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Wed., 9/4 Victor Barocas

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magus:
THEME:   people who may be considered "swingers"
   
GOOD ONES:    
Important word for {theme}   SWING   
Body part that smells   NOSE [surprised this clue passed the "breakfast test"]   
Not at all well-done   RARE   
Bulletin board material   CORK [I thought info.]   
Feathery layer   HEN   
Forest floor flora   FERN [how's that for onomatopoeia!  Reminds me of Walter de la Mare's "The Listeners"]   
   
BTW:   
Like cough syrup   ORAL [not really --- it's taken orally; the medicine itself is not oral, meaning related to the mouth]   
   
PETRI is off-the-wall hard for a Wednesday (and for me  :-[ ); but it didn't have to be.  It took five minutes, less, to avoid the name:   
   Change PETRI to DOUBT; SWING to SESTA; and AFT to ODS [OD's means overdoses]
   Thus ANTI becomes ONUS, FERN becomes DEBT, and TRIG becomes SRTA [senorita title address]
   
   
RATING:    ;D ;D
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   

Bruisers Master:
Dictionary.com defines "oral" as "done, taken, or administered through the mouth: an oral dose of medicine"

magus:
The problem with using Dictionary.com is that you may come away with an incomplete understanding of a term.  Go to Webster's of Oxford if you want to get the aggregate opinion of leading scholars.  Or, you can just take for granted that what I say is correct.  :)

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