Default with Spaces: 140678
NOTES: I learned the term tinikling (65) from a recent episode of The Middle featuring the Philippine pole dance. The dance resembles a bizarre “St. Grotus Day” variation featured on Malcolm in the Middle. Has anyone seen tinikling on any others shows, and did that show have “Middle” in the title? I bought a Veggetti vegetable slicer last week and made a batch of zoodles (70) for last night’s dinner. The zucchini turned out pretty good as an occasional substitute for semolina pasta. I’ve seen Bed-Stuy (65) in a few articles recently so I added this abbreviated form of the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn to the Notepad. For crosswords, the Stuy (40) partial might get the most work.
LISTS: I pulled another chunk of Diehl sharedoc entries this week, this time filtering ones that contain a W. Nice additions include design flaw (80), flower show (80), and home worlds (73). The entry hmmiwonder (50) intrigues me. The phrase seems to have more Internet usage as a hashtag identifier of a category of meme or tweet than as an actual contextual phrase. If I’m right then I don’t know the best way to clue it for a crossword or if it is even a legitimate in-the-language entry. Anyone want to weigh in on this?
I’m pretty sure HMM I WONDER was an entry in a Byron Walden NYT or NYS that ran before Twitter/hashtags existed. I wasn’t a fan. :p
So you’d recommend a rescore of (0)?
I wouldn’t put it in my word list, but then you know I’m on the conservative side of such things.
Tinikling was in episode 2.6 of Rick and Steve, “House of Race Cards” http://www.logotv.com/video/misc/325637/rick-steve-season-2-episode-6-sneak-peek-house-of-race-cards.jhtml
“I walked through Bedford-___ alone” – Billy Joel lyric