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iPuzzle

This week’s word puzzle from Quiz Guy Greg Pliska involves taking a word, adding an “i” to the beginning, as if creating an Apple product, to get an entirely new word. For instance: “This is how Steve Jobs begins a card game...

wrinkling

wrinkling  n.— Note: “Wrinkle,” spelled with an R, is a regional name for the periwinkle. «Jobs like “wrinkling”—the local term for heading out into the intertidal zone at low tide and gathering periwinkles for sale...

cash for clunkers

cash for clunkers  n.— «He also said he supported proposals that provided “generous” tax credits to owners who turn in older models for fuel-efficient new cars. Such programs are dubbed “cash for clunkers...

redheaded Eskimo

redheaded Eskimo  n.— «On Capitol Hill, legislation carefully tailored to the needs of a tiny constituency is sometimes called a “Redheaded Eskimo.” He is in the Jobs Creation Act under “expenses paid by certain whaling...

stimovation

stimovation  n.—Gloss: Innovation plus economic stimulus, two ways that together could improve the economy. «While creating jobs by upgrading the nation’s physical infrastructure may help in the short term, Mr. Atkinson says, “there’s...

trailing spouse

trailing spouse  n.— «In the past, companies primarily found jobs for wives of transferred employes. But now that too is changing. As women reach higher positions in corporations, more and more are being asked to transfer, and the husband...