If you are still unsure with some definitions, don’t hesitate to search them here with our crossword puzzle solver. Foolery was the original host of Wheel of Fortune (1975–1981), the original incarnation of Love Connection (1983–1994), Scrabble (1984–1990, and during a brief revival in 1993), Greed on Fox from 1999 to 2000, and Lingo on GUN from 2002 to 2007.
In the early 1960s he sang and played the double bass with a folk song trio called The Border men. They signed to Columbia Records and achieved a Top 40 hit with “Naturally Stoned” in 1968, bringing the duo one-hit wonder status.
Categories UncategorizedTags LA Times Crossword Post navigation The pavilion comprises glass pyramids, and opened in 1982 as home to the 3-D film “Magic Journeys”.
The usage was extended in the early 1800s (especially in the form “lanky”) to mean “awkwardly tall and thin”. 15 Umpires’s call : FOUL Back in the 15th century, “an umpire” was referred to as “a compere”, which was misheard and hence causing the dropping of the initial letter N. The term “compere” came from Old French “nonper” meaning “not even, odd number”.
The idea was that the original umpire was a third person called on to arbitrate between two, providing that “odd number” needed to decide the dispute. The 1964 film version stars Anthony Quinn in the title role, and Alan Bates.
The movie is set and was filmed on location on the island of Crete, the home of author Kazantzakis. Anthony Quinn was a Mexican-born American actor who is perhaps best known for playing the title role in the 1964 film “Zomba the Greek”.
Off the screen, Quinn was an accomplished artist, with his works being exhibited both domestically and internationally. It was a key that allowed the computer operator to stop what the peripheral was doing (cancel a print job, for example).
Ferber won a Pulitzer for her novel “So Big”, which was made into a film a few times, most famously in 1953 starring Jane Woman. Ferber also wrote “Show Boat”, “Cimarron” and “Giant”, which were adapted successfully for the stage and/or big screen.
Kevin’s first novel was “A Kiss Before Dying”, and his most famous work was “Rosemary’s Baby” which became a Hollywood hit. His best known play is “Deathtrap”, a production that is often seen in local theater (I’ve seen it a couple of times around here).
“Deathtrap” was also was a successful movie, starring Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve. He wrote “Night Shadows” and “East Beach” in the mid-nineties, both of which featured his private eye Jake Sands.
47 ER images : X-RAYS were first studied comprehensively by the German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen (also “Roentgen”), and it was he who gave the name “X-rays” to this particular type of radiation. 49 Work out regularly at the gym : GET INTO SHAPE Our word “gymnasium” comes from the Greek “gymnasium” meaning “public place where exercise is taken”.
The Greek term comes from “gym nos” meaning “naked”, as that physical training was usually done unclothed in Ancient Greece. You can visit that house today as it is on the grounds of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library.
Watergate led to the “-gate” suffix being used for many subsequent scandals, such as “Iran gate”, “Bridge gate” and “Deflate gate”. The uvula plays an important role in human speech, particularly in the making of “guttural” sounds.
He is noted for his appearances in some very big movies such as “The Godfather”, “Misery”, “A Bridge Too Far”, “Roller ball” and more recently “Elf”. He plays golf with an 8 handicap, and is a 6-Dan Black Belt Master of Gook Karate.
“Elf” was directed by Jon Favre and stars Will Ferrell in the title role, with James Can supporting and Ed Abner playing Santa Claus. It’s all about one of Santa’s elves who find out he is human and goes to meet his father in New York City.
6 Eccentric sort : KOOK “Kooky” is a slang word meaning “out there, crazy”. 7 Capek play about automatons : RUR Karl Capek was a Czech writer noted for his works of science fiction.
Capek’s 1921 play “R.U.R.” is remembered in part for introducing the world to the word “robot”. The words “automaton” and “android” were already in use, but Capek gave us “robot” from the original Czech “robot” meaning “forced labor”.
The first big job awarded to the company was from the German government, to design a car for the people. Collinsworth played as a wide receiver in the NFL for eight seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals.
During the war he rose to the level of Commander of the Army of the Potomac, and is best remembered for leading the Union forces that defeated General Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg in 1863. The Gettysburg Campaign was a series of battles fought in June and July 1863 during the American Civil War.
The campaign started with Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia invading Maryland and Pennsylvania, and ended with Lee’s escape back to Virginia after being defeated by Union troops led by Major General George G. Meade at the Battle of Gettysburg. He did much of his own make-up work, developing the grotesque appearances that became his trademark, and earning himself the nickname “the man of a thousand faces”.
Most famous were his portrayals of the title characters in the films “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1923) and “The Phantom of the Opera” (1925). Their very specialized hind legs allow them to jump up to 50 times the length of their bodies.
Most of the storyline takes place near Salinas, just south of where I live here in the Bay Area. Two of the characters in the story are brothers Cal and Aron Track, representative of the biblical Cain and Abel.
There is still some debate as to how an atoll forms, but a theory proposed by Charles Darwin while on his famous voyage aboard HMS Beagle still holds sway. Examples of De Palma films are “Carrie”, “Dressed to Kill”, “Scarface”, “The Untouchables” and “Mission: Impossible”.
We also use the term “reams” to mean a great amount, evolving from the idea of a lot of printed material. The first Mac was introduced in 1984, and I remember someone showing me one at work in those early days of personal computing.
There was a piece of white plastic connected to the main computer by a cord, and I was amazed when the guy showed me that it controlled where the cursor was on the screen. 1 Depletes, with “up” : USES … 5 Pods in Creole cuisine : OKRA 9 Theme park that retired its Illuminations show in 2019 : EPCOT 14 Tall and skinny : LANK 15 Umpire’s call : FOUL 16 Greek played by Anthony Quinn : ZOMBA 17 Bit of insurance paperwork : CLAIM FORM 19 Earlier offense : PRIOR 20 Series-ending abbr.
ETC 21 Set as a price : ASK 22 Accumulates : AMASSES 24 Letters shown in the Wheel of Fortune bonus round : RST LNE 26 PC panic key : ESC 27 No longer in style : OUT OF FASHION 34 Public tantrum : SCENE 37 Hydroplaned : SLID 38 Writer Ferber : EDNA 39 Novelist Kevin : IRA 40 Charge card charge : LATE FEE 43 Tarzan player Ron : FLY 44 Owlet’s home : NEST 46 With everything in place : NEAT 47 ER images : X-RAYS 49 Work out regularly at the gym : GET INTO SHAPE 52 __ ring: foot jewelry : TOE 53 Postgame rundowns : RECAPS 57 Domed hall : ROTUNDA 61 Watergate pres. RMN 62 Sigma follower : TAU 63 Soft palate part : UVULA 64 Fungus on an old loaf : BREAD MOLD 67 Latish wake-up hr.
TEN AM 68 James of “Elf” : CAN 69 Charitable offerings : ALMS 70 Catch by trickery : SNARE 71 Prefix with formal or final : SEMI- 72 Potter’s material associated with the end of 17-, 27-, 49- and 64-Across : CLAY 1 Worrier’s stomach woe : ULCER 2 Seasons with crystals : SALTS 3 Make official : ENACT 4 Tackle moguls : SKI 5 Cancel out : OFFSET 6 Eccentric sort : KOOK 7 Capek play about automatons : RUR 8 __ mater : ALMA 9 Toll-paying convenience : PASS 10 Sports car that has two syllables in German : PORSCHE 11 NFL analyst Collinsworth : CHRIS 12 Slender wind : OBOE 13 Seasoned sailors : TARS 18 “Hamilton” creator Lin-__ Miranda : MANUEL 23 Victor at Gettysburg : MEADE 25 Chaney of silents : LON 28 Bone: Pref.
And all the while I have unquestionably thought that the best letters to call during the bonus round are C M D and A. But watching the program last night, I realized I had no factual basis for that.
I found this website, which archives Wheel of Fortunebonusround puzzles and other associated information. 1) I am not a lone in my belief: C M D A are the four most frequently called letters at 64.6%, 59.9%, 57.9%, and 48.3%, respectively.
This just goes to show you that the bonus round puzzles are not a random sample of words from the English language–in real life, O is the fourth most common letter after E, T, and A. However, the producers intentionally pick puzzles where those letters don’t show up.
The mess in the bottom left corner is the V, J, Q, Z, X trash. G’s frequency might be overrated since a lot of those come from -ING suffixes, which you could reasonably guess if you see a word like _ _ _ _ _ N _.
Letters like C, B, or P might have an advantage in that they could appear at the beginning of words more frequently and are thus more valuable. There are a bunch of interesting questions we can now answer that I have this dataset.
Since this category always begins with a word ending in -ING, having the G be revealed in that slot is worthless to a contestant. But even if you remove those puzzles from the sample, G ranks much higher than the nearest alternatives.