Tough as Nails Themeless #31

One puzzle with a nod to the holiday is…one puzzle with a nod to the holiday. Doing it again, as I am today, makes it a tradition, I suspect. Gong xi fa cai, everybody! Note: In my family it is traditional to receive 4-Down until you are married. Then you have to start giving 4-Down to your unmarried relatives. This can get very expensive!

Tough as Nails Themeless #31 – Across Lite

5 thoughts on “Tough as Nails Themeless #31

  1. It’s Argus who triggers your trypophobia. I thought Argos might be an alternate spelling but couldn’t confirm that online. Whatever the spelling, today you taught me about a phobia I’d never heard of, so thanks!

    1. I admit this is based on my husband’s and my limited experience taking tango lessons and attending NYC milongas: When a pair is dancing for a crowd (as often happens when a superstar dance couple is visiting) and one of the dancers executes a particularly beautiful move, the crowd will shout “ESO!” or “ESA!” (for a man or a woman, respectively) in appreciation, as one would shout “Olé” at a bullfight or soccer match. I think this is a tradition brought over from Buenos Aires. ESO/ESA literally means “That!” so it makes sense that you’d see something beautiful and shout “That!” in admiration.

      1. Thanks – in that context, it seems a bit “inside baseball,” but I appreciate the explanation.

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