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Author Topic: Sun., 7/19 Frank Virzi  (Read 1503 times)


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Sun., 7/19 Frank Virzi
« on: July 19, 2015, 09:05:27 AM »
THEME:   The long O sound is added to familiar phrases
"oh, I get it" for the title   
Glass insulation consideration?   WINDOW CHILL FACTOR [wind chill factor]   
Skits at teatime?   PECOE PERFORMANCES [peak performances]   
One known for high living?   TIBETAN [two miles high!]   
Nice view  MER [the city is pronounced with a short I]   
Lab attendants   VETS ["black lab attendants" might be more fun]   
Place for sweaters   SPA   
"80's IBM flop nicknamed "Peanut"   PC JR [never knew till now that my first computer was a flop; to me it was a miracle]   
ALMAS no es englais.   
Soup in "That's Amore"   PASTA FAZOOL [FAZOOL is not a word here or in Italy; it's fagioli --- in the song it is pronounced /fazool/, so the clue should indicate it is the sound, not the word.  Sfachime!]   
MASH UP crossed with APU is too tough for the un-TV generation unlikely to fans of "The Simpsons" or especially "Glee."   
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., 7/19 Frank Virzi
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2015, 11:32:42 AM »


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Re: Sun., 7/19 Frank Virzi
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2015, 12:00:26 PM »
In today's "Pun Clearance" crossword, Merl Reagle uses some puns which he said were "piling up around the house." The puns were fairly elaborate:

Most popular car in India? DODGEMAHAL
King with a wicked sense of fairness? SOLOMONGOMORRAH
Utterly unable to eat breakfast without bread? LACKTOASTINTOLERANT
What a certain car insurance company is considering for its next commercial? GECKOROMANWRESTLING
(Get it? Like "a gentleman and a scholar.")

The puzzle also included the Roman numerals III and the over-used words ADO, AGE, AIL, ALE, ALI, ARGO, EGAD, OBIT and OREO but there was one word which I had never seen in a crossword.....until today: REDAN ("V-shaped fortification").


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