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Author Topic: LAT Sat. 12/25 Doug Peterson  (Read 343 times)

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LAT Sat. 12/25 Doug Peterson
« on: December 25, 2010, 10:44:23 AM »
Christmas Saturday Tsuris

 ;)
Along with a nod to the holiday, this offering featured tough cluing of simple words while still maintaining a sense of humor.
Deuce follower   ADIN [tennis, not cards]
Expeditions, e.g.   SUVS [not the trips]
Target area   AISLE [the cleanser]
Take over   INFEST
Breakfast item   LINK
Penn. is on it   EST
Change one’s position   STIR
Nut for drinks   KOLA [I thought HAZEL, etc. then COLA, which made SANK a challenge]
Doomed   SANK
Roman numeral   TRE
Private entertainers   USO
Ready for another voyage   REFIT [for example, to make a boat ready to sail]
Makeup of Martha’s Vineyard…   CLAY
Piece in the game Reversi   DISC
Simpsons creator Groening   MATT [“___Helm” or “___Dillon” would’ve been easier]
Ad exec.’s pithy description of {Santa Clause}   NICKATNITE [never knew Nick was St. Nick]
They might be stolen   BASES [I thought kisses and cars]
Surprises for some swingers   OFFSPEEDPITCHES [two hidden baseball entries]

And there were a number of less than household names:
Fibonacci, Gay Head Cliffs, BELLA, RPI, Reversi, Groening, IONA, GREENARROW, TAL, EZRA, SEGA Bass Fishing, Battle of Salamis [Genoa or hard?], Nisan, TYBALT, BRIDGEHEAD, Mt. Narodnaya

RATING:  :) :) :)Three grins = Excellent: Loved it; Two grins = Good: Enjoyed it; One grin = Satisfactory: A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Unsatisfying: No fun

 

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