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LAT Sun. 9/30 Gail Grabowski

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magus:
Theme: phrases ending in types of groups defined literally

Good Ones:
Group providing pro bono services?   FREEAGENCY
Group supervising subs?   SANDWICHBOARD
Group handling hand-held phone sales?   CELLDIVISION
Group assisting St. Peter?   HEAVENLYBODY
Record holders   FILES
Radio-active sort?   CBER [note hyphen]
Ties with clasps   BOLO
Uplifting item   BRA
Letter opener?   ELL

By the Way:
Tummy trouble   AGITA  [Is this word really part of the lexicon?  Do any but first and second generation Italian Americans use it?  Kind of like so many Yiddish expressions found in crosswords but virtually nowhere else.  Still, I think these terms, when they are used, enrich our language.]

The first lady of song is ELLA whose first[?] hit was “A-Tisket, A-TASKET.”  Seems that the two answers might have been referenced.  Something like: “7-Down hit...”

IPANA toothpaste was around when Lash LARUE made movies.  I liked them both as a kid.

Who Knew?:
There was an internet service called USENET.  “I don’t use it.”   :D

Nits to Pick:
Uno minus uno   CERO [Spanish zero is not used in our language, and minus is not used in Spanish; it’s menos.]

RATING:   ;D ;D ;D Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun

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