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Author Topic: Sun., 4/19 Tracy Bennett  (Read 1658 times)


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Sun., 4/19 Tracy Bennett
« on: April 19, 2015, 08:38:57 AM »
THEME:   Adopted French words used in phrases that sound like one thing but mean another
Testy lover?   CROSS BEAU   {odd to see TESTY also as an answer}
Measly computer storage?   PETTY CACHE   
One with a burning passion   ARSONIST   
Queen of kings   SHEBA   
Fife player   KNOTTS [he played Barney]   
Slangy for slacks  TROU [a TROUbling entry which I'm not buying]   
Small one on a runway, briefly   STOL [what? some acronym? some model?]   
ELA is Portuguese --- not used here a whole lot --- in fact, never   
ESAS is Spanish --- not used here a whole lot --- unless one is Latino   
Is SHERO sexist in that it draws a distinction between male and female, or is it just so clever as to be PC?   
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: Sun., 4/19 Tracy Bennett
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2015, 11:53:02 AM »
I agree with your BTWs.
So now we are supposed to know Portuguese?
STOL is an acronym for Short Take Off and Landing.  It designates a plane the can use a short runway. The plane itself is not necessarily a "Small one."


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Re: Sun., 4/19 Tracy Bennett
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2015, 03:47:26 PM »
Merl Reagle's crossword in today's Los Angeles Times is titled "KP Duty." Among the theme answers: KOIPOND, KITTPEAK, KHAKIPANTS, KELLYPRESTON and an exhortation to KEEPPUZZLING. It was an easy-to-solve puzzle with a cute theme.

However, I have a komplaint. "Quarterback's first name" is BRETT. "Quarterback's last name" is MARINO. I have no idea who "Brett Marino" is. The two clues give the impression that they refer to the same person. The clues should have been "A quarterback's first name" and "A quarterback's last name."


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