“SAY AGAIN?” Office orders
REAMS [I was thinking “directives”]One might go around on the patio
SPIT [I had the T and thought “gnat”]Spanish ayes
SISI [“Spanish Eyes” is a pretty song]Marxism extremes
SPECS [either the “thru” made me think a sheer blouse or I’m a dirty old man]
Theme: reading terms two waysUnderstudy’s crime?
LEADPOISONING [long e]Instrument with colored bands?
STRIPEDBASS [long a]Compliment on a skillful asphalt job?
GOODEVENING [four syllables]Anesthetist’s error?
WRONGNUMBER [silent b]Fight among forest females?
DOESBATTLE [long o]Telescope?
METEORSHOWER [long o] Give ___to: okay
ANOD [The idiom really is “give the nod to.” So I’d go with “A wink and ___.”]Crotchety
SNARKY [that’s the British definition; in America it denotes sarcasm, not petulance] First O, say
TIC [as in tic tac toe] crossed with Spot of “Spot”
[TAG] was tough for me. I don’t see how a tag is a spot. Like some advanced research, briefly
POSTDOC [not buying it: it’s “post doctoral”]
Three grins = Excellent: Loved it; Two grins = Good: Enjoyed it; One grin = Satisfactory: A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Unsatisfying: No fun