four C's in random phrases; hence the clever title "Foresees" GOOD ONES: Private beds?
COTS [Army privates] Brief reply?
ANS BTW: Ma-___ store
AND PA [it's Mom and Pop shop; this is a non-rhyming corruption of the idiom] Call-to-action
response to one's own rhetorical question I SAY NO [seems the speaker is calling for inaction] No more guesses
, just tell me I'LL BITE ["I'll bite" suggests the speaker wants to make no guesses but just be given the answer] Inside
company INTEL [seems to need quotation marks around "Inside" since that's part of the slogan] neun, Drei, OTRA, and ACA
are foreign words we don't ever use Diamond thieves' undoings?
TAGS [I would like this baseball one, but most
tags occur after
the slider is safe]
Despite all my carping, there was much to like about this puzzle.
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun