Solving => Today's Puzzles => Topic started by: magus on March 31, 2013, 10:07:14 AM

Title: Sun., 3/31 Andrew J. Ries
Post by: magus on March 31, 2013, 10:07:14 AM
THEME:   an impressive twelve two-word phrases with first word ending in A and the second beginning with A
Event where the number 12 is important and {theme}   AAMEETING [12 steps and the two A's literally meeting]   
One working on figures?   ICESKATER   
Cuban of Dallas Mavericks, e.g.   OWNER [Mark]   
Jobs offering of 2007   IPHONE [better without "of 2007"]   
Evelyn Waugh, but not George Eliot   MAN   
Hamburger beef?   ACH [Hamburger, the German city]   
Stars at the Forum?   ASTRA [not the verb STARS]   
Chain with stacks   IHOP   
Turtledove   DEARIE [hearing either of these would mean I was in trouble]   

Shows the way (to)   LEADSIN [I suppose, but "in" is redundant]   

Asserts sans proof   ALLEGE [denotatively correct, but ALLEGE now means simply to state with or without proof]   

Ideal for growing   ARABLE [actually ARABLE does not suggest "ideal" growing conditions, just that it is possible]   

I enjoyed the cluing throughout though non-sports fans may have been frustrated by a surfeit for sports names and terms.   
RATING:    ;D ;D ;D 
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun