By Ruth Wajnryb
Written with allure and quaint wit, this examine embarks on a voyage of discovery one of the phrases that when peppered the language of child boomers and their mom and dad to find why they appear to be slipping from universal use. Why is it that folks don't say cheerio any more? Why did they within the first position? Do humans nonetheless tinker with jalopies? And no matter what occurred to Tom, Dick, and Harry, let alone all these different folks who supplied such first-class conversational shorthand? full of enjoyable vignettes and interesting etymology, this assortment is a hospice that provides a being concerned shelter for once-loved phrases which are in coming near near probability of being brushed off as tom-foolery.
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Org 39 Puzzle #35: Level 12 - Fairly Easy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 17 14 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 © Philip M. org Across 1 peddle 5 abandon, forsake, quit 6 prosper, thrive 7 explore 8 salivate 12 legitimize 13 doze, drowse 15 amputate 19 sedative, soothing, calming 22 feign, pretend, simulate 24 relief, consolation, easement 25 monopolize 26 besieging 27 exhale 28 bewitching, enchanting, enthralling Down 2 besiege, ply 3 pine 4 falsify 5 deaden 7 sustain 9 compile 10 pursue, prosecute 11 swim, flit, fluctuate 14 conspire, collude, connive 16 generated, begotten, procreated 17 shatter, bash 18 pampering, coddling 20 adjacency 21 abominate, loathe, detest 23 germinate Solutions: abandonas, abomine, açambarcai, acossem, adjacência, alívio, amimando, amorteça, amputas, assediai, brotas, cochilam, compilai, conspiras, enfeitiçando, escoram, esmague, expiras, explorai, falseiem, flutuas, legitimai, pinho, procriado, prosperam, salivamos, sedativo, simulas, sitiando, traficam.
30 words). org 52 Puzzle #48: Level 12 - Not Very Tricky 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 © Philip M. org Across 3 crucify 6 exhaling 9 perturb, disquiet, unsettle 10 incite 11 incite 12 possess 14 uncover, unveil 17 fondle, cherish 22 abbreviate, shorten 25 castrate, emasculate, spay 26 analog, analogical 28 standardizing 30 integrate Down 1 turn, revolve, gyrate 2 confront 4 deport 5 terminating, enclosing, impounding 7 evacuate 8 swear 13 disapproving, condemning 15 abscissa 16 express 18 19 20 21 23 24 27 29 infest overthrow, fall, hew doze accredit, impute atavism assimilate incubate decant Solutions: abcissa, abreviamos, acariciais, analógico, arrostem, assimilo, atavismo, castrai, concite, crucificai, decante, deportamos, derrubam, desvendai, dormitas, encerrando, estandardizando, evacuamos, expirando, expressamos, fruam, giras, imputais, incubam, infestamos, integro, perturbais, praguejam, reprovando.
30 words). org 43 Puzzle #39: Level 12 - Not So Easy 1 2 3 5 8 6 4 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 © Philip M. org Across 2 admonish, reprove, berate 5 besiege 8 glorify 14 inspire 15 file, record, shelve 16 include 17 persist 18 swimming, flitting, fluctuating 22 flee 23 confront 26 perturb, disquiet, unsettle 27 automate 28 reflect 29 abridge, abridges, restrict 30 consume Down 1 contribute, cooperate, collaborate 3 requirement, demand, exigency 4 nationalizing 6 agglutination 7 clean 9 inciting 10 11 12 13 19 20 21 24 25 extort attesting, certifying wander, roam, prowl thresh, thwack embarrass oppress falsify stop agitate Solutions: abarcam, afrontamos, agitai, aglutinação, arquivar, asseiam, automatizam, certificando, cessam, colaborem, concitando, consumis, deturpas, escapo, espancais, espelhem, estatizando, estorvais, exigência, extorquo, flutuando, glorifico, inspirais, limita, oprimem, perambulem, persista, perturbam, repreendemos, sitiais.