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Author Topic: Sat., 10/10 Bruce Venzke  (Read 1684 times)


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Sat., 10/10 Bruce Venzke
« on: October 10, 2015, 09:36:29 AM »
THEME:   none, but a 15-letter word crossing center grid
House adjustment   REAPPORTIONMENT [House of Reps.]   
Spread on the table   OLEO [wonder if it's still used as a table spread --- or if it's just spread all over a greasy table]   
Group of fathers   PRIESTHOOD [hard to call a priest in his 20's Father]   
Misses at many bullfights   SENORITAS [I'm such a wuss I feel sorry for the poor animal]   
Initiates detailed plans  SETS A DATE [too far afield: setting the date most often does not initiate detailed plans; hence, TBA.  "Adds to detailed plans" makes sense.]   
Lake Placid Gold medalist   SONJA [needs last name Heine; would Bob be satisfactory for "Decathlon winner"? (Mathias)]   
Rapper ___ Moe Dee   KOOL [while I admit to liking some rap songs, I wish, in our efforts to be "inclusive," we had no references to the attavistic genre since most of it is trash catering to the lowest common denominator.  Why support it even minimally in Xwords, and why not use KOOL as part of a brand name?]   
Don't disturb   LET BE [reminds me of the Wallace Stevens line in "The Emperor of Ice Cream"]   
ESTAS no es englais.   
Flared dress shape   A-LINE   [Maybe Hillary ought to try one of these instead of those tiresome pants suits --- come to think of it I'd rather see her look as tedious as she really is. Okay, Carly looks like the Wicked Witch of the East.]   
Word between two ages   AND [I'm sure I'm missing something as this makes no sense to me]   
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., 10/10 Bruce Venzke
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2015, 03:47:40 PM »
I, too, was puzzled by the use of AND as a "word between two ages." All I could think of is that it refers to comments such as "I have three kids between the ages of 8 and 13." And then I started questioning that sentence. Wouldn't "between" the ages of 8 and 13 technically refer to the ages 9 through 12?

"Eroded" is ATEAWAYAT. Why is the "at" necessary? It seems to me that "ate away" or even just "ate" would suffice. And OLEO also appears in today's Glendale News-Press crossword.....along with our old familiar (and edible) friend OREO.

Kool Moe Dee placed only two songs on the Billboard Hot 100: Go See The Doctor reached #89 in 1987 and Wild Wild West got to #62 in 1988. Kool & The Gang, led by Robert "Kool" Bell, had 11 top-ten hits. The clue for KOOL should have referenced the band instead of the rapper. Kool Moe Dee's real name is Mohandas DeWese. "Moe" and "Dee"---get it?


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