Solving => Today's Puzzles => Topic started by: magus on July 03, 2015, 08:48:18 AM

Title: Fri., 7/3 Jeffrey Wechsler
Post by: magus on July 03, 2015, 08:48:18 AM
THEME:   Letter T substituted for by C in phrases
Result of a London tea cart mishap?   ROLLING SCONES   
Downtime for Mars?   PAX [PAX=peace, for the Latin god of war]   
Domestic tearjerker   ONION [I thought soaps, etc.]   
One taking coats, perhaps   HOST [I thought coats of paint on walls]   
Green workers   TRAINEES [I thought eco]   
Copy cats?   MEW [Copy is a verb]   
Defensive question   AM I [needs "perhaps" since the question is often not defensive]   
Uma's "Pulp Fiction" role   MIA [like yesterday, why select a forgettable supporting character's name of an overrated {IMO} flick?  What's wrong with "Mama ___" or Mia Farrow or "Missing in Action" or "Flag letters" or ...]   
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., 7/3 Jeffrey Wechsler
Post by: Thomps2525 on July 03, 2015, 08:46:47 PM
Here is today's debate topic. The New York Times crossword included NOONE as the answer to "Very sad turnout." By definition, doesn't a "turnout" have to involve at least one person? If no one shows up, then there is no turnout at all, let alone a sad one.

Crossword creator Patrick Berry could have used "Herman's last name," a reference to Herman's Hermits lead singer Peter Noone. The group was together from 1962 to 1971 and had eleven top-ten hits in the US and ten in the UK, including I'm Into Something Good, There's A Kind Of Hush, I'm Henry VIII I Am and Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter. Noone is 67 and still performing with a new group of "Hermits."