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Author Topic: 02/03/11 Newsday  (Read 757 times)

gerryw

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02/03/11 Newsday
« on: February 03, 2011, 08:34:33 PM »
Today's Newsday puzzle was quite easy but I found the clue 1 Down clued as Four __ (theme of the puzzle)  rather mysterious.  The title, Well-Furnished, fit the theme entries which used chest, hutch, bureau, and counter fairly reasonably.  But what does "Four legs" have to do with this?

Gerry

Eric Maddy

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Re: 02/03/11 Newsday
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2011, 09:41:01 PM »
The title of the puzzle was "WELL-FURNISHED", and all of the themers include pieces of furniture which (presumably) have four legs:

get off ones CHEST
press BUREAU
bean COUNTER
starsky and HUTCH

I'm not going to enter into a discussion of whether a counter might or might not have four legs, but I'm pretty sure this is the idea 1D is supposed to be referencing.

DrewE

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Re: 02/03/11 Newsday
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2011, 11:04:14 PM »
The title of the puzzle was "WELL-FURNISHED", and all of the themers include pieces of furniture which (presumably) have four legs:

get off ones CHEST
press BUREAU
bean COUNTER
starsky and HUTCH

I'm not going to enter into a discussion of whether a counter might or might not have four legs, but I'm pretty sure this is the idea 1D is supposed to be referencing.

A chest of drawers probably has (short) legs; a toy or blanket or steamer chest, on the other hand, may well be legless.  A counter would seem to me to be generally devoid of legs.  And I generally think of a hutch as a shelf unit that is placed atop a desk or sideboard or whatever; however, Webster's informs me that it can also be the whole combination taken as a unit, particularly in the case of a china cabinet.  (A hutch in the sense of an animal cage certainly has legs, usually four in number unless it's joined together with several other hutches; but one usually doesn't categorize them as "furnishings.")

I'd tend to agree with Gerry that 1D clue is a bit of a stretch for these theme entries.

 

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