Tuesday, January 25, 2022 David Poole
37-Across. Freight train components ... or a hint to each group of circled letters: BOX CARS.
Note that the circles are arranged to make a "box". Rearrange the letters in the circles and you get a make of car. Altogether, we get six different cars. Top row, left to right, we get an Audi, an Opel, and a Jeep. Bottom row, right to left, we get a Mini, an Alda, and a Ford.
1. Uber alternatives: CABS. Not wines, this time.
5. Thyroid, e.g.: GLAND.
10. Managed music for a wedding reception, briefly: DJ'ED.
14. Sword handle: HILT. // And 16-Across. Olympic sport with two accents: ÉPÉE.
15. Lasso wielder: ROPER.
17. Biblical birthright seller: ESAU. The story of Jacob and Esau can be found in Genesis 25:19-34.
19. Warning from a reckless driver?: FORE. A golfing reference.
20. Lost traction: SLID.
21. Runs out of steam: TIRES.
22. MP3 player: iPOD. Sadly, Apple no longer makes iPods.
27. Artemis program org.: NASA. A program of the future.
28. Storm warning: THUNDER.
32. Medicare section for ambulance services: PART-B. There are 4 parts to Medicare.
36. Tavern tipple: ALE.
40. 911 responder, briefly: EMS. Emergency Medical Services. There are many types of EMS's.
41. Its trill begins "Rhapsody in Blue": CLARINET. A musical composition by George Gershwin.
43. D sharp equivalent: E-FLAT.
45. Singing, dancing and acting: TALENTS. We found some hidden talents last Tuesday.
46. Draped dress: SARI. Everything you wanted to know about the sari, but didn't know to ask.
48. "Yuck!": UGH. Nothing Ugh about this puzzle.
49. Really botched: MESSED UP.
53. Sous-chef's job: PREP. A sous-chef is to the chef as the vice president is to the president.
56. Decree: EDICT.
58. __ song: cheaply: FOR A.
59. Wild West Wyatt: EARP. Best known for being involved in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
60. Back biter?: MOLAR. Cute clue. I just had to have a filling replace in one of my molars.
61. Far from flashy: DRAB. Hand up if you tried Dull before Drab.
62. Gallic gal pal: AMIE. Today's French lesson
63. Carne __: taco filling: ASADA. Today's Spanish lesson. Hi, Lucina!
64. Manet medium: OILS. Not to be confused with Monet, who also painted in oils.
65. Ilk: KIND.
2. Flier's seat option: AISLE. I prefer an aisle seat when I fly.
5. On the house: GRATIS. Today's Latin lesson.
6. Nabokov title girl: LOLITA. A book that has been banned in many countries.
7. Mimic's forte: APERY.
8. Actress Campbell: NEVE. She is often seen in horror films.
9. Fran of "The Nanny": DRESCHER. She has a very nasal and annoying voice.
10. Insubordinate: DEFIANT.
11. Genre for some Tokyo-based bands: J-POP.
12. Designer Saarinen: EERO. He used to make frequent guest appearances in the crossword puzzles.
13. Monopoly card: DEED.
24. Apprehending: NABBING.
26. Maritime money handlers: PURSERS.
29. "Hamilton" climax: DUEL. He wasn't using an épée.
31. Remainder: REST.
32. Treaty: PACT.
33. Penne __ vodka: ALLA. Today's Italian lesson. Can you guess what it is made of?
34. Actual: REAL.
35. Canadian Thanksgiving mo.: OCT. Hi, CanadianEh!
38. In a position of fame: ON THE MAP.
39. Ballot marks: X'ES.
42. Signed on for another tour: RE-UPPED.
44. Feudal lord's domain: FIEFDOM.
46. Cuban-born Grammy winner Jon: SECADA. I'm not familiar with this musician.
47. Starlike: ASTRAL.
49. Italian fashion center: MILAN. How Milan became the Fashion Capital.
51. Eurasian range: URALS.
53. Pinnacle: PEAK.
55. St. Patrick's home: ERIN. Also known as Ireland.
57. Medicine amount: DOSE. A spoonful of sugar will help the medicine go down ...
Tell me what you learned.