Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Back from the Dead....

26 comments:

FreeThinke said...

Are you trying to turn Halloween into HELLoween?

Or maybe Hello, Weed?

In either case you've succeeded admirably.

}}}}}}}}}} GHOSTLY is GHASTLY {{{{{{{{{

~ FT

-FJ said...

Thanks FT. :O Boo!

Always On Watch said...

I much prefer "Thriller."

Thersites said...

Then perhaps you'd enjoy Lindsey... ;)

nicrap said...

One in a dozen old family lines (13)

-FJ said...

Stirling?

nicrap said...

Nah. 13 letters. Actually 5-2-6.

-FJ said...

Sorry, you are speaking WAY over my head.

-FJ said...

a dozen, a gross, and a score,
plus three times the square root of four,
divided by seven,
plus five times eleven,
equals nine squared plus zero, no more.

nicrap said...

But i thought you liked crosswords. It's a crossword clue.

-FJ said...

I love crosswords... only I'm terrible at them. Were it not for the "Clear all Errors" button on my IPad Ap, I'd never complete one....

Okay, the old family line... the 12 tribes of Israel? (Of which Levi made 13 ... + 2 independent tribes unmentioned)... but the 5-2-6 as letters would be e-b-f...? but backward and subtract one would be Gad?

nicrap said...

Twelve tribes of Israel: hence the answer: tribe-of-israel (5-2-6)

nicrap said...

no, no, 13 were the number of letters in the answer. Just that.

-FJ said...

I would have gone for 17, "Dan"...

See here. ;)

nicrap said...

It was from yesterday's crossword in TOI (Times of India) here. There were three such similar clues.

One in a dozen difficult jobs (15) (labourofhercules);
One in a dozen constellations (15)(signofthezodiac); and the one above.

nicrap said...

lol.

nicrap said...

Not labour, labor.

-FJ said...

...and the poem I enclosed "above" represents the overarching "theme" of the crossword that you just described. ;)

that's gross!


twelve dozen is a gross, and twelve gross are called a great gross.
(from the LA Times)

nicrap said...

lol. Yes. But the i liked best was this (from the same puzzle): "Nothing is stopping us" (4)

-FJ said...

I give up.

nicrap said...

Yes! ;)

Answer is: lets.

-FJ said...

I was anticipating something a little more "physical"...

like some obscure Latin or Greek synonym for "perpetual motion"

nicrap said...

You are incorrigible. ;)

-FJ said...

I try! ;)

Brooke said...

I think the most important question here is: Why does a skeleton need socks and shoes to moonwalk?

-FJ said...

Product placement royalties? ;)