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Fri., 9/27 Matt Skoczen

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magus:
THEME:   TOP, HAT, WHITE, TIE and TAILS (in order) end random phrases
   
GOOD ONES:    
Celebration suggested by {theme}   A NIGHT ON THE TOWN   
Bad marks in high school?   ACNE   
Local center?   CEE [local]   
Green machines?   ATMS   
Item in a pool   GENE   
Asian occasion   TET [liked the rhyme]   
   
BTW:   
Toledo thing   COSA [yes, it is; not an English thing]   
   
   
RATING: ;D ;D   
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   

ahimsa:
To repeat what I said over at Diary of a Crossword Fiend, I thought that last entry was going to be PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ! :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co6-tYS9k1U

Some hard entries for me (ILONA? SORIANO?) but the crosses made them pretty easy.

magus:
Thanks for the link; I laughed aloud --- again. [from left to right it was Frankenstein and his monster from Mel Brooks].

BTW, Ahimsa, it would help when referring to an entry if you gave the clue --- I don't remember your "Ritz" citation.

ahimsa:

--- Quote ---it would help when referring to an entry if you gave the clue
--- End quote ---

Oops, sorry about that! I usually give the clue and/or the number (e.g., 58A) but I forgot this time. I know that these things don't make sense without context.

At any rate, PUTTIN ON THE RITZ was my joking alternative for the puzzle's theme/reveal phrase (I'm never sure of the correct terminology) of A NIGHT ON THE TOWN. The clue was, "Celebration suggested by words that end answers to starred clues." (TOP HAT WHITE TIE TAILS)

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