Solving => Today's Puzzles => Topic started by: magus on January 30, 2015, 09:59:26 AM

Title: Fri., 1/30 Paolo Pasco
Post by: magus on January 30, 2015, 09:59:26 AM
THEME:   first word of phrase is spelled backwards but the word BACK is missing
Deep-sea creature, literally   PMUH WHALE [humpback whale: four other theme entries are as clever]   
Rock blasters   AMPS [I thought TNT'S]   
Apple variety   IMAC   
Goal for a runner   SEAT [politico]   
Goes out for a bit?   NAPS   
Unpopular spots   ACNE   
Fire proof   ASH [two words]   
Big brass   TUBAS [not generals]   
Blockhead   SCHMO [that's a moldy oldy]   
Michael Jackson, e.g.   ROCK ICON [an icon is properly a picture of an important person or thing;  MJ was an idol.  Marilyn Monroe's dress being blown from below is an icon; she was an idol]   
Odd that The Seven Per Cent Solution entry abuts another Sherlock Holmes entry, well, maybe not so odd as the game may be afoot.   
Really, really cool   EPIC [first and only time I heard this meaning of epic was in 1992 when k.d. lang said same of Roy Orbison's lyrics --- not that I remember the date; it's from Black and White Night CD recorded then]   
Enero, no matter the Spanish clue, is not legit.   
RATING:    ;D ;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., 1/30 Paolo Pasco
Post by: richochez on January 30, 2015, 01:44:49 PM
Not sure why, but I thought it was pretty cool that the co-author managed to get his own name in as an answer (15 across)