One place I really hate sitting is in the MIDDLESEAT. My long legs don’t tolerate the cramped position, and you don’t get the benefit of a window to look out of. Not too mention having to get up and sit back down constantly.
I wonder if Horace and Frannie have flown on KLM, that well known DUTCHAIRLINE? I’ll have to ask them the next time I see them.
Oh, the theme?
Right! So, Mr. Arbesfeld has found five phrases where a type of seat is hidden in the middle. Notably (like yesterday), each seat spans across the breaks between the words. Does that make them a pair of aisle seats? Hmmmm. This will take some more thought.
Also notably, there are no circles or darkened squares to give away the locations of these hidden seats. You’ll find them as follows:
AL[OTTOMAN]AGE (excellent, that one)
With that many theme answers (including the revealer), it’s no surprise that the fill suffers. See YAWL, OCTANT, CYST, WAH, OLEO. That last one is so old, it deserves an EGAD. Does anybody take an oleo these days? I mean, really, butter is just better.
So, a fun theme, which for me outweighs the less enjoyable fill.