17 A. Line on an envelope : CITY STATE AND ZIP. Part of an address, but not Mr. Lincoln's at Gettysburg.
23 A. Pago Pago's land : AMERICAN SAMOA. City on an island; also the Capital.
40 A. Paul Hogan role : CROCODILE DUNDEE. Australian adventure movie.
52 A. Classic cartoon shout : YABBA-DABBA-DOO. Fred Flintstone.
And the unifier -- 62 A. Zero in Morse code, any part of which will finish the title of the
Oscar-winning song found at the ends of 17-, 23-, 40- and 52-Across :
DAH DAH DAH DAH DAH. If you think of Morse Code in terms of dots and dashes, DAH is the dash.
Hi gang, JzB here, totally in awe of this seemingly nothing theme, and its execution. Until the unifier, I was clueless.
Here is today's theme song, from the 1946 Disney movie, Song of the South.
We were visiting relatives in Florida last week, and drove home over the week end. Sunday was a bad weather day, and we stayed ahead of the worst of it for most of our trip. In the afternoon, we stopped in Toledo to see my mom. That's when the bad weather hit, and we decided to wait it out, rather then drive through it.
The picture, from yesterday's [Tuesday, 11/19/13] Toledo Blade, shows the path of a tornado that swept across the area on Sunday. I've added a red bull's eye, showing the approximate location of my mother's MOBILE HOME, where mom, my sister, my lovely wife and I were when the tornado came through.
The tornado literally leap-frogged two adjacent mobile home parks at approx. 5:45 p.m. and passed right over our heads. We didn't even know it had happened.
We had already driven about 450 miles that day, only to come to rest in the path of a destructive twister.
On a more positive note, Sis made us a nice chicken paprikas.