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Author Topic: Fri., 10/31 Doug Peterson  (Read 1227 times)

magus

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Fri., 10/31 Doug Peterson
« on: October 31, 2014, 09:12:59 AM »
THEME:   two A's surround a word of a phrase altering its meaning
   
GOOD ONES:    
Smallish batteries {& theme}   AA'S   
Word with barn or storm   DOOR ["barnstorm"]   
In-land link?   LALA ["inland"]   
Trip to see the big game   SAFARI [not Game 7 of the World Series, etc.]   
   
BTW:   
Medea and Athena in the same puzzle?  No rap stars, Star Wars allusions, or video games --- a happy turn of the tide.   

   
RATING:    ;D ;D
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   
« Last Edit: October 31, 2014, 09:18:37 AM by magus »

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Re: Fri., 10/31 Doug Peterson
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2014, 01:44:26 PM »
26 down - a Puck goes into the empty net. The empty net is the goal.  ARGHHH!

Thomps2525

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Re: Fri., 10/31 Doug Peterson
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2014, 06:49:03 PM »
When a puck goes into the net---actually it goes between the goal posts, not into the actual netting---a goal is scored and one point is awarded. I suppose, by a very loose linguistic interpretation, that the puck in that case could be considered to be a goal. "Puck" and "goal" are used synonymously in this crossword. In basketball, when LeBron James (for example) successfully makes a three-point shot, the announcer will often say "James shot a three" when we all know that what James actually shot was the basketball. (On a related note, why do people say they walked through a door when they actually walked through a doorway?)

 


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