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Author Topic: Sun., 11/3 Arthur S. Verdesca  (Read 609 times)


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Sun., 11/3 Arthur S. Verdesca
« on: November 03, 2013, 09:08:22 AM »
THEME:   last letter of a phrase's first word is M; the first letter of the next word is D
Puzzle title people {theme}   MDS   
Eye protector   LID   
Big wind  TUBA   
Big wind   GALE [because of TUBA]   
Small-screen Bean   ORSON [he was an earlt TV personality --- I like the sound of the clue]   
Bird's org.   NBA   
Classic auto   REO [the clue is over-used --- what about "Old car"?  Or "Ritzy car" as "Ritzy" is from the same era.]   
Made-to-order   CUSTOM DESIGNED [the design of a made-to-order suit may be of a stock design]

I truly enjoyed the cluing throughout, and the literary references make me think Arthur is a onetime English teacher.

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: Sun., 11/3 Arthur S. Verdesca
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2013, 01:47:01 PM »
BTW - Ransom E. Olds founded Oldsmobile and was later ousted from the company. He went on to found Reo, using his initials for the car's name. Both nameplates are now gone.


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Re: Sun., 11/3 Arthur S. Verdesca
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2013, 08:51:27 AM »
Hi, rbe---

One of the pleasures of Xwords is coming across words with certain associations and recollections.  For those who appreciate the language these stimuli are enriching.  Today HEALTHY MEAL struck a chord in me; Sunday REO did for you.  (I didn't know about him, so I'm glad you took the time to post it.)


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