Solving => Today's Puzzles => Topic started by: magus on May 31, 2011, 08:28:30 AM

Title: LAT Tue. 5/31 Grabowski & Venzke
Post by: magus on May 31, 2011, 08:28:30 AM
Kind of a Turkey

... but saved by its theme: famous last names, of men named Tom, used in phrases
Readily interchangeable, fashionwise   MIXANDMATCH [Tom Mix was a movie western hero]
Head locks   HANKSOFHAIR
Horseplay, and {theme hint}   TOMFOOLERY

There were four x's and two j's in today's grid.

Masterful server   ACER [apparently the Grabowski – Venzke team does not read this space --- and why should they --- perhaps if they did they would avoid the artificial Acer, used only in Xwords and never in tennis.  They would also get a clue, so to speak, that Acer is a computer brand.

RATING:   :) :) Three grins = Excellent: Loved it; Two grins = Good: Enjoyed it; One grin = Satisfactory: A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Unsatisfying: No fun