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Solution to November 12, 2017 crossword, “Net Gains”
This puzzle’s affair was aggressive by the title. Ten affair answers accretion some key belletrist from the internet. I amid bristles altered area name extensions (COM, ORG, EDU, BIZ, and MIL) two times anniversary into accustomed phrases to actualize absurd ones:
And, in case it was adamantine to atom the amid belletrist or accept why they’re relevant, I threw in DOT at 131A: [It precedes the area name extensions added to this puzzle’s affair entries] as an added hint.
Some affair answers I larboard out: NEW ENGLAND COMPATRIOTS (which I analogously larboard out of aftermost year’s “Comin’ and Goin‘” puzzle), PARAGORGON, HEXAGORGON, OCTAGORGON (pretty abundant all awe-inspiring Gorgon answers which I anticipation ability be too awe-inspiring alike for this theme), TIED UP THE SCALES, DRESSED UP ANTS, and MILLIE DETECTOR. Looking aback in my addendum from a few weeks ago, I didn’t account any answers that amid GOV into phrases. I’m not abiding why. GREG OVEN is a possibility. MANGO VAT ARMS is another, and while it is absolutely aberrant it is conceivably no drifter than ORGY CHROMOSOME.
One area name addendum I larboard out was NET. I didn’t appetite those belletrist gumming up the works aback it was already in the title. I should additionally accede Donna S. Levin’s CrosSynergy addle in Nov. 2014 alleged “Dot What?” That addle had the aforementioned basal idea, admitting with altered affair answers.
Other answers and clues:
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