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I used to have positive feelings toward Will Shortz.
But now I have only cross words for him.
Independent of the above statement, in this blog I try (and sometimes fail) to do the New York Times Crossword and the Wall Street Journal Crossword.
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I didn’t always hate Will Shortz. I used to look forward to Weekend Edition on NPR to hear the Sunday Puzzle. I’d submit answers regularly to the weekly puzzles but never got picked to play on the air. I was fine with that. But shortly after I turned 18, I thought of my own puzzle and eagerly submitted it on September 29, 2006. I got a reply within a week that stated that they’d received it, and therefore it was property of Will Shortz. I felt that was fine because he credits people on the air. If they use it, my name will be attached to it. After a little more than four years of silence about it, I heard my submission on the radio–altered negligibly. The good thing was that he didn’t mispronounce my last name. The bad thing was that he didn’t say my name at all.
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Got one more word since this morning: LEVEE. Just in time. That is all.
The Sunday puzzle continues to be my least-favorite of the week. It’s huge. I’d rather go to Dodger Stadium to catch a game or go to the bar to catch a game or get together with friends, but since those things don’t exist anymore, it’s the Sunday puzzle. This one’s theme at least got meContinue reading “NYT Crossword 8-2-20 Complete”
With no Sunday WSJ puzzle, here’s one from last week’s LA Times. It’s where my sister works, so shoutout to her (twitter.com/raablauren). This is a Tuesday puzzle and felt like it. The logic for it certainly is different from the ones from the other coast. Clues like 53A Be mad about. Yes, mad like crazy.Continue reading “LA Times Crossword 7-28-20 (8-2-20) Complete”