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Author Topic: Wed., 3/5, John R. O'Brien  (Read 280 times)

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Wed., 3/5, John R. O'Brien
« on: March 05, 2014, 08:46:15 AM »
THEME:   first word of 3 phrases, respectively, spell 007
   
GOOD ONES:    
Author suggested by {theme}   IAN FLEMING   
Took out for awhile    BORROWED [as in library not dating]   
Star quality   EGO [probably so]   
Something to wrap around one's neck … or maybe not   BOA [scarf/snake]   
Hoses are often stored in them   COILS [not pails, etc.]   
   
BTW:   
The newspaper version had circles on the four corners of the grid, the letters reading clockwise spelling B-O-N-D (that's "Bond, James Bond").   
   
"Don't tell me!"   OH BROTHER [The clue suggests "I already know" or "It's obvious."  But OH BROTHER suggests disgust with the situation.  I see them as quite different.]   
   
I got a kick out of 56- and 57-Down: ERNIE is a character from an inane TV show; REGAN, sister of Goneril, is a character from King Lear.  I knew one answer but not the other.   
Actually, there are a wide variety of clues which makes it fun.   
   
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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