Thursday, February 8, 2024

Thursday, February 8, 2024, Samuel A. Donaldson

Today eight two-word answers are put side by side in such a way that the order of the two words is reversed, because, as the revealer states, OPPOSITESATTRACT. So, the two clues "Highway crossing" (overpass) and "Fail" (go under) are put side by side and they end up being PASSOVER and UNDERGO, because the words "over" and "under" been pulled toward each other. It's cool that Mr. Donaldson found eight expressions that could work either way. "Leave on" (Keep wearing) is a little arbitrary, but I'm not going to complain.

There were some especially clever clues today. The one that took me the longest to even understand was "Dog on a cat?" (PAW), but there were plenty of good ones: "Where trailers wind up" (LAST), "Place to put the dough" (OVEN) (guffaw), "Jets pass in it, for short" (NFL), and "Road runners?" (ENGINES). And how about "Now I remember who sang 'Take On Me'!" (AHA)? Hah!

It's been a good week for themed puzzles. Now it's onward to the themelesses!

- Horace

1 comment:

  1. What a clever, clever idea...and so well executed. Bravo, Sam Donaldson!