To celebrate the autumnal spirit, this week's answers are all types of gourds and squashes. Each answer has been clued in a roundabout way, possibly involving a pun or wordplay and, at the least, involving an interpretational stretch. (In the parlance of crossword puzzles, these are "question mark-style" clues.)
Here's an example to help you: If the clue were, "Trigger that's pro-environment?", then the solution would be Green Button (which is a type of squash). (I promise the answers below are more well-known gourds and squashes...)
2.5 points will be awarded for each correct answer.
- Relative of a particular kind of low-cut shoe?
- Churning fanatic?
- Maize doing well in school?
- Place to get a mani-pedi owned by a particular American gas company?