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Author Topic: Fri., 5/8 Jeffrey Wechsler  (Read 1904 times)


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Fri., 5/8 Jeffrey Wechsler
« on: May 08, 2015, 09:13:51 AM »
THEME:   foreign breads lead phrases in a "punny" way
Ability to laugh at deli bread {& theme}   RYE SENSE OF HUMOR   
Good feelings during Jewish bread celebrations?   CHALLAH DAY CHEER [pronounced /(c)halla/ hence "holiday cheer"]  (My friends in Brooklyn called it "holly bread" --- don't know why)   
Cautionary tale about Greek bread?   PITA AND THE WOLF   
It's used in rounds   AMMO [ammo is rounds]   
ERDE is not used in English.   
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: Fri., 5/8 Jeffrey Wechsler
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2015, 05:08:32 PM »
Bread-related puns: a clever theme for the puzzle-solving members of the upper crust. :)

Today's NEA crossword is similar to all the previous NEA crosswords: No theme, no long words, no unusual words. There were five foreign words (ADIOS, ESTA, LOS, NUNC, SRA) and seven of the over-used words that appear in several crosswords each week: APE, EPEE, ETNA, OAT, ODE, OLEO and OPAL.

The Universal crossword included three 15-letter answers, LITTLEORNOTHING, MEDIUMDUTYTRUCK and BIGGERANDBETTER. 


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Re: Fri., 5/8 Jeffrey Wechsler
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2015, 06:53:15 PM »
I thought the same thing about AMMO.

I did not like using TIBIA for "Calf neighbor." Calf neighbors could be ankle, shin or thigh.
Tibia neighbors would be bones like fibula or femur. 


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Re: Fri., 5/8 Jeffrey Wechsler
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2015, 08:57:29 AM »
But bones and muscles can be neighbors --- just not Arabs and Jews.


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