0205-20 NY Times Crossword 5 February 20, Wednesday - NYXCrossword.com (2023)

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1 Holiday Inn-Alternative: RAMADA

The Ramada Inn hotel chain takes its name from the Spanish word for a shady lounging area. A Ramada is a shelter with a roof and no walls found primarily in the American Southwest. Today, a ramada can be temporary or permanent, but originally, ramadas were makeshift shelters built from branches or bushes by Native American Indians.

7 Where can you go through withdrawal? : cash machine


17 College in Claremont, California: POMONA

Pomona College is a private school in Claremont, California, in Los Angeles County. The name "Pomona" comes from the college's original location in Pomona, California. College opened in Pomona in 1888 in a teaching tenement. The following year, it moved to the site of an unfinished hotel in Claremont, but kept the Pomona name.

18 Al Known For Driving A White Ford Bronco: COWLINS

Al Cowlings is a retired NFL football player, perhaps best known for an off-field incident. It was Cowling driving the white Ford Bronco in the low-speed chase through Los Angeles that led to the arrest of O.J. Simpson for the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman.

21 fair hiring initiatives. :EEÖ

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is a term that has been around since 1964 when the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was established by the Civil Rights Act. Title VII of the law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin or religion.

24 One of the musicians on Christmas Day: PIPER

The fabulous Christmas carol titled 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' dates from at least 1780 when it was first published in England, although it may be of French origin. The concept of the twelve days of Christmas comes from the tradition that the three kings visited the baby Jesus twelve days after his birth. The same tradition is at the origin of the title of Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night.

28 Showtime-Alternative: TMC

The Movie Channel is owned by Showtime, which in turn is a subsidiary of CBS. The channel name is often shortened to "TMC", although this is an informal usage.

31 legal partners? : COMMAND

As in "law and order".

33 "The Scream" and "The Kiss" for two: ARTWORKS (hiding "sofa")

Edvard Munch was a Norwegian expressionist and best known for his painting The Scream painted in 1893. What a wonderful work this is, a true representation of expressionism. The Munch Museum in Oslo is dedicated to his work and life. In 2004, two of Munch's paintings, The Scream and Madonna, were stolen from the Munch Museum by armed robbers who overpowered museum guards. The paintings were missing for two years, but were rediscovered in 2006.

"The Kiss" is a beautiful sculpture created by Auguste Rodin in 1889. I have had the privilege of standing next to a large life-size marble version of the work on a few occasions at the Rodin Museum, my favorite museum in Paris. The Musée Rodin is very special because the building and garden in which all the works are kept was Rodin's actual home and studio. Well worth a visit if you can make it to Paris. . .

38 Tybalt the Butcher: ROMEO

In William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, the main antagonist of the play is Tybalt, a very combative cousin of Juliet and sworn enemy of Romeo.

40 Hoover, z. B. informe: VAC

The first practical handheld vacuum cleaner was invented by James Spangler in 1907. Spangler sold the design patent to his cousin's husband, William Henry Hoover. Hoover then made his fortune manufacturing and selling vacuum cleaners. Hoover was so successful in my part of the world that in Ireland we don't use the verb "vacuum" and we say "vacuum". Also, "vacuum cleaner" is what we call a vacuum cleaner, regardless of who makes it.

43 infotainment program with exclamation points in the name: E! NEWS

AND! Entertainment Television started as Movietime in 1987 and hired on-air hosts like Greg Kinnear and Paula Abdul. It aired on E! in 1990. Entertainment television, which emphasizes a focus on Hollywood gossip and the like.

48 What can replace an ID card? :IDAHO

Idaho is nicknamed the "Gem State" in large part because nearly every known species of gemstone has been found there. Idaho is sometimes called the Potato State because potatoes are a very popular crop in that state. I prefer the potatoes to the yolks, but that's probably just me...

59 Arquirrivais do Blue Devils: TAR HEELS

"Tar Heel" is a nickname for anyone residing in or from the state of North Carolina. As such, it is the nickname of a University of North Carolina (UNC) athlete. No one seems to know for sure where the term "heel" came from, but it is thought to be related to the historical importance of the tar, pitch, and turpentine industries that thrived in the state due to the presence of vast pine forests. .

Duke University was founded in 1838 as Brown's Schoolhouse. The school was renamed Trinity College in 1859 and to this day the town where the college was located is known as Trinity in honor of the school. The school was moved to Durham, North Carolina in 1892, in part due to generous donations from wealthy tobacco magnate Washington Duke. Duke's donation required the school to open its doors to women and make them equal with men. Trinity's name was changed to Duke in 1924 in recognition of the Duke family's generosity. Duke's sports teams are known as the Blue Devils.

62 Concurrent Versus Verse: SLAM POET (Hidden "Lamp")

A poetry slam is a competition in which poets (usually) read their own works, with winners chosen by the public. The first poetry slam is said to have taken place in Chicago in 1984. There is now an annual National Poetry Slam with representatives from the US, Canada and France.

63 Gay People Who Wrote "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold": TALESE

Gay Talese is an American author who gained fame as a journalist for The New York Times in the 1960s. His 1971 book Honor Thy Father is a story about the Bonanno crime family.

65 „Straight Outta Compton“-Grupo: NWA

Straight Outta Compton was the first album by N.W.A. N.W.A was a hip hop group from Compton, California. The original five members of the group included rappers who made their mark as solo artists, including: Dr. Dre and the Ice Cube. The story of the NWA is told in a 2015 film also called Straight Outta Compton.


1 towing job maybe: REPO


2 primers: AXON

A nerve cell is correctly called a neuron. The branching processes that receive electrochemical signals from other neurons are called dendrites. The long nerve fiber that carries signals away from the neuron is called an axon. A neuron that does not have a specific axon is called "apolar" or "apolar". In nonpolar neurons, nerve impulses radiate in all directions.

6 “curiosity killed the cat”, ex. : Dictation

The saying "curiosity killed the cat" dates back to at least the late 16th century. The original form of the proverb was "sadness killed the cat", where "sadness" was used in the sense of "sadness, sadness". Shakespeare used the phrase in his 1599 play Much Ado About Nothing.

What, brave man! Though sadness killed a cat, you have enough courage to kill sadness.

7 Banco-Nr. : ACCT

You can make a deposit (dep.) into a bank account (acct.).

8 Ski Area NNE of Santa Fe: TAOS

Taos Ski Valley is a vacation village in New Mexico founded in 1955. About twelve families live there, forming about thirty homes and a population of about 60 people. It is said to be very similar to a Swiss village and even has an elected village council.

9 Short run every day? : MTWTF

The days of the week are named after celestial bodies and gods.

  • Sunday - sunny day
  • Montag - Mondtag
  • Tuesday - Day of Tius
  • Wednesday - Woden's Day
  • Thursday - Thor's Day
  • Friday – Freya's Day
  • Saturday - Saturn's day

10 Kvetch: Very bad

The word "kvetch" comes from Yiddish, where "kvetshn" means "to complain" or "to squeeze".

12 The Rescued Insurance Giant of 2008: AIG

"AIG" is an acronym used by American International Group, a giant insurance company. After repeated US taxpayer bailouts starting in 2008, the company made some serious public relations mistakes by spending large amounts of money on executive entertainment and middle management rewards. These included a $444,000 retreat in California, an $86,000 hunting trip in England, and a $343,000 getaway to a luxury resort in Phoenix. Bad judgment I would say...

13 Better Half, with "o": MRS

"Sir." is an abbreviation of "Mr." is an abbreviation of "lover".

16 Mild Cigar: CLARO

Claro is a smooth cigar made from light colored tobacco. The name "claro" comes from Spanish and means "clear".

25 Historic ___ Palace of Honolulu: IOLANI

The 'Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu is unique in this country. It is the only royal palace in the United States that has been used as an official residence by a reigning monarch. The Kingdom of Hawaii was overthrown in 1893, so the palace was used by successive governments even after Hawaii was declared a state in 1959. The palace has been a public museum since 1978.

29 Mortal African snake: MAMBA

Mambas, and especially black mambas, are highly venomous snakes that used to be responsible for large numbers of deaths before antivenoms became available. Mamba venom is a deadly mix of neurotoxins that attack the nervous system and cardiotoxins that attack the heart. A bite, if left untreated, will cause the lungs and heart to shut down.

32 Mulligans, for example: RETURN

There appears to be no definitive explanation for the origin of the term "mulligan", which is more commonly used in golf for a change of putt. However, there are many stories about golfers named Mulligan, and I suspect one of them is true...

34 Chicago airport code: ORD

O'Hare International was the busiest airport in the world from 1963 to 1998. The original airport was built on the site between 1942 and 1943 and was used by the Douglas Aircraft Company to manufacture aircraft during World War II. Before the factory and airport were built, there was a community in the area called Orchard Place, hence the name of the airport was Orchard Place Airport/Douglas Field. This name is derived from the airport's current location identifier: ORD (OR-chard D-ouglas). Orchard Place Airport was renamed O'Hare International in 1949 in honor of Lieutenant Commander Butch O'Hare, who grew up in Chicago. O'Hare was the United States Navy's first flying ace and a Medal of Honor recipient in World War II.

35 Death, in Germany: TOD

The country we know as “Germany” in English is known as “Deutschland” in German. The name "Germany" comes from "Germania", the Latin name given by Julius Caesar to the peoples who lived east of the Rhine. The name "Germany" comes from an Old High German word meaning "land belonging to the people".

39 Legal organization: AB

American Bar Association (ABA)

49 Classical theater: ODEON

In ancient Greece, an odeon (also "odeum") was like a small theater, "odeon" literally means "building for musical competition". Odea was used in Greece and Rome for entertainment such as music shows and poetry readings.

51 „West Side Story“-Frau: ANITA

In Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story", the main female character is Maria. Maria and her older friend Anita belong to the group known as "the Shark Girls".

54 racket organization? : USTA

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national organization that governs the sport of tennis in the United States. The USTA was founded in 1881 as the National Lawn Tennis Association of the United States.

57 Symbol of Aphrodite: ROSE

As always seems to be the case with the Greek gods, Eros and Aphrodite have overlapping spheres of influence. Aphrodite was the goddess of love between a man and a woman, and Eros was the god who stimulated man's passions. Aphrodite's Roman equivalent was Venus, and Eros's equivalent was Cupid.

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