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Author Topic: Sat., 1/10 Alan DerKazarian  (Read 91 times)

magus

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Sat., 1/10 Alan DerKazarian
« on: January 10, 2015, 09:49:52 AM »
THEME:   none, but challenging
   
GOOD ONES:     (only three, but they're excellent)
High tech worker   BOT [that's robot for us older folks, and the worker isn't a person in but of technology]   
Ring material   ONION [ "rings" means onion rings, for us older folks]   
Bottled-up type   GENIE   
   
BTW:   
"Back in the day" is a new expression about old times, usually spoken by people too young to use it.  Anyway, I hate the expression --- probably because I'm old.   
   
"We Three Kings" kings   MAGI [no relation, but the clue would have been better if "trio" were substituted for "kings" since the reference is to the song]   
   
Nice book   LIVRE [would "Nice livre" be a good clue for book?]   
   
   
RATING:    ;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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Re: Sat., 1/10 Alan DerKazarian
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2015, 03:12:32 PM »
I, too, do not like the expression "back in the day." Back in which day? There have been many millions of days! Be specific! For the answer "Ring material" I had the last two letters, ON, and it took me a while to figure out that the word was ONION. I wouldn't refer to an onion as "material."

Today's crossword included AGUA, ELAN, HOLA, LIVRE, NUIT and SRTA. I wonder if crossword creators in France and Mexico use several English words in each day's puzzles and then get complaints from solvers about the inclusion of all the foreign words. It's certainly possible.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2015, 03:14:08 PM by LARadioRewind »

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Re: Sat., 1/10 Alan DerKazarian
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2015, 03:19:35 PM »
Several puzzles have clued ETE with "Nice summer." In such cases, Nice is the city in southeast France and not the English word "nice." Today's crossword is the first I've seen with "Nice book." As noted above, the answer is LIVRE. I don't recall ever seeing the English word "nice" among any puzzle's clues. "Nice" is always a reference to the French city. When crossword creators use a French word, they should try to come up with a more original clue. That would be nice. 

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Re: Sat., 1/10 Alan DerKazarian
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2015, 09:51:59 AM »
As I have mentioned several times, ETE might be clued "Gam end?"  Alas, I am a voice crying out in the wilderness, not the Magus I had hoped to be.   :'(

 

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