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Author Topic: Sun., 1/11 Pam Amick Klawitter  (Read 1696 times)

magus

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Sun., 1/11 Pam Amick Klawitter
« on: January 11, 2015, 09:47:53 AM »
THEME:   intrusive D
   
GOOD ONES:    
Title: D-Activated   
One-way chauffeur?   DRIVER OF NO RETURN   
Required course for stunt performers?   DANGER MANAGEMENT   
Jaguar filler   PETROL   
Bass tail?   OON   
It's a wrap   SARONG [should be "That's a wrap"]   
TV booking agent?   DANNO [from "Book him, Danno" on Miami Vice which reached even someone who never saw the show]   
Phone home?   CRADLE [becoming passe I should think]   
   
BTW:   
Giving rain checks for   OUT OF [basic grammar suggests that an action is not a state of being]   
   
Pre-coll.   EL-HI [not only is there no such thing as EL-HI, there's no such thing as the clue]   
   
Corny cookout plateful   EARS [Really?  What would you say to a plate of ears?]   
   
Selfie, e.g.   SNAP [Nope!  Maybe if you're talking about a gingersnap, but photos are snapshots.]   
   
Etoiles and CIEL are not used.   
   
   
RATING:    ;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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Re: Sun., 1/11 Pam Amick Klawitter
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2015, 01:08:43 PM »
Nobelprize.org lists Arafat's name as Yasser, as does every other source I checked.
There is a cricket player named Yasir Arafat, but he didn't share the Peace Prize.

Thomps2525

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Re: Sun., 1/11 Pam Amick Klawitter
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2015, 03:50:14 PM »
ELHI is a word that seems to exist only in crossword puzzles...along with ASEA and AROAR.

Merl Reagle outdid himself with today's "Triple Play" puzzle in the Los Angeles Times. Because a large number of answers contained the number 3, the crossword contained very few of the usual Crosswordese words. Among the answers were 3RS, MP3S, 3SIDED, 3UP3DOWN, BOWL300, 3MINUTES ("Length of a boxing round"), 3MARTINI ("___ lunch"), 3COINS ("'___ in the Fountain'"), MY3SONS and the Bernie Mac movie MR3000. "U.S. milestone reached in October 2008" was the population of 300000000. Of course the zeros doubled as O's in the intersecting words. The most clever clue was "'The Old Man and the Sea,' basically." The answer was 3LETTERWORDS. My only objection to the puzzle is the inclusion of 3SOMES. The word "threesome" has never before been spelled with a number and likely never will be again.

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Re: Sun., 1/11 Pam Amick Klawitter
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2015, 10:34:28 AM »
Nobelprize.org lists Arafat's name as Yasser, as does every other source I checked.
There is a cricket player named Yasir Arafat, but he didn't share the Peace Prize.

I've found more info: Arabic name Yasser also spelled as Yaser, Yasir, or Yassir. Arabic pronunciation of former PLO leader name: Yāsir `Arafāt.

Thomps2525

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Re: Sun., 1/11 Pam Amick Klawitter
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2015, 03:27:36 PM »
The anglicized spelling of ياسر is Yāsir, which means "wealthy" or "prosperous" in Arabic.

In 1925, there were five recorded versions of the song Yes Sir, That's My Baby. The biggest was by Gene Austin and was a number-one hit. When Yasser Arafat was chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (1969-2004), several people in the United States wrote and recorded parodies titled Yasser, That's My Baby. Yeah, the pun was an obvious one, but still.....

 


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