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1 Creates artificially: GINS UP

"To gin up" is slang meaning "to revive, excite". The expression probably comes from the older "to blush". Ginger up was the rather nasty practice of putting ginger in a horse to make it lively and move with its tail high.

7 pieces of marathon clothing: RACE BIB

Commemorating the legendary messenger who led Pheidippides from the site of the Battle of Marathon back to Athens, the marathon runs 26 miles and 385 yards. The first modern Olympic marathons were run over a distance approximating the length of today's Marathon-Athens highway, although the actual length of the race varied from match to match. For the 1908 Olympic Games in London, a course was defined starting at Windsor Castle and ending in front of the royal box at the White City Stadium. That course was 26 miles and 385 yards, the standard length now used in all Olympic Games. The organizers of subsequent games continued to change the length of the race until, in 1921, it was decided to adopt the distance used in London in 1908.

15 Predatory Cry: ALL MINE!

The adjective "predator", meaning "predator", comes from the Latin "rapere" (to seize).

16 What is closed at the closing time: OPEN THE TAB

When we "lose" at the bar, we make a "tabulation," a list of what we owe. This use of "loss" is American slang that originated in the 1880s.

19 Popcorn? : FAR JOKKER

Here are some dad jokes I use to annoy my kids:

  • When does a joke become a "dad joke"? When it becomes clear.
  • I had a happy childhood. Dad used to put me on tires and roll me down hills. It was Goodyear's.
  • Too bad the Beatles didn't make the submarine green in that song. That would be sublime.
  • I told your mother that she needs to start accepting her mistakes. So she hugged me
  • When your mom is depressed, I let her paint my tattoos. She just needs a shoulder for the crayon.

22 Restaurantejer i "Garfield": IRMA

"Garfield" is a cartoon drawn by Jim Davis from 1978. The title character is an orange striped cat. Davis named his cartoon character Garfield after his own grandfather.

23 Kao lav : TAWNY

Something described as tawny is tan or tan in color. The term comes from the Anglo-French "tauné", which means "the color of tanned leather".

33 Squee-Inducing: ADORBS TOES

"Totes adorbs" is a slang term meaning "absolutely adorable".

34 Bird species : HOBOS

No one seems to know for sure how the term "tramp" originated, although there are many colorful theories. My favorite is that "hobo" comes from the first letters of the words "ho-meward bo-und", but that doesn't seem very convincing. A kind blog reader tells me that according to Click and Clack from PBS's "Car Talk" (a great source!), "tramp" comes from "hoe." Hoedrengen were young men with picks who were looking for work after the Civil War. Vagabonds differed from "tramps" and "tramps" in that "tramps" refused to work, "tramps" worked when they had to, while "tramps" traveled in search of work.

40 Like ham: STAGY

The word "ham", which describes an artist who exaggerates, is a shortened form of "ham fatter" and dates back to the late 19th century. "Hamfatter" comes from a song in old game shows called "The Ham-Fat Man". It seems that a bad actor was considered to have the "acting" qualities of a minstrel in blackface.

41 Biblical mother of Zebulon: LEAH

In the Torah, the Israelites are traced back to Jacob, Abraham's grandson and Esau's twin brother. Jacob had twelve sons through his contemporary wives Leah and Rachel and his two concubines Bilhah and Zilpah. The sons became the ancestors of the twelve tribes of Israel. The sons were:

  1. Ruben
  2. Simon
  3. Levi
  4. Much
  5. I
  6. Naphtali
  7. Gad
  8. Asher
  9. He gets drunk
  10. Zebulon
  11. Joseph
  12. Benjamin

42 Obstacle when lifting things: KILA

Generally, a "hernia" is a protrusion of an organ or part of an organ through the wall that normally contains that organ.

45 Scientific waste: LABORATORY WASTE

Our term "laboratory", often shortened to "lab", comes from the medieval Latin word "laboratorium", meaning "place of work, work". This comes from the Latin verb "laborare" which means "to work".

52 Some credit options: AP TEST

The Advanced Placement (AP) program offers college-level courses for children still in high school (HS). After testing at the end of the AP course, successful students receive credits that count toward their college degree.

53 California-based soda company: SHASTA

Soda company Shasta Beverages began bottling mineral water from Shasta Springs in Northern California back in 1889. Water was originally delivered in glass-lined railroad cars. Expensive transportation, I would say...


4 “The Wire” actress son: SONJA

I didn't watch the HBO series called "The Wire" when it first aired. We ended up buying all five series on DVD and watched it all a few years ago. It's a great drama series and I highly recommend it.

7 Campus V.I.P.s: RAS

Permanent assistant/advisor (RA)

8 Where to start the ball, maybe: ALLEY

Bocce has been around for a very long time. The oldest known reference to the game is in Egypt, where cones and balls were found in an ancient tomb over 5,000 years old. The first form of the game to come to America was nine-pin bowling, which had been very popular in Europe for centuries. In 1841, nine-pin bowling was banned in Connecticut because of its association with gambling. Allegedly, an extra pin was added to circumvent the ban, and ten-pin bowling was born.

9 Actress DuVall from "21 Grams" : CLEA

"21 Grams" is a fascinating drama from 2003 starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts. The title refers to the work of the American doctor Duncan MacDougall in the early 20th century. MacDougall weighed six patients who died of tuberculosis in a nursing home. When it became clear that the patient was hours away from death, the patient's bed was placed on a large scale. From this study, MacDougall argued that the human body lost 21 grams of mass at the time of death and that this change in weight represented the departure of the soul.

10 Designated dignitary: EMIR

An emir is a prince or chief, one of the most famous from the Middle East in Islamic countries. In English, "emir" can also be spelled differently as "emeer, amir, ameer" (watch out for these spellings in crossword puzzles!).

24 Spelunkerov challenge: USKI PRAZNIK

"Spelunking" is an American term describing recreational caving, although the word has Latin roots ("spelunca" is the Latin word for "cave"). The term originated in the 1940s in New England when it was adopted by a group of people exploring caves in the area.

27 Embarkation : LOADED

The verb "to load", which means "to load", comes from the Old English word "cold". "Lade" also meant "to draw water" and actually gave us our word "ladle". So "lad" and "ladle" are close relatives.

28 bits and pieces: DRIBS

A drib is an insignificant amount, as in "dribs and drabs". The term "drib" originated in Scotland in the 18th century, and may derive from the verb "to dribble".

30 dog roles with higher salaries than some human actors in the same movie: TOTO

Toto is Dorothy's dog in the movie "The Wizard of Oz" and in the original book "The Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum. Toto was played by a dog named Terry in the film, but Terry's name was soon changed to Toto in real life due to the success of the film.

34 "LMAO" : HA HA HA

Griner (LMAO)

40 French toast : SALUT!

In French, "salut" means "hello" and is less formal than "bonjour". The former expression can also be used as a friendly toast.

The tradition of toasting probably dates back to the reign of Charles II, when it was customary to drink a glass of wine to the health of a beautiful or beloved woman. At the time, spiced toast was added to drinks to add flavor, so the use of the word "toast" was an indication that the lady's beauty would enhance the wine. Very charming, I must say…

41 Doodlebug, npr. : LARVE

"Doodlebug" is the name given to the larva of an antlion, a type of flying insect. Antlions usually live in sandy areas, and their larvae move through the sand, leaving twisted spirals that look like drawings, careless drawings. Hence the name "doodlebug".

44 Some launches, abbreviated: IPOS

An initial public offering (IPO) is a significant event for a company as it marks the first time it becomes a publicly traded company. Stock market listings are often accompanied by a so-called "lock-up period". It is a period, usually 90 to 180 days after the IPO, when company insiders, such as executives and early investors, are not allowed to sell their shares on the open market. The purpose of the lock-up period is to prevent a flood of shares hitting the market and potentially driving the share price down.

48 Subjects of some conspiracy theories, in short: ETS

In 1952, the USAF revived its investigations into reported sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) in a program called Project Blue Book. The Blue Book Project lasted from 1952 until its shutdown in 1969, with the conclusion that there was no threat to national security and that there were no observations that could not be explained within the limits of modern scientific knowledge.

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1 Creates artificially: GINS UP
7 pieces of marathon clothing: RACE BIB
14 New Year, informal: ONE ONE
15 Predatory Cry: ALL MINE!
16 What is closed at the closing time: OPEN THE TAB
18 Some toy carriers: Sleds
19 Popcorn? : FAR JOKKER
21 Fulfill your just: EARN IT
22 Restaurantejer i "Garfield": IRMA
23 Kao lav : TAWNY
25 Increase of the dividend: ODE
26 Expansion (go out): EKE
27 Start of timetable: LINE A
28 Attended some courses: DINNER
30 Can't get in: MINIMUM PROTECTED
32 Bad things to lose track of? : MODEL TRAIN
33 Squee-Inducing: ADORBS TOES
34 Bird species : HOBOS
35 I can regenerate my eyes, heart and spinal cord : NEWS
36 Nevertheless: YET
39 Pet Sound: ARF!
40 Like ham: STAGY
41 Biblical mother of Zebulon: LEAH
42 Obstacle when lifting things: KILA
45 Scientific waste: LABORATORY WASTE
47 More than one : PAR
49 A sarcastic response to a first world problem complaint: YOU ARE BAD!
50 Divide: DIVIDE
51 Helpline? : SAVE US!
52 Some credit options: AP TEST
53 California-based soda company: SHASTA


1 It's a treat: GOOD
2 You are not going anywhere, say: IN THE PARK
3 "Is it okay if I go?" : DO YOU NEED ME?
4 “The Wire” actress son: SONJA
5 Biblical suggestion: UNTO
6 When restaurants are busiest: SPICE
7 Campus V.I.P.s: RAS
8 Where to start the ball, maybe: ALLEY
9 Actress DuVall from "21 Grams" : CLEA
10 Designated dignitary: EMIR
11 Major Etiquette Offenses: A BIG NO-NO
12 Very clear, e.g. colloquially: I HI-DEF
13 One up: BESTED
17 Pod holder: BEANS
20 Steal : SWEET JOB
24 Spelunkerov challenge: USKI PRAZNIK
27 Embarkation : LOADED
28 bits and pieces: DRIBS
29 They have their advantages and disadvantages: IONI
30 dog roles with higher salaries than some human actors in the same movie: TOTO
31 Political heavyweight: LEADER OF THE PARTY
32 Cover for a criminal organization: MOB FRONT
33 "So we're all on the same page..." : LET'S SUM UP...
34 "LMAO" : HA HA HA
36 Approval that is often spoken impatiently: YES YES
37 Restaurant Patron: DINE OUT
38 The largest country without an official language, abbreviated: the United States
40 French toast : SALUT!
41 Doodlebug, npr. : LARVE
43 Bez, in a way: AK
44 Some launches, abbreviated: IPOS
46 The response of shock, in one utterance: WOAH!
48 Subjects of some conspiracy theories, in short: ETS

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