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Author Topic: Sun., 6/1 Gia Christian  (Read 249 times)

magus

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Sun., 6/1 Gia Christian
« on: June 01, 2014, 10:09:49 AM »
THEME:   intrusive V added to the sound of ordinary phrases
   
GOOD ONES:    
Wait on a knight?   SERVE GALAHAD [sounds like Sir Galahad, without the V]   
Computer maintenance tool?   DRIVE CLEANER [dry cleaner]   
Throw out all your stuff?   SAVE NOTHING [say nothing]   
One pulling in pushers   NARC   
They're grabbed on corners   CABS ["grab a cab"]   
Stake for Keats?: Abbr.   ANAG [anagram: but he didn't need a stake --- though he probably liked a steak]   
Wine seller   STORE [not wine cellar]   
Story opener   PART I [not "Once…"]   
Walkout walk-in   SCAB [walkout as in strike]   
Hoop site   LOBE [not basketball arena]   
Little sucker?   VAC [short (little) for vacuum]   
   
BTW:   
Traveler's nightmare…   PAVE AS YOU GO [this theme entry doesn't make much sense: where's the nightmare?  Aren't all such projects  pay as you go?]   
   
Domingo, for one {twice} TENOR [Placido] and DIA [Sunday, in Spanish]   
   
Unacceptable   NOT OK [in my view "not ok" is unacceptable]   
   
Social worker's backlog   CASE LOAD [a case load is not a backlog; it is the number of cases, which may or may not be backlogged]   
   
Revered one   ICON [We seem to be confusing icon with idol.  The icon is a picture and not revered; an idol is revered.  A "cultural icon" may be a picture of Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, or a Cambell's Soup can, but we don't really revere the can of soup.  Now I've pointed this out once before.  Don't let me have to tell you again!]   
   
Personnel office array   PENS [don't like clues with arbitrary modifiers designed only to mislead and devoid of cleverness]   
   
Newspaper ad meas.   SQ IN [maybe, but mostly it's by column inch]   

Paris possessive   ATOI [exactly: in London it's "yours"]
   
All 26 letters were used --- along with a lot of V's.   
   
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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