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Sun., 8/25 Gail Grabowski


THEME:   CE added to phrases yielding other phrases
Op-ed page apology?   HUMBLE-PIECE   
Flinch at the drop of a hat?   WINCE-EASILY   
Cruise destination for impulsive sorts?   ISLE-OF-CAPRICE [Capri is known for its beauty and for the "impulsive sorts" who inhabit it]     
Kid stuff?   SUEDE   
Private quarters?   BARRACKS   
Picture of health?   X-RAY   
One way alternative?   OTHER ["one way or the other"]   
Dangerous partner?   ARMED ["armed and dangerous"]   
Radio-active type?   CBER [note hyphen]   
Lightweight boxer?   PUPPY [I've learned always to think "dog" when the clue is boxer]   
French shooting match   TIR [I'd like to "shoot" the first editor who allowed this Xword-only term; it's really a bit of a cheat]   
"Song of the South" villain   BRER-FOX [sadly this very entertaining Disney feature is no longer widely shown for the stereotyping --- my granddaughters have never seen it --- but the generation that fought for civil rights did]   
Too bad "Force Field" is so cryptic a title.  I must be missing something … nah, not possible.   
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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