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Author Topic: Sun., 9/20 C.C. Burnikel  (Read 2020 times)


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Sun., 9/20 C.C. Burnikel
« on: September 20, 2015, 09:22:42 AM »
THEME:   famous men with at least one A in their first and last names
Title: AMEN [or A men]   
Dress with a flare   A LINE [not necessarily with an interesting style]    
Pitchers' deliveries   SPIELS [which are often curve balls]   
Surprises in bottles   GENII [that's good; I don't want any other kinds of surprises in my bottles]   
Seat for toddlers  LAP [oldie but goodie]   
General Assembly member   UN REP [needs "Abbr." doesn't it?]   
Hilo keepsake   LEI [mine lasted about three days --- hardly a keepsake --- maybe there are plastic ones]   
Remove politely   DOFF [or simply remove some clothing, usually a hat]   
Month before Nissan   ADAR [I must be an ant-Semite but I don't see why Hebrew months are in an English dictionary --- and, have you seen these terms anywhere but in Xwords? --- and if ADAR, why not avril or aprille or…?]   
This was a strong puzzle: it had LATS and PECS.    :-[
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., 9/20 C.C. Burnikel
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2015, 12:01:52 PM »
Note that A is also the only vowel in all their names. Pretty elegant!


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Re: Sun., 9/20 C.C. Burnikel
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2015, 03:37:21 PM »
I didn't do today's crossword. I couldn't. Here are some of the clues:

5-across: Lowers in intensity
17-across: Folklore monster
41-down: Plans for chairs
130-down: Gives in to gravity

There is no 5-across, 17-across, 41-down or 130-down. I figured the Los Angeles Times published either the wrong clues or the wrong grid. While reading the main news section, I saw a "For The Record" item explaining that the wrong clues were given. The correct clues and grid are online at I wonder if the printed clues are for next Sunday's crossword. We'll find out in seven days. How  in the world could such a huge error happen?


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Re: Sun., 9/20 C.C. Burnikel
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2015, 08:39:50 AM »
Hadn't noticed --- good observation, Sheep1234


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