22A. Film about a convict's lame claims of innocence? : JAILHOUSE CROCK. Jailhouse Rock. Elvis movie.
39A. Film about St. Peter's favorite striped stone? : HEAVEN'S AGATE. Heaven's Gate.
60A. Film about the last of the old-time schoolteachers? : A FAREWELL TO MARMS. A Farewell to Arms.
70A. Film about dealing with a class of five-year-olds? : KINDERGARTEN COPE. Kindergarten Cop.
91A. Film about yet another complaint? : THE THIRD MOAN. The Third Man.
112A. Film about a devastating blizzard? : APOCALYPSE SNOW. Apocalypse Now (Thanks, Howard!)
I don't get the last one. The key word does not change meaning at all. The S entry is added probably because there are not enough themage. (Updated: I parsed 112A wrong earlier.)
The other five are all nice, though I did not know COPE can be a noun in 70A. Great selection of movies. Tough job when the movies have to be in order.
1. Many a reggae musician : RASTA. Their god is JAH.
6. Flavor : SAPOR
11. Involved stories : EPICS. Had SAGAs first.
16. Montezuma's people : AZTECS
18. Books smaller than quartos : OCTAVOS. Two more number-related entries: 15. Sonnet section : SESTET. 6. And 73. The Supreme Court, for one : ENNEAD. 9.
20. Arenas, say : VENUES
24. Play the market : INVEST. Hope you don't own GE.
25. European skyline sight : ALP
26. __ Marbles: historic sculptures : ELGIN
27. Longtime film critic for The New Yorker : KAEL (Pauline)
29. "¿Cómo __ usted?" : ESTA
30. Pays attention to : HEEDS
32. Chow line? : LEASH. Great clue.
35. P&L report column : YTD
36. High hat : MITER
37. "__ was saying ... " : AS I
38. Go public with : AIR
42. Wildebeests : GNUS. Look at his face. It's like having a charcoal face mask on.
44. Barrel-bottom stuff : LEES
45. Cookie baking session output : BATCH. I don't bake cookies. I buy these Daifuku for treat.
46. Put to the test : TRIED
48. K-12 : EL-HI. Sad to see it's back.
49. River to the North Sea : YSER
50. Stage hog : HAM
53. Lady of León : SENORA
55. Duck : EVADE
57. Inherent character : NATURE
59. Back muscle, familiarly : LAT
64. First husband of Bathsheba : URIAH. Her second husband was King David.
67. Bar stock : ICE
68. Aurora's Greek counterpart : EOS
69. Leftover : EXTRA
76. Arles article : LES
77. Form of aphasia involving the inability to name objects : ANOMIA. Oh, I might have it. I just say "that thing in our junk drawer..." to Boomer.
78. Loi maker : SENAT. French "senate".
79. Hot spots : STOVES
82. "Do the Right Thing" pizzeria owner : SAL
83. Disco family name : GIBB
86. Cherbourg cherub : ANGE. French for "angel".
87. It usually involves a getaway car : HEIST
88. Plump Capp critter : SHMOO
89. "Beowulf" beverage : MEAD
90. "Well done!" : GOOD
95. __ Colinas: upscale neighborhood in Irving, Texas : LAS. Unknown to me. Wiki says it's located between Dallas and Fort Worth. Must your EDINA, D-Otto/AnonT.
96. Diminish : EBB
99. Rival of Paris : ROMEO
100. Marshal at Waterloo : NEY. Our old pal.
101. Cause harm : DO ILL
103. Studied, with "over" : PORED
105. "Sounds like fun to me!" : I'M IN
106. Utah lily : SEGO
107. Metaphor for opportunities : DOORS
109. Pie in the sky? : UFO
110. Jaguar, e.g. : BIG CAT
117. À la King : EERILY. Stephen King.
118. Calmed down : SEDATED. Boomer just got me Vicks Formula 44. The dry cough just won't leave me. Thankfully no more fever/shivering.
119. Stylish filmmaker : AUTEUR. The likes of Hitchcock, Quentin Tarantino, etc.
120. Chill : RELAX
121. Runoff collector : SEWER
122. Commuter's read : DAILY
1. Indian prince : RAJAH
2. Georgia's state wildflower : AZALEA. The Masters.
3. Mushroom stems : STIPES. Another learning moment for me.
4. Bus. card info : TEL
5. Yearns : ACHES
6. Extended operatic solo : SCENA
7. PDX tower group : ATC. OK, PDX is the code for Portland International Airport.
8. Most golfers never break it : PAR. For the round, right? Most golfers can make a par on a Par 3.
9. Ab __: from the start : OVO
10. 1990 Stallone flick with the tagline "Go For It" : ROCKY V
11. Bad to the bone : EVIL
12. Stock holder : PEN
13. Protest bitterly (against) : INVEIGH
14. Hill with one steep side : CUESTA. Good to learn.
17. One before la : SOL
18. Basket material : OSIER. See here.
19. Achieve with minimal effort : SKATE BY
21. Impolite look : STARE
23. Hybrid fruits : UGLIs
28. Author Ferber et al. : EDNAs
31. Make a stand : DIG IN. I don't get how these two are equivalents.
33. Put on hold : SHELVE
34. Variety show set in Kornfield Kounty : HEE HAW. We see HEE alone often.
36. Fabric beltmaker's technique : MACRAME
38. Lindley of "Three's Company" : AUDRA. Another stranger to me.
40. Line to the audience : ASIDE
41. Gregg user : STENO
43. "The Matrix" hero : NEO
44. Some wolves : LEERERS
46. Catherine the Great, e.g. : TSARINA
47. Vitamin A form : RETINOL. Important additive in eye creams.
50. Moves speedily : HURTLES
51. One often shared in flight : ARMREST
52. Flat-topped lands : MESAS
54. "I don't give __" : A FIG
56. In : ELECTED
58. Duty : TAX
59. "Witness" actor Haas : LUKAS
61. Obamacare, briefly : ACA. Sure wish I still had my pre-ACA plan. It's 1/3 of what I'm paying now.
62. John, to Ringo : LOO
63. Recipe amts. : TSPs
65. Gen.'s counterpart : ADM
66. Fictional miners' work song : HEIGH HO
71. "Spider-Man" director : RAIMI (Sam)
72. Latin lover's line : TE AMO
74. Where Tara Lipinski won her Olympics gold medal at age 15 : NAGANO
75. Community character : ETHOS
80. War on Poverty agcy. : OEO (Office of Economic Opportunity)
81. Hulu offering : VIDEO
84. Carried : BORNE
85. Spanish convenience stores : BODEGAS. Great fill.
88. Lettering guide : STENCIL
90. Lively country dance : GALOP
91. Extended family : TRIBE. Have any of you tried that those ancestry DNA tests? So glad I don't need one.
92. More cozy : HOMIER
93. Political fugitive : EMIGRE
94. Mr. Magoo et al. : MYOPES
95. Bridges in movies : LLOYD
97. Sultanate on the South China Sea : BRUNEI. Surrounded by Malaysia.
98. Make dirty : BEFOUL
102. One in an airport taxi line, for the most part : IDLER
103. False: Pref. : PSEUD
104. Bridal estate : DOWRY. This looks like my mom's dowry chest. Traditional Chinese dowries often include pretty bed sheets, blankets, new clothing for the bride, etc. My mom later put our rationed sugar in this chest, fearing my brother and I would steal the sugar. The chest was locked of course. The sugar was only used for desserts during Chinese Spring Festival.
106. "Come Sail Away" band : STYX
108. ANC country : RSA
111. Mobile home: Abbr. : ALA
113. "__ to Billie Joe" : ODE
114. Cry near the ears : CAW
115. Broke bread : ATE
116. B&O stop : STA
Happy birthday to dear Madame DeFarge, who turns 70 years old today. She looks young. Hope you guys can have another get-together this year with TTP, the mysterious problem solver of our blog.
|Madame DeFarge and Abejo, Nov 15, 2017|