword (it is not). Plus I had to find a new pad of paper to hold the SOTW! nafoeg

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    1. Yeah, I managed to work out all the Cons except #1, as well, plus the Bird slice. I haven't even LOOKED yet at the Entrees or Dessert, having gotten wrapped up in that Schpuzzle!

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  4. I have it all now, EXCEPT for the very middle word, #29. Google hasn't been helping, and I can't seem to use the actual poem to sleuth it out.

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  5. Holy FSM Lego, are you trying to kill us with this Schpuzzle?

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  6. Whew, after this marathon session, I'm done with everything except that Con #1 and #29 of yon Schpuzzle....this was completely crazy! On to bed....

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  7. Have solved the SOTW, including the elusive #29. Knowing its properties, it is easy to find #29 in a short list by googling these properties.

    So now only Con #1 is left...
    geofan nafoeg

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    1. Oops, my participle is dangling...

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    2. I got your drift, geo, and now have #29 myself! Duh, should have thought of that angle....but it had been a VERY long puzzling night!

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  8. Good Lord, Lego, WTF with the puzzles this week?!
    At first glance I got a few Entrees(#1, #3, and most of #6), and Conundrum #3, but I go away for a few days to FL and you do all this? Hints please!!!
    I haven't even got the time for the novel that is the Schpuzzle! BTW We're all fine down here in the Sunshine State, though it has rained here tonight(thanks, Barry!). We'll discuss the puzzles back home in AL. It's all too much here!

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  9. Well, I now have a possible answer for Con #1, but it only applies to an autocratic Parisien parent.

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  10. I finally have an answer for Con #1, too, which could well be wrong, but at least it seems to meet the requirements. I'm worn out from consulting thesaurus pages!

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  11. Late Monday Hints:

    Schpuzzle:
    I am not sure how to give hints for this palindrome puzzle. I would be open to giving hints for some of the tougher clues, but which are the ones that seem tough to you solvers?

    Conundrums:
    1. The parent's response likely follows a child's query in the form "W_ _?" or "W_ _ N_ _?"
    The heat-beating summertime activity really gets you out of the sun.
    2. The kitchen appliance sounds like something you might see at the beach on a very calm day.
    The gardening appliance, if you replace its first letter with a duplicate of its last, is somethging else you might see at the beach.
    3. Dolls... Cows. T
    4. The first phrase may be associated with "porcelain god-worship." The second phrase may be associated with the answer to the "Easy As Pie Slice: A self-referential state," in this October 2014 edition of Puzzleria!
    5. Might beachgoers be called sea-"coasters"?

    ABOTDCS:
    The exclamation and implement both rhyme with the second syllable of the mountain dweller and the first syllable of the color you found first.

    ROSABS:
    ENTREE #1:
    Late in 2003, Dubya promised the U.S. would help “build a more free and prosperous” (NAME OF COUNTRY) if the country would first achieve “internal reform.”
    ENTREE #2:
    The scientist was mentioned in Queen's signature song. The world capital's country sounds like a title gal in a Beach Boys song (No, it's not Bomb, Bomb, Bomb. Bomb, Bomb Iran!)
    ENTREE #3:
    Therte just are NOT that many Italian isles. Find one that looks promising and work backward.
    ENTREE #4:
    The nation in Africa anagrams to something found in a box bearing a flag. The nation’s capital in South America is not Rio.
    ENTREE #5:
    The world capital is not Sydney.
    ENTREE #6:
    The world capital is not Bonn.

    Dessert:
    Both creatures like water. Minnesotans enjoy an advantage in sussing out the color.

    LeGoVikes!

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  12. I got every odd-numbered Conundrum, all Entrees except #5, and the bird puzzle. Don't expect me to even attempt the Schpuzzle. It's way too much(especially this close to Wednesday)! I also got most of #6, but not the Texas university or world capital. I got the puzzlemaker's name and the grounds for divorce. I've been way too busy, for obvious reasons. But that Schpuzzle is out, IMHO! Could use a little help with Entree #5 and the Dessert, though.

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  13. Early Wednesday Hints:

    Conundrums:
    2. The kitchen appliance: 1,001 in ancient Rome + one of 24 blackbirds baked in a delicious humble pie + word before "Maria" in a hymn
    4. The second phrase may be associated with the climate in Arizona: "Sure, it may be hot down here in Tucson, but it's a ___ ____."

    SLICE:
    Add a C to the bird of mythical proportions and rearrange to form a 4-letter blackbird... Begin the puzzle with OH, then go HOE...


    ROSABS:
    ENTREE #5:
    The world capital ends with a Yogi's surname.

    Dessert:
    The creature known by two names has a shell. People confuse the other creature with a Miami team nickname.

    LegoLivesInMinnesotaTheLandOfTheColorOfRainAndPeopleEaters

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  14. I'm sorry, I don't have the patience for the Schpuzzle.
    BECAUSE > SCUBA (post-hint)
    MICROWAVE > MOWER
    GOO GOO > MUU MUU
    DRY HEAVE > DRY HEAT (post-hint)
    CALAMINE
    OH, HOE, ECHO, OCHRE(or OCHER), HUE & ROC, ECRU
    LIBYA >LIBRA
    KIGALI (Rwanda) + LEO > GALILEO
    MAINE > MAIZE > CORN > CAPRICORN (sans hint)
    IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES contains ERIC BERLIN, that's all I can do
    PURPLE PORPOISE > TURTLE TORTOISE (post-hint)
    After the later hints: CANBERRA > BRA CANCER

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  15. Same answers as Paul, with additional items as noted. The "right" answer to Con #1 I only got after the first Tues hint - all others I solved by Sat evening (including the SOTW that I left until last).

    SOTW (text of palindrome, easier than filling in a 66-item numbered list):
    TEND NEMO'S WONDERLESS, EVER-IT-ERODE, BULB-LIT, WORST, FAR-FORWORN, ROTTEN MAST. OL' FLAME, NEMO'S TOP SLOOP, BUSTS. O, LATE NEMO STALWART TUB'S TOP SPEED NAPS... 'TIL I ASK: ROW ON, REVIVER. NO WORK? SAIL IT! SPAN DEEP SPOTS, BUT TRAWL AT SOME. NET A LOST SUB. POOL SPOT? SOME NEMAL FLOTSAM! NET TORN. ROWER OF RAFTS? (ROW 'TIL BLU' BE? DO RETIRE! VESSEL RED NOW.) SO, MEND NET!

    Con #1: (pre-hints) SILENCE! / SEINE (river in Paris) Post-hint BECAUSE. / SCUBA

    Entrée #4 MALI + BRASILIA => LIBRA + MLI + ASIA
    Entrée #6 IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES - COAL => ERIC BERLIN or RICE + BERLIN.

    I chuckled on solving Entrée #3. Solving the SOTW was straightforward (if a bit tedious) if one started from both ends and worked inwards to #29.
    geofan

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  16. Appetizer Menu
    Conundrums
    1. BECAUSE, SCUBA
    2. MICROWAVE, MOWER
    3. GOOGOO, MUUMUU
    4. DRY HEAVE, DRY HEAT
    5. CALAMINE(California, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska)
    Menu
    OH
    HOE
    ECHO
    OCHER
    HUE, ROC
    ECRU
    Entrees
    1. LIBYA, LIBRA
    2. KIGALI(Rwanda)+LEO=GALILEO
    3. MAINE, MAIZE, CAPRI+CORN=CAPRICORN
    4. MALI, BRASILIA, LIBRA, MLI, ASIA
    5. CANBERRA, BRA, CANCER
    6. IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES, COAL, RICE, BERLIN(or ERIC BERLIN)
    Dessert
    PURPLE, PORPOISE, TURTLE, TORTOISE
    Lego, you know I love your work, but please don't ever do a Schpuzzle like that again!-pjb

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  17. Sorry, I totally forgot it was answer day, as I'm in the middle of a crisis...my old van has been given the death sentence, so I am a stress case.

    SCHPUZZLE:

    1. TEND
    2. NEMO'S
    3. WONDERLESS,
    4. EVER -IT-ERODE,
    5. BULB-LIT,
    6. WORST,
    7. FAR-FOREWORN,
    8. ROTTEN
    9. MAST.
    10. "OL
    11. FLAME,"
    12. NEMO'S
    13. TOP
    14. SLOOP,
    15. BUSTS.
    16. "O,
    17. LATE
    18. NEMO,
    19. STALWART
    20. TUB'S
    21. TOP
    22. SPEED
    23. NAPS .....
    24. TIL
    25. I
    26. ASK:
    27. ROW
    28. ON,
    29. REVIVER.
    30. NO
    31. WORK?
    32. SAIL
    33. IT !
    34. SPAN
    35. DEEP
    36. SPOTS,
    37. BUT
    38. TRAWL
    39. AT
    40. SOME.
    41. NET
    42. A
    43. LOST
    44. SUB.
    45. POOL
    46. SPOT?
    47. SOME
    48. NEMAL
    49. FLOTSAM !
    50, NET
    51. TORN,
    52. ROWER
    53. OF
    54. RAFTS?
    55. (ROW
    56. TIL
    57. BLU
    58. BE?
    59. DO
    60. RETIRE !
    61. VESSEL
    62. RED
    63. NOW.)
    64. SO,
    65. MEND
    66. NET !

    CONUNDRUMS:

    1. My initial answer: CONSENT => CONES; But post-hint answer: BECAUSE => SCUBA

    2. MICROWAVE -=> MOWER

    3. GOO GOO => MUU MUU

    4. MAJOR HEAVE => MAJOR HEAT

    5. CA/LA/MI/NE [lotion], although CALADRYL is much more effective...but it won't fit the puzzle requirements!

    BIRD SLICE:

    1. OH plus E => HOE
    2. Plus "C" => ECHO
    3. Plus "R" => OCHRE
    4. PLUS "U" => ROC & HUE; ECRU

    ENTREES:

    1. LIBRA => LIBYA

    2. KIGALI & LEO => GALILEO

    3. MAINE => MAIZE => CORN => (CAPRI)CORN

    4. MALI & BRASILIA => Remove 'MA' & 'SILIA' => LIBRA plus ASIA & MLI (1051, Pope Leo IX)

    5. CANBERRA => BRA; CANCER [This is not the first time this same article of clothing has appeared in P!]

    6. IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES => Drop COAL => RICE & BERLIN or ERIC BERLIN

    DESSERT: PURPLE & PORPOISE => TURTLE & TORTOISE

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  18. (VT, Hope you get your van situation resolved.)

    This week's answers for the record, part 1:

    Schpuzzle Of The Week:
    “Nemo’s Omen” (A “palindromen”)
    Answer:
    Tend Nemo’s wonderless, ever-it-erode, bulb-lit, worst, far-foreworn, rotten mast. “Ol’ Flame,” Nemo’s top sloop, busts.
    “O late Nemo, stalwart tub’s top speed naps... ‘til I ask: ‘Row on, reviver. No work? Sail it! Span deep spots, but trawl at some. Net a lost sub. Pool spot? Some Nemal flotsam! Net torn, rower of rafts? (Row ‘til blu’ be? Do retire! Vessel red now.) So, mend net!’ ”
    ANSWERS TO CLUES:
    1. Look after, 4, TEND
    2. Nautilus captain’s, 5, NEMO'S
    3. Having no awe, 10, WONDERLESS
    4. A hyphenated word: always/a pronoun/disintegrate, 4-2-5, EVER-IT-ERODE
    5. A hyphenated word: Sylvania product/illuminated, 4-3, BULB-LIT
    6. Most abysmal, 5, WORST
    7. A hyphenated word: greatly/a nonword homophone of “to give notice,” 3-8, FAR-FOREWORN
    8.Word describing something in Denmark, 6, ROTTEN
    9. Spar, 4, MAST
    10. Truncated form of “ancient,” 2 OL'
    11. Moth magnet? 5, FLAME
    12. “Possessive” Verne character, 5, NEMO'S
    13. Toy with a tip and sometimes a string, 3, TOP
    14. Word in the title of a “Pet Sounds” track, 5, SLOOP
    15. Plural form of what Aristotle contemplated in a Rembrandt work, 5, BUSTS
    16. A feature story in its premier issue told how Camille and Bill survived their son’s tragic death, 1, O
    17. Word in a Paton novel, 4, LATE
    18. Anagram of a faucet maker, 4, NEMO (MOEN)
    19. Doughty and stouthearted, 8, STALWART
    20. Belonging to a big bathroom fixture, 4, TUB'S
    21. Anagram of a synonym of either “choose” or “gut,” 3, TOP
    22. Word preceding “demon,” “bump” or “merchant,” 5, SPEED
    23. Snoozes, 4, NAPS
    24. “Up to the time that,” for short, 3, 'TIL
    25. Letter with a three-letter homophone, 1, I
    26. What one ought not do during bell-tolling, 3, ASK
    27. A lineup of pretty maids or “murderers,” 3, ROW
    28. Atop, 2, ON
    29. Any EMT, potentially, 7, REVIVER
    30. Uh-uh, 2, NO
    31. Boring alternative to “Bang on the drum all day,” 4, WORK
    32. Jib, for example, 4, SAIL
    33. Word for a particular tagger, 2, IT
    34. Bridge, 4, SPAN
    35. Like Jack Handy’s thoughts, 4, DEEP
    36. What leopards cannot change, 5, SPOTS
    37. “There ___ for the grace of God...” 3, BUT
    38. Fish-catching apparatus, 5, TRAWL
    39. Word that connects “A Day” with “the Races” or “A Night” with “the Opera,” 2, AT
    40. “____ Enchanted Evening,” 4, SOME
    41. “Nothing but ___,” like a “swish,” 3, NET
    42. Letter associated with the mother of Pearl, 1, A
    43. Like Tootles, Nibs and Curly, 4, LOST
    44. Hero, 3, SUB
    45. Similar to snooker, but with fewer balls, 4, POOL
    46. Dick and Jane’s dog, 4, SPOT
    47. Homophone of a synonym of “total,” 4, SOME
    48. Adjectival form of Clue # 18’s answer, 5, NEMAL
    49. Sea debris, 7, FLOTSAM
    50. An assessment of income truer than the gross, 3, NET
    51. Recently late thespian Rip, 4, TORN
    52. Sculler, 5, ROWER
    53. Word that rhymes with “glove,” 2, OF
    54. Oodles, 5, RAFTS
    55. Quarrel, 3, ROW
    56. “Today I Learned,” in Internet slanguage, 3, 'TIL
    57. Type of ray or brand of eCig, 3, BLU'
    58. Last word in a Beatles’ hit, 2, BE ("LET IT BE")
    59. ___ a deer, a misspelled deer..., 2, DO
    60. Change a flat? 6, RETIRE
    61. An empty one makes the loudest sound, according to Plato, 6, VESSEL
    62. Word preceding “herring” or “lobster,” 3, RED
    63. Word in a Olive Higgins Prouty novel title, 3, NOW ("NOW, VOYAGEUR")
    64. Word in an Edna Ferber novel title, 2 SO ("SO BIG")
    65. Synonym of a homophone of Clue # 64’s answer, 4, MEND
    66. Word preceding “neutrality,” 3, NET

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  19. This week's answers for the record, part 2:
    Appetizer Menu

    Sun-Beating, Conundrum-Beating Appetizer:
    Hot fun under the summertime sun
    1. Think of a one-word response a parent might give a child, in seven letters. Drop two letters and rearrange to name a heat-beating summertime activity.
    Answer:
    BECAUSE, SCUBA
    2. Name a kitchen appliance in nine letters. Drop four letters and rearrange to name a gardening appliance.
    Answer:
    MICROWAVE, MOWER
    3. Think of a phrase in six letters that a baby might say. Shift each letter six places later in the alphabet to name a Hawaiian garment suitable for summertime wear in the lower-48 mainland states.
    Answer:
    GOO GOO, MUUMUU
    4. Think of a two word phrase for a symptom of illness. Change the last two letters to a T to get a summertime meteorological phrase.
    Answer:
    DRY HEAVE, DRY HEAT
    5. Think of a treatment for sunburn (and other summertime scourges) in eight letters whose name is a concatenation of four US state postal codes.
    Answer:
    CALAMINE

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    A Bird Of Two Different Colors Slice
    Seeking shade atop a Greek mountain
    Add a letter to an exclamation and rearrange the letters of the result to form a common implement.
    Add a letter to this implement and rearrange the letters to form a Greek mountain dweller who fell in love with a true narcissist.
    Add a letter to this mountain dweller and rearrange the letters to form a color.
    Add a letter to this color and rearrange the letters to form a bird of mythical proportions.
    Take the four letters you added, in order, to form another color. The the plumage of the bird of mythical proportions contains this color, as well as the color formed by adding a letter to the Greek mountain dweller and rearranging.
    What are these two colors?
    Answer:
    Ecru and ocher;
    oh + e = hoe
    hoe + c = Echo
    Echo + r = ochre
    ochre + u = hue + Roc

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  20. This week's answers for the record, part 3:

    Riffing Off Shortz And Berlin Slices:
    Vienna “Austrology”
    Puzzleria!s Riffing Off Shortz And Berlin Slices read:
    ENTREE #1:
    Change on letter in the name of a nation to form a sign of the zodiac. What is this sign?
    Answer:
    Libra (Libya)
    ENTREE #2:
    Take a world capital followed by a sign of the zodiac. Remove the first two letters of this result to name an important and versitile scientist from the past. Who are this scientist, capital and zodiac sign?
    Answer:
    Galileo; Kigali (Rwanda); Leo
    ENTREE #3:
    Print a U.S. state in capital letters. Rotate a letter in the state 90 degrees to form a new word. Replace this word with a synonym. The result, when you place an Italian Isle in front of it, is a sign of the zodiac. What are this state, isle and sign.
    Answer:
    MAINE (MAIZE); Capri; Capricorn
    ENTREE #4:
    Place a nation in Africa and a nation’s capital in South America side-by-side. Remove seven total letters from the ends, leaving a sign of the zodiac. Rearrange the removed letters to form a continent and a year in Leo IX’s five-year reign as pope.
    What are this nation and nation’s capital, the sign of the zodiac, the continent and the year in Pope Leo IX’s reign?
    Answer:
    Mali; Brasilia; Libra; Asia; MLI (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Leo_IX)
    ENTREE #5:
    Remove the fourth, sixth and eighth letters from a world capital, keeping them in order to spell a three-letter article of clothing. Reinsert in the fouth letter’s position a letter that is used to indicate the size of a part of the article of clothing. The result in a sign of the zodiac.
    What are the world capital, the three-letter article of clothing, and the sign of the zodiac?
    Answer:
    Canberra (Australia); bra; Cancer
    ENTREE #6:
    Take a 14-letter adjective that, when paired with an 11-letter plural noun, forms possible grounds for divorce. Drop from this adjective the letters of a natural resource found in the ground. If you rearrange the remaining letters you can form a world capital and a Texas university... or you can instead rearrange them to form the name of a puzzle-maker.
    What is the 14-letter adjective?
    What are the capital and university?
    Who is the puzzle-maker?
    Answer:
    "Irreconcilable" (Irreconcilable - coal = irrencible = Berlin + Rice (or, Eric)
    Berlin, Rice (University); Eric Berlin


    Dessert Menu

    Colorful Creatures Dessert:
    Perfoming a species change operation

    One letter occurs four times in the combined letters in the names of a color and a creature. Replace each with the letter four places later in the alphabet to form two new words that are both names for a second creature. What color and creatures are these?
    Answer:
    Turtle, tortoise; (Purple, porpoise)

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