LA Times Crossword Answers 3 Aug 16, Wednesday




LA Times Crossword Solution 3 Aug 16







Constructed by: Joel Elkins & Andrea Carla Michaels

Edited by: Rich Norris

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Theme: The Olympics

Today’s themed answers are the venues of all the US-based Olympic Games:

  • 65A…Event whose only six U.S. hosts are answers in this puzzle..THE OLYMPICS
  • 17A…California ski resort (1960)..SQUAW VALLEY
  • 25A…Peach State capital (1996)..ATLANTA
  • 27A…With 39-Across and 61-Down, metropolis near the Wasatch Range (2002)..SALT
  • 39A…See 27-Across..LAKE
  • 61D…See 27-Across..CITY
  • 52A…Home of the Blues (1904)..ST LOUIS
  • 11D…Home to the NFL’s Rams (1932, 1984)..LOS ANGELES
  • 29D…New York resort in the Adirondacks (1932, 1980)..LAKE PLACID

Bill’s time: 6m 20s

Bill’s errors: 0




Today’s Wiki-est, Amazonian Googlies

Across

1…TV workers’ union..AFTRA

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) was founded in 1937 as AFRA. AFTRA merged with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) in 2012, forming SAG-AFTRA.

6…”We Create Music” org…ASCAP

ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) collects licence fees for musicians and distributes royalties to composers whose works have been performed. BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) provides the same service.

11…”__ It Go”: hit song from “Frozen”..LET

“Let It Go” is an incredibly successful song from the Disney animated film “Frozen” released in 2013. It was performed in the movie by Idina Menzel, who also was the voice actor for the character Elsa. “Let It Go” is one of the very few Disney songs to make it into the Billboard Top Ten.

14…Smallish iPods..NANOS

The iPod Nano is the successor to the iPod Mini and was introduced to the market at the end of 2005. There have been seven versions of the Nano to date and the current Nano as well as playing tunes is an FM player, records voice memos, has a pedometer and can connect with external devices (like a heart monitor, maybe) using Bluetooth technology.

15…Eucalyptus eater..KOALA

The koala bear really does look like a little bear, but it’s not even closely related. The koala is an arboreal marsupial and a herbivore, native to the east and south coasts of Australia. Koalas aren’t primates, and are one of the few mammals other than primates who have fingerprints. In fact, it can be very difficult to tell human fingerprints from koala fingerprints, even under an electron microscope. Male koalas are called “bucks”, females are “does”, and young koalas are “joeys”. I’m a little jealous of the koala, as it sleeps up to 20 hours a day …

16…Daily Defense skin care brand..OXY

The OXY Skin Care products were developed by GlaxoSmithKline, but the brand name has been owned by Mentholatum since 2005.

17…California ski resort (1960)..SQUAW VALLEY

The Squaw Valley ski resort is in the Lake Tahoe area of California. Squaw Valley was the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. These were the first Winter Games to be televised live, which gave Squaw Valley a huge commercial boost.

21…Some cameras..SLRS

SLR stands for “single lens reflex”. Usually cameras with changeable lenses are the SLR type. The main feature of an SLR is that a mirror reflects the image seen through the lens out through the viewfinder, so that the photographer sees exactly what the lens sees. The mirror moves out of the way as the picture is taken, and the image that comes through the lens falls onto unexposed film, or nowadays onto a digital sensor.

23…Sci. subject..ANAT

Anatomy (anat.)

25…Peach State capital (1996)..ATLANTA

The US state of Georgia has two nicknames: the Peach State, and the Empire State of the South.

27…With 39-Across and 61-Down, metropolis near the Wasatch Range (2002)..SALT
(39…See 27-Across..LAKE)
(61…See 27-Across..CITY)

Salt Lake City (SLC) was founded by Brigham Young, in 1847. The city takes its name from the Great Salt Lake on which it sits, and indeed was known as “Great Salt Lake City” up until 1868.

The Wasatch Range is at the western edge of the Rocky Mountains and runs through Utah. “Wasatch” is a Ute word meaning “mountain pass”.

32…Participate in karaoke..SING

“Karate”, means “open hand”, and the related word “karaoke” means “open orchestra”.

33…60 minuti..ORA

In Italian, there are “sessanta minuti” (sixty minutes) in an “ora” (hour).

36…Jetties..PIERS

A jetty is a pier that juts out into a body of water. “Jetty” derives from the French verb “jeter” meaning “to throw”, the idea being that a jetty is a structure that is “thrown” out past the edge of the land surrounding the body of water.

41…Actress Sevigny..CHLOE

The actress Chloë Sevigny’s big breakthrough role was playing one of the three Mormon wives in the excellent HBO drama series “Big Love”. More recently, I saw Sevigny in “Love & Friendship”, a 2016 big screen adaptation of Jane Austen’s epistolary novel “Lady Susan”. I must say that Sevigny’s performance really paled when compared to that of the lead, Kate Beckinsale.

44…Thumbs-up critic..EBERT

Roger Ebert co-hosted a succession of film review television programs for over 23 years, most famously with Gene Siskel until Siskel passed away in 1999. Siskel and Ebert famously gave their thumbs up or thumbs down to the movies they reviewed.

47…Revealing rock genre..EMO

The musical genre of “emo” originated in Washington D.C. in the 80s, and takes its name from “emotional hardcore”. “Emo” is also the name given to the associated subculture. Not my cup of tea …

50…Stockholm airline..SAS

SAS was formerly known as Scandinavian Airlines System and is the flag carrier of three countries: Denmark, Norway and Sweden. SAS is based at Stockholm Arlanda Airport located just north of the Swedish capital.

51…Exam for many sophs..PSAT

Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT)

The term “sophomore” has been used for a student in the second year of university since the 1680’s. The original meaning of the word was “arguer”. The term has Greek roots, from two Greek words that have been artificially combined in English. The Greek “sophos” means “wise”, and “moros” means “foolish”.

52…Home of the Blues (1904)..ST LOUIS

The 1904 Olympic Games were held on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. That made 1904 the first year that the Olympics were held outside of Europe, and the first time they were held in a mainly English-speaking country. The whole event actually lasted four and half months, with events spread over that period in order to accompany the schedule of the World’s Fair that was held in St. Louis the same year.

55…Tilt-A-Whirl, e.g…RIDE

The Tilt-A-Whirl is the fairground ride that has seven cars on a spinning platform, with the cars rotating freely and randomly. Each of the cars hold 3-4 riders, pretty nauseated riders sometimes.

57…Starbucks order..TEA

Starbucks is a coffee company based in Seattle, Washington. It is the largest coffeehouse company in the world and has over 19,000 stores. In the 1990s, Starbucks was opening one new store every single day! Starbucks is named after the chief mate on the Pequod in Herman Melville’s book “Moby Dick”.

60…Subsidiary of Fiat..LANCIA

Vincenzo Lancia formed his car company in Turin, Italy in 1906. Lancia Automobiles is now part of Fiat, and has been so since 1969.

Fiat is the largest car manufacturer in Italy, and is headquartered in Turin in the Piedmont region in the north of the country. Fiat was founded in 1899 by Giovanni Agnelli, when the company’s name was “Fabbrica Italiana di Automobili Torino” (FIAT). A few years ago, Fiat became the majority shareholder in Chrysler.

65…Event whose only six U.S. hosts are answers in this puzzle..THE OLYMPICS

The list of US-hosted Olympic Games is:

  • Los Angeles, California (Summer 1932 & 1984)
  • Squaw Valley, California (Winter 1960)
  • Atlanta, Georgia (Summer 1996)
  • Saint Louis, Missouri (Summer 1904)
  • Lake Placid, New York (Winter 1932 & 1980)
  • Salt Lake City, Utah (Winter 2002)

67…Calendar col…FRI

In Norse mythology, Odin was the chief of the gods. Odin’s wife Frigg was the queen of Asgard whose name gave us our English term “Friday” (via Anglo-Saxon).

68…Pisa place..ITALY

The city of Pisa is right on the Italian coast, sitting at the mouth of the River Arno, and is famous for its Leaning Tower. The tower is actually the campanile (bell tower) of the city’s cathedral, and it has been leaning since it was completed in 1173. Just shows you how important good foundations are …

69…Bloke’s buddy..MATEY

“Bloke” is British slang for a fellow. The etymology of “bloke” seems to have been lost in the mists of time.

70…G-man..FED

The nickname “G-men” is short for “Government Men” and refers to agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

71…Synthetic fabric..NYLON

The polymer known as “nylon” was developed by Dupont in the 1930s. The first application was as bristles in toothbrushes, in 1938. The second application became more famous, for women’s stockings starting in 1940, stockings that came to be known as “nylons”. The polymer was developed as a replacement for silk, which was to become in short supply during WWII.

72…”Family Ties” mom..ELYSE

“Family Ties” was one of the first TV shows that I enjoyed when I arrived in the US back in 1983. I found the situation very appealing, with two ex-hippie parents facing off against an ultra-conservative son. The main characters in the show were Michael J. Fox as Alex, Meredith Baxter-Birney as Alex’s mom, Elyse, and Michael Gross as Alex’s Dad, Steven. But some future stars had recurring roles as well, including Courteney Cox as one of Alex’s girlfriends and Tom Hanks as Elyse’s young brother.

Down

1…Ancient jug handle..ANSA

Ansa is the Latin word for handle. The term is also used to describe anatomical structures that are shaped like a handle, forming a loop or an arc.

2…Online help pgs…FAQS

Most websites have a page listing answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). There is a link to this blog’s FAQ page at the top-right of every page.

5…Nile dam..ASWAN

The Aswan Dam on the River Nile is actually two dams. The Low Dam was first built in 1902 (and modified later). The High Dam was completed in 1970.

6…Blotter letters..AKA

Also known as (aka)

A police blotter is (or used to be) a daily record of arrests made.

7…Mars days, in “The Martian”..SOLS

A solar day on Mars is referred to as a “sol” by astronomers. One sol is equivalent to just under 24 hours 40 minutes here on Earth.

“The Martian” is a very intriguing 2015 science fiction film starring Matt Damon as an astronaut who is accidentally stranded on Mars. The movie is based on a 2011 novel of the same name by Andrew Weir. One thing that I liked about the film is that the science cited is fairly realistic. In fact, NASA collaborated with the filmmakers extensively from script development to principal casting.

8…__ lily..CALLA

The Calla Lily is a common name for a lily of the genus Zantedeschia. There is a lily genus called Calla, but the Calla Lily isn’t in it. Now that, that is confusing …

9…”Fore!” et al…ALERTS

No one seems to know for sure where the golfing term “fore!” comes from. It has been used at least as far back as 1881, and since then has been called out to warn other golfers that a wayward ball might be heading their way. My favorite possibility for its origin is that it is a contraction of the Gaelic warning cry “Faugh a Ballagh!” (clear the way!) which is still called out in the sport of road bowling. Road bowling is an Irish game where players bowl balls along roads between villages, trying to reach the end of the course in as few bowls as possible, just like in golf!

11…Home to the NFL’s Rams (1932, 1984)..LOS ANGELES

The 1932 Summer Olympics were held during the worldwide Great Depression. The event was held in Los Angeles, which was the only city in the world to have made a bid to host. Because of economic pressures, many nations and athletes skipped the event, and even President Herbert Hoover chose not to attend.

The 1984 Summer Olympics was held in Los Angeles. The event was boycotted by 14 Eastern Bloc countries in retaliation of the the US’s boycott of the prior 1980 Summer Olympics hosted by Moscow. The boycotting countries held a competing event around the same time that they dubbed the Friendship Games.

13…Far from laid-back..TYPE A

The Type A and Type B personality theory originated in the fifties. Back then, individuals were labelled as Type A in order to emphasize a perceived increased risk of heart disease. Type A personality types are so called “stress junkies”, whereas Type B types are relaxed and laid back. But there doesn’t seem to be much scientific evidence to support the linkage between the Type A personality and heart problems.

18…Big name in pickles..VLASIC

Apparently Vlasic invented the glass-packed, shelf-stable pickle. The company adopted the stork mascot in the late sixties, with the stork originally carrying a baby. The mascot was a play on the perception that pregnant women have a higher than average appetite for pickles.

24…Sunday contribution..TITHE

Traditionally, a “tithe” is a payment of one tenth of a person’s annual income and is usually given to a church. Tithing is a practice taught in many traditions, and according to a 2002 survey, about 3% of American adults donate 10% or more of their income to a church.

28…Speedy steed..ARAB

The Arab (or Arabian) breed of horse takes its name from its original home, the Arabian Peninsula. Like any animal that humans have over-bred, the horse falls prey to genetic diseases, some of which are fatal and some of which require the horse to be euthanized.

29…New York resort in the Adirondacks (1932, 1980)..LAKE PLACID

The first Winter Olympic Games held in the US were hosted by Lake Placid, New York in 1932. The event was opened by the Governor of New York at that time, Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR). FDR was elected as US president nine months later. Notably, the 1932 games did not include any alpine skiing events. Alpine skiing was included in the Olympics for the first time in the following 1936 games.

Here in the US, the most memorable event of the 1980 Winter Games hosted by Lake Placid, New York was the “Miracle on Ice”, in which an amateur US hockey team beat the very professional USSR team in a semi-final matchup, and went on to win gold. A lesser known fact from the 1980 Games is that the Lake Placid Middle/High School served as a private bar for the Olympics. It is the only high school in the US to have been issued a license to serve alcohol.

35…__ eclipse..SOLAR

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes into the shadow cast by the earth from the light of the sun, in other words when the earth is positioned directly between the sun and the moon. The more spectacular solar eclipse takes place when moon passes in front of the sun, so that the earth falls into the shadow cast by the moon.

37…Capital SSE of Firenze..ROMA

In Italian, the city of “Roma” (Rome) lies SSE of the city of “Firenze” (Florence).

38…Windex target..SPOT

The glass cleaner called Windex was introduced in 1933. The formulation sold up to the end of WWII had to be packed in metal cans because it was so flammable.

49…Interstate through Cheyenne..EIGHTY

Interstate 80 is the second-longest highway in the US (after I-90). It runs east-west from San Francisco, California to Teaneck, New Jersey. I-80 largely follows the route of the first road across America, namely the historic Lincoln Highway.

Cheyenne is the most populous city in Wyoming, and is the state capital. The city was settled in the 1860s when it was chosen as the point at which the Union Pacific Railroad would cross the Crow Creek river. The name of course was taken from the Native American Cheyenne nation that is indigenous to the Great Plains.

53…__ Haute..TERRE

Terre Haute, Indiana is a city close to the state’s western border with Illinois. The city is home to a state prison which in turn is home to the state’s death row. The name “Terre Haute” was chosen by French explorers in the 18th century to describe the location, as “terre haute” is French for “high ground”.

54…Rickey Henderson specialty..STEAL

Rickey Henderson is a former professional baseball player believed by many to have been the sport’s greatest baserunner. Henderson holds the major league record for career stolen bases, at 1,406. This compares with the second highest number of career stolen bases of “only” 938, by Lou Brock.

56…Actor Jean-Claude Van __..DAMME

Jean-Claude Van Damme is a Belgian actor and expert in martial arts. Given his background, he is referred to by the nickname “The Muscles from Brussels”.

59…Diva’s offering..SOLO

“Diva” comes to us from Latin via Italian. “Diva” is the feminine form of “divus” meaning “divine one”. The word is used in Italy to mean “goddess” or “fine lady”, and especially is applied to the prima donna in an opera. We often use the term to describe a singer with a big ego.

63…”__ sow, so shall … “..AS YE

The commonly quoted line “As ye sow, so shall ye reap” is not actually a direct quote from the Bible, although the sentiment is expressed there at least twice. In the Book of Job is the line “They that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same”. In the Epistle of Paul to the Galatians is the line “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap”.

66…Former White House adviser Nofziger..LYN

Lyn Nofziger was a press secretary for Ronald Reagan when he was Governor of California. Nofziger was also a political advisor to the White House during the Nixon and Reagan administrations. One of Nofziger’s legacies is that he managed to convince President Reagan to drop the program to bring metrification to the US.

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Complete List of Clues and Answers

Across

1…TV workers’ union..AFTRA

6…”We Create Music” org…ASCAP

11…”__ It Go”: hit song from “Frozen”..LET

14…Smallish iPods..NANOS

15…Eucalyptus eater..KOALA

16…Daily Defense skin care brand..OXY

17…California ski resort (1960)..SQUAW VALLEY

19…Weaken..SAP

20…Stellar..ASTRAL

21…Some cameras..SLRS

22…Master..ACE

23…Sci. subject..ANAT

25…Peach State capital (1996)..ATLANTA

27…With 39-Across and 61-Down, metropolis near the Wasatch Range (2002)..SALT

30…Quick drink..SIP

32…Participate in karaoke..SING

33…60 minuti..ORA

34…”Really?”..IT IS?

36…Jetties..PIERS

39…See 27-Across..LAKE

41…Actress Sevigny..CHLOE

43…Pebble-in-puddle sound..PLOP

44…Thumbs-up critic..EBERT

46…That señorita..ELLA

47…Revealing rock genre..EMO

48…Look closely (over)..PORE

50…Stockholm airline..SAS

51…Exam for many sophs..PSAT

52…Home of the Blues (1904)..ST LOUIS

55…Tilt-A-Whirl, e.g…RIDE

57…Starbucks order..TEA

58…Mil. ranks..SGTS

60…Subsidiary of Fiat..LANCIA

64…Curved path..ARC

65…Event whose only six U.S. hosts are answers in this puzzle..THE OLYMPICS

67…Calendar col…FRI

68…Pisa place..ITALY

69…Bloke’s buddy..MATEY

70…G-man..FED

71…Synthetic fabric..NYLON

72…”Family Ties” mom..ELYSE

Down

1…Ancient jug handle..ANSA

2…Online help pgs…FAQS

3…Letter-shaped fastener..T-NUT

4…Obviously enjoy, as a joke..ROAR AT

5…Nile dam..ASWAN

6…Blotter letters..AKA

7…Mars days, in “The Martian”..SOLS

8…__ lily..CALLA

9…”Fore!” et al…ALERTS

10…Stub with withholding info..PAYSLIP

11…Home to the NFL’s Rams (1932, 1984)..LOS ANGELES

12…Better than estimated..EXACT

13…Far from laid-back..TYPE A

18…Big name in pickles..VLASIC

24…Sunday contribution..TITHE

26…”There’s __ in the air”..A NIP

27…Part of a shoe..SOLE

28…Speedy steed..ARAB

29…New York resort in the Adirondacks (1932, 1980)..LAKE PLACID

31…Medicinal units..PILLS

35…__ eclipse..SOLAR

37…Capital SSE of Firenze..ROMA

38…Windex target..SPOT

40…Buck chaser?..-EROO

42…With little effort..EASILY

45…Rely on..TRUST IN

49…Interstate through Cheyenne..EIGHTY

51…Foreign correspondent?..PEN PAL

52…Employees..STAFF

53…__ Haute..TERRE

54…Rickey Henderson specialty..STEAL

56…Actor Jean-Claude Van __..DAMME

59…Diva’s offering..SOLO

61…See 27-Across..CITY

62…Finishes, as cupcakes..ICES

63…”__ sow, so shall … “..AS YE

66…Former White House adviser Nofziger..LYN




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12 thoughts on “LA Times Crossword Answers 3 Aug 16, Wednesday”

  1. Quite a challenging and punny puzzle. Emjoyed it very much. t took me some time before I got the theme – I guess, I’m not an Olypics person. I do remember the LA races – because the USSR etc., boycotted it – and the ones that DID vie, won lots of prizes – especially the US athletes. Lots of fun.

    Many moons ago, I was (one of the – ) developmental chcmists ( and, one of the -, cost accountants ! ) for a local, ( still – ) , very successful, firm which ‘specialized’ ….. in ‘copying’ a variety of janitorial products from the rest of the country. One of them, was Windex and also another favorite, the cleaner, ‘777’.

    Basically, Windex has, in a very SMALL, porportion: less than 1%,
    1. Ammonia
    2. Some volatile alchohol – a variation of some form of ethyl alchohol (ethanol -) …. and also. maybe iso-propyl alchohol ( less volatile)
    3. a couple of drops of lauryl sulfate – surfactant – cleans the grease.
    4. a drop of propylene glycol – antifreeze – for various reasons.
    5. a drop of perfume
    6. a drop of blue dye

    Thats it. Fill it in a spray bottle, and jack up the price … about 77 times ( yes! ) and you’re good to go.

    Also, Windex can be used to cure many, many intractable. inexhaustible , incomprehensible , human ailments ….. from warts and zits …. all the way to impotence …. details in ‘My Big, Fat, Greek wedding” … lol …… ; -) ;-))

  2. A small note on Koalas. Koalas have a very limited food source – eucalyptus leaves …. thats it. They are strict vegetarians, actually eucalyptarians, drink no water, ( their kidneys are very specialized, to work on a teensy bit of water), and thus, they naturally have a very limited source of minerals and vitamins. They sleep all the time because they consume minimal calories and consequently have very little energy to do anything else. Its a miracle that they can even reproduce themselves.

    Based on its word origins, could sophomoric be a synonym for ‘oxymoron’ ?

    Have a nice day, all.

  3. Not really very difficult today. Misspelled “Elyse” with an “i” instead of a “y” before I saw that Salt Lake Citi didn’t look right. On to the WSJ next.

    Have a good Hump Day.

  4. Being a big fan of the Olympics, the long answers came very easily and therefore the puzzle was more Monday/Tuesday-ish for me. I did have to guess AFTRA however. ANSA was unknown to me as well. I did like EXACT as “Better than estimated”.

    @Carrie
    As to GRID in yesterday’s grid. Is that like looking up a synonym for the word “thesaurus”?

    I leave early tomorrow. I’ll be doing the puzzle on the plane most likely. I’ll check in over the next week whenever I have time to do the puzzles online.

    Best –

    1. Jeff, safe travels. I just bought tickets for the F1 race in Texas this October (no, I won’t be around for the Taylor Swift concert). Should be interesting.

  5. An appropriate grid given the start of the Olympics this week. Interesting to mix in SQUAW VALLEY, that was pretty cool. I’ve had the good fortune to skating on the ice there, and at LAKE PLACID, and bobsledding at SLC. It’s fun to be there and pretend you actually have what it takes to be on that stage. But I’m not kidding anyone–I’m no Mike Eruzione and I had nothing to do with the Miracle On Ice, but a boy can still dream!

  6. 10:38, no errors, iPad. Easier than yesterday’s puzzle, I thought …

    I spent all day yesterday (successfully!) moose-hunting with my ex in North Park (Colorado) so today I’m playing catch-up. Haven’t even had time to download all the photos …

  7. @Tonie – Normally you see the spelling as “buckaroo” and not with the “eroo” as this grid as it. It always makes me think of that hilarious and absolutely weird film, “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!” and usually shortened to just “Buckaroo Banzai” featuring the dastardly demonic bad, bad man “Dr. Emilio Lizardo (John Lithgow at his very best, or is it worst?).

  8. Anyone here familiar with “cruciverb.com”? In hopes of downloading “.puz” versions of the LAT puzzles, I registered there several days ago and am still “awaiting admin approval”. Was it something I said? … 🙂 Is the site still functioning?

  9. DNF in the NE. EXACT TYPEA OXY SAP ACE

    THE OLYMPIC part was easy. I almost went to the LAKE PLACID one but was afraid it would be crowded. It wasn’t because it was very cold that year.

    Had eatS before ICES. Never heard of Ricky Henderson (sports) or Miss CHLOE.

  10. Wassup y’all?!
    @Jeff, LOL! That puts me in mind of looking up the word “word” in the dictionary!
    This puzzle was hard for me! I did finish tho. The NW had me flummoxed! I didn’t think AFTRA; for TV workers I thought prop masters and grips rather than actors.
    I didn’t start off great on the themed answers. But when the Olympics came to my city I became a fan. (Stop me if you’ve heard this…) LOS ANGELES 1984. So many memories! I (and most of my friends) were freaked out at the predictions of traffic nightmares and chaos. At that time I commuted to work from LA’s Westside to Koreatown. But then the Games started and the city was as peaceful as it’s ever been! Companies had staggered hours to reduce traffic. People who didn’t attend events watched on TV at home. By Day 3 I was ENTHRALLED with the Games and full of civic pride and general astonishment at the amazing athletes. It was awesome!
    I realized much too late that I shoulda gotten tickets for an event. I did get to see the Men’s Marathon. Stunning. I’ll never forget those runners, that focus and confidence.
    Been enjoying the Games ever since.
    Okay then!
    Sweet dreams~~™???

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