Friday’s Daily Crossword by: and edited by Rich Norris
1. Pooh-pooher of the provincial SNOB: The word ‘snobbery’ came into use the first time in England during the 1820s. It was said to have derived from the habit of many Oxford and Cambridge colleges of writing sine nobilitate (without nobility) or ‘s.nob.’ next to the names of ordinary students on examination lists in order to distinguish them from their aristocratic peers. These common, but typically wealthy students would then emulate symbols of aristocratic status (driver, maid etc.), and were then in turn mockingly identified as ‘snobs’ by the aristocrats. After the later changing of the meaning of the term ‘snob’, people with such emulation behaviour are now referred to as ‘snob victims’.
5. Round trip? ORBIT
10. Barclays Center team NETS: The Brooklyn Nets are a professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. They are a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association.
14. Irish pop group family name CORR: The Corrs are an Irish band that combines pop rock with traditional Celtic folk music. The group consists of the Corr siblings, Andrea; Sharon; Caroline; and Jim. They are from Dundalk, Co. Louth, in Ireland.
15. How most fly COACH
16. Overseas “other” OTRA
17. Start to till? ROTO-
18. With 33- and 52-Across, what 23-, 42- and 61-Across have in common EACH OF THEM
20. B-boy link AS IN
21. Foofaraw ADO: means a great fuss made over nothing important or showiness embellished unnecessarily.
22. It’s often grated ROMANO: Romano cheese is an American and Canadian term for a class of cheeses, some of them Italian, including Pecorino Romano, a hard, salty cheese, suitable primarily for grating, from which the name is derived. Per U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, Romano cheese can be made from cow, goat, and/or sheep’s milk and must be aged at least five months. Dry milk and water can be added. Milk can be bleached with benzoyl peroxide or a mixture of benzoyl peroxide with potassium alum, calcium sulfate, and magnesium carbonate. Safe artificial coloring may be added. Rennet does not need to be used and any “suitable milk-clotting enzyme that produces equivalent curd formation” suffice.
23. Intermediate level MEZZANINE: In architecture, a mezzanine or entresol is an intermediate floor between main floors of a building, and therefore typically not counted among the overall floors of a building. Often, a mezzanine is low-ceilinged and projects in the form of a balcony. The term is also used for the lowest balcony in a theatre, or for the first few rows of seats in that balcony. The word mezzanine comes from the Italian word mezzano, meaning “middle”.
26. Lets use for now LENDS
27. Skye writing ERSE
28. Tree sacred to the Druids OAK
30. Wheel man? SAJAK: Pat Sajak is a television personality, former weatherman, actor and talk show host, best known as the host of the American television game show Wheel of Fortune
33. See 18-Across ENDS WITH
38. Force on Earth, for short ONE G: G-force (with g from gravitational) is a measurement of acceleration felt as weight. It is not a force, but a force per unit mass and can be measured with an accelerometer. Since such a force is perceived as a weight, any g-force can be described as a “weight per unit mass” (see the synonym specific weight). The g-force acceleration acts as a multiplier of weight-like forces for every unit of an object’s mass, and (save for certain electromagnetic force influences) is the cause of an object’s acceleration in relation to free-fall.
39. “__ of Identity”: Conan Doyle story A CASE: Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle DL was a Scottish physician and writer who is most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.
41. __ Cakesters OREO
42. How some veggies are sold BY WEIGHT
44. Get value out of, in a way SMELT
45. Firing org.? NRA: The National Rifle Association of America is an American nonprofit organization founded in 1871 that promotes firearm ownership, as well as police training, firearm safety, marksmanship, hunting and self-defense training in the United States.
46. Massage target ACHE
48. Not now? DATED
52. See 18-Across ITS LENGTH
57. 1972 self-titled pop album OLIVIA: Olivia Newton-John, AO, OBE is an English-born Australian singer, songwriter and actress. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five No. 1 and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles and two No. 1 Billboard 200 solo albums.
59. Service support gp. USO
60. Blind element SLAT
61. Creator of Emma Woodhouse JANE AUSTEN: Emma Woodhouse is the 20-year old protagonist of Jane Austen’s novel Emma. She is described in the novel’s opening sentence as “handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and a happy disposition.” Jane Austen, while writing the novel, called Emma “a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like.” Emma is the richest of Austen’s heroines.
Emma is an independently wealthy woman who lives with her aging father in the English countryside near the village of Highbury. The novel concerns her attempts to be a matchmaker among her acquaintances and her own romantic misadventures.
Although Emma professes that she does not ever wish to marry (as she has no financial need to, having a large inheritance) she finds herself falling in love with her friend George Knightley.
63. Drop LOSE
64. Eclipse, to some OMEN
65. Sierra __ LEONE: Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa that is bordered by Guinea to the northeast, Liberia to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest.
66. Connecticut’s State Composer IVES
67. Puts turf on SODS
68. Game with doubles and triples DARTS: First played around the 1870s darts is a game whereby competitors throw small missile like arrows at a board which has targeted areas for scoring.
69. “Sesame Street” roommate BERT: Ernie and Bert were built by Don Sahlin from a simple design scribbled by Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets. Initially, Henson performed Bert and Oz performed Ernie, but after just one day of rehearsal, they switched characters. According to writer Jon Stone, the relationship between Ernie and Bert reflected the real-life friendship between Henson and Oz.
1. “Out!” SCRAM!
2. Image on a poster for Eastwood’s “Hang ‘Em High” NOOSE: Hang ‘Em High is a 1968 American Western film directed by Ted Post and produced and co-written by Leonard Freeman.
3. 2006 A.L. home run champ ORTIZ: David Américo Ortiz Arias, nicknamed “Big Papi”, is a Dominican-American professional baseball player for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. Ortiz is a designated hitter who occasionally plays first base during interleague games.
4. Period marked by copper use BRONZE AGE: The Bronze Age is a period characterized by the use of copper and its alloy bronze and proto-writing, and other features of urban civilization.
The Bronze Age is the second principal period of the three-age Stone-Bronze-Iron system, as proposed in modern times by Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, for classifying and studying ancient societies.
5. Title word with eleven, twelve or thirteen OCEAN’S
6. Tour toter ROADIE
7. Quiche Lorraine ingredient BACON
8. German I ICH
9. Title foe of Loki in a 2011 film THOR
10. “Sorry, wrong guy” NOT ME
11. Wharton’s Frome ETHAN: Ethan Frome is a novel published in 1911 by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Edith Wharton. It is set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts. The novel was adapted into a film, Ethan Frome, in 1993.
12. Vogue TREND
13. Birthplace of Pythagoras SAMOS: Pythagoras of Samos was an Ionian Greek philosopher, mathematician, and founder of the religious movement called Pythagoreanism.
19. People FOLKS
24. Ship with two zebras on it ARK
25. Long periods EONS
29. Lemon attachment -ADE
30. Blubber SOB
31. One or more ANY
32. Shylock, e.g. JEW
33. Get down EAT
34. Movement that fought stereotypes WOMEN’S LIB
35. Spleen IRE
36. Rolodex no. TEL
37. __ pants HOT-
39. Dept. with a plow on its seal AGR
40. Spiced tea CHAI
43. Columbus’s elusive destination INDIA: When the traditional land and sea routes to Asia were cut off by the rise of the Ottoman Empire, European traders looked for new ways to India and the lands beyond — not just for pepper but for other lucrative spices, and for silks and opium.
44. Ella’s English counterpart SHE
46. Nod, say ASSENT
47. “Star Wars Episode II” soldiers CLONES
48. Schools where boards may be used to measure ability DOJOS
49. Where Davy Crockett died ALAMO: Crockett became famous in his own lifetime for larger-than-life exploits popularized by stage plays and almanacs. After his death, he continued to be credited with acts of mythical proportion. These led in the 20th century to television and movie portrayals, and he became one of the best-known American folk heroes.
50. Pointed at the dinner table? TINED
51. Ties EVENS
53. Seneca, to Nero TUTOR: Lucius Annaeus Seneca was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature. He was tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero.
54. Boxer’s protection GLOVE
55. It’s a stunner TASER
56. Operation Redwing event, 1956 H-TEST
58. “__ Lang Syne” AULD: The song’s Scots title may be translated into English literally as “old long since”, or more idiomatically, “long long ago”, “days gone by” or “old times”. Consequently “For auld lang syne”, as it appears in the first line of the chorus, might be loosely translated as “for (the sake of) old times”.
62. Black or Labrador SEA
Friday LA Times Crossword Answers
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