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LAT Sun. 3/13 Jack McInturff


E I, E I, Ho, Ho, Ho

Focus at a boxer’s school   OBEDIENCE [boxer = dog]
Coming-out party?   GAY [party=individual]
Pen name   BIC
Class-conscience gps.?   PTAS
Formerly, formerly   ERST [oldie but goodie]
Theme: short i substituted for by long e in phrases
Polish protector?   SHEENGUARD
Red-costumed actor in “Veggie Tales”?   BEETPLAYER
Meryl as a coquette?   STREEPTEASE

37-Across and 37-Down are the same clue, and I thought I had, as usual, misread across for down.

Source of a vital supply   RESERVOIR [don’t know why “vital” is part of the clue --- any number of adjectives might do:  extra, small, useless, liquid, gaseous…

RATING:  ;D ;D 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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