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1 Terrible Reviews: PANS

To criticize something is to criticize it harshly.

5 Points on the Seine : ILES

There are two famous "îles" (islands) in the middle of the Seine River in Paris, one is Île de la Cité and the other is Île Saint-Louis. The Île de la Cité is the more famous of the two, as it is home to Notre Dame Cathedral.

9 Bead tip: AGLET

An aglet is a plastic or metal sheath found at the end of a shoelace or perhaps a shoelace. The name "aglet" comes from the old French word "aiguillette" which means "needle".

Baseball's 14 Hershiser: OREL

Orel Hershiser really enjoys poker now that he's retired from Major League Baseball. Hershiser lives in Las Vegas, and when he's not working for ESPN, he's apparently at the poker tables, playing professionally. When Hershiser is eliminated in a poker tournament, he has a habit of presenting the person who eliminated him with an autographed baseball.

15 Stick to the __: FASHION

In French, "à la mode" simply means "in fashion". In America, the term has also come to describe a way of serving the cake. The cake served a la fashion includes a scoop of cream or ice cream, or as a reminder of my time living in upstate New York, with a slice of cheddar cheese.

16 Singer Lopez: TRINI

Trini Lopez is a noted singer and guitarist from Dallas, Texas. He is perhaps best known for his 1963 international hit "If I Had a Hammer" as well as the 1965 "Lemon Tree" in the 1967 hit film.

17 Old enough to start kindergarten: SCHOOL AGE

"Kindergarten" is a German term, which translates as "kindergarten". The term was coined by German educational authority Friedrich Fröbel in 1837 when he used it as the name of his institute for games and activities that he created for children to use before going to school. His thought was that children should be educated like plants in a garden.

19 Southeast Asia Divided Island: TIMOR

Timor is an island in maritime Southeast Asia. The island is politically divided into West Timor, which belongs to Indonesia, and the independent state of East Timor. The name "Timor" comes from a Malay word meaning "east", and is used because Timor is at the eastern end of the Lesser Sunda Islands.

20 Sing romantically: SERENADE

A serenade is an outdoor musical performance, specifically at night. We tend to think of the term as applying to a young man serenading his lover under his window. We imported the word via French from the Italian "serenata" which means "song of the night", influenced by the Italian "sera" which means "night".

22 Closing Academic URL: EDU

The .edu domain was one of the original six specified generic top-level domains. The complete original list is:

  • .com (commercial company)
  • .net (entity involved in network infrastructure, for example an ISP)
  • .mil (US military)
  • .org (non-profit organization)
  • .gov (US federal government entity)
  • .edu (university-level educational institution)

25 Off base? : ALL-TERRAIN

The Jeep is the original off-road vehicle. It was developed by the American Bantam Car Company in 1940 at the behest of the US government, which recognized the future need for the armed forces as American involvement in World War II approached. The Bantam Company was too small to meet the demand, so the government handed over designs to competing automakers. The design and branding ended up with AMC in the 1970s and 1980s.

26 Wind Quintet: OBOE

A wind quintet is a group of five wind musicians, usually flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon.

27 Alaska Native: ALEUT

The Aleutians live in the North Pacific Aleutian Islands and the Commander Islands at the western end of the same island chain. The Aleutian Islands are part of the United States and the Commander Islands are in Russia.

34 Spill the Beans: SING

To spill the beans is to divulge a secret. The expression first appeared in American English in the early 20th century. The phrase originated as an alternative to "spoil the bean" or "overturn the apple cart". The similarly-meaning phrase "spill the tea" is more frequent across the Atlantic.

35 Made for __: perfectly cooked: ONE SHIFT

The term "corner made" means very well cooked. The phrase dates from 1780 and refers to meat cooked on a spit.

38 Sonic, in-game: HEDGEHOG

Sonic the Hedgehog is the main character of a video game and the mascot of Sega, a computer game developer. Sonic has established himself as a rival to Nintendo's mascot, "Mario".

40 Tons of old photos: SÉPIA

Sepia is that rich grayish-brown color so common in old photographs. “Sepia” is the Latinized version of the Greek word for cuttlefish, as the sepia pigment is derived from the cuttlefish's ink sac. Sepia ink has been commonly used for writing and drawing since ancient Rome and Greece. The “sepia tone” of old photographs is not the result of deterioration over time. Rather, it is the result of a deliberate preservation process that converts the metallic silver in the photographic image into a more stable silver sulfide. Sepia-toned prints can last over 150 years.

41 Dept. with a sun on its seal: ENER

The US Department of Energy (DOE) came into being largely as a result of the 1973 oil crisis. The DOE was founded in 1977 by the Carter administration. The DOE is responsible for regulating nuclear energy production and is also responsible for the country's nuclear weapons. The DOE's official seal features a lightning bolt and symbols denoting five energy sources: the sun, an atom, an oil derrick, a windmill, and a dynamo.

42 Lack of carbon monoxide: ODOR

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas, slightly lighter than air and highly toxic. Its toxicity arises because it easily combines with hemoglobin in the blood, displacing the sites that normally transport oxygen throughout the body.

51 Attached, like a bouquet: PINNED

“Corsage” is a word we imported from French in the late 15th century and it means, believe it or not, “body size”. In the early 19th century, a bodice was a bodice or the bodice of a woman's dress. In the early 20th century, the French term "bouquet de corsage" was used for a "bouquet worn on the bodice" and was shortened to simply "corsage".

54 like a bee: APIAN

Something described as celeriac is related to bees. "Apis" is Latin for "bee".

55 Answered exam in a blue book... and a phonetic clue for 17-, 23- and 44-Across: ESSAY TEST

“Blue Book Exam” is a term used for an exam that is administered at many universities in the United States. Blue Book Exams usually involve writing. The first blue book exams were administered by Butler University in Indianapolis, and "blue" was chosen because Butler's school colors are blue and white. The color blue is still commonly used regardless of the testing school, although other colors may be used.

56 Pontificate: CAÑO

To pontificate is to issue dogmatic decrees with a pompous air. In 1818, the word had a more literal meaning, "to act as pontiff, pope".

57 Fab Four Companions: PAUL

The Beatles were described in the liner notes for their 1963 album "With the Beatles" as the "Fabulous Four". The press took the phrase and turned it into "the fabulous four".

59 Three-card counter: AMOUNT

The three-card pile is a confidence trick in which someone is asked to bet money on the assumption that they can find the "money card" (usually a queen) among three face-down cards. The "target" being scammed has many ways to lose, and there are usually multiple people involved in the scam, including others who appear to be winning.

60 Gama de Heidi : ALPES

“Heidi” is a children's book written by Swiss author Johanna Spyri and published in two parts. The first is “Heidi's Learning Years and Travels” and the second “Heidi Makes Use of What She Learned”. The books tell the story of a girl in the care of her grandfather in the Swiss Alps. The most famous film adaptation of the story is the 1937 film of the same name, starring Shirley Temple in the title role.

61 Jared from “Panic Room”: LETO

Jared Leto is an actor and musician. In the music business, Leto is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band 30 Seconds to Mars. In the film world, one of his most critically acclaimed roles was that of a heroin addict in "Requiem for a Dream". He also appeared in "American Psycho", "Panic Room" and "Lord of War". Leto won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in 2013's "Dallas Buyers Club", in which he played a transgender woman.

“Panic Room” is an excellent 2002 thriller film starring Jodie Foster and Forest Whitaker. Foster plays a mother who locks herself in a panic room in her apartment when a gang of thieves led by Forest Whitaker breaks in. The role of Foster was originally played by Nicole Kidman, but Kidman had to leave the project after two weeks of filming due to a bout with an old injury. Five weeks into filming after the recast, Foster found out that she was pregnant. After a few costume changes, Foster continued filming, with a stunt double taking over for scenes that required excessive effort.

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1 rapper's entourage: POSSE

Our word "posse" comes from an early 15th century Anglo-Latin term "posse comitatus" meaning "the strength of the county".

2 in the shape of a rainbow: ARC

Sunlight reflected by water droplets in the air can produce rainbows. Water droplets act like tiny prisms, dispersing white light into its constituent colors. Sometimes we see double rainbows. If we look closely, we can see that the order of the colors in the first and second arcs is reversed.

60's jacket style: NEHRU

A Nehru jacket is much like a regular jacket, except the collar is buttoned. It was originally created in the 1940s in India and was later marketed as the Nehru Jacket in the West in the 1960s. The name Nehru is taken from Jawaharlal Nehru, the Prime Minister of India from 1947 to 1964.

4 Gin Flavor: SLOE

Sloe is the fruit of the blackthorn tree and the main flavoring ingredient in sloe gin. A sloe looks like a small plum, but it usually tastes much more sour.

10 Spooky Scythe Wielder: GRIM REAPER

The Grim Reaper is one of the personifications of death, along with the Hooded Man and the Angel of Death. Death has been depicted since the 15th century as a skeleton in a hooded black robe carrying a scythe. The name "Grim Reaper" only dates back to the mid-19th century.

11 Dancing Under a Barre: LIMBO

The limbo dance originated on the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean. The name "limbo" is an alteration of our word "limber", which is not surprising given what you have to do to get under that bar!

12__Gay: World War II Bomber: ENOLA

The Enola Gay was the B-29 that dropped the first atomic bomb, the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in August 1945. Enola Gay was named after the pilot's mother, Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, Jr.

21 Country in West Africa: GABON

The nation of Gabon is located on the west coast of Central Africa. Since gaining independence from France in 1960, Gabon has become one of the continent's most prosperous countries, making use of abundant natural resources and open to foreign investment.

24 Part of BYO: YOU

Bring Your Own Beer/Bottle/Alcohol (BYOB)

25 Inexorable Force: JUGGERNAUT

For centuries, there has been a ceremonial procession of huge chariots in Puri on the east coast of India. The chariots carry large statues of Jagannātha, Subhadrā and Balabhadra deities. It is from the name "Jagannātha" that we get our word "juggernaut", which first described this huge chariot bearing the image of the Hindu god.

30 Software error: ERROR

In 1947, famous computer programmer Grace Hopper noticed some colleagues repairing equipment by removing a dead moth from a relay. She commented that they were "debugging" the system, for which Hopper is credited with popularizing the term "bug" in the context of computing.

32 Cinematic Effects: CGI

computer generated imagery (CGI)

39 Diplomatic Agreement: ENTENTE

An entente cordiale (sometimes just "entente") is a friendly understanding, usually between two nations. The term, which translates from French as "cordial agreement", was first used to describe a set of agreements between the United Kingdom and France that were established in 1904.

43 Stickers for car windows: DECALS

A decal is a decorative sticker. “Decal” is an abbreviation of “decalcomania”. The latter term is derived from the French "décalquer", the practice of tracing a paper pattern onto glass or perhaps porcelain.

45 Safari peso pesado: HIPPO

The name "hippopotamus" comes from the Greek "river horse". Hippos are the third largest land mammals, after elephants and rhinos. The closest living relatives of hippos don't even live on land. They are the whales and porpoises of the oceans.

“Safari” is a Swahili word meaning “journey” or “expedition”.

46 Gibson Garnish: ONION

A Gibson is just an ordinary martini (gin and vermouth) with the traditional olive garnish replaced with a pickled onion.

47 Fiber cord: SISAL

The sisal plant is an agave whose pulp is not generally used to make tequila. Instead, sisal is grown for the fibers that run the length of its leaves. The fiber is widely used for twine, rope, carpet, wall covering, etc. However, my favorite application is target building. Sisal takes its name from the Port of Sisal in Yucatán, Mexico, which was an important shipping point for sisal plants.

48 “Circle of friends” author Binchy: MAEVE

Maeve Binchy was a fabulous Irish novelist and, in my day, a famous newspaper columnist whose column I read daily. Some of her novels have made it to the big screen, including two that I would recommend: "Circle of Friends" starring Chris O'Donnell and Minnie Driver and "Tara Road" starring Andie MacDowell.

“Circle of Friends” is a 1990 Maeve Binchy film adapted into a 1995 blockbuster feature film. The story revolves around two childhood friends and the lives they lead while attending University College Dublin (my own alma mater). The film version stars (American) actor Chris O'Donnell and (English) actress Minnie Driver.

49 Balance Sheet Item: ASSETS

A company's balance sheet is a snapshot (single point in time) view of a company's financial position. The balance sheet lists all of the company's liabilities, all of its assets and all of its share capital. A company's assets minus its liabilities equal its equity. The term "inventory" is used because assets are always balanced by the sum of liabilities and equity.

53 And others: Abbr. : AND AL

“Et alii” (et al.) is the equivalent of “et cetera” (etc.), where “et cetera” is used instead of a list of objects and “et alii” is used for a list of names.

55 org. concerned about PCBs: EPA

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have been banned for good reason. In addition to their link to cancer and other diseases in humans and animals, they are extremely persistent in the environment after contamination has occurred. Among other things, PCBs were used as coolants and insulating fluids in electrical equipment such as transformers and large capacitors, as well as a transfer agent in carbonless paper.

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1 Terrible Reviews: PANS
5 Points on the Seine : ILES
9 Bead tip: AGLET
Baseball's 14 Hershiser: OREL
15 Stick to the __: FASHION
16 Singer Lopez: TRINI
17 Old enough to start kindergarten: SCHOOL AGE
19 Southeast Asia Divided Island: TIMOR
20 Sing romantically: SERENADE
21 Throw the dice: PLAY
22 Closing Academic URL: EDU
23 Attend a foreign university, say: STUDY ABROAD
25 Off base? : ALL-TERRAIN
26 Wind Quintet: OBOE
27 Alaska Native: ALEUT
30 Buoyancy: FLOATING
34 Spill the Beans: SING
35 Made for __: perfectly cooked: ONE SHIFT
37 Numbered part of the book: PAGE
38 Sonic, in-game: HEDGEHOG
40 Tons of old photos: SÉPIA
41 Dept. with a sun on its seal: ENER
42 Lack of carbon monoxide: ODOR
44 Type of exam with short answers: SHORT ANSWER
48 Scratch the surface of: SEA
51 Attached, like a bouquet: PINNED
52 Go up, because prices : RISE
54 like a bee: APIAN
55 Answered exam in a blue book... and a phonetic clue for 17-, 23- and 44-Across: ESSAY TEST
56 Pontificate: CAÑO
57 Fab Four Companions: PAUL
58 Affirm as true: AVER
59 Three-card counter: AMOUNT
60 Gama de Heidi : ALPES
61 Jared from “Panic Room”: LETO

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1 rapper's entourage: POSSE
2 in the shape of a rainbow: ARC
60's jacket style: NEHRU
4 Gin Flavor: SLOE
5 Late comment: I'M LATE
6 Knead, like “on”: LOAD...
7 Just Defeated: EDGED
8 Observe: SEE
9 "Well done, friend!" : THERE BOY!
10 Spooky Scythe Wielder: GRIM REAPER
11 Dancing Under a Barre: LIMBO
12__Gay: World War II Bomber: ENOLA
13 No Gas: TIRED
18 Initial phase: START
21 Country in West Africa: GABON
24 Part of BYO: YOU
25 Inexorable Force: JUGGERNAUT
27 blonde tone: ASH
28 History of fish, so to speak: LIE
29 Cancel: END
30 Software error: ERROR
31 days off? : nap
32 Cinematic Effects: CGI
33 Vote a favor: SIM
35 Leading the Race: Ahead
36 Tattered: TORN
39 Diplomatic Agreement: ENTENTE
40 "My bad!" : EXCUSE ME!
42 Says "My mistake!" : PROPERTY
43 Stickers for car windows: DECALS
44 Involuntary spasms: SPASM
45 Safari peso pesado: HIPPO
46 Gibson Garnish: ONION
47 Fiber cord: SISAL
48 “Circle of friends” author Binchy: MAEVE
49 Balance Sheet Item: ASSETS
The 50s are back in style: RETRO
53 And others: Abbr. : AND AL
55 org. concerned about PCBs: EPA

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