Good Title: Front Money
[and did you notice the dollar sign
in the grid?]Good Ones:
Horse play EQQUS [not really about horses, of course]
Somme one UNE
Preschool group? ROE [fish eggs will hatch and swim in a group]
Father of Henry II EDSEL [not the king; the magnate]
Word whose last two letters are an example of it DIGRAPH
Beethoven’s fifth? SOL [do, re, mi…]
Theme: first word of phrase can precede the word money --- and make cents: PLAY, SMART, etcBy the Way:
Congats. to Robin who clued ACER properly. Does he read this space?
Artwork in a cliched come-on ETCHINGS [wow that’s an oldie --- wonder how many young ladies would be enticed to a man’s apartment to see his etchings, or if they even know what etchings are? Perhaps APU cells would be more au courant.]Who knew?:
EDNA was Tract Turnblad’s mother, or Tracy Turnblad for that matter.
APU operated Kwik-E-Mart, or that the was a Kwik-E-Mart.Fear Street
was written by RLSTINE, or that either existed. And crossed by READYROOM, whatever that is, makes it a bit challenging.
BOTREE is a sacred figSome Nits to Pick:
Data INFO [yes, but couldn’t anything be information: words, pictures, a tree]
ARPA is Italian
MIRA is Spanish
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun