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Author Topic: Thu., 12/24 Herre Schouwerwou  (Read 1795 times)

magus

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Thu., 12/24 Herre Schouwerwou
« on: December 24, 2015, 09:49:37 AM »
THEME:   items that can be gift wrapped
   
GOOD ONES:     
Gift counter request {& theme}    WRAP IT UP   
Take-out order?   DELE   
Some Millers   LITES [note cap M]   
Safe to bolt down?   EDIBLE [Safe is an adjective here, not a noun]   
Stocking stuffers?   BARE FEET   
   
BTW:   
Theme answer, CARD SHARK, suggests cards are gift wrapped, but they are not --- what am I missing?   
   
Friend, in Haiti   AMIE [but not in Salt Lake City]

Him, to Jacques  LUI [but not to Jack]   
   
If the colloquial NO FAIR is used, "Shot spot" could have been ASS as easily as ARM [I had the A and I was unsure ARM was correct].   
   
   
RATING:    ;D ;D
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   

rbe

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Re: Thu., 12/24 Herre Schouwerwou
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2015, 12:52:57 PM »
The theme answer is 57 across: WRAPITUP.

Thomps2525

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Re: Thu., 12/24 Herre Schouwerwou
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2015, 02:35:30 PM »
I agree that the expression "No fair" is colloquial. It should be "Not fair".....unless you're saying that, due to budget cuts, no fair will be held this year.

For "One with deck skills," I wrote CARDSHARP and later realized that there is no such thing as a "parate chop" so I had to change CARDSHARP to CARDSHARK. Good ol' Wikipedia gives the etymology of the terms. "Card sharp" predates "Card shark." Both terms are negative.....or perhaps both terms are positive.....or perhaps one is negative and one is positive.....or.....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Card_sharp

magus

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Re: Thu., 12/24 Herre Schouwerwou
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2015, 09:27:08 AM »
rbe---

"Needs no ghost from hell tell us this."

Thank you for stating the obvious and restating what I wrote in green.

Another theme answer is CARD SHARK, and it does not match the others.

 


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