Suffix meaning little one / TUE 12-17-13 / Bruce who played Dr Watson / Supercute marsupials / Hemingway novel title location / Italian granny
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Constructor: Paula Gamache
Relative difficulty: Medium-Challenging
- 17A: *Sheriff's insignia, in old westerns (TINBADGE)
- 3D: *Tanning method (SUN BATH)
- 29A: *Actor named in a "Six Degrees" game (KEVIN GAME) —wtf is "a 'Six Degrees' game"? There's only one such game. It's not a genre of game. It's "Six Degrees of KEVIN BACON." The "a" is comical, and not in a good way.
- 11D: *Recover, as lost love (WIN BACK)
- 46A: *Tangy breakfast item (ONION BAGEL) —"tangy" is not an adjective I'd ever use to describe this breakfast item. Orange juice is tangy.
- 40D: *Tommy's game in the Who's rock opera "Tommy" (PINBALL)
- 44D: *Feature of many a charity gala (OPEN BAR)
- 59A: *Packers' hometown (GREEN BAY)
A drink consisting of dry white wine or champagne flavored with cassis. (thefreedictionary.com)
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HOS (ugh!) and HAHA and OOP OOH NAH. The NW alone is a disaster zone. SATI?! *and* THESEA *and* ACADS *and* the totally arbitrary SCENEV? And then, all over: KNT, ENT, KIR (Yet Again), ASON, ULA, AARE, SNERT, GES, NONNA. The repetitiveness of RELY ON / SPIT ON / IN ON. And for what? A no-concept letter-string puzzle. Depressing. No care. No craft. Adequate, perhaps, but you'd think more would be expected of Old Hands.
Signed, Rex Parker, King of CrossWorld