Theme: Homophonic Quartet. Four Two-word phrases have like-sounding second words, all spelt differently. Straight forward theme idea.
17. Equipment for picnic competitions : POTATO SACKS. Used for monopodic races.
23. Embryo development sites : AMNIOTIC SACS. The fluid-filled membrane container where embryos reside and develop until birth or hatching in reptiles, birds and mammals.
51. Big name on Wall Street : GOLDMAN SACHS. New York based multinational investment banking firm.
62. Lisa Simpson's instrument : BARITONE SAX. The bari is distinguished by the tubing bend that extends higher than the mouth piece.
Hi gang, JazzBumpa here. The challenge with this kind of theme is first finding a quartet of homophones, then fitting them into symmetric pairs of in-the-language phrases to build a grid around. This one is really well done. With the sound-alikes behind us, lets see what else is in store.