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Author Topic: Wed., 7/22 Tom McCoy  (Read 2035 times)

magus

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Wed., 7/22 Tom McCoy
« on: July 22, 2015, 08:38:09 AM »
THEME:   phrases beginning with a prime number followed immediately by a word that can be defined as a TIME
   
GOOD ONES:     
…prized programming slot {and theme}  PRIME TIME [two entries]   
Joint where kids are welcome?  KNEE   
Newspaper figs.   EDS [editors are figures and so are numbers]   
   
   
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., 7/22 Tom McCoy
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2015, 03:18:19 PM »
I am so smart! I very quickly realized that the answer PRIMETIME referred to prime numbers and units of time.

Okay, okay, I have to be honest: I didn't even think about prime numbers. I thought PRIMETIME was a reference to the nightly 8-to-11 blocks of television programs and the four theme answers were simply phrases containing a word that designates time. During my school years, I liked television much more than I liked math. Can you tell? :)

"Introduction" was PROEM, a word I was unfamiliar with. It means "an introductory discourse; preface; preamble" and comes from the Latin prooemium, adapted from the Greek prooímion, which means "prelude": pro + oím[ē] ("song") + the diminutive suffix ion.

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Re: Wed., 7/22 Tom McCoy
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2015, 08:49:41 AM »
Thus it is possible to read a prose proem.

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Re: Wed., 7/22 Tom McCoy
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2015, 04:31:14 PM »
Very clever. I bet you're feeling pretty poud of yourself right now. :)

magus

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Re: Wed., 7/22 Tom McCoy
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2015, 09:32:50 AM »
Indeed.  Of what could I possibly be more proud?   8)

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Re: Wed., 7/22 Tom McCoy
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2015, 03:57:52 PM »
I didn't say "proud." Look closer.

Richard Bailey is a Houston-based web designer and musician. He records under the name "Proem" and his website is Proemland. I'd love to know how he came up with the name. Is it the word that appeared in this puzzle or does his name mean something else?

http://www.proemland.com/

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Re: Wed., 7/22 Tom McCoy
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2015, 09:26:16 AM »
I did look closely and thought your spelling weak, but now I see the weakness is more profound.   ;)

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Re: Wed., 7/22 Tom McCoy
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2015, 02:21:35 PM »
Didn't you mean to say "pofound"?  :D

 


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