L. A. Times Crossword Corner. Theme: "Mixed Doubles" - Both words in each made- up phrase can follow "Double". Dinner and a movie?
DATE STANDARD. Double date. Double standard. 3. Rotten luck in Rotterdam?
DUTCH WHAMMY. Double Dutch. Double whammy. Great clue. Ceremony for the Jetsons? SPACE WEDDING. Double space. Double wedding. 7.
Citations from an underwriter? INDEMNITY QUOTES. Double indemnity. Double quotes. 9. Earthquake? : FAULT TROUBLE. Double fault. Double trouble. Lenscrafters employee?
VISION AGENT. Double vision. Double agent. 1. 20. Answering in the form of a question? JEOPARDY DUTY. Double jeopardy. Double duty. Very manageable grid. Seven entries with 8. The minimum for a 2.
I construct, the more I realize how hard it is to come up with. You need the phrases to have basic. Across. 1. Holiday dinner choices : BRISKETS.
A game in which a flat stone is bounced along the surface of calm water. Commercial Card games. This page contains links to information about various proprietary card games which require a special pack of cards promoted and sold by a.
Meaty start. Stacked 8's at upper left/lower right corners. Happen : BEFALL. 1. Bond villain with a "great football of a head" : MR BIG. I only know Mr Big from "Sex and the City". EAST ASIA. All crosses.
Never read "1. 98. Bibliography catchall : ET ALIA. Pop singer __ Marie : TEENA. Georgia native : ATLANTAN.
Not the country Georgia. Equine shade : ROAN. World's first independent credit card company, initially : DCI. Diners Club International.
Normally it's clued as a Roman numeral. Avoided the angle today due to the crossing CML (2. Roman 9. 50). 2. 9. Compound with a fruity aroma : ESTER.
Shades : HUES. 3. Cast out : EXILE. Cyclist's obstacle : STEEP HILL. I presume all's flat in your area, D- Otto? Genesis setting : EDEN.
Patty Hearst alias : TANIA. Abbr. under a dotted line : SIG (Signature). Org. concerned with whistleblower laws : OSHA. I associate them with workplace safety only. Sea. World splasher : SHAMU. And 8. 7. 5. 4- Across, e. ORCA. 5. 7. 2. 0 Mule Team brand : BORAX.
Within: Pref. : ENTO. Couch potato's acquisition, perhaps : PAUNCH. It's perfectly fine to have some belly fat. The paunch protects our stomach and other organs. Many hits : SONGS.
Was thinking of Google hits. Masters : HAS DOWN. In a way, casually : SORTA.
Unisex designer fragrance : CK ONE. Tried it once. Did not like the smell.
Floor : SHOCK. 6. Kind of milk : SOY.
When I lived in Shanghai, my standard breakfast was a mug of hot soy milk and a big rice ball (Fantuan). Changed to two fried rice balls after I moved to Guangzhou. CBS- owned cable sta. SHO. All crosses. Heraldic shield borders : ORLES.
This used to stump me. Grammar topic : NOUNS. Wanted USAGE. Clues without a clear "plural" hint always get me. Ultimately become : END UP.
Harbor : CONCEAL. Can you give me an example on how these two equate? Canadian author and environmentalist Farley __ : MOWAT. Total stranger. 8. Piece of poetry : STANZA.
TV golf analyst Nick : FALDO. Sir Nick Faldo. Biting at times.
Just like Johnny Miller. No big deal" : IT'S OK. Sandcastle maker's aid : PAIL. Street cred, say : REP. Reputation. 9. 9.
Tests, with "out" : FEELS. Mozart's "__ fan tutte" : COSI. Food coloring and such : ADDITIVES.
Real stinker : SKUNK. Alaskan island closer to Russia than to the Alaskan mainland : ATTU. Doesn't let go of : KEEPS. Massage site : SPA. Chocolate craving, e.
URGE. 1. 23. Millard Fillmore's birthplace : LOG CABIN. I only know Lincoln was born in a cabin. Cage or Penn : ACTOR.
Honey : DEARIE. 1. Mini follower : IPOD NANO. Gary and I exchanged our favorite podcasts two weeks ago.
My top 5 is not in his top 5. River through Lake Geneva : RHONE. Approval : ASSENT. Figure that includes returns : NET SALESDown. Features common to Yosemite Sam and Uncle Sam : BEARDS.
Squeal on : RAT OUT. Runs behind : IS LATE. So, can I put IS EARLY in a grid also? How about IS RUDE? Position : STANCE. National Teachers Hall of Fame state: Abbr. KAN. 1. 5. Any of Colorado's fourteeners: Abbr.
MTN. Both unknown trivia to me. Educ. guess : EST. Spanish relative : TIA. Summer footwear : SANDAL. So cold here. 9. Make murky : BEDIM. Not a word I use.
Touchdown letters : ETA. The way it goes : FATE. Simple in retrospect. That's how it goes in crossword solving.
Pale orders : ALES. Talk radio fan : LISTENER. Swim cap material : LATEX. Like Anne of Green Gables : RED- HEADED. Suitor : BEAU. 1.
About, in memos : IN RE. Traipses : GADS. 2. Former press secretary Fleischer : ARI. Tiger's adviser for a very short time.
Some printers : HPS. Ours is HP Envy. 3. Sibilant sound : WHISH.
Not SWISH. 3. 4. Word with seas and spirits : HIGH. You betcha!" : YEP! Inc. kin : LTD. 4. Small applications : DABS.
Friendly opening? ECO. Eco- friendly. Benito's boys : NINOS.
Parted : IN TWO. 4. Intense feeling : AGONY. Branch of Islam : SUNNI. Fast tropical swimmers : WAHOOS. Can you pluralize CARP also? More than demand : EXACT.
Special __ : OPS. Common word on Brazilian maps : SAO.
Ben- __" : HUR. 5. Opponent : ANTI. 5. Information desk sign : ASK ME. Titania and Oberon, e. MOONS. 6. 0. Craft pointed in two directions?
CANOE. I liked the clue once I grokked the "point". I can't __ ..": Stones lyric : GET NO.
Sport invented by hunters : SKEET. Oh, good to know.
Slight dupe HUNTS (6. Searches). 6. 6. Wine holder : CELLAR. Thickset : SQUAT.
Breeze : DRAFT. And 7. Breeze : SNAP. 7.
That hurts!" : YOWIE. Thumb one's nose (at) : SCOFF. Greek goddesses of the seasons : HORAE. This trio. Learning moment for me. When to enter : ON CUE.
Type of profiling : DNA. Arm of Israel : UZI. PAL. 8. 4. Requires : CALLS UPON. Crowds around : MOBS. V- formation group : SKEIN. When they're not flying, it's a GAGGLE. Connect across the room : LOCK EYES.
Great entry. 9. 0. Thelma and Louise, e. DUO. 9. 2. Novus __ seclorum: dollar bill phrase : ORDO. How disappointing!" : TSK. Two- time Oscar nominee Ullmann : LIV. School gp. : PTA. Curtains for Cleopatra?
ASP. Three - letter answer for Cleopatra has to be ASP. Access via phone : DIAL IN.
Tropical lizard : IGUANA. Spoken : VERBAL. 1. It purrs when it's cared for : ENGINE. Loved this clue also. Gregg users : STENOS. Largest country entirely in Eur.
UKR. 1. 09. Silvio's lover in "Pagliacci" : NEDDA. Complete stranger to me as well. The best __ to be": Browning : IS YET. Not quite shut : AJAR And 1. Not shut, poetically : OPE. Quite a few clue echoes today. Apple worker : TECH.
Baum canine : TOTO. Smartphone ancestors : PDAs. Unwavering : SURE.
ARE. Remind me of Marc Maron. Altoids holder : TIN. Some of you were led astray by Tinbeni's comment yesterday. He turned 6. August 2. 3, 2. 01.
Figured out : GOT. Fixed- term investments: Abbr. CDs. Answer Grid by Owen.
Dictionary Definition : Vocabulary. A game is a contest or pastime. Football, checkers, Monopoly, volleyball, Ms. Pacman вЂ” they're all fun games to play.
Some games are simple, like Connect Four or Tic Tac Toe. Others are played for millions of dollars, like professional basketball.
Games usually have winners and losers, and people play them because they're fun. Other meanings of this word have less to do with playing: If you're a salesperson, you could say you're in the sales game. Wild animals that you hunt and eat are called game. And being game can mean you have disabled feet or legs.