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Fri., 5/10 Gareth Bain

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magus:
Don't know why everything was struck through --- perhaps it's a sign. :-\

THEME:   missing first letters of phrases create other phrases
   
GOOD ONES:     
One assaulting a sorceress?  WITCH-HITTER   
Great price for a meadow?   [P]LEA-BARGAIN   
Start of a cowboy romance?  [O]RANGE-CRUSH   
Place with an important part in the Bible?   RED-SEA   
   
BTW:   
The Shakespearean cry referred to in the theme clue is missing an "OUT."   And the word "spot" for "first letter" doesn't seem to work.   
   
Slogan site   TEE [refers to the shirt.  Took me some time to get it because I was thinking golf, about which I know little.]   
   
Doughnut filler   JELLY [why are pasteries without holes called doughnuts?]   
   
Largely listener-sponsored org.   NPR [I'd say "partly" would be closer to the truth.]   
   
RATING:    ;D ;D
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   

rbe:
The missing letters are S-P-O-T in order, I wasn't clear if you picked up on that.
Individual listeners account for 39% of NPR funding.

magus:
I had not noticed the S-P-O-T order --- probably because I was put off by the misquote.  Thanks for pointing it out and for providing the stat to prove my observation about NPR. 

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