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12/30/2012 2:12:35 AM

CatzCradle
CatzCradle
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I just finished a PP Crossword from the Free Puzzle section here. I was able to get most of it, but there was a few sections I was stuck at. However, even after checking the answer key when I was done, there was one clue/answer I still didn't really get:

'60 Across: At a loss
Answer: ASEA'

But when I tried looking up the word 'asea' at online dictionaries, all I got were definitions about fishermen at the sea. Would anyone mind explaining to me how this problem is related?

Thanks.

12/30/2012 9:45:35 AM

Amy Lowenstein
Amy Lowenstein
Posts: 1599
Maybe it's some kind of weird pun about being "lost at sea?" That's all I can think of. I like puns, but that one's so far-fetched I wouldn't like it at all.

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12/30/2012 1:23:38 PM

creamchz3@aol.com
creamchz3@aol.com
Posts: 947
Asea can also mean confused, puzzled, befuddled. Still a stretch. CC

12/30/2012 3:01:55 PM

jonathan swiftboat
jonathan swiftboat
Posts: 2
A thesaurus or website such as thesaurus.com is often helpful. Most of the synonyms for "asea" refer to being confused, befuddled, etc., presumably the mental equivalent of being lost at sea.

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