SATURDAY PUZZLE — There’s nothing better than feeling better, people! I seriously hope that whatever ails you allows you to have enough good days to outweigh the bad and keep you hopeful. Also, happy new year.
Andrew Zhou’s grid today was stuffed with debuts and rarities, all of which capped out at 11 letters in length; this seemed rare in itself, since so many Saturday puzzles seem to develop around a full-span seed entry, which leads to stacks and more long words and phrases. I thought this made today’s solve a little bit different and found some of the shorter entries super sticky.
A few new words today were like sliced bread; how had we not seen GARLIC BREAD or SHACKED UP before? As a budding horticulturist (so sorry) and very earthbound Olympics fan, I also devoured certain specific clues that might have been real toughies for others, which is one of the things that make weekend puzzles weekend puzzles.
I’ll be curious to know your opinion on the obscurity of XERISCAPING, a landscape style that is manifesting itself everywhere you see naturalistic plantings, like Piet Oudolf’s Highline in New York City, and in many public gardens in California. Strictly speaking, it’s selecting plants that function and thrive in dry conditions, but even in climates like New York’s (where we just had our fourth-wettest year on record), it prescribes plants and techniques that make your garden resilient and water-wise. And as far as SIMONE BILES, who could not love her defiance of gravity and origin story?
1A: I finished the northwest corner of this puzzle last, which happens pretty frequently on Saturdays. I don’t know if I psyche myself out or if it’s an objective thing: I tend to gloss over anything tricky at the beginning of a clue list, and I didn’t get any traction at the acrosses in this quadrant (not familiar with Dilbert’s INTERN, and SITS ON, at 15A, makes sense but didn’t jump out at me at first). I think of “toe” shoes for when ballerinas dance en POINTE, but the term is perfectly correct and probably a gimme for the dancers among us.
14A: Last used in 2003, this is one of those words you need to see in print to know, and I’m not really sure these days where one would — John Steinbeck, I’m sure, or some cool zine for farmers and animal keepers. A GRANARY, no “I,” keeps grain (but it isn’t a silo).
16A: I fixated on these lyrics as belonging to Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me,” which still makes sense to me, even after figuring out the right answer on the crosses and watching this video five times. I AM WOMAN, hear me roar! I hope it’s O.K. for me to hope this haircut comes back in 2019!
3D: There were a few consonantal convergences today that rang very awkward to me, and they were all “tech” terms, I think you’d say. IT TEAM was the first one, even though, frankly, I’m on one of these. We call ourselves “IT,” and we say “go TEAM” all the time to boost our fragile morale, so I really have no leg to stand on here. I looked sideways at M RATING and AD SITE too, but they’re all valid and I’m sure, over time, we’ll get used to them.
19D: I don’t know if it’s a memory from Somerset Maugham or Paul Scott (who wrote the “Raj Quartet”), but the term TRAIN MASTER popped right into my head, and with it a vision of a colorful, clattering railroad car rolling somewhere through India. I imagine we have them here too, or anywhere there are trains. Nevertheless, the last time the puzzle used this entry was 1954.
32D: This might sound like it would count in the above group, but I call fakery on any interpretation of SYNFUEL that makes the term sound futuristic or “techie.” It applies to two materials, synthetic crude oil and Fischer-Tropsch liquids, both of which ultimately derive from shale oil, coal or other nonrenewable resources that somebody has to strip out of the earth. This was a debut, and a new word to me in general, but it’s one I think I’ll notice in the future.
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2016管l家婆开奖记录【而】【我】【过】【了】【很】【久】【才】【缓】【过】【神】【来】—— 【什】【么】【啊】！【我】【怎】【么】【被】【千】【爵】【夜】【那】【个】【家】【伙】【给】【唬】【住】【了】！【他】【还】【没】【有】【给】【那】【个】【男】【生】【道】【歉】【呢】！【我】【怎】【么】【就】【放】【他】【走】【了】！ “【喂】【喂】【喂】【同】【学】，【你】【没】【事】【吧】？”【我】【看】【到】【此】【刻】【还】【跪】【趴】【在】【地】【上】【一】【脸】【伤】【心】【的】【那】【个】【男】【生】，【好】【心】【地】【过】【去】【询】【问】。 “【我】【没】【事】。【不】【过】，【我】【们】【家】……【估】【计】【会】【发】【生】【大】【事】……”【男】【生】【有】【些】【绝】【望】【地】【回】【答】，【眼】【睛】
“【碎】【尸】【万】【段】？【你】【碎】【一】【个】【我】【看】【看】？” 【一】【旁】【的】【西】【门】【狂】【风】【身】【形】【一】【闪】【便】【挡】【在】【了】【玉】【晓】【天】【身】【前】，【那】【暴】【怒】【的】【三】【长】【老】【大】【怒】【之】【下】【便】【要】【直】【接】【往】【上】【冲】。【不】【过】【旁】【边】【一】【直】【沉】【默】【不】【语】【的】【风】【步】【崖】【此】【时】【却】【是】【走】【上】【前】【来】，【就】【见】【他】【笑】【着】【朝】【西】【门】【狂】【风】【和】【那】【三】【长】【老】【说】【道】： “【两】【位】【请】【息】【怒】，【此】【次】【咱】【们】【这】【擂】【台】【比】【试】【乃】【是】【为】【增】【进】【隐】【世】【家】【族】【和】【白】【玉】【神】【族】【之】【间】【的】【友】【谊】【而】【举】
【一】、【搭】【伴】 【林】【娜】【从】【没】【想】【过】，【某】【一】【天】，【姚】【辉】【会】【对】【她】【说】“【我】【们】【一】【起】【搭】【伴】【过】【日】【子】【吧】。” 【对】【于】【这】【个】【神】【一】【样】【的】【男】【人】，【她】【从】【未】【生】【过】【半】【点】【非】【分】【之】【想】，【从】【未】【有】【过】【一】【丝】【幻】【想】，【也】【从】【不】【觉】【得】【他】【会】【正】【眼】【看】【自】【己】。 【她】【是】【杜】【晨】【的】【人】，【她】【的】【心】【一】【直】【在】【杜】【晨】【身】【上】，【是】【杜】【晨】【带】【她】【走】【进】【这】【个】【圈】【子】，【见】【到】【传】【说】【中】【的】【姚】【哥】【和】【明】【姐】。 【很】【久】【以】【前】，【一】【次】【偶】
【金】【纱】【总】【觉】【得】【这】【节】【日】【自】【己】【的】【身】【子】【很】【容】【易】【疲】【惫】，【没】【修】【炼】【多】【长】【时】【间】【就】【已】【经】【累】【的】【不】【行】【了】。【而】【且】【她】【明】【明】【已】【经】【辟】【谷】【好】【长】【时】【间】【了】，【却】【突】【然】【想】【吃】【东】【西】。【最】【重】【要】【的】【是】，【感】【觉】【怎】【么】【吃】【都】【吃】【不】【够】。 【她】【觉】【得】【自】【己】【病】【了】，【而】【且】【病】【的】【还】【不】【轻】。 【她】【把】【这】【件】【事】【告】【诉】【了】【鸿】【煊】，【鸿】【煊】【也】【开】【始】【紧】**【来】，【直】【接】【请】【来】【了】【魔】【医】【为】【她】【诊】【治】。 【魔】【医】【总】【觉】【得】【自】【己】【是】2016管l家婆开奖记录【这】【本】【就】【这】【样】【要】【告】【一】【段】【落】【了】，【接】【下】【来】【的】【剧】【情】【其】【实】【在】【我】【的】【大】【纲】【里】【是】【很】【宏】【大】【的】，【四】【海】【百】【国】，【之】【后】【还】【有】【第】【一】【世】【界】【中】【心】【海】【域】【的】【瑰】【丽】，【人】【类】【与】【各】【个】【不】【同】【阵】【营】【的】【异】【次】【元】【怪】【物】【之】【间】，【并】【非】【全】【是】【战】【争】，【还】【有】【各】【种】【联】【盟】【与】【合】【作】，【鲜】【血】【永】【远】【不】【是】【新】【时】【代】【的】【主】【题】。 【当】【然】，【这】【个】【新】【时】【代】【我】【没】【有】【继】【续】【写】【下】【去】【的】【勇】【气】【了】。 【订】【阅】【惨】【不】【忍】【赌】，【我】【想】【过】【为】
【其】【她】【人】【此】【刻】【心】【里】【倒】【是】【放】【松】【了】【下】【来】，【可】【太】【子】【宫】【里】【却】【是】【一】【片】【寒】【霜】。 “【太】【子】【爷】，【您】【用】【点】【东】【西】【吧】，【奴】【才】【求】【您】【了】”，【以】【前】【伺】【候】【太】【子】【爷】【的】【奴】【才】【被】【赐】【死】，【现】【在】【新】【上】【任】【的】【小】【李】【子】【此】【刻】【急】【得】【不】【行】，【太】【子】【爷】【自】【回】【来】【后】【便】【不】【吃】【不】【喝】【的】，【这】【可】【怎】【么】【是】【好】？ “【滚】”，【太】【子】【此】【刻】【心】【里】【的】【气】【氛】【不】【亚】【于】【康】【熙】，【他】【知】【道】【自】【己】【这】【次】【是】【被】【人】【给】【钻】【空】【子】，【不】【然】
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