NYT Spelling Bee 7-29-20

Don’t worry, I’m not going to skip out on the regular puzzles. But here’s an early one from my phone. I think I’ll start doing these, too, but who knows! After being proud of a few long words such as OFFAL, AIOLI, WILLOW, WALLOW, FALLOW, FOLLOW, I finally quit after I got AIRFLOW to pushContinue reading “NYT Spelling Bee 7-29-20”

LA Times Crossword 7-27-20 (7-28-20) Complete

I decided to try yesterday’s LA Times crossword puzzle. I tried for time because I didn’t for the two earlier today. Certainly it uses a different logic and has no NY-specific clues. There isn’t a lot of overlap with the NYT and WSJ puzzles, but there is one that I should unashamedly mention each timeContinue reading “LA Times Crossword 7-27-20 (7-28-20) Complete”

NYT Crossword 7-28-20 Complete

Ask and ye shall receive, right? Yesterday I said that I was surprised there wasn’t a lot of baseball stuff yet, and here we go! BASEBALL SEASON 2020:38A So-called “twin killings” in baseball, for short: DPS (double plays)41A One who brushes off a plate, informally: UMP (umpire)44D Some building beams: IBARS (a stretch, but formerContinue reading “NYT Crossword 7-28-20 Complete”

WSJ Crossword 7-28-20 Complete

I’m doing the crosswords while listening to Bill Barr’s testimony to the House Judiciary Committee, so I’m not counting times today. The audio keeps getting lower and lower in the transmission, and I don’t know what’s going on. It could be the Washington Post feed on YouTube, but I don’t want to go elsewhere becauseContinue reading “WSJ Crossword 7-28-20 Complete”

WSJ Crossword 7-27-20 Complete

There’s too much TMI. Seriously. Today’s crosswords had TMI answers. It was 51D Texter’s “I didn’t need to know that” in the NYT and 7D “You’re oversharing!” in the WSJ puzzle. I don’t know what that says about the New York Times that they need to clarify texting is involved while the Wall Street JournalContinue reading “WSJ Crossword 7-27-20 Complete”

NYT Crossword 7-27-20 Complete

Pretty easy Monday puzzle. Took me a little over seven minutes. I’m happy that it’s the part of the week that lets me fill the boxes quickly. I learned of the existence of someone today: 52D Actress Anne of “Wag the Dog.” (HECHE). I looked her up and saw that she was in a relationshipContinue reading “NYT Crossword 7-27-20 Complete”

NYT Crossword Special May 2020 Intl Day of Pink Complete

What is the International Day of Pink? I didn’t know what it was before doing this crossword. International Day of Pink has one purpose, to create a more inclusive and diverse world. We do this by encouraging young people to challenge social norms, ask more of their educators, and stand up against bullying towards theirContinue reading “NYT Crossword Special May 2020 Intl Day of Pink Complete”

NYT Crossword 7-26-20 Complete

Another Sunday in a row, but it took me a long time. Sunday puzzles aren’t necessarily the hardest, but they’re just so lengthy. I think my favorite clue of this puzzle was 106A Where spaghetti and orzo rank in terms of their suitability for making necklaces? BELOWMACARONI. It’s true! You can’t really make those intoContinue reading “NYT Crossword 7-26-20 Complete”

NYT Crossword Special June 2020 Great Outdoors Month Complete

This puzzle had too many of the same clues/answers from July’s special puzzle. I say that because I did them in this order. In reality, July’s is the one I should have a problem with. This puzzle made me kinda sad because I miss being able to go to places. COVID is really bringing meContinue reading “NYT Crossword Special June 2020 Great Outdoors Month Complete”

NYT Crossword Special May 2020 Free Comic Book Day Complete

Since I do the Saturday NYT puzzle with friends, today’s puzzles are special ones. May’s puzzle wasn’t as fun as the July puzzle I posted yesterday. I don’t really have much to say about this one. The special June one later today should be a substantially better post than this one is.