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Author Topic: Sat., 2/28 Barry C. Silk  (Read 1439 times)


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Sat., 2/28 Barry C. Silk
« on: February 28, 2015, 08:59:41 AM »
THEME:   none
Square shooter?   BOX CAMERA [in one dimension]   
1954 Detroit…unveiling   TBIRD [one would have thought the modifier "familiarly" would be required --- perhaps it was felt that since TBIRD is used so often no modifier was necessary]   
RATING:    ;D ;D
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., 2/28 Barry C. Silk
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2015, 03:49:59 PM »
Remember the Beach Boys' 1963 hit Fun Fun Fun? "She'll have fun, fun, fun, till her daddy takes her T-Bird away." One of the clues in today's crossword was "Charged." I initially entered RANAT, which has always been the answer for that clue. However, in today's puzzle the correct answer was HADAT. Merriam-Webster defines "have at" as "to go at or deal with." Is that the same as "charge"?

A nice puzzle today: two 9-letter answers, eight 10-letter answers and two 11-letter answers and very few of the usual three- and four-letter words that are used much too often.


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Re: Sat., 2/28 Barry C. Silk
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2015, 10:06:34 AM »
Have at means to move toward aggressively, so the answer is yes.

As for the quality of this puzzle, it appears you assign greater weight than I do for difficulty of construction.  This one had no theme and few clever or evocative entries.  It offered some challenge, however.


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