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Author Topic: Tue., 2/3 C.C. Burnikel  (Read 1725 times)


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Tue., 2/3 C.C. Burnikel
« on: February 03, 2015, 09:07:55 AM »
THEME:   initial abbreviation in phrases reinterpreted as Roman numerals
400 athletes?   CD PLAYERS   
40 polos?   XL SHIRTS   
4 tire inserts?   IV TUBES   
600 stand-ups?   DC COMICS   
Many a casino visitor   LOSER   
Sings like Ella   SCATS [how about a change:  "Sings like Satch"?]   
Goes out with   DATES [so 20th Century!]   
Some Bronx trains   ELS [all Xword fans know this fill, but I wonder how many know it means "elevated"]

RATING: ;D ;D ;D   
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   
« Last Edit: February 03, 2015, 09:17:49 AM by magus »


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Re: Tue., 2/3 C.C. Burnikel
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2015, 07:56:07 PM »
I am totally opposed to Roman numerals in crossword puzzles. Actually, I'm opposed to Roman numerals in general. Why can't movie sequels and copyright dates and Super Bowl games use numbers? Anyway, today's theme answers were clever in their reinterpretation of abbreviations as Roman numerals...although now I'll never be able to listen to an MC Hammer song or look at an M.C. Escher drawing without thinking of "1100."


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Re: Tue., 2/3 C.C. Burnikel
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2015, 09:25:16 AM »
Pity about the MC Hammer songs.


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