Solving => Today's Puzzles => Topic started by: magus on October 03, 2014, 08:42:40 AM

Title: Fri., 10/3 Mark McClain
Post by: magus on October 03, 2014, 08:42:40 AM
THEME:   intrusive double D's
Theme description   :)   
Heck of a pop?   ONE FINE DADDY   
Slanted columns   OP EDS [not the kind I build  :-[   ]   
Place for a nest egg   TREE   
Wine opener?   OENO   
RATING:    ;D ;D
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   
Title: Re: Fri., 10/3 Mark McClain
Post by: Thomps2525 on October 03, 2014, 05:39:51 PM
You can tell where my mind is. When I read "intrusive double D's" I immediately thought of Morganna Roberts. Nicknamed "The Kissing Bandit," she was famous in the 1970s-80s-90s for running out on the field during baseball games and kissing various players. Her measurements were 60-23-39.

Of the four phrases that included an additional double-D, PRINCEOFWADDLES (for "Duck royalty?") was cute but STOCKPIDDLER (for "Trader who doesn't take the market seriously?") was just plain dumb. But I give Mark McClain credit for managing to include the Army post FTDIXNJ. I know that looks like a line from an eye chart but it's short for FORT DIX, NEW JERSEY.