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General Support / washington post in acroslite
« Last post by BALLYHOO on March 26, 2015, 09:46:53 AM »
can you give us this puzzle in acroslite or puz?
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Today's Puzzles / Thu., 3/26 Frank Viszi
« Last post by magus on March 26, 2015, 09:01:13 AM »
THEME:   first word of a phrase can be "started" with HOME
   
GOOD ONES:    
Fixer-upper {& theme}   STARTER HOME   
Ten to twenty?   HALF   
Remains at the campsite   ASHES   
Party person   POL   
Luncheon ender   ETTE   
Spanish ayes   SI SI
   
   
   
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   
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Today's Puzzles / Wed., 3/25 Carol Lachance
« Last post by magus on March 25, 2015, 09:09:34 AM »
THEME:   first words of random phrases can be associated with spring cleaning
   
GOOD ONES:     
Project suggested by {theme}   SPRING CLEANING   
   
BTW:   
Pommes and SEL may be acceptable because of their use in menus, but NIE is "never"   
   
I've noted after a week or so of doing puzzles on computer that it makes no difference the medium, enjoyment is achieved only by a well-constructed puzzle.   
   
RATING: ;D   
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   
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General Support / Re: LA times
« Last post by oneputt on March 23, 2015, 09:01:57 AM »
Sure...it's Monday.
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Today's Puzzles / Re: Sun., 3/22 C.C. Burnikel
« Last post by magus on March 23, 2015, 08:59:06 AM »
I believe the original Carlin routine found on his first and best album "Take-Offs and Put-Ons" had the radio station as "Radio WINO in Western Walla Walla."  If "wonderful" were ever used, it would be match the other W's, but I've never heard it delivered that way.
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General Support / LA times
« Last post by foodfanataholic on March 23, 2015, 04:08:04 AM »
LA times link down again
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Today's Puzzles / Re: Sun., 3/22 C.C. Burnikel
« Last post by LARadioRewind on March 22, 2015, 09:13:18 PM »
Today's New York Times crossword by Will Shortz---I wonder if he has a brother named Jim---is titled "Making Connections." One of the answers is the popular website LINKEDIN and the theme answers are common phrases prefaced with IN. Examples:

Diapers? INFANCYPANTS
Desk chairs? INBOXSEATS
Diet? INTAKECONTROL
Atheistic Cuban leader? INFIDELCASTRO
Add to the Video Clip Hall of Fame? INDUCTTAPE

"Drunk's favorite radio station?" was WINO. The late George Carlin did a hilarious routine about "Wonderful WINO Radio" but there really is a radio station with those call letters. It's in Odessa, New York, and simulcasts the programming of WRFI in Ithaca.

http://www.prx.org/station_accounts/1011-wrfi
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Today's Puzzles / Re: Sun., 3/22 C.C. Burnikel
« Last post by LARadioRewind on March 22, 2015, 04:53:31 PM »
Today I learned two new words. Well...actually I think only one is a real word. Merl Reagle's crossword in the Los Angeles Times included EGERIA for "Female adviser." Merriam-Webster says the word comes from the name of "a nymph who advised legendary Roman king Numa Pompilius." But EARMAN for "otologist"? Yeah, I suppose "earman" could be a word...but I don't like it.

The puzzle is titled "On The Road Again" and the theme answers are common phrases with CAR inserted. Among them:

Sign outside a cheap hotel? SORRYNOCARPETS
Part of a horticulture series? BIRTHOFACARNATION
Little Boy Blue's girlfriend? LITTLEGREENCARMEN
Comment about a kid who prefers the old Tonight Show? LIKEFATHERLIKECARSON
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Today's Puzzles / Sun., 3/22 C.C. Burnikel
« Last post by magus on March 22, 2015, 09:24:00 AM »
THEME:   synonyms for golf terms
   
GOOD ONES:    
They may reduce sentences   EDITORS   
   
BTW:   
LOI is not used in our language, nor is EN AMI, which in our language sounds just the opposite of the French.   
   
Green   ECOFRIENDLY [to me, green still means raw (new), envious, or sickly --- not what the eco-minded would prefer us to think  --- of course, eco-terrorists are another thing altogether]

This puzzle seems to have been more fun (and challenging) to construct than to solve.

RATING:    ;D
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun

I've done the last few days' puzzles on the computer which today returned a "score" of 3800 or so points.  There doesn't seem to be a key to the scoring.  Does anyone know how the scores are derived?   
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Today's Puzzles / Re: Sat., 3/21 Barry C. Silk
« Last post by LARadioRewind on March 21, 2015, 08:19:20 PM »
STLO is one of those words that often appear in crossword puzzles. It's an abbreviated form of Saint-Lô, a French town which was almost completely destroyed during the Battle of Normandy in World War II. A detailed history of the battle is on the iBiblio site at http://ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-A-StLo/index.html and a history of the town is on good ol' Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-L%C3%B4
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