Big purveyor of fishing gear / THU 8-13-15 / Dutch city where Charles II lived in exile / Like Potala Palace of Tibet / World of Suzie 1957 novel / Israeli city on slopes of Mount Carmel / Bit of letter-shaped hardware on door / Queens stadium eponym / Transmission-related units
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Constructor: Jim Hilger
Relative difficulty: Medium-Challenging
THEME: breaks — word "break" is supplied by actual break in answer (i.e. a blank square); four such squares appear in the grid
- SHORT LUNCH (BREAK) / JAIL (BREAK)
- BAD (BREAK) / STATION (BREAK)
- SPRING (BREAK) VACATION / SERVICE (BREAK)
- COMMERCIAL (BREAK) / HEART (BREAK)
USmilitary slangderogatoryplural noun: shavetails
- a newly commissioned officer, especially a second lieutenant.
- informalan inexperienced person.
"the shavetail Assistant District Attorney"Originfiguratively, from the early sense ‘untrained pack animal’ (identified by a shaved tail). (google)
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Probably maybe gonna try to see this meteor shower thingie, so I'm going to keep this short. Maybe just bullet points. Or ... nah, I'll just do bulletish paragraphs.
Didn't take me too long to check out. Here's where:
[ANTHER the question!]
OLD BAT (and [Biddy]) = sexist. ORVIS = ??? AARE = UUGH. DOST ILSA NAS? Who knows? The fill here is standard-issue NYT substandard. DAH? DAH. OK bedtime for me now.
Signed, Rex Parker, King of CrossWorld
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