THURSDAY PUZZLE — The comedian Emo Philips used to tell a joke that went something like this:
A man goes to a psychiatrist for help, and the doctor gives him a chocolate Easter Bunny.
“What’s this for?” the man asks.
The doctor says: “I can tell a lot about a person by the first thing they eat off the Easter Bunny. For example, if you bite off the ears first, you are an easygoing person who is open to receiving help. If you bite off the feet first, you are averse to change and might not be that open-minded.”
The man thinks about this for a moment and asks, “What if I bite out the eyes and scream, ‘Stop staring at me!’?”
This is the complete antithesis of Stu Ockman’s sweet Thursday puzzle, of course, but I’ve always loved that joke and wanted to tell it. Also, the punchline is a hint but not a spoiler.
16A: The “Post-flood locale” is biblical, and the answer is Mount ARARAT.
20A: The “Follower of ‘My country’” is TIS, as in “My country ’TIS of thee,” the first line of the song “America.”
23A: The key words here are “impression” and “correspondence.” Also, it helps to remember that we used to write on paper (Hi, kids! Ask your folks!). What can you press on a snail-mail letter to make an impression? You would use a SEAL.
29A: I don’t know, I know plenty of people who are “Lacking a mate,” and I wouldn’t necessarily call them ODD. Oh, socks. We’re talking about socks.
57A: “Call to reserve?” sounds like someone is calling to make a reservation, but that question mark means we’re really thinking about something else. It’s a tennis clue. The call is to serve again (“reserve”), and the answer is LET, a call made by the chair judge. (Thanks to all who corrected my original “line judge.”)
11D: TIL that when you go to the stern of a boat, you have gone AREAR. You kids and your crazy nautical terms.
13D: Wordplay alert! “Several lines of music?” could be several lines from a song, but it could also (and here, does) refer to the literal lines that make up a STAFF in music.
43D: You want to prevent a MUSTy smell in your closet? Do that Marie Kondo thing where you thank your unwanted clothes for playing and fold everything else into microscopic packages, so that all your belongings take up only one sixty-fourth of the total closet space. The air that can now circulate around the tiny bits of folded clothes that are left will prevent that telltale MUSTy odor. Ms. Kondo has a hit Netflix show in which she helps people who would also like to use only one sixty-fourth of their total closet space, and it’s fascinating. I’m just a little bit obsessed with this right now. I actually own a box for my socks. But I could stop thanking and folding anytime I want to.
There are 10 pairs of eyes staring back at us from Mr. Ockman’s puzzle, but I honestly didn’t even realize they were eyes until I got to the bottom of the grid and solved the revealer at 66A. I thought it was just a neat theme that had double OO rebuses in it. Also — and this really should be in our breaking-news section — I got the rebus right away and all by myself.
Mr. Ockman offers us five Across theme entries that each have those two OO rebuses. The rebuses work for the Downs as well, but are singular.
The revealer, clued as “Adoring looks seen 10 times in this puzzle’s grid,” is GOO GOO EYES. Aww.
While working on a project in Atlanta in June 2017, someone on our team mentioned Google, and I heard “goo goo.” I thought to myself, “Wow! What a great puzzle theme,” and after an initial rejection, Will agreed. I had a lot of fun placing the 10 pairs of eyes in the grid.
The puzzle was accepted a year ago. Will’s assistant, Joel, described it better than I could in his email:
“We’re happy to say yes on your GOO GOO EYES 15x, which has a cute concept and lively theme examples. You’ve done a nice job with keeping the fill clean and interesting as well, which will add to the overall fun of the puzzle. This one should be popular with our solvers.”
Of course, I was thrilled. Hope you enjoyed solving it.
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Warning: There be spoilers ahead, but subscribers can take a peek at the answer key.
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六合拳彩44期开什么码【等】【白】【亦】【城】【和】【舒】【语】【梦】【洗】【完】【澡】，【躺】【在】【床】【上】【的】【时】【候】，【已】【经】【是】【快】12【点】【了】。 “【晚】【上】【又】【没】【上】【游】【戏】【了】。”【舒】【语】【梦】【感】【慨】【的】【说】【了】【一】【句】。 “【没】【事】，【家】【里】【挂】【着】【外】【挂】【呢】，【两】【个】【号】【都】【在】【上】【面】。”【白】【亦】【城】【大】【手】【一】【伸】，【将】【舒】【语】【梦】【搂】【进】【怀】【中】，【一】【边】【将】【她】【额】【头】【散】【落】【的】【发】【丝】【弄】【顺】，【一】【边】【说】【道】。 【舒】【语】【梦】【一】【听】，【眼】【睛】【随】【之】【一】【亮】。 “【你】【有】【挂】【着】【号】？”
“【你】【需】【要】【打】【工】【吗】？”【王】【一】【炮】【要】【吐】【血】【了】。 “【暂】【时】【来】【替】【下】【班】【而】【已】。”【圣】【苍】【穹】【淡】【淡】【的】【说】【道】。 【王】【一】【炮】：… 【邵】【月】：… 【周】【围】【所】【有】【人】：… 【这】【更】【不】【科】【学】【了】【好】【嘛】！ “【怎】【么】？【替】【班】【犯】【法】【吗】？”【圣】【苍】【穹】【看】【到】【一】【群】【人】【一】【脸】【无】【语】【的】【模】【样】，【他】【反】【而】【有】【些】【无】【语】【了】【起】【来】，“【这】【是】【我】【妹】【开】【的】【店】，【有】【问】【题】？” “【没】【有】！” 【一】【瞬】
【于】【是】【在】【零】【八】【年】【开】【始】【修】【建】【海】【斯】【运】【动】【馆】，【仅】【仅】【过】【去】【两】【三】【年】【的】【时】【间】，【在】**【上】【就】【砸】【进】【去】【六】【七】【个】【亿】【的】【资】【金】，【好】【在】【钱】【到】【位】【了】【效】【果】【也】【就】【到】【位】【了】。 【现】【在】【海】【斯】【运】【动】【馆】【无】【论】【是】【在】【名】【气】【还】【是】【业】【界】【口】【碑】【上】【都】【对】【得】【起】【砸】【进】【去】【的】【真】【金】【白】【银】，【李】【牧】【在】【网】【上】【直】【接】【一】【搜】，【映】【入】【眼】【帘】【的】【首】【先】【就】【是】【海】【斯】【运】【动】【馆】【的】【相】【关】【简】【介】。 【开】【始】【李】【牧】【还】【觉】【得】【可】【能】【是】【对】【方】【在】
6 【创】【造】【剧】【本】 【成】【文】【刚】【接】【过】【盒】【子】，【又】【还】【给】【曾】【启】：“【这】【个】【保】【健】【品】【老】【板】【给】【了】【不】【少】，【你】【也】【需】【要】，【写】【剧】【本】【很】【累】【的】。” 【写】【剧】【本】【当】【然】【累】，【从】【头】【开】【始】【做】【一】【个】【以】【故】【事】【叙】【述】，【情】【节】【描】【写】，【角】【色】【刻】【画】【为】【核】【心】【的】【传】【统】RPG【是】【艰】【难】【的】，【相】【当】【于】【先】【要】【写】【一】【本】【小】【说】，【写】【的】【时】【候】【构】【思】【如】【何】【改】【编】【为】【游】【戏】。 【如】【果】【有】【小】【说】，【漫】【画】【这】【样】【故】【事】【基】【础】【呢】，【那】六合拳彩44期开什么码【此】【刻】，【王】【鹤】【实】【际】【上】【正】【处】【于】【三】【个】【任】【务】，【或】【者】【说】【三】【个】【阵】【营】【的】【夹】【缝】【之】【中】。 【就】【好】【像】【身】【处】【一】【个】【十】【字】【路】【口】，【不】【同】【的】【方】【向】，【将】【会】【通】【往】【不】【同】【的】【结】【局】。 【埃】【达】【丝】【诸】【神】【同】【盟】，【系】【统】【幽】【灵】，【世】【界】【树】【之】【种】，【这】【三】【者】【分】【别】【向】【其】【发】【布】【了】【不】【同】【形】【式】【的】【任】【务】。 【而】【这】【些】【任】【务】，【似】【乎】【都】【只】【是】【告】【诉】【他】：【你】【可】【以】【这】【么】【做】，【你】【应】【该】【这】【么】【做】。 【但】【是】，【它】【们】【都】
【黄】【汉】【的】【心】【态】【好】【得】【很】，【他】【本】【来】【就】【没】【想】【着】【逼】【死】【崇】【祯】，【跟】【崇】【祯】【见】【面】【之】【时】【很】【坦】【然】，【他】【没】【有】【叩】【拜】【崇】【祯】，【也】【没】【有】【要】【求】【崇】【祯】【施】【礼】。 【而】【是】【吩】【咐】【接】【管】【了】【内】【务】【的】【方】【正】【化】【安】【排】【酒】【宴】，【拉】【着】【崇】【祯】【的】【手】【面】【对】【面】【坐】【下】【对】【酌】。 【黄】【汉】【跟】【崇】【祯】【频】【频】【碰】【杯】【的】【同】【时】【亲】【口】【保】【证】【册】【封】【禅】【位】【后】【的】【崇】【祯】【为】“【大】【汉】【帝】【国】【信】【王】”。 【并】【且】【坚】【持】【在】【文】【武】【百】【官】【和】【军】【民】【面】【前】【盟】
【乔】【思】【慕】【懒】【懒】【的】【靠】【在】【沙】【发】【上】，【玩】【着】【手】【里】【的】【书】，“【说】【说】【看】。” “【侯】【旭】【尧】【在】【林】【总】【离】【开】【后】【拿】【出】【手】【机】【看】【信】【息】，【看】【到】【信】【息】【后】【有】【些】【愤】【怒】，【接】【下】【来】【就】【是】【我】【们】【大】【家】【看】【到】【的】，【田】【银】【不】【小】【心】【扑】【掉】【了】【云】【翔】【手】【里】【的】【老】【鼠】。”【不】【知】【道】【是】【巧】【了】【还】【是】【侯】【旭】【尧】【运】【气】【不】【好】，【顾】【黎】【昕】【原】【本】【低】【头】【一】【直】【在】【处】【理】【公】【司】【的】【事】，【刚】【好】【那】【个】【时】【候】【抬】【头】【就】【被】【他】【看】【见】。 【乔】【思】【慕】
【第】383【章】 【进】【手】【术】【室】【前】，【张】【萌】【抓】【着】【代】【玉】【手】，【恳】【求】【道】，“【能】【不】【能】【别】【告】【诉】【我】【妈】？” 【她】【妈】【妈】【要】【是】【知】【道】【了】，【还】【不】【得】【气】【死】【过】【去】【啊】？【一】【而】【再】【再】【而】【三】【的】【强】【调】，【女】【孩】【子】【要】【自】【尊】【自】【重】【自】【爱】，【只】【有】【这】【样】【才】【能】【嫁】【得】【好】，【家】【里】【条】【件】【不】【好】，【也】【只】【有】【这】【样】【别】【人】【才】【能】【高】【看】【你】【一】【眼】，【可】【当】【时】【她】【脑】【子】【一】【热】【什】【么】【都】【忘】【记】【了】，【哪】【里】【还】【能】【想】【起】【来】【那】【么】【多】。