Solving => Today's Puzzles => Topic started by: magus on December 29, 2014, 08:59:35 AM

Title: Mon., 12/28 Jerry Edelstein
Post by: magus on December 29, 2014, 08:59:35 AM
THEME:   first word of phrase can modify WORLD
The third "Pirates…" and {theme}   AT WORLD'S END [the next word after WORLD or literally at the "end" of WORLD]   
Craft with an outboard   POWER BOAT [yes, but more precisely it's a motor boat, and I was forced to rewrite my inky answer which reduces my percentage of perfectly filled-in puzzles!]  >:(   
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   
Title: Re: Mon., 12/28 Jerry Edelstein
Post by: Thomps2525 on December 29, 2014, 08:54:14 PM
For "Show & Tell" today I brought in this USA TODAY crossword puzzle by Kay Puttnam. I was not impressed. There wasn't really a theme but the four long answers were BABYBOOMER, FLOORBROKER, LOSSLEADER and SHAREHOLDER. The puzzle included the overused words ABET, AREA, EDIT, EKE, EMU, ETNA and IRA and the foreign words ETAT and ETRE. It also included five fragments of phrases: HITA ("'____ homer!' - kid's shout from the stands), INST ("'Meet Me ____ Louis'"), ISME ("Words after 'woe'"), ITAN ("'I'd consider ____ honor'"), ITNO ("'Pay ____ mind'") and SEC ("'Hold on just a ___.'"). Also among the answers was CEE, which is an unnecessary spelling of the letter C. The simple letter C works just fine without adding "EE" to it. "Panting" was the clue for AGASP, which I don't think is a real word. And REBAS for "Belonging to singer McEntire"? Horrid! For next week's "Show & Tell" I hope to find a better puzzle.