TUESDAY PUZZLE — Amanda Chung and Karl Ni return with a delightfully smooth and noisy puzzle.
54A: The cartoonist Georges Rémi, popularly known as Hérge, created the comic book hero TINTIN in the 1920s. Now a 90-year-old teenager, TINTIN is a reporter who travels the world with his trusty sidekick Snowy, a wire-haired fox terrier.
69A: Don’t overthink this one. Remember, it’s only Tuesday. 7/4/1776 and 6/6/1944, while both historically important, are still merely DATES.
7D: Solvers are likely to think TINA when they see “Singer Turner,” but in this puzzle, there are only three squares. The answer turns out to be singer IKE Turner, her domestically violent ex-partner.
43D: Hi, kids! The “jokey 1978 Steve Martin song” is “KING TUT.” You may not know that you know this, but you probably do:
Ms. Chung and Mr. Ni offer us a set of four seemingly disparate entries that each have four shaded squares. The shaded squares — which are the sounds that certain animals make —made the puzzle much easier and the revealer at 64A a tad less fun to discover, but it is only Tuesday. Even so, I enjoyed the PET SOUNDS that resonate inside their grid.
Before you say, “But Deb, a pig who says OINK (37A) is in no way a house pet,” let me tell you about the time I helped train Adonis, the potbellied pig. I was working as a canine behaviorist, and I occasionally helped train dogs to be service animals. Adonis’s owners, a lovely married couple, were interested in having him certified to help the wife, who had a degenerative disorder. These clients lived in a very small apartment in Manhattan. This will be important later.
Pigs are very smart animals, probably smarter than dogs. One of the things they are very good at is manipulating their humans. Adonis was able to get my clients to cave to his every demand, and the larger part of my job consisted of warning them not to do that. “He’s going to get much bigger as he gets older, “ I told them, “and you are going to want to teach him manners so the building’s management doesn’t ask you to re-home him.”
We went about teaching Adonis to help the wife: he fetched things she had dropped, he brought her things she asked for, the usual stuff. But my clients continued to indulge Adonis, much to my chagrin.
At some point, Adonis went through puberty. One week he was a cute little piglet, the next week he was a 150-pound coffee table with tusks. And if he was demanding before, he was the apartment dictator now.
When male, unneutered pigs don’t get their way, they sometimes make their displeasure known by charging their target and trying to gore them, which is exactly what Adonis began to do. I asked Adonis to perform a specific behavior and, instead of cheerfully doing it, he lowered his head — it bears repeating that this was the head with the tusks — and lumbered across the room at us. There was no place to go, so three panicked adults jumped onto the kitchen table to avoid being punctured by an angry pig.
This was not going to bode well for Adonis or his owners, so once we were able to distract him and get off the kitchen table, I called an acquaintance who trained pigs for television. If anyone would know how to get through to Adonis, it would be this guy.
I like to think I am self-aware enough to know when I’m setting myself up, but that day, I was only thinking about how to save Adonis. “How do I stop a pig from charging?” I asked.
Without missing a beat, the trainer said, “Take away his credit cards.” And then he hung up.
But yes, many people do, in fact, keep pigs as pets.
One of Amanda's friends frequently posts silly, punny riddles such as "If April showers bring May flowers, then what do Mayflowers bring?"
HOMEOWNER was the answer to one such riddle (though the actual riddle has since been forgotten) and became the seed entry for this puzzle. TWO OF A KIND and THIS SIDE UP were found pretty quickly, but we struggled to get that last entry. CHOO CHOO TRAIN was a contender, but it didn't seem like owls were really pets outside of the Harry Potter books. And ZOINKS seemed a bit too short. TATTOO INK saves the day! DANDRUFF and SPURRED ON were among the others we thought about, though they didn't span a couple of words.
The Beach Boys have such great music — PET SOUNDS immediately jumped to mind as the revealer.
Our original clue for 3-Down paid homage to the hamster dance song of our college years, but the new clue is a lot more fun. Thanks as always to the editorial team!
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Warning: There be spoilers ahead, but subscribers can take a peek at the answer key.
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【此】【前】，【许】【许】【多】【多】【的】【疑】【问】，【在】【这】【一】【刻】【骤】【然】【清】【晰】。 【夏】【幽】【离】【望】【着】【远】【处】【的】【干】【尸】，【只】【觉】【得】【异】【常】【的】【反】【胃】【恶】【心】。 【她】【从】【未】【想】【到】，【之】【前】【见】【到】【的】【那】【一】【缕】【白】【衣】【出】【尘】【的】【男】【子】【竟】【然】【为】【了】【复】【活】，【牺】【牲】【数】【十】【万】【人】【的】【性】【命】。 “【也】【多】【亏】【了】【寒】【明】，【我】【才】【知】【晓】【一】【些】【魔】【族】【的】【禁】【术】，【联】【想】【到】【那】【飞】【船】【上】【魔】【族】【人】，【镜】【尘】【想】【必】【也】【是】【千】【年】【前】【魔】【族】【之】【人】。 【只】【因】【大】【限】
“【没】【关】【系】，【我】【有】【两】【个】【道】【场】，【这】【两】【天】【研】【究】【一】【下】，【看】【看】【挑】【战】【谁】。” 【陈】【阳】【说】【道】。 【云】【霄】【摇】【头】：“【别】【想】【了】，【佛】【门】【和】【儒】【教】【已】【经】【送】【来】【战】【书】【了】。” “【动】【作】【挺】【快】【的】。”【这】【有】【点】【出】【乎】【陈】【阳】【的】【预】【料】。 【他】【觉】【得】【至】【少】【也】【得】【等】【到】【自】【己】【和】【武】【协】【彻】【底】【结】【束】【之】【后】，【他】【们】【才】【会】【下】【战】【书】。 【可】【是】【既】【然】【决】【定】【下】【战】【书】，【为】【什】【么】【昨】【天】【不】【下】？ 【而】【是】【等】
【关】【于】【张】【小】【安】【的】【暗】【恋】【之】【旅】【其】【实】【是】【从】【这】【个】【时】【候】【开】【始】【的】。 【在】【某】【个】【极】【其】【寻】【常】【的】【一】【天】，【张】【小】【安】【开】【始】【了】【日】【常】【群】【划】【水】。 【突】【然】【界】【面】【跳】【出】【一】【张】【截】【图】，【张】【小】【安】【那】【个】【时】【候】【还】【沉】【迷】【于】【研】【究】【装】【备】【对】【神】【官】【的】【防】【御】【和】【伤】【害】【影】【响】，【所】【以】【看】【到】【截】【图】【的】【瞬】【间】，【她】【以】【为】【是】【谁】【分】【享】【了】【大】【神】【出】【装】。 【于】【是】，【她】【迫】【不】【及】【待】【地】【点】【开】【研】【究】，【结】【果】【就】【是】【除】【了】【评】【分】【差】【距】【过】
【方】【竹】【韵】【见】【状】【急】【了】，【这】【可】【是】【宝】【贝】【女】【儿】【喜】【欢】【的】【狗】，【更】【何】【况】，【前】【几】【日】【刚】【立】【了】【大】【功】，【本】【就】【身】【有】【重】【疾】，【踢】【坏】【了】【可】【怎】【么】【办】。 【她】【冲】【南】【锦】【儒】【发】【火】【道】，“【谁】【准】【你】【踢】【我】【们】【家】【的】【狗】？！【下】【脚】【竟】【然】【还】【这】【么】【重】！” “【我】，【我】【看】【它】【凶】【神】【恶】【煞】【的】【扑】【过】【来】，【怕】【它】【伤】【了】【你】。” “【它】【哪】【里】【凶】【神】【恶】【煞】【了】？！【只】【不】【过】【是】【威】【武】【了】【一】【些】【而】【已】。【什】【么】【眼】【神】【啊】？！六台彩开码结果【百】【水】【水】【立】【刻】【伸】【出】【手】，“【阵】【法】—【格】【挡】。” 【格】【挡】【住】【了】【那】【个】【妖】【怪】【之】【后】，【百】【水】【水】【看】【到】【那】【个】【妖】【怪】【处】【于】【邪】【化】【的】【状】【态】，【它】【的】【身】【上】【散】【发】【着】【阴】【暗】【的】【气】【息】，【双】【眼】【通】【红】。 【这】【是】【一】【邪】【化】【后】【的】【狼】【妖】。 【青】【阑】【看】【到】【这】【个】【妖】【怪】【的】【时】【候】【不】【禁】【感】【慨】，“【它】【倒】【是】【挺】【帅】【气】。” 【百】【水】【水】【听】【到】【青】【阑】【的】【话】【后】【有】【些】【无】【语】，“【谁】【让】【你】【夸】【赞】【他】【了】？” “【阵】【法】—
【葫】【芦】【坑】【东】【侧】，【司】【空】【炫】【光】、【夏】【侯】【文】【彦】、【弓】【翠】【丝】【三】【人】【合】【力】【攻】【击】【简】【亦】【铭】【一】【刻】【钟】，【但】【是】【仍】【旧】【仅】【仅】【只】【是】【伤】【到】【他】【一】【点】【皮】【毛】。 【见】【白】【胜】【雪】【前】【来】【助】【阵】，【这】【几】【人】【都】【已】【料】【到】【黄】**【已】【被】【杀】【死】。 【司】【空】【炫】【光】、【夏】【侯】【文】【彦】、【弓】【翠】【丝】【三】【人】【见】【此】【情】【景】，【自】【然】【是】【大】【喜】。 【而】【简】【亦】【铭】【则】【是】【悲】【愤】【交】【加】，【但】【也】【自】【知】【自】【己】【不】【是】【他】【的】【对】【手】，【硬】【拼】【唯】【有】【一】【死】，【又】【想】
“【敢】【问】【这】【位】【前】【辈】，【我】【看】【到】【了】【什】【么】【不】【该】【看】【的】【东】【西】？【我】【来】【死】【亡】【小】【镇】【才】【几】【天】【时】【间】，【也】【就】【是】【去】【镇】【子】【上】【吃】【了】【几】【笼】【包】【子】，【喝】【了】【几】【碗】【汤】，【能】【看】【到】【什】【么】？”【王】【尧】【委】【屈】【道】，【配】【合】【着】【面】【部】【表】【情】，【就】【像】【是】【受】【了】【无】【尽】【冤】【屈】【一】【般】。 【若】【不】【是】【非】【常】【时】【期】，【四】【大】【流】【氓】【都】【要】【忍】【不】【住】【为】【他】【点】【赞】，【简】【直】【是】【影】【帝】【级】【别】【的】【表】【演】。 “【就】【是】【啊】，【你】【说】【的】【不】【该】【看】【的】【到】【底】
【远】【山】【森】【林】【公】【园】（【一】【副】【骷】【髅】） 【不】【管】【三】【七】【二】【十】【一】，【我】【曲】【体】【奋】【起】【荒】【蛮】【之】【力】【往】【前】【一】【滚】，【管】【他】【什】【么】【方】【向】【不】【方】【向】，【动】【起】【来】【就】【意】【味】【能】【够】【前】【进】，【虽】【然】【前】【进】【的】【方】【向】【旋】【散】【在】【杂】【草】【从】【中】。 【我】【胡】【乱】【一】【滚】【就】【把】【自】【己】【滚】【到】【了】【一】【块】【大】【石】【头】【脚】【下】，【还】【没】【来】【得】【及】【看】【清】【石】【头】【周】【围】【的】【情】【况】，【就】【顺】【手】【用】【右】【手】【撩】【了】【撩】【压】【在】【身】【下】【的】【碎】【石】【子】，【却】【没】【有】【撩】【动】【像】【石】【子】【又】【不】
【连】【家】【家】【主】【一】【脸】【尊】【敬】【的】【对】【着】【叶】【凡】【说】【道】：“【大】【人】【就】【这】【样】【发】【放】【功】【法】，【让】【他】【们】【兄】【弟】【是】【不】【是】【有】【一】【些】【便】【宜】【他】【们】【呢】。 【要】【知】【道】【这】【些】【人】【加】【入】【我】【们】【昆】【仑】**【之】【后】，【什】【么】【功】【劳】【都】【没】【有】【立】【下】，【就】【这】【样】【平】【白】【无】【故】【的】【得】【了】【功】【法】【的】【话】【他】【们】【恐】【怕】【是】【赚】【大】【了】。” 【叶】【凡】【微】【微】【一】【笑】【的】【说】【道】：“【你】【这】【就】【太】【鼠】【目】【寸】【光】【了】，【我】【跟】【你】【说】【目】【光】【要】【放】【长】【远】【一】【些】。 【区】【区】