Solving => Today's Puzzles => Topic started by: magus on July 13, 2013, 09:30:32 AM

Title: Sat., 7/13 Barry C. Silk
Post by: magus on July 13, 2013, 09:30:32 AM
THEME:   themeless but neat grid with triple gangs
Summers of old?   ABACI   
Massage target   EGO   
Sub group   NAVY [note lack of hyphen]   
It determines 28-Across: Abbr.  + Number based on 23-Across   DOB + AGE [don't care for these circular clues; almost like no clues at all]   
"Speak up" reactions   EHS [Does this make sense to you?  "Speak up" (quoted as dialogue) is what is said when someone speaks too softly.  The reaction to "speak up" is a repeat, hopefully louder.]   
Study of extraterrestrial life   ASTROBIOLOGY  [Can this be a real science?  As we do not know of any life other than on our planet, how can one study what we don't know exists?  Seems like studying the agriculture of the New World before Columbus discovered it.  But if it is a "science" I hope I'm not paying for it.]   
Employ   HIRE-ON [seems redundant to me, and sub-standard]   
RATING:    ;D ;D
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun