Excellent title for we must actually “subtract ion”
for theme answers.Eastern counters
ABACI [I thought Eastern Airways ticket counters]Ignore a Time change
STET [note capital T for the magazine]
Theme: subtract “ion” from a word in a phrase yielding another phrase“Most Difficult Woman” pageant winner’s title?
MISSIMPOSSIBLEBatch of itch reliever?
CALAMINELOTNative American Washington baseballer?
CHEROKEENATDeal between thugs?
Four baseball references:
Washington NATs SEI
[might have clued this “Small whale of the North”]OPAGATO
[might have clued this “Shrub una de ___: cat’s claw”
Three grins = Excellent: Loved it; Two grins = Good: Enjoyed it; One grin = Satisfactory: A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Unsatisfying: No funFor a discussion on foreign terms, click on “Forum” tab, look under “General Discussion” (page 2) and select ZENOPHOBIA.