Solving => Today's Puzzles => Topic started by: magus on December 20, 2014, 09:46:28 AM

Title: Sat., 12/20 John Lieb
Post by: magus on December 20, 2014, 09:46:28 AM
THEME:   none, but 29 blocks
Go figure?   DO THE MATH   
Makes bad calls?   MISDIALS [I thought along the lines of umps]   
Poetic rapper   RAVEN ["suddenly there came a tapping as of someone gently rapping, rapping…"]   
Material for Caesar   GAGS [well, Sid wasn't a gagster as was say Henny Youngman; he was a comic actor, but I guess he did gags in some of his skits with Carl Reiner]   
Coming-out party   BELLE [party correctly refers to an individual in the legal sense; a BELLE comes out in the social sense --- but it's still clever]   
Quality of a good math proof   RIGOR [Rigor has nothing to do with a mathematical proof, only validity;  ease would be as valid in describing a proof]   
Best in a mess   OUT EAT [perhaps if the clue were "Best at mess" it would make better sense]   
Uncreative threat   OR ELSE [uncreative seems an odd way to describe the threat; perhaps "familiar" would sit right]   
Vier and zwei, maybe, but ACHT is just not ever said or written in English.   
Despite my quibbles, I enjoyed the challenge.   
RATING:  ;D ;D   
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun