entries spelled either left or right, up or down depending on meaning GOOD ONES: Ring punch
SSORCTFEL [left cross
kind of "crosses" one up since it is written from right to left] Level-headed
DOWN TO EARTH [literally, one reads down to the word earth
] Ness, for one
LOCH [I thought Eliot] Pepper, for one: Abbr.
SGT [I thought food] Brest friend
AMI [I read it "Best"] Canon offering, briefly
SLR [cameras, but I thought church law] Animal house
ZOO [I thought the movie]
(That's five clues that misdirected me suggesting either I am rather a dupe or Kurt is rather clever --- or both.) BTW:
Chooses the window instead of the aisle? ELOPES [in old comedies the window is the means by which the woman gets out of her house to marry on the sly --- I guess]
is used in our language.
Govt. group that began in 1908 FBI [I thought there was a mistake so I looked it up ---turns out it had undergone only a name change under Hoover in the mid-Thirties --- that's what comes from getting one's "history" from Hollywood]
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun