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Author Topic: LAT Sun. 7/24 Caleb Rasmussen  (Read 498 times)


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LAT Sun. 7/24 Caleb Rasmussen
« on: July 24, 2011, 10:19:02 AM »
An Author Thing Coming :D

Music box?   CDCASE
Better part of a loaf?   HALF
Theme: Names of authors in phrases
People who recite “Jabberwocky” door-to-door?   CHRISTMASCARROLLERS
Fictional tornado shelter?   BAUMSHELTER [particularly apt in The Wizard of Oz]
Periods when Harry Potter books are unavailable?   ROWLINGBLACKOUTS
Not as hard to pronounce as some 17th-century poetry?  EASIERSAIDTHANDONNE

Crossing LEWIS and WILDE seems a bit unsporting since the clues are book titles.

Mystery writer John Dixon ___   CARR [Would “Today’s theme vehicle” work?]
Dashingly?   ATARUN [Isn’t the idiom “on a/the run”?]

Excellent server   ACER   [Another constructor who just looks at lists of clues rather than thinking --- or reading this space]

Stroked   SWAM [though one strokes during the process of swimming, the two are not synonymous]

The theme was so good that it overcomes the flaws.
RATING:   ;D ;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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Re: LAT Sun. 7/24 Caleb Rasmussen
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2011, 11:26:33 AM »
Thanks for the write-up.

Regarding ACER, I cringed when I found in an earlier post that there is a way in which that word should never be clued... and this puzzle was already on Rich's desk.  :)
« Last Edit: July 24, 2011, 06:33:28 PM by cgrasmussen »


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