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Solving => Today's Puzzles => Topic started by: magus on January 03, 2014, 09:53:26 AM

Title: Fri., 1/3 Ed Sessa
Post by: magus on January 03, 2014, 09:53:26 AM
THEME:   BRIDGE gives meaning to the words on either side of a block
   
GOOD ONES:    
Apt word to substitute‚Ķ{theme}   BRIDGE   
Creepy thing   MOSS   
New Deal initials   FDR [not WPA, NRA, or TVA as I first thought missing the obvious]   
Squealer with a tail or tale   RAT     
TV cousin   ITT [naturally I thought something electronic, not a character from "The Munsters"]   
   
BTW:   
Valedictorian's nightmare   EFF [Wrong!  B is the nightmare; F is not even dreamed of]   
   
Tip   DOFF [DOFF means to remove; Tip means to adjust one's hat instead of removing it to show respect]   
   
NOODGES is another of many words of Yiddish origin used in speech mainly by Jewish New Yorkers or those who grew up there.  Nosh is another.     
   
RATING:    ;D ;D
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun