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Author Topic: Wed., 5/13 Grabowski & Venkze  (Read 1469 times)

magus

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Wed., 5/13 Grabowski & Venkze
« on: May 13, 2015, 09:06:54 AM »
THEME:   Four phrases suggesting additional thought
   
GOOD ONES:    
Gets in the pool, maybe   BETS [office pool]   
   
BTW:   
"Don't make me laugh"  PUHLEASE [can't remember if I've ever had to write a word like this in a puzzle]   
   
Straightened up   NEAT [at first I thought the clue should be "Straight up" then I thought the answer should've been NEATENED; but I finally woke up and realized that "Straightened up" is adjectival as in "The room had been straightened up" hence it was NEAT.]   
   
DOH  and LISA are from The Simpsons .  I always thought DOH a misspelling of DUH and so dislike it, but I am most annoyed at why the LAT is fixated on this cartoon.  Is there no other Lisa in our culture?  Mona, maybe.  It's as if academia's deconstructionism has taken foothold in this publication.  Western Civilization as it has been known the two thousand years is to be eschewed in favor of the lowest common denominator of current pop culture.
   
   
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: Wed., 5/13 Grabowski & Venkze
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2015, 12:21:23 PM »
NEAT could also be clued as Straight up as in no ice.

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Re: Wed., 5/13 Grabowski & Venkze
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2015, 08:40:01 AM »
Hi, Filer---

That is exactly what I meant by straight up.  Is there another possibility for NEAT?

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Re: Wed., 5/13 Grabowski & Venkze
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2015, 12:17:48 PM »
NEAT could be clued as uncluttered; neat and tidy.

Thomps2525

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Re: Wed., 5/13 Grabowski & Venkze
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2015, 04:50:56 PM »
I have seen LISA clued with "Stay singer Loeb." Lisa Loeb, born in Bethesda, Maryland, is a singer/guitarist whose first song, Stay, went to number one in 1994.

DOH has appeared in several crosswords and is always clued with a reference to Homer Simpson. I have mentioned elsewhere that "Doh!" was an indignant expression uttered by Laurel & Hardy co-star James Finlayson in dozens of 1920s-30s-40s comedy films. The "Way Out West" branch of the Laurel & Hardy fan club "Sons Of The Desert"---both organizations were named after L&H films---has a brief biography of the Scottish-born actor with the squinty eyes and thick mustache:

http://www.wayoutwest.org/finlayson/bio.html

 


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