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Today's Puzzles / Re: Sat., 10/18 Julian Lim
« Last post by rbe on October 19, 2014, 12:10:11 PM »
Encyclopedia Britannica says Weisz: "Harry Houdini, original name Erik Weisz    (born March 24, 1874, Budapest [see Researcher’s Note]—died Oct. 31, 1926, Detroit, Mich., U.S.), American magician noted for his sensational escape acts".
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Today's Puzzles / Sun., 10/19 Frank Virzi
« Last post by magus on October 19, 2014, 10:05:45 AM »
THEME:   last two words of phrase is a baseball term; first two words form a different phrase
   
GOOD ONES:    
Concertina heist?  SQUEEZE BOX SCORE   
Writing implement for Vatican edicts?   PAPAL BULL PEN   {if you happen to know what a papal bull is, you may be interested in the novel A Second Encyclical which I highly recommend.}
Cutting rooms?: Abbr.   OR'S   
Pot boiler   STOVE [with STO I was sure STORY was right]   
   
BTW:   
Idiot box   TEEVEE [maybe, but watching a lot of it would help in identifying:  SOBE; "Back in Black" band; Ricky Ricardo's catchphrase; Duran Duran basist NIGEL John Taylor; "Kung Fu" actor Philip AHN; Katy Perry hit "Part OF ME"; and "Stillmatic" rapper NAS.  (Maybe the idiocy is using so many of these idiot box denizens.)]   
   
"Let's get started!"   HERE WE GO ["tin earism," probably from watching too much TV]   
   
Some, in Potsdam   EINES [but not in London --- same with Parisian hot times ETES.]   
   
Low plants   BUSHES [actually they're higher than most plants --- only trees are taller than most bushes:  maybe TV's NATGEO would help]  :)   

   
RATING: ;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 / Re: Fri., 10/17 Pancho Harrison
« Last post by LARadioRewind on October 18, 2014, 06:41:09 PM »
Ahoy, Ensign magus, belay that gab! That website lists all nautical terms, not just the different types of rope. After ye finish swabbing the foredeck, ye can check the list more thoroughly. Here are the first two "ropes" on the list:

bobstay - rope used on ships to steady the bowsprit
boltrope - strong rope stitched to edges of a sail

After ye find the rest of 'em, report to the galley. Ye'll be peelin' spuds for tonight's dinner.
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Today's Puzzles / Re: Sat., 10/18 Julian Lim
« Last post by LARadioRewind on October 18, 2014, 04:52:43 PM »
Houdini's real first name was Erich...or Erik...or Ehrik...or Ehrick. His last name was Weisz...or Weiss...or he changed his last name from Weisz to Weiss...or a US immigration official misspelled Weisz as Weiss. I'm glad we have so many resources online so we can get so many different answers! Now if we could just figure out which is correct. Most biographers agree that he took the name of Harry after his childhood nickname of "Eri"...or "Ehrie." He chose his last name in tribute to French magician Jean Robert-Houdin. Here is a well-illustrated history of Houdini's career:

http://www.magictricks.com/houdini-biography.html

Today's puzzle had far too many shortened words (ACADS, ALTHO, BDAY) and foreign words (ANNI, ANTIPASTI, INRE, NEE, SAIS, SRA, STAT, STE, TORTE). There was no theme but two of the answers were NBC and SIMPLEASABC. The puzzle could easily have used television networks and channels as a theme. It could have included these additional clues and answers:

Truckers' radios: CBS
Sudden surge: SPIKE
Put one over on: FOX
Birth-to-death span: LIFETIME
Prominent characteristic: HALLMARK

Maybe next time.

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Today's Puzzles / Re: Sat., 10/18 Julian Lim
« Last post by rbe on October 18, 2014, 11:34:40 AM »
Houdini's birth name was Erik Weisz.
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Today's Puzzles / Re: Fri., 10/17 Pancho Harrison
« Last post by magus on October 18, 2014, 10:02:20 AM »
I think you're right, ktoonces, about two sheets to the wind --- didn't occur to me how clever the clue really is.

LARewind --- went to the site you provided but neither rope nor line appears.  I read Chapman's when I sailed, and as I recall, sailors use rope generically and depending on its use it can be a sheet, halyard, or line.
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Today's Puzzles / Sat., 10/18 Julian Lim
« Last post by magus on October 18, 2014, 09:57:28 AM »
THEME:   none
   
GOOD ONES:    
Lee side: Abbr.   CSA [I though weather not generals]   
TV cooking show?   BREAKING BAD [meth cooking]   
Juice amounts?   WATTS   
Encouraging start?   ATTA [atta boy!]   
   
BTW:   
Like some self-appointed critics   ARTSY [don't see how they're relatated --- why is a self-appointed critic artsy, or what's artsy about being a self-appointed critic --- any adjective, e.g. tall, could define ARTSY and be as apt]   
   
Dollar bill depiction, familiarly   US SEAL [that is the Great Seal, and what is "familiar" about it?]   
   
Guess I'm too old to comment fairly on "Super Mario Galaxy systems"; ARYA Stark; WAR CRAFT based on "Azeroth"; "Raise Your Glass" singer; the singer PINK (just saw the group PINK on Kimmel); but it appears these puzzles continue to stress pop culture over traditional culture, and for a curmudgeon like me I say, "Bah, humbug!"  And, isn't curmudgeon a SEXIST term?  It is never applied to women.  What about references to the culture of good, old Euro males, like George Eliot!   
   
   
RATING:    ;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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General Discussion / Re: Looking for a test solver
« Last post by Jonathan L. O'Rourke on October 18, 2014, 03:50:08 AM »
That's great!  I've just sent my most recent puzzle to you.

- Jonathan
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General Discussion / Re: Looking for a test solver
« Last post by admin on October 18, 2014, 02:29:23 AM »
Hey Jonathan, I sent my email. Looking forward to trying your puzzles!

-km
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Today's Puzzles / Re: Fri., 10/17 Pancho Harrison
« Last post by LARadioRewind on October 17, 2014, 08:56:28 PM »
Sailors don't call ropes "ropes." Depending on what they're used for, they are "sheets" or "halyards" or "lanyards" or "bobstays" or.....well, you can learn about the different ropes at http://phrontistery.info/nautical.html

And here is the 1978 country hit by Jacky Ward and Reba McEntire, Three Sheets In The Wind: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJiNKw3vV9I

We learn a lot on the Cruciverb site! ;)
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