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jimh posted 10-29-2000 09:32 PM ET (US)   Profile for jimh   Send Email to jimh  
In the New York Times crossword puzzle that ran in today's local newspaper ("WORD LADDER"), one of the answers is also the name of a well-known Boston Whaler boat owned by a contributor to this forum.

See the clue for 98-Down...


bigz posted 10-30-2000 05:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Huh! "abate" ??? --- you probably don't have the NYT's mag crp Jim or are they the same for 10/29? Z

jimh posted 10-30-2000 07:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I think the one we see in our local paper is a week behind the one that runs in the actual NYT, so this might have been last week's puzzle.

The clue was "unconventional" (5-letters)


dgp posted 10-30-2000 09:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
kingfish posted 10-30-2000 10:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
No kidding?? This must be our 15 minutes of fame!


bigz posted 10-30-2000 12:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Now wait a minute ---

Outre = Bizarre --- I always figured that's why Michigan has such a well defined border with the rest of the country, it could be very easy to fence it off completely --- hehhehheh --- just kidding --- Z

kingfish posted 10-30-2000 03:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Outre' does not = bizarre;

Outre' = just a little beyond the cutting edge. (Or is that "around the bend"? Something like that, anyway...)

Now being named after a paradox - *that* is bizarre! ;o)

jimh posted 10-30-2000 11:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Poster dgp has it right.

OUTRE was the answer.

This reminds me of the story about the crossword that ran a week or so before D-Day in the London Times. It contained the words OMAHA, UTAH, and SWORD (if I recall correctly) which, of course, were the code names of the three landing beaches.

The crossword editor/author was arrested and interrogated!


bigz posted 10-31-2000 06:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
To dah "The Kingfish"

Just remember Kingfish --- that with all my posts, that none of the ideas expressed are actually mine. They are told to me by Luthor and Ferdinand, the five inch tall space aliens who live under my desk. In return for these ideas, I have given them permission to eat any dust bunnies they may find under there. Z

dgp posted 10-31-2000 07:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
bigz, better than listening to a barking dog! Don
kingfish posted 10-31-2000 03:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Three cheers for DGP!! You climbed right on that one.

I guess now I have an answer for the question, "Why'd you name your boat Outre'?".

Answer: "Doesn't that sound a lot better than 'Unconventional'?"

jimh - Outre' *is* a code word: it means having so much fun that it's probably illegal somewhere.

Z - better take a look at the alphalpha you're feeding those horses of yours - and try not to inhale when you're close to it; while you're at it, why don't you send Roscoe and Flannigan over here to get the dust bunnnies under my desk, too-


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