Monday, June 3, 2013
Constructor: John Lampkin
Relative difficulty: Easy
THEME: Porcine — theme answers are common phrases that all start with either living or dead pig
- 17A: Unseen purchase (PIG IN A POKE)
- 11D: Ecstatic state, informally (HOG HEAVEN)
- 39A: You can't make a silk purse out of it, they say (SOW'S EAR)
- 34D: Clumsy (HAM-FISTED)
- 63A: Like some wasteful government spending (PORK BARREL)
Word of the Day: RONA Barrett (16A: Gossipy Barrett) —
Rona Barrett (born Rona Burstein, October 8, 1936, New York City) is an American gossip columnist and businesswoman. She currently runs the Rona Barrett Foundation, a non-profit organization in Santa Ynez, California, dedicated to the aid and support of senior citizens in need. (wikipedia)
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ZIP OUT (6D: Like some detachable linings). Took a while to get ROOT (41D: Part of a plant or tooth). Made some dumb fumbling typos in the NE. Otherwise, zero problems.
Hey, how did the pig sign his contracts? (A: IN OINK!) (52A: How to sign a contract).
I'm done. Dinner awaits. See you tomorrow.
Signed, Rex Parker, King of CrossWorld