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Sat., 6/8 Peter A. Collins


THEME:   none, and 32 blocks which is over par
General transportation?   JEEP   
Service providers   PASTORS   
Where to find an expiration date?   OBIT    
Where business is always picking up?   SINGLES-BAR   
Tools for those on the way up   ICE-AXES   
Stage presentation?   OBIE   
End for Caesar   EAN [I am okay with no question mark, but the LAT style seems to require it for affixes, viz. 32-Across]   
Beauty spot?   PARLOR   
Bench, once   RED [Johnny Bench was a Red's catcher]   
Lift, as an anchor   HEAVE-UP [not a common expression on or off boats]   

Hated the book, e.g.   SPOONERISM [a reversal of the initial letters in speech: baited the hook]   

To the max   AS-ALL-GET-OUT [a recent idiom defining a passe one --- when was the last time you heard as all get out? ]   
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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