Solving => Today's Puzzles => Topic started by: magus on October 31, 2014, 09:12:59 AM

Title: Fri., 10/31 Doug Peterson
Post by: magus on October 31, 2014, 09:12:59 AM
THEME:   two A's surround a word of a phrase altering its meaning
Smallish batteries {& theme}   AA'S   
Word with barn or storm   DOOR ["barnstorm"]   
In-land link?   LALA ["inland"]   
Trip to see the big game   SAFARI [not Game 7 of the World Series, etc.]   
Medea and Athena in the same puzzle?  No rap stars, Star Wars allusions, or video games --- a happy turn of the tide.   

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., 10/31 Doug Peterson
Post by: richochez on October 31, 2014, 01:44:26 PM
26 down - a Puck goes into the empty net. The empty net is the goal.  ARGHHH!
Title: Re: Fri., 10/31 Doug Peterson
Post by: Thomps2525 on October 31, 2014, 06:49:03 PM
When a puck goes into the net---actually it goes between the goal posts, not into the actual netting---a goal is scored and one point is awarded. I suppose, by a very loose linguistic interpretation, that the puck in that case could be considered to be a goal. "Puck" and "goal" are used synonymously in this crossword. In basketball, when LeBron James (for example) successfully makes a three-point shot, the announcer will often say "James shot a three" when we all know that what James actually shot was the basketball. (On a related note, why do people say they walked through a door when they actually walked through a doorway?)