Solving => Today's Puzzles => Topic started by: magus on March 30, 2014, 09:54:35 AM

Title: Sun., 3/30 Nora Pearlstone
Post by: magus on March 30, 2014, 09:54:35 AM
THEME:   Exchanging B for C in phrases changes their meanings, orally
Sketched a Gibb brother?   DREW BARRY [with C instead of B, it would be the actor]   
Qualifying exam for opera school?  VOCAL BOARD [with C it would sound like Chord[ {"Examiners for opera school" might have been better}    
What you can't get if you pass the bar?   A DRINK   
Confrontational opening?   NON [making it the opposite]   
Base shade?   KHAKI [Army base]   
Glower?   EMBER [didn't read it with long O --- missed the question mark]   
One helping swingers?   BATBOY [not party-goers or apes]   
Undersea party pooper?   MARINE BORE [the clue makes no sense, but "Undersea drill" does] {I smell an editor's touch.}   
I immeditely recalled the songs MARIA and MR. LEE, but I'm sorry and a bit embarrassed about the latter --- a brain worm.   
Haven't heard "Have A COW" in a "coon's age."   
Lotto variant   BEANO [got me on this one; I thought the gas reliever pills, a motto of which might be "In Beano nary gas."    :-[
RATING:  ;D ;D   
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun