Today's theme was a real gas. Four common phrases that begin with words relating to states of cookedness were served up as theme answers. They began, appropriately, with RAWFOOTAGE. When things started to heat up and we got HALFBAKEDIDEAS (my favorite, and my specialty!), COOKEDTHEBOOKS, and finally BURNTUMBER. Sear-ious fun.
I found some meaty filling in the puzzle, including FRILL, SCHEME, and TRUSS. And, whenever I encounter the word DEBRIEFS I think of my friend Rob who always adds, "not literally." TMI?!?!
|Pack up your troubles... |
Was anyone else a bit surprised when "Worker for a feudal lord" turned out to be LIEGE? Perhaps I was benighted by an over-reliance on B movies set in medieval times in which courtiers address the king as "my liege," but I thought the liege *was* the lord. And it is, but when I looked it up in the dictionary, I was enlightened: the first definition of liege in many sources is vassal, or the subject of a lord. ISAIAH!
About the puzzle overall, I say, well done!