WEDNESDAY PUZZLE — As the mother of two nearly grown human beings, I had a vested interest in making sure that, when they went out into the world to break bread with other human beings, no words like “rude” or even “completely feral” would be bandied about. We’re not exactly a multiple fork household even under the fanciest of circumstances, but I’m proud to say that no one in my immediate family has ever been asked to leave a restaurant. It’s the little victories that count.
So I was happy to see that these lessons are still being taught to younger generations, at least as far as I could see in the clues of Jacob Stulberg’s puzzle.
Or so I thought. A theme can zig when you think it’s going to zag. Sometimes you can even come to a fork in the road, like this one.
Anyway, that’s a hint but not a spoiler. Sometimes the fork you think is right is not always the right fork.
22A: I wanted “It ends rather spookily” to be a book or film, but with three letters and an abbreviation indicator, that was unlikely. The answer is OCT., because of Halloween.
50A: “Preschool group?” is ROE because fish, when they’re finally born, swim in schools. Before that, they are ROE.
68A: If you’re wondering why a clue like “Big brand of petrol” uses the British term for gasoline, it’s because “petrol” is being used as a cultural indicator. ESSO is a brand primarily sold in Canada now.
7D: If you are just getting started solving, partner clues are looking for a word that can be paired with the clue word, usually separated by the word “and.” In this puzzle, “Partner of wide” is FAR, as in “FAR and wide.” You can read more about partner clues (and all the other types) in our guide, “How to Solve the New York Times Crossword.”
13D: Please get up and dance with me to Less Than Jake, SKA band extraordinaire:
34D: In a pride parade, everyone is included, and the more common initialism these days is LGBTQ+, but the puzzle entry was LGBT and had to be clued some way. The clue could have been “Some pride parade letters,” but that might not be considered as tight.
48D: Similarly, there are instances where not all military superiors would be addressed as “SIR,” because some happen to be women. They would be addressed as “Ma’am.” Clues in the New York Times Crossword don’t usually use articles at the beginning of a clue, so how could this be reclued? It’s a bit late in the week for a fill-in-the-blank like “To ___ With Love.”
Mr. Stulberg is using the word “fork” to mean that his theme entries “fork off” in different directions instead of just running across, like we would expect. So when we see a clue like “Fish fork” at 16A, the answer is not a small fork for eating fish, it is a kind of fish — SHARK, which is what is written across. But another fish forks off if you follow the gray or circled squares (depending on the format in which you solve). The first three squares of 16A are SHA, and then the next gray square or circle is the D on the next line, diagonally after the A, giving us SHAD.
Similarly, at 17A, the “Cocktail fork” yields MARGARITA going across, but following the gray square or circled fork, the answer is MARTINI.
Very clever, Mr. Stulberg. There are some sacrifices in fill as a result of the amount and placement of theme material, but I was having so much fun forking off that I forgot all about it.
Today’s puzzle owes its inspiration to my fifth-grade health class, where we spent several days learning about dinner-party etiquette from the 1961 volume “Tiffany’s Table Manners for Teenagers.” (Years later, I still remind myself to not hold my soup spoon like a mashie niblick.)
A few theme answers that didn’t make the cut: CH[EF][ICKEN] and WHI[TERUSSIAN][SKEYSOUR].
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快3开奖结果走势图【两】【人】【在】【水】【域】【区】【巡】【视】【一】【会】，【才】【开】【始】【撤】【步】【往】【襄】【县】【安】【全】【的】【地】【上】【走】，【过】【程】【中】【君】【少】【卿】【与】【李】【雁】【儒】【共】【计】【良】【策】，【想】【着】【有】【什】【么】【重】【筑】【襄】【县】【的】【办】【法】。 “【重】【新】【耕】【种】【将】【浪】【费】【太】【多】【时】【间】，【等】【桑】【苗】【长】【成】，【北】【冀】【与】【南】【召】【的】【战】【争】【也】【早】【已】【结】【束】，【这】【一】【年】【内】【想】【要】【不】【影】【响】【前】【方】【战】【士】【的】【军】【粮】【问】【题】，【怕】【只】【有】【向】【他】【国】【借】【粮】【了】。” 【君】【少】【卿】【道】。 【李】【雁】【儒】【点】【头】【认】【同】，【襄】
【和】【之】【前】【的】【那】【次】【匆】【匆】【接】【触】【不】【同】，【这】【次】【恶】【魔】【们】【显】【然】【打】【算】【好】【好】【战】【一】【场】【的】，【现】【在】【明】【显】【有】【着】【优】【势】【的】【陈】【克】【也】【是】【求】【之】【不】【得】。 【抬】【手】【一】【道】【初】【级】【迟】【缓】【大】【法】【撒】【下】【去】，【本】【来】【快】【速】【移】【动】【的】【恶】【魔】【部】【队】，【移】【动】【速】【度】【立】【刻】【慢】【了】【一】【截】。 【但】【是】，【后】【方】【的】【一】【名】【领】【主】，【也】【是】【轻】【轻】【一】【挥】【手】，【一】【道】【带】【着】【蓝】【光】【的】【驱】【散】【大】【法】【出】【现】。 【在】【恶】【魔】【阵】【营】，【会】【水】【系】【法】【术】【的】【可】【不】
【凤】【栖】【努】【力】【扯】【出】【一】【抹】【轻】【松】【的】【笑】【意】【来】，【说】：“【哥】【哥】，【你】【这】【是】【说】【的】【什】【么】【话】？【把】【我】【带】【走】【的】，【怎】【么】【可】【能】【不】【是】【人】？” 【凤】【临】【渊】【嘴】【角】【轻】【勾】。 【他】【就】【知】【道】，【凤】【栖】【不】【会】【轻】【易】【承】【认】【的】。 【可】【是】【作】【为】【凤】【家】【的】【长】【子】，【他】【有】【必】【要】【将】【这】【件】【事】【弄】【清】【楚】！ 【因】【此】，【他】【便】【也】【不】【再】【拐】【弯】【抹】【角】。 【直】【截】【了】【当】【的】，【将】【昨】【天】【发】【生】【的】【事】【情】【说】【了】【一】【遍】。 【凤】【栖】【对】
【当】【今】【水】【污】【染】【越】【来】【越】【严】【重】，【人】【们】【日】【常】【的】【饮】【用】【水】【中】【多】【少】【会】【含】【有】【有】【害】【物】【质】，【越】【来】【越】【多】【的】【人】【开】【始】【关】【注】【饮】【水】【健】【康】。【滤】【水】【壶】【只】【能】【吸】【附】【少】【量】【余】【氯】【和】【减】【少】【水】【垢】【的】【发】【生】，【根】【本】【无】【法】【除】【菌】【和】【重】【金】【属】，【饮】【水】【机】【占】【地】【大】【换】【水】【麻】【烦】，【且】【水】【反】【复】【烧】【开】，【取】【快】【了】【水】【不】【热】；【厨】【下】【净】【水】【器】【安】【装】【很】【麻】【烦】【又】【不】【能】【加】【热】；【传】【统】【的】【烧】【水】【方】【法】【耽】【误】【时】【间】，【温】【度】【不】【可】【控】。【一】【台】【好】【的】【净】【水】【机】【可】【以】【过】【滤】【掉】【那】【些】【重】【金】【属】、【细】【菌】、【病】【毒】【等】【有】【害】【物】【质】。【作】【为】【身】【边】【真】【正】【的】【净】【水】【机】【专】【家】，【碧】【云】【泉】【净】【水】【机】【用】【产】【品】【来】【说】【话】，【为】【所】【有】【人】【提】【供】【健】【康】【的】【的】【天】【然】【好】【水】。快3开奖结果走势图“【你】【以】【为】，【你】【还】【是】【我】【的】【对】【手】【吗】？” 【这】【个】【意】【念】，【直】【接】【出】【现】【在】【了】【光】【明】【神】【的】【大】【脑】【之】【中】。 【顷】【刻】【之】【下】，【光】【明】【神】【就】【彻】【底】【的】【明】【白】【了】，【对】【方】【的】【境】【界】，【是】【在】【他】【之】【上】【的】！ 【其】【实】【就】【算】【他】【再】【怎】【么】【不】【愿】【意】【承】【认】【沈】【浪】【能】【有】【如】【此】【实】【力】，【刚】【刚】【一】【路】【战】【斗】【下】【来】，【也】【是】【明】【白】【不】【在】【他】【之】【下】。 【这】【也】【是】【为】【什】【么】【他】【会】【把】【目】【标】【放】【在】【全】【力】【自】【保】【上】【面】。 【但】【依】
【当】【时】【还】【不】【知】【为】【何】，【后】【来】【才】【知】【顾】【令】【奇】【盘】【点】【似】【曾】【听】【过】，【猜】【到】。 【顾】【令】【恺】【沉】【吟】【道】：“【天】【选】【之】【战】【牵】【涉】【众】【多】，【站】【在】【谁】【那】【边】，【不】【只】【是】【看】【个】【人】【实】【力】，【还】【有】【其】【他】，【很】【多】【因】【素】【的】【影】【响】。” 【随】【后】【似】【有】【些】【疑】【惑】【问】【道】：“【这】【么】【说】【来】【五】【公】【子】【更】【出】【色】，【那】【天】【选】【之】【战】，【你】【会】【站】【在】【五】【公】【子】【身】【边】【吗】？” 【这】【话】【一】【出】，【两】【人】【一】【顿】，【对】【视】【一】【眼】，【顾】【令】【恺】【身】【上】
【磕】【磕】【绊】【绊】【终】【于】【结】【束】【了】‘【小】【日】【子】’，【心】【中】【忽】【然】【感】【觉】【空】【荡】【荡】。 【尽】【管】【成】【绩】【很】【差】，【我】【却】【从】【中】【学】【到】【了】【许】【多】【东】【西】，【也】【算】【是】【为】【下】【一】【本】【积】【累】【经】【验】【了】。 【别】【的】【也】【不】【再】【多】【说】【了】，【感】【谢】【兄】【弟】【姐】【妹】【们】【一】【路】【陪】【伴】。 【咱】【们】【下】【一】【本】《【妖】【厨】【神】》【再】【见】。