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Author Topic: Sat., 5/9 Barry C. Silk  (Read 2041 times)

magus

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Sat., 5/9 Barry C. Silk
« on: May 09, 2015, 08:55:40 AM »
THEME:   none, 30 blocks
   
GOOD ONES:     
Tight ends?  TEES [not football; spelling]   
Character in "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?"   QUESTION MARK [not acting; punctuation]   
Try to win   WOO [not sports; romance]   
M*A*S*H actor   FARR [finally not Alda]   
   
BTW:   
18 for graduating high school, e.g.   AGE NORM [this entry is unique in that both the clue and the answer are poor: the idiom is "graduate from" a school, and AGE NORM is created to fit the spaces in the grid.   
   
Best in a restaurant   OUT-EAT [never felt my overeating made me a winner --- thanks, Barry]   
   
Richard BURTON also won the Tony for his Hamlet, the best of all portrayals on record (IMO).   
   
RATING: ;D ;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: Sat., 5/9 Barry C. Silk
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2015, 03:03:40 PM »
Here are today's discussion topics:

From the Times crossword: "Grooming tool" is RAZORBLADE. Isn't the razor the "grooming tool"? Nobody shaves with just a blade and no razor.

From the Daily News crossword: "It doesn't have much music nowadays" is AMDIAL. A radio dial has never had any music. The music is played on the radio stations which can be tuned to by turning the dial.


magus

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Re: Sat., 5/9 Barry C. Silk
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2015, 09:37:17 AM »
From the Times crossword: "Grooming tool" is RAZORBLADE. Isn't the razor the "grooming tool"? Nobody shaves with just a blade and no razor.

No.  The tool is the razor blade.
« Last Edit: May 10, 2015, 09:39:54 AM by magus »

Thomps2525

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Re: Sat., 5/9 Barry C. Silk
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2015, 01:06:15 PM »
So you admit that you shave with a blade but no razor? Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, that explains all the cuts on this man's face. He was not involved in a fight and you should all find him innocent. :)

The story of King Gillette is a fascinating one. He initially gave away his razors, knowing that the recipients would then have to buy blades from him. He became very wealthy. There is a similarity with the marketing of printers: They are sold for a low price because the manufacturers know we will then have to keep buying the ink...and the ink is expensive!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Camp_Gillette

 


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