Solve the crossword puzzle of Evan Bernholz on January 22, “Captain Obisi goes to the art museum”
2 seconds, last week I mentioned that I correspond with Sam Seder’s full name as an answer in my crossword puzzle of January 15th. As a fan of “The Majority Report,” imagine my delight when I learned that Sam and Emma Vigeland spent a few minutes talking about him on the Jan. 17 episode earlier this week! Could you Watch the clip here. Thanks to Sam, Emma, and the Majority Report crew for a shout out.
Captain Opius got some passes to the art museum this weekend, so here he is, misinterpreting art-related terms quite literally:
- 23A: [“___? Then it wasn’t photographed”] he out of the picture.
- 37A: [“___? That’s when an artist is facing away from a drafting table”] he Back to the drawing board.
- 56A: [“___? A celebrity painter must have used it”] he Brush with fame.
- 68A: [“___? That’s what holds a painting in your imagination”] he Mind scope.
- 78A: [“___? That’s where scoundrels can view works of art”] he Rogues Gallery.
- 96A: [“___? Then you’d be setting fire to that painting at 12 a.m.”] he Burning midnight oil.
- 116a: [“___? Then we won’t find any wall-mounted sculptures here”] he No relief in sight.
I still wonder if there is a story in these phrases. The captain may have noticed that the subject of a famous artist was not depicted the way they would like, but now this bottom picture is on display in the museum for all to see… And the artist got so annoyed that they set some paintings on fire at midnight in the Rogues Gallery. who do you know His superpower takes expressions literally, not saving the day from bad guys and crooks.
Some other answers and clues:
- 21a: [Mann who wrote the theme song to the podcast “I Said No Gifts!”] he Amy man. My wife hears “I said no gifts!” Podcasts all the time. It’s a funny premise – Bridger Winegar invites friends and notables for a free chat, and though he tells them not to bring any gifts, they always do, and the chat then turns to all the gift giving and doing.
- 47A: [Hades, for one] he greek god. It’s not exactly a reference to the video game “Hades” this time around but of course I couldn’t help but think about it while writing the guide.
- 83A: [J.R.R. Tolkien characters?] he periodsas in the periods separating the initials of his name.
- 95A: [Subject of Botticelli’s map referenced in Dan Brown’s book “Inferno”] he Hell. The map also appears to have appeared in one of the original versions of The Divine Comedy.
- 14 d: [11-time NBA all-star who was part of the Miami Heat’s Big Three with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade] he Chris Bosh. One of the things that bothers me is that whenever BOSH appears as an answer in other puzzles, the editors always realize it’s a weird exclamation like “Poppycock!” and “Fiddlesticks!” It’s not like Chris Bosh hasn’t made an impact in the NBA. He is a Hall of Famer. Anyway, I was glad I got his full name in the net.
- 72D: [Guest-directed film featuring folk bands] he “Strong wind. “Guest” in the guide refers to director Christopher Guest.
- 84 d: [Common crossword cookie] he Oreo And right next to it at 85d: [Place providing pastrami] he deli. Some triple anagrams are unexpected for both of them.
- 89D: [Kitten Bowl names like Catrick Meowhomes and Joe Montuna, e.g.] he PUNS. I didn’t just make up these names. here Katrick Myhomes And here Joe Montona. Just look at those cute little monsters.