Pugnacity Earthshaking news?
QUAKECompany in Germany?
ZWEI [as in twoâ€™s company --- good thing the number only went to two in German --- past three and Iâ€™m a goner]
Theme: boxing terms added to beginning of phrasesTalkative â€œKing of Countryâ€? JAB
BERINGSTRAIT [George and the Bering Strait]
NUCLEI crossed with CHROMOSOME [donâ€™t often get scientific terms: odd that two of them crossed]
While there werenâ€™t many puns, there were some simple words with clues that didnâ€™t immediately come to mind: Knack
BODYLike Coolidge, famously
TERSE [â€œSilent Calâ€]
Three grins = Excellent: Loved it; Two grins = Good: Enjoyed it; One grin = Satisfactory: A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Unsatisfying: No fun