Solving => Today's Puzzles => Topic started by: magus on November 14, 2013, 09:05:44 AM

Title: Thu., 11/14 Mark Brinkham
Post by: magus on November 14, 2013, 09:05:44 AM
THEME:   long vowel sounds, except a, begin phrases
MLB team, familiarly {& theme}   THE A'S   
Marching order   EYES FRONT [military, not upbraidment]   
Strike zones?   ALLEYS [bowling, not baseball]   
Hip joint   IN SPOT [nightclub, not anatomy]   
Stands for things   EASELS [painting, not symbols]   
Tre times due   SEI [wonder why "times" is not in Italian also --- I do know why SEI is in the puzzle though; easier for construction and a precedent exists, probably in the infallible NYT]   
I am embarrassed to say how long it took me to figure out what the theme was.  Perhaps the WISE‚Ķ threw me off as I don't think of Y as a vowel.  But that was my problem, not Mark's.   
RATING:    ;D ;D
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun