Happily old style / WED 2-4-15 / Desk jockey's happy yell / Der Goldfisch painter / Rich European dessert
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Constructor: Julian Lim
Relative difficulty: Medium
THEME: Out in the middle of some phrase … — phrases that follow ___ OUT ___ pattern are clued for maximum wackification.
- CHECKOUT COUNTER (17A: Eye an election official?)
- TAKE-OUT ORDER (26A: Decimate a monastery's occupants?)
- LOOKOUT POINT (48A: Warning shouted to a lacrosse defenseman?)
- WORKOUT ROUTINES (61A: Develop one's comedy acts?)
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Come on, now—MAKE OUT SESSIONS [Descry Senator Jeff?]! It's a perfect 15! Cosmo says, "the best sex often starts with a make out session," in case you were wondering whether "make out session" is a real thing. It is real. It's both real and sexy. And it will not be denied.
swing out sister - break out by papafonk
Are the letters CPR on first-aid kits, is that it? (39A: Letters on some kits)
Hey, if you FLUNKED your course, you still "made the grade" (43D: Didn't make the grade?). It's just that that grade was "F." ATTA BOY!
Signed, Rex Parker, King of CrossWorld