Fragrance of roses / MON 1-9-12 / Doughnut shapes mathematically speaking / Fantasy realm of C.S. Lewis / Like Dubai's Burj Khalifa
Monday, January 9, 2012
Constructor: Michael Dewey
Relative difficulty: Easy
THEME: blank LIKE A bird of some kind
Word of the Day: SCALAWAG (4D: Rapscallion) —
In United States history, scalawag was a derogatory nickname for southern whites who supported Reconstruction following the Civil War. (wikipedia)
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Another very slight theme. 76-word grid, decently filled. All in all, fine. Completely forgettable, but fine.
[42A: Rockers Clapton and Burdon]
- 20A: Soar (FLY LIKE AN EAGLE)
- 38A: Tell everything to the coppers (SING LIKE A CANARY)
- 51A: Carefully guard (WATCH LIKE A HAWK)
I like how SLIP and KNOT(TY) are right next to each other. I also like how this puzzle has no J. Yes I do.
Signed, Rex Parker, King of CrossWorld