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Author Topic: Sat., 10/4 Barry C. Silk  (Read 1286 times)


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Sat., 10/4 Barry C. Silk
« on: October 04, 2014, 09:11:35 AM »
THEME:   none
B or C, but not A or D   ELEM(ents)   
ID'd   MADE [only on cop shows ---  see today's date   8) ]    
Common reaction to SEE ME    TENSENESS [tension is the term needed here]   
ETES is French only; but they are "Gam ends"   
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., 10/4 Barry C. Silk
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2014, 04:06:57 PM »
"B or C, but not A or D"---and the answer was ELEM, short for ELEMENT. B is the symbol for boron and C is the symbol for carbon. I know more about music than I know about elements. After I had the LE filled in, I thought the answer was CLEF. Nice try, Steve.

Another answer was MDII ("Year Columbus began his fourth voyage"). Yesterday's puzzle included MMIV ("Year President Bush was re-elected"). Roman numerals are appearing far too often in crosswords. Occasionally there are puzzles that use actual numbers and those puzzles are usually pretty creative. I don't live in Rome and I don't want to see Roman numerals in crosswords. I'll say this a M times if I have to!


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