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Author Topic: Sun., 7/5 Mark Bickham  (Read 1508 times)


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Sun., 7/5 Mark Bickham
« on: July 05, 2015, 08:50:44 AM »
THEME:   groups of men with the same first name
All theme clues using a collective noun that matches the first name: Gene pool, Bills piling up [bill pile], Art gallery, Robin's nest, Buddy list.   
Paper pieces   OP EDS [not origami]   
Square with roots   SOD [not "sqaure roots"]   
Components of a very long month?  SUNDAYS [from the bygone expression "a month of Sundays"]   
Eaves dropper?   ICICLE   
Widely read article   THE [definitely!  :) ]   
It has two of itself in it   ESS [the spelling of the letter S {ESS} itself has two S's]   
Warning from a small house   GRR [guess the house is a doghouse, but mansions have guard dogs;  I'd go with "House warning"]   
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   


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Re: Sun., 7/5 Mark Bickham
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2015, 03:13:26 PM »
Merl Reagle obviously put a lot of thought into today's Los Angeles Times crossword titled "R Moving Day." The theme answers are familiar phrases with the letter R moved to a different spot.

"Contact sports" became CONTRACTSPOTS ("Come down with measles?"). "Red as a beet" became EDASABERET ("Actor Harris in Special Forces attire?"). "Turned up the heat" became TUNEDUPTHEHEART ("Did cardio workouts?"). "Such a pretty face" became SUCHAPETTYFARCE ("Putdown of a broad comedy?"). "It's Greek to me" became ITSGEEKTORME ("Mel's least favorite way to be greeted when he was a kid?").

Reagle also used Spanish (OSO), French (COR, AIGRE), Latin (QUA), Italian (SOAVE) and Hebrew (NISAN). *Sigh*


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