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Author Topic: Sun., 5/24 Mark Bickham  (Read 1349 times)

magus

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Sun., 5/24 Mark Bickham
« on: May 24, 2015, 09:42:00 AM »
THEME:   last letter(s) of a two-word phrase read with the first letters of the second word spell the name of a bird
   
GOOD ONES:    
Signs of spring {& theme}   NESTING BIRDS [they are nestled in the phrase]   
Canine coat?   ENAMEL [tooth]   
Couple maker   AND [I first had TWO]   
Base path?   EVIL [note two words]   
Downed with a jolt   TASED [I thought whiskey, etc.]   
Series ender   ET AL [not the World Series]   
Apple product   SEEDS [not I-Pod]   
   
BTW:   
Where texts are often read   CELL [even after I wrote the word I thought it meant prison cell not phone]   
   
"Be My Baby" singers   THE RONETTES [one of my favorite R&R songs --- group was named for lead singer Ronnie Spector, wife of arranger Phil Spector now in prison for murder]   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g_FD_sYazk    
   
Mark made a particularly good puzzle with (aside from the clever clues noted above) many unusual clues for ordinary words, a wide variety of subject matter, and a clever theme appropriate for the time of year.   
   
   
RATING: ;D ;D ;D   
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   
« Last Edit: May 24, 2015, 09:44:49 AM by magus »

Thomps2525

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Re: Sun., 5/24 Mark Bickham
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2015, 02:13:27 PM »
Merl Reagle's Sunday crossword includes our familiar foreign friends ANNO, ETE, MAI, SRTA, ZETA and ZWEI and a word I don't recall seeing before: ULU ("Eskimo knife"). And "Of the dawn" was EOAN. Oh yeah, there is a word we all use in our everyday conversation!

The puzzle's title: "See You Sooner Or Later." Each theme answer had CU added to make a new phrase:

Britain's baby Charlotte, for example? WINDSORCUTIE
Answer to "What makes you so smart, dude?" ACUMENBROTHER
Coffee addict's comment when he opens his kitchen cabinet? CUPSILOVEYOU
Actor John after not being cast? SADCUSACK
Book about a field trip that didn't end too well? LOCUSTHORIZON
Ad promise from an out-of-state math camp? CALCULUSASSOONASYOULAND
Popular ride at FordMotorWorld? MERCURYGOROUND


 


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