STEEL ["the man of steel"]
There seems to be a relatively large number of decades old references today that I'd be hard-pressed to find in current parlance:The Big One: Abbr.
WWIITexas ___: oil
TEALyrical lament of lost love
WIRELay a wet one on
SMOOCH [catching up to bus
FORTYLike a wet blanket, so to speak
NOFUNGarbo, by birth
However; there a number of more contemporary entries like: Hip-hop headgear for DORAG, and Racing legend Earnhardt for DALE; and Xbox 360 competitor for WII.
In case you missed it, the theme today involves bright expressions: LIGHT, TORCH, SUN, and CANDLE.
Not sure why "Marital partner, perhaps" for WIFE is not simply "Marital partner." It's either four letters for wife
. Am I missing something? With "perhaps" we could see "LOVE" or "PAIN" ...