Solving => Today's Puzzles => Topic started by: magus on December 04, 2015, 10:08:36 AM

Title: Fri., 12/4 Craig Stowe
Post by: magus on December 04, 2015, 10:08:36 AM
THEME:   the corners of the grid have the names of fictional cats
Diagonal {& theme}   KITTYCORNER   
Leftovers   OTHERS   

"Yoo-Hoo"   HERE I AM [possible, but mostly it's "Hello there" or "Hey"]   
Pebby Lee specialty   TORCH SONG [they were sad love songs named from the expression "burning a torch for" meaning mourning a loss of a lover]   
Pulls a Charmin shenanigan, briefly   TPS [TPS=toilet papers, meaning to deface property with toilet paper, a brand of which is Charmin]   

Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   
Title: Re: Fri., 12/4 Craig Stowe
Post by: Thomps2525 on December 04, 2015, 02:08:11 PM
Today's crossword has a cute theme but the word "kittycorner" really has nothing to do with cats. The website explains that "Catty-corner, kitty-corner and cater-cornered all derive from the Middle English catre-corner, literally meaning four-cornered. All three forms are used throughout the English-speaking world. They usually mean positioned diagonally across a four-way intersection but they can work in other contexts relating to one thing being diagonal from another. Most dictionaries recommend cater-cornered but kitty-corner and catty-corner are more common in actual usage. The past-participial forms—i.e., kitty-cornered and catty-cornered—might be more grammatically correct but the uninflected forms are more common."