Thursday, June 30, 2005

What's the use?

Joe DiPietro gives us a bit of wordplay for this Thursday puzzle. I still can't believe I completed most of them. The clues were consistent and some chuckle-worthy.

Unappropriated financial aid? - 'loosegrant;
Conventional breakfast drink? - 'orthodoxjuice'
Dr. in favor of compensation? - 'seussfordamages'
Low card in the upper elevations? - 'mountaindeuce'
Tale of a ceasefire? - 'trucestory'

At the same time, four long cross-clues were also excellent (kepthouse, placetogo,fullmouth,tablesalt)!!

Things to know:
St. Croix River - river between Maine and New Brunswick
oast - A kiln for drying hops or malt or drying and curing tobacco. (brewer's need)

Twisted clues:
Play boy? - actor
Natural - undyed
Tint part - cameo
Fall locale - eden
It runs down one's arm - ulna
X - ten
Mystery man - mrx
Game pieces - men
It's labels S, not P - table salt
Filing aid - emery
Pronouncement - dictum


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