Wordy Wednesday 94: Rectangular Blocks.
1A: Facility (EEEE) — "ease" 8A: Signals (QQQQ) — "cues" (consecutive Qs, wow) 19A: Peer group? (IIII) — "eyes" 20A: Razz (TTTT) - "tease" 47A: Garden sights (BBBB) — "bees" 49A: Is behind (OOOO) — "owes" 61A: "Man oh man!" (GGGG) — "jeez!" 63A: Hip (YYYY) — "wise" 51A: Record holders? (and a punny hint to this puzzle's anomalies) (repeat offenders) — you can have a "record" after only one offense, so I didn't like this clue so much) Last letter I filled in was the "A" in ABT ( 45D: Dance grp. at the Met ). Never seen that in the puzzle, though I could infer its meaning, I think. Let me guess: American Ballet Theater? . well, yes, but ugh, they spell THEATRE the stup >13D: Iranian supreme leader _____ Khamenei ). EDY and RUY (neighbors!) were both new to me. Chess names, again? Is this a trend? If so, reverse it, please ( 56D: _____ Lopez (chess opening) ). Or at least counterbalance it with things only a comic book fan would know. Seems only fair . to me. Though, come to think of it, there is probably a lot of nerd overlap with chess players and comic book fans. Hang on, I'll draw a Venn diagram.
Inside the bbc and cnn arabic Monday, July 27, 2009.
Inside the bbc and cnn arabic
A masked terrorist has brought London to its knees -- there are bombs inside books, and nobody knows which ones. On the day of the launch of the first expedition to Mars, by giant cannon, he outdoes himself with an audacious attack.
Inside the bbc and cnn arabic Setting himself against the growing tendency to homogenize “Third World” literature and cultures, Aijaz Ahmad has produced a spirited critique of the major theoretical statements on “colonial discourse” and “post-colonialism,” dismantling many of the commonplaces and conceits that dominate contemporary cultural criticism. With lengthy considerations of, among others, Fredric Jameson, Edward Said, and the Subaltern Studies group, In Theory also contains brilliant analyses of the concept of Indian literature, of the genealogy of the term “Third World,” and of the conditions under which so-called “colonial discourse theory” emerged in metropolitan intellectual circles.
96. In re Valentin, 281 A.D.2d 666 (3d Dept. 2001).
98. Spry v. Delaware County, 277 A.D.2d 779 (3d Dept. 2000).
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Inside the bbc and cnn arabic Dutch rockers Within Temptation popped in to 363 Oxford Street to sign copies of their new album, Hydra, and perform an acoustic set for the assmbled fans.