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Author Topic: Fri., 10/4 David Poole  (Read 352 times)

magus

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Fri., 10/4 David Poole
« on: October 04, 2013, 09:51:45 AM »
THEME:   placement on grid adds meaning
   
GOOD ONES:    
With [HAND], verifies in advance   CHECKS [literally, CHECKS before HAND]   
With [MEAL and MEAL], nosh   EAT [literally, EAT between MEAL(s)]   
With [NOON], 1975 movie   DOG DAY [literally, after NOON]   
Clubs with balls   DISCOS [I thought maces]   
Starr-struck one?   DRUM [Ringo Starr, that is]   
People people: Abbr.   EDS [editors worl on the magazine People]   
Nice view   MER [Nice /nees/ is a city with a view of the ocean]   
Opening lines?   WANT AD [openings for jobs]   
   
BTW:   
One of the best of the year for its theme, clever fill, and challenge.   
   
   
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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Re: Fri., 10/4 David Poole
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2013, 01:57:47 AM »
I agree with the "three grins" rating. This puzzle had a really good theme!

For some reason my mind went to the comics page first for both 43A ("B.C. law group" = RCMP) and 48A ("Starr-struck one?" = DRUM). And I don't even read either of those comic strips (B.C. or the *very old* Brenda Starr) so who knows why.  I do think I saw a movie version of Brenda Starr many years ago (not very good).

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Re: Fri., 10/4 David Poole
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2013, 09:28:33 AM »
I'm consistently amazed how many associations are brought up by certain words, even associations, like yours, which seem impossible.

 

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