Solving => Today's Puzzles => Topic started by: magus on June 09, 2013, 10:03:06 AM

Title: Sun., 6/9 Ed Sessa
Post by: magus on June 09, 2013, 10:03:06 AM
THEME:   common expresions taken literally
Mission statement?   REMEMBER-THE-ALAMO   
Blanket expression?   IVE-GOT-YOU-COVERED   
Formal request?   SAVE-THE-LAST-DANCE-FOR-ME   
Bald assertion?   THAT’S-GOT-TO-BE-A-WIG [very insensitive to us bald guys]   
Dancer's restraint   REIN [the reindeer]   
Seals that avoid water?   GASKETS [maybe the question mark is needed because gaskets actually are in contact with water]   
China supporter   SHELF   
Double-parker who gives out tickets   VALET [sometimes meter maids double park causing more trouble than the illegally parked]   
Symbolic yet insubstantial   TOKEN [what about a diamond ring which is symbolic of one's love?]   

Aphorisms   TRUTHS [sometimes yes, sometimes no: "A barking dog never bites."]   

Can opener   POP-TAB [not sure this is a real term: just tab seems right]   

Why is EEK always used to express a mouse yet never for anything else?  And, does anyone really ever yell it except in toons?   
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