My time: 34:07, slower than average.
This puzzle, by Matt Ginsberg, is titled Paronomasia, which is a rhetoric device that means using words that sound the same but have different meaning to use a pun. In other words, they're oronyms, a word that was featured in the February 6 puzzle.
Here is a partial list of the many, many paronomasiac answers: "Raised some vegetables?" is GROUPIES [grew peas]. "Opposite of a strong boil?" is DULCIMER [dull simmer]. "Decrease in the number of people named Gerald?" is GERIATRICIAN [Gerry attrition]. "Narrow passages for killer whales?" is ORCHESTRATES [orca straits]. "Belts for a Chinese leader?" is MOUSETRAPS [Mao straps].
Sunday, February 11, 2018
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