Solving => Today's Puzzles => Topic started by: magus on September 16, 2012, 10:52:07 AM

Title: LAT Sun. 9/16 Pam Klawitter
Post by: magus on September 16, 2012, 10:52:07 AM
Clever Title: “Prix Fixe Menu” is pronounced /pre-fix/ which each theme entry contains.

Theme: first letters of phrases are common prefixes, which if removed yield a different phrase.

Good Ones:
Precinct high jinks?   MISCHIEFOFPOLICE [removing the prefix yields “chief of police”]
Overpromotion of Meyer’s novel series?   TWILIGHTPOLUTION
Draft picks   ALES
Turning point?   KNOB
What a gal has that a gent doesn’t?   HARDG
An article may be written on it   SPEC
Little bit of Greek?   IOTA
Hill workers   ANTS [oldie but goodie]

By the Way:
Can’t miss   NOLOSE [the idiom is “can’t lose” but since we have “no win” I can see its obverse]

Sweedish imports   SAABS [didn’t they go bankrupt?]

MWAH seems a bit poetic but I was able to guess “mwaa” at first.

Are MALLO Cups the same as Mallo Mars or is it Mallo[w] Bars?

Who knew?:
YURT   [Next time I’m in Central Asia and need a tent I’ll know what to ask for.]

Some Nits to Pick:
Marte, por ejemplo   DIA [todo en espanol, pero no es mas bueno]

Pamplona parlor   SALA [alliterative, but not very good]

Yank or Jay   ALER [this word does not exist in the real world and should be banned from crossword puzzles under the penalty of having to return serves from an “acer.”]

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