hi, everybody! welcome to the 48th week of matt gaffney's weekly crossword contest, titled "Quite Quaint Quintet." this easy puzzle featured five alliterative/assonant theme answers:
what do these theme answers have in common? well, obviously, they're all three-word phrases in which each word begins with the same letter. the instructions are: This week's contest answer is a common five-letter word that ties this puzzle's theme entries together -- and appears somewhere in today's blog post. (no, not this blog post, this blog post.) i struggled with this one for a little bit, searching for a word that suggested "repetition" or "alliteration." nope, nothing. then i took another look at the theme answers: what letter gets repeated? W, A, T, C, and then H. oh, that's a word! is that word in the blog post? yes, yes it is, and watch is the answer.
even though it was quite a straightforward crossword overall, there were still a bunch of names i didn't know:
other notable answers:
that's all for me, folks. see you next week.
May 05, 2009