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Author Topic: Wed., 11/4 Kurt Krauss  (Read 1237 times)


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Wed., 11/4 Kurt Krauss
« on: November 04, 2015, 09:28:39 AM »
THEME:   first word of phrase means "chump"
Easy mark {& theme}   FALLGUY   
Alternative to dis?  DAT [I thought along lines of respect, not the way I spoke as a Brooklyn boy]   
Sweater outlet?   PORE [weakened, I think, by the question mark]   
Passengers in flight, often  USERS [over my head,  8) --- could not users be any who take a service?]   
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., 11/4 Kurt Krauss
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2015, 02:57:05 PM »
The word USERS appears quite frequently in crosswords and usually refers to people who are online, i.e., using a computer or laptop. Many "passengers in flight" pass the time by using their laptops to write mail, play games, look at porn or whatever.

Freddie Cheng's Daily News crossword includes

High excitement: FEVERPITCH
Workout attire that became a 1980s fad: LEGWARMERS
Desire of one submitting a demo CD: RECORDDEAL
Bottom of a gym? SWEATPANTS (Get it?)
Debut time for many TV shows: FALLSEASON

"Extra-care items for movers"---and what the first words of those phrases can be---is BREAKABLES. This theme made me think of the $20,000 Pyramid tv game show: "Here is your first subject. Go!" "Umm...a fever...a leg....." "Things you break?" "Yes!"

"Hardest-to-find items for a collector" is RARES. "Rare" used as a noun? Not in any of my dictionaries!


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