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Author Topic: Mon., 7/15 MaryEllen Uthlaut  (Read 1463 times)


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Mon., 7/15 MaryEllen Uthlaut
« on: July 15, 2013, 09:13:36 AM »
THEME:   first words of phrases can involve RINGS
Things associated with {theme}   RINGS

Today may be a good time to push for Mon. & Tue. puzzles to offer more than this potentially good offering denuded of everything of interest but its theme.  Neophytes will not be thrown by a few good entries, nor will speedsters. 

For example, instead of the prosaic "Relative by marriage" for IN-LAW, why not go with "Old rocker 'Mother-___'"? 

Or for FANG, instead of "Venom dispenser," go with "Phyllis Diller's husband." 
Too hard?  Instead of "Breakfast staple" for EGG, maybe "Good or bad type" or "'What came first' alternative." 

I'll bet MaryEllen had much better clues than she found in her published work, and it must be disappointing for her as well as for us.   
RATING:    :'(
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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