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Author Topic: Mon., 2/16 Garry Morse  (Read 1436 times)

magus

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Mon., 2/16 Garry Morse
« on: February 16, 2015, 09:07:18 AM »
THEME:   phrases ending in ZZ ["ZZ Bottom"?]
   
GOOD ONES:    
FUZZ, JAZZ, FIZZ, BUZZ and even ZSA ZSA   
   
BTW:   
AUGER and rasp made me feel at home.   
   
   
RATING: :D   
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   

Thomps2525

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Re: Mon., 2/16 Garry Morse
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2015, 04:07:56 PM »
I was thinking there was no theme to today's crossword until I started filling in the "double-Z" words. The most difficult letters to include in a puzzle are J, Q, X and Z. Occasionally a crossword creator will include all four in a puzzle but I don't know if the inclusion is by choice or if it just worked out that way. Today's crossword had words with two Zs. Has anyone ever crafted a puzzle with words and phrases containing two Js, two Qs or two Xs? Here are some possible answers:

For J: JOJO, JUMANJI, JUJUBES, JIMJORDAN, JESSEJAMES, JIUJITSU, JAMBAJUICE.
For X: EXXON, EXLAX, FIXX, EXECUTRIX, TEXMEX, XERXES, NICKISIXX, AOXOMOXOA (Santana album title).
For Q: Ummm.......well, there's QUELQUECHOSE but that's French.....so.....ummm.....

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Re: Mon., 2/16 Garry Morse
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2015, 05:22:25 PM »
I apologize to all the "Deadheads" out there. I said AOXOMOXOA was a Santana album. It was a 1969 album by the Grateful Dead. The title was merely a palindrome and didn't mean anything. I confused it with Santana's 1970 album Abraxas, which was titled after an Ancient Greek word loosely meaning "lord" or "ruler."

 


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