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Author Topic: Wed., 9/17 Gareth Bain  (Read 1618 times)

magus

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Wed., 9/17 Gareth Bain
« on: September 17, 2014, 09:15:52 AM »
THEME:   first word of a phrase can describe coconut
   
GOOD ONES:    
Fruit that can {theme}   COCONUT   
People people   CELEBS [People magazine subjects, not some affable types]   
   
BTW:   
"No more details, please!"   TMI [has this become so familiar that the clue need not indicate it is a texting abbreviation?  (In truth, though I don't "text," I somehow knew the term.)]   
   
Comic strip cry   ACK [I wouldn't know about comics, but I know this is not a real word but an abbr. for acknowledgement]   
   
"HIS Master's Voice" and CROONS(ER) Rudy Vallee are a good match --- wonder how many young solvers know these 90-year-old pop culture references.   
   
   
RATING:    ;D
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   

rbe

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Re: Wed., 9/17 Gareth Bain
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2014, 01:12:12 PM »
"HIS Master's Voice" and CROONS(ER) Rudy Vallee are a good match --- wonder how many young solvers know these 90-year-old pop culture references. 

I've wondered that too, but then they know the latest rap singer. He could have gone with a more modern crooner like Bing Crosby.  ;)

Thomps2525

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Re: Wed., 9/17 Gareth Bain
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2014, 05:21:52 PM »
Young people probably think that "Rudy Vallee" is a region in France. :)

"Ack!" was a common expression of the titular character in Cathy Guisewite's Cathy strip and of Bill the Cat in Berkeley Breathed's Bloom County, Outland and Opus strips.

I've seen TMI, OMG, LOL, AOL, MSN, IPOD, IPAD and CELEB in a lot of puzzles lately. Crossword makers are probably thankful that modern technology has led to the creation of some new words and abbreviations for them to use.

 


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