Clue­sers: hon­or­able men­tions

The Washington Post Sunday - - STYLE INVITATIONAL -

ARE: Era of re­flec­tion (Jeff Con­tom­pa­sis, Ash­burn)

ARE: Be­tween a fe­male deer and a name I call my­self (Pie Snel­son, Sil­ver Spring)

AS­SIST: What the proc­tol­o­gist’s nurse does (Danielle Nowlin, Wood­bridge)

AVON: Some­one else you don’t want call­ing when your wife is home alone ( Bill Smith, Re­ston)

AVON: An old Chevy shifted into R. (Dave Pre­var, An­napo­lis; Kon­rad Sch­wo­erke, Chapel Hill, N.C.)

BOA: Fe­male Por­tuguese water dog

(*Judy Liv­ingston, Hopewell, N.J.)

BOB­BIN: ___ Laden, Osama’s reclu­sive West­ern cousin. (John Glenn, Tyler, Tex.)

BOB­BIN: Hope chest (*Doug Hamil­ton, Col­lege Park)

CHILIPEP­PER: If you can’t stand the heat, get it out of the kitchen (Chris Doyle, Pon­der, Tex.)

DEFT: Hear­ing-im­paired rap­per

(Ger­ald Di­a­mond, Lon­don, On­tario)

DRILLRIG: Stand-alone GOP en­ergy plat­form (David Genser, Poway, Calif.)

EX­PENSES: The most cre­ative fic­tion be­ing writ­ten to­day (Ward Kay, Vi­enna)

ELI: Bos­ton area term mean­ing “sec­ond-rate” (Mark Raffman, Har­vard Law, ’86)

FRAT: Do th­ese madras shorts make me look ___? (Roger Ham­mons, Ash­burn)

FRAT: Where a high GPA is sec­ondary to a high BAC (Rob Huff­man, Fred­er­icks­burg, Va.)

GAEL: Ir­ish blowhard (Tom Murphy, Bowie)

GEEZERS: Teenagers’ par­ents

(*Eileen Brandy, Sil­ver Spring)

HAR­RI­DANS: Where the “Real House­wives” shop on trips to Lon­don

(Dixon Wragg, Santa Rosa, Calif.)

INS: You need th­ese to get a green card from them (Mike Gips, Bethesda)

LENT: Mr. T’s ab­stemious brother (Roy

Ash­ley, Washington)

LO­GON: Ba­sic fire-build­ing in­struc­tion

(Phyl­lis Rein­hard, East Fal­low­field, Pa.)

MITE: A lit­tle mixed-up item (Jeff Con­tom­pa­sis)

MITE: Small branch of N. Eng­land geek school (*Glenn Estridge,


NEON: Gas you pass in Ve­gas (Chris Doyle)

NEON: Item now on ’Skins med­i­cal eval­u­a­tion check­list (Jim Rea­gan,


ODDS: They bring out the bets in us

(Chris Doyle)

OFF­PEAK: Metro-speak for “never”

(Steve Of­futt, Ar­ling­ton)

OFF­PEAK: Eu­phemistic tweet about Ever­est mishap (Howard Wal­der­man, Columbia)

OTELLO: Wow, con­tact Win­frey im­me­di­ately! (Nan Reiner, Alexan­dria, Va.)

PO­TEEN: Su­per-size sub sand­wich in

N. Or­leans (Christo­pher Lamora, Guatemala City,; Roy Ash­ley)

PURPLEPROSE: What yel­low jour­nal­ism is of­ten writ­ten in (Skip Liv­ingston, Hopewell, N.J.)

REA­SONER: Elected suc­ces­sor to the

De­cider (*Eric Marx, Chevy Chase)

REED: What Bambi sees in the re­flect­ing pond (Danielle Nowlin)

A straw in the wind (Chris REED: Doyle)

RESTEDON: Pre­his­toric an­ces­tor of the house cat (Ben Aronin, Ar­ling­ton)

REVSUP: Con­gre­ga­tion’s asleep, but

____ (Ken Gal­lant, Con­way, Ark.)

SAV­IOR: Any­one within shout­ing dis­tance when you need toi­let pa­per

(Wil­liam Stutz­man, Millers­burg, Ohio)

SER­PENT: “Re­pents” in a sneaky way (Ed­mund Conti)

SHAT­NER: Aged Cana­dian ham (*Ann

Bi­etsch, Ship­pens­burg, Pa.)

SLEUTH: Stalker’s pre­ferred term (Trevor Kerr, Ch­e­sa­peake, Va.; Roger Dal­rym­ple, Get­tys­burg, Pa.)

SPEECHES: Am­bien com­peti­tor

(David Gar­ratt. Sil­ver City, N.M.)

STEPLIVELY: In­struc­tion never called out by the di­rec­tor of a zom­bie movie

(Paul Burn­ham, Gainesville)

TYPEC: How to make hubby chubby

(*Alex Jef­frey, Columbia) More clues in the on­line in­vite at­vite1010.

Next week: Our 20-year ret­ro­spec­tive!

Still run­ning — dead­line Mon­day night — is our con­test to write some­thing about a per­son us­ing only the let­ters in his or her name. See­vite1009.

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