Brooklynese One bearing down
EIDEROne shooting the bull?
VETWhere to see government programs
CSPANZookeeper’s main squeeze
? BOAWorn symbol of support
ARMBANDMinor crying wolf?
Theme: Changing last word of a term or phase with a word that sounds like the replaced word but which lacks its final –r soundSurfing-induced torpor?
BEACHCOMA [not COMBER]Nickname for a pharmaceuticals czar?
PILLPAPA [not POPPER]Sailor’s pocket bread?
SALTPITA [not PETER]Heavenly food on a nightstand?
BEDSIDEMANNA [not MANNER]
Sad to admit that I often pronounce them the same.
Three grins = Excellent: Loved it; Two grins = Good: Enjoyed it; One grin = Satisfactory: A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Unsatisfying: No fun