Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Wednesday, May 23 - Bruce Venzke/Stella Daily

Wednesday's puzzle features a four-part theme answer, beginning with 21A: Start of a quip from a hunter.

I tried to buy/a camouflage suit/but I couldn't find/one anywhere

I generally struggle with quips, but this one was fairly easy to work out. No extremely difficult fill, either.

I definitely didn't know 24A: Composer Rimsky-Korsakov (Nikolai), but once I had a few letters in place, it was easy to infer the rest.

3D: Neil who wrote "Stupid Cupid" (Sedaka). My mother and I both liked Neil Sedaka back in the day, so that one was a gimme.

5D: Delta follower (Epsilon). For some reason, that's one of my favorite Greek letters.

9D: Slave's state (bondage). I would have preferred to see it clued in relation to this.

Enjoyed seeing 43D: "Geez Louise!" (Holy Cow). I typically use juicier words, but that struck me funny.

49D: Kind of statement, to a programmer (if then). That one was superb.

60A: Word repeated in a Doris Day song (sera). What will be, will be.

is in the puzzle again, clued as "Little Women" sister (29D), as is Rex. Well, maybe his alter ego -- at 23D: Fearsome dino (TRex).

On that note, I'm wrapping this one up. For additoinal commentary, click on the above links, or check out Donald's commentary.

Linda G


DONALD said...

Ooo! I didn't give such a cheery perspective -- hope I don't ruin anyone's day!

I preferred the "Bondage" clue the way you do -- there was also a remake, I believe, with Kim Novak. Ah yes, here's the link:


Have a good day -- I'm going to spend it in camouflage!

Orange said...

Aw, Linda, you made me check out your bondage link, and it wasn't at all what I was expecting!

Linda G said...

Amy, your mind is in the gutter today! I read your comments on Rex's blog about the SKIER clue ; )