CHRISTIE WILCOX, VENOMOUS — Snakes have fangs. Lionfish have spines. Jellyfish have stinging cells. Male platypuses have spurs. ... Platypuses are really awfully, terribly venomous. ... I've heard, being stung by a platypus is a life-changing experience... .
Snakes have fangs. Lionfish have spines. Jellyfish have stinging cells. Male platypuses have spurs.
Platypuses are really, awfully, terribly venomous. From what I've heard, being stung by a platypus is a life-changing epxerience, as any deeply traumatic event shapes who you are.
|A.||Sour fruit (2 wds.)||CRABAPPLE|
|B.||Giver of the St. Crispin's Day speech (2 wds.)||HENRYV|
|C.||"Tear down this wall!" urger||REAGAN|
|D.||Before you can say Jack Robinson (3 wds.)||INAJIFFY|
|E.||Lazy, indolent, unmotivated||SHIFTLESS|
|F.||Touches base before moving on (2 wds.)||TAGSUP|
|G.||Not much given to self-control||IMPULSIVE|
|H.||Roundish but not spherical (hyph.)||EGGSHAPED|
|I.||In a haphazard, hit-or-miss way (hyph.)||WILLYNILLY|
|J.||Devoid of competence||INCAPABLE|
|K.||What a card goes for||LAUGHS|
|L.||Capital of the Equality State||CHEYENNE|
|M.||Sedimentary rock that's a source of fuel (2 wds.)||OILSHALE|
|N.||Ill-tempered wife of Socrates||XANTHIPPE|
|P.||So simple a child can do it (hyph.)||EASYPEASY|
|Q.||Unreal, as an imagined land (hyph.)||NEVERNEVER|
|R.||Disgusting; major military action||OFFENSIVE|
|S.||"Spoon River Anthology" poet||MASTERS|
|U.||Facing long odds||UNLIKELY|
|V.||Reacting less quickly than usual||SLUGGISH|