Solving => Today's Puzzles => Topic started by: magus on December 27, 2014, 09:31:57 AM

Title: Sat., 12/27 Barry C. Silk
Post by: magus on December 27, 2014, 09:31:57 AM
THEME:   none; 32 blocks
Luncheon follower?   ETTE   
Monterrey jack?   PESOS   
Prison buddy?   PEN PAL   
Some parlors, briefly   OTB [Do they exist any longer?]   
Pierre's pinch   SEL [ it's a poor clue in any language: a pinch is an amount; salt is palpable  --- SEL as salt maybe ok given that it may be found on menus, but I'd go with the Mercedes model SEL]   
Rose in a big way   TOWERED [grammatically, TOWERED is intransitive (it has no object);  so the building in situ TOWERED; it did not "rise."  It helps to think of the verbal as a modifier.]   
RATING:    ;D ;D
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun