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Author Topic: Wed., 9/30 C.C. Burnikel  (Read 1810 times)


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Wed., 9/30 C.C. Burnikel
« on: September 30, 2015, 09:07:06 AM »
THEME:   five different anagrams of CARD found in phrases
Matzo meal   SEDER [not to be confused with matzomeal]   
Diamond figure   CARAT [not baseball, etc.]   
Smart guys?   ALECS [old idiom: smart alec]   
Hog lover   BIKER [Hog = Harley-Davidson motorcycle]   
Brief letters?   BVD [not NOTES]   
Artist's pad   LOFT [pad = old slang for apartment]   
Put two and two together   ADDED [not surmised]   
English channel, briefly   BBC [note lower case C in channel]   
RATING:   3 grins
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: Wed., 9/30 C.C. Burnikel
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2015, 03:21:37 PM »
Many people who have a Monday-to-Friday job refer to Wednesday as "Hump Day" because that is the day they are "over the hump" and can start looking forward to the weekend. Hump Day ("Middle of the week") is also the theme of today's Daily News crossword by Ian Livengood. Four sets of circled squares are in the shape of an arc---or, more accurately, a hump. The letters in each set are CAMEL.

Today's puzzle also included several phrases which I had not---until today---seen in a crossword:  BANKALARM, SLOWBURN, SOLARPANELS, NEWMANAGEMENT, Israeli novelist AMOSOZ, Dadaism pioneer HANSARP, Khmer Rouge leader POLPOT, Canadian airline WESTJET and Obama's 2008 campaign slogan YESWECAN.  And "Andy of cartoons" is CAPP. To be precise, doesn't "cartoon" refer to an animated short and not a comic strip.....or am I splitting hairs? And you all know I'm not the hair-splitter I used to be.


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Re: Wed., 9/30 C.C. Burnikel
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2015, 09:12:18 AM »
... for which we are undyingly thankful.


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