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Author Topic: LAT Fri. 8/3 Bruce Sutphin  (Read 1383 times)


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LAT Fri. 8/3 Bruce Sutphin
« on: August 03, 2012, 08:28:31 AM »
Possible Title: Jumble-aya

Theme: jumbles of “tongue twister”

Good Ones:
Speaker’s challenge {and theme}   TONGUETWISTER
Head start?   EGG
Tab, for one   DIETCOLA
Ocean current sources?   EELS
Dentistry number, familiarly   NITROUS
Get into a hold   STOW [I thought wrestling, yet I owned an Island Packet sailboat for years --- maybe it's the Olympics]

By the Way:
Mantle’s number  SEVEN [I guess only baseball fans know that,  but it’s a great memory --- thanks, Bruce]
ROSCOE Tanner is another tough one for the vast majority of solvers, but it’s also a good memory for older tennis fans.  Powerful hitter --- like Mickey Mantle.
So I knew Mick’s SEVEN and ROSCOE Tanner, but not GREG of “The Brady Bunch” or Mena SUVARI, and that’s what makes Xwords fun.

Some Nits to Pick:
Los Juegos Olimpicos prize   ORO  [guess it’s okay to use juegos for games but not el primio for prize; and that’s what’s wrong with using any but the most common words in the most common foreign languages --- and a clue in two languages seems awkward]

NOU-turn should probably be pluralized to reflect the way signs are written.

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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